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There are many topical treatment options you might consider for psoriasis and many medications which will bolster the body's immune system, but there are also many ways to treat the condition at home as well. What you eat is important to consider; foods high in hydration levels such as citrus fruits and leafy greens... Read all »
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The body's immune system often responds to psychosomatic input, meaning what you think will affect how the body works. This isn't to say that you can simply "think" your way to good health, but your own thoughts can have a great impact on your body's health overall.
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Cortisone treatment options as well as creams that contain coal tar and anthralin are often used; these will help to calm the irritated area and will stimulate healthy skin cell growth. Salicylic acid will help to remove the dead skin cells that are part of psoriasis. Prescription moisturizers can return the... Read all »
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For breakfast, switch to turkey breakfast meats such as turkey bacon, if you must have these. Reduce how many eggs you have and instead consider having cereal with berries and skim milk. Granola bars or trail mix you make on your own can be a good breakfast for those on the go.
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You also need to consider what you can do on your own to support your psoriasis care. Your diet is the first thing to consider; you want lots of hydration to keep your skin as moisturized as possible. This means avoiding caffeine and alcohol, as these actually sap moisture from your system. In addition to drinking... Read all »
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For everyone, the blood should be slightly alkaline. This means that the body is absorbing nutrients properly and that the immune system is healthy. Often those with psoriasis have an overly acidic blood balance and this can cause flare-ups and further irritate the skin overall.
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The condition of psoriasis actually has a medical cause in that the body's immune system sees healthy skin cells underneath the surface of the skin as being something unhealthy. It will attack these cells so that when they are revealed, they are red and scaly.
What you eat greatly affects the immune system and can... Read all »
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When you have children that have psoriasis, it's imperative that you ensure they are avoiding scratching; explain to them how this makes the condition worse and be sure they have their ointments available at all times to use instead. Instruct them on the proper way to wash affected areas as they need to avoid... Read all »
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The first thing to do before you travel is make an appointment with your doctor to speak to him or her about your concerns. You may want to consider a stronger medication just for the time you're traveling so that you don't need to rely on topical medicines alone. You can also consider building up your immune system... Read all »
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It may seem like an impossible task because many people are under extreme amounts of stress these days, but controlling your thoughts and emotions and taking positive steps to controlling your stress is vital. As an example, learn to put things in perspective and to avoid fatalistic thinking. This means that you... Read all »
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There are actually different types of psoriasis as the condition will occur in varying degrees and in different areas of the body.
The most common forms of psoriasis are as follows:
Plaque psoriasis is the most common; some 90% of those with psoriasis have this type. The skin is covered with silvery scales over... Read all »
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When a person has psoriasis, those cells underneath the surface of the skin are attacked by the body's own immune system so that by the time they appear, they are actually dead cells. They appear as red and thick and scaly. The skin itself will often appear to be thick, and in many cases silver or white scales will... Read all »