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Psoriasis Treatment Abroad

Details of leading clinics and hospitals performing Psoriasis Treatment to foreign patients.

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Psoriasis is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

9 listed dermatologists:

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Özdemir

Dermatology Specialist

Dr. Sümeyye Altintaş Kakşi

Dermatology Specialist

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Psoriasis is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Psoriasis is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Psoriasis is treated at Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Psoriasis is treated at Liv Hospital

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Psoriasis is treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

12 listed dermatologists:

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Hospitales San Roque

Hospitales San Roque has been consolidated over time in the health sector, with a strong bet for the future with the increase of its facilities and installations and the most advanced technologies designed to give the best health care and welfare to the patient.

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Psoriasis is treated at Hospitales San Roque

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Psoriasis is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Psoriasis is treated at Hygeia Hospital

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

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Psoriasis is treated at Raffles Hospital

3 listed dermatologists:

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Dr. Chris Foo

General & aesthetic dermatology

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About Psoriasis Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is Psoriasis?

This is a skin condition that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. It results in red, flaky and crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. Psoriasis is a chronic condition that has periods with no symptoms to periods when symptoms are severe. Psoriasis patches or crusts can vary from a few spots of scaling to major patches that cover large areas of the skin. Psoriasis is not contagious and cannot be spread from person to person.


Types of psoriasis
  • Plaque psoriasis: This form is characterized by dry, raised lesions covered with silvery scales which occur anywhere on the body.
  • Pustular psoriasis: This form of psoriasis is characterized by red scaly skin with tiny pustules on the soles of feet and palms of the hands.
  • Guttate psoriasis: This form is characterized by tiny red spots mainly on the limbs and torso. It usually starts in childhood or young adulthood.
  • Inverse psoriasis: This form is characterized by shiny lesions which appear in skin folds such as the armpits, under the breasts and the groin area. The lesions are usually bright red.
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis: This form is characterized by periodic shedding of scales in sheets and a fiery redness of the skin. It requires prompt medical treatment.
  • Nail psoriasis: This is characterized by toenails and fingernails pitting, discoloring and having abnormal growth. The nails may also separate from the nail bed.
  • Scalp psoriasis: This form is characterized by red itchy areas with silvery scales that often extend past the hairline.
  • Psoriatic arthritis: This is characterized by the inflamed scaly skin. Joints become swollen and painful and may lead to permanent deformity.

Causes of psoriasis
    People affected by psoriasis have an overproduction of skin cells. Skin cells in a person with psoriasis are replaced every few days as opposed to weeks resulting in a buildup of skin cells which create patches. Psoriasis symptoms usually worsen after being triggered by certain events such as:
  • Strep throat infections
  • Stress
  • Tonsillitis
  • Injury to the skin
  • Infection
  • Medications such as beta-blockers and antimalarials
  • Withdrawal from systemic psoriasis treatment
  • Severe sunburn

Diagnosis
  • Your doctor can often diagnose psoriasis by looking at the affected skin’s appearance.
  • In some cases, a biopsy may be taken to determine the exact type and also to rule out other skin disorders.
  • Your doctor may refer you to a dermatologist for further diagnosis and treatment.

Symptoms
  • Patches of red skin, usually covered with loose silvery scales
  • Itchy and painful lesions that may crack and bleed
  • Discoloration and pitting of the nails
  • Nails detaching from the nail bed
  • Patches of crust on the scalp
  • Pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints
  • Small scaling spots
  • Thickened nails that are pitted or ridged

Treatment
    Psoriasis is uncomfortable and at times disfiguring with symptoms being difficult and frustrating to treat. Psoriasis has periods of flare-ups and remissions over a lifetime. Psoriasis has no cure but therapies and treatment are given to relieve symptoms. This include:
  • Topical treatment: These are applied to the skin to relieve itchiness and restore moisture. They include topical corticosteroids or vitamin D analogues.
  • Phototherapy: This is used if the case is severe and topical treatments do not work. It involves using certain types of ultraviolet light and exposing the skin to them.
  • Systemic treatment: If topical treatments and phototherapy do not work, oral and injected medicines may be given.

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