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Plaque Psoriasis

Plaque psoriasis is a skin disorder causing red patches covered with white dead cells on the skin, commonly affecting the elbows, knees, and scalp. It occurs genetically and due to some triggering agents. It is treated by applying topical medicines, such as corticosteroids, Salicylic acid, and coal tar.

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I have been experiencing persistent and severe skin itching with numerous patches all over my body. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing persistent and severe skin itching with numerous patches all over my body. It is causing me a lot of stress, and I have not been able to find relief. What could be the potential causes of these symptoms, and what steps should I take to address them? Thank yo...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and I do understand your concern. Based on the information you have provided, it appears to be chronic plaque psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by scaly plaques. About 25% of cases may be itchy, and thick scales are visi...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment for plaque psoriasis of the knee.

Query: Hi doctor, My friend is 47 years old. He consulted a family doctor for the rash present on the knee. He diagnosed it as plaque psoriasis on the right knee. He has prescribed a topical steroid. He had flaking of skin and I looked at the condition. He does not have any redness over it. He has a simil...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please attach a picture of it. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the skin. It presents with scaly plaques and redness in most cases. It can be itchy. If the psoriasis is localized, then topical treatment is enough to take care of it. But there is no ...  Read Full »

Do I need hospitalization for psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe psoriasis. I also have something else going on along with the psoriasis. My skin is red, swollen, pus-filled, and large yellow scales of skin are coming off. I cannot touch anything on my skin as it causes extreme pain. It is also hot to touch. I picked all the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail, saw the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern. This pus filled lesions is a form of psoriasis called pustular psoriasis. Also you seem to be going into psoriatic erythroderma that is invo...  Read Full »

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