PSORIASIS: Overview, Causes, Symptoms & Home Remedies

PSORIASIS: Overview, Causes, Symptoms & Home Remedies

Psoriasis: Symptoms, Causes & Home Remedies


Psoriasis, a chronic skin disease that is affecting the lives of millions of people, around 2% to 3% of the total population in the world have psoriasis, in the count of numbers, this percentage stands around 125 million (12.5 crores). This number is very high, psoriasis badly and completely affects the quality of life. Psoriasis mainly occurs because of the weak immune system; psoriasis can be cured easily in its initial stage of occurring. Psoriasis can affect your skin at any stage of life, but mostly it affects people with the age between 50-69. Psoriasis negatively distresses the life of patients. Psoriasis gradually increases and spread across the large surface of the skin. Psoriasis directly or indirectly affects more than 10 million (1 crore) Indian every year. 1 out of 3 cases of psoriasis triggers the people whose family members and relatives have or had psoriasis.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease. Generally, new skin grows and old dies in a time span of 30 days, but in psoriasis, this process decreases into 4 days, through which new amateur skin comes out. Psoriasis gives the bad painful sensation like itching, burning, aching, stinging, and throbbing. The aetiology of this skin lesion is unidentified yet, however fewer cases of psoriasis gives the sign and clew of genetic predisposition. Psoriasis generally affects the scalp, back, knees, elbow, legs, and palms. Psoriasis commonly gives the impression of red and pink plaques, scaly, and patchy shapes on the skin. Psoriasis gradually covers a large area of the skin. Psoriasis emotionally and professionally affects the life of a person.

What are the types of psoriasis?

There are a few major types of psoriasis mentioned below-

Plaque Psoriasis: Plaque psoriasis is the most common psoriasis that affects more than 60% of total psoriasis patients. Plaque psoriasis appears with red inflammatory dry skin generally covered by the silvery and white scale. The prevalence of plaque psoriasis is higher in people between the age of 45-79 years.



Intertriginous psoriasis: Psoriasis in genital areas and folds, intertriginous psoriasis impacts more than 13% of total psoriasis patients. On this type of psoriasis, skin turns red or white with wetness in the plaques and patches without any scale covering it. 


Droplet Psoriasis: Droplet psoriasis mostly occurs in children between the age of 8-10 years. 20% of total psoriasis that affects children 8 years of age is droplet psoriasis. Droplet psoriasis appears like multiple tiny reddish spots commonly on legs, trunks, and arms.