Those troublesome red, scaly, itchy patches must have worried you since long. There was no easy way out than to apply topical applications and get rid of the intolerable itching. However, those patches would come back once you stop applying topical applications. So, applying an ointment is probably not the solution, It needs something deep, something long acting. Something that would make your mind get rid of that itching for a long period of time or even better, you don’t want to get them back again.

Psoriasis, as we all know is an autoimmune disease which is characterized by typically red, itchy and scaly patches. Symptoms are often worse during winters. Chronic infections, stress, changes in the season may further aggravate the disease.

Unlike the conventional treatment, homeopathy acts at the root cause of the disease that is the deranged immunity. It has the aim to strengthen the immune system and thus give long lasting, permanent result.

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Some of the commonly used homeopathy remedies for Psoriasis are:

  1. Arsenic album:

It is very effective in treating psoriasis. There are dry, rough, scaly lesions which are worse in cold. It is indicated in cases where there is thickening of the skin. There is intense itching and burning in the patches.

  1. Sulphur:

Sulphur is the remedy used where the skin is very unhealthy looking. There is itching and burning sensation of the affected part which is worst after scratching and washing. Eruptions at the margins of hair. Also, there is dryness and heat of scalp with intense itching, especially at night.

  1. Graphites:

Graphites is a very useful skin remedy. It is used in cases where the eruptions are in the bends of elbows, groins, behind the ears, neck. The skin is dry and cracked. Cracks in nipples, mouth, between toes. The skin, especially at the back of the hands, become dry, hard, thick, fissured.

  1. Petroleum:

Petroleum is used in psoriasis especially of hands. There is a thick crust on skin with burning and itching sensation. Cracks bleed easily. Skin is very dry, sensitive, rough and leathery. Itching especially at night.

  1. Natrum Muraticum:

Indications for the use of Natrum Muraticum in psoriasis are dry eruptions especially on the margin of hairy scalp and bends of joints. The skin is greasy, oily, especially on hairy parts. There are crusty eruptions in the bends of limbs, the margin of the scalp, behind the ears.

These are few homeopathic remedies that are very useful in treating psoriasis. However, it is advisable to consult a qualified homeopathy for detailed case taking and remedy selection. Self-medication with above medicines is never recommended.

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Dr. Kainat, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah, Life Force Homeopathy

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