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What is palmoplantar pustulosis psoriasis?

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Posted on Wed, 5 Apr 2017
Question: what is palmoplanter pustular psoriasis
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Needs work up and management, supportive care

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Its a type of psoriasis where pus filled blisters appear in palms , feet and finger tips. There is another word PPP ( Palmo plantar pustulosis ) a different autoimmune disorder, could be due to psoriasis in 25 % of cases or other causes . Smoking is a correlation mostly and quitting that helps.

Your dermatologist need to have a look at it and correlate it clinically whether its former or later. You should know that its not curable, but with supportive care it can go into remission and temporary relief and may recur . Topical steroids are usually used along with other immunosuppressant agents to help with inflammation and pain. Coal tar can help with the itch and shedding of the skin so that it does not get thick. Vitamin A tablets like acitretin are helpful but shoul dbe correlated for side effects which are many with its use. Phototherapy with ultra violet light can also help.

Apart from aove mentioned medications, you need to manage following lifestyle changes for relief of symptoms.
>If you smoke, stop.
>Don't use bubble bath or shower gel. Do use a soap with moisturizer.
>Protect your skin. Wear vinyl gloves when you work with water, use household cleaners, or work in your garden.
>Wear 100% cotton socks, and avoid shoes made from man-made products.
>Be careful. Any injuries, even minor ones, can be hard on your skin. If you have an injury, use waterproof bandages.
>Keep the affected areas clean.
>Rest your hands and feet often.

Consult your dermatologist and let them correlate it clinically and manage it accordingly. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is it contagious my sister and brother have it to or does it running in families?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Neither contagious nor infective

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back to me

Its not an infection nor contagious. Its an autoimmune disorder and nothing to worry about contagiousness. Talk to a local dermatologist and let them help you in this regard for the treatment.

I hope it helps.
Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What is palmoplantar pustulosis psoriasis?

Brief Answer: Needs work up and management, supportive care Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Its a type of psoriasis where pus filled blisters appear in palms , feet and finger tips. There is another word PPP ( Palmo plantar pustulosis ) a different autoimmune disorder, could be due to psoriasis in 25 % of cases or other causes . Smoking is a correlation mostly and quitting that helps. Your dermatologist need to have a look at it and correlate it clinically whether its former or later. You should know that its not curable, but with supportive care it can go into remission and temporary relief and may recur . Topical steroids are usually used along with other immunosuppressant agents to help with inflammation and pain. Coal tar can help with the itch and shedding of the skin so that it does not get thick. Vitamin A tablets like acitretin are helpful but shoul dbe correlated for side effects which are many with its use. Phototherapy with ultra violet light can also help. Apart from aove mentioned medications, you need to manage following lifestyle changes for relief of symptoms. >If you smoke, stop. >Don't use bubble bath or shower gel. Do use a soap with moisturizer. >Protect your skin. Wear vinyl gloves when you work with water, use household cleaners, or work in your garden. >Wear 100% cotton socks, and avoid shoes made from man-made products. >Be careful. Any injuries, even minor ones, can be hard on your skin. If you have an injury, use waterproof bandages. >Keep the affected areas clean. >Rest your hands and feet often. Consult your dermatologist and let them correlate it clinically and manage it accordingly. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan