Sometimes, we just want that magic word cure to be true. However, at this time, there is no cure for Psoriasis. Psoriasis effects millions of Americans, including children, and it can impact their daily life in varying degrees. Not only can psoriasis be physically painful, but emotionally painful as well.
If you do not know, there are several types of psoriasis. It is an autoimmune disease, and is not contagious. Even though there are several types of psoriasis, most people suffer from plaque psoriasis, which causes red patches that have a white (silver) buildup of dead skins on the skin. These lesions are usually on the arms, legs and scalp, but can flare up anywhere on the body.
So how does one get rid of psoriasis? Probably, a better way to state it, would be, how does someone manage their psoriasis?
Even though the exact cause of psoriasis in still unknown, certain triggers can create flare ups. So if at all possible, it may be best to avoid stress, alcohol use, large amounts of animal fats in your diet and some prescribed medications such as beta blockers. Everyone's life has some stress, and using techniques such as yoga and meditation can help. Alcohol can increase the absorption of toxins and is best not to partake.. Diets rich in high-fiber, that include whole grains, fruits and vegetables can also be very helpful, as they help flush toxins from your system. Also depending on your circumstance, prescribed medications may be needed, so please consult with your health care physician on what is best for you.
Another way, is to re-nourish the skin on a daily basis. Too often, a doctor will prescribe a medication, that contains steroids, or cortisone, which after long term use, can have negative effects on the body. Also, many products available to consumers contain coal tar, which again, is not beneficial to your body.
Lastly, every person is different. There is no single product, diet, treatment that will work for everyone. Psoriasis is life-long, learn what your triggers are, improve your diet and use products that are safe. Just because one cream didn't work, does not mean there is not one that wouldn't work for you. When you try a product, read the ingredients, give it time to work and make sure it is guaranteed.