Homeopathic Treatment for psoriasis


What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent, auto immune disease and non-contagious inflammation of skin. Normal skin takes 28-30 days to produce new skin. To shed the old skin due to inflammation, the process of skin formation multiplies within 3-4 days itself. As old skin can't be shed fast, it causes dead skin cells to pile up on top of each other forming thick red itchy flaky patches know as plaque. Distribution is mostly on extensor surfaces i.e. on knees, elbows, buttocks; it may also involve palms and scalp. Psoriasis gets better and worse spontaneously and can have periodic remissions (clear skin).

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Homeopathic Treatment For Psoriasis

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Homeopathic Medicine For Psoriasis

Causes of Psioriasis

  • Stress can cause psoriasis to flare-up for the first time or can aggravate existing psoriasis
  • Genetic predisposition - around one-third of people with psoriasis report a family history of the disease.
  • Psoriasis can appear in areas of the skin that have been injured. Vaccinations, sunburns, and scratches can all trigger psoriasis.
  • Infection and immunity -anything that can affect the immune system can affect psoriasis. In particular, streptococcus infection (throat) is associated with guttate psoriasis in children. There can be a flare-up of psoriasis following an earache, bronchitis, tonsillitis or a respiratory infection
  • Many drugs are known to cause or exacerbate psoriasis. Some of them are beta and calcium channel blockers, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antimalarial medications, lipid-lowering drugs, lithium for bipolar disorder etc. Withdrawal of corticosteroids (topical creams) can aggravate psoriasis because of the rebound effect.
  • Hormonal changes, allergies, diet and weather changes can trigger their psoriasis flare-up.

Types of Psioriasis

  • Plaque Psoriasis (Psoriasis Vulgaris):common plaque type, can occur anywhere on your body, including your genitals and the soft tissue inside your mouth.)
  • Guttate Psoriasis: this type primarily affects young adults and children, triggered by a bacterial infection and marked by small, water-drop-shaped, scaling lesions on trunk, arms, legs and scalp)
  • Pustular psoriasis:is a rare form of psoriasis which occur in smaller areas on your hands, feet or fingertips; or as widespread patches (generalized pustular psoriasis).
  • Inverse psoriasis: mainly affects the armpits, groin, under the breasts and around the genitals. Inverse psoriasis causes smooth patches of red, inflamed skin that worsen with friction and sweating. Fungal infections may trigger this type of psoriasis.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Well-marginated silvery white scabs of dead skin which form's skin patches; which are typically thick, red, itchy, and scaly. Sometimes the skin becomes very dry that it starts to form cracks and bleeds. Disorder of finger and toe nails may cause discoloration, pitting, crumbling of nails which may detached from nail bed. Scalp psoriasis causes localized hair loss. A diagnosis of psoriasis is usually evidently made just by looking at the appearance of the skin.

Complications

  • Psoriatic arthritis is a complication of psoriasis can cause pain and swelling in joints with loss of function, and can be debilitating.
  • Certain eye disorders - such as conjunctivitis, blepharitis and uveitis - are more common in people with psoriasis.
  • Because of the appearance of skin, many people go into a phase of social exclusion
  • Low self-esteem which affects the quality of life.
  • Since the disease is recurrent and people feel neglected or socially excluded, may people feel depressed.
  • Psoriasis in general is known to be associated with many other diseases like heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, other auto-immune diseases

Homeopathy Treatment for Psioriasis

Main concerned is to reduce the inflammation and clear the skin

  • Topical Treatment - Creams and Ointment are suggested in mild to moderate psoriasis.
    • Topical Corticosteroids (to reduce inflammation).
    • Vitamin D Analogue (to slow down skin growth)
    • Antharlin (to slow down skin cell growth and remove scales)
    • Moisturizer to (reduce dryness discomfort)
  • Light Therapy/Phototherapy (to reduce skin cell turnover, scaling, and inflammation)
  • Systemic Medication. Oral /Injected Medication- for moderate to severe psoriasis
    • Retinoid- Vitamin A- for severe psoriasis, that doesn’t respond to other medications
    • decrease production and suppress immune system.

Homeopathy Medicine for Psioriasis

Homeopathic medicines have provided evidence in the treatment of various type of psoriasis. They have natural healing properties and helps to treat disease from its root cause. Homeopathic line of treatment is not suppressive, acts to reduce stress, moderates immune system; which is one of the major cause of psoriasis.

  • Plaque Psoriasis (Psoriasis Vulgaris):common plaque type, can occur anywhere on your body, including your genitals and the soft tissue inside your mouth.)
  • Sulphur: Itching that is present throughout the day, but worse during the evening and night or that aggravates with warmth. The skin is dry, unhealthy, dirty looking, intensely burning and covered in scales. Psoriasis with intense itching, burning, that get worsens in damp weather, and that which has been suppression with external applications such as ointments will need Sulphur.
  • Arsenic Album: The skin is rough and the patches may be brownish or blackish in colour. It can be used for severe psoriasis where there is lot of burning sensation. The skin may be oversensitive. Swelling may also be present on the skin along with dry, patchy eruptions. This patients are very fastidious and turn very restless.
  • Arsenic Iodatum: Wonderful Homeopathic medicine for psoriasis with exfoliation of abundant scales. The raw red skin is present beneath heavy scaled skin, which gives rise of dry skin with lot of itching.
  • Petroleum: It is mainly effective in winter season or for psoriasis that gets triggered during the winter. Petroleum is also one of the majorly indicated medicines for psoriasis of the hands and psoriasis arising in skin folds. The skin is dry, hard, rough and very thick. Cracks on the skin may also be present. Bleeding from the cracked skin may be observed. The skin may look dirty and may be very sensitive to touch.
  • Antimonium Crudum: Antimonium Crudum is a very useful medicine for treating nail psoriasis. The nails not only grow out of shape, are discolored, but are also very brittle. Antimonium Crudum is the ideal choice of Homeopathic medicine.
  • Graphites: Graphites is indicated strongly for psoriasis of the scalp, wherein the scalp is covered in excessive scales and causes excessive itching. The scalp may emit foul stench. The psoriatic lesion gets extended behind the ears, or in bends of skin as in the groin, or armpits. Burning sensation on the scalp may arise in hot weather. The hair may get matted together and there may be deformed, crumbled, thick and painful nails.
  • Rhus Tox: One of the best medicine to treat psoriatic arthritic joint pains is Rhus Tox. A person who needs prescribing Rhus Tox will have highly inflamed and painful joints. Joint stiffness will be marked, aggravated by cold air or cold application. Uncommonly, however, movement would bring relief.

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