What is Psoriasis, and can it be cured? Psoriasis in a nasty skin irritation that is passed through your families DNA, it is generally noticed due to irritating itching and there are five known types.
One type of Psoriasis is Psoriatic Arthritis, which is the inflammation of joints. Plaque Psoriasis is the most common with symptoms of red raised areas and white flakes. The next type is Guttate Psoriasis, which are small red spots on the skin. Then Pustular Psoriasis, where there are white pustules surrounded by red skin. Inverse Psoriasis that are smooth red liaisons in the skins fold, and finally Erythrodermic Psoriasis that are wide spread with severe itching, pain and red abrasions.
Now, can Psoriasis be cured? Unfortunately, no, as it is passed through the DNA of your family, which can be a good thing, though, since it does give an indication of whether you are likely to get it or not. Psoriasis can be treated, however, and many have shown results of going months and years between outbreaks. There have even been a few cases where the Psoriasis did not return after the proper treatment.
Most studies show that Psoriasis can and will return during different intervals of time. You need to follow your doctor's advice and medication prescriptions carefully, though, as people with Psoriasis are generally more at risk for bacterial infections. If you are in any stage of an outbreak, whether in the beginning middle or end, you need to be extra careful. Please note that you are not meant to be scared into seclusion, just be extra careful, especially if you have any open areas.
You need to be sure not to scratch the itching areas for obvious reasons, but the biggest threat is that if you scratch to hard, you take the chance of opening your skin and bringing in even more infection or causing a second Psoriasis outbreak.
Now what can you do? Well, you need to make sure you follow all of the doctor's directions, and make note of any new outbreaks and or changes in your current condition. You should also make sure you have very thorough and proper hygiene; your doctor or specialist will give you a routine to follow with the proper products.
If you are worried about having a secondary attack or wondering if you are having one now, you should watch out for the following symptoms. You will notice a red patch of skin area around a Psoriasis laceration, or that the red area has increased and gotten worse. Some complain of the skin feeling hotter or even of having a fever associated with the attack. This is caused by the body's natural defenses trying to heal itself.
Never give up. There are studies going even right this moment to help with this aggravating and sometimes very painful problem.