Psoriasis on the genitals is not uncommon, and equally in women and men. Characteristic of this disease lesions affect not only the genital area but also the skin on other parts of the body (groin, stomach, near-anoral area, buttocks, etc.).. this files most Often patients start treatment at the late stages of the disease when it becomes severe, and not amenable to local treatment.
Rashes usually come in pink and red shades, they protrude slightly above the skin level, round-shaped, silver-tone plaque and erythrematous basis. The spots have an approximate diameter of 0.5 to 2 cm and more. In such cases, itching may not bother humans, but the appearance of foci creates an unpleasant picture. Usually diagnose the disease is not difficult, as platelets are parallel to and on other parts of the body.
The causes of the disease
The disease occurs as a result of such reasons:
- genetic predisposition;
- disorders of the immune system;
- nervous shock;
- pathology of organs located in the pelvic area;
- failures in the sexual organs, hormonal imbalance.
Very often the papules appear in the genital area for the reason that the patient already has a similar rash on body but not go to the doctor, do not take measures to treat the disease.
Psoriasis on the genitals is not transmitted from one partner to another through intimate contact and airborne droplets, through everyday life. It is a chronic process that has a non-infectious origin.
Genital psoriasis in women
The labia psoriasis is very common in women and on the vulva, and this disease is part of extensive psoriasis. The first symptoms appear in adolescence, when there is hormonal changes in the body. Also sickness is part of pregnancy, lactation, menopause, menopause – again due to hormonal surges. Often women confuse similar disease with diseases that are transmitted sexually, and self-medicating. Lost time at the unwillingness of the treatment to the dermatologist can lead to a significant deterioration of health status.
The female half of the patients psoriatic inflammation can occur:
- between the buttocks;
- under the Breasts;
- in the armpits.
Also psoriasis in women manifests itself in the groin, where in a chaotic manner are pinkish papules with silvery-white scales. Psoriatic plaques are located on the pubis, large and small labia, the vaginal mucosa. Symptoms of psoriasis are similar to vulvitis, but accurate diagnosis can put only experienced dermatologist.
Genital psoriasis in men
Psoriasis on the genitals in men is manifested in the form of rashes on the penis (especially the glans covering foreskin), in the perineum, pubis. On the skin are reddish spots that slightly rise above the surface, and covered with a whitish-silvery scaly layer. These symptoms are similar to the classic manifestation of balanoposthitis, what most often confuse genital psoriasis in men. As the practice of medicine, psoriatic rashes in intimate places are not the only manifestation of the disease. Papules cover and other parts of the body including the stomach, back, arms, legs etc.
Psoriasis in the groin in men treated comprehensively, using local medicines and internal exposure. If the young person has not been diagnosed diseases that are transmitted sexually, it can lead intimate life, but with the means of contraception (to avoid possible infection from the partner during the treatment of psoriasis).
Treatment of psoriatic lesions of the genital organs of men and women
To treat psoriasis in intimate places need drugs that will prescribe a dermatologist. You may need the assistance of a urologist (men) and gynecologist (women), especially if the patient has related diseases that are transmitted sexually. Men and women the principle of treatment of psoriatic inflammation similar. So, if the disease manifests itself in the form of light, enough to use creams, ointments, gels. Severe passage of the cosmetics for domestic reception.
Very often psoriasis of the genitals goes to the near-alan area, against which may develop hemorrhoids, worm infestation, inflammation of the mucous membrane of infectious origin. The presence of these concomitant diseases may complicate the process of treatment penile psoriasis.
Before to treat psoriasis on the genitals, you need to be diagnosed by a dermatologist. You may need to consult with a gynecologist or urologist.
Methods of diagnosis in men and women is similar:
- General overview of the state of the genital organs;
- taking samples from the skin for laboratory examination;
- General clinical analysis of blood;
- additional PAP smears to exclude the presence of viruses provocateurs that are transmitted sexually.
The main methods of treatment are:
- the use of ointments for external use (corticosteroid formulations, ointments on the basis of tar);
- the course of taking the drugs orally (immunodepressants, immunomodulators, retinoids, medications with vitamin D, antibiotics);
- antifungal agents to prevent the parallel development of bacterial and fungal infections of the genital organs.
As physical therapy is actively used in the exposure of genitals with ultraviolet light, low frequency laser beams.
Of traditional medicine, patients often use salt baths, compresses of a decoction of Laurel leaves, and lubrication of the genitals tincture Golden mustache.
With proper, comprehensive treatment of psoriasis of the genital organs in men and women in the period of remission can last from several months to several years.