Eczema is contagious. Or is it not?

Dr. Hooman-Khorasani
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For some reason, no one cares about the question of whether cirrhosis is contagious, whether it is possible to get sinusitis, or arthritis through close contact with a person suffering from this disease. But as soon as it comes to any chronic skin disease, people immediately have a fear of infection and an unwillingness to communicate. And everything is explained quite simply. All other diseases, with the exception of skin diseases, do not have such unpleasant external manifestations. And in healthy people who are little aware of the causes of psoriasis, neurodermatitis or eczema, naturally, an internal defense mechanism is triggered: “be careful – it is dangerous!”

Still, is eczema contagious or not? Is it possible to communicate without fear, contact, live under the same roof with a patient with eczema? To dispel all your fears and doubts, we will tell you about this inflammatory skin disease in detail, identify the causes of eczema and describe the mechanisms of its development.  

Causes of eczema

Eczema is a multifactorial disease. This means that a disease can occur due to many factors or a combination of them. The main reasons for the appearance of eczematous manifestations include:

1. Factors external and internal. External irritants in this case can be skin injuries (mechanical, thermal), skin contact with toxic chemicals (household chemicals, building materials, varnishes, paints, etc.), an allergic reaction of the body to certain foods. Internal factors provoking the onset of chronic dermatosis are caused by disturbances in the work of the endocrine, digestive, vascular, nervous systems, as well as infectious or chronic diseases of internal organs.

2. The stress factor. Yes, the onset of the disease can be caused by a nervous breakdown, depression, stress, severe fright or nervous strain. Unfortunately, this fact has been established for sure, but why shattered nerves serve as an impetus for the onset of eczema, scientists still cannot answer. It is impossible to say that eczema is contagious, in this case – it is clear to everyone.  

3. Weakened immunity. Indeed, as soon as the body’s defense mechanisms fail, a variety of diseases, including skin diseases, begin to attack it. In this case, a person does not have enough strength to fight, therefore any diseases progress and develop without hindrance. Get infected with a weakened immune system? Impossible! Which again proves the unreality of infection with eczema upon contact with a patient.

4. The factor of heredity. Yes, there is a genetic predisposition of a person to the onset of eczema. It should be understood that there may not be direct inheritance from parents to children. At the same time, eczema can appear in a child whose parents have never had this disease. The mechanisms of the formation of heredity are so complex that any person can be at risk of contracting one or another chronic skin disease. But everyone can also avoid it. That is, summing up the line, we can say that it is not the disease itself that is inherited, but the likelihood of its occurrence.

Development mechanism

What happens when eczema starts and develops? Under the influence of the above-mentioned unfavorable factors, the functions of the object’s immune system are disrupted. As a result, antibodies begin a massive attack on skin cells and cause their increased division, as a result of which specific inflammatory rashes begin to develop on the skin surface. Outwardly, this is manifested by the appearance of erythema, peeling of the skin, unaesthetic erosive lesions, and other clinical symptoms of the disease.

Often, fungal and viral infections enter the lesions, thereby provoking the development of severe forms of eczema. But even in this case, there is practically no danger of infection for a healthy person.

There is only one conclusion – to assert that eczema is contagious in no case is it wrong and unreasonable. Healthy people are much more likely to contract some other disease, but not a chronic skin disease. Therefore, do not refuse to communicate with people suffering from eczema – by doing this you will not bring yourself any harm, but allow the patient to feel not an outcast, but a completely normal member of society.  

Eczema of nails. How to keep the disease under control

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Any disease does not have the best effect on the general condition of the body. The disease “weakens” the immune system and does not reflect in the best way on the appearance. Indeed, an unhealthy person in a crowd can be distinguished by their appearance, especially if they suffer from some kind of chronic skin disease. Eczema is one of those diseases that can bring suffering and severe discomfort throughout life. The disease is expressed by a number of unpleasant symptoms. The affected skin itches and bakes, bubble, rapidly resolving rashes appear on it, microerosions, crusts, cracks appear.

In acute periods, eczematous lesions on the skin look terrible. In the chronic form, eczema proceeds with pronounced relapses and remissions, therefore it gives the patient a lot of trouble and trouble. Very often the disease is localized on the extremities and “captures” the nails .

Symptoms of nail eczema

At first glance, nail eczema may appear similar to psoriasis. It is sometimes confused with shingles or fungus. Correct diagnosis is very important to effectively treat nail eczema. With psoriasis and other nail diseases, defects in the nail plate appear less than with eczema.  

The disease begins from the defeat of the nail hole. The nail loses light and becomes dull. The surface of the nail plate begins to peel off, the nail skin disappears. The further, the more the nail undergoes deformation. The nail plate begins to exfoliate. Over time, grooves and pits appear on the nail. Ulcers develop on the finger, around the nail. The nail becomes rough and gray. With a strong lesion, complete rejection of the nail plate is possible.

If you find visible changes in the nail plates, you should definitely seek professional help! An accurate diagnosis can only be established by an experienced doctor after a detailed examination of the patient and laboratory tests.

Treating nail eczema

Only complex therapy, the use of well-selected medications, and compliance with the requirements of preventive treatment help to cure the symptoms of the disease. To maintain immunity, patients are prescribed to take vitamins. Just like skin eczema, nail eczema requires careful monitoring of diet, daily regimen, and personal hygiene.  

The doctor chooses individual treatment for each patient. The course of medication is primarily aimed at eliminating the cause of the development of the disease. For local treatment, ointments and lotions are used, which are prescribed by the attending physician.

The use of alternative medicine for the treatment of eczema of the nails is not prohibited, but they should be used only after consulting a doctor. In folk medicine, there are a huge number of recipes for ointments, lotions, compresses, decoctions and other means that help to cope with this disease. As an example, here are two common home treatments for nail eczema.

Salt baths. Baths of sea salt not only do not corrode eczematous lesions, but promote their early healing. To prepare the bath, you need to pour a little water into a basin, add sea salt and dip the diseased limbs there. So sit for about twenty minutes. After that, lightly blot the ulcers with a soft towel and lubricate with a suitable cream or ointment. The procedure must be repeated several times.

Compress from mother-and-stepmother and milk. It is recommended to apply such a compress to the affected areas at night. It is necessary to pass the herb of the mother-and-stepmother through a meat grinder, combine with fresh milk and apply on nails. After that, you can pull on an oilcloth glove or wind a film, and a napkin on top. After a few sessions, the positive results of the treatment become evident.

Fight eczema, do everything possible to prevent exacerbations of the disease that interfere with life. Follow all the doctor’s recommendations and keep the disease under control at all times!

Proven products for skin beauty and health

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Means for the treatment of psoriasis

Psoriasis has traditionally been considered a difficult disease to treat. Patients can only hope for the absence of remission, while there is no single method of combating the disease and a universal drug.

Psoriasis on the feet is treated with complex therapy. It is associated with the elimination of the cause of its appearance, the localization of unpleasant symptoms, the activation of support for the protective functions of the body. 

The Vitimed catalog contains the Vitilemna tablet preparation, which contains exclusively natural ingredients – amaranth, duckweed, propolis. Taking the drug strengthens the immune system and improves the general condition. The use of tablets in combination with Vitilemna gel helps in the treatment of skin diseases using ultraviolet rays.

Vit Derma Black Seed Oil stimulates skin pigmentation and helps in the prevention of cutaneous photoaging. The composition of the product includes biologically active components that help to preserve the youth and aesthetic appeal of the skin.

Customers are offered a wide selection of creams, shampoos, balms to improve skin health, as well as preventive and therapeutic equipment (UV lamps, Dermalight device).

Skin care products

Quasix cream is recommended for red spots on the cheeks, nose and upper chest. Effective for seborrheic dermatitis and demodicosis on dry / mixed skin. The action of the remedy is based on the synergistic effect of cassia bitter extract, sorbitol, nicotinamine.

Quasix Protector Cream is recommended as an antiparasitic, antimicrobial agent. It helps to reduce inflammation, restores the normal condition of the pores on the skin of the face, relieves pain.

Other highly effective products in this category are available to buyers:

  • whitening serum Neoton;
  • fluid from age spots Neoton;
  • moisturizing gel ACGLICOLIC.

7 reasons to make an appointment with a dermatologist

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Dermatological problems can arise in early childhood and accompany him in one form or another throughout his life. About two thousand skin diseases have been described by modern dermatology. The peculiarity of such diseases is that they can be noticed by the sick person himself in the early stages, since skin changes are visible to the eye.

Some changes in the skin indicate problems within the body. In view of this, as well as the fact that there are so many types of diseases, it is not worthwhile to diagnose and self-medicate yourself. Better to see a specialist.

Reasons for contacting a dermatologist

Everyone knows such skin problems as acne, boils, fungus, papilloma, pigmentation, itching, various rashes, redness and even wrinkles, cracks, dry skin … Not all problems and do not immediately force us, unfortunately, to consult a dermatologist in time. However, there are problems that should not be left on the back burner.  

When to see a dermatologist

Sometimes the appearance of skin problems can be sudden and very surprising to you, especially if you are trying to follow healthy eating habits, hygiene, cosmetic maintenance of the skin. If this is an incomprehensible rash, discoloration, or neoplasm, do not look for an explanation of your problem on the Internet.

An objective assessment of your problem can only be given by an experienced specialist during a direct examination, finding out anamnesis, comparing with possible diseases, etc.

You need to rush to the doctor in the following cases

If simple remedies have not helped you get rid of acne. For example, for a long time, against the background of careful facial care, you used products based on salicylic acid and similar products known in the fight against acne, but did not get any result. Do not hesitate, go to the doctor. 

If you have seemingly not disturbing deviations from the norm:

  • dandruff,
  • oily seborrhea,
  • non-healing wounds.

Even in the case of psoriasis, the doctor will help get rid of the problem as soon as possible if you do not delay the visit.

  • If you notice an itchy rash. This is how various dermatitis, eczema and allergies manifest themselves. If you postpone a visit to the doctor, problems can be aggravated by infection of the scratching, soreness. The doctor will help you identify the causes of the rash and prescribe adequate treatment.
  • If there is a noticeable change in the color or shape of the mole, small bleeding sores appear, this is a reason to immediately go to a dermatologist, since these symptoms may indicate an oncological problem.
  • If you unsuccessfully want to get rid of scars on the skin with the help of ointments and various creams, then a qualified specialist can help.
  • If the remedies for cellulite and stretch marks promised by cosmetic companies were ineffective, then a professional approach will allow you to achieve what you want. But you need to know that there is no complete elimination of cellulite.

Have you noticed almost black spots on your skin? Have you tried to get rid of them on your own and have failed? The dermatologist knows how to solve your problem using the latest techniques.

It’s important to know!

Checkups from a dermatologist are just as important as checkups from other specialists. This inspection is recommended once a year. Such an examination will give you confidence in yourself if everything is in order. And thanks to such examinations, it is possible to identify oncological neoplasms on the skin at an early stage, when even you have not noticed anything yet. As you know, early diagnosis is the key to successful treatment.

And be attentive to all kinds of neoplasms! As soon as you notice them, immediately contact a specialist!

Treatment of dermatitis with drugs Advantan Flucinar and Fucicort

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Today, to get rid of the external symptoms of dermatitis, you can use hormonal and non-hormonal ointments and special creams. Most experts disagree about the benefits of these drugs. According to some, non-hormonal drugs are the most effective, while others believe it is better to use hormone therapy, which will have a positive effect on the patient.

Hormonal ointments in dermatology

The list of hormonal drugs is extensive and includes a large number. Usually, the following drugs are prescribed to treat dermatitis:

  • Flucinar. This product comes in the form of a gel and ointment. The drug is prescribed for the diagnosis of seborrheic and atopic dermatitis. In addition, it is effective in the treatment of erythema and psoriasis in adult patients. The use of the drug is contraindicated in children under two years of age . The active ingredient is fluocinalone acetonide. According to patient reviews, this drug has minimal side effects.  
  • Advantan. Available in the form of an ointment, cream, emulsion. It is prescribed to relieve symptoms of atopic, allergic, and contact dermatitis. The main active ingredients of this drug are aceponate and methylprednisolone. The latter gently acts on the surface of the skin. Reviews of patients regarding this remedy are contradictory. According to some, it is a salvation for allergic and inflammatory symptoms, especially for young patients. Others believe that, on the contrary, it exacerbates the course of the disease. 
  • Fucicort. Available in the form of an ointment, cream. It is used for dermatitis aggravated by bacterial infections. Usually Fucicort is prescribed for seborrheic, atopic, contact dermatitis, as well as lichen, eczema and lupus erythematosus. If the patient has symptoms of genital and perianal itching, occlusive dressing, serious lesions of the skin surface and diaper rash, the use of the ointment should be careful. According to reviews, this drug is effective for external use, relieving allergy symptoms for a long time. Due to minor side effects, it can be used in pediatrics.  
  • Locoid. Release form cream, ointment. This drug contains hydrocortisone butyrate. This component helps to quickly relieve inflammation, swelling and itching.

It is prescribed for the treatment of skin ailments. And also for:

  • eczematous rash;
  • psoriasis;
  • dermatitis – seborrheic, atopic and contact.

Usually, after therapy, the effect lasts for a long time, relieves swelling, itching, and inflammation.

  • Celestoderm. Ointment from the group of corticosteroids, which treats seborrheic, contact, radiation, atopic and other types of dermatitis. This remedy relieves itching, helps to moisturize the skin surface. A thin layer of Celestoderm is applied to the affected skin. It is used to treat children from 6 months, since the child’s body is too susceptible to hormonal drugs. According to patients, this drug is highly effective, while they note that only regular use helps to obtain a lasting effect.
  • Prednisone. Forms of release of these drugs are various – tablet form, injections and ointments. A drug of weak activity with side signs. It is applicable for allergic diseases with praises of non-microbial etiology.  

Also, the ointment can be used for:

  • Lupus erythematosus;
  • Limited neurodermatitis;
  • Psoriasis, eczema, erythroderma;
  • Various dermatitis;
  • Urticaria, toxicoderma.

Cancellation of the drug should be made by gradually reducing the dosage of the drug.

  • Elokom. Available in ointments, lotions and creams. It is a synthetic hormonal agent that effectively and quickly relieves itching. Reducing fluid exudate (in serous fluid, blood and pus). If the wound is wet, the use of Elokom is contraindicated. If its application is local, then the absorption of blood does not occur, which prevents a negative effect on the weakened body of the patient. 
  • Lorinden. A drug that quickly relieves itching, kills germs, relieves inflammation and relieves allergies. This remedy is intended for the treatment of dermatophytes, mycoses and bacterial infections.   
  • Ftorocort. A medicinal product produced in the form of an ointment is prescribed for:
  1. Neurodermatitis, psoriasis;
  2. Acute and chronic eczema;
  3. Leiner’s disease;
  4. Stinging by insects;
  5. Exfoliative erythroderma;
  6. Non-infectious ear inflammation – otitis media.

When combining the ointment with occlusive dressings, a systemic effect of the components of the drug is possible, therefore, it is necessary to use it with great care, especially when children are being treated.

Non-hormonal ointments and creams in dermatology

According to the comparative characteristics, non-hormonal drugs, in contrast to hormonal ones, give a positive result after a longer time. Moreover, they are side effects, not counting the individual sensitivity of the patient to the components of the drug. 

Among the most common are the following:

  • Eplan. Available in cream form. It is used in the treatment of eczematous dermatitis, eczema of microbial etiology, insect stings, psoriasis, herpes and burns. This remedy effectively relieves swelling and scabies, and can also have a preventive effect on chemical irritation.    
  • Exoderil. There are tubes of ointment or cream in pharmacies. This remedy is effective against the fungus and often the doctor ascribes it if the cause of the skin inflammation has not been found out. Exoderil is prescribed for cutaneous candidiasis of all forms, pityriasis versicolor, and inflammatory dermatomycosis.   
  • Gistan-N. Release form – ointment, cream. This drug is used externally and is a biologically active additive, which is prescribed for dermatitis of atopic and allergic origin. In addition, this drug relieves itching well, even after an insect bite. But do not confuse this non-hormonal drug with the analogous Gistan-N with hormones. Therefore, before starting to use it, you must carefully read the composition of the drug. 
  • Bepanten. This product is available in the form of a cream, lotion, ointment. It is prescribed for various types of dermatitis to moisturize the skin, get rid of itching and erythema. Very often, mothers use this drug for the prevention of diaper rash in babies, since it creates a protective layer on the skin and promotes rapid skin regeneration.  
  • Radevit. The drug is produced in the form of an ointment and cream. It is prescribed for the treatment of contact, atopic and allergic dermatitis in order to relieve negative symptoms on the skin. Radevit relieves itching, inflammation and softens the skin of the face and hands, especially in children. Also promotes skin regeneration. 
  • Skin cap. The drug is available in the form of shampoo, cream, gel, aerosol. Skin-cap represents a whole series of antimicrobial, antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory agents. This drug has been found to be the most effective and non-hazardous for patients. It is prescribed for the treatment of such forms of dermatitis as atopic, seborrheic and diaper. In addition, creams and ointments are used to treat eczema, seborrhea, psoriasis and excessive dryness of the skin.  

It must be remembered that in order to eliminate the symptoms of all types of dermatitis, only preparations for external use are not enough! Treatment should be carried out in a comprehensive manner and drugs in local dermatology play an important role in such therapy.

Coin eczema

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A chronic and recurrent form of dermatosis of an allergic nature, manifested on the skin by the appearance of a rash of various types that causes itching.
Reasons for the appearance of coin-like eczema The

suppression of the function of the cellular and humoral divisions of immunity determines this skin pathology. As a reaction of the immune system to the action of any antigen, an inflammatory spot appears on the skin. An important role in the occurrence and development of this pathology is played by the following factors:
• Diagnosed vegetative-vascular dystonia
• Hormonal imbalance • Disruptions
in the functions of the nervous system
• Pathologies of the digestive system
• Decreased trophic features of tissues
• Disruptions in the general metabolic pattern
• Stress
• Serious nutritional deficiencies
• Contact with allergens such as chemicals.
According to the source of origin, eczema can be of microbial origin. It appears as a result of secondary microbial infection of already existing skin lesions, such as trophic ulcers, burns and other wound defects. One type of microbial eczema is the so-called coin eczema. This type of dermatosis is caused by bacteria.
Symptoms of coin eczema

Causes of occurrence and methods of treatment of coin eczema
Nummular, or the so-called coin eczema, has its own characteristics when examined in detail. Erosions have a rounded, clearly limited circle shape with a diameter of one and a half to three centimeters, sometimes larger (thanks to the shape of the eruptions, it is called coin-shaped). The color of the spots is cyanotic-red, and from above are visible vesicles, small bubbles with a transparent yellowish liquid.
After some time, weeping erosive plaques remain in place of the bursting bubbles. Subsequently, erosion is delayed and in their place scales and crusts become visible. The most common location is the back of the palms, the folds of the arms and legs. Less common on other parts of the body.
The rapidly disappearing form of this type of eczema is called eczematid. Outwardly, they are very similar to the usual coin-shaped eczema, but the foci are covered only with scales. The rash is accompanied by severe itching and burning. When scraping in place of the scales, point erosion is visible with emitted droplets of liquid.

Diagnosis of the disease

Seborrheic eczema, plaque psoriasis, lichen rosacea have similarities with coin-like eczema. Therefore, difficulties with diagnosis can arise even for a specialist: a thorough examination through a magnifying glass is necessary, as well as identifying the reasons when interviewing a patient. Circulatory disorders occurring with varicose veins, microtrauma, fungal lesions often precede this type of eczema. In particularly difficult cases, tissue histology may be required.
Coin eczema therapy
The first condition for overcoming this skin pathology is the elimination of all possible causes predisposing its appearance. Such reasons can be malfunctions of the nervous system, various microbial infections, hormonal imbalance and the digestive tract. To eliminate the causes, there are a number of physiotherapy procedures and all kinds of drugs.
So, to overcome neurotic disorders, antidepressants, sedatives and stronger tranquilizers are used. To begin with, the specialist will advise you to try more gentle folk methods: infusions of soothing plants such as chamomile, lemon balm, valerian, motherwort and others.
Antimicrobial drugs are given intravenously and intramuscularly. Plaque eczema cannot be treated without the use of antiallergic drugs, such as diazolin, suprastin, etc.
If the alimentary tract is suspected of the occurrence of coin eczema, then enzymatic drugs, as well as drugs to eliminate dysbiosis, will come to the rescue. Among physiotherapeutic procedures in the fight against this type of eczema, applications of paraffin, mud, exposure to ozone, acupuncture, ultra-wave therapy, and ultraviolet rays are popular.
It is also necessary to carefully monitor the sterility of the affected surface. The addition of a secondary infection, viral or bacterial, very seriously delays the treatment of the disease.
Diet as an effective way to prevent and treat various skin pathologies
In any of the manifestations of skin rashes, diet is effective. It is recommended to avoid:
• Hot spices and various spices
• Alcohol
• Pickles and marinades
• Citrus fruits
• Fish products
• Citrus fruits
• Red berries
• Eggs
• Nuts
• Products containing dyes and preservatives.
It is recommended to eat dairy products, plant foods. It is advisable to cook all products in a gentle way: cook or bake, but not fry or smoke.
It is difficult to overestimate the need to comply with the rules of personal hygiene, timely treatment of various skin pathologies, allergic skin manifestations. Try to avoid contact with household chemicals, do not abuse cosmetics, synthetic and woolen fabrics.
Unfortunately, getting rid of coin eczema forever is unrealistic. Therapeutic measures are aimed at relieving acute symptoms such as burning and itching. Subject to the recommendations of a specialist, careful implementation of the recommendation, people manage to achieve a certain result in the treatment of coin-like eczema.
Predicting the nature and duration of remission is difficult due to the individual characteristics of the individual, as well as adequate identification of the cause of eczema and carefully selected medications. For this reason, only an experienced specialist can deal with the diagnosis and selection of therapy.

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

Dr. Hooman-Khorasani
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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.