Psoriasis Cures and Treatments there are a number around today that help, elevate and contain this disease. They include the following treatments and therapies – topical treatment, photo therapy, systemic therapy and biologics.
Firstly you doctor will have to properly diagnose the strain or type of psoriasis you may have. There are five types of Psoriasis:
. Inverse Psoriasis
. Plaque Psoriasis
. Guttate Psoriasis
. Pustular Psoriasis
. Erythrodermic Psoriasis
Once diagnosed your doctor will then suggest a treatment based on the following facts.
Is there a history of this disease in the family
To what extent have they got with this disease is it a mild form or chronic.
Quality of life – is it exposed on the face or hands
Other health problems that require medication (certain psoriasis medications might interact with other medications)
Geographic location (if at a distance from treatment centres, it could be difficult for the patient to receive certain therapies, such as photo therapy)
These are just some of the factors that have to be considered before a remedy is prescribed. With many treatments today they can work individually or in combination with other treatments. No one treatment works for one person but may not work for another. It is a case of trail and error in most cases. The list of treatments include topical treatment, photo therapy, systemic therapy, biologics.
Topical treatments are creams, ointments, sprays or gels to apply to the infected area. The medication is applied and absorbs itself through the skin to the effected area.
Photo therapy is the use of UVB rays to reduce and control the areas of infection. This is a highly successful way of containing and reducing the infected areas. Although not usually given out if a history of melanoma with the patient. These rays change the colour of the skin the same way as the sun does giving us sunburn.
Biologics is a new and exciting area of development in the treatment of Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.