(HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis is a disease that causes red, scaly and sometimes painful skin, says the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Patients can take an active role in treating the long-lasting disease, the agency says.
To help manage symptoms, the agency encourages people with psoriasis to:
Keep skin well moisturized.
Stay healthy overall.
Join a support group or get counseling.