Prolonged Dandruff? It Might Be Psoriasis

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Prolonged Dandruff? It Might Be Psoriasis!

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Psoriasis is a skin related chronic disease which cannot be cured. It causes a great deal of discomfort and embarrassment. Many people presume that it’s just dandruff, and it’ll go away eventually. People affected with severe psoriasis, that has spread to many parts of the body or large percent of the body, have the risk of an early death compared to a person without this disease.

Do not assume the white flakes to be just dandruff, it can be psoriasis, leading to an earlier death, based on its severity.

If an individual suffers with dandruff for a prolonged period of time, he/she must be wary of the symptoms that come along with it. Unfortunately psoriasis cannot be predicted or prevented before hand. Only the severity, spreading and itchiness can be reduced.

Signs/Symptoms of Psoriasis:

  • Scaly red patches on the skin or scalp
  • Plaques on skin
  • Itchiness and skin getting peeled
  • Flakiness in the scalp

Prolonged Dandruff? It Might Be Psoriasis

Psoriasis can be infected more commonly on your head scalp, elbows, knees, toes, ears, neck, lower back, genitals, or anywhere in one’s body.

With proper consultation and treatment, psoriasis remission can happen, but not permanently. Do not get worried if you get in contact with a psoriasis patient, it is not a contagious disease.

Visit a doctor immediately if you find out the symptoms of psoriasis, and he/she will more likely medicate you with corticosteroid, Vitamin D or Retinoids ointments to apply at infected areas. These medications will help reduce inflammation and itching. Psoriasis can also be treated with Phototherapy like UVA, UVB, etc.

Meanwhile, let’s look into some natural remedies to minimize the effects of psoriasis:

  • Moisturize the affected area as often as possible in a day. Do not let your skin stay dry.
  • Do not scratch the itchy area or affected skin as it will spread to other parts of the body as well.
  • Do not get stressed as it triggers and flakes up the skin.
  • Bath with Epsom salt soaked in warm water to soothe the dry skin.
  • Meditate or perform yoga to keep yourself calm and to avoid stress.
  • Treat the affected area with coal tar extract as it works as a great agent to relieve psoriasis.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption.

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