A skin disease that worsens every winters is Psoriasis. A patient suffering from psoriasis dreads the winters just because of this. He or she tends to remain well throughout the summers. As the weather starts to cool, he starts worrying. The worry is not unfounded.
The skin of the psoriasis patient can get quite bad. It itches badly and even starts bleeding after scratching. There are large patches of eruptions with whitish scale formation on the top of the skin.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune inflammatory skin disease in which the skin cells proliferate profusely. The rate of formation of the skin cells is far higher than normal. It can even be 1000 times the normal rate. Due to this increased rate of formation of skin cells, the immature cells keep getting pushed on to the surface of the skin. That is why the skin cells are large, whitish flakes like that of dandruff. The inflammation of the skin causes redness and itching.
In fact, it is itching which is the most troublesome for the patient. At times there is so much itching that one is forced to scratch till it bleeds and becomes raw.
A common myth that persists with general people is that psoriasis may spread from one patient to another healthy person by contact. Here one needs to understand that psoriasis is not contagious. This means that it cannot spread from one person to another. In fact, psoriasis is not an infectious disease. It does not occur due to infection of any sort. That is why it does not spread from one person to another.
Treating Psoriasis with Homeopathy- Natural Homeopathic remedies for Psoriasis
When it comes to the treatment of psoriasis, it is a general perception that it is incurable. This perception is not exactly right. It is based on the view and experience of the allopathic system in the treatment of psoriasis. The mainstay of the allopathic system of medicine in psoriasis happens to be steroids. This is in direct contrast with the homeopathic system. Homeopathy is far more effective in the treatment of psoriasis and these homeopathic medicines are completely natural and do not contain any chemical compounds at all. The homeopathic remedies do not intend to suppress this inflammation. In fact, they intend to correct the cause that has resulted in this indiscriminate cell division and also the inflammation. Once these two things are set right, the symptoms disappear on their own. The skin lesions clear up and the skin starts looking normal as if nothing had ever happened.
5 best Homeopathic medicines for Psoriasis
At the very outset, I wish to state that when it comes to treating Psoriasis with Homeopathy, it requires some patience on the part of both the patient and the doctor to get good results in the homeopathic treatment of psoriasis. That is essentially because of the nature of the disease and not because of any shortcoming of the homeopathic system of medicine. Psoriasis is an inveterate disease and can cause a lot of trouble and anxiety to the affected patient. That is why I am saying that it requires some patience on the part of the patient and doctor. Often patients start treatment and expect instant results from the treatment. They complain and whine to the doctor that their problem is not getting cured. This puts pressure on the doctor and if he is not experienced enough, he ends up changing the line of treatment under pressure from the patient. This can often lead to a golden chance of cure of psoriasis being missed.
Here I am giving a list of the 5 best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis. This list is based on my personal experience and is not an exhaustive list. Many other medicines are used in the treatment of this disorder and the right selection of medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending upon the symptoms of each individual patient.
- Graphites- One of the best homeopathic remedies for psoriasis with constipation
In cases where constipation is also present along with psoriasis, Graphites is one of the best homeopathic remedies for psoriasis. The patient is usually chilly which means that he cannot tolerate cold easily. There may be thick sticky discharge from the eruptions. The skin becomes rough and hard. The bends of joints and groin area is much more affected. In some cases, eczema may also be present with psoriasis. In female patients, there may be disturbance in the menstrual cycle too. Mostly, the periods are short and scanty. The periods are usually delayed.
- Mezereum- One of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis on the scalp
In cases where the primary area that is involved happens to be the head or the scalp, Mezereum is one of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis. The head tends to be covered with thick and leathery crusts under which there is collection of pus. There is often formation of white scabs on the scalp. Scaly eruptions are also seen.
- Arsenic Iodatum- One of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis with multiple colours
In cases where the patches of psoriasis are varied in colour, Ars-iod is one of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis. The skin is dry, scaly and itching. The scales are large in size. On exfoliation, the scales leave behind the raw exuding surface. The patient is usually thin and emaciated.
- Sepia- One of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis with foul odour from skin
When there is foul odor from the eruptions and the affected area, Sepia is one of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis. It is a deep acting medicine and should not be repeated often. Women are more likely to be affected and that too after menopause. The patient is of yellowish complexion. Weakness, irritability and indifference are also present along with the usual symptoms of psoriasis.
- Thyroidinum- One of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis with obesity
In cases where obesity is a concomitant symptom of Psoriasis, Thyroidinum is one of the best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis. The itching is worse at night. At times, there is itching without any visible skin lesions. The skin is dry and feels impoverished.