Psoriasis on the hands - a very common phenomenon, especially psoriatic lesions frequently occur on the skin of the extensor surfaces of the elbows. In some patients, they are placed there permanently, and an exacerbation of the process quickly spread to the entire upper limb, and sometimes on other parts of the body.
Features of the disease
The skin on the hands - is the most vulnerable areas of the human skin as his hands while working constantly injured, contact with chemicals, including those with household chemicals. In the hands of burns often occur in the summer they are most exposed to solar radiation, and hypothermia in the winter.
In addition to the permanent external influence on your hands for the development of psoriasis or its exacerbation matters and the presence of internal predisposing factors - chronic diseases (especially digestive diseases), diseases of the endocrine, foci of infection (tonsillitis, sinusitis, carious teeth), stress, bad habits (particularly harmful smoking and alcohol abuse).
That is why psoriasis on the hands - a phenomenon very often. Sometimes he is only in his arms, but more is still combined with skin lesions on other parts of the body.
The symptoms of psoriasis on the hands
What is psoriasis on the hands? The answer to this question is not easy, as the disease can look different. Psoriasis on hand appears in a variety of skin cells. So, psoriasis on the elbows
Psoriasis on the elbows - the most frequent localization of the rash
characterized by the appearance on the extensor surface of the elbow joints characteristic red papules with scaly surface white. Depending on the severity of the process may be just a few papules or they can very quickly grow, merge together to form large plaques covering the entire skin.
Psoriasis of the hands often looks different. On the rear of the hands may appear red spots of various sizes and on the palmar surface - large flat bubbles. Psoriasis on the fingers is often manifested by redness and swelling of the skin in the small joints of the fingers. Often it combined with a psoriasis lesion periarticular tissues - Arthropathic form of psoriasis.
Sometimes on the hands and fingers appear warty growths - are another form of psoriasis. In patients with diabetes and overweight, the disease can manifest itself in the form of the formation of large crusts on the surface of papules (exudative psoriasis).
Psoriasis of the hands may be complicated by nail psoriasis
Nail psoriasis - a difficult problem
- Thickened nail plate and broken - looks like the disease is a fungal infection.
How to treat psoriasis on the hands? How to treat psoriasis on the hands? Such questions are constantly asked by patients with psoriasis, as hand - this body, without which the active life is impossible.
First of all, you need to learn to follow the hands skin. Avoid injuries (bruises, scratches, cuts, bruises), the skin should always be clean - wash your hands should be using a special soap or gel does not dry the skin. After washing hands should be thoroughly wet with a soft towel and lubricate individually chosen neutral moisturizing cream.
Good helping hand bath with celandine
Celandine - a means-tested over the centuries
, Succession, sage
Sage - cvyaschennaya grass
, Camomile. All these herbs are brewed at the rate of a tablespoon of chopped herbs in a glass of boiling water. Duration of procedure - 10 minutes. The infusion should be slightly warm, but in any case not hot.
In the treatment of psoriasis being treated and be sure to identify all foci of infection, chronic diseases, patients are advised to stop smoking, drinking, eating properly on a regular basis, slightly reducing calorie diet and a healthy lifestyle.
During exacerbation of psoriasis hand, if the disease does not spread quickly on large areas of skin treatment begins with the application of external drugs - ointments, creams and solutions for topical use. Tar applied, salicylic ointment, if necessary - ointment corticosteroid hormones.
If the process becomes common, systemic treatment is prescribed. To suppress the autoimmune process prescribed drugs - immunomodulators. With these drugs inhibits the proliferation (division of power) of the cells of the skin and inflammation.
Sometimes, to suppress inflammation treatment prescribed glucocorticoid hormones.
Good help and physiotherapy, including various techniques of ultraviolet irradiation of the skin of hands.
Treatment of psoriasis on the hands requires patience and careful implementation of the prescribing physician.