The most common symptom of psoriasis for Chesterfield patients is a distinctive skin rash, which can appear as a red, dot-like irritation; fiery, crimson-colored lesions in the folds of the skin; or scaly patches that itch, crack, and bleed. These rashes most commonly appear on the elbows, knees, and scalp, but they can show up anywhere on the body—including the face.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which means there is no cure. Its symptoms, however, can be managed and mitigated. Topical or oral medications are typically effective solutions for reducing the severity of flare-ups, but each individual’s skin is unique in how it reacts. Sometimes, more work is required to develop a lasting solution.