Homeopathy for psoriasis attracts more and more patients since western medicine proved its ineffectuality in this area of dermatology. Psoriasis is a chronic illness. It is non-contagious and doesn’t transfer from one individual to another. In the core of the disease, we find autoimmune disorder which disturbs the skin, nails, and joints. It usually results in red or pink, but sometimes even white crusty spots that seen on the skin, especially on the knees and elbows. These flaking and sometimes peeling blotches triggered by psoriasis. We call them “psoriatic plaques” and they appeared as a result of a particular psoriatic form of inflammation that causes extreme, unnecessary and unproportioned skin creation. The derma of the impacted areas swiftly accrues and becomes silvery-white. Plaques often take place on the skin of the elbows and knees. In many cases, however, we can observe the patches in other areas of the body including the skin of the head and genitals. Psoriasis is a persistent skin’s inflammation, the foundations of which are quite uncertain. This medical disorder is neither results from viruses or bacteria nor it caused by any other internal or dermatological ailments. Psoriasis may impact either men or women and can strike individuals at any time of life.
Psoriasis in its different forms is the relatively common disease, disturbing a little more than two and a half percent of people worldwide. While individuals that have minor symptoms and usually aren’t aware of having this skin condition, the real percentage of psoriasis per capita is above 3.5 – 4. As I mentioned before this skin disorder may start at any period of life, however, ages of 20 – 25 and 50 -60 are most vulnerable.
Psoriasis is a chronic disease that undergoes stages of remissions and worsening and is incurable according to western medical protocols.
Besides the skin itself, fingernails and toenails are commonly impacted by this disease and we call it psoriatic nail dystrophy. In some stages of development, psoriasis may lead to joints’ pain, rigorousness, and stiffness. This form of psoriasis identified as psoriatic arthritis. Opposite of eczema that develops in the skin folds, psoriatic elements are more likely to be localized on the outer sides of the joints.
Etiology of Psoriasis
Etiology of this disease in western medicine is virtually unidentified. However, some factors that can trigger, initiate or deteriorate psoriasis are:
- Genetics – Individual whose parent is suffering from psoriasis have 15% of chances to be affected by the disease. When both parents have psoriasis, 60 percent of their children have a tendency to be also impacted.
- Repeatable and chronic throat infections,
- Skin injuries, bruises, wounds, and cracks,
- Some pharmaceutical drugs and industrial chemicals
- Nicotine and alcohol consumption,
- Emotional trauma,
- Disturbance of metabolism of amino acids.
- Acute and Chronic infections.
Forms of Psoriasis
The signs of this skin disorder may have different appearances and forms. Deviations of psoriasis are:
Plaque Psoriasis (Psoriasis vulgaris)
The most usual form of this disease is Plaque psoriasis, which impacts 80 to 90% of all psoriasis patients. Plaque psoriasis typically looks like elevated patches of irritated derma shielded by the old bleached flaking skin. These spots we call psoriatic plaques.
Flexural psoriasis (inverse psoriasis)
Flexural psoriasis manifests as flat reddened spots on the skin. It commonly takes place in the skin bends, mainly between the thighs and groin areas, in the underarms, under the bends and folds of an abdomen wall, and under the mammary glands. This form of psoriasis is worsened by rubbing and perspiration and is at risk of mycological contaminations.
Psoriasis of this kind is written off as plentiful round plaques that need to be differentiated from Pityriasis rosea. These multiple lacerations develop over big parts of the human body, such as head, chest, back, arms and legs. Development of guttate psoriasis linked to ENT infection especially in the pharynx and larynx, and especially if caused by streptococci.
This form of psoriatic skin disorder looks like elevated pustules filled with white non-infectious discharge. The skin around these skin elements is sore and reddish and painful. Pustular psoriasis also is known as palmoplantar pustulosis most commonly manifests on hands and feet.
Nail psoriasis creates an assortment of symptoms in the look of nails on either finger and toes. Those symptoms consist of:
- discoloring and solidifying of the skin under the nail plate,
- cracks and stripes through the nails,
- the distraction of the nails,
- detachment and decaying of the nail from the nail bed.
This form of arthritis implicates connective tissue (ligaments, joint bursae) and joints inflammation. It may impact any joints but usually small joints of the fingers and toes causing dactylitis (the condition when fingers and toes look like sausages due to swelling. Nearly 10-15 percent of the psoriasis sufferers also report symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.
Erythrodermic psoriasis embroils the great tenderness, redness, and soreness, as well as exfoliation of the derma. It may go along with a severe burning, puffiness, inflammation and throbbing. Erythrodermic psoriasis is the only form of this illness may be lethal, as the life-threatening tenderness and irritation along with exfoliation interrupt the body’s aptitude to normalize temperature.
Diagnosis of Psoriasis
A diagnosis of psoriasis typically concluded by the look of the skin. No distinctive blood work required for diagnostic of this condition. In most difficult cases a biopsy, or scratching of the plaques, may be administered to rule out some additional conditions and to authorize the diagnosis of psoriasis. Skin samples taken from the plaques in the morphological test will discover battered Rete pegs if the sample is affirmative for psoriasis. Also while scrapping the surface of the plaques, bleeding from the derma below the plaque is a positive sign of psoriasis also known as Auspitz’s sign. Homeopathy for psoriasis requires more specific diagnostic in order to find the similarity between the treating agent and the clinical symptomology.
Homeopathy for Psoriasis and Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathy for psoriasis is as complicated as any other approach, however at Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic, we documented many successful cases and statistically the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment for psoriasis is above nationwide average.
Homeopathy for psoriasis is also highly demanded by patients because homeopathic pharmacopeia based on natural, organic ingredients in micro doses, which is a significant advantage comparing to the administration of long-term steroids’ therapy.
- Arsenicum Iodatum,
- Calcarea Sulphuricum,
- Kali Arsenicosum,
- Kali Bromatum,
- Mercurius Solubilus,
- Nitric Acid,
The look of the derma is dehydrated, coarse, flaking, dirty and desiccated. The outbreaks are commonly acuminate with extreme shedding. There is intense burning feeling in the flare-ups which increases in the late afternoon, at nightfall, and between 1 and 4 o’clock in the morning. The cold application also causes the worsening of the burning sensation. Warm heating pad, opposite, improves this symptom,
The plaques are written off as noticeable, severe peeling of derma in big scales resulting in an exudating skin layer underneath it. Patients report a severe itching and boiling sensation. These individuals scratch the skin elements aggressively until they start bleeding. The form of psoriasis that requires ARS-IOD deteriorates during the dry, frigid time of the year.
The derma of hands and head shielded by numerous of psoriatic outbreaks. The lacerations usually ulcerate, mainly from minor wounds. The form of psoriasis that may be successfully treated with Borax deteriorates in warm time and improves during the cold season. This version of the disease usually upsets extremely anxious people that suffer from phobias, fears and become scared from unexpected loud sounds.
The flare-ups of this form of psoriasis are mainly situated on the scalp, limbs, and torso. The look of the plaques is cherry red with thickening and hardening of the nearby derma. The severity of itching and burning sensation worsens in warm, closed areas (room, apartment, cabin, car, etc.) or from a warm wash in a bathtub or even warm shower. At the same time, patients feel much better from cold applications and cold shower.
Pleats of the derma such as external ears, gluteus, groins, skin of the internal parts of joints are the most common locations for outbreaks of psoriatic plaques of this form. The flare-ups are completely dehydrated and desiccated with slight shedding but more intensive cracking. The crashes hemorrhage effortlessly and give out sticky exudate. The local heat deteriorates the symptoms. This form of psoriasis usually observed in overweight, constipated patients, whose skin look dirty. Psoriatic outbursts alternate with gastrointestinal symptoms.
This remedy is the most popular in the dermatological practice of each homeopath. The derma is dehydrated, bumpy, wrinkly and flaking. The outbreaks may appear on virtually any area of the skin.
The following appearances of flare-ups are typical for Sulphur and indicating necessity to administer this remedy:
- voluptuous ferocious itching
- symptoms intensified during the night time, in bed,
- worse from rubbing and bathing,
- burning appears and increases from itching,
- worsening throughout the springtime and in a moist climate,
- psoriasis progresses following another dermatological condition that was treated using the topical creams,
- psoriasis accompanies other medical conditions such as hay fever, bronchitis, asthma, etc.,
- typical Sulphur patient is stoop-shouldered, untidy, lanky and bony, with unpleasant body smell.
Homeopathy for psoriasis by Dr. Tsan at Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic
Homeopathy for psoriasis, this serious and non-curable disease, often is more effective than regular western approach.
Dr. Tsan has extensive academical and clinical experience of homeopathic treatment for psoriasis.
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