New help for psoriasis patients

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

(KKCO) - Colorado has a cold, dry climate. This can increase the risk for psoriasis.

It's a genetic skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people who suffer from psoriasis have very thick, red skin with flaky, silvery-white patches called scales.

Those scales can be itchy, painful, and unsightly as they grow over time.

Doctors say psoriasis occurs when the body's immune system mistakes healthy cells for dangerous substances. And cold, dry weather makes the condition worse.

Topical creams and new injectable medications can help. Ask your doctor about these new treatments.

For less serious cases, doctors have some advice: Moisturize often right after bathing. Avoid long, hot showers. And cut back on stress levels. Research shows that stress levels can impact psoriasis. Doctors recommend yoga and meditation to reduce stress.

Research shows that psoriasis is not passed from person to person contact, but it is genetic, so it can be passed on to children.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 116721089 - nbc11news.com/a?a=116721089