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Natural Treatments For Psoriasis; at a glance

  • Natural supplements: Yes, taking supplements such as fish oil and tumeric can help but they are not a replacement for medical treatments .
  • Lifestyle factors: There is a strong link between psoriasis and stress. Stress can trigger or worsen psoriasis symptoms.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol consumption is known to be a common trigger for psoriasis in some individuals.

There are several natural treatments for psoriasis including:

Some natural remedies that may help alleviate symptoms of psoriasis include:

  • Topical applications of aloe vera gel, coconut oil, or tea tree oil
  • Taking supplements such as fish oil, turmeric, or probiotics
  • Practicing stress-reducing techniques like yoga or meditation
  • Exposing affected areas to moderate amounts of sunlight
  • Avoiding triggers such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and certain foods It’s important to note that while these natural remedies may provide some relief, they are not a substitute for medical treatment. Consult your doctor before trying any new treatment.

How often should I apply aloe vera gel, coconut oil, or tea tree oil to my psoriasis?

Why does alcohol trigger psoriasis?

Alcohol consumption is known to be a common trigger for psoriasis in some individuals. The exact reason why alcohol can trigger psoriasis is not well understood, but several mechanisms have been proposed.

One theory is that alcohol consumption can lead to an increase in inflammation in the body, which can exacerbate symptoms of psoriasis. Alcohol can also lead to changes in the immune system, which can further contribute to the development of psoriasis.

Another theory is that alcohol can disrupt the balance of gut bacteria, which can affect the immune system and lead to inflammation.

Additionally, alcohol can cause dehydration, which can make the skin dry and itchy. This can lead to scratching and further irritation of the skin, which can worsen psoriasis symptoms.

What does a natural skin care routine for someone with psoriasis look like?

What if natural remedies aren’t working?

If natural remedies are not providing adequate relief for your psoriasis symptoms, consider consulting one of our dermatologists. other treatment options include:

  1. Topical medications
  2. Phototherapy
  3. Oral medications
  4. Biologics

Some treatments may have side effects, so it’s important to weigh the potential benefits and risks with your doctor.

It’s also important to note that, while traditional medical treatment may be more effective, that it’s always best to work with your healthcare professional to find the right balance between natural and traditional treatment methods.