The following information is intended to explain the nature of psoriasis and natural treatments to ease the symptoms of psoriasis.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin disease that usually contains raised, red patches covered with a build-up of dead skin cells. There are different forms of psoriasis (including plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic). Psoriasis can also occur anywhere on the body, scalp, genitals, hands, feet, nails and face.
Often people have only one type of psoriasis at a time. Sometimes it can change from one type to another. It usually appears on the scalp, knees, elbows, or torso, but it can develop anywhere on the body.
Psoriasis is not infectious and cannot be caught from another person.
People suffering from psoriasis may develop psoriatic arthritis. It is similar to rheumatoid arthritis, but not as severe. It may affect the fingers, toes, neck, lower back, knees, and ankles. In severe cases, it can cause irreversible damage to joints.
About fifty percent of people suffering from psoriasis develop scalp psoriasis. Again, this is caused by the body producing too many skin cells on the scalp, resulting in red lesions covered with a white scale (made up of dead skin cells).
In extreme cases of scalp psoriasis, thick plaques can cover the scalp and cause hair loss.
Symptoms of Psoriasis
Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. People suffering from plaque psoriasis will develop ‘lesions’ on their skin, which are covered by a white scale (from dead skin cells). The skin will also be itchy.
What can cause Psoriasis?
It is a bit of a frustrating problem to have as the exact cause of psoriasis is not known. It is understood to be a genetic condition. It seems that the immune system speeds up the growth of new skin cells so that the skin cells pile up.
Often something triggers the immune system to act in this way and the result is psoriasis. Some potential triggers are:
- Injury to the skin
- Reaction to drugs
So, it is clear to see that putting a finger on the particular reason it has occurred is difficult.
Choosing a psoriasis treatment can be very challenging. That’s because there is no such thing as ‘the cure’ as it is a condition that often reoccurs and because people have different reactions to treatments. When choosing a treatment, it is important to consult your doctor and to discuss your psoriasis symptoms. Treatment for psoriasis depends on the type of psoriasis you are suffering from and the psoriasis treatment that works best for you. Discuss any treatment with your doctor or skin specialist.
Reducing the itch of psoriasis.
Itchiness of the skin is one of the most uncomfortable problems with psoriasis. Cool water can help relieve this itchiness. Do what works for you; try a wet towel, a cold shower, a cold bath, or a cold pack. There are also medications and natural treatments that can help reduce itchiness.
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