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Yes: Psoriasis is an immune system disorder and most treatments are aimed at suppressing the immune system to improve the condition. A natural substance that suppresses the immune system is sunlight. Some patients tell me that vitamin c and vitamin e topically and orally help. Vitamin d is often incorporated into prescription creams. Recent studies have shown excess weight contributes to psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Try these: 1. Moisturize skin using unscented creams or ointments. Avoid lotions & gels. They contain alcohol that drys skin & stings going on. 2. Bathe in warm water - it's preferable to showering. Try some bath salts. 3. Get some but not too much sunshine 4. Add vitamin d if your levels are low 5. Quit smoking. You will still need the help of a great dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: For mild skin disease, Hydrocortisone ointment or cream. Scalp: tar, selenium, and zinc pyrithione shampoo. Patient with sebo-psoriasis of the face can wash with these. There is a product: "skin zinc, " also effective. Finally. Mild ultraviolet light-not to the point of burn, will also help. 3-omega fatty acids have been helpful in some studies. Obtained from fish and flax seed oil. Vitamin d3 too! ...Read more
Yes!: For mild skin disease, Hydrocortisone ointment or cream. Scalp: tar, selenium, and zinc pyrithione shampoo. Patient with sebo-psoriasis of the face can wash with these. There is a product: "skin zinc, " also effective. Finally. Mild ultraviolet light-not to the point of burn, will also help. ...Read more
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