Guttate psoriasis is a rare type of skin problem which occurs at the age of 30 usually. When the infection of guttate psoriasis occurs then it becomes visible quickly- the most typical causes include strep throat or an upper respiratory infection.
According to researchers the psoriasis is a disease which is inherited like from your grandparents or your parents. It can be caused due to abnormality in the immune system of the body, in which the system gets confused fight against the healthy cells. Guttate psoriasis can develop due to infections and viruses too.
- The infections of upper respiratory
- Injuries of skin – a burn, bite or cute
- Some medications, like quinine and medicines for cardiac issues
- Excessive stress
- Sunburn especially severe
- Excessive alcohol
The problem can aggravate in patients who have AIDS, RA i.e. rheumatoid arthritis and patients with weak immune system because of chemo therapy.
What are the best treatments options for Psoriasis?
We can completely cure the problem but with treatment the symptoms can be controlled and can be prevented from turning into a secondary infection. The secondary infections can be treated with antibiotics. Here we are sharing some common remedies:
- Use of cortisone and or coal tar containing lotions
- For psoriasis of scalp the Prescription dandruff shampoos
- Some special moisturizers
- Retinoid medications containing vitamins A and/or
In case of severe guttate psoriasis treatment with medicines that can reduce the immune response is done which includes methotrexate, corticosteroids and cyclosporine.
Phototherapy is a medical method in which the patient is given medicine that makes their skin sensitive to ultraviolet ray or light. In the next step the affected region of the skin is exposed to the rays of UV. In some cases exposure to the sunlight for time can also be helpful as the problem can vanish after this exposure. It is best to check the weather forecast in order to know for how much time you can stand in sun without being burned, also take some rest during that time to be on the safe side.
Actually guttate psoriasis is an unusual disease but it can be cleared up with the right treatment method. In very rare cases, the problem become so complicated that it turns into plaque psoriasis.
In case if you feel pain or itching in the affected area or any changes in the skin then the best thing is to see an experienced dermatologist.
Symptoms of Psoriasis
The psoriasis symptoms include red spot and itching on the skin. There can be lesions which are like splits in the skin as a result of which the underlying dermis becomes visible and then it gets covered with scales, flaky plaques, scaly or silver/grey. The patches can appear on nay part of the body bust mostly reported on the limbs, trunk and scalp.
In order to diagnose psoriasis the dermatologist checks the skin, and symptoms. A doctor may also ask about recent streptococcal infections, including upper respiratory infection or infections in the throat in which he may take a throat swab. Sometimes skin biopsy may also be taken.