If you suffer from psoriasis, will it stay with you for rest of your life?

Are you supposed to have psoriasis all your life? According to previous epidemiological data, incidence of psoriasis in my country is about 0.47%, with more than 6.5 million patients, and about 30% of patients with psoriasis developed moderate to severe disease. Since psoriasis always recurs and does not respond to treatment for a long time, many patients have a question, what should they do if they suffer from psoriasis? How serious?

Psoriasis symptoms

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease in which T-cells predominate in pathogenesis, and various immune cells are involved in pathogenesis. Clinically, most common is psoriasis vulgaris.

Symptoms are mainly scattered red papules or plaques of various shapes and sizes on skin, surface of skin is covered with multi-layered silver-white scales with clear boundaries, an inflammatory blush around and a clear basal infiltration. several layers of dry, off-white or silvery-white scales. Occurs in scalp, extensors of limbs and back.

What are causes of psoriasis?

1. There is a certain propensity for familial inheritance, which is a polygenic genetic disorder.

2. It is due to infectious factors such as HIV infection, bacterial, fungal (eg Malassezia) infection, etc.

3.Endocrine factors such as prolonged excessive mental stress, hypocalcemia, pregnancy, etc.

4. Bad habits such as drinking and smoking.

5. Medicinal factors, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, lithium salts, antimalarials, tetracyclines, etc.

6. Environmental factors, influence of cold season, arid climate, etc. or ultraviolet radiation.

How is psoriasis treated?

1. Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is usually treated with medical devices. This is one of treatments for psoriasis. In clinical practice, photochemotherapy is mainly used to treat patients. Physiotherapy is usually used less clinically and for a shorter period of time, since light waves have a great effect on human body during treatment, and other complications may occur with long-term use.

2. External drug therapy

The most commonly used treatment for skin conditions is topical application of ointments, and psoriasis is no exception, ointments are also used for treatment. This method can be used to treat initial stage of psoriasis or in a milder stage. Initial use can reduce toxic and side effects of drugs and prevent damage to other internal organs.

3. General Therapy

Apart from conventional medicine, general therapy here is problem of patient's own daily life. The patient should pay attention to develop regular work and rest time, pay attention to diet, do not eat spicy food, and eat less fatty food Eat healthy food to prevent aggravation disease, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and supplement with enough vitamins, which are also good for recovering from illness.

4. Oral drug therapy

For skin conditions, in addition to topical medications, oral medications may also be chosen for effective treatment, depending on different types of psoriasis and specific conditions of patients.

In this regard, as first and only oral phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) inhibitor approved for treatment of plaque psoriasis in China, Outai is set to join competition in Chinese psoriasis market. What target groups does Le ® (apremilast) have and what changes will it bring to whole psoriasis treatment regimen?

For a long time, treatments for psoriasis were limited. Over past ten years, with help of development of immunology, major pharmaceutical companies at home and abroad have developed a large number of related biological agents and targeted drugs that meet needs of different patients. Until now, psoriasis patients have more and more treatment options, and treatment effect is getting better and better.

"I used to see a patient with psoriasis and I was not completely sure that it could be cured. Now I am confident in treatment of psoriasis with biological agents and targeted drugs, and I am more than 90% sure that psoriasis can be completely removed damage Psoriasis is no longer an immortal cancer.