The main cause of psoriasis is unknown,howver many medicalexperts believe it is be genetic, and often skips a generation. Psoriasis may also be caused by an overactive immune system.
Common treatment methods for psoriasis include retinoid creams, steroid creams, vitamin D moisturizers, heavy-duty ointments, and coal tar shampoos for the scalp. In more severe cases, options like UV light therapy, enzyme inhibitors, retinoids and methotrexate may be suggested.
There is no cure for psoriasis, however herbal remedies can ease symtpoms and make living with the disease more manageable.
Common symptoms of psoriasis include red skin with silver scales, itchy or inflammed skin that cracks or bleeds often, disfigured fingernails and toenails and a crusty scalp.
Inverse psoriasis treatment involves the use of corticosteroids, dovonex, pimecrolimus (Elidel) cream and tacrolimus (Protopic) ointment, castederm, UV light therapy, and other oral medications.
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