In Singapore 2% of the population is having psoriasis and it usually comes in the age group of 15 to 35 year-olds.
What causes it ?
A major factor is stress, skin infections, injuries to skin, can also be hereditary. Kids have an 18% chance of getting it from their parents if are suffering from psoriasis.
What is psoriasis ?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that causes thick, silvery, scaly, red patches to appear on the skin. A specific type of arthritis is frequently associated with the disease. It can be on any part of the body but rarely on the face. Psoriasis can appear as red patches on the elbows, knees, and lower back. it can develop into more patches with silvery scales and raised patches called plagues.
Can you cure psoriasis?
In conventional medical systems they say there is no cure for it and you have to live with it for life. Alternative medical system like homeopathy works well. Homeopathy treats the root cause of the problem to bring about a cure. It takes time, as it is a chronic disease and the treatment time depends on the severity of the problem faced and the number of years one is are affected by it.
A homeopathic approach is to cleanse the system to remove toxins and increase the immunity power and resistance. This will reduce the psoriasis from spreading or increasing.
Once your body is toxin-free and has good resistance, a homeopath will use a combination of batch flowers, bio-chemics, Homeopathy medicine, even counselling to help you to deal with it and to lead a normal life, free from this disease.
The treatment process can be from 6 months to a year depending on the severity of it.
Homeopathy medicine & psoriasis
Arsenicum album - when other symptoms of the remedy are present and there is irritation of the skin. Its first influence is to make eruptions redder and more inflamed. It is a good sign for the use of this remedy. There is a burning sensation which is relieved by warmth.
Graphites - if the crust is sticky and gluttonous, and the patient is constipated and cautious.
Ignatia amara - aggravation of psoriasis after disputes and anger
Sulphur - start the treatment with this remedy. The patient is dirty and has an aversion to bathing. Burning and itching. Dry, scaly unhealthy skin. The disease is worse in springtime and in damp weather. No other remedy should be given for 24 hours and repeat it after a month.
Psorinum - This is a psoriasis nosode and it works when the skin looks dirty and there itching which is worse by the warmth of the bed. Crust disappears in summer and reappears in winter.
Hydrocotyle - psoriasis of soles, palms, trunks and extremities with circular patches. Circular spots with scaly ages. The skin is excessively thick and dry.
Psoriasis is believed to be related to incomplete protein digestion, alcohol consumption, bowel imbalance, abnormal liver function and too much animal fat in diet. Hence, long-term diet dietary changes with respect to fat intake may help to bring about improvement. Animal fats should be eliminated while all of the seeds are included, as it does not produce any adverse effect. Similarly, non-vegetarian foods should be substituted with vegetarian food. Alcohol should not be consumed during the treatment.
Disclaimer: Always consult a Homeopath before taking any homeopathic medicine