Home remedies are the lowest cost treatments for dealing with psoriasis. More often than not, they are all-natural cures and won’t harm you with harsh side-effects. Not all results work for all people and it may take trying a few different remedies to find one that works for you.
Listed below are some of the most popular home remedies available out there.
The first one is an easy one, but it’s often forgotten by psoriasis sufferers. Moisturize, moisturize, and then moisturize again. It’s quick, it’s simple and it only takes a few minutes each day. When the skin is dry and flaky, it can crack and become damaged.
It is important to keep the skin moisturize on the outside and the inside. For the outside, use unscented lotions and for the inside drink plenty of water each day. The more water you drink each day the better hydrated the skin will be.
If the skin becomes too dry, take a bath or a shower, or soak the dry patches of skin to help them fall of naturally and without harming the skin. Use a mild soap that won’t irritate the skin or cause excessive dryness.
Try not to take too many long baths as that can remove precious oils from the skin, oils needed to protect the skin from outside elements. Lotion immediately after bathing to lock in the moisture. Every bath or shower should be done in lukewarm water, hot water will cause the skin to itch and only cause further problems.
Wet wraps are another great home remedy. This treatment is often used right after a bath or shower or at night before bed. After your bathe or shower, lotion your body as you normally would to keep in the moisture. Take some ace bandages or whatever is handy, and soak them in some lukewarm water.
Wrap the bandages around the problem areas like the elbows, knees, or thighs. The wet wraps will keep the areas from flaring up or itching and will keep the patchy areas from getting hard or infected.
There are many other things that can be done without spending loads of money, a simple internet search or talking to your doctor will give you many other ideas.