What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a recurrent skin condition affecting around 2% of the UK population.
The skin is made of several layers of different types of cells which are continuously being renewed. The renewal process normally takes 3 to 4 weeks, but psoriatic cells can renew in just 4 to 7 days. Live cells reach the surface and accumulate with the dead cells in visible layers.
Psoriasis appears as raised red patches of skin covered with silvery scales. It can occur on any part of the body although elbows, knees and the scalp are usual sites.
Psoriasis is a dry and inflamed skin condition. Find out more about how to keep dry skin hydrated.
To find out more about psoriasis, go to www.psoriasis-association.org.uk
Adex Gel is a highly moisturising and protective emollient which also contains an added, ancillary anti-inflammatory medicinal substance to help reduce inflammation and redness.
Dithranol cream for the topical treatment of plaque psoriasis. Dithrocream is available in four strengths.
Highly moisturising and protective emollients for regular treatment of dry or chapped skin conditions, which may also be itchy or inflamed. The Doublebase range supports ‘Complete Emollient Therapy'.
Purified coal tar preparations for treatment of sub-acute and chronic psoriasis.
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