Psoriasis is a long-term skin condition that can occur anywhere on your body. Most commonly it causes patches of your skin to become inflamed, scaly and red.Your doctor might call these patches 'skin lesions' or 'plaques'.
Psoriasis can impact your life in many ways. It can affect you physically, emotionally and socially. You may need to learn to cope not only with the condition, but also with other people's reaction to it.