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Treating Psoriasis at Home - Effective Home Remedies

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition affecting up to 3% of the world's population. It is an autoimmune disease causing inflammation and the formation of itchy and red skin lesions1. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, effective treatments can help manage its symptoms.

Here are some tips that may help manage the symptoms of psoriasis:

  1. Moisturize your skin:Use a thick and creamy moisturizer immediately after a shower or bath when the skin is still damp. Moisturizing helps reduce itching, dryness, and scaling.
  2. Try an oatmeal bath:Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe itchy and inflamed skin. Add one cup of colloidal oatmeal to warm water and soak in it for 15 minutes.
  3. Use topical treatments:Over-the-counter treatments such as salicylic acid, coal-tar, and topical corticosteroids can reduce inflammation and scaling. Apply them as directed by a dermatologist.
  4. Get more sun exposure:Natural sunlight can improve psoriasis symptoms. Start with a small dose of sunlight and gradually increase it to avoid sunburn, which can trigger flare-ups.
  5. Mind your diet:Avoid processed foods, refined sugars, and alcohol, which can trigger psoriasis. Eat a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
  6. Manage stress:Stress can trigger psoriasis flare-ups. Practice stress-reducing techniques such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing.
  7. Avoid skin injuries:Cuts, scratches, and sunburns can worsen psoriasis symptoms. Protect your skin by wearing protective clothing and using a gentle cleanser.
  8. Consider using a handheld phototherapy device:Zerigo Health provides at-home phototherapy treatment enhanced with access to dedicated medical professionals2. For over 25 years, narrowband phototherapy has been one of the safest and most effective treatments available for psoriasis3. Learn more about Zerigo Health for Psoriasis here:

Psoriasis may not have a known cure, but using consistent skincare routines, lifestyle changes, and following proper treatments can reduce the frequency and severity of flare-ups. Remember to consult with a dermatologist before making changes to a psoriasis treatment plan.

1National Psoriasis Foundation. (n.d.). Home remedies. Retrieved November 23, 2021, from 2The Zerigo Health Phototherapy System is an Ultraviolet Light Emitting Medical Device. It is intended for use in localized phototherapeutic treatment of dermatologic conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis, and leukoderma on all skin types (I-VI). 3Joint American Academy of Dermatology: National Psoriasis Foundation guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy