Fed up of scratching your itchy scalp or crusty skin all day long?
Is the soreness on your red bumpy skin making your life miserable?
Are those scaly patches deteriorating your confidence?
Does your dry skin fall off like powder?
All these are alarming signs of a auto-immune, skin disorder known as Psoriasis. This chronic inflammatory skin disorder is characterized by severe itchy skin, silver scaly patches, red bumpy rashes with soreness and cracked dry skin that may ooze blood. It is quite troublesome and may cause life long scarring. A person may develop these psoriatic patches over the scalp, ears, eyelids, mouth and lips, hands, elbows, joints, genitalia, palm, nails and feet.
Your immune system consists of specific white blood cells known as T cells. Generally, these white blood cells attack and destroy intruders such as bacteria that enter our body. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder. Sometimes the immune system and other triggers may cause the T cells to mistakenly attack the skin cells as intruders.
This leads to swelling/ inflammation due to which the skin growth of your body speeds up and becomes far more faster than the ability of your body to shed off older skin. So, the new skin is formed as scaly patches over the old skin. These patches can be ruddy or silvery.
Psoriasis can affect anyone i.e. men, women and children irrespective of their age. You are more likely to suffer from psoriasis if anyone in your family already has it. But the exact role played by genetics isn’t clear yet.
Risk percentage of a person likely to suffer from psoriasis
75% =If both parents have psoriasis
15% = If one parent has psoriasis
20% = If a sibling (but neither parent) has psoriasis
No, psoriasis isn’t contagious. You cannot suffer from it by touching and brushing up against someone who has it. Also, drinking or eating the same water or food, kissing, physical contact or swimming in the same water with the person who is suffering from psoriasis is totally safe.
Corticosteroids are medicated steroids which are used in the treatment of psoriasis. But these steroids increase the dependence of patients and reduce their immunity. Prolonged use steroids can worsen your psoriasis causing pigmentation of skin, stretch marks, thinning of skin, infections and increased hair growth in certain areas.
In Ayurveda, skin allergy has been compared with Kitibha by some and Mandal Rog by others.Ayurvedic acharyas work in accordance with placing it as Kitibha which has presented overwhelming results and cure rate. It is the imbalance between Vata and Kapha which manifests in skin. This furthermore causes accumulation of toxins in the dhatus of the body i.e. rasa, rakta, mamsa, medas, asthi, majja and shukra.
We focus on treating with herbs such as Manjistha(Rubia cordifolia), Neem(Azadirachta indica), Khadir(Senegalia catechu), Haridra(Curcuma longa), Kumari(Aloe vera) and Daruharidra(Berberis aristata).
Ayurvedic Doctors at Arogyam have prepared a special formulation for psoriasis known as “Arogyam DSA”. It is a combination of rare herbs in a specific ratio according to our research work and ancient texts.
You can get this special formulation at your doorstep followed by a free weekly consultation by our Allergy Experts.
(Granular powder) (3 X 100 grams)
5 gms. Two times a day or as recommended by the doctor.
Chitrak(Plumbago zeylanica), Haridra(Curcuma longa), Praval Pishti(Coral calcium), Kalmegh Churan(Andrographis Paniculata), Pippali(Piper longum), amla(Phyllanthus emblica), Manjistha(Rubia cordifolia) , Neem Patra, Khadir(Acacia catechu), Giloy(Tinospora cordifolia) and Malkangni(Celastrus Paniculatus).