Here is a interessting slideshow on what to do and not to do with this kind of skin condition
Scalp psoriasis often requires treatments that are different from what’s used when the condition affects other areas of the body, due to the thickness of the skin on the scalp and hair. So before you reach for any creams or medications, here are some do’s and don’ts for handling psoriasis of the scalp.
A new study showes there is a higher risk for children to be born with psoriasis if the mother is smoking during pregnany.
The full articlel can be read here
How to Find the Right Psoriasis Treatment for Your Symptoms
Light therapie or topical treatments, everybody reacts different to it. If you are reacting to the sun - so if your condition is getting better in summer you will have a very good chance that UVB- Light treatment with 311nm UVB light will help you.
If you have only little spots - you might just be better off with cream. But you have to try it out for yourself.
What yout try first is up to you and usually depends on the severity of your symptoms. That can be gauged by measuring the body surface area (BSA) that your symptoms affect or by scoring your symptoms on the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI), Saakshi
Any skin condition less then perfect was not accepted in the past. It was hidden under cloths and make up.
It has changed since we become more and more aware of the chronic skin conditions proudly shown by artists and modells.
Here in this article are a few of them:
Vitiligo is not only a cosmetic issue it can have a significant effect on our wellbeing. Unfortunately it still has a stigma.
For children it can have quite an impact as they are an easy target for other children. You should get an early diagnose so you have a better change for the skin to stabilize and repigment . To overcome the fear of light treatment and worries if it could damage the skin it has been proven that UVB treamtment in children with vitiligo does work.
Repigmentation in Vitiligo Improved by Platelet-Rich Plasma Combined With NB-UVB
is this really possible but a new study has shown quite interessting results
Intradermal platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in combination with narrowband-ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy improves repigmentation versus NB-UVB alone in patients with vitiligo, according to a study published online December 23 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Read the article in the health news here:
UV light treatment is a safe and effective treatment for psoriasis, and it may also help psoriatic arthritis says Jami Miller, MD, assistant professor of medicine and dermatology, and supervisor of the phototherapy clinic, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. There are various types of UVB light treatment available for Psoriasis and Vitilgo. The safest has been in trials the UVB narrowband Therapie. In some cased it had to be upgraded to PUVA but this is rare. There is still some resistance to the treatment as they think it is not safe. But if you are aware of the guidelines it can be a great help even with children to get the skin condition under control. People will take differently to the treatment
There are different types of psoriaisis
Psoriasis appears in different forms , including plaque psoriasis (telltale thick, silvery scales) and erythrodermic psoriasis (reddens and becomes itchy and painful).
Plaque psoriasis normally shows on the elbows, knees or scalp, but it can appear on any part of the body. It tends to wax and wane at different times. Some people only will develop lesions on just a few skin surfaces while others will have the lesions across their bodies.
Erythrodermic psoriasis is the rarest typ , but it can result in a medical emergency especially for people with cardiac disease. This severe form of psoriasis can cause swelling from fluid retention and infection, increasing the risk of pneumonia and congestive heart failure.
It can also cause skin on most areas of the body to turn bright red and become itchy and painful. The skin sometimes
White spots, or patches on your skin are usually caused by either vitiligo or tinea versicolor. Sometimes Eczema can also cause white patches.
Vitiligo kills cells that produce the pigments for your skin. Although not yet fully understood why, it is an autoimmune disease; as your body mistakenly sees the pigment cells as harmful and your immune system attacks them. The white patches feel and look like your normal skin, just with less color.
Mostly affected aare the face, feet, knees, hands and elbows. If your skin is darker it is of course more noticable
Tinea Versicolor, the chronic fungal infection most common in adults and young adult males is more likly to be found in hot climates. The skin area affected by tinea versicolor will not darken whilst tanning and can stay lighter then the rest of your skin.