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Facts You Need to Know about Psoriasis (Part 1)

Facts You Need to Know about Psoriasis (Part 1)

Morris Ave Pharmacy is not just a typical Pharmacy in Bronx, New York for we have been renowned to be above all the others in the pharmaceutical business. Why is it you ask? It is because we have a specialty unlike any other pharmacy.

One of the many diseases we specialize in giving treatments and medical fields we closely work with here in Morris Ave Pharmacy is the treatment of psoriasis.

Psoriasis is not your everyday disease where you can just take a magic pill and it will just go away. It needs to be looked at by an expert and be given treatment by professionals themselves.

Of course, as a professional provider of pharmaceutical care and services, we bring to you some facts we know about the disease through our experience, training and intensive studies.

Facts about Psoriasis:

  • Psoriasis is a persistent skin disease characterized by inflammation.
  • People who have this skin disease are common for people who have:
    • Diabetes
    • High blood
    • Obesity
  • There are certain environmental triggers that bring out psoriasis. Examples are:
    • Stress
    • Infection (like strep throat or thrush)
    • Wound on the skin (such as bug bites, cuts, scrapes and severe sunburns)
    • Specific reaction to medication (including antimalarials, indomethacin and lithium)
  • Geneticist and medical experts can tell if a person is at risk of psoriasis because the disease is inherited from family members.
  • Symptoms of the disease may vary from patient to patient but it is common for these individuals to have red and scaling plaques of elevated and itchy skin that is usually located on their:
    • Elbows
    • Knees
    • Scalp
  • Due to the extreme and speedy production of skin cells in the affected area, dry flakes from these cells can be produced.
  • The skin disease has different types:
    • Psoriasis vulgaris – common plaque type
    • Guttate psoriasis – small, drop-like spots
    • Inverse psoriasis – found in the folds such as on the underarms, groin, navel and buttocks
    • Pustular psoriasis – yellowish blisters filled with small pus
    • Erythrodemic psoriasis – located on the palms and soles
      A patient who has this type of psoriasis often feels cold and has the tendency to develop congestive heart failure especially if they already have a preexisting heart problem.
    • Nail psoriasis
      Although we may associate yellow-pitted nails with nail fungus, those with nail psoriasis may also have this.
    • Scalp psoriasis
      This type of psoriasis can be severe, enough to make one experience hair loss, dandruff and itching.
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