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)
  • Redness
  • Fissures due to the stiffness of hyperkeratotic skin

What to do in case of Palmoplantar Psoriasis?

As a complex condition with unpredictable behaviour, it is essential to consult a dermatologist to obtain an accurate diagnosis and discuss the most effective treatment for your specific situation.

To soothe the skin manifestations, such as redness and hyperkeratosis, associated with Palmar Psoriasis, we recommend the following treatment:

  • Apply Peg Balm in the morning with protective and anti-reddening functions
  • Apply 2S Cream, based on sulphur and salicylic acid, in the evening

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

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