Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine Open Access Journal Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease. Researchers think it probably occurs when the body's immune system attacks healthy cells, mistaking them for dangerous substances. Up to one-third of people with psoriasis may also have a form of arthritis called "psoriatic arthritis," in which the immune system also attacks the joints.
Black Holes Legions of people on Amazon rave about this flake-ridding shampoo for its ability to remove stubborn scales and soften the hair at the same time. Shah says it's the combination of two percent salicylic acid and lactic acid that does the trick.
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Learn more about your dietary options. Appointment and Enquiry Turmeric supplements: This common spice may reduce psoriasis inflammation. Rutledge Forney, M.D. Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatologist: Oils on the skin can be very helpful for psoriasis. Psoriasis is skin that has gotten too many layers that have not been shed, and so it gets thick and red, and often it’s very itchy. Oils help to loosen some of that extra skin, and help it shed. And just soften it up so the skin feels more comfortable. : Almost any oil I can think of would be helpful like that. Many people love sesame oil because it feels so soothing, and very light. When people have mild psoriasis they often look to the local pharmacy to find solutions. And there are several things worth trying when you go there. There are products that have tar in them, and tar topically applied : to psoriasis is actually a fantastic over the counter anti-inflamatory. Sometimes people will often alternate tar with 1 percent hydrocortisone which can be found in both a cream and ointment. Ointments sometimes are a little bit more effective. : For psoriasis theres a lot of evidence that aloe on the skin is very soothing, and you certainly can take it straight from the plant, a lot of people use it that way for burns as well. Oral aloe hasn’t been shown to be particularly helpful at all for the skin. So I would put my money on anything that is topical and has aloe vera in it. I think you’ll find it helpful. : When people are at the drug store looking at creams to try to help their psoriasis, they often pick up tar and hydrocortisone, but in addition to that, if you look at a lotion or cream and it has oats in it, oats has been found to be a very natural skin soother. People have also found that creams which have capsaicin in them can also soothe the itch and some of the stinging from psoriasis plaques. : Kitchen remedies for psoriasis are available. In the old days many people turned to apple cider vinegar, and they found it was particularly helpful for itchy scalps. People would apply it directly, or somewhat diluted to their scalps. : So one of the most important ways to help a dry scaly psoriasis plaque, is to actually apply almost any cream, and cover it with simple plastic wrap. We call that ocollusion and ocolluding skin, which is dry and thickened is very effective. And people will often do it at bedtime and sleep with that wrap around their feet or their knees, or their elbows. And their skin is much better in the morning. : So at home, one of the secrets to success with psoriasis is actually limited sunlight. I often tell people with particularly irritating psoriasis to get about 10 or 15 minutes of sunlight just on the psoriasis plaques. Obviously as a dermatologist, I’m concerned about sun exposure and skin cancer, but UV is one of the most potent reducers of the inflammation that’s part of psoriasis, and really will help if that’s the only thing you’ve got available.
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Scalp psoriasis results in itchy plaques on the scalp with silvery-white scales. Some people notice flakes in their hair or on their shoulders, especially after scratching their scalp.
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Expert Answers (Q&A) Pustular Psoriasis Salicylic Acid This medicine is a keratolytic (peeling agent) that causes shedding of the outer layer of your skin. Besides psoriasis, it is used to treat acne, dandruff, and seborrhea, and to remove corns, calluses, and warts. There are many forms and brands of topical salicylic acid on the market. Salicylic acid topical is available as an ointment, liquid, gel, soap or shampoo, cloth pads, sprays, and skin patches. (8)