This occurs because the overactive immune system speeds up skin cell growth. Normal skin cells completely grow and shed (fall off) in a month. With psoriasis, skin cells do this in only three or four days. Instead of shedding, the skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin. Some people report that psoriasis plaques itch, burn and sting. Plaques and scales may appear on any part of the body, although they are commonly found on the elbows, knees, and scalp.
People with psoriasis may also experience other health conditions. One in three people with psoriasis may also develop psoriatic arthritis. Signs of PsA include swelling, stiffness and pain in the joints and areas surrounding the joints.
Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body, even on the eyelids, ears, lips, skin folds, hands, feet, and nails. Plaques can be a few small patches or can affect large areas. It’s possible to have psoriasis plaques and scales in more than one location on the body at a time.
There are five types of psoriasis:
- Genital Psoriasis
- Scalp Psoriasis
- Facial Psoriasis
- Hands, Feet and Nails
- Skin Folds
- Types of Psoriasis
- Guttate Psoriasis
- Pustular Psoriasis
- Plaque Psoriasis
- Inverse Psoriasis
- Erythrodermic Psoriasis
Psoriasis can be triggered by emotional stress & anxiety .
Homoeopathic medicines are very effective in boosting the immune system which is the main cause . Our medicines also reduces stress and anxiety which are the contributing factors .Long term treatment is needed as immunity building is a process and needs to be given sufficient time . As the treatment progresses one notices the reduction in scaliness and inflammation of the patches