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Exploring Treatment Options for Psoriasis Vulgaris
Psoriasis vulgaris is the most common form of psoriasis, and has a hereditary component. A third of those with psoriasis have a relative with psoriasis, and 85% have a link with the HLA-Cw6 gene. It is a disease that affects the immune system, which trigger faster skin generation, causing the skin to thicken and scale. Psoriasis can have a devastating emotional and social impact as well, causing depression in some.
Hand Rejuvenation: The Forgotten Quest For Youth?
Many patients notice a discrepancy between their rejuvenated face and the aged appearance of their hands. Our hands work for us every day and because of that, are subjected to more wear and tear than we care to admit. It is for these reasons that cosmetic hand rejuvenation is becoming more and more popular.
Intense Pulsed Light Treatment Review
Lasers have been used in dermatology to treat a variety of skin conditions, as well as remove excessive hair, and unwanted tattoos. This technology, while relatively new, is now widely known for its benefits among patients. Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is a related technology, and is also a powerful tool in the treatment of redness of the skin.
Psoriatic Arthritis Factsheet
Psoriatic arthritis is an uncommon form of arthritis that affects about a third of people who have psoriasis. Although psoriasis can begin at any age, usually following skin trauma of some sort which triggers the condition, the arthritic effect usually starts following the psoriasis, usually during the 20s to the 40s.
Recommended Articles on Photo Damage and Sun Protection
Sunshine, although essential for health and well being, is certainly a hazard for the skin. For many people it feels good to spend time outdoors and this makes it difficult to avoid excessive exposure to the sun. Most of the sun exposure we accumulate throughout our lives, is thought to be the effect of multiple short periods of time outside. If the ozone depletion continues this may also increase our lifetime exposure
Recommended Psoriasis Articles
Psoriasis is a condition of the skin that affects approximately 2% of people, and can cause significant social and psychological effects in addition to the discomforts of itchy or painful skin. Some people will psoriasis will develop a serious condition called psoriatic arthritis, causing joint inflammation and pain.
Skin Cancer Basics
Skin cancer is a condition where malignant cells develop on the outer layers of the skin. These typically develop in areas that are commonly exposed to the sunlight, such as the face, neck, hands, and the arms. Some people consider skin cancer to be a relatively minor health concern, and this is, for the most part, true. Most skin cancers are preventable, and easily cured when detected at an early stage, before it spreads to other organs inside the body.
Treating Bacterial Infections
Our skin is host to a number of bacteria, most of which are beneficial. Including the friendly flora in our gut, more than 200 species of bacteria reside within the tissues exposed to the external environment.
Treating Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects about 2% of the population, causing itchy and sometime painful scaling of the skin. A certain percentage of people with psoriasis will develop a serious condition called psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis can affect people of all ages, and usually starts with scaly patches of skin appearing on the scalp, elbow, or knees. A doctor can diagnose this condition.
Treating Skin Rashes
A skin rash shows up as an area of inflammation or change in the texture, and/ or color of your skin. It can be caused by a number of different things including irritation, disease, or allergic/ non-allergic reactions to foods, chemicals, plants, animals, insects or other environmental factors.
Treatment Options for Head Lice
Lice are wingless insects about the size of a sesame seed, which live on human hair, and feed off of blood from the skin. They are well adapted for living on hair, with hooks that claw them on to strands of hair. Without a host, they cannot live longer than 24 hours.
What is Psoriasis?
It is unfortunate but true that many people, including some doctors, believe that skin diseases are not essential, or even trivial. While it is true that many skin diseases are not life-threatening, the emotional and social impact can be comparable to that of clinical depression and should not be taken lightly. Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes scaling of the skin, and it can often be itchy or even painful. It can be localized, areas affecting specific points of the body, such as the nails, arms, or the backside, or it can be widespread.