Psoriasis News

  1. Children may face higher psoriasis risk if mother smoked while pregnant

    A new study showes there is a higher risk for children to be born with psoriasis if the mother is smoking during pregnany.

     

    The full articlel can be read here

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  2. Find the Right Psoriasis Treatment for Your Symptoms

    How to Find the Right Psoriasis Treatment for Your Symptoms

     

    Light therapie or topical treatments, everybody reacts different to it. If you are reacting to the sun - so if your condition is getting better in summer you will have a very good chance that UVB- Light treatment with 311nm UVB light will help you.

    If you have only little spots - you might just be better off with cream. But you have to try it out for yourself.

    What yout try first is up to you and usually depends on the severity of your symptoms. That can be gauged by measuring the body surface area (BSA) that your symptoms affect or by scoring your symptoms on the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI), Saakshi

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  3. Does Light Therapy Help Psoriatic Arthritis

    UV light treatment is a safe and effective treatment for psoriasis, and it may also help psoriatic arthritis says Jami Miller, MD, assistant professor of medicine and dermatology, and supervisor of the phototherapy clinic, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. There are various types of UVB light treatment available for Psoriasis and Vitilgo. The safest has been in trials the UVB narrowband Therapie. In some cased it had to be upgraded to PUVA but this is rare. There is still some resistance to the treatment as they think it is not safe. But if you are aware of the guidelines it can be a great help even with children to get the skin condition under control. People will take differently to the treatment

     

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  4. Various types of psoriasis

    There are different types of psoriaisis

     

    Psoriasis appears in different forms , including plaque psoriasis (telltale thick, silvery scales) and erythrodermic psoriasis  (reddens and becomes itchy and painful). 

    Plaque psoriasis normally shows on the elbows, knees or scalp, but it can appear on any part of the body. It tends to wax and wane at different times. Some people only will develop lesions on just a few skin surfaces while others will have the lesions across their bodies.

    Erythrodermic psoriasis is the rarest typ , but it can result in a medical emergency especially for people with cardiac disease. This severe form of psoriasis can cause swelling from fluid retention and infection, increasing the risk of pneumonia and congestive heart failure.

    It can also cause skin on most areas of the body to turn bright red and become itchy and painful. The skin sometimes

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