PSORIASIS TIPS: HOME
REMEDIES FOR PSORIASIS

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Do-It-Yourself isn’t just for arts and crafts anymore. Some people are also using home remedies for temporary relief. These home shampoos and salves may help to temporarily relieve symptoms—often with products you already have around the home. These DIY home remedies are not meant to substitute for your prescribed treatment plan.

Some herbal remedies may cause dangerous interactions with your medications. So, before taking any home remedies for your psoriasis, talk with your doctor.

Here are five of our favorite homemade solutions:


 

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar may be used to help relieve the symptoms of psoriasis. Try applying it to your scalp several times a week. If it burns, you can dilute it with a 1:1 ratio of water.

Be careful not to apply apple cider vinegar to open wounds. It might burn.

Some people even add a cup of apple cider vinegar to a warm bath for all-over relief. If you want to use it as a compress, soak a washcloth in a solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts warm water and apply to your skin for at least 1 minute. Test a small area first.

Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera

It’s no surprise that aloe vera makes our list for its soothing characteristics. Aloe vera is a type of succulent with gel-filled leaves that may have a soothing effect and improve hydration. That’s why applying pure aloe vera gel could be beneficial in helping your psoriasis symptoms temporarily.

Oats

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Oats

Oats have long been considered a safe way to soothe irritated skin. You might have heard of people taking oatmeal baths for chicken pox, and the same philosophy applies here. You’ll want to use colloidal oatmeal, which is ground into a fine powder, to avoid clogging your drain. Try adding half a cup at a time to your bath until you find the right consistency. You can even apply it as a salve if you don’t want to take a full bath. 

Tea Tree Oil

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Tea Tree Oil

It’s all-natural, antibacterial, AND antifungal. This multipurpose solution can be mixed with water and applied to the skin overnight, added to a warm bath, or even mixed with shampoo. A little goes a long way, so make sure not to add too much.

Epsom Salts

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Epsom Salts

Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral made up of magnesium and sulfate. While that may sound intense, these minerals can be beneficial to your body, and even reduce irritation and inflammation in some cases. You can find Epsom salts in any grocery store. Try adding them to a warm bath and soaking in the soothing qualities.

These are just a few of the many home remedies out there for psoriasis symptoms, but not all are guaranteed to work for you. Remember, these alternatives only address the symptoms of your psoriasis and not the cause. It is important to talk to your doctor about the management and treatment of your psoriasis.

While home remedies have been shown to offer temporary relief, they shouldn’t take the place of your treatment plan.