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The treatment of psoriasis in the Dead Sea

Psoriasis as a chronic relapsing illness. The classic form of the lesion’s focus looks like clearly delimited erythematous patch with silvery-white surface. The patches preferably appear on extensor surfaces (knees, elbows, buttocks), later on palms and hairy part of the head (especially anterior forehead) can be involved in process. Psoriatic arthritis and nails deformations (onicholysis, nail lamina disappearing or thickening with excess keratin accumulation under the nail space).

The psoriasis patients were the first who satisfied themselves with the healing influence of the Dead Sea and made a complete or partial recovery from their illness. This category of patients is the main group of patients who come to the Dead Sea for treatment. The Dead Sea Clinic uses softening oils or ointments on the base of Dead Sea minerals in given treatment, measured heliotherapy, thalassotherapy and pelotherapy. Procedure of the daily treatment is being determined after medical examination and determining the patient’s restoration rate fixed by the medical personnel.

Psoriasis therapy in the Dead Sea includes solar bath in combination with water procedures in the sea by the clinic’s physicians’ recommendations. On the specially equipped beach attached to the Dead Sea Clinic destined to psoriasis patients they can stay for hours under the sun rays without any risk of getting severe erythema from UV radiation. In comfortable conditions and under physicians’ supervision enjoying the treatment in the spa, the psoriasis patients can release from stress of their routine life rhythm, rest, restore and healthy come back home.