Joel Carson, Author at Psoriasis Research

Joel Carson

  • An Overview of Guttate Psoriasis

    Guttate psoriasis is one of five forms of a relatively common skin condition called psoriasis. Each type of psoriasis has its own unique rash that appears on the skin surface, and guttate psoriasis is characterized by small, red spots over the chest, back, and arms. The medical term for one...
  • How to Avoid Psoriasis Triggers

    Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects millions of people. This skin disorder manifests itself as itchy, scaly patches of skin. The patches may be red or pink and may be raised. Severe dandruff may occur, and some people suffer from aching joints and sore muscles. Symptoms may come...
  • Different Psoriasis Types and Treatment Options

    Psoriasis is a chronic condition resulting from an overactive immune system. Instead of the normal 30 day cycle in which new skin cells form, someone with psoriasis makes new skin cells every 3 or 4 days. This generally results in a pile up of cells that can’t be shed...
  • Advice for Dealing with Plaque Psoriasis

    Plaque psoriasis is a chronic condition that is characterized by large, raised, red patches on the skin that are covered with a silvery-white buildup of dead skin cells. Sometimes these patches, or plaques, can appear scaly and flaky, and they are usually found on the scalp, knees, elbows, and lower...
  • What are the Risk Factors for Psoriatic Arthritis?

    Psoriatic arthritis affects some people who have psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the immune system that manifests itself as patches of red or silvery skin lesions. Most people develop psoriasis before being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but joint issues sometimes appear before skin lesions. Joint pain, swelling, and...
  • Treatments for Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a chronic and incurable skin condition which millions of Americans suffer from. This condition will flare up or subside at any time. Psoriasis Causes While these remissions can last for a long time, the main cause of the problem is unknown. Many psoriasis symptoms will flare up when...