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Doctor insights on: Vitamins That Help Psoriasis

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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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I have heard that taking vitamin D3 will help my psoriasis. Is this true? If so, how much should I take?

I have heard that taking vitamin D3 will help my psoriasis. Is this true? If so, how much should I take?

Check a level: Get your vitamin d level checked. If you are low, then getting well into the normal range may help your psoriasis a bit. Vit d is also related to energy levels, depression (when low), and it may be an emerging risk factor for heart disease. So, lots of reasons to keep it normal. ...Read more

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Can vitamins d and a help my psoriasis?

Can vitamins d and a help my psoriasis?

Psoriasis Vitamins: Topical vitamin d, in the form of creams and ointments have been reported to alleviate psoriasis. ...Read more

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I have read that vitamin D3 is safe to take up to 4000 units for psoriasis. If this is true, for how long is it safe?

Generally safe: 2000 units of d3 is a usually daily dose, but 4000 a day shouldn't be a problem for most people. Have your lab checked at intervals. Don't know if it'll be effective against psoriasis. Talk w/your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi I am having psoriasis. Recently I had blood test . Everything is normal except 25 OH VITAMIN - 12.9 ng /ml E.S.R -20 mm/1 Hr MCHC 35 % can you suggest me something out of these figures .. Is it a condition for arthritis ?

Hi I am having psoriasis. Recently I had blood test . Everything is normal except 
25 OH VITAMIN - 12.9 ng /ml 
E.S.R -20 mm/1 Hr 
MCHC 35 % 


can you suggest me something out of these figures .. Is it a condition for arthritis ?

Labs: Lab results are meaningful only in the context of the person. High MCHC in a healthy person may simply be a problem with the calibration of the machine or reflect that reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. I'd ignore sed rate / ESR. You'll do yourself a huge favor if you address the vitamin D issue -- sunlight, diet, supplements. ...Read more

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I am starting to get nail pitting so I think I might have psoriasis. Is that bad? Are there any vitamins or anything I can do to help it?

Several causes of: Nail pitting. You are right psoriasis can have involved nail pitting and it can even present before the rash too! Besides psoriasis, nail pitting is seen in reactive/post infectious arthritis and alopecia areata(autoimmune hair loss). You should keep an eye out for rashes and/or joint aches as these may be signs of problems to come in the future. No clear supplement will definitively help. ...Read more

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