Is there alternative medicine to get relief in psoriasis?
Hello, my sister is 16 years old and she is having psoriasis for past two years. She has red, itchy scaly patches on the scalp. She keeps on itching all the time, despite our continuous warning. We took consultation from various dermatologists, but all suggested that the treatment will help manage the symptom. But it is not curable. None have definitively been proved effective whatever medications she took all these days. Can somebody suggest some alternative medicine to get relief from continuous itching?
@zenith A number of alternative therapies claim to ease the symptoms of psoriasis, including special diets, creams, dietary supplements and herbs. But some alternative therapies are deemed generally safe and might reduce itching and scaling in people with mild to moderate psoriasis. Other alternative therapies are useful in avoiding triggers, such as stress. Aloe vera plant, aloe extract cream may reduce redness, scaling, itching and inflammation. Oral fish oil therapy used in combination with UVB therapy might reduce the amount of affected skin. Applying fish oil to the affected skin and covering it with a dressing for six hours a day for four weeks might improve scaling. Oregon grape, also known as barberry, is applied to the skin and may reduce the severity of psoriasis. Essential oils used for aromatherapy have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety.