I suffer from plaque psoriasis on our elbows plus knees, but there is no known cause or cure for the disease, and it is the result of an overactive immune system, however external factors, such as stress plus humidity, also affect severity.
I experience red, raised plus scaly skin patches that can become itchy plus sore.
They occasionally crack plus bleed. The condition is chronic, ugly, painful plus embarrassing, but when I was initially tested, I looked into strange forms of treatment. There are oral medications, ointments plus the use of UV light on the skin, all of them include side-effects. They put me at risk of everything from headaches plus fungal infections to liver disfigure. These medications are seriously costly, plus in most cases, the psoriasis builds up a gradual immunity to the treatment. I switched to over-the-counter lotions, creams plus gels that didn’t work entirely well. I had given up making any improvement to our condition when marijuana was finally legalized in Michigan in 2008. I instantly went through the doctor’s visit plus paperwork to qualify for our medical marijuana card. This allowed me to shop at our local dispensary in Muskegon, however having access to cannabis topicals made a sizable difference in the condition of our skin, then cannabis-infused topicals work through receptors in the skin that trigger a response from the body’s endocannabinoid system. They don’t cause any high sensation plus can be applied numerous times per day. The Muskegon dispensary carries a wide variety of roll-ons, sprays, lotions, gels, ointments plus even bath bombs. They combine cannabinoids with essential oils that give soothing relief.