Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin condition that affects about 2% of the population. When you have psoriasis your skin cells multiply at a more rapid pace than normal. You tend to get redness, itching, and flaking on the affected areas. Eventually this causes patches known as psoriasis plaques.
The common areas for these psoriasis plaques are found on the knees, ankles, elbows, head and hands.
In my husbands case he gets in mostly on his scalp, he gets these plaques when he has a flare up. It sort of looks like a thicker version of dandruff when it gets bad.
It has been something that he has had since he was young. Unfortunately, for people that have psoriasis there is no cure. It is something has lived with his entire life. Although the psoriasis is painful for him, he has gotten pretty used to it over the years.
He feels most comfortable wearing 100% cotton shirts when he gets them on his body but when he gets a flare up on his scalp luckily it is hidden under his hair and barely noticeable.
On days where he feels a little self conscious, he will either wear a baseball cap or just add smaller amounts of gel to his hair. He notices the more product he uses the more you can see the psoriasis plaques so he limits what he uses on those bad days.
Normally when he gets a major flare up means a trip to his dermatologist.
You can manage psoriasis without a prescription!
We have been trying Psoriasin®. The #1 non-prescription and only only FDA approved psoriasis symptom treatment in the United States. You can find it in the first aid section in almost any pharmacy with the anti-itch medications.
Psoriasin® offers three different types of formulas. They all are the same since they contain the active ingredient coal tar.
- Psoriasin® Gel- a quick drying gel that absorbs quickly, and won’t rub off
- Psoriasin® Ointment- A deep moisturizing ointment that helps keep skin supple, flexible and feeling more comfortable
- Psoriasin® Advanced Treatment Cream with Vitamin D and Oatmeal- A non-greasy, luxuriously rich cream. Vitamin D and Oatmeal are two ingredients that are familiar to psoriasis sufferers
We have been going back and fourth between them to find out what works best for his skin. So far the Psoriasin® Advanced Treatment Cream with Vitamin D and Oatmeal seems to relieve his itching the best for him.
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