For the most common type of Psoriasis, Plaque Psoriasis, several types of treatment are available depending on the severity of your condition. When treating Psoriasis, the focus is to help keep the condition under control and reduce scaling and itching.
If you have very dry skin prone to itching, an ointment is your best option. As they are thick and quite greasy, many customers prefer to use an ointment at night rather than during the day. To soothe uncomfortable itching, try a cream containing lauromacrogols, which is an anti-itch ingredient. Our pharmacy recommends Epaderr Ointment or e45 Itch Relief Cream.
For day to day use, use an easy-to-apply cream. These will help to soothe and add important moisture to your skin. Creams are not as greasy as ointments, but more effective than water-based lotions. For best results, apply the cream and allow it to sink in for 10 – 15 minutes. Our pharmacy recommends Diprobase Cream Emollient or Care Aqueous Emollient Cream.
Many people with psoriasis find that their skin gets better during the summer months due to increased air humidity and more sunlight exposure. However, to much sun or sunburn may make your psoriasis worse or develop new plagues. To avoid irritating your skin, always use a sun cream with minimal additives developed for sensitive skin. Our pharmacy recommends Riemann p20 Once a Day Sun Protection or Nivea Sun Pure Sensitive Sun Lotion.