Psoriasis (pronounced as “soriasis”) is an auto-immune skin disease that creates small, medium, and large size of itchy silvery-white scaly red patches. This happens as the body attacks its immune cells causing such patches of dead skin cells. This is a long-standing disease and may occur in any part of the body commonly knees, lower back, scalp, and elbows. A person of any age irrespective of male or female may get affected by Psoriasis. However, it is commonly noticed affecting middle-aged people.
Types of Psoriasis
- Plaque psoriasis – affects elbows, knees, lower back, and scalp.
- Guttate psoriasis – looks like small red spots on the limbs and trunk of the body. Commonly noticed affecting younger adults and children.
- Flexural or Inverse psoriasis – affects folds of the skin like armpits, groin, etc.
- Nail psoriasis
- Pustular psoriasis
- Scalp psoriasis
- Psoriatic arthritis is a severe form of psoriasis that affects bone joints leading to severe pain and disability.
Causes of Psoriasis-
Autoimmune: In normal cases, our body cells renew themselves without any visible shedding of case. But in some scenarios, they generate so rapidly that you can see the dead skin cells falling off. This is a typical auto-immune case.
Hereditary: Psoriasis could be genetic. If any one of the immediate family members of a person is suffering from Psoriasis or any other such auto-immune disease, then there is a chance that the symptoms may develop for the person too. Like, if the father is suffering from psoriasis then the child may develop it.
Medications: A long-term intake of medicines like Benzodiazepines, Beta-blockers, Lithium, Antibiotics, Antimalarial drugs, Imiquimod, Interferons, Terbinafine, ACE inhibitors, TNF inhibitors, etc. may increase the chances to develop psoriasis.
Trauma: Any type of injury to the skin may also trigger psoriasis in the affected area.
Stress: A person suffering from log standing stress may also develop psoriasis.
The conventional treatment uses immune-modulating drugs like steroids (Mostly in ointment form), methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, and cyclosporine. However, after stopping steroids, the psoriatic lesions ay increase in an intensified manner.
Homoeopathy has excellent remedies to treat Psoriasis. Depending upon your case history and other symptoms, a qualified homoeopathy doctor prescribes the best remedies to provide a faster cure. but the treatment period may differ based on the severity of the disease. Homoeopathy cures the immune system and makes it strong so that it can identify the body cells to slowly settles down the auto-immune issue. Homoeopathy provides a lasting and permanent cure. It also normalizes the imbalances that exist in the body and provides significant improvement in the quality of life.
Health tips to be followed to cure Psoriasis faster:
a. Follow a proper diet and avoid foods that contain Gluten which is a complex protein commonly found in wheat, rye, barley, maida, etc. As the gluten may trigger itching and scaling. You may replace such foods with jowar, nachni, maize, bajra, rice flour, etc. However, it is better to follow a proper diet plan depending on your health condition.
b. Avoid cigarettes and alcohol as these are known to worsen psoriasis.
c. Follow regular exercises or yoga.
d. Avoid synthetic and woolen clothes.