Minor Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, itchy, scaly skin patches. These commonly develop on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp. Psoriasis tends to result in intermittent flare-ups.

Symptoms of psoriasis include:

  • Red skin patches that have slivery colored scales
  • Small scaly spots
  • Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
  • Itching or burning

Psoriasis may only affect small areas or result in larger patches.

Common triggers for a psoriasis flare include:

  • Infections
  • Weather changes
  • Skin injury, including sunburn
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol intake
  • Medications

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Psoriasis treatment will depend on how large of an area is affected and the severity of the symptoms. Potential treatments include creams, supplements, light therapy, topical treatments, oral medications, and injectable medications. Severe cases of psoriasis will require referral to a dermatologist for ongoing treatment.

If you have a skin condition you think may be psoriasis, our healthcare providers will evaluate your skin and recommend treatment options.