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What precautions should be taken for skin psoriasis ?

hi i have psoriasis of skin ...which increases when i go to cities with hot and humid i have a job offer in such a city for 2 yrs.wt do i do?
Asked On : Thu, 1 Mar 2012
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Hi...dear Dr.Rohit...,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Just U follow below the instructions carefully..,
1) Get some sun. Natural sunlight has been shown to sigificantly improve, or clear, psoriasis. Get regular daily doses, but keep them short and avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when the rays are strongest.
2) Add over-the-counter tar solutions, bath oil, oatmeal, Epsom salts and Dead Sea salts to your bath. All of these will help soften the skin.
3) Use moisturizers after bathing and periodically during the day. These may not clear the psoriasis, but will help reduce itching and retain moisture in the skin.
4) Try using aloe vera gel, jojoba oil, vitamin E oil or natural vegetable oils as moisturizers. They are a natural and relatively inexpensive way to moisturize the skin.
5) Take flaxseed oil or evening primrose oil according to directions on label. They supply essential fatty acids which are important for the skin and preventing dryness.
6) Take natural beta-carotene, 25,000 IU per day. It helps protect skin tissue.
7) Take zinc, preferably in the form of zinc gluconate lozenges...,
for maximum absorption. Do not exceed 50 mg per day
8) Try shark cartilage. Take 1 gm per 15 lbs of body weight. Divide it into 3 doses a day. Shark cartilage has been known to stop the spread of psoriasis, but you will need to give it 2 to 3 months to see results.
9) Take vitamins A (10,000 IU daily) and E (400-1200 IU daily).
10) Take Vitamin C (2,000 to 5,000 mg a day) in divided doses. It is necessary for immune system function and for formation of collagen and skin tissue.
11) Brush scales lightly with a loofah, then apply an alcohol-free extract of the herb goldenseal...,
This will help reduce inflammation and swelling.
12) Keep a record of your outbreaks. Psoriasis typically flares up and then improves. Write down what you were doing, eating, or what was going on in your life at the time of a flare-up. Triggers to flare-ups include stress, tension, illness, sunburn, certain drugs and alcohol.
13) Decrease or eliminate red meat and dairy products. They contain arachidonic acid, a substance that can cause inflammation and, in turn, make your psoriasis lesions swollen and red...,
Ok..good luck...,
Answered: Fri, 2 Mar 2012
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