Psoriasis, a chronic skin disorder – is not only irritating but can also be quite embarrassing if not treated; trust me I know first hand! Since being diagnosed about 15 years ago, I’ve actually had some success with psoriasis treatment for my scalp. Though my case may not be as severe as others, I still have to go through a regiment of products to help treat to disease.
You see I’ve always been the type of person that likes to get down to the root of the problem and implementing a resolution in contrast to a simple fix that is only temporary. Having said that, I have educated myself on the disease to find out as much as I can about psoriasis and it’s origin. Some of the information I uncovered caught me off guard… such as it can potentially have a negative impact on many organ systems. Additionally, psoriasis is considered a genetic disease thought to be triggered or influenced by environmental factors.
I actually consider myself very fortunate – by looking at me one could never tell that I actually have the disease; unless you caught me on a really bad day of breaking out. On the other hand, I have seen other individuals affected by the disease in more pervasive areas of the body e.g., arms, elbows, and face. However during my research, I discovered that no area of the body’s immune to the disease; private areas included.
Though the cause of psoriasis remain unclear and there is no available cure, there are various treatments that can control the symptoms. For example, I use Hydrocortisone Cream USP, 2.5% when I feel itchy or see sense a rash forthcoming. In the same way, I use Ciciopirox Shampoo 1% for my scalp every time I shower. At one point every prescription I was using had no affect on the white scaly patches of skin that was flaking from my scalp. For me, I had the most difficulty controlling the affected areas of my scalp which is why I wanted to highlight a new psoriasis treatment. Having said that, I’m trying a new treatment that came highly recommended – for more details about this new treatment and how it works click the link below.
The important thing to remember here is “do not let psoriasis define you.” Check out this clip on Stacy London who was diagnosed with psoriasis when she was just 4 years of age.
What is your opinion on psoriasis? Have you found an effective treatment? If so, please share your information to other readers in the comments below.