Psoriasis is characterized by flaky, red patches on the skin and is a recurring autoimmune disorder. Although it does affect the skin, psoriasis gets its start deep within, inside the immune system. It originates with T cells, which are a kind of white blood cell. These T cells have been designed to protect the human body from disease and infection. Whenever the cells become active active mistakenly and set other immune responses off, it can result in psoriasis symptoms occurring.

Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are numerous treatments that exist for easing its symptoms.