Oral Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Treatment of oral psoriasis in Ayurveda includes herbal medicine, lifestyle modifications, and detoxification treatments that help reduce the symptoms. You can consult with IAFA’s Allergy expert to manage the symptoms of oral Psoriasis.

Do you know psoriasis can also affect your mouth? Yes, psoriasis can also cause sores inside the mouth and produce red and raised lesions. The good news is that oral psoriasis treatment is possible by implementing Ayurvedic concepts and knowledge. Natural treatment of Oral psoriasis in Ayurveda involves carefully picked herbs and plants that can create a difference and enable you to live the life of your dreams free from psoriasis. Read till the last line to update you about the Ayurvedic treatment of Oral Psoriasis. 

What is Oral Psoriasis?

Oral psoriasis is a less common type in which the changes develop inside the mouth. The symptoms are sores in the mouth, patches or pustules on the tongue, and peeling of gums. This condition normally occurs along with psoriasis at other places of the body.

According to Ayurvedic medical science, Oral Psoriasis can be correlated with Sidhama or Pittaja Mukhpak. As per the Ayurvedic concepts, the tongue is the mirror of the gastrointestinal tract, and any issues with the stomach are quickly reflected inside the mouth. Mukhpaka or Stomatitis refers to the swelling of the mucus membrane present inside the mouth, tongue, and inner cheeks. The causes of mukhpaka are consumption of hot, oily, and spicy food, smoking, tobacco intake, side effects of certain medications, infection, and deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals. Ayurveda has emphasized that mukhpaka is of 4 types, namely vataja, pittaja, kaphaj, and sannipataja. There is a difference in the symptoms of all these types based on the dominant dosha. Some common symptoms are toda (pricking pain), daha (burning sensation), aasya vairasya (lack of taste in mouth), constipation, pain during swallowing of food, and chittodweg or anxiety.

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Causes of Oral Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disorder in which the body’s defensive mechanism attacks the normal skin cells and forms new skin cells quickly. It is also thought that genetic and environmental factors are also responsible for psoriasis. The disease manifests during the adult stage; however, there is no age predisposition to the condition. 

There are some risk factors for the condition, like a positive family history, smoking, alcohol consumption, exposure to pollutants, some medicines, and damage to the oral cavity. 

Symptoms of Oral Psoriasis

Some common symptoms of oral psoriasis are:-

  • Lesions or patches with elevated white or yellow borders
  • Itching
  • Raised and scaly patches towards the inner side of the cheeks
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Redness and burning of the lining of the mouth
  • Peeling gums
  • Sensitivity towards eating spicy or acidic foods
  • Redness on the tip of the tongue
  • Furrows on the upper surface of the tongue

Diagnosis of Oral Psoriasis

In most cases, oral psoriasis can be easily diagnosed by carefully examining the mouth. As most people with the condition already have psoriasis, doctors can visually examine the lesions and make a diagnosis. Sometimes, doctors also suggest a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. 

Treatment of Oral Psoriasis – As Per Ayurveda

Ayurveda emphasizes that skin diseases occur due to impure blood, and therefore, blood purifiers are suggested for the treatment of Oral Psoriasis. Furthermore, a holistic treatment plan includes internal medications, external applications, detoxification therapies, and diet and lifestyle modifications. IAFA® has curated unique formulations for Ayurvedic treatment of Oral Psoriasis.

Herbal Medications

1. IAFA Skin Detox Tablet:- It helps in the removal of toxins from the body thereby balancing the doshas balance. 

2. IAFA Skin Detox Drops:- IAFA Skin Detox Drops is a pure vegetarian and 100% natural product that helps to alleviate rasa-rakta vaha strotasam atipravruti, helps in curing skin diseases, and also maintains a healthy metabolism. 

3. Bhoomi Amla Swaras:- Bhoomi amla is a potent Ayurvedic herb that has excellent results in skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and others. The herb strengthens the gut by removing the accumulated toxins called Ama visha. It is a wonderful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory herb that reduces inflammation and associated symptoms. 

4. Total care 3X Swaras:- This Ayurvedic formulation helps in blood purification by eliminating toxins. Skin diseases can be effectively treated by the purification of blood and body. 

Note:- It is always recommended that before using any herbal medication you must consult with an Ayurvedic physician.

Detoxification Therapies

The detoxification therapies are useful in removing the accumulated toxins from the body, and these panchakarma are advised based on the individual constitution and dominant dosha. The most common detoxification for psoriasis is Virechana or purgation, which is preceded by Snehapan (Ghee administration). Lifestyle should be simple and balanced. 

Dietary and Lifestyle Modifications

One should sleep and wake up at the same time, and getting up early in the morning helps to restore internal equilibrium. Other good habits include abhyanga or massage and eating meals freshly prepared and easy to digest. 


Oral psoriasis is commonly observed in individuals who are already suffering from psoriasis. Ayurveda believes that diseases occur due to imbalances in the doshas, and therefore, treatment aims to restore harmony within the internal system. Ayurvedic herbs help to alleviate symptoms of lesions, redness, mouth sores, and scaly patches. 

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If you are stressed as your loved one has oral psoriasis or any allergy, contact our diligent team of doctors headed by Dr. Sahil Gupta. IAFA® is one of the most trustworthy institutions committed to improving the world through its original and holistic approach. Dr. Gupta’s team treats all types of allergies using 100% natural and herbal products. 


Lobo, Carol et al. “Oral Psoriasis – A Rare Entity.” Indian journal of dermatology vol. 67,2 (2022): 209. doi:10.4103/ijd.ijd_779_21

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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