Different Psoriasis Types and Treatment Options
Psoriasis is a chronic condition resulting from an overactive immune system. Instead of the normal 30 day cycle in which new skin cells form, someone with psoriasis makes new skin cells every 3 or 4 days. This generally results in a pile up of cells that can’t be shed fast enough, leading to inflamed patches of rough, scaly, itchy skin. There are five major types of psoriasis. It is important to know which one you have to find the best treatment options. Here’s a look at the major types of psoriasis and which treatments tend to be most effective for them.
General Psoriasis Treatments
Psoriasis generally consists of a particular regimen of certain lotions and soaps, prescription creams, light therapies, and oral medications or injections.