Advances in the treatment of psoriasis

December 16th, 2013

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 Treatment of psoriasis
 Treatment of psoriasis - a difficult task. The problem is that psoriasis each patient has their own individual characteristics, so treatment should be individualized for each patient. Active participation in the treatment process should take not only a doctor, but the sick. Only in this way can achieve long-term remission.


How to cure psoriasis

There is no patient who heard the diagnosis of psoriasis, I would not wonder about what to do next. What can you advise such patients? First of all, each of psoriasis patients need to know that it should be treated by a dermatologist. But articular form of psoriasis need to be connected to the treatment process is also a rheumatologist. It is best if both the expert will work in the same institution - it will be easier to contact.

In big cities there are centers of psoriasis, doctors whom received advanced training is for psoriasis, so, if possible, it is best to treat it. Treatment Center also has at its disposal the necessary equipment. But the usual dermatologist can also provide expert assistance, choose an individual treatment regimen. The patient may be advised to choose a doctor - a dermatologist, to trust him and follow all his appointment.

How quickly cure psoriasis? Psoriasis Treatment - is a long process and finally get rid of it can not be human. Therefore, the patient, whether he likes it or not, should tune in to long-term treatment.

Effective treatment of psoriasis can be individually matched only by the attending physician, taking into account all the peculiarities of the disease in the patient, concomitant diseases and general health.

Mild to moderate forms of psoriasis are treated as outpatients. Psoriasis treatment is carried out only in the hospital with severe forms of the disease - artropaticheskom Artropaticheskom - one of the most severe forms of the disease  Artropaticheskom - one of the most severe forms of the disease
 , Pustular psoriasis Pustular psoriasis - a severe form of the disease  Pustular psoriasis - a severe form of the disease
   or erythrodermic psoriasis.

Treatment of this disease - it is very difficult. There are many medications, procedures and treatments, including the use of physical therapy equipment. And because of all this, you need to choose treatments that fit a given patient.


Basic principles of treatment

Current treatment for psoriasis includes assigning pharmacotherapy is preferably carried out using external means. If the disease is not amenable to such treatment, a stationary stage prescribed ultraviolet irradiation using waves of medium length and long.

If the local treatment in combination with physical therapy does not lead to the desired results, as well as severe psoriasis prescribe systemic treatment - drugs administered orally or by injection.

Systemic treatment of psoriasis drug aimed at the suppression mechanisms of the disease. For this purpose, administered glucocorticoid hormones (prednisone, dexamethasone), cytostatics (methotrexate, cyclosporine), and preparations of vitamin A.

Applied and physiotherapy treatments for psoriasis, mainly using ultraviolet light (phototherapy and photochemotherapy).

Patients with psoriasis should be under medical observation. In remission, they must be fully survey to identify possible foci of infection that can provoke exacerbation of psoriasis. All identified disease (chronic tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media, tooth decay) should be treated.


External methods for treating psoriasis

Typically, the first step in the treatment of exacerbation of psoriasis patients received ointments, creams or solutions that should be applied to the affected skin. In simple psoriasis is most suitable dosage form such as an ointment, it relieves dryness and soothes the skin, which in itself helps to reduce itching.

The body of the patient over time to acquire resistance (resistance) to any medicinal product. Therefore, an experienced doctor periodically changes its destination, replacing one drug to others.

At the stage of progression of the disease (acute phase) in addition to external funds administered sedative (soothing) facilities inside (valerian tincture, motherwort, sodium bromide, etc.), injection of a solution of calcium gluconate, vitamin B.

Topically to the skin in the area of ​​the lesion is applied emollient ointment such as petrolatum 1-2% boron Vaseline: old friend  Vaseline: old friend
 , 2% salicylic ointment. If there is no improvement, the prescribed ointments, creams, lotions, containing glucocorticoid hormones and agents containing activated zinc pyrithione.

In the stationary phase (when the disease progression is suspended) used keratolytic ointment (2-3% salicylic, 3-5% boric-Naftalan) and gradually include anti-inflammatory agents and permitting - 5-10% tar-Naftalan ointment.

Under resolution appoint 10-20% tar-Naftalan ointment to small areas of the skin can be used 30-50% coal tar ointment. They are also used ointments containing synthetic analogs of vitamin D3 (Psorkutan etc.) - The perfect remedy for psoriasis. Ointment Psorkutan - a modern non-hormonal treatment of psoriasis, it is used for the topical treatment of psoriasis, it is used for a long time, and a half - two months.

If the disease is treatable with difficulty, we recommend non-specific stimulation therapy, for example, the introduction of an aloe extract Aloe - its amazing healing properties  Aloe - its amazing healing properties
 , FIBS torfota or intramuscularly.


Systemic treatment of psoriasis

Systemic treatment of psoriasis in a progressing stage is assigned with the ineffectiveness of external agents, while attaching defeat least one fifth of the body, as well as severe forms of psoriasis. The structure of the system of treatment includes prescriptions:

  • reduce inflammation, edema, and symptoms of intoxication (calcium gluconate, sodium thiosulfate, gemodez);
  • improves blood circulation (trental, heparin);
  • inhibits the rapid multiplication and maturation of skin cells; to this end assigned different groups of drugs: cytostatics (methotrexate), synthetic analogs of vitamin A (acitretin), glucocorticoid hormones.

In most cases, complex treatment of psoriasis with the use of external agents, drugs for systemic effects and effects of physiotherapy methods leads to the suppression of the process, and psoriasis goes into remission. Is it possible to quick treatment of psoriasis? On this count is not necessary.

Zinc ointment: hypoallergenic, availability, efficiency

December 7, 2014

 zinc ointment
 Zinc ointment that is available in any drug at a concentration of 10% contains zinc oxide as a main active ingredient, and petrolatum, which acts as a fat base and a softening agent for allergenic skin. With this composition the skin is quickly focused withdrawal with minimum risks and contraindications to the use, in contrast to other media in polysyllable and aggressive chemical composition.


The properties of zinc ointment

Simple composition of zinc ointment determines its medicinal properties, which are reduced to a beneficial effect on the affected skin. Wide use zinc ointment and its regenerative effect on the skin is caused by zinc oxide. It is a crystalline powder which is colorless and odorless. Its use goes far beyond the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries - it is used even for the production of food for animals. In cosmetics and perfumes zinc oxide, however, has proved to be a long time and most of the drugs for the healing of the skin are composed of zinc oxide.

The basic properties of zinc ointment:

  • removal of irritation and soothing the skin;
  • drying of the skin;
  • disinfection;
  • the healing of open wounds and other skin injuries;
  • encouraging rapid regeneration of the epidermis;
  • decrease the increased activity of the sebaceous glands.


How does zinc ointment

The action of the zinc oxide is similar to other substances, antiseptics, accelerating the process of healing. It denatures the proteins of the epidermal cells to form albuminates (products denature proteins, protein compounds sparingly). Albuminates responsible for the formation of the skin surface protective film - and their effect is explained dried and astringent properties of zinc ointment. Thus, the skin is formed mineral shield and filter, which treats it, preventing further irritation.


Zinc ointment: indications for use

Application of zinc ointment indicated for adults and children. This is, without doubt, an inexpensive tool that would not be out in the home medicine cabinet.

Why use zinc ointment? For almost any skin lesions. It is applied to the skin at various etiologies dermatitis, rash and irritation in skin, diaper rash in infants, to accelerate the healing process of the skin after thermal and chemical burns, as well as dried and disinfectant agent for treating acne.


Zinc ointment: instructions for use

Zinc ointment, as a means of dermatoprotektornym (protects the skin), creates a film on it, as a physical and chemical barrier to the environment at the same time heals surface damage.

How to use zinc ointment? Apply a thin layer of ointment should be on clean skin. Rub it is not necessary, but if you do not apply on the face, and wounds on the body, you can loosely lay on top of the retaining gauze bandage as ointment enough fat.

Cast zinc ointment need to defeat without signs of infection, otherwise it could spread further because of the fat base material.

For the prevention and treatment of diaper rash in infants diaper ointment is applied to the areas which contact the diaper or wet laundry 3 times per day. This should be done when changing diapers at the first signs of redness and irritation.

When dermatitis, as well as trauma, wounds, cuts the skin, zinc ointment is necessary to apply 3 times a day, if necessary perebintovyvaya.

In the treatment of acne Acne Treatment - proper care of inflamed skin  Acne Treatment - proper care of inflamed skin
   Ointment is best applied at night a very thin layer, focusing on acne affected areas. Avoid contact with eyes, beware apply ointment on the face, especially around the lips or at the risk of the presence of herpes in the active stage.

Zinc ointment in gynecology is used quite often because of the low risk of allergenicity of the main active ingredient of the drug when used in sensitive areas. Applications should only be outside, you need to lubricate the skin of the vulva in external stimulation, avoiding contact with the vaginal mucosa. Gynecologist prescribed the use of zinc ointment as a harmless anti-inflammatory drug in combination with others. So for the treatment of thrush Treating Thrush: how to get rid of bad fungus  Treating Thrush: how to get rid of bad fungus
   It should be applied topically zinc ointment, using as vaginal suppositories Vaginal suppositories - for contraception and treatment of inflammation  Vaginal suppositories - for contraception and treatment of inflammation


Zinc ointment: contraindications

Zinc ointment virtually has no contraindications. An exception is the increased sensitivity to zinc oxide or irritation of Vaseline Vaseline: old friend  Vaseline: old friend
 That may appear only in direct application. should not apply the ointment in the areas where skin lesion expressed as acute purulent process. Allergy to zinc ointment - the phenomenon rare, and the harm of zinc ointment is usually minimal. Intolerance of funds is expressed in skin redness, itching and rashes

Side effects in the form of zinc ointment allergic reactions often occur due to prolonged use. If they were, we must immediately stop using the ointment, selecting a suitable alternative.

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