Due to seasonality of psoriasis, most patients with skin lesions will more or less improve after summer, but some patients with psoriasis will worsen instead. What's happening? summer does not mean that condition has improved, but has entered incubation period, so what is reason for exacerbation of psoriasis in summer? How can this be prevented and treated?
What is incubation period for psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin disease of internal etiology with external manifestations. Treatment should not only eliminate superficial symptoms, but also begin with internal etiology, carry out a general adjustment, dialectical treatment. We all know that psoriasis has a clear seasonality: in winter, skin of psoriasis patients is abnormally dry and symptoms worsen, in summer symptoms of psoriasis temporarily weaken, and psoriasis on body is hidden.
Remission or disappearance of psoriasis symptoms after arrival of summer does not mean end of treatment. Do not stop treatment at will, otherwise previous treatment will be meaningless, and subsequent treatment will be more difficult.
Causes of exacerbation of psoriasis in summer
Incorrect use of drugs: In summer, temperature is high and human body is in a weak state of hormonal drugs.
Improper nutrition. Diet is very important in summer. In summer, climate is hot and humid. Many patients are obsessed with cold drinks, cold food, cold skin, etc. Excessive consumption causes gastrointestinal disturbances. discomfort and easily lead to a decrease in immunity, which will aggravate course of psoriasis.
Endocrine disorders: Endocrine disorders are one of main causes of psoriasis. Due to hot summer, insomnia, loss of appetite and other conditions lead to endocrine disorders in human body, thus, while suffering from psoriasis, you must maintain a good mood in your daily life so that you can better treat and prevent psoriasis.
How to protect yourself in summer
Moderate and standardized treatment: There are many favorable conditions for treatment of psoriasis in summer, but treatment should be scientific and moderate, and should be based on specific triggers, time of year, location, extent and skin lesions. Depending on various conditions, such as type, associated symptoms, past treatment measures and effects, as well as patient's age, sex and laboratory results, continuous treatment is carried out in a standardized and appropriate manner. In addition, patients should actively cooperate with doctors, implement protective measures and take medicines as prescribed by doctor.
Consolidation therapy should not be forgotten: after skin lesions disappear after standard treatment, drug should not be stopped immediately, but consolidation should be continued for a longer period of time. During period of consolidating treatment, it is still necessary to strictly follow advice of doctor and not stop taking medication on your own. For example, a certain method of diet therapy can be used for a long time, which will be of great benefit in reducing recurrence of psoriasis.
Avoid all kinds of rewards: In summer, because clothes are relatively thin, chances of being bitten by mosquitoes and injuries increase. Patients should pay attention to protection at this time to prevent homomorphic reactions and aggravate condition. In addition, patients should not scratch affected area at will. Even after skin lesions disappear, they should do their best to choose scientific antipruritic methods.
Take good care of your skin: In summer, in addition to above treatment and prevention. Patients whose psoriasis symptoms have disappeared should also be well treated for psoriasis. Timely application of non-irritating moisturizing emollients keeps skin hydrated and can also soothe itching.
Reminder. Summer is season when psoriasis patients usually let their guard down and they should take advantage of this good time to get treated as soon as possible. Be sure to pay attention to some things in your daily life, and don't let these little things affect your health. Health matters.