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Homeopathic treatment for psoriasis – 8 FAQs answered

One of the most difficult conditions to treat, psoriasis frequently relapses based on the emotional trauma that happens in day to day life.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune inflammatory skin disease that makes the skin cells proliferate profusely, which can be as worse as 1000 times the normal rate of formation of skin cells. While the general notion is to use steroids and ointments in psoriasis treatment, homeopathy stands for treating the overactive immune system in order to address this skin complaint. Homeopathic medicines stick to the idea of following a curative approach and not just supressing it for the time being. Dr. Jaswant Patil, Mumbai-based Homeopathy expert says that every psoriasis patient needs to have patience as this inveterate disease can cause a lot of trouble and anxiety to the affected patient. Dr. Patil answers top 8 FAQs regarding homeopathic treatment for psoriasis.

  1. I am a 35-year-old married woman. I have been suffering from dry, itchy skin on my feet and hands since the past six months. My dermatologist diagnosed it as Psoriasis. He had prescribed some ointments and topical creams for the condition. The creams were initially very effective in treating the psoriasis, but the problem keeps recurring, and the creams are also not very effective now. Can homeopathy cure this disease? Please help me with a lasting solution.

Answer: Homoeopathy treats man in the disease and not the disease in the man. One of the most difficult conditions to treat, psoriasis frequently relapses based on the emotional trauma that happens in day to day life. Applying ointments may give temporary relief but will not give long-lasting permanent cure. Homoeopathy treats the disturbed mind that causes psoriasis and hence the treatment is more effective without using any external applications. Time duration of getting well varies from 3 months to 3 years. But in a few unfortunate cases, where the cure is not possible, it can be very well control and manage the condition.

  1. I am a 21-year-old girl suffering from mild scalp psoriasis since past 2 years. I have taken doctor s prescription, and it is somewhat under control, but I m afraid that it will recur once I stop the treatment. Please give me a good homeopathy remedy to cure it permanently.

Answer: Homoeopathy offers the affected with an all-round effective treatment for psoriasis. You need to give a detailed history with the mental makeup of mind and the disturbance that lead to psoriasis. When you open up with doctor giving details of your nature and disturbance of mind you get good results. Change in the attitude of life and thinking, along with daily practice of Pranayama and meditation with proper food habits and good sleep can prevent relapse. Some of the recommended medicines for psoriasis in homeopathy are as follows:

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  1. I am a 45-year-old man, suffering from psoriasis on the arms. I wanted to know whether it is contagious and can it spread to other parts of my body? Also, will I have to live with it for the rest of my life or can it be cured completely?

Answer: Which body part or area gets affected in psoriasis depends on the type of disturbed mind and thoughts. But yes, this is the biggest myth of all that psoriasis is infectious. It is not at all communicable, so one should not worry. In fact, psoriasis isn t even an infectious disease and it does not occur due to infection of any sort. This is the main reason why it does not spread from one person to another. Psoriasis can be treated complete by homeopathy, you just need to change your mental makeup to have a positive outlook towards life and start taking life easily without tensions. But having said that, one needs to know that complete cure of the disease with homoeopathy is possible only if:

  1. The disease hasn t already spread to various parts of his body and palliation isn t sole option left with the doctor.
  2. Homoeopathy is a considerably slow-paced treatment, which works at working at the root cause of the treatment, hence the patient needs to follow up regularly and shouldn t drop out of the treatment due to impatience.
  1. I have been afflicted with psoriasis since the past couple of months. I have heard that the symptoms, such as itching and reddening worsen in winter. Is it true? And do I have to follow a special skin care routine in the winter months? I am 25 years old, and single.

Answer: Yes, winter is a bad season for psoriasis. You should use soft soaps with oil base and you must stand in sunlight if you are not sensitive to sunlight. Even though there are many case-specific medicines in homeopathy, which can effectively treat winter flare-ups of psoriasis, Petroleum is one medicines that requires a special mention here. This medicine is most effective in treating skin problems that tend to worsen in winters. Did you know is your homoeopath addressing your psoriasis correctly?

  1. I have a very bad case of psoriasis on my forehead, neck, palms and fingers. The inflamed areas itch very severely, and often start bleeding. I have consulted numerous dermatologists, but to no avail. Can you please advise me on homeopathic treatment for the same?

Answer: One of the best medicines for treating psoriasis with multiple colours and dry and itchy skin is arsenic iodatum. While undergoing homoeopathy treatment, one needs to undertake a proper background check of a patient s medical condition, and needs to analyse every condition in detail in order to provide an effective medicine for psoriasis. You need to candidly talk to your homoeopathy doctor about your problems and emotional disturbances, which were the root cause of psoriasis to begin with.

  1. I am a 55-year-old lady, and am quite fit for my age. However, recently, I have been diagnosed with psoriasis of the skin on the neck, and lower back. Is there any particular diet that I must follow, and any foods I must avoid?

Answer: According to homeopathy, more than diet, disturbed mind and emotions affect psoriasis. Also, you must get food allergies and food intolerance blood test done to know what type of food harms you. Avoid spicy food and junk food and follow a good healthy intake of ingredients with proper food timings. Read more about 7 things a homeopath wants you to know about 'curing' psoriasis

  1. My 14-year-old daughter has a bad case of psoriasis all over her arms and legs. We tried many different treatments but nothing s worked. She s on a steroid cream, but that s not helping either. Any suggestions?

Answer: Psoriasis is a very troublesome condition, all the more in children as they can't bear the pain, magnitude and even at time sight of the problems.

Homoeopathy has the best answer to treat psoriasis effectively but the time factor in some cases requires consideration. Patience and perseverance along with adaptable environment in the family will make the child recover faster. Also, happiness, enjoyment and leading a stress free-life can make psoriasis less troublesome. Here are 6 home remedies for relief from psoriasis

  1. Hi Doctor. I m suffering from psoriasis of the scalp. Are there any over-the-counter shampoos that will help?

Answer: Most of the shampoos have sodium laurosulphate and can cause more problems. Cold pressed herbal shampoo preparations may be helpful. Homemade shampoos of shikakai and amla with neem leaves can be used if suitable.

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