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10 Ways to Treat Psoriasis at Home

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Treating psoriasis

Psoriasis is a recurring autoimmune disorder characterized by red, flaky patches on the skin. Even though it affects your skin, psoriasis actually begins deep inside, in your immune system. It comes from your T cells, a type of white blood cell. T cells are designed to protect the body from infection and disease. When these cells mistakenly become active and set off other immune responses, it can lead to psoriasis symptoms.

Even though there is no cure, many treatments exist to ease the symptoms of psoriasis. Here are 10 ways to manage mild symptoms from the comfort of your home.

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1. Dietary supplements

Dietary supplements may help ease psoriasis symptoms from the inside. Fish oil, vitamin D, milk thistle, aloe vera, Oregon grape, and evening primrose oil have been reported to help ease mild symptoms of psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. It's important to only take supplements that don't interfere with other pre-existing conditions you may have.

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2. Prevent dry skin

Use a humidifier to keep the air in your home or office moist. It can prevent dry skin before it starts.

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Herbal remedies. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.psoriasis.org/treating-psoriasis/complementary-and-alternative/herbal-remedies

How cigarettes and alcohol affect psoriasis. (2015, May 6). Retrieved from https://www.psoriasis.org/advance/how-cigarettes-and-alcohol-affect-psoriasis

Mayo clinic staff. (2014, April 11). Psoriasis. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriasis/basics/causes/con-20030838

Psoriasis causes and known triggers. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriasis/causes

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