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Psoriatic Disease What you can do attach icon Call us now for an appointment at Show them The Inside Story of Psoriasis The cause of psoriasis is unknown but a number of risk factors are suspected. There seems to be a genetic predisposition to inheriting the illness, as psoriasis is often found in family members. Environmental factors may play a part in conjunction with the immune system. The triggers for psoriasis – what causes certain people to develop it – remain unknown.
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Products containing aloe vera or tea tree oil may help, but you should check first with a doctor to make sure they are safe. A dermatologist, the American Academy of Dermatology at http://www.AAD.org, and the National Psoriasis Foundation at http://www.psoriasis.org/home/ may be excellent sources of more information.
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Journal email. firstname.lastname@example.org news with benefits Register Now Less is More The pathogenesis of this disease is not completely understood. Multiple theories exist regarding triggers of the disease process including an infectious episode, traumatic insult, and stressful life event. In many patients, no obvious trigger exists at all. However, once triggered, there appears to be substantial leukocyte recruitment to the dermis and epidermis resulting in the characteristic psoriatic plaques.
Departments & Division Previous : Causes Treat sudden flares of psoriasis on the hands and feet promptly and carefully. In some cases, cracking, blisters and swelling accompany flares. Nail changes occur in up to 50 percent of people with psoriasis and at least 80 percent of people with psoriatic arthritis.
The condition onset usually occurs in people in their early twenties, however there is also a smaller peak onset between 55-60 years of age. Medical therapy Salicylic shampoos and other solutions can help with scales. Doctors can also prescribe high-potency steroids in the form of creams, gels, solutions, and foams. Creams can be greasy, so you may want to try the others on your scalp. It might help to put clobetasol foam, a corticosteroid, directly on damp skin. This is available in a prescription spray, too.
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Nat Genet. 1996; 14: 231-233 Topical retinoids. These are vitamin A derivatives that may decrease inflammation. The most common side effect is skin irritation. These medications may also increase sensitivity to sunlight, so while using the medication apply sunscreen before going outdoors.
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Preventative Health Children’s Health Additional reporting by George Vernadakis A GP can often diagnose psoriasis based on the appearance of your skin.
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