Genital, Inverse or Flexural Psoriasis)
Psoriasis is a genetic condition and 27% of the population have both the genes necessary to develop the condition but only around 4% ever end up with any lesions.
As it is a genetic problem, it is passed on by the parents. Each parent may have one of the dominant or recessive genes each, or one parent may have both genes but was one of the lucky ones to never develop the lesions. Sometimes the condition skips a generation and is latently passed on from grandparents.
It is not fully understood why all 27% of people don’t end up with the lesions but we have found in our long history of dealing with the condition that in most cases there is some identifiable Primary Trigger, and it is usually some major emotional event causing significant stress.
However, the Primary Trigger can be other stresses on the person’s body whether overall (such as certain drugs or imbalances in nutrient uptake – even if the diet is satisfactory, there can be blockages of nutrient uptake which can have a variety of causes, and need to be addressed), or it can be due to an infection such as Tonsillitis, Shingles or some viral or bacterial infection.
Additionally, it may be just some direct injury to a site – such as a virulent fungal rash, which acts as the Primary Trigger, causes damage and then goes away to just leave the Psoriasis in the specific area.
There are at least 10 different types of Psoriasis and often the only treatments available through the conventional approach involve Immune-suppressing drugs, Corticosteroids – anti-inflammatories; strong tar-based ointments – to which some people are allergic, and UV/laser which do not actually deal with the causative factors of episodes.
We regularly obtain high levels of success in significantly reducing or clearing up symptoms of Psoriasis, and we obtain this high level of success in treating Psoriasis symptoms as we look at the non-symptom causative factors such as diet and nutrient blockages, which act as triggers*.
We find in most cases that nutrient blockages and diet play a significant role and there will be foods that we may recommend are removed entirely from the diet, (some of which are considered to be “healthy” – but not appropriate for people who have inflammatory auto-immune conditions such as Psoriasis).
*DISCLAIMER: results may vary by person to person
“Penile Psoriasis”, “Vulvar Psoriasis”, “Anal Psoriasis” etc are names applied to Psoriasis of the ano-genital area but they are purely location names, rather than specific “types” of Psoriasis as such.
The medical community commonly apply those names just so that they can specify the location, rather than there being a specifically differing treatment regimen for it, as such.
Sometimes Genital Psoriasis is confused with Contact Eczema (aka Dermatitis), yeast infections (fungal) or some other conditions, such as Impetigo and indeed often one of those conditions co-exist with the Psoriasis in the patient.
Usually, however, we find that Psoriasis also occurs elsewhere in the body, or is likely to in the future. Therefore Genital Psoriasis overall(or correctly defined as Inverse Psoriasis or Flexural Psoriasis), is not necessarily just a local condition, and rarely is it just localised to the genital region.
Even though the condition may have originated there due to, say, tight underwear, moist conditions promoting a fungal condition which may have acted as, or contributed as a Primary Trigger; once activated it may erupt elsewhere. The condition needs to be appropriately addressed before the stimulus-symptom cycle causes other outbreaks.
We treat Psoriasis symptoms with a specific protocol, regardless of the type of Psoriasis, but we tailor the treatment to meet the individual situation as not everybody is exactly the same. There is no purely “text-book” approach which is totally adequate for all people.
Additionally we treat Genital Psoriasis with similar oral and topical medicines (differently for children than adults) as for any other type of Psoriasis, but the topical ointments are modified for use in the more sensitive areas.
We use natural protocols that have been honed over almost 3 decades. Patients regularly obtain significant reduction in their symptoms of Psoriasis and other skin condition symptoms, through the treatment provided to them by our Practitioner, Moree Coburn who has been personally trained by and uses the protocols and products of Professor Michael Tirant of Psoriasis & Eczema Clinic. See: http://www.sydneypsoriasis.com.au/about-us/
Our protocols for the treatment of Psoriasis are based on clearing up symptoms using dietary advice and through the use of naturally-based topical and oral medicines such as ointments, creams, gels, lotions etc as well as targeted oral medicines, under the brand names of Dr Michaels and Seloderma, as well as some other brands, which assist in breaking the cycle from within.
Dr Michaels Scalp & Body Ointment, Dr Michaels Cleansing Gel and Dr Michaels Skin Conditioner are all available from our clinics for sale to residents of Sydney.
Address the internal causative factors with respect to nutrients lacking in your diet, or metabolically blocked by your body, by seeing a Skin Professional who can help determine which nutrients are lacking in your diet and which ones your body is blocking.