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Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s more than just a cosmetic issue; psoriasis can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. At New Touch Skin Clinic, we are committed to providing comprehensive care and support for those dealing with this challenging condition.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. This buildup results in scaling on the skin’s surface. Inflammation and redness around the scales are common, and typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed.

Causes of Psoriasis

The exact cause of psoriasis is still not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to an immune system problem with T cells and other white blood cells, called neutrophils, in your body. These cells normally defend the body against infection and disease. However, in psoriasis, they mistakenly attack healthy skin cells.

Factors that may trigger psoriasis include:

  • Infections: Such as strep throat or skin infections.
  • Injury to the skin: Such as a cut or scrape, a bug bite, or a severe sunburn.
  • Stress: Stress can impact the immune system.
  • Weather: Especially cold, dry weather.
  • Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption: These can increase your risk.
  • Certain medications: Such as lithium, antimalarial drugs, and some beta-blockers.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

Psoriasis signs and symptoms can vary from person to person but may include one or more of the following:

  • Red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery scales.
  • Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children).
  • Dry, cracked skin that may bleed or itch.
  • Itching, burning, or soreness.
  • Thickened or ridged nails.
  • Swollen and stiff joints.

Types of Psoriasis

There are several types of psoriasis, including:

  • Plaque Psoriasis: The most common form, causing dry, raised, red skin lesions covered with silvery scales.
  • Guttate Psoriasis: Often starts in childhood or young adulthood and is characterized by small, water-drop-shaped, scaling lesions.
  • Inverse Psoriasis: Causes bright red, shiny lesions that appear in skin folds.
  • Pustular Psoriasis: Causes white pustules (blisters of noninfectious pus) surrounded by red skin.
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis: The least common type, which can cover your entire body with a red, peeling rash that can itch or burn intensely.

Treatment Options

While there’s no cure for psoriasis, various treatments can help manage the symptoms. These include:

  • Topical Treatments: Such as corticosteroids, vitamin D analogues, and retinoids.
  • Phototherapy: Using natural or artificial ultraviolet light.
  • Systemic Medications: For more severe cases, oral or injected medications that work throughout the body.
  • Lifestyle and Home Remedies: Including moisturizing regularly, taking daily baths, and avoiding triggers like stress and smoking.

To know more, follow this link: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/psoriasis

Why Choose New Touch Skin Clinic?

At New Touch Skin Clinic, we offer personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Our team of experienced dermatologists and healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing the most advanced and effective treatments available. We believe in a holistic approach, addressing not just the physical symptoms but also the emotional and psychological impacts of psoriasis.


If you or a loved one is struggling with psoriasis, know that you are not alone. At New Touch Skin Clinic, we are here to help you manage your condition and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards healthier skin.

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