Although the arrival of good weather is very beneficial for patients with age psoriasis , this group must take precautions when they reach the warmer months because a sunburn on them “could trigger an outbreak of the disease , ” explains this David Moreno Ramirez newspaper, the Dermatology Department of the University Hospital Virgen de la Macarena in Seville.
- It is important to choose a suitable cream for these patients
Thus, the expert mentions the phenomenon known as Koebner, according to which, in patients with active psoriasis, any trauma produced in clean areas can trigger plaque lesions of the disease themselves, “and that can happen with a sunburn.” In fact, it found that patients with this disease that burn “then make it very serious outbreaks”.
Moreno Ramirez recalls that “is shown to improve psoriasis plaques with minimal daily exposure, about fifteen minutes in peak hours solar intensity, early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
But once you leave this minimal exposure, let’s call it therapy, the patient must fotoprotegerse “.
CREAM ON PLATES
But you can apply a sunscreen on a lesion already formed? According to the dermatologist, if the patient reaches this season with plaque psoriasis and exposed to the sun should wear sunscreen also on injuries. Moreno Ramirez says that exists in the market a variety of solar producers are perfectly suited to the characteristics of this group and they do well: “We have photoprotective cream, ointment and spray. If you have very thick plates we can best implement a solar ointment and if it is thinner you can use a cream “.
On any inconvenience this may cause application on psoriatic lesion, such as itching, dermatologist says the variety of ranges there (for sensitive or atopic skin, for example) also learned these drawbacks.
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