psoriasis


A chronic skin condition characterized by inflamed, red, raised areas that develop silvery scales; also causes pitting, splitting, and discoloration of the nail plate.

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Under the Microscope: Psoriasis

March 22, 2011

Psoriasis is a chronic recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin.

What Is Psoriasis?

April 1, 2008

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. These patches frequently occur on the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the fingernails and toenails.

Shedding Light on Psoriasis

September 1, 2005

Although this skin condition cannot be cured, there are ways to keep it under control. Keeping hands, feet, and nails well moisturized and well groomed can help alleviate the itchiness and scaliness associated with psoriasis.

The Nail Doctor Examines Psoriasis

August 1, 1997

Though psoriasis most often affects skin, it can affect nails as well. By understanding the symptoms you may help a client seek treatment before it gets out of hand. 

Identifying and Understanding Common Skin Disorders

June 1, 1995

Skin problems come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. You may not be a dermatologist, but you can still handle these problems with confidence and without risk to yourself or your business.

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