Spa treatment for psoriasis. Israel invites!

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Psoriasis is the most common skin condition. It is a chronic non-communicable disease of unknown etiology. It is characterized by papular rashes in the form of plaques of various sizes – from a few millimeters to 3 centimeters in diameter. It is accompanied by itching, burning, sometimes (in a run-down form) painful sensations. Rashes are localized most often on the elbow and knee areas, on the scalp. The pathogenesis of this disease consists in the accelerated division of skin cells, layering of dead cells and the occurrence of specific inflammation under the zones of keratinization.

Along with medication and physiotherapeutic methods of psoriasis treatment, no less, and sometimes a more significant role, is played by sanatorium treatment. At the same time, the choice of treatment methods is purely individual and depends on many factors – the form of the disease, the patient’s age, the frequency of relapses, the duration of remission, etc. When it comes to this method of treating psoriasis, Israel takes a leading position in the world ranking of hospitals specializing in this field.  

Heliotherapy and aerotherapy at the Dead Sea

Sanatorium treatment of psoriasis includes, in addition to standard drug therapies, heliotherapy (sun therapy), aerotherapy (aerotherapy), thalassotherapy (sea water treatment) and balneotherapy (mineral springs treatment). All this can be fully provided by the resorts of Israel.

In the sanatoriums located on the coast of the Dead Sea, a result is achieved that is incomparable in efficiency with any other hospital in the world. The secret lies in the unique natural characteristics of the country’s climate. First of all, it is the unique healing spectrum of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Studies have shown that a few kilometers from the Dead Sea, UV radiation has a completely different spectrum, devoid of the healing qualities that sunlight is endowed with over the sea.

Heliotherapy procedures for psoriasis patients last 6 hours daily, with equal breaks. The most beneficial times for heliotherapy are morning and afternoon. Sunbathing should be started with a few minutes, gradually bringing a single exposure up to 3 hours. When a spa treatment for psoriasis is prescribed , Israel is the optimal choice for heliotherapy.  

The air of the Dead Sea is saturated with oxygen, bromine, magnesium and other elements that have a beneficial effect on the general condition of the body. Air baths in Israel’s specialized sanatoriums are carried out in combination with sun baths. Sleeping with windows open is also part of aerotherapy. The technique helps to increase the body’s immune reactivity and to quickly relieve the external symptoms of psoriasis.

Thalassotherapy and balneotherapy

The positive effect of sea water on the condition of the skin in psoriasis was noted in ancient times. Currently, to achieve a stable remission, dosed sea bathing in combination with helio and aerotherapy is prescribed. When treating at the Dead Sea, the stay in the water should not exceed 20 minutes before each sun exposure. The Dead Sea water is oversaturated with salts of chlorine, bromine, iodine, sodium, magnesium and other trace elements, thanks to which the skin is effectively cleansed of psoriatic plaques.

Thus, when a spa treatment for psoriasis is needed , Israel offers the best combination of climatic conditions to achieve a quick and lasting result. The duration of remission after a course of treatment at the Dead Sea can reach 2 or even 3 years.  

Treatment with mineral springs also gives good results. Natural radon, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, iodine-bromine baths are very effective . Recently, a new curious direction in the spa treatment of psoriasis has appeared – ichthyotherapy , treatment with fish. Small fish have adapted to bite off dead cells from the skin of people entering the water. They quickly cleanse the skin of psoriatic scabs , and the spring water, rich in selenium and zinc, washes out the opened wounds and promotes their rapid healing.

The latest treatment of psoriasis with pharmacological drugs

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Psoriasis is an autoimmune dermatosis. Typically, symptoms of the disease are manifested in the presence of hyperemic, dry skin areas throughout the body. Such patches are called psoriatic plaques. At the microscopic level, psoriatic plaques are the result of excessive proliferation of various types of white blood cells and abnormal angiogenesis in the upper layers of the dermis.

General information

This disease is classified as follows: non-pustular types of psoriasis (ordinary or so-called “vulgar” psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis) and pustular types ( generalized , palmoplantar , annular , acrodermatitis , herpetiform impetigo). This most general classification includes differences in the disease, both in clinical manifestations and in the degree of prevalence of the inflammatory process.

The aforementioned increased proliferation of keratinocytes , macrophages and lymphocytes contributes to the infiltration of the dermis layers by these cells and, as a consequence, to thickening of the dermis at the sites of infiltration and raising it above the level of healthy skin areas. As a result, specific psoriatic plaques are formed, which eventually become pale gray, resembling paraffin, due to which they are called “paraffin lakes”. Most often, dermatoses are localized on the extensor surfaces of the elbow and knee joints, on the buttocks, on the palms and soles of the feet, on the external genitals and on the scalp.

It was necessary to develop the latest treatment for psoriasis due to the fact that this disease is a source of not only physical discomfort, which can manifest itself as severe itching and pain, but also psychological discomfort (up to deep depression, requiring the help of a specialist) caused by the aesthetic feelings of patients. Adequate treatment should act in a comprehensive manner on all etiological factors of this unpleasant chronic disease.  

General principles and pharmacological preparations for the treatment of psoriasis

Treatment may include effects on neuro-allergic, endocrine, metabolic, bacterial and other factors of the etiology of this autoimmune dermatosis. The most effective is the newest treatment of psoriasis , in which the action of pharmacological agents is aimed at stopping the accelerated proliferation of T-lymphocytes, or at stopping the interaction of immunocompetent cells by blocking the release of cytokines. 

However, T-lymphocytes perform the most important immune function in the human body, which is not always taken into account by the manufacturers of new drugs. For example, the drug Efalizumab was recently discontinued due to the identification of its strong immunosuppressive properties.

In case of detection of an autoimmune disease should be as soon as possible in accordance with the requirements of the physician to begin a complex newest psoriasis treatment using such proven and well-established drugs such as etanercept , Ustekinumab , Adalimumab , or infliximab . By suppressing the proliferation of humoral immunocompetent cells, these drugs belonging to different groups bind alpha-TNF and prevent the hyperactivation of T-lymphocytes.  

Medicines for the treatment of psoriasis are selected individually, depending on many factors. These include: the need for systemic or localized treatment (determined individually, depending on the degree of generalization of the process and the severity of systemic symptoms), general and biochemical blood parameters (erythrocyte sedimentation rate, total leukocyte count, leukocyte formula, etc.), patient age and presence in his body of concomitant diseases. Localized treatment has the advantage of minimizing the side effects that are an integral part of every pharmaceutical product.

Psoriasis is hereditary: a pattern to fight against!

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Hereditary factors, that is, genetic predisposition, sometimes plays cruel jokes with us. The set of genes that we inherited from our ancestors cannot be changed. For example, if someone in the family suffered from psoriasis, there is every chance that sooner or later this unpleasant disease may affect his direct descendants. Unfortunately, this fact is established, proven, and that psoriasis is inherited, we have to take it for granted.  

Why be afraid?

There is no age limit for psoriasis. It can appear for the first time in a 2-3-month-old baby, in a teenager, in an adult, in a very old man. Most often, the first symptoms of the disease, as a rule, appear in youth – 65% of all cases of onset of the disease are observed in patients aged 21-40 years. Moreover, the earlier psoriasis occurs, the more severe it proceeds, worse treatment is given, more often it recurs.

People with a genetic predisposition to this disease develop psoriasis 4 times more often than people with healthy heredity. So, if psoriasis is transmitted to a child from one parent, the likelihood of developing the disease in him is 25%. If both parents are sick, the risk of getting psoriasis increases manifold and amounts to 65-75%. The likelihood of psoriasis in a child if both parents are healthy, but the closest relative is sick is 17%.  

The statistics are disappointing, but not hopeless. Not everything is as sad as it might seem at first glance. The fact is that it is not the disease itself that is transmitted, but only the predisposition to it. That is, it is not at all a fact that a child whose parents (or one of the parents) are sick with psoriasis will necessarily manifest the disease. This may not happen at all if there are no certain factors provoking the onset of the appearance of psoriatic plaques on the body. That is, hereditary predisposition is only a potential threat. And in order to avoid the risk of psoriasis, it is necessary to clearly understand what causes can push its appearance and, if possible, eliminate them from life.

“Forewarned is forearmed”

Factors affecting the onset of psoriasis include:

– disturbances in the work of the endocrine system;

– violations of metabolic processes in the gastrointestinal tract;

– diseases of the digestive system;

– a decrease in the protective functions of the body (weakened immunity);

– hypersensitivity to food products, biological and chemical substances of an allergic nature;

– viral and infectious diseases;

– severe chronic diseases of internal organs;

– skin injuries (mechanical, thermal, chemical);

– malfunctions of the central and peripheral nervous system (stress, strong emotional outbursts, constant nervous tension, etc.);

– living in an unfavorable climate (either dry cold or hot humid);

– improper nutrition;

– bad habits (alcohol, smoking).

If you are at risk by birth, that is, you know for sure that psoriasis is inherited in your family from generation to generation, you need to do everything possible to avoid the influence of provoking factors on the body. By adhering to certain rules of behavior in everyday life, it is possible, if not to completely prevent the onset of psoriasis, then at least to minimize the risk of its manifestation.  

Attentive attitude to your health, correct daily regimen, balanced diet, rejection of harmful products that can cause an allergic reaction, immediate adequate treatment of any diseases, preventive measures that help to strengthen the general condition of the body and skin, including proper skin care, exclusion contact with aggressive chemical compounds – all this must be remembered as two and two and performed constantly, throughout life. The same rules should be followed during periods of remission, when the disease has already made itself felt, and you have learned from your own experience to successfully treat outbreaks of its exacerbations.

Unfortunately, there are currently no methods that could change the hereditary predisposition to a particular disease. And they are unlikely to appear in the foreseeable future .

Diagnosis of psoriasis: features, specifics

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Psoriasis, or as it is also called, scaly lichen, is a chronic skin disease. According to statistics, this disease affects about 2-3% of all inhabitants of the Earth. As a rule, psoriasis affects the skin on various parts of the human body, joints, nails, and less often mucous membranes. This disease has no age limits, since psoriasis can develop at any age, although in most cases, psoriatic manifestations first appear in people in their youth, up to 20 years.

Causes and symptoms of psoriasis

Where this skin disease comes from is unknown, there are only guesses. Some scientists believe that heredity is to blame for everything, others are stress, and still others are viral diseases. But so far none of these versions has categorical factual evidence. However, the fact that it is a genetic predisposition in some way increases the chances of getting psoriasis has already been proven. Scientists assure that if 1 parent suffered from the disease, the torisk of getting sick in a child is 25%, if both parents are sick, the likelihood of developing psoriasis increases to 65%.

This disease can be provoked by skin injuries, flu or tonsillitis, stress, certain allergic foods, medications, chemicals, weakened immunity, metabolic disorders in the body, chronic diseases of internal organs, dysfunction of the endocrine, nervous or digestive systems. Specific symptoms of psoriasis are localized pink plaques covered with a scaly, scaly crust. Rashes on the skin have an extremely unpleasant appearance, accompanied by excruciating itching, burning, excessive dry skin, thickening of the epidermis in the lesions.

Psoriasis Diagnostic Process

If the clinical picture of the disease is typical, then the diagnosis of psoriasis will not pose any particular problems. In the event that any of the parents or close relatives has the disease, the patient is obliged to inform the doctor about this fact, which will help determine the form, type and type of the disease.  

As a rule, psoriasis is diagnosed by a dermatologist and rheumatologist. The form of the disease is determined by external signs and locations of psoriatic plaques. If skin pathologies characteristic of a particular type of psoriasis are found, the specialist is obliged to conduct a complete clinical examination of the patient. This approach allows for a preliminary diagnosis and a picture of the disease. If the diagnosis is confirmed, the doctor begins to develop a treatment and prescribes a course of complex therapies for the patient.  

If psoriasis is suspected when examining a child, the doctor may prescribe additional tests and studies to distinguish similar skin diseases. Sometimes a skin biopsy is necessary during the examination.

The essence of the biopsy is that a small piece of skin is taken from the patient, approximately 6 mm in diameter. This sample is transferred to the pathologist , who performs all the necessary microscopic examinations. All the data that the pathologist receives during the research are recorded in a special report. Typically, only one biopsy is needed for a correct diagnosis. But there are times when the form or nature of the disease changes, and the result of the biopsy becomes unclear. In this situation, another biopsy is prescribed. Before prescribing any treatment, the doctor must once again carefully review all the conclusions on the results of laboratory tests.

Blood tests for a patient with psoriasis are not particularly important, because this disease does not affect the blood in any way. But during the examination, such analyzes are still necessary, since they allow us to find out the degree of danger for the patient of a particular drug. If a diagnosis of severe psoriasis is carried out , blood tests are of great importance, because at this stage of the disease, the balance of salts in the blood changes.   

If the patient complains of pain in the joints, the doctor is obliged to conduct tests for the presence of psoriatic arthritis in the patient . The diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis can be made by either a dermatologist or a rheumatologist or other orthopedic doctor. In this case, an X-ray is required, a blood test and a detailed examination of the joints are prescribed.

Correct diagnosis is a guarantee of successful psoriasis treatment. Therefore, it is necessary to approach the process of diagnosing the disease with the utmost responsibility.

Guttate psoriasis: causes, symptoms, treatment

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Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with a wave-like course. In different types of psoriasis, not only the upper layers of the epidermis, but also the joints and nails can be affected. One of the manifestations of psoriasis is teardrop psoriasis. It occurs in 10% of all cases of this type of dermatological disease. Most often, the disease affects children and adolescents (8-17 years old).

This type of psoriasis can be recognized by the appearance of red or purple sores on the skin surface. They are most often small, less than 1 cm in diameter, and resemble a drop (hence the name of the form of psoriasis). The rashes can be quite large, and are localized mainly on the thighs. Legs, forearms, shoulders, scalp, back and neck are also affected by teardrop psoriasis. Itching that accompanies the appearance and development of new rashes is usually mild or absent. Guttate psoriasis appears suddenly and is sometimes mistaken for an allergy. In some cases, the disease can go away on its own or turn into a severe form – in spotted psoriasis.   

Causes of the disease

The reasons provoking the onset of guttate psoriasis include:

– heredity;

– disorders of the nervous system, psychological breakdowns;

– metabolic disease;

– virus:

– cold climate.

A postponed infection (viral or bacterial) is the main reason for the appearance of such a form of chronic dermatosis as teardrop psoriasis . Usually the first symptoms appear after 2-3 weeks. In children, the disease can occur after they have suffered severe tonsillitis (tonsillitis), provoked by a streptococcal infection. If an adult is sick with teardrop-shaped psoriasis, then it is a sign of an exacerbation of psoriasis of the usual form. 

Basics of treating teardrop psoriasis

People with guttate psoriasis require long-term, carefully selected treatments. To begin with, the doctor must find out the reasons that gave rise to its development and prescribe adequate treatment to eliminate them. Such therapies are necessary in order for the symptomatic external treatment of psoriasis to have the desired effect in the future.

The basis for the treatment of psoriasis today is PUVA therapy and plasmapheresis . PUVA therapy is the effect of ultraviolet radiation on the affected skin areas in combination with the use of topical preparations. Only small doses of radiation will be curative, so the procedures are carried out exclusively under the supervision of a specialist.

Thanks to plasmapheresis, the blood is cleansed of harmful substances. This procedure helps to relieve the exacerbation of the disease for a long time and significantly reduce the risk of recurrence in the future. The method is based on the use of drugs-immunomodulators. Under their action, skin cells lose their ability to divide, which ultimately leads to a decrease in the size of psoriatic plaques. The course of plasmapheresis is also carried out under the guidance of a doctor.

The funds that are used in the fight against guttate psoriasis have different degrees of effectiveness, different directions, different methods of application. Some of them are forbidden to use for a long time in order to avoid side effects, some are safer and have no special contraindications. A dermatologist will help you decide on the right remedy and method of treatment. It is not recommended to use the same method of treatment all the time, since the likelihood of developing an addiction of the body to this or that drug is high. Ideally, the treatment of the disease should be comprehensive, using several therapies at the same time. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to completely cure guttate psoriasis .

Phototherapy for psoriasis

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If you have psoriasis, and you are thinking about possible treatments for this disease, you will be interested in this article. The method that will be discussed in this article is called phototherapy for psoriasis , and it belongs to one of the most effective options for the hardware treatment of chronic inflammatory skin diseases. There is an accepted classification of psoriatic disease, which takes into account all types and varieties of psoriasis. The phototherapy method is most often used to treat exudative, psoriasis vulgaris, as well as the palmar-plantar type of the disease. Phototherapy treatment can be used in combination with other therapies to achieve the most effective results. 

The essence of the technique

Phototherapy, as a method of treating psoriasis, appeared in Russia quite recently. This is due to the fact that the equipment for carrying out the procedures is quite expensive, but today many clinics successfully cope with the task of purchasing the necessary devices. Today, phototherapy for psoriasis is a method of treatment that is used universally and quite successfully.  

If a doctor prescribes apparatus therapy for you in the treatment program, then you will need to undergo a course of 24 procedures. On average, 3 procedures are carried out weekly, but sometimes their number is reduced, depending on which device and with what equipment the therapy is carried out. The number of phototherapy treatments also depends on the severity of the psoriasis, that is, on the size and depth of the psoriatic plaques. The duration of one procedure is from 20 to 40 minutes.

The equipment for the procedures is different. In some cases, a booth with mirrored walls is used. Inside the booth, special devices generate ultraviolet waves of a certain length and intensity, which affect the affected skin areas of a patient with psoriasis. If psoriasis has struck the scalp, then the device for phototherapy treatment looks like a small comb and can be used even at home. If psoriatic plaques are small and localized in certain areas of the body, then the irradiation procedure is carried out with a mobile device. The choice of equipment is determined for each patient individually, depending on the type and degree of development of psoriasis.

Types of phototherapy

There are several types of phototherapy. These are PUVA therapy, narrow band light therapy and selective phototherapy. Significant differences between these techniques are that the devices used in therapy induce ultraviolet radiation of different intensity and wavelength.

As an additional element of treatment when undergoing PUVA therapy, the patient is prescribed photosensitizers, drugs that promote better absorption of ultraviolet doses by the skin.

Selective phototherapy, although used in the treatment of skin diseases, is not the best option for psoriasis, since it does not always lead to positive results.

The principle of narrow-band phototherapy is based on the surface effect of ultraviolet rays on the epidermis. In this case, the deep layers of the skin are not affected, therefore this type of apparatus therapy is most suitable for the treatment of psoriatic disease.

Phototherapy for psoriasis is a treatment method that has both positive and negative sides. The negative effects of the procedure are conventionally divided into early and late (or late). Early effects manifest themselves directly during the procedure. You may notice itching, increased dryness of the skin, redness of those areas that have been exposed to ultraviolet radiation. Long-term effects are those side effects of the procedure that you will feel a little later. Long-term effects include photoaging and persistent pigmented changes in the skin. 

Herbal treatment for spotted psoriasis

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Any disease not only brings a feeling of fatigue and weakness, but also morally oppresses a person. This feeling is especially true for patients with psoriasis. Since spots are formed on the body that do not look aesthetically pleasing, many patients begin to be ashamed of their body, becoming especially picky about their appearance. Yes, psoriasis can be cured. For example, with the help of folk remedies, you can significantly improve both the external and internal state of a person.

“Insidious” psoriasis

Usually, exacerbations of the disease are spontaneous. The extent of the extent of psoriasis skin lesions can differ significantly in the same person during remission and relapse. It happens that during remission, the affected areas are almost invisible, and when the period of exacerbation comes, the number of plaques increases dramatically. In most cases, psoriasis is inherited. Less commonly, you can get psoriasis due to the virus and strong nervous tension.

There are several forms of psoriasis. One of them is psoriasis spotty. This is the most common form of the disease. About eighty percent of the total number of psoriasis diseases are cases of spotted psoriasis. It is distinguished by the appearance of small pink or red spots covered with white scales. The spots get bigger over time. Spotted psoriasis often appears on the knees, neck, and on the head under the hair.

It is still impossible to completely cure this disease. Herbal treatment for psoriasis helps a little to extinguish the flame of the disease , and it is recommended to carry it out at any stage of the development of the disease. 

Herbal infusions, baths and fees for the treatment of psoriasis

Traditional medicine offers herbal treatment for psoriasis locally , using various ointments, lotions, compresses, herbal decoctions and baths with the addition of herbal infusions. Some herbal preparations must be taken orally.  

Wheatgrass baths. With a decoction of wheatgrass roots, you must take regular baths. Wheat grass roots need to be dried and chopped. A liter of crushed roots must be poured with six liters of boiling water and left for several hours. Then boil for another five minutes and strain the infusion into the bath. You should take a bath for at least fifteen minutes. After the bath, the patient usually feels a little better.

A decoction from a collection of herbs for internal use. To prepare the broth, take two tablespoons of elderflower flowers, elecampane root, corn stigmas, horsetail herb and lingonberry leaf. In addition, you should add a tablespoon of celandine and three tablespoons of a string, calamus and St. John’s wort. Pour all the herbs with 4 liters of boiling water, hold on the fire for 5-7 minutes and leave for about an hour. After the broth, strain and drink one hundred grams forty minutes after eating.

Collection of herbs for lotions. For external use, herbal treatment of psoriasis is used with lotions from the collection of herbs. A decoction of string, marsh calamus, burdock root and licorice root, as well as nettle leaves. All herbs must be taken in equal quantities. Pour boiling water over the mixture, at the rate of one glass of water per spoonful of the herbal mixture. The broth must be insisted for some time and can be used for lotions or simply lubricate sore spots.  

Sophora tincture. Eases the general condition with psoriasis and helps in the treatment of tincture of the Japanese plant – Sophora. To prepare it, you will need fifty grams of Sophora and half a liter of vodka. Pour the plant with vodka and put in a dark place for one month. After that, you need to take a teaspoon of tincture three times a day thirty minutes before meals. It is necessary to take the tincture for at least four months.

Patients with psoriasis need to follow a diet at all times. You can not eat fried food, a lot of flour and sweets. As far as possible, salt and spicy foods are excluded from the diet. To prevent the disease, it is necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle, amateur sports and dousing are mandatory. With the help of simple preventive measures, you can achieve good results and learn how to get along with psoriasis.

ASD fraction: psoriasis can be treated more effectively

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Any diseases cause general weakness of the body, decreased immunity. In addition, the sick person’s emotional state changes. It is difficult to enjoy life when there are problems with health. This is especially true for diseases that cause difficulties in communicating with others. Such diseases, of course, include psoriasis. It most often appears in completely inappropriate places – on the arms and legs, under the armpits, in the elbow or knee bends, and the head. Getting rid of the disease will not only improve the normal functioning of the body, but also improve the emotional state of a person.

Treatment for psoriasis should always be comprehensive. The doctor prescribes medications for internal use, injections and topical preparations for the patient. Physiotherapy procedures are an indispensable part of the treatment. In folk medicine, there are also a huge number of recipes for the treatment of psoriasis.

Another alternative treatment for psoriasis is invented by scientists and produced in the laboratory. It is known as Dorogov’s antiseptic-stimulant or simply ASD. With the help of ASD, psoriasis , eczema, dermatitis and many other skin diseases can be cured. Its medicinal qualities became known more than half a century ago, since the drug was discovered in 1947 by a group of scientists led by Dorogov . 

What is ASD?

In the fifties of the last century, the government of the Soviet Union instructed scientists to create a universal medicine for the treatment of almost all diseases. For this, groups of specialists were formed, who began to work on the task at hand. I was lucky to complete the task and find such a drug for Dorogov’s group . Toads were chosen as raw materials for the production. By treating them with high temperatures, scientists collected a specific condensate, which had high antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and other beneficial properties.

Another liquid treatment was used to increase the concentration of the drug. There are ASD preparations of the second and third fractions, which should not be confused with each other. After all, ASD 2 is taken only internally with strict adherence to the regimen, and ASD 3 can be used only for external use.

Since drugs of the ASD fraction can cure psoriasis , dermatoses, eczema and many other diseases, even oncology, many wanted to appropriate his discovery. Dorogov did not agree to the conditions that were set for him, and the production of the drug was suspended. Today it remains a mystery why such an effective drug was not legalized and not used in treatment. Although there are different opinions among people about the effectiveness of the ASD drug. 

Psoriasis treatment with ASD

ASD drugs can successfully treat skin diseases, including psoriasis. For the treatment of psoriasis, ASD preparations of the second and third fractions are used. The course of treatment should include the mandatory use of both drugs and strict adherence to the instructions for their use.

ASD 2 must be taken orally. To do this, in one hundred grams of water, you need to dilute one or two drops of ASD 2 and take a solution half an hour before meals. You need to take the medicine three times a day. The course of taking the drug for psoriasis becomes five days. After this period, you must take a break for three days. After the course of treatment, repeat again.

To facilitate the external manifestation of the disease and its treatment, it is necessary to make lotions from the ASD solution of the third fraction. When treated with ASD drugs, psoriasis begins to decrease in a short time. The solution is prepared in the ratio of one part of the drug to twenty parts of water. From this solution, it is necessary to make lotions until complete recovery.  

Psoriasis is a disease with repulsive symptoms. Sometimes official medicine is unable to prevent the development of the disease, then folk and non-traditional methods of treatment are used, one of which is the treatment with ASD. Many people, after using it, forget about the disease forever. Of course, there are times when the drug is not effective. Perhaps the cause of the disease is different, and you need to look for these reasons, eliminate them, and only after that you start an intensified fight against psoriasis.

How and how to treat psoriasis on the head?

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Psoriasis can affect any area of ​​the skin, including the scalp. Do not confuse scalp psoriasis with dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis). Signs of dandruff are white scales. Signs of psoriasis are silvery gray scales. Psoriasis treatment is a difficult and lengthy process. There are many recommendations and advice on how to treat psoriasis on the head . But the most correct way is to seek professional help from a doctor who can correctly determine the type of psoriasis, make the correct diagnosis and prescribe a consistent course of therapeutic treatment. This is the only way to get rid of the unpleasant symptoms of psoriasis of the skin under the hair as effectively as possible. 

Medication treatment

What is the principle of scalp psoriasis treatment? First you need to remove the top thick scales. For this, it is best to use keratolytics that contain salicylic acid, urea, phenol, or lactic acid. Another way to soften scalp flaking is to use medicated lotions, oils, creams, and ointments.

After softening the skin, it is necessary to remove the scales with a brush or a fine comb. Hair must be combed gently, very carefully, without haste, so as not to infect.

Soderm solution is a very effective treatment for ICH psoriasis. It should be applied twice a day to the scalp, and once the condition has improved. Thanks to the convenient dispensing nozzle, Soderm can be applied directly to the affected areas. Attention! This medicine should be used only as directed by a doctor.

Further. For the treatment of seborrheic psoriasis, doctors usually prescribe:

  • sedatives ( Menovalen , Persen , Novo- Pasit , Sedavit , Fitosed )
  • B vitamins ( Neurobion- Forte Lactab )
  • calcium preparations ( Calcemin Advance , Calcium D3 Nycomed, Calcium gluconate)
  • ascorbic acid
  • folic and niacin

Here are some more tips on how to treat scalp psoriasis with effective medicated ointments. Mostly used for treatment are hormonal ointments – Advantan , Triderm , Elokom . An alternative to corticosteroid drugs, which have a number of contraindications and side effects, for local treatment is Skin- Cap ointment . Its active ingredient (zinc pyrithionine ) has a pronounced cytostatic and antiproliferative activity.  

Cope well with the task of treating psoriasis ICH non-hormonal ointments.

  • the most popular is salicylic 2% ointment. Action – removes scales. It has one drawback – it is difficult to wash off. In this regard, it must be smeared with a thin layer.
  • sulfur-salicylic ointment. Can be prepared at home, namely: take three parts of salicylic ointment and one part of sulfuric ointment, stir thoroughly, apply to the affected skin
  • Naftaderm . It is a 10% liniment of Naftalan oil. Action – anti-inflammatory, disinfectant. Eliminates itching, stimulates healing

Indications for use – eczema, psoriasis, neurodermatitis, lichen rosacea, seborrhea.

Additional treatment

ICH psoriasis can also be treated with traditional herbal remedies . The main recommendation on how to treat psoriasis on the head with the help of herbs is as follows: you need to wash your hair every day with decoctions of a string, horsetail, and sage. You can also use oak bark, birch buds, nutshells and other medicinal plants.  

Today in pharmacies you can buy different types of medicated shampoos that have the ability to beneficially affect the scalp and hair condition in the presence of seborrheic psoriasis. As an example, here are some of these tools:

  • freederm tar. Action – vasoconstrictor, antifungal and astringent. Disadvantages – May cause dryness and foul odor. The frequency of application is 2 times a week. A good shampoo that washes oily ointments from your hair
  • freederm zinc. It is used in cases of severe itching. The active ingredient is zinc pyrithione . Properties are identical to the previous drug
  • nizoral . Anti-dandruff shampoo, but also effective for psoriasis
  • shampoo and liquid Algopix

For the treatment of scalp psoriasis, it is recommended to use sulsenic , tar and sulfur soaps. Natural vegetable oils such as olive, linseed, burdock, string and nettle oils help to remove scales.

As you can see, there are many remedies for the treatment of scalp psoriasis. The main thing is to use them correctly and in a timely manner. In this case, the treatment of the symptoms of the disease will certainly be successful.

Signs of psoriasis: how to recognize the disease?

Dr. Hooman-Khorasani
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Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease of polyetiological nature. Genetic predisposition in the development of the disease is dominant. It is explained by several times increased growth of epidermal cells, a violation of the keratinization process and pathological T-cell immunity. Both men and women suffer from psoriasis. The disease has no age restrictions.

There are two main types of psoriasis. The first type is associated with a hereditary predisposition. It usually develops at a young age. The process is generalized . The second type is not associated with heredity, is localized in certain parts of the body, has a more favorable course. The disease begins after 50 years.

What do we see?

The pathological process is represented by a papulo- squamous rash. The primary element is a nodule (papule), the depth of occurrence is the border of the epidermis and dermis. Papules are located on unchanged skin and tend to merge. Psoriasis papules are covered with silvery white scales ( squam ). Over time, they disappear without a trace. The color of the rash is from pink to salmon. Shape – round, oval, annular, linear. A favorite place for rashes is the scalp, the extensor surfaces of the upper and lower extremities (“duty plaques”), the lumbosacral region, and the genitals.

In its course, the elements of the rash go through three stages:

1 – progressive

2 – stationary

3 – regressive

Signs of progressive psoriasis 

  • combination of old and new elements of the rash
  • the papule in its environment has a hyperemic corolla ( Pilnov’s symptom )
  • with trauma (scratching, burns, etc.), new rashes appear

The stages of development of psoriasis are characterized by the mandatory detection of the so-called Tsumbush psoriatic triad :

1. Stearin spot. When papular rashes are scraped, peeling increases, which gives the papule the appearance of a “stearin spot”.

2. Terminal film. With further scraping, the scales fall off. A wet, translucent, shiny surface remains in their place.

3. The phenomenon of “pinpoint bleeding” (the phenomenon of Auspitz or “blood dew” of Polotebnov ). After scraping the terminal film, punctate bleeding occurs, which are caused by trauma to the papillary layer of the dermis.

Depending on the shape, localization sites, and the degree of the disease, the signs of psoriasis may vary.  

Clinical symptoms

In case of damage to the hair and scalp, patients do not go to the doctor for a long time, since psoriatic rashes are hidden under the hair. The rash spreads to the parotid and frontal regions and forms a ” psoriatic crown”.

In children and the elderly, psoriasis is localized in the skin folds – the intertriginous form. In this case, there is no peeling, the color of the papules is bright red, the surface is moist and macerated . In appearance, it resembles a fungal infection of the skin.

In 25% of all cases of damage, signs of psoriasis are found on the nail plates. There is an increase in the nail plate due to the growth of horny masses, its surface is deformed and resembles a “thimble”. A yellow-white spot resembling spilled oil is visible under the nail. The shape of the nail resembles a “bird’s claw”; there may be small- spot subungual hemorrhages ( Leventhal’s symptom ).  

In severe advanced cases, psoriasis becomes systemic. Due to itching and scratching of the papules, a secondary infection joins, serous-purulent inflammation occurs, and abscesses (pustules) appear . Papules merge and form “purulent lakes”. This type of psoriasis is treated in an intensive care unit.

Currently, there is no convincing evidence that underlies the pathological process. A large share is occupied by genetic and viral theories, impaired immune response. Therefore, the treatment of patients with psoriasis is rather “palliative”. Despite the brightness of the clinical picture, psoriasis can be confused with other skin pathologies. Therefore, if such a rash is found, it is imperative to consult a dermatologist.