is one of the mixed miasmatic skin manifestation, predominantly
psoric and sycotic manifestations. “In literatures,
it is given, that the exact cause for the psoriasis is not
known. But, Homoeopathic concept regarding basic cause for
the chronic diseases like psoriasis is Psora. Psora, or
the itch disease, is behind this, the oldest and most hydra-headed
of all the chronic miasmatic diseases. It was thus that
psora became the most universal mother of chronic diseases”.
original simple psora has added to it, syphilis and sycosis.
Hence now the human race is affected by complex mixed miasm
and the outbreaks of their manifestations” - J.T.
psoric manifestations of psoriasis:
has dry, rough, dirty or unhealthy appearance. Itching is
the persistent symptom. There is very little suppuration;
there may be few vesicles or a popular manifestation. With
the dry skin, there is a decided tendency for fine, thin
scales, the eruptions dry down and scale off. Itching eruptions
aggravated in the open air, evening and ameliorated by scratching,
but burning and smarting follow the scratching. These eruptions
do not suppurate but dry down and become dead scales.
roused in the psoric patient by grief, sorrow or other harrowing
emotions. All psoric manifestations are associated with
coldness and ameliorated by heat. One of the strongest characteristics
of psora in its latent state is the mental condition. Psoric
patients are mentally alert. They are quick and active in
their motions. This activity is very pronounced and especially
pronounced in the keenness and activity of the mind.
will work like Trojans for a short time, but they are easily
fatigued both mentally and physically and profound prostration
follows. This prostration has such a profound effect upon
them that they soon come to the pause where they dread to
undertake any exertion, mental or physical because of the
fatigue, which they know, will follow.The fatigue is accompanied
by the desire to lie down and this desire is quite characteristic
of this type of patient.
peculiar characteristic of the mental information is that
it produces a sense of bodily heat and those patients will
have flushes of heat while they are working. The heat of
the room oppresses them. Another peculiarity of the mental
state is anxiety; fear. pathological development take place
very rarely under a purely psoric manifestation. It is only
when this taint is united with another stigma that pathological
of local applications in psoriasis
in paragraphs 196,197 and198 of organon considered
the use of the potency as local applications. It may
seem as if the cure of a local disease could be accelerated,
not only by internal administration, but also by external
application of the correct homoeopathic remedy adapted
to the totality of symptoms, since the effect of a
medicine, applied locally to the disease itself, might
possibly produce a more rapid improvement.
this kind of treatment is entirely objectionable,
not only in local affections dependent of psora, but
also in local symptoms arising from syphilis and from
sycosis, because the local application of a medicine,
simultaneously with its internal use, results in great
all events the premature disappearance of this local
symptom renders it very difficult, and in some cases
impossible to determine whether the internal remedy
has also exterminated the total disease. For the same
reason, a medicine having the power of curing internally,
should not be employed exclusively as a topical application
to the local symptoms of chronic miasmatic diseases.
if we base our use of local applications upon physical
principles, we may consider it. For instance, in cases
of psoriasis and like diseases, the scale, which is
thrown off by the cuticle, tears the corium. This
is the cause of the intense itching and is purely
a mechanical disturbance. This can be removed very
easily and properly by olive oil, followed by a bathing
of the part, for cleansing purposes.
sycotic manifestations of psoriasis
sycotic patient is exceedingly suspicious. He dare not trust
himself. He is jealous, cross and irritable. He is absent
minded in certain things and finds difficulty in getting
the right word.The more he looks at the word after he has
written it, the more it seems and the less confident he
is that it is right. He forgets recent happenings but remembers
distant past events very clearly.
like the syphilitic stigma has the mark of self –
condemnation that is the moral reaction to the inception
of the Disease State.The sycotic skin manifestations tend
towards over growth or extra deposits. The nails are ribbed
or ridged and thick and heavy.Moles, warts wine - colored
patches and other manifestations of unnaturally thickened
skin belong to this classification.
eruptions of this stigma occur in the circumscribed spots
and there are exfoliating eczemas.The fish-scale eruptions
are also a combination of the three stigmata, with the dryness
of psora, the squamous character of syphilis and the over
growth of tissue, or the thickened skin manifestations,
syphilitic manifestations of psoriasis:
patients are mentally dull, heavy stupid especially stubborn,
sullen, morose, and usually suspicious.They are always depressed
but in the depression they keep their troubles to themselves
and sulk over them.These are the people who develop the
fixed ideas, which are not eradicated by any amount of explanation
or talk.Their mental powers are slow in reaction; they become
melancholic and condemn themselves. They like to be alone,
yet desire to escape from themselves as well as from others.
have slowness of comprehension, the thought in starting
a sentence will vanish. They forget what they were about
to say, they find hard to get back into the track of their
conversation.If they are reading, they read a few lines
and then they must re – read it to comprehend it.
All complaints are worse at night. Restlessness is so great
that it drives him out of the bed.
discharges ameliorate complaints (like Leucorrhoea, catarrh)
but natural discharges like sweat, profuse urination etc,
never ameliorates the syphilitic condition. In skin symptoms,
the nails of the patient are characteristic, being paper
like, spoon shaped, bending tearing easily. the nails are
irregular, brittle, breaks, split easily, and with many
is an unfailing sign of the tubercular. These nails are
also spotted with white specks or scalloped edges. Felons
about the nails are manifestations of the combined effects
of syphilis and psora, as are all periosteal manifestations.
As we naturally
expect, there are many skin manifestations with the syphilitic
miasm and in the tubercular dyscrasia. There are pustular
eruptions, which suppurate, eruptions that occur especially
about the joints or in the flexures of the body.These eruptions
are quite prone to arrange themselves in crescentic formation.
In color they are coppery or brownish but some times very
red at the base of the papules. The most striking characteristic
of these syphilitic eruptions is that they do not itch and
there is very little soreness. If these eruption progress
to scaling and crusts as they usually do these are very
thick and occur in patches or circumscribed spots. Skin
affections with glandular involvement are frequent.
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