Integrative Treatment for all Types of Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease presents with red, itchy and scaly patches which may vary from a small sized lesion in one or two areas to entire body including the head, palms, soles or nails. Injury due to scratch may increase the lesions which are termed as Koebners phenomenon. Institute of Applied Dermatology (IAD) is one of the premier places for psoriasis care in India. The hospital is recognized forintegrative medicine treatment for psoriasis.

Psoriasis affects nails, soles, arms, palms, genitals, knees, scalps and elbows. There are different sub-classifications in psoriasis and this is mainly based on the anatomical site and the disease presentation. The most common among them is the plaque or psoriasis vulgaris, typically present with red patches with silvery scales on the top.

Pustular psoriasis, on the other hand, presents with blisters filled with pus. Psoriasis can also occur on the nails of fingers and toes as discolorations, small pits in the nails to completely degenerated nails.

Psoriasis is not a contagious disease. It can be triggered due to consumption of certain medications, excessive alcohol, cigarette smoking, and obesity, scratching the lesions, genetic predisposition, psychological stress and sometimes environmental factors. Generally, the symptoms can be controlled by application of creams and ointments, vitamin supplements, antibiotics, steroids and Phototherapy treatment.

Psoriasis Treatment at IAD

IAD stands as a cutting edge solution forpsoriasis treatment in India. The patient along with the family member will undergo a counseling secession before the commencement of treatment. This helps in building the confidence and improve the treatment concordance in already distressed patients.The cure for psoriasis depends on many factors like,duration of the disease,age, other associated diseases and treatment compliance IAD has a panel of skilled dermatologists and Ayurveda specialists, who offer the excellent psoriasis treatment in Kerala as well as in India In addition Homoeopathic physicians and a Dietician examine the patient separately to assess the details of illness, treatment taken in the past etc to make inferences as per the approach of each individual science. Ayurveda physician also analyzes the prakruthi and sthaniyavikruthi of the patient. Treatment in Ayurveda is done on the basis of dosha presentation (dominant symptoms).

Our dietician who specially trained with integrative medicine diet gives diet recommendations. Photo documentation will be done with the consent to note the changes in lesions before and after the integrative treatment. Blood investigation will be repeated periodically during the follow-up to monitor and ensure the safety of the psoriasis medication.

Steps of integrative treatment for psoriasis in IAD

Patients who wish to take the integrative treatment at IAD may kindly come with prior appointments obtained either through mail (iadorg@gmail.com) or making a phone call to 04994 240862 or through whatsapp 9895588735. The first consultation and work up of the case by the integrative team will take around 3 to 4 hours. Following are the major steps we follow for each patient.

  • Counseling secession: History taking about the onset and progression of the disease
  • Recording treatments already taken
  • Patient examination by dermatologists, Ayurvedic and Homeopathy doctors
  • Integrative diet evaluation
  • Investigations such as blood tests and urine tests
  • Photo documentation with the consent of the patient
  • Discussion in multi-system group of doctors
  • Prescription on medical treatment and advice on correct methods of medications and diet recommendations

Medication includes ayurvedic oils for application, oral medications and if necessary phototherapy of allopathic medicine