Overview of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin disease. Signs include flaking, inflammation and thick, white, silver, or red patches of skin. It's a skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. They can grow anywhere, but most develop on the scalp, elbows, knees and lower back. Psoriasis is not contagious.

Types of Psoriasis

Plaque Psoriasis - Is the most common form of psoriasis. It’s characterized by thick red patches of skin, often with a silver or white scaly layer. These patches are commonly appear on the elbows, knees, lower back, scalp, but patches can occur anywhere on your body, including your genitals and the soft tissue inside your mouth.
Guttate Psoriasis - This type of principally affects young adults and children. It's normally triggered by a bacterial infection such as strep throat. It's noted by small, water-drop-shaped, scaling lesions on your trunk, arms, legs and scalp. The lesions are covered by a fine scale and aren't as thick as typical plaques are.
Inverse Psoriasis - Patches often appear in skin folds, such as under the breasts or in the armpits or groin area. This kind of psoriasis is red and often shiny and smooth. Converse psoriasis causes smooth patches of red, inflamed skin that worsen with friction and sweating. Fungal infections may trigger this type of psoriasis.
Pustular Psoriasis - It is a hard form of psoriasis. It develops fast in the form of many white pustules surrounded by red skin. This uncommon form of psoriasis can occur in widespread patches or in smaller areas on your hands, feet or fingertips.

Erythrodermic psoriasis - The least familiar type of psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis can cover your entire body with a red, peeling rash that can itch or burn intensely. The condition is serious and can be a medical emergency. You may need hospitalization because your body may not be able to control body temperature.
Psoriasis arthritis - In addition to inflamed, scaly skin, psoriatic arthritis causes swollen, painful joints that are typical of arthritis. Sometimes the joint signs are the first or only manifestation of psoriasis or at times only nail changes are seen. Because psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, it can trigger the body to attack the joints and the skin. It can affect many joints and often becomes quite severe in the hands. Skin symptoms usually appear before joint symptoms.

Causes

Genetic - This is one of the most significant risk factors. Having one parent with psoriasis it increases your risk of getting the disease and having two parents with psoriasis increases your risk even more.
Immune system - Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition. Autoimmune conditions are the result of the body attacking itself. In the case of psoriasis, white blood cells known as T cells falsely attack the skin cells.
Environmental factors - Certain environmental factors may trigger the psoriasis genes, causing the disease to become active. These environmental triggers vary from person to person and what causes psoriasis to develop in one person may have no effect on someone else. Some triggers known to impact psoriasis symptoms include stress, injury to the skin, infection, certain medication.

Sign and Symptoms

Red spots of skin covered with thick, silvery scales.
Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children).
Dry, cracked skin that may bleed.
Itching, burning or soreness.
Thickened, pitted or ridged nails.
Joint swelling, stiffness, or pain is associated with psoriatic arthritis.

Homeopathic Treatment of Psoriasis

Homeopathic medicines for Psoriasis develop on the body at the level of immunity and restore the deviated function. It helps to control the symptoms of Psoriasis without any side effects. At Peachtree Clinic a constitutional approach is followed and based on the constitution, emotional factors, disposition and factors worsening the symptoms are considered before prescribing a remedy. We also concentrate on nutrition to accelerate a cure.

Before & After

OUR BLOG