Unpredictable and irritating, psoriasis is one of the most baffling and persistent of skin disorders. It’s characterized by skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. As underlying cells reach the skin’s surface and die, their sheer volume causes raised, red plaques covered with white scales.
I know that my father have it since I can remember. I know that my mother would occasionally show symptoms of the disease. I have it since around ten years ago. It’s in my feet around the ankles and lower leg. I would wear socks so it isn’t socially awkward. It’s itchy. My first response is really to scratch. But now I have my gel. I avoid infection when I do some “peeling”. The skin can get thick.
I am taking some medication for another disease, high blood pressure and hyperurecemia. I treat the psoriasis with gel for the excessive dry skin. For now I tolerate it, but what if it grows bigger or gets infected. My mom who is 74 years old, suffers from debilitating joint pains. Her medical ultiplication in the skin (psoriasis)? In my mother’s case, her own immunity is attacking healthy cells in the joints. In her medical chart it just reads “arthritis”. What if the high uric acid level is a product of excessive cell multiplication in the skin (psoriasis)?