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Title: Home Remedies For Psoriasis - Causes, Relief, Types and Symptoms


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Home Remedies for Psoriasis Causes, Symptoms,
Can Cure Naturally At Home
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Among the many skin problems, Psoriasis is a very
common and dreadful disease where the incidence
rate is found to be 1.02 in India. This is an
immune-mediated disease that causes scaly patches
that appear over the skin. It causes the cells to
build up over the skin surface. These extra cells
form scales and red patches, that are itchy in
nature. These patches may be dry or oozing and
sometimes painful as well. The disease has a
chronic nature that often comes and disappears.
There is no permanent cure for the disease,
however, the symptoms can be managed.  It
occurs in both the genders and all age groups.
Psoriasis is not a contagious disease. Plaque
psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis.
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  • Although psoriasis occurs to any part of the
    body, it commonly occurs in the following areas
  • Scalp
  • Elbows
  • Knees 
  • Underarms
  • Lower back
  • Finger and toenails
  • Genital area
  • Navel
  • Between buttocks
  • Knuckles
  • Other body folds

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What are the causes of psoriasis? Psoriasis is
an autoimmune disease. So the disease pops up
when there is a compromise in the immune
system.   The immune system is made up of a
collaboration between cells and proteins that
work together to prevent any sort of infections
to the body. The development of all cells of the
immune system happens in the bone marrow with a
hematopoietic stem cell. Typically, there are two
important cells namely, T cells and B cells. Any
trigger causes these cells to fight against the
infections. They produce a chemical that causes
inflammation.  The immune system involves a type
of cells known as T cells. A trigger causes the T
cells to behave as if they are fighting an
infection or healing a wound. They produce
chemicals that cause inflammation. This leads to
excess growth of skin cells and creates
inflammation.  What triggers this condition is
still not clear. On a general note, people with
extreme habits of smoking, alcohol,
infection/allergy, injuries to the skin, drastic
hormonal changes, stress, and anxiety are more
prone to show up this disease In some cases,
medications like indomethacin, quinidine, etc.
can also be a leading cause of psoriasis. People
who follow an adverse diet habit are most prone
to suffer from psoriasis. An extreme change in
weather conditions also easily effects the skin
and can lead to the disease.
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What are the symptoms of Psoriasis? In
psoriasis, both dead and live cells get collected
over the surface.
Main Symptoms include
  • Presence of Red, flaky, crusty patches over the
    skin
  • Patches are covered with silvery scales which
    sheds easily
  • Intense itching and burning
  • Sometimes the patches are wet and oozing.

Symptoms vary from case to case. According to the
National Psoriasis Foundation , The
majority of the people,80 have mild psoriasis
and 20 have moderate to severe psoriasis.
Psoriasis variations Percentage affected in the body
Mild Psoriasis 3 of the body
Moderate Psoriasis 3-10 of the body
Severe Psoriasis More than 10 of the body
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What are the Types of Psoriasis 1.  Plaque
psoriasis This is the most
common type of psoriasis, about 80 to 90 percent
of people with psoriasis have plaque psoriasis.
The skin appears as raised, inflamed with red
lesions, which is covered by silvery scales.
These are commonly seen in elbows, knees, scalp,
and lower back. 2.  Inverse psoriasis
This condition is common in armpits,
the groin, under the breasts and other skin
folds. The lesions appear without the scales. The
affected part of the skin appears more smooth and
shiny. This is very common in obese individuals.
It may cause irritation due to rubbing and
sweating because it mainly pops up in the tender
areas.
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3.  Erythrodermic psoriasis
This psoriasis appears in an inflammatory
form which is more reddish compared to other
types. The lesions are not properly defined in
the type. There may be severe itching
associated with pain in this condition.
Erythrodermic psoriasis may cause edema around
the ankles. The body finds it difficult in
adjusting with the temperature. This can also
trigger infection, pneumonia and congestive heart
failure. 4.  Guttate psoriasis
Guttate psoriasis often starts in childhood.
It appears in the form of small red spots that
are not thick. Conditions like upper respiratory
infections, streptococcal infections,
tonsillitis, stress, injury to the skin can
trigger Guttate psoriasis. It disappears by its
own and generally doesnt reappear.
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5.  Pustular psoriasis
Pustular psoriasis is a rare
category where less than 5 percent gets affected.
This commonly occurs in adults than in children.
It appears in the form of white pustules, or
blisters, or non-infectious pus, surrounded by
red skin. It occurs in hands, feet, or most of
the body. The condition is not contagious.
Initially, the skin reddens and followed by
pustules and scaling. 6.  Psoriatic arthritis
Studies claim that up to 40
percent of people with psoriasis have joint
inflammation with signs of arthritis. This
condition is called as psoriatic arthritis. It
appears in an upper age group of 30-50yrs. This
leads to progressive damage to the joints. Other
symptoms include physical discomfort, itching,
and pain.
- These are the Different Types of Psoriasis
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Home Remedies for Psoriasis - Cure Naturally At
Home Since psoriasis is a serious skin
condition, it definitely requires medical
intervention. Few home remedies listed below can
be tried which helps to manage the disease.  1.
Fresh Aloe vera Gel  Take fresh aloe leaves. Cut
the leaves and extract the pulp out of it. Apply
it over the lesions. This prevents itching and
burning sensation. Aloe is rich in antioxidants
which helps in bettering the psoriatic lesions.
The plant is an anti-inflammatory agent, which
also helps to reduce the inflamed lesions.
Studies proved that the gel is potent to reduce
the redness and scaling associated with
psoriasis. 2. Application of Neem Paste  Fresh
neem leaves should be collected and clean in
running water. These are to be ground into a fine
paste. Apply this paste to the infected lesions.
Keep this for 15-20 mins and wash off the paste
before it is completely dried.  Neem has
anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. This
helps to heal the lesions and prevents from
infection. Neem also help to reduce the itching
sensation. The plant boosts the immune system and
also purifies the blood.  Alternatively, the neem
leaves can be put into the water, which is used
for taking bath. This helps to reduce the burning
and itching sensation in the lesions. 
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  • 3. Paste of Cassia Leaves (Golden shower tree)
  • The cassia leaves are collected freshly and
    cleaned. Then the leaves are ground to fine
    paste. Apply this fine paste over the psoriatic
    lesions.
  • The plant is scientifically called as Cassia
    fistula. This is a very common plant available
    all over the country. The bark of Cassia is also
    used in treating the inflammations caused due to
    the lesions. It is believed that it heals the
    wound and also decrease the pus discharge from
    the affected lesion and acts as an antiseptic.
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  • 4. Application of Kutajapatra Taila
  • Applying the kutajapatra taila can help to heal
    the lesions caused due to psoriasis. 
  • Kutajapatra taila is an effective Ayurveda remedy
    which is commonly used in treating the disease.'
  • 5. Common regimens to be followed
  • Normal food can be eaten.
  • Consumption of old rice, barley, green gram,
    bitter vegetables and meat of wild animals are
    wholesome for the body.
  • Excess consumption of sour and salty food should
    be avoided. Less intake of pepper (which creates
    heat in the body), curd, milk, jaggery, etc.
    should be considered.
  • Intake sesame seeds and black gram are
    contraindicated
  • Should not indulge in sexual intercourse.
  • Strictly avoid intake of alcoholic drinks
  • - These are the Home remedies For Psoriasis Can
    Cure Naturally At Home
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