Psoriasis has been an obstinate skin condition. In such a condition, red patches of various sizes would develop on the skin, which is covered with silvery, dry scales. Psoriasis has been a chronic skin disease that got its name from the Greek word meaning, ‘itch’.
In psoriasis, the skin would become inflamed and red eruptions would appear on the surface of the skin, which would itch excessively. These areas would form thickened plaques, which would be covered with silvery scales all over the reddened lesions. In addition, the skin at the joints might crack.
Location of psoriasis
Psoriasis would often occur on the knees, elbows, scalp, palms, lower back and soles of the feet. However, no area of the skin would be exempt, including that of the genital area. The disease might also affect the fingernails and toenails along with the soft tissues inside the mouth. About 15 percent of people having psoriasis would have joint inflammation that would produce arthritis symptoms. This condition has been called psoriatic arthritis.
Psoriasis has been categorized as severe, moderate or mild, depending on the percentage of body surface involved along with the impact on the quality of life of the patient.
Course of diseases
The course of psoriasis has been characterized by relapse and remissions. At some instances, the patches would disappear, only to come back after some time.
There would be several factors ranging from infections, stress, climate and injuries that could trigger flare up of this disease within short span of time even after a couple of days. On the other hand, there have been certain other factors such as sunlight, which would significantly reduce the intensity of the problem.
Dr Shah’s views on topical treatment
However, it must be noted, as Dr Shah always states that psoriasis has been a disease on the skin. It should not be taken to be a disease of the skin. It would mean that psoriasis has been a disease of internal, immunological system. The disease would manifest on the skin. The topical treatment has been going to be short lasting and superficial.
Our experience based on a few thousand of cases treated at LifeForce would also state that when you are undergoing treatment for psoriasis or any skin disease for that matter, through the usage of topical method, the disease would invariably relapse or come back after some time. At LifeForce, we make use of some of the recently developed and research based latest homeopathic medicines as well.