How to Treat Chronic Psoriasis?

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How to treat chronic psoriasis?

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First you must understand that there is no cure for chronic plaque psoriasis, but there  are treatments to ease the symptoms. Options include topical ointments, light therapy, and prescription drugs taken either orally or by injection. Medication
  • Topical Corticosteroids
  • Non-Biologic Drugs: Methotrexate, Cyclosporine, Otezla (apremilast)
  • Biologic Drugs
  • Supportive Medications: Calcipotriol, Tazorac, Soriatane
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatments: Coal tar, Salicylic acid
Therapies
  • UV light therapy (phototherapy)
Home Remedies and Lifestyle
  • Therapeutic baths
  • Fragrance-free moisturizers
  • Natural sunlight
  • Skin care: avoidance of deodorant soaps, exfoliating scrubs, and alcohol-based astringents and cleansers
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Research shows higher BMI may contribute to increased inflammation of the skin, which can exacerbate psoriasis, but it could also be that psoriasis leads to a person being less physically active and thus gaining weight.

To manage the chronic psoriasis, try to exercise more, eat healthy, lose weight.
For people with psoriasis, the risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high as it is for those without the disease. Psoriasis and some treatments also increase the risk of irregular heartbeat, stroke, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis.

Recently, researchers have found that anti-inflammatory biologic therapies used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis can significantly reduce coronary inflammation in patients with the chronic skin condition, while coronary inlfammation is associated with developing heart artery disease.

It's more than that, the treatment can also reduce coronary inflammation in patients with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or other chronic inflammatory disease.
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