Free Healthy Living Email Newsletter
Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!
Treatment Overview


21 Tips and Tricks for Treating Psoriasis

Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are many effective treatments for psoriasis, including oral and topical medications, as well as biologics.   View slideshow

Psoriasis Quiz: Smart Steps to Better Skin

Psoriasis doesn't have to be a scaly-skin nightmare. Many choices you make every day can help minimize outbreaks and get you on the path to healthier skin. Do you know all the smart steps to better skin?  Take Quiz

Are You Priced Out of Psoriasis Treatment?

There is no cure for psoriasis, so treating the condition is by definition a long-term process. Insurance coverage, on the other hand, can vary from year to year and job to job. If a psoriasis patient’s insurance situation changes, an expensive treatment can suddenly become unaffordable.  Read More


Can Homegrown Aloe Help Treat Psoriasis?

Preliminary research is promising
Used for healing skin problems since the days of the pharaohs, aloe was a go-to treatment for poisoned arrow wounds and was favored by African medics way back when. In a recent study, treatment with aloe led to a greater reduction in psoriasis severity when compared with a topical steroid cream.  Read More


Bruce Bebo, PhD, Explains Biologics, the Newest Psoriasis Drugs

 Bruce Bebo, PhD
Bruce Bebo, PhD
Director of research, National Psoriasis Foundation
Q: What are biologic drugs and how do they treat psoriasis?

A: The definition of a biologic is a medicine that is derived from a living organism. They are generally large molecules, compared to other drugs, such as aspirin, which are small. And biologics are most often proteins. They must be administered by injection under the skin, into the veins or muscles, because the enzymes and acid in the digestive tract would destroy them if they were taken orally. Read More


Michael Traub, ND, Answers Critical Questions About Alternative Treatments for Psoriasis

 Michael Traub, ND
Michael Traub, ND
Lokahi Health Center in Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Q: How effective are alternative therapies for psoriasis versus conventional treatments?

A: Conventional medicines can be quite effective in terms of taking down the inflammation quickly, but they are not effective in achieving a long-term cure. Natural medicines sometimes don’t work as fast, but when they are combined with dietary and lifestyle changes, they can take a person who has moderate to severe psoriasis and get them to the point where they just have mild psoriasis or are psoriasis-free. Read More