Itching is one of symptoms of psoriasis. To relieve itching, some psoriasis sufferers use extreme methods to reduce itching. The itch is back.
I would like to remind most psoriasis sufferers here: antipruritics should be scientifically regulated, do not blindly take extreme methods to relieve itching, especially following antipruritic methods are strongly discouraged!
1. Scratch with all your might
When itching occurs, people first itch with their hands. By aggravating stimulation of skin's sensory tactile nerves, short-term pain is created to mask sensation of itching and underlying cause of itching. actually unresolved.
Scratching with your hands will not only rupture psoriatic skin lesions, but also cause a bacterial infection of skin, which will aggravate course of psoriasis.
2. Hot water to relieve itching
I believe many people are aware that hot water scalding temporarily relieves itching and doesn't seem to hurt skin like scratching does. In fact, hot water does relieve itching quickly, but itching often becomes more intense after heat subsides. Excessively high water temperatures also cause secondary damage to skin lesions, causing psoriasis to flare up or become infected.
3. Salt water sterilization
Many patients like to use salt water to rinse their skin lesions, one to disinfect and sterilize, and other to cure disease, but this is not really case.
Salt water has a certain antiviral and antibacterial effect, but effect is negligible, and psoriasis is an immune and hereditary skin disease that has nothing to do with a bacterial infection, so washing with salt water cannot help restore disease.
Although high concentration salt water can stimulate skin lesions to hide itching and achieve goal of "itch relief", it will also stimulate damaged skin barrier and cause flare-ups. Therefore, from a medical point of view, speaking of which, it is not recommended to soak or wash lesions with salt water or vinegar.
How to get rid of itching
Itch Relief. When itching in psoriasis worsens, most reasonable and scientific are drugs to relieve itching. Oral antihistamines or topical emollients and glucocorticoid ointment may be effective. Relieves itching.
Moisturizer. Dryness is one of main causes of itching in psoriasis, and daily application of moisturizer can reduce itching.
Patting to relieve itching: When itch is unbearable and there is no better way to relieve itch, you can gently pat affected area to relieve itching, but control intensity so as not to cause redness and swelling of skin.