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It is often symmetrical, affecting both sides of the body. The scale is typically silvery white. Psoriasis can
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There are several different forms of psoriasis, including plaque psoriasis or psoriasis vulgaris (common type), guttate psoriasis (small, drop-like spots), inverse psoriasis (in the folds like of the underarms, navel, groin, and buttocks), and pustular psoriasis (small pus-filled yellowish blisters). When the palms and the soles are involved, this is known as palmoplantar psoriasis. In erythrodermic psoriasis, the entire skin surface is involved with the disease. Patients with this form of psoriasis often feel cold and may develop congestive heart failure if they have a preexisting heart problem. Nail psoriasis produces yellow pitted nails that can be confused with nail fungus. Scalp psoriasis can be severe enough to produce localized hair loss, plenty of dandruff, and severe itching.
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Privacy Notice Rutledge Forney, M.D. Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatologist: Oils on the skin can be very helpful for psoriasis. Psoriasis is skin that has gotten too many layers that have not been shed, and so it gets thick and red, and often it’s very itchy. Oils help to loosen some of that extra skin, and help it shed. And just soften it up so the skin feels more comfortable. : Almost any oil I can think of would be helpful like that. Many people love sesame oil because it feels so soothing, and very light. When people have mild psoriasis they often look to the local pharmacy to find solutions. And there are several things worth trying when you go there. There are products that have tar in them, and tar topically applied : to psoriasis is actually a fantastic over the counter anti-inflamatory. Sometimes people will often alternate tar with 1 percent hydrocortisone which can be found in both a cream and ointment. Ointments sometimes are a little bit more effective. : For psoriasis theres a lot of evidence that aloe on the skin is very soothing, and you certainly can take it straight from the plant, a lot of people use it that way for burns as well. Oral aloe hasn’t been shown to be particularly helpful at all for the skin. So I would put my money on anything that is topical and has aloe vera in it. I think you’ll find it helpful. : When people are at the drug store looking at creams to try to help their psoriasis, they often pick up tar and hydrocortisone, but in addition to that, if you look at a lotion or cream and it has oats in it, oats has been found to be a very natural skin soother. People have also found that creams which have capsaicin in them can also soothe the itch and some of the stinging from psoriasis plaques. : Kitchen remedies for psoriasis are available. In the old days many people turned to apple cider vinegar, and they found it was particularly helpful for itchy scalps. People would apply it directly, or somewhat diluted to their scalps. : So one of the most important ways to help a dry scaly psoriasis plaque, is to actually apply almost any cream, and cover it with simple plastic wrap. We call that ocollusion and ocolluding skin, which is dry and thickened is very effective. And people will often do it at bedtime and sleep with that wrap around their feet or their knees, or their elbows. And their skin is much better in the morning. : So at home, one of the secrets to success with psoriasis is actually limited sunlight. I often tell people with particularly irritating psoriasis to get about 10 or 15 minutes of sunlight just on the psoriasis plaques. Obviously as a dermatologist, I’m concerned about sun exposure and skin cancer, but UV is one of the most potent reducers of the inflammation that’s part of psoriasis, and really will help if that’s the only thing you’ve got available.
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About Us Scalp psoriasis can range from mild to severe, and although it’s called scalp psoriasis, can extend beyond the hairline, affecting the forehead, neck, and ears.
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Competing interests: Dr M Lebwohl or members of his faculty have been investigators for: Abbott Laboratories, Allergan, Amgen/Wyeth, Biogen, Centocor, Connetics, Fujisawa, Galderma, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novartis. In addition, Dr Lebwohl has been a consultant and/or speaker for: Allergan, Amgen/Wyeth, Biogen, Connetics, and Fujisawa. Dr Koo has been a consultant for Allergan, Amgen/Wyeth, Biogen, Connetics, Fujisawa, Genentech, and Novartis.
Everyday Health Skin & Beauty Psoriasis Localised treatment is commonly used to treat thick plaques or moderate-to-severe hand and/or foot psoriasis, including palmoplantar pustulosis.
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Psoriasis, an immune-mediated inflammatory disease, affects all races and both sexes. Although psoriasis can be seen in people of any age, from babies to seniors, most commonly patients are first diagnosed in their early adult years. The self-esteem and quality of life of patients with psoriasis is often diminished because of the appearance of their skin. Recently, it has become clear that people with psoriasis are more likely to have diabetes, high blood lipids, cardiovascular disease, and a variety of other inflammatory diseases. This may reflect an inability to control inflammation. Caring for psoriasis takes medical teamwork.
Afifi T, de Gannes G, Huang C, Zhou Y. Topical Therapies for Psoriasis. Canadian Family Physician. April 10, 2005. Several conditions are associated with psoriasis. These occur more frequently in older people. Nearly half of individuals with psoriasis over the age of 65 have at least three comorbidities (concurrent conditions), and two-thirds have at least two comorbidities.
Topical retinoids (eg, tazarotene aqueous gel and cream 0.05% and 0.1%) In terms of treatment response, as assessed by the PGA, steroids were more effective than vitamin D (RR 1.48; 95% CI 1.28 to 1.72; three studies, 1827 participants; NNTB = 5; 95% CI 5 to 7; moderate quality evidence). Statistically, the two-compound combination was better than steroid monotherapy, however the benefit was not clinically important (RR 1.13; 95% CI 1.06 to 1.20; two studies, 2226 participants; NNTB = 13; 95% CI 9 to 26; high quality evidence). The two-compound combination was more effective than vitamin D (RR 1.76; 95% CI 1.46 to 2.12; four studies, 2222 participants; NNTB = 4; 95% CI 3 to 6; moderate quality evidence).
Plaque psoriasis. The most common form, plaque psoriasis causes dry, raised, red skin lesions (plaques) covered with silvery scales. The plaques might be itchy or painful and there may be few or many. They can occur anywhere on your body, including your genitals and the soft tissue inside your mouth.
Etiology Conclusion The history of psoriasis is littered with treatments of dubious effectiveness and high toxicity. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Fowler's solution, which contains a poisonous and carcinogenic arsenic compound, was used by dermatologists as a treatment for psoriasis. Mercury was also used for psoriasis treatment during this time period. Sulfur, iodine, and phenol were also commonly used treatments for psoriasis during this era when it was incorrectly believed that psoriasis was an infectious disease. Coal tars were widely used with ultraviolet light irradiation as a topical treatment approach in the early 1900s. During the same time period, psoriatic arthritis cases were treated with intravenously administered gold preparations in the same manner as rheumatoid arthritis. All of these treatments have been replaced with modern topical and systemic therapies.
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Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Open Access Open Access Journal This Journal Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine Open Access Journal PUVA: PUVA is the therapy that combines a psoralen-containing oral medication with ultraviolet A (UV-A) light therapy. Psoralens make the skin more sensitive to long-wave UVA (320-400 nm). Methoxsalen (Oxsoralen) is a psoralen that is taken by mouth before UV-A light therapy. More than 85% of patients report relief of disease symptoms with 20-30 treatments. Therapy is usually given two to three times per week on an outpatient basis, with maintenance treatments every two to four weeks to maintain remission. Adverse effects of PUVA therapy include nausea, itching, and burning. Long-term complications include increased risks of sensitivity to the sun, sunburn, skin cancer, skin aging and cataracts. Protective glasses must be worn during and after treatment to prevent cataracts. PUVA therapy is not used for children younger than 12 years of age.
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