Scaly lichen (psoriasis) is a chronic, usually relapsing skin disease. They suffer about 1-2% of people aged 20-40 years. The skin thickens, becomes covered with a whitish translucent, fish-like scales, papular rash. When scraping the surface of the papules, a pink film appears, the damage to which leads to pinpoint bleeding. Scabs can be all over the body, but the scalp, elbows, knees, peripump and perianal (around the anus) area are most vulnerable.
- Small rashes on the skin, which increase, form large lesions.
- The appearance of pink nodules of different size and shape, covered with whitish scales.
- When scraping, there is a pinpoint bleeding.
The etiology is unknown. Occurrence of individual foci of rash promotes: skin irritation, scars, burns, dry skin with frequent washing, chemical substances. Psoriasis can provoke sunburn and skin inflammation, emotional overexertion, tobacco, alcoholism and some medications.
The disease is incurable, you can only stop its further development. The method of treatment of psoriasis is selected individually. The choice depends on the stage of the disease, the distribution of lesions, the age of the patient and other diseases. With a mild form of scaly lichen baths are appointed from mineral salts, with a heavy form of ointment, which includes cortisone and cytostatics.
Useful contrast shower, as well as softening creams and special care for the body. Wear clothes only from cotton and natural fabrics, avoid staying in stuffy and smoky rooms, refuse alcoholic beverages and smoking.
If you have symptoms of squamous lichen, you should consult your doctor.
Diagnosis of scaly lichen does not cause difficulties. The skin sample is sent to a laboratory test. Treatment is carried out on an outpatient basis. At the started form - in a specialized clinic.
Course of the disease
Scaly lichen is an infectious disease. In women, psoriasis often occurs as a consequence of hormonal changes in the body (the period of maturation, pregnancy, menopause). Sometimes the symptoms disappear, but then reappear.
Psoriasis is unpleasant in its manifestations, but at the same time it can not be classified as dangerous diseases. Sometimes it affects the nails and joints.