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    How to handle erythrodermic psoriasis and care for your affected skin

    What is erythrodermic psoriasis ?

    Psoriasis is a skin condition
    caused by immune system. In
    Psoriasis, the body develop
    skin cells rapidly and this lead
    to accumulation of dead cells
    on surface resulting in patches
    of dry itchy skin.
    Your first choice is to visit a doctor to take the appropriate
    medications.

     

    1. Salicylic acid:
    It smooth the skin by shedding of psoriasis                         
    scales but it may cause irritation.

    Topical treatment for erythrodermic psoriasis

    2. Steroid topical creams:
    Steroid creams decrease inflammation and reduce
    itching and stop production of cells
    · They may cause burning and irritation.

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    3. Calcipotriene:
    It is effective when used in combination with a topical steroid
    cream.


    4. Retinoids:
    Tazarotene it has no systemic effect and it is effective but may
    also cause irritation.

    5. Coal tar:
    Reduce over production of cells but it has unpleasant odour and
    can stain fabrics.


    6. Ultraviolet light:
    Exposing skin to ultraviolet light is an
    effective treatment for psoriasis, it slows the
    growth of affected skin cells.


    7. Laser:
    Excimer laser emitting 308nm is effective in clearing resistance
    plaques of psoriasis.

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    8. Climatic therapy:
    Some patients go to Dead Sea because
    it’s the deepest place on the earth and its
    surrounded with mountains.
    The patient can stay on shores all day
    without fear of sunburn and ultraviolet
    rays can improve psoriasis without any
    harm but it takes at least 4 weeks and it is
    expensive.


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    Some tips to manage psoriasis

    1. Omega-3-supplements may help to reduce inflammation.
    2. Drink enough water, it can keep your skin well hydrated.
    3. Soak in a bathtub filled with warm water and Dead Sea salts for 15
    minutes it can reduce itching and burning, do this every two days
    because taking bath daily can dry your skin and make the problem
    get worse.
    4. Try to cut alcohol, smoking and caffeine.
    5. Keep your skin hydrated by good moisturizer because dryness of
    skin increase the inflammation and the urge to itch.
    6. There is strong link between psoriasis and stress, so try to relax and
    reduce stress by exercising and learning yoga.
    7. Don’t scratch or pick at your skin, if you do it you may cut the skin
    and it may lead to infection.
    8. If you feel itchy take antihistaminic drugs.

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