Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Learning About Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Chronic plaque psoriasis is by far the most common type of psoriasis among men, women and children of all ages today. Although the most typical age to contract this skin condition is between 16-30years old there are no boundaries that stop it from occurring in younger and older people.
This particular form of psoriasis is characterized and acknowledged by redness of the skin, plaques (skin scales that build and form on top of your skin) and itchiness. If you have any one of these symptoms it is important to see a dermatologist immediately.
Chronic Plaque Psoriasis Treatments
It is extremely important not to let chronic plaque psoriasis get too far out of hand before seeking out treatment and professional help. Because there is no cure for psoriasis, many people believe they need not bother visit a doctor or dermatologist because there is nothing they can do; this is a completely false statement. Your chosen doctor or dermatologist can help tailor a specific psoriasis treatment plan for your specific case of plaque psoriasis.
Although there are many forms of over the counter treatments for psoriasis, for the majority of patients these ointments and shampoos are not strong enough for chronic plaque psoriasis. With the medication only taking up 1% of the ingredient list, these over the counter products are for the milder cases.
Salicylic acid is one of the most active ingredients in psoriasis treatment products today and an ingredient you definitely want to ensure you are utilizing. Salicylic acid gently and slowly diminishes the strength of the skin scales by breaking down the proteins within them.
This will then allow you to carefully break these build-ups apart and prevent unnecessary pain in your future. These skin lesions can build-up quite quickly and when they reach a certain size they can be extremely painful and hard to break down. Skin lesions on the scalp can actually inhibit hair growth and cause you to experience baldness until the plaques are cleared up.
Another great option for this chronic condition is to take a look at vitamins for psoriasis. More and more products today are being infused with Vitamin D as this natural ingredient offers incredible healing powers when treating inflammation, itchiness and even the skin scales themselves.
You may be surprised to learn that even Vitamin D products will require a prescription for the higher concentrations. It is important to acknowledge that although we are talking about a vitamin, in high dosages Vitamin D can still present negative symptoms and side effects in certain people and should not be taken unless under the supervision of a doctor.
Plaque psoriasis is something that you can live with, but a lot does depend on where the affected areas are on the body. Many people have the benefit of dealing with their psoriasis in easily hidden places such as behind their knees or inside their elbows.
But more and more people are dealing with psoriasis on their faces, whether this is because their scalp psoriasis has spread out of control or this is where the skin condition originated. Either way, the consistent use of a plaque psoriasis treatment plan and product can help you not only keep the symptoms to a minimum but in some cases put your chronic plaque psoriasis into remission.
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