Psoriasis is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes your skin cells to grow faster than normal, resulting in red, raised patches of skin covered with silvery-white scales. Nails are commonly involved in the form of small pits or abnormalities or total destruction of nail plates. It affects up to 2% of the world population. Psoriasis is not a contagious disease and cannot be transmitted by contact. The exact cause of Psoriasis is not known. Genetic and environmental factors are involved.
Cold climate, infections, physical or mental trauma, alcohol intake and smoking all aggravate or precipitate the condition Although the condition can’t be cured completely, our qualified dermatologist can help you reduce and manage your symptoms. Psoriasis can be treated by topical medicines, phototherapy and/or systemic drugs depending upon the severity of the disease. It is important to treat psoriasis as an unchecked disease can lead to psoriatic arthritis after few years.