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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:

    To Corrine47:
    to be sure, psoriasis is an irritation, but it can be kept under control. Avoid tomatoes and potatoes. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol is sometimes suggested, but I still use them both, and still keep the psoriasis in check. Change your bath/shower soap. The following work for me:
    Pine tar soap; Dead Sea mud soap; Dead Sea salt soap; African black soap; sandalwood soap;
    castille soap; pine tar shampoo and Tegrin T-Gel shampoo. I've read that coal tar soap is helpful. I ordered some, but at the time of this writing, I am awaiting the shipment. Depending on the severity of your case, you might consider soaking in a bath with Dead Sea salt (available online, in 5 lb. bags). You don't need to buy any special creams or medications to stop psoriasis itch.
    Mustard turns off the itch. Just rub it in. If you're concerned about the smell, no problem. After it dries, the smell goes away.

  2. on said:

    Can you apply the cold pressed coconut oil to the scalp?

  3. on said:

    Diet is key . Avoid caffeine,yeast milk.

  4. on said:

    I hate this disease. It's horrible. Trying different vitamins right now.

  5. on said:

    @ April Cerda, try applying cold pressed organic coconut oil onto the affected skin 2-3 times daily. It is a natural emollient and seems to work!

  6. on said:

    Someone help me.  It's taking over my life!

  7. on said:

    Petroleum jelly does not provide moisture, it only locks it in. It's not a good relief. Coconut oil works wonders and quickly. Make sure you're not allergic first. It is a cure as long as you incorporate it into your everyday life and there are many other great health benefits of coconut oil. I've had psoriasis for 12 years (since 12 years old) it went away with in a week or two, no inflamed skin or scaly patches. I had it on my elbows and patches on my legs and stomach and on my scalp. All gone.

  8. on said:

    Hi i'm Ian from the Philippines. I've had psoriasis for around 4 months. Creams from dermatologists are not working for me. I want to buy psoriasis free for life but where here in Philippines? Do you have a contact number..please..thanks.

  9. on said:

    hello, i'm dino from the philippines, i've had psoriasis around 8 years, i've used mostly steroid ointments like diavobet but it's not good to use for a long time (coz of the side effects). i had it off for a while but it came back when i had a strep throat.so i will try using what you have stated coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, baking soda and epsom salts. Thank you for comments, it helps me feel better knowing there are other people like me out there and are helping one another. That itself is a treatment coz it relieves stress. Take care everyone.

  10. on said:

    I suffer from Psoriasis since last 8-9 years.I live in Calcutta,India,am 72 years male and have some thing to comment on.As i have to gather my thoughts,i shall get back in a day or two.

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