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Salicylic acid 5%–10% has a potent keratolytic effect. Salicylic acid is generally formulated in an ointment or mineral oil and applied for an extended period to reduce the hyperkeratotic scale characteristic of plaque psoriasis. In such cases, removal of scale can help with the penetration of adjunctive medications.5 Due to its formulation, patients frequently report difficulty removing the product from their hair; this can be circumvented by applying a clarifying shampoo to the hair prior to entering the shower to aid in removal of the product.
Licensing & Reprints Peyronie’s Disease (3) Phototake A hat or scarf may also prove useful if you are experiencing temporary hair loss that sometimes occurs with scalp psoriasis. This hair loss usually happens when a person is too aggressive when removing plaque scales — in other words, pulling out hairs when using a comb to remove the excessive skin cells that make up a plaque.
Consensus Statements Conferences Exercise both increases the body’s production of endorphins (chemicals that improve mood and energy) and reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. So more exercise may prove helpful for overall stress and for fewer and less-severe flares.
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Topical therapy, including corticosteroids, calcipotriene (Dovonex), coal tar products, tazarotene (Tazorac) and anthralin (Anthra-Derm), is the mainstay of treatment for localized disease (Tables 2 and 3). While the use of emollients should be encouraged, they should be used selectively because many (e.g., products containing lactic acid or alpha-hydroxy acids) can be irritating to inflamed or broken skin.
Young people: clinical trials (Young People) Progressive knowledge on immunopathogenic pathways of psoriasis allowed the development of drugs aiming at specific molecular targets. Anti-TNF (adalimumab, etanercept and infliximab), anti-IL-12/IL-23 (ustekinumab) and 17A (secukinumab) biological drugs are currently approved and available in Portugal for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Although these agents have revolutionized psoriasis treatment, medical needs remain to be satisfied for the control of this disease and its associated comorbidities. 8
There are five main types of psoriasis: plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic. Plaque psoriasis, also known as psoriasis vulgaris, makes up about 90 percent of cases. It typically presents as red patches with white scales on top. Areas of the body most commonly affected are the back of the forearms, shins, navel area, and scalp. Guttate psoriasis has drop-shaped lesions. Pustular psoriasis presents as small non-infectious pus-filled blisters. Inverse psoriasis forms red patches in skin folds. Erythrodermic psoriasis occurs when the rash becomes very widespread, and can develop from any of the other types. Fingernails and toenails are affected in most people with psoriasis at some point in time. This may include pits in the nails or changes in nail color.
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