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Psoriasis Treatment: Understanding Your Options

Aug 17, 2007
It is vital that you seek an appropriate psoriasis treatment if you have this condition. In severe cases, your joints can become inflamed, which can then result in arthritis. Psoriasis can also cause you to feel depressed. It is a type of skin inflammation that can disable you and affect your quality of life. Symptoms of psoriasis on the skin include widespread redness, severe itching and pain. To know if you suffer from psoriasis or not, you will need to seek a skin specialist for a proper diagnosis.

Unfortunately there is no known cure for psoriasis. Most often the short-term treatments available for this disease centre on the use of drugs. These treatments tend to only clear up your psoriasis for a short period of time. You may also find that you respond differently as compared to other patients in any given treatment.

Other than the use of drugs, a natural psoriasis treatment can also be used. However, as there are all kinds of different treatments, you may wonder which one actually works. Of course, all of these treatments have pros and cons, so it is best to ask your doctor for some help and guidance in getting a suitable psoriasis treatment.

The 3 main types of treatment for psoriasis include:

1. Topical treatments can be applied to your skin if you have a mild to moderate case of psoriasis.

2. Photo treatments are used if you have a moderate to severe cases of psoriasis. This includes light, usually ultraviolet light, being applied to your skin.

3. Systemic treatments are available if you have a moderate to disabling form of psoriasis. This treatment is taken either orally, by injection or by infusion. One such product is Theraflax. While this may help you, the effects are still random.

4. A new alternative psoriasis treatment is with the use of a fish known as Doctor fish or Garra rufa. This is a type of fish that live and breed in outdoor pools of some Turkish spas. Interestingly, they are also found in Japan, Taiwan and Singapore. The fish is known to feed upon your skin wherever psoriasis is present. It eats only the dead skin, while allowing your healthy skin to continue to grow. You should know that some patients have reported success with this alternative psoriasis treatment method.

Until the past 10 years, psoriasis was largely an under-researched condition. With little statistical studies done, there is not enough knowledge about it. You can imagine that this limited knowledge will have an impact on finding a real cure or treatment to psoriasis. What is known is that research experts have discovered that psoriasis is somewhat genetic, and usually affecting those who are between 15 and 35 years old. For some reason, Caucasians are also found to be more susceptible to it.
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Evelyn Lim writes about her journey from ailing to recovery skin. For her tips on how to treat itchy skin, please sign up to her newsletter at http://www.EczemaTreatmentSecrets.com
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