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WHAT IS PSORIASIS?
Skin problems have always been a major concern for almost everyone, and especially for people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is in fact a very common and chronic skin syndrome, which causes quick and irregular growth of the skin cells, leading to unwanted skin disorders. The most commonly affected body parts may be the knees, elbows, hands, feet and in some cases, there may be psoriasis on face and scalp as well. Hence, people suffering from psoriasis, must often deal with painful, irritating and itchy zones, that may even lead to bleeding every so often.
The main types of psoriasis are:
Plaque psoriasis is categorised by thick, reddened and sore skin areas that are
covered with white scales. With a percentage spread of 80% among psoriasis
sufferers, this is found to be the most common type of psoriasis.
Guttate Psoriasis is not as thick as the plaque, but instead consists of small and
random spots that can be found on the hands, feet and the torso.
Inverse Psoriasis consists of inflamed red grazes that seem to be smooth and shiny.
This is most commonly found in the areas of the armpits, and in skin folds around
Pustular Psoriasis comprises of white blisters that form on red skin and that may be
localized or found in widely infected areas. This type of psoriasis is most commonly
found in adult
Erythrodermic Psoriasis is the type that affects most of the body superficial with irritated skin.
If untreated, psoriasis may lead to other risky health conditions in the long run, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, Crohn’s disease, depression, obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, osteoporosis, uveitis and liver disease. In worst situations, psoriasis may be linked to Arthritis, and according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, around 10-30% of psoriasis sufferers are aggrieved by arthritis.
How do you get PSORIASIS?
Psoriasis might be caused by both internal and external factors. The external causes may include stress, specific medications such as Lithium, infections or any sustained injury. On the other hand, the internal factors are hereditary gene disorders that may be found in a minority of 10% of a country’s population. However, despite many researches, the main and exact source of psoriasis is still unknown.
One common misconception about Psoriasis though, is that it is easily contagious through touch, which is not the case.
However, there are no specific blood test to detect this condition, but still, Psoriasis may be diagnosed by a dermatologist by examining the affected skin area.
There are numerous ways in which Psoriasis can be treated such as topical treatments consisting of ointments and creams that can be applied on the skin surface, systemics that are the oral or injection medications, biologics that include injections or infusion to help block certain immune system parts and lastly, but not the least, Phototherapy.
Phototherapy has been found to be the most effective, quick and non-risky method of treatment for Psoriasis, as it consists of using and shedding UV Rays directly to the infected areas, that in turn helps to decrease the affected skin cells. This method uses both UVA and UVB rays, which are effective, non-invasive and non-carcinogenic.
Moreover, it has been noted that some treatment may suit certain categories of people better than others. However, the phototherapy treatment has been found to be suitable for all categories of people. Therefore, after several medical tests and researches, the DERMALIGHT range was introduced as one of the best Phototherapy treatment for Psoriasis.
Psoriasis Dermalight 1000 UVB -311nm from Dr Hoenle can be used for a wide variety of skins diseases, namely psoriasis, neuro dermatitis, vitiligo and acne. The Dermalight 1000 has specially bee..
Psoriasis Dermalight 1000 UVB-311nm from Dr Hoenle is a highly effective UVB lamp that has the ability of treating 4 skin diseases - psoriasis, neuro dermatitis, vitiligo and acne...