Do you suffer from Psoriasis?

Over 7 million American do. Psoriasis effects a lot of people of all ages and can show up anywhere on the body. Psoriasis causes areas of red, scaly skin that can be itchy and sore. It can also cause thickening of the fingernails and toenails. In severe cases, it can cover large areas of the body and cause extreme cracking of the skin and even bleeding. Certain forms of psoriasis can even be life threatening. Some people’s psoriasis is a daily condition and in others it flares up and goes away with no warnings.

Living with psoriasis is a constant struggle with the physical appearance of the condition and the itching and soreness that is causes. Research has shown the psoriasis can be caused by T cells attacking healthy skin cells instead of protecting the body from foreign bacteria and other organisms. This causes an over production of new skin cells which creates an over abundance of dead skin cells. The extra dead skin cells create the scaly red appearance and the itchy sore feeling.

Treatments vary depending on the type of psoriasis and its severity. The majority of treats are medications that will reduces the redness and inflammation and also relieve the itch and soreness associated with the condition. Natural moisturizers and essential oils which are naturally antiseptic, can provide instant relief for the symptoms of psoriasis. These types of all natural treatments can reduce the overall severity of psoriasis and in some cases nearly eliminate it.

Going natural to treat a condition that traditionally has been treated with steroids and other harsh chemicals is becoming more and more popular. These traditional treatments can lead to other unwanted side effects. All natural, chemical free treatments are readily available and less expensive than you think.