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Psoriasis Treatments: How To Get Rid of Psoriasis

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis it’s a long-lasting autoimmune condition that causes the body to overproduce skin cells. These excess cells gather on the surface of the skin, causing inflammation, redness, and itchiness.

The most common symptoms of plaque psoriasis include:

  • red, raised, inflamed patches of skin
  • whitish-silver scales or plaques on the red patches
  • dry skin that may crack and bleed
  • soreness around patches
  • itching and burning sensations around patches
  • thick, pitted nails
  • painful, swollen joints

What causes psoriasis?

Doctors are unclear as to what causes psoriasis. However, thanks to decades of research, they have a general idea of two key factors: genetics and the immune system.

The most common triggers for psoriasis include:

Stress

Unusually high stress may trigger a flare-up. If you learn to reduce and manage your stress, you can reduce and possibly prevent flare-ups.

Alcohol

Heavy alcohol use can trigger psoriasis flare-ups.

Injury

An accident, cut, or scrape may trigger a flare-up. Shots, vaccines, and sunburns can also trigger a new outbreak.

Treatment options for psoriasis

Many people who have psoriasis also have serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression. Some people with psoriasis also have an inflammatory condition which affects their joints, called psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriasis has no cure. Treatments aim to reduce inflammation and scales, slow the growth of skin cells, and remove plaques.

Coffee applied directly to the skin can be helpful for reducing mild to moderate psoriasis. The natural oil in coffee contains enzymes that detoxify, cleanse and help unclog pores, making it ideal for treating psoriases. The Peach Body Original Coffee Body Scrub is all natural, vegan, has not been tested on animals, free from alcohol, artificial fragrances, colors and contains Dead Sea Minerals, which is very effective in reducing psoriasis symptoms.

Other topical psoriasis treatments include:

  • vitamin D analogues
  • salicylic acid
  • moisturizer

Light therapy

This psoriasis treatment uses ultraviolet (UV) or natural light. Sunlight kills the overactive white blood cells that are attacking healthy skin cells and causing the rapid cell growth. Both UVA and UVB light may be helpful in reducing symptoms of mild to moderate psoriasis.

Diet recommendations for people with psoriasis

Food can’t cure or even treat psoriasis, but eating better might reduce your symptoms. These five lifestyle changes may help ease symptoms of psoriasis and reduce flare-ups:

Lose weight

Eat a heart-healthy diet

Avoid trigger foods

Psoriasis causes inflammation. Certain foods cause inflammation too. Avoiding those foods might improve symptoms. These foods include:

  • red meat
  • refined sugar
  • processed foods
  • dairy products

Drink less alcohol

Consider taking vitamins