August: Psoriasis Awareness Month
August 16th, 2019 | Uncategorized
It’s August: Psoriasis Awareness Month in the United States.
The condition affects about 8 million people in the United States.
Psoriasis is one of the most prevalent, chronic autoimmune diseases. It causes a rapid build-up of skin cells.
This leads to thick, scaly plaques that may itch or cause discomfort.
Other related symptoms include –
dry/cracked skin that may bleed,
swollen and stiff joints,
itching/burning sensation around the patches,
and painful or swollen joints.
The skin condition can begin at any age, though the disease manifests in adulthood.
Treatment for this skin condition aims to reduce inflammation and clear the skin.