Monday, 27 March 2017

Impact of Psoriasis on Quality of Life of Psoriatic Patients

Psoriasis has an influence on many spheres of patient's life. It influences the mental image the patients have of themselves, indirectly shapes their personality traits as well as it defines the quality of their lives.

Various factors may contribute to the lower quality of life of patients with psoriasis. The chronic nature of the disease and the lack of control over unexpected outbreaks of the symptoms are among the most bothersome aspects of psoriasis.

Numerous studies have shown that psoriatic patients experience more anxiety and depression symptoms in comparison to general population. Thus psoriasis affects patients’ social life and their daily activities.

Treatment of psoriasis, as it may be associated with risk for adverse effects, is also an important component of the quality of life of psoriasis patients. Disease-specific measures may be sensitive enough to detect and quantify small changes that are important to clinicians and patients.

In order to achieve treatment success, it is important to improve patients’ compliance and it is in the hand of the dermatologists who should develop greater insight into the lives of psoriasis patients and also their relatives as psoriasis does not just affect the quality of life of patients alone but it also affect the interpersonal relationships and may also give rise to issues related to the practical care of the patients.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Skincare For Psoriasis

Treating psoriasis is tricky enough on its own 

Put Together a Skincare Routine for Psoriasis

  •  Do not do anything to irritate your skin, as this will only make matters worse.
  •  Avoid using harsh cleansers, abrasive  scrubs, hot water bath
  • Stop using fragranced products, whether the scent is synthetic or natural. This will       go a long way toward improving how your skin looks and feels.
  • Use of moisturizer lotion, creams can help you out in preventing extreme dryness.

If you are using a prescription retinoid product to combat the symptoms of psoriasis, topical medications, such as a vitamin D, cortisone, coal-tar, or an over-the-counter or prescription retinoid product, apply them before your sunscreen during the day and before your moisturizer at night. And always pay close attention to how your skin responds. Retinoid are potent and you never want to tip the scales in favor of irritation.

Topical prescription treatments to control the symptoms of psoriasis can be worked into your routine, as directed by your doctor, and you shouldn’t experience any compatibility issues by adding such products to your usual skincare routine.