Psoriasis Treatment – Good News and Bad News
First, the bad news….
Most medical psoriasis treatments only address the symptoms of psoriasis, so you need to continue using them long term or the symptoms will return.
Now some good news…
The good news is that there are several natural psoriasis treatment options, including some tried and tested home remedies for psoriasis that do work.
A recent report, titled Psoriasis Free For Life shows you exactly how to treat psoriasis – which natural and home remedies for psoriasis actually work, where to get them and equally importantly, how to use them and how to get rid of psoriasis for good. Here’s a brief overview of the report that my partner created:
Psoriasis Treatment – the Background
All the medical ways for treating psoriasis we have at the moment are aimed simply at helping to clear the patches of affected skin rather than at eradicating the disease completely. Unfortunately almost no progress has so far been made in evolving a medical treatment for psoriasis. This is sad but quite understandable. It is extremely difficult to design a basic, overall psoriasis treatment until doctors know what causes psoriasis. It is rather like trying to swat a fly in a dark room with both your hands tied behind your back.
Having said this, there is at least one natural psoriasis treatment available to help, and that has been shown to be very effective (click here to find out more). I have tried to describe the medical ones on this site as comprehensively as possible. It is an important subject and one that you’ll hopefully find interesting.
The rest of this article deals with medical or pharmaceutical psoriasis treatments, which are less effective at this time than the natural psoriasis treatment program covered in the video above.
You may already know that there are several types of psoriasis, and, not surprisingly, the medical treatment for each type differs. Each psoriasis treatment will also differ according to the stage of the disease, your age, whether you are being treated in hospital or as an outpatient and, to some extent, on your own and your doctor’s individual preferences. I shall try to outline some general principles and to describe the various specific psoriasis treatments that exist, both new and old. But first there are a few general points about treating psoriasis as a whole that are worth making.
You and your doctor
Once you’ve read through a few books and websites you may feel you know everything there is to know about treating psoriasis. But this of course is not true. It is rather like, for example, thinking that once you know the general principles of how a jet engine works, you will be able to fly a plane. Apart from being stupid, this would actually be dangerous. And the same line of reasoning applies to medicine.
It takes a lot of skill and experience for a doctor to choose the treatment for psoriasis best suited to each patient. He has to balance the advantages and disadvantages of any given treatment with a special understanding of the particular problems of the person concerned. He also has to take into account the effects of the disease on other parts of the body and make due allowance for your skin type, age and weight. This is a delicate feat of judgment and one that even a skilled person would find hard to perform properly for himself.
People who are directly and personally involved in a problem tend, naturally enough, to be the least able to take a clear and dispassionate view of it. And it is this detached approach that is needed in assessing the best way to deal with a disease such as psoriasis. In other words, there is no harm in learning all you can about the psoriasis treatments available, but you must consult your doctor and allow him or her to make the decision on which one is best for you, if you decide that you’d prefer a medical or drug based treatment instead of a natural one.