Psoriasis - is not just an aesthetic problem: disfigured face and body. This constant itching and burning, which prevents a person to live a normal life. In the most severe cases of psoriasis extends to the joints, and the person becomes disabled.
Psoriasis - is an unusual disease. First, it suffers from a lot more people than is commonly believed. In Russia and Europe psoriasis sick Kolo 2% in the US and Canada, 4-5%, China 0.37%.
The disease is so urgent that the United States was establishedInstitute a single disease - the Institute of psoriasis. Since World Congress is held every 5 years on this issue. It involved our country. However, to speak with bitterness that the world medicine much success is not achieved.
Why? What is the complexity of developing a cure for psoriasis?
Firstly, that still are not clearthis disease. Each person per day is born a million defective cell. In the body, there is also a special killer cells that eliminate this "manufacturing defect", and successfully. But somehow, in psoriasis, as well as in oncology, the system does not work. Killers do not identify in psoriasis and cancer cells are not enemies and destroy them. The only difference is that oncologic process is unstoppable, and psoriasis can drown even in cases when struck almost all the skin.
Nor is it clear path of this disease. To the west is the most popular genetic theory. Statistics show that the most frequent cases in which psoriasis is passed to the child from the father. If one parent is sick with psoriasis, the child's chances of getting equal to 40-50%. If you are sick, and the father and mother, the probability rises to 90%.
But what about our nerves, from which all diseases?
You know, where did this "folk wisdom"?. At one time it was popular it was in the medical community. Many treatises began with the phrase links Pavlov, saying that all diseases have a beginning in the central nervous system. And then dermatologists have attached to it its ending: "All diseases of the nerves, one syphilis - with pleasure."
But seriously, the nervous system, of course,It affects the course of the disease. Stress can cause exacerbation of psoriasis. If the skin is sick, so sick psyche. It is an axiom. Nevertheless, the nerves are not the root cause here - at least, research in this area nor to no avail.
Moreover, it would like to emphasize: each sick person - your psoriasis. Some scientists therefore believe that the right to say no "psoriasis" and "psoriatic disease". There are a great many varieties of this disease, which differ both in form and in the clinical course.
According to different effects on disease and weatherclimatic conditions. For example, Sea psoriasis runs in most, but not all patients. In 80% of patients in the summer there comes relief, but there are those who quietly feeling the winter. Traditional during exacerbations - autumn - as a rule is not for everyone. And yet it is known that men, psoriasis manifests differently among women and children.
The children's psoriasis is different from an adult?
Classical psoriasis has certain stagemanifestations. First, it skin rashes. Then, a sharp deterioration, progression of the disease. During this period especially dangerous any injury, even a scratch. Some believe that it is a wound or a burn caused aggravation, but it is not. The disease is already flowing, and the skin was "tuned" to respond to the worsening of any irritation. Then comes the chronic stage, which may last for years. Sometimes there is a self-destruction and psoriasis, but, unfortunately, these cases are very rare.
child psoriasis feature consists in thatHe takes a lot harder. The nervous system of an adult tends to localize the focus of inflammation. A child's body, on the contrary, gives a broad, disorganized response. The result - swelling, exudation (effusion), the rapid spread of the inflammation around the skin, may result in the joints.
Now younger psoriasis. Previously, he "loved" young people after adolescence and older, but now increasingly young children suffer. We meet even infants, patients with psoriasis. What is also frustrating, there was a lot of children with severe psoriasis, and earlier was more common vulgar psoriasis - one that just hit the skin.
Is it possible to successfully combat severe forms?
That first of all, I want to remind parentsPsoriasis can not be cured completely. If someone promises you a 100% treatment effect, you can safely throw a stone at him. Psoriasis, unfortunately, can only "extinguish" on time.
Strategies for the treatment of psoriasis, there are many. In the west, it made to assign aggressive therapy - one that is used in oncology, patients administered cytostatics. On the one hand, these drugs are good: the patient does not need to be smeared, constantly monitor themselves. Passed therapy - and manifestations of psoriasis disappeared.
But there is a downside. Cytotoxic agents inhibit the growth of all, not only psoriasis, cells. These drugs affect all young cells in the body. As a result there are a number of complications. For patients receiving cytotoxic agents, it is necessary to constantly monitor: to do a liver biopsy to monitor the status of other organs. Exacerbation of psoriasis in such treatment will each time more and more severe. In the end, this leads to the generation of severe psoriasis, disability and even death. As you can imagine, this is not the way in which children should go to a dermatologist.
That is, the treatment can only be worse?
Of course not. To date, the most effective are considered external hormones. Many companies are developing more forgiving, less dangerous ointments, but the principle of their action remains the same - vasoconstriction. And as you know, once the vessels are narrowed - the affected cells of the skin worse fed. However, hormones give a lot of side effects, so the doctor has to think hundred times before you assign them to the child.
In my opinion, a very promising planttopical preparations. However, to make them quite difficult. There is little scientific knowledge, critical observation and intuition. There are many professors who read the excellent lectures, but do not know how to treat people. At the same time, there are people who, having no education, to successfully cope with the disease. I knew one of his grandfather - he lived in Siberia - which itself cured of psoriasis. He watched the course of the disease and created an ointment herbal and white clay that helped him and many people from the same region.
Why do modern doctors do not want to choose the path of the venerable old man?
To create a natural product ofnatural raw materials must take into account the stage of the disease. One and the same gel it is possible to use with the unlikely occurrence of psoriasis and its exacerbation. At least for reasons of important dermatological principle of "do not irritate irritated." And then, when the skin is cleared, maintain its normal state should also be specified. To put into production grandfather's secrets have to closely monitor the quality of the feedstock. After all, for example, camomile, which grew last summer, and Daisy had suffered drought this year - two different plants.
In the US, I visited the plantation to growmedicinal plants. They maintain a constant soil conditions, equal temperature, stable humidity and so on. The only way to be sure that you will grow exactly what you expect.
Despite these challenges, I believe that it isointments and complexes of combinations of ointments and oils from natural raw materials - the most promising direction in the treatment of children psoriasis. They do not give complications, and is Chief Medical Law - "Do no harm."
We in the Russian Children's Clinical HospitalWe treated 30 people with natural resources - and very happy with the result. One boy, who could not walk, could clean the skin in nine days! We plan to expand the clinical experience on the use of herbal medicines.
Didenko, how realistic each child who is ill with psoriasis, the dermatologist to get competent help?
Unfortunately, psoriasis - a problem for any doctor,even the most highly skilled. Each of us - its approach to the problem, its tried and tested regimens. To say what is better - it is difficult. We in the Russian Children's Clinical Hospital tried to take only the most severe cases. That is, children who have already been treated, lie down. To us they get when it seems that there is no escape. And we act on the principle of Klochkova Commissioner, Great Russia, and nowhere to retreat. If we do not help - do not help anybody.
We have to cancel a lot of drugs,nominated by other doctors. Especially steroid hormones. Doctors prescribe them on the periphery of despair and did not know that children get used to the hormone easier and quicker than adults. And the abolition of this treatment carries extremely hard.
Many of our "paid" doctors almost blindNow adopt the most disgusting, in my opinion, the methods of Western medicine. As I said, an American colleague about the patient: "Cheap insurance - that's his problem." I was indignant for a long time like the "Wild West", and then saw that in Russia, many doctors are trying to sell a service or medication to the patient more expensive and not really think about the possible complications and consequences that I have listed, speaking of cytostatics and hormones.
All cases of death in psoriasis - a consequence of improper treatment. Sam psoriasis can immobilize a person to make it invalid, but not to deprive of life.
It is important that parents today are notbought the beautiful advertising promises, and trust their children to the care of professional dermatologists, who are aware of all the nuances of psoriasis occurrence in childhood. So, believe me, it will be better and safer.