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What are the symptoms of psoriasis?. treatment methods?


I have symptoms of itching on joints and silvery patches on my body. I have consult the doctor and he give some tablets. Again i have the problems. Can u tell me the treatment methods. The doctor wrote the prescription sheet as PSORIASIS P.D

Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis shows itself on the skin as red patches and white scales. Psoriasis itches and is incurable. It can affect anybody. It can be treated whenever you get an attack. Psoriasis affects the patient psychologically and should be treated as soon as possible. It normally occurs on the scalp, armpits, elbows, knees, etc. Let us find out more about psoriasis and how to treat it.

Types Of Psoriasis

The most common type is plaque psoriasis. There are many variations of psoriasis. Each varies with others in the site affected, look, treatment and severity. The other types are pustular psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, inverse psoriasis and psoriasis on nails. Your doctor will diagnose the type and begin your treatment accordingly. Some patients of psoriasis can also develop symptoms of arthritis and develop disability of joints.


Psoriasis has no cure. Whenever you get episodes of psoriasis, you can be treated to clear the same. After that it may recur in weeks or years. No one can predict that. Your doctor may choose any of the following treatments.

Topical Steroids:
Steroids are one of the common medications for psoriasis. Strong steroids should not be used for a long period. Your doctor will tell you about the applications. Psoriasis patients prefer steroids because they are much cleaner to apply than messy coal tar applications. For severe cases of psoriasis, coal tar applications have to be used. Steroids, though much cleaner in use and highly effective, cannot be used for long. They thin the skin and lose their effect if used for long. Steroids are not a medication that can be used for long time without worrying about the consequences.

Coal Tar Applications:
In this application, refined coal tar is used in different forms. You get creams, gels, sticks and ointments. Your doctor will decide if you need to use coal tar applications. One has to take care while using coal tar applications before going out in the sun as they can cause sunburns.

Anthralin Or Dithranol:
This is an effective medication for psoriasis. It may be sometimes very irritating. Using it on body folds or face is not advised. Similarly, fair skinned people should not use it. Your doctor will guide you about the use.

Vitamin D Analogues:
The recent additions are Vitamin D analogues, which are used topically. They are not recommended to treat patches on face. These compounds may cause some irritation in the beginning but that clears after some time.

UV Treatment:
Psoriasis responds to UV treatment very satisfactorily. You may be treated with UVA, UVB or PUVA. They are all different ways of getting exposed to UV radiation. This cannot be done at home and you will have to go to a facility to get this done. Your doctor will guide you about the treatment and other aspects.

The sun is also good for psoriasis treatment. But you should first talk to the doctor about the total time of exposure in the sun otherwise damaging sunrays may create other complications.

Oral Medications:
There are many oral medications for psoriasis. They are used only after the failure of topicals. Oral medications can cause many side-effects such as liver and kidney functions and some are potent immuno-suppressants. Your doctor will closely monitor you while giving you these medications.

Rest & Relaxation:
Psoriasis has some relation with stress. If you rest and be stress-free, psoriasis responds well.

Similarly, you must use enough moisturizers or emollient creams to keep the plaques soft, and stop development of very dry skin and more itching.

Types of Psoriasis

We hope that you have found some way to eliminate your Psoriasis. Psoriasis afflicts a large multitude of people globally. You are not alone in this battle and we have helped thousands of people get their Psoriasis under control or even completely eliminate Psoriasis from their life all together. General Information

We hope that information we have for you helps you identify exactly the type of Psoriasis that you may be diagnosed with. Remember, we are here for YOU, please let us know any way that we can help you.

There are five kinds of Psoriasis affecting individuals. Each of these has their own characteristics and unique formations, which help in ease of identification.

Plaque- Represented as one of the commonest forms of Psoriasis, this disease affects 80% of major Psoriasis patients. Typical characteristics of such a condition are inflamed and reddish skin, which is topped by silvery and whitish scaly formations. Primary areas of their incidence are elbows, knees, lower back and the scalp. In some persons, plaque can happen on other body areas as well.

Guttate- Guttate Psoriasis predominantly occurs in adolescents and children. Typical characteristics of such a condition include reddish, small-sized spots over the skin. This kind of skin condition happens suddenly and there are many trigger factors for this. These include infections inside the upper respiratory tract, streptococcal infections, stress and anxiety, skin injuries as well as induced by certain drugs.

Inverse- Typical characteristics of Inverse Psoriasis include extremely red lesions over the skin. These lesions are devoid of scaly formations and hence look smooth and shiny. Excessive rubbing or accumulation of sweat can result in these lesions. Typical locations in the body where Inverse Psoriasis is commonly found include below breasts, armpits, genital skin folds, groin as well as the buttock area. If a person is obese or has skin folds, which are deeper than normal then they are prone to Inverse Psoriasis. If the condition is found on sensitive regions then treatment becomes more difficult.

Pustular- Pustular Psoriasis primarily infects adults. Characteristics of this condition include white pustule formations, which are surrounded with reddish inflamed skin. Primary areas of concentration on the body include feet and hands. In some persons, Pustular Psoriasis occurs on the whole body.

Within the Pustular Psoriasis category, there are four sub-divisions or types. These are:

Localized- Singular or multiple Psoriasis patches develop pustule formations. If these areas are irritated or high doses of medicines are administered then this localized Pustular Psoriasis can develop.

Palmo-Planter- In this condition, the soles and palms of the body are affected, thereby accounting for its name. The size of the pustules is like that of an eraser and typical concentrations occur on heel sides and thumb base areas. The pustules look like studs and start initially as red formations, which turn brown later on. Subsequently these formations start peeling off and the area assumes a crusty appearance. This activity continues in a cyclic style.

Acropustulosis- This is localized Pustular Psoriasis, primarily affecting the toes, fingers and thumbs. The pustule formations occur and subsequently they burst. These leave behind bright red formations, which can ooze pus, or be crusty and scaly in appearance. The nails assume crumbly, abnormal appearances and can often get uplifted. This happens because of pus layers underneath. However, the incidence of such a type of Pustular Psoriasis is rare.

Generalized- In such a kind of Pustular Psoriasis, there will be reddish skin initially. This is accompanied by tenderness and pain in the areas. During the next 1-2 days, there is peeling and drying up of the pustules. The skin assumes a glazy and smooth appearance and this continues in a cyclic activity for several weeks. Accompanying side effects include itching, chills and fever, enhanced pulse rates, dehydration, anemia, weakness of muscle and loss of weight. If this condition is manifested in adults, the trigger factor could be stopping steroids all of a sudden. This is a fatal condition, which necessitates immediate hospitalization.

Erythrodermic- This kind of Psoriasis affects the entire body of the individual. Redness in skin, itchiness, pain and skin shedding are common symptoms. Due to excess loss of fluids and protein the patient can contract long term illness. Thus, the person can experience fatal conditions, heart failure or even pneumonia. Cortisone usage sunburns or drug allergies can trigger such a condition.

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Joseph Marquardt
President, Q-Based Healthcare TM
The Makers of PsoriasilTM Treatment
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Psoriatic Arthritis

You are not alone in this battle and we have helped thousands of people get their Psoriatic Arthritis under control or even completely eliminate Psoriatic Arthritis from their life all together. General Information

All about Psoriatic Arthritis
If a person already has Psoriasis, then he or she may contract Psoriatic Arthritis as well. Psoriatic Arthritis is thus an offshoot of Psoriasis in individuals. 10 or 30% of all Psoriasis patients are afflicted with Psoriatic Arthritis. Primary concentrations of this condition include connective tissue and the joints.

Demographics likely to be affected most

Typically, persons aged between 30 to 50 years are the most likely candidates for contracting Psoriatic Arthritis. Compared to women, men are more prone to contracting this disease. Certain aspects such as environmental conditions, genetic structure as well as condition of immune system make a person more susceptible to Psoriatic Arthritis.

Pattern of infection spread
Psoriatic Arthritis starts as any normal skin disease. If left undetected or untreated, it can spread rapidly. However, the symptoms do not surface easily, making the diagnosis even more difficult. This is why many patients have Psoriatic Arthritis, without even realizing it. The condition can prolong for several years and still go unnoticed. Pain, stiffness and intense swelling of joints are some of the common characteristics of Psoriatic Arthritis.

Yours Truly,
Joseph Marquardt
President, Q-Based Healthcare TM
The Makers of PsoriasilTM Treatment
Toll Free 1.866.314.8917

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