Often confused with eczema, since the symptoms of very itchy, dry skin are similar, psoriasis often affects fingernails and palms and is not usually in crease areas.
A result of skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal, psoriasis is one of the most persistent and unpredictable skin conditions. As underlying cells reach the skin surface and die, the volume of cells produced causes raised, red plaques covered with white scales.
Recent research shows that the key cause of psoriasis is due to some abnormality in the immune system, which can range from emotional stress and trauma to streptococcal infection. Although psoriasis may be embarrassing and uncomfortable, most episodes are relatively harmless and will subside within a few months after proper treatment.
Ideal for everyday use, dermatologically tested and clinically proven Dermikelp® offers effective cortisone-free treatment for the symptoms of psoriasis.