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Psoriasis treatment

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.

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 treat

Causes of Psoriasis

Skin psoriasis is a chronic disease wherein the cells of the immune system of the body mistakenly attack the body’s skin cells. Normally, the skin cells are replaced every 28 to 30 days but in the 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

The symptoms of psoriasis vary depending upon the type of psoriasis.

Types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition that can show up in several ways. It can affect different parts of the body, including the joints and nails. Multiple types of psoriases can be found. Psoriasis, for instance, might start on your skin and progress to your nails later.

There are several types of psoriasis most common ones are mentioned below:

  • 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.
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis

    : This is a rare and severe form of psoriasis that covers most of the body with a fiery red rash that can cause severe itching, pain, and swelling. It can also cause fever, rapid heart rate, and severe dehydration.
  • Nail Psoriasis

    : This type of psoriasis affects the nails, causing them to become pitted, discolored, and thickened. It can also cause the separation of the nail from the nail bed, and in severe cases, the nail may crumble or even fall off.
  • Scalp Psoriasis

    : This type of psoriasis affects the scalp, causing red, itchy, and scaly patches. It can also cause silvery-white scales, dandruff-like flakes, and hair loss in severe cases.

Psoriasis comes in a variety of forms, and it is possible to have more than one type. A few people get a second kind of psoriasis after years of having the first one; as a result, they have two different types of psoriasis on their skin.

Conventional treatments for Psoriasis

There are many conventional treatments for psoriasis ranging from topical treatments, coal tar shampoos, and salicylic acid for mild psoriasis, to ultraviolet light, phototherapy for psoriasis, light therapy for psoriasis, UVB phototherapy, and excimer lasers for moderate to severe psoriasis. While these treatments may not worsen psoriasis, they do not assure a permanent cure for psoriasis either. Even the best dermatologist for psoriasis does not guarantee a permanent cure.

Homeopathic treatment for Psoriasis

Homeopathy for psoriasis offers long-lasting results 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.

Homeopathic remedies for psoriasis are individual to your symptoms and type of psoriasis, they are safe and effective without any side-effects. this is why most people consider homeopathy to be the best medicine for psoriasis.

Skin technology advantage at Dr Batra's®


Woodlamps 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 of UV light that helps your doctor diagnose your skin condition and in case of cases also identify the cause of your skin condition.

  1. Helps see symptoms that are not visible with a naked eye
  2. Psoriasis flare-ups not yet visible to patients can be seen.
  3. Safe and without any side effects.

Derma Heal is a beneficial form of light skin therapy. It can treat scaling skin lesions and heal skin redness. It can also lessen itching. Psoriasis not only causes physical scars on the patient but also leaves a psychological effect on their self-esteem.

Many people who have psoriasis undergo treatment, which may have unfavorable outcomes, while Dr Batra's® Dermaheal has demonstrated success as this treatment uses Therapeutic UVB Light Treatment to lessen skin thickness, redness, and scaling as well as to stop the growth of new skin cells.

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3 Step consultation at Dr Batra’s®

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.

Why Dr Batra's® for Psoriasis skin treatment

At Dr Batra’s®, we have treated over 1.41 lakhs skin patients successfully over the last 35 years. We have a 94.3% success rate in treating skin disorders including psoriasis, as authenticated by the American Quality Assessors.

A study conducted by AC Nielson shows a higher than average rate of improvement seen at Dr Batra’s® skin treatments, as compared to general practitioners, specialists and local homeopaths.

Furthermore, we provide personalized homeopathic treatment for psoriasis to patients, depending on the diagnosis results. Our doctors provide customized psoriasis treatment that includes homeopathic psoriasis medicine, counseling and individualized diet plans prepared by our nutritionists amongst others.

The homeopathic medicine for psoriasis addresses the body at the level of immunity and gently restores the deviation back to normalcy. It helps to control the progression of the disease.

Our Homeopathic skin doctors offer a combination of homeopathy and advanced skin treatments to give our patients safe, effective, and long-lasting results.

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

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

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.

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  • B.H.M.S (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences)

  • FCHD (Fellowship in Homeopathic Dermatologist - Mumbai)


I was suffering from psoriasis since last 12 years & for that I consulted so many doctors but couldn't be cured. i consulted dr amit in drbatra clinic ashiyana 1.5 years back & now my psoriasis has been cured. I want to recommend others also for treatment in drbatra. I got best result from the treatment. Thanks to Dr Amit Pandey

Rajkumar Srivastava


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.

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. As a health condition psoriasis can be quite bothersome and a hindrance in daily life.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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)

Is homeopathy treatment for psoriasis effective?

Yes, psoriasis has excellent treatment options in homeopathy. Dr Batra's Homeopathy has very high success rate in treating psoriasis because we take into account your individual symptoms and aggravating factors. This is the only medicine that is highly individual to you and works to correct your body's immune response. When combined with Dermaheal for accelerated localized healing, the results are excellent.

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