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Treating Psoriasis Yourself

What are the treatments available for psoriasis that you can try before consulting your doctor? There are many over-the-counter medications which can be useful. Judicious use of natural sunlight, liberal use of moisturizers and even eating a healthier diet may all lead to good improvement in your skin.

Chinese Herbs for Psoriasis
Traditional Chinese medicine, including the use of Chinese herbs for psoriasis, is considered an alternative treatment in the West. But for a billion or more Chinese, it's a mainstream treatment option. What sort of results have been noted with the use of Chinese herbs in psoriasis?

Over-the Counter Psoriasis Treatments
For some patients, psoriasis can be controlled using over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

Coal Tar Products for Psoriasis
Coal Tar products have been used for the treatment of psoriasis and other skin diseases for over a century. They are the original anti-inflammatory skin medication.

Keratolytics for Skin Scales and Flakes
Keratolytics are medications designed to dissolve or loosen skin flakes. Most keratolytics are available over-the-counter, making them ideal for easy, at-home care.

Reasons to Avoid Phototherapy and Heliotherapy
Some people should avoid phototherapy and heliotherapy for psoriasis due to underlying disease states or sensitivities.

Treating it Yourself: Things You Can Try Before You See Your Doctor
There are several things you can do to improve your skin if you suffer from psoriasis and here are some of them.

Heliotherapy: Nature's Treatment for Psoriasis
Heliotherapy takes advantage of natural sunlight's ability to treat psoriasis. Judicious use of sunlight, without burning is very effective at clearing psoriasis with little costs, other than opportunity costs if work is missed.

Light Therapy for Treatment of Psoriasis
Sunlight therapy, also called heliotherapy, has been used through the ages to help clear psoriasis patches. It is still used today and remains the cheapest and most convenient therapy for psoriasis available.

Meditation and Psoriasis
Psoriasis can sometimes be triggered by stress in susceptible individuals. Meditation can help reduce stress and help psoriasis patients recover faster.

Your Diet and Psoriasis: What does the Research Say?
Will changing your diet help your psoriasis. Maybe. The data is compelling but not yet complete.

Search and Learn
Looking for even more information? Here's a link to a page that lets you search for psoriasis info from an abundance of authoritative sites.

Coal Tar as a Psoriasis Treatment
It is smelly and greasy and stains clothing, so why do people with psoriasis still use coal tar products as a treatment for psoriasis?

Top OTC Products for Psoriasis
Here are 10 of the top OTC products for people who have psoriasis -- presented in no particular order.

Moisturizers for Psoriasis
Amid the dizzying array of treatments available for psoriasis, moisturizing is the only therapy that can help all patients regardless of the severity of their scaly skin lesions or where they are located.

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