Presently, no treatment for psorasis will lead to a permanent cure. There are things you can do however that can reduce the frequency and symptoms of outbreaks. One of the more controversial treatments is psorasis light treatment. Before discussing the treatment options, lets first go over the basics of this skin condition.
Psorasis (psoriasis) is a long-term condition that affects about 2% of the U.S. population. The exact cause of psoriasis has not been identified, but scientists believe it is caused by a malfunction of the immune system.
Psoriasis usually appears as a silvery, scaly, red rash. The rash can be itchy and very uncomfortable. Psoriasis is most often seen on the elbows and knees, buttock crease, and scalp. Psoriasis of the scalp can result in hair loss.
Psoriasis can also affect the fingernails. It can cause pitting, splitting, and dimpling. In addition, approximately 5% of psoriasis sufferers will develop a type of arthritis that will affect the small joints in the hands.
Psoriasis is very difficult to treat. It will come and go, but usually will not disappear. One of the reasons it is so difficult to treat is that it is so unpredictable.
One major trigger of psoriasis is stress. Unfortunately, this can cause more stress, which worsens the condition. Stress management can substantially improve the quality of life for many psoriasis sufferers.
Most often psorasis is treated with topical lotions, shampoos, and cold tar preparations. Within the past few years, psorasis light treatment has also become popular.
Topical lotions include corticosteroid creams, coal tar preparations, or medications such as cyclosporine, enbrel, amevive, methotrexate, etc. The major drawback of these medications is that they all have dangerous side effects and are not safe to use long-term.
Psorasis light treatment involves using ultraviolet light. In addition, certain medications are often used to enhance the effect. This treatment is very controversial. While it does seem to help many people, several studies have shown that the more you are exposed to ultraviolet light, the more susceptible you are to developing skin cancer.
Due to the side effects of psoriasis medications and psorasis light treatment, many people look into natural treatments. Natural treatments work extremely well, and have none of the dangerous side effects of these other treatments.
There are many natural treatments for psorasis available. The problem is, finding one that is safe and effective.
Many medical scientists and researchers believe that natural treatments will eventually lead to a cure for psoriasis. Since psoriasis affects the immune system, the key to a cure may be in building up and strengthening the immune system. Medications can’t do this, but healthy natural treatments can.
At Healthy Skin Guide, we believe that natural treatments are your best option.
We have spent a tremendous amount of time and money researching natural treatments for psorasis. Our goal is to identify the most effective and safest one.
As a result of our research, we have found a treatment for psorasis that we are confident in recommending.
This natural treatment involves two-steps. First, Dermasis is used to provide temporary relief for the symptoms of psoriasis. Second, Zenmed Skin Support Supplement is used to build up the immune system. These all-natural treatments combine to address the source of the problem, not just the symptoms.
If you have any questions about treatment for psorasis, please write to us. If you have tried a psorasis light treatment and want to share your experience, please contact us.