Did you know that there are different types of psoriasis?
Scalp Psoriasis: This occurs on your scalp and can cause dryness and itchiness.
Nail Psoriasis: This affects your fingernails as well as your toes and can cause them to become weak.
Psoriatic Arthritis: On top of other psoriasis symptoms, this form also includes joint stiffness as well as pain.
Guttate Psoriasis: This type of psoriasis is brought on by a bacterial infection and can create sores on the skin as well as the scalp.
Inverse Psoriasis: You may notice red patches on the skin particularly under the armpits as well as under the breasts.
Psoriasis is a skin condition where skin cells build up and then form scales as well as very dry and itchy patches. This can be very uncomfortable and while this skin condition cannot be cured there are lots of natural ways you can help reduce the symptoms.
Tip #1: Try Cleavers
Cleavers have been used as a common domestic herbal remedy for a number of conditions. Besides being a very effective diuretic, cleavers is frequently taken internally to treat skin complaints like eczema and psoriasis.
Cleavers are used internally as well as externally for treating an assortment of diseases, for instance, in the form of a poultice to treat wounds, ulcers and various skin disorders.
Tip #2: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a great natural way to help reduce scalp itch due to its natural disinfectant properties. You can dilute the vinegar with water using a 1:1 ratio but keep in mind that this should not be used if you have an open wound.
Tip #3: Turmeric
Turmeric is a wonderful anti-inflammatory spice which is why it is so helpful for those with psoriasis. Try adding turmeric to your diet by adding it to curry dishes or making a delicious curry dish with turmeric.
For this week’s challenge, I challenge you to eliminate foods that can cause psoriasis flare-ups
- Dairy products
- Nightshade vegetables: Peppers, eggplant, Tomatoes
- Processed food