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Psoriasis is a recurrent and complex inflammatory skin disorder that can have tremendous physical and psychological impact on the sufferer.

Psoriasis is a complex, inflammatory disease which mostly affects the skin and joints. It is however not a contagious disease.

The disease affects both males and females of all age group. Nevertheless it mostly makes its mark for the first time in young individuals between the age of 15-20 years. It is quite unusual for the disease to manifest before the age of 5 years.

The incidence of psoriasis in the western populance is between 2-3% . There are more than 5 million Americans who have psoriasis, and it is estimated that the burden of the disease costs $1.6 to $3.2. billion each year (National Psoriasis Foundation).

Every year 150,000 and 260,000 new cases are diagnosed and this includes 20,000 in children who are younger than 10 years.

"This disease is common, chronic, and costly, both in monetary terms and in quality of life," says Jonathan Wilkin, M.D., Director of the FDA’s Division of Dermatologic and Dental Drug Products. The incidence of the disease is quite low in some populations,like the Japanese.

According to a study in India, 60% of the patients had the disease onset before the age of 30 years, with a positive family history in almost 14% of the cases. Skin and scalp were the most commonly affected site.

The inheritance of psoriasis does not fit into the Mendelian pattern. When one parent has the disease the chances of the child to develop the disease is 15-20%; if both parents have the disease, the chances of the child getting the disease is 50 percent.

One of the longest known illness, psoriasis is also one of the most misunderstood, as it was often confused with leprosy.

In 1841 a Viennese dermatologist Ferdinand Von Hebra assigned the word ‘Psoriasis’ to this disease. The word was coined from the Greek word ‘psora’-meaning ‘to itch’.

Plaque psoariasis or psoriasis vulgaris is the the most common form of the disease. There are typically, red scaly patches - called psoriatic plaques that appear on the skin of affected persons. These plaques are inflammatory sites where the skin rapidly accumulates, thereby, taking on a silvery white appearance. When the scales are removed, the skin underneath is tender and tends to bleed and results in the inflamed patches.

In the case of a normal skin, the production and proliferation of the epidermal layer of the skin takes about 28 days to complete, while in the case of psoriasis, it is restricted to just 4 days.This results in the pile up of immature skin cells - a special feature charecteristic to psoriatic lesion .

The severity with which psoriasis occur varies.The plaques may occur as local patches or they may be distributed all over the body.They frequently affect the skin covering the elbows and knees but may also occur on the scalp, finger or toe nails or on the genital area. In some cases, it may cause psoriatic arthritis or inflammation of the joints.This condition is observed in 10-15% of psoriasis patients.

The pathogenesis of psoriasis is yet unknown but it is believed to be immune-mediated.Genes may play a role in its development.

The psychological impact of the disease is inevitable because of the unattractive skin manifestations.Most often the patients are depressed and suffer from very low self-esteem. As such, their lifestyle becomes compromised.

Psoriasis treatment continues to be a challenge due to the recurrent nature of the disease. There is no cure for the disease.

Disease management will be dependant on its severity, its impact on the patient and also on the patient’s lifestyle.Those involved in the care of psoriatic patients must be skilled in the art of disease management and must also be capable of motivating the patient.

Fig: Psoriasis affected areas of the body.

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Will psoriasis affect young adults, is that genetic or contagious disease?
Guest Thursday, June 5, 2014
I suffered from same problem too, but I was cured now. It was bad, and makes me very unhappy. I live in China. Here we use Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat skin problems, I went to many hospitals like this and tried many different treatments, but the effect is not very good until I went to a hospital in the North of China. It works, and now I am a happy person again, I am glad to share this with you, you may not able to go there, but you can talk to their doctors for advice. you can find more information on the website of vitiligotcm.
mandysimpkins414 Saturday, February 8, 2014
i have been trying to deal with this disease for years i tried treatments but gotten temporary results ,till i have heard of this i call a prayer answered someone visited me and told me just put male sperm and you will never see Psoriasis again and i had nothing to lose so i did and it worked yes the thought of it bothered me but as long as it works and it did natural medicine got rid of my psoriasis
lin70 Saturday, January 26, 2013
My wife has fairly serious psoriasis. I told her about it and we are going to try it. Have you continued this practice and is it still working?
mc1978 Sunday, January 19, 2014
Psoriasis is a common multi factorial, non-contagious, auto-immune skin disease. It affects adults and children in equal proportion. The exact cause osof psoriasis is unknown. There is evidence of a genetic predisposition. A positive family history is often observed. Psoriasis, being an autoimmune disorder has autosomal dominant inheritance. People with dry skin are more likely to develop psoriasis than those with oily or well-moisturized skin. There are many precipitating and aggravating factors so it keeps on recurring and becomes difficult to treat. Combination of ayurvedic herbs and homoeopathic remedies gives good results. These remedies along with nutritional supplements acts on the body and balance the altered immune responses. These are 100% natural and safe, free from side effects and they are not habit forming. Some of the frequently used remedies are C54 PSORAease formula and R65 Reckeweg PSORAease formula. These remedies work by relieving inflammation and reducing the itching of the skin, softening your hardened skin, aidding shredding of silvery scales and working on the immune system making it less responsive to triggering factors.
Rosali Monday, May 21, 2012
Hi, I have tried homeopathic treatment for my Psoriasis but I had a major flare up. I had gone to the doctor with the complaint of disease on my scalp and leg and after 3 months of taking the medicine its all over my body.
Guest Friday, February 20, 2015
i am a psoriatic patient since 1999, i have undergone various kind of treatment but still psoriasis lives with me happily. any updates on psoriasis treatment, kindly let me know. regards anand royan-
anandroyan Thursday, April 7, 2011
Hello Everybody!!! I am a 4th year medical student conducting a survey to study co-morbid psychiatric dysfunction in individuals with psoriasis and other skin conditions such as keloids. At this point, there are very few studies that have explored the psychiatric effects of keloids in affected individuals, while some studies have elucidated increased psychiatric dysfunction in individuals with other chronic dermatological conditions such as psoriasis. The purpose of this survey is to explore the psychiatric effects of keloids and compare it to that of psoriasis, and elucidate to the medical community that psoriasis and keloids can have more than cosmetic effects. In order to conduct this study I am looking for individuals with OR without psoriasis who are willing to complete a 5 minute ANONYMOUS survey by visiting the link: Once the link has been visited it will not allow you to re-vist the survey in order to ensure that each individual takes the survey only one time. So please only click the link if you are prepared to take the quiz, as it will not allow you to take it again. Thank you all for your help.
kogunmakin Monday, December 13, 2010
We deal with psoriasis.We employ fumigation-washing therapy, in which secret prescriptions are used to nourish the blood so that the skin flourishes. The prescription is individualized to treat both symptoms and root causes of the disease. The achievements are remarkable.
mandysimpkins414 Monday, January 6, 2014
Today's the world is returning towards natural way of curing due to the harmful effects of today's chemical & synthetic medicines. People are deeply worried on this issue and also insisting to use natural way of curing to get health & security.

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dreemancall Saturday, August 15, 2009
Our psoriasis cure process is 100% what is your way?
guest Wednesday, July 14, 2010
hello,sir,am suffring from psoriasis past 30 yrs .so i want to cure it ,plz reply me am waiting for your answer
kumar74 Tuesday, June 21, 2011
KUMAR this is herbal aid medical center, can be treated with 777 oil, psorolin crem and soap
hstr1 Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Pure Chinese herbal medicine on the basis of secret ancestral prescriptions to cure vitiligo.
mandysimpkins414 Friday, February 7, 2014
What is psoriasis? What causes psoriasis? Is there a cure or treatment for psoriasis? Psoriasis is a skin condition, it is a disease, but it is not contagious. The name comes from the Greek word for "itch." It can be hereditary, caused by external influences (allergic reaction to foods or the environment) and sometimes stress. 4-5% of the population is known to be affected, and this number is growing. However, it is suspected that 1 in 5 people have some form of psoriasis either descripts or none descript. Once you have psoriasis, it is very likely you will have it for ever. It may go away, and come back. It might respond to various treatments, and it may not. Basically psoriasis is your body over producing skin cells. You have too many skin cells in one location which is why it often swells up, becomes dry and even flaky. It can often be very itchy, red, sore, cracked and very tender. Psoriasis usually affect the scalp, hands, stomach, knees, feet and elbows. It is linked to dandruff and unfortunately to some forms of arthritis.
psoriasis89 Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Are you suffering from Psoriasis?

More than 4.5 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with psoriasis, and approximately 150,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. An estimated 20% have moderate to severe psoriasis. Psoriasis occurs about equally in males and females. Recent studies show that there may be an ethnic link. It seems that psoriasis is most common in Caucasians and slightly less common in African Americans. Worldwide, psoriasis is most common in Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe. It appears to be far less common among Asians and is rare in Native Americans

poriasis Monday, May 11, 2009
I had psoriasis for two years and negligently did not care. It affected my scalp and both elbows. Whenever I went I left dandruff spills and that started to be a problem and people started to notice and comment on my elbows' white patches. I went to see doctors and their prescriptions were expensive and did not work. Until I talked to the owner of a pharmacy. He told me to use Polytar liquid shampoo for scalp. I used it everyday and washed my hair and scalp with. I did not use any other shampoo. I also used it on both my elbows at the same time. I took some precautions not to use other bath soap on the affected area. That was a miracle the patches completely dissapeared on my elbows, but some tiny points remained on my scalp. 6 months later, it reappeared on my scalp (seems the residual points developped) and appeared on one elbow. Just now I am using polytar again and it is working again on my scalp and also on my elbow. I keep thinking that if somebody use liquid shampoo (e.g polytar) on the affected areas, and a tar soap instead of ordinary bath soap, psoriasis CAN be cured. The affected parts must be rubbed with the shampoo until the rashes dissapear, and the shin become clear reddish. Furthermore I personally think (although I did not use it) that just after the shampoo and until the next one, a parrafin application will soften and repair the skin until the next shampoo application. In fact, I also noticed that the psoriasis patches start to cure from the centre first and then towards the edges. The skin became clear and back to real NORMAL. I have just started treating the resurge (mid february 2009) and will be able to tell soon whether the shampoo worked this time also. If somebody can start a daily usage (with deeply working the lesions, then applying parrafin), he may also be able to tell whether it worked or no in his case.
pepe56 Tuesday, March 3, 2009
POLYTAR did not help me at all .
Jurang Saturday, February 9, 2013
We deal with psoriasis.We employ fumigation-washing therapy, in which secret prescriptions are used to nourish the blood so that the skin flourishes. The prescription is individualized to treat both symptoms and root causes of the disease. The achievements are remarkable. see more information on the website of vitiligotcm.
mandysimpkins414 Saturday, January 25, 2014

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