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Have certain supplements improved psoriasis?

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Some people think supplements -- including fish oil, milk thistle, vitamin D, and oregano oil -- have helped with psoriasis, but there's not much evidence showing they work. The FDA doesn't regulate supplements as closely as medications. Check with your doctor before you give them a try. She can let you know if they're safe and can explain how they might affect the other drugs you're taking.

SOURCES:

Canadian Dermatology Association: “Psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Alternative Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment."

FDA.

USCF School of Medicine: "Sunblock."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 21, 2019

SOURCES:

Canadian Dermatology Association: “Psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Alternative Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment."

FDA.

USCF School of Medicine: "Sunblock."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 21, 2019

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