With August being National Psoriasis Awareness Month, there’s no better time to bring awareness to the condition that affects over 125 million individuals worldwide. Whether or not you personally struggle with the disease, the odds are you know someone who does. That’s why on this week’s blog, TriDerma is bringing you everything you need to know about psoriasis, including what it is, who is at risk and the best treatments options available.
What is it?
Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, is caused by an overactive immune system and is the most common autoimmune disease in the U.S. This immune system disorder causes skin cells to multiply at ten times the normal speed, causing red patches covered by white scales to form on the skin. Psoriasis flare-ups are most commonly seen on the scalp, knees, elbows, and back. Psoriasis symptoms commonly heal and flare-up again throughout a person’s life.
Who is at risk?
Psoriasis is a complex condition that does not have a clear cause for all people. However, researchers believe that there are both genetic and environmental factors that lead to psoriasis. The environmental triggers are not universal but common triggers can be stress, injury to skin, specific medications, infection and diet. Inheriting the gene doesn’t mean you will develop the condition, but it puts you at greater risk of activating a flare-up.
How can it be treated?
Since psoriasis is a chronic skin, there is no treatment that will get rid of it entirely. Instead, treatment methods are focused on fast relief and minimizing future flare-ups. TriDerma has two specialized products to promote fast healing and reduce pesky flares for those with psoriasis. For those in need of quick relief, TriDerma’s Psoriasis Control cream is the perfect, natural and non-greasy product for the job! This powerful product soothes irritated skin and reduces pain, swelling, and itching associated with psoriasis. For symptoms manifested on the scalp, TriDerma also has a Psoriasis Control Shampoo that combines their AP4 Aloe Vera Complex, vitamins and essential botanicals to improve the look of a dry, scaly scalp.
Psoriasis flare-ups can be frustrating and painful, which is why it’s important to educate yourself on the condition and its treatments. For more skincare tips and healing products, visit TriDerma online at triderma.com or call us at (800) 279-7282.