Psoriasis on Face

Psoriasis on Face

Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin problem that produces red scaley patches, which are most typically found on the knees and elbows, with patients also complaining of 'psoriasis on face'. In order to fight this health problem, an aggressive psoriasis therapy is commonly recommended by a dermatologist.

Possibly arising from an uncommon genetic gene, psoriasis is now frequently connected with a weakened immune system. In addition, emotional stress, physical injury or recent illness is all thought to play a function in the appearance of psoriasis on face, or any part of the body. As a result of this, the condition is often worsened by either physical or psychological stress and might lead to depression and loss of self-esteem particularly since psoriasis on face is so noticeable.

There are numerous varieties of psoriasis, but all display red skin lesions and sensitive, scaly dry skin can be extremely painful. Depending on the severity, extreme itchiness and discomfort can typify a breakout, which is highly unpleasant, particularly when the patient has psoriasis on their face.

In order to prevent more suffering, a dermatologist might advise a psoriasis therapy in accordance with the location, seriousness and size of the specific problem. Typically recommended in steps to gradually treat the illness, a psoriasis therapy might consist of medication applied directly to the skin, light treatment and/or using tablet or injected medications to assist in repairing the immune system.


While researchers still do not fully know exactly what causes psoriasis or psoriasis on the face, study has substantially advanced our understanding. An important advance was the discovery that kidney-transplant recipients experienced a substantial improvement in their psoriasis when taking cyclosporine. Because cyclosporine is a powerful immunosuppressive medication, this confirms that the immune system is likely to be the key.

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Is psoriasis contagious?

You can't catch psoriasis from another individual or give it to someone by touching them, and fortunately you cannot spread it to other parts of your body yourself.

Family History.

Some individuals who have a family history of psoriasis never ever establish this condition - study indicates that a "trigger" is required.

Tension, skin injuries, a strep infection, certain medications, and sunburn are a few of the possible triggers identified. But such a person will have a predisposition to the condition, and for that reason is more likely to contract psoriasis on the face or elsewhere. Medications that can set off psoriasis are anti-malarial medicines, beta-blockers (medication utilized to treat high blood pressure and heart conditions), and lithium. Skin specialists have seen psoriasis appear quite quickly after an individual takes certain medications, gets a strep infection, or experiences another trigger.

Therapy and Treatment

Although psoriasis and psoriasis on the face cannot be cured completely at this time, a combination of treatments might assist the sufferer to reduce the signs of the condition or eliminate it for extended periods. Psoriasis treatments could consist of conventional and self-care (alternative).

Conventional treatments can be extremely effective, but they can also be very extreme - particularly in the long-term-- and many treat just the external signs, without solving the underlying problem.
Traditional psoriasis treatments consist of:
- Topical (put on the skin)-- Moderate psoriasis, mild psoriasis.
- Phototherapy (light, normally ultraviolet, used to the skin)-- Moderate to severe psoriasis.
- Systemic (taken orally or by injection or mixture)-- Moderate, serious or disabling psoriasis.

Self-Care psoriasis therapies in the house consist of:
- Keeping the skin soft and moist is useful. Apply heavy moisturizers after bathing
- Avoiding irritating cosmetics or soaps.
- Refrain from scraping or itching that can trigger bleeding or extreme irritability.
- Soaking in bath water with oil included and utilizing moisturizers could help. Bath soaks with coal tar or other products that get rid of scales and reduce the plaque might also assist.

Lots of psoriasis sufferers use a mix of these therapies to minimize or eliminate the outbreak of psoriasis including psoriasis on the face. Prior to starting any treatment program it is recommended that you consult a medical practitioner.

The success of psoriasis treatments will vary from one individual to another. In addition, psoriasis might become resistant to repeating treatment forcing a periodically change to another method. When applied directly to the skin, treatments including an ointment or cream are likely to enhance the skin's condition.

People who are searching for a therapy that will relieve their skin condition may find that adding oil to their bath water and later applying moisturizer to their skin, might assist to briefly alleviate the discomfort. When used on a routine basis and for a prolonged time frame, moisturizers may show to be a reliable, but short-lived, psoriasis therapy. Sunlight may also function as a natural psoriasis therapy as short exposure to the sun could help to get rid of some of the itchy, red patches although over-exposure is clearly a bad idea.

Long term care

Psoriasis is a long-term ailment that leaves the victim open to recurrences throughout their life, with psoriasis on face being particularly damaging psychologically. So an effective psoriasis treatment is very important to maintaining quality of life. There is currently no cure for psoriasis on face or elsewhere but, with a good skin specialist and a lifestyle that has less anxiety and improved nutrition, psoriasis doesn't have to dominate your life.

This article is intended for informational purposes only ad doe not represent professional medical advice or a dermatologist’s recommendation. Prior to beginning any Psoriasis treatment program, individuals should consult their doctor.


We have researched a large number of programs and products that deal with psoriasis and especially psoriasis on the face, with varying results. Many programs offer some good tips and advice but without a providing coherent plan, and many products sound promising but don’t really convince under scutiny.

However, there are some good products and programs, and we have selected and recommended a small number that we felt offered something effective and valuable to those suffering this condition.

Recommendations – selected products that may prove helpful.

Psoriasis Free For Life

Katy Wilson's approach as an ex sufferer of the condition, which makes some big claims. However, results are impressive and are backed up with research based solutions and experiential knowledge. Even allowing for the usual caveats on testimonials saying how wonderful everything is, there are some genuine comments to back things up. The program tackles the symptoms, but more importantly the underlying causes of the condition in an intelligent and effective way.

HHQ - Ignore the claims of curing psoriasis in 3 days, although you can see some real results in this time. This is probably the best program we've seen and to our knowledge is the best selling product of its type available. Highly recommended.

Dry Itchy Scalp Remedies

Aimed at those who suffer largely on the scalp, with the resulting itchiness and flakes - like mega dandruff in some cases. The program quickly gives you ways to improve symptoms immediately, that are easy to do, but also helps identify and solve the underlying problem which is causing the symptoms.

HHQ - We love this program. It's clever, savvy and effective. Highly recommended for anyone with this scalp problem.