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Nutrients You Need continued...

Two specific things you may want to check on are:

Vitamin DA study from Spain found that people with psoriasis had lower levels of  vitamin D. This vitamin helps keep your immune system working correctly. Ask your doctor to check your vitamin D levels, McCusker says. You may need a prescription-strength supplement.

Fish oilThis can help your body tame inflammation. "I don't think  fish oil can turn off psoriasis," McCusker says, but "people who take it tend to be a little less itchy, and their plaques tend to be a little less red." You can also get the omega-3s that are in fish oil by eating fish such as salmon, tuna, or mackerel a couple of times a week.

Small studies also found that  fish oil may reduce some side effects of medicines used to treat psoriasis, such as:

 

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