First symptoms of psoriasis – how to start

Psoriasis is classified in medicine as a serious chronic autoimmune disease, which affects not only the skin surface but also the whole body. The symptoms of psoriasis are similar to signs of pathological dermatitis, however, have their own salient features: with the progression of pathology of the plaque actively affect the body. As the disease cannot be cured, must be strictly observed therapeutic courses prescribed by the doctor and support the affected body.


What is psoriasis

Psoriasis is a pathological model of dermatosis, which is accompanied by abundant skin manifestations in the form of large spots that merge into itchy and scaly plaques. Disease cycles, and has a chronic course, so to cure it is not possible. However, you must perform a daily set of measures for a sustained period of remission. Intensive medical treatment should be carried out at the stage of progression. Localization of psoriatic manifestations is quite broad:

  • the head and face, neck, eyelids, ears;
  • elbow and knee bends;
  • lower back;
  • feet and hands;
  • hands and feet;
  • groin area and genitals.

In severe cases, psoriasis affects the nail plate, the joints and affects the Central nervous system. The disease may arise from any person under the influence of genetic factors and external pathogenic manifestations.

The symptoms of psoriasis

The appearance of psoriasis first symptoms are pronounced: spots are small. However, every day there is a progressive growth of psoriatic plaques, more of them increases the area of damage. First symptoms of psoriasis development become more intense:

  • the skin surface begins to peel off;
  • plaques merge into separate clusters.

First symptoms of psoriasis of the skin can occur as result of injury to the upper epidermis of the word: rubbing, scratches, cuts, burns, frostbite. Psoriasis can develop on different parts of the body and progress in accordance with the configuration, so the first symptoms will depend on the localization. How is the pathology, also depend on internal and external provocateurs, among which are:

How does psoriasis at the initial stage
  • violation of metabolic processes in the body;
  • a weakened immune defense of the body;
  • to induce infection;
  • neurological disorders;
  • genetic predisposition.

Quickly the disease develops it is possible to incorrectly define, confused with various forms of dermatitis. Symptoms in these cases are similar: itching, redness, inflammation. It is therefore necessary to clearly distinguish the symptoms of the lesions.

What starts psoriasis

Starts as a skin disease psoriasis, it is possible to understand by discovering the internal and external provocateurs. With proper diagnosis, the doctor will determine provocateur and prescribes treatment. Usually drug therapy depends on the type and stage of development. Distinguish common phases of emergence and development of diseases:

  • initial;
  • progressive;
  • stationary;
  • stage of regression.

Patients prone to inflammation of this type, all the stages are formed cyclically, passing its development from the initial stage to the regression or remission, and then the cycle begins again. However, of great importance are the individual characteristics of the organism: in some patients the pathology progresses rapidly, the other a small rash formed and quickly regress. Psoriasis can appear at any age, although the nature of its formation is not fully understood, today, the source of the formation of the pathogenic environment experts call hereditary factor.

How does psoriasis

In order to distinguish the disease from allergies or dermatitis, you must know initially manifested as psoriasis. Most often, the main symptom for proper diagnosis is localization of the rash:

localization of psoriasis localization of allergic rashes
on the scalp, neck, on the face: on the eyelids, on the cheeks, around the lips, on the nose;
elbows, knees; allergic to breast;
hands, forearms, ankles; allergic rash that covers red spots legs and arms completely.
the feet and hands.

Psoriatic lesions in contrast to allergies and dermatitis, always have a film top silver grey layer composed of dead epithelial cells.

Plaque vulgar

How does psoriasis at the initial stage

How does psoriasis can be visually seen already at the initial stage. Immune disorders, the nature in the barrier function of the body, changes the period of cell life. The main pathological symptom is that the cells begin unnaturally fast to share, not lying down within the time of natural death. In this process, the formed plaque, raised above the skin due to the epidermal layer of scales. Formed psoriasis has different first signs of manifestation on different parts of the body:

  1. Inflammation under the scalp of the head is localized in the neck and behind the ears, can move in the area of the forehead. Starts occipital psoriasis resembles small red spots that appear single. The result of the progression, the spots can cover the entire scalp, forming scaly itchy lesions. When injury, papules and flakes similar to dandruff in the beginning of the disease, and then form large flakes. Delicate epidermal layer loses its protective function, therefore, formed a bleeding wound, which cause severe discomfort.
  2. The localization on the hands. The initial stage of the formation of psoriasis on hands is characterized by small lesions on the elbows, wrists and between the fingers, the forearms. Small reddish spots are covered with scales, psoriasis on the hands becomes rough plaque, the initial stage develops into a progressive.
  3. The first signs of psoriasis on legs appear on the skin in the area of the knees. At first, the rash is small, in most cases, single. As a result of the progress they become pronounced inflamed lesions coalesce into large spots. Is an abundant desquamation in the affected areas.
  4. The dermatosis of the feet and palms. The beginning of the formation of papules is the same on the palms and feet: psoriasis affects a small area of the skin. Then the pathological education is becoming more covered with a firm layer of the epidermis. The result is a thin skin of feet/hands starts to crack, bleed. There is a risk of secondary infections through these vulnerable areas of the epidermis.
  5. Rashes on the face, ears, neck. In the ears developing seborrheic form, which reach the ear inside and outside, forming a large spot, which is scaly. In addition, inflammation can capture the area of the eyelids, cheeks, nasolabial folds, the border of the lips and even tongue. Red scaly papules can go to the back of the head.
  6. Psoriasis of the joints expressed only if the internal lesion is already advanced. The initial symptom is pain in the joints, and then they begin to deform, and the surface of the skin papules appear. In the area of pathological changes, edema, movements become inhibited. Discomfort both day and night. The first stage initially affects the hands and feet, then the symptoms of psoriasis acquire the scope, switching on the knee and elbow joints. The heavy configuration – the defeat of the intervertebral joints.
Guttate psoriasis

Where does psoriasis

The pathology does not refer to any type of infection, psoriasis cannot be transmitted in a domestic environment, through the blood or sexually. Symptoms begin to manifest during active formation of white blood cells in the human body, individually. Immune response to external and internal stimuli explains the origin of non-infectious psoriasis. Signs of psoriasis have common features for different forms of this disease:

  • form of papules always round;
  • edge of inflammatory formations is always sharp, without blur;
  • inflammation always bright red in color;
  • papules covered with scales of a silvery color.

The manifestations of psoriasis is based on three main characteristics, due to their presence the disease can be distinguished from other types of dermatitis:

  1. The phenomenon stearin spot can be seen if you remove the upper dead skin layer of pimples. It will be under a smooth surface that resembles the wax spot.
  2. The phenomenon of stearin film. When a full medical withdrawal from psoriatic plaques of the upper layer of scales and inflamed skin will cover the wet clear film.
  3. Auspitz phenomenon is noticeable if the damage is terminal films: appear bloody points that protrude above the surface of the epidermis.

Psoriasis has symptoms of the occurrence and causes, characteristic only for him. The results of years of research lead to the same conclusion, which can begin psoriasis: the formation of the first papules depends on the immune system. Under the influence of precipitating factors, cellular immune beginning alone provokes inflammation and causes the uncontrolled division process in the upper layers of the epidermis. The main reasons for the origin of the inflammation, include the following:

  • hereditary factor;
  • dysfunction of carbohydrate-protein exchange in the body;
  • the presence of other chronic inflammatory focus;
  • severe stressful situation;
  • provocative climatic conditions;
  • various kinds of skin injury;
  • concomitant infection.
Exudative psoriasis

Nutrition and diet

  • normalization of metabolism;
  • the decrease in the exacerbation of psoriasis;
  • reducing inflamed areas and sores;
  • normalization of work of system of the gastrointestinal tract.

Currently, there is a specialized diet created by a doctor, a scientist Pehano. The basic principle of its operation is the reduction of acidity in the bloodstream and blocking the generation of autoimmune antibodies, as well as establishing the proper functioning of the intestine. The doctor suggests that the diet should consist of the bulk of the following products:

  • alkali-forming foods (vegetables, fruits, berries, and grains), except prunes, plums, currants and cranberries.
  • the rest should take acid-forming foods (meat, fish, legumes, cheese and milk products, eggs).

However, you should understand that there are products-allergens that can trigger Allergy as a secondary reaction of the body and cause the progression of psoriasis. Allergy sufferers should be careful to choose the diet.

In psoriasis diet should be based on the use of the following products:

Recommended Excluded
leafy vegetables; muffin and bread products;
fruits and natural juices; artificial additives, colors, preservatives;
bird, rabbit; smoked sausages, canned food, red meat;
low-fat milk containing products; sugar, honey, sweet drinks;
vegetable oil; alcoholic beverages;
pumpkin seeds, flax, sunflower seeds, almonds; brown rice; fatty and fried foods;
bread from wheat flour; rice, nightshades, citrus.
Seborrheic psoriasis

How to treat with the help of folk remedies

Home therapy based on the alternative medicine must be used with the consent and under the supervision of a physician. You need to apply the basic rules of self:

  • during procedures, treatment of folk remedies should continue to use medications and use ointments;
  • the result after application of herbal extracts and ointments may not come all at once, you must complete the course of treatment of 10 or more applications;
  • more effective will be the result when using multiple traditional medicine.
  1. Decoctions based on a mixture of healing herbs: St. John's wort, chamomile, flowers of calendula, celandine root. It is necessary to take 10 g of each herb, pour into jar and pour a tablespoon of organic sunflower oil. The resulting lotion must gently smear the affected skin. In another variation of the recipe, instead of butter, you can boil tea in a water bath and make application using it. Each of the above herbs can be used not in the mix, but as a separate drug product.
  2. Homemade ointment on the basis of tar is antiseptic, emollient and moisturizer. To prepare the cream, you must mix in a bowl with natural birch tar (1 tbsp), boric acid (half a teaspoon), two capsules of fish oil, egg protein and honey (if no allergies to it). The resulting balm is applied once a day, before use, you should test the product on healthy skin to prevent allergic reactions.
  3. Bath with a decoction of yarrow dries the rash, and relieves itching. Dry grass (about 3 cups) pour water and insist within hours, then I boil the infusion for about 20 minutes and allow to cool. Then, the resulting infusion is poured into the bath and the duration of treatment should not exceed 20 minutes. To be effective, you must take about 10-15 baths.
  4. Decoctions based on a mixture of medicinal herbs
  5. Ointment based on propolis prepared with the addition of drugstore vitamin a: a tablespoon means mixed with 3 capsules of vitamin and piece of butter. This ointment can be used as an application on the affected area.
  6. Soda baths and baths with sea salt must be taken just before bedtime. The temperature of the water in therapeutic baths should be close to 37 degrees. Soda and sea salt have a disinfecting effect, relieve itching. However, it is the soda can overdry already dry skin, then after bathing, it should be abundantly moisten.

In the treatment of folk remedies in combination with medicines, it should be understood that completely cure psoriasis is impossible, because this disease is chronic. However, with proper treatment, under the supervision of a dermatologist, you can achieve a stable remission period.