domingo, 1 de abril de 2007

What is Psoriasis?

According to the American Medical Association Psoriasis is a skin disorder that appears as deep pink, raised patches, covered by white scales. You may have anything from single small patch to many large ones. Common sites are knees, elbows and scalp. When it occurs on the hands and feet, it is usually in the form of raised areas with painful cracks or little blisters filled with white fluid. In some cases your nails become thickened and pitted, and separated from the skin beneath.
As your skin is worn away, it is replaced by cells produced beneath the surface. In psoriasis, the normal rate of cell production is speeded up in some areas, and skin cells pile up faster than they can be shed. To help rid the body of these extra skin cells it is good to use exfoliating products that are not too harsh and drying to the skin. An outspread of psoriasis is often triggered by (also other things) emotional stress, damage to the skin, or a period of general poor health.

Sunlight can help psoriasis but you have to take care not to SUNBURN as it will worsen the condition. Sun tanning in moderate amounts is good. As I stated yesterday in my blog be sure to use sun screen if out very long! And the use of lotion with Emu Oil helps this condition tremendously!!
Also using straight emu oil is good. If the area cracks and is sore Healing Ointment is a must!

Psoriasis suffers must take special care of their skin. The time spent pampering yourself is well worth it!! Always keep skin clean and moisturized for healthy skin. With all of the irritants around us the skin suffers the most. Remember the skin is the largest organ of the body and it protects our bodies, so why not protect it!! It is the most neglected Organ of all.
Come back often to my blog I will be covering many other skin problems in the next few days.

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