Psoriasis and its image on a photo on the hands looks ugly and the other person is disgust. Especially if the patches grow to cover large areas of the hands. This form of lichen is manifested in a variety of skin plaques, which tend to peel off. In a patient with psoriasis lesions may be different and be limited character.
Psoriasis in the area of the elbow on the outer side manifests itself as a red rash. It is growing rapidly and is being consolidated, and the surface is usually white in color often neglecti. In severe cases, there may be a few very large spots, which cover the entire surface of the elbow. Often the shoulders and underarms are also affected with psoriasis.
On the back surface of the hands can be formed size of plaques reddish color. The recent spots are pale pink, with time they darken and turn red. In the calm period of the disease plaque yellow. In advanced cases, spots may coalesce, affecting a large surface of the skin of the hands, and have a bluish tinge. Depending on the characteristics of the skin may appear mottling, especially around the hairs. On the palms can cause stripes in the form of bubbles.
On the fingers, near the joints, rashes accompanied by swelling. And do joint tissues often affects the disease, a phenomenon known as arthropathic psoriasis. Another type of psoriasis can be warty growths. And diabetic patients, the skin is covered with crust on the area of rashes. This form of psoriasis is called exudative. Herpes on the fingers can lead to serious complications and affect the nails, causing them to begin to fail.
The initial stage in the hands (photo)
Psoriasis starts with a small rash, which people erroneously mistaken for allergies. To ignore this papule is impossible, it usually appears suddenly on the dorsum of the hand or between the fingers.
In the initial stage of psoriatic plaques on the hands of a very small, no bigger than a match head, such a rash is called spot psoriasis. She has a pale pink color, shiny and smooth surface. Over time this surface is covered with white scales that are easily removable. In the early stages of psoriatic rash grows, new papules, and gradually spread over the skin. Any existing spots grow in size and turn into large plaques.
One of the first signs of progressive disease is scaling, which starts from the Central zone of the psoriatic spots. At the initial stage, patients feel itchy, different in strength. By scratching the affected area occurs the phenomenon of isomorphic psoriatic reaction. If you continue hard to comb the psoriatic area of the skin, it can be a blood that speaks denique punctum haemorrhage.
In rare cases, even in the beginning of the disease, scales can absorb the serous fluid, which is formed from the blood. Usually, this fluid has a yellowish color, soaking her scales turn into a crust, and if it is removed, then under it the skin will hydrated.
How long the initial period is hard to say and it depends on various factors. The General state of health, treatment and immunity. Typically, the first stage lasts a few weeks.
Psoriasis in a child (photo)
The initial stage of psoriasis, the child can be easily confused with allergies or diathesis. And this is a problem, as accurate diagnosis depends on the effectiveness of treatment.
Children's symptoms of psoriasis is a little different from an adult. In infants ringworm appears as small red spots, have more adults they peel. Some diseases can cause the appearance of psoriasis in children, for example, such infections as otitis media and pharyngitis. Psoriasis usually appears on skin folds, the child feels itching.
For severe forms of psoriasis can result in certain medicines, and emotional stress. Such forms of lichen, the child usually needs to be hospitalized, for example, it may be pustular psoriasis. This kind of psoriasis are diagnosed infrequently. After presenting some plaques about a couple of weeks starts the merge, and the result is one large papule. There is a peeling and swollen.
There is a congenital form of psoriasis, when the child is born sick. Such cases are very rare, but still exist and require urgent treatment.
Also psoriasis may precede the development of arthritis in a child. On the average psoriatic arthritis develops within ten years after the first skin lesions of psoriasis. Usually the disease spreads to the joints of the feet and hands. The child complains of pain in these places, especially at the time of physical activity.
Often deprive the skin precedes the defeat of the nail. For many years, this may be the only external sign of the development of psoriasis.
Affected by psoriasis areas of the body cause the child discomfort, disgust, feeling of shame. This has a direct effect on his emotional state. Psoriasis could trigger a mental disorder, the child often withdraws into himself and becomes uncommunicative.
The treatment of psoriasis
In the treatment of psoriasis on the hands, the most effective is complex method. A doctor prescribing any drug must take into account the age of the patient, form of the disease and the factors that triggered the relapse. Treatment is carried out sequentially, changing one type of connection to another approximately every 3 months.
When the treatment is carefully chosen, the rate of supply, and assigned to the vitamins. The purpose of the diet for psoriasis is to support the acid-alkaline balance. Nutrition is 60-70% will consist of vegetables and fruits, the abundance of water, preferably distilled and fresh juices.
Vitamins for psoriasis includes:
- Retinol, it helps maintain the keratin content in skin cells.
- Vitamin D is contained in some ointments. Has a beneficial effect on the skin.
- Vitamin E, which stimulates the metabolism in cells. Usually administered in the form of oil solution.
- B vitamins — B1, B6, B12, B15. They are appointed either in diluted form or in the form of intramuscular injections.
In the treatment of psoriasis on hands widely used ointments, creams and spray:
- Shatilova ointment. Has anti-inflammatory effect and helps to regenerate skin tissues.
- Ointment on the basis of tar, which kills bacteria and cleanses the skin from dead cells.
- The ointment is oil based. These ointments have a complex effect on the entire body.
Psoriasis treatment with sunlight. Phototherapy.
- Photochemotherapy (PUVA) exposure to long-wave ultraviolet irradiation
- Selective phototherapy. A mixture of long-wave and medium unda phototherapy
- UV-b rays. Phototherapy usawanhouse radiation
Treatment of folk remedies
- The celandine. If you use the fresh juice of this plant, it is likely to clear the skin from pimples. Also for topical application use the ointment of celandine.
- A decoction of chicory root. Broth soaked bandage, which is applied on the affected area of the skin.
- Dried Wheatgrass. The solution from these roots is used to bath. Treatable psoriasis on the fingers.