51year old Shweta, suffered from Palmoplantar Psoriasis since 6months. There were deep cracks in the soles and palms. She was on conventional medicine for the same. It kept recurring when the dose of medicine would wear off. She was aware of the side-effects of conventional medicine so she resorted for homoeopathic treatment. Shweta was a happy go lucky person with no stress in life except for the painful cracks in the palms and soles with intolerable itching. She was prescribed homoeopathic medicine on the basis of the case study. Slowly over a period of 6 months the cracks disappeared and she continued taking homoeopathic treatment for 2 years. There was no recurrence of cracks and homoeopathy helped to improve the health related quality of life.
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder of the skin. The skin cells in psoriasis grow too quickly. The body does not shed these excess skin cells as is the case when one has healthy skin. When this happens excess cells accumulate on the surface of the skin, forming lesions. This skin disease is not contagious though. It presents as thickened silvery white scaling and reddening of patches of the skin.
These lesions differ in appearance with the type of psoriasis. When psoriasis affects the palms and soles it is called as Palmoplantar Psoriasis. Palmoplantar psoriasis presents as deep cracks with severe itching in the palms and soles. It becomes terrible for ladies as they cannot do their household chores because of the cracks which are painful. Office people suffer from embarrassment as they cannot shake hands because of the appearance. The cause is unknown but it could be triggered because of stress, injury or wounds, severe burns, allergens, skin infections, chemical and physical irritants, common bacterial infections such as strep throat, heavy alcohol consumptions, smoking, abrupt change of weather and obesity.
Healing with Homoeopathy
Homoeopathic medicine helps to stimulate body’s own healing process. Homoeopathic medicine are prepared from natural substances and are potentised which make the medicine extremely effective and absolutely free from any side-effects. With the help of Homeopathy the body’s natural healing capacity is stimulated and it restores the deviated immunity back to Normalcy. Unlike conventional medicines which are known to cause liver damage homeopathic medicine are gentle and do not damage any vital organs. Homeopathy also controls the seasonal variations of skin complaints. It helps to reduce the intensity of the complaints and Stress is very effectively treated with homeopathy. Recurrence of complaints is rare with homoeopathic medicines.
Along with homeopathy, dietary advice on consuming good amount of vegetables and fruits, limiting intake of meat, drinking adequate water, practicing de-stressing techniques helps to accelerate the treatment efficacy. Moisturizing the skin with a cream based moisturizer should be a daily routine. Scrubbing of the skin while bathing should be avoided. Flaxseeds should be consumed daily to avoid flaking of the skin. Proteins from vegetables should be consumed adequately as the amount of skin shed is equal to the loss of proteins from the body.
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