Psoriasis is a skin disease of unknown origin. It usually occurs between fifteen and thirty five years, and is characterized by emerging in times of stress or lowering of defenses, which is associated with psychosomatic causes. The most frequent manifestations occur in the scalp, nails, elbows and folds of the skin, but it can also extend across the forehead, arms, legs, and in general anywhere in the body.
Psoriasis is a disease particularly unsightly and uncomfortable. Normally this is a peeling, sometimes with inflammation and itching. When the outbreak disappears skin regains its normal appearance and it re-grows beautiful. Nevertheless, other types of psoriasis, such as arthritis or postulates, are more extensive and troublesome and they can cover the entire body.
Psoriasis is a chronic disease. There are treatments that symptoms subside, but for now we cannot hope to cure it permanently. The patient with psoriasis should assume that in moments of weakness, stress or depression the outbreak will reappear.
Mild cases are treated with topical medications such as antibiotics, cortisone, lubricants, moisturizers, which are not always effective, and in some cases such as cortisone have major contraindications.
Psoriasis is not contagious. It extends by the body during an outbreak, but not spread to others.
The symptoms of psoriasis should be treated topically with anti-inflammatory, emollient, moisturizing, regenerative and soothing. It is always preferable to use natural ointments, as chemical agents often have contra-indications, and on the other hand the body, the skin, noticing others, tends to defend or get used and eventually chemical agents stop working.
Good food, high defenses, and the elimination of toxins are fundamental in the prevention of psoriasis. A diet rich in minerals, vitamins and amino acids is the basis of health.