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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.


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:

    My daughter used to have severe psoriasis, and when the outbreaks were really bad, we used Argan Oil directly on the outbreaks, and that made them heal faster for her. After using it for sometime, her psoriasis became less. Hope it helps you too. Good luck to you!

  2. on said:

    Dear Tammy, Would u please guide me about probiotics? I am suffering from Psoriasis and want to use probiotics in Pakistan.

  3. on said:

    Dear Kendra, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Would you please guide me to what should I mix with coconut oil to massage over my body for Psoriasis? Because I have also been suffering from psoriasis for two years. Please mention, If you have used any other thing or food for psoriasis cure? Thanks!

  4. on said:

    I was diagnosed at 17 with severe psoriasis. I've had it really bad. I've tried every type of treatment - PUVA treatment, steroids, Tar, I've tried every possible thing you can imagine. Then I started using coconut oil once a day mixed in with my regular lotion and I'm now two months free and clear of all psoriasis. Coconut oil has many benefits for all different types of diseases and I swear this is my cure all n all. Try it you'll be amazed at what it can do for you. It has been 11 years since I've been able to wear shorts and short sleeves and I can wear shorts and short sleeves everyday now. Do some research and start using it. Good luck!

  5. on said:

    I'm really happy with DermalMD Psoriasis Treatment serum. I had redness all over my knees and it's been about 2-3 days since I started using it and I already see a big difference.

  6. on said:

    For Psoriasis, get some strong probiotics and take on an empty stomach every morning one hour before you eat.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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