Psoriasis is one of the more common skin disorders known worldwide. It is a chronic skin condition characterized by circumscribed red patches covered in thick, dry, and silvery adherent scales, due to the overgrowth of epithelial cells. Lesions can really be found anywhere in the body, and arthritis of the distal small joints (the finger toes) may accompany it.
Just like any skin disease, treatments may vary and is dependent on what the affected person is more comfortable with. These may range from topical creams and ointments, oral medications, or even “injectables”.
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Natural Treatments For Psoriasis
Some people just prefer to treat any problems they have with the “natural” way, and we highly respect them for that. With that being said, there’s a bevy of remedies that are immediately available inside one’s personal sanctuary. For example, Epsom salts (chemically known as magnesium sulphate) is particularly effective in alleviating inflammation. So, too, does regular saltwater baths and mudpacks. There are also numerous examples of really unorthodox remedies. Case in point: who ever thought that cabbage can be used as a compress for the affected area? Also, a mixture of bitter gourd and lime juice is also a good “diet” to promote faster healing for the lesions. Finally, a good old exposure of sunshine is encouraged to necessitate skin growth.
Over-The-Counter (OTC) Treatments for Psoriasis. If you’re too busy finding for the right “materials” to treat your condition, maybe a trip to the local drugstore can help. Hydrocortisone cream is the go-to ointment for dermal problems such as these. One of the more unusual, but highly effective, treatments is an OTC coal tar. Sure, it may smell and soil your clothes, but its reliability as a deterrent for further epithelial cell growth cannot be overstated enough. If you can, try also obtaining small UV lamps if, for some reason, you’re unable to go out and get some needed sun exposure. Vitamin D supplements, aloe extracts, and lotions are also good for psoriasis.
Treatment for Psoriasis in Scalp. Having psoriasis in the scalp is not bad, just mildly discomforting. However, it can extend beyond the scalp and onto the forehead, the back of the neck, or the ears. Treatments for psoriasis like, corticosteroids, UV lights and coal tar shampoos are great, but clients affected with scalp psoriasis can also choose to use salicylic acid or ketoconazole (an anti-fungal cream), if they do so. However, different local ointments should be combined and used alternately to prevent psoriasis from developing resistance to the medications.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis. Talk about alternative medicine! Ayurveda is a major health care system that emphasizes a preventive approach to health, focusing on a personal state of harmony and a spiritual realization for self-healing. First developed in India, it now is used worldwide to manage disorders such as—you guessed it—psoriasis. True to its preventive nature, it promotes healthy living and a strong sense of discipline. Granted, lotions can be used, but uber-natural ingredients such as gram or besan flour and herbal scrubs are strongly advocated for skin care.
See? There are really many ways to manage psoriasis, and not all of them rely on medicines alone. Seek out what’s suitable for you, and soon your skin will return to its normal glow.