Dare To Wear Black Again

If you have plaque psoriasis and suffer from scalp psoriasis, because of this condition, you know how frustrating this can be. You are always self conscious of itching or touching your scalp in fear that you will flack of scales of skin onto your collar or shoulders and embarrass yourself, your spouse or your family.

Whether you have a mild, moderate or severe case of this skin disorder you know the time and energy you put into treating this condition and how most of the time it seems you are just wasting your time. The main reason is it is very stubborn and just doesn’t seem to want to heal up and go away.

We are going to look at some proven methods that have been effective for a lot of other people with the same condition so you can use them and get some of the same positive results that they have. Some people can get away with using OTC psoriasis treatment and some will have to get prescription medications.

Over the counter psoriasis shampoos are typically the products to use to deliver the medication to the scalp. The shampoos have chemicals like salicylic acid or coal tar on them. Salicylic acid is very good for softening and lifting the scales of the psoriasis, leaving a clear patch without scales and then using a coal tar based shampoo afterwards works wonders. The reason this works is coal tar actually slows down the growth cycle of the skin. So, if you have the flacks off and slowing the growing cycle keeps your scalp healthier for longer periods of time. Soaking in sea salt baths is also a good maintenance regiment for your body and the scalp.

Getting out in the sun on nice days is also beneficial. The UVB rays, that you get naturally from the sun also slows skin cell growth. If you cannot get out in the sun, there is UVB light treatment equipment now available online. They have brushes and comb, hand held devices made just for this procedure.

Prescriptions drugs (oral or injections) might be your alternative if you are dealing with a severe case. Medications like cyclosporine, methotrexate, corticosteroid, oral retinoids or oral vitamin D derivatives are the most common treatments. If this does not work, the next step would be biologicals or immunomodulators. These have names like ustekinumab, infliximab, etanercept, efalizumab, alefacept and, work by not allowing communication between cells in your body’s immune system.

We know this can be frustrating, we hope this has helped you. Remember to see you family doctor and always take responsibility for your own health and do your own research.

As you might already know there is no cure for this disease and the medication or treatment that works for you may not work on another person suffering from this disorder.  There are approximately seven million people in the united states that suffer from this disease.  That is two point five percent of the population.  Most, if not all of these people suffer from slightly different symptoms which in turn all respond to slightly different treatment plans.

Up to this point it has been confusing as to what type of treatments would work effectively for the different severities of plaque psoriasis after topical treatments are no longer working successfully for the patient or psoriasis sufferer.

The American Academy of Dermatology has published online the final section of the Academy’s guidelines of care for psoriasis.  Taken from the Canadian’s outline of best practices for this autoimmune disorder; they outline the proper treatment for psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and discuss the use of the newest systemic drugs as well as the Immunomodulator Drugs (biologics) and the use of UV phototherapy treatment.

This new guideline outlines eight systemic or biologic drugs that are the most appropriate for the next step of your treatment.  This information has never been layed out in such a basic way that makes it so easy to interpret.

There are special circumstances that might warrant the use of one of these medications for a short period of time and knowing what is the best fit for you is very beneficial.  One example of this would be; you have class reunion coming up in six months and you would love to have your psoriasis cleared up or to the degree that it is not as noticeable.  you physician with the help of these guidelines can prescribe something like Cyclosporine (Oral calcineurin inhibitor), four months before your event and after the event put you a different treatment that would be more appropriate for long term benefits.  “Because of the new outline it has never be easier to prescribe the correct treatment” said dermatologist Ronald L. Moy, MD, FAAD, president of the Academy.

Having the latest psoriasis treatments all laid out in a simple understandable table; that even the average man or woman can understand does give them a feeling of empowerment and control over their treatment and what goes into their bodies.  For additional information please see: Latest Psoriasis Treatment

Many people all over the world suffer from psoriasis on a daily basis, and one of the most common questions they have is whether home remedies for psoriasis really work, or are they just a scam.

If you suffer from psoriasis, then you have probably tried many different home remedies and natural cures to solve your dilemma. The truth is, there are home remedies out there that can help relieve your psoriasis. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there putting misinformation all over the Internet. This means you have to be very careful with what you are reading.

Another reason that natural remedies have gotten a bad name is because some of these all-natural treatments work well for certain people, while other people find them totally useless. This is because each and every one of us are individuals, and we all react differently to different forms of treatments. In other words, what works well for one person might not work at all for another.

Your best bet is to find reputable people that have actually been able to relieve their psoriasis condition with home remedies. You also need to understand that not all of these all-natural cures are going to work for everyone. Your best bet is to take your time, do a little research, and listen to what your body is telling you.