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Psoriasis

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Have you begun to notice patches or buildups of dry skin? Are you uncomfortable with these itchy areas of your skin? You may be living with a chronic skin condition called psoriasis. Although this condition may cause discomfort or take a toll on your self-confidence, seeking the help of a dermatologist could help you understand and control your symptoms. Learn more during a consultation with our team at Atomic Dermatology in Pasco, WA!

What Is Psoriasis?

While psoriasis can occur most places on the body, common areas include:

  • Elbows
  • Face
  • Feet
  • Genitals
  • Hands
  • Lower back
  • Knees
  • Nails
  • Scalp
  • Skin folds

What Is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects the moisture of skin. It can create itchy patches of skin that are dry and flaky. Some people also experience burning sensation as a result of the dry skin. In some cases, they can appear scaly.

Are There Different Types?

Most people living with psoriasis begin to experience the side effects of the condition during teenage and young adult years. This chronic condition is related to genetic or immune concerns, often related to the body’s ability to shed excess skin cells.

Psoriasis can range in severity based on how much of the body is covered by the patches of dead skin cells. Additionally, there are five different types of this chronic skin condition:

  • Erythrodermic
  • Guttate
  • Inverse
  • Plaque
  • Pustular
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Psoriasis patient consultation at Atomic Dermatology

Treatment and Prevention

Maintaining an effective skin care regimen is a preventative measure for managing clean and healthy skin. Cleansers, exfoliators, and moisturizers can help to remove dirt, oil, and potentially harmful debris. If your daily skin care regimen and self care is unsuccessful at managing your breakouts, you should seek a consultation with a medical professional. A dermatologist can accurately assess your skin to determine the best route for treatment. They may either prescribe an oral prescription, or possibly a medical grade topical that you can massage on your skin daily.

Contact Us Today!

If you are struggling with the appearance and management of your psoriasis, we here at Atomic Dermatology can help. Reach out to us here to learn more and schedule your consultation today!