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Psoriasis - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

Irritating and unpredictable by its nature, psoriasis is one of the most persistent and baffling of all dermatological disorders. This illness is characterized by over-multiplication of skin cells up to 10 times faster than normal growth. As dead underlying cells reach the skin’s surface, their voluminous accumulation causes raised, red plaques that gets covered with white scales. This disease typically happens on the elbows, knees and scalp. Psoriasis, can also affect the palms, torso and soles of the feet. Psoriasis, can also at time be found associated with psoriatic arthritis, which leads to swelling and pain in the joints. It is estimated that in India there are 10 to 30 percent of people who have psoriasis also are sufferers of psoriatic arthritis.

The other forms of psoriasis include Guttate psoriasis, Inverse psoriasis, Erythrodermic psoriasis.

While Guttate psoriasis often start in young adulthood and childhood, Inverse psoriasis is characterized by shiny, bright red lesions that appears in skin folds. However Erythrodermic psoriasis occurs periodically and is often triggered by withdrawal from a systemic psoriasis treatment, sunburns and infections that can be triggered by certain medications. Psoriasis can happen for several reasons ranging from trauma, emotional stress to streptococcal infection. A recent study of this disease has indicated that some abnormality in the immune system is the factor that triggers this disease. There are as many as 80% people who have reported flaring-up of this disease owing to recent trauma, such as the death of a loved one or a loss of job. Doctors believe that external stressors plays a major role and as a trigger for an inherited congenital defect in the patient’s immune system.

Injury in the skin and certain drugs can aggravate this disease, which also includes certain types of blood pressure pills (beta blockers), ibuprofen drugs, and also anti-malarial drugs. As a home remedy for this disease, applying a thick cream or lotion, then stop the moisture with an ointment like petroleum jelly or olive oil helps in alleviating the conditions of this illness. It’s because dry skin makes the itching and irritation become worse.

However, using too thick a cream during the summer months because sweat mixed with cream often makes the psoriasis worse.

Another kitchen remedy for psoriasis is to wrap your skin with plastic or a bandage before going to bed and wash the areas gently with cold water in the morning. This over the time can reduce scaling. Psoriasis commonly runs as a family disease, but nevertheless it can skip over generations. Grandfather can pass this disease to his grandson or great grandson, but his son may never develop this disease. Although psoriasis can be embarrassing and stressful, most of the outbreaks of this disease are comparatively harmless than other skin maladies. With appropriate treatment psoriasis symptoms in general subsidies with a couple of months.

Treatable by medical professional Require medical diagnosis Lab test not required Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong Non communicable
Symptoms
Patches of inflamed and red skin that are covered by slivery, loose scales. They may be painful, itchy and can even crack and bleed at times. The fingernails and toenails may become pitted and change color. They also may get began to crumble or get detached from the nail beds. Scales and patches or crust may form on the head of the psoriasis patients.

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Psoriasis - How Homeopathy Plays A Role?

Dr. Nirav Manseta 88% (99 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, Special Course
Homeopath, Rajkot
Psoriasis - How Homeopathy Plays A Role?
Psoriasis is a long term disorder that affects the skin. In this condition, the skin cells start to grow at an accelerated rate with thick red and white welts on the skin. While normal skin cells grow and flake off within four odd weeks, the new skin cells in this condition crowd the skin before these old skin cells go away. The patches that occur as a result of this condition are known as plaque build-up which mostly appears on the scalp, feet, knees, elbows and lower back. Let us find out more about this condition and how it may be treated with the help of homeopathy: Causes and Triggers- The most common triggers for this condition include bacterial and viral infections. Stress during inducing situation also acts as a trigger. Cuts, snake bites or other insect bites can lead to this condition. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption may also be the cause of Psoriasis. This condition can also appear as a side effect of other medication too. Symptoms- The symptoms include ridge like patches which are thick and pitted. Also, the patient may complain of pain and stiffness in the joints as well as itching, soreness and puffiness. Scaly spots may also appear on the skin which may eventually become dry and cracked before bleeding begins. Types of Psoriasis- There are various types of psoriasis which must be treated in different ways. Scalp psoriasis is a common form, while skin and nail psoriasis may also be found in many patients. Guttate and Palomar Plantar Psoriasis are other rare forms where puss filled sores may appear on the skin. Homeopathy Treatment- The main treatment in homeopathy includes working on the immunity of the patient along with a cure for the inflammation. Arsenic Album is one of the main medicines used in this case as well as Kali Brom, which is best for treating cold skin which has blue corrugated sores. Thyrodium may also be used in case the patient is experiencing dry skin with cold hands and feet. Radium Brom can also help in curing excessive itching and oozing that may appear on the face. Apis Mellifica can be used for taking care of rashes that may be caused in this condition while Calendula is a medicine used for topical application. This medicine is used for soothing the skin which has undergone severe inflammation. Sulphur is a homeopathic medicine that is used for a variety of skin ailments and disorders. Length of Treatment- One must remember that homeopathy treatment is a long term process and it usually takes time for the effect to start showing on the condition and symptoms.
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Psoriasis Treatment

Dr. Sandip Patel 84% (215 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda, Ph.d Arthritic Disorder
Ayurveda, Surat
Psoriasis Treatment
Treatment & Dosage: Tablet Salin- one or two tablet two times or three times a day Salin Syrup - one or two tea Spoon two times or three times a day Tablet Daa - one or two tablet two times or three times a day Immunosun Capsule - one or two tablet two times or three times a day Nimbamrutadi Kasayam - two tea Spoon two times or three times a day with water Triflanimbadi Kasayam - two tea Spoon two times or three times a day with water Sunthiyadi Kasayam - two tea Spoon two times or three times a day with water Manjisthadi kasayam - two tea Spoon two times or three times a day with water Arogyavardgini vati - one or two tablet two times or three times a day Krumina Syrup - one or two tea Spoon two times or three times a day Krumina Tablet - one or two tablet two times or three times a day Mansi Syrup - one or two tea Spoon two times or three times a day Antress Tablet- one or two tablet two times or three times a day In Psoriatic Arthritic Conditions: Tablet Itis Tablet Healbo Tablet Suvarna sallaki RA Tablet Ashwasallaki RA Vatari kasaym Kachnar Kasayam External Medicines Dermosun Ointment Apply on effected part / whole body twice a days Salin Oil - Apply on effected part / whole body twice a days Ternim Cream - Apply on effected part / whole body twice a days Psorasun Oinment - Apply on effected part / whole body twice a days PANCHKARMA: This is an effective treatment for all types of psoriasis. This special Ayurvedic treatment programme applies for 8 to 28 days

Psoriasis - Treating It With Homeopathy!

Dr. Anil Philip 89% (84 ratings)
DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Bhopal
Psoriasis - Treating It With Homeopathy!
Psoriasis is a long term disorder that affects the skin. In this condition, the skin cells start to grow at an accelerated rate with thick red and white welts on the skin. While normal skin cells grow and flake off within four odd weeks, the new skin cells in this condition crowd the skin before these old skin cells go away. The patches that occur as a result of this condition are known as plaque build-up which mostly appears on the scalp, feet, knees, elbows and lower back. Let us find out more about this condition and how it may be treated with the help of homeopathy: Causes and Triggers- The most common triggers for this condition include bacterial and viral infections. Stress during inducing situation also acts as a trigger. Cuts, snake bites or other insect bites can lead to this condition. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption may also be the cause of Psoriasis. This condition can also appear as a side effect of other medication too. Symptoms- The symptoms include ridge like patches which are thick and pitted. Also, the patient may complain of pain and stiffness in the joints as well as itching, soreness and puffiness. Scaly spots may also appear on the skin which may eventually become dry and cracked before bleeding begins. Types of Psoriasis- There are various types of psoriasis which must be treated in different ways. Scalp psoriasis is a common form, while skin and nail psoriasis may also be found in many patients. Guttate and Palomar Plantar Psoriasis are other rare forms where puss filled sores may appear on the skin. Homeopathy Treatment- The main treatment in homeopathy includes working on the immunity of the patient along with a cure for the inflammation. Arsenic Album is one of the main medicines used in this case as well as Kali Brom, which is best for treating cold skin which has blue corrugated sores. Thyrodium may also be used in case the patient is experiencing dry skin with cold hands and feet. Radium Brom can also help in curing excessive itching and oozing that may appear on the face. Apis Mellifica can be used for taking care of rashes that may be caused in this condition while Calendula is a medicine used for topical application. This medicine is used for soothing the skin which has undergone severe inflammation. Sulphur is a homeopathic medicine that is used for a variety of skin ailments and disorders. Length of Treatment- One must remember that homeopathy treatment is a long term process and it usually takes time for the effect to start showing on the condition and symptoms.
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Know More About Psoriasis

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 88% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Know More About Psoriasis
Psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, erythroderma or exfoliative dermatitis, lichen planus and other lichenoid eruptions. It is common, chronic non infectious skin disease characterized by well - defined slightly raised, dry erythematous macules with silvery scales typical extensor distbution. Etiology:- The exact etiology is unknown. A genetic predisposition is evidenced by a positive family history in 25% patients association of hla b8 a 17. Biochemcial. Many immunological abnoormalities have been found but their role is uncertain. The increased epidermal cell proliferation of psoriasis is related to increased replication metabolism of dermal fibroblasts. Pathology:- Parakeratosis. Elongation of rete pegs. Micro abscess of'munro. Dilated and tortuous capillary in upper dermis. Edema round cell infilteration in the papillae upper dermis. Investigations:- History is typical. Biopsy is rarely required. Diagnosis Atopic dermatitis. Impetigo. Reiter's syndrome. Symptoms and signs Next homeopathicy treatment symptoms/sig base medicines apply.
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Psoriasis - Know Its Ayurvedic Treatment!

Dr. Nilesh Nigam 86% (49 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Psoriasis - Know Its Ayurvedic Treatment!
Psoriasis can be defined as a skin condition which is caused due to auto-immune disorders within the body. This is a condition where the skin on the body develops raised and dry areas which are reddish in colour while also being bordered by silvery scales. Treatment of psoriasis in Ayurveda Ayurveda has a different slant to conventional medicine with regards to the treatment of psoriasis. According to ayurveda, it is the impurities in the blood which cause the immune system to react adversely and cause this condition. Ayurveda concentrates on treating the underlying problems through the combination of changes in diet, home remedies and certain medications to treat this disorder. Some of them are mentioned below: Changes in diet which will help purify the symptoms - Some advice that is usually given to patients to clean up their diet and include certain other items are as follows: Avoid spicy food and try to eat food which can be easily broken down within the digestive system Inclusion of more fruits and fruit juices in your diet Also include vegetables and also have a mix of boiled vegetables daily. It is better to avoid animal products such as animal fats, eggs, canned and processed foods from your diet. Regular consumption of butter milk and curd are known to be very good in blood purification and thus should be consumed in large quantities. Some ayurvedic tips and ingredients which can help treat psoriasis Other tips that can be implemented as skin applications to treat psoriasis are as follows: Use avocado oil to rub on the affected areas as it is known to be an effective treatment when applied long term. Ensure that the skin is always moisturized by applying a soft, cream or gel. Periodic baths in sea water if possible is also good for lessening the symptoms of psoriasis. Aloe vera cream applied specifically on the patches is known to also lessen them overtime. Few other tips to follow Get into deep breathing and meditation to ensure that your body and mind are relaxed as this is very important during the healing process Expose the affected areas of your skin to mild sunlight for about half an hour daily as it is known to improve symptoms.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Sir I have psoriasis disease due to which my hair skin is very rough. I want to consult allopathy to cure this.

Dr. Jatin Soni 93% (28523 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Psoriasis is an auto immune disease and we can control it but not cure it fully and Few tips- avoid any triggering factor, take folicacid regularly, eat a healthy diet, always be stress free , exercise regularly

Hi sir my father is suffering with the psoriasis we went near to the doctors not at all cured and he is getting lot of itching over that places if we are itching at that place getting blood please help us out and he is using ayurvedic medicines please help us out sir.

Dr. N S S Gauri 94% (10343 ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
sootshekhar ras 125 mg twice a day gandhak rasayan avleh 10 gm twice a day charm rogantak malham relief in 5-6 days and for complete cure take it for 90 days only
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I am having psoriasis, present we are use homeopathic medicine. Some result is there but since 3 days start a very allergy on a body I am very suffering with very big allergy. please Help me to cure my psoriasis.

Dr. Jatin Soni 93% (28523 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Psoriasis is an auto immune disease and we can control it but not cure it fully and as of now take tablet cetrizine at night.

I have Psoriasis till 2 years in scalp. I am 22 years old male.Please suggest me something for that.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (22593 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Psoriasis is thought to be an immune system problem. Triggers include infections, stress and cold. The most common symptom is a rash on the skin, but sometimes the rash involves the nails or joints. Treatment aims to remove scales and stop skin cells from growing so quickly. Topical ointments, light therapy and medication can offer relief.

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Psoriasis - Ayurvedic Remedies For Managing It!

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