Psoriatic plaque

What are Psoriatic Plaque?

Psoriatic Plaque is a type of psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that causes scaly, red patches of skin to form on the elbows, knees, scalp, hands, and feet. Psoriatic Plaque can impact anyone, but men and women between the ages of 30 and 50 are most likely to be affected. There is no known cause, but it could be linked to stress, genetics, or an injury.

Symptoms of Psoriatic Plaque

The most commonly experienced symptom of psoriatic plaque is red, scaly patches of skin. This type of psoriasis can also cause nail discoloration and pitted nails. Other symptoms may include:

  • Itching
  • Pain or burning in patchy skin regions
  • Swollen and/or stiff joints
  • Skin thickening
  • Chromotherapy
  • Fatigue

Treatments for Psoriatic Plaque

The goal of psoriatic plaque treatments is to reduce the visible signs of the condition. Treatment options may include:

  • Topical medications (e.g. creams, ointment, and medicated shampoo)
  • Oral medications (e.g. biologics, non-biologic oral medications, vitamin D analogues)
  • Light therapy
  • Changes to lifestyle and diet
  • Complementary treatments (e.g. acupuncture, massage, and herbal remedies)

Living with Psoriatic Plaque

Living with psoriatic plaque can be challenging, but there are some steps you can take to help manage the condition. These include:

  • Practising meditation and relaxation techniques to help reduce stress.
  • Sticking to a treatment regimen and taking any prescribed medications as recommended.
  • Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as avoiding foods high in sugar and fat.
  • Wearing loose-fitting clothing and using a gentle, moisturizing soap on the affected areas.
  • Avoiding triggers such as alcohol, smoking, and exposure to harsh chemicals.