Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterised by clearly defined, red and scaly plaques. It is classified into several types affecting skin, fingernails, toenails and scalp.


  • Alcohol user
  • Active Smoker
  • Weather
  • Family history
  • Disease affecting immune system
  • Infections
  • Certain medications
  • Stress
  • Symptoms & Identification
  • Thick, raised scaly patches
  • Red with silvery scales (plaques)s
  • Itchy and painful
  • Pitted nails
  • Keynote: Some people with psoriasis have stiff, achy joints, as well as their other symptoms.

Care & Treatment

At Home podiatry there are a range of treatments that can help relieve symptoms and reduce flare-ups. The choice of treatment will often depend on the type, location, and severity of a person’s psoriasis.

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