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How can moistureizers help you ease psoriasis symptoms?

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Your psoriasis may be uncomfortable because your skin is dry, scaly, and inflamed. A moisturizer is your friend. Thicker or greasier is usually better. Pick creams and ointments that come in a tub or tube. Lotions, on the other hand, tend to be watered down. Look for moisturizers with an ingredient called ceramide. Even something as basic as petroleum jelly can help your skin and lock in moisture

From: How to Ease Psoriasis Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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National Psoriasis Foundation: “Managing Itch,” “Herbs/Natural Remedies,” “Over-the-counter (OTC) Topicals.”

Suzanne Friedler, MD, clinical instructor of dermatology, Mount Sinai Hospital Center, New York; dermatology faculty, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, New York.

Mitchell Manway, DO, dermatologist, Affiliated Dermatology, Phoenix, AZ.

Toral Patel, MD, dermatologist, Chicago.

Jordan Carqueville, MD, dermatologist, Chicago.

Jeffrey S. Fromowitz, MD, managing partner and medical director, Dermatology of Boca, Boca, Raton, FL.

Harvard Medical School: “Acupuncture is Worth Trying for Chronic Pain.”

The Journal of Dermatological Treatment : “An Overview of Acupuncture for Psoriasis Vulgaris, 2009-2014.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 23, 2018

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Managing Itch,” “Herbs/Natural Remedies,” “Over-the-counter (OTC) Topicals.”

Suzanne Friedler, MD, clinical instructor of dermatology, Mount Sinai Hospital Center, New York; dermatology faculty, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, New York.

Mitchell Manway, DO, dermatologist, Affiliated Dermatology, Phoenix, AZ.

Toral Patel, MD, dermatologist, Chicago.

Jordan Carqueville, MD, dermatologist, Chicago.

Jeffrey S. Fromowitz, MD, managing partner and medical director, Dermatology of Boca, Boca, Raton, FL.

Harvard Medical School: “Acupuncture is Worth Trying for Chronic Pain.”

The Journal of Dermatological Treatment : “An Overview of Acupuncture for Psoriasis Vulgaris, 2009-2014.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 23, 2018

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