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A Plan To Effectively Treat Psoriasis

About 300 000 Swedes suffer from the difficult to treat disease, which manifests itself in scaly and often itchy patches on the skin. The reason is that cells divide without restraint as new blood vessels form in the deeper layers of the skin. An important component is the psoriasin protein (S100A7), which are abundant in psoriasis-affected skin but rarely in normal skin...

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Psoriasis in Spring and Summer

7 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.. If you're among the vast majority of psoriasis sufferers, you've probably found that your psoriasis symptoms improve in the spring and summer. Doctors believe the improvement comes from increased exposure of your skin to the sun's ultra-violet light, which suppresses the rapidly multiplying skin cells that are the hallmark of psoriasis. An increase in the amount of moisture in the air may also provide some relief, because dry skin can make psoriasis symptoms worse.

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Vitiligo is a chronic disorder that causes depigmentation in patches of skin. It occurs when the melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation which are derived from the neural crest, die or are unable to function. The precise pathogenesis, or cause, of vitiligo is complex and not yet fully understood...There is some evidence suggesting it is caused by a combination..

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UV light therapy (phototherapy) has been found to be effective for the treatment of skin conditions that are caused by overactive immune cells in the skin, as it reduces their activity. It has become a mainstay for the treatment of psoriasis and other photoresponsive skin conditions including eczema, and vitiligo... Phototherapy has a very long history. Indeed the ancient Egyptians used exposure to natural sunlight as a form of treatment for a variety of skin conditions...

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