Can the hyperbaric therapy be used to treat psoriasis?

Good evening,

My 25-year-old daughter has been affected by a rather extended form of Guttate psoriasis, from the trunk to the limbs, probably caused by a streptococcus infection in the throat.

She is being treated with cortisone-based creams, in addition to having done 3 cycles of antibiotics to eliminate the bacterium.

Unfortunately, improvements are really slow and if would like to know if you think HBOT can be useful for my daughter, considering both her age and the emotional impact of this disease.

Thank you for your help.

Best regards,

Fabio

One comment on “Can the hyperbaric therapy be used to treat psoriasis?

  1. Claudia Rastelli on

    Dear Fabio,
    I’m really sorry that your daughter is affected by such an annoying disease.

    Psoriasis is a recurrent chronic inflammatory disease and a lot of factors can delineate its pathogenesis, such as autoimmune, genetic and environmental factors (for instance, in your case, a pharyngeal infection caused by Streptococcus).

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can substantially reduce damages due to chronic inflammation because it reduces proinflammatory cytokines, leukocyte diapedesis and it modifies the prostaglandins balance (all elements involved in the immune response regulation).

    Unfortunately, hyperbaric therapy for the psoriasis treatment is not refunded by the Italian National Health System and there are no scientific recommendations on it.
    However, I can tell you that patients affected by psoriasis who underwent hyperbaric chamber for other diseases showed a discrete improvement.

    Were you interested in learning more about the topic, I kindly invite you to contact us at the +39 0544 500152.

    Best regards,
    Dr. Claudia Rastelli,
    Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Ferrara. Order of Physicians of Rimini n. 2074.

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