One common skin condition is psoriasis. Data shows that 125 million people suffer from psoriasis worldwide. But what is psoriasis and what are the most prevalent types of this condition? Read on.
What is Psoriasis?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, psoriasis is a long-term skin condition that occurs when skin cells are produced too quickly which causes them to pile up and create patches on the skin.
Psoriasis can appear on any part of the body but most commonly affects the areas such as:
Patches on the skin caused by psoriasis appear to be dry and scaly, and usually burns or stings. However, these patches can alternately flare up and subside for some periods.
Types of psoriasis can be distinguished from one another based on how they look and where they appear on the body. However, it’s possible for one person to develop more than one kind of psoriasis.