Psoriasis cannot be cured. That being said, newer topical steroids packed with vitamin D are bringing a new wave of relief to many distressed by this condition. These topical steroids are effective against inflammation and scaling of psoriasis. The greatest benefit is for people with moderate psoriasis helping them stay clear.
Vitamin D in the form of Vectical
Vitamin D has proven to be among the most effective treatments for psoriasis. Vitamin D changes the way skin cells grow. Psoriasis accelerates the growth rate of skin cells and vitamin D effectively slows down that growth. Moreover, it causes plaques and scales to become thinner.
Vitamin D also influences the immune system. The underlying cause of psoriasis is an auto-immune disorder. Vitamin D shifts the balance so that damage is minimized.
The inclusion of vitamin D in the diet
Vitamin D, when included in the diet too, can show its magic. It impacts health in a positive way and is great for psoriasis.
Determine through a blood test what levels of vitamin D you have in your body.
Contrary to popular belief, Gallo says it’s not so much where you live as it is how you live when it comes to having sufficient levels of vitamin D. Those who are at the most risk for vitamin D deficiency are chronically ill individuals and the elderly who may be indoors quite often and have health problems.
Salmon, cod liver oil, oysters and canned tuna have some of the highest levels of vitamin D.
Taclonex ointment is a topical ointment that needs to be applied daily. It takes 8 weeks for it to completely treat and remove scalp and body plaque psoriasis. The medicine is approved by the FDA and can be used by teenagers with scalp psoriasis.
Not only as a topical ointment but this also comes as a foam and is called Enstilar. Foam allows to cover larger body areas.
Losing weight can help battle symptoms of psoriasis.
Psoriasis is not just the infection on the skin. It goes deeper than the skin. New research suggests that those with psoriasis have a higher risk of heart problems and diabetes.
If you lose weight with regular exercise it can work wonders at minimizing the side effects of the skin disorder.
Researchers from Denmark found that those with psoriasis who were exercising and lost weight by 10 to 14 percent saw lasting and real improvements in their condition.
Phototherapy has been used for treating psoriasis and other skin conditions since the past few years.
However, with phototherapy, a much-less used technique is the narrowband ultraviolet UVB rays that are most effective.
UVB light reduces inflammation slowing abnormal skin growth and lessens the area of the skin that’s affected. Excimer laser guts down psoriasis plaques. A wand-like device is used to send these rays that are effective.
IDP-118 (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene) lotion is a topical medicine for the treatment of plaques resulting from psoriasis. The first one Halobetasol propionate slows down inflammation, and second one tazarotene slows the development of skin cells. These have side effects and that’s why they aren’t used for long duration.
However, a new formulation is around the corner that will not have these side effects.
In the next few years, more and more advances in this field will make the lives of people suffering from the disease easier.
Author: John is a health blogger who currently leads the editing team at HealthMesport