Skin Care Tips

Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a non-contagious, long-term skin disease. There are namely five categories of psoriasis:

• Plaque, which surfaces as raised, red patches or lesions covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells, called scale.
• Guttate, this appears as small red spots on the skin.
• Inverse, which occurs in armpits, groin and skin folds.
• Pustular, which develops as white blisters surrounded by red skin.
• Erythrodermic, which appears as intense redness over large areas.

Though at present there is no cure for psoriasis. Yet, there are few treatments which are devised to lessen the symptoms and signs of Psoriasis such as:

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Using Light to Treat Psoriasis

The skin disease psoriasis comes in many forms but is most recognized by its scaling skin. This disease affects nearly 400,000 Americans and, like other skin diseases, is not easy to treat. The general public is aware that these skin diseases are often treated with topical ointments or by taking pills; however, many people aren’t as familiar with the benefits of phototherapy ~ treating the disease with light ~ toward effectively cutting down or eliminating the symptoms associated with many skin diseases like psoriasis.

According to many respected institutions that conduct scientific medical studies, phototherapy can clear up to 80% of psoriasis~ skin scaling. This correct use of light works well for many other skin diseases as well: acne, skin fungus, jaundice and Rosacea. Even for people suffering from depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD), phototherapy is very beneficial.

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