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What Is Psoriasis and What To Do About It

If you find that your skin has itch, dry patches and scales, you might have psoriasis. It’s quite a common condition that affects more than 3 million in the U.S. alone and takes a doctor to correctly diagnosis. Although you might want to categorize psoriasis as a skin condition, there’s more this ailment that simply what’s happening on the surface of your skin. You see, psoriasis starts under your skin and is a chronic disease of your immune system, ranging from mild to severe. There is currently no cure for psoriasis, but there is treatment to help calm breakouts to making living with the condition manageable. And like other chronic illnesses, psoriasis can be an effect of other conditions like cardiovascular disease or Type 2 diabetes.

What happens with psoriasis is that your immune system is overactive, triggering your skin inflammation on the out side. Normal skin takes about a month to make new skin cells and shed any old ones. However, when you have psoriasis, that process is much faster than 30 days. So instead of full month, new skin cells are created every 3 to 4 days on your skin’s surface, which is what causes the plaque or buildup to appear.

Our bodies are not meant to make new skin cells that fast since old ones are still in the process of being pushed out to the surface. This all results in thick, flaky, itchy and red patches appearing on your skin in various areas. Some people experience breakouts in certain areas, where the more severe cases occur everywhere on the body. Some common areas of breakouts include the knees, scalp, elbows and lower back.

Psoriasis isn’t something heredity and it usually shows up in a person in early adulthood. The medical community really doesn’t know what causes it, but believe it could be a number of different things since it deals with a person’s immune system. But things that can trigger more outbreaks include stress, strep infections and scrapes or surgery.

One effective treatment for psoriasis is Derma Rx Soothing Balm. You’ll be able to reduce chronic flare-ups and sooth away irritated and itchy skin caused by psoriasis. The all-natural soothing skin care balm will provide relief from the effects of psoriasis and other skin conditions.