Homeopathic Remedies for the Treatment of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition which generally occurs in knees, elbows, and scalp but can also affect other parts of the body like palms, torso, and the underside or the soles of the feet. It can be very irritating and can cause itching and rashes in some people. In psoriasis, the skin color at the affected area changes and becomes red underneath all the thick white crust which accumulates on the exposed surface. This crust is formed by the build-up of dead skin cells at a particular area.
Normally what happens is that a healthy skin cell travels from the bottom of the skin to the top or outermost part of the skin. There it loses its nucleus, dies and sheds when another cell replaces it after undergoing the same procedure. This whole cycle takes nearly a month or 28 days to complete. But in psoriasis, this whole process takes only three to four days to complete. Due to this, dead cells keep on increasing at a certain place and create the white flaky crust. The crust is flaky because it contains several layers of dead cells and it falls readily and profusely.
After all the layers of the build-upare removed, the skin underneath can be seen red or darker than the surroundings. This is because the cells accumulated still need a blood supply that is why the blood vessels run close to the skin at that area and cause the redness.
Although the main cause of Psoriasis is still unknown, it is seen that it can be passed on genetically and through many environmental factors. It is found to be triggered by infections, cuts or scrapes to the skin, smoking also enhances it, stress, cold weather, and heavy consumption of alcohol.
There are several types of psoriasis. Some of them are –
- Scalp Psoriasis
As the name suggests, the plaques, in this case,occur on the scalp of the person. These are typically confused as dandruff also.
- Plaque psoriasis
It is the most common type of psoriasis as it is not confined to a certain area and plaques can be found anywhere in the body.
- Inverse Psoriasis
It occurs in the area where the skin bends or stretches like the armpits, groin, under the breasts, and behind the knees. The plaques in this condition are smooth, sore, and reddened.
- Erythrodermic Psoriasis
It is a more serious condition of psoriasis as it severely disturbs the chemical balance of the body. It affects the majority of the body and causes scaling, severe pain, illness, and itching. It can become so severe that the skin starts looking like as though it has been burned.
- Pustular Psoriasis
In this condition the plaque or lesions look like blisters which are filled with pus. The plaques can be limited to a small area or prevalent to the whole body. It can develop in those who are already affected with psoriasis or can be an indication of psoriasis for those who don’t have it.
Homeopathy for Psoriasis.
There are many diseases which can be cured by homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy is one of the most all-inclusive systems of medicine. Homeopathy medicines not only aim to treat the disease but also try to find the cause and origin of the disease so that the body can develop immunity against it for the next time. As far as homeopathy for psoriasis is concerned, there are numerous suitable remedies and medications available for the treatment of psoriasis based on its cause, the area affected, sensation, and the extent of psoriasis. Here are some of the few important remedies for the homeopathic treatment of psoriasis.
It is an excellent remedy for psoriasis which gets worsened in cold surroundings and wetness but the patient feels better when he is warm.
It is not only great for psoriasis, it is really helpful in many other skin conditions also.
Syphilitic psoriasis is a very serious form of psoriasis just like psoriasis arthritis. Kali Brom works really well in curing syphilitic psoriasis which renders the skin cold, blue and corrugated. The plaques, in this case, are quite large, indolent, and are painful.
Kali Ars is the suitable remedy for when there are patches developed on the back, on the arms and are spreading from the elbows to other parts of the body. The plaques itches and removing them leavesa red skin.
If the patient is suffering from psoriasis as well as anaemia then this medication is prescribed to them. Due to this, the skin becomes dry and impoverished. The patient feels chilly with cold hands and feet.
There are a lot of places where psoriasis can affect but if it affects the penis then the person is recommended to use Radium Brom.
Suitable for plaques and rashes which are dry, sensitive to touch and feel hot when the crust is removed. The patients find relief when the affected area is placed under cool water and the pain increases if the area is treated with heat.
This homeopathic medicine is used for patients who are suffering from Psoriatic arthritis. There is an intense itching sensation which increases at night and the person finds comfort when a little heat is applied to the affected area.
As seen above, Psoriasis can be cured with homeopathic treatment easily. Apart from this method, psoriasis can also be diagnosed by a dermatologist by examining the affected area and the appearance of the lesion. Psoriasis does not affect the blood in any way hence there is no blood test required for this but if there are any complication and the person looks different than other cases and feels a little tired and hazy then it is recommended that the person gets a skin biopsy to treat the skin immediately.