I’m not exactly sure if thats what i have on my head, but i have all of the symptoms of psoriasis, so how serious is it, i read joint pains or arthritis can be caused from it, is that possible?! could my knee pay be involved with the scabs on my head? and how serious is all of this? should i tell my dad or can i just my the meds on my own? are there any home remedies for it?
Psoriasis is caused by your immune system. Normally the skin cells on your scalp are cast off and replaced about once a month, but with psoriasis, the affected skin spots can be reproducing about every week. The new skin cells are produced more rapidly than the old skin cells can be discarded, and it causes itchy, red bumps.
The bumps are itchy because histamines are being produced by your immune system to fight off the attack it thinks is happening on your skin. The area is red because the blood vessels expand and pump in more blood to sustain the increase in cell production.
Joint pain can be caused by psoriatic arthritis, which is caused when the immune system begins attacking and inflaming the cartilage between joints. It is possible for joint pain to begin before psoriasis becomes apparent on the skin, but it is rare. Your doctor can do a simple blood test to determine whether or not you have arthritis.
As for the psoriasis you have on your scalp, the best over-the-counter remedy is to buy a coal tar based shampoo. You can find them in almost any store in the Head n Shoulders section of the shampoo aisle. Neutrogena produces one called T-Gel, I believe. Coal tar retards cell formation, and will help with the itch.
If the itchy spots are particularly bad, you can buy a salicilic acid based shampoo to use before using the coal tar shampoo. Salicilic acid loosens and softens the skin if the spots become hardened. I think a company called Scalpacin makes a whole line of psoriasis products.
Psoriasis is not an end-of-the-world affair. About 10% of Americans have psoriasis. If the condition worsens though, you should see a dermatologist, as they can prescribe tougher medication.
Hope that helps.
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I have palm psoriasis in both hands. They say that there is no cure for it, but long term treatment could eventually make the symptoms fade away for some time. Does it mean that it could be cured with proper treatment but for a long time?
Sadly not all areas of the world have the internet, and can not find out how psoriasis is cured in Japan.
Yes stress is the root cause of eczema in many cases.
I have been helping a friend get rid of his psoriasis’ on his skin, it covers about 2 square feet of his arms and hands.
He has been spraying on 2.5 PH water for about a month now, and it is working. He is also drinking 9.5 PH water. His wife has MS, and is also drinking the 9.5 PH alkaline water, and is doing much better.
You can get free alkaline water – place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com Place a add to ask for 8.5 PH drinking water, and hope that the person can also make 2.5 PH water. Drinking the alkaline water will help, even if you can not spray the 2.5 PH water on your skin – as shown in the video below.
Here is a demo video to watch for the eczema cure as seen in Japan. Sorry but the hospitals in the United States and Europe are not this advanced at this time.
Allergies to food include shellfish, garlic, and others. Stop eating things like cheese, then milk products, then anything brewed (beer, yogurt, breads made with yeast). When it goes away, then you have some idea of what you should stop eating.
Or use the process developed in Japan, and eat what you want to.
Exposure to UV light can also help many who have eczema. Yes walking out in the sunshine, without UV protecting sunblock on will expose your skin condition to UV light.
Good Luck !
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How to avoid Psoriasis
Psoriasis affects 7.5 million people all across the US. As much as 2 or 3% of the global population is affected by Psoriasis. While it is a fact that certain medications, weather conditions, lifestyle habits and infections can trigger Psoriasis, an individual can prevent Psoriasis by following certain things.
Strengthening immune system- A weak immune system makes a person more susceptible to Psoriasis. This is why strengthening the immunity is crucial. By incorporating a balanced diet comprising, fruits, vegetables, proteins, fats and carbohydrates, a person can boost the power of the immune system. In addition, ensuring adequate rest and a minimum of 7-8 hours of rest everyday will also help. Keeping oneself hydrated by drinking lots of water everyday is also a good way to fight infection in the body. By eating certain foods like the Gooseberry, a person can keep the immune system strong and fight infection. This can prevent Psoriasis and any kind of skin inflammation.
Knowledge of trigger factors- By carefully observing what trigger factors cause Psoriasis in an individual, a person can keep Psoriasis at bay. In most cases, it may not be practical to avoid all triggers. However, knowledge of these factors can help the person proactively change their lifestyle or habits.
Quitting smoking- Smoking is known to be a trigger factor for Plaque and Pustular Psoriasis. By reducing or quitting smoking, the person can avoid Psoriasis flare-ups. In addition, it maybe noted that supplements or nicotine patches can also act as triggers for Psoriasis. Ideally, nicotine patches and smoking should be avoided.
Avoiding drinking- Alcohol consumption is a major trigger of Psoriasis. It can also hamper the effectiveness of existing treatments of Psoriasis. In addition, if the person is already consuming Methotrexate, then alcohol should be avoided at all costs. There can be fatal consequences and side effects because of the reaction of the drug and the alcohol.
Relaxation techniques- Stress is one of the biggest triggers of Psoriasis. By reducing stress a person can help avoid Psoriasis. Various techniques can be leveraged to combat stress. Various techniques such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing etc. can help a person relax. In addition, regular exercise, participation in counseling sessions and support groups can also help. By interacting with other patients who have Psoriasis, the individual can feel less stressed about the condition.
Avoidance of scratching- Scratching the areas infected with Psoriasis can worsen symptoms. It can also induce spread of more infection as germs from the fingernails can contaminate the region. Cold compresses can alleviate the condition dramatically. Usage of antiseptic moisturizers as well as taking lukewarm water baths can also help. It is best to avoid excessively hot water as it can aggravate the skin and worsen the Psoriasis infection. Using very hot water on Psoriasis affected skin can cause histamine reactions. This leads to more itchiness in the area. Usage of soap is also not advisable as it dries the skin. Instead, using a cream-based or mild cleanser is recommended. This helps cleanse the skin of impurities and infection without drying the skin. Dry skin is also susceptible to infection of Psoriasis and this should be avoided. Gently patting the Psoriasis affected area dry after a bath will prevent the tendency to rub or scratch the area. This curtails itching as well.
Protection- Usage of sunscreens is recommended while venturing into the sun. Sunburns can trigger Psoriasis. Wearing protective cotton clothing also helps curtail spread of Psoriasis.
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