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What are some natural treatments for psoriasis

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Natural skin care: The skin is very sensitive, and a good marker for many aspects of health. Any skin condition can suggest imbalance in diet, sleep or how one handles s... Read More
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Coal tar: Coal tar (available as a shampoo or cream or ointment) can smell and stain, but can be effective treatment for psoriasis in some people. No prescript... Read More
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 26 years experience
Yes: Psoriasis is an immune system disorder and most treatments are aimed at suppressing the immune system to improve the condition. A natural substance t... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes.: For mild skin disease, Hydrocortisone ointment or cream. Scalp: tar, selenium, and zinc pyrithione shampoo. Patient with sebo-psoriasis of the face ca... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Rheumatology 20 years experience
None Proven: Natural treatments are generally backed by little if any evidence of effectiveness.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Anxiety: Often anxiety is a comorbid diagnsosis with psoriasis, which is to say that people with excessive and/or prolonged anxiety may be at higher risk for p... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See detail: Enbrel (etanercept) is an excellent treatment. There are no effective natural treatments.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psoriasis: Long topic requiring a visit to a website: https://www.Psoriasis.Org/about-psoriasis/symptoms-and... About psoriasis symptoms and diagnosis. This sh... Read More
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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: There are several treatments for psoriasis, depending on it's severity and other symptoms. But there is no cure. Treatment has to be continued and t... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Absolutely: There are many excellent treatments for psoriasis. The appropriate one for any person depends on the severity of the disease. See a dermatologist.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Horvath
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: The most recent are biological agents which reduce inflammation of the skin. These are generally used in moderate to severe psorisis (>20% skin involv... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Mild Psoriasis: The treatment of mild, limited psoriasis vulgaris (elbows, knees) includes topical tar, salicylic acid, and corticosteroid creams. Tolerance may deve... Read More

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