Psoriasis in autumn and winter, answers to 6 common questions

Here are answers to 6 common questions for people with psoriasis in the autumn and winter seasons.

1. Why signs and symptoms of psoriasis worse in autumn and winter?
The dryness of the air and exposure to the lower levels of ultraviolet sunlight may worsen symptoms of psoriasis in the fall and winter. Not only is the winter days shorter, but more people are less likely to go home. When they use all their courage to get out of the house, they usually cover from head to toe. Most ultraviolet radiation is at midday in the spring and summer.

All of these, coupled with the proportions of ultraviolet rays of the sun, reduce the symptoms of psoriasis in the spring and summer. Experts believe that ultraviolet light prevents the rapid growth of skin cells, which is the main characteristic of psoriasis. So you might realize that when you are less exposed to sunlight, the signs of the disease get worse and skin lesions get worse.

Also, the lack of moisture in the outer air and the dryness of the air makes this condition worse in the cold seasons. You may be able to reduce the symptoms of dry psoriasis by moisturizing the skin at home. If possible, moisturize your home with home-made snacks.

2. How do you get the sun's ultraviolet rays?
You should not use sunbathing. There are many safer ways to get ultraviolet radiation for psoriasis. Medical use of these beams for the treatment of psoriasis is known as phototherapy. There are various options in the beauty clinics and even at home, which you can use.

It seems that a known beam called ultraviolet waves (B) (UVB) is more useful for the treatment of psoriasis. You can go to tropical areas to treat or relieve the symptoms of psoriasis. The beneficial effects of a sunny holiday in the middle of winter can be signs of psoriasis for Take a few months.

3. Can sore throats and other winter diseases affect psoriasis disease?
If you suffer from psoriasis, infection with bacteria and viruses can exacerbate the symptoms of the disease. Specifically, a streptococcal infection is a known agent of goutata psoriasis, a type of disease that causes red lesions and diameters in the abdomen, back, arms, and legs.

Although researchers do not know the exact cause of psoriasis, it seems that the immune system plays an important role in its development. Diseases, viruses or bacteria, anything that temporarily improves the functioning of the immune system may make symptoms worse. Even the most minor cases, such as a common cold or respiratory viruses, may cause psoriasis. Try to maintain your health by eating a balanced diet, having regular physical activity, having enough rest and controlling the level of stress.

4. Can a flu vaccine be available with psoriasis?
Since the flu may temporarily affect your immune system and worsen your psoriasis, the wisest thing to do is to make yourself resistant to the flu virus.

There is no problem getting flu vaccine at the time of psoriasis. Just make sure the swine flu vaccine does not contain any live virus. Given the risks of vaccine-related complications for people with psoriasis, always consult a physician before the flu vaccine.

5. What kind of clothing is better for people with psoriasis in cold weather?
Woolen sweaters For some people with functional psoriasis, like cold seasons, dandruff can increase the sensation of skin irritation. Consider dresses made of natural vegetable fibers such as cotton to keep you warm and comfortable. If you suffer from dandruff caused by psoriasis, and you find that your symptoms are comming back at the beginning of this season, pick up brightly colored clothes to hide dandruff.

6. Why does Psoriasis seem worse during the holidays?
Stress is known as a starting point for psoriasis, and holidays are very stressful for some people. Try to deal with stress by relaxing techniques to keep calm. You can try yoga, meditation, biofeedback or even long walk.

The best thing you can do is enjoy the best of being with your family and friends. In brief, these can be said for winter psoriasis:

Use of skin moisturizers
Use skin moisturizers to reduce redness and itching of your skin and treat psoriasis plasters. Use a thick layer of creams and oil to keep your skin hydrated. After bathing, bathing and washing your hands with moisturizing soap and cream lotions. To avoid allergic reactions use odorless products.

Bathing with lukewarm water
Use lukewarm water instead of hot and hot water. A shower with hot water will permanently eliminate moisture in your body. Use of warm water should only be as much as a soap and wash.

Wear less clothing
Fluffy, woolen, linen and some other types of fabric can annoy you. Avoid wearing too much sweat, sweating can aggravate your symptoms

References:

  1. https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/psoriasis-fall-winter#1
  2. https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/features/winter

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Fatemeh Ghorbani

Fatemeh Ghorbani

فاطمه قربانی هستم، لیسانس ژنتیک، به علوم نوین پزشکی و ایمونولوژی علاقمندم. از شما دوست گرامی بخاطر مطالعه این مقاله و همچنین مجموعه تریتا بخاطر فرصت انتشار مطالبم در راستای کمک به ارتقای دانش کمال تشکر دارم. شاد باشید و سلامت

my name is Fatemeh Ghorbani, I have a B.S in genetics and interested in immunology and medical science. I believe that, even into the smallest acts, should be put our heart, mind and soul. Thank you for reading my article