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There are many tried and tested psoriasis home remedies which one should try before even jumping to highly expensive medications. For many patients home remedies have considerably improved their condition and they are now totally done and over with this ailment.

First of all it is quite important that you keep the skin clean around the affected psoriasis areas to prevent contagion. Secondly, there are some changes that are required to be made in your lifestyle which can help ease you. For your information we have compiled some home remedies to cleanse the irritated skin and reduce itching and other symptoms which will eventually reduce your number of psoriasis outbreaks.

Listed below are various types of psoriasis that you should be well aware of.
Soaking
Fish oil
Olive oil
Humidify
Slim down
Moisturize
Mineral oil
Apply Aloe
Epsom salts
Baking soda
Plastic wrap
Vegetable oil
Try a vinegar dip
Try OTC cortisone
Pass the plastic wrap
Choose soaps carefully
Treat infections pronto
Pass the warm olive oil
Avoid injuring your skin
Bring on the salicylic acid
Use skin products carefully
Be careful with medications

Let us briefly introduce you to each type of Psoriasis.


Soaking
Showering, swimming, soaking in a tub, and applying wet compresses all over your body can hydrate very dry skin and help soften and remove thick psoriasis scales without damaging the skin. Since thick scaling can act as a barrier to both medications and ultraviolet light, it's important to gently remove as much scale as possible. Regular soaking also helps reduce itching and redness of lesions.
 
Fish Oil
There have been numerous studies linking the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil to improvement in psoriasis patches. The people in these studies had to take large oral doses of the supplement to show any results, but one study did find simply slathering fish oil on a psoriasis patch helped with healing. There are also commercial creams available that contain fish oils or derivatives of the oils. Whichever way you decide to use it, if you think fish oil might be worth a try, talk it over with your doctor.
 
Olive Oil
An old favorite for easing psoriasis outbreaks is mixing 2 teaspoons olive oil with a large glass of milk and adding the concoction to your bathwater. Or if you are dealing with psoriasis on your scalp, massage some warm olive oil on your scaly patches. It will help soften the dead skin and make it easier to remove.
 
Humidify

Dry indoor air is associated with dry skin, which is bad news for psoriasis sufferers. Use a room humidifier to raise the humidity.

 
Slim Down
Being overweight makes psoriasis more uncomfortable and harder to control.
 
Moisturize
Dry skin can crack, bleed, and become infected, so it's important to keep your skin from drying out. Moisturizing not only helps prevent dry skin, it also reduces inflammation, helps maintain flexibility, helps keep psoriasis from getting worse, and makes plaque scales less noticeable. The heaviest, or greasiest, moisturizers work best at locking water into the skin ingredients like lactic acid seem to work best. Apply a moisturizer right after you step out of a bath or shower. It helps your body hold onto natural oils and water.
 
Mineral Oil
This is another time-proven skin soother. Add a bit to your bath and soak your aching skin.
 
Apply Aloe
The gel from the aloe Vera plant has long been known for its skin-soothing properties and for helping the skin heal from minor wounds and burns. Research in the 1990s appears to have extended the plant's repertoire of possible benefits to include clearing psoriasis plaques. If you want to try aloe, you can buy the plant itself, split open one of its leaves, and smear the gel on the plaques.

For larger areas of plaque or a more portable balm, you can instead purchase a bottle of pure aloe Vera gel at many pharmacies and health-food stores.

These are some of the remedies that will help you get rid of it naturally without even going to the doctor. So, try them once before making your mind of going to the dermatologist. These are inexpensive yet effective remedies that have helped people get rid of psoriasis since ages. These are tried and tested methods which people have been following over a long period of time and are known to yield tremendous results.


Epsom Salt

Add a handful of these healing salts to your bath. They'll keep swelling down and bring healing to your psoriasis.

 
Baking Soda

To take the itch out of your scaly patches, mix 1 1/2 cups baking soda into 3 gallons water. Apply to your itchy patches with a washcloth soaked in the solution.

 
Plastic Wrap

After you douse your patches in moisturizer, wrap them in plastic wrap to help hold the moisture in. Change the wrapping often.

 
Vagetable Oil

Get in the tub and add a cupful of vegetable oil to your bath to ease your psoriasis.

 
Try a vinegar dip

Like aloe, apple cider vinegar has a long history of being used to soothe minor burns and other skin inflammations, and it's also a disinfectant. According to the Psoriasis Foundation, some folks with psoriasis have reported success in using it to treat their condition. As a liquid, it makes a great soak for affected fingernails and toenails. You need to pour some in a bowl or cup and dip your nails in for a few minutes and apparently has even been effective when applied to plaques using cotton balls. It might just be worth a try. To prepare an apple cider vinegar compress, add 1 cup apple cider vinegar to 1 gallon water. Soak a washcloth in the mixture and apply it to the skin to ease itching.

 
Try OTC cortisone

Nonprescription topical medications containing 1 percent cortisone can also relieve the itching and irritation of psoriasis, especially for plaques that arise in skin folds or on the face.

 
Pass the plastic wrap

Doctors have known for years that covering psoriasis lesions helps them go away. The cover-up strategy also helps to work medications into the skin and keep moisturizers in place longer. You can use regular kitchen plastic wrap, or you can buy special OTC patches (Actiderm). Apply your prescribed medication (be sure to confirm with your doctor first that the medication you are using can safely be used with an occlusive wrap) or moisturizer, then cover the area with the wrap. Don't keep the wrap on so long that the skin becomes soggy, since it's more susceptible to secondary infection that way; consult your doctor or pharmacist if you need more specific instructions.

 
Choose soaps carefully
Harsh soaps can dry and irritate the skin and increase itching, so opt for a mild soap instead. Many mild, "superfatted" soaps that contain moisturizers, such as Basis, Alpha Keri, Purpose, Nivea Cream Bar, and Oilatum, are available. You can also choose one of the many soap-free cleansers, such as Lowilla Cake, Aveeno Cleansing Bar, or pHisoDerm Dry Skin Formula, if your skin is already dry and irritated.
 
Treat infections pronto

Systemic infections like strep throat (streptococcal infections) can trigger psoriasis flares in some people. Contact your doctor at the earliest sign of infection such as sore throat or fever.

These are just the precautionary measures that one should take in order to get rid of psoriasis. There are some natural home remedies that work like wonders for most of the patients and which you should try once before making a decision of visiting the doctor for high end medicines. The following home remedies will give you the right care for your disease.

The information has been taken from different resources online and offline”

 
Pass the warm olive oil

If psoriasis scale is a problem on your scalp, warm a little olive oil and gently massage it into the scale to help soften and remove it. Then shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly.

 
Avoid injuring your skin
An old favorite for easing psoriasis outbreaks is mixing 2 teaspoons olive oil with a large glass of milk and adding the concoction to your bathwater. Or if you are dealing with psoriasis on your scalp, massage some warm olive oil on your scaly patches. It will help soften the dead skin and make it easier to remove.
 
Bring on the salicylic acid
You may also want to use "salicylic acid," as salicylic acid preparations are sometimes called, to remove scales. Shampoos, creams, gels, and other topical psoriasis cares containing salicylic acid are sold over the counter.
 
Use Skin Products Carefully
Psoriasis causes the skin to be unusually susceptible to irritating substances, so use products such as hair dyes, perms, or straighteners with caution. Use potential irritants only when your skin is relatively free of lesions, and avoid them altogether if you have open wounds.
 
Be careful with medications
Tar-containing shampoos, creams, and bath additives can help loosen psoriasis scales. Tar-containing bath oils are especially beneficial for psoriasis that is widespread on the body.
     
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