Seeing my flaking skin, my friends stopped playing with me….
15 year old Tania had psoriasis since the age of 10 following her father’s death. Her lesions covered more than 80% of her skin area. She stopped going to school because her friends stopped playing with her, owing to her scaling skin and she stayed at home with her grandmother. She had loved her father and now missed him deeply. Her mother had tried all conventional treatments but there was temporary improvement and then the patches recurred and now it started spreading all over the body. Then seeing her condition deteriorating every passing day she was brought to a homoeopathic doctor. After detailed case analysis she was given homoeopathic medicines. Her main feeling was insecurity due to emotional separation. After 6 months of treatment and counseling by the homeopathic doctor she started going back to school and her skin got clear and free from psoriatic patches.
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.
Although the precise cause of psoriasis is still a conjecture, what’s obvious is the presentation. These lesions differ in appearance with the type of psoriasis. There are 5 major types of Psoriasis:
- Plaque Psoriasis is broad, raised area on the skin.
- Guttate Psoriasis: spotted as if by drops.
- Pustular Psoriasis: small, elevated, circumscribed lesions.
- Inverse Psoriasis: psoriasis in armpits and groins.
- Erythrodermic Psoriasis: Recurring reddish, psoriatic patches covered with silvery scales.
When psoriasis affects the joints it is called Psoriatic Arthritis. Yet, any which way you look at it, Psoriasis is more than an itchy problem; it is a major social stigma.
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. Homoeopathy is very safe for growing girls as it does not alter any hormones.
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.