Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition in which the skin goes red, scaly and itchy. Although there is no relation between psoriasis and diet, the exact cause of psoriasis is not known.
Psoriasis can affect the skin, nails and joints and severe psoriasis is now known to be linked to heart disease.
What are the treatments for psoriasis?
Many good treatments are now available for psoriasis:
- These include creams and gels
- Ultraviolet light
- Oral medications such as methotrexate and cyclosporin
- Biologic injections