Home Remedies and Treatment of Psoriasis
Here is a list of some home remedies for Psoriasis. Stop immediately if you experience any adverse effects or if your condition worsens. Always consult your doctor before making any major changes in your lifestyle.
A warm bath containing Epsom salt is effective in soothing the skin and relieving symptoms of psoriasis. The relief can be felt after every 20-minute bath daily for three weeks. Fun fact, according to a small clinical trial, bathing in the Dead Sea relieves psoriasis the most.
Aloe Vera extract in creams helps reduce the itchiness and redness of the skin with psoriasis. However, using this might take several months to see the improvement.
Eating foods with Omega-3 helps decrease inflammation in the body and skin. Some food items with Omega-3 include flaxseed oil, nuts, seeds, soy, and fatty fish. Fish oil supplements are also available but the intake should be monitored because an intake of more than three grams can thin your blood.
Applying turmeric gel on the skin with psoriasis reduces the skin’s redness, scaling, and itchiness. Based on a small study, it takes twice a day of application for nine weeks to see the improvements in people with mild to moderate psoriasis.
This is an herbal remedy that helps to calm the immune system and reducing the symptoms of psoriasis. Several studies said that Oregon Grape cream is safe and effective in treating psoriasis.
Best applied on the scalp with psoriasis, apple cider contains natural properties that kill germs and help to soothe the itchy and burned skin from psoriasis.
Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Having excess weight increases the risk of psoriasis, as well as other diseases. Losing weight helps in reducing the symptoms of this skin disease.
Stress is one of the known triggers of psoriasis. Finding activities that relieve stress helps in toning down psoriasis’ risk and symptoms.
Use a Humidifier and Moisturizer
Applying moisturizers and using a humidifier can prevent dryness of the skin, prevent cracks, and avoid the worsening of the condition.