What diseases do you treat?Ans. I have been treating only Psoriasis for many years and do not treat any other disease, That specialises me in the treatment of Psoriasis.
What is Psoriasis?Ans. Psoriasis is an immune-mediated, genetic disease manifesting in the skin and/or the joints. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 7.5 million Americans have Psoriasis. In plaque Psoriasis, the most common type, patches of skin called "lesions" become inflamed and are covered by silvery white scale. Psoriasis can be limited to a few lesions or can involve moderate to large areas of skin. The severity of Psoriasis can vary from person to person; however, for most people, Psoriasis tends to be mild.
Is Psoriasis contagious?Ans. No, Psoriasis is not contagious. It is not something you can "catch" or "pass on." The psoriatic lesions may not look good, but they are not infections or open wounds. People with Psoriasis pose no threat to the health or safety of others.
What causes Psoriasis?Ans. No one knows exactly what causes Psoriasis, but it is believed to have a genetic component. Most researchers agree that the immune system is somehow mistakenly triggered, which speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells. A normal skin cell matures and falls off the body's surface in 28 to 30 days. But a psoriatic skin cell takes only three to four days to mature and move to the surface. Instead of falling off (shedding), the cells pile up and form the lesions.
How is Psoriasis diagnosed?Ans. No special blood tests or diagnostic tools exist to diagnose Psoriasis. The physician or other health care provider usually examines the affected skin and decides if it is from Psoriasis. Less often, the physician examines a piece of skin (biopsy) under the microscope.
Is there a cure for Psoriasis?Ans. There is no cure, according to modern scientific medicines. It only controls the flare ups of psoriasis for time being. But homeopathy has complete cure for psoriasis.
What treatments are the best for me?Ans. The unpredictable nature of Psoriasis makes treatment challenging for many people. A wide range of treatments is available. No single Psoriasis treatment works for everyone, but something will work for most people. It is hard to predict what will work for a particular individual; however, it is important to be open-minded and willing to work with your doctor to find a treatment that will work for you.
If I have Psoriasis does that mean I will develop psoriatic arthritis?Ans. Approximately 10 percent to 30 percent of people with Psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis, although it often may go undiagnosed, particularly in its milder forms. It can develop at any time, but for most people it appears between the ages of 30 and 50. Having Psoriasis does not guarantee that you will eventually develop psoriatic arthritis.
How severe can my Psoriasis become?Ans. Psoriasis can be mild, moderate or severe. Three percent to 10 percent of the body affected by Psoriasis is considered to be a moderate case. More than 10 percent is considered severe. The palm of the hand equals 1 percent of the skin. However, the severity of Psoriasis is also measured by how Psoriasis affects a person's quality of life. Psoriasis can have a serious impact even if it involves a small area, such as the palms of the hands or soles of the feet.
What is the financial impact of Psoriasis?Ans. Psoriasis is a chronic (life-long) illness. Most people need ongoing treatments and visits to the doctor. In severe cases, people may need to be hospitalized. About 56 million hours of work are lost each year by people who suffer from Psoriasis, and between $1.6 billion and $3.2 billion is spent per year to treat Psoriasis.
Are there any side effects of homeopathic medicines?Ans. No, there are no side effects of homeopathic medicines. Some times the symptoms may get aggravated for short period of time, but this is a good sign that the homeopathic medicine is right and has started acting.
Why homeopathic medicines are more effective?Ans. Homeopathic medicine system respects you as an individual and gives you medicines, which are totally individualistic, and because of this approach the medicines are more effective and can produce desired result.
People say homeopathy first increases the trouble, is it true?Ans. In some cases there is an initial aggravation of the symptoms but it is a good sign that shows the medicine is right and has started acting. But this happens in a few cases and not all patients will have an aggravation; most of the patients have simple long lasting amelioration.
Does Homeopathy exteriorize the symptoms?Ans. With homeopathic medicines years of suppressed conditions are exteriorized and the patient gets feeling of well being.
Does homeopathic medicines have expiry date?Ans. No, homeopathic medicines do not have any expiry date they last for years together.
Can I visit you personally?Ans. If you are located very close to the physician you can give your history online, fix up an appointment and visit the physician personally.
What is the way I should take the medicines to get the best results?Ans. To get best result
Kindly take the medicine exactly as instructed by your physician.
There are some general rules to be followed
- Do not drink or eat anything even water 10 to 15 minutes before and after taking the medicines. Medicine has to be taken preferably on empty stomach, rinse your mouth with plane water before you take medicine.
- Avoid substances like mint, menthol, coffee, raw onions and raw garlic.
- You are requested to avoid toothpaste which contain menthol or peppermint as it plays with absorption and effect of the medicine.
How do I send email?Ans. You can send an e-mail to the doctors e-mail id or to his website.
What should I do about the medicines I am already taking?Ans. If you are taking any other homeopathic medicines we request you to discontinue them or ask your current homeopathic physician about such a decision If you are taking any Ayurvedic medicines, allopathic medicines, best is to consult your family physician or your local physician before taking any decision.
Can I combine with other alternative system of medicine – like Chiropractics, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbal etc?Ans. Normally any traditional or natural systems of medicine do not collide with homeopathy they may work in synergy or as complementary to the homeopathic medicines. However the final decision has to be taken by you or your family physician.
How long does it take for a homoeopathic medicine to work?Ans. Normally if you have given right history and the physician has appreciated in correct perspective and given the correct medicines, you will start feeling better immediately. There are three things which develop as a positive response.
- You get a feeling of wellbeing.
- Your quality of sleep improves.
- Your appetite improves.
What are the charges and how do I make the payment?Ans. Telegraphic transfer directly to the physicians account.
You can send bankers cheque or bank draft directly to the Dr’s clinic Address.
What about confidentiality?Ans. Your data will be hundred percent confidential. Nobody will have access to any of the information, only your physician can access it The patient can only add/edit to his case pages. So there is direct relationship between patient and physician and it is 100% confidential.
Can I recommend your site to other friends?Ans. Yes definitely, if you have benefited you may recommend our site or your physician to your friends. Let healthy feeling spread all over world.
Is Homeopathy safe for infants and children?Ans. Homeopathic medicines are safe and very effective for children. Homeopathic medicines strengthen the resistance, it is very wise to start Homeopathic treatment as early as possible and let them grow healthily from the beginning.
How soon we get relief with Homeopathy?Ans. Homeopathic remedies start working immediately after it is taken. Homeopathic Cure means removal of signs and symptoms, removal of tendency to get the disease and restoration of complete health. It may take a while to get complete cure depending on the condition of the patient.
At the end of the treatment, not only are the symptoms removed, but the mind also becomes calm and peaceful.
Contributed by Dr. R. S. Sonawane