Root Cause of Psoriasis and Homeopathic Cure | Dharma Homoeopathy

Root Cause of Psoriasis and Homeopathic Cure | Dharma Homoeopathy

Root Cause of Psoriasis and Homeopathic Cure


Psoriasis: The word itself holds an image of itchy, red patches, and marks disrupting your day-to-day life. Steroid creams and light therapy might keep psoriasis at bay, but don’t they leave in wanting more situations? What if there are ways to address not just the symptoms but the root cause of this skin disease? While the treatment offers ways to manage the symptoms, the root cause remains elusive. 

This article delves into the complexities of psoriasis disease, unveiling the potential triggers and the intricacy of the immune system. We will explore the world of homeopathy and its approach to stimulating the body’s natural healing process to manage it. Let’s begin with this article to achieve clear skin from the inside out and a more holistic approach to well-being.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an auto-immune skin disorder that causes red patches, a burning sensation, and itching over the skin. The main reason behind this skin issue is inflammation in the skin cells. Moreover, it is a non-contagious disorder that doesn’t spread by touching or any physical contact. 

Approximately 2-3% of the population suffers from psoriasis. Although there are no age restrictions as it can affect humans in any age group, it is commonly seen in the middle-aged population. Psoriasis is well-known to affect the skin but it can also affect other body parts such as nails, scalp, private parts, and joints. It is often called a WINTER DISEASE because it usually gets worse during that time. 

The outbreak may occur due to skin injury, infections, and side effects from medication resulting in ugly-looking lesions that might become a reason for embarrassment in public areas. Due to this, it affects the mental health of an individual which further may lead to depression. It is not psoriasis that causes social exclusion and depression, it is largely the people’s wrong perception about the spreading of disease.

Root Cause of Psoriasis


  • Autoimmunity

The immune system reacting to skin cells is the main cause of psoriasis. The cells in our body renew themselves without any visible shedding. But, in the case of psoriasis, the skin cells multiply tremendously resulting in dead skin scales falling off. 

  • Hereditary

Genetics also plays a role in the occurrence of any disease in lineage. If anyone in the immediate family suffers from psoriasis or any other autoimmune disease, it transfers to the offspring.

  • Medication

A long intake of medications also increases the risk of developing psoriasis.

  • Trauma

Skin injury often triggers psoriasis in affected areas. In medical terms, it is called Kobner’s phenomenon.

  • Stress

Stress becomes visible on the skin leading to psoriasis development.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

Symptoms depend upon the individual and can vary from person to person, but the most common of them are:

  • Itching and burning sensation
  • Small Scaling spots
  • Dry skin
  • Red Patches over the skin
  • Swollen and stiff joints
  • Thickened, pitted, or ridged nails.

Types of Psoriasis/ Forms and Classification

Many skin diseases are often treated as rashes. But this doesn’t hold value if it’s spreading all over the body. Following are the types of psoriasis

1. Plaque Psoriasis 

The most common type of psoriasis, also known as psoriasis vulgarise. Plaque psoriasis causes thick, raised, and discolored patches with a silvery scalp building all over the body. It can be itchy and painful. Moreover, these patches sometimes even crack and bleed. Usually, it occurs on the elbow, knees, and scalp.

2. Guttate Psoriasis

This is the second type that appears in childhood or teenage years. The word guttate is derived from the Latin word “gutta” which means drop. The lesions of guttate psoriasis appear as tiny pink bumps on the skin suddenly which is mostly linked to streptococcal infection. Usually, this type attacks the legs, torso, arms, and scalp. Guttate psoriasis gets cleared out in a few weeks and months without treatment.

3. Inverse Psoriasis 

It is also known as intertriginous psoriasis mostly appears on folds such as armpits, areas under the breasts, genitals, and buttocks. Inverse psoriasis mostly appears in heavier people with deep skin folds. It is characterized by smooth and raw patches that are painful and sore.

4 .Pustular Psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis is a rare type that appears as red swollen skin with pus-filled bumps. It usually appears on the hands and feet which makes it difficult to walk or do any activities that involve both hands and legs. In some rare cases, this disease can take an advanced level and cover the whole body along with other severe symptoms like fever, chills, and more.

5 . Erythrodermic Psoriasis

This type can lead to a burnt skin appearance that causes itching with fever, chills, and weakness. Although, the chances of its appearance are very minimal it can become a life-threatening disease if left untreated.

6. Nail Psoriasis

It affects both the fingernail and toenail. Nail psoriasis causes tiny dents, discoloration, and rough nail texture. Moreover, it also causes the building of skin cells beneath one or more nails together.

7. Psoriatic Arthritis 

When psoriasis affects joints, it becomes psoriatic arthritis. It leads to swollen joints, heel pain, swelling in legs, and stiffness in joints. This type has the potential to damage the affected joints permanently. It is a systematic rheumatic disorder that causes inflammation not only in the skin and joints but also in the eyes, and other organs.

Conventional Treatment for Psoriasis

The conventional treatment is done by giving certain immune-modulating medicines. Many kinds of steroids are given in an ointment form during the initial phase of the treatments. In extensive cases, steroids are given in the form of tablets to give quick relief from scaling and itching to reduce the count of active lesions on the skin. 

However, if the steroids are stopped, it increases the psoriatic lesions in an intensified manner. This is known as the steroid lesion phenomenon. Some other immune suppressants also play a similar role but these drugs usually show some side effects on internal organs if continued for a long time.

Supportive Measures For Psoriasis

1. Diet during psoriasis treatment

Diet constitutes a major part of treatment. Major food items consisting of gluten need to be avoided. Gluten is a protein commonly found in wheat, rye, barley, and refined flour. Foods containing gluten are known to trigger itching and scaling. It is observed that patients who don’t intake gluten respond very well during the treatment. Add a good amount of water to prevent dryness as it helps in skin hydration. Include liquids such as buttermilk, coconut water, juices, soups, kokum sherbet, and more.

2. Skincare during psoriasis treatment

The following are two methods that need to be followed to treat psoriasis:

  • Moisturizers: By moisturizing skin, it prevents dryness and recovers efficiently from the disease. The more dryness, the more scaling, and the more irritation and hence more inflammation on the skin. Applying coconut oil is by far the best method to moisturize the skin regularly 3-4 times a day.
  • Bath: Using mild soaps and lukewarm water for bathing proves to be beneficial in treating this skin disease. Prefer massaging the scalp every two to three days in a week before washing.

Homeopathy Approach In Curing Psoriasis

Your skin shows your stomach habits. Homeopathy medications are perfect to treat this skin disorder and improve the body’s immune system. Homeopathic medicines usually target the root cause of the disease hence enhancing the body’s immune system. The constitutional approach works in curing psoriasis in depth to make the patients free from the disease. It also addresses the genetic factors leading to a permanent cure. Homeopathy incorporates natural medicinal substances in diluted form to cure the disease without any side effects.

If homeopathic treatment is taken in the early stage, it helps prevent the progression of the complications from occurring. However, the response to treatment may vary from one individual to another individual depending upon the body’s strength and disease growth. Homeopathic medicines are natural and safe without yielding any side effects and treating it completely. 

Homeopathic remedies are gentle and easy to intake. The medications work towards impeding the proliferation of cells that alleviates scaling. Homeopathic treatment controls the severity of lesions by minimizing flare-ups and improving the quality of life. It ultimately contributes to a permanent cure of the skin disease.


There’s an anecdotal that homeopathy medications are effective for any disease. However, if the medications are taken without any consultation, they can become even more dangerous to health. It is a skin disease that requires proper treatment from a well-qualified homeopathic doctor. Otherwise, this skin disease will spread all over your body, making it difficult for you to live happily.


No it is not 100% curable. It is a chronic disease which means its symptoms appear and disappear throughout life.
Skin lesions are the main characteristic of this disease. However systematic inflammation can affect multiple organs if left untreated. The inflammation gradually triggers nails, joints, eyes, brain, kidney, heart, blood vessels, and even pancreas to a major extent.

Some steps are listed to avoid it:

  • Keep the skin moisturized
  • Keep the scalp moisturized
  • Use a humidifier
  • Wrap up your body during the dry season.
  • Intake supplement with vitamin D
  • Get rid of sun exposure
  • Prevent skin injuries
  • Avoid sunburn

The deficiency of vitamin D gives psoriasis a chance to appear on the body. Many studies suggest that low levels of vitamin D are more linked with severe skin problems.

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