By Kendra Gail Bergstrom
In the event you be afflicted by psoriasis, or have a pal or relative who does, this publication deals support. thoroughly revised and up to date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Psoriasis, moment version can provide authoritative, useful solutions on your questions about opting for a dermatologist, cures, coping thoughts, assets of aid, and masses extra. In transparent, available sort, specialist dermatologists focusing on treating psoriasis describe the most recent clinical wisdom together with the recent iteration of psoriasis medicines and functional pointers on what psoriasis is and what you are able to do to regard your situation, from light to the main serious, successfully. that includes insider suggestion from a precise sufferer, this e-book is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this very likely debilitating illness.
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Psoriasis, in its most severe form, may turn the skin red all over the body (erythrodermic psoriasis) or cause pustules to appear (pustular psoriasis). Erythrodermic psoriasis is named because the redness (erythro-) covers the entire body (dermic). This condition is rare but can be very serious. When psoriasis covers the entire body, in addition to discomfort and irritation, the skin’s protective barrier breaks down. The skin may lose its ability to keep the body from losing water or protect from infection, and sufferers can become dehydrated or acquire an infection that could spread all over the body.
Claims to make psoriasis “go away” need to be appraised with a critical eye. At this point, a cure is not known. 29. Will eating or avoiding certain foods help my psoriasis? There is not one universal diet that has been shown to make psoriasis predictably better or worse. However, many individuals report that a link exists for them between psoriasis severity and diet. Many people will try different diets and, over time, find one that works well for them. Psoriasis sufferers have reported the associations listed in Table 2 and many others probably exist.
My doctor told me I have psoriatic arthritis. How is this different from other types of arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is caused by the same inflammatory process that causes psoriasis of the skin. QXP 11/4/09 11:14 AM Page 34 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T P S O R I A S I S particularly rheumatoid arthritis. Between 5% and 30% of people with psoriasis will get psoriatic arthritis, usually following skin disease by 5 to 10 years. However, it can be the first symptom of psoriasis, in which case it needs to be carefully differentiated from other types of arthritis.
100 Questions & Answers About Psoriasis by Kendra Gail Bergstrom