Being diagnosed with guttate psoriasis or other forms of psoriasis might be very frightening. Especially if you Google for information and see photos with severe psoriasis and text that there is no cure or the cure has serious side effects.
Well, the truth is that your guttate psoriasis really might get so bad like on those pictures, but it is all up to you. There is no cure for psoriasis but this condition is totally controllable so that you could experience more good days than bad. The only thing you can do wrong, is to fall into depression and quit living your life.
Trust me, I have been there.
To control guttate psoriasis, you first need to know the essence of this disease. Psoriasis is not contagious. You cannot get psoriasis from touching someone who has psoriasis, or even with intimate contact.
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells.
Scientists are still studying what happens when psoriasis develops, it is discovered that when a person has psoriasis, the T cells (a type of white blood cell that fights with bacteria and viruses) mistakenly trigger a reaction in the skin cells.
This reaction activates a series of events, causing new skin cells to form too quickly, in days rather than weeks. People who develop psoriasis inherit genes that cause psoriasis.
Not everyone who inherits genes for psoriasis gets psoriasis. For psoriasis to appear, it has to be exposed by a trigger. Triggers are not universal. What triggers psoriasis in one person may not cause psoriasis to develop in another.
The most common psoriasis triggers are infections (such as strep throat or thrush), injury to the skin (such as cut or scrape, tattoo, insect bite or a severe sunburn), stress, hormonal changes, alcohol and smoking, obesity, cold weather or lack of sunlight and some drugs (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Indomethazin, heart-and blood pressure drugs, antimalarials, vaccines, allergy tests).
If you have psoriasis then the first thing to do, is to avoid these triggers and live a healthy life. So knowing your triggers may mean you can avoid a flare-up of psoriasis.
For guttate psoriasis the most common trigger is streptococcal infection. Lesions appear on the skin about 2-3 weeks after having strep throat. The outbreak can go away and never come back. Or it can go away and come back, especially if the person is a strep carrier. Talk to your doctor about getting a strep test to determine if You have an underlying strep infection that needs to be treated (it can be present without symptoms).
Natural creams are a viable alternative when it comes to psoriasis home treatment. Psoriasis is so unpredictable condition, that it is an elusive target for even the strongest modern medications. The nature of this disease has led many people to develop their personal natural remedies to fight it rather than experiment with any other potentially harmful drugs.
Using traditional medications over time can cause toxins to build up in the body and can lead to many other health concerns. To get long-term relief, it is important to also treat psoriasis from within and build up Your immune system.
It is vital to moisturise Your skin, because it´s relieves itching and if Your skin is dry it is much more easier to harm it. Emu Oil, for instance, is a suitable treatment to help reduce symptoms of guttate psoriasis due to its natural anti-inflammatory properties.
There have been many people claiming almost miraculous improvements in their psoriasis as a result of being around and in the Dead Sea for a few weeks and using Dead Sea producs.
Also remedies containing aloe vera extracts have been effective for many. It is also possible to take Aloe Vera internally in juice form. Aloe juice benefits are numerous, and it has been proven as a healing option for many forms of illness.
Besides these natural remedies, I used UVB phototherapy. It is a very good psoriasis treatment for long-term control of psoriasis. Unlike UVA, UVB radiation does not penetrate into deep layers of the skin and therefore does not damage skin and cause complications.
It is important to remember that psoriasis treatment strategies must involve both psychosocial and physical aspects of the disease. When people with psoriasis learn to relax, they can take control over their condition and improve their quality of life. With stress the immune system becomes weaker and cannot respond optimally.
Doctors have associated psoriasis and stress for hundreds of years and all clinical studies support that.
By the way sometimes positive thinking and healthy lifestyle is all the psoriasis treatment that you need for getting your skin clean!
Unfortunately, psoriasis can not be prevented and it can not be completely cured but with proper techniques you can control the disease.