Home Remedies for Psoriasis Relief

Sometimes psoriasis leaves my skin so tight and uncomfortable that I wish I could step out of my own body. There are times when it feels like my skin is a size too small for my body, similar to how my pants feel after Thanksgiving dinner. One of my goals for 2013 is to explore and research natural remedies for treating psoriasis. I decided to start with a few that I’ve used when I’m feeling particularly uncomfortable and needed some extra oomph:

Olive-Oil1. Olive Oil

After a night shower, I rub a little bit of olive oil directly onto the dry patches. Be sure to wear soft clothing that you don’t mind getting ruined. It’s a greasy feeling, but you’ll wake up with your skin still feeling moisturizer. In doing some additional research, I learned that due to its emollient properties, olive oil will keep the drying skin supple and less prone to damage, while the anti-oxidants will encourage normal skin growth. Another way to use olive oil as a treatment is to combine 2 teaspoons with a large glass of milk and then add the mixture to your bath water. Or if you are dealing with psoriasis on your scalp, massage some warm olive oil on your scaly patches. It will help soften the dead skin and make it easier to remove. Tip: Put the olive oil into a spritz bottle to avoid a huge puddle and excess oil in your hands.

plastic_wrap2. Plastic wrap

I’ve mentioned this before but it’s a really great option for pinpointing stubborn spots or areas that are particularly irritating. After applying your medication or moisturizer, wrap your body in plastic wrap to help keep the application in place and keep it on your body instead of rubbing off on your clothes or bedding. The plastic wrap is an odd feeling to get used to, especially sleeping in a hot room. For the first few times, it may be easier to wrap up one or two spots so you get used to the odd feeling.

All cases of psoriasis are unique, so I ask you not to get frustrated if any of the home remedies do not work immediately for you.  These home remedies are not designed to replace the current treatment plan that you’ve worked on with your healthcare provider. They are to help provide instant (overnight) relief when you are feeling uncomfortable.

Resources:

http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-psoriasis2.htm

Home Remedy with Olive Oil to Soothe Eczema & Psoriasis | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/way_6172937_home-oil-soothe-eczema-psoriasis.html#ixzz2HuBQqxB1

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6 thoughts on “Home Remedies for Psoriasis Relief

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  2. Hi Joni,

    I just stumbled upon your blog when looking for fellow psoriasis bloggers. Wow, I couldn’t believe you got on national TV because of this blog, that is both inspiring and awesome. I admire your courage and dedication to getting the word out about psoriasis.

    Anyways to get back on point. I just want to let you know that I spent the last two months researching natural psoriasis treatments and came up with a Top 20 proven natural psoriasis treatment list.

    I searched the internet for success stories and also failed attempts to derive an effectiveness score for each treatment. Unfortunately none got a 10/10 but some came very close and I know that by mixing and matching the different treatments on the list, it will go a long way in controlling your psoriasis.

    I won’t put the link in here as I hate when people try to spam my blog comments but you can see my website linked to my name above.

    Loving your blog and I have added it to my bookmarks. Keep up the good work!

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