Researchers have found that the immune system and genetics have much to do with the development of this condition. Both men and women develop it at equal rates. While sex is not a risk factor, race does appear to be, along with age. For example, those between the ages of 15 and 35 have a higher risk than those who are older.Do you suspect that you may have psoriasis? If so determining what type will give you a foundation to choose the best treatment for your condition. Consider the five types , their symptoms and ways to get some relief from the discomfort that this causes.
Last but not least, is the erythrodermic form. This is perhaps the most severe and causes a widespread red rash all over the body. It's extremely itchy, painful and may even cause skin to peel off in sheets. Thankfully this type is quite rare and affects only 3% of people who have psoriasis. Unfortunately, though, it generally appears in those who have unstable plaque psoriasis. So that puts such individuals at a slightly higher risk of developing this.A flare-up of erythrodermic psoriasis can be life-threatening and requires swift medical attention. While a doctor's visit may be necessary in some cases, there are often things you can try first. What kinds of treatments can bring you relief?
Moisturizers may help to keep your skin from getting too dry and cracking. They can also soften scales and rough patches. The same goes for bathing in Epsom salt, sea salt, bath oil and oatmeal, which can also relieve that maddening itch.
If those things do not help, your doctor may suggest prescription medicines. These may come in the form of creams, lotions, ointments, gels or even pills and injections in severe cases.
While there’s no cure for psoriasis at this point, the methods above can be immensely helpful to relieve symptoms and reduce painful and embarrassing flare-ups. When your skin turns against you, you don’t have to sit silently and take the abuse. Fight back and seek treatment that will help you to cope.
It’s that time of year again! The holidays are beginning for many families, and the rush is on to find that perfect gift. Whether you’ve gotten all of the presents long ago, or you are still in the “research” phase, it’s a good idea to have safety a priority in addition to fun.
Getting presents for kids can be really easy, or quite tricky. You have to think about age appropriateness, trends, components, to name a few considerations. Not sure what to do? It’s okay, here are few tips.
How would you answer? When is flu season? You might have heard that it begins in December and often lasts through February. While that’s generally true, it’s also true that the beginning and end of the season are unpredictable. In fact, sometimes it can begin in the fall and continue through spring.No matter the time of year, though, no one wants to end up with the flu. Coughing, chills, body ache and fever really don’t sound pleasant, do they? So what can you do to make sure that you’re spared for one more season? Get vaccinated.
Did you know that November is Bladder Health Month ?
Bladder health isn’t something that’s talked about openly or often. Yet, it’s very important. The ultimate goal of Bladder Health Month is to help people speak more openly about it, improve their overall bladder health and raise bladder cancer awareness.
When we think about bladder health it raises the question: What important things do you need to know on this subject of bladder health? Two issues that you should be aware of are first, urinary incontinence and an overactive bladder (OAB), and what are worrisome symptoms that I should talk to my doctor about.