The latest research demonstrates more than 8 million Americans and 125 million people worldwide have psoriasis, a chronic disorder resulting in itchy, scaly patches on the scalp, elbows, and knees. The condition is frustrating because it comes and goes with flare-ups, and many who suffer try to conceal psoriasis with clothing when those flare-ups transpire. It's caused by an abnormal immune system but can also arise from stress, bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, skin injuries, medications, and cold weather. Dr. Naga Meduri can create a treatment plan to keep psoriasis in Woodstock, GA, serving Canton and Acworth, from interfering with your sleep or daily activities.
What to Know About Psoriasis
Humans continually produce and shed skin cells. However, psoriasis patients experience this process faster, not giving the older skin cells enough time to fall off. Excess of skin cells causes concentrated, scaly patches on the skin's surface, usually inflamed, itchy, and painful. Their color varies depending on the person's skin tone but can be red, pink, purple, or dark brown. There's no cure for psoriasis. Treatment options for your psoriasis in Canton, Acworth, and Woodstock, GA, are determined by the severity of your flare-up, where it's occurring, and your overall health. At Modern Dermatology Atlanta, Dr. Naga Meduri can diagnose this condition by examining the scalp, skin, and nails. She'll also ask about symptoms you've been experiencing and question when your flare-ups happen most.
If you have concerns about your skin, Dr. Naga Meduri is a qualified dermatologist committed to providing patients with a caring and comfortable experience who can address and treat them promptly. Her practice guarantees you will receive valuable information about dermatology, skin problems, and treatments. To learn more information or to schedule an appointment regarding therapies for psoriasis in Woodstock, GA, serving Canton and Acworth, call Modern Dermatology Atlanta at (770) 250-7199.