Psoriasis genitals more often is one of the manifestations of extensive psoriasis. But sometimes psoriasis in this area is atypical, without the characteristic lesions, with lesions in the folds of the body. Most often psoriasis is common in overweight people.
Features of the disease
Psoriasis in the genital area - the phenomenon is not so rare, however, the diagnosis is usually put simply, as the isolated lesion of genitals almost does not occur, usually on the skin of the body and limbs of man you can always see the rash characteristic of this disease.
Sometimes psoriasis atypical genitals, mostly occurs in people who are overweight.
Psoriasis genitals at women
Psoriasis is a skin of the external genitalia of women is part of extensive psoriasis. Often the first symptoms of psoriasis on the genitals of women appear during sudden hormonal changes - in adolescence, during pregnancy and menopause. Therefore, women often do not associate the appearance of psoriasis, regarding them as some gynecological diseases.
The manifestations of psoriasis in the genital area have a distinctive look.
Psoriasis on labia manifested in the form of small round or oval papules pink-red color with a characteristic whitish silver surface in the form of small flakes. Itching usually do not bother. Similarly manifested psoriasis psoriasis in the groin and pubic. In some cases, a rash appears on the mucous membranes of the external genitalia, including the labia lips, in the case of developing an inflammatory process similar on the vulva
Vulvitis - an inflammation of the external genitalia
Diagnosis set usually not difficult - typical psoriatic lesions have in other areas of the body.
Psoriasis genitals in men
Psoriasis genitals in men usually appears as a rash on the penis, the skin in the groin and pubic area. Psoriasis on the penis appears as a clearly delineated red spots, slightly above the skin and the top covered with whitish scales. Sometimes the rash spread to the inner surface of the foreskin and proceed as subacute balanopostit
Balanoposthitis - you need to find the reason
However, psoriasis of the penis almost never occurs as the only manifestation of the disease. If you carefully examine the body of the patient, it can be seen, and other manifestations of the disease.
Atypical manifestations of psoriasis genitals
When atypical psoriasis on the genitals in the natural skin folds appear clearly delimited intense red spots with a smooth shiny surface. Due to soak in the skin folds on the surface of these spots are no typical white scales.
The same symptoms can also appear in other skin folds: armpits, under the breast cancer in women in mezhyagodichnyh folds and so on. Since the surface of the skin in the folds is subjected to constant friction, the skin is irritated, there burning and itching. Sometimes on the surface of psoriatic spots cracks, scrapes and sores. Maybe join a bacterial infection.
Since atypical manifestations of psoriasis can be not only on sexual organs, but also on the whole body, the diagnosis of the disease is not immediately possible to deliver. Confirm it is often possible only by histological examination of tissue taken from the skin of the affected area.
Treatment of psoriasis genitals
Treatment of psoriasis genital performed using external agents for the treatment of psoriasis. With the defeat of the mucous membranes and signs of inflammation in the area usually used ointments and creams with corticosteroid hormones, which include as antibiotics (except tetracycline antibiotics, they are contraindicated in psoriasis) and antifungal drugs to prevent additional bacterial-fungal infection
Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat
. Most often this purpose, the 0.1% cream valizon.
Treatment of atypical manifestations of psoriasis is difficult to carry out because of the constant injury of skin in the folds. There are also applied ointments, creams and solutions for topical corticosteroid in combination with antibacterial and antifungal agents.
Apply other ointments, for example, on the basis of tar - well they reduce inflammation and all the associated discomfort. Assigned courses ultraviolet irradiation of the skin by a special technique. If the drugs are not effective for external use, the prescribed total systemic treatment for psoriasis
Advances in the treatment of psoriasis
Psoriasis genitals - not an uncommon phenomenon, he is treated for a long time and only under medical supervision, as well as all other forms of the disease.