Psoriasis

It is a skin disorder that affects every 2 out of 100 people on average. It generally occurs at adult age with equal frequency in men and women.

It can affect any area of the body surface, yet frequently occurs on the skin of the elbows and knees. It causes dermatologic lesions like scaly patches that take on a silvery-white appearance. Some patients may have burning and itching on skin. The disease generally has limited progress without any disturbance other than the appearance, but it may cause depression and social isolation in most patients. It may cause seldom vital involvement, joint and nail involvements.

It occurs more frequently in certain families, which implies to have a genetic component.

The disease causes inflammation and excessive skin production depending on the changes in the immune system.

Patients with psoriasis should take ultimate care of themselves. Skin irritations, stress, infection, skin dehydration and climate changes as well as unconscious drug utilization may exacerbate the disease.

Psoriasis is sometimes diagnosed with difficulty because there are other skin diseases that can cause similar appearance. A specialist must establish the diagnosis and take the severity of the disease, area of involvement and previous medications into consideration while choosing the treatment.

Externally applied ointment should be preferred in mild cases whereas in more advanced cases phototherapy, oral medication and injection should be preferred. it is essential that treatment should be monitored by a specialist and the medical advices should be followed.

Laser Treatment in Psoriasis

Progress in laser utilization offers an alternative for the treatment of psoriasis. UVB at 300-380nm range can be applied to psoriasis-infected areas in suitable doses adjusted for the patient. It causes slight side effects and ensures long-term healing.

It requires repeated sessions and patients can attend to their normal pattern of life right after the treatment.

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