There are many types of pustular psoriasis symptoms and treatment, meaning that there are corresponding treatments to specific types of pustular psoriasis. However, generally speaking the treatments are divided into conventional and natural.
Now before we discuss the treatment, let me explain a bit about what generalized and localized pustular psoriasis actually are.
Generalised pustular psoriasis is a somewhat uncommon type of psoriasis. Symptoms may include evenly spread pustules on a backdrop of red and tender skin. These evenly spread patches typically occur randomly on any part of the body. This condition is also known as acute generalised pustular psoriasis of von Zumbusch.
Localised pustular psoriasis usually appears on the hands or feet (palmoplantar pustulosis) and is thought of as a different skin disorder. As treatments (both natural and conventional) vary between types, the condition needs to be distinguished from a localized form of generalised pustular psoriasis (for example, affecting knees only).
As mentioned earlier, there various treatments available to treat specific kinds of psoriasis. But to keep things short, conventional medicine offers the following:
- Oral retinoid such as acitretin, derived from vitamin A
- Sometimes it is necessary to restart corticosteroids, usually temporarily
- Other medications such as methotrexate, colchicine, ciclosporin, tioguanine and hydroxyurea have been used with some success.
- Phototherapy (ultraviolet radiation), especially in combination with oral psoralens (PUVA). This is usually started once the patient has been stabilised on acitretin.
This type of treatment is systemic in nature, meaning it affects the entire body, and while systemic treatment can help clear psoriasis, many of the drugs used can cause serious side effects. Your doctor will want to monitor you closely.
Conversely, a natural and holistic approach to treating psoriasis doesn’t really offer the same side effects or economical cost associated with conventional medicine. Tree bark extracts are supposedly really effective in dealing with this disease. It is also an accepted assumption that people who are in danger of getting pustular psoriasis or those who have already gotten it use bland compresses on the skin where the pustules are.
Oatmeal baths would help soothe the skin and heal the pustule ridden areas as well. Using saline water would also help for the same reasons. In fact, this is all the pustular psoriasis treatment children need.