Psoriasis is a non-communicable chronic disease. Often there are relapses of this disease, periods of calm between which range from several weeks to several years. Doctors distinguish several varieties of skin psoriasis, each of which has distinctive features.
Types of psoriasis
In accordance with the International Classification of the Disease (ICD-10), psoriasis is divided into:
ordinary ( vulgar, plaque );
generalized pustular (palmar-plantar psoriasis is also a variant of this form of psoriasis);
another (more rare forms – inverse, seborrheic, exudative, psoriatic erythroderma).
Only a dermatologist can determine the exact type, shape, severity and other parameters of the disease. This specialist is consulted for an accurate diagnosis.
Making a diagnosis and prescribing a course of treatment
By itself, psoriasis does not go away, this is proved by numerous scientific studies. Therefore, when the first symptoms of the disease appear, you should immediately consult a doctor. It is impossible to independently make a correct diagnosis, prescribe a course of treatment and choose methods for eliminating symptoms.
With an untimely visit to a dermatologist, the patient’s condition worsens, the symptoms become more pronounced. The rashes become more widespread, merge with each other and become covered with pronounced crusts. By postponing a visit to a dermatologist, the patient risks delaying treatment for a long time.
Preparations and means for the treatment of psoriasis
Dermatologists often prescribe complex treatment, which simultaneously uses external and internal agents, vitamin complexes, sedatives, and much more.
External agents are almost always prescribed. They help to quickly get rid of symptoms such as itching, burning, redness, rash. Modern non-hormonal creams and ointments are safe and effective, which is why dermatologists often prescribe them.