Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes considerable discomfort, itches, and may result in cracking and bleeding. Though it cannot be cured, per se, under the advisement of a dermatologist, it can be controlled. Psoriasis can appear in several forms, most commonly as raised, reddish skin patches with white scales, and can range in intensity from mild to severe. It can occur anywhere on the skin, most frequently on the scalp, lower back, knees and elbows. Patients suffering from psoriasis should consult a dermatologist, who can ease the symptoms and manage the condition.