Care for Your Skin This Psoriasis Awareness Month – August 2023

August is considered Psoriasis Awareness Month. This is an important time to raise awareness about psoriasis globally. August is dedicated to the people living with psoriasis and battling it out. So, if you are one of those who are struggling with psoriasis, it’s time to put an end to it with the right treatment for psoriasis.

Life Force Homeopathy aims to spread awareness about psoriasis homeopathic treatment, particularly among those suffering from it. In this blog, apart from giving you insights about Psoriasis Awareness Month, we shall explore more about causes, signs, symptoms, solutions, and homeopathic treatment for psoriasis. Stay tuned till the end of the blog to learn about the best treatment for psoriasis

Importance of National Psoriasis Awareness Month 

The main idea behind observing National Psoriasis Awareness Month is to spread awareness about the psoriasis problem. Most of us think that psoriasis is just a skin issue. But, there is more to this!

Psoriasis is a chronic auto-immune condition affecting the body’s very own immune system and damaging healthy cells. Yes, we are aware of our healthy immune system which works as a defensive mechanism to protect us against various diseases. Just imagine, what happens if this immune system starts working against us. It results in auto-immune disorder. One such autoimmune disorder is psoriasis which may show up as different manifestations affecting skin and joints causing skin psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis respectively.

History of National Psoriasis Awareness Month

The initiative of National Psoriasis Awareness Month was put forward by National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) in 1997 to support and improve the life of people diagnosed with psoriasis. As per research, it is confirmed that psoriasis can affect the quality of life, self-confidence, and productivity of an individual. Let’s not forget that psoriasis affects millions of people globally every year. So, along with a solution for psoriasis, awareness about psoriasis is very important!

The Theme of National Psoriasis Awareness Month

This year’s theme for National Psoriasis Awareness Month 2023 is “Access for All.” The main motto behind this theme is to make the best psoriasis treatment accessible, affordable, and available to all patients for better recovery.

Now that you know about psoriasis, let’s give you a sneak peek into the causes, symptoms, solutions, and treatment for psoriasis.

Causes of Psoriasis

The main causes of psoriasis are altered immune systems. However, there may be many factors that trigger psoriasis which are as follows-

  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Chronic illness
  • Thyroid issues
  • Long-term medications
  • Gut issues
  • Unhealthy lifestyles such as irregular diet, disturbed sleep, or addictions.

Keeping all the causes or triggers of psoriasis under control can help prevent flare-ups of this skin condition.

Signs and symptoms of Psoriasis

The signs and symptoms of psoriasis are as follows-

  • Itchy skin
  • Burning pain
  • Redness of the skin
  • Scaling of skin with flakes
  • Dryness of skin
  • Skin plaques
  • Joint pain

Location of Psoriasis

Psoriasis can impact the skin of any body part, ranging from head to toe. However, some most commonly psoriasis-affected body parts are as follows-

  1. Scalp
  2. Face
  3. Scalp
  4. Hands and legs
  5. Palms and feet
  6. Back and abdomen
  7. Genitals
  8. Bony surfaces such as elbows, knees, and ankles
  9. Nails
  10. Joints

Types of psoriasis

The different types of psoriasis are –

  1. Plaque psoriasis

This is the most common form of psoriasis affecting 80%-90% of people with itching, redness, and scaly plaques.

  1. Erythrodermic psoriasis

This is one of the most intense forms of psoriasis affecting the skin with widespread distribution of the condition all over the body and extensive skin scaling.

  1. Guttate psoriasis

This form of psoriasis forms coin-shaped patches all over the body with redness, scaling, and itching.

  1. Pustular psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis is one of the forms of painful psoriasis with pus-like bumps and discharge on top of the lesions.

  1. Inverse psoriasis

This form of psoriasis is mainly seen on the skin folds with extreme itching and scaling.

  1. Scalp psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis as the name suggests is a psoriasis affecting the scalp with greasy yellow scales or may show up as white dry flakes with itching.

  1. Facial Psoriasis

This form of psoriasis affects the face, corners of the nose, and hairline with dryness, scaling, and itching.

  1. Nail psoriasis

Nail psoriasis affects nails of fingers and toes causing pitting and discoloration with chipping or weak nails.

  1. Palmoplantar psoriasis

Palmoplantar psoriasis affects the palms and soles of the foot with itching, scaling, and dryness leading to bleeding on severe scratching

  1. Psoriatic arthritis affecting joints

Psoriatic arthritis affects many joints causing inflammation and pain. It may involve small joints of fingers or bigger joints such as elbows, knees, hips, ankles, or spine.

Your doctor is the right person who can diagnose the type of psoriasis you are suffering from. Get connected to one of our expert doctors at Life Force Homeopathy to know more about psoriasis.

The best treatment for Psoriasis

Homeopathy is considered the best psoriasis treatment. So, if you have been taking immune-modulating medicines such as steroids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, or cyclophosphamide, it’s time to think again and switch over to homeopathy right away! Our expert team of doctors, at Life Force Homeopathy, will guide you during the entire course of treatment to help you reduce your steroid dependency, gradually taper them, and switch over to homeopathy to achieve recovery for psoriasis naturally and safely without any side effects.

This is a shout-out call for all those living with psoriasis to put an end to their skin issues with homeopathy. So, go ahead and spread the word this Psoriasis Awareness Month to achieve relief with homeopathy.

  • Written by Dr. Rati, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah