Psoriasis: Prevention and Treatment  
Skin disorders    A common skin disease, Psoriasis, adversely affects life cycles of the skin cells in a person’s body. What happens is that the new cells just take a few days to reach the outermost layer of the skin from the innermost layer where thay have been produced. The problem lies in the fact that, in the normal course of events, this process takes about a month.


Psoriasis

This long lasting skin diorder is more than a nuisance. In its more serious form it disables a person movements, more so, when it combines with arthrities. There is no permanent cure, and it cannot be prevented but there are numerous treatment options avaialble.

Prevention of Psoriasis

As aforementioned, prevention of Psoriasis is not possible. However, the following tips might help relieve symptoms or prevent frequent recurrences:

 Skin must be kept lubricated and moit at all times
 Cold climes must be avoided as such weather conditions accentuate the symptoms of the disorder.
 Try not to scratch or pick the affected area a great deal, as this can cause injuries to the affected area.
 Limit the intake of alcohol.
 Avoid smoking
 Try avoidng bodily infection like sore throat etc
 Try to remain de-stressed and avoid anxiety attacks. If your body is prone to Psoriasis then, these factors will make it appear suddenly. Moreover, an existing case of this disorder will worsen if you are anxious or stressful.


Treatment for Psoriasis

Topical Medications

 One of the topical medicatiaons prescribed are corticosterioids. These anti-inflammatory drugs are powerful, and help in suppressing the immune system and slowing the production of cells.
 Anthralin is another topical medication, prescribed, as it can help smoothen the skin by removing the scales. You must apply it with care as anything that is brought into contact with it gets stained.

Therapies


 UV Ray therapy or Sunlight therapy helps in slowing the turnover of the skin. This therapy has to be repeated daily in small amounts. In this therpay natural sunlight can also be used, but take your doctors advise before doing so.
 Photo-chemotherpy is a process where a patient applies medication that is light sensitive to the affected area. After this the affected portion is exposed to Psoralen Plus Ultraviolet A or PUVA. The presence of the chemicals make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. The positive effects of this treatment are only seen after a few treatments.

Plus Ultraviolet A or PUVA. The presence of the chemicals make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. The positive effects of this treatment are only seen after a few treatments.

These are just a few treatments available for Psoriasis. There are many more, and if you are suffering from Psoriasis, contact your doctor immediately, to know the best treatment that will suit you.

 

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