Psoriasis is a skin disease that affects approximately 6.7 million adults in the United States. Although there isn't a known cause for psoriasis, genetics and immunity may play a role in the development of the condition.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that somehow triggers the skin to speed up its growth cycle. This causes the skin cells to accumulate on the surface and create raised, red patches on the skin.

Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the skin, but it usually occurs on the elbows, knees, or scalp. Psoriasis is associated with other health conditions, such as:

  • arthritis
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • depression

There are many different ways to treat psoriasis. This includes all-over treatments, such as pills, and targeted treatments, such as lotion. One of the treatments for psoriasis is a lotion called Dermalex.

Dermalex is one of many topical treatment options for psoriasis. Although the product is manufactured in the United Kingdom, it’s available for purchase online.

Some of the most common topical lotions or creams for psoriasis contain salicylic acid or steroids to help remove excess skin and reduce inflammation. Dermalex takes a different approach. Dermalex doesn't contain steroids and is designed to prevent future flare-ups of psoriasis.

Dermalex:

  • traps moisture in your skin
  • aims to correct skin cell production
  • helps prevent your skin from losing water by maintaining the skin-water barrier
  • helps restore the natural skin barrier

When using Dermalex, you should apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected areas. There isn't one specific recommended dosage. You can apply the cream up to three times per day if necessary. Dermalex is designed for people ages 14 and older.

Although most people will not experience side effects when using this medication, you many experience a slight burning sensation on the skin. This may be caused by the high presence of alkali earth minerals in the lotion.

If you’re experiencing any burning or irritation, it’s recommended that you dilute the lotion with water to prevent future irritation. For many people, this side effect may disappear in three to four days.

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Because there isn't one known cause of psoriasis, there also isn't one known treatment for psoriasis. Some people may respond to a certain medication, and others will need to try a combination of treatments before they find a regimen that works for them.

If you’re already taking steps to manage your psoriasis, it may be time to talk to your doctor about adding a medication such as Dermalex to your routine.

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