100 Questions & Answers About Psoriasis by Kendra Gail Bergstrom PDF

By Kendra Gail Bergstrom

ISBN-10: 0763777358

ISBN-13: 9780763777357

In the event you be afflicted by psoriasis, or have a pal or relative who does, this publication deals support. thoroughly revised and up-to-date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Psoriasis, moment variation delivers authoritative, functional solutions on your questions on determining a dermatologist, remedies, coping techniques, resources of help, and lots more and plenty extra. In transparent, obtainable sort, specialist dermatologists focusing on treating psoriasis describe the newest scientific wisdom together with the hot new release of psoriasis medications and sensible pointers on what psoriasis is and what you are able to do to regard your , from light to the main serious, successfully. that includes insider recommendation from an exact sufferer, this ebook is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this probably debilitating disorder.

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It is most often a clinical diagnosis, meaning that the physical examination findings alone make the diagnosis clear. In different people, psoriasis tends to show similar skin changes, such as redness, thick skin, scaling, itching, and pain, and appear in the same areas (elbows, knees, and scalp, among others). When the clinical diagnosis is clear, a person will often need no laboratory tests. There are no blood tests needed to diagnose or treat psoriasis, however, blood tests may be used to monitor medications or to check for joint disease activity.

QXP 11/5/09 12:30 PM Page 45 that encodes sequences, or directions, for proteins on white blood cells. The white blood cells, primed to defend against infection, are sometimes activated inappropriately. In psoriasis and other immune-mediated diseases, the immune system, led by the white blood cells, is inappropriately activated in different parts of the body. In psoriasis, these white cells, including a subset called T cells, become activated in areas of skin. These areas of skin respond with the skin thickening, redness, and the scale of psoriasis.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) Aspirin, ibuprofen (the active ingredient in Motrin or Advil), indomethacin, and some other painkillers have both anti-inflammatory and anti-pain properties. These medications are distinct from steroid-based anti-inflammatories such as prednisone and dexamethasone, and distinct from acetaminophen (Tylenol). QXP 11/5/09 12:29 PM Page 22 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T P S O R I A S I S PUVA The use of psoralen medication, by mouth or on the skin, combined with UVA light to treat psoriasis.

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