Complex of nail treatment for psoriasis

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Psoriasis usually affects the skin. But with this type of disease, such as psoriatic arthritis, in 80% of cases, the patient’s nail plates are also affected, that is, psoriatic onychia or onychodystrophy develops. Treatment of nails with psoriasis has some difficulties, takes a long time and is difficult.  

Symptoms of psoriatic onychia

The defeat of the nails in psoriasis manifests itself in the form of transverse or longitudinal stripes on the nail plate, as well as clouding of the nail. In addition, there are several characteristic signs of this disease. These include:

  • a symptom of a thimble, when places depressed on the nail appear, as if on a thimble;
  • rejection of the edge of the nail plate from the nail bed (onychomadesis);
  • a sharp increase in the thickness of the nail (onychokeratosis);
  • minor hemorrhages in the affected nail plate (onychohemorrhage);
  • the shape of the nail is spoon-shaped, that is, concave inward (koilonychia).

Often, the disease is aggravated by a fungal or bacterial infection, which makes the treatment of nails for psoriasis even more difficult and time-consuming, sometimes even months and years.  

Complex of treatment of psoriasis of nails

According to experts, it is almost impossible to completely cure this disease. It is possible to achieve in the process of scrupulous treatment a decrease in the risk of developing concomitant infections, it is possible to achieve remission of the disease, but it has never been possible to completely eliminate its root cause.

Therapeutic methods of treatment should take into account such factors as the timing and duration of onychodystrophy, the extent of the affected area, the stage of nail psoriasis, and the presence of concomitant diseases. In addition, the treatment of nails with psoriasis must necessarily include complex measures, and consist of the following measures:  

  • psycho-emotional preparation of the patient;
  • normalization of hormonal levels and metabolism in the patient’s body;
  • complete cure of the patient’s body from viral, bacterial, fungal or parasitic infections;
  • stabilization of the patient’s digestion, that is, general cleansing of the body.

In the complex treatment of psoriasis of the nail plates, medications and topical agents (creams and medicinal ointments), as well as medicinal herbs and physiotherapy, are necessarily used. Good results are shown by patients adhering to a special diet, and proper nail care.

Drug therapy for nail psoriasis involves the use of drugs such as glucocorticosteroids. However, it is not recommended to take them on your own, without a doctor’s prescription, since this type of drugs belongs to the group of hormonal drugs.

In addition to glucocorticosteroids, it is necessary to take calcium-containing drugs, which have an anti-inflammatory and desensitizing effect on the body.

Since nail psoriasis is accompanied by dyselementosis and vitamin deficiency, patients must take a complex of vitamins and minerals that normalize metabolism, participate in the regeneration of the nail plates and stabilize the general condition of the body. Such substances include vitamins A, E, C, D, P, vitamins of group B, as well as trace elements silicon, selenium, zinc.

Antihistamines (tavegil, diphenhydramine, suprastin) during the treatment of nails with psoriasis also show a good effect.

Local treatments for psoriasis include ointments – prednisolone, hydrocortisone (at the initial stage) and non-halogenated ointments (at an advanced stage of the disease). The best results are shown by means such as Advantan ointment, Dermazolone, Oxycort, Flucinar, Psorkutan cream.

Traditional ointments, which include salicylic acid and tar, are also indicated for use in the treatment of psoriatic onychia. They perfectly relieve skin flaking, soften the nail plate and stop inflammation in the affected areas.

Physiotherapy procedures in the treatment of nail psoriasis are ultraviolet radiation, sometimes with the use of photosensitizers (PUVA therapy), selective phototherapy and laser therapy.  

All the presented methods of treating the disease must be applied in a comprehensive manner, while not forgetting to adhere to a special diet and provide nails with regular, proper care.

Therapeutic diet or what you can eat for psoriasis

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Treatment of any serious or chronic disease must be accompanied by adherence to special dietary rules, that is, a special diet. Since such a common skin disease as psoriasis belongs to the group of incurable diseases, it is absolutely impossible to take a diet with psoriasis as one of the ways to recover. But if you adhere to certain rules in nutrition, then you can significantly reduce the symptoms of this unpleasant disease, and reduce the risk of its possible exacerbations.

So, what you can eat with psoriasis , what foods and in what proportions should be included in the therapeutic diet, and what foods it is desirable to completely exclude from the menu, we will consider right now. 

Products that are recommended for use in psoriasis are conventionally divided into two groups: alkali-forming and acid-forming. The priority is given to products that create an alkaline environment in the digestive tract – their content in the patient’s diet should be at least 70%. Products that create an acidic environment are, respectively, in second place – only 20-30% of the total.

Alkali-forming products

First of all, any berries and fruits are useful for psoriasis. All of them, without exception, have the property of creating a mild alkaline environment in the gastrointestinal tract, and even those that taste very sour. The exception to the rule is only five types of fruits – blueberries, prunes and plums, cranberries, currants.

Bananas, apples, and melons should be eaten separately from all other foods. In addition, citrus fruits, in any form, cannot be combined with dairy products and cereals.

What else can you eat with psoriasis ? Of course, vegetables, which also contribute to the formation of a favorable alkaline environment in the gastrointestinal tract. However, among vegetables, there are some types, the use of which should be limited to patients. These are all legumes, pumpkin, rhubarb and Brussels sprouts. 

In addition, it is recommended to completely exclude all nightshade crops from the diet, that is, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers, etc.

Acid-forming products

The list of products that contribute to the formation of an acidic environment in the gastrointestinal tract is quite extensive. These are all types of meat, many cereals, cheeses and cottage cheese, butter and any vegetable oil, sugar, and much more. But with the use of them in food, you need to be very careful, since such foods contain a large amount of proteins, sugars, starch, organic acids and natural fats. The wrong combination or proportionality of acid-forming products can negatively affect the condition of the skin of a patient with psoriasis.

Answering the question of what can be eaten with psoriasis, it is imperative to note the benefits of some products used for dietary therapeutic nutrition.

For example, patients with psoriasis are advised to add lecithin to food in a tablespoon 3 times a day, for a course of no more than 5 days. It is better to replace grain coffee with lemon juice diluted in boiled water. Drink as much juices as possible from spinach, celery, parsley, beets and carrots, which help to normalize digestion, perfectly cleanse the intestines and liver, and serve as a general tonic.

It is recommended to include gooseberries, viburnum, blueberries, lingonberries and black currants in the menu. In addition to berries, you need to eat cereals – wheat, oat and especially buckwheat.

But to combine such products as cereals, fruits, bread and stewed vegetables, on the contrary, doctors do not advise. If possible, it is necessary to minimize or completely exclude from the diet sugar, wine vinegar, spices, food additives, alcohol, sausages, white bread, fish in any form, sugary carbonated drinks, fast food.

If you follow this therapeutic diet almost all the time, the disease will recede and psoriasis plaques will not be so noticeable on the skin. This means that the patient will not experience any discomfort when communicating with people around him.

Symptoms and treatment of psoriasis

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A chronic, incurable disease characterized by the appearance of red scaly patches on the surface of the skin is called psoriasis or lichen scaly. Unfortunately, psoriasis is one of the most common skin conditions today. Moreover, women are more susceptible to it than men. It is also upsetting that psoriasis manifests itself at a young age, before the age of 30, causing a lot of aesthetic, psychological and physical troubles to the patient.

Psoriasis symptoms

To correctly diagnose the disease, you must first of all know all its symptoms, and the treatment of psoriasis , or rather a set of therapeutic measures, should be prescribed based on the general clinical picture. What are the main symptoms of psoriasis? 

A characteristic sign of the disease is the presence on the skin of the so-called psoriasis plaques – pink-red spots with a diameter of 1 to 3 cm. The surface of the plaques is covered with a thin scaly layer of silvery-white color. As the disease progresses, the plaques grow and coalesce to form large areas of skin lesions. As a rule, psoriasis plaques are located at the bends of the joints of the limbs, on the torso and on the scalp.

New spots may appear on the skin from recent injuries or from scratching. If you try to scrape off a plaque of psoriasis, you can see signs characteristic of the disease – peeling of the skin intensifies, a shiny, moist skin is found under the upper loose layer, and then drops of blood appear on its surface.

Depending on the type of disease, its symptoms change somewhat , and the treatment of psoriasis in this case will be directed to the part of the body that is most affected. The form of psoriasis is usual (vulgar), the symptoms of which we discussed above, exudative, when a grayish-yellow scaly crust forms on the surface of psoriasis plaques. The most severe forms are pustular, psoriatic arthritis and psoriatic erythroderma, which can develop both from the very onset of the disease and as a result of certain unfavorable factors that aggravate the disease.  

Almost always, psoriasis is accompanied by damage to the nail plates, which acquire an irregular shape, turn yellow, become too thick and peel off at the end from the nail bed.

Psoriasis treatment

As already mentioned, modern medicine cannot completely cure psoriasis. Therefore, the disease is always chronic, although it does not pose a threat to the patient’s life. Having identified the main symptoms, the dermatologist prescribes the treatment of psoriasis individually in each case. In this case, priority is given to external therapy, due to which the external symptoms of the disease are reduced.  

The effectiveness of psoriasis treatment depends on the age, gender, professional activity of the patient, his psychological state, and health. In addition, when developing a complex of therapeutic measures, factors such as the type, prevalence, duration and characteristics of the course of the disease are taken into account. When prescribing treatment, the doctor will certainly establish the nature and stage of the disease in order to completely exclude factors that can provoke a deterioration in the clinical picture.

For the treatment of psoriasis, a combined effect on the patient’s body of various procedures and activities is used, ranging from medication and physiotherapy, the use of medicinal ointments and topical creams, adherence to a special diet, and psychotherapeutic work with the patient, ending with non-traditional methods of treatment, such as reflexology, the use of herbal remedies and traditional medicine recipes. Despite the fact that psoriasis is incurable, the complex application of all these techniques can achieve a significant improvement in the patient’s condition and long-term remission of the disease.

Patients with psoriasis are more likely to develop other diseases

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A large study of the medical records of more than one hundred thousand patients has helped to identify the connection between psoriasis and other diseases. Specifically, scientists have found that individuals with dermatological conditions are more likely to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The study was conducted by dermatologists at the University of Pennsylvania, according to its results, the risk of additional diseases correlates with the severity of psoriasis.

The revealed risk ratio, or coefficient of disagreement, regarding some additional diseases for patients with psoriasis showed the following results: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – 1.08; diabetes – 1.22; peptic ulcer – 1.27; kidney disease – 1.28; complicated diabetes – 1.34; heart attack – 1.34; moderate liver disease – 1.41; peripheral vascular disease – 1.38; rheumatological diseases – 2.04.

A group of researchers led by Joel Gelfand (ass. Prof. Ofdermatology & epidemiology) notes that based on the results of the previous experiment, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases were the most important, moreover, this may explain the increased mortality in patients with severe psoriasis.

In the epidemiological study, 99,385 participants were enrolled, of which 9035 had confirmed psoriasis, the age of such patients ranged from 25 to 64 years.

In addition to determining the high prevalence of certain diseases in patients with psoriasis, the study also suggested that the chances of developing these diseases increase along with the severity of the underlying disease.

According to the researchers, this relationship with the severity of the primary disease plays an important role, since it establishes the so-called dose-dependent effect, which suggests a causal relationship. Second, the findings are of great clinical relevance because psoriasis is a manageable disease; Understanding how the severity of skin lesions is associated with different health risks will help to optimally apply the research results to an individual approach to the treatment of a given disease.

Clinical presentation and treatment of plaque parapsoriasis

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Plaque parapsoriasis (or Broca’s disease) is a skin disease that most often occurs in men over the age of 30. The English scientist Brock was the first to write about the disease in 1897. In our country, this disease is described in detail in the works of Professor I.M. Raznatovsky.  

Plaque parapsoriasis is characterized by a characteristic rash that appears on the skin around the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Looks like patches of yellow-pink or brownish-yellow hue. In moments of exacerbation of the disease, spots can acquire a reddish-brown tint. It happens that the skin looks speckled due to the fact that the areas of the skin around the hair follicles have a slightly different color. On the distal (farthest from the base) parts of the limbs sometimes acquire a bluish tint.  

The shape of the spots can be round, oval, elongated-elliptical, they can be arranged in stripes, the outlines of the spots are uneven. The most common spots are stripes with pointed tips. They are located on the limbs symmetrically to each other, the long axis of the spot runs parallel to the axis of the limb. If the spots are located on the abdomen, then they run parallel to the ribs. General resorption of rashes is characteristic of plaque parapsoriasis .   

 On the surface of the spots, sometimes fine peeling can be noticed. It is usually only found after the skin has been scraped. The keratinous layer of the skin is often folded, resembling wrinkled paper in appearance. The skin pattern is usually underlined. 

The size of the spots is most often related to their shape. Round spots usually do not grow more than 3 cm in diameter, elongated-elliptical – they reach 5 cm in length and 3 in width, spots in the form of stripes can grow up to 8 cm in length , in width – also up to 3 cm.In some cases spots can be up to 15 cm in length. In some places, spots can merge with each other, but this is due to friction of the skin on clothing or due to improper external therapy. 

Plaque parapsoriasis most often occurs on the inner side of the shoulder (while going out to the back), on the sides of the chest, in front of the abdomen, in the lumbar region. On the legs, spots may appear on the inside of the thighs and lower legs. The rash is usually symmetrical. The skin on the face, head, feet, and palms is usually unaffected.

Having formed and reaching a certain size, the spots can calmly exist for months and years. At the same time, in winter, the disease is somewhat aggravated, and in summer, the skin can partially recover and be masked by a tan. Sometimes there are spontaneous improvements, rarely – complete restoration of the skin. In place of the disappeared spots, the skin remains normal, atrophy does not occur. 

Doctors cannot yet say with certainty what causes the development of Broca’s disease. Often it is associated with the presence in patients of any chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (such as colitis, gastritis, ulcers, which are accompanied by constipation). This gives doctors reason to assume a connection between the occurrence of parapsoriasis and chronic intoxication.

As a treatment, remedies are used that correct the violation of the work of internal organs. They conduct courses of injections of B vitamins (once every 2-3 months), and also prescribe the intake of ascorbic and niacin. In moments of exacerbation of the disease, doctors prescribe the use of local ointments based on glucocorticoids. During the period of quiet development of the disease, a good effect can be achieved by applying UV therapy methods in small erythemal doses.

The main causes of psoriasis

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Scientists still cannot give an exact explanation of why some people are predisposed to psoriasis, while others are never affected by this problem. And although the main causes of psoriasis have been established, modern medicine does not have the means for a complete cure for this disease. What can be the most common factor in the onset of psoriasis? Let’s consider everything in order.  

Heredity

Scientists have proven a long time ago that a genetic predisposition to psoriasis is one of the main causes of its occurrence. But more recently it became known that a person has not one, but several genes at once that are responsible for this predisposition.

In the course of a study of the family history of patients with psoriasis, it was possible to establish that 50% of all patients must have relatives who also suffered from this disease. Moreover, if one of the identical twins is sick with psoriasis, then the second one also has this disease. True, this fact applies only to 70% of twin couples, therefore, the causes of psoriasis , in this case, are not limited only to a hereditary factor. 

External factors

If a person has a genetic predisposition to psoriasis, the factor that triggered its occurrence is often the influence of the environment. For example, the change of season, mechanical or chemical effects on the skin, unfavorable ecology, strong nervous shocks, emotional stress, infectious and viral diseases, taking certain medications can cause psoriasis.

In children, the appearance of psoriasis, as well as periods of exacerbation of the disease, can be provoked by a streptococcal infection. Taking medications such as quinolines, beta-blockers, or lithium are also common causes of psoriasis. In addition, the cancellation of glucocarticoids can lead to an exacerbation of the disease.

Often, foci of skin lesions with psoriasis appear in places of long non-healing wounds or due to recent injuries.

Strange as it may sound, but it is stress that becomes one of the most common causes of psoriasis or recurrence of the disease. Moreover, the reason for such changes can be a variety of emotionally difficult situations, from childhood fright and the beginning of school, to severe nervous tension or mental tragedy.

Failures in the nervous system

Since it is the nervous system that is responsible for the production of special substances, mediators, which largely affect the intensity of metabolic processes in the skin, any failures in its work immediately affect the state of the epidermis. This is confirmed by the fact that psoriasis often occurs as a result of stress, and by the fact that psoriatic plaques almost always appear on symmetrical areas of the body.

That is why the complex of therapeutic measures for psoriasis necessarily includes systemic therapy of disorders of the nervous system in combination with drug, local and general therapy.

Finally, the causes of psoriasis may lie in smoking or excessive addiction to alcohol, as well as some foods, or rather, their improper combination and use. This is explained by the fact that the destructive effect on the body of tobacco and alcoholic beverages, improperly compiled food intake, poor-quality products, as well as a lack of vitamins and microelements in it, cause disruption of metabolic processes, first in the digestive system, and then in other organs and systems of the body. person. All this, in the end, leads to the development of many diseases, including chronic psoriasis.  

Plantar psoriasis

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Skin diseases always bring a lot of inconvenience to the patient. Not to mention physical torment, even if they are not pronounced clearly, any skin diseases cause severe discomfort in terms of a person’s communication with people around him. And such chronic diseases as psoriasis, which is simply impossible to cure to the end, are often aggravated by the fact that the localization of the affected areas is located in the most “uncomfortable” places, for example, on the palms or soles of the feet. Moreover, it is plantar psoriasis , the characteristic signs of which we will talk about in this article, that becomes the greatest problem for patients suffering from this disease throughout their lives. 

Plantar psoriasis symptoms

Approximately one in four patients with some form of psoriasis complains of psoriasis plaques on the palms and soles of the feet. It should be borne in mind that the skin on the soles and palms is much denser and rougher than on other parts of the body, it is much more susceptible to mechanical stress and is much more likely to come into contact with various aggressive chemicals. Consequently, the symptoms of plantar or palmar-plantar psoriasis , as this form of the disease is called more often, differ in some aspects from the general signs of psoriasis.  

With this form of the disease, there is a significant thickening of the upper layers of the epidermis. Severe coarsening of the skin (hyperkeratosis) causes the formation of characteristic callus-like seals of a reddish hue, which are sometimes covered with a mesh of small painful cracks. According to these signs, plantar psoriasis is in many ways similar to eczema or mycosis, so for an accurate diagnosis, the patient must undergo a serological examination and make a skin biopsy.  

The lesions of psoriasis on the soles are isolated and look like oval or rounded plaques with a shiny scaly surface. On the border, the lesions are surrounded by a ring of denser skin. In the absence of adequate treatment, plaques can grow and join together. Psoriasis plaques clearly stand out against the background of healthy skin with a characteristic pink tint. In some cases, yellow pustules (palmar-plantar pustules) are present in the lesions – formations of a non-infectious nature that do not need additional treatment and soon disappear on their own.

The main symptoms also include excessive dryness, redness and thickening of the skin with many cracks and severe itching. If the acute course of the disease is aggravated by the ingress of a fungus or infection into the skin cracks, an inflammatory process begins in the affected areas, accompanied by pronounced pain sensations with any movement.

Treatment methods

First of all, local therapy is used to treat palmar-plantar psoriasis. That is, glucocorticoid ointments help to relieve the symptoms of the disease, which make it possible to achieve a quick and significant reduction in the external symptoms of psoriasis, pharmacy talkers, skin softening creams, compresses from infusions of medicinal herbs. For plantar psoriasis, a hydrocolloid coating is used, which promotes the speedy healing of sores and cracks in the skin, helps to reduce itching and significantly reduces the friction of the foot on socks and shoes.

If local treatment of plantar psoriasis is not enough, then it is necessary to resort to complex therapy, which includes a number of measures aimed at eliminating the main causes of the disease, as well as physiotherapy and preventive procedures that consolidate the achieved result. Systemic treatment includes the use of retinoids, cytostatics, probiotics, D vitamins, ultraviolet radiation sessions, etc.

Prevention of exacerbations involves adherence to a special diet, exclusion of frequent contact with water, adherence to the rules of personal hygiene, a properly planned daily regimen and much more.

Plantar psoriasis, like other types of this disease, is characterized by temporary remissions and periodic relapses. The disease is exclusively chronic in nature, cannot be completely cured, and in the absence of a proper course of therapeutic measures, it can cause the patient’s disability.

Scalp psoriasis treatment: shampoos, creams, ointments

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Psoriasis is a chronic dermatosis, the manifestations of which are the result of disturbances in the functioning of the nervous, endocrine, autonomic, and immune systems of the body. Common symptoms of psoriasis are pink, round plaques with a scaly gray-white surface that appear primarily on the folds of the joints of the upper and lower extremities, on the body, and on the scalp.

Since scientists still do not thoroughly know what causes the disease, no means have been found for its complete cure. However, there are ways, proven by time and many years of experience, that help to reduce the symptoms of the disease to a minimum, which greatly facilitates the life of patients with psoriasis. With regard to such an issue as the treatment of psoriasis of the head , an integrated approach is used here, including drug therapy, physiotherapy, the use of local medicines, as well as improvised means such as shampoos, creams, medicinal ointments. Let’s take a look at some of them. 

Shampoos

“Friederm tar” is a medical dermatological shampoo, which contains coal tar. The action of the agent is based on its ability to exert a vasoconstrictor, antifungal and astringent effect on the scalp. The active substances contained in the shampoo significantly inhibit the proliferation of skin tissue cells, contribute to the removal of dead skin cells and excess fat from the skin surface.

Treatment of scalp psoriasis with Friderm Tar shampoo is recommended only as directed by a doctor. In addition, you cannot use the product more than twice a week, as this can cause excessive dryness of the skin. 

T / Gel shampoo from Neutrogena has a similar effect. It also contains tar, so this remedy is great for reducing the symptoms of scalp psoriasis, seborrhea and seborrheic dermatitis.

“Tana tar” is a medical shampoo containing highly purified tar (birch), allantoin, provitamin B5, as well as a whole range of other biological additives that have beneficial properties for the skin. This remedy has proven itself as a non-drug treatment for ICH psoriasis, eczema and atopic dermatitis.

Creams

“Squafan” – a cream mask contains compounds of purified ichthyol and salicylic acid, essential oil of red juniper, a complex of climbazole and miconazole. Eliminates peeling of the skin, helps to restore the normal balance of microflora of HFG, perfectly relieves itching and irritation of the surface layers of the skin.

“Node K” is a cream-emulsion, which is often used as a treatment for scalp psoriasis, accompanied by the formation of new plaques, severe itching and inflammation of the skin. The cream should be used only as directed by a doctor and strictly according to instructions.

Keratoregulating cream “Kertiol S”, thanks to its constituent keratiol, crotaimton, glycolic acid and glycerin, helps to eliminate local hyperkeratosis on the scalp, has an anti-inflammatory, soothing, cleansing, softening effect. It is used both as an independent treatment for psoriasis, and in combination with the main dermatological treatment.

Ointments

Most often, salicylic 2 percent ointment is prescribed as an accompanying treatment for scalp psoriasis. This remedy is considered the most effective, since just a single application of the ointment can almost completely remove horny crusts from the surface of the skin of the HCG. With regular use of salicylic ointment, the symptoms of scalp psoriasis are minimized for a long time. The only drawback of this tool is the complexity of its use, namely, it can be very difficult to wash off the ointment from the skin and, especially, hair. Therefore, it is recommended to apply the ointment to the skin along the partings, in a thin layer and very carefully.

Ointment “Naftaderm” is a 10% liniment of Naftalan oil. It is used for psoriasis (including ICH psoriasis), eczema, seborrhea, neurodermatitis, pink lichen. Possesses unique anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, antipruritic, wound healing properties. It is used as a medicinal product of exclusively external action and only as prescribed by a dermatologist.

Psoriasis of the head: types of manifestation, places of localization

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Psoriasis can manifest itself on a person’s skin in different ways. The places of localization of psoriasis plaques can also be different. But if on the body these unaesthetic symptoms can be somehow hidden from prying eyes, covering them with clothes, then the psoriasis of the head is almost impossible to hide. But it is precisely the lesion of the scalp under the hair that is one of the most common forms of this disease. This, for obvious reasons, gives the patient a lot of psychological, and not just physical, inconvenience. In addition, it is psoriasis of the head that is considered to be the initial stage of the disease, therefore, at the very first signs of it, a systematic comprehensive treatment should be started, developed and prescribed by a dermatologist.  

Signs of scalp psoriasis

Symptoms of psoriasis of the ICH (scalp) can appear either in the form of separate psoriasis plaques located in separate places under the hair, or in the form of a large, crusty dense formation, the main part of which is still there, under the hair, and the boundaries of the lesion coincide with the border hair growth on the forehead, on the temples, on the neck, behind the auricles. At the same time, psoriasis does not interfere with hair growth and does not in any way contribute to hair loss.

This is because scalp psoriasis affects only the superficial layers of the skin, while the hair follicles are much deeper. In addition, unlike other skin diseases, psoriasis scales “grow” separately from each other, the skin between them, as a rule, is not susceptible to disease, so nothing prevents normal hair growth.

On the surface of psoriasis plaques and formations, in its scaly part, there is a large amount of sebum, therefore, scalp psoriasis can be easily identified by the characteristic tubercles, which are easily felt with fingertips. In addition, the symptoms of the disease are itching and a slight burning sensation in the affected areas.  

Areas of localization of psoriasis plaques

Most often, certain areas of the scalp are affected by psoriasis. These include the skin behind and above the auricles, earlobes, hair parting, forehead, nape and back of the neck along the border of the hairline.

At the same time, the manifestations of psoriasis plaques behind the ears and on the back of the head are most often accompanied by itching, which, as a rule, leads to scratching and subsequent negative consequences. That is, by combing the skin, the patient only aggravates the course of the disease, although he experiences some relief and satisfaction.

Therefore, it is necessary to relieve itching with special ointments and medicinal creams, which are prescribed by a dermatologist for the treatment of psoriasis.

As for the formation of psoriasis plaques on the back of the earlobes, in addition to the unpleasant sensations of annoying itching and burning, additional problems are added here. The thing is that in these areas the skin is much thinner and softer. In addition, it is less exposed to ultraviolet rays and clean air, which contributes to the formation of a humid warm environment in this area. And these are precisely the conditions in which all kinds of bacteria develop perfectly, which, ultimately, leads to the development of inflammation.

To avoid such complications and symptoms of scalp psoriasis, you should carefully follow the rules of personal hygiene, regularly wash and dry the skin in these areas, do not comb your earlobes and ears in any way, and regularly lubricate the lesions with topical medicinal compounds.

Finally, in order to avoid the formation of a psoriasis “helmet”, when the skin lesion extends to almost the entire scalp, including partings and hair borders, it is necessary to comb the hair as gently as possible, trying to exert as little mechanical effect on the skin as possible. This way you can avoid irritation of the dermis at the base of the hair, as well as prevent further proliferation of psoriasis lesions on healthy areas of the ICH skin.

Psoriasis treatment with homeopathy

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Psoriasis is not so much a dangerous disease in terms of infection as unpleasant and unaesthetic. It is generally accepted that the disease is of a so-called psychosomatic nature, and the main role is assigned to autoimmune disorders in the human body, caused by a genetic predisposition to this disease.

Unfortunately, modern medicine does not have the means and methods for the complete cure of psoriasis. However, it is possible to reduce to a minimum the external symptoms of the disease and transfer it to the stage of remission for a long time by various medication and therapeutic methods, one of which is the treatment of psoriasis with homeopathy – a course of using drugs based on natural substances with a strong biological effect.  

The principle of homeopathy treatment

Treatment of psoriasis with homeopathic remedies refers to the so-called “natural” methods. When developing treatment tactics, a homeopathic doctor takes into account all the features of psoriasis, the reasons that provoked its occurrence, the nature of the course of the disease, symptoms, the frequency of exacerbations and extinctions. The complex of homeopathic medicines, as well as the duration of the main course of treatment, are prescribed individually for each patient, depending on the characteristics of his body.

During the treatment of psoriasis with homeopathy , the work of the internal systems and individual organs is reconfigured. This means that under the influence of biologically active substances, the body’s natural defenses are enhanced, which, in fact, allows you to restore the disturbed autoimmune balance. In order to increase the effectiveness of treatment, the intake of homeopathic medicines is often combined with the intake of organotropic agents that have a targeted specific effect on individual organs.  

What drugs are used

Homeopathic remedies can increase the patient’s immunity, normalize the work of the gastrointestinal tract, and stabilize the functions of the main body systems. They are easy to use and have a beneficial effect on the entire body of a psoriasis patient.

Treatment of psoriasis with homeopathy is highly effective in the case of the use of complex drugs, such as Psorinohel and Psoriaten ointment, which can be purchased at the pharmacy without a reset. In addition, the variety of homeopathic medicines allows you to choose the best option for treating diseases of various forms and degrees of course. 

If psoriasis plaques on the skin are inflamed, the patient is worried about redness, burning and itching, aggravated by wet weather or under the influence of cold water, homeopathy recommends treating psoriasis with Acidumformicum. If the lesions are located on the scalp, as well as in the case of small-lamellar peeling of the skin, Arsenicumalbum is prescribed.

If the manifestation of psoriasis becomes pityriasis peeling of plaques, the most effective treatment result is shown by the use of the drug Calcarea carbonica. Pronounced scaling of psoriatic plaques, accompanied by the formation of large rounded foci not only on the limbs, but also on the patient’s torso, is treated with the homeopathic preparation Hydrocolite. Arsenicum iodatum is usually prescribed to elderly patients or people weakened by one or another accompanying disease.

Often, psoriasis affects not only the skin, but also the nails on the hands and feet of the patient. In this case, homeopathy treatment involves the use of the drug Petroleum. When the course of the disease is very severe, and passes into the stage of psoriatic arthritis (inflammation of the joints of the extremities), the drug Manganum must be included in the course of treatment.

For the manufacture of homeopathic remedies, extracts of potent medicinal plants, vitamins, as well as animal products are used, therefore, psoriasis treatment is carried out under the supervision of a homeopathic physician. Self-selection of any homeopathic remedies can, at best, bring only temporary relief, after which the disease will return again.