Psoriasis is a disease that affects the skin, nails, and joints. It creates scaly, thickened skin usually on the knees, elbows, and scalp.
Psoriasis is a disorder that usually affects the skin and nails, but can also affect the joints. Psoriasis produces scaly, whitish, thick plaques that may be large or small on the knees, elbows, and scalp. Joints may be affected with a form of arthritis.
The cause behind psoriasis has not yet been explained, but it seems that genetic and environmental factors activate the immune system of the skin in such a way, that a localized heightened immune response occurs as well as an inflamed thickening of the top layers of skin. The disease is usually worse in youth than in adulthood. Patients often complain of itching and in certain cases it can manifest as a general feeling of illness or fever. Additionally, the highly visible lesions can become a mental burden for many patients.
Treatment consists of decreasing inflammation of affected areas with anti-inflammatory drugs (cortisone, for example) and normalizing excessive thickening and hornification of the skin. Light therapy often contributes to the reduction of complaints. Many patients feel that their symptoms improve while vacationing in sunny locations.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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