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What is psoriasis Disease?

What is psoriasis Disease?

Psoriasis disease is an autoimmune condition that causes cells to build-up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are often associated with itching and flaking. Psoriasis symptoms usually occur on the scalp (scalp psoriasis), elbows, knees, lower back and genitals. In some cases, psoriasis can also affect fingernails.

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Psoriasis disease is not contagious and in most people, the rash is limited to a few patches of skin. In severe cases, it can cover large areas of the body. The main goal of an effective psoriasis treatment should therefore be to stop the skin cells from growing rapidly and avoid build-up.

Psoriasis Myths and Facts

  1. Psoriasis is contagious.
    It is not contagious, and it cannot be passed through contact.
  2. Psoriasis is related to food.
    It is an auto-immune disease, which has no direct relation to food.
  3. If I have psoriasis, my child will surely get it.
    Strong hereditary tendencies cannot be denied, but whether your child will get it surely or not get it at all is something which no one will be able to tell surely.
  4. If I have psoriasis on one part of my body, it will spread all over.
    There are many patients who have psoriasis on only one part of their body and it never spreads. So, it is possible that your disease may never spread.
  5. Psoriasis stops to spread the moment the treatment is started.
    It cannot be guaranteed, as it takes time to build the immune system, and by the time the immune system is built, few new affected areas might appear, which in turn disappear as the treatment proceeds.
  6. Psoriasis completely vanishes after stopping the treatment.
    Generally speaking, no new patches occur, but there are certain cases of extreme stress or infections or trauma to the skin that can lead to compromised immunity, in which case the patches may recur; however, these spots can be controlled with treatment.

Causes of Psoriasis Skin Disease

Skin psoriasis is a chronic disease wherein the cells of the immune system of the body mistakenly attack the body’s own skin cells. Normally, the skin cells are replaced every 28 to 30 days but in case of psoriasis disease, new cells grow and build-up on the surface of the skin every 3 to 4 days. This rapid build-up of new cells creates silvery scales of psoriasis on the skin. Some of the factors that are believed to trigger psoriasis disease are:


Throat & Skin Infection

Certain Medication

Injury or Surgery

Cold and dry weather

Excessive intake of alcohol
and smoking

Symptoms of Psoriasis Skin Disease

  • Red, raised and inflamed patches of skin
  • Whitish-silver scaly skin or plaques covering the patches (plaque psoriasis)
  • Soreness around the patches
  • Dry skin that may crack and bleed
  • Itching and burning sensation
  • Thick and pitted nails
  • Painful and swollen joints

Types of Psoriasis

There are several types of psoriasis, each with its characteristic symptoms. These include:

  • Plaque Psoriasis:

    This is the most common type of psoriasis, characterized by the development of red, scaly, and thickened patches of skin that can be itchy and painful. These patches usually occur on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back.
  • Guttate Psoriasis:

    This type of psoriasis is often triggered by a bacterial infection and appears as small, pinkish-red spots on the skin. It commonly affects children and young adults.
  • Pustular Psoriasis:

    This type of psoriasis is characterized by the formation of pus-filled blisters on the skin, which can be painful and cause fever and chills. It can occur anywhere on the body, but it's most commonly found on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
  • Inverse Psoriasis:

    This type of psoriasis occurs in skin folds, such as the armpits, groin, and under the breasts. It's characterized by smooth and shiny red patches that can be itchy and painful.
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Homeopathic Treatment for Psoriasis Skin Disease

Homeopathy offers long-lasting psoriasis treatment without any side-effects. Homeopathic medicine helps build the immunity of the patient, resulting in better management of psoriasis. It also takes into account precipitating factors like infections and stress that can flare up psoriasis disease. Psoriasis treatment in homeopathy also controls the further progression of the disease and reduces the chances of complications.



A Wood’s lamp is a medical device used by doctors to examine skin problems that are not visible to the naked eye. The lamp emits a long wave UV light that helps your doctor dianose your skin condition and in case cases also identify the cause of your skin condition

A revolutionary skincare treatment, combines the goodness of UVB Light rays, & homeopathy to treat skin diseases safely and naturally

Homeopathy Treatment results

Psoriasis is an auto-immune condition where body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own skin cells. This results in a rapid growth of cells, leading to psoriasis. Our doctors identify psoriasis based on visible signs and symptoms, patients’ medical history and upon examination of the lesions. Additionally, to confirm the diagnosis, Dr Batra’s® has introduced India’s first 3D imaging device. The 3D device can show your response to a psoriasis treatment as well as the improvement in your condition much before it is visible to the naked eye. This therefore saves both time and money.

Some of the illustrative case photos of patients treated at Dr Batra's:






Rajesh is happy with the psoriasis treatment at Dr Batra’s. There is no sign of recurrence of the disease after treatment.

Sangeeta Nair visited us 2 years back. She was tensed due to a skin problem known as psoriasis. She tried many things to get rid of the ugly patches on her skin. She met skin specialists, dermatologists and visited several clinics. Applied creams and lotions, but the results were not long-lasting and patches reappeared within few months.

Within 1 month of taking psoriasis treatment at Dr Batra’s, she found changes and hence she continued taking homeopathic medicines for long-lasting results.


30 - 45 minutes consultation with a skin specialist to understand the root cause and the Psoriasis type.

Psoriasis is diagnosed looking at the symptoms presented and the affected areas. We also conduct skin analysis to evaluate the condition with a DNA test and Wood's Lamp.

A customized treatment plan is offered combined with homeopathic medicines and international skin treatments for best results.

What is Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis is a common type of psoriasis that affects the scalp. It causes red, itchy, and scaly patches on the scalp that can be accompanied by silvery-white scales and dandruff-like flakes. Scalp psoriasis can be a chronic and challenging condition to manage, but effective and safe treatment options are available, like homeopathy.

Causes of Scalp Psoriasis?

Scalp psoriasis is a subtype of psoriasis that appears on the scalp and can range from mild to severe. The exact cause of scalp psoriasis is unknown, but it is scientists suggest it’s a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Here are some possible causes and risk factors associated with scalp psoriasis:

  • Genetics:

    A family history of psoriasis increases the risk of developing scalp psoriasis.
  • Immune system:

    Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition, and the immune system is believed to play a role in its development.
  • Stress:

    Stress can trigger or worsen psoriasis symptoms, including scalp psoriasis.
  • Infections:

    Infections such as strep throat can trigger or worsen psoriasis symptoms.
  • Environmental factors:

    Cold weather, dry air, and low humidity can make psoriasis symptoms worse, including scalp psoriasis.
  • Lifestyle factors:

    Smoking, obesity, and alcohol consumption may increase the risk of developing psoriasis or exacerbate symptoms.

Symptoms of Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects the scalp, causing a range of symptoms. Here are some of the most common symptoms of scalp psoriasis:

  • Redness:

    The scalp may appear red or pink due to inflammation.
  • Itching:

    The scalp may feel itchy or uncomfortable.
  • Flaking:

    Small, white flakes may appear on the scalp and hair.
  • Scaling:

    Thick, silvery scales may develop on the scalp.
  • Bleeding:

    Scratching or picking at the scalp can cause small areas to bleed.
  • Burning:

    The scalp may feel hot or burning.
  • Hair loss:

    In severe cases, hair loss may occur due to damage to the hair follicles.
  • Nail changes:

    Psoriasis can also affect the nails, causing changes such as pitting, thickening, or discoloration.

The severity of scalp psoriasis can vary from mild to severe, and some people may experience periods of remission followed by flare-ups.

Scalp psoriasis vs. seborrheic dermatitis:

What's the difference?

Scalp Psoriasis Seborrheic Dermatitis
Cause Immune system dysfunction Overgrowth of yeast on the scalp
Symptoms Red, scaly patches with silvery-white scales. May itch or burn Red, greasy patches with yellow or white scales. May itch or burn
Location Scalp, sometimes extends to forehead, neck and ears Scalp, eyebrows, nose, and ears
Prevalence Less common than seborrheic dermatitis More common than scalp psoriasis
Coventional Treatment options Topical creams, shampoos containing salicylic acid, coal tar, or corticosteroids. UV light therapy or systemic medications for severe cases. However they have some side effects Topical antifungal creams or shampoos containing ketoconazole, coal tar shampoos, corticosteroid creams, or medicated shampoos with salicylic acid or selenium sulfide However they have some side effects
Homeopathy Treatment Treats the root cause scalp psoriasis and has no side effects Treats the root cause seborrheic dermatitis and has no side effects

Psoriasis Skin Disease (Self-Care Tips)

Moisturize regularly

Avoid triggers

Take warm, not hot, baths

Use gentle, fragrance-
free products

Get regular exercise

Practice stress management

Seek medical treatment


1. Is psoriasis of the skin contagious?

Psoriasis skin is not contagious and can’t spread from one person to the other. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that can be caused due to several factors like stress, genetics, cold weather and friction.

2. Is psoriasis a serious disease?

The elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back are where psoriasis commonly develops, but they can form anywhere on your body. Most people simply have minor portions of their skin impacted. The scaly skin may occasionally be painful or irritating.

3. Where does Psoriasis usually start?

Cardiovascular disorders, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, anxiety, depression, and inflammatory bowel disease are all more common in patients with psoriasis. All these diseases can be treated with homeopathy with no side effects.

4. What diseases are linked to psoriasis?

Psoriasis usually appears as swollen, thick, scaly red plaques on the skin. Although it typically affects the elbows, knees, and scalp, it can also appear as little flat pimples.

5. What does psoriasis look like on your skin?

Skin affected by psoriasis cannot transmit from one person to another and is not contagious. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that can be brought on by stress, genetics, cold temperature, and friction, among other things. Homeopathy manages psoriasis and addresses the underlying cause of the problem, providing long-lasting relief without any side effects.

6. What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is a chronic autoimmune condition affecting both the skin and joints. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, PsA affects approximately 30% of people with psoriasis, a skin condition that affects 2-3% of the world's population, suggesting a significant impact on global health. The condition can develop at any age, but it typically affects individuals aged 30 to 50, with men more frequently affected than women.

PsA symptoms can vary significantly, and it can be challenging to diagnose, which delays treatment and exacerbates symptoms. Common symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and fatigue. Left untreated, PsA can cause permanent joint damage and disability. Early diagnosis and prompt intervention are essential to managing symptoms and preventing complications. Several treatment options are available, including medications, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes. PsA patients should seek medical care to identify and manage their symptoms effectively, reduce the risk of complications, and improve their quality of life.

7. Causes of Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Genetics
  • Environmental triggers (infections, trauma, stress)
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Age
  • Gender (men and women being affected at different ages)
  • Lifestyle factors (smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle)

8. Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that can cause joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, as well as affecting the skin, nails, and eyes. The symptoms can fluctuate in intensity and may appear intermittently. To help identify the condition, here are some notable signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis

  • Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, especially in the fingers and toes
  • Reduced range of motion in the affected joints
  • Pain in the lower back, neck, or other areas of the spine
  • Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, scaly patches on the skin
  • Nail changes, including pitting, thickening, and discoloration
  • Eye inflammation, which can cause redness, pain, and blurred vision
  • Fatigue, which can be severe in some cases
  • Swollen fingers or toes, which can resemble sausages (dactylitis)
  • Tenderness or pain in the Achilles tendon or the plantar fascia, which can cause heel pain (enthesitis)

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