Psoriasis is a skin disorder, generally manifested in the form of skin inflammation and pruritus. It further causes abnormal proliferation of the affected part of the skin; a scaly plaque may appear. The cause is an abnormal immune system. The main affected parts are the elbow, knee joints even scalp. The allergic manifestation is the most troublesome symptom in this case. It also causes a social embarrassment to the patient.
Possible Therapy to Treat Psoriasis
The therapy is dependent on the physical condition of the patient. Some therapies are likely to cause liver or kidney disorders, and high-risk patients should be monitored accordingly before initiating any therapy. Some enzymes are showing very positive results in treating psoriasis.
Fish Enzyme in Alleviating the Symptoms of Psoriasis
Some of the fish eggs contain a very important enzyme called zonase. This enzyme has a quality to break the fibrous tissue of the dead and affected cells of the target areas. It thereby helps to remove the dead protein and the scaling plaque type of tissue, and gradually normal skin cells start appearing. The chances of developing abnormal cells are also diminishing with the continuous use of zonase.
Main Source of Zonase
Salmon fishes are the main source of zonase. The collagen of the eggs gives rise to this enzyme. Once isolated, it needs modern technology to extract this enzyme. After further purification in a laboratory, zonase is made available commercially.
The Presentation of Zonase
Zonase is mainly used as topical preparation. The medium is generally gelatin. Any enzyme needs some watery substances on the area of action. Without the friendly environment, the medicine can't act properly. However, the gelatinous substance helps keep the skin moist for some time, and the enzyme can exert its effect in more predictable ways.
Mode of Application of Zonase
The patient should use this preparation two to three times daily on the affected parts. The applying process should be gentle, lest there be some chance of tearing of the dead tissue and oozing of blood.
The Limitation of Zonase
Sometimes, in topical form, the gelatin base is not found to be adequate to moisten the area adequately. This may partially result in drug failure. The preparation is for long-term use, which may sometimes reduce the patient's compliance and consequently bring inadequate relief.