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Psoriatic Arthritis

One of the most difficult types of arthritis to treat is associated with psoriasis.

Psoriasis means that you make too much skin. Old skin cells are being shed and new ones are constantly replacing them. A new skin cell is laid down at the innermost part of the skin. Then as each successive new cell is laid down underneath it, it moves toward the outer layer until it is shed on the 28th day as dander, or scaling.

Psoriasis means that the skin turns over 7 times as fast as normal, so cells are shed after four days. This causes thick plaques to form on the skin. However, the rapid turnover of cells is not limited just to the skin. Other tissues, such as joints, turn over too fast also.

The only effective treatments for joint pains are drugs that slow the rate of new tissue formation, and all have potentially toxic effects. Treatments for psoriatic skin lesions include cortisone medications, vitamin D ointments gold shots and pills and the more toxic immune suppressants.

Dermal Therapy Alpha Hydroxy Lotion smoothes and softens through the combined moisturizing action of both urea and alpha-hydroxy acid (lactic acid). This effective lotion helps moisturize and exfoliate skin that has not been successfully treated by other products. 

As with all alpha hydroxy products, one must take care to limit sun exposure. Smoothes and softens through the combined moisturizing action of both urea and alpha-hydroxy acid (lactic acid). This effective lotion helps moisturize even scaly skin that has not been successfully treated by other products. 

Psoriatic Arthritis Resources:

National Psoriasis Foundation Psoriatic Arthritis https://www.psoriasis.org/psoriatic-arthritis

Arthritis Foundation Psoriatic Arthritis http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/psoriatic-arthritis/what-is-psoriatic-arthritis.php

Psoriasis and Psoriasis Arthritis Allicance http://www.papaa.org/

Canadian Arthritis Society Psoriatic Arthritis https://arthritis.ca/understand-arthritis/types-of-arthritis/psoriatic-arthritis

American Academy of Dermatology Psoriatic Arthritis https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/painful-skin-joints/psoriatic-arthritis

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Psoriatic Arthritis https://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/Psoriatic_Arthritis/default.asp

American College of Rheumatology – Psoriatic Arthritis http://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Psoriatic-Arthritis

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