Clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris

Psoriasis vulgaris is also called simple, ordinary. This is the most common form of the disease, with a classic appearance of reddish, rounded plaques all over the body. These plaques are slightly raised above the skin, tend to merge, and on top are covered with a whitish coating of small dry skin scales.

Psoriatic plaques give the patient psychological and physical discomfort, since they can be perceived by others as a sign of an infectious disease, cause itching and can even bleed during trauma.

Since this dermatological disease is of an autoimmune nature, the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris is a difficult and lifelong task. In this case, not only the correct recommendations from the doctor are required, but also the correction of the lifestyle by the patient himself.  

The mainstay of treatment for vulgar psoriasis

The doctor conducts differential diagnosis of psoriasis vulgaris with other skin diseases, such as eczema. The clinical picture is bright, but sometimes a biopsy is required to make an accurate diagnosis. 

In the progressive period, the patient is prescribed special non-hormonal ointments that have a local positive effect on the skin and do not enter the systemic circulation. Ointment according to V.F.Mac’s prescription works in several directions at once:  

  • removes unbearable itching – one of the most severe and annoying symptoms of psoriasis vulgaris;
  • reduces inflammation;
  • prevents the further spread of the process;
  • increases the barrier function of the skin;
  • leads to a reduction in the size and number of plaques.

This is the most basic therapy that significantly improves the condition of patients and improves their quality of life. If, for some reason, plaque infection occurs in psoriasis vulgaris, then antibiotic-based ointments are required to suppress the bacterial flora.

Additional therapies

Clinical guidelines for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris can be supplemented with auxiliary techniques:

  • acupuncture;
  • hirudotherapy;
  • psychotherapy.

Diet for psoriasis vulgaris is also very important. Improper diet provokes many skin diseases, including psoriasis. Avoiding relapses and improving skin condition will help the elimination of smoked, spicy, highly salty foods, as well as purchased sweets. Psoriasis vulgaris can be controlled by taking a comprehensive approach to treatment.

event_note October 20, 2021

account_box Dr. Peter B Milburn

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