Psoriasis on hands

Psoriasis on the hands relates to the treatment of dermatological skin diseases of a chronic nature and, despite the fact that he's not contagious, creates serious problems in social adaptation of the patient in the surrounding society.

Psoriasis on fingers

The disease begins with the appearance of specific plaques in the palms and extensor extremities. The causes of psoriasis is not fully understood, but the fact that he's not contagious, is not transmitted by contact, for example, through a handshake and personal hygiene items, proven long-term observations of patients. However, to treat it is necessary, otherwise, the injury can lead to serious infection of the skin.

Causes of psoriatic lesions of the hands

The most common causes of psoriasis include:

  • genetic predisposition;
  • failures in the immune system;
  • violation of metabolic processes in the body;
  • causes of psoriasis on the hands can be psycho-emotional overload;
  • improper diet;
  • bad habits;
  • General intoxication of the organism;
  • quite often causes of psoriasis are viral, bacterial and fungal infections;
  • abrupt climate change;
  • chronic skin disease;
  • long-term use of some medications (antidepressants, anticonvulsants, steroid, etc.).

In addition, the causes of aggravation of the disease may be excessive hygiene, because the various cleaning agents are able to rid the skin of natural protection. Therefore, it should be remembered that psoriasis is not contagious and excessive hygiene are required.

Symptoms of psoriasis on hands

Generally psoriasis on the surface of the palms are most noticeable than other forms, and it is much more difficult to treat because the hands are in constant contact with the surrounding objects and household chemicals. With involvement in the inflammatory process of the fingers and nails can cause loss of sensation and swelling of joints.

The surface of the hands dry and have cracks. Psoriasis on the palms show signs of thickening and coarsening of the epidermis, like blisters. Clinical symptoms of psoriasis on the hands like athlete's foot and eczema, so often there is a collection of material for biopsy.

The main symptoms of psoriasis manifest:

  • redness and increased dryness of the skin;
  • may develop swelling and thickening of the epidermis;
Psoriasis on the hands
  • there is often cracking of psoriatic pustules;
  • on the surface of the affected symptoms merge individual elements with subsequent spread to other skin areas.

In the cold season symptoms of psoriasis manifest in the form of intense peeling of the affected areas. If untreated, on your toes appear swollen and thickened psoriatic plaques that can be painful.

Forms of psoriasis

On the fingers.

With the development of this form in the first place is peeling on the affected area, which then becomes inflamed. Usually psoriatic symptoms were exacerbated in the autumn-winter period. If psoriasis is not treated, possible complications.

On the hands.

This form of psoriasis is found only in 25% of patients. Symptoms of the disease similar symptoms on the fingers, however, in pathological the process the skin on the hands becomes rough and there is a hyperemic formation resembling corn, which is very itchy and itchy, creating discomfort to the patient.

Palmar-plantar form.

This type of psoriasis is most often found only in the patients whose activity is connected with increased physical activity. Symptoms of this form develops with the appearance of small papules that are covered with silvery scales and can merge into a single psoriatic plaques. With further development of the pathological process symptoms of psoriasis can occur on the lateral surfaces of the palms. Psoriasis on the palms of accompanied by painful itching which leads the patient to the development of neuroses and insomnia.

Arthropathic psoriasis.

This is one of the most severe forms of psoriasis, which is accompanied by joint damage. First affected joints on the hands, then the process involves the larger joints. Often joint pain can appear before the start of papular rash. Often the patient is the pain. While psoriatic lesions no.

Psoriasis on the palms

Barbera Psoriasis (Pustular).

Pustular psoriasis of the palms and soles develops as a result of various infections, stressful situations, hormonal disruptions in the body. Rash superficial pustulous, occur on the background of the psoriatic plaques in which clear boundaries. Most commonly the rash is localized on a raised thumb and little finger. There is no deterioration of the General condition of the patient. This form of disease is characterized by frequent relapses, so the psoriasis Barbera very hard to cure.

Psoriatic erythroderma.

In some cases, when the exacerbation common forms of psoriasis on hands the result of exposure to irritants may appear psoriatic erythroderma in which psoriatic lesions are observed not only in the hands but the whole body. The affected areas become dense, hyperemic with scaly lesions different sizes. Patient possible hyperthermia, lymphadenitis and a sharp deterioration of the General condition of the body.

The stage of the disease

Psoriasis on the hands has 4 stages:

  1. Initial — expressed in the form of small papules, which have a rounded shape with shiny smooth surface and clear margins. Often the disease the initial form looks like psoriasis vulgaris. After 2-3 days there is peeling and rash. Psoriasis on the fingers, in which the primary form is most often seen between the fingers, has 3 specific manifestations (stearic spot, psoriatic and blood film Rosa), called "psoriatic triad". Next, the initial form go to the progression;
  2. Progressive — during this stage, there is growth in the old and new psoriatic lesions. Papular nodules brightly colored, and peeling is most pronounced in the center of the papule. Often the cause of this stage are minor injuries. In this case, papular skin rash linear;
  3. Stationary — is characterized by the cessation of the papular growth. Skin peeling is reduced, and the psoriatic lesions become bluish;
  4. Regressive stage — regression papule surrounds the whitish area is 2-3 mm. Observed resorption of the nodules from the center to the edge. The rash fades, and the peeling stops completely. On the site of the papules possible hypopigmentation of the epidermis.
Stages of psoriasis

Traditional treatment of psoriasis on hands

Treatment of psoriasis on the hands is quite difficult. As a rule, even when remission psoriatic plaques are visible on the skin, despite the noticeable reduction in size. Treatment should be integrated with a primary lessening the appearance of skin irritation.

Most often prescribed:

  • to treat psoriasis, it is recommended using external products that soften and heal the skin;
  • in order to remove swelling in the hands and severe itching appointed antihistamines;
  • for the normalization of the gastrointestinal tract and liver also recommended supplementation;
  • to enhance the immune forces appointed agents for immunity;
  • often the doctor recommends psoriasis homeopathic remedies that are gentle effects on the body. In addition, they are practically no side effects;
  • depending on the stage of psoriasis the doctor prescribes anti-inflammatory ointment, as well as keratolytic, and reducing external funds;
  • if no contraindications are assigned photochemotherapy and physiotherapy;
  • for pain in the joints, we recommend taking painkillers.

Good effect observed when you massage the fingers and palms special ointments and creams. These drugs increase blood circulation and lymph flow, which has a beneficial effect on the skin. However, remember that to apply cream and to use the ointment only after consulting a doctor, taking into account possible contraindications.

Traditional treatments

Equally important in relieving psoriasis on the hands has alternative medicine and traditional treatments. Sometimes such techniques allow to achieve long-term remission.

Traditional treatments include:

  • positive effects on the skin are baths with sea salt, which is taken before external use of the medicinal product. Salt has anti-inflammatory effects, neutralize swelling and cleanses the skin of crusts. After this procedure the skin looks much better;
  • Traditional treatments
  • we recommend adoption of herbal baths (1 tbsp to 1 liter of hot water) with the addition of calendula, chamomile flowers, Valerian, sage and celandine. The procedure is performed no more than 20 minutes a day;
  • the affected areas are advised to apply the ointment prepared from 0, 5 teaspoon of celandine powder + baby lotion (5 oz.) + 1 egg white;
  • well relieves itching, infusion of juniper, and peeling is reduced with the use of birch tar.

However, not only traditional recipes and symptomatic treatment can neutralize the manifestations of psoriasis on the hands.

Long-term remission can be observed in the implementation of preventive measures, which include:

  1. regular moisturizing of the skin using a cream or ointment;
  2. prevention of contact with hands detergent;
  3. is necessary to observe special diets.

To obtain maximum efficiency in the treatment of psoriasis requires mandatory adherence to the doctor's appointments. It is important to remember that this disease is not contagious. Psoriasis is not transmitted by contact.