Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. This buildup of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Inflammation and redness around the scales is fairly common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed. Psoriasis is the result of a sped-up skin production process. Typically, skin cells grow deep in the skin and slowly rise to the surface. Eventually, they fall off. The typical life cycle of a skin cell is one month. In people with psoriasis, this production process may occur in just a few days. Because of this, skin cells don’t have time to fall off. This rapid overproduction leads to the buildup of skin cells.
Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic immune‐mediated disease characterized by development of erythematous, indurated, scaly, pruritic and often painful skin plaques

  • Infections, such as strep throat or skin infections
  • Weather, especially cold, dry conditions
  • Stress
  • Injury to the skin, such as a cut or scrape, a bug bite, or a severe sunburn
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Rapid withdrawal of oral or systemic corticosteroids
  • Certain medications — including lithium, high blood pressure medications and antimalarial drugs

•Red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery scales
•Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children)
•Dry, cracked skin that may bleed or itch
•Itching, burning or soreness
•Thickened, pitted or ridged nails
•Swollen and stiff joints

One of the main principles for selecting an appropriate homeopathic remedy is individualization, depending of varying sign and symptoms of the patient, considered most characteristic, peculiar and specific for the individual.

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