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Which supplements treat psoriasis?

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Some people have found that supplements -- including fish oil, milk thistle, vitamin D, and oregano oil -- have improved their condition. There's not much evidence showing these work, though -- and remember that 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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