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Psoriasis - Causes, Symptoms and Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Psoriasis - Causes, Symptoms and Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder. Although it is non-contagious, the disease is quite complex. Erythematous plaques with silvery scales appear on skin layers, which basically characterise the disease. This excessive increase of cell division in the basal layer of the skin, results in increased proliferation on skin layers.

Symptoms

The symptoms of psoriasis vary from person to person. Some of the common symptoms of psoriasis are the following:

  1. Raised, red patches of skin topped with loose, silvery scales, usually on the knees or elbows
  2. Thick, red patches known as plaques, and dry, silvery scales appearing on the scalp, face, elbows, knees, palms, and soles of the feet.
  3. Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
  4. Joint swelling, tenderness, and pain
  5. Thickened, pitted or ridged nails

Causes of Psoriasis According To Ayurveda

Acharya Charak has described the involvement of vata and kapha in ekkushtha or psoriasis. Accumulation of toxins or ama could also lead to this condition.

  1. Viruddha Aahar (Opposite diet or contradictory foods) and Mithya Ahara (Improper Diet)
  2. Excessive intake of yogurt, seafoods, salty foods, black gram and sour foods, spicy foods, fermented foods, maida (fine flour), and bakery products, junk foods and fast foods, refrigerated and cold foods may contribute to psoriasis.
  3. Mithya Vihara (Improper Lifestyle)
  4. An irregular lifestyle disrupts the digestive process and creates imbalance in the doshas.
  5. Adrista Hetu (Unknown Cause)
  6. Excessive Physical and Mental Stress
  7. Leading a stressful life or too much consumption of alcohol and tobacco can also trigger psoriasis.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis

Ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis includes counseling, lifestyle management, diet management and ayurvedic external and internal treatment. In the case of scalp psoriasis, shirodhara with proper oils is also a very effective treatment. Treatment may also include stress management, oral Ayurvedic medicines, immunomodulators for immunity, topical treatments, regular follow up appointments and yoga and meditation to relieve mental stress. The blend of natural herbs and elements, which are extremely beneficial for the health and skin. The panchakarma therapy in Ayurveda is strong enough to cure psoriasis effectively. The therapy includes a thorough detoxification of the whole body system and removal of all harmful toxins from body fluids. Thus the main aim is to purify the blood system and restore the digestive system in order to prevent the disease.

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to adapt to this condition. Regular exercise is also very important. Yogic asanas and pranayam can help to keep the mind and body fit and healthy.

Few precautions for psoriasis patients:

  • Psoriasis patients should say no to acidic food products like urad dal, radish, sesame, jaggery etc.
  • Patients with psoriasis should practice yoga on a regular basis to prevent the disease.
  • Psoriasis patients should not use chemical skin products. Instead, they should use natural cleansers like besan.
  • Picking, scratching or peeling of skin should strongly be avoided.
  • Usage of cotton clothes is recommended.

Here are some natural Ayurvedic home remedies, which are helpful for psoriasis patients:

  • Cover the affected part with a banana leaf to fade the reddish patches.
  • Soak 15 sesame seeds overnight in a glass of water and drink it early morning on an empty stomach.
  • Consume half a glass of bitter gourd juice in the morning for 5-6 months.

For more information, you can visit a professional Ayurvedic practitioner.

Nail Psoriasis - Signs To Identify It!

Nail Psoriasis - Signs To Identify It!

Psoriasis, in general, is a persistent autoimmune condition that causes the speedy development of skin cell. This increase in the number of cells causes unhealthy scales on the surface of the skin.

Symptoms of nail psoriasis
Symptoms to watch out for are the nails cracking right from the nail bed. This, in medicinal term, is known as onycholysis and it creates space that can get contaminated by germs. Soreness or a sponge like feeling beneath the nails, pitting, warping and hardening of the nails, discoloration, painful chalk like build up beneath the cuticles which causes the nail to move upwards, are common symptoms as well. This is known as subungual hyperkeratosis. As a rule, almost everybody who is affected by general psoriasis, suffer from nail psoriasis.

Sometimes nail psoriasis may be accompanied by fungal infections. A parting amid the nail and nail bed is the perfect environment for the fungi to grow. If the symptoms you are experiencing are extremely moderate, treatment may not be required. If the discoloration, nail hardening or chipping of the nails is severe, it is probably a good time to make an appointment with a dermatologist.

Causes
A diet deficient in Calcium, Vitamin C or B12 can lead to this condition. Unhygienic habits can aggravate the condition. Psoriasis, in most cases, is acquired genetically. A weak immune system can also be a marker. Certain steps can be taken to keep the nails healthy. Keeping the nails clipped short and clean helps. Wearing gloves while working in the kitchen, during gardening or washing is another preventive measure you can always take.

Treatment
It may be hard to treat nail psoriasis; while topical medicines are prescribed, they usually don’t work that well. Oral D3 supplements can be taken. D3 ointments, light or photo therapy and finally corticosteroid injections directly aimed to the nail bed may ease the situation. In very severe cases, nails may need to be removed with the help of surgery, so as to help new nails to grow back. Patience is the key word.

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Sir/madam I have psoriasis since one years. I have take many consult as well as I met with many doctors but I have no any relief.

Sir/madam I have psoriasis since one years. I have take many consult as well as I met with many doctors but I have no...
Sootshekhar ras 125 miligrams twice a day gandhak rasayan avleh 10 gram twice a day relief in 5-6 days and for complete cure take it for 60 days only avoid oily and spicy food.
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I am suffering from 5 years psoriasis problems so please suggest me some medicine.

I am suffering from 5 years psoriasis problems so please suggest me some medicine.
U can do the following to ease the symptoms of psoriasis 1. Prevent dry skin Use a humidifier to keep the air in your home or office moist. This can help prevent dry skin before it starts. Sensitive skin moisturizers are also great at keeping your skin supple and preventing plaques from forming. 2. Avoid fragrances Most soaps and perfumes have dyes and other chemicals in them that may irritate your skin. They can make you smell great, but they also can inflame psoriasis. 3. Eat healthfully Diet may play a role in managing psoriasis. Eliminating red meat and fatty snacks may help reduce flare-ups triggered by such foods. Cold water fish, seeds, nuts, and omega-3 fatty acids are known for their ability to reduce inflammation. 4. Soak your body Hot water may be an irritant for your skin. However, a lukewarm bath Can soothe the itching and infiltrate scales and plaques. Moisturize immediately after your bath for double benefits. 5. Reduce stress Any chronic condition like psoriasis can be a source of stress. This can often turn into a vicious cycle because stress itself can worsen psoriasis symptoms. In addition to reducing stress whenever possible, consider incorporating stress-reducing practices such as yoga and meditation. 6. Avoid alcohol Alcohol is a trigger for many people who have psoriasis. 7. Stop smoking Avoid tobacco. Smoking may increase your risk of psoriasis. If you already have psoriasis, it can also make your symptoms more severe. For this homeopathic treatment is very effective For more details u can consult me.
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Psoriasis - Can Homeopathy Handle It?

Psoriasis - Can Homeopathy Handle It?

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 the 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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Merko genteal psoriasis hai please merko koi medicine batao I am 23 years old still im student I hvnt money now for go to doctor for consult and I scare to share this problem with my parents please give me some tips for treatment plz.

Merko genteal psoriasis hai please merko koi medicine batao I am 23 years old still im student I hvnt money now for g...
it may be fungus..Fungal infection or Ring worm.. when occurs in groin, called as jock itch.. Usually fungal infection is common in moist areas of body like skin folds..It's mostly circular or round in appearance.. May be red or black in colour.. Treatment depending on the type and severity.. Avoid sharing clothes, towels and soap; sweating also increases it..As it has to be differentiated from eczema and infection, its a must to see and confirm the diagnosis for proper treatment..So, please send photos of the affected area by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Is psoriasis can be cured? My friend got infected on the scalpe and it started appearing on the hands also. Please tell me what medication should he follow to stop it.

Is psoriasis can be cured? My friend got infected on the scalpe and it started appearing on the hands also. Please te...
First of all your friend should visit in person a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis of psoriasis. Does he actually have psoriasis? Let's now assume he has it - it is not infectious. It is a genetic disease. And it stays with him for long time. It can be treated easily by way of allopathic creams and tablets lifestyle changes are a key part of the treatment. These include 1. Avoid smoking/ alcohol 2.keep your skin soft and moist with a good moisturizer./ coconut oil 3. Avoid harsh soaps and detergent s 4. Start omega-3 supplements foods. 5. Certain types of fish have to be avoided. 6. Masala and processed foods to be avoided. Tell him/her to visit a nearby dermatologist.
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I have had psoriasis since 16 years old and could never get rid of it is clean b cream good please?

I have had psoriasis since 16 years old and could never get rid of it is clean b cream good please?
Please follow these herbal combination to get complete cure sootshekhar ras 125 mg twice a day gandhak rasayan avleh 10 gm twice a day relief in 5-6 days and for complete cure take it for 60 days only avoid oily and spicy food.
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I am 27 years old suffering from psoriasis from last 15 years. So I need your help so I can cure it.

I am 27 years old suffering from psoriasis from last 15 years. So I need your help so I can cure it.
Ayurveda medicine are six _c ointment and tab arogyavardini vati and panchatikta. Guggulu 2 times a day for 1 month.
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My self suffering from psoriasis from past few years. At present I am using pasitrex and carvic capsules. Pls suggest how to get treated.

My self suffering from psoriasis from past few years. At present I am using pasitrex and carvic capsules. Pls suggest...
Soap moisturiser 3 times daily. Anti allergics required. Medicine in serious cases only. Sun required.
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