Psoriasis (scaly Disorders of the skin)
Psoriasis is one of the
most stubborn skin diseases. It is a chronic disease,
characterized by thick, red silvery, scaled patches of the skin.
This disease affects both sexes equally, and is more common
during the first fifteen to thirty years, although it may appear
at any age. Psoriasis is not contagious.
Generally, the skin of the person suffering from the disease
appears and irritated and may be covered with bright silvery
scales. Sometimes there is also a little itching .The areas
usually involved are the elbows, knees, the skin behind the
ears, the trunk, and the scalp. The disease may also affect the
underarms and genital areas. The lesions vary in size from
minute papules to sheets covering large parts of the body. Quite
often they are discs from half an inch to several inches in
size. The lesions are always dry and rarely become infected.
Recent studies have shown that psoriasis involves abnormality in
the mechanism in which the skin grows and replaces itself. The
abnormality is related to the metabolism of amino acids, the
nature’s basic building blocks for the reproduction of cell
tissues. Heredity also plays a role in the development of
psoriasis, as it tends to occur in families. The factors that
aggravate and precipitate the outbreak of these diseases are
physical and emotional stress, infections, and use of certain
medicines for the treatment of other diseases.
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Psoriasis is a metabolic disease.
It is very much essential to take less spicy and
easily digestible food to take in this disorder.
More fruits, vegetable, fruit juices etc are very
valuable for this. Bitter gourd, curd, boiled
vegetables pumpkin these are good for this disease.
All animal fats, eggs, processed canned foods are
not to be taken
Keep the bowels clean. Keep your
towel, clothes separate and clean. Try to take your
bath with an Ayurvedic soap, which contains neem. If
it is possible try sea water bath or apply sea water
on the affected place once a day is very much
beneficial. Keep your skin clean.
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