PSORIASIS

Psoriasis: Is a chronic relapsing, non contagious skin condition which causes redness thickness and itchiness of skin. Skin may give away flakes.

WHO CAN GET PSORIASIS?

Anyone can get psoriasis irrespective of their age. Male and females have equal chances of getting it.

SYMPTOMS

  • Red, rough, itchy skin patches of different sizes.
  • Flaking of skin. Generally skin gives out small to powdery flakes of skin with itching
  • Skin tend to become dry, cracked and bleed in severe cases.
  • If nails are involved they may look rough or they may get thickened and pitted.
  • If joints are involved there can be episodes of pain along with deformity in severe cases.

CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS OF PSORIASIS:

There is no definite cause to psoriasis.

  • Family history: if your one or both parents have then children are more prone to get psoriasis.
  • Smoking: smokers are on high risk of developing psoriasis or if they already have it may worsen the situation.
  • Stress: Stress does impact our immune system so it can induce or worsen the psoriasis likechanges in skin. Stress may be emotional like death of loved one, exam stress, stress at work etc
  • Obesity: obese people have more chances to develop psoriasis
  • Infections certain viral or bacterial infections may trigger psoriasis. For example: Throat infection or skin infection.
  • Medicines such as Beta blockers used for controlling blood pressure, medicines prescribed for malaria, medicines such as lithium which are prescribed in mental disorder.

DIAGNOSIS:

It is basically purely clinical diagnosis. Well experienced doctor can rarely miss the psoriasis.

TREATEMENT:

What to expect with homoeopathic treatment?

Doctor will take your whole detailed history bases on it a suitable medicine will be prescribed.Firstly your symptom will be lessens for example: Itching, roughness, redness of skin. Thickness of the patch will be reduced. The rate at which new patches are coming will be decreased. Later these patches will start to fade skin will look healthy. Changes on nails and joint may take even longer time to heal.

WHAT YOU CAN DO?

  • Keep your skin well moisturized.
  • Lessen your alcohol and smoking.
  • Maintain good hygiene
  • Try to identify your psoriasis triggers and keep them away for example: Smoking, certain food stuffs.
  • Learn and practice relaxation techniques.
  • Avoid triggering medication (as mentioned above). Ask your doctor for substitute for triggering medicines etc.

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