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Psoriasis Symptoms and Psoriasis Treatments

Updated on August 6, 2015

What is Psoriasis

If you suffer from psoriasis than you know first hand how uncomfortable, itchy, and painful it is. Psoriasis is one of those diseases that there is no known cause or reason why some people get while other do not. Genetics do seem to play a factor as well as some factors of the environment.

What is known is people with psoriasis have high amounts of something called Tumor Necrosis Factor. This is actually a protein the your body that is used to protect the body from injury or infection. The other thing that is know about psoriasis is that hereditary places a big factor in whether you get it or not. Some families are just predisposed to the disease.

There seems to be what researchers call trigger, which are what cause psoriasis to appear. Some of these triggers include injury of some sort to the skin, stress, and it's also believed that some medicines trigger psoriasis as well.


Psoriasis Symptoms

Even though what we see with psoriasis is on the skin itself, the disease is actually within our body. The immune system is known to play a roll in psoriasis as well. The symptoms of psoriasis are a rash that is red in appearance, but can have what looks like scale like layers on the skin.

These layers tend to be a white color. It also will see as if your skin thickens where ever the rash is. .

Psoriasis also causes extreme itching and pain.


Psoriasis Treatment

There is a type of treatment that a Doctor will inject underneath the skin of the area that is showing symptoms of psoriasis. It is said that doing this will help the psoriasis symptoms lessen. This is usually only done when someone appears to have what is called plaque psoriasis. Plague psoriasis is an extreme version of a mild psoriasis.

Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot that can be done for psoriasis. What can be done is mainly to help ease the symptoms that people with the disease suffer from. There are some over the counter creams that claim to help with the intense itch that psoriasis can cause.

Plaque Psoriasis


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      Gump 2 years ago

      I think you've just captured the answer petrlcfey

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      Jussara 2 years ago

      I just got caught up on your posts from this week. I don't know if it's been duciifflt for you to write about, but I think it's awesome that you've done so. You've definitely educated me about psoriasis, and you've given me a great reminder on social awareness. You're so right...we can learn a lot from the innocence of children.Bless you, Ginger!And I hope you had a good appointment this week and will get some relief soon!!!