Psoriasis Treatments

Psoriasis Treatments

Psoriasis is a very common autoimmune disorder that affects the skin. People who suffer from psoriasis tend to have red, patchy, and flaky patches of skin that can become very uncomfortable and unsightly. Psoriasis is a long-term condition that currently has no cure. Treatments are aimed at minimizing symptoms and improving the quality of life for the affected person. While no cure exists, stem cell therapy has been touted as a powerful and effective treatment for those suffering from psoriasis. One day, it may even point scientists in the right direction for a cure.

 

           Psoriasis patients tend to go through periods of flare-ups and periods of remission. While symptoms may vary from person to person during flare-ups, some common symptoms are present across most patients. These symptoms include red patches of skin covered with silvery scales, dry cracked skin that may bleed or itch, itching, burning, and soreness throughout the body, thickened, pitted, or ridged nails, and swollen and stiff joints. Some people may experience psoriasis only in small areas on their bodies. While other people may experience large areas of psoriasis. In most patients, the areas most commonly affected are the lower back, elbows, knees, legs, soles of feet, scalp, face, and palms. 

           While there are many different kinds of psoriasis, certain treatments tend to work for multiple types. Corticosteroids are the most commonly prescribed medication for psoriasis sufferers. These steroids can help to reduce inflammation and thus reduce irritation in the affected area. Corticosteroids can thin the skin over time, so it is important to use them with care. In addition, if they are used too much, they may begin to lose their effectiveness. Synthetic forms of vitamin D, retinoid, and salicylic acid among other medications are also helpful in treating psoriasis flare-ups.

 

           Light therapy and oral medications have also been shown to help those suffering from psoriasis. In many cases, patients must try a multitude of treatments before finding what works best for their specific situation. In recent years, stem cell therapy has been tested on patients suffering from psoriasis. Many of these patients offer positive testimonials stating that stem cell therapy helped them go into remission. There is hope that stem cell therapy can help patients to stay in remission for longer periods, or even indefinitely in the future.

 

           Psoriasis can be a very difficult condition to live with. In addition to feeling uncomfortable physically, many patients report feeling embarrassed about the way their skin looks when in public. There are treatments out there that help patients with their symptoms. However, there is no cure. While these treatments help to minimize the effects of psoriasis, patients still live a diminished quality of life. Stem cell therapy has shown a lot of promise for patients of psoriasis. In addition to minimizing symptoms, it helps patients to stay in a state of remission for longer. Hopefully, as more research is conducted on stem cell therapy, stem cells will offer a clue to a cure for psoriasis. 

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