What is palmoplantar psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an unpredictable, complex skin disease that can occur in various parts of the body, including on the palms of the hands.
Palmoplantar psoriasis can occur exclusively on the palm, or alongside psoriasis on other areas of the body at any one time.
What does palmoplantar psoriasis look like?
The main symptoms are:
- Hyperkeratosis (thickening of the stratum corneum)
- Fissures caused by the rigidity of hyperkeratotic skin
How to treat palmoplantar psoriasis
- Apply PEG Balm in the morning. PEG Balm is rich with anti-inflammatory functions.
- In the evening, apply 2S Cream which is enriched with sulfur and salicylic acid.
Avoid washing the affected area, as contact with water and detergents can cause further irritation. Use nitrile gloves if contact with water is absolutely unavoidable.
- Avoid contact with bicarbonate or other disinfectants
- Avoid moisturizers that keep the skin of the hands moist
- Avoid cortisone creams which can further dry skin and make it more vulnerable to infection