Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin ailment that causes itchy skin with red scaling plaques mostly on the elbow, knees and scalp. Flaky skin results from rapid proliferation of skin cells triggered by inflammatory chemicals that are produced by lymphocytes (white blood cells). It is not a contagious disease and it can come and go on its own with periods of remission. There is no cure for psoriasis but it can be controlled with medication. HPFY brings to you an array of products for control of psoriasis from well-known manufacturers like Coloplast, Genuine Virgin Aloe Inc and many more. Buy now and get attractive discounts on all products!

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Symptoms of Psoriasis

The severity of this disease ranges from mild rashes in a limited area of the skin to thick plaques and red inflamed skin that affects the entire body. Psoriasis can affect people of any age or gender. People with psoriasis become more prone to other inflammatory diseases, diabetes, high blood lipids, cardiovascular disease etc. Symptoms include: 

  • Red skin patches with thick, silvery scales 

  • Small scaly spots 

  • Dry, cracked skin with bleeding 

  • Itching or burning sensations 

  • Soreness 

  • Nail Thickening or pitting 

  • Swollen or stiff joints

Triggers of Psoriasis

  • Genetic predisposition or environmental factors may trigger psoriasis.  

  • Infections 

  • Skin Injury like cuts or scrapes, bug bites, or severe sunburn 

  • Stress 

  • Smoking 

  • Alcohol consumption 

  • Deficiency of Vitamin D 

  • Medications like iodides, lithium which is often prescribed for bipolar disorder, high blood pressure medications or antimalarial medications

Treatments for Psoriasis

Mild to moderate symptoms of Psoriasis can be controlled effectively by skin creams and ointments like TriDerma Psoriasis Control Cream. Other ointments including moisture barriers like the Coloplast Critic-Aid Clear Moisture Barrier Ointment or anti-itch creams like Fougera Hydrocortisone Anti-itch Ointment may be prescribed. In more severe cases these creams are used in combination with oral medications and light therapy. Your doctor may prescribe vitamin D analogues that slow down skin growth.