Sumith (Peeling skin psoriasis)
Sumith is a 40-year old man who came to me suffering with psoriasis. It appeared all over his body and in particular on his back and arms. Sumith’s skin was constantly flaking and peeling to such a degree that his wife complained that she had to hoover their carpet at home daily because it was covered in flaking skin scales. The peeling skin was painful for Sumith and the discomfort caused him constant sleepless nights. Even when he visited the clinic, his skin shed flakes in the chair and on the ground when he removed his clothes for examination.
Sumith had been taking Cyclosporin and steroid creams and had been prescribed sleeping tablets to alleviate the night time discomfort. He found that the topical steroid cream and Cyclosporin had some effect but as soon as he stopped applying it his psoriasis would return.
Psoriasis is a kapha disorder and typical symptoms which presented in Sumith were infected, inflamed, weeping and itching, scaly skin. As a kapha disorder, psoriasis is embedded in the deeper tissues of the skin.
I recommended the daily application of Dermaved and prescribed ayurvedic herbs along with dietary advice in order to reduce the kapha and pitta imbalances. Sumith’s diet consisted of a lot of fast food and he had a habit of eating a lot of bananas which in my opinion were aggravating the existing condition.
Sumith reported that Dermaved provided instant relief from his suffering. The flakiness and dryness was immediately reduced which eliminated the itchiness and restored comfort to the skin. As psoriasis is a disorder embedded in the deeper tissue of the skin, it remains present for a long time and requires a longer course of treatment.
After 6 months of applying Dermaved Sumith’s disorder had become manageable and after a year, he reported that the disorder had completely disappeared. He continues to use Dermaved regularly as a medicated moisturiser to prevent recurrence and continues to be psoriasis free.