Psoriasis is a type of skin disease that usually gets worse with time if not treated properly. A patient suffering from psoriasis feels an urgent need to itch, which leads to bleeding due to excessive scratching. The skin starts to develop large patches of eruptions with white scaly formation on the surface of the skin.
What is Psoriasis?
When the skin cells start to grow too rapidly it results in a disorder called Psoriasis. This disease is long-term in nature and leads to silvery, thick, white or red patches on developing on the top of the skin. Generally, the skin cells grow at a slow rate and flakes off in about every four weeks. As the skin starts to shed the new cells replace the outer layers of skin. But in case of Psoriasis that new skin cell moves swiftly to the outer layers in matters of days than weeks. The new cells build up and form new patches called Plaques and usually appear on the scalp, hands, knees, elbows, and feet or lower back. Psoriasis is most common in adults, but children and teens may also suffer from this disorder.
Causes of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an auto-immune condition. In this condition, the immune cells of the body start attacking the body’s own skin cells. This leads to abnormally and fasts growth of skin cells. And, result in thick skin and intense shedding of cells. Psoriasis can be triggered by some factors such as Bacterial infection, viral, Stress, Smoking, Excessive alcohol and environment factors such as sunburn, chemical burns.
Symptoms of Psoriasis
Psoriasis symptoms can be different from person to person and may include one or more of the symptoms such as Small scaling spots, Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales, Dry and cracked skin, Swollen and stiff joints and Itching, burning or soreness.
Role of homeopathy in treating psoriasis
Psoriasis is not a disease that affects just the outer layer of the skin but the internal layers as well. Therefore, homeopathy aims at treating it from the root cause by stimulating the body's healing system and then trigger the healing action in the body. It further targets the genetic disposition of the individual and recreates an environment in the body for faster healing. Although, the medicines prescribed by the homeopathy are small in quantity, yet they are highly effective as they enter the body and slowly and steadily but effectively works at correcting the internal system of the body.
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