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Treatments for Psoriasis

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 2

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What is Psoriasis?

There are many Treatments For Psoriasis available today that can help relieve your symptoms. Psoriasis is when skin cells grow far too quickly and thick layers of skin can be seen, your body also does not shed or break away any of the layers of skin. You may see thick scaly skin that may be red, white or silver in color. The most common areas you may find Psoriasis are your back,elbows and knees.

The important facts to remember is that Psoriasis is not contagious and you can not get it from touching someone. The condition of your immune system also plays a important role when Psoriasis occurs.

There is currently no cure for psoriasis, but there are many treatments for this type of skin condition that can help with this skin disorder. You can get treatments such as creams which are applied to the problem areas of the skin and also oral medication.

Depending on the severity of your psoriasis, it can be quite hard to treat severe cases, but it is important that you try all different types of treatments for psoriasis which can help give relief to the skin. The number one factor when treatment is concerned is to reduce the inflammation of the skin.

An effective treatment cream called Revitol Dermasis can help relieve Psoriasis and keep your skin smooth, non greasy and also moisterizes the skin.

Mild Cases of Psoriasis.

Mild cases of this condition usually use topical treatments for psoriasis such as creams, lotions and sprays depending where the effected areas are. You may want to get some sunlight also as this can help psoriasis sufferers. Some ingredients that you may find in these topical treatments are Vitamin D, Retinoids and Corticosteroids.

Keeping the area moist as possible with moisterizer creams can also be very helpful and reduce pain and inflammation. Keep in mind that not all topical treatments work for everyone and is important to consult your doctor for other treatments you have not yet tried.

UVB Light Therapy is also quite commonly used to reduce symptoms of Psoriasis. This is done by taking a drug called Psoralen, which comes as a pill or cream. You are then taken into a room and your skin is exposed to the UVA light. Depending on how severe your psoriasis is it can take up to 20 treatments.

Severe Cases of Psoriasis.

If you have a severe case of Psoriasis, medication taken orally are more effective than topical creams and UVB Light Therapy. It is quite common to see children with severe cases to use oral treatment methods as well as topical treatments such as creams.

There has been studies that show anxiety, stress and a lack of relaxation can effect an individuals Psoriasis. By adding relaxation methods and a stress free environment, it can really help with this condition and there are many treatments for psoriasis that you can choose from.

Natural Remedies For Psoriasis.

Applying natural home remedies to your skin can effectively help with your symptoms. Here are a few remedies that you can try at home and are also very easy to apply:

Coconut Oil: Applying coconut oil is very soothing for the skin and it also contains lauric acid which has anti fungal properites. It is best to buy virgin, unrefined coconut oil for best results.

Tea Tree Oil: This oil from Australia has many health benefits as it can get rid of fungi on the skin and also get rid of bacteria. Tea tree oil has a strong eucalyptus smell , so you only need to use a small amount. Always test a small amount on your skin first before applying it all over your body, as you may need to dilute it with water if it is too strong.

Vitamin D Or Sunlight: Being deficient in Vitamin D or not getting enough sunlight on your skin can cause your symptoms to become worse. Start taking a Vitamin D supplement and also try to go out in the sun for at least 15 minutes per day, which may help with your symptoms.

By getting the right treatments for psoriasis straight away, you will experience less symptoms. If your skin does not get any better, it is important to see your doctor and also a dermatologist, which may be able to offer you other treatments that you have not tried yet.




Feb 22, 2010 7:36am
Thank you for the information!
Sep 5, 2010 11:33pm
You forgot to mention the biologics that are very very expensive and yet even they do not work all that well for some of us....
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