When you have psoriasis this means that you have a chronic skin disorder that will result in red patches or dry silvery skin. This comes usually from an improper immune response in your system that is triggered by some abnormal cell cycle which will create more new skin before your old skin can be shed off of your body. This disorder is incurable but the symptoms can be reduced and remission can be possible.
If you have psoriasis you will want to talk to your doctor about the different medications that you might be taking because there are some drugs like those beta blockers for high blood pressure that will actually trigger outbreaks. There might be alternative drugs or suggestions that he might have that could help to cut down on these outbreaks.
You also need to talk to your doctor about the different kinds of treatments that there are to help treat the psoriasis. Topical ointments like corticosteroids, vitamin D cream, retinols as well as salicylic acids will help to encourage the shedding of the dead skin so that the cycle of skin growth can be more normalized and also help to stop the itching as well as the dry skin.
You should try and learn to manage your stress the best you can. It is known that emotional distress has a lot to do with the outbreaks of psoriasis. You should try to practice relaxing and even consider doing some yoga, try meditating, deep breathing exercises and other things that might help you feel more relaxed. Find something your really like to do and do it on a regular basis to cut down on your stress levels.
You may also need to change your diet to what is called an anti-inflammatory diet. Any kind of inflammation is going to interfere with the immune system and how it functions and can cause more outbreaks. So you should eat more fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, soy, fish, seeds and nuts. You should also decrease the amount of sugar, red meats and refined white fours.
Another good thing to do is to make sure you don't have any food allergies or other allergies. If you have certain allergies this is going to trigger outbreaks of psoriasis. If you know about the allergies then you can avoid the foods and other things that you might be allergic to.
You can also use some really good natural things to help relieve the dryness as well as the itching of the psoriasis. Some of the things that can help would be aloe, capsaicin creams, apple cider vinegar, primrose oil, tea tree oil and oatmeal baths.
A good way to help soothe any inflammation and to help get rid of the dead skin is to take a bath in lukewarm water on a daily basis during the outbreak. You then can add any of these ingredients: epsom salts, natural bath oils, Dead Sea salts or oatmeal. Then soak for at least 15 minutes each bath.