Psoriasis is quite a common skin condition linked to increased reproduction function of skin cells causing thickened, red or dry skin. Those patches usually occur on the knees, feet, back, face, palms, scalp and other parts of the body, and they are sore, itchy and red causing pain and discomfort. It is a noncontagious chronic disease which is caused by certain problem with immunity function, as well as genetic predisposition and certain environmental factors.

Depending on the conditions, there are several types of psoriasis, which include inverse psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, nail psoriasis, plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, scalp psoriasis and so on. In many cases psoriasis is linked to such disease as rheumatoid arthritis, so it is accompanied not only with red itchy patches or skin flakes, but also with swelling and stiff joints. It commonly occurs in adults and very frequently has a tend to run in families. According to the statistics, about 20-30% of patients have joint problems associated with psoriasis.

psoriasisIn addition to genetic predisposition and family history of psoriasis, such factors as overweight, stresses and tobacco smoking are also linked to increased risks of psoriasis. Those patients, who are affects by this disease suffer both from physical and mental effects of psoriasis. The first embrace pains, aches, liquid imbalances, possible bacterial infections, etc., and the latter include depression, a lack of self-confidence, social isolation and so on.

Treatment options for this problem include medications, using lotions and creams, and light therapy. The following medications can be used: Methotrexate, Hydroxyurea, Retinoids and all the medication designed to stimulate immunity function. Light therapy options include exposure to sunlight, as well as laser of UVB therapy. Finally , external remedies include all creams and lotions enriched with vitamin D, corticosteroids, coal tar, retinoids, and any moisturizing agents.