How To Naturally Treat Psoriasis? Just In case you are wondering – this is a question asked by many with this condition. Indeed, this is a very bothersome skin problem and finding the right treatment is of the utmost importance to many of its sufferers. Which is exactly what I would like to try and explore today.
As here is a shocking fact…
Many sufferers of Psoriasis are UNHAPPY with their current medications and treatments. [R] Going to see a doctor if you have a medical problem should be a solution but here is maybe one example where this is not the case.
For this reason, many will look to the internet for online solutions on how to naturally treat Psoriasis.
It probably isn’t what your doctor will recommend but unsurprisingly there are natural remedies out there that do work. So, with this in mind today we will look at How To Naturally Treat Psoriasis –
If this is something that interests you then please keep on reading…
How To Naturally Treat Psoriasis (TOC)
What Actually Is Psoriasis?
The best way to describe Psoriasis is as a skin condition that causes flaky, red crusty patches with silvery scales.
Usually, these patches of skin will appear around the knees, elbow, scalp and lower back. Although they can appear anywhere on the body. In most cases, people are only affected with small patches but they can be bigger in more severe cases.
Mild psoriasis can often be treated with creams and ointments. However, if this does not work what may be recommended is light treatment (phototherapy) or stronger medications.
What Are the 7 Types of Psoriasis?
When Psoriasis affects the scalp area.
This is when Psoriasis appears as raised patches.
This condition is where Psoriasis appears as small spots.
Also known as intertriginous psoriasis. Where Psoriasis appears as lesions within the skin folds of the body.
This type is a skin disease that causes patches of skin to fill up with pus.
This is a very severe form of Psoriasis. The symptoms include large peeling areas of skin that can cover the whole body with a very nasty rash. This can be very painful causing burning sensations and very irritating itchiness.
As the name suggests this is when Psoriasis occurs underneath either the finger or toenails.
What Causes Psoriasis?
The scary thing about Psoriasis is that the real cause has not actually ever been found. Only that it is a condition believed to be caused by a problem with the immune system, which as a result causes your body to make too many skin cells.
However, one idea that seems to have some merit is that the offset of Psoriasis is caused by our Thyroid Hormones. According to healthline.com Thyroid hormones increase the growth factors that cause skin cells to form scaly psoriasis plaques. [R]
More so, excess thyroid hormone production can, it is believed, make psoriasis much worse. It is already known that Hypothyroidism can affect your skin but interestingly as well it is thought that irregular Thyroid function may actually be the real cause behind which causes Psoriasis…
Psoriasis Vs. Eczema
Another adverse skin condition that is very well known is Eczema. The difference between Psoriasis and Eczema might be difficult to tell as the symptoms are very similar. Although possible the best way to differentiate between the two is that Psoriasis causes the skin to go hard in the affected area.
See this infographic for more information;
Note: Eczema may also be treated with the same remedies that I’m about to share below for Psoriasis.
Natural Treatments For Psoriasis; See below for my list of 9 Home Remedies How To Treat Psoriasis;
I.) Apple Cider Vinegar
If you suffer from scalp psoriasis try Apple Cider Vinegar. Not only is this a great salad dressing but one remedy to try is to rub ACV in your scalp a few times a week. You can either mix with water or you can use ACV undiluted pure. Just avoid using if your scalp has any open wounds because this can be very painful.
II.) Bath Salts and Oatmeal
Try taking a relaxing bath with either Epsom or Dead Sea Salts. This will not only help you to destress but this is the perfect way to soothe your irritated skin. Soak for at least 15 minutes and apply moisturiser after to seal in the water.
Also, another strange tip to try is to add Oatmeal into your Bath Water! Again bathe for at least 15 minutes in a bath with Oats to help relieve irritation, itching and loosen scales.
III.) Sunlight and Vitamin D
Another great tip to help relieve Psoriasis is to get some Sunlight. Not only will the Suns Ultraviolet B rays help the skin to heal but there is also the Vitamin D that comes directly from the suns rays. If Psoriasis really is caused by a problem with the Immune system then sunlight undoubtedly is something that could be very beneficial.
Just be careful with how much time you spend in the sun as too much sun (sunburn) can cause skin cancer.
III.) Turmeric for Skin Inflammation
Try Turmeric as either an extra ingredient in your cooking or as a supplement. Turmeric can help reduce inflammation and flare-ups. It is also another powerful ingredient for boosting immune function and of course, this is another good thing for reducing the excess growth of skin cells.
IV.) Coconut Oil for Dry Skin
Coconut Oil can help moisturize dry skin, hair and the scalp. Use alongside bath salts after you have come out of the bath use coconut oil to seal in the moisture. This is a very good treatment for Psoriasis as it helps to loosen the scales.
V.) Tea Tree Oil
This is a treatment that is said to be especially good for plaque psoriasis. It is also believed to help manage pain and itchiness, especially in the area of the scalp. Tea Tree Oil has been used for a whole array of skin conditions and the idea that it can help with psoriasis as well is definitely very plausible. [R]
VI.) Aloe Vera
This is a popular natural remedy for burns and wound healing but also aloe vera has been found to help some people with psoriasis relieve flare-ups. The other benefit is that it can help keep the skin hydrated. Look for a gel or cream that contains at least 0.5% pure aloe vera. Discontinue use if any pain occurs from repeated use.
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VII.) Meditation and Yoga
Here is a strange one. One way to improve your immune system and possibly target the root cause of Psoriasis is Meditation and Yoga. It’s very out there for sure but the benefits of destressing and relaxing the mind no doubt can really help. Not exactly a conventional treatment but one to try never the less.
VIII.) Seaweed and Iodine for Hypothyroidism
Now, this is another odd remedy but interestingly enough reality TV star Kim Kardashian who suffers from Psoriasis shared on her Instagram (I think it was) that she used Seaweed as a treatment to help clear up her skin rashes [R]
Honestly, I didn’t know about this till just now but I actually put 2 and 2 together here. Psoriasis is believed to be caused by excess Thyroid Hormones. This can be due to an Iodine deficiency and Seaweed is a very powerful source of Iodine.
I think I am with Kim on this one. There are some good tips above but Seaweed might be my favourite.
Although if all else fails…
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In Conclusion – How To Naturally Treat Psoriasis
Indeed, if you have Psoriasis you will definitely want to get rid. It can not only affect your self-esteem by having visible red patches of flaky skin on your body but it can also cause a LOT of pain for the sufferer. If you have Psoriasis you may know this and also you may have experience of taking medication.
I spoke about this with my Uncle recently and he said that taking his Psoriasis medication was not a very pleasant experience at all. He told me he wasn’t allowed to drink alcohol for 6 months which I think was one thing but also the side effects were pretty nasty as well.
Which, makes it furthermore interesting to see that there have been surveys where the majority of those that have visited a doctor for their Psoriasis have been unhappy with their medications and treatments.
So, hopefully, anybody reading this I hope this information can be helpful. The Seaweed I think is a very good idea but also there are some other good ones such as the bath salts, aloe vera gel, coconut oil and getting some sunshine!
I’m sure there are plenty of other ideas too. Maybe check out the website and of course, if you are reading this and you would like to share some of your own home remedies please let us know in the comments!
Thank you for reading today and if you know anyone that might find this content helpful please share!
Till next time and #StayDynamic
Alex B. Chivers