Hi! This is Shees. Today we will talk about Psoriasis.
What is Psoriasis:
It is a chronic, inflammatory and long-lasting disease that effects on the skin, joints and nails. Usually, it is the result of the rapid production of skin cells. So, causes scaling on the surface of the skin. Actually, the over or rapid production of a skin cell is the mistake of your immune system. This disease is common in adult people.
- It can be initiated by some environmental triggers.
- It affects both sexes equally.
- People get this disease at any age. But, mostly the average age is 28.
- This disease is not contagious.
- Psoriasis can be inherited from generation to generation.
- It affects 7.5 million adults.
Psoriasis has following types:
It is the most common type which develops red, inflamed spots. About 80% of Psoriasis patients suffer from this type.
This form of Psoriasis is rarer one that covers the major part of your body. The person that effects from this type become very ill.
It is the third type of the Psoriasis which makes the skin red, inflamed, shiny and bright.
This type of the Psoriasis is most common in adults. This type is localized and affects small areas of the body. It makes the skin white and pus filled. Also, it can be spread by hands and feet.
It is most common in children whose skin develop pink spots.
These are the many things that cause Psoriasis. Usually, it is the combination of many items.
- Cuts or surgery
- Autoimmune condition
- Strep infection
- Family history
- Enlargement of blood vessels
- Hormonal changes
- Difficult digesting protein
- poor liver function
- Increase in White blood cells
- Increase in skin cells
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Accumulation of skin cells on the surface
- Smoking and drinking Alcohol
Following are the symptoms of the Psoriasis:
- Lesions on the body
- Red thick spots on the body
- Painful and swollen joints
- Dry skin
- Soreness around patches
Mostly, doctors are able to diagnose this disease by physical examination but when there exists confusion, the doctor takes a small piece of the skin to determine it. This process is called biopsy.
This disease is not curable but it can much reduce.
The doctor uses UV radiation in order to fall on the skin to limit the production of skin cells.
This method can be used in serious cases to control the immune system.
A new drug is discovered that damage the specific enzyme which is responsible for this disease.
It is useful but uses in serious cases. But it has many side effects like cause birth defects when it used by a pregnant lady.
Vitamine D cream:
Use this cream. It has no side effect.
Home Remedies of Psoriasis:
Follow these remedies to get relief from it:
Keep your skin moist and prevent it to become dry.
Some perfumes or soaps contain certain chemicals that irritate your skin so avoid them.
Eat healthy food. Eliminate red meat and fatty snacks from your diet. Especially fish is very good for you.
Be tension free. It reduces your disease to half.
Take bath with warm water to get relief from itching.
Turmeric herb is used to minimize the Psoriasis. It took either in pills or by sprinkle on your food.
This oil has anti-inflammatory properties. It moisturized the skin. It is best for plaque psoriasis. You can use it in your food. Also, you can apply it directly on your skin.
Mixing castor oil with some essential oil proves very good for the application on the psoriasis patients.
In order to get relief from itching and pain of psoriasis, you can use peppermint oil.
Black cumin seed oil:
This oil is very useful because it is anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial. It deals with great issues of skin.
Avoid it because it increases the risk of Psoriasis.
So, this is all about Psoriasis. Hopefully, you get a lot of knowledge from it, come again. Thanx!