7 Surprising Facts You Must Know About Psoriasis

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There are a number of ailments that can cause immense difficulties to the victim, even though they are not very serious and psoriasis is one of them!

Psoriasis is a skin condition in which the skin turns scaly due to the buildup of cells and people experience symptoms like skin irritation, redness, itching, etc.

Psoriasis is said to be caused by a weakened immune system and it cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be controlled with medication and regular treatment.

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Some of the main symptoms of psoriasis include skin rashes, bumps, fissures, flakiness, irritation, peeling, small bumps, stinging, joint pain, etc.

Along with treatment, there are certain diet tips for psoriasis that must be followed in order to keep the symptoms under control.

A number of common foods that we take in must be avoided if you are suffering from psoriasis, as these foods can worsen the symptoms further. Just medications do not help control the symptoms of psoriasis, so a natural diet for psoriasis must also be followed.

So, here are a few surprising facts that you must know about psoriasis.

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Fact #1

Psoriasis is not just a rash, as many people think, it is an autoimmune disease with symptoms that resemble dry skin and rashes.

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Fact #2

There is a misconception that psoriasis is a contagious skin disease, however, psoriasis is not contagious at all, even with physical contact.

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Fact #3

Just like with many other autoimmune diases, psoriasis has no cure currently, however, its symptoms can be treated temporarily.

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Fact #4

The treatment of psoriasis may differ from one patient to the other, depending on the severity and the person's medical history. Natural remedies are popularly used to treat psoriasis.

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Fact #5

Psoriasis could be triggered by external stimuli such as alcohol, smoking, dust, animal fur, etc., and it is differs from person to person.

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Fact #6

Psoriasis can affect any part of your body. It could be the scalp, hands, feet, nose, upper lip and even genitals!

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Fact #7

The symptoms of psoriasis can increase during the winters, as dry skin is more prevalent during this season.

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Story first published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 17:30 [IST]
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