The psoriasis is the disease in which plaque psoriasis is the kind that is commonly found in people. About 80 to 90% cases of psoriasis are plaque psoriasis. In this disease the plaques or patches of red skin develop with silvery and thick dead skin cells which covers redness. Usually in plaque psoriasis elbow and knees are affected by this problem. It is an autoimmune disease and having it also indicates the genetic problem but it is not contagious.
Plaque psoriasis is the disease that not only affects the skin but also an individual’s overall personality. The sufferers of this disease start avoiding social gathering as he or she might feel bad. Even they avoid going closer to the people as they are scared of avoidance because of their overall look. This skin disease can peel off like a dandruff that makes sufferer in odd situation because he or she just wants that people welcome them not avoid.
The plaque psoriasis is treatable because there are some Psoriasis treatments available in the form of topical treatment agents. Topical coal tar is the treatment which can be applied to the face, scalp as well as different parts of the body. While using this Psoriasis treatment, your clothes can be spoilt and it can smell bad. For avoiding such situation sufferer applies topical coal tar at night and give extra protection to their clothes by covering it with some piece of cloth. It need to be washed with the coal tar shampoo and applied for 10 minute then any shampoo or conditioner can be employed to get rid of coal tar smell.
The plaque psoriasis sufferer usually applies topical creams that are steroid creams. Most doctors recommended gels and strong topical creams that sufferer uses for preventing the inflammation of this skin disease. Using topical steroid cream is easy and it is harmless but if high potency is used on severely damaged skin then it can cause problems to various systems.
One can also check out topical calcipotriol cream treatment for this skin disease and it is a derivation of vitamin D3. Topical tacalcitol is almost same treatment that you can also check. This treatment works effectively for preventing the inflammation of this skin disease but it also irritates the skin after applying these creams. The components of Vitamin A derivatives include retinoid and Accutane can be used along with phototherapy.
Psoralen Plus UVA or PUVA is the therapy in which sufferer need to take medicine which makes the person sensitive towards the UVA light. After this sufferer is ready to expose the damaged skin in front of UVA light and this light therapy can be done after few days. This therapy is quite effective but there is chance of sunburn and even rare chances of skin cancer in future life. UVB and PUVA therapy are restricted to patients who can get to the office of dermatologist often enough in order to make the therapy effective. The exposure to sunlight works quite effectively but it is not useful where usually clouds occur.
In order to get rid of plaque psoriasis biologics are the best therapy particularly when it is mild or serious. In this therapy injections are used with the medications such as Humira and Enbrel that are given for three months every other week. When injections start working for this skin disease sufferer usually stop taking it when the disease is cured.