What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic skin condition that produces round, dry skin patches of varying size that are covered with white, gray, or silvery-white scales. Normally your skin sheds its layers every 25-30 days. In psoriasis the affected lesions shed ever 3-4 days resulting in a buildup of silvery scales. The dry scales penetrate your superficial skin layer resulting in itching.

Causes of Psoriasis?

There is no definite cause of psoriasis; however there is evidence of an autoimmune response in which the body’s immune system mistakenly targets its own healthy cells. Predisposing factors:

  • A positive family history may predispose you to be affected by this condition.
  • Physical & Emotional Stress are responsible for aggravating or causing the lesions to reappear
  • Environmental factors – Skin irritants, local trauma, infections, alcohol, steroid
    withdrawal etc.

Symptoms

  • Red, thickened patches/lesions on the skin – these may vary from small rain-drop sized lesions to large ones covering an extensive area
  • The lesions are covered with silvery scales
  • Itching of the lesions is a common feature – there may be burning that occurs after scratching
  • There may be discomfort or pain experienced at the site of lesions
  • The lesions are dry and excessive dryness may cause cracked skin and bleeding
  • During the active stage of the disease, scratching or cutting the skin may give rise to new lesions at such areas
  • Nails may be thickened, pitted or ridged.
  • There may be discoloration of the nails and they may crumble or detach from the nail-bed
  • In case of joint affection, there is swelling and stiffness of joints

Homeopathy for Psoriasis:

Homeopathic medicines help by improving our body’s (immune) innate response and guide the body back to a healthy state, naturally. It work in following way.

  • It stimulates body’s own healing process
  • It works at root level and restores deviated immunity back to normalcy.
  • It works by addressing the genetic tendencies

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