Stacy London was diagnosed with Psoriasis when she was just 4 years old. She was almost entirely covered in red patches by the age of 11. Her scalp was affected. It made her completely insecure. She shares her experiences in the video. Psoriasis is not an infection. It is caused due to disturbed immune system.
Common myths about psoriasis are - it is contagious, it results due to dirty skin, it is easy to diagnose, all doctors can treat it, it goes away quickly, there is no treatment about psoriasis. Consult a right doctor to know treatment options that are right for you in case you or any related member has psoriasis or shows similar symptoms.
These doctors discuss Kim's skin condition - psoriasis. She was diagnosed with psoriasis in 2010 and she once mentioned that she took injections to control inflammations and manage the condition. Dr. Sonia Batra explains psoriasis briefly. Psoriasis cannot be cured, it can only be managed. Psoriasis causes immune rashes on the body.
Dr. Mark Goodfield discusses psoriasis in this video. It is a complex disorder. It can be found in a number of family memers and evidence shows some level of genetic connection. He throws light on diagnosis and treatment options, and ways to alleviate the symptoms of the disease. The disease cannot be cured. It can only be managed.
Many people use topical medications and over the counter medicines to treat psoriasis. These medicines may not target the underlying mechanism of psoriasis. Immune suppressants and biologics are generally used to treat psoriasis. Both classes of these drugs have their own benefits and side effects. Doctors and researchers believe that biologics are better and have lesser side effects than immunosuppresants.
Dr. Donald DeFabio discusses natural treatment options for psoriasis with Dr. John Pagano. Dr. Pagano is a chiropractic physician and he explains the effect of nightshades, sunlight and diet among various other things. Dr. Pagano shares some interesting case stories in the end.
This is a great animation video showing how psoriasis spreads. The disease was first discovered accidentally in the late 90s when scientists noticed that immunosupprssive drug cyclosporin can improve skin condition. Watch out the video to know about potential molecules that are/might be used for psoriasis including some that are in clinical stages.
Psoriasis is a common disease. More than 7.5 million Americans experience psoriasis at some time. It is an autoimmune disease in which skin creates more skin cells than it destroys. This overproduction of skin cells creates silvery and white patches at several locations particualrly at elbows, knees, arms, scalp, torso, trunks etc. The video explains various types of psoriasis and available treatment options.
Watch out this story of Richard who has psoriasis. He has tried several treatment options. His doctor suggests that the objective of the treatment is to relieve symptoms and improve functions of the skin and the joints and ensure that the patient can lead as normal a life as possible. There are different treatment ways as discussed in the video including topical treatments, light therapies etc.
The video includes care tips from dermatologists for psoriasis. Some of them are avoid injuries of the skin, avoid sunburns, and treat it well on time. Do not delay the treatment. Avoid scratching as it can worsen the condition. Instead, use other techniques and medication to alleviate itching. Moisturisers can be helpful.