Treatment of psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease in which red, scaly patches covered with silvery scales that cause itching.

Psoriasis usually appears between the ages of 20 to 30 years of age and is often hereditary. Psoriasis is not a contagious disease. Even mild psoriasis can cause serious psychological problems: low self-esteem, feelings of shame and social isolation. To die from psoriasis, but the impact of the disease on the lives of people very serious.

Psoriasis of the scalp

The reasons for the development of psoriasis

The precise causes of psoriasis are still unknown, but is most often psoriasis is linked to the following factors:

  • too active cell division of the skin (10-fold more than normal), which leads to the convex panel and the peeling of the top layer of the skin;
  • heredity;
  • stress;
  • low immunity after the disease.

The symptoms of psoriasis

It is recommended to consult a doctor if the following symptoms:

  • red convex spots (plaques) covered with dry white or silvery scales. Spots that often appear on the elbows and knees, but the rash can occur anywhere on the body: scalp, hands, nails and face. In some cases, the spots, the itch;
  • misshapen, nails;
  • strong exfoliation of dead skin cells (like dandruff);
  • the bubbles on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, painful cracks in the skin.

Complications

  • arthritis (joint inflammation) in severe cases;
  • depression is associated with low self-esteem.
Depression

What you can do

Please consult with your doctor and strictly implement all its recommendations. You can also in the sun for 15-30 minutes every day, do not drink alcohol, avoid stress, maintain a healthy lifestyle, watch your weight.

What can the doctor

To explain condition, provide the necessary information and recommendations. We recommend that the cream, ointment or other means for the treatment of psoriasis (for example: preparations that contain tar). To prescribe the necessary drugs. We recommend that a specific treatment (treatment with ultraviolet light PUVA).