Psoriasis is one of the most stubborn and frustrating skin diseases. Skin cells multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. Layers of skin surface and die, causing raised, red plaques covered with white scales. Typically, psoriasis occurs on the scalp, knees, elbows, torso, palm and soles of the feet.
There are many types of psoriasis; they differ in severity, location and duration of flare-ups. Plaque psoriasis is the most common. Pustular psoriasis occurs on the palm of the hands and feet. Psoriasis usually runs in families. It is not contagious but can cause a lot of stress and embarrassment, outbreaks are quite harmless. With proper treatment, symptoms usually subside in a few months. Read more - What is psoriasis?