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Any natural remedies or nutritional support psoriasis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Zinc & Biotin. Sun!

Both have been shown to be depleted by the rapid dermal/epidermal transit in pts with psoriasis.
More zinc is utilized in the skin than any other organ. Biotin helps with scaliness and desquamation. I recommend 100mg of zinc gluconate and 7500mcg of biotin per day. Sunlight in moderation helps clear psoriasis, but getting sunburned can cause it to flare.

In brief: Zinc & Biotin. Sun!

Both have been shown to be depleted by the rapid dermal/epidermal transit in pts with psoriasis.
More zinc is utilized in the skin than any other organ. Biotin helps with scaliness and desquamation. I recommend 100mg of zinc gluconate and 7500mcg of biotin per day. Sunlight in moderation helps clear psoriasis, but getting sunburned can cause it to flare.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Shivinder Deol
I agree but also adding high dose Omega-3 oils, whey protein, D3, Pycnogenol, & curcumin may be helpful.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Biotin and zinc have inconclusive evidence to support oral use to treat psoriasis.
Zinc may have some topical benefit. Sunlight is noted to be helpful as are other forms of radiation treatment and immunosuppresive (suppress immune function) medications, but they may cause other problems.

In brief: Not really

Biotin and zinc have inconclusive evidence to support oral use to treat psoriasis.
Zinc may have some topical benefit. Sunlight is noted to be helpful as are other forms of radiation treatment and immunosuppresive (suppress immune function) medications, but they may cause other problems.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Dr. Steven Charlap
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Factors include vitD

Psoriasis: areas rapid skin cell turnover; can deplete folate, zinc (at least locally in affected tissue) among others, high fat intake, esp omega 6 (land fat) can increase infl.
Omega 3 (marine fat) may help decrease. Check vitamin d level: often is low, and supplementation can help (has been used as med, one reason why uv rx and sun exposure helps). Careful taking zinc-interacts w/other mineral.

In brief: Factors include vitD

Psoriasis: areas rapid skin cell turnover; can deplete folate, zinc (at least locally in affected tissue) among others, high fat intake, esp omega 6 (land fat) can increase infl.
Omega 3 (marine fat) may help decrease. Check vitamin d level: often is low, and supplementation can help (has been used as med, one reason why uv rx and sun exposure helps). Careful taking zinc-interacts w/other mineral.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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