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Psoriasis Treatment in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Psoriasis Treatment.
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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

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

The medical-surgical dermatology and STD department at Vithas Xanit International Hospital runs diagnosis and medical-surgical treatment on all cutaneous-mucous pathologies and sexually transmitted diseases as well as normal skin maintenance using the latest dermo-cosmetic treatment.

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Psoriasis is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Hospitales San Roque

With a wide range of care that includes surgical procedures and laser therapy, Hospital San Roque's Department of Dermatology offers medical consultation for all dermatological complaints.

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Psoriasis is treated at Hospitales San Roque

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

Hospital Universitario HM Sanchinarro

Dermatology is a medical-surgical specialty that deals with the knowledge of human skin, mucous membranes, skin adnexa and diseases that primitively or secondarily affect it, as well as methods for the prevention of them and for the preservation or the recovery of cutaneous normality.

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Psoriasis is treated at Hospital Universitario HM Sanchinarro

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Our activity focuses on both mild and highly complex conditions affecting the skin, nails and hair.

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Psoriasis is treated at Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

The Department of Dermatology examines the entire body for dermatological diseases. Providing diagnoses and treatments for common dermatological diseases, bullous dermatoses, connective tissue diseases, skin cancers, and congenital skin diseases in cooperation with other departments.

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Psoriasis is treated at Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

Hospital General de Catalunya

External consultation: visits for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up to all types of patients. Dermatological surgery of benign lesions and tumor lesions. Mohs microbial surgery. Laser for pigmented lesions and tattoos, laser for the elimination of skin vascular lesions.

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Psoriasis is treated at HGC

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Dermatology service of Hospital Ruber Internacional, is a leading provider of specialist healthcare and advice on skin conditions for both adults and children in Madrid Spain.

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Psoriasis is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Psoriasis is treated at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

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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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