Having Psoriasis can mentally be very painful. The anguish that is involved in dealing with it is inexplicable. Many find it very embarrassing to walk normally on an aisle because of the loathsome gazes from others when their lesions are visible.
Why do we get Psoriasis and what is it?
Psoriasis is one of the most uncertain non-contagious, autoimmune skin disease that is very perplexing and obstinate. It appears as scales which are red and itchy that may be small in size or cover a vast area of the body. Worse is that when an injury takes place, there are psoriatic changes that occur in that area (Koebner phenomenon)
The precise reason as to why one is affected by psoriasis remains unidentified. Since it is known as an autoimmune disease (White blood cells target one?s own healthy cells), the over active White Blood Cells (T cells) cause an amplified production of healthy skin cells.
There is a belief that environmental and genetic factors play an important role in this disease.
There are many types of psoriasis that are clinically classified as:
- Plaque Psoriasis (Psoriasis Vulgaris- most common plaque type)
- Guttate Psoriasis (Drop like spots)
- Inverse Psoriasis (Occurring in folds like underarms, groins and so on)
- Pustular Psoriasis (pus filled blisters)
- Erythrodermic Psoriasis (entire skin surface affected)
- Psoriatic Arthritis (psoriasis that affects the joints)
How do I know I am suffering from Psoriasis?
Apart from the skin lesions that usually occur characterizing Psoriasis, there are some signs like Koebner phenomenon (refer above) and Auspitz sign (pulling the flaky eruptions causes a minute spot of blood).
- Nails show pitting and separate out from the nail bed (onycholysis)
- Inverse Psoriasis occurs in the folds and moist areas of the body (Groin, penis, buttocks) and may be mistaken for fungal infections
- Pustular Psoriasis is characterized by tiny pus filled bumps along with fever
- Erythrodermic Psoriasis resemble burns and patients feel chilly
- Scalp Psoriasis often looks like Seborrheic Dermatitis and appears as severe dandruff
How do I prevent myself from getting the Disease?
Unfortunately, Psoriasis can crop up in any individual and is not preventable. However, the triggers can be avoided.
- Recurrent bacterial and Viral infections
Family History is the most important risk factor and if present cannot be avoided.
Psoriasis has a varied number of complications but before all these can set in the patient first has to deal with the emotional crisis that he/she faces. They go into their own shell and do not want to face the society. This can further lead to Depression.
Treating the condition
The Homoeopathic product Doliosis D56 Psoricare helps to relieve the redness and scaling of Psoriasis in a harmless way without any side effect. Healing of the symptoms occurs naturally and in a soothing manner by the intake of this Homoeopathic medicine. It is easy to take this product and also it can be consumed with other medicines, for all age groups.