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Dermatology
  • The treatment of psoriasis
 

The treatment of psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease, which affects vast areas of the skin and in severe cases – the nails and joints. Psoriasis is not contagious, has a chronic and relapsing form. Psoriasis develops at any age, in both men and women.

The causes of psoriasis

The causes of psoriasis are still not fully identified. Stress, infectious diseases, genetic disorders, skin inflammation and various injuries, pernicious habits, endocrine disorders, allergies, drug overdose – all these factors can trigger the development of psoriasis.

The symptoms of psoriasis

Psoriasis manifests itself as a pink spot with sharp edges, covered with silvery-white furfur. Rash accompanied by itching appear on any skin area with predominant localization on the scalp, knee and elbow and some other parts of the body. In addition, psoriasis can often cause such unpleasant phenomena as anal itching. In any case, the treatment of psoriasis is a very long and difficult process.

The most common form of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis, which usually manifests itself in the form of scaly and plaques above the skin surface. In addition to typical clinical forms of psoriasis, there are different clinical types: psoriatic erythroderma, psoriatic arthritis, seborrhea, papillose, exudative psoriasis, psoriasis of the nail plate. The disease is often seasonal (there are winter or summer forms).

The stages of psoriasis

Progressive phase is characterized by the appearance of new papules and increasing size of the existing elements with the formation of erythemal curb around the damaged zone. Advanced stage could aggravate during stressful situations or in case of using folk methods of psoriasis treatment.

  1. Stationary phase, in which the appearance of new elements finishes, and the size of already existing elements does not change.
  2. Regressive stage is characterized by the gradual disappearance of the lesions with the formation of white border around them.

The treatment of psoriasis

The treatment of psoriasis is a lengthy process often requiring individual therapy selection for every patient, as not all drugs are equally effective for all forms of psoriasis and are not always suitable for all patients.

Primary, psoriasis can give serious complications, so the treatment should be mandatory. In order to treat psoriasis, patients must strictly adhere to the recommendations of a doctor (dermatologist or cosmetologist)! The choice of methods and means of treatment depend on the stage, form of psoriasis and presence of associated diseases. Folk remedies are ineffective against psoriasis.

In "The Oxford Medical" clinic you will be offered a special treatment that includes combined therapy and a set of specially designed drugs and ointments for the treatment of psoriasis based on the Dead Sea minerals and containing no hormones and immunosuppressive agents.

 



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