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Psoriasis Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis

Psoriasis Home Remedy

Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious disease that is characterized by itchiness and a skin rash. The rash is usually red and slightly raised, with silvery, scaling patches on top of the red regions. The infection usually affects the elbows, knees, scalp, fingernails, and trunk of the body. Psoriasis can also lead to arthritis-like joint pain.

Note that it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between psoriasis and eczema, since both often exhibit similar symptoms. A common way to differentiate between the two diseases is by seeing which area of the body is affected. Psoriasis often affects the back of the elbows and front of the knees (extensor surfaces), while eczema usually affects the inside of the arms and the back of the knees (flexor surfaces). Eczema is also more often found on the ankles than psoriasis.

Causes of Psoriasis

The underlying cause of psoriasis is unknown. However, what we do know is that the symptoms of psoriasis occur when skin cells begin to mature more rapidly than normal. As a result, these poorly developed cells cannot shed quickly, resulting in a build-up of skin which leads to the thick and scaly rash.

Suspected triggers of psoriasis include:

  • Family history of psoriasis.
  • Stress or anxiety.
  • Reaction to certain drugs.
  • Certain infections such as strep throat.
  • Drinking alcohol.

A few studies have also found that decreasing the consumption of fatty meats (such as pork) helps to reduce the appearance of scaly psoriasis patches. Reducing caffeine consumption was found to have a similar effect.

Home Remedies and Natural Treatments for Psoriasis

Baking Soda

Baking soda is an effective way to treat the itchiness associated with psoriasis. Simply dissolve 1/3 cup of baking soda into 1 gallon of water, and then soak a washcloth into this mixture. Wring out the cloth and then apply it directly to the affected skin. Repeat this several times.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil has been found to be an excellent natural treatment for relieving psoriasis. A common recommendation is to take 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil each day. It can either be consumed directly from the spoon, or you can mix it into a fruit smoothie, sautee vegetables with it, or use it as a replacement for butter when eating pancakes. Another option is to apply coconut oil topically onto the affected area 3 times per day.

Petroleum Jelly

One of the best ways to control the build-up of skin that occurs due to psoriasis is to make sure skin is well moisturized. Petroleum jelly is an effective moisturizer, so simply apply a small amount to the affected areas each day. It is also important to apply moisturizer within a few minutes after a bath or shower.

Sunlight

Many doctors prescribe artificial ultraviolet light treatments to patients suffering from psoriasis. A less expensive alternative is to simply get more sunlight! Exposure to the sun can enhance the production of Vitamin D, which has been found to be effective at treating psoriasis.

Psoriasis Free for Life

A new eBook called Psoriasis Free for Life suggests that psoriasis can be cleared away within 2 weeks using their natural remedy. We haven't tried this out, but they offer a 100% money back guarantee, so it might be worth a try if your psoriasis is particularly bad and no other techniques have worked. Click here to learn more about this treatment.

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  1. on said:

    I've had Psoriasis since I was 13, and that is like for more than 30 years now. There were some periods when it was ok, but what I definitely can tell is that the biggest cause for it is the stress.
    I've noticed that the black seed oil is really a great remedy, so I usually have 1 spoon a day in the morning, before breakfast. Now i'm also taking Omega 3 and vitamin B. I've just got coconut oil today and I'm going to try it.

  2. on said:

    If you drink, stop. Also buy some organic coconut oil and take two tablespoons daily and rub it on your skin, I Promise you will get excellent results. I've had psoriasis since 1988 and now after taking organic coconut oil and applying it on the skin, my skin looks like a new born's. I never thought my skin would ever clear up. I've also used humari injection and that may have made a difference too. YOU HAVE TO ATTACK PSORIASIS FROM THE INSIDE!

  3. on said:

    I use a organic coconut oil without mgo. I found at Walmart that works great for me. Don't worry about the brand name just be sure the oil is not processed. I have psoriasis on my hands and feet. It's hard to maintain yet but I find the coconut oil is the best. I do add cinnamon oil when they itch which helps heal and stop the itch. Just be sure to only add a few drops to good amount of coconut oil so the cinnamon does not burn you. The area will get hot, yet you will have relief when the heat subsides. Good luck.

  4. on said:

    For the coconut oil, make sure it is 'cold pressed' as this will keep as many of the nutrients in the oil as possible. It will say on the label how it has been processed and packaged. Thanks for the article. My partner has had psoriasis since he was a child. Will give coconut oil a go.

  5. on said:

    Natural and organic products are very effective for eczema. They work better than many non-herbal creams in the market.

  6. on said:

    I've been using DermalMD Psoriasis Treatment serum for about one month. Since I began to use this, I've noticed a remarkable difference in the psoriasis that has troubled me for the last six years. My skin has become more supple and less itchy - it looks much better as well as feels better. The balm has a great scent and the fact that it is all natural is really important to me as I am very allergic to many products.

  7. on said:

    I am suffering from psoriasis too. It's only on my sole and palms. I don't know what to use and what to avoid. Which coconut oil should I use. Is there a specific one. I live in Mumbai.

  8. on said:

    Generally heavy drinking is considered as a trigger for psoriasis.
    Try to cut down on alcohol consumption if it is not possible for you to quit. And, consult your doctor and tell him/her about your alcohol consumption so that medicine dosage can be optimized accordingly if you are on medication.

  9. on said:

    I developed psoriasis at the age of 21 and no one in my family had heard of psoriasis before that. Hence, it was not an issue of genes. For me, chronic constipation, indigestion, disturbed life style and high level of stress caused this skin problem.
    After trying almost everything with very little benefit, now I have adopted the holistic healing approach with change in diet, life style and use of some commonly available herbs. It is working amazingly well for me.

  10. on said:

    I was diagnosed with psorisis when I was 8 years old and I'm 38 now. It's been an uphill battle for most of my life. I've tried numerous treatments and countless trips to Dermatologist. It's frustrating and exhausting! The only treatment I have found to be worthwhile is the Humaria injection, Tazorac gel, Clobatasol ointment and organic Coconut Oil as a topical treatment. Having Psorisis is not a punishment but it can be and sometimes does feel like it. Just be yourself and love yourself even at your worst, is the best advice I can give. Best of love and luck to you!


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