Psoriasis is a autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It results when the immune system sends out faulty signals and effects the pace of growth of skin cells. Psoriasis is not communicable disease. The disorder is a regular relapsing condition which varies in severity from small, localized patches to the entire body. Psoriasis usually appears pink or red patches of skin thickened, raised, and dry. It may be small flat bumps, large plates of thick skin and raised red spots, pink and slightly dry skin with large flakes of dry skin to flake.
Types of Psoriasis
There are five types of psoriasis:
Plaque psoriasis - Patches of raised, reddish skin covered by silvery-white scale
Psoriatic arthritis - Which causes inflammation of the joints.
Guttate psoriasis - Small, red spots on the skin
Pustular psoriasis - White pustules surrounded by red skin
Inverse psoriasis - Smooth, red lesions form in skin folds
Erythrodermic psoriasis - widespread redness, severe itching, and pain.
According to Ayurveda, psoriasis can be considered as the vitiation of Vata and Kapha. Ayurveda Panchakarma proposes to treat psoriasis in conjunction with diet and relaxation techniques. This is because cleansing of the body is very important for the treatment of psoriasis
Snehapana, Swedana, Vamana, Takradhara, Massage are the common Ayurvedic treatments for this condition.