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It's unclear whether any alternative treatments ease psoriasis symptoms. But some methods are considered generally safe and may improve itchy, scaly skin in some people. Alternative treatments are those used in place of or in combination with traditional medical care.
The following alternative treatments may help with psoriasis:
These treatments would be best for those with plaque disease. They aren't good choices for those who have pustules, arthritis, or psoriasis that covers the entire body with a peeling rash that can itch or burn, called erythrodermic psoriasis.
Talk with your health care provider if you're considering these or other dietary supplements or alternative therapies. Your care provider can help you weigh the pros and cons of specific alternative therapies and ensure that they don't interfere with your other medical treatments.
Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D.
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