What to do in case of worsening of psoriasis

Causes of aggravation of the disease can become a wide variety of factors. Experts claim that serve in this can the same causes, in which occurs the psoriasis. To prove the relationship between, in one way or the other factor and the development of the pathology has not yet succeeded. There are only assumptions of possible reasons:

  • Emotional charge, psychological experiences, including positive.
  • The poor diet, the consumption of products, allergens, alcohol, caffeine.
  • Hormonal surge in the body. This can cause the period of pregnancy, diseases of the endocrine system.
  • The weakening of immunity due to infectious diseases.
  • The negative impact on the skin, domestic work, injury to the dermis.
  • Long-term or wrong for the acquisition of medicines. Cause a worsening can antibiotics, immunomodulators, anti-depressants.
  • The change of climatic conditions, and seasonal transitions.

Many times the cause of worsening are still pending. The deterioration of the skin comes with the fulfillment of all the rules of prevention.

The symptoms of relapse

The first signs of deterioration manifest themselves in different parts of the body in the form of red spots on the bottom the dryness of the skin. Label appear on the head, elbows, feet, hands and other areas. Externally, papules resembling skin rash, with clear boundaries about 1.5 – 2 cm in diameter. Top of the point covered in whitish or grey-scales, with time, increase in size.

In the course of the current of the pathology the patches grow larger, the foci of the lesions may attain the size of the palm of your hand. Comes with redness, itching. The attempt to scrape flakes leads to an increase in its quantity. This feature has become the reason why psoriasis is called scaly stealing.

In medical practice for the description of the symptoms of the pathology, use this concept, such as psoriatic triad:

  • Education in skin stearic the point. The skin due to the strong bark externally, is very reminiscent of the sebum, hence the name of the phenomenon.
  • When radi all scales exposed thin smooth surface, called the terminal film. The film is easily damaged, many times it bleeds.
  • Bloody dew is the appearance of blood if the damage is in the film. The bleeding takes most of the smaller character.

The presence of this triad is the main symptom of the disease, which allows you to diagnose psoriasis is with high probability.

The disease does not always lead to the current typical. Sometimes, are diagnosed atypical forms of psoriasis. These include:

  • Pustular – is accompanied by inflammation and edema of the skin in the places of eruptions. The plates covered with blisters (pustules) - filled exudate.
  • Psoriasis of the nails – the defeat of nail plates of man, in which the nails change color, shape. Often the disease is confused with the fungus, as well as externally pathology are similar.
  • Intertriginous – appears in the body folds (armpits, groin, chest). The characteristic of this type is the lack of peel, the dermis soft, inflamed, painful.
  • Warty – occurs on the inner side of the wrist, ankles. The plates have rounded nature, that are often corrupted, bleed. When the execution of the stages of evolution of risk of transition eruptions in evil education.
  • Dermatitis – often, is located on the scalp. If the skin over the line of hair growth, covered with thick crusts, spreading over the ears, the neck.
  • Psoriatic arthritis is a defeat in the joints, which changes its shape. The inflammatory process spreads to the bones and ligaments of a person.

The most dangerous view is psoriatic erythroderma. This type accompanied by the proliferation of eruptions over the vast areas of the body, itching, inflammation. In the absence of treatment of the pathology, there is the threat of death.

The worsening of psoriasis after childbirth and during pregnancy

According to the statistics, in many cases, women who suffer from psoriasis, faced with the relapse of the pathology during pregnancy child less often. Often, during pregnancy occur primary cases of the disease.


The symptoms of worsening of the women depend on the type and form of pathology. The most dangerous are considered psoriatic erythroderma and pustular generalized form of the disease. In the later stages, the pregnancy can definitely be a dangerous type of disease, such as herpetiformis impetigo.

When you do this, appear pustules groups in the folds of the skin, sometimes, are located on a circle. The skin is inflamed, it swells, it hurts. Are known cases in which the pathology extends over the mucous membrane of a person. The consequence of this state many times, make the threat of a termination of the pregnancy.

Causes of exacerbation in pregnant women can be:

  • hormonal disorders;
  • the stress;
  • the weakening of the immune system.

Women with psoriasis is a good idea to plan the pregnancy, clearly fulfilling activities of prevention and adequate diet prior to conception. This will help to avoid relapse during the delicate period and after the birth of the baby.

How to remove the worsening of psoriasis

When faced with the pathology, patients interested in the question, how to quickly relieve the exacerbation of psoriasis at home? To deal with the disease is possible only through an integrated approach, which includes the following methods:

  • The medical therapy.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • The adequate nutrition.
  • Popular medications.

Therapy method chooses the doctor, after examining the patient and the diagnosis of the pathology. Self-medication is extremely dangerous for your health.

Treatment of relapse of drugs

The treatment of psoriasis when the aggravation is the use of tools for external application (ointments, creams, gels, lotions, shampoos and medicines in form of tablets, injections. The tactic of therapy depends on the symptoms of the disease and the general well-being of the patient.

The application of ointments

Remove the worsening of the psoriasis when the first signs of the disease can be with the help of ointments. The tool is external to the application of penetrating into the layers of the dermis, providing a healing effect. The ointment has anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, regenerating, peeling off the action. All medicines are divided into hormonal and non-hormonal drugs.

Method non-hormonal ointments have less acute action, the effect of its application comes in 3 to 7 days after the first application. The positive sides of media relate to the relative security, the lack of effect of withdrawal and dependency, the minimum number of side effects.

Method non-hormonal ointment in psoriasis:

  • Tar drugs have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. The tar are widely used in modern medicine and cosmetology. Special performance are different medicines, including sulfur, salicylic acid and tar.
  • The ointment base solidol'. They are widely used in medical grease and in folk medicine.
  • The ointment base of zinc. Exercise on the sick spots of the skin, astringent, drying, anti-septic, regenerating action. An active component age zinc oxide. Is sometimes manifested by an allergic reaction to the components of the tool to the patients.

Despite the apparent safety of medicines, use a method of non-hormonal ointment strictly recommended by a doctor.

The ointments have become more aggressive and the action, the therapeutic effect is achieved already in the first day of therapy. The disadvantage of such medicines is considered to be a large number of side effects, the presence of a habituation effect and cancellation.

Corticosteroid medications:

  • The ointment-based triamcinolone – quickly relieve the inflammatory process, the strong worsening of psoriasis, itching, redness, swelling. Among the side effects point gain redness, irritation of the dermis.
  • Drug with mometasone – are similar with the previous group of medicines with side effects.
  • Medicines, including hydrocortisone – quickly inhibit the development of psoriasis, by decreasing the cellular mitosis, relieve the redness and other symptoms of the disease.
  • Ointment with budesonide – a reliable tool to relieve the inflammation, eliminate the flaking, itching. The side-activities are related to the irritation of the skin, redness.
  • Medicines with clobetasol. Provides a strong effect of treatment, effectively eliminates the redness, swelling, itching sensation.
  • The ointment base betamethasone – hormonal tools, including steroids, synthetic components, they have an anti-septic, regenerating, drying effect.

Each drug use during a particular period, as also the prolonged use brings a lot of side effects. Independent of stopping treatment is not recommended, as the effect of the cancellation, when the patient's state worsens. Hormonal medication are shown for patients with a sharp worsening of psoriasis, in cases, when the effect of the use of non-hormonal ointments lack.

The use of pills

Popular medicine

How to stop the worsening of psoriasis, with the help of drugs? To improve the health status of the patient and to avoid severe complications use the following groups of drugs:

  • Anti-histamines – ease the itching, eliminate the redness.
  • Hepatoprotectors – reduce the work load of the liver, restore its natural function.
  • Enzymes – are used when a violation of the digestive work.
  • Enterosorbents – derive from the toxins of the body, the toxins.
  • Antibiotics – assigned to the development of secondary infection, a strong inflammatory process.
  • Anti-inflammatory agents, non – rapidly resolve the inflammation, the swelling.
  • Immunosuppressants – oppress the working cells of the immune system, which is sometimes necessary when the psoriasis.
  • Biological medicines of new generation.
  • All funds are assigned to a doctor according to the characteristics of the pathology of a patient and his individual quality.


    Methods of physiotherapy treatments are assigned mainly on the period of the phase current of the pathology. To do this, use the following techniques:

    • The treatment of ultra-sound.
    • X-ray treatments.
    • PUVA-therapy.
    • The phototherapy.
    • UFO.
    • Magnetic therapy.
    • Electrical.
    • Electrophoresis.

    The type of treatment, the number and duration of sessions is determined by the specialist depending on the type and form of pathology.

    The rule of diet food


    The diet to the worsening of psoriasis it takes in therapy, the pathology and not the last. Following a diet can reduce the symptoms of the disease, to normalize the state of the skin of the patient and their general well-being.

    Nutrition principles:

    • the refusal of the acute, salty, greasy, fried, smoked food;
    • basis of the diet – cereals, vegetables, fruits;
    • the exception of products allergens – nuts, chocolate, eggs, honey;
    • avoid alcohol, drinks with caffeine, water with gas;
    • the food is recommended to cook in the steam or bake;
    • drinks should give preference to herbal teas, juices, clean water.

    Respect the proper nutrition to the worsening of the psoriasis is necessary not only in the period of recurrence of the disease, but also during your remission.

    The prevention of the development of a relapse

    I understand what to do in case of worsening, it should be noted some rules that help you avoid a relapse:

    • The fulfillment of a healthy lifestyle and diet.
    • Competent, personal care with the use of soft cosmetics.
    • Frequent walks in the open air.
    • The exception of bad habits.
    • The failure of a long period of time to be exposed to the sun.
    • The avoidance of skin lesions.
    • The proper evaluation of stressful situations.
    • When you perform the necessary guidelines for the prevention of disease and the proper treatment of recurrence of the pathology, the prognosis for recovery rather favorable.