Advances in the treatment of psoriasis - Options

December 16th, 2013

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 options for the treatment of psoriasis

Options for the treatment of psoriasis

Treatment of psoriasis has progressed a long way in the last ten years. This is good news for 7, 5 million people with a complex skin disease. Every year there is a new treatment or drug use which brings success in the fight against the disease.

So whether one of these new drugs and help you? This will depend on how severe stage of the disease you have. Many people can control this disease with drugs topical or phototherapy Phototherapy - restores vitality  Phototherapy - restores vitality
 . Others require more serious treatment.

Doctors tend to use step by step method of treatment: they start with light creams and phototherapy. If this does not work, they resorted to a systematic application of medications. You will always offer to take advantage of the long-known, inexpensive means before moving on to newer drugs. As a result, many people simply remain undertreated. So you ought to be a lawyer with your doctor and insurance company. Keep this in mind, learning more about the achievements in the treatment of psoriasis and new drugs, when you search for this information in different sources.


Advances in topical treatment and phototherapy

In recent years, advances in the topical treatment offer new application methods of these creams and ointments. Sprays, foams and shampoos, as well as improved gels and ointments - many of them treat larger and more delicate skin easier, more efficient and safer.

Phototherapy is now available in a more focused form of therapy called narrowband ultraviolet light spectrum B. It reduces the risk of skin cancer Skin cancer - a full recovery possible  Skin cancer - a full recovery possible

People with localized disease can be treated with a certain spot on the skin. Another method is a combination of UV light with a spectrum of photosensitizer A (psoralen).


The ultra-modern biological treatment methods

Some of the most advanced methods for the treatment of psoriasis recently associated with the use of biological medicines. While older drugs suppress the immune system in general and new biologics applied targeted impact on the immune system with less side effects. Biologicals are generated from living cells, and they block the proteins (cytokines) or a variety of immune cells (T lymphocytes).

Biological products are suitable for people who have the disease spread over large areas of skin, or if it has a strong effect on their daily lives. Biological products provide an opportunity for long-term treatment and change the lives of many patients for the better.

Biological components are interesting not only because it provides good control, but also because it filled a certain vacuum. For example, they are safer than the older drugs for women who want to become pregnant. And many biologics treat also psoriatic arthritis Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications  Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications


What causes psoriasis

Psoriasis makes your skin cells in type A - is when the cells mature up to five times faster than normal skin cells. And unlike ordinary skin cells, which disappears with time, the cells pile up on the surface of the skin even faster than snow in the snow. Why is this happening? What causes the cells to fail?

Causes of psoriasis are still a mystery. Although it seems that the reason lies in the interaction of genes with the initiating factor.

The researchers believe that psoriasis develops when something is wrongly triggered in the immune system.

In psoriatic arthritis Psoriatic arthritis - be attentive to his hands  Psoriatic arthritis - be attentive to his hands
   - Psoriasis affects the joints - play the role of genetic factors and environmental factors.


Immune system: the main causes of psoriasis

Initially considered a hyperproliferative disease psoriasis. In other words, it was believed that only the skin produces too much skin. Therefore, most of the treatment was aimed specifically at the issue.

But in 1979, a happy event shed light on the true cause. The researchers found that people who were transplanted bone marrow for some other reasons, and also got rid of the psoriasis when they were given a drug to suppress the immune system. Scientists now know that psoriasis - an anomaly or malfunction of the immune system. More precisely, it is now known that T-cells, a type of white blood cell, are the root cause of all this. They grow and attack the area of ​​skin affected with psoriasis. If a biopsy of cells of psoriasis and look at them under a microscope, you can see a lot of T-cells in the bottom spot.

Instead of protecting the body from pathogens, as it usually happens, the immune system in patients with psoriasis, and inflammation contributes to the rapid growth of skin cells. In a normal body releases proteins called cytokines, which uses the immune system to send signals. But in the case of psoriasis cytokines receive their signals are mixed. Skin cells pile up, the skin becomes thickened, red area of ​​skin with increasing inflammation and increase circulation.

Many of the newer treatments are aimed at an attempt to deter or block the activity of T cells that induce hyperproliferative skin. What actually causes the activity of T-cells and causes them to be alert, not yet fully understood. But genes can still be directly related to this.

Ringworm - how not to be left without hair - Causes

September 19th, 2013

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Causes Ringworm

Ringworm Ringworm - not only infectious disease  Ringworm - not only infectious disease
   (trichophytosis) - a skin disease Skin diseases - what to do when violated the basic functions of the skin  Skin diseases - what to do when violated the basic functions of the skin
 Which cause some fungal infections. Ringworm often occurs on the scalp and on the back, chest, arms, legs, forming a band with a distinct reddish swelling of the skin. Along the perimeter of the strip form small bubbles, they burst and dry up quickly, turning to brown. However, in many cases, reddish patches on the skin did not have anything to ringworm.

A thorough inspection of the affected area of ​​the skin, skin scrapings study under a microscope and analysis of microbial culture help make the correct diagnosis and to avoid mistakes. The correct diagnosis is very important for the successful treatment of the disease.

Ringworm occurs in people of all ages, but is particularly common in young and middle-aged. Ringworm - an infectious disease that is spread by direct contact with the patient, when using shared hats, clothing, headgear, personal hygiene items, such as a comb, hair brush, washcloth, towel, manicure set.

Moreover, infection can occur in the pool locker or in contact with infected surfaces. Vector control can also be animals, particularly dogs and cats. From animal infection occurs through direct contact or through the items on which there is a wool and pieces of epithelium of a sick animal. When zoofilnymi form of ringworm disease is more severe: the patient may increase the temperature, swollen lymph nodes, the patient becomes weak, experiencing severe itching and headache Headache: Causes and Complications  Headache: Causes and Complications
 . In place of depriving spots are formed deep scars, illness and after the disappearance of the spots on the body fails and can manifest relapses. In most cases, ringworm affects several different parts of the body.

Although we are constantly surrounded by thousands of species of fungi and molds, but a few cause skin infections. These substances are called dermatophytes, which means "skin fungi." Infections caused by these fungi, called dermatophytosis. The most common causative agents of ringworm - birth dermatophyte Trichophyton (Trichophyton violaceum, Trichophyton tonsurans) and Microsporum. Skin fungus can live only in the dead layer of the protein keratin on the skin. They rarely penetrate the tissue beneath the skin and can not exist in the mucous membranes, such as the mouth or vagina.

The most common dermatophytes causing ringworm are: Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton tonsurans, Trichophyton interdigitale, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Microsporum canis and Epidermophyton floccosum.

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Sources skin fungi

Some fungi can only exist on human skin, hair or nails. Carriers are other animals, they are rarely found on human skin. Others are found in the soil. It is often difficult or even impossible to determine the source of cutaneous fungal infection in a particular person. The fungus can be transmitted from person to person (antropoliticheskaya form), from animal to man (zoofilicheskaya form), or a man of the soil (geofilicheskaya form).

For the growth and reproduction of the fungus need heat and moisture, so they are often found in skin folds, such as in the groin or between the toes. For this reason notoriety nurseries fungal infections Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat  Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat
   It was fixed for the showers, changing rooms and swimming pools (but infection does not always occur in public places).

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The first detection of the symptoms of ringworm should immediately consult a doctor. Often diagnose ringworm is possible only on the basis of examination, guided by its location and appearance. If in doubt, take skin scrapings for examination under a microscope, as well as perform bacteriological analysis of affected areas. Improper diagnosis can lead to incorrect treatment, and as a result, only worsen the infection, to facilitate its transition to a chronic form.

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