What is psoriasis?
A disease of genetic origin
Above all, psoriasis is a favorable genetic background. The arrangement of a certain cluster of genes makes the patient susceptible to developing the disease. Moreover, this is why it is not possible in itself to cure psoriasis. To date, science cannot act on DNA.
Psoriasis officially affects 2 to 5% of the population, all over the world, regardless of skin color, age or gender. The disease is treated with medication or natural treatments.
Psoriasis, an autoimmune disease. How do you know if it's psoriasis?
Psoriasis involves the disruption of the patient's immune system. When the skin feels attacked, by repeated friction or injury, it “defends itself” by overproducing epidermis cells. These excess cells then form small whitish crusts, called the dander. The skin is therefore thickened.
Furthermore, the skin is sensitive and also presents Red plaques, like a rash.
Psoriasis can develop on any part of the body. The areas of friction are generally the joints. This is why elbows and knees are often affected. Obviously, the hands and feet are by nature areas of regular friction, which is why many people develop a palmar-plantar psoriasis. The scalp is also an area frequently affected by psoriasis. So, we understand why it is important to try to avoid scratching your head.
Psoriasis and psychology
Another factor in the occurrence of psoriasis is stress or psychological shock. In fact, they can cause psoriasis flare-up. We also talk about psoriasis attack.
What is palmar-plantar psoriasis?
Palmar-plantar psoriasis is also known as “palmar-plantar psoriasis”. Patients are therefore affected in the hands, fingers and particularly the palms of the hands. This type of psoriasis can also appear on the foot, particularly on the soles of the feet. These two areas of the body can be affected simultaneously depending on the severity of the psoriasis. However, the patient may also only suffer from psoriasis of the hand, or the opposite. There is no rule in this matter.
Psoriasis on the hands or feet
Usually the skin is very thickened and cracked. This phenomenon is called keratoderma. The disease causes inflammatory reaction of the skin, and leads to extreme skin dryness. This is why it is essential to replenish the skin's hydrolipidic film. When located on the hands, it causes considerable discomfort when grasping an object or simply shaking a hand. Any friction of the skin surface is perceived by the epidermis as an irritating action which can stimulate a breakout.
Sometimes pustular psoriasis or palmo-plantar pustulosis
Palmar-plantar psoriasis can also appear in the form of pustules. However, this form of the disease is rare. The pustules are yellowish and purulent. The fragility of the skin is such that treatments must be perfectly adapted and, ideally, be natural.
Palmar-plantar psoriasis and pain
The disease weakens the patient's skin. Corticosteroid treatments tend to refine the skin and skin cells. Cracks in the epidermis are favored. These cracks can also cause bleeding. Daily pain is significant, both in the hands and feet.
Since on a daily basis, we cannot help but use our hands and walk on our feet, repeated friction aggravates the situation and treatments are difficult.
Walking or shaking a hand can become an ordeal on a day-to-day basis. Even bending your hand can become a laborious exercise. Thus, this form of psoriasis is very debilitating on an regular basis.
Guttate psoriasis or plaque psoriasis?
Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the disease. It affects 80% of patients. Guttate psoriasis, for its part, appears in the form of small spots independent of each other. Whatever the form of psoriasis, in drops or plaques, the treatment is identical.
How to recognize palmar-plantar psoriasis? Make a diagnosis
A dermatologist, or even a general practitioner, can easily confirm the diagnosis of palmar-plantar psoriasis. In fact, the symptoms are very characteristic. Peeling of the skin, red lesions, even cracks or yellowish blisters, quite clearly indicate psoriasis.
On the other hand, in the presence of pustules, the diagnosis may be more difficult. In fact, it may be caused by palmar-plantar pustolosis. The symptoms are close. But the causes are different. They can be linked to eczema. This eczema can be contact eczema or chronic eczema.
Palmo-plantar psoriasis in photos
Some photos of people with psoriasis on their hands and feet:
What treatments for palmar-plantar psoriasis on the skin?
Corticosteroids are the medications most often prescribed for psoriasis in general, including palmar-plantar psoriasis. They are the first treatment at the top of the list of the therapeutic arsenal put in place. However, they tend to refine the skin and therefore weaken it in the long term. Thus, we risk witnessing the multiplication of cracks in the epidermis in the event of an outbreak of psoriasis. Palmar-plantar psoriasis can also be accompanied by the appearance of cracks, which are difficult to treat. A doctor's advice is recommended in the event of pregnancy. Vitamin D medications and retinoids are also frequently prescribed.
This is why it is relevant to turn to natural psoriasis care, less likely to cause harmful side effects for the skin of the hands and feet.
How to get rid of palmar-plantar psoriasis naturally?
There are many natural solutions to fight psoriasis, on the body, hands ou the feet. However, these alternatives, most often plant-based, frequently present reduced effectiveness. The various recipes and remedies that we will list here are comfort solutions, which can help relieve psoriasis. This type of care could make it possible toalleviate the inflammatory process. In addition, there are natural remedies that can act on the level of psoriasis itching.
In the case of palmar-plantar psoriasis, the impact of the disease on the quality of life is such that it is essential to seek a solution to reduce or even eliminate the symptoms.
Ointments, balms, creams can help nourish the skin. Suffering skin always needs hydration, so it will be possible to use natural creams. We will discuss our advice below.
To our knowledge, there is only one 100% natural, plant-based treatment that has been the subject of extensive and conclusive clinical effectiveness studies. This is the Pso Natura treatment, the Regenerative Complex.
What is THE most effective natural treatment for palmar-plantar psoriasis?
What is an effective treatment for palmar-plantar psoriasis? This is a treatment that helps eliminate the symptoms of psoriasis. A treatment that will cleanse the skin, repair it, and rid it of all traces of psoriasis. Thus, LM Natura offers the combination of two topical treatments to achieve the result.
- The Pso Natura Foaming Regenerative Complex helps with the disappearance of traces. This treatment is a Medical Device. This label means that it has proven its effectiveness on psoriasis. The effectiveness rate noted by the independent dermatologists who conducted the study is 94%. This score is comparable to those of corticosteroids, except that this treatment is 100% natural. Note also that it acts on the itching.
- The Pso Natura Rich Restructuring Cream is a rich and long-lasting moisturizing cream. It provides the nutrients necessary for suffering skin, thanks to fatty active ingredients. It helps soothe itching.
How to make palmar-plantar psoriasis disappear in 2 steps?
For psoriasis on any other part of the body (except the scalp), the treatment protocol is as follows: first use the Complex, then the cream, secondly. For psoriasis on the hands and feet, the recommended treatment must be adapted…
The Regenerative Complex is certainly very effective in helping to eliminate traces and lesions of psoriasis. However, this treatment is bactericidal. Thus, applied directly to wounds, cracks or crevices, it would cause unpleasant tingling. This is why it is appropriate Firstly to repair the skin and its lesions, by providing it with effective hydration. So, for palmar-plantar psoriasis, it is better to first repair the skin and help it heal by using Pso Natura Rich Cream. In a second time then, it will be possible to use the Regenerative Complex to treat the skin and consider removing the traces.
The Complex is a foaming treatment. It is simple and quick to use. It is recommended by many podiatrists due to its excellent results.
The reasons for its effectiveness on palmar-plantar psoriasis
– On the one hand, they are formulated with Carapa procera oil. This vegetable oil comes from a tree growing wild in a specific region of West Africa. Our laboratories have recorded this little-known oil in international nomenclatures. We use it exclusively. Its multiple virtues explain its effectiveness. Carapa procera oil has anti-inflammatory, soothing, healing and regenerating benefits.
– On the other hand, Pso Natura treatments are concentrated in active ingredients to promote their effectiveness. The Complex is formulated without water. For the cream, its concentration in Carapa procera oil, but also in Marula oil and Shea butter, makes it particularly nourishing. In addition, its formulation includes aloe vera and natural bisabolol, recognized as a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Other Natural Treatments for Psoriasis of the Hands and Feet
Baking soda for psoriasis
Baking soda is a universal remedy for the skin, teeth and household maintenance. In the fight against psoriasis, it will be an ally to help eliminate scales and lightly moisturize the skin.
A foot or hand bath in a basin for 10-20 minutes, 3 times a week should help treat psoriasis naturally. Add about 50g of baking soda to the basin. Some relief from itching may be felt.
How to treat palmar-plantar psoriasis? grandmothers' remedies
Grandma's recipes use natural ingredients. They can be prepared yourself, often with inexpensive ingredients. On the other hand, we spontaneously assume that a grandmother's remedy has always proven its effectiveness. We will remain reserved on the level of efficiency. It's not always optimal, but at least it does some good. It can be combined with more convincing treatment, including medications to boost the effectiveness of a treatment. Ask your doctor for advice. Here we have selected 4 of grandmother's best recipes for psoriasis, using 3 natural “ingredients”.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties. A turmeric poultice, applied locally, helps soothe the skin and help it heal. To do this, simply mix a few tablespoons of turmeric powder with a little water to obtain a paste. Then apply it for about fifteen minutes on the psoriasis area to be treated, then rinse.
Additional tip: add a little aloe vera gel to the preparation (ideally fresh), to combine restorative properties. However, proceed with caution, as turmeric and fresh aloe vera can stain clothes.
This tricolor flower is often cited to treat skin problems. It has some virtues, especially against itching. In herbal medicine, the flower but also its aerial parts are used. Its flowers contain salicylic acid, beneficial for its anti-inflammatory effect.
The use of wild pansy can be oral (not before 7 years), in the form of a decoction for example. On the other hand, wild pansy applied locally, in the form of essential oil for example, is contraindicated in cases of open wounds and extensive skin problems. It is always better to tell your doctor or pharmacist about any other medicinal treatment before using this herbal treatment. Additionally, the dosage of any essential oil is tricky. An overdose can be harmful or even cause allergies. Do not succumb to the trend of essential oils before having taken precautions and advice from specialists.
The sun for palmar-plantar psoriasis
This is probably the cheapest grandmother's remedy. The sun's rays are often beneficial for people suffering from psoriasis. Exposing yourself to the sun, at reasonable times of the day, can help reabsorb traces of psoriasis.
This is why certain therapies are inspired by the benefits of the sun, such as phototherapy and puvatherapy. They consist of exposure to UVA and UVB. On the other hand, the number of sessions is limited to avoid any formation of melanoma. This advice obviously applies to natural exposure to the sun. It's all a question of dosage.
Solar plexus massage with tarragon oil
The solar plexus is a powerful energetic node in our body. It is the seat of emotions. So, a solar plexus massage can help reduce stress. Then tarragon essential oil has antispasmodic properties, it can help encourage relaxation of the body and mind.
Preparation of massage oil. Mix a few drops of tarragon EO with 10ml of vegetable oil. This vegetable oil must enter into synergy with the HE. It is therefore better to choose an oil with soothing properties, such as macadamia nut oil. Call your pharmacist to validate the mixture and dosage.
Apply 5 drops of the mixture to the solar plexus and massage for about 2 minutes. The operation must be repeated daily, or even twice a day. This involves carrying out treatment over time: 3 weeks per month, for 3 months.
Which soap for palmar-plantar psoriasis?
Before even considering treating the symptoms of palmar-plantar psoriasis, for the hands in any case, it is good to avoid being in direct contact with household products. Their chemical agents can cause red patches, whether small or small. Putting on gloves is an automatic skill to acquire.
When it comes to soap, it is always better to favor a pH neutral soap.
Aleppo soap: olive oil and laurel berries
Its soothing and antiseptic properties make it a gentle and useful natural soap for psoriasis. Choose a soap that is as natural as possible, or even organic. Make sure that the laurel berries are not one of the components, but the main component. Here is an interesting manufacturer: Biopur
On the other hand, the acidity of a soap, its Ph is generally higher (Ph7) than that of the skin (Ph5). This is linked to the presence of soda in all soap. Soap can therefore on the one hand help treat psoriasis, but it can also dry out the skin. Its use must be supplemented by good hydration.
Dermatological pain for palmar-plantar psoriasis
The dermatological bar differs from soap by its absence of soda. Thus, it does not strictly treat psoriasis, but it helps to take care of your skin when washing and respect its natural ph. This alternative may be preferable so as not to attack the skin and dry it out. It preserves the skin's hydrolipidic film.
Treating palmar-plantar psoriasis from the inside with plants
Herbal teas and infusions are interesting remedies to treat the body from the inside. They thus make it possible toaddress the problem of psoriasis from the perspective of its causes. Thus, we have already mentioned the importance of “stress” factor in psoriasis flare-ups. Soothing herbal teas can only do good for the body.
Furthermore, it is established that a digestive system dysfunction can cause skin disorders. This is why depurative herbal teas can also be an interesting option.
Milk thistle decoction
Milk thistle acts on both the liver and the digestive system, two organs responsible for eliminating toxins. Simply bring 30 tablespoons of milk thistle seeds to the boil for 6 minutes in a liter of water. The decoction should be ingested 30 minutes before each meal. Not recommended for pregnant women. The treatment will take place over 3 months, 3 weeks per month. You can also prepare the decoction in advance, with several liters of water. Of course, the preparation must be filtered before being drunk.
Pso Natura Detox & Zen capsules
100% plant-based, including their vegetable capsule, these 2 in 1 capsules help both detoxify the digestive system and soothe stress. Ideally for 1 to 2 months. 2 capsules per day.
Salt for psoriasis, which foot bath?
Salt helps fight infections. This is why balneotherapy can be an interesting option in the fight against psoriasis.
Dead Sea salts
Of course, Dead Sea salts are frequently mentioned. We will have a caveat on this subject. Dead Sea cures are indeed effective against psoriasis. However, the reason for this effectiveness lies mainly in the fact that such a cure combines the effect of salt, that of potassium from the mud of the Dead Sea, as well as exposure to the sun. This is why a salt bath, from the Dead Sea or elsewhere, can certainly be beneficial for the skin but not necessarily sufficient to make psoriasis disappear.
Aloe vera and psoriasis
Aloe vera is made up of two substances:
– Aloe vera gel. It is translucent, slightly liquid and viscous. It comes from the inside of the leaves.
– The juice. This is the yellow colored latex from the leaves. It is soluble in alcohol.
In herbal medicine, we tend to use gel. It is applied to damaged areas of skin to help repair the skin by nourishing it. Its effect is certainly beneficial for the epidermis. However, it does not make the traces of psoriasis disappear. It is an additional treatment only. This is why, moreover, naturopaths generally recommend several applications per day.
Our additional advice: ideally, aloe vera should be used fresh. You can also find it in pharmacies in pure gel form.
Turn towards the natural solutions to relieve psoriasis is actually a good idea when you want to turn your back on drug treatments. Pso Natura treatments are excellent and targeted for psoriasis, scales, redness and itching problems. Using other plants in addition can help boost the effectiveness of a treatment. A naturopath can help you with this.
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