Although separate medical conditions in themselves Eczema and psoriasis do share similar symptoms and tendencies. Even their treatments procedures are pretty much similar as well. Both of them show similar tendencies are dry, itchy skin. But there are some home-made natural remedies for psoriasis as well which might not cure the problems all together but definitely reduce the pain and the irritation from this condition. But in no case do we recommend that one must stop taking proper medical treatment from a dermatologist or a medical professional at all.
1 Vegetable Shortening
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Well patients suffering from these conditions have really stressed skin which breaks out into rashes and itches. The thick greasy kitchen staple for cooking can come in handy to smooth the pain and itchiness caused due to eczema. We must generously apply the shortenings to the cracked and dry skin then cover the skin with a plastic wrap and secure it with a surgical tape for at least 2-4 hours to let the moisture percolate deep inside the skin. Till the time the rashes are severe repeat the process daily.
2 Bath “Recipes”
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Add a cup of mineral oil or vegetable oil in your bath before soaking yourself in the water. Another alternative to this is adding 2 tsp of olive oil and a glass of milk to the bath water. Even oatmeal bath, although we admit it does sound strange but is known to be affective. All you need to do is to ground a handful of plain oatmeal in a processor or grinder and then sprinkle the powder on your bath water. Also, Epsom salt is known to reduce inflammation as well as itchiness to a great degree. You can add lavender oil for soothing qualities. There are more such home remedies for eczema which you can try out all one by one and stick to those which you feel works the best for you.
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Among natural psoriasis remedies, though it is true that eczema and psoriasis need a lot of topical treatment but what you eat also makes a lot of difference. For example, the consumption of turmeric in your body through food or just a solution mixed in water reduces the inflammation. Curcumin which is an ingredient in turmeric has been proven to neutralize free radicals and fasten the healing process as well in case of cut, rash or wounds. So put more turmeric in your food daily and see the difference.
4 Apple Cider Vinegar
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Apple cider vinegar has anti inflammatory qualities as well as is a disinfectant which has been traditionally used to bath wounds and cuts since the dark ages. Dip the vinegar in roll of cotton and gently rub it on the scaly skin parts or apply to the whole-body surface with a clean paper towel dipped in the vinegar and water solution. But do not use vinegar if your skin is already cracked and bleeding as it will further sting and irritate your skin. One of the good natural remedies for psoriasis
5 Olive Oil
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Olive oil is packed with natural Omega 3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation. Lightly warm the oil and gently message the affected areas to soften the scaly skin. If psoriasis is the problem then apply and rub it on the scalp patches while showering as it will loosen up the pores and push out all the dirt and grime away along with dead skin. Adding olive oil to your daily diet intake will make a lot difference too and is among good psoriasis remedies
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Again, flaxseeds are full of Omega -3 fatty acids and they actually block the secretion of a chemical called arachidonic acid which actually causes inflammation and swelling in the body. Now grind a few tablespoons of flaxseed and add to smoothies, oatmeal, granola or salads, furthermore flaxseed oil can be used as a salad or vegetable dressing.
7 Tea Tree Oil
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One of the best natural remedies for psoriasis. Dilute tea tree oil with some olive oil and gently rub into your dry skin or psoriasis patches several times a day. This Australian home remedy is now world famous for reducing the itchiness and softening of plaques quite effectively when the problem is still mild.
8 Aloe Vera
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Aloe gel in its purest form is anti-inflammatory, has healing capabilities as well as gives out a cooling sensation to the burning skin due to itch and rashes. Patients can grow aloe Vera in their houses easily and have the benefits right near their hands. You can now retrieve the gel directly from the source in its purest form. Aloe gel can also be found in any drug or medicine store these days.
9 Baking Soda
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This one is the most effective and the fastest solution for eczema as well as psoriasis remedies. All you need to do here is to carefully mix 1 and half cup of baking soda with 3 gallons of water. Now use a wash cloth, make sure it’s clean, dip it in the solution and rub it on the itchy, dry skin patches for quick relief and trust us it works…. Real fast!
10 Fish Oil
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Here again the real hero is Omega -3 fatty acid in yet another manifestation to help you out. Fish oil when taken in high dosages immediately starts affecting both eczema and psoriasis symptoms. We are talking, daily intake of at least 3 -10 grams a day. Consult your doctor before taking fish oil supplement. Besides that, flaxseed, olive oil, nuts and fatty fishes such as tuna, sardines, herring mackerel and salmon are all great sources of omega 3 fatty acids. If the condition is severe than try to take in at least 3-4 ounces of canned fatty fish servings per week. Try these natural remedies for psoriasis consistently for relief.