Since psoriasis is a chronic and in most cases autoimmune disease, it cannot be cured. Treatment should be aimed at achieving, and prevention – at maintaining remission.
Psoriasis is a disease that depends on the psycho-emotional state. Stress, anxiety and worries can become triggers for exacerbation of the disease. Therefore, patients with psoriasis are advised to take a course with a psychotherapist who will teach you ways to relax and calm down. Healthy sleep is also necessary for prevention, which can be provided by walking in the fresh air, taking relaxing baths and using herbal remedies with a sedative effect.
There is no special diet for psoriasis patients, but it is worth remembering that metabolism depends on food. Canned, pickled, salty, smoked foods, food with synthetic dyes, allergen foods (citrus fruits, honey, chocolate, nuts, mushrooms, etc.) can provoke the appearance of psoriatic plaques. The diet of a patient with psoriasis should consist of fresh vegetables, non- allergenic fruits, sea fish, boiled meat, vegetable oil.
Wear natural, well-ventilated clothing. In synthetic clothing, the skin begins to sweat, creating an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive.
Soaps, shower gels and shampoos containing surfactants (including alkalis) dry out the skin and disturb its water-lipid balance. However, with psoriasis, it is very important not to overdry , so use products specifically designed for sensitive skin. In the Losterin line of preparations , they are represented by shower gel and shampoo containing deresined naftalan , a complex of vegetable oils, extracts of burdock root and Japanese Sophora.
Skin irritation and exacerbation of the disease can be caused even by caring cosmetics – creams, lotions, etc. Even in a cream designed to moisturize the skin, there may be allergens. For prevention , use products recommended for problem skin care , they are hypoallergenic and do not contain fragrances. The composition of the cream ” Losterin ” includes valuable components with a pronounced antiprosiatic activity: naftalan deresined , urea, salicylic acid, D – panthenol and almond oil. Regular use of the cream normalizes the metabolic processes of the skin, moisturizes, provides exfoliation of dead cells and the growth of new epidermal cells.
Be careful with medicines
Many drugs, especially antibiotics, can trigger an outbreak. The intake of any medication must be agreed with the doctor.
Adhere to a healthy lifestyle , give up bad habits. Smoking and drinking alcohol leads to intoxication of the body, which in turn affects the condition of the skin. In addition, to maintain a normal metabolism, it is recommended to play sports 2-3 times a week.
In order to prevent the recurrence of psoriasis, many patients are advised to visit dermatological balneological resorts. It helps to improve the condition of the skin, improve the functioning of the immune system, metabolic processes. Air, solar, sea and mineral baths are useful. It is also useful to use mud and mineral applications, physiotherapy procedures and drinking treatment with mineral waters.
Without periodic medical supervision and untimely treatment, psoriasis can become severe and provoke psoriatic arthritis, which affects the joints of the hands and feet. Lack of medical care can even lead to disability, but with proper care, regular treatment and maintaining a period of remission, the patient can live without experiencing serious problems. The scientific literature describes the remission of psoriasis for 20 years with the observance of preventive measures, the constant supervision of a doctor, the exclusion of self-treatment.