People often ask us about natural remedies for psoriasis and about home remedies for psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a disorder of the immune system in which the production of skin cells is sped up. The extra skin cells pile up, creating thick red scaly patches. The condition can also cause blisters. Patches of psoriasis most often occur on elbows and knees, but can occur all over the body, including under the fingernails and toenails and inside the mouth.
Psoriasis is a difficult condition to cope with. The scaly patches and blisters are itchy and sore, and people are often embarrassed about their appearance. It's no wonder they look for any way possible to relieve their condition. They are especially vulnerable to advice about home remedies for psoriasis that may not always be effective.
We're going to talk about both home remedies and natural remedies for psoriasis. Home remedies are things you can do on your own at home. Natural remedies are products you can buy that are made with all-natural ingredients. Some natural remedies have not been proven to be effective, but others have, and because they are all-natural, they are usually safer to use then other medications. They are generally more reliable than home remedies as well. We'll talk more about them in a moment.
There is no way to prevent someone from developing psoriasis, and there is no cure. There are ways to manage symptoms of psoriasis and there are natural remedies for psoriasis, which we'll talk about in our treatment section.
Some home remedies for psoriasis, such as special diets, may help prevent symptoms, but these are unreliable. You best bet is to eat a well-balanced diet and drink plenty of water.
One of the popular home remedies for psoriasis is sunbathing. Exposure to ultraviolet light is believed to be helpful in slowing down the production of skin cells. In fact, phototherapy is one medical treatment that is sometimes used. In phototherapy, patients are exposed to ultraviolet light A or B. There is a risk of skin cancer from phototherapy, however, and a much greater risk from sunbathing.
Sea water is believed by some to relieve symptoms of psoriasis, particularly the water of certain seas. Some people travel to the Dead Sea because the amount of salt and other minerals in the water there is supposed to be good for treating psoriasis. Plain salt water has never been proven to affect psoriasis, however, and traveling to the Dead Sea is not practical for most people.
Many people find soaking in a bath with Epsom salts relieves the itchiness that comes with psoriasis. This is a simple home remedy that can be useful for anyone.
If home remedies for psoriasis don't work, people are forced to consider medical treatment. Medication for psoriasis has many potential side effects, however, some of them quite serious. Possible side effects include:
Of course people often wish to avoid the side effects of traditional medical treatment, but they want something more reliable than home remedies for psoriasis. They are interested in natural remedies for psoriasis instead. Natural remedies for psoriasis usually don't have side effects, and many of them are quite effective.
See your doctor if you have symptoms of psoriasis. Ask about natural remedies for psoriasis if you prefer.
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