Autoimmune chronic skin disease.
Definition: A skin disease that causes. Red itchy scaly patches skin cells multiply upto 10x than normal
Site : Most commonly on knees , elbows , trunk & scalp.
Accompainted e white – silvery flakes
A common , long – term ( chronic ) disease has no cure.
It tends to grow through cycles, flaring for a few weeks/ months , then subsiding for a while / going into remission.
# Psoriasis signs & symp can vary from person to person. Common signs & symp include.
1 Red patches & skin covered e thick silvery scale erup
2 small scaling spots ( commonly seen in children)
3 Dry cracked skin that may bleed / itch.
4 Itching , burning / soreness.
5 Thickness , pitted / ridged nails.
6 Swollen & stiff joints
# Psoriasis patches can range from a few spots of dandruff like scaling to major crop that cover large areas
Commonly affected areas- Lower back, elbows, knees , legs, soles of feet, scalp, face & palms
# Most types of psoriasis go through cycles, flaring for a few weeks/ months , then subsiding for a time / even going into remission.
# plaque psoriasis : Most common form causes dry raised; red skin patches (resions ) covered e silvery scales.
# Nail psoriasis: it can affects fingernails & toenails causing pitting , abnormal nail growth & discolors
–Psoriatic nail might loosen & separate from nail bed (onycholysis)
# Guttate psoriasis: Affects young adults & children
– usually triggered by a bacterial infection Such as strep throats
– Marked by small , drop – shaped, scaling louis on trunk , arms/legs
# Inverse psoriasis: Mainly affects skin folds of groin, buttocks & breasts.
– causes smooth patches of red skin that’s woven e frick & sweating (inf) flexes of joints, b/w fingers
# Pustular psoriasis:
Rare form of psoriasis causes clearly defined full-filled lesions that occur in widespread patches ( generalized pustular psoriasis) / in smaller area on palms & hands / soles of feets
# Erythrodermic psoriasis : “Fiery redness of skin” triggered by skin burn
– Least common types of psoriasis.
– can cover entire body e a red , pulling rash that can itch / burn intensely
# Psoriatic arthritis:
– Causes swollen , painful joints that are typical of arthritis.
– Sometimes joint symp are first / only sump/ sign of psoriasis.
– At times, only nail changes are seen
– symp range from mild – severe
– progressive joints damage may lead to permanent joint damage
1 Infec – like strep throat/ skin infections
2 Weather esp cold , dry con
3 Injury to skin — such as cut/ scrape , a bug – bite / a severe sunburn
5 Smoking & exp. To secondhand smoke.
7 Smoking & exp to secondhand smoke
8 Heavy alcohol consump
9 certain medica — including lithium , high BP medica & anti– malarial drugs
10 Rapid withdrawal & oral / systemic corticosteroids
1 Psoriatic arthritis
2 eye con — conjunctivitis , blepharitis, uveitis
4 Type 2 DM
5 High B.P
6 Cardiovascular disease
7 Autoimmune disease like coeliac disease, sclerosis & IBX — chronic disease
8 Mental health con depress & low self esteem
SCOPE OF HOMEOPATHY IN THE TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS
Homeopathy today is a growing system. Its strength lies in its evidence effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the slick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual & physical levels.
The scope of Homeopathy in the treatment of psoriasis lies in eliminating the disease from its root–cause.
– Homeopathic medicine for psoriasis acts on the body by stimulating one’s immunity and by restoring the deviation from the health.
–They help to control psoriasis without any side-effects
– Also Homeopathic 7/7 for psoriasis is based on various factors like location of patches & Modalities of patches . It tackles the trigger factors that cause the disease
— Therefore Homeopathy will help in reducing the intensity of complaints gently and increase the body’s own healing power .
— Homeopathy for psoriasis provides long–term relief, ultimately curing the disease over some time.
For intense itching & burning
– A violent itching attends & the person goes on scratching the skin until it bleeds.
— A burning sensation follow scratching
— Affected area looks bright red & irritated.
The skin is rough, scaly & gets painful after rubbing as if denuded
— Itching is wandering ; change place frequently
— The inflamed eruptions are worse form warmth patient gets worse in evening, night, when in bed
— sometimes helpful to people who have repeatedly used medication to suppress psoriasis.
Accompanying symptoms :
Pricking, biting & sticking sensation in eruption H/o of excessive use of ointucents in the past
2. Arsenincum Albom:
Skin : Dry , rough, red papular eruption with scales on it.
# scale — silver coloured
–Eruptions cover mosts parts of body, accepts face & hands
– Eruptions spread rapidly & are accompanied by itching.
– Itching is worsened by cold; While warmth seems to relieve it.
– pain on the affected side comes after scratching the eruptions.
— Bleeding spots appear on skin following scratching.
— effective in cases of guttate psoriasis.
— small rose coloured spots with scales appear.
— Restlessness and anxiety may accompany itchy erup.
— Mainly treats psoriasis on palms & fingernails .
3 Graphites Naturalis:
— Effective in cases of scalp psoriasis.
— in such cases eruption with scale appear on the scalp
— The scalp may be sore to touch e distressing
— Burning sensation on top of head
— eruption on scalp can also spread behind the cases
— Also effective in cases of nair psoriasis. The characteristic features are : Rough, thick & deformed nails
— Constitutionally suited to fatty, chilly & costive patients who have thickened skin. Sometimes
Skin complaints are characterized with a dry , cracked skin with a watery transparent & sticky discharge
— useful in cases of psoriasis e constipation
— To treat rough , dry, cracked skin/ raw skin on joints, groin, neck & ears.
4 PETROLEUM OLEUMS:
— suitable remedy for psoriasis where deep cracks appear on the skin
— Burning sensation & intolerable itching on the affected skin.
— Bleeding may be ( tnt) in the cracks
— The skin is intensely sore painful hard fissured & slow to heal
— crawling sensation on skin may attend over under the skin
— skin complaints usually aggravate in winters
— useful in psoriasis that worsens in winters key indication — Fine red eruptions covered e white scales, which neosen in cold weather prevent on : follow of knee / elbow
— Itching appears scratching provides temporary relief:
— The skin looks dusty & greasy .
— Psorinum patients are extremely chilly , who wants to be hearapped up even in the hottest summer weather