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Are there any natural treatments for psoriasis?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dr. Susanne Gee
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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 prescription is needed.

In brief: 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 prescription is needed.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Thanks for that excellent addition!
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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 stress. Addressing these issues can help, as can staying hydrated. Specific treatments include topical vitamin d, evening primrose oil (essential fatty acids), and burdock root. Please be aware psoriasis can be more serious than just a skin problem.

In brief: 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 stress. Addressing these issues can help, as can staying hydrated. Specific treatments include topical vitamin d, evening primrose oil (essential fatty acids), and burdock root. Please be aware psoriasis can be more serious than just a skin problem.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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