Psoriasis-What We Need To Know About It

Psoriasis-What We Need To Know About It


Hello! I am Joelene Spires (Sign name). I want to share information in this vlog about health topic called “Psoriasis.” What is Pisoriasis? What is that? If you have red dots on your leg(s) or anywhere on on your body with shiny silver scaly that looks like a fish but it is not a fish. It looks like a shiny red & silver spot. It only can be found outside of your body such as arms and armpits. How do we get Psoriasis? It really comes with two things-immune system and/or genetics in which can pass in development from your family. Understand that it does not mean it spreads any disease for generations. Being paranoid about generations spreading, trading disease- that is not contagious. DX-what does it mean? It means dermatologist, a spcialized skin doctor you go to They take a piece of the affected skin like a biospy and examine your body to find a piece of the affected skin under the microscope of skin cell. There, they will let you know if you have psoriasis or not. There are five different types of Psoriasis. They are Plaque, Guttate, Inverse, Pustular, and Erythrodermic. All five of them-what do they look like? Let me warn you with graphic details and pictures Those details may gross you-a warning to you all. Plaque-it is a common form of the disease and appears as raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells. It shows up on the scalp, knees, elbows, and lower back. It often can be itchy and painful, and they can crack and bleed. Next, there is a guttate. It appears as a small, red dot-like lesions. It also often starts in childhood or young adulthood, and can be triggered by a strep infection-not often healthy. From there, it is second-most common type of psoriasis of guttate inside your immune system. Third-inverse contains red lesions in body folds including private areas. and can be found behind the knee and under the arm or in the groin area. They would also appear smooth and shiny. That is inverse. Pustular-they are more of white blisters on any part of body. Not an infection, nor it is contagious. Remember, blister is a noninfectious skin that is a shape of round. Again, it is not contagious-just remember that. It is most often on hands or feet. Lastly, erythrodermic is known as a particularly severe form of psoriasis that leads to widespread, fiery redness over most of the body. It includes severe itching and pain, and make the skin come off in sheets. It occurs rarely in 3% of the population. Treatment or RX-the doctor may prescribe oral or injectable drugs. Understand that it does not successfully cure your body. What doctors can give you for it: Light Therapy-where a UV (Ultra Violet) light will point any affected part of your body; Topical-a cream lotion to soothe the affected parts of your body; Oral-a medicine to swallow in your mouth; Lastly, injectable-a doctor will examine and decide which injection is best for you. Curious and want more information about Psoriasis? There is a website ready for you: www.psoriasis.org. It is filled with information about Psoriasis A to Z. I encourage you to look and see it for yourself. Interesting. Hope you have learned something! Thank you and have a day. Bye!

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