A disease in which the skin is dumping internal plaque is psoriasis.
Normally, skin renews itself in about 30 days, the time it takes for a new skin cell to work its way from the innermost layer of skin to the surface. The cell in psoriasis reaches the top in just three days, as if the body had lost its brakes.
The result is raised areas of skin called plaques, which are red and often itchy. They die like normal cells after the cells reach the surface, but there are so many of them the raised patches turn white with deal cells flaking off.
With flare-ups most often occurring in winter, psoriasis usually goes through cycles of flare-ups and remission. Sometimes it disappears for months or years. It can improve or worsen with age.Read More