Psoriasis is a similar skin disease like eczema and can start at any age. It is estimated to affect
2-4% of the population of the world. The rate of psoriasis varies according to age, gender, region and ethnicity; a combination of environmental and genetic factors is thought to be responsible for these differences.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin. These skin patches are typically red, itchy, and scaly. They may vary in severity from small and localized to complete body coverage. Injury to the skin can trigger psoriatic skin changes at that spot, which is known as Koebner phenomenon.
There are five main types of psoriasis: Plaque, Guttate, Inverse, Pustular, and Erythrodermic. Plaque psoriasis, also known as psoriasis vulgaris, makes up about 90% of cases. It typically presents with red patches with white scales on top. Areas of the body most commonly affected are the back of the forearms, shins, around the belly button, and the scalp. Guttate psoriasis has drop shaped lesions. Pustular psoriasis presents with small non-infectious pus filled blisters. Inverse psoriasis forms red patches in skin folds. Erythrodermic psoriasis occurs when the rash becomes very widespread, and can develop from any of the other types.
Fingernails and toenails are affected in most people at some point in time. This may include pits
in the nails or changes in nail color.
Natural Psoriasis Treatments:
Many times medications fail to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis or cause unwanted side effects; people try natural remedies, such as herbs and vitamins, for relief. Some people with psoriasis find natural sunlight and ocean water helpful. Some seaside resorts offer special programs for people with psoriasis. If you are considering natural remedies for psoriasis, here’s
Benefits of Salt Therapy:
Preliminary research suggests that Salt therapy can treat symptoms of psoriasis. One study showed that Salt Therapy was more effective than placebo. This product is of only minimal benefit, at best.
– It is anti-inflammatory, externally; it reduces inflammation on the skin.
– Improves circulation on the skin surface.
– Salt kills bacteria naturally.
– Reduces IgE levels, It strengthens immunity, and the patient’s immune system becomes less over-sensitive to triggers.
– 15- 25 sessions are recommended for long term results.
– With irreversible conditions you may need to come for more sessions.