Psoriasis and Colder Temps

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Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin of an estimated 3% of the United State’s population and about 5% of the world’s population. This skin condition causes red, raised, and scaly patches on the skin, typically on the outside of the knees, elbows, or scalp. For many, psoriasis causes a burning or stinging sensation and can be very itchy. Many people who suffer from psoriasis do not find any relief from over the counter creams or lotions and need professional dermatological care. At Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta Dr. Jamie Weisman spearheads our practice. Dr. Weisman is a board certified dermatologist who is nationally recognized for her expertise in psoriasis and who offers understanding and gentleness for patients who suffer from psoriasis.

Colder weather can often make psoriasis worse, especially for those with severe cases. Dry air can cause psoriasis to flare up. People without psoriasis often experience dry skin during the fall and winter seasons, but those suffering from psoriasis often find that their dry, scaly, itchy patches become worse as temperatures drop and the air dries out. Psoriasis is a condition where the skin produces too many skin cells too rapidly. The old cells do not shed normally and new cells multiply so quickly that they stick together and form patches. The drier the skin is, the worse psoriasis can look and feel.

If you suffer from psoriasis and are finding that your symptoms are worsening now that the temperatures are cooling off and the air is drying out, contact Medical Dermatology Specialists today. Our staff has the experience and expertise you need to achieve long-term relief to your chronic psoriasis. We are the dermatology practice that the residents of Atlanta turn to for the most superior and patient-centered care. We are dedicated to finding a successful treatment plan to relieve your psoriasis symptoms.