Pustular psoriasis although unusual but is a very serious disease as it largely affects the external and internal body parts. The main symptoms of this disease are small boils or swellings which are filled with either dense or clear fluid. The body parts mostly affected is the hands and the feet.
This condition is usually characterized by itching, pain in the skin and white swellings rounded by red skin. The parts mostly affected are the trunk, arms and the legs. This disease can affect any part of the body, and lasts for a long period of time or is marked by frequent recurrence. Other symptoms of this disease are fever and toxicity.
This disease can affect anyone but people more than 50 years of age are more vulnerable to it. The reason behind this condition is still a mystery, but it is seen that those who have already suffered from this disease are more likely to catch it. Consumption of lithium and iodide drugs, refraining from corticosteroids and infections can lead to this disease. The common symptoms of this disease are frail and dry skin with red patches and after some time boils start emerging.
This disease is characterized by frail and dry skin with reddish patches all over. Other symptoms include aversion from food, fever, shivering, nausea, headaches and muscle pain. In due course of time boils start forming which are filled with dense fluid known as pus. This condition stays for about 2 weeks, and once the first diminishes the second blister appears.
The initial diagnosis for this disease is given by blood test of the patient. If diagnosed, it may also lead to hospitalization. Amount of zinc and calcium level in the blood lessens in this condition.
The eruptive phase of this disease is considered to be very fatal. It can lead to bacterial infections and liver problems. The patient requires constant vigilance as fluid loss needs to be prevented, hence immediate treatment is advised.
Topical compress is used to cure the pustules. Later patients are prescribed infection antibiotics. For serious cases of pustular psoriasis doctors prescribe oral retinoid.
This condition can be prevented if we know the reason behind its occurrence. The reasons are infection, calcipotriol, jaundice, pregnancy, sunlight, hypocalcaemia, refraining from steroid medications. Also drugs such as lithium, trazodone antidepressants, penicillin, anti-malarial drug and hydroxychlorquine trigger this condition. Smoking and stress are other triggers.
These triggers affect the normal operation of the immune system thus speeding the skin cycle, resulting in burning sensation in the skin and other symptoms of pustular psoriasis. Normally homemade remedies are recommended as a cure for this disease as they have no side effects that may be harmful.