Psoriasis is a medical condition that occurs when skin cells grow too quickly. Faulty signals in the immune system cause new skin cells to form in days rather than weeks. The body does not shed these excess skin cells, so the cells pile up on the surface of the skin and lesions form. The lesions vary in appearance with the type of psoriasis. There are five types of psoriasis:
Psoriasis can simply be a nuisance for some but for others it can affect their every day life. The occurrence of the flare ups vary from person to person and should be discussed with your physician.