Common Misconceptions on Psoriasis and Treatment Options

Sunday 18 September 2022

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales called plaques to appear on one's body. It is caused by dysfunction of the immune system. When the immune system becomes overactive, it speeds up skin cell growth. Normal skin cells completely grow and shed in a month, but this process is accelerated with psoriasis and takes just 3 or 4 days. And instead of shedding, the skin cells pile up.

Compared with other types of rashes like eczema, the colour and scales of psoriasis are different. The classic symptoms are a rash that is usually salmon pink in colour and well-demarcated, and patches of skin that are thickened and have silvery scales. Common affected sites are the elbows, knees, belly button, scalp, nails and joints.

Some Common Misconceptions

(a) Psoriasis is infectious. In fact, it is a wrong perception.

(b) Psoriasis is only skin deep. In reality, psoriasis sufferers have a higher risk of developing conditions like diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

(c) There is dietary restrictions, but that is not the case, except for alcohol. However, psoriasis is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome, which includes obesity, cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension. And when there is increased risk of these illnesses, your diet would naturally have to take into account these issues.

(d) Seafood or beef is bad for the skin. On the contrary, that is not true.

Remember TIMES to help you narrow down what could be causing your condition to flare up:

> T for trauma - injury to your skin eg. a cut, scrape, insect bite or sunburn.

> I for infection.

> M for medication eg. beta blockers.

> E for endocrine - high or low thyroid levels can worsen psoriasis.

> S for stress, smoke and spirits.

Medical Treatment

To-date, doctors have not found any cure for psoriasis. Medications can control the condition, but beware of the side effects:

(a) Topical treatment like steroid creams can be very strong and cause permanent thinning of the skin.

(b) Phototherapy ie exposing patients to controlled but consistent doses of UV light under a dermatologist's care. However, it can be logistically inconvenient. 

(c) Systemic treatment, where steroids are ingested orally or through injections, may cause obesity.

Methotrexate may damage the liver and cause white blood cells to drop.

Cyclosporine may damage the kidney and affect blood pressure.

(d) Biologics is relatively new and may offer an effective treatment in future. However, it is expensive and the long-term side effects are still unclear.

(Source: Living with Psoriasis, StarHealth, 14 Mar 2021)

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