Psoriasis is an ill-understood disease of the skin characterised by silvery scales, which when removed, leave behind reddish patches. There is intense itching and burning of the affected skin.
Check if most symptoms of any of the below-given medicines match with most of your symptoms:
Arsenic 30 : Silvery black scales with intense itching and burning, which increases on scratching the skin but is relieved by warm applications. Removal of scales exposes blackish red raw areas with offensive smell: Severe prostration and fear (of death) are other features of this medicine.
Graphites 30 : Psoriatic patches on the scalp, at the bends of joints and behind the ears. Removal of scales exposes a raw area from which oozes a thin but very sticky fluid. In general, the skin is unhealthy, rough, hard, dry and cracked with almost constant itching, worst at night and during menstrual periods. The person weeps when listening to music.
Kali ars 30 : Dry, cracked skin especially in bends of elbows and knees. Psoriasis with intolerable itching, worse when undressing. The victim is restless, nervous and anaemic.
Petroleum 30 : psoriasis, especially of scalp, in winter season. There is intense itching which forces the person to scratch off the scales, exposing pinkish-red raw areas. These are soon covered by thick, yellowish crusts. In general, the skin is unhealthy, dry and cracked with profuse, offensive perspiration. The psoriatic symptoms lessen in dry, summer weather.
Sulphur 30 : Psoriasis, with severe itching and burning causing an aversion to washing and bathing. An intolerable hunger at 11 a.m. and an aversion to standing posture are other pointers to this medicine.
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