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Pustular Psoriasis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


Definition

Pustular psoriasis is an uncommon form of psoriasis. Primarily seen in adults, pustular psoriasis is characterized by white pustules surrounded by red skin. The pus consists of white blood cells. It is not an infection, nor is it contagious. The skin under and around these bumps is red. Large portions of your skin may redden. Some people with generalised pustular psoriasis have a preceding history of chronic plaque psoriasis which is characterized by the common variety in which there are persistent red scaly patches. In many patients no identifiable cause can be found for the altered pattern of disease. Pustular Psoriasis often affects the areas of the feet and the hands and usually manifests itself as small bumps or Pustules on the surface of the skin that contains a slightly sticky clear fluid. The extent of psoriasis and how it affects the individual varies from person to person. Some may only be mildly affected and will hardly be troubled by its presence with only a minute patch hide away somewhere.

Causes

  1. Taking systemic steroids i.e. steroid medications given by mouth or by injection and then stop taking them can cause this disease.
  2. Strong, irritating topical solutions such as creams or ointments applied to the skin including tar, anthralin, steroids under occlusion, and zinc pyrithione in shampoo can also cause pustular psoriasis.
  3. Different kind of drug like Salicylates, compounds made from salicylic acid, Iodine, Penicillin, Hydroxychloroquine, Calcipotriol etc. can also cause this problem.
  4. Infection may also be a cause of this problem.
  5. Other causes may be Pregnancy, sunlight or phototherapy, cholestatic or jaundice etc.

Symptoms

  1. The skin is initially fiery red and tender.
  2. Appears as pus filled blisters surrounded by red skin. The pus is not infections or contagious.
  3. The pustules appear at the anal and genital area and bends and folds in your skin. Sometimes pustules may appear on the face.
  4. Pustules can appear on the tongue, which may make it difficult to swallow. They can also occur under your nails and cause your nails to come off.
  5. It generally develops quickly, with pus-filled blisters appearing just hours after your skin becomes red and tender.
  6. Generalized pustular psoriasis can also cause fever, chills, severe itching, weight loss and fatigue.

Treatment

  1. Start systemic medications together with the proper supportive measures. Oral retinoids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, 6-thioguanine, and hydroxyurea have been used with success.
  2. Take adequate fluid intake and bed rest and don’t lose too much heat or have too much strain on the heart.
  3. Topical treatments are corticosteroids, vitamin D-3 derivatives, coal tar, anthralin, or retinoids can also be used.
  4. Phototherapy: It is also known as light therapy. The ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun slows the production of skin cells and reduces inflammation. This process is used in this treatment. It is a useful treatment.
  5. Patients with the generalized form of eruption should be admitted to the hospital because they need a medical care everytime.
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