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Psoriasis Home Remedies

by: fedora zine

Psoriasis can be itchy, unsightly, and extremely annoying. Flare-ups can occur extremely often or extremely rare, but one this is for sure: When you start to see psoriasis building up on your scalp, knees, elbows, or lower back, your first thought is, "How can I get rid of this nasty stuff."

Shots, creams, pills, ointments, and the list goes on and on. Every doctor has his own preferred method for getting rid of psoriasis. But do you really want to keep going back to the doctor? Before giving in to the needle, try these at-home remedies first...you may be surprised at the relief you can concoct yourself...

* Apple cider vinegar - Vinegar is a great anti-inflammatory treatment . Pour some in a bowl and soak fingernails in it to treat psoriasis under your nails, or add some to a washcloth and use it as a cold compress to relieve itchiness on larger parts of your body.

* Olive oil - Rub warm olive oil gently into your psoriasis-ridden scalp. It'll help loosen the psoriasis and remove it. Follow with your normal shampoo routine.

* Baking soda - Make a compress with 1½ cups of baking soda and three gallons of water. This is great to do before bed to relieve itch.

* Aloe - It'll relieve itchiness and burns cause by pretty much anything, including psoriasis. You can buy the gel or just break open an aloe leaf and apply the gel directly from the plant.

Bath treatments:

Add one or many of the following household items into your bath to relieve symptoms of psoriasis as well as to help loosen dead skin and scales: a handful of Epsom salts, 2 teaspoons of olive oil and a glass of milk, and a cup of vegetable oil.

Another tip: After you apply a rich moisturizer (like Neutrogena hand cream or Vaseline) you should wrap some plastic wrap around the moisturized areas. This locks moisture in and keeps dirt and bacteria out and by doing that it helps restore your skin to previous, healthy state.

Fedora is a natural health and beauty specialist. To read more of her tips and advices visit her at fedorazine.com.

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