The medical treatment of psoriasis is aimed to stop the skin cells from growing too quickly and hence reduce the inflammation and red, scaly plaque formation. Treatment aims at removing the skin cells and smoothing the skin, using the topical treatment that you can apply directly onto the psoriatic lesions.
If you have psoriasis, you are at a much greater risk of developing obesity, psoriatic arthritis, eye conditions, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, other autoimmune diseases, Parkinson’s disease and kidney disease.
Dr Crawley will diagnose whether you have psoriasis by doing a physical exam after taking your medical history. She will be able to examine your skin, your scalp and your nails all of which may have tell-tale signs of psoriasis and whether you have mild or severe psoriasis.
Chickenpox infection is caused by viruses. It is associated with a telltale rash and also fever, loss of appetite, headache, tiredness and generally feeling unwell.
If you want to relieve the itchy skin at home you can try these self-care measures. Trying and avoiding situations in which your skin gets itchier such as dryness, excessive hot baths, or irritation from perfumes or cleaning products.
Itchy skin is also known as pruritus and if often caused by dry skin. Many skin conditions will cause itchings such as eczema (dermatitis), psoriasis, scabies, lice, chickenpox and hives. In these situations, the itching usually affects specific areas and the redness and bumps or blisters give specific signs in their distribution and appearance.
Consultant: Jennifer Crawley Jane Olver