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What are the alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you need relief from the itch and pain of psoriasis, make a cayenne pepper paste. Simply add equal parts of cayenne powder to olive oil and apply with a spoon to the affected area for instant relief.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
A variety of light therapies are available to treat psoriasis. Sometimes methotrexate is indicated for cases that are resistant to other treatment.  Methotrexate is a chemotherapy agent and should not be taken if pregnancy is an issue or concern.  Speak with your physician about the options available to you.

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