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Psoriasis treatment

Postby dree23 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:01 pm

Psoriasis Effect on the Quality of Life:


Psoriasis is a disease whose main symptom is gray or silvery flaky patches on the skin which are red and inflamed underneath. In the United States, it affects 2 to 2.6 percent of the population, or between 5.8 and 7.5 million people. Commonly affected areas include the scalp, elbows, knees, arms, stomach and back. Psoriasis is autoimmune in origin, and is not contagious. Around a quarter of people with psoriasis also suffer from psoriatic arthritis, which is similar to rheumatoid arthritis in its effects. Psoriasis was first given that name in complete differentiation from other skin conditions by the Austrian dermatologist Ferdinand von Hebra in 1841, although there are what are believed to be descriptions of the disease in sources going back to ancient Roman and possibly even biblical times.
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Re: Psoriasis treatment

Postby amanna » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:14 am

As far as my knowledge is- Psoriasis does not affect you in survival. It only affects your physical look and also force you to think about your physical appearance. Sometimes it may cause itchy condition but you can make yourself comfortable by applying frozen gel pack over the affected area.


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Re: Psoriasis treatment

Postby amanna » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:15 am

As far as my knowledge is- Psoriasis does not affect you in survival. It only affects your physical look and also force you to think about your physical appearance. Sometimes it may cause itchy condition but you can make yourself comfortable by applying frozen gel pack over the affected area.


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Re: Psoriasis treatment

Postby himusarker » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:17 am

Psoriasis is a noncontagious common skin condition that causes rapid skin cell reproduction resulting in red, dry patches of thickened skin. The dry flakes and skin scales are thought to result from the rapid buildup of skin cells. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the elbows, knees, and scalp.
The exact cause remains unknown. There may be a combination of factors, including genetic predisposition and environmental factors.
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Re: Psoriasis treatment

Postby essentialoils » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:45 am

I have a friend who has Psoriasis he said that their is no cure for it. Anyone knows treatment or alternatives i one to help him.

Thanks.
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Re: Psoriasis treatment

Postby rushan » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:38 am

There is currently no cure for psoriasis and existing treatments are aimed at controlling the symptoms of the disease. The treatment of psoriasis ranges from topical therapies for mild psoriasis to phototherapy and/or systemic therapy for more severe cases of the disease. All of these are considered by patients to have drawbacks in terms of safety, convenience or effectiveness. However, the advent of new biological therapies may offer them new hope of safer, long-term treatment.
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Re: Psoriasis treatment

Postby aurther11 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:35 pm

The exact cause remains unknown. There may be a combination of factors, including genetic predisposition and environmental factors. It is common for psoriasis to be found in members of the same family. The immune system is thought to play a major role. Despite research over the past 30 years looking at many triggers, the "master switch" that turns on psoriasis is still a mystery.
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