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