Psoriasis care is intended to reach 2 main objectives:
– Treat psoriasis symptoms by removing scales and plaques
– Treat the underlying causes of psoriasis so as to reduce inflammation and appearance and severity of symptoms
In general, the psoriasis treatment method can be divided into 4 categories:
1. Topical application
2. Light therapy
3. Systemic application
4. Diet / Exercise Intervention
1. Topical application
Various topical drugs exist in the form of cream and lotion for psoriasis treatment of lighter cases. As a case of psoriasis deteriorated, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage plaque and scales through topical drugs, especially when they appear on a large percentage of the body.
However, there are several topical psoriasis treatment options that are worth studying.
Moisturizing Creams: These creams and ointments can be useful in reducing dryness, peeling and peeling psoriasis plaques even though they don’t treat placards themselves.
Salicylic acid: This common cream counter is widely used as acne drugs because it is promoting its skin. This drug is available in cream and shampoo for those who have psoriasis scalp.
Calcineurin Inhibitors: This drug class has so far only approved to treat atopic dermatitis. However, they showed promises as a choice of psoriasis treatment based on the ability they consider to disrupt the activation-T-cell, which calculates inflammation and plaque formation. Calcineurin inhibitors show certain promises in caring for fine skin areas such as those near eyes, where other treatments are considered too risky use. This requires specific doctor’s approval and is not intended for long-term use because of its carcinogenic potential.
Coal tar: This is a very long psoriasis treatment whose action mechanism has not been fully explained. Coal tar Citbs itchy, scaling and inflammation and have several side effects recorded. However, it creates chaos, clothing stains and has a strong odor.
Corticosteroids: This immunosuppressant drug class is widely prescribed for the treatment of psoriasis on light and moderate instances. Corticosteroids act to slow down the cycle of skin cell updates that help reduce inflammation and itching. These drugs are reduced by violence with prolonged use and are generally used during flare-ups. Corticosteroids vary in potential and prescribed based on cases per case.
Anthralin: The treatment of psoriasis is considered to work by normalizing DNA activities on skin cells. It can be used to transfer scale and smoothening skin even though all stains are in contact with inserting the skin. Can be found with the name Dritho-Scalp.
Vitamin D analog: This synthesized compound is similar to vitamin D in a chemical structure. They are usually applied as topical psoriasis treatments and are often used in combination with other therapies to treat cases of psoriasis mild to moderate.
Retinoid: This is an estimated vitamin A compound that is considered to have the effect of normalization in skin cell DNA and reduce inflammation. However, they usually cause skin irritation.
2. Phototherapy (light therapy)
Phototherapy is a psoriasis treatment that uses the amount of light measured, natural or artificial, to reduce scales, plaque formation and inflammation.
Natural sunlight describes patient radiation to UV (ultraviolet) but must be taken in little by little or symptoms can deteriorate than improving.
There are several help lamp treatments available too.
UVB Light Therapy: Also called Broadband UVB Phototherapy, this procedure involves exposure to UVB rays from artificial light sources to treat psoriasis plaque
Anvb UVB Therapy: Pretty new psoriasis treatment, UVB Narrowband therapy may be more efficacious than Broadband UVB therapy but also brings a risk of a more severe impact on the skin.