An estimated 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. Although it is more prevalent in adults, psoriasis spans all ages. About 40 percent of those who live with this chronic skin condition also experience psoriatic arthritis – joint pain and inflammation. As an experienced Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Christopher Crosby is often asked if psoriasis treatments are necessary. He offers this advice for patients in the La Mesa, CA area. Understanding psoriasis Psoriasis occurs from a fault in the immune system, causing skin cells to grow too rapidly. Instead of taking weeks to develop, they mature in days. Since the body cannot shed … Continue reading
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