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Symptoms and Triggers of Psoriasis

Posted by
 Dr Batra’s™  July 8, 2020

Are you experiencing skin irritation or itchy patches on your skin? It could be more than just a skin problem, it might be Psoriasis. Although it is a chronic disorder, it is treatable. It is a non- contagious skin condition. We tend to try a lot of treatments for these patches but don’t seem to get rid of it. This is because it is a medical condition and the symptoms should be treated at first.                                                                               



The signs and symptoms for psoriasis are different for every individual. It also varies according to the psoriasis types.  Let us first understand the two most common psoriasis symptoms, which are very noticeable. 

1. Red or pink small scaly bumps appear on the skin by merging into the plaques of raised skin.

2. Small scaling spots develop in areas like the knees, elbows and the scalp.                 


The other symptoms of Psoriasis are:

  • Dry and cracked skin that may bleed 
  • Swollen and stiff joints
  • Thickened, pitted or rigged nails
  • Itching and burning sensations around patches
  • Soreness around patches



  • Psoriasis starts and even worsens because of triggers that are common and are easily identifiable.
  • Injury to the skin, smoking, stress, excessive alcohol consumption, severe sunburn, skin infections, Vitamin D deficiency and certain medications are a few triggers of Psoriasis.




The symptoms of psoriasis also depend upon its types.

  1. Guttate Psoriasis shows symptoms in stages, such as red, scaly teardrop shaped spots start covering your body more evidently as the stages progress.
  2. Pustular Psoriasis has very common symptoms such as pus- filled spots that can turn brown, peel off, or crust over
  3. Plaque Psoriasis is seen as red patches covered with whitish buildup of dead skin cells called scale.
  4. Inverse Psoriasis has symptoms seen in areas such as the underarms, under breasts and in the genital areas, which includes severe itching, pain and splitting of the skin.
  5. Erythrodermic Psoriasis occurs as areas of red patches, which mostly involves the entire skin.
  6. Nail Psoriasis causes nail discoloration and formation of little pits on the nail.
  7. Psoriasis of the Scalp causes the scalp to develop fine dry scaly skin.
  8. Palmoplantar Psoriasis affects the palms and/ or soles.
  9. Psoriatic Arthritis shows symptoms of both psoriasis and arthritis.


Some individuals will experience a few symptoms that others won’t because of the depth of their condition. Many people go through certain changes throughout their journey of Psoriasis. A few days, the symptoms are very visible and the other days, they are just not noticeable.

There are times when the symptoms even disappear for some time; this is the remission phase, which means that psoriasis will return after this symptom- free period is over




Psoriasis is controllable with medication, we suggest you try homeopathy as it is a natural and safe way to treat the condition. Psoriasis treatment in homeopathy is known to reduce the chances of it to come back. Homeopathy treats a person as a whole by understanding and evaluating the root cause of the condition. It believes in strengthening the person by treating not only the disease but also its impact at an emotional level.

At Dr. Batra’s, the homeopathy treatment begins with a 30- 40 minutes consultation in, which our doctors try to understand the condition with its underlying symptoms. They also understand the mindset of the person along with his temperament, likes and dislikes.                                                                                                                                                                          

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