Treatments for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic and incurable skin condition which millions of Americans suffer from. This condition will flare up or subside at any time.

Psoriasis Causes

While these remissions can last for a long time, the main cause of the problem is unknown. Many psoriasis symptoms will flare up when the body is triggered. Some of these triggers that cause psoriasis flare-ups include trauma, stress, injury, disease or illness. There are many therapies available for the treatment of psoriasis to help manage symptoms but a cure is yet to be discovered.

Skin plaque caused by psoriasis is thought to be caused by an overactive immune system.

Psoriasis degrades new skin generation to every few days instead of every month as a healthy body does. This creates a build up where the existing cells do not die off and shed before new skin cells are produced.

Psoriasis Treatments

Psoriasis treatments are designed to relieve itching, reduce redness, and soften the psoriasis skin plaques. Many psoriasis treatments are topical treatments such as creams, salves, and ointments which are applied onto the plaques. Prescription topical treatment often contains retinoic acid, coal tar, and Vitamin D. Some prescription psoriasis treatments contain steroids which are designed to suppress new skin growth rate.

Natural psoriasis treatments aim at correcting nutritional and health issues. Most people with psoriasis have vitamin A and D deficiencies. Improving your diet is extremely effective as a psoriasis treatment in itself. The last psoriasis treatment involves colon cleansing or body detoxing. These treatments help rid poisons, toxins and excess wastes that have accumulated and contributed to your psoriasis condition.

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