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Psoriasis Handbook

Psoriasis Handbook

Psoriasis Handbook is a comprehensive guide which teaches you the:

* Causes of psoriasis

* Symptoms of psoriasis

* Tests for psoriasis

* Home treatment for Psoriasis including examples of products you can buy over-the-counter to use at home

* Conventional medicine treatment for Psoriasis

* Alternative medicine treatment for Psoriasis

* Psoriasis complications

Psoriasis Handbook Excerpt

There is no cure for psoriasis and treatment is aimed at controlling the signs and symptoms so that the skin is less scaly and appears normal.

The treatment of psoriasis can be divided into home treatment, conventional medicine treatment and alternative medicine treatment.

A. Home Treatment

Home based skin care and products available over the counter can be used to treat psoriasis after discussing with your dermatologist if they are appropriate for your specific psoriasis.

Psoriasis Skin Care

The following skin care tips can help you manage psoriasis more effectively:

Take a  warm bath

Take a warm bath each day using a soap like Tegrin 5% Coal Tar Soap.

Consider adding mineral oils like Oilatum to the bath water since they can help reduce the irritation and itch as they soften and moisturize the skin.

You can also add colloidal oatmeal to the bath water to soothe and soften dry and irritated skin. Examples include Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment which can also be used to cleanse the skin without soap.

Moisturize the skin

After bathing gently pat the skin dry and apply a moisturizer immediately. Moisturization is very important for the treatment of psoriasis since it helps reduce the itching. It also loosens scales and makes the skin look better cosmetically.

When choosing moisturizers for psoriasis avoid alcohol based moisturizers since they can be drying and use those which are fragrance-free since fragrances can also irritate the skin.

Use moisturizers for psoriasis with the following ingredients:

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