5 natural ways to relieve psoriasis

5 Natural Ways to Relieve Psoriasis

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The reality is that people living with psoriasis have to fight the urge to scratch the red, scaly, itchy patches of dry skin on a daily basis. But that does not mean that the condition has to take over your life.

Try these natural home treatments for psoriasis to relieve dry skin, itching and pain. 


Currently, there is no cure for psoriasis. However, there are options, such as topical and systemic treatments that can help relieve the symptoms of skin diseases.

1. Soaking

The addition of oil, colloidal oatmeal, Epsom salts or Dead Sea salts to a warm bath can help eliminate dry patches of skin and relieve itching and burning. But beware: pure hot water can aggravate your skin condition. It is best to soak in the tub for 15 minutes and then apply a moisturizer or oil to the skin.

2. Use a moisturizer


Psoriasis causes the skin to dry which can lead to scratching, itching and burning that can make the skin condition worse. To prevent these symptoms aggravating the skin, it is important to always keep your skin moist by applying a moisturizer on the entire body. Body hydration prevent scaly skin plaques.

3. Cayenne pepper

One of the most useful botanical remedies for pain relief is capsaicin the principal active ingredient of cayenne pepper. Capsaicin has been shown to be effective for easing the pain caused by psoriasis.

Capsaicin can help relieve pain and itching by blocking the communication system of sensory nerves. Capsaicin has been shown that it not only soothes skin, but also gets rid of marks. Look for a cream containing capsaicin between 0.025-0.075 percent. It will take about a week for the cream to begin working, and it's best to keep away from the eyes  to prevent burning. 

4. Use apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is commonly used to treat minor burns and skin inflammation, and is also used as desinfectante when nails and toes are infected, (you can pour a little vinegar in a bowl and dip your nails for a few minutes.) In addition, patients may dampen the cotton balls in vinegar, then apply it in the body.

5. Curcumin

Curcumin, a constituent of turmeric, is a golden spice found in Indian cuisine and has long been known for its anti-inflammatory properties. 

Many people with psoriasis have even claimed that it would reduce the lesions of disease and use it as a treatment.  Some scientific studies have attempted to demonstrate its action on this skin disease. But to date, none of them have shown the benefit.  However, nothing prevents you from trying!



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