Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes red patches of inflamed skin with silver-white scales, often on the elbows and knees but also commonly affecting the scalp, face and folds of skin (such as the back of your knees and elbows). It is an autoimmune disease, which is not contagious, and occurs when the body’s immune system mistakes healthy cells for dangerous substances.
Skin cells typically grow deep inside the skin, and about once a month they rise to the surface. This process is accelerated in people who suffer from psoriasis, which causes a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Among the factors that can trigger a psoriasis attack are: stress; lack of adequate sunlight or too much exposure to the sun (a sunburn); bacteria or viral infections, such as strep throat and upper respiratory infections; dry air or dry skin; injury to the skin, including cuts, burns, and insect bites; certain medicines, including antimalaria drugs, beta-blockers, and lithium; and excessive alcohol consumption.
In some severe cases of psoriasis attacks, our dermatologists may resort to employing pills and injections, which alter the immune response of the body, thus, suppressing the outbreak.
Why choose Dr. Kothari Dermatology Clinic for Psoriasis treatment?
- Dr. Kothari Skin Clinic is one of the leading facilities for aesthetic medicine in the central India.
- We have a track record of treating thousands of satisfied skin patients