To seek a suitable treatment for psoriasis, you will need to find out about what your various options are. It is unfortunate that until the past 10 years, psoriasis was largely an under-researched condition. With limited research, this has resulted in little head way in the discovery of a real cure or treatment by conventional medical methods. What is known so far is that research experts have discovered that psoriasis is somewhat genetic, and usually affecting those who are between 15 and 35 years old. For some reasons, Caucasians are also found to be more susceptible to developing psoriasis.

Your symptoms usually include itchy and inflamed skin, widespread redness and pain. In severe cases, if left untreated, your joints can become inflamed, which can then result in arthritis. Psoriasis can also cause you to feel depressed. It can be disabling and affect your quality of life. To find out if you suffer from psoriasis or not, you will need to get a proper diagnosis with a skin specialist.

Unfortunately there is no known cure for psoriasis. Most often the short-term treatments available for this disease centre on the use of harmful drugs. These treatments tend to only clear up your psoriasis for a short period of time but a skin eruption is likely to haunt you again soon after. You may also find that you respond differently as compared to other patients in any given treatment.

Other than the use of drugs, a natural treatment for psoriasis can also be used. However, as there are all kinds of different claims, you may wonder which one actually works. Of course, not all treatments can actually work. It is also best that you ask your doctor for some help and guidance in getting a suitable psoriasis treatment.

Here are the 3 main types of treatment for psoriasis:

1. Topical treatments can be applied to your skin if you have a mild to moderate case of psoriasis. But these should only be used for the short term period and are best avoided for reliance.

2. Photo treatments are used if you have a moderate to severe cases of psoriasis. This includes light, usually ultraviolet light, being applied to your skin.

3. Systemic treatments are available if you have a moderate to disabling form of psoriasis. This treatment is taken either orally, by injection or by infusion. One such product is Theraflax. While this may help you find relief, the effects are still random.

4. A new alternative psoriasis treatment appears to exist. It is with the aid of using a fish known as "Doctor fish" or Garra rufa. This is a type of fish that lives and breeds in outdoor pools of some Turkish spas. This fish is also found in Asia such as Taiwan and Japan. A“doctor fish” apparently will only nibble away at the parts of your dead skin, but leaving your healthy skin alone. You should know that this is a highly unusual treatment for psoriasis and warrants more investigating. Some patients have reported success with it, however.

Author's Bio: 

An eczema sufferer, Evelyn Lim researches and writes on how to treat itchy skin. Read about her journey from ailing to healing skin and gain access to her research here at