What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a problem which results in patches of skin getting red or black. This is caused due to problem in the immune system. The cells start behaving improperly and there may not be much improvement over time. The patches start spreading all over the body. The infected areas become thick and there would be no feeling in such areas.
Misconceptions about Psoriasis
Psoriasis is not contagious. It does spread to the other person either by touching or sharing food, having sex, etc.
Effects of Psoriasis
In a normal healthy individual, the skin takes approximately 28 days to shed and regenerate i.e new skin gets formed in about 28 days. In Psoriasis, the skin gets regenerated very quickly resulting in scaling and itching. If Psoriasis becomes extreme, the skin gets cracked and sometimes results in bleeding.
How to Identify Psoriasis during early stages
During early stages, you would start seeing tiny dot like marks getting formed in the skin. It will not affect your daily life. Once neglected, the dots become patches and start appearing in all parts of the body.
Root Cause of Psoriasis
The actual causes of Psoriasis are unknown and researches are ongoing to find the root cause of the problem. The main reason is that the immune system gets disordered resulting in such a condition. There are no known medicines in Allopathy that can cure psoriasis. Some of the reasons which could probably cause psoriasis are high stress, smoking, sunburns, allergy, Vitamin D deficiency, etc.
How Aloe Vera can be used to treat Psoriasis
Aloe vera is a very effective medicine that has been gifted by nature in curing all skin related problems like sores, inflammation, patches, etc. Aloe Vera is also very effective in treating Psoriasis. It has been even advised by doctors to use Aloe vera instead of taking Allopathy or English medicines.
You can consume Aloe vera juice daily, since it has the potential to bring back the immune system to normal. The speciality of Aloe is that it can be taken internally and applied externally.
Those having Psoriasis can apply creams and lotions made of Aloe vera. It will drastically bring down the itchiness and remove the patches from the skin. If you have Aloe vera at home, you can take the gel directly from the plants and apply it over the skin. Others can buy lotions and creams available in the market.
In order to get a speedy recovery, consider taking Aloe juice internally and apply the gel over the patches in the skin.
Aloe Vera is naturally available and does not produce any side effects. However, some people may experience allergy because of using Aloe. Hence, before starting to use aloe in any form, apply a small portion of gel or cream over a small portion of the skin. If it does not produce any side effect, you can start using it.