What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious skin disease which results in thickened plaques and scaly skin. The dry, silvery-white flakes typically appear on the elbows, knees, and scalp, though can also present elsewhere, and comprise a broad spectrum of affectations from mild, localised patches to thick plaques covering large areas of the body.
It is not atypical for psoriasis to suddenly clear up over extended periods of time only to reappear, seemingly without provocation. Certain circumstances can induce psoriasis flare ups with many people reporting symptoms worsening during cold winter months.
The exact cause of psoriasis remains a medical mystery, but experts believe it can be caused by a combination of several elements, from hereditary predisposition to environmental factors. It is typical for psoriasis patients to exist in the same family. Deficiency or abnormal function of the immune system is linked to this disease due to its effect on the body’s control over inflammation. It is possible that certain medications with beta-blockers can aggravate and even trigger psoriasis. You can safely address your psoriasis with topical treatment to reduce the irritating and often painful manifestations of this skin condition.
Ways to Treat Your Psoriasis
Psoriasis is incurable and is considered to be a long-term and chronic inflammatory skin condition. The course of treatment is variable, but most psoriasis sufferers see improvement with topical psoriasis therapy and systemic treatment with the use of oral or injected medications.
Pharmacy To My Door can help bring you much needed relief from the unpleasant manifestations of Psoriasis with treatment options which include prescribing suitable medications. Please fill out our online enquiry form to receive a call back from a pharmacist who can offer you a booking time for a private consultation. Consultations, for your comfort and protection, can be conducted by phone or in person at our Shipston-on-Stour location.