Important facts about Psoriasis Vulgaris
A skin condition causing a rapid build-up of cells on the skin.
Psoriasis is a serious problem with at least 100 million individuals affected worldwide.
- Diagnosed by a doctor
- Imaging or tests rarely required
- Long-term condition
Psoriasis vulgaris is a common skin condition in which an excessive growth of skin cells can form dry, scaly patches on the skin. This condition though not curable, can be treated with effective management. Dry and itchy skin are primary concerns which may be painful at times.
- Extremely dry and cracked skin
- Red and scaly patches on skin
- Nails that have dents or ridges
- Inflammation or stiffness in joints and tendons
A doctor can diagnose the condition after a skin examination. In some cases, a skin biopsy may be required.
Self-care: Maintain good personal hygiene and moisturize regularly to avoid dryness.
Topical creams: Corticosteroid-based ointments and moisturizing creams are often used to reduce itchiness and inflammation.
Medicines: Immunosuppressants and medicines such as methotrexate (Rheumatrex) may be prescribed and should be taken only as directed.
Phototherapy: Controlled exposure to sunlight or artificial UVA and UVB light may be used to slow down skin cell growth.
Specialists: Consulting a dermatologist is important and help you understand the condition and treatment options better. For a holistic treatment plan, join us at mfine today.