Psoriasis clinic

What is Psoriasis ?

Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a medical condition that occurs when skin cells grow too quickly. Faulty signals in the immune system cause new skin cells to form in days rather than weeks. The body does not shed these excess skin cells, so the cells pile up on the surface of the skin and lesions form. Psoriasis is a non-infectious, inflammatory disease of the skin. It is characterized by well-defined erythematous (reddish) plaques with large adherent silvery scales. The main abnormality in psoriasis is an increased proliferation of the skin layers due to excessive division of the cell in the basal layers of the skin. Severe itching may associate with the plaques. Dryness of the skin and silvery scaling are characteristics of this condition. Scaling occurs when cells in the outer layer of the skin reproduce faster than normal and pile up on the skin’s surface. In many ways, psoriatic skin is similar to skin which is healing from a wound or reacting to a stimulus such as infection.

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Why Sawparnika ?

We use medicines processed in Pure Virgin Coconut Oil with unique ingredient of Emu Egg. Many cosmetic products have phosphorus, and our skin is simply 'programmed' to keep phosphorus from penetrating. There is no phosphorus in Emu Oil; it penetrates better through our skin. Oleic acid in Emu Oil seems to also improve the penetrative abilities of Emu Oil. Emu oil has ability to reduce scarring. Emu egg oil contains biological active ingredients such as essential oils, monounsaturated fatty acids, omega 3, omega 6, gamma linolenic acid, vitamins A, C and E to promote skin elasticity. Pure virgin coconut oil is the best natural ingredient for skin. It is processed out of green coconuts. It is non processed, non hydrogenated as well as non bleached. No chemicals, preservatives, additives are added in pure virgin coconut oil. It has excellent curative properties for the skin. It contains lauric acid, Oleic acid, Palmitic acid, Capric acid, Caprilic acid, etc. In addition it contains aboundant quantities of natural Vitamin E. All these ingredients are excellent for skin care. Pure Virgin coconut oil prevents destructive free-radical formation and provides protection against them. It can help to keep the skin from developing liver spots, and other blemishes caused by aging and over exposure to sunlight. It helps to keep connective tissues strong and supple so that the skin doesn't sag and wrinkle. In some cases it might even restore damaged or diseased skin. The oil is absorbed into the skin and into the cell structure of the connective tissues, limiting the damage

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Types of Psoriasis

Plaque Psoriasis :- Plaque psoriasis is the most prevalent form of this disorder, and is characterized by raised, inflamed, scaly lesions. The scales are formed by dead skin cells, while the inflammation is a result of the increased blood supply to the areas of rapid skin cell reproduction.
 
> Raised and thickened patches of reddish skin, called “plaques,” which are covered by silvery-white scales.
 
> Plaques most often appear on the elbows, knees, scalp, chest, and lower back. However, they can appear anywhere on the body, including the genitals.
 
> Plaques vary in size and can appear as distinct patches or join together to cover a large area.
 
> In the early stages, the psoriasis may be unnoticeable. The skin may itch and/or a burning sensation may be present.
 
> Plaque psoriasis usually first appears as small red bumps. Bumps gradually enlarge, and scales form. While the top scales flake off easily and often, scales below the surface stick together. The small red bumps develop into plaques (reddish areas of raised and thickened skin).
 
> Skin discomfort. The skin is dry and may be painful. Skin can itch, burn, bleed, and crack. In severe cases, the discomfort can make it difficult to sleep and focus on everyday activities.
 

Pustular Psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis is characterized by pustules ( Blisters ) on the skin. This type of Psoriasis has three distinct phases reddening of the skin, formation of pustules and Scaling of the skin. The Blisters are caused by an infection, nor are they contagious
 
How to recognize generalized pustular psoriasis
 
> Widespread areas of fiery-red swollen skin covered with small, white, pus-filled blisters
> Person feels exhausted and ill
> Fever
> Chills
> Severe itching
> Rapid pulse rate
> Loss of appetite
> Muscle weakness
> Anemia
 

Guttate Psoriasis

Guttate psoriasis produces small red drop like lesions on the trunk, arms and legs often accompanied by scaling.
 
How to recognize generalized Guttate psoriasis
 
> Drop-sized, red dots form — usually on the trunk, arms, and legs. Lesions occasionally form on the scalp, face, and ears.
> Lesions widespread.
> Appears quickly, usually a few days after a strep throat or other trigger, such as a cold, tonsillitis, chicken pox, skin injury, or taking certain medications.
> Can first appear as another form of psoriasis, such as plaque psoriasis, and turn into guttate psoriasis.
 

Inverse Psoriasis

Inverse Psoriasis affects skin folds such as the armpits and groin. It is characterized by smooth, red inflamed lesions without any scaling which are often irritated by rubbing or sweating
 
> Red and inflamed plaques that only occur in skin folds — armpits, in the genital area, between the buttocks, and under the breasts.
 
> Scale usually does not form, and the lesions are shiny and smooth.
 
> Skin very tender.
 
> Lesion easily irritated, especially by rubbing and perspiration.
 
> More prevalent in people who are overweight.
 
> Many people have another type of psoriasis elsewhere on the body.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis

This form of psoriasis is characterized by thick scaly lesions over bony portions and joints. Erythrodermic psoriasis can cause severe swelling, pain and itching. Main Syptoms of this diseases are severe redness and shedding of the skin that covers a large portion of the body. Skin looks as if it has been burned. Fluctuating body temperature, especially on very hot or cold days. Accelerated heart rate due to increased blood flow to the skin — can complicate heart disease and cause heart failure. Severe itching and pain.

Palm planter Psoriasis

Psoriasis confined to certain areas (localized), usually the palms and soles. This is known as “palm planter psoriasis.” Skin red, swollen, and dotted with pus-filled lesions. Pus-filled lesions dry, leaving behind brown dots and/or scale. Affected areas tender and sore. Using hands or walking often painful.
 
 

Nail Psoriasis

This form of Psoriasis affects the toenails and fingernails. Nail become thickened, pitted and often yellowish or bluish in colour. They crumbles easily, and often surrounded by inflammation and may also be detached
 
 
 
 

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriasis can be accompanied by a form of arthritis called Psoriatic Arthritis which causes inflammation and swelling in the small joints of hands and feet. Knees and elbows can also be involved. About 10 % of the people with Psoriasis may suffer with psoriatic arthritis.