Psoriasis Treatment – Home Remedies To Manage Psoriasis Naturally
Psoriasis is an autoimmune, noncontagious and chronic, inflammatory skin disease that can reoccur, manifested by plaques of thickened, scaling skin, which can be red, flaky patches also. The dry flakes of skin scales are due to the consequences of excessively hasty multiplication of skin cells.
It can develop in all races and both sexes and might occur in individuals of any age, from babies to seniors, generally patients are first detected in their early adulthood years. It disturbs the quality of life of the patient because of the skin appearance.
Causes and Symptoms of Psoriasis
The exact cause is not clear, but it is considered that the proliferation of skin cells is due to the chemicals produced by white blood cells called lymphocytes.
Other factors that can trigger Psoriasis includes:
- Genetic causes
- Poor diet
- Abnormality in permeability of the small intestine
- Trouble to digest protein
- Emotional stress and hormonal changes
- High consumption of alcohol.
- Certain medications like lithium, beta blockers etc.
- Vitamin D deficiency
Psoriasis commonly arise-son the elbows, legs, scalp, lower back, face, palms and soles of the feet, but it can occur in other areas too like the-fingernails, toenails, genitals and inside the mouth.
- Plaques of red skin, at times might be covered with a crust of silver or white scales.
- Itching and burning sensation or pain can also occur.
- Dandruff on the scalp
- Skin is cracked, discolored which easily bleeds and bruises
- Discoloration in the finger and toenails or growth of fungus in the toenails
- Detached nails from nail beds and can be painful or bloody
- Emotional problems, due to embarrassed and hopeless feeling about their skin.
It has been identified that, sufferers of psoriasis are more likely to have diabetes, high blood lipids, cardiovascular disease, and a variety of other inflammatory diseases. This may reflect the ability to control inflammation.
Ways to Treat Psoriasis at Home
There are home remedies that are helpful in purification of the irritated skin and lessen itching and other symptoms – and also diminish the number of psoriasis eruptions.
Aloe-Vera gel straight from the plant or natural product available is an effective home remedy to manage psoriasis naturally. Aloe Vera when applied over the affected area, help to lessen the rashes and minimize scaling as well reduce inflammation on the skin. It can be applied 3 times every day to reduce the lesions. Its regular usage for a longer duration, will have a humongous change in the skin. When applied to skin affected, aloe Vera can be very effective in reducing redness and scaling also.
Best Essential Oils for Psoriasis
Castrol oil has beneficial effects if used on small, thick and well-circumscribed lesions as it helps to improve the diseased skin.
It can also be used by mixing cold-pressed castor oil with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Application of this mixture on the lesions before going to bed for a few weeks regularly will heal that area but it shouldn’t be applied over open skin.
Olive oil has an anti-inflammatory action and is high in fatty acid as well vitamin E which provides soothing effects. Extra virgin olive oil possesses abundant moisturizing qualities, which is good for parched skin, and also facilitates in softening the dead skin, and helps in subsiding psoriasis symptoms and the affected skin.
It is also beneficial in Psoriasis. Application of tepidly warm coconut oil on the affected areas for half an hour will hamper dryness and diminishes the chances of aggravation and this is to be done before taking shower. It is found to be one of the most useful home remedies to manage psoriasis naturally
Cashew Nut oil
It is also a good option.Apply cashew nut oil over the lesions and it will visibly improve the flare-ups of psoriasis, moisturize and remove the dead skin, as a result treating and making your skin smooth.
Fish oil is filled with fatty acids- Omega 3 that have the capacity to curb scaly and patchy skin. Creams based with fish oil can be applied to the affected area to reduce the problem. Fish oil supplements in capsules can also be consumed regularly.
Aloe Vera gel and Garlic Oil
One can opt for the mixture of aloe Vera gel and garlic oil which provides great relief in psoriasis.
It has to be mixed in equal quantities, then applied over the lesions and left for at least 15 minutes and its regular use makes a lot difference. It is also a very useful home remedy to manage psoriasis naturally.
Epsom Salt Bath
Other way is having shower, in a bath tub with lukewarm water, with an added cup of milk, olive oil or Epsom salt. This gives a soothing effect and helps to get rid of the itching and it will slowly lessen the plaques and scales on your body. Moisturize immediately after the bath, for fin results.
Diet can help up to a great extent in managing psoriasis. For that, eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eliminate fatty foods and red meat from the diet. A proper diet is a finest home remedy to manage psoriasis naturally.
- Probiotic foods —foods high in probiotics, if, involved in our diet can support digestion, reduce inflammation and boost immunity which help in getting rid of Psoriasis.
- High-fiber foods – Include high fiber diet in daily routine
- Vitamin A– Consume Vitamin A rich food, which is essential for skin healing. Vitamin A is found in a heavy amount in cantaloupe, carrots, mango, tomatoes, kale, collard greens and watermelon.
- Fish- like salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines are tremendous sources of vitamin D as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which act in improving psoriasis.
- Exercise or Yoga and drinking plenty of water – help heal psoriasis
Things to avoid in Psoriasis are :Avoid stress, Avoid Alcohol, Quit smoking.
Psoriasis can be extremely unbearable, if deprived of proper care. Hence, keep your skin moisturized and healthy.
Author Bio – This article is written by DR. Vikram Chauhan (MD – AYURVEDA). He is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda (Ancient healing treatment), not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company.