What is Psoriasis? Definition, Cause, Types, Symptoms, Homeopathic Medicine

Definition :

  • It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin which causes red, elevated patches of skin that can surface anywhere of the body.

Causes :
  • Poor diet
  • Abnormal small intestine permeability
  • Emotional stress
  • Hormonal changes
  • Difficulty digesting protein
  • Genetics
  • Vitamin d deficiency
  • Poor liver function
  • An increasing number of T cell in the blood, dermis and epidermis
  • Smoking
  • Cold weather
  • Heavy alcohol consumption

Types of psoriasis :

Plaque psoriasis :
  • Most common form
  • Causes red scaly skin patches
  • Nail or scalp psoriasis
  • Affect the nail beds and head
  • Causing dryness and detached nail
Mild psoriasis :
  • Causes less severe psoriasis symptoms than other form and might be mistaken for eczema or even dandruff
  • Severe psoriasis
  • A term is usually given to a painful form of psoriasis including pustular and  guttate psoriasis
  • Pustular psoriasis
  • Cause pus-filled inflamed blister on the skin that are usually painful

Guttate psoriasis :
  • Most common among children and teens
  • Usually causes small red bumps or patches that can be triggered by low immune function stress or infection
  • Inverse psoriasis
  • Bright red shiny lesions that appear in the area when skin fold

Erythrodermic psoriasis :
  • Cause the red skin scales to peel off in sheets which can lead to severe sunburn or infection

Symptoms :
  • Itching of skin
  • Burning of skin
  • Soreness of skin
  • Cracked discoloured skin
  • Easily bleed and bruises
  • Nails that detach from the nail beds and can be painful or bloody
  • Loose skin or lesions that can be sensitive itchy and painful
  • Dandruff on the scalp
  • Plaques of red skin
  • Sometimes also covered with a crust of scales that tends to be sliver or white
  • Discolouration in the finger and toenails
  • Fungus growth of the toenail

Homoeopathic medicine for psoriasis : 
  • Sulpher
  • Phosphorus
  • Arsenicum album
  • Ignatia Amara
  • Hydrocotyle
  • Arsenicum iodatum
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