- The answer
Developing within the different layers of the skin before they slowly start to move towards the surface, skin cells grow and develop in a process that is known by many as cell turnover. This is part of the body's natural way of replenishing itself, and it takes around about a month to occur.
- What would happen if cell turnover took less than a month?
This is an issue that occurs for many people, and they are said to have a skin disease called Psoriasis. Their cell turnover can take just a couple of days to happen, meaning that the cells start to accumulate on the skin's surface, causing inflammation, which consists of heat, pain, swelling and redness, and scaling of the skin.
Psoriasis is a painful skin disease, and the sufferer can also feel extremely itchy because of it. There are many different places that patches can accumulate, but there are some common ones such as knees, face, elbows, legs, palms, scalp, feet and the bottom of the back.
Less popular places for them to arise, but still very definitely possible, are toenails, fingernails, around and even inside the mouth, and on genitals.
Anybody can get Psoriasis, and at any time in their life, but it is an illness that is more common in adults than children and adolescents.
There are many different ways in which to treat a sufferer of Psoriasis, all of which depend upon each person's case; the quantity and size of the patches must be considered when deciding upon a treatment, as well as the patient's medical history and the level of extremity the Psoriasis has reached.
If you are worried that you may be suffering from the disease then the best person to ask would be your doctor; by taking a small sample of your skin, they will be able to detect any abnormalities with it, and provide you with the correct treatment.