The Use Of Petroleum Jelly To Treat Psoriasis?

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Hi Joko,

Thanks for the question. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes inflammation that occurs in the long term. Psoriasis is characterized by the appearance of a red rash on the skin accompanied by thickened skin, scaly skin, and dry skin that is sometimes accompanied by itching or burning. The severity of the rash that appears varies and can change from time to time. The exact cause of this condition is not known with certainty but this condition is associated with the immune system wrongly attacking the skin cells. Several factors make a person more susceptible to psoriasis, including heredity, throat infections, stress, obesity, skin injuries, and the use of certain medications. Treatment of psoriasis depending on its severity usually aims to reduce symptoms, inhibit the growth of skin cells, and repair damaged skin structure. Treatment is not aimed at curing this disease. Petroleum jelly only moisturizes dry skin and can be used in mild to moderate severity. But if your psoriasis condition is more severe then the use of petroleum jelly alone can not help significantly. Other treatments that doctors can give are steroids, coar tar, vitamin D analogues, dithranol, phototherapy, and oral medications. Please continue the treatment recommended by the doctor because the administration of the drug is usually adjusted to the severity of your psoriasis. Meanwhile, avoid scratching the itchy skin. The use of petroleum jelly can be used to moisturize dry skin.

Hope this information is useful.

Dr. Aloisia

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