is over active defense mechanism of the body (The T cells production) that supersedes perishing/shedding off of the older cells on external skin thus allowing overgrowth on the skin surface making it irritated, itchy & inflamed.
This growth is triggered by many things (given below) which are to be presented on a personal level to avoid triggering of the disease symptoms.
Triggering factors are-
- Streptococcal throat infection
- Avoid exposure to the infection/infected persons (by using a mask in crowded places/meeting a throat infected person), try to enhance resistance by a healthy diet with vitamins, minerals & proteins
. Exposure to moderate sunlight daily.
- Avoid exposure to cold
- Avoid allergic rash
(recognize allergens and avoid them).
- Keep the skin clean & well moisturized.
- Give emotional support to the child. A positive approach of father & mother is imparted to child & it helps in psoriasis management. Take help of a psychological therapist as per need.
* Remember apart from moisturizers/creams with vitamin D & prescribed steroids
used as per need /shampoos with coal tar
Avoiding triggers takes a major part in psoriasis management. The disease is known to vanish over the time so give patience & go on managing & avoiding it till it vanishes.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale,
General & Family Physician