If you have psoriasis — or know someone who does — you’ve probably spotted the telltale flakes on your carpets, couches, car seats, and clothes.
“The outer layers of the skin grow much faster than normal,” says David Pariser, MD, professor of dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. “As the layers peel off, that’s what makes all the scale.”
Psoriasis flakes look a lot like dandruff. Because they come from your scalp and body, they can get everywhere.
The flakes can be very embarrassing. It’s a part of the disease you can’t hide.
Over more than 4 decades of living with psoriasis, John Latella…