Ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis skin disease is a non-contagious, chronic disease that affects the skin and joints (psoriasis with arthritis), characterized by redness and inflammation of the skin. Psoriasis usually affects the skin of the elbows, knees, scalp, and sometimes all over the body.

It presents mostly in three different forms:

Psoriasis risk and factors

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  • Psoriatic area looks like red or pink patches of thickened, raised, and dry scaly skin.
  • Identified by large thick patches of raised skin, red patches, and dry skin.
  • Pulling of one of these small dry white flakes of skin may cause tiny blood spots on the skin.
  • Psoriasis in moist areas like the navel or area between the buttocks may sometimes be confused with other skin conditions like fungal infections, yeast infections, skin irritation, or bacterial infections.
  • Usually nail psoriasis may be confused with fungal nail infection.
  • On the scalp, it usually looks like severe dandruff with dry flakes and red areas of skin.

No one has been able to find the real cause of Psoriasis skin disease.

Use of milk and milk product with salt and salty items regular.

Exess and regular use of non veg.

There are two major believed theories.

  • The first theory believes psoriasis skin disease as a disorder of excessive growth and reproduction of skin cells.
  • The second theory says the disease to be an immune disorder. When you have psoriasis, your white blood cells attack your skin cells by mistake. Your body in response to this attack activates other immune responses, which leads to inflammation and increased production of skin cells.

Other factors may also be responsible for Psoriasis Skin Disease.

  • Psoriasis may be an inherited disease.
  • Some triggering factors such as injury, vaccinations and some medications.
  • Usually the skin cells take around 30 days for new cells to move from the lower epidermal layers to the surface but in case of psoriasis skin disease, this process may take only a few days which leads to build up of dead skin cells and thick scales.
  • Psoriasis skin disease is found more commonly in people with dry skin types.
  • Taking excess of alcohol, increased exposure to sunlight, stressful life, physical illness etc. Can also trigger psoriasis skin disease.

Psoriasis skin disease are of various types:

Plaque psoriasis:

  • Characterized by raised, red patches covered with silvery white scales.
  • Scales appear due to excess building up of dead skin cells.
  • It usually appears on the elbows, knees, scalp or any other skin surface.

Guttate psoriasis:

  • Characterised by various small red dots of psoriasis.
  • The spots of psoriasis appear over large areas of the body, such as trunk, limbs, and scalp.

Inverse psoriasis:

  • This is mostly found in the folds of the skin in the armpits, under an overweight stomach or under the breasts.
  • It looks like smooth, red patches without scaling and it may cause irritation due to rubbing and sweating.

Pustular psoriasis:

  • Characterized by blisters filled with pus on the skin. Though these blisters are not infectious.
  • These blisters may be found on the hands and feet or may be spread all over the body.

Psoriatic arthritis:

  • This type of psoriasis is found in around 10% to 30% of patients.
  • This psoriasis may cause redness and swelling, on the hands, feet, knees, hips, elbows and spine.

Nail psoriasis:

  • Nail Psoriasis produce a variety of changes in the appearance of finger nails and toe nails.
  • It may includes discolouring under the nail plate, pitting of the nails, lines going across the nails, thickening of the skin under the nail.

Erythrodermic psoriasis:

  • Erythrodermic psoriasis may cause the spread inflammation over most of the body surface.
  • May be associated with itching, swelling and pain.
  • Usually resulting in exacerbation of unstable plaque psoriasis, following the abrupt withdrawal of systemic treatment.
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis may result in extreme inflammation and disrupt the body’s ability to regulate temperature which may can be fatal.

The person having joint pains and psoriasis may have psoriatic arthritis.

Common symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include:

  • 1. Small scaling spots
  • 2. Swelling, Pain in joints
  • 3. Itching, burning or joints warm in touch
  • 4. Pain around the feet and ankles.

There is extreme exhaustion that does not go away with proper rest. The exhaustion lasts for days to.

  • Yes, psoriasis is linked with joints in about one-third of those affected.
  • Joint Pains may be the only sign of Psoriasis.
  • Mainly the joint disease linked with psoriasis is psoriatic arthritis.
  • Average rate of psoriatic arthritis is 30-40 years of age.
  • A person cannot catch it from someone else.
  • A person cannot pass it to any other person.
  • Currently no cure with modren medicine but cure possible with Ayurveda with strict diet precautions, removal of cause of disease, life style changes as per basic prakriti of patient. Five step Ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis.
  • Understanding Patient’s History And LifeStyle
  • Finding the Root Cause Of Disease.
  • Preparing The Diet ChartPreparing The Diet Chart.
  • Panchkarma – Detoxification.
  • Patient Counselling.
  • Ayurvedic Medicines.
  • Ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis.

Just saying there is no treatment of psoriasis is totally wrong, patient and doctor both have to dedicate time and understand the condition, lifestyle, and diet style of the patient then plan treatment, as well as patient, has to understand the way of treatment, must ask questions logically and follow diet precautions. Definitely, patients will get good results. Make sure you are the cause, and you have to remove this, doctor will help you and guide you with his 25 years of experience.

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