What is it
Psoriasis is a disorder of epidermal growth that leads to the formation of frequently inflammatory and itchy plaques of thickened skin.
It has many forms, and may appear on any part of the body and at any age.
If it involves visible areas such as the face, hands or scalp, it causes considerable psychological distress.
What to do
The treatment of psoriasis depends on the severity and extent of the skin lesions. Biological drugs capable of specifically blocking inflammatory factors are used in the case of severe and/or extensive psoriasis, whereas mild or moderate psoriasis with limited skin involvement is treated topically or by means of ultra-violet (UV) radiation.
The most widely used topical drug is cortisone but, although it initially causes the plaques to regress, the psoriasis eventually worsens. The same thing happens in the case of UV treatment, which also causes damage induced by radiation.
The most appropriate topical treatment is one based on the use of natural reducing agents: i.e. non-pharmaceutical active ingredients capable of reducing psoriatic plaques, such as sulfur, salicylic acid, ichthyol sulfonate and coal tar.
Sulfur and salicylic acid are used together as in the case of 2S CREAM, whereas the use of coal tar is allowed in the USA and Canada, but not in Europe.
In practical terms, psoriasis is treated with natural reducing agents as follows:
One reducing agent:
- Massage 2S CREAM well into the plaques in the evening; it can also be applied to the scalp if necessary as it does not contain vaseline.
- Wash in the morning using CLEANSING CREAM, which does not irritate the plaques on the body.
- Wash your hair using DERMICTIOL SHAMPOO in order to avoid irritating any plaques on the scalp.
- Apply EMOLLIENT OINTMENT EXTREME to the plaques on the body in order to soften them and encourage the skin to flake.