Psoriasis is referred to as a dry skin issue that has affected around 3% of the world’s population. This skin disease occurs due to abnormal and quick skin cells development. As per doctor’s description, psoriasis is genetic and it is mainly caused due to immune system that overproduces cells in the body. Normally, skin cells are replaced in 21-22 days but in psoriasis sufferers this replacement of cells takes place in 4-6 days. In other words, in case of psoriasis sufferers the cells development is rapid and it is because of fault in immune system. The piling up of skin cells takes place on the surface of the skin which becomes visible with time.
Try to find if this overproduction of skin cells is due to weakness in immune system. In psoriasis lesions of 5 different types are formed which includes guttate, pustular, plague, inverse as well as erythematic. Plague psoriasis is the most common one as it is medically proved through research that 80% of people suffer from this Plague psoriasis. In this psoriasis the skin becomes scaly, and thick which can be red, silver or white. Any body part can be affected but most commonly found on elbows, scalp, knee as well as on lower back. In some cases it can also affect nails. Psoriasis can be caused at any age but usually it forms between the ages 11-45. Faulty immune system is the main culprit that causes psoriasis. It is not contagious at all.
One must get rid of psoriasis because it is an irritating and unpleasant disease which spoils the appearance of body parts. One must get psoriasis diagnosed before searching for psoriasis treatment option as there are different kinds of psoriasis and so a different way to treat it.
Topical treatment is the first psoriasis treatment option in which sprays, ointments or creams are applied on the skin. Light therapy is also considered effective in which affected part is treated with different forms of concentrated sunlight, pulsed dye laser, UV phototherapy, excimer laser as well as combination light therapy. Oral treatment is the third type of treatment in which medications are taken orally to cure psoriasis. For correcting the immune system injections can be taken too.
You cannot completely eliminate psoriasis from your life but you can reduce the symptoms associated with psoriasis. Avoid cold weather as it can trigger psoriasis symptoms and try to stay in hot as well as humid sunlight if you want to cure it. Skin picking, touching and injuries must be avoided as well. Stay away from stress if you want to eliminate this skin issue. Those who keep their emotional balance in control can easily control and eliminate psoriasis. Some medicines can trigger psoriasis too like beta-blocker, lithium and many others.