August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, and its purpose is to increase awareness of this common skin condition, which affects at least 100 million people worldwide.

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes a rash with itchy, scaly patches, most commonly on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp.

The cause of psoriasis is still unknown, but specialists know that it is primarily affected by the immune system and genetics.

Because psoriasis is often cyclical, particular triggers, such as infections, skin injuries, heavy alcohol consumption, vitamin D deficiency, stress, emotional trauma, certain medications, and smoking, may lead to an episode.

The good news is that psoriasis has various treatment options — creams and ointments can clear skin patches in mild-to-moderate cases. For severe psoriasis, retinoids, methotrexate, and cyclosporine could be administered.

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