Treatment of psoriasis at the Dead Sea gives many patients a chance for long-term remission of the disease. In addition, treatment with natural factors, combined with good rest and restore mental balance that is also important in the treatment of skin diseases.
What is the uniqueness of the Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is unique in that it is located in a cavity, located more than 400 meters below sea level. This arrangement creates special conditions: high content of oxygen in the air and penetrate through a thick layer of the atmosphere is only useful for the skin to ultraviolet rays from the medium and long-wave magnitude (V and A). Harmful same short-wave ultraviolet rays trapped in the atmosphere.
In addition, a unique water of the Dead Sea, which contains a large amount of mineral salts. The content in water of the Dead Sea salts of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and bromine is many times higher than in other seas. A warm, dry climate favors the saturation of ions of salt air. Saturated bromine air ions has a positive effect not only on skin, but also on the nervous system, which is also very important in psoriasis. At the bottom of the Dead Sea are also deposits of sulfur, natural asphalt, copper, zinc, cobalt and other trace elements, has a beneficial effect on the skin.
In addition, the Dead Sea has a unique peloid mud - the only waste product of living creatures of the Dead Sea - archaebacteria. This mud has anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties. Especially useful are the mud for the treatment of articular form of psoriasis.
In the area of the Dead Sea is also a unique natural mineral hot springs (Mazor, Zohar) - bath with mineral water of these sources also contribute to the recovery.
The climate at the Dead Sea is dry, the air is saturated with useful ions, sea - salts and trace elements. All this creates a unique environment for the treatment of skin diseases
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and especially psoriasis, as well as charges for long body with vital energy.
How is the treatment of psoriasis at the Dead Sea
Dead Sea resorts are located in Israel and Jordan. Treatment at these resorts is indicated in patients with psoriasis
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only in stationary and regressing stages, that is, when the spread of skin inflammation stopped. If you go to a resort with an advanced stage of psoriasis, this could contribute to a more rapid spread of the disease.
Self-treatment at the Dead Sea is not recommended. Treatment should begin with the advice of a doctor, who appoints all the procedures, including the length of stay in the sun and swimming in the sea, depending on the distribution and stage of disease.
It is generally recommended average exposure to the sun intermittently up to 6 hours per day, but this duration must be approached gradually, especially if the patient resides in areas with cold climates. Sea bathing is usually recommended for 20 minutes three times a day.
Mud is conducted in all forms of psoriasis, but the most effective mud treatments for joint shape: treatment at the Dead Sea can save these patients from pain in the joints
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for several months. This also contributes to the high density of the Dead Sea: swimming in the sea offloads the joints, and hence the pain. If necessary, your doctor may prescribe additional patient physiotherapy.
The duration of the spa treatment of psoriasis at the Dead Sea must be at least a month - a shorter period reduces the effectiveness of this method.
Are there any contraindications?
As for any spa treatment, contraindications for the treatment of psoriasis at the Dead Sea is. This is primarily psoriasis in an advanced stage. It is also impossible to carry out the treatment during treatment with corticosteroids as a system in the form of tablets or injection, and topical ointments and creams. These drugs should not be canceled less than two weeks before the spa treatment.
In addition, treatment at the Dead Sea is contraindicated in photodermatosis, systemic connective tissue diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma), multiple sclerosis
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, Severe cardiovascular diseases, acute infectious diseases, as well as an exacerbation of any chronic processes.
Of course, treatment at the Dead Sea is not a guarantee of full treatment of psoriasis, but it can significantly increase the disease remission.