We, at Derma Essence, the best skin clinic based in Delhi NCR witness a regular visit of patients suffering from psoriasis. And with a clear track record, almost every patient had uttered the best of things regarding our treatment options and guidance from our expert dermatologist, Dr. Reena Sharma who’s an Ex-AIIMS trained dermatologist, having a 12+ years of experience in this field.
What Is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin condition where there is an excessive proliferation of upper layers of skin, giving red and flaky scales. The issue commonly occurs near joints like elbows, knees, and on scalp as well. Furthermore, it affects skin, nails, and joints that can later take the form of arthritis as well. Dr. Reena Sharma, one of the best skin specialists in Delhi NCR adds that psoriasis is a chronic disease that comes and goes with time, causing cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin.
What Are the Causes of Psoriasis?
Both inherited and environmental factors play a major role in the development of psoriasis. Penning down Dr. Reena Sharma’s expertise, it’s difficult to understand the real cause behind the occurrence of psoriasis. But certain infections, stress, damage of skin, and some medicines can possibly trigger psoriasis as well.
What Are Different Types of Psoriasis?
Psoriasis can be of different types, namely – Scalp Psoriasis, Psoriasis Vulgaris, Guttate Vulgaris, Nail Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Palmoplantar Psoriasis, Pustular Psoriasis, and Erythrodermic Psoriasis.
Scalp Psoriasis: This kind of psoriasis is confined to scalp region.
Psoriasis Vulgaris: An individual suffering from psoriasis vulgaris can experience the effect on the entire body.
Guttate Psoriasis: Usually caused due to some bacterial infections, guttate psoriasis ends up creating a small coin line psoriasis.
Nail Psoriasis: As the name suggests, this type of psoriasis affect nails of humans rather than any other body parts.
Psoriatic Arthritis: Psoriasis of joints are known as psoriatic arthritis. It majorly affects small joints like finger joints, creating problem for the same.
Palmoplantar Psoriasis: The occurrence of this psoriasis ends up forming thick plagues on palms and soles.
Pustular Psoriasis: The widespread of this psoriasis can look like an infection where multiple pustular lesions on body can easily be visible.
Erythrodermic Psoriasis: The whole body turns red with the formation of thin scales in erythrodermic psoriasis.
What Are the Symptoms of Psoriasis?
As per Dr. Reena Sharma, one of the best and renowned skin specialists in Delhi NCR, skin tends to change its color into reddish when psoriasis happens. Along with this, raised plaques with scales and mild itching can be other symptoms as well.
If psoriasis affects your scalp, a thick dandruff like lesions can be easily seen which is hard to respond with anti-dandruff shampoos. Where psoriasis targeting the joints can eventually cause arthritis.
How to Take Care of Psoriasis at Home?
If for any reason you’re unable to step outside your home for getting your psoriasis treated, you can try the below mentioned ways as suggested by our expert dermatologist, Derma Essence.
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle
- Try losing weight, eating a balanced diet
- Quit smoking
- Reduce the consumption of alcohol
- Reduce stress from your life
- Take recommended medicines as suggested by your dermatologist.
- Extra precaution turns mandatory in winters, where sunbath becomes a good option