In Spain you will find clinics specialised in the diagnosis of psoriasis and treatment for this chronic disease found on the surface of the skin, there is no cure but the symptoms can be controlled.
A deciding factor to consider when thinking of Spain as a destination for your treatment is the favourable climate throughout the year which greatly assists the rapid recovery of dermatological ailments.
Psoriasis is a disease that causes unusual growth of skin cells resulting in scaling and reddish or pinkish patches.
The most common symptoms are:
Red spots on the skin covered with thick, silvery scales.
Dry, cracked skin that may bleed.
Itching, burning, or pain.
Thickened, pitted or ridged nails.
swollen and stiff joints
There are several types of treatment;
Topical (creams, lotions… )
Pharmacological or systemic (products that act on the immune system)
Phototherapy (in which ultraviolet light is used)
PUVAtherapy (a combination of specific medication with the application of UVA rays)
There are combination treatments where topical use of creams, spa baths, and controlled sunbathing are combined. This type of therapy, supervised by dermatologists, obtains good results especially for patients from northern Europe.
The result of the treatment is to keep this chronic inflammatory disease under control, avoiding all the issues that are detrimental to the patient.
If you decide to undergo phototherapy or PUVAtherapy you will have to stay here for a minimum of 2 weeks to undergo at least 4 to 6 sessions to reinforce the effectiveness of the treatment and return on some other occasion if your doctor recommends it.