Do you have scaly, itchy red patches on your skin that are causing you pain and irritation? Is it embarrassing and affecting your self-esteem? You could have a skin condition called psoriasis. Keep reading to learn about psoriasis and how to treat it.

WHAT IS PSORIASIS?

Psoriasis is an immune system change that causes the skin to regenerate faster than normal. This results in dry, itchy patches of skin. You’ll notice patches on the knees, elbows, and scalp when you have psoriasis. Psoriasis also goes through phases of flare-ups and remissions, which is uncommon.

WHAT CAUSES PSORIASIS?

Unfortunately, what causes psoriasis is not always clear. However, some researchers believe that genetics and attacks on the immune system can be factors that can cause it.

WHAT TRIGGERS PSORIASIS?

While psoriasis is not well understood, we know that many things can trigger or cause flare-ups of psoriasis, including:

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS FOR PSORIASIS?

As psoriasis can appear anywhere on the skin, many different treatments are available. Your dermatologist will choose a treatment based on the type and severity of your psoriasis.

An enzyme inhibitor: An enzyme inhibitor like apremilast (Otezla) is a new drug used for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. It’s an oral medication that blocks a specific enzyme and slows triggers that might lead to inflammation.

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While it might take time to understand your body’s needs, it is important to understand your psoriasis triggers. Understanding your body is the first step to gaining control over flare-ups and lessening the effects of psoriasis.

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REFERENCES: 

12 Psoriasis Triggers to Avoid

Psoriasis

 

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