Psoriasis Treatment and Home Remedies for skin psoriasis and Eczema Treatment
Author: Dr.Mike Boucher
Psoriasis is a condition in the skin that is identified as dry and scaly patches- a formation of dry skin cells that appear as scruffy and silvery sometimes reddish and rough. It usually appears in the knees, scalp, forehead, elbows, crotch, buttocks, back, and sometimes in eyebrows, genitals, navel, armpits, and nails. Appearance of psoriasis is often associated with poor hygiene but clean people can still get psoriasis.
Causes of Psoriasis
Following are the major psoriasis causes:
1. Due to abnormality in the mechanism in which the skin grows and replaces itself
2. Abnormality with the metabolism of amino acids
3. Use of certain medicines
4. Due to infections
5. Heredity factors are also responsible
6. Physical and emotional stress
Psoriasis Treatment and Advice
1. Take a well balanced diet including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains.
2. Apply a moisturizer to lubricate and soften scaly patches of skin.
3. Take a daily bath in warm water to soak off the scales.
4. Try deep breathing and relaxation exercise to reduce stress.
5. Do not take tea, coffee, all animal fats, and processed foods.
6. Don't scratch or rub patches of thickened skin.
Home Remedy for Psoriasis
1. Simmer 25 grams each of dried burdock seed and chamomile flowers in 600 ml of water, for about 15 minutes. Strain the mixture through a clean cloth, sweeten it with honey and store it in a refrigerator. Have 3 tablespoons of the decoction, 3 to 4 times a day, on a regular basis.
2. In a small cup of olive oil, put 2 drops of calendula oil and 1 drop of oregano oil. Rub it on the affected area.
3. In 4 cups of water, boil 4 marigold heads, for about 2 minutes. Once cooled, massage the lotion into your scalp. Then, wash the hair with a mild shampoo. Add lemon juice or cider vinegar to the rinsing water to ensure a thorough rinse.
4. Mix a cup of freshly prepared bitter gourd juice with a tsp of limejuice. Drink this mixture every day, on an empty stomach, for 4 to 5 days.
5. Mud packs are effective in treating psoriasis. Take powdered Fuller's earth and add enough water to form a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area, let it dry and rinse off. It will help remove toxins from your skin.
6. Mix Aloe Vera gel and garlic oil in equal proportions. Apply on the affected area. This is a good natural remedy for psoriasis.
7. Seawater is beneficial in curing psoriasis. Regular seawater baths as well as application of seawater over the affected parts is one of the best ways of treating psoriasis.
8. Wash the affected area to ensure that it is clean. Next, apply cashew nut oil on it and keep it overnight. Wash off in the morning.
9. Cabbage leaves act favorably in treating psoriasis. Remove the thick veins of the leaves and wash them thoroughly. Apply on the affected area.
10. Hot Epsom salt bath is used to treat psoriasis. Apply olive oil after the Epsom salt bath. It will prove beneficial in curing psoriasis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Effective, natural, home remedies to heal Eczema?
I have had eczema for about 7 years. Every time I go to the doctor they prescribe me some new medical cream. But my eczema has become more serious lately and the cream they gave me has steroids in it and I can't use it anymore or else my skin will become dependant on it; it is not the best idea.
Right now my eczema has come up on the back of my neck, onto my hairline, and it is spreading quickly into my scalp. It is very red and flaky (looks like really bad dandruff), and it is very itchie.
Do any of you guys know of any effective home remedies that I can try??
Also my mom heard from a friend that you can boil coriander in water and sponge it onto your skin (after cools off of course). Have you heard of this?? Does it work??
Thanks so much!!
I'm sorry you're having such a hard time with eczema. My daughter has been battling it for 5 years now. I try to keep her away from the steroid medications because they made her skin turn white. I haven't heard about that coriander trick, but it wouldn't hurt to try it. I've also heard that rubbing organic coconut oil on your skin works too.
HELP! what is the best creams, pillls or home remedy for ECZEMA?
Ive had eczema ever since i was 5 years old and today i looked at myself in the mirror and ive noticed it has developed more than ever i have it in my scalp behind my ear around my eyes cheeks in my neck an all over my arms and iam very depressed and cried the whole day because of this i sincerely appreciate it if you would help me out thanks
Don't worry! your not alone! I have eczema too. the other day i saw this commerical for something called cortizone 10. its supposed to work super good but i never tryed it yet!
My 20 month old has bad eczema on his face.. Any suggestions other than steroid creams?
The doctor gave us a steroid cream, which makes it pretty much completely clear up. However, it warns against prolonged use (especially on the face and bends of joints, which is where it is on my son), because it causes the skin to get very thin.
I'm not so much worried about the cosmetic aspect of it, but more the itchy factor. He scratches at it quite a bit when it gets bad. It is on his forehead, behind his ears, on his scalp and sometimes on his cheek. It also gets dry below his eyes (where you get bags when you're tired) but we were told not to put anything there, as it is too close to his eyes.
So- any home remedies for eczema? Or any other suggestions for moisturizers for it?
Oatmeal soaks are great!!!
Aveeno even makes some you just pour right into the bath.You could also use regular oatmeal you have at home.Add one cup of finely ground oatmeal and cornstarch to a warm bath.Soak for 20-30 min.
Some other home remedies are:
calendula cream with chamomile,lavender,or peppermint essential oil.Add 2-3 drops to 1 teaspoon of the cream,or chickweed cream,in a health food store.
Fresh aloe squeezed from the leaf will do wonders too.I have a plant in my house and use it for lots of things.
My scalp is itchy and peeling!!!!! :'(?
My scalp is itchy and peeling!!!!!!
I need a treatment asap!!!! I'm tired of having this itchy and peeling scalp!!!
It all happened because of dyeing my hair using a product my friend suggested. I had no allergic reaction to it when I was doing the test, but it started itching like crazy a few days after I dyed my hair. I've tried a lot of dandruff shampoos like Head and Shoulders. They only heal my scalp a little bit, but it's still itchy and it comes back with full force. I've had it for five months or so. Is this considered Psoraisis? Not to mention, I also have eczema on my hands.
Please list treatments for an itchy and peeling scalp. Please list the ones you've personally tried or a friend has tried and worked. I'm only 18 so of course I can't afford anything expensive. Please list home remedies. I'm going to try those first.
Asthma related eczema?
What do I do about my eczema? According to doctors, a lot of people with asthma also have eczema. The question is, what do I do about it? My doctor (Dr. Smartguy, lol) prescribed a cream that's for psoriasis (& that's obviously not going to work). I ONLY have it in my scalp and around my hairline. I try to rub it off my forehead & it leaves what looks like a burn mark (bright red). What can I do for this? It's really bothersome, especially since it's summertime. Any at home remedies? Over the counter remedies? Anything I could suggest my doctor prescribe?
First of all, you should go to a dermatologist. They specialize in skin so they should be able to give you a prescription.
I have it and get it really bad on my hands. My doctor gave me this stuff called Clobetasol, which works really good. But it's really strong, so you shouldn't use it on your face. For my face my doctor prescribed this cream called Hydrocortisone, which works well for me. However my skin and you're skin aren't the same, so instead of asking for what I use you should get a dermatologist to tell you what would be best for you.
Soaking my hands always helped them, so maybe you could put a damp wash cloth over your forehead for fifteen minutes or so every day, then put lotions or medicine on. I don't think I've ever gotten it on my forehead so I'm not sure about home or over the counter remedies.
Suffering from Psoriasis and Eczema... treatments that have helped you?
Hello, I have been suffering from eczema for the past 7 years or so on my face-- Mostly under my nose and around my mouth. Within the past year I found out I have psoriasis on my scalp starting from the back of my ears down to the base of my neck, mostly in my hair, but coming down my neck a bit. I have also recently developed these strange patches on my face that sort of look like acne, which i have NEVER had in my life, which is why i know they arent pimples and im guessing its the psoriasis.
Anyways, I have been looking for some home remedy's for treating your psoriasis. I have heard of people using olive oil but it makes my hair really greasy and is hard to wash out sometimes.
Also, have you found that an organic tea tree oil shampoo works for you? Im thinking about investing in one!