Results for - Psoriasis information, facts and treatments

1,728 voters participated in this survey
Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes scaling and inflammation (pain, swelling, heat, and redness). Skin cells grow deep in the skin and slowly rise to the surface. This process is called cell turnover, and it takes about a month. With psoriasis, it can happen in just a few days because the cells rise too fast and pile up on the surface. Most psoriasis causes patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. These patches can itch or feel sore. Do you or a family member suffer from the skin disease psoriasis?

1. Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes scaling and inflammation (pain, swelling, heat, and redness). Skin cells grow deep in the skin and slowly rise to the surface. This process is called cell turnover, and it takes about a month. With psoriasis, it can happen in just a few days because the cells rise too fast and pile up on the surface. Most psoriasis causes patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. These patches can itch or feel sore. Do you or a family member suffer from the skin disease psoriasis?

Yes
24%
406 votes
No
76%
1,294 votes

2. Which of these body parts did you know psoriasis can be found?

Elbows
42%
717 votes
Knees and parts of the legs
38%
643 votes
Scalp and face
41%
696 votes
Lower back
25%
417 votes
Palms and soles of the feet
21%
363 votes
Fingernails and toenails
13%
222 votes
Inside the mouth
6%
105 votes
na
42%
717 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
29 votes
Psoriasis begins in the immune system, mainly with a type of white blood cell called a T cell. Psoriasis can be caused by infections, stress, changes in the weather that dry the skin, and certain medicines. Were you aware of these facts?

3. Psoriasis begins in the immune system, mainly with a type of white blood cell called a T cell. Psoriasis can be caused by infections, stress, changes in the weather that dry the skin, and certain medicines. Were you aware of these facts?

Yes, all
16%
279 votes
Only some
35%
588 votes
None
49%
833 votes
What various treatments are you familiar with for psoriasis?

4. What various treatments are you familiar with for psoriasis?

Topical Treatment - Treatments applied right on the skin (creams, ointments) may help.
43%
739 votes
Light Therapy - Natural ultraviolet light from the sun and artificial ultraviolet light are used to treat psoriasis.
19%
317 votes
Systemic Treatment - If the psoriasis is severe, doctors might prescribe drugs or give medicine through a shot.
21%
355 votes
Combination Therapy - When you combine topical (put on the skin), light, and systemic treatments, you can often use lower doses of each. Combination therapy can also lead to better results.
18%
302 votes
na
47%
794 votes

5. Anyone can get psoriasis, but it occurs more often in adults. In many cases, there is a family history of psoriasis. Certain genes have been linked to the disease. Men and women get psoriasis at about the same rate. Were you aware of these facts?

Yes, all
14%
246 votes
Only some
31%
532 votes
None
54%
922 votes
01/09/2017 Living 1728 31 By: SmokeyandBandit

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