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Plantar Psoriasis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments


Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that can occur on various body parts. It is called Plantar Psoriasis when it affects the soles of the feet.

Plantar Psoriasis affects about 0 to 11.8% of various populations.[1]

Plantar Psoriasis:
- Can be linked to other health conditions like inflammatory arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and Uveitis and Celiac diseases
- Can affect people of any age
- Shows symptoms that usually start at the age of 20 and go until 60
- Indicates family history is a primary source of inheriting it

Other factors aggravating the situation could be smoking, stress, compromised immune system, infections, and cuts on palms and soles. Researchers are yet to discover the exact causes of Psoriasis of the palms and soles.


The affected area can be partially or entirely covered with thickened, red skin. There may also be painful cracks called fissures. Other common symptoms include:
- Silvery scales
- Dry, cracked skin
- Bleeding
- Itchy or burning sensation
- Swollen or stiff joints


Self-care: Taking daily baths with bath salts, oil, or mild soaps can help prevent developing the disorder. Exposure to a proper amount of sunlight is also necessary. Quitting habits like smoking, consuming alcohol, and taking too much stress, can also help reduce the chances of developing Plantar Psoriasis.

Medication: Doctors may prescribe topical treatment that you would have to put directly on your skin. These may include Vitamin D Analogs: Calcipotriene, Topical Corticosteroids, Topical Retinoids or Coal Tar products.
Specialists: For other severe kinds, consult a dermatologist at the earliest. We at mfine can help you with various fields of health issues. You can get in touch with us onboard for a holistic treatment program.

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