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How psoriasis affects quality of life?

Updated: Monday, Sep 14,2009, 10:46:10 PM
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How psoriasis affects quality of life?

People with psoriasis can lead to significant physical discomfort and disability. Itching and pain can with basic functions, such as annoying self-care, walking and sleeping. The plates with their hands and feet can prevent people from working in certain occupations, playing sports and taking care of family or home. The frequency of medical care is expensive and can interfere with an employment program or school. People with moderate to severe psoriasis can be self-conscious about their appearance and have a poor self-image, fear of rejection and psycho sexual concerns of public officials. Psychological stress can lead to depression and social isolation.  How is psoriasis diagnosed?

Sometimes, physicians may be difficult to diagnose psoriasis, because it often resembles other skin diseases. It may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis by examining a small skin sample under a microscope. There are many forms of psoriasis. Some of these include plaque psoriasis - Skin lesions are red at the base and covered with silvery scales.
Guttate psoriasis - Small, drop-shaped lesions appear on the trunk, limbs and scalp. Guttate psoriasis is often caused by upper respiratory tract infections (eg, pain in the neck) of strep bacteria.
Pustular psoriasis - Blisters of noninfectious pus appear on the skin. Attacks of pustular psoriasis may be associated with drugs, infections, stress or exposure to certain chemicals. Inverse psoriasis - Smooth, red patches appear in the folds of skin in the genital area, under the breast or armpit. Symptoms may be aggravated by friction and sweating.
Erythrodermic psoriasis - redness of the skin, may be a reaction to severe burns or administration of corticosteroid's (cortisone) or other medicines. You can also go through a prolonged period of increased activity of psoriasis induced by poorly controlled.
Psoriatic arthritis - Joint inflammation that develop symptoms of arthritis in psoriasis patients who are or have been produced.

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