Be wary of psoriasis in autumn and winter and love to “make trouble”

Surveys show that there are more than 6.5 million psoriasis patients in my country. Its incidence is produced by the interaction of genetic factors and environmental factors, and also has a certain relationship with seasons. Autumn and winter are the seasons when psoriasis is easy to repeat and aggravate. Today, dermatologists are here to give psoriasis sufferers a “cat winter’s guide.”

Psoriasis is a common chronic, relapsing, inflammatory skin disease with the characteristics of long course, easy recurrence, and long life. Chinese medicine is also known as “white boil”, “snake lice”, “pine skin ringworm” and so on.

Common precipitating factors include smoking, drinking, mental stress, infection, liking fish, shrimp and spicy stimuli, and living in a damp place. In addition, the autumn and winter seasons are the seasons when psoriasis commonly recurs and aggravates.

Therefore, patients should pay attention to the following points in autumn and winter:

Infections such as colds can induce the aggravation of psoriasis. Therefore, in autumn and winter, you should pay attention to keeping warm and cold to avoid colds.

In autumn and winter, the weather is dry, and the skin barrier of psoriasis patients is not sound, so they should pay more attention to applying moisturizer and moisturizing the skin, which can prevent dry skin, reduce itching, pain and scaling.

In autumn and winter, the climate is cold, which is not conducive to the circulation of qi and blood. You can take a proper bath to warm the meridians. You can also add starch and oat powder to the water to remove scales and moisturizing.

Appropriate physical exercise, insisting on light to moderate physical activity for no less than 30 minutes a day, and moderate sweating can enhance physical fitness and help the running of qi and blood throughout the body. Patients can be exposed to the sun appropriately, and moderate sun exposure can promote the regression of skin lesions.

In addition, it should be noted that there are a small number of psoriasis patients who are prone to aggravation or recurrence of skin lesions in summer, and reduce or subside when the skin lesions are cold in winter. These patients are not heat-resistant and sun-resistant, and they should wear long-sleeved and light-colored clothes in summer. , to prevent the disease from being aggravated by the sun. There are also some chronic patients, due to the lingering disease or improper treatment, the seasonal changes are not obvious. Text / Zhang Shouxu

(Beijing Drum Tower Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine)