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Psoriasis & Eczema that worsen in winters

Although winters are a big relief from the scorching heat that we face in this part of the country, cold weather brings its own set of miseries. Some skin disorders tend to increase in winters. Psoriasis and eczema are two of the kind.  Many patients with Psoriasis and Eczema see a drastic increase in the cold weather. It is not necessary that all cases of psoriasis and eczema aggravate in winters, some case just behave the opposite – they aggravate in summers. Cold weather related flare ups can range from mild to severe. Also in some cases these skin disorders may appear only in winters, having summers as a totally symptom free period. Homeopathy Medicines can provide an effective treatment against these cold weather flare ups of psoriasis and eczema. Along with the symptomatic relief, homeo- medicines also ensure a gradual eradication of the disease from the body.

Psoriasis is a chronic skin problem. Psoriasis is commonly depicted by Skin lesions in the form of patches which are red at the base and are covered by silvery scales. Such shiny silvery scales are very typical of psoriasis. Itching is a common symptom of psoriasis. Cracks and cuts in the skin are also a part of psoriasis. The extent to which Psoriasis can affect an individual can range from very small patches to nearly the whole body being involved.  Nails of fingers and toes also do get affected.

Our skin is formed of tiny mature cells. They usually take about a month to mature and to show up at the surface of the skin; but in psoriasis the cells are pushed to the surface at a much faster speed. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder. This means that defense cells that protect our body from infections, start attacking the skin which leads to inflammation on the skin and also the production of immature skin cells.  These are pushed to the surface of the skin. These cells then show up as silvery scales on the skin. Psoriasis generally has a strong family inheritance and about a third of them have a close relative suffering from it.

Eczema (Dermatitis) is inflammation of the upper layers of the skin, which leads to itching, blisters, redness, swelling, and often oozing, scabbing, and scaling on the skin. Some forms of eczema like Seborrhic Dermatitis and Atopic dermatitis (commonly found in small children) tend to aggravate in when skin gets dry.

Psoriasis and the above mentioned forms of eczema, have a tendency to increase in winters. This is usually due to the fact that cold weather causes drying of the skin. Indoor heating can further deplete the skin of the moisture leading to an increase in the symptoms of psoriasis and eczema.

Homeopathy has a very effective solution for psoriasis and Eczemas that aggravates during cold weather .There are specific medicines in homeopathy that are there specially for treating winter flare-ups. One such Homeopathic medicine ‘Petroleum’ requires a special mention here for its effectiveness in treating skin problems that aggravate in winters. Not only do Homeo medicines treat the ‘winter increase’ in psoriasis but also help in stopping the recurrence of psoriasis and Eczemas, they help in treating the disorder from the body.  Please note that the above mentioned medicine should not be used without a professional help.

The author is a Chandigarh based Homeopath. Email

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  1. Dr. Sharma, for last two years I am suffering from skin problems like blisters on hands or feet, skin irritation, and itching. Then one doctor prescribed me Atrax 25 mg, Nucort M8, Aciloc RD. After taking medicines for two months, I got 90% relief. But when I stopped taking the medicines, the problem occurred again and got worse when I used Soriafit Oral drops and Cream (Homeopathy medicine) only for three days.
    So please prescribed me a Good Homeopathy doctor or medicine.

  2. Dear sir
    My son is suffering from hair falling homeopathic Dr told that this is due to scalp psoriasis and gave a medicine acid fluor 30
    What is your suggestion

  3. ravi shankar says:

    Sir, I am having psoriasis on my scalp and both legs in the foot upper side above the fingers on both legs for the past 8 years and i am using soriafit drops and formula d which was advised by the homeopathi doctor for the past 2years finding good results but in vain it is not fully cured so pl. advise better drugs which can cure.

    thanx and regards

  4. Anoop Mishra says:

    Dear sir

    I had suffered my red patch skin with cut and roughness in my hand and legs and this is increasing my ear and my head and also hand elbow with itching and painful.

    please advise which is medicine i will use this disease .

  5. Nitya Nand says:

    I had red and scalp psoriasis on elbows, legs,back and on side of head,stomack since 20 yrs.what medicine you have prescb me

  6. Respected sir, suffering from heel crack .suffered in the last year also .it happens only during winter.will ptroleum help cure the disease? What to do ? Advice pl. K.patra.

  7. dear sir
    i am 32, i having problam psoriasis last 5 year ,
    i went to homeopathy doctor last month
    homeopathy formula d tablets
    its your opinion

  8. s bhattacharjee says:

    Dear Sir,

    Sis, last 5-6 yers I am suffering from psorisis. But for the last 2-3 mths it is rapidly growing in two legs.

    For yu information that I am not taking any homeopathy medicine for my illness.

    Kindly guide me.


    S bhattacharjee

  9. Venkatesh M.S says:

    Dr. Sharma,
    I have been having this problem of eczema, request you to guide me a good homeopathic doctor in Bangalore.


  10. shruti kapoor says:

    help required

  11. Dear Dr. Sharma
    In every winter I undergo a very severe ailment of itching on whole body. Its like needles pricking on my whole body. it often happens when i wear very hot clothes, walking in sun, the room where a heater is being used to warm the room. It also happens while eating. Please suggest me some remedy.

  12. My scrotum have been itching for over a year now and consulted a dermatologist but there is no change at all after all the medicine prescribed.
    Please suggest cure.

  13. Drsunil sharma says:

    i have same problem since my childhood,,urtcaria on hand every winter session which is very itching in nature

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