The skin of psoriasis patients is more sensitive and fragile than that of normal people, and they are more sensitive to factors such as environment, temperature, and clothing fabric. Therefore, patients with psoriasis also need to pay special attention to wearing clothes, wrong choice of which can lead to increased skin lesions and skin itching.
So how do people with psoriasis feel about their health?
Surveys and studies have shown that a proper bandage can help body to sweat a little and spread throughout body, thus providing a healing effect. Obviously, after studying patient's lifestyle, it was found that problem was mainly in bandage. After minor adjustments on second day, sweating improved significantly and skin rashes became thinner. Since then, sweating and skin lesions have continued to improve.
Recommendations for dressing patients with psoriasis are twofold:
1. Wear less where you sweat a lot and wear more where you sweat less or not at all.
In general, patients are most prone to sweating on forehead, then on chest and back, then on upper limbs and thighs, and worst on front of legs. The most common mistake patients make is putting on more clothing over their upper body in order to sweat. This patient is advised to wear as much on legs as possible, wear a thinner upper torso overall, and add sleeves to arms, or cut off sleeves of thermal underwear and sew them into sleeves of jacket.
Second, dress in harmony with sun.
In particular, wear less in sun and let sun hit your skin as much as possible. When leaving street indoors, you should immediately dress to avoid what is commonly called "shading". This is especially important in summer.
A mistake that patients often make in summer is that they cannot change in time when changing clothes indoors and outdoors. Wearing too much outdoors will easily make skin "wet" and "hot", and wearing less indoors will easily make skin more "dry" and "cold". It is most beneficial for skin to get rid of disease and return to a normal steady state of skin with perspiration. It should be “warm” and “moist.” Warm means neither hot nor cold, and moist means neither wet nor dry.
If a person with psoriasis is exposed to certain chemicals that irritate skin, it can make psoriasis worse. Therefore, patients with psoriasis should not wear faded clothes, because now all color pigments are chemical components that are more or less harmful to people's health.
Especially in children with psoriasis, main protective function of skin is not yet formed, and skin has a relatively strong absorption capacity, which can be easily absorbed by chemical components in clothing, and psoriasis is likely to aggravate. In addition, children with psoriasis should not wear clothes made of chemical fibers that have poor hygroscopicity and breathability, as well as prone to static electricity. Therefore, some attention should be paid to texture of clothing.
For this reason, instruct patients to dress as follows:
Clothing texture: choose a soft texture
Clothes made from viscose are comfortable and fresh and easy to clean. When there are creases, just spray it with water and hang it, and it will straighten out after drying, which is very convenient.
02 cotton clothing
Wear clothing made from pure cotton, which has good breathability and water absorption and does not cause irritation or inflammation.
03 gauze clothes
Gauze clothing is elegant and comfortable, very suitable for psoriasis women who love beauty and have advantages of elegance and comfort.
04 silk clothes
Silk clothes are most pleasant for skin. Generally speaking, expensive clothes prefer to use silk materials, which are comfortable and beautiful. Wearing silk clothing in autumn can reduce friction between clothing and body and protect skin. sensitive skin of patients with psoriasis.
Clothing color: fade-resistant clothes
Today, many outfits are colorful and gorgeous, and they look good on body. But do you know where these vibrant colors come from? Clothing in past was very plain, such as plain blue, white, black, etc., but many of them were dyed with plants. In order to realize colorfulness of existing clothing, manufacturers mainly use chemicals to form new substances through various chemical reactions, and then use this new substance as raw material to dye fabric. The skin of psoriasis patients is very sensitive, and they should avoid contact with various chemicals, otherwise skin lesions will be aggravated, which does not contribute to recovery of the disease.