I've had psoriasis for approximately six years now. It started off as a small area on my scalp and stayed there for a year or so, I'd first thought it was dandruff. Over the years, it's spread over my back, face, arms, chest, legs and groin.
It has affected my confidence badly to the stage I'm now also being treated for depression and anxiety. I’m unable to focus on my work life and find it difficult to deal with people in office. Unnecessarily, I get irritated and shout on my co-workers.
Initially, I've always been positive about my psoriasis condition and tried to explain about the disorder to others who would ask. Recently, while out shopping a young girl asked me about white flakes in my hair, as I began to explain her mother dragged her away screaming about how she shouldn't talk to dirty contagious people who don't bath properly.
It is hard to stay positive with psoriasis scalp condition and its complications.
When psoriasis affects the scalp skin it is termed as Psoriasis Scalp. Raised scaly patches and flaky skin that looks a bit like dandruff appear on the head or white flakes on your clothes could be seen which are very similar to dandruff. Unlike dandruff, they are covered with thick silvery white scales and there is severe itching. There could be hair loss in severe cases.
Hair loss caused by psoriasis scalp is only temporary but care must be taken not to further irritate or worsen the area. Hair loss typically occurs due to excessive scratching and not effectively treating the affected area.
Psoriasis Treatment in Homeopathy
Conventional modes of psoriasis treatment are based on immunosuppressant. They may clear the skin in a few days to few weeks but it would recur as soon as the effect of the medicine wears off.
Topical treatments like creams or ointments reduce the itching and inflammation temporarily but it would return with more intensity. Homeopathic remedies for psoriasis help to stimulate body’s natural healing capacity and restore the deviated immunity back to normalcy. Homoeopathic medicine also helps to deal with stress more effectively and helps control the intensity of complaints during seasonal variations.
Artificial ultra-violet light therapies are known to cause burns but homoeopathy psoriasis treatment has no such side-effects.
Steroids may be prescribed in some cases to decrease itching and inflammation but they slow down the immune system and the frequency of their consumption keeps increasing. Homoeopathy is non-addictive.
Homeopathy doctors for psoriasis prescribe medicines which gently treat the disorder without damaging the vital organs unlike conventional medicine which is known to cause liver damage.
If homoeopathy is considered as treatment option in the early stage of the disease, then the overall control of the disease in future is much better.