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Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease, which is said to have no cure in conventional medicines. Psoriasis is cyclic in nature, aggravating for a few weeks or months, then subsiding for some time or going into remission. Psoriasis typically develops on joints like knees and elbows but they can also develop on hands, feet, neck, scalp or face. Though conventional medicines have no cure for this disease, but homeopathy has wonderful medicines for it and one should consult the best homoepathic doctor for psoriasis to get rid of it. Avikadoctors is the largest homeopathic portal which can help you in this by providing online homeopathy doctor, on the portal itself. Patients have to just register themselves on the portal and get every possible assistance in the field of homeopathy.





Sign & Symptoms



Psoriasis sign and symptoms may vary from person to person, but most commonly it presents with symptoms like- red, raised patches on the skin, with whitish scales or plaques, skin is dry, and may sometimes bleed. There is soreness around the patches, with itching and burning sensation. Less commonly if nails are affected, they become thick and pitted. Painful swelling might also be present in the joints.



Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease in which the skin production processes becomes fast, because of which the skin cells do not get time to fall off and thus keep piling up, resulting in raised inflamed patches of skin that become scaly after some time. Psoriasis is known to pass on in families, though it is non contagious. It is also found to be associated with some medical conditions like type2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, heart diseases, psoriatic arthritis, anxiety, depression, etc.



Psoriasis may be triggered by some environmental factors like skin infections, cold and dry weather conditions, injuries to skin like cut, insect bite or severe sunburn, heavy smoking and alcohol drinking, stress, withdrawal of corticosteroids and certain medications.



People having psoriasis are at risk of developing other medical conditions in future like psoriatic arthritis, eye problems like conjunctivitis, blepharitis and uveitis. Psoriasis may also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, other autoimmune diseases like coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease and sclerosis. Psoriasis does not look cosmetically good and may lead to lowered self esteem and depression.



Most people having psoriasis come to homoeopathy when they have tried conventional medicines. As we have already discussed that conventional mode of treatment do not have any medicines that can treat psoriasis specifically, so they give steroidal creams to just suppress the symptoms, and thus psoriasis keeps on coming back. So, to get it cured from roots patients should seek advice from best homeopathic doctor for psoriasis. Homeopathy has wonderful medicines for psoriasis and the case can be approached both therapeutically or individually.





Psoriasis Treatment



If treatment of choice is on the basis of individualisation then medicines are prescribed considering body as a whole, on the holistic approach. For choosing individualised or personalised medicine for the patient, elaborate case taking is required, in which deep view is taken into the personal life of the patient. Patient’s disposition, his temperament, his likes and dislikes, his susceptibility, his physical generals and mental peculiarities, everything is considered while choosing the individual remedy for the person. On the other hand, for therapeutic prescription, specifically sign and symptoms in relation to psoriasis are considered only, while choosing the remedy. Choice of treatment depends upon case to case, and the discretion of homeopathic physician. Mostly to give instant relief during sudden flare of symptoms therapeutic medicines are prescribed, but after initial relief, individualised medicine is prescribed to treat the case from the roots.



Some commonly prescribed homeopathic medicines include:




  1. Arsenic album- The patient requiring arsenic album as the remedy have dry and scaly skin, which is prone for infections. Scratching the affected part can make the itching worse. People who respond well to this remedy are mostly anxious, restless and have compulsive behaviour towards cleanliness. They are very chilly, but have burning pains, which get relieved by application of heat.

  2. Graphites- This remedy is often indicated in people who present with history of long standing skin complaints. The skin of graphites patient is leathery with cracks and soreness. Itching in psoriasis is aggravated by getting warm, and the person keeps scratching the area till the skin bleeds. People needing graphites often have trouble in concentrating, and suffer from chronic constipation.

  3. Petroleum- The skin of the person needing this medicine is very dry, sore, hard, painful, fissures and slow to heal. It is a very good remedy for people who have deep cracks in the skin. Patients present with burning sensation, with intolerable itching of the affected area. The cracks in the skin may also bleed sometimes.

  4. Sepia- It is very good medicine for people with large oval lesions of psoriasis. The lesions are isolated and present as reddish papules. The lesions are shiny, whitish, with adhesive scales on the papules. Itching on the lesions cause a burning sensation. The isolated lesions are usually present on the face, chest, back, arms and legs.

  5. Sulphur- This remedy is often indicated in people who have severe itching and burning in the psoriatic lesions. There is severe itching of the area, and the person scratches the point till it bleeds, which is followed by burning sensation. The skin is rough and scaly, which becomes painful after scratching. The symptoms get aggravated towards the evening and at night, when the person goes to bed. Sulphur is also indicated in the skin ailments that have arisen due to excessive use of ointments in the past.

  6. Merc sol- This medicine is specifically used for the psoriasis of the scalp. The scalp is covered with characteristic white scales, which underneath have a raw base. The scales keep on shedding and forming again and again. There is excessive itching, that gets aggravated during night. The skin of scalp is also very sensitive to touch. Patient may also present with hair fall, along with the above described symptoms.



Though the above mentioned remedies are the most commonly prescribed remedies for psoriasis, but every case is different and require an expert opinion. So it is also advisable to go for expert opinion from qualified homeopathic doctor, before starting self medication.



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