Symptoms of psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin condition that often runs in families and affects between 2-3% of the UK population. Psoriasis occurs as a result of changes in the immune system due to overactive T-cells. Rapid growth of skin cells takes place in just a few days compared to normal skin cells taking between 21-28 days to replace themselves. This abundance of skin cells causes raised plaques to form on the skin.
There are various types of psoriasis and its appearance can vary in size and shape and result in flaky, scaly and red patches. Psoriasis can occur on any area of the body, including the scalp, hands, feet and genitals.
There is no permanent cure for psoriasis, but regular application of emollients, such as Epaderm, to the affected areas or added to the bath will help hydrate the skin, reduce scaling and keep it more comfortable.
Epaderm for psoriasis
Epaderm is a highly effective emollient range.
3-in-1 Epaderm Ointment can be used directly on the skin, in the bath or as a skin cleanser and is the no.1 prescribed emollient ointment in the UK. It is suitable for eczema and night-time use for prolonged moisturisation.
Epaderm Cream is a 2-in-1 emollient and cleanser clinically proven to effectively relieve the symptoms of dry skin, including hydration and smoothness, after just two weeks. Its light, non-greasy formulation is suitable for less severely affected areas and daytime use.