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Psoriasis Treatment in New Delhi

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in New Delhi, India performing Psoriasis Treatment.
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Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

A modern surgery center, opened in 2010, specializing in elective surgeries. Medical procedures carriedout at the center include general surgery, urology, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology, pain management.

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Psoriasis is treated at Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

Fortis La Femme

A "boutique" style 50 bed facility in the heart of New Delhi, which focuses on women’s health, maternity care and cosmetic surgery.

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Psoriasis is treated at Fortis La Femme

Moolchand Medcity

Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.

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Psoriasis is treated at Moolchand Medcity

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Fortis Vasant Kunj

Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital is a Centre of Excellence for Cardiac Sciences, Renal Sciences, Diabetology, Pulmonology and Thoracic Sciences and a specialty center for Joint Replacement, Genito-urinary, Cosmetic Surgery and Dental care.

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Psoriasis is treated at Fortis Vasant Kunj

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

EHIRC is a JCI accredited hospital which is a Centre of Excellence providing the latest technology in: Cardiac Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Robotics), Non-Invasive Cardiology, Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Cardiology

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Psoriasis is treated at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

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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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