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Are there alternative treatments for plaque psoriasis?

There are a number of alternative treatments for plaque psoriasis. None have been extensively studied, so their effectiveness is not proven. After using these methods, people often report reduced severity of their symptoms. Alternative treatments include:

  • diets
  • diet supplements, like fish oil
  • creams, like aloe vera cream or capsaicin ream
  • acupuncture
  • balneotherapy (bath treatments that sometimes include salts and minerals)
  • climatotherapy (using climate conditions for treatment)
  • chiropractic

If you plan to try alternative treatments, consult your physician. Some treatments impair the effectiveness or have adverse reactions to conventional medicines.

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