I am tired of taking many medicines and applying creams for my Psoriasis. It hasn't reduced my Psoriasis. It is same as before. What will happen if I stop taking any treatment?
There are certain complications that you may develop if your Psoriasis is long standing. Few of the complications are:
- THICKENED SKIN and added-on bacterial skin infections caused by scratching to relieve the severe itching
- Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints and tendons.
- People with severe psoriasis are 58% more likely to have a major cardiac event and 43% more likely to have a stroke.
- People with severe psoriasis are 46% more likely to have type 2 diabetes.
- Approximately one-fourth of people with psoriasis have depression.
- People with psoriasis have an increased risk of certain types of cancer, such as squamous cell carcinoma and lymphoma. In some instances, these cancers have been associated with specific psoriasis treatments which suppress the immune system.
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I am 30 year old female with psoriasis since 2 years. My skin is better for few months and then suddenly it flares up. What care I should take to minimize the flare ups?
The mild symptoms of psoriasis can be taken care by using various over-the-counter products, such as aloe vera, which could be soothing and keeps the skin moist. Be aware of possible medicine reactions. Certain medicines can trigger psoriasis or make symptoms worse. Studies haven't found any "psoriasis diet" that can relieve or improve the condition, despite claims over the years. Try to eat a balanced diet and stay at a healthy weight.
Are there any tests to confirm the diagnosis of Psoriasis?
Your doctor can recognize psoriasis by just looking at the patches, by noting the typical history and symptoms. No special blood tests or diagnostic tools exist to diagnose psoriasis. However, the following tests may be done:
- Biopsy: If it is hard to diagnose the condition by looking at the skin, the doctor may remove a small skin sample and send it to a laboratory for analysis.
- X-rays: In persons with joint pain, X-rays may be taken to look for psoriatic arthritis.
- Blood tests: They can help to rule out other forms of arthritis or joint affections.
- Throat culture: The doctor may check for strep throat if he suspects guttate psoriasis.
- KOH test: This skin test is done to rule out a fungal infection.
Can my children get Psoriasis because of me?
Many doctors believe that psoriasis may be passed from parents to their children. This is because of certain genes that are found in families affected by psoriasis. However there is no certain evidence that a child of parents with Psoriasis is 100 % bound to get the disease.
There are many other causes found by the researchers that lead to Psoriasis other than hereditary factor. You also should be aware that Psoriasis can't be passed by your touch as it is not a contagious disease.
How will Homeopathy help me to relieve my Psoriasis?
Homeopathic treatment is focused on building up your disease resisting/fighting capacity in order to safeguard your precious health. Homeopathy targets this root cause of Psoriasis (immune system gone astray) and NOT JUST its superficial symptoms on the skin or joints. So when the cause is uprooted, you shall be relieved from that irresistible itching of Psoriasis.
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Do I have to take a special diet that can control my Psoriasis?
There's no evidence that certain food will either improve or aggravate psoriasis. However, it's important to eat a healthy diet, particularly when you have a chronic disease. A healthy diet includes eating a variety fruits and vegetables of all colors and whole grains.
FOODS TO INCLUDE in your diet that have been shown to reduce inflammation are:
- Coldwater fish: albacore tuna, mackerel, salmon, herring, and lake trout.
- Plant sources of omega-3: Flaxseeds, olive oil, pumpkin seeds and walnuts.
- Fatty red meats
- Dairy products
- Processed food
- Refined sugars
- Nightshade vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes and peppers
Click on Psoriasis Diet and Nutrition to know more about the food you need to consume
How should I take care of skin with Psoriasis during winter?
Blot your skin after bathing, then immediately apply a moisturizer that is not medicated while your skin is still moist. For very dry skin, oils may be preferable, they have more staying power than creams or lotions do and are more effective at preventing water from evaporating from your skin. It is important not to scratch, pick, or scrub psoriasis patches.
I am 20 year old male having Psoriasis since 6 months. Will it affect my lifestyle?
No. Absolutely not! It is important for you to know that Psoriasis is not contagious disease. You can live a healthy social life without any fear of passing the disease to others.
However, Psoriasis may cause embarrassment especially in teens that tend to avoid social situations where the patches can be seen by others. Some may experience low self-esteem. You can beat such emotional distress to crop up by choosing best treatment. Conventional medicines can help you but can be burden on your pocket at the cost of your health by their side-effects.
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What are the things that trigger Psoriasis?
Some of the established triggers amongst causes of psoriasis include:
- Injury to skin
- Streptococcal infections
- Psoriasis worsens after an individual has been infected with HIV.
- Drugs administered in treatment of blood pressure and malaria in conventional medicines.
- Emotional stress
- Puberty and Menopause
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I am 40 year old female having Psoriasis since 10 years. Does that mean I will develop Psoriatic arthritis later in my life?
Don't worry. There is no evidence that a person with Psoriasis always develops Psoriatic arthritis. It develops in 30 % of Psoriasis patients. Most people aged between 30 and 50 years tend to develop Psoriatic arthritis. Inform your physician if you have joint pain, swelling and stiffness of joints when you wake up in morning, as you are vulnerable to develop Psoriatic arthritis.
My mother was 25 years old when she got Psoriasis. Can I get Psoriasis at the same age? Can Psoriasis occur at any age?
Psoriasis can begin at any age. Most commonly Psoriasis appears for the first time between ages of 15 and 25 years. It has been reported that one third of Psoriasis are being diagnosed before age of 20.
Although you have family history of Psoriasis, which increases your chance of having the disease but it does not guarantee that you will develop Psoriasis.