How to treat psoriasis on the body?

Since the disease of psoriasis is still considered incurable, all specialists are looking for the most optimal approaches to ensure that at least for a long time it calms the irritated state of the pathology. For this, means such as surgery are already being used, and not just the use of pills, injections or ointments. To identify the most effective remedy for psoriasis for all patients at once, you still need to carry out several studies. Therefore, doctors select each patient for psoriasis treatment individually in order to minimize side effects and achieve a stable positive result.

Doctor prescribing medication for psoriasis

Briefly about the disease

Psoriatic disease ("psoriasis", "squamous lichen") is a disease of a non-infectious inflammatory nature that has characteristic signs and characteristics - poorly tolerated and contained itching, burning of the skin, swelling with papule formation or intense growth of red plaques with suppuration or sulfuric plaque. Both young children and adults are exposed to this misfortune - age characteristics do not play a role here. Finding the causes and their elimination are now under study, analysis and experiments. Therefore, the use of one or another method of neutralizing psoriasis in the body will always be complex.

Additional Information.When choosing a treatment method or a medication, they are also always guided by the patient's preferences, how it is more convenient for him to take the course - taking drugs orally, applying them outside, or combining methods.

How to treat psoriasis on the body - ointments and drugs?

Selecting the right tools that will really help the patient will largely depend on a number of different resources and circumstances.

Doctors will look for the most effective treatment first, focusing on the following points:

  • general state and well-being of the patient;
  • the duration of the illness;
  • its varieties;
  • what is the form of the pathology course;
  • recorded (or unrecorded) exacerbations;
  • which concomitant deviations from the health norm are present;
  • patient age;
  • the presence of illness in their family members;
  • individual features, indicators and parameters of the body.
Ointment for the treatment of psoriasis

Above all, experts in the field of orthodox (classical) medicine precisely recognize the complex approach to the treatment of this disease. Everything that, in one way or another, has helped or has helped those who have become much better and for a long time can be applied. It is worth highlighting the most basic effective methods of treating psoriasis, psoriatic dermatitis, which consists of a whole set of manipulations and drugs.

Thus, the doctor will prescribe ointments, drugs or procedures from the following main list of methods:

  1. Creams - most often belong to the group of the most effective and easy to apply means. Of these, the most popular:
    • almost all options in which there is vitamin D in the composition;
    • glucocorticosteroids.
  2. Ointments - are hormonal and non-hormonal. The first options more quickly cope with the task, but affect the human hormonal background. The latter are less safe in terms of hormones, but act more slowly.
  3. Gel substances - well relieve inflammation, remove toxins, can be of special and universal purpose.
  4. Therapeutic aerosols, sprays - remarkably block the emergence of new foci and also serve as an excellent prevention during the period of remission. The main ones are as follows:
    • with zinc pyrithione;
    • Chinese antiseptic (can be used every day).
  5. Cosmetic, healing, essential and even edible oils soften the skin, serve as a good antioxidant and some of them are ready to heal wounds quickly (especially hawthorn oil).
  6. Homeopathic direction - always assigned individually.
  7. Special products for body care - shampoos, soaps, milks, lotions.
  8. Herbal medicine - it can be not only tinctures for drinking or rubs, lotions, applications, but also baths, use of herbal extracts in saunas, baths, when the skin is more softened and hydrated.
  9. Chinese medicine.
  10. Pills, injections - many options are used and are strictly prescribed by a specialist.

Observation!None of the medicines offered for psoriasis is not yet able to cure the disease completely and for life.

Preparations for psoriasis on the body for different cases

You can also separately note which is better to choose a remedy for psoriasis on the body, its various parts. For example, you can't put cream on your head - that's a fact! So you should be more careful with the means that the doctor prescribes and stop at the most ideal ones. For legs or arms, there are special approaches to treatment.

How to get rid of head disease?

Gels are excellent for their calming and refreshing effect on overheated sore skin. But most often they use a simple and familiar way - washing their hair with a specialized shampoo.

To do this, you can buy these shampoos:

  • tar;
  • Cosmetic, with healing effect;
  • antifungal drugs;
  • Baby shampoos.

How to treat hand irritation?

For the treatment of nails, the doctor will always prescribe a gel in addition to other drugs - its effect lies in the fact that it is able to gently eliminate the inflammatory process. Essential or medicinal oils perfectly heal wounds and soften the skin, cleansing it.

Pay attention to the following options:

  • extract from the series;
  • celandine oil;
  • for wound healing - hawthorn, banana, tea tree, cumin (black) and others.

Often we work with our hands, we do something, so they are more often exposed to the external environment. Experts believe that the most effective remedy for psoriasis on the hands are ointments, gels and creams in combination with oils between the intake of a special substance. These psoriasis medications not only soothe the skin on your hands or joints, but wax baths can too. Now, for this, they even released special devices with medical wax, where hands are heated to a certain temperature (up to 50-60˚С).

Is there a cure for foot psoriasis?

Gels are excellent for relieving psoriasis on the legs, not only with skin lesions, but also on the affected joints. Also, treating psoriasis on the feet or knees is much gentler if you use the following types of oils:

  • carrots;
  • tea tree;
  • jasmine;
  • bergamot;
  • lavender;
  • oregano and others.

For reference.Don't forget that using various oils, especially essential oils, can cause allergies. So test each oil on a separate area of the skin before using it.

Effective treatment of psoriasis - 2 radical approaches

Among the latest medical technologies are several options for a radical approach to healing psoriatic irritation with lasting effect. Doctors note one of these effective treatments - small bowel valve surgery, which can resolve problems with good results for several years. The second approach is described below.

Small bowel valve surgery for psoriasis


You can quickly penetrate the interior of the patient when the question of solving the very root of the problem is ripe. One of the pathogenic areas where the focus of pathogenic bacteria is most manifested is the intestine. And where there are a lot of harmful bacteria, a lot of toxins are formed, which affects the development of the disease. By cleaning the intestine or having a beneficial effect on it, a large accumulation of pathogenic microflora can be avoided. Such an effective treatment of psoriasis by surgery has not only its creator, but also its own approach and principle.

The famous surgeon - creator of the technique - obtained excellent results when he began to perform his operations on patients with psoriasis. The principle of the approach is as follows - if you clean the intestines and then operate the small intestine in the area of its valve, restore the valve, the intestine will more actively perform its body cleaning functions. Problems such as small bowel insufficiency or valve dysfunction are often overlooked. Whereas this might be the most important cause of the problem. After all, no matter how much you clean your intestines, if the valve doesn't work, it's all in vain.

In terms of effectiveness, this method now ranks second among other approaches, after stronger drugs with long-term effects. No need to transplant anyone's skin anywhere, no need for scalp patches either! In terms of terms, the therapeutic effect after the operation occurs within 2-3 months (in rare cases, after 4 months). The body is restored and the patient can be completely healthy for a period of 4 to 5 years. If he continues to adhere to strict rules regarding his diet, active lifestyle and other preventative recommendations from doctors, the recovery time can even increase to 7 years or more.

For reference. Most often, such an operation plan is now carried out in Germany and Israel by leading specialists from well-known clinics.

UV radiation

Another method that can be considered radical is exposing the patient to ultraviolet radiation from a narrow-band beam (311 nm). Doctors call this method "phototherapy". For the procedure, a special device is used - lamps for narrow-band therapy. The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes (sometimes even less). But it is recommended to do about a dozen of these sessions so that the effect is already visible. There are no specific side effects in treated patients. The result is a period of stable remission. These lamps are now appearing more and more in clinics, including public ones, which indicates the growing popularity of the method and its increasing availability.

Important!This method of treatment for psoriasis shows equally effective results for both fair-skinned people and owners of dark-skinned patients.

Vitamin D treatment cream for psoriasis

What is the best remedy for psoriasis today?

Today, an ointment from a Canadian manufacturer is recognized as one of the innovative drugs to get rid of such skin diseases in patients. The drug is new, doctors insist on its careful use, but at the same time they note a stable effect of healing. Such a remedy for psoriasis is now rightfully registered as the best of ointments.

The features of the tool are as follows:

  1. The composition of the preparation is developed on the basis of vitamin D, calcitriol.
  2. In 85% of individuals out of a total of 800 people suffering from various types of psoriasis, after 18 weeks of daily use, all manifestations of the disease decreased by 50-70%.
  3. It has not been tested on children, so until age 18, they should not use this remedy.
  4. The tool continues to undergo its final tests.
  5. The main manufacturer warning is not:
    • being in the sun for a long time;
    • use the ointment together with diuretics;
    • apply to people diagnosed with calcium metabolism disorders.

But this drug removes plaques well, after which there are no blemishes, darkening or fine scars. The effect after using such a drug lasts for several years.

In summary, we can safely say that the treatment of psoriasis does not have a panacea for all cases and for all people. Each patient will have an individual approach. The disease has not yet been fully studied to make it possible to vaccinate everyone at once, as has been done against smallpox. And, remember, from smallpox, too, they hiccuped at the same time for a long time methods and methods of treatment. The most important and comforting thing is that psoriasis can be suppressed for a while. Sometimes, even with the correct approach to therapy, it is possible to prolong the remission up to 7 years.