Plaque psoriasis is a common, well-known skin condition. The scientific name for this condition is Psoriasis vulgaris. The word “vulgaris” actually means “common.” It is a miserable skin disease that there is no cure for but there are some very effective treatment options available.
What is Plaque Psoriasis?
In a nutshell, it is an inflammatory disease of the skin. Those who have this chronic skin disease develop patches of dry, itchy, flaky skin. What is actually happening is inflammation and an accelerated production of skin cells in patches. The dry, flaky, scaly skin is dead skin cells that are sloughing off.
Who is Susceptible to Plaque Psoriasis?
Anybody can get plaque psoriasis at any age. It is, however, more likely to appear in young adults. Plaque psoriasis often afflicts people who have the following conditions:
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood lipids
- Genetic predisposition (It tends to run in families)
Where does Plaque Psoriasis Occur?
Plaque psoriasis can develop anywhere on your body, including your hair. When the scaly patches develop in your hair, the condition is called scalp psoriasis. The condition is most commonly found on your elbows, knees and in your hair.
**Plaque psoriasis is not contagious.**
How is Plaque Psoriasis Treated?
Plaque psoriasis treatment depends on how severe it is. In severe cases, your doctor may prescribe oral medication, light therapy and a medicated cream. Mild to moderate cases are usually just treated with a medicated cream.
Aloe Vera has been proven to be a very effective treatment option. A 0.5% Aloe Vera cream applied 3 times each day gave 83.3% of the people who participated in the study complete relief from symptoms in 1 month.
High quality Aloe Vera body wash, hair care products and lotions will improve your overall skin condition and could help prevent or reduce the severity of future psoriasis flare-ups.
Aloe Vera is also an excellent treatment for skin scars, dry skin, lichen planus skin sores, sunburn or rash, dandruff, cholesterol, diabetes, heart health and dental/oral health.