Overview Psoriasis

What Preet Homeopathy Offers In Psoriasis

  1. Possibility of curing your Psoriasis
    Psoriasis, often labelled as external, chronic and incurable can be completely cured in a large number of cases.
  2. Preventing disease progression
    Relapsing can be effectively controlled with a marked reduction in the size of lesion and its reoccurrence.
  3. Boost immunity & health
    Iitching and scaling, often marked in psoriasis, can be minimized greatly and long-term relief undoubtedly achievable

Welcome to effective, gentle, harmless and safe treatment of Psoriasis.

At Preet Homeopathy we have successfully treated thousands of cases of Psoriasis. With more than 95 years of experience in treating this condition, today we have gathered enough experience to effectively treat even difficult cases of Psoriasis.

Psoriasis is basically a chronic condition that affects the growth cycle of skin cells – the cells rapidly build up on the skin forming thick, silvery scales; this results in itching, discomfort and pain. Clinical research studies have shown that more than 70% of cases treated with Homeopathy show definite improvement with no side-effects.

Why is Psoriasis?

Simple understanding states Psoriasis as a chronic disorder that results in red, thickened patches on the skin with shedding of silvery scales. The condition may be accompanied with discomfort and/or pain. Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic skin condition where remissions and exacerbations are commonly experienced in most cases.

Normal skin cells have a life cycle of about 28 days, which are replaced by new cells after this period. But in psoriasis the skin cells not only grow fast but even die early which results in a build up of a thick layer of cells leading to the thickening of the skin in the affected area along with scaling. As the cells are premature the patches look pinkish and reddish.

Between four and five million American adults have the disease, and more than 150,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Psoriasis is not limited to skin alone but the disease can also progress to affect other areas of the body such as nails, joints, scalp, etc. A tendency to come and go periodically that is relapse and remission is not uncommon.

You are not the only one suffering from this disease but about 2-3 % of the general population is affected and it is becoming more and more common mostly affecting young adults. Psoriasis has no age barrier & can strike at any age. Even no gender predilection is seen in the cases largely.

Please Note: Psoriasis is not infectious – it cannot be passed from person to another through physical contact.

Symptoms & Causes

There is no definite cause of psoriasis; however there is evidence of an autoimmune response in which the body's immune system mistakenly targets its own healthy cells. In this process there is abnormally fast growth of the cells leading to thickened skin & excessive shedding of the scales.

This auto-immunity tends to run in families and a genetic background has been verified in many cases over and over. There may be a family history of any kind of auto immune disease in the patient’s family, not necessarily of psoriasis.

Other factors that may trigger Psoriasis:

  1. Physical & Emotional Stress
  2. Seasonal changes: Winter months may cause an increase in dryness and may aggravate psoriasis.
  3. Environmental factors - Skin irritants, local trauma, alcohol, steroid withdrawal and others…
  4. Bacterial infections

Psoriasis has a unique presentation in most cases along with the Common symptomsof the disease. The symptoms usually vary from person to person in terms of the location, spread, severity and duration of the lesions. Most common features can be seen in many cases are:

  • Red, thickened patches/lesions on the skin which are called as plaques
  • Patches are covered with silvery scales
  • Itching of the lesions is very common along with pain sometimes
  • Excessive dryness may cause cracked skin and bleeding
  • When disease is in active stage, scratching or cutting the skin may give rise to new lesions at such areas
  • Nails may be thickened, pitted or ridged.
  • In case of joint affection, there is swelling and stiffness of joints

Types of Psoriasis:
Psoriasis vulgaris (Plaque Psoriasis): The commonest type of psoriasis. Almost 90% of psoriasis patients have this type and this presents as red raised patches with silvery scales.

Guttate psoriasis: Many a times develops after chronic throat infection particularly streptococcal infections. Small, rain-drop like lesions are seen to develop on the trunk and limbs in this type.

Pustular psoriasis: The lesions in this kind of psoriasis are filled with pus along with having the other peculiar characteristics.

Inverse Psoriasis: Usually seen in the folds of the skin particularly under the breasts, in armpits, near genitals, under buttocks and under abdominal folds etc...

Erythrodermic psoriasis: It’s a rare and serious form of psoriasis. In severe cases, the patient may develop dehydration, fever, infection requiring hospital admission.

Nail psoriasis: Affection of nails from both fingers and toes is seen. Nails appears as discoloured thickened, pitted & may crumble or detach from the nail-bed.

Scalp psoriasis: Very commonly seen in the community & affects almost half the people who develop skin psoriasis. In these cases, the scalp has dry scaly skin with heavily crusted plaque areas which peels off in clusters.

Psoriatic arthritis: Joint affection is seen in about 10 to 30 percent of people with psoriasis. Symptoms include swelling, stiffness and pain in the affected joints. This condition should be ruled with other blood investigations from other joint diseases.

Palmo-plantar psoriasis: Typically the lesions are seen on the palms and soles of the patient in this variety.

Psoriasis can lead to many emotional problems such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger, irritability
  • Embarrassment

Treatment of psoriasis must be targeted to deal with all of these emotional affections as well.

Myths About Psoriasis
1st MYTH: Psoriasis has no cure
FACT: Psoriasis can be cured if treated early and when the condition is limited to a few patches. Even chronic, widespread lesions can be cured or put into remission. There is no need to lose hope as homeopathy has helped thousands of cases at Preet Homeopathy centres, since 1923. We have been refining our method of treating this incurable ailment.

2nd MYTHS: Psoriasis is contagious
FACT: Be rest assured that psoriasis is non communicable condition and does not spread merely by touching someone. Though not contagious it has strong genetic predisposition so your child may be predisposed (genetics) to this ailment. We do recommend that children be treated as soon as possible in order to have a complete chance or recovery and cure.

3rd MYTH: Corticosteroids are effective
FACT: Corticosteroids can be effective initially. However, they are not effective in the long term and may produce several adverse effects such as: skin atrophy, hypo-pigmentation, stretch marks and systemic absorption. Also, withdrawal of topical corticosteroids can lead to a rebound phenomenon with worsening of the condition to greater extent.

4th MYTH: Natural skin creams are useful against psoriasis
FACT: External creams only help in lubricating the dry plaques and offer temporary relief. Majority of creams labelled as ‘natural’ or ‘herbal’ may contain coal tar derivatives, salicylic acid etc which are not herbal forms.

Psoriasis can mostly identify based on the presenting signs and symptoms and examination of the lesions. Where there is involvement of joints, X-ray of the affected joint may be taken.
Certain blood tests may also be required to rule out other forms of joint diseases. Throat culture may be required to look for streptococcal infection in cases of guttate psoriasis. Certain conditions that may have an appearance similar to psoriasis include:

  • Eczema
  • Onychomycosis
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Lichen planus
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Ringworm (tinea corporis)

Psoriasis can be graded as:
Mild – Few, scattered, small areas of involvement (about two-thirds of people have mild disease) Moderate – More widespread disease affecting larger areas, sometimes affecting the joints Severe – Most of the skin surface is affected, sometimes affecting the joints.


Conventional Treatment Why Homeopathy

Dermatologists usually prescribe local steroids or systemic drugs capable of directly minimizing skin-cell reproduction and controlling plaque formation. They do not help in correcting the mechanism responsible for the excessive shedding (plaque formation) and therefore requires to be taken for a life time. Excessive dependency may result in poor tolerance and the dosage of these drugs is often increased over time. Numerous side effects like liver damage and photosensitivity are associated with these drugs.

Human body constantly strives at bringing about normalcy by responding to changes which are reversible. In psoriasis and in most chronic ailments our body fails to respond appropriately due to a weakened state. Here comes the role of Homeopathy as homeopathic medicines help to improve our body’s immune response and guide the body back to a healthy state, naturally.

Self-Care Guidelines
Because psoriasis is a lifelong condition for which there is currently no cure, the goal of therapy is to decrease the number of lesions and improve symptoms, such as itching and irritation.

  • Bathe daily to help remove scale and moisten the skin. Avoid harsh soaps; soap substitutes are milder for your skin.
  • Apply moisturizers to all scaly psoriasis patches after any water exposure or bathing. Heavier oil-based moisturizers help to retain water in the skin better than water-based moisturizers.
  • Small doses of natural sunlight may be helpful, such as 10–15 minutes 2 or 3 times a week. Avoid too much sun, however, and protect your healthy skin from sun exposure.
  • There is also an increased risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer and lymphoma in people with psoriasis. For this reason, monthly skin self-exams and regular visits to your doctor are important.

When to Seek Medical Care
See your doctor if you have severe psoriasis or if self-care measures are not helpful.

Recommended Treatment Period

Recommended Treatment Period:
Homeopathy has achieved great success in treating psoriasis.
Moreover Homeopathy has no risk of any side-effects.
Many patients have to continue treatment for few months to 2 years, who had suffered psoriasis for as long as 15 years and had previously unsuccessfully tried conventional treatments.

Normally recommended treatment at Preet Homeopathy is 12 months or more in some cases.

Usually to begin the treatment we provide medicines for 3 months and further course is decided after the completion of 1st course.
Treating Psoriasis at Preet Homeopathy:
Psoriasis is a noncontiguous, lifelong skin condition that affects about 2–3% of the population of the United States. At Preet Homeopathy we have successfully treated many cases of Psoriasis with homeopathy since 1923. Our safe, natural and scientific solutions have brought smiles to many suffering patients.

Treatment purely depends on the duration and severity of illness. Recent and milder cases respond faster as compared to those with a longer duration and extensive spread. The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, but it seems to be caused by errors in how the immune system functions and thus Homeopathy helps the best of all as it directly deals with correcting the IMMUNE SYSTEM.

On account of being a stubborn disease, cases of Psoriasis usually require long-term treatment and there is no magical cure. Perseverance and compliance with the treatment is the key to cure. During the treatment, there are periods of ups and downs which one should be clear in mind while taking the treatment. Over a period of time the condition becomes less severe and moves towards recovery. Time of treatment varies from case to case.

(Note: Extent and nature of benefits of treatment varies among individuals and has been gathered from patients themselves & past clinical records)

Though we consider Psoriasis a stubborn and difficult condition to treat, individuals have a better long term prognosis on completion of Homeopathic treatment.