Psoriasis on the feet

Psoriasis is a condition in which the fore psychological discomfort from aesthetic manifestations of the disease are underpinned by the unpleasant sensations. Appearing on the feet, hands and other parts of the body psoriasis a man is tormented all his life because effective medication that allows you to forget about the problem once and for all, is still missing.

Psoriasis on the feet

This type of dermatitis has an unusual origin and is quite widespread among skin diseases that causes of medical scientists to find new ways of solving problems. But today, the pharmaceutical industry and traditional medicine can offer patients with psoriasis only such tools that help to forget about the disease or reduce its symptoms, enabling a person to live a full life.

So what exactly is psoriasis and what causes unattractive such a rare disease? Why still not found a cure for the disease, known to man for many centuries?

Risk factors

Because fully identifying the nature of psoriasis has not yet succeeded, there are also difficulties in determining the reasons causing it. To accurately determine the causes of the disease have not yet succeeded and yet there have been certain studies that suggest that risk factors for the development of psoriatic disease can include:

  • injury and damage to the skin (if you consider that the limbs most often exposed to mechanical stress, it can be assumed that in connection with this psoriasis on the hands and feet is widespread)
  • hormonal imbalance, the reasons for which can be age-related changes in people of different sex, pregnant women etc.
  • various kinds of poisoning, including alcohol poisoning, overdose of drugs, chemicals
  • infectious diseases, like bacteriological and viral nature
  • stress, strong emotional experiences

To trigger the development of psoriasis can also various disorders of metabolic processes in the body.

We should not lose sight of the genetic factor, as there is every reason to believe that the disease is somehow inherited.


Psoriasis, which is also called psoriasis is not an infectious disease. In recent years more and more scientists are inclined to believe that the disease is of autoimmune nature, t.. Zn. cause of disease is improper work of the body, which develop into aggressive cells that destroy healthy cells and tissues. In other words, the body (immune system) is fighting with an imaginary infection, acting against their own cells.


Psoriasis on legs has the same nature as that of the other parts of the body, and brings less suffering. Favorite places of deployment can be considered thighs, skin patches over the knuckles, fingers, toenails and soles of the feet. It is also characterized by seasonality in flow with periods of exacerbation and remission. Exacerbations often occur on the basis of acute infectious diseases (flu, hepatitis, cholecystitis, etc.).

Until the end of the study the nature of psoriasis the doctors do not do. But frequent indications that, together with the skin as a result of psoriasis and affects internal organs (liver, kidney, stomach, adrenal glands, thyroid gland and others), allow us to consider the disease as a systemic pathological process. On a background of psoriasis often develop diseases of the joints, cardiovascular, nervous and digestive systems.

There is evidence that the development of the disease plays an important role hereditary factor, but to fully confirm this have not yet succeeded.

Symptoms of psoriasis on feet

As already mentioned, the psoriasis on the feet are the most susceptible to skin in region of joints, thighs and feet. In these places you can observe the specific dense inflammatory the rash is reddish – psoriasis "plaques", which, moreover, peel and itch badly. The surface of the lesions is quite loose, covered with scales, which occasionally loosen and fall away. Sometimes psoriatic seal crack to the presence of blood and sick, that brings more anxiety to the patient.

In addition is often diagnosed swelling of the legs and inflammation of the joints (psoriatic arthritis).

Psoriasis on the nails of the feet resembles a fungus, appearing in the form of compromising the integrity and appearance of the nail plate. Nail color changes, peeling, becoming thicker, etc. to Establish an accurate diagnosis in this situation can only be a doctor by making necessary analyses.

Starts psoriasis on the feet most often the knee that are most prone to mechanical stress (friction), or around scratches and abrasions. The first signs of psoriasis is a small rash in the form of nodular, protuberant lesions (papules), limited area growth of pink. Papules long pass and eventually unite into one ("plaques") with flaky, silver-white surface.

Psoriasis soles

The very appearance of papules still does not indicate the development of psoriasis. But it is enough to take a scraping from them, to make a preliminary diagnosis. When psoriasis is not the place of scraping, which, incidentally, is easy to make a so-called stearic macula with scales. If you remove the scales under them you can see a smooth, shiny, slightly moist pink surface, called the terminal film. If you break the tape, under it you can see pinpoint bleeding from damage to small capillaries.


In your for psoriasis on the legs periodically goes through several stages:

  • The initial stage. The above first signs of psoriasis is typical for the initial stage of the process, the most preferred for treatment. If the case is run, the psoriasis will spread further. After 2 months the rash will disappear by themselves, but then will appear again. And the second psoriasis will extend for a large area of skin.
  • A progressing stage. If the initial stage of the disease is characterized by a single-point eruptions on the stage of progression around the old rash the formation of new foci of inflammation. Papules are beginning to grow, resulting in the patient experiencing constant itching.
  • The stage of acute flow. The growth of papules is suspended, and they formed scales.
  • Stationary phase. New lesions no longer observed. In old Horny layer is formed, which is gradually disappearing, leaving a pigmented spot.
  • Stage regression. Inflammatory areas most often disappear completely, leaving no trace, or be barely noticeable. The patient feels absolutely healthy.


Psoriasis is a General concept, because the disease itself has many varieties. Psoriasis on the legs is observed in several forms:

Teardrop psoriasis
  • Normal (spotted) psoriasis is found in more than 80% of patients. Most often it is the knee. The affected skin becomes hot, it is characterized by bleeding.
  • Point or drop-shaped psoriasis is less common, but is also quite common. Characterized by intense point or teardrop-shaped rash of red, which stand out slightly above the surface of the skin. Most often, the rash can be observed in the thighs, rarely of the legs. Usually this kind of psoriasis appears on the background of infectious diseases of ENT organs.
  • Inverse or inverse psoriasis is markedly different from other types of absence on the surface of the affected scales. Usually observed on the skin inflamed pink spots, not rising above the surface of the skin that are either slightly flaking, or peeling no. Skin in the affected areas is very delicate, easily injured, which often leads to the accession of secondary infection greatly complicate treatment.
  • Or exudative, pustular psoriasis manifests as the formation of skin pustules filled with fluid or pus. Skin in the affected area swelling, with fever, plaques have a pronounced pink hue, they covered a large number of scales which easily fall off.
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis covers large areas of the body, the skin which becomes inflamed and flaky, which is accompanied by severe swelling, itching and pain. On the basis of this type of psoriasis is often observed enlargement of lymph nodes. This is one of the most severe forms of psoriatic disease.
  • Psoriatic arthritis has a strong pain in the affected skin and joints beneath it. The skin becomes much inflamed, bright red, edematous, joint mobility is restricted.
  • Psoriasis on toe nails covers nail plate and the skin under them. The nail becomes transparent, changing shape underneath a noticeable red rim. The nail plate is prone to delamination, crumbles like a fungal infection.
Psoriasis on toe nails

Complications and consequences

Complications of psoriasis is widely considered to be the transition of the disease in more severe forms, such as erythroderma, pustular psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. These forms of the disease are difficult to treat and cause much discomfort in patients as their appearance, and symptoms.

In addition, psoriatic arthritis at the wrong approach to treatment could face the loss of motor function of the joints and, as a consequence, disability. And psoriasis of the nails can lead to the destruction of the nail plate.

No wonder doctors consider psoriasis is not as common non-infectious skin disease but as a systemic disease, because, despite the fact that for others the patient is not dangerous, the danger exists for him.

Effects of psoriasis on legs and other parts of the body can serve as neuro-psychical disorders and stress, which provoke the recurrence of the disease. Constant tension due to the unsightly appearance, discomfort, dislike of others has a negative impact on the health of patients.

Besides psoriasis with insufficient treatment might return and spread to other parts of the body, and then psoriatic disease will not only affect the skin and joints, but also the nervous system, heart and vessels, gastrointestinal tract, lymphatic system, liver, kidneys, vision, etc.

Treatment of psoriasis on the legs

Previously it was thought that psoriasis is generally not a dangerous skin disease that can not even be treated. But doctors later found a connection between psoriasis and the emergence of different health pathologies that occur in the background. In addition, the complications of this disease does not assume a careless attitude towards them. And what are the suffering experienced by people with terminal illness, tension, discomfort, etc.

One conclusion – to treat psoriasis need, despite the fact that the treatment gives only temporary results. Whatever it was, but effective therapy prevents spread of the disease, and patients will forgive the times when they can relax and get pleasure from healthy lives.

And when you consider that currently developed many techniques with the use of medicines, folk remedies and alternative methods that can significantly facilitate the condition of patients with psoriasis on legs and other parts of the body, it is even illogical to endure psychological and physical torment.

Available to psoriasis patients means local and systemic therapy, physiotherapy, methods of folk medicine. And Psoriasis on the feet is no exception.

Popular treatment of psoriasis on the legs

Folk medicine has not stood aside from a problem and found a lot of budget tools and recipes, able to prevent further development of the pathological process and significantly alleviate the condition of patients with psoriasis, if expensive treatment unavailable to them.

Take, for example, birch tar, which can be purchased at any pharmacy. Consumption of tar is small, so the funds will last long. They need to lubricate the areas, affected by psoriasis about 2 weeks. The tar left on the skin for 1 hour, after which the tool to wash and clean the affected areas with the infusion of celandine, which can also be purchased at the pharmacy or make your own.

Helps with psoriasis is not the legs and an infusion of flax, which is used orally in the morning before Breakfast. The infusion is prepared from 1 tbsp of flax seeds and a Cup of boiling water. Composition doing tonight and insist during the night.

Twice a day to psoriatic plaques can be cleaned with a conventional solution of baking soda (2 tsp per Cup of water) or hydrogen peroxide.


Onion is also not only a useful food product, but also an effective remedy for psoriasis. To the affected areas for 2-3 minutes is recommended to put peeled onions in cheesecloth. After the treatment the skin is washed and processed moisturizer based on vitamin A.

Psoriasis on the sole can be treated with a mixture of butter (60 g), propolis (8 g) and oil solution of vitamin A (10 drops). For mixing the oil heat up and add it to the other components. In the resulting solution to moisten a bandage and apply on the affected area, fixing bandage. Better the procedure is done for the night.

There are also many recipes of traditional recipes from psoriasis and is based on chicken eggs. A lot of reviews attesting to the efficacy of these low-cost funds.

Good action has some herbs: calamus, nettle, burdock, licorice, and succession, which is boiled for about 5 minutes in a glass of water and insist within hours.

Infusion of sage, chamomile, oak bark, succession and celandine helps with psoriasis on the nails of the feet. And plantar psoriasis is treated using compresses with flowers of clover, scalded with boiling water, which are configured on psoriatic plaques for 2 hours a day.