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Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Psoriasis affects 2% of  the population in the UK. It usually begins between the ages of 11 and 45. Psoriasis often runs in families and one-third of people with psoriasis have a close relative with it. The condition is not infectious but it can look quite dramatic in people who are severely affected over the whole of their body.

Psoriasis causes flaky, red patches on the skin. They can look shiny and cause itching or burning. They can be anywhere on the body but are more commonly found common on the elbows, knees and the lower back.

The cause of Psoriasis is some of the body’s antibodies attack skin cells by mistake, causing them to reproduce too quickly and build up on the skin. Certain things may aggravate the condition and make the symptoms worse. These include alcohol, smoking and some medicines, such as anti-inflammatory and beta-blockers (used to treat heart problems). Some women have increased break outs of the condition during pregnancy which can disappear once the pregnancy is over.

Treatments

Treatments can reduce the patches depending on their severity. They include:

Creams containing vitamin D or vitamin A

Steroid creams

Tar preparations

Ultraviolet light treatment

Medication taken by mouth or injection

Most people are treated by their GP, but in severe cases they are referred to a dermatologist (skin specialist). There are also a number of specialist clinics where you can pay privately for treatment.

 



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