Are you concerned about the presence of patches of dry skin on your body? Does it feel like you are constantly living with discomfort caused by this dry skin? Do you find yourself constantly trying to over your skin as a result? Psoriasis is a common but frustrating skin condition that prevents the body from properly shedding excess dead skin cells. Learn more during a consultation with us at Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA!
What Is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin condition that results in dry, flaky skin. This condition causes patches of dry skin on the body, and they may end up appearing to be scale-like. There are different types of this condition, including:
The most common form is plaque psoriasis. While each of these conditions has specific associated with them, all of them are categorized as causing skin to be itchy and dry.
How Does It Affect the Body?
Psoriasis negatively impacts the skin’s moisture levels and ability to shed dead skin cells. It may become difficult for the body to process dead skin cells, resulting in burning or uncomfortable patches of dry skin. During a flare, the skin may gain a scaly appearance.
Psoriasis can affect many areas of the body, including:
- Skin folds
Although psoriasis is a chronic skin condition, its effects may not always be present on the skin. It is often triggered by an irritant, such as:
Many people develop this skin condition as a teenager or a young adult, or it may impact people of any age. It may be the result of a genetic or immune concern.
Do I Have Treatment Options in Baton Rouge?
Psoriasis is not a condition that can be cured. However, there are treatment options available to help you manage your experiences and reduce the presence of frustrating dry skin. It is important to keep in mind the recommended treatments will vary for each person and the type of psoriasis they have, and results for all treatments will vary.
It is important to keep the skin moisturized. Additional over-the-counter medications may be recommended to reduce the effects of the condition. Avoiding triggers as much as possible can help minimize the risk of a flare up.
A consultation with a dermatologist, such as Dr. Nunnally, can help you best understand your condition as well as recommend prescription treatments if necessary.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Frustrated with constant irritation on the skin? Contact us today at Nunnally Dermatology and schedule your consultation to learn more about psoriasis and potential treatment options. Dr. Donna Nunnally and her qualified staff proudly serve you from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Take the first step in learning more about your skin today!