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Best Treatment For Psoriasis

By Edited Oct 27, 2013 0 0

If you or somebody in your family has psoriasis chances are you want to know what is the best treatment for psoriasis. We will go through here most of the treatment options available to enable you chose the best psoriasis treatment for you, as there is no best treatment for psoriasis per se, rather there are treatments more adapted than others depending on a number of factors.

Let's give a brief introduction first of what psoriasis is. Psoriasis is basically a malfunction of immune cells in the skin that causes them to multiply to quickly, resulting in the building up of skin layers and resulting in those red plaques characteristic of psoriasis. Now before we go any further it has to be said that very few people manage to get completely rid of psoriasis. Most of the time, treatment for psoriasis will help control its development and lessen its symptoms, enabling the patient to leave a more normal life where he or she doesn't have to be self conscious about his or her condition.

Psoriasis comes in a variety of shapes and forms, that is why we said earlier there isn't a one size fits all solution regarding the best treatment for psoriasis. For example, some people will look for the best treatment for gluttate psoriasis while others will look for the best treatment for scalp psoriasis. Both are types of psoriasis but that's about all they have in common as far as how to treat these two conditions go.

There is a wide range of topical medications available for psoriasis. Topical corticosteroids were and still are to some extent a popular way to treat psoriasis. Corticosteroids come in a wide variety of medium, like lotions, creams, ointments, etc. Prescription is needed for most topical corticosteroids, some people argue that their efficiency against more severe types of psoriasis is debatable. What about other remedies for psoriasis? Another form of treatment is phototherapy. This can be either by UVB, narrow band UVB, (P)UVA and laser treatment. Each have their strength and weaknesses and you should discuss each option with your dermatologist (your dermatologist will usually be able to provide such treatments). Phototherapy is often a very successful way of treating psoriasis but it involves regular treatments, which may be difficult to accommodate if you have a jam-packed schedule.

Methotrexate is another possible treatment for psoriasis but it can cause liver complications and thus one should be followed closely by professional when undergoing such a treatment. For severe cases, another "handle with care" drug is Cyclosporin. Cyclosporin is associated with many side effects and so should only be attempted after other methods of treatment and under close scrutiny of a professional. Also, note that is possible in some cases to rotate all those treatments for better efficiency and to avoid the side effects associated with each drugs.

So there you have it, as you see there is no best treatment for psoriasis but rather a collection of treatments that each have their place and which can if necessary be combined to better fight against psoriasis.



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