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Are there any at home remedies for psoriasis?

Are there any at home remedies for psoriasis?

PSORIASIS REMEDIES: Sorry. There are no home remedies for psoriasis. And don't believe the things you see on tv, or in the magazines you read. A dermatologist is the doctor to see. Best luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Are there any home remedies for psoriasis?

Are there any home remedies for psoriasis?

Yes, but...: Some things that may help: baking soda baths, good moisturization twice daily, keeping trim and fit and eating good healthy foods. There are several good over-the-counter treatments as well, including selenium sulfide shampoos, tar containing ointments, and maybe indigo-containing creams (based on a study from a few years ago). All worth a try, but your dermatologist will have lots more options. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for scalp psoriasis?

Are there any home remedies for scalp psoriasis?

Shampoo/Psoriasis: This creamy rich shampoo(just natural shampoo for psoriasis) for scalp psoriasis is formulated to gently cleanse without damaging the skin's barrier and is mild, even for sensitive skin. It combines soothing plant essences and natural moisturizers with rich emollients to soften and soothe itchy, extra dry skin to help heal and prevent psoriasis. ...Read more

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Do you know of any home remedies that are effective against psoriasis?

Vaseline: The more you do to psoriasis the more difficult it gets to treat. I like to have patients use vaseline for 2 weeks out of the month and a topical corticosteroid for the other 2 weeks. This keeps the steroid effective for a longer period of time. ...Read more

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What is the best at home treatment for psoriasis?

What is the best at home treatment for psoriasis?

Tanning bed: Because you said "home treatment". Obviously there are a number of topical creams (related to retin-a, corticosteroids, coal tar, and vitamin d -- for instance). As far as home remedies: tanning is favored, but only insofar as to avoid sunburning. If you overdue the tanning bed you can run the risk of skin leathering or skin cancer, but skin was "invented" anticipating regular sun exposure. ...Read more

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Hi i think i have psoriasis on my scalp just wondering if you know any home made treatment thanks ?

Hi i think i have psoriasis  on my scalp  just wondering if you know any home made  treatment thanks ?

Many options: I agree with Dr. Juster's advice. There are many home remedies worth trying; none work for everyone but many help some. See http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/psoriasis.html for discussions of various home remedies by those who have tired them. For even more options see http://www.myhomeremedies.com/topic.cgi?topicid=172 If these don't work consider conventional treatment &/or seeing a homeopath. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat psoriasis at home (home remedy)?

What can I do to treat psoriasis at home (home remedy)?

No good ones: There are really no good home remedies for psoriasis. If the skin involvement is relatively limited, you can try an over-the-counter topical cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the new uv light treatment did you take it home for psoriasis?

Can you tell me about the new uv light treatment did you take it home for psoriasis?

Narrow band uvb: Narrow band uvb can be done at home for protozoa.Units will cost at least 1, ooo for a 6 foot unit and more if it folds. Treatments are several times a week with increasing exposure. Units requires prescription and the time exposures planned by your dermatologist. See national biologic, for available models.Expect 20 treatments for clearing with2-3 sessions per week for maintenance. ...Read more

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What treatment is a good for psoriasis?

What treatment is a good for psoriasis?

Many Options: Psoriasis is a chronic skin and joint disease for which there are many good treatments. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of skin and or joint involvement and can be as simple as topical treatments or more aggressive systemic/injectable medications. It's important to know that there is no cure for this disease and we still do not know what actually causes it. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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