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Are you suffering from Psoriasis?

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Old May 10th 09, 10:18 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.rescue
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Default Are you suffering from Psoriasis?

What is psoriasis? What causes psoriasis? Is there a cure or treatment
for psoriasis? Psoriasis is a skin condition, it is a disease, but it
is not contagious. The name comes from the Greek word for "itch." It
can be hereditary, caused by external influences (allergic reaction to
foods or the environment) and sometimes stress. 4-5% of the population
is known to be affected, and this number is growing. However, it is
suspected that 1 in 5 people have some form of psoriasis either
descripts or none descript. Once you have psoriasis, it is very likely
you will have it for ever. It may go away, and come back. It might
respond to various treatments, and it may not. Basically psoriasis is
your body over producing skin cells. You have too many skin cells in
one location which is why it often swells up, becomes dry and even
flaky. It can often be very itchy, red, sore, cracked and very tender.
Psoriasis usually affect the scalp, hands, stomach, knees, feet and
elbows. It is linked to dandruff and unfortunately to some forms of

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