Taking control of psoriasis-Know how AISHH clinic can help 

Psoriasis is a common autoimmune condition that leads to inflammation of the skin. It is a skin disorder in which the skin cells multiply 10 times faster than usual. This leads to bumpy red patches covered with white scales. The patches can grow anywhere but most commonly they are found on knees, elbows and lower back. 

The disease usually appears in adulthood and affects a few areas of the people dealing with a moderate case, However, if you have a severe case, it can cover large parts of your body. It is a lifelong condition where sometimes people go through periods of remission and flare-ups, but it can be managed effectively under a doctor who understands skin diseases well. AISHH clinic is one of the most reputed hair and skin clinic in Delhi where you can get a potent treatment for psoriasis. Let us know how Dr Indu Kumari can help you dealing it.

Are you dealing with psoriasis too? Know the symptoms

The symptoms of psoriasis depend on the severity of the disease. Some common symptoms include:

  • Plaques of red skin get covered with silver scales. The people who have dark skin, the colour of these plaques is usually purple. These plaques are extremely painful and itchy and they can bleed too.
  • It also leads to thick and discoloured nails
  • Dry skin that can crack and bleed
  • Soreness around red scaly patches
  • Painful and swollen joints

Most people dealing with psoriasis go through a cycle of symptoms. The condition can take a severe form in a few weeks and may also disappear completely after some time.

Types of psoriasis-Identify what type are you suffering from

There are several types of psoriasis. Each type may have different symptoms. Know which type are you suffering from:

  • Plaque psoriasis: It is an extremely common form of psoriasis that cause dry and itchy red patches covered with scales. The colour of these patches depends on the skin tone of an individual. This type of psoriasis occurs most commonly on elbows, scalp, lower back and knees.
  • Guttate Psoriasis: This type of psoriasis affects children and young adults. The most common cause behind this type of psoriasis is a bacterial infection. It is characterized by scaling spots on the legs, arms and trunk.
  • Pustular Psoriasis:  It is a rare type of psoriasis that leads to blisters filled with pus. It can occur in small areas of the hand or may also spread in a wide area of the body. 
  • Inverse Psoriasis: If you are dealing with red flaky skin on your buttocks, breasts and groin, then it is inverse psoriasis. This type becomes worse with excess sweating and may get triggered by a fungal infection.
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis: It is rarely found in people where the skin condition affects the whole body and the rashes caused by it burn intensely. It can either be acute or chronic.

Confused about what is causing your psoriasis-Know the causes

Psoriasis is a complex disease caused by a combination of genetics, environment, and immune factors. Psoriasis is hard to explain, but researchers think it’s caused by a malfunctioning immune system. With psoriasis, the immune system attacks healthy skin cells, causing inflammation and overproduction.

Genetic factors play a part in psoriasis development. Researchers have identified several genes that increase psoriasis risk. Psoriasis does not necessarily mean a person has these genes.

People who are genetically predisposed to psoriasis may also be triggered by environmental factors. Some people get psoriasis because of infections, injuries, or medicines.

Psoriasis Triggers-Understanding and avoiding them

Psoriasis triggers are not the same for everyone. They may vary from individual to individual. The most common stimuli of psoriasis are: 

  • Stress: Stress is one of the most common factors that trigger psoriasis. If a person suffering from psoriasis, learns to manage stress, there is a high possibility that he or she can avoid frequent flare-ups.
  • Alcohol: People dealing with psoriasis should stay away from alcohol. People who take alcohol in excessive amounts may experience frequent flare-ups. Taking alcohol in less quantity or quitting it completely can help people deal with psoriasis easily. 
  • Injury: Any kind of accident, scrape or cut may trigger injury. Sunburns, vaccines and injections can also cause psoriasis to flare up. 
  • Infection: The immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells, causing psoriasis. It’s possible for your immune system to mistakenly react against itself while fighting off infection when you’re sick. There’s a chance this will start another flare-up of psoriasis

Diagnosing psoriasis at AISHH

Dr Indu Kumari, at Aishh, performs two major tests to rule out psoriasis in her patients:

  • Physical Examination: Symptoms of psoriasis are comparatively easy to detect. A thorough physical examination of the skin will let any experienced dermatologist know that the red patches on the skin accompanied by scales are of psoriasis only. 
  • Biopsy: If the symptoms remain unclear even after a thorough physical examination, Dr Kumari may take a small sample of skin and send it for biopsy. The sample will be sent for lab analysis and a thorough examination can diagnose the type of psoriasis you have. After the results are clear, she may suggest a proper treatment plan based on the severity and type of psoriasis. 

Once all other skin disorders are ruled out and psoriasis is diagnosed, Dr Indu Kumari suggests a proper treatment plan to deal with the same. Dr Indu Kumari is one of the best dermatologists in Delhi. She knows which treatment plan suits the best to which patients and hence the people undergoing psoriasis treatment show 100 % results.

Treatment options we offer at AISHH

There is a variety of treatment options available for psoriasis at AISHH. The best treatment option depends on the symptoms and the type of psoriasis you have. 

Topical Medications: These medications are ointments, creams and lotions that are applied directly on the skin. These creams help in the reduction of inflammation as well as itching by slowing down the production of skin cells.

The most common topical medications include:

  • Anti-inflammatory corticosteroids that help to reduce redness and itching
  • Vitamin D analogues help to slow down the production of skin cells
  • Retinoids, derived from Vitamin A help to overcome inflammation and improve the appearance of the skin.

Oral medications

Oral medications are taken either through the mouth or they are injected into the body. These medications are used to treat many severe cases of psoriasis. Common oral medications include:

  • Methotrexate is commonly used to treat autoimmune conditions including psoriasis. It helps in reducing inflammation.
  • Cyclosporine also helps in reducing inflammation. It helps to treat psoriasis but is only used for short periods. 

Light Therapy

It is also known as phototherapy. In this, specific wavelengths of light are targetted on the inflamed area to bring down the production of skin cells.  Light therapy for psoriasis includes:

  • A narrowband UVB therapy slows down skin cell production and targets inflammation.
  • PUVA therapy targets inflammation and slows down skin cell production with psoralen and UVA.

Biologic Medications

It is a new class of medicines. They are used to target certain proteins in the immune system that cause inflammation on the skin. This medication is given through injection and is used to treat patients having severe cases of psoriasis.

Alternative Therapies

Psoriasis can be managed with many alternative therapies in addition to traditional treatments. You can use these alongside traditional treatments or on your own.

There are a lot of alternative therapies for psoriasis, including:

  • Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and may help soothe the skin.
  • Dead Sea salts, which can be added to bath water to help soothe itchy or painful skin.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in foods like fatty fish and may help reduce inflammation throughout the body.

Lifestyle Changes

The symptoms of psoriasis can be managed with lifestyle changes as well as medical treatments. Changes can include:

  • Managing stress, which can trigger flare-ups.
  • Consuming fruit, vegetables, and whole grains is part of a healthy diet.
  • Psoriasis symptoms can be worsened by alcohol and tobacco.
  • Prevent dryness and cracks by moisturizing regularly.

Once, you contact us for the treatment of psoriasis, we arrange your consultation with Dr Indu Kumari, the top dermatologist in Delhi. She understands the history and then devices the best possible solution for you. If you are suffering from psoriasis or any other skin ailment, please book a consultation now. 

Cost of psoriasis treatment in Delhi

Several factors can affect the cost of psoriasis treatment in Delhi, including the severity of the condition, the type of treatment, and the provider or facility chosen. For different types of psoriasis treatments in Delhi, here are some estimates:

  1. Topical treatments: The cost of topical treatments for psoriasis can range from 200 to 1500 per month, depending on the brand and type of medicine.
  2. Phototherapy: Psoriasis patients usually need multiple sessions of phototherapy, which costs Rs. 2000 to Rs. 4000.
  3. Medication: Systemic medications for psoriasis can cost a lot depending on the medication and how long you take them. The cost of some medications can range from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 10,000.
  4. Biologic medications: Biologic medications for psoriasis can be expensive, with costs ranging from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1,50,000 per dose.

At AISHH, we try our best to deliver the best possible treatment to our patients. We make sure to represent all the options at the time of the first consultation discussing the pros and cons of each. We try to give affordable treatment to all our patients because we believe in curing the people who reach out to us with a lot of hope.

In addition to providing world-class skin care and plastic surgery to the whole body, AISHH (All India Skin and Hair Hospital) houses an experienced Dermatologist, Dr Indu Kumari, who provides world-class Skin Treatments, to cure skin diseases and makes your skin glow. We at AISHH Clinic can take care of your hair, skin, and nails so if you’re looking for a place to go, we’re your place.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are there any complications of psoriasis?

    Some people have to deal with a severe form of psoriasis. It can also lead to joint pain, strokes, diabetes and high cholesterol. If you have a severe form of psoriasis, it is best to consult your healthcare provider to avoid any severe complications.

    How much time does it take to feel better after proper treatment?

    A person is said to be in remission if there are no itchy flakes on the skin. But there are high chances of getting it back again. It is best to avoid triggers that initiate your psoriasis. Once you start the treatment, it may take a couple of weeks to show improvement.

    Are there any ways to prevent psoriasis?

    There is no cure for psoriasis. However, it can be avoided by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding the things that trigger it like stress, alcohol etc.

    How can I take care of myself if I am dealing with psoriasis?

    To take the best care of yourself, follow the steps below:

    • Take medicines as instructed
    • Avoid using harsh soaps and detergents
    • Moisturize your skin properly
    • Reduce your stress and exercise properly

    Is psoriasis contagious?

    No, psoriasis is not contagious. It is an autoimmune disorder that leads to inflammation of the skin. It is not caused by any bacteria or virus.