Psoriasis – What’s that itch?

Dry, inflamed and itchy skin can be incredibly difficult to live with and pinpointing the cause is often a difficult process.

It is a very common condition and since there are a number of different factors which may cause dry skin, it is important to be aware which triggers affect your skin in order to prevent and best manage flare ups if they occur.

Dry skin can be caused by numerous triggers;

  • Low humidity
  • Hot baths or showers
  • Over – washing or scrubbing your skin
  • Using strong soaps, detergents or cleaning agents
  • Hormonal changes
  • Food intolerances
  • Autoimmune conditions such as Psoriasis

If you are concerned about itchy skin you should always visit your doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions. However, for some people, pinpointing the cause of the problem can be as simple as making a small change to their diet.

As individuals, our reactions to foods and drinks that we consume varies a great deal. An ingredient which may cause problems for one person could be completely acceptable for another. At YorkTest, we like to refer to this as our personal ‘food fingerprint’.

For those with persistent itchy skin, discovering and understanding your own personal food and drink intolerances and the effects they have on your health and wellbeing is important to ensuring you make the best possible choices to optimise your diet and quality of life.

YorkTest’s comprehensive Food&DrinkScan Programme analyses your IgG reaction to 158 foods and drinks, providing you with clear results and nutritional support to help you replace the problem foods that may be causing dry, irritated skin, and optimise your diet to include foods that are rich in Omega 3.

A YorkTest customer, 37-year-old Eric Cleary, tells how YorkTest helped him to overcome a dermatological problem.

Before taking a YorkTest, Eric suffered from patches of psoriasis, an autoimmune condition, on both legs, elbows and his head that caused extreme itch and dry patches on his skin. “I was very conscious of wearing shorts and t-shirts and having my hair cut short because you could see it.

I heard about YorkTest on the radio and having previously tried different treatments to no avail, I decided to give YorkTest a go.

Eric’s trigger foods included cow’s milk, gluten and yeast. Once he removed his food intolerance it took only three weeks until there was a noticeable difference to his skin. “I saw an improvement in my skin, the itch had disappeared completely and the dry patches are getting smaller.

Eric is very pleased that he took a YorkTest. “I would strongly recommend it to anyone suffering from psoriasis.

YorkTest advise that you consult with your GP first if you are experiencing the types of symptoms mentioned in this testimonial.