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What is Psoriasis?

Oct 29 2015 psoriasis skin conditions Skincare treatments

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery or red patches of skin. Normally, skin cells grow gradually and flake off about every four weeks. New skin cells grow to replace the outer layers of the skin as they shed. But in psoriasis, new skin cells move rapidly to the surface of the skin in days rather than weeks. They build up and form thick patches called plaques, ranging in size from small to large, most often appearing on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet or lower back. Psoriasis is most common in adults, but children and...

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