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What are some alternative ways to treat psoriasis?

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You have a lot of options for treating your psoriasis. Along with medications, there are simple ways to fight flare-ups and ease your symptoms.

There's more research on psoriasis drugs, which are closely regulated by the FDA, than alternative treatments. If you do find a solution that works for you, it could be a great way to make your skin feel better.

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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