Psoriasis on the hands and palms

Psoriasis on the hands is one of the serious autoimmune diseases having skin manifestations. If psoriasis is not treated, it can later affect the joints. Most often the disease manifests itself at 15-35 years of age and also after 60…

Genital psoriasis

Genital psoriasis causes serious discomfort, soreness and very unpleasant sensations. Unfortunately, patients decide to seek help from a doctor when the disease turns into severe form. Symptoms of genital psoriasis Genital psoriasis is not a separate disease – it is…

Sunbathing with psoriasis

Psoriasis usually retreats more quickly during the summer period. Most often, this is caused by beneficial effects of sea water, air and sun. In summer, the condition of patient’s skin noticeably improves since the influence of ultraviolet rays suppresses the…

What tests are used to diagnose psoriasis?

The diagnosis is made by dermatologist or therapist. Patients are often concerned about the tests which they need to take for making correct diagnosis for psoriasis. Psoriasis refers to a group of autoimmune non-communicable pathologies. It is not transmitted through…

Psoriasis during pregnancy

Pregnancy may contribute to the development of new diseases and aggravation of the existing ones. One of them is psoriasis during pregnancy, which can develop against the background of hormonal changes in woman’s body. The mechanism of changing the condition…

What are the differences between eczema and psoriasis?

Psoriasis and eczema are related to the type of diseases known to humanity since ancient times. The etiology of their occurrence is not fully understood, but in all cases negative symptoms may appear as a result of certain genetic factors…

Psoriasis on the elbows

Psoriasis is a serious pathology and its main feature is incurability. Therapy is always aimed at alleviating the symptoms and overall improvement of patient’s condition. One of the most common types of this disease is psoriasis on the elbows. Most…

Is psoriasis hereditary

Alphos, or psoriasis, refers to the class of severe chronic diseases having autoimmune nature. The peculiarity of psoriasis is in the fact that despite the many years of efforts of best scientists and doctors, the causes of the disease have…

Psoriasis around eyes

Psoriasis around eyes is a rare form of this disease. The pathological process can affect the skin of the eyelids, the area around the eyes and under the eyebrows, as well as the eyeball, conjunctiva and iris (psoriatic arthritis eyes).…

Laser treatment for psoriasis

Unfortunately, there are no ways to completely get rid of psoriasis. Modern therapy methods, including laser treatment, have proven to be very effective. Laser rays effectively relieve negative symptoms of the disease returning the patient to normal daily life. Methods…

Psoriasis in children: types, treatment and photos

Psoriasis in children is a common disease. The causes of this pathology are similar to the factors that cause the disease in adults. However, the symptoms in children and the treatment are somewhat different. The dermis cells of a healthy…

Psoriasis on the neck – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Psoriasis on the neck and scalp often occurs simultaneously. The reasons for this condition have not yet been revealed. There may be such varieties of pathology as teardrop, seborrhoeic and pustular (with generalized form of the disease) psoriasis on the…

Psoriasis and alcohol

Psoriasis and alcohol are incompatible. Clinical studies have confirmed that alcohol consumption negatively affects the course of the disease. Alcohol is toxic and adversely affects the biochemical processes in the human body. The effect of alcohol on the disease When…

Psoriasis of the liver – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

The course of psoriasis is accompanied by a metabolic disorder and severe intoxication. The main impact is taken by the organs of the excretory system, which leads to their continuous damage and the development of severe pathologies. For this reason,…

Psoriasis and tattoos

Tattoos have gained popularity during the last decade, and both the younger generation and adults are under their influence. If everything is clear with the healthy skin – there are no special contraindications, then how to be those who have…

Psoriasis on the eyelids – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Psoriasis on the eyelids is a chronic inflammatory and proliferative condition with an autoimmune background. The most characteristic for a histopathological picture is excessive accelerated keratosis with red papules covered with silvery-white scales. Symptoms Typical symptoms of psoriasis are inflammatory…

Psoriasis on knees – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Localization of psoriatic rashes on the knees is equally common in adults and children. It can appear in the period of exacerbation or take the form of plaques. Psoriasis on the knees is often complicated by cracks and secondary infections.…

Psoriasis on the scrotum – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

To indicate psoriatic rashes in the genital area, including the skin of the scrotum, doctors use the general term – inguinal psoriasis. In men, this chronic pathology most often develops in the age intervals of 27-30 and 53-66 years. Before…

Psoriasis on legs – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Psoriasis on the legs takes various forms. The disease is manifested by the formation of papules and plaques on the hips, legs or feet. Leg injury can be of an isolated nature, and is characterized by a wavy course with…

Stress and psoriasis

Nervous stress is one of the trigger mechanisms that provoke an escalation and even a primary development of psoriasis. Studies in 117 patients showed that in 40% of them the disease manifested itself as a result of psychological trauma or…

Apple cider vinegar for psoriasis

Apple cider vinegar is one of the popular folk remedies for psoriasis. Natural vinegar has a beneficial effect on the skin and has a soothing effect. It disinfects damaged areas, removes toxins, eliminates itching and burning. It reduces painful sensations…

10 Home Remedies for Psoriasis

According to Stefen Weiss, MD at Weiss Skin Institute, there is not much scientific evidence to prove that home treatment of psoriasis works. However, some measure may help recover their appearance and feel of damaged skin and you may find…

Adverse effects of Infliximab

Similar to any other drug, this one also shows some side effects if taken regularly. Some users even discontinue the use of infliximab because of its side effects. Apart from common side effects like headache and rashes, some infusion-related problems…

Human embryonic stem cells for Psoriasis treatment

Those who don’t know anything about human embryonic stem cells, the name itself give some clues. As the cells are derived from Embryos, they are called embryonic cells. Usually they are collected from vitro fertilization procedure and not directly from…

Clinical Implications of Cyclooxygenase Enzymes

Have you ever heard of Professor John Van? He was awarded prestigious Nobel Prize for explaining the working of NSAIDs like Aspirin. He studied the blockage of enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX-1) and it’s after effects due to the usage of Non-steroidal…

AAP issues advice on managing fevers in children

Fever in children is quite common and it creates more troubles for kid’s parents than kids. As per the repot “Fever and Antipyretic Use in Children” given by AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), fever is the primary reason for visiting…

Black Death’s Gene Code Cracked

Scientists finally decoded the genome of the bacteria that caused the plague. In the 14th century, people used to scare just by hearing the word plague itself. Bubonic Plague bacterium which causes plague kills more than three thousand people per year…

Papulosquamous Disorders

Papulosquamous disorders are a collection of skin infections with common symptoms like papules and scales. In some cases only papules are present whereas in some cases scales are present but in most of the cases scaly papules are present. Psoriasis…

Stasis Papillomatosis

Most of the times, we ignore papules even though they cause some discomfort. Do you know that papules are common symptoms for several deadly diseases? Papules can be of any size (up to 1cms) and they may appear as a…

Understanding Psoriasis – What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic disease of skin that results in thick, white, red or silver patches on the skin due to quick growth of the skin cells. The normal skin cells grow slowly and then tend to flake off within…

Pustular Psoriasis – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Pustular psoriasis is a rare form of psoriasis. It appears as well demarcated, raisedbumps surrounded by reddish area. These raised projections are filled with white and thick fluid composed of white cells known as pus. Under and around these projections,…

Psoriatic Arthritis – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Psoriatic arthritis is a kind of inflammatory arthritis that affects the people suffering from skin disease known as psoriasis. Psoriasis is characterized by fiery red and dry scales on the affected skin and nail abnormalities. Normally, people are diagnosed with…

Guttate Psoriasis – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

‘Guttate’ is taken from the Latin language word ‘gutta’ which means drop. This is one of the forms of psoriasis that is characterized by tiny salmon-pink coloured drops on the affected skin. Guttate psoriasis also exhibits scales as one in…

Scalp Psoriasis – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

The skin disorder that is characterized by raised, scaly and reddish patches on the entire scalp. The lesion can appear just as a single patch on the small area of the scalp or can spread to the entire area of…

Nail Psoriasis – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Psoriasis is a skin disorder which is characterized by fiery red and dry scales on the affected skin and nail abnormalities. Psoriasis can affect toe nails or finger nails thus causing thickening, pitting and irregular contouring of the nails.Nail psoriasis…

Causes of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease characterized by thickening, inflammation as well as flaking of skin. It is a chronic disease that occurs in adults. There is no single cause identified by the researchers for occurrence of psoriasis but it is…

Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that results in dry, flaky, inflamed white to silver patches on skin. It occurs in age group of 15-35 years. It is characterised by the following signs and symptoms: The psoriatic signs and symptoms…

Treatment and Medications for Psoriasis

Usually psoriasis is not completely curable but it can be controlled to lower the severity. There are several often used means of treatment that include shampoos, ultraviolet light, or medicines as per the doctor’s recommendations. The basis of the treatment…

Prevention of Psoriasis

Most of the cases of psoriasis are mid that can be prevented with appropriate skin care. Various skin care home measures can help in prevention or control of psoriasis. Following are some tips one should prefer to prevent psoriasis: Useof…