About a million people are affected by psoriasis in Spain. This disease does not understand age, reaching a very negative impact on the lives of patients. Flare-ups can appear for weeks or months that subside, and sometimes even go into remission. Also, lifestyle habits can be incorporated that help to relieve symptoms and be able to live better with psoriasis.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a long-lasting skin disease that causes redness, silvery scales, and irritation of the skin . Depending on the form it presents, we can find different types of psoriasis. The pustular psoriasis , located around the fingernails and toenails. And seborrheic psoriasis that causes scales to form.
How do we know the symptoms of psoriasis?
It presents as a monomorphic, symmetrical eruption, whose elemental lesion is very characteristic. These are the symptoms of psoriasis:
Irritated, red, and scaly skin.
Genital injuries in men.
Abundant dandruff on the scalp.
What are its main causes?
This disease cannot be transmitted to other people because it is not contagious, anyone can have it. Its appearance begins from the age of 15, and also, as it ages or is transmitted from parents to children. Here are some of the factors that can cause a psoriasis attack:
Some medications, for example antimalarials, beta-blockers, and lithium.
Bacterial or viral infections.
Injury to the skin, such as cuts, burns, insect bites …
medicines, for example antimalarials, beta-blockers and lithium.
How can we treat psoriasis?
Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are a number of treatment options that can help keep symptoms under control. Currently there is no common treatment that has beneficial results, so the opinion of an expert to help treat the disease should always be consulted. Here are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs to treat mild to moderate psoriasis:
Vitamin D analogues.