Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.
For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and "Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance" in Homeopathic Medicine.
Psoriasis is a chronic condition. The homeopathic treatment must be assessed by a skilled physician. Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition producing patches of silvery scales that cover areas of reddish skin. These often appear on the scalp, knees, elbows, buttocks, and back; sometimes the armpits, genitals, eyebrows, navel, nails, or other regions are involved. Psoriasis is a deep condition, and eruptions should not be suppressed with medications; they are best treated by restoring balance to the system. Descriptions below give brief information on some of the remedies that help a person with psoriasis when the remedy fits the individual on many levels. Like other chronic skin disorders, the treatment of psoriasis takes times and patience, and is best addressed with the guidance of an experienced practitioner.