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Psoriasis -- FAQ's and Effective Treatment|
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~ Do you avoid going out in public without covering your skin?
~ Do you resist shaking hands with people? Tired of the embarrassing moments?
~ Do you encounter questions and stares when other notice your psoriasis?
Coping with psoriasis is often challenging but the more you know, the better you can deal with it. Hopefully, these frequently asked questions will help.
What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis [pronounced sore-EYE-ah-sis] is a noncontagious, lifelong skin disease. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. The most common form, plaque [plak] psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches or lesions covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells, called scale. In addition to its physical impact on your skin, psoriasis can also affect your emotional, psychological and social well-being. This visible and lifelong disease may change how you view yourself and interact with others.
Psoriasis is an immune-mediated, genetic disease manifesting in the skin and/or the joints. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. In plaque psoriasis, the most common type, patches of skin called "lesions" become inflamed and are covered by silvery white scale. Psoriasis can be limited to a few lesions or can involve moderate to large areas of skin. The severity of psoriasis can vary from person to person; however, for most people, psoriasis tends to be mild.
Is psoriasis contagious? No, psoriasis is not contagious. It is not something you can "catch" or "pass on." The psoriatic lesions may not look good, but they are not infections or open wounds. People with psoriasis pose no threat to the health or safety of others.
What causes psoriasis? No one knows exactly what causes psoriasis. Even though this skin condition is not contagious, it is believed to have a genetic component. Most researchers agree that the immune system is somehow mistakenly triggered, which speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells. A normal skin cell matures and falls off the body's surface in 28 to 30 days. But a psoriatic skin cell takes only three to four days to mature and move to the surface. Instead of falling off (shedding), the cells pile up and form the lesions.
Is there a cure for psoriasis? There is no medically recognized cure, but many different psoriasis treatments, both topical (on the skin) and systemic (throughout the body) can clear psoriasis for periods of time. People often need to try out different treatments before they find one that works for them.
What treatments are the best for me? The unpredictable nature of psoriasis makes treatment challenging for many people. A wide range of treatments is available. No single psoriasis treatment works for everyone, but something will work for most people. It is hard to predict what will work for a particular individual; however, it is important to be open-minded and willing to work with your doctor to find a treatment that will work for you. Holistically, it is believed that cleansing the liver may be helpful.
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