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Psoriasis Introduction

Homeopathy treatment for Psoriasis Psoriasis Introduction / What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an immune-mediated skin disease which tends to last for years marked by raised red patchy dry eruptions along with scaling and inflammation of the skin.


About Psoriasis


To explain psoriasis in simple language it can be said that psoriasis develops when a person’s immune system emits faulty signals informing skin cells to grow extremely swiftly. New skin cells form in days rather than in weeks inevitably causing excessive accumulation of excess skin cells. The excess skin cells accumulate on the body surface giving rise to psoriasis patches. In later stage shedding of this excess skin starts resulting in scaling.


The most common areas adversely affected are typically the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp. It can affect anywhere on the body.


Psoriasis rash is itchy, burning and stinging in character. Psoriasis may be accompanied by other diseases such as diabetes, heart condition, and depression, although it is, not a rule.


Psoriasis is one of our specialty areas.


In patients with psoriasis skin becomes red and scaly with or without itching. These scales are silver-colored plaques which appear in various sizes at different body parts. The skin becomes so parched that it may crack at joints.


Symptoms of Psoriasis


It affects around 7 million people worldwide. It is routinely seen in adults although it can affect at any age. Males and females are equally affected.


Psoriasis can affect all over the body including fingernails, scalp and genital area, eyebrows, etc. Although, every case may not be so extensive.


Experts typically categorize Psoriasis into mild, moderate and extensive depending upon the area of the body affected and how it affects the patient’s life. The commonly troubled areas are elbows, palms, knees, soles, lower back, scalp, etc. Few people may suffer joint pains along with psoriasis and it is called as Psoriatic Arthritis.


Psoriasis may be categorized into mild, moderate and extensive. It starts as a small red dot or patch and slowly spreads to typically become a large red and scaly patch.


The severity of psoriasis is measured by calculating how much of the body area is affected by psoriasis. It should also be measured by how psoriasis typically affects the quality of life of the concerned individual. For example, psoriasis affecting only palms and soles may amount to less percentage of the body area, but it causes a negative impact on individuals ordinary activities.


Psoriasis covering barely 3% of the body is considered to be mild. Psoriasis extending over 3 to 10 percent of the body area is moderate and if it covers more than 10 percent of body surface then it is termed as severe.


Occasionally severe itching and stinging pain.


Accumulation of silvery scales represents the key feature in psoriasis.


Psoriasis is non-infectious.


There are no special blood tests or investigations to diagnose psoriasis. A trained doctor can diagnose psoriasis by observing psoriasis eruptions. Rarely a biopsy may be needed to confirm psoriasis diagnosis.


Causes of psoriasis


The exact cause to get psoriasis is unknown, however, immunity and heredity factors play a significant role in causing and development of psoriasis. Most of the times some trigger factors are involved for psoriasis to flare.


The skin cells in people affected by psoriasis grow at an abnormally rapid rate, which causes the accumulation of psoriasis eruptions.


Psoriasis is marked by scale formation. The exact cause of why these scales occur is unknown. Because of some unknown reason, there occurs an excessive and abnormal production of skin cells resulting in the formation of scaling, ultimately leading to the shedding of excess scales.


In a healthy person, this formation of skin cells is an ongoing process. But, in the patient affected with psoriasis, this process of cell formation increases. New cells are formed at a brisker pace and rise up to the skin surface and get accumulated there.


Psoriasis is termed as an autoimmune disease where the immune system of the body is mistakenly activated. Thus, it leads to the rapid production of skin cells resulting in inflammation. Why this autoimmunity is triggered is unknown.


Psoriasis is genetically linked as seen in one-third of the cases.


Autoimmunity may be triggered by many other factors such as


  • Injury to skin while making a tattoo, cut or bites.

  • Injury after the chemical burn or sunburn.

  • Overuse of certain medicines such as beta blockers for hypertension, antimalarial drugs, antidepressant tablets.

  • Cold weather.

  • Emotional stress.


Types of Psoriasis


Homeopathy treatment for psoriasis shows excellent results in all types of psoriasis. Permanent treatment for psoriasis is achievable in all stages and types.


There are different types of psoriasis


  • Plaque psoriasis

  • Guttate psoriasis

  • Inverse psoriasis

  • Pustular psoriasis

  • Erythrodermic psoriasis


Erythrodermic psoriasis


This type of psoriasis is included in extensive psoriasis which involves almost all the parts of the body.


Eruptions lead to severe itching. Scratching frequently leads to bleeding spots. This type of psoriasis is rare but needs prompt attention as it might lead to hospitalization.


Pustular psoriasis


Eruptions look like white pus-filled boils surrounded by red skin. The noninfectious pus consists of white blood cells.


This category of psoriasis appears as red, swollen, and dotted skin with pus-filled bumps.


The Psoriasis most commonly affects the palms and soles.


The afflicted area becomes sore and painful.


When the pus-filled bumps heal or dry up it leaves brown colored dots on the skin.


When the lesions or eruptions get infected, a person may develop a fever with chills.


Inverse psoriasis


This type of psoriasis is seen in folds of the skin which remains moist such as underarms or genital area. Moreover, the person may suffer under the breasts.


These shiny, smooth eruptions look like a fungal infection.


The patient having this type of psoriasis suffer other types of psoriasis simultaneously.


The skin becomes glossy and raw with red patches.


Patches only develop where skin touches skin, such as the armpits, around the groin, genital region, and buttocks. Women can develop it under their breasts.


Skin feels very sore and where inverse psoriasis appears.


Guttate psoriasis


Usually seen after respiratory infections.


This type of psoriasis is often triggered by a respiratory infection and is seen as small round eruptions over the body and scalp. It commonly affects children or young adults. One-tenth of psoriasis patients develop guttate psoriasis.


It appears as small, red spots usually on the trunk, arms, and legs but it may appear all over the body.


It usually appears after an illness, especially sore throat or respiratory illness.


Plaque psoriasis


The commonest type of psoriasis


This is the commonest type of psoriasis where the skin is covered sporadically with red colored eruptions at the base covered with silver-colored scales. This typically affects the outer sides of elbows or knees, lower back, and scalp. The eruptions are intensely itchy and cause burning or stinging pain.


The raised, reddish patches on the skin are called as plaques.


Scratching of the eruptions leads to thickening of the skin.


Patches of psoriasis may vary in size and shape and can appear as separate patches or join to cover a vast area.


Plaque psoriasis may affect nails causing pits in the nails or crumbling nail.


Homeopathic treatment for Psoriasis on the scalp


Psoriasis can affect anywhere on the body be it on the eyelids, ears, mouth and lips, skin folds, hands and feet, nails, etc. The commonest site of psoriasis affection is the scalp and it needs to be treated differently from other psoriasis forms.


Around 50% of the patients suffering from psoriasis have it on their scalp. There are a few cases where only scalp psoriasis is present without any lesions over the body. Effective treatment for scalp psoriasis is available at my similia clinic.


Scalp psoriasis can be mild, moderate and severe.


Mild scalp psoriasis may show slight, fine scaling at first only noticed to be just dryness in the scalp and hair. Many times the scaling is considered to be dandruff. It may lead to itching and hair fall.


When mild psoriasis is being left untreated it increases slowly over the years showing more differentiated areas of scales on the scalp. Now the skin becomes a bit thicker, and eruptions become more noticeable. The scalp becomes reddish and scaling becomes more prominent. Most of the people start seeking the treatment at this stage and it is easily diagnosed during this stage.


Severe scalp psoriasis shows as thick, crusted plaques covering the entire scalp. Scalp psoriasis may spread onto the forehead, the back of the neck and around the ears. Itching becomes intense and scratching may lead to bleeding spots and secondary infections.


Differential diagnosis:


Scalp psoriasis is very similar in appearance to seborrheic dermatitis. It needs an expert to differentiate between the two conditions. In scalp psoriasis, eruptions are powdery with silvery scales while in seborrheic dermatitis eruptions are yellowish and greasy.


Homeopathic treatment for scalp psoriasis


Scalp psoriasis is considered to be relatively more difficult as compared to psoriasis on the skin.


While treating scalp psoriasis a proper treatment protocol is to be made and it differs for patients having only scalp psoriasis with patients having scalp psoriasis along with lesions over the body. Psoriasis being a deep-seated disease the frequent follow-ups, and detailed history from the patients is expected.


We do not believe in local applications for scalp psoriasis except non-medicated moisturizers. Scalp psoriasis is not just a local disease, and it comes from an internal disturbance at the immunity level. It needs to be treated with oral internal medication. Treating scalp psoriasis locally will give only temporary results and it becomes more difficult to treat as these local applications suppress the disease.


Scalp psoriasis shows a very good response to homeopathic treatment. The active symptoms of redness, itching, and scaling come under control. Homeopathic treatment is also aimed to control the recurrence.


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We have treated hundreds of psoriasis patients with lasting results. Homeopathy treatment aims at considering the disease at immunity level thereby increasing body’s own healing capacity.


Psoriasis falls into the group of autoimmune diseases, therefore, homeopathy aims to treat this disease at an immunological level.


Psoriasis is not just a skin disease. Psoriasis is caused because of a variety of internal factors and needs to be treated internally. The mere use of local applications or immunosuppressive medicines is not the solution for psoriasis.


Psoriasis treatment in homeopathy aims at treating the disease at immunity level thereby increasing body’s own healing capacity. It also works by addressing genetic tendencies. While treating we look into all-around causes of psoriasis-like genetic, stress-induced and environmental factors.


Homeopathic medicines give long-term relief. Psoriasis permanent treatment is possible.


Homeopathic medicines treat the existing lesions of the disease and help in controlling the relapses.


Homeopathic medicines are safe and can be taken for a long period without being worried about side effects.


1. Can Homeopathy cure psoriasis?


This is the most commonly asked question and the answer is yes. In most of the cases, complete recovery is possible where homeopathic medicines for psoriasis are selected

  • On the basis of the totality of symptoms
  • Considering the constitution of the patient
  • Genetic history
  • Physical symptoms
  • Emotional impact, etc.

It is important to get treated with expert homeopathy doctor for psoriasis.


2) Is psoriasis contagious?


Psoriasis is not contagious. This means that it cannot be transmitted by touch or by sharing things with a person affected.


Another important question which is frequently asked by our patients is whether it will transmit to their children?


If you are suffering from psoriasis then there are increased chances of your children getting psoriasis but it is not a rule.


There is nothing that can be done to avoid it. There is a possibility of getting psoriasis even if it is not there in the family. So stop worrying about things which are not in our hand. It is important to note that psoriasis is not transmitted through sexual contact even if the person is having genital lesions.


3) Will drinking alcohol affect my psoriasis?


Not directly but alcohol consumption affects general health and in turn can increase psoriasis.


Frequent alcohol consumption and smoking affect immunity and psoriasis being a disease related to immunity it affects adversely.


4) Does what I eat affects my psoriasis?


There are a lot of sites suggesting to eat or stop eating certain foods that will help in reducing psoriasis. In reality, there is no research which suggests its relation to food.


5) How do I find a good homeopathy doctor for psoriasis?


Treating psoriasis is an expert job. Experience in treating psoriasis cases always helps.


6) What should I do if my treatment does not work or it stops working or I get a relapse?


In a few patients psoriasis obviously relapse, as this disease has an inherent tendency to relapse. Role of homeopathy is to give symptomatic relief, to bring a remission, to reduce and avoid medicines with side effects, such as steroids and methotrexate, and to maintain a longer duration of remission. The relapses should be in shorter periods, as we have an existing strategy which works.


Keeping patience and taking medicines regularly often helps in such cases.


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Our Case Studies

Extensive palmo plantar psoriasis finds complete recovery within six months of treatment...

Mrs Usha Nagargoje (CFN- 00078), a 55 years old female patient registered with us for the treatment of palmo plantar psoriasis on 10th August 2017.

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Mrs Usha comes from Dombivli, Mumbai. She was suffering from severe psoriasis on palms ans soles since 5 years. There was lot of itching and scaling. Most characteristic feature was thickening of skin with cracks. Cracks were painful.

She took conventional medicines for a year with partial relief. She was frustrated and stopped all medication. Slowly the situation became worse. She lost all hopes as it was told that this condition is incurable.

She was reffered to us by one of our patient Mr Bhatt. She was a bit nervous and it took quite a long time to explain the disease and it's treatment protocol. She was glad to know so many details about psoriasis which nobody took pains to explain her before.

While taking her case details we noted that she was a widow since 10 years and has gone through a difficult phase in life. She always felt nervous. Her psoriasis first started after going through a emotional trauma when her only daughter married against her wish. That was the time she felt totally ignored and cheated by her daughter, for whom according to her she had done so many things.

Her psoriasis developed on palms and soles and she started feeling ashamed. She started avoiding social contact.

After taking her case details she was prescribed two months medicines along with the instructions to consume the medicines. She said she felt better after the interview as this was the first time she was guided so nicely and her doubt that this disease is contagious is busted.

After 2 months of treatment, her psoriasis lesions on palms were 50% better and on soles it was 20% better. She was happy to note that her itching and cracks were reduced by 50%.

At four months follow up her soles were clear by about 60% and palms were 80% better. There was a sense of complete well being. She was more expressive as her confidance was back.

At 6 months follow up her psoriasis is 90% better. Before after photos have been attached for reference. She was in tears while describing her happiness. She has been advised to continue medication for complete recovery and to avoid relapses.

I was cured of my psoriasis of 5 years withing 1 year of treatment and I could face marriage proposals with a free mind.....

This case is of Miss A.L. 21 years aged female suffering from psoriasis since 5 years. She first consulted us in 2011 when we were not having online platform. She visited our clinic full of anxiety and disturbed mind. She wanted to get rid of her skin eruptions at any cost, at the same time she was unsure about homeopathy as that was her first introduction to homeopathic medicines.

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Her case was studied in details. She had reddish eruptions majorly over the forearms and legs, few eruptions were present on back and some part of face. Face eruptions had started recently. There was lot of itching and scaling. Dryness was marked.
She was belonging to middle class maharashtian family and was not much educated. Problems became worse when marriage proposals started coming.
She was very active and good in painting. She did not treat her disease as much disturbing but now it was a different case. Her parents wanted her to hide her eruptions and face the marriage proposals but she refused to do that. She wanted to get rid of this disease and then think of marriage.
Her hopes were starting to diminish because she had taken a lot of conventional medicines in 5 years without much effects. Many times eruptions were completely better to be returned in few months. She started losing hope when one of our existing patients of psoriasis gave our reference.
All her queries were answered before making prescription for her. She was given 2 months medicines.
At 2 months follow up she was happy to say that her main symptoms of itching and scaling has reduced by more than 50% and she is feeling positive about getting cured. Dryness of skin was also reduced which was noted on examination.
At 4 months follow up 50% ofher eruptions were healed along with stoppage of further spread to new places. Same medicines were continued.
At 6 months follow up her symptoms were aggravated. It was noted that in every rainy season her symptoms used to get aggravated. Her itching and scaling had increased. Good thing was no new eruptions were seen. Her case was reviewed again keeping this seasonal modality in mind. New set of medicines were prescribed to her.
At 8 months follow up her 70 % of psoraisis was clear without any marks. There were no eruption on face and arms. Few eruptions on legs were present. She was advised to continue medicines for complete recovery.
At 12 months folow up she was completely better. Her medicines were stopped.
Patient did not allow us to share her photos and we respect her decision. She came to visit us after 4 years to happily state that she is happily married without any further relapses of psoriaisis.

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