Thursday 21 September 2017

Psoriasis in spring, summer, fall, and winter

Psoriasis in spring, summer, fall, and winter

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid build-up of skin cells. This build-up of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Inflammation and redness around the scales are fairly common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed.It has occurred summer as well as winter.The Psoriasis Treatment In Madurai has provided the best psoriasis treatment for all types of psoriasis.

Spring and summer Time Questions

Why does my psoriasis get better in the summer?

It is speculated that some people see improvement in their psoriasis because of the greater availability of natural ultraviolet light (sunshine). People usually wear fewer layers of clothing and expose more areas of skin by wearing short sleeves, short pants, and swimming suits during the summer months.

Can sunbathing help my psoriasis?

In most cases, yes. People with psoriasis often do respond well to exposure to natural and/or artificial ultraviolet light. However, each person is different. If your psoriasis has responded well in the past to sunlight or phototherapy, it is likely that you will have a positive response. If you have responded negatively, then sunbathing is most likely not for you. Overexposure to ultraviolet light can trigger a flare-up of psoriasis symptoms. It is best to start with very low exposure times and build-up over several weeks. Learn more about light therapy.

Can I go in a swimming pool or hot tub if I have psoriasis?

Yes, unless you have open sores that are infected or oozing. Chlorine is a chemical that may cause irritation and can further dry out the already over dry skin that normally accompanies psoriasis. However, many people find that pool or hot tub water helps to soften and clear crusty, hard areas and flaking. Be aware of very warm water or long soaks in hot tubs as heat can increase itching and irritation. The best way to avoid this irritation is to shower as soon as possible after the pool or hot tub use. Using chlorine-removing shampoos and/or soap can help to further reduce chemical irritation. The shower should be followed with a generous application of moisturizer.

Fall and winter Time Questions

Why does my psoriasis get worse in the winter?

A combination of dry air decreased sunlight exposure, and colder temperatures can all contribute to winter psoriasis flares. Frequent moisturizing and use of a home humidifier can help alleviate some of the symptoms. Discuss with your doctor possible treatments to control your psoriasis in the winter.

Will my psoriasis get worse if I get sick?

Anything that can affect the immune system can, in turn, affect psoriasis. Having a cold or the flu can play a role in your psoriasis. Make sure you get plenty of rest, wash your hands frequently, and try to be aware of other triggers, such as stress, that can increase your susceptibility to sickness.

Is there a link between strep throat and psoriasis?

One form of psoriasis called guttate is often associated with strep throat. A microorganism called Streptococcus causes strep infections. Many times a person may not even have symptoms of strep throat but still have an active flare of psoriasis. Talk with your doctor about getting a streptococcal antibody test to determine higher than normal levels of strep in your system.

Can I get the flu shot or other immunizations if I have psoriasis?

Yes, as long as your psoriasis is not actively flaring and you get the killed version of the vaccine. There is no evidence that receiving an immunization of any kind can cause psoriasis. However, not all vaccines are a good idea for psoriasis sufferers. For example, the smallpox vaccine is not recommended for all individuals with psoriasis. This is because the smallpox virus can be passed from person to person through an open wound.

Injections of any kind may trigger a flare-up of psoriasis symptoms as the result of a response known as the Koebner Phenomenon. This phenomenon is responsible for either triggering the original onset of psoriasis symptoms, or the development or worsening of psoriasis symptoms at the injection (or injury) site. However, many people with psoriasis are able to receive injections and immunizations with no problem or changes in their psoriasis symptoms. Always talk with your dermatologist before getting an immunization or vaccine.

The diagnosis of psoriasis is typically made by obtaining information from the physical examination of the skin, medical history, and relevant family health history.Sometimes lab tests, including a microscopic examination of tissue obtained from a skin biopsy, may be necessary.Psoriasis Treatment In Madurai has provided the best psoriasis treatment to their patients.Now you are waiting for best treatment for life-threatening psoriasis, The only option is our clinic, Their mission is To make people beautiful, happy & confident. For more details visit our website(

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