Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory condition of skin, often involving the scalp and nails as well.

This condition is due to a defect in the formation of skin layers and its turnover time, thus leading to excessive shedding of silvery white scales .It is characterized by multiple scaly, red coloured lesions over the body especially the trunk, palms, soles and scalp. This condition runs a chronic course and is troublesome for patients.

There are many treatment options and the choice depends on the extent and severity of the condition.