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Homeopathy treatment for Psoriasis in Hyderabad

Psoriasis is not just a skin condition. The physical visibility of it creates a stigma around it. It has been found in research that there is psychiatric comorbidity associated with it due to its glaring visibility. It leads to low self esteem, stress, and psychological disability. The shedding of the skin in patients with psoriasis makes it inconvenient for them to go about their daily activities like jobs and social interactions. However, there is treatment for psoriasis in homeopathy.
Overcoming psoriasis and the emotional stress that comes along with it is quite a task. For it, patients and their families need to know certain basic facts about psoriasis.
What is Psoriasis?
It is an unpredictable and perplexing skin disorder that is classified under autoimmune diseases. It is defined as immune mediated, and genetically determined. Often, it affects the skin, nails, toes, knees, elbows, face, palms, feet, and joints. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes itching, sore red/white patches on the skin, and can also manifest as psoriatic arthritis. In this condition, the immune system goes awry and starts to produce more and more cells, and this causes inflammation.
Types of Psoriasis:
• Scalp Psoriasis.
• Plaque Psoriasis.
• Erythrodermic Psoriasis.
• Inverse Psoriasis.
• Pustular Psoriasis.
• Nail Psoriasis.
• Guttate Psoriasis.
• Palomar-plantar Pustulosis.

Causes and triggers of Psoriasis:
Though one cannot pinpoint the exact causes of psoriasis, it is know that genetic predisposition, and environmental triggers can cause or exacerbate psoriasis. Here is a list of causes and triggers that is known to increase the symptoms of psoriasis.
• Infections.
• Emotional Stress.
• Blood Pressure medications.
• Heart Disease.
• Malaria Medication.
• Painkillers.
• Genetics.
• Injury to skin.
• Sunburn.
• Alcohol Consumption.
• Smoking.
• Antidepressants.
Obviously, the patient has to first quit smoking and consumption of alcohol, and then speak to the healthcare professional regarding the possible side effects of certain medications. Of note, the common trigger is the weather condition wherein Indian patients have exacerbated symptoms in winter season. Proper care can avoid these symptoms.
Homeopathy Treatment for Psoriasis:
Topical allopathic medications use salicylic acid and other corrosive chemicals, and oral medications have adverse side effects. In homeopathy, as against conventional medicine, it approaches this condition from a totally different standpoint. Attempts are made for holistic and constitutional remedies by strengthening the body. In this approach, not only are the symptoms given prominence, the patient’s body constitution and his/her reaction to the environment is taken into consideration. Even the emotional quotient of the patient is taken into consideration before treatment.
Homeopathic medicines for Psoriasis:
• Apis mellifica
• Arsenic Album
• Calendula
• Kali Brom
• Kali Arsenicosum
• Kali Sulphuricum
• Radium Brom
• Rhus toxicodendron
• Sulphur
This list is not exhaustive, and it is better prescribed by professional homeopaths. There are many homeopathy doctors in Hyderabad who can diagnose the exact nature of the psoriasis and determine the suitable medicine for the patient. Consult the best homeopathy clinics in Hyderabad for a comprehensive cure for psoriasis.

 

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Lasting Results for Psoriasis with Homeopathy

Psoriasis making life difficult for you? Want a blemish free skin? Homeopathic treatment helps with effective results and lasting effects; Positive Homeopathy is one of the leading homeopathy centers in Hyderabad that can help in treating Psoriasis.

Psoriasis makes your skin cells into Type A overachievers which results in their growth by five times faster than normal skin cells. Because of this your body cannot keep up, causing the old ones to pile up resulting in thick, flaky and itchy patches. Genes pass on instructions for your cells, when you have Psoriasis, the instructions from the genes to the immune system get mixed up and instead of protecting the body, the immune system promotes inflammation.

Causes of Psoriasis can be anything

  • Skin injury
  • Infections
  • HIV
  • Medications

 

Let’s clear some myths about Psoriasis, it is

  • Not contagious
  • Not cancer
  • Not related to diet
  • Not allergic

 

Psoriasis  is diagnosed by a dermatologist by its appearance and locations on the body. If a person has the skin changes typical of psoriasis, a diagnosis can be made by clinical examination only. If the person looks different than most cases, further test may be needed. The definitive test for the diagnosis of any skin disease is a skin biopsy.

There are many types of Psoriasis:

Plaque psoriasis: It is the most common form of psoriasis which causes dry, raised, red skin lesions (plaques) covered with silvery scales.

Nail psoriasis: Psoriasis which affects fingernails and toenails, causing pitting, abnormal nail growth and discoloration.

Scalp psoriasis. Psoriasis on the scalp appears as red, itchy areas with silvery-white scales.

Guttate psoriasis. This primarily affects young adults and children. It’s usually triggered by a bacterial infection such as strep throat.

Inverse psoriasis : Mainly affects the skin in the armpits, in the groin, under the breasts and around the genitals, inverse psoriasis causes smooth patches of red, inflamed skin.

Pustular psoriasis. This uncommon form of psoriasis can occur in widespread patches (generalized pustular psoriasis) or in smaller areas on your hands, feet or fingertips.

Homeopathic Medicine – Homeopathic treatment is the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The remedy is based upon the individualization and symptoms similarity with a holistic approach. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat psoriasis but to remove its underlying cause. Few important remedies for the homeopathic treatment of psoriasis are:

  • Arsenic Album
  • Sulphur
  • Kali Brom
  • Kali Ars
  • Thyrodinum
  • Radium Brom

 

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PSORIASIS

Introduction:

It is a greek language meaning “itching condition”(psora-itch, sis-action).

Definition:

Psoriasis is a chronic recurring skin disease characterized by red, flaky, crusty, patches of the skin covered with silvery scales.

It is an immune mediated diseases that affects the skin and it is not contagious disease.

Causes and triggering factors:

  1. Stress.
  2. Skin injury and infections (mostly streptococcal infection).
  3. Changes in season or climates.
  4. Certain medicine including lithium salt, beta blockers, antimalarial drugs.
  5. Excessive alcohol consumption.
  6. Smoking.
  7. Some hair spray, face creams, hand infections.
  8. Genetic cause- leucocyte antigen alleles.
  9. Idiopathic.

10. Advanced effects of human immune deficiency virus.

11. Family history of psoriasis.

Mechanism:

It has two hypothesis, they are as follows:

  • The first considers the psoriasis are primarily a disorder of excessive growth and reproduction of skin cells.
  • The problem is simply seen as a fault of the epidermis and its keratinocytes
  • The second hypothesis is sees the disease as being an immune mediated disorder in which the excessive reproduction of skin cells is secondary to factors produced by the immune system.
  • Tcells become active and migrate to the dermis and trigger the release of cytokines, which cause inflammation and rapid production of skin cells.

General symptoms and stages:

Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the skin but its favourite location are the knee, elbow bends, arms, legs, scalp, genetial areas, and nails.

It is often symmetrical lesions have similar shapes.

Plagues may be surrounded by a rim.

There are four stages are as follows:

  1. Early stage.
  2. Progressive stage.
  3. Stationary stage.
  4. Regressive stage.

Early stage:

It begins with small pink papules with are covered with fine white scales.these papules become plagues with itching.

Progressive stage:

Here the plaques grow in to larger ones and merge with one another with itching. many patients experience the koebner phenomena.

Stationary stage:

It begins few weeks after the progressive stage. The old lesions are covered with thick white scales, be new lesions do not appear.

Regressive stage:

The plaque stops growing they flatten and turn pale. When scaling decreases the lesions decrease in size and disappear leaving the discoloration on the skin.

Classification:

There are different varities of psoriasis:

  1. Psoriasis vulgaris.
  2. Psoriatic erythroderma.
  3. Pustular psoriasis.
  4. Guttate psoriasis.
  5. Nail psoriasis.
  6. Psoriatic arthritis.
  7. Inverse psoriasis.
  8. Drug induced psoriasis.

Psoriasis vulgaris:

It is the most common form of psoriasis. It affects 80-90% of the people with psoriasis.

Plague psoriasis is typically appears as raised areas of inflamed skin covered with silvery white scaly skin.

Psoriatic erythroderma:

It involves the widespread inflammation and exfoliation of skin over most of the body surface.

It accompanied by severe itching, swelling and pain.

It is often the result of an excaberation unstable plagues psoriasis, particularly following the abrupt withdrawl of systemic treatment.

Pustular psoriasis:

It appears as raised bumps that are filled with non infections pus(pustules). The skin under and surrounding the pustules is red and tender. Pustular psoriasis can be localized, commonly to the hands and feet (palmoplantar pustulosis), or generalized with widespread patches.

Guttate psoriasis:

It is characterized by numerous small, scaly, red, pink, tear drop-shaped lesions. These numerous spots of psoriasis appear over large areas of the body, primarily the trunk, but also the limbs and scalp.

Nail psoriasis:

It produces a variety of changes in the appearance of fingers and toe nails. These changes include discolouring under the nail plate, pitting of the nails, lines going across the nails, thickening of the skin under the nail, and the loosening (onycholysis) and crumbling of the nail.

Psoriatic arthiritis:

It involves joint and connective tissues inflammation. Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint, but is most common in the joints of the fingers and toes. This can result in a sauage-shaped swelling of the fingers and toes known as dacylitis.

Psoriatic arthritis can also affect the hips, knees and spine (spondylitis). Between 10-30% of people who have psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis.

Drug induced psoriasis:

There are some drugs which can induce lithium salt, beta blockers, antimalarial drugs.

 Diagnosis:

  1. 1.    Auspitz’s sign:

On peeling of the lesions of the skin, it can produce the haemorrhagic spots.

  1. 2.    Koebner’s phenomena:

This type of phenomena is first discovered by heinrich koebner in 1872. The skin injury ( tattoo pricking, cuts etc)can causes new psoriatic lesions.

  1. PSAI:

Psoriasis area severity index(PSAI) is the most widely used measurement tool for psoriasis. PSAI combines the assessment of the severity of lesions and the area affected in to a single score in the range 0 (no disease) to range72 (maximal).

Homoeopathic treatment:

Arsenicum album:

Dry rough scaly eruption, itching, burning, swelling, papular eruptions. Malignant pustules, ulcers and offensive discharge.

cold, wet, scratching.

Warmth.

Kali arsenicum:

Patches on back, arms and spreading from elbows. Scaly itching. Scaling off leaves behind red skin.

Kali bromatum:

Syphilitic psoriasis, skin is cold, blue, spotted, corrugated, large indolent painful pustules.

Thyroidinum:

It is one of the best psoriatic remedy for the chilly and anameic subjects, dry impoverished skin, cold hands  and feet.

Radium bromide:

Psoriasis of penis, itching eruption on face oozing, patch erythema on forehead

Graphitis:

Rough hard persistent dryness of skin with eruption oozing out a sticky exudation occurs in bends of limbs, groins, neck, and behind ears.

Other remedies:

There are many other remedies which includes aur.met, psorinum, selenium, hydrocotyle, mezerium, petroleum, iodum, pulsatilla, sepia, silicea, rhustox, thuja, Tuberculinum, cal carb, lyopodium,merc sol.

Conclusion:

In positive homoeopathy we are following the method of homoeopathy by          Dr. Prafull G. vijayakar.

Homoeopathic medicines act best on the genetic background, that it acts on the seven layers from them ectoderm to inner organs.  so that psoriasis is ly eradicated by our positive homoeopathy.

 

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Lasting Results for Psoriasis with Homeopathy

Psoriasis making life difficult for you? Want a blemish free skin? Homeopathic treatment helps with effective results and lasting effects; Positive Homeopathy is one of the leading homeopathy centers in Hyderabad that can help in treating Psoriasis.

Psoriasis makes your skin cells into Type A overachievers which results in their growth by five times faster than normal skin cells. Because of this your body cannot keep up, causing the old ones to pile up resulting in thick, flaky and itchy patches. Genes pass on instructions for your cells, when you have Psoriasis, the instructions from the genes to the immune system get mixed up and instead of protecting the body, the immune system promotes inflammation.

Causes of Psoriasis can be anything

  • Skin injury
  • Infections
  • HIV
  • Medications

Let’s clear some myths about Psoriasis, it is

  • Not contagious
  • Not cancer
  • Not related to diet
  • Not allergic

Psoriasis  is diagnosed by a dermatologist by its appearance and locations on the body. If a person has the skin changes typical of psoriasis, a diagnosis can be made by clinical examination only. If the person looks different than most cases, further test may be needed. The definitive test for the diagnosis of any skin disease is a skin biopsy.

There are many types of Psoriasis:

Plaque psoriasis: It is the most common form of psoriasis which causes dry, raised, red skin lesions (plaques) covered with silvery scales.

Nail psoriasis: Psoriasis which affects fingernails and toenails, causing pitting, abnormal nail growth and discoloration.

Scalp psoriasis. Psoriasis on the scalp appears as red, itchy areas with silvery-white scales.

Guttate psoriasis. This primarily affects young adults and children. It’s usually triggered by a bacterial infection such as strep throat.

Inverse psoriasis : Mainly affects the skin in the armpits, in the groin, under the breasts and around the genitals, inverse psoriasis causes smooth patches of red, inflamed skin.

Pustular psoriasis. This uncommon form of psoriasis can occur in widespread patches (generalized pustular psoriasis) or in smaller areas on your hands, feet or fingertips.

Homeopathic Medicine – Homeopathic treatment is the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The remedy is based upon the individualization and symptoms similarity with a holistic approach. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat psoriasis but to remove its underlying cause. Few important remedies for the homeopathic treatment of psoriasis are:

  • Arsenic Album
  • Sulphur
  • Kali Brom
  • Kali Ars
  • Thyrodinum
  • Radium Brom
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