During quarantine, many Russians are under stress. This can cause the onset and exacerbation of various skin diseases, experts say. About the body's reactions to experiences, as well as ways to avoid them - in the material NEWS.ru.
Against the background of stress, all non-infectious skin diseases are exacerbated in a person. This is due to the fact that even in the womb, the nervous system and human skin are formed from one rudiment - later they are closely related to each other. Dermatologist, cosmetologist and trichologist Tatyana Egorova stated this in a conversation with NEWS.ru.
The stress that Russians experience in self-isolation is enough to exacerbate atopic dermatitis. It is characterized by skin inflammation and severe itching. Also, due to worries, a person may face psoriasis, which is manifested by the formation of red, excessively dry spots. It can affect several places on the body at once - the shoulders, abdomen and hips, the specialist explains. With such manifestations, a person may even need inpatient treatment. In addition, psoriasis can affect the scalp.
Stress also causes the onset and exacerbation of eczema, which is manifested by a rash in the form of papules, itching, swelling and burning. In addition, due to worries, people often encounter acute skin itching, notes Egorova. With this disease, skin rashes are not observed.
On a nervous basis, the appearance of vitiligo is also possible - a violation of pigmentation.
During self-isolation, Russians are more likely to find seborrhea on their face, back, chest or scalp. With this disease, the skin takes on a gray-yellow color, becomes shiny and coarse, its porosity increases. Such a reaction is associated with a change in the acidity of sweat and sebum against the background of psycho-emotional experiences.
On a nervous basis, a person can also face alopecia areata. It is characterized by hair loss in certain limited areas of the skin. However, there are no inflammatory phenomena. The resulting bald spots overgrow after the person stops being nervous.
Skin reactions are associated with the release of large amounts of adrenaline and cortisol due to stress. These hormones tend to be burned in the muscles during movement, however, during isolation, people move little, which makes the situation worse.
Author: Tatiana Egorova [dermatologist, cosmetologist, trichologist]
If the body does not burn adrenaline and cortisol, they begin to oxidize improperly. Underoxidized hormone products begin to be excreted through the skin, because it is the largest organ and has the ability to renew itself - once every 25 days. In this case, the body chooses the less harmful option for it. As a result of these processes, skin diseases arise and worsen.
For atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, a dermatologist recommended taking baths with sea salt. They have an anti-inflammatory effect, and also cleanse the skin well - salt attracts under-oxidized metabolic products. After taking a bath, a moisturizer should be used to avoid dryness.
To prevent the onset and aggravation of skin diseases due to stress, you should drink as much water as possible. The doctor also recommends taking mild sedatives such as motherwort tincture.