Hand foot psoriasis affects the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and the disease is an autoimmune disease state.
The psoriasis on the palms of the hands and feet, together with the localization of the process on the scalp, is considered to be one of the most common forms of the disease. That represents about 14% of the cases of a skin condition.
Even if palmar-plantar forms of psoriasis is not peculiar to the association at the age between 15 and 35 years of age observed a higher frequency of developing the disease. There is a link with ethnicity. It is said that people of caucasian ethnicity in the age of 50 years significantly increases the risk of developing this disease.
The exact causes of the pathological state has not been fully clarified and still believes that the disease is based on the treatment autoimmune. During normal operation of the immunity, a person receives protection from a variety of alien agents: viruses, allergens, protozoa, and other microorganisms.
In psoriasis, an error occurs in the body, after which the immune system begins to produce substances hard against its own cells and tissues. An excessive amount of T-lymphocytes (the main cells of the immune system) and macrophages leads to the development of an inflammatory response and excessive proliferation of skin cells, because, and it is observed the characteristic symptoms and the emergence of hyperkeratosis.
Note! Hyperkeratosis is an excessive thickening of the epidermis — the outer layer of the skin.
Some studies indicate a role of the factor of inheritance. For example, about 10% of the population inherit the genes associated with psoriasis and only 3% of them develop the disease. These statistical data suggest the presence of other, more thorough understanding of the causes of the disease.
Additional risk factors are:
In a 2006 study it was indicated on the communication, pathology, dermatology with cardiovascular diseases and other diseases: hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia.
The results of the experiments to the end were not clear. For a full understanding of all the processes, the study of this topic continues and more research is needed.
The Trigger of the disease (factors, have an effect on the disease, but does not lead to it directly) can be the following:
Despite the rapid development of modern medicine, still install the software of psoriasis on the palms of the hands, perhaps with a visual examination of the skin doctor without special equipment. Based physical examination "of a psoriasis triad", an event that can be observed with a light scrape shavings of the affected areas of the body.
The doctor draws attention to the history of the disease, as well as some constantly allowed drugs may be triggers for the development of the disease:
In difficult cases, we recommend a complete examination, which includes the laboratory analysis of the blood and the scan of the ultrasound, as well as the exclusion of a fungal infection using mycological diagnostics. When the witness made a biopsy of a suspicious hearth of the skin.
Among the main types of diseases, there are five variants. When in 90% of cases you look at the visual feature of the clinical picture.
As it seems hand foot psoriasis? The patient on the palms of the hands and soles of certain psoriatic plaques, red scaly patches on the skin, thickened, ready to peeling. In outbreaks a person feels itching, fever, and pain of varying intensity; in some cases, the skin crack and bleed.
And impact on the formation of your nails:
Hand foot type of disease occurs as part of a general process, but is only limited to the skin of the hands and feet. Psoriasis soles makes it difficult to walk and wear shoes. Damage on the hands can not only interfere with the execution of any work, but also to impose a negative impression of the relationships with the people. Common situations, and a sort of welcome for the hand, can be clunky, that it causes inside of you, and the social, the difficulty of a person to the development of social phobia.
The distinctive feature of this form of the disease is the presence of species of the process, which can be called the following terms:
Listed skin disorder causes the formation of clusters (clusters) several pustules in the field of platelets. In general, this eruption is very similar to a pimple. It is worth mentioning that this type of disease is quite crude with the light methods of treatment, and often requires an integrated approach to therapy.
Please note! Pustular psoriasis of the palms and soles requires the treatment of antibacterial drugs when you connect a bacterial infection.
As in all forms of the pathological process, palmar-plantar localization is characterized by three clinical phases:
In some cases, the disease is classified elements of eruptions:
Hand foot psoriasis is a chronic disease that can appear again, regardless of the treatment. However, there are methods of therapy, allowing a reduction of the times of aggravation and the extension of the period of remission.
The main method of treatment is an attempt to avoid the rapid growth of the cellular elements that lead to the development of plaques, there is the anti-inflammatory therapy. An alternative technique provides immediate removal of flakes.
Since the skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the inspessita even in healthy people, treatment of this localization often involves a combination of methodologies and a more aggressive impact on the outbreaks.
In the first place for the psoriasis of the palms and soles that is assigned to the local treatment in the form of gels, ointments and creams:
The usual side effects are irritation, drying and thinning of the skin. Also can be made of sessions of phototherapy:
It is important to know!It is very important to transition to natural phototherapy. It is recommended to start with 5-10 minutes of direct sunlight per day. Later you can gradually increase the exposure time of 30 seconds per day.
Hand foot psoriasis include the treatment of oral contraceptive drugs in the more severe form of the disease:
The most frequent side effect of these drugs are problems with the gastrointestinal tract.
Heavy the course of the disease to a certain extent, can influence the development of serious danger to the health and the life of the patient: 58% increases the risk of myocardial infarction and 43% of stroke. The main complications in the immediate psoriasis the hands and the soles is psoriatic arthritis, and dystrophy of the nails.
National medical research center has defined a number of diseases that can be caused by a pathology of the skin:
In a note.During early treatment, and by respecting the necessary information, the possible impact of psoriasis, it is possible to reduce, and skin manifestations to reduce to a minimum.
Recommended prevention measures: