It’s no fun to have skin conditions like Psoriasis, Eczema and Rosacea. These unpleasant ailments come with symptoms such as redness, rashes, itching and scaling of the skin. Although it may be hard for the average person to tell the difference between them just from the symptoms, the three are actually separate problems. A close examination by a doctor will help determine which ones a patient has. But they all have one thing in common: Cryotherapy may help relieve them or make them more bearable.

The different conditions have different causes and, in general, the causes are not necessarily well understood. Some suspected causes include hereditary and environmental factors. The conditions may be lifelong, starting in childhood, or their symptoms may go away and reappear at intervals. They may run in families, and in some cases they can be related to allergies. In general, it is more useful to talk about triggers than causes.

There’s a large variety of potential triggers to look into, including such disparate possibilities as sunburn, spicy foods and extreme temperatures. Another possibility is medications used to treat other ailments. Others include diet, including the major, well-known potential allergens such as eggs, peanuts, fish, soy and dairy products. Skin irritants, including cosmetics and soaps, are also possibilities. Even something as simple as dry skin can be a trigger.

A similarly wide range of treatments is available, depending on which ailment is involved. Sometimes the condition is chronic and/or incurable, in which case the standard procedure is to just treat the symptoms. In some cases the treatment of choice is ointments such as steroid preparations and Vitamin A creams. Other options include laser treatments or exposure to ultraviolet light. Of course, natural remedies including herbal supplements are always popular. And sometimes the recommended solution involves powerful drugs that suppress the immune system.

In fact, the immune system is central to one issue that has a very specific relation to many skin conditions: the autoimmune process. This process causes the immune system to treat healthy skin as an invader. Its response is to overreact, causing an excessive growth of skin, leading to scaling. This process is clearly understood to be the basic mechanism causing psoriasis. And cryotherapy is a well-known way of dealing with this condition, as the shock of cold temperature causes the body’s immune system to increase the white blood cell count, making the immune system respond properly to the body’s condition.

This response also reduces inflammation, which is the cause of problems in a wide range of areas including muscle aches and pains, and joint problems from exercise. The effectiveness of cryotherapy in dealing with these problems is well established. And because inflammation is also a major factor in many skin problems, this is another reason for sufferers of psoriasis, eczema and rosacea to consider booking a session at Ozone Cryotherapy.