Vulgar psoriasis can be treated in a variety of ways. All questions about the choice of methods of treatment and its scheme, as well as the selection of medications, dosages and other details are decided for each patient individually. For each, the severity of the course of the disease and its prevalence, the absence / presence of any concomitant diseases, as well as contraindications, etc., are taken into account.
In hospital mode, the treatment process includes such procedures:
- Detoxification of the patient's body;
- Systemic use of medicines;
- Implementation of local therapy.
If the disease occurs in a localized form or has an average severity, therapy can be performed on an outpatient basis. In this case, mostly local drugs are used. Selection of specific medications occurs depending on the stage of the disease. Used can be both hormonal and non-hormonal drugs.
In the stationary mode, the following treatment is performed.
If a patient experiences high blood pressure, he is given intramuscularly magnesium sulfate.
If psoriasis develops in exudative form, diuretics are prescribed.
If a patient has severe itching and a tendency to an allergic reaction, one should use antihistamines such as Suprastin, Tavegil or Dimedrol.
Systemic treatment of glucocorticosteroids in our time is almost not used, as this increases the risk of adverse reactions and complications. Therefore, they are prescribed only in cases when other methods did not give a positive result.
In case of severe course of the pathology, cytostatics - Methotrexate and Ciclosporin, as well as retinoids - Acitretin are used for treatment.
Also during the treatment now increasingly began to use drugs containing monoclonal antibodies: such as Ephalizumab or Infliximab.
Regarding the same local drugs, their use should be cautious. When the disease worsens, it is impossible to treat irritated skin with ointments of strong action and high concentration. Effectively, such means as ASD-fraction, naphthalan paste and lanolin cream. But hormone ointments should be used only for a short time.
In the outpatient mode, hormonal medications are used, including glucocorticosteroids in the form of gels, creams, and emulsions and lotions (such as Hydrocortisone or Elokom). Also used non-hormonal means - Antralin, Dithranol, Tazaroten and Calcipotriol. Combined local medicines - Lococortentar and Belosalik - also work effectively.
In the course of treatment, the means that improve the cellular metabolism in the body are necessarily used: these are vitamins from groups B and C, and also P and A, E and D.
Among the methods of physiotherapeutic treatment of vulgar psoriasis are the following:
- magneto-, and also magnetic-laser treatment;
- UV-irradiation procedures, as well as PUVA.
If the patient has an acute stage of the disease, UV irradiation procedures are not allowed to be used, and PUVA is carried out in a limited number and with caution.
Alternative treatment and herbal treatment
To make therapeutic therapy more effective, you can use alternative treatment methods. For example, take extra warm baths from extracts and infusions of herbs - such as calendula, chamomile or pine. In this case, you can not use the washcloths while bathing, and also rub yourself with a towel, limiting itself to simply blotting. This is necessary because on the skin due to rubbing, there may be micro-trauma, which increases the risk of exacerbation of the disease, as well as the possible attachment of any secondary infection.
Some more recipes that help in the treatment of psoriasis:
Take 20 g of sassaparilla root and insist them in 1 liter of plain water for 8-10 hours. Then tincture should be cooked for about 20 minutes, and then strain. Half of the broth should be drunk hot, and the second - within 24 hours. The duration of the course is 20 days.
The skin areas affected by psoriasis should be greased with ashes from the hips of wild rose, which before that should be mixed with petroleum jelly in equal proportion.
Tincture of black elderberry (2 tsp add to 5 liters of water). You need to drink 3 r. / Day. On 0,5 stack. Instead of elderberry tincture, fir water can be used.
Grind the young sunflower baskets, then pour the white wine, and then insist for 2 days. Ready tincture strain, and moisten it with inflamed areas of the skin. Also it is possible to impose bandages on them, leaving for 2-3 hours. If rashes have arisen on the face, this tincture can be washed.
The homeopathic drug Dulcamara-plus is used in the case of the acute form of vulgar psoriasis.
Among the contraindications: hypersensitivity to homeopathic components of the drug, as well as age under 18 years.
The drug should be taken solely by the prescription of a homeopath. Granules should be placed under the tongue, and then dissolve them for a while. They should not be chewed, just like drinking with water. You need to consume the medicine half an hour before meals or 1 hour after. The dosage is usually 8 pellets three times a day. The treatment course can last up to 30 days, but only after a mandatory consultation with a dermatologist.
Among adverse reactions to the drug - sometimes the patient may experience an allergy. In this case, he will need to consult a dermatologist.
Among homeopathic remedies for psoriasis also help such drugs as Loma Lux Psoriasis (reception depends on the weight of the patient and is 0.5-2 tsp in the mornings on an empty stomach), and Polyderm (consumed three times a day for 3-5 granules for 5-6 months).
To get rid of vulgar psoriasis it is possible only under condition of normalization of a day mode, and also correction of a food allowance. It is necessary to remove from the diet food products that contain components such as carbohydrates (easily digestible), as well as refractory fats. The diet with vulgar psoriasis also includes the rejection of spicy foods, salt, various spices, semi-finished products and foods with increased allergenicity. In addition, you need to give up food with dyes and food additives, pickled and smoked products, as well as alcohol.