If you have psoriasis, you’d be well aware of the itch and inflammation that comes with the skin condition.
Psoriasis is one of the most baffling skin conditions and is categorised by skin cells that multiply up to ten times faster than normal, which leaves raised, red plaques that are covered with white scales. Usually found on knees, elbows, scalp and palms, psoriasis symptoms including patches of red skin, nail problems and scalp problems.
The good news is psoriasis can be treated and managed via effective techniques that work to manage the condition and keep it under control and free from flare ups.
We’ve put together some simple tips for managing psoriasis to ensure the symptoms are kept under control.
Keep skin moist
Moist skin helps to reduce dryness, itching, soreness and scaling, covering your skin and affected areas in moisturiser that is easy to absorb and fragrance-free is an excellent way to keep psoriasis at bay.
Take a daily soak in the bath with mild soap
Enjoying a daily warm bath will help to soothe any itchy spots and infected dry areas and will also work to remove any dry skin on the surface of your body. Be sure to always pat your body dry and avoid rubbing or scratching which will irritate the skin’s surface.
Use sunlight or UV therapy
Studies have found that UV and sunlight can slow down the growth of cells that cause psoriasis, so getting some amounts of sun or sitting under UV lamps can help to heal the cells and reduce inflammation. It’s always important before you start any UV therapy to consult your healthcare professional.
Ensuring you have a healthy and relatively stress-free life can have a huge impact on the management of psoriasis. Reduce anxiety where possible by taking part in meditation, yoga or deep breathing and increase exercise where possible to take some time out and reduce any stress in your life.
Avoid scratching or picking
One of the simplest things to do when managing psoriasis is avoiding the urge to scratch or pick at the skin. Scratching and picking can cause the spread of germs which can act to further irritate psoriasis and cause infection.
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