Psoriasis


Disease Description


Psoriasis is a non-contagious common skin condition that causes rapid skin cell reproduction resulting in red, dry patches of thickened skin. The dry flakes and skin scales are thought to result from the rapid build up of skin cells. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the elbow, knees and scalp.

Cause


Psoriasis can be caused by a variety of reasons. Heredity can be crucial. If one parent is affected, then there is 15% chances for the child to suffer from psoriasis. If both the parents are affected then the possibility of child getting the psoriasis is 60%. Consumption of opposite foods such as milk and fish together, trauma on skin like cuts, bruises,burns, some medicines or skin irritants, excessive smoking, alcohol consumption and mental stress or psychological trauma can also be responsible for causing it.

Symptoms


1. Loose silvery scales 2. Itching or burning skin 3. Raised pus filled skin bumps 4. Skin redness around pustules 5. Restricted joint movements 6. Emotional stress 7 skin pain and inflammation 8. Skin blisters 9. Dry skin latches 10. Bleeding skin patches

Treatment


Diet & Life Style


1. Avoid consuming opposite foods. 2. Do not control natural urges like vomiting, urination, bowels etc 3. Do not take cold water bath immediately after a heavy workout, travelling, a long walk etc. 4. Take care not to consume foods which cause indigestion. 5. Absolutely do not eat too much salty , sour or acidic foods. 6. Avoid sleeping in afternoon. 7. Say no to radish, sesame, jaggery, curds, fish and other sour foods.


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Dr. Akhilesh Shrivastava
B.A.M.S. ,M.D.(Ayu)