Sree Sankara Ayurveda Hospital

Ayurvedic Treatment Psoriasis, Ayurvedic Medicine Psoriasis, Kerala, India


Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation.

Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Psoriasis is very common. Anyone can get it, but it most commonly begins between ages 15 and 35.

It is not contagious. Psoriasis seems to be passed down through families.

Doctors think it probably occurs when the body's immune system mistakes healthy cells for dangerous substances.

Usually, skin cells grow deep in the skin and rise to the surface about once a month.

In persons with psoriasis, this process is too fast. Dead skin cells build up on the skin's surface.

Some people with psoriasis may also have arthritis, a condition known as psoriatic arthritis.

The following may trigger an attack of psoriasis or make the condition more difficult to treat:
Psoriasis may be severe in people who have a weakened immune system.

This may include persons who have: AIDS, Autoimmune disorders, Cancer chemotherapy.


Psoriasis can appear suddenly or slowly. Many times, it goes away and then comes back again and again.

Symptoms include:
Types of psoriasis:

Signs and tests

Your doctor or nurse can usually diagnose this condition by looking at your skin.

A skin biopsy is done to rule out other possible conditions. If you have joint pain, your doctor may order x-rays.


The goal of treatment is to control your symptoms and prevent infection.

Internal medicines, Swedana, Snehapanam, Mud therapy, Virechanam, etc.