Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that can appear in one of four ways: chronic plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, pustular psoriasis and erythrodemic psoriasis.
Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the disease. It is characterized by red patches with dry scales on different areas of the body, include the knees, elbows, scalp, arms and legs. These patches can vary in size and are often accompanied by intermittent pain, flare-ups and itching.
People aged 15 to 35 are particularly afflicted by psoriasis; however, psoriasis can nevertheless appear on people of any age. About 10 million people suffer from psoriasis in North America.
Unfortunately, the causes of psoriasis are still unknown. However, oftentimes psoriasis can be triggered by the following external factors:
There are a variety of different medications that are generally prescribed to treat psoriasis, such as corticosteroids, calcipotriol and tar. However, these treatments also come with a lot of disadvantages, including skin irritation, high toxicity and reduced effectiveness over time. Other treatments are extremely messy.
Many people who are afflicted with emu oil have indicated that it is an effective solution to treat the symptoms of psoriasis. When flare-ups occur, avoid scratching or rubbing the affected zones, minimize your exposure to the sun and apply emu oil morning and night. By doing so, the pain and itching should subside. The use of emu oil is risk-free as it is a 100% natural product. If you prefer moisturizing lotions, try our Soft Body Lotion made from emu oil.