By Kendra Gail Bergstrom
Should you be afflicted by psoriasis, or have a chum or relative who does, this ebook deals aid. thoroughly revised and up-to-date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Psoriasis, moment version can provide authoritative, sensible solutions in your questions about opting for a dermatologist, healing procedures, coping ideas, assets of aid, and masses extra. In transparent, obtainable sort, specialist dermatologists focusing on treating psoriasis describe the newest scientific wisdom together with the recent iteration of psoriasis medications and sensible pointers on what psoriasis is and what you are able to do to regard your situation, from gentle to the main serious, successfully. that includes insider suggestion from a precise sufferer, this ebook is a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this in all likelihood debilitating sickness.
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Bringing the skin care products you use can also be helpful since moisturizers are an important part of maintenance. QXP 11/4/09 11:14 AM Page 33 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T P S O R I A S I S Recent changes in health, including: Diagnosis • Recent infections of the skin or anywhere else on the body • Stressful life events • New medications Your thoughts on the disease and its treatment, including: • Which aspect of the disease (appearance or itch, for example) is most worrisome to you?
It is named after its discoverer, Dr. Heinrich Koebner, a dermatologist in Germany who first described the phenomenon in 1872. The appearance of psoriasis after trauma is often called Koebnerization and usually appears between 2 and 6 weeks after trauma to the skin. This phenomenon is found in some people with psoriasis, as well as those with other skin diseases like vitiligo and warts. Koebnerization is thought to occur through the normal inflammation in traumatized skin. QXP 11/5/09 12:30 PM Page 51 injured, a normal inflammatory reaction occurs with redness, warmth, pain, and swelling.
That is, a joint directly beneath an affected skin area will not necessarily be involved. Joints that are often involved include the joints of the hands and fingers, the lower back (especially the sacroiliac joint, where the back meets the hips), and less commonly the knees, hips, or shoulders. Who gets joint disease? Studies suggest that people with nail changes in psoriasis, such as oil spots or onycholysis, are more likely to have joint disease. In different studies in the United States and worldwide, 35% of patients with psoriatic nails had this type of arthritis.
100 Questions & Answers About Psoriasis by Kendra Gail Bergstrom