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Treatments for Psoriasis

Treatments for Psoriasis

What it is and what it is for?


Psoriasis is a disease that causes skin inflammation in 2% to 3% of the world's population. The main damage of this disease is visibly noticed on the skin as reddish and scaly lesions, but it can also affect the nails and joints.


The main causes of this type of disease are usually genetics, stress, clothing that rubs against the skin, environmental factors (sunburn) and even the consumption of some medications.


This type of disease usually manifests itself in people between the ages of 30 and 50 who have had a skin lesion.


Fortunately, there are several types of treatments, the most used of which are specialized creams that help relieve and moisturize the skin while eliminating scales.



What are the most used ingredients and their function?


Generally, the most commonly used ingredients in psoriasis creams are vitamin D, tar and retinol which help to moisturize the skin, soothe itching, help relieve itching and eliminate scales.


As for shampoos, the ingredients used are salicylic acids, cade hydro late, forskolin and zantalene that help prevent and eliminate the appearance of scaly plaques.



Which types exist and what are their differences?


There are several types of treatments, but what differentiates them are the type of severity in which the disease is:


Phototherapy, which consists of the interaction of the skin with artificial ultraviolet lights that have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive action capable of stimulating or inhibiting cell activity.


Creams and gels, which help relieve itching, soothe itching, moisturize the skin and eliminate plaque.


Systemically acting medicines, such as acitretin (indicated to treat severe forms of psoriasis when it is necessary to avoid immunosuppression), methotrexate (indicated for the treatment of severe psoriasis, as it reduces the proliferation and inflammation of skin cells) and cyclosporine (indicated to treat moderate to severe psoriasis).


Shampoo, which helps to soothe and reduce itching while eliminating and preventing the appearance of scaly patches.



What is the most used packaging format and what are the most frequent sizes?


In the case of creams, they usually come in the form of a tube, varying the amount from 100ml, 200ml and 400ml.


The gel also comes in a tube, but it can reach very large quantities, for example from 200 ml to 500 ml.


Finally, shampoo bottles that usually come with 150ml per tube.



What to take into account when choosing psoriasis products?


When choosing a product for psoriasis, you should take into account whether you will have any allergies, what type of skin you will use it for, where on the body you will use the product and how severe the inflammation is, so it is recommended to look for a professional first. of health. And if you are thinking of using it for a long period of time, it is easier to buy a product with a larger quantity.



What are the recommendations for use and tips?


All products have a label on the back or inside explaining usage advice and precautions. If you can't find it or have lost it, try looking on the brand's website.


The most common and easy tips for this type of disease are:


Wear non-synthetic cotton clothes as they help the skin breathe and absorb perspiration.


Moisturize the skin daily (the most ideal is to apply the product right after showering, with the skin slightly damp, so that absorption is optimized).


Avoid very hot baths as these can dry out the skin and make it reactive and prone to a crisis of the problem.


Try to sunbathe carefully for 15 minutes a day in the morning before 10am or in the afternoon after 4pm.



What are the pros and cons of using psoriasis products?


Many products help to reduce itching and discomfort, but this condition always returns.


Although there are many types of treatments, medications and creams that help inflammation not develop, you should always be careful with some medications as some can cause headache, dry mouth, thirst, canker sores, gastrointestinal disorders.


However, the creams will help to live the day to day normally.



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