How does psoriasis affect the skin?
Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy, red, and scaly patches, most commonly on the elbows, knees, scalp, and trunk. Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin disease. It tends to go through cycles - flares for a few weeks or even months and then subside for a while or goes into remission. Timely and appropriate treatment can help to manage the symptoms of psoriasis effectively.
Symptoms of psoriasis
Symptoms of psoriasis can vary from person to person. Common symptoms of psoriasis include –
- Dry, cracked skin that may itch or bleed
- Red patches of skin
- Small scaling spots
- Swollen or stiff joints
- Thickened, pitted, or ridged nails
- Itching, burning, or soreness
Psoriasis patches can range from a few spots to major eruptions. The most commonly affected areas are the elbows, lower back, legs, knees, scalp, face, soles of the feet, and palms. Depending upon the severity of the symptoms, one should consult a doctor.
Causes of psoriasis
Psoriasis is believed to be an immunity-related problem that causes the skin to regenerate at a faster rate than normal. Both the environment and genetics play a role in this. This skin condition is not contagious. Some factors can trigger the symptoms of psoriasis and those include –
- Injuries to the skin
- Weather, especially cold or dry conditions
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Certain medications
- Rapid withdrawal of systemic corticosteroids
- Skin infections
- Strep throat
Once you notice the symptoms and the triggers, you should consult a doctor for sure to get the prescribed treatment.
Homeopathy can be very effective in the treatment of psoriasis. Homeopathy treatment may take time but it provides long-term relief, that too without any side effects. Homeopathy has a natural and holistic approach that helps to treat the root cause of the skin problem. It heals both mind and body. Homeopathic medicines are customized to treat the patient mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Why Dr Batra’s™?
At Dr Batra’s™, we make sure that the patient suffering from psoriasis gets effective treatment. Our special team of homeopathic doctors prescribes a customized treatment by taking into consideration the medical history of the patient, the behavior, the temperament, and other relevant factors. We believe in providing the best homeopathic treatment for psoriasis to our patients.
Book an appointment online to get treated by expert homeopaths or simply visit our nearby clinic to get information on the same.