Thick red patches of skin covered with silvery or white scales may point towards the onset of psoriasis. This horrible skin condition will have a drastic affect on the life quality of the sufferer.
Doctors understand very well how psoriasis works – basically the immune system goes into overdrive and causes new skin cells to grow too fast – but they don’t know what causes it. The patches normally show up in the following areas:
- lower back
The patches can come and go throughout life and can become very extensive. Treatment is by use of creams and ointments.