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Topical treatments are used by 87% of people with severe psoriasis. In cases of mild psoriasis (affecting < 5% of body surface area) they are highly effective. Topical therapies also play an important role in the management of moderate-severe disease because when people use creams and gels, they do not need to use as much medicine or other forms of systemic treatment which have greater side effects and/or are less convenient to use. When used alone, creams and gels are generally not enough to control severe psoriasis.owever the majority of people with severe disease report never having used more intensive photo and systemic therapies. This indicates that those with severe disease there is a greater role for topical treatments to be used in combination with more intensive therapies. Individuals who fail to control their skin rash, should consider and discuss with their doctor, using systemic therapies.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2013; 72: ii104-ii110 Although there is no doubt that psoriasis is a potent inducer of stress, the evidence that stress causes psoriasis is sparse. However, stress can make psoriasis worse, and psoriasis can make one stressed. Dealing with stress with or without psoriasis is a challenge for most people living in the 21st century. The following are tips to reduce stress:
Most people with psoriasis experience nothing more than mild skin lesions that can be treated effectively with topical therapies.
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More in Psoriasis Most commonly, psoriasis causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, scaly and inflamed areas of skin. However, there are many other types of psoriasis, including psoriatic arthritis.
It is now clear that there is a genetic basis for psoriasis. This hereditary predisposition is necessary before the disease can be triggered by environmental factors. White blood cells called T-cells mediate the development of the psoriatic plaques that are present in the skin. When someone has psoriasis, their body is unable to offer protection from invaders. Instead, inflammation is promoted and skin cells are on overdrive. When cell growth is increased, old skin cells pile up instead of flaking off, causing psoriasis to occur. Currently, most experts conclude that environmental, genetic and immunologic factors interact to cause the disease.
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What is psoriasis? Ultimately, a ramped-up, deregulated inflammatory process ensues with a large production of various cytokines (eg, tumor necrosis factor-α [TNF-α], interferon-gamma, interleukin-12). Many of the clinical features of psoriasis are explained by the large production of such mediators. Interestingly, elevated levels of TNF-α specifically are found to correlate with flares of psoriasis.
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Spehr C References: Journal of Thermodynamics & Catalysis Open Access Journal Patients with psoriasis should avoid injury to skin, including sunburn and other physical trauma, as these areas may develop psoriasis. The appearance of psoriatic lesions in previously uninvolved areas after irritation or trauma is known as the Köbner phenomenon. Patients with psoriasis should also, when feasible, avoid drugs known to worsen the problem (eg, chloroquine, beta-blockers, aspirin or other NSAIDs). They should also avoid alcohol to excess. An association has been made between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and moderate-to-severe psoriasis. What is related to treatment and what is related to psoriasis itself is still being studied. 
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A keratolytic product can help remove flaking skin. OTC options may contain salicylic acid, lactic acid, urea, or phenol.
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Education Center Kemp K The cause of psoriasis is unknown. The condition tends to run in families, so it may be passed on to children by parents. Psoriasis is related to a problem of new skin cells developing too quickly. Normally, skin cells are replaced every 28 to 30 days. In psoriasis, new cells grow and move to the surface of the skin every three to four days. The build up of old cells being replaced by new cells creates the hallmark silvery scales of psoriasis.
Scalp psoriasis is a common skin disorder that makes raised, reddish, often scaly patches. It can pop up as a single patch or several, and can even affect your entire scalp. It can also spread to your forehead, the back of your neck, or behind and inside your ears.
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Molluscum contagiosum When psoriasis appears on the scalp, it’s called scalp psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis is common among people with chronic plaque psoriasis. The American Academy of Dermatology notes it affects the scalp in at least 50 percent of people with chronic plaque psoriasis.
Methotrexate. Taken orally, methotrexate (Rheumatrex) helps psoriasis by decreasing the production of skin cells and suppressing inflammation. It may also slow the progression of psoriatic arthritis in some people. Methotrexate is generally well-tolerated in low doses but may cause upset stomach, loss of appetite and fatigue. When used for long periods, it can cause a number of serious side effects, including severe liver damage and decreased production of red and white blood cells and platelets.
Apremilast, an oral PDE4 inhibitor, has been studied in three Phase 3 studies. Two pivotal trials, ESTEEM 1 and ESTEEM 2, have reported significant improvement in scalp psoriasis.47 The studies included patients with moderate-to-very severe scalp psoriasis (ScPGA ≥3) at baseline. The study design included a 16-week placebo-controlled period in which patients were randomized to apremilast 30 mg twice daily or placebo. At 16 weeks, the percentage of patients who achieved an ScPGA score of 0 (clear) or 1 (minimal) was significantly greater in the apremilast group (46.5% versus 17.5% in ESTEEM 1; 40.9% versus 17.2% in ESTEEM 2; P<0.0001 for both).47 During the open-label period, all patients received apremilast 30 mg twice daily from week 16 to week 32. In those patients who received apremilast from baseline, 37.4% and 32.4% of patients achieved an ScPGA score of 0 or 1 (ESTEEM 1 and ESTEEM 2, respectively). Of the patients initially randomized to placebo who switched to apremilast at week 16, 43.6% and 50.7% achieved an improvement in ScPGA score to 0 or 1 at week 32 (ESTEEM 1 and ESTEEM 2, respectively). By the end of week 52, in all patients who were PASI responders, an ScPGA of 0 or 1 was maintained in 83.3% and 62.5% of patients receiving apremilast (ESTEEM 1 and ESTEEM 2, respectively) and in 64.1% and 53.3% of those initially started on placebo and receiving apremilast in the open-label period only (ESTEEM 1 and ESTEEM 2, respectively).47
Psoriasis often has a typical appearance that a primary care doctor can recognize, but it can be confused with other skin diseases (like eczema), so a dermatologist (skin doctor) is often the best doctor to diagnose it. The treatment of psoriasis usually depends on how much skin is affected, how bad the disease is (e.g., having many or painful skin patches), or the location (especially the face). Treatments range from creams and ointments applied to the affected areas to ultraviolet light therapy to drugs (such as methotrexate). Many people who have psoriasis also have serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression.
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The blotches on my face still came and went, and from time to time disappeared on my torso too, though I now believed it to be the cream that was making them go.
One out of 3 people with psoriasis reports having a relative with the disease. And researchers say that up to 10% of the general population may inherit one or more genes that predispose them to psoriasis, though only 2% to 3% of people with the gene actually develop the disease.
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Journal of Neuroinformatics and Neuroimaging Discovery Grants Ease Psoriatic Arthritis Pain Light therapy or topical treatments are often used when psoriasis is limited to a specific part of the body. However, doctors may prescribe oral or injectable drugs if the psoriasis is widespread or greatly affects your quality of life. Effective treatments are available, no matter where your psoriasis is located.
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Melski JW The latest class of FDA-approved medications are called biologics. These drugs, which you get by injection or IV, may keep your skin from making too many cells. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, seven biologics may work:
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