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Psoriasis Pustular

Psoriasis Pustular

Visit your doctor if you have a rash of raised, pus-filled bumps on your skin, especially if you have generalized symptoms such as headachefever ,   chills, joint pain  , a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness, decreased appetite, and nausea.

Visit your doctor any time you have sores of any type in your mouth or throat that make it difficult for you to breathe or swallow.

Other Therapy

Conventional therapy has been tested with clinical trials. The FDA has approved conventional drugs for the treatment of psoriasis. Some look to alternative therapy , diet changes, supplements, or stress reducing techniques to help reduce symptoms. For the most part, alternative therapies have not been tested with clinical trials, and the FDA has not approved dietary supplements for treatment of psoriasis. However, the National Psoriasis Foundation does discuss some other therapies on their Web site. Individuals should check with their doctors before starting any therapy.

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Prevention
  • Avoiding environmental factors that trigger psoriasis, such as smoking, sun exposure, and stress, may help prevent or minimize flare-ups of psoriasis. Sun exposure may help in many cases of psoriasis and aggravate it in others.
  • Alcohol is considered a risk factor for psoriasis in young to middle-aged men. Avoid or minimize alcohol use if you have psoriasis.
  • There are no specific dietary restrictions or supplements for psoriasis, other than to consume a well-balanced and adequate diet.
Outlook

Complications may include the following:

  • Bacterial skin infections, hair loss  , and nail loss  
  • Hypoalbuminemia (abnormally low amounts of albumin in the blood) due to loss of blood protein into tissues
  • Hypocalcemia (abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood)
  • Renal tubular necrosis from oligemia (blood deficiency in the body)
  • Liver damage from blood deficiency in the body and general toxicity
  • Malabsorption (in which your gastrointestinal tract doesn’t absorb nutrients sufficiently) and malnutrition

The von Zumbusch type (with fever and toxicity) can cause death if it is not treated during the acute phase. The heart or lungs   may fail and cause death, but this usually only happens in untreated people. Older people with the von Zumbusch type have a poor prognosis.

Occasionally, acute respiratory distress syndrome can complicate generalized Psoriasis Pustular  . People who have typical psoriasis before they experience a generalized pustular episode tend to do better than people with unusual forms of psoriasis before the pustular flare-up. Children tend to recover well as long as serious skin infections  are avoided.

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