With the arrival of autumn cosmetic treatment for people with psoriasis stop focusing on the photoresist, as in summer, to focus on hydration. Cold dries the skin and causes it to become thin and brittle, increasing the need for certain specific emollient products , and thus demand in pharmacies.
To meet her , Augusto Gonzalez community pharmacist and member of the Dermatology Spanish Society of Family and Community Pharmacy (Sefac), review what the cosmetics used by people with psoriasis whose stocks can not miss autumn are and winter. “The products are aimed at maintaining hydration and integrity of the stratum corneum and reduce hyperkeratotic states.” The essential components are, as Gonzalez, vaseline, glycerin, urea, salicylic acid, allantoin, aloe vera and polidocanol stresses.
“When hyperkeratotic psoriatic plaques present, it is best that the cream contains a keratolytic agent such as salicylic acid and urea “, as they eliminate the rough plates and fissured. Moreover, pink plates becomes much softer and gets the absorption of other topical products. However, care must be taken with salicylic acid that is irritant and applied too often or more than 20 percent of the body surface, could produce salicylism (boxes salicylic acid poisoning).
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for the scalp, it is desirable to stock shampoo with soft base to facilitate daily washing, with ingredients such as tar or piroxolamina. As the pH should be between 4 and 4.5, i.e. slightly acidic, like the skin.
And, cosmetic treatment, combined with topical, the prescribing physician, allows to reduce the possibility of cracks in the plates, and improve skin elasticity. Among prescription drugs, steroids expert emphasizes medium-high power, analogs of vitamin D and retinoic derivatives.
In any case, Gonzalez recalls that ” it is very important customization of treatment, since the response to each therapy varies from patient to patient and occasionally, some psoriasis drugs resistant ago.”