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Evaluation of Spa Therapy in the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis

Evaluation of Spa Therapy in the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis 1

Thermal therapy is used worldwide in the treatment of psoriasis but few controlled studies have evaluated its efficacy and safety. We studied the efficacy and safety of balneotherapy compared to photobalneotherapy performed at Comano spa in Trentino, Italy, in chronic plaque psoriasis in a prospective, nonrandomized, open study. Currently among the therapeutic agents available for the treatment of psoriasis is including SPA therapy, whose mechanism of action is only partially known, as well as very few studies examined the impact of this therapy on the quality of life. At the beginning and at the end of the SPA treatment considered was evaluated: the itching symptom (using NRS scale); the PASI Index; the impact on quality of life (using SF-36 and DLQI questionnaires) and on psychological distress (using ZUNG -tests). Other systemic treatments for psoriasis include methotrexate or cyclosporine.

Evaluation of Spa Therapy in the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis 2The efficacy of sulfur therapy was observed through the evaluation of the biomechanical properties of the skin. The evaluation of mechanical properties of the psoriatic plaques after treatment showed a significative recovery of the parameters analysed, with an increase of the elasticity parameters (Ur, Ua, Ua/Uf, Ur/Uf) and a decrease of the viscoelasticity module (Uv/Ue). In vivo study of biomechanical properties in psoriasis vulgaris: Effectiveness of sulfur spa therapy. 1Novartis Farma S.p.A., Origgio, Varese, Italy2Department of Dermatology, Marchesi Hospital, Inzago, Milan, Italy3Dermatology and Venereology Private Practice, Bari and Barletta, Italy. This paper will review the data on CsA regimens for plaque-type psoriasis and will focus the attention on dose, treatment duration, novel schedules, and role in combination therapies, including the association with biologicals. Therapeutic management of psoriasis usually requires a patient-tailored approach in which combination and sequential therapies are often considered over time in order to augment response, to optimize the safety profile, and/or to meet specific clinical needs. In addition, three relevant studies focused on psoriasis and one on Parkinson’s disease.

Narrowband UVB is used to treat guttate and plaque psoriasis that is particularly widespread or has not responded to topical (applied to the skin) treatments. Using a sunbed at a gym, salon or spa is not the same has having UV therapy in a hospital setting. December 2014 (Review: December 2016). It is generally regarded as a form of spondyloarthritis (SpA). A role for antibiotic therapy in the treatment of chronic arthritis has not been established. There are no studies of patients with reactive arthritis refractory to the above therapies, although other approaches to the treatment of chronic inflammatory arthritis have been evaluated in SpA, including psoriatic arthritis, and in rheumatoid arthritis. The use of topical calcipotriene/calcipotriol in conditions other than plaque-type psoriasis. This review serves as a practical, evidence-based, and unbiased guide for primary care practitioners. In mild psoriatic disease, where 1 or 2 plaques are resistant to topical treatments, for example, intralesional steroids may play a role. Systemic treatments used to treat psoriasis are summarized in Table 5. Different modalities of spa therapy for skin diseases at the Dead Sea area.

In Vivo Study Of Biomechanical Properties In Psoriasis Vulgaris: Effectiveness Of Sulfur Spa Therapy

The thermal option for many psoriasis patients depends on personal choice, or their doctor's or dermatologist's recommendation 3For some people with psoriasis, spa therapy is a clear choice. The therapy works, says Mavena Vice President Jerri McGinnis, because minerals in the salts help the skin trap hydration, softening the skin and breaking down thick plaques that characterize psoriasis. The physicians evaluating changes in skin tissue were unaware which treatments had been used on the samples. Greater improvements were seen in the dithranol group. Balneotherapy (spa therapy) might also have value. A randomized controlled comparison of the efficacy of Dead Sea salt balneophototherapy vs. narrowband ultraviolet B monotherapy for chronic plaque psoriasis. Psoriasis plaques are areas of excessive skin cell production and inflammation. As such, quality of life is an important factor in evaluating the severity of the disease. There are many treatments available but because of its chronic recurrent nature psoriasis is a challenge to treat. The outdoor location of the spa may also have a beneficial effect.

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