A patient in a skin examination. A specialist for skin diseases examines the skin of a patient. The patient is dressed in white and is in a bright room of the dermatologist's office.
A doctor examines the skin of a patient for psoriasis. Dermatology can not heal this inherited disease, but it can relieve it. Both people dressed in white. The doctor illuminates the skin by the hand to make a diagnosis.


Psoriasis is incurable, but treatable

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, hereditarily assessed skin disease. In addition to the nails, the joints may also be affected. Vessels, heart, liver and metabolic processes may also be affected. Psoriasis is not contagious. Approximately two to three per cent of the German population are affected by psoriasis. An inherited genetic predisposition is considered as the cause. Even if it is present, the disease does not always appear.

Psoriasis is not curable, but is treatable. There are various methods of treatment available for treatment. For external treatment, special creams or ointments are applied to the affected areas of the skin. Very good results are also achieved with light or bathing therapy. With internal treatment, e.g. pills and injection, the immune system and thus the inflammatory process of psoriasis is regulated.