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Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, and scaly patches to appear on the skin. Psoriasis typically affects areas such as, the outside of the elbows, knees, or scalp, but can appear on any location. Many have reported that Psoriasis brings uncomfortable itching, and a burning or stinging sensation. Psoriasis can also be associated with other serious health conditions, such as heart disease, depression, and diabetes.
While doctors and scientists are still investigating the exact cause of Psoriasis, they do know that the immune system and genetics play major roles in its development. In fact, scientists are still examining types of DNA samples in large families who have Psoriasis. Usually, there needs to be a "trigger" for psoriasis to flare up. The skin cells in people who have Psoriasis grow at an abnormally fast rate, which leads to the buildup of psoriasis lesions.
Psoriasis triggers are not universal. What may cause one person's psoriasis to become active, may not affect another. Examples of Psoriasis triggers include: stress, skin injuries, certain medications, infections - or anything that affects the Immune System, allergies, diet, and even the weather.
Psoriasis does not discriminate between gender or race, and often develops between the ages of 15 to 35. Psoriasis can develop at any age, and approximately 10 to 15 percent of those with Psoriasis develop it before the age of 10. Though rare, infants have also been known to develop Psoriasis.
Psoriasis can be mild, moderate or severe. The treatment options will depend on how severe the Psoriasis is. Severity is based on how much of the body is affected by the disease. The entire hand - including the palm, fingers and thumb - is equal to one percent of the body surface area. Determining the severity of Psoriasis is quite simple. Mild Psoriasis covers less than 3 percent of the body. Moderate Psoriasis covers between 3 and 10 percent of the body. Severe Psoriasis covers more than 10 percent of the body.
Here at Mountainside Medical, we offer a wide variety of creams, lotions, and other treatment supplies that can help reduce the uncomfortable effects of Psoriasis.
Oxipor VHC Psoriasis Coal Tar Treatment Lotion will help you temporarily control to psoriasis symptoms. Made with 2% coal tar solution, this psoriasis lotion slows the rapid overgrowth of skin cells that cause this condition. Oxipor has shown to restore skin to its natural appearance and comes in a 1.9oz bottle.
Anti-oxidant infused Dermarest Psoriasis Medicated Moisturizer is designed to relieve and prevent the recurrence of psoriasis flair ups, including: itching, irritation, redness, flaking, and scaling. This moisturizing treatment is made with a unique Zinc PCA complex, salicylic acid, and antioxidants that soothes the skin and restores moisture.
MG217 Medicated Coal Tar Psoriasis Ointment is a uniquely designed coal tar formula that treats and prevents your skin from experiencing itchiness due to eczema, psoriasis, and scaling. In a non-greasy, 8oz tube, this formula stops itching and scaling from occurring, helps prevent future irritations, locks in skin's natural moisture, and relieves redness.
Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment by Perrigo is used to reduce the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. This topical ointment is used to specifically treat the inflammation caused by allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.
Summers Labs Cutar Emulsion Skin Care offers a medicated formula that provides a fast relief to irritated skin. Dermatologist recommended, this can be used as a body lotion or a therapeutic bath soak to relieve irritation and inflammation from dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.
Here at Mountainside Medical, we offer a wide variety of creams, lotions, and other treatment supplies for Psoriasis. Please visit our website at www.mountainside-medical.com or call 1-888-687-4334 to speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly specialists for more information.