Psoriasis is a skin condition which causes a build up of cells on the surface of the skin due to the cells dying at a much faster rate than they do on someone who is psoriasis free and is nearly always genetic. In my case it was passed down from my mothers side of the family. My Mum didn't have it but her youngest sister who was 17 years older than me got it about 15 to 20 years after I did, meaning she got it late in life but she didn't get psoriatic arthritis. Although there are times when you may not notice any symptoms psoriasis is a long term condition which is always present. Symptoms sometimes go into remission. For some, this disease is nothing more than a nuisance. For others though, it can be debilitating especially when, if like me, you end up with psoriatic arthritis.
Although the cause of this skin condition is not known, it is believed to be an issue with your immune system and the way it responds to the environment. Genetic susceptibility also plays a role in this. T cells within the body are designed to fight off bacteria, viruses and other foreign substances. Those of us who suffer from psoriasis have T cells which attack healthy skin cells also. Certain triggers may set off an outbreak. These triggers vary greatly and include cold weather, a cut, scrape or bug bite and stress among other things.
When your doctor diagnoses you with psoriasis, topical treatments may be recommended. Topical retinoids, synthetic vitamin D and a medication known as Anthralin are options that should be discussed. Other psoriasis treatment options include salicylic acid, calcineurin inhibitors and coal tar. Moisturizers may be prescribed, but these will only treat the symptoms rather than the underlying cause. Various methods of light therapy may be used along with oral and injected medications. Which ones your doctor recommends will depend on a number of factors. The problem occurs when you develop side effects from these treatment options or your body becomes resistant to them. It was for this reason that I started looking for other solutions and after many trials the best way to say goodbye to psoriasis is by using a natural treatment.
When a psoriasis cream is prescribed, you may find that the side effects are unbearable. With long term use of topical corticosteroids, the skin may begin to thin and you may become resistant to treatment. With Anthralin, the skin may become irritated and it also stains anything it comes into contact with. Vitamin D analogues may also irritate the skin and, as mentioned above, moisturizers only treat the symptoms rather than provide a cure to stop the dry, itchy skin and scales from reappearing. For this reason, many are looking for an alternative treatment that cannot be provided by a doctor or pharmacy.
If you are looking for a psoriasis cure there is no good news. Psoriasis does not have a cure, however I did discover an easy to apply treatment called Psoriaway that did a great job but unfortunately it was taken off the market and is no longer available. I had a chat to a local chemist and he has mixed me up a mild tar based ointment that does not cause any irritation and has no side effects. This cream not only controls the psoriasis, but it also provides relief from irritation when I need it most. If you choose a natural cure, you can rest assured knowing that you will be taking care of this problem without creating new ones to replace it. The scaling skin and itching can be a thing of the past and your skin can be smooth and soft again. For an effective psoriasis treatment, go natural. It is one move you won't regret once you see how well certain natural creams work.