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Medications for Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions

by Ellin Mahloney

Psoriasis is probably one of the most unsightly and uncomfortable skin conditions anyone could have. This condition makes the skin cells hyperactive and causes it to age around five times faster than normal skin would. In addition to this, the old skin does not slough off like normal skin would; it stays sort of stuck and piles up on the skin.

This leads us to the question, what is a good psoriasis medication? There are several different ways in treating psoriasis, and these can include topical creams, injections, therapy, oral medications, and even home remedies. Some of these home treatments are good for treating psoriasis, as well as other skin diseases.

So, what is a good psoriasis medication? This actually depends on the severity of your psoriasis, as well as the area affected. You can consult your doctor as to what treatments are applicable with your condition. If your psoriasis is not that severe, your doctor can recommend using creams. Topical creams are actually the first line of treatment for most skin diseases, and this includes psoriasis.

Your doctor can prescribe certain oral medications in treating psoriasis, and this can be applied in combination with topical creams. You can also make use of other treatments such as laser or light therapy as recommended by your doctor. These treatments are considerably more expensive compared to creams and oral medication.

One of the things you need to keep in mind when treating psoriasis and other skin conditions is that keeping your skin clean at all times is the first step in making sure the condition gets better. You can also keep your skin moisturized by applying an appropriate moisturizer. You can also add lavender oil to your bath, or a few drops of apple cider vinegar.

What is a good psoriasis medication? Studies have shown that the exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, and there are times wherein after treatment, the psoriasis reoccurs. Probably the best thing you can do is to avoid the environmental triggers that cause psoriasis, like stress, certain medications of which you have an allergic reaction to, as well as getting cuts and wounds.

Prevention is much easier than cure, and itís a lot easier to keep your skin clean and moisturized to prevent not only psoriasis, but other skin conditions as well. Keeping a skin care regimen and making sure you actually follow and stick with it is very important. As you get older, this skin care regimen should be tweaked to include anti-aging products. Other healthful practices for the skin include not sleeping with make up on.

Dealing with psoriasis is a challenge, but with the help of your doctor and the right medication, you can get rid of psoriasis and prevent reoccurrences. Depending on the severity of your psoriasis as well as the area that is affected, your doctor will be able to advise you of the best treatment appropriate for you. Your doctor can also recommend creams, oral medicines, and other forms of treatment are available.

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