Psoriasis- a Detailed Overview

  • Dr. Pravin Jain
  • June 28, 2021

Psoriasis is a skin disease that has affected millions of people around the globe but it is still not much known about. Here we’re about to discuss Psoriasis briefly, throwing light upon its symptoms, causes, treatments, and other necessary details. 

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a type of autoimmune disease, wherein the body cannot differentiate between foreign bodies and healthy cells and ends up attacking its organs. It causes red, itchy scaly patches on the skin. It is a long-term disease and occurs in cycles. These cycles last for weeks or even months then break off for a while and resume again. Although there is no permanent cure, homeopathy treatment for psoriasis has proven to be extremely effective in managing the symptoms. Incorporating habits and coping strategies that help in living better with psoriasis can help a patient fight the disease in a better way. 

Symptoms of Psoriasis 

Although the symptoms of this disease vary from person to person, a few of the common ones are: 

  1. Red patches of skin are covered with scales that are thick and silvery.
  2. Small scaling spots are commonly seen in children.
  3. Cracked, dry skin that might itch severely or even bleed.
  4. Ridged, thickened, or pitted nails.
  5. Swollen, stiff, and aching joints. 

The most commonly affected areas by psoriasis are, lower back, elbows, knees, legs, feet soles, palms, face, and scalps. Psoriasis patches can extend from dandruff-like scaling to large eruptions covering large areas of the body. It is advisable to contact a doctor immediately if you experience any such problems, ignoring the symptoms can support the spread of the disease-causing severe pain and discomfort. You can meet a doctor in person or talk to a homeopathic doctor via online consultation, as per your preference.

Causes and Triggers

Medicine experts suspect psoriasis to be an immune system issue in which the skin regenerates at a rate faster than normal. Although what causes the malfunctioning in the immune system hasn’t been clearly stated yet. Researchers say that both genetics and environmental factors play a role in initiating psoriasis. Psoriasis is not a contagious or communicable disease; it cannot spread from person to person or through bacteria. 

An individual who has recovered from psoriasis can experience it again if he/she comes in contact with any triggering elements. A few of the most common triggers are: 

  1. Skin infection or other infections such as strep throat, etc.
  2. Cold or dry weather conditions.
  3. Skin injuries such as cuts or scrapes, bug bites, and sunburns. 
  4. Extreme stress.
  5. Smoking or exposure to smoke.
  6. Heavy consumption of alcohol.
  7. Medications such as blood pressure and antimalarial drugs. 
  8. Withdrawal of oral or systemic corticosteroids. 

 As distinct as the disease is, so is the human that experiences it and therefore should be treated via a line of treatment curated specifically for him/ her. Since the disease can be recurring, Dr. Pravin Jain suggests opting for homeopathy treatment as it treats psoriasis from its very essence. With proper treatments and medications, the affected people can live a normal life. This is possible with homeopathy and HomoeoCARE! Take an online homeopathy consultation today to enjoy psoriasis-controlled life tomorrow and in the future.

 

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