Psoriasis: Introduction to Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an obstinate skin condition in which red patches of various sizes develop on the skin that is covered with dry, silvery scales. Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that got its name from the Greek word meaning, 'itch'.

In psoriasis the skin becomes inflamed and red eruptions appear on the surface of the skin that begins to itch excessively. These areas form thickened areas (plaques) that are covered with silvery scales over the reddened lesions. The skin at the joints may crack.

Diagnosis of Psoriasis

The diagnosis of psoriasis is usually clinical which means that the doctors would diagnose psoriasis after a careful examination of the skin. The white silvery scales of psoriasis are very distinctive and guiding feature for diagnosis. Also, consideration of the history, family history, the spread on affected areas, etc. is taken into account to conclude the diagnosis of psoriasis. In cases of doubt, the doctor may ask the patient to do skin biopsy that means examining a small skin sample under a microscope. However, this is not a routine practice.

Homeopathic Medicines for Psoriasis

The most common causes of recurring ulcers in mouth can be summarized as under:

  • Graphites:
  • Kali Arsenicum:
  • Carcinosin:
  • Kali sulphuricum:
  • Mezereum:
A few of its common indications are listed below:

The head is covered with a thick, leather-like crust, under which thick and white pus collects here and there, and the hair is glued together.

  • The scabs on the head look chalky and extend to the eyebrow and to the nape of the neck.
  • The hair is very much inclined to bristle.
  • The hair is painful to touch, as if sore.
  • Violent biting on the head, as from lice, only transiently relieved by scratching, and always recurring in another place; in the evening.
  • Mezereum: