Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. These patches normally appear on your elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, but can appear anywhere on your body. Most people are only affected by small patches; however, the severity can vary from person to person. In some cases, the patches can be itchy or sore. It is estimated that 2-3% of people suffer from this condition.
Conventional medicine treats psoriasis normally with topical creams or ointments, aimed at bringing relief of symptoms. If this doesn’t help, or the skin stops responding to the treatment, then either photo-therapy or oral/injected medications are prescribed.
Homeopathy is a gently healing modality that works with your system to bring about a permanent solution to this. Homeopathy uses a holistic view of the person and a remedy will be matched to you as an individual.
There are many remedies that can help alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis, however, I have selected a few of the more popular ones to describe for you.
The appearance of the skin is dry, rough, scaly, dirty and shriveled. The eruptions are frequently acuminate with excessive scaling. There is a severe burning sensation in the eruption which is worse in the evening, at night and by cold application, it is better by warm application.
Folds of the skin. e.g., ears, groin, bends of joints are the important site for eruption. The eruptions are absolutely dry with little desquamation and more cracking. The cracks bleed very easily and exude a gluey moisture. The eruptions are typically worse for heat.
The appearance of the skin is dry, thick and indurated. The psoriatic eruptions are full of fissures with little itching and desquamation. The eruption tries to ulcerate early during the course of sickness. The person will get a good sense of relief whenever cold applications are applied on the lesion.
The psoriatic eruptions disappear in summer only to occur in winter. The skin is rough, scabby and greasy. Nape of the neck, scalp, folds of the skin and groin are typically affected. Eruptions itch and are worse for the heat of bed. The patient scratch till it becomes raw and bleeds.
The skin is dry, rough, wrinkled and scaly. The eruptions break out on almost any part of the body. There is violent itching which is aggravated at night, in bed. The skin burns whenever the patient scratches. The skin surrounding eruption is excoriated. Psoriasis usually gets worse during springtime and in damp weather.
Psoriasis is a chronic condition and treatment under the guidance of a qualified homeopath is advised.