Thursday, November 3, 2011


What is Psoriasis?

It is a hereditary skin disease with various types and stages. Psoriasis affects about 3% of the population in Western countries.

Psoriasis is an incurable skin disease and not contagious, nor by blood transfusion, being hereditarily transmitted by genes of psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriasis comes from the Greek word, has the meaning of itchy rash. It is a chronic, hyperproliferative skin condition of unknown etiology, showing a wide range in severity and distribution of skin lesions.

Most cases only skin is involved, there was no involvement of other organs or systems. There may be small percentages and associated arthritis.

Both men and women are equally affected, aged between 20 and 45 years may, however, arise at any stage of life and often in white-skinned people but is rare in blacks, Indians and Asians.

How to Prevent Psoriasis:

A moderate sun exposure is beneficial.

Virus infections can trigger psoriasis.

In patients with HIV infection, the skin suffers negative changes.

Stress and nervousness, severe or constant, in most patients, can trigger or aggravate the course, the opposite more quickly helps treat psoriasis.

Drugs in general, such as tobacco, alcohol, drugs, injections, beta-blockers, antimalarials and some anti-inflammatory drugs for pain or rheumatism, should be avoided.

Avoid hormonal disorders, metabolic, climatic variations


• Topics: ointments, baths on the skin.

Phototherapy: ultraviolet light.

Systemic: oral, injection (also called internal).

Drug treatment immunobiological: (Raptiva, Enbrel, Remicade)

• Cleaning the fish.




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