Treatment of Psoriasis

Psoriasis treatments are many and varied. They range from topical (applied to the skin), systemic (taken internally) and phototherapy (ultraviolet light applied to the skin). Whilst some psoriasis treatments are used individually the possibility of combining the treatments offers greater hope for those who struggle to find therapies to assist with the chronic condition.

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Treatment the Symptoms

Accompanying psoriasis is a state of chronic dry skin and inflammation. The skin may also be very itchy. One of the most effective ways to control these symptoms is to keep the skin well moisturized.

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Using Emollients

Emollients form the basis of any psoriasis treatment regime. There are a huge range of psoriasis treatment creams available however it is a matter of trial and error finding the one that best suits your skin type.

Despite what cream you choose to use there are some basic rules that should be followed to ensure you gain maximum benefit from the cream and to ensure that it is used safely. One important, but often forgotten rule is to always patch test any new product before using it on the affected areas.

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Emotional Aspects

For a healthy young person to suddenly find themselves diagnosed with a chronic disease for which there is no cure can be devastating. This coupled with the fact that the disease cannot always be hidden but is often on surfaces of the skin exposed and open to peoples stares and questions or worse still, avoidance can be more than one can handle – Hence the name “the heartache of psoriasis”.

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General Care

Establishing a daily skin care routine will help to control your psoriasis. For some good skin care will be enough but for others this regime will need to be combined with other forms of treatment already mentioned.

Vitamin D and salty water are also well known forms of treatment for psoriasis and including these into your chosen daily skin care routine will have unlimited benefits.

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