The scales of psoriasis are peculiar and characteristic. They are of a silvery white color, and situated on a red and inflamed base. The presence
of air in the scales is the supposed cause of their white appearance. Psoriasis is mainly at the tips of the elbows, the fronts of the knees and the
head. It may, however, appear on any part of the cutaneous surface, and is apt to be symmetrical.
The diagnosis of psoriasis is generally easy. They are the silvery white heaped-up scales, seated on an inflamed cutis which inclines to bleed in pin-point drops on their removal, and the selection of the elbows, knees and head.
Psoriasis is a constitutional remedy and can only be cured by meeting your homeopath. He will prescribe based on the similimum.
It is best to commence the internal treatment with Sulphur. We discuss some of the remedy resonance that may be considered for Psoriasis
may be given :
19. Ammonium carb
White pea-sized spots upon the cheek, which continually exfoliate. Skin very sensitive to cold. Aversion to being washed. Nosebleed
when, washing the face in the morning. In weak nervous individuals.
18. Arsenicum album
Skin dry and scaly. Great restlessness with weakness and prostration. Burning itching. Oppression of breathing. Aggravated by
eating fruit, ice cream, etc.
17. Arsenicum iodatum
Dry scaly burning itching eruption on various parts. Persistent itching on the back. In obstinate cases.
16. Calcarea carbonica
Scurfy spots on the leg. Burning and itching. Skin cracks. Profuse sweat from the slightest exertion. Large abdomen. Blue eyes,
blonde hair, fair skin.
15. Fluoricum acidum
Roughness on the forehead like a rough line with its convexity upwards. Reddish spots above the eyebrows. Desquamation on the eyebrows. Nails brittle, edges bent in.
Circular spots with slightly raised scaly edges.
13. Iris versicolor
Irregular psoriatic patches on the knees and elbows, covered with shining scales. Skin fissured and irritable. Gastric and bilious derangements.
In inveterate cases.
Psoriasis of the hands. Psoriasis in spots all over the body. Scaling off and exfoliation of the finger nails. The scalp is painful to the touch. Easy perspiration without relief. In recent cases.
Scurf-like scales on the back, chest, scalp and thighs. Roughness and scaling here and there. Pruritus increased by scratching or when
9. Muriatic acid
Psoriasis of the hands. Great sensitiveness to damp weather.
8. Natrum arsenicosum
Thin whitish scales, which when removed leave the skin slightly reddened.
Skin of the hands cracked and rough. Unhealthy skin. Aversion to the open air. Extreme sensitiveness to slight touch. Falling off of the hair.
Psoriasis of the arms and hands, and on the knees and elbows. Arms and hands become numb. Coldness of the knees at night in bed. Falling out of the hair in large bunches. Dry cough with soreness in the chest.
Surface of the skin shrunken and of a leaden color. Squamous eruption. Rheumatic pains in the extremities.
Dry scaly eruption on the palms of the hands, with slight itching.
Psoriasis on the face. Red roughness of the skin. Falling off of the hair. During pregnancy and nursing. Dark complexioned individuals.
Elevated scurfy spots near the coccyx. Small white scales on the face and neck. White spots on the cheeks. Sensation of numbness in the extremities. Brittleness of the nails. In scrofulous, large bellied children. Imperfect assimilation.