Psoriasis: early stage

A complex systemic disease accompanied by skin problems is called psoriasis, the initial stage of the disease does not differ in specific symptoms. Therapeutic therapy gives the best result if performed in a timely manner. Doctors note that, in a healthy person, cell death occurs after one month. A psoriasis patient has an abbreviated skin renewal period, which is several days.

Manifestations of psoriasis on the elbows

What does the initial stage of psoriasis look like, photo

Psoriatic redness and flaking in the arm

Although the disease is not contagious, patients notice impressive damage to the skin, nails and hair. In the epidermis, red rashes are clearly visible, initially small in size. After a while, papules form at the site of the inflammation, altered areas of bright hue that protrude above the skin. At the top, there are scales or silver plates.

Initially, the papules almost do not bother the patient, in rare cases they are distinguished by itching and mild flaking. In the initial stage, the affected area does not exceed a few millimeters, in the future the area may grow up to 10 cm.

Psoriasis can affect different parts of the human body, so it is worth paying attention to symptoms in different places:

  • Face. . . The initial development of the disease suggests the presence of psoriatic plaques on the skin around the eyes, eyelids and eyebrows. The area of the nasolabial folds can also be severely affected.Psoriasis on the headIn rare cases, the spread of the disease can spread to the mucous membranes of the mouth, cheeks, tongue or lips. Some patients complain that the papules have also affected the contour of the lips.
  • Hair. . . On the entire surface of the head, large scaly spots are noted, characterized by a large number of scales. They resemble dandruff in appearance. In this case, the hair does not suffer from the disease, the pathology affects only the skin. Patients feel itchy, constantly scratching their heads. Often, red spots are seen on the neck and ears.
  • Hands. . . The palms and the interdigital space can be covered by single, red-colored papules. On the back, the manifestation of the disease occurs very rarely. In the presence of pathology at the fingertips, sensitivity problems are observed. Often, psoriasis affects the nail plate.
  • Elbows. . . At the onset of the disease, the patient notices single plaques with silver scales. Gradually, degeneration occurs and a continuous area of the affected skin appears.Psoriasis on the footScales and a thin film come off easily, after which you may notice a change in color to pink. In some cases, the affected area may bleed.
  • Legs. . . Most of the time, the patient's feet and back suffer from psoriasis, the symptoms are absolutely similar to those that manifest on the elbows. The symptom of blood dew in the presence of a solid lesion is also present.

Causes of the disease

Psoriasis is considered to be an abnormal reaction of the body to external stimuli. It causes the development of a pathological process, which leads to a very rapid renewal of the skin.

Recently, it is generally accepted that the disease is hereditary. But it is not based on one type of disease, but on several. The reason for the development of psoriasis can be a failure of metabolic processes, problems in the endocrine system, neurological disorders, weakened immunity. But, it is absolutely certain that the pathology is not of an infectious nature.

There are no exact reasons for the onset of the disease, but doctors have theories.

Doctors do not know the exact causes of psoriasis

According to them, psoriasis is divided into 2 types:

  1. The disease is inherited due to a malfunction of the immune system. A similar form is found in most patients. The diagnosis usually occurs at an early age, before the age of 25.
  2. The disease is not associated with immune problems and cannot be inherited. In this case, it occurs after 40 years, the affected area are the nails and the joints.

According to doctors, patients with this disease should exclude the use of alcohol, sweets, salty foods and spicy foods. With the normalization of nutrition, there is an improvement in skin conditions. Extreme heat or cold can also cause a relapse.


Psoriasis is a type of systemic pathology that can spread not only to the skin or nail plate. The spine, joints, tendons, endocrine and nervous systems often suffer from the disease. In addition, damage to the thyroid gland, kidneys and liver is observed.

Fatigue and decreased performance are the first symptoms of psoriasis

Primary symptoms of the disease:

  • depression, apathy, depressed state;
  • constant fatigue, decreased performance;
  • the general condition is weakened.

Due to the fact that there is a complex effect on the body, the pathology started to be attributed to psoriatic disease. The main manifestation is associated with skin damage, brightly colored papules grow on the epidermis. The affected area is scaly, itchy and brings obvious discomfort to the patient.

If the top layer of a wheal, an inflamed area is deliberately touched or removed, drops of blood may appear.

Early-stage psoriasis in children, photo

The disease can manifest itself even in a baby, initially the rash is noticed in the skin folds. A similar phenomenon is typical of children under 2 years of age. In addition, the pathology usually develops in places where contact with diapers is observed.Infantile psoriasisSometimes the disease is confused with diaper dermatitis, but unlike it, in psoriasis, the pathological areas have pronounced limits and a brighter color.

Children older than 2 years already have the same type of papules as adults. Problem areas are characterized by flaking, the pathology usually affects the limbs. The scalp is affected at an older age, similar problems can be found in a child after the age of 10. Thereafter, the symptoms are completely similar to the manifestations of psoriasis in adults.

Most cases of psoriasis in babies occur after the transfer of a staph infection.

How to treat

When early-stage psoriasis is detected, primary treatment is not always necessary. Often, experts are limited to preventive measures.

Cryotherapy for psoriasis

To remove the manifestations of skin diseases, the following techniques are used:

  • Cryotherapy is a method of exposure to cold in a pathological area;
  • Plasmapheresis - purification of the blood composition;
  • Ultraviolet therapy - the patient receives short sessions, which are similar to a visit to a solarium. For greater effectiveness, the appointment of special means (PUVA therapy) is prescribed.

It is observed that self-treatment with ultraviolet light is prohibited. Due to the fact that the dosage calculation may be incorrect. After all, a small dose is a medicine, and exceeding it can aggravate the process. The same recommendations apply to sunbathing.

Today it is impossible to get rid of the disease completely. According to doctors, the body keeps the memory of the transmitted disease, which can manifest itself in the presence of provocative factors. Due to the fact that relapse usually occurs unexpectedly, patients need to register with a dermatologist.

Folk remedies

If the patient does not have a process running, it is possible to stop the symptoms without the help of the official medication. There are prescriptions that can get rid of psoriasis, if there is an initial degree.

How to beat the disease with popular recipes:

  1. To obtain the balm, 20 chicken eggs from domestic chickens are required. The product is boiled within 15 minutes after boiling. Only the egg yolk is needed, it is kneaded until it forms a homogeneous porridge. The finished dough is well fried in a pan without adding oil.Celandine juice for psoriasis treatmentThe heat should be low, as the yolk will have to boil for about 45 minutes. The mixture is removed from the fire and squeezed in a cotton cloth, oil squeezed to lubricate the problem areas twice a day.
  2. The papules are treated with freshly prepared celandine juice. This manipulation is carried out throughout the summer, it is possible to repeat several seasons.
  3. To obtain a complex ointment, you need 10 grams of solid oil, 30 grams of fresh honey, 50 grams of birch tar, 10 grams of boric acid and fish oil, as well as chicken egg protein. The mixture is stored in a dark place and the papules are rubbed daily.