Nevertheless, environmental and other types of factors have been identified as triggers, after which the onset of psoriasis has been recorded. These triggers include: stress, infections, smoking, excess alcohol consumption, skin injuries and/or certain medications.
Psoriasis manifests through a series of symptoms that among others include: red, raised and inflamed patches of skin, very dry skin that may crack and bleed, pruritus (itchy skin), pitted abnormal nails, burning sensation around skin patches, stiff-inflamed joints.
Your Online Health Specialist will address a series of targeted questions to you, to assess whether your symptoms could be indicative of Psoriasis. Then your specialist may recommend a specialized blood test, an X-ray or other molecular-level diagnostic tests to identify possible hormonal and/or biochemical imbalances. In most cases a consultation with a Dermatologist and a skin biopsy may be recommended. Your personalized treatment plan will be based upon the diagnostic tests results, the symptoms described and your medical history overall.