Monthly Archives: February 2020
Vitiligo is a skin condition which will show as light patches on the skin. Not only can it affect any area that has pigments - it also can develop as patches of white hair.
Vitiligo is not contagious or life-threatening but can have a phsycological effect on sufferes. It might affect a persons´self-esteem to the point of withdrawing themself from life and avoid to socialise. Vitiligo is caused to melanin-forming cells dying. Melanin gives the skin, hair and eyes their color - so if the cells stop producing pigments this creates the white patches.
It is not completely understood why these cells die. Reason can be a autoimune disease attacks the cells, sunburn, chemical reaction or by birth.
Here is a interessting slideshow on what to do and not to do with this kind of skin condition
Scalp psoriasis often requires treatments that are different from what’s used when the condition affects other areas of the body, due to the thickness of the skin on the scalp and hair. So before you reach for any creams or medications, here are some do’s and don’ts for handling psoriasis of the scalp.
A new study showes there is a higher risk for children to be born with psoriasis if the mother is smoking during pregnany.
The full articlel can be read here
How to Find the Right Psoriasis Treatment for Your Symptoms
Light therapie or topical treatments, everybody reacts different to it. If you are reacting to the sun - so if your condition is getting better in summer you will have a very good chance that UVB- Light treatment with 311nm UVB light will help you.
If you have only little spots - you might just be better off with cream. But you have to try it out for yourself.
What yout try first is up to you and usually depends on the severity of your symptoms. That can be gauged by measuring the body surface area (BSA) that your symptoms affect or by scoring your symptoms on the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI), Saakshi