Psoriasis is a terrible condition. Both my children and I seem to be prone to getting it.
As it turns out there are some very definite triggers for painful outbreaks and here is a rundown of what they areâ€¦
â€¢ Skin abrasions from shaving
â€¢ Rug burns
â€¢ Small cuts
â€¢ Cold weather
â€¢ Damp or humid weather
â€¢ Cloudy weather
â€¢ Streptococcal or other simple infections â€“ even just a sore throat can trigger your immune system to go wild
â€¢ Taking aspirin
â€¢ Taking beta blocker drugs to combat high blood pressure
â€¢ Taking anti-malarial drugs or shot
â€¢ Taking lithium for manic depression
â€¢ Emotional stress including being too sad or too happy â€“ extremes of emotion whether good or bad can cause stress in the body that can cause an outbreak
Psoriasis is one of those chronic conditions that is hard to cure so it is always hard to decide if you should go the natural route for a cure or stick with the greasy steroid creams that are usually prescribed for it.
As with any medical condition or complaint, there are many different ways of treating or dealing with psoriasis, some of which are dependent on pharmaceutical drugs whilst others are completely natural.
And of course, it almost always follows that treating any medical condition naturally is the best way of doing things if such treatments are going to be appropriate and effective.
If you have been recently diagnosed with psoriasis then you should prepare yourself to embark on quite a merry go round of being put on and off different prescribed drugs and creams.
I believe the more you know about these drugs (should you decide to take prescriptions) the better off you will be in general as you will have been more knowledegable about your problems â€¦
In the meantime the treatment for psoriasis that I have found the most effective is to sit myself in the sun and bake away like a big old leathery lizard for a while. I encourage my children to do the same so they do not develop the hard itchy patches of skin associated with the condition.
I have discovered too that diet has a lot to do with whether or not you will experience an outbreak. Yet another way I try and keep this sort of thing under control is by feeding my family a diet rich in avocadoes and fish. This is because these foods are rich in Omega 3 acids that help ward off these types of attacks.
If you have broken out fully in the silvery flaky scales associated with the condition I have also found that applying a bit of the gel from inside the aloe vera plant can also go a long way towards healing the condition.