Psoriasis is an inflammatory, long lasting and chronic skin disease and is not contagious, but affects the joints and the skin of the person. It is a common disease which affects everyone and more common among those who are between 15 and 35 years of age. If you are suffering with Psoriasis then your skin cells grows faster than its normal way. Normally, the outbreaks are in the form of patches around which the skin looks inflamed producing excessive skin. It is found around the knees and the elbows and sometimes proves to be more painful, itchy and dry with red patches.
Symptoms of Psoriasis
The signs and symptoms of Psoriasis differ in every person but include:
- Small scaling spots observed commonly in children
- Red patches of skin covered with gray scales
- Cracked, and dry skin, which may bleed
- Burning, soreness and itching
- Pitted, ridged or thickened nails
- Stiff and Swollen joints
Types of psoriasis
The types of Psoriasis are:
- Plaque Psoriasis
- Nail Psoriasis
- Scalp Psoriasis
- Guttate Psoriasis
- Inverse Psoriasis
- Pustular Psoriasis
- Erythrodermic Psoriasis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
Treatment for Psoriasis
The people who are affected by Psoriasis are different and there are different treatments to treat them with the medications prescribed and suggested by the dermatologists and physicians who observe the changes and cure and change the method of treatment after observing a little change in it.
Basically, Phototherapy is a most applied treatment to treat the skin disease in which the individuals are exposed to the sunlight without causing the skin to burn but to improve the condition. The therapy provides the patient ultraviolet rays for a limited time to improve the disease. In case of Photochemotherapy, a combination of phototherapy and psoralen is performed to improve the condition, which is referred as PUVA treatment to treat Psoriasis.
Follow precautions instead of getting infected with the disease by cutting back smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol and more stress.