Natural Remedies for Psoriasis

Natural Remedies for Psoriasis
Posted on 08/06/2018

Psoriasis effects more than 7.5 million people in the U.S. and Tareen Dermatology treats thousands of these patients a year with this autoimmune disease. It appears on the skin as scaly, red plaques that are typically itchy and sometimes even painful.

Dr. Mohiba Tareen, accredited board certified dermatologist, owner of Tareen Dermatology and also recognized as Minnesota’s Top Dermatologists, describes certain natural remedies and skin tips she suggests to her patients who suffer from psoriasis. As Dr. Tareen suffers from mild psoriasis as well she shares some natural options that work for her skin.

Light therapy is natural and has been around since 1925. Excimer laser and phototherapy both utilize a specific wavelength of ultraviolet light which reduce inflammation associated with psoriasis without increasing the risk of skin cancer or premature aging. Treatments at Tareen Dermatology are quick, painless, do not require any daily maintenance, and are covered by most insurance plans.

Probiotics, which are available in an over-the-counter oral supplement form, are also found in foods such as Greek yogurt, kombucha tea, or sauerkraut. Probiotics help to reduce inflammation and boost your immune system all at the same time.

Vitamin D supplements work by strengthening the immune system and regulating the excessive overgrowth of skin cells and thin psoriasis plaques. Foods that are rich in vitamin D include fatty fish such as tuna or salmon, egg yolks, and cheese.

Turmeric has extremely potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. There have been many studies done to support its efficacy in reducing inflammatory processes associated with psoriasis.

Finally, many individuals affected by psoriasis notice significant psoriasis flares during times of high stress, therefore employing stress management techniques can be highly beneficial. Methods such as exercise, meditation or relaxation techniques can be helpful in improving your psoriasis.

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