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Psoriasis is...

An inflammatory disease resulting in skin cells in the affected areas reproducing every 3 to 6 days, instead of 28. This process is too fast and causes raised, scaly patches of Dead skin cells build up on the skin's surface .
Very treatable: There is a range of effective treatments to control psoriasis and improve quality of life.
Common: You are not alone. It has been estimated that between 2-5% of people around the world have psoriasis. The Canadian Dermatology Association estimates that about 1 million Canadians have psoriasis.
Men and women are at equal risk of developing psoriasis. It can occur at any age. Although more common in Caucasians of northern European descent, it has been identified in people around the world

Psoriasis

Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Psoriasis is very common. Anyone can get it,  but it most commonly begins between ages 15 and 35.
It is not contagious. You cannot spread it to others.
Psoriasis seems to be passed down through families.
Doctors think it probably occurs when the body's immune system mistakes healthy cells for dangerous substances.

The following may trigger an attack of psoriasis or make the condition more difficult to treat:

  • Bacteria or viral infections, including strep throat and upper respiratory infections
  • Dry air or dry skin
  • Injury to the skin, including cuts, burns, and insect bites
  • Some medicines, including antimalaria drugs, beta-blockers.
  • Stress
  • Too little sunlight
  • Too much sunlight (sunburn)
  • Too much alcohol
  • In general, psoriasis may be severe in people who have a weakened immune system.

Some people with psoriasis may also have arthritis, a condition known as psoriatic arthritis.

Symptoms:

Psoriasis can appear suddenly or slowly. Many times, it goes away and then comes back again and again. 

Symptoms include:

  • Irritated, red, flaky patches of skin
  • Most often seen on the elbows, knees, and middle of the body
  • Red patches may appear anywhere on the body, including the scalp

The skin may be:

  • Itchy
  • Dry and covered with silver, flaky skin (scales)
  • Pink-red in color (like the color of salmon)
  • Raised and thick

Other symptoms may include:

  • Joint pain or aching
  • Nail changes including thick nails, yellow-brown nails, dents in the nail, and nail lifts off from the skin underneath
  • Severe dandruff on the scalp

Psoriasis may affect any or all parts of the skin.

There are five main types of psoriasis:

  • Erythrodermic -- The skin redness is very intense and covers a large area.
  • Guttate -- Small, pink-red spots appear on the skin.
  • Inverse -- Skin redness and irritation occurs in the armpits, groin, and in between overlapping skin.
  • Plaque -- Thick, red patches of skin are covered by flaky, silver-white scales. This is the most common type of psoriasis.
  • Pustular -- White blisters are surrounded by red, irritated skin.

Signs and tests

Your doctor or nurse can usually diagnose this condition by looking at your skin.
Sometimes, a skin biopsy is done to rule out other possible conditions. If you have joint pain, your doctor may order x-rays.

Treatment

The goal of treatment is to control your symptoms and prevent infection.
Three treatment options are available:

  • Skin lotions, ointments, creams, and shampoos. These are called topical treatments.
  • Pills or injections that affect the body's immune response, not just the skin. There are called systemic, or body-wide, treatments. 
  • Phototherapy, which uses light to treat psoriasis.

TOPICAL TREATMENTS
Most of the time, psoriasis is treated with medications that are placed directly on the skin or scalp. This may include:

  • Cortisone creams and ointments
  • Creams or ointments that contain coal tar or anthralin
  • Creams to remove the scaling (usually salicylic acid or lactic acid)
  • Dandruff shampoos (over-the-counter or prescription)
  • Moisturizers
  • Prescription medicines containing vitamin D or vitamin A (retinoids)

SYSTEMIC (BODY-WIDE) TREATMENTS
If you have very severe psoriasis, your doctor will likely recommend medicines that suppress the immune system's faulty response. These medicines include methotrexate or cyclosporine. Retinoids such as acitretin can also be used.
Newer drugs called biologics are used when other treatments do not work. Biologics approved for the treatment of psoriasis include:

  • Adalimumab (Humira)
  • Alefacept (Amevive)
  • Etanercept (Enbrel)
  • Infliximab (Remicade)
  • Stelara

 PHOTOTHERAPY
Some people may choose to have phototherapy.

  • Phototherapy is a medical treatment in which your skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet light.
  • Phototherapy may be given alone or after you take a drug that makes the skin sensitive to light.
  • Phototherapy for psoriasis can be given as ultraviolet A (UVA) or ultraviolet B (UVB) light.

OTHER TREATMENTS
If you have an infection, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics.
AT HOME CARE
Follow these tips at home:

  • Oatmeal baths may be soothing and may help to loosen scales. You can use over-the-counter oatmeal bath products. Or, you can mix 1 cup of oatmeal into a tub of warm water.
  • Sunlight may help your symptoms go away. Be careful not to get sunburned.
  • Relaxation and anti stress techniques may be helpful. The link between stress and flares of psoriasis is not well understood, however.

 

 
Dead Sea mineral-based products provide help to Psoriasis like skin, Calms itchiness, Soothes irritation, Restores lost moisture,Provide rapid lasting relief.

Cat. #

Product

Size

Description

119-1

Mineral Soap

100g

Face, Body, Hands, Feet-Eczema like skin

159-1

Maris Limus (mud soap)

100g

Face, Body, Hands, Feet-Psoriasis like skin

420-1

Shower Cream (gentle)

250ml

Body, Scalp-Psoriasis-Eczema like skin

15560

Medical Herb Wash (gentle)

250ml

Face, Body, Hands, Feet –Eczema like skin (also, for Children)

150-1

100% Maris Limus (mud)

400g

Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Face-Psoriasis like skin

155-11

100% Maris Limus (mud)

1.8Kg

Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Face-Psoriasis like skin

151-1

100% Maris Limus (mud)

4.3Kg

Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Face-Psoriasis like skin

110-3

100% Dead-Sea salts

250g

Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Face-Psoriasis-Eczema like skin

110-4

100% Dead-Sea salts

500g

Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Face-Psoriasis-Eczema like skin

110-1

100% Dead-Sea salts

1.0Kg

Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Face-Psoriasis like skin

120-2

100% Dead-Sea salts

5.0Kg

Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Face-Psoriasis like skin

120-1

100% Dead-Sea salts

25.0Kg

Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Face-Psoriasis like skin

301-3

Moisturizing Cream-Dry & Sensitive

50g

Face, Ears-Psoriasis-Eczema like skin

302-3

Moisturizing Cream-Norm/Comb

50g

Face, Ears-Psoriasis-Eczema like skin

320-3

Nourishing Night Cream

50g

Face, Ears-Psoriasis-Eczema like skin

331 -1

Eye Contour Balm

30ml

Eye Contour, Lips – Eczema - Psoriasis like skin

11886

Skin Corrector
 Complete Solution kit

612ml

Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Ears, Scalp
Psoriasis-Eczema like skin (also, for children)

11888

Epidermine-Skin Corrector

112ml

Whole body, Face, Hands, Feet, Ears
Psoriasis-Eczema like skin(also, for children)

340-3

Hydra balance Body Lotion 

250ml

Body- Psoriasis-Eczema like skin

18669

Hydra Balance Body Scrub
Skin Corrector

280ml

Whole Body, Hands, Feet-Psoriasis-Eczema like skin

11885

Hydra Balance Body Butter
Skin Corrector

280ml

Whole Body, Hands, Feet-Psoriasis-Eczema like skin

181-2

Silky Cream

125ml

Hands-Psoriasis-Eczema like skin

191-2

Foot Cream

125ml

Elbows-knees-Foot-Psoriasis-Eczema like skin

 

Store Epidermine in the fridge after your skin cleared and continue using daily Natural Beauty product

Our products Contains Original Dead-Sea minerals and Complex of botanical plant extract.  Manufactured in Israel

RECOMMENDED USE TO HELP PSORIASIS

 Whole Body

After shower, twice a week deep clean the effected areas with Hydra Balance Body Scrub, wash with water and dry.
Twice a day (or as needed) apply Epidermine Skin Corrector till the cream completely absorbed by the skin.
Seal and protect the skin with Hydra Balance body Butter or Hydra Balance Body Lotion.

Recommended: Twice a week: Take a bath for 20-30 minutes in warm water containing 250g (one full cup) of 100% Dead-Sea salts.
Gently, massage with washcloth.  Dry whole body and apply on the effected areas Epidermine - Skin Corrector till the cream completely absorbed by the skin. and apply,  Silky Hand Cream, Foot Cream, Hydra Balance Body lotion or Body Butter.
Body wraps with 100% Dead-Sea Mud (Recommended once to twice a month):
Massage your body with Dead-Sea salt solution containing 1:1 (100 % Dead-Sea Salts + Hot water).
Rest for 5 minutes and apply a thin layer of Maris Limus (do not massage the mud).
Wrap in a plastic sheet (bag). Cover with a blanket.  Rest for half an hour.
Shower with warm water. Apply Epidermine skin corrector, seal and protect with Hydra Balance Body Butter. 

***If you suffer from high blood pressure or cardio vascular problems
 you may consult your doctor before commencing treatment with Dead Sea Salt crystals.
Scalp:       
Twice a week wash hair and massage scalp with Flakephino Shampoo
Twice a day (morning & evening) . Massage on the scalp Epidermine - Skin Corrector till the cream completely absorbed by the skin.
Face:
 Wash your face morning and evening with Maris Limus soap (mud).
Apply Epidermine Skin Corrector followed with night cream or Moisturizing Day Cream for Dry and Sensitive Skin.
Ears:  Twice a day apply on a Q-tip small amount of Epidermine skin Corrector inside and around the ear.

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