Plaque Psoriasis

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What is Plaque Psoriasis?

Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that leaves skin cells dry and irritated.  Symptoms include raised, bumpy areas of dry red skin often accompanied by silver, flaky skin. It is most commonly found on the knees, elbows, scalp, and lower back.  While psoriasis is a complicated and uncomfortable autoimmune disease, many people find relief by balancing lifestyle adjustments with conventional and alternative treatment methods.  We’re committed to helping you find relief from those irritating, itchy, and painful psoriasis symptoms. Read on for information about common symptoms and possible treatment strategies to help prevent and tame flare-ups.

Where to Start?

You aren’t alone dealing with the irritating effects of plaque psoriasis.  In fact, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, more than eight million people have some form of psoriasis.  Fortunately, plaque psoriasis is not among the more serious forms this skin condition takes, and its symptoms can be relieved with the right skin care regimen.

We’ve found that the best relief for symptoms comes from a multifaceted approach to management and treatment.  Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and consistent and appropriate skin care help prevent flare-ups and keep symptoms subdued.  When your plaque psoriasis symptoms do flare up, Summers Laboratories offers a full line of creams, gels, lotions, and shampoos to relieve symptoms and get you back on track.

Plaque Psoriasis Symptoms

Plaque Psoriasis Symptoms include:

  • Coarse, uneven, and/or scaly patches of skin
  • Itchiness
  • Stinging and burning sensations
  • Irritated dry skin that may crack and bleed

Like other forms of psoriasis, symptoms range from mild to more severe and generally occur in cycles.

Recognizing Plaque Psoriasis

A person that has the symptoms of plaque psoriasis.

Mild forms of plaque psoriasis generally involve slightly raised, bright red skin and flakiness found in more severe cases.  The irritated area is noticeably dry, and is likely to itch or burn. As symptoms worsen, the redness, flakiness, and bleeding will become more common and more severe.  While all types of psoriasis may have flare-ups, many people are able to find relief between flare-ups from mild plaque psoriasis symptoms by following a consistent treatment plan.

 

A person who has plaque psoriasis on the hand

More severe forms of plaque psoriasis appear as bright red/silver areas of skin.  The irritated area may be larger, and the skin will appear rough and uneven. With severe plaque psoriasis, dry cracking skin and bleeding are more common.  Like all types of psoriasis, treating severe plaque psoriasis is an on-going process. The aim of treatment is to reduce the severity of the plaques, along with their uncomfortable symptoms.  With an appropriate treatment method, the itchiness, swelling, and pain of plaque psoriasis can be successfully reduced.

Plaque Psoriasis Treatment

Irritation and discomfort caused by plaque psoriasis can be unpleasant, but it doesn’t have to ruin your day.  Relief from the symptoms of plaque psoriasis can be yours with a healthy lifestyle and a consistent, appropriate treatment strategy.  Consistent application of a medicated plaque psoriasis treatments help keep your skin moisturized, reduce irritation, and provide comfort from pain and itchiness.  Keralyt Gel and Tarsum remove rough scales found with psoriasis and Keralyt Cream and Cutemol are wonderful for deep moisturizing.  Feel more comfortable in your skin with Summers Labs’ collection of plaque psoriasis treatment products today!

More About Types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis presents itself in a variety of forms, and each type exhibits unique symptoms.

Learn more about other types of psoriasis here.

 

References

https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriasis/types/plaque

https://www.psoriasis.org/content/statistics

https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/scaly-skin/psoriasis/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-psoriasis/how-long-will-i-have-to-treat-my-psoriasis

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/plaque-psoriasis-facts#1

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriasis/symptoms-causes/syc-20355840