What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic disorder that runs in spurts and is (still) not curable. Also, the exact causes are not known. There is evidence that the inflammatory skin disease is genetic - several studies have demonstrated that several family members are affected in 30 to 50 percent of cases. If there are additional immunological problems and great stress, it may cause the outbreak of psoriasis. For two out of a hundred people, on average, that is the case.

For many of those affected - including many children - their disease makes a strong impact on the quality of their personal life, and have to contend with a tremendous mental suffering. Children can get mocked at school, feel excluded and socially isolated. The constant itching is paired with the ugly, painful inflamed, scaly patches on the skin and it is difficult to endure. The greater is the desire to find something that finally makes the disease more bearable.

The scientific name of the disease is Psoriasis (derived from the Greek), meaning itch. Psoriasis, however, is not caused by mites, it is a non-contagious, benign dermatosis.The name psoriasis comes from the appearance of the disease, because it shows itself in strong inhibitors, point-shaped, up to palm-sized, red, inflamed skin (psoriasis plaque).

Healthy skin renews itself every 26 to 27 days, for psoriasis, this mechanism is disturbed and happens four to six times too fast. Instead of a gradual and subtle removal of the cells of the skin (epidermis), silvery scales which have a sebaceous, silvery consistency form on the skin. Underneath the lowest cell layer of the epidermis comes the Dermis, which contains a lot of blood and thus is red.

Psoriasis manifests itself mostly on the skin (Psoriasis Vulgaris), but also the finger and toenails, and  joints can be affected. Depending on the infestation, psoriasis is after diagnosis fitted with an additional designation, such as psoriasis pustulosa palmaris: here, the hands and feet are heavily affected. With Psoriasis arthropathica the disease has progressively affected the joints, the associated ligaments and soft tissue.

Very often, the scalp is affected. The mild, soothing, itch relieving AquaMedica shampoo helps to soothe the irritated, scaly skin areas and alleviate the itching by increasing the moisture and fat content of the skin. In combination with the unique AquaMedica water, which comes from the officially recognized healing spring in Öblarn, Austria, enhances the effect and accompanies the healing process in other parts of the body .For the daily cleansing of sensitive skin, we recommend in addition the mild, especially nourishing AquaMedica shower and bath oil and the very rich soothing AquaMedica care lotion.

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Aquatadeus Shampoo

Aquatadeus Shampoo 200 ml

  • No cortisone
  • Combats itchiness
  • For skin prone to atopic dermatitis & psoriasis
Aquatadeus Shower Balm

Aquatadeus Shower Balm 200 ml

  • Soothes & alleviates
  • Free from paraffin & silicone oils
  • For skin prone to atopic dermatitis & psoriasis
Aquatadeus Medicinal Water Spray

Aquatadeus Medicinal Water Spray 125 ml

  • Free of silicone oils, parabens and paraffin oils
  • Moisturizing
  • Vegan