What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis a condition where our body's defences attack our own skin and joints. Areas of red, scaly skin builds up in affected areas and too much skin is produced – this skin becomes a shiny silver colour. Again, it can be found on joints, but is more commonly found on the opposite side of joints to eczema. There might be pain and itchiness too. Psoriasis will be covered in more detail in another article.

Paradoxically, UV light can make psoriasis worse, but it can also be used as a treatment for the areas of affected skin.

Treatment for psoriasis includes creams, UV light, or the use of UV light with drugs.

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