Psoriasis - FAQs
Is psoriasis contagious?
I have learnt to live with psoriasis. Is it necessary to treat it?
Can psoriasis be cured?
I am suffering from psoriasis. Is it true that my child will get psoriasis?
I am applying some ointment on my psoriasis patches. The patches go away when I apply, but show up once the application is stopped. Can homeopathy help me?
Homeopathic medicines can help not only to control newer lesions and prevent complications, but over a period of time, they help to heal the lesions by correcting the disorder from the root . One has to keep in mind that psoriasis is the disease that has remissions and relapses. With homeopathic medicines, the periods of remissions can be prolonged and the periods of relapses can be shortened.
Myths and facts
- Psoriasis is contagious.
It is not contagious, and it cannot be passed through contact.
- Psoriasis is related to food.
It is an auto-immune disease, which has no direct relation to food.
- If I have psoriasis, my child will surely get it.
Strong hereditary tendencies cannot be denied, but whether your child will get it surely or not get it at all is something which no one will be able to tell surely.
- If I have psoriasis on one part of my body, it will spread all over.
There are many patients who have psoriasis on only one part of their body and it never spreads. So, it is possible that your disease may never spread.
- Psoriasis stops to spread the moment the treatment is started.
It cannot be guaranteed, as it takes time to build the immune system, and by the time the immune system is built, few new affected areas might appear, which in turn disappear as the treatment proceeds.
- Psoriasis completely vanishes after stopping the treatment.
Generally speaking, no new patches occur, but there are certain cases of extreme stress or infections or trauma to the skin that can lead to compromised immunity, in which case the patches may recur; however, these spots can be controlled with treatment.