Psoriasis is a skin disorder that is the direct result of an overreaction in the immune system, wherein new skin cells quickly develop and multiply in a matter of days. The production of skin cells normally takes weeks or months but because of the overreaction in the immune system, it takes only a few days for the skin cells to develop, making them unable to mature properly. As new skin cells continue to develop and multiply, and the skin cells tend to pile up on top of each other, which makes it extremely difficult to get off and discard. When all of these skin cells pile up, however, they eventually turn into lesions that make the skin appear reddish and scaly.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes inflammation and generates patches of scales that envelope the skin. These reddish patches and silvery scales usually surface on the scalp, elbows, hands, back, knees, feet, and even eyebrows, nails, and other areas. Initially, it may occur as a sudden feeling of physical discomfort followed by intense burning and severe itchiness of the skin.
There are a lot of factors that cause psoriasis such as genetics, stress, and environmental aspects. Even though scientists and medical researchers still haven’t figured out what specific gene causes psoriasis, there have been studies that show that 50% of patients suffering from psoriasis have at least one other member of the family that has the same skin condition. The weather can also be a factor as most psoriasis patients experience a flare-up during dry and cold months. The symptoms tend to subside during months that experience damp and sunny weather. It is also believed that serious infections from certain viruses and bacteria can trigger a flare-up for those that have psoriasis. Sinusitis and tonsillitis could cause a flare-up due the streptococcus bacteria, as well as HIV or human immunodeficiency virus. Studies have also shown that about 40% of psoriasis patients recall an extremely stressful situation or event that happened within the time of the psoriasis flare-up, making stress and other emotional disorders such as depression, strong factors that cause psoriasis.
There have been a number of homeopathic treatments that have been recommended to those who suffer from this skin disorder and the results have been positive. An example of a psoriasis homeopathic treatment is Kali arsenicum, which is ideal for those who suffer from anemia and extreme anxiety. Kali sulphuricum is highly recommended for patients who are suffering from severe itchiness and dryness of the skin. Mezereum is also considered as a homeopathic treatment for this skin disorder for it aids in the treatment of severe roughness of the skin.
Calcarea carbonica is a homeopathic remedy that is ideal for patients who are easily tired and frequently cold with clammy hands and feet. Petroleum is also considered as a remedy especially for those who have extremely dry skin that is easily infected. People who can benefit from this remedy are those who have a tendency to suffer from motion sickness and stress-related problems. Other remedies include sulphur, which treats eruptions that have inflamed and intense burning of the skin. A recommended psoriasis homeopathic treatment for those who have been suffering from skin disorders for a really long time is graphite.
While these remedies have had positive results, taking good care of yourself is one preventive measure that you should do. Frequently drink lots of water, exercise regularly, eat healthy, and get plenty of sleep. Having a healthy lifestyle allows your immune system to function properly, making it easier to ward off diseases and skin conditions such as psoriasis.