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Understanding Psoriasis

Understanding Psoriasis
By TriDerma Admin August 11, 2015 5 comments

Unless you yourself or a close family member have been diagnosed with psoriasis, you probably haven’t heard much about the skin disease. Truth be told, it’s actually a fairly common problem, affecting over 7 million people in the United States including superstars Kim Kardashian and LeAnn Rimes, who have battled psoriasis for years. Psoriasis can affect anyone, though most often adults, and can be hereditary. Causing scaling and inflammation, psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where cell turnover, which typically lasts about a month, is expedited to just a few days. When the cells rise too fast, they pile up on the surface, causing the redness and irritation most commonly associated with the skin disease. Patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales form in the affected areas, usually the elbows, knees, other parts of the legs, the scalp, lower back, face, palms, and soles of the feet, but sometimes in more unusual places like the fingernails, genitals, toenails, and even inside the mouth.

With August being National Psoriasis Month, it’s important to understand not only what causes the skin disease, but the varying levels of severity, and of course, treatment options. While the condition begins in the immune system usually dealing with T cells, not everyone suffering from the condition experiences the same symptoms and distress. Because T cells protect the body, when they’re put into action by mistake, as experienced in psoriasis, they trigger other immune responses that lead to swelling and expedited cell turnover. Those suffering from psoriasis can experience good and bad days, but factors like infection, stress, changes in weather and certain medicines can play into whether the skin gets worse.

How much of the body affected determines the severity of an individual’s psoriasis. Sufferers may experience the condition’s irritating symptoms in multiple places, but the levels of psoriasis are broken down into mild, moderate and severe classifications of covering less than 3 percent of the body, covering 3 to 10 percent of the body and covering more than 10 percent of the body respectively. Symptoms that affect more important areas of the body, say the hands or feet, can also be treated as severe simply for how they affect a person’s everyday quality of life.

Treatment is determined, in part, based on the level of severity each sufferer is experiencing. Topical treatments, such as over­the­counter creams or shampoos are suggested to aid those with mild psoriasis, while moderate to severe psoriasis treatments can involve a number of strategies. TriDerma’s skin­healing line for psoriasiscan be the perfect start for those with mild symptoms. Psoriasis Control, a non­greasy cream for the face, scalp and body helps with everyday use and prevents flare ups, and Psoriasis Control Shampoo, which provides fast relief for itchy scalp and controls scaly buildup, are two prime examples of affordable, over­the­counter care. For those suffering with moderate and severe psoriasis, doctors can prescribe light therapy or systemic treatment to keep the condition tolerable and under control.

Faye Brown February 8, 2018 at 11:40 AM
Hi. Thank you for the information. I have a severe case of something that has been spreading from my ears, to neck, to back, to chest, to arm, hands, and shoulders. I have not seen a doctor about it yet, but after looking online I think that it is either psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. I bought and have been using the TriDerma Psoriasis Control since last night, and it has already helped a LOT. It is the first product I've bought, that has made an improvement in my condition. Thank you!!!!
Danielle March 14, 2018 at 5:06 PM
Hi Faye, I have a mild case of psoriasis and I saw your comment about how it helped you overnight, and this comment was a month ago, so I’m wondering if over a span of a month if it’s cleared away at all?
Geraldine Henderson May 7, 2018 at 11:40 AM
I have psoriasis on my hands. It all started with the gloves I was wearing at work. Apparently, I because allergic to the gloves. Been scratching the itch which has caused foscomkratkons and dry scaly skin. I just want immediate relief.
Harry hudlow September 8, 2018 at 4:09 PM
Hello,
I have used the triderma psoriasis lotion for over a month with a lot of relief.
I actually had some success by itself, then adding rapid clear neutropenia helped
Clear it up almost totally. I still will use both of these products even if it slowes down. I have had this condition for years. Your product is the first thing that has
Really worked. Thank you.
TriDerma September 11, 2018 at 10:44 AM
Thank you for sharing Harry! We are so happy to hear that our product has helped you.