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HOW do you know if you have Psoriasis? Do you suffer from the Itch (Psoriasis means "itch"). Do you get an inflammation (redness) of the skin with the presence of silvery scales or flakes? Do you have a dry scaly rash on the elbows or the knees, the crotch, genitals, under the breasts (in females) or on the scalp, face, palms or soles of your feet or elsewhere. Then you may be suffering from the condition called Psoriasis.
Psoriasis may also cause painful joints and affect the nails. It is now thought to be a condition associated with the immune system which mediates allergy. Because it can be associated with thrush or Candida infections and allergies you may have an obvious or more often a hidden case of Candida. Your immune system can be affected so your skin reacts badly to some foods and chemicals. You may have a skin allergy reaction to yeast. We can test you for this.
Our sympathetic doctors look forward to helping you. They may do medical tests to exclude other diseases that can cause your symptoms or test you for reactions to certain other allergens (allergy tests). You may request allergy tests. Priority is given to what might be triggering your rash.
This practical information is made available by the Allergy Centre. We can tell you if you have Psoriasis, what it is, how you can be tested for it, what you can do about it and the best treatment for your Psoriasis.
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This page was last reviewed on 18th Aug 2004