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Are there alternative treatments for guttate psoriasis?

There is no cure for guttate psoriasis, but there are ways for individuals with mild cases to reduce the symptoms and improve the skin's appearance without medications. Ointment-based moisturizers can help relieve the symptoms of guttate psoriasis. You can treat the affected area with the ointment-based moisturizer, cover it overnight with plastic wrap, and slough off the rough, dead skin cells in the morning. Baths with Epsom salts or colloidal oatmeal can soothe the skin and remove flaky, rough areas. Limited exposure to sunlight can also help, but you should consult your health professional to learn how much exposure is safe. Guttate psoriasis can be very difficult to control and may need prescription medications.

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