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Remedies for psoriasis: all the indications for obtaining the best results against psoriasis and calming its symptoms, by combining adequate nutrition with topical treatments.
Psoriasis is a chronic disease that involves the skin, causes various problems and treatments are not always effective. Among its most evident symptoms we find accumulation of dead skin, spots, peeling. They typically spread almost all over the body: elbows, abdomen, knees, backs of hands and feet, scalp. To date, the causes of psoriasis are not very clear. They can be itchy and stinging, and their dryness can lead to cracks resulting in bleeding.
It is not contagious but can be hereditary. The triggers of psoriasis can be various. Its appearance can also depend on a bad diet, hormonal alterations or climatic factors, emotional illnesses. Sometimes the disorder seems to coincide with inflammatory rheumatic diseases.
Remedies for psoriasis, nutrition
Food plays a fundamental role; understand which foods to avoid and which ones can help in case of psoriasis. It is very useful to take foods rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, selenium, beta-carotene. In this regard, it is advisable to consume regularly: vegetables, fruit, oats, salmon. It is also good to take a glass of water every two hours: in this way we will help the body eliminate the toxins that trigger inflammation. Chicken, red meat and dairy products should be avoided as they can cause imbalances that favor the onset of psoriasis. Fast food, sugar and fried foods are also not recommended.
Remedies for psoriasis, do-it-yourself creams
Although there is still no scientific evidence in the treatment of psoriasis, we can use natural methods. As we have already explained in the article "Psoriasis, causes", the triggering factors can include genetic predisposition, hormonal imbalances and metabolic dysfunctions. And it is precisely for this reason that not all methods are effective for all people with psoriasis. Therefore, it is necessary to have patience and tenacity in order to calmly find the most suitable cure.
It should be noted that the following tips cannot guarantee the effectiveness of the treatment but can still reduce symptoms or cure skin peeling more quickly. On this page we will show you some DIY creams with ingredients easily available at home.
Aloe vera is undoubtedly one of the most effective natural treatments against skin flaking. The gel, contained in it, has anti-inflammatory and refreshing properties. To avoid the discomfort of itching, just apply a little of this gel several times a day. It is advisable to keep the product in the fridge before use; the cold, in fact, increases the feeling of relief.
This vegetable has many benefits for the health of our body. It helps to strengthen the immune system (a fundamental condition for psoriasis sufferers) and to reduce inflammation. We can make a natural cream to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis. Just boil the previously peeled and sliced pumpkin to obtain a creamy mixture. Once warm or at room temperature, apply on the scales and leave for thirty minutes then remove with warm water.
Even the peel of a banana can help us; just rub the inside on the lesions caused by psoriasis. Alternatively, you can make a cream by mashing the banana with a fork. Sprinkle the mixture on the skin to be treated and leave for about twenty minutes. Finally rinse with warm water.
These seeds have beneficial properties useful in case of psoriasis; in fact, they have a strong anti-inflammatory power. Just use these seeds to make a truly effective compound.
- What we need
-30 grams of flax seeds
-100 ml of water
- How to proceed
- Carefully crush the seeds in a mortar until they are reduced to a powder. Alternatively, flaxseed flour is also fine
- Gradually add the water to create a homogeneous mixture
- Apply to the psoriasis plaques and leave for twenty minutes
- Remove the mixture with warm water
Other remedies for psoriasis
Not to be underestimated are all those body treatments that help expel toxins and heavy metals. Such as for example the draining and circulatory massage.
It is good to remember that these remedies are only indications and, in the case of psoriasis, it is always good to follow the directions of your doctor, both in terms of treatment and nutrition.