An autoimmune disorder of skin with abnormal patches which is red, dry, and scaly is psoriasis. Initially, the patches begin in localized part and then may spread to other parts of the body. Injury to the skin is one of the triggering factors for the development of the psoriatic patch. The areas commonly affected in psoriasis include scalp, nails, elbow, knee, armpits, neck, bend of joints etc. Majority of the people notice that their psoriatic symptoms get triggered during winter or with certain medications.
Mainly five types of psoriasis a seen i.e. plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic psoriasis among which plaque psoriasis is the most common one. Certain infections, strong emotional or psychological stress, dryness of skin, excessive alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are the predisposing factor for psoriasis. The psoriatic lesion may itch severely followed by burning, scratching, blister formation and bleeding. Whitish scaly formation is the key feature of this condition.
When this condition persists for a prolonged period it may affect the individual physically as well as psychologically. Homeopathic medicine helps in relieving the symptoms and can clear up the lesions and scaliness. Homeopathic treatment for psoriasis is based on complete individualization as symptomatology varies from person to person. It prevents further relapse or recurrence of this skin disorder.