Coping with Psoriasis

30 Ways to Help Manage Your Psoriasis

These dos and don'ts are designed to make living with psoriasis a little easier.
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Scout out alternative therapies

While "alternative" does not always mean "effective" or "safe," some may be helpful for psoriasis. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, many people say applying an aloe vera cream can reduce redness and scaling; apple cider vinegar can reduce itching when applied to the scalp; over-the counter creams with capsaicin (the compound that gives chili peppers their heat) can ease pain, redness, inflammation, and scaling; and turmeric, also an anti-inflammatory, can help when added to the diet.