What Is The Most Effective Psoriasis Treatment

most effective psoriasis treatment

Wondering what is the most effective psoriasis treatment? If you are a psoriasis sufferer yourself, I am quite sure that you have already done your homework on that. If you did, and found it, it would be most kind of you to share your findings in the commet section at the bottom of this page.

Being a sufferer myself, since I can remember, obviously, I have been following the progress of medical research in this skin disease that affects so many people around the world. And I am happy to report that there is some excellent progress on the subject.

Unfortunately, their is still no complete cure for this annoying and often damaging problem. But, the good news is that we can manage it in the best possible way with traditional medicine, herbal medicine, oriental medicine, alternative medicine, etc.

So, what is this most effective psoriasis treatment all about?

More than 90% of patients with psoriasis have seen their condition improve with an experimental treatment. Which brings hope for this disease that is not yet possible to cure.


An experimental treatment for psoriasis on the plaque psoriasis in 12 weeks, and more than 90% of the participants saw their condition improve. These are the results published in the medical journal The Lancet by a team of researchers from the University of Manchester, where the tests took place.

Studies by the team of researchers on the case of 2,500 patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (on 10% of the body) diagnosed at least six months before the start of the study. This study was funded by Eli Lilly, the laboratory that intends to commercialize this experimental treatment, They call “ixekizumab“.

Physical and quality of life improvements

Half of the 2,500 patients receiving ixekizumab and in this subgroup half receiving ixekizumab once every two weeks; the other half of the subgroup receiving it every four weeks. The other half of the group received either a placebo or a drug widely in use for psoriasis: etanercept (trade name: Enbrel).

Both groups were administered ixekizumab for their condition to improve rapidly and significantly, very rapidly distancing placebo and etanercept. Half of the participants who took ixekizumab got better better in the fourth week and week 12 (last week of testing), 71% observed a significant result.

Clinical remission

The team of researchers taking part in the evaluation of the improvement as per the “Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI)” and in participants (score of 12 and above) we sometimes observed a remission of at least 75% at the end of treatment.

During the test, we observed improvements both physically and in terms of people’s quality of life. They feel more confident and suffer much less itching than the other two groups“, says Dr. Chris Griffiths, professor of dermatology at the University of Manchester.


Ixekizumab is an antibody that neutralizes the inflammatory effects of a type of skin protein, which we call interleukins, that carry signals to the cells. Scientists tend more and more to refer to these proteins as responsible for the red plaques and scales of psoriasis.

Is there a quick treatment available on the market?

Psoriasis has been bothering researchers and health professionals for decades because it is a very difficult disease to treat.

The treatment for psoriasis has been reduced to visible symptoms“, says Dr. Griffiths. “But the new drugs demonstrate that the real goal of all patients should be to obtain a healthy skin and this experiment has really contributed in putting us on the right track.

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Psoriasis, from origin to treatment

The treatment could soon be on the market, according to Tim Coulom of Lilly Bio-Medicines (Eli Lilly’s sub-branch): “The company has submitted the ixekizumab for approval by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration, the US Food and Drug Administration, Ed) this year and intends to continue its efforts with other regulatory bodies“, he says.

Biotherapy, a new treatment track

For fifteen years, we know how to control all types of psoriasis“, reassures Dr. Lons-Danic. The small affections are relieved by creams containing corticosteroids that treat inflammation. On moderate or severe psoriasis, one can act via phototherapy, that is to say exposure to ultraviolet, in medical practices. The sun calms the itching and reduces the extent of the patches. The only precaution: do not exceed two hundred sessions during a lifetime to avoid any risk of skin cancer.

In addition, there are immunosuppressive drugs: they reduce the activity of lymphocytes and control inflammation. Finally, biotherapy is now a new course of treatment certainly binding (injectable doses every two weeks to every twelve weeks depending on the molecule) but it is effective. These drugs provide several years of remission.

Today, 30% of patients have given up treatment and a number of doctors claim that psoriasis is not being treated. That’s wrong! “, Insists Dr. Lons-Danic.


Psoriasis is, as we know, a chronic, multisystemic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the skin and joints. In addition to the bodily damage of the disease, psoriasis also has considerable psychosocial and emotional impact on patients, and interferes with social activities and interpersonal affinities.

Being a systemic inflammatory disease, psoriasis is affiliated with multiple disorders, including cardiovascular problems and cancer. The analysis is mainly medical and a biopsy of the skin is rarely necessary.

Depending on the gravity of the ailment, suitable therapy may be introduced. For mild and moderate cases, first-line therapy includes local remedies, which includes vitamin D3 analogues, corticosteroids, and composite products.

A primary care physician can initiate and prescribe these local treatments as they are effective and safe. Sufferers with more serious and stubborn symptoms may need to be referred to a skin specialist for further evaluation and systemic therapy.

Many psoriasis patients consult their primary care physician for initial assessment and treatment. Recognition of the skin desease, as well as common therapeutic and mental co-morbidities, would enable an early diagnosis and a suitable administration through safe and effective topical treatments and other medicinal and psychological actions as necessary.

It may be necessary to seek dermatological consultation for more serious and stubborn cases for further assessment and, possibly, systemic therapy.

But, what about natural remedies?

Here are a few things that you, as a psoriasis sufferer, can do on a regular basis, which will be of great help towards the relief of the itch and pain:

Take care of your skin

When washing, prefer soaps without soap (yes, yes it exists :-), we also call it dermatological bar), or natural surgras soap. For gentle washing, you can also use white powder clay in the shower while gently rubbing.

For cases of extensive psoriasis, choose baths at least 3 or 4 times a week. Always take them warm (30 to 34 ° C or 86 to 93 ° F ) rather than hot, so as not to increase pruritus or inflammation.

Above all, it is important to stay hydrated. People with psoriasis usually have dry skin and tend to accentuate discomfort and pain. It is therefore essential to hydrate your skin regularly to reduce itching if there is any.

If the psoriasis plaques are not too wide, you can use shea butter to moisturize the skin. For larger areas, organic borage oil is very suitable. Rich in good omega 6 fatty acids, it prevents inflammation as much as it moisturizes and softens the skin.

For scalp psoriasis, use a hair shampoo with calendula or sweet almond oil as often as possible by massaging generously the plates after giving them a good soak and leaving for at least 1 hour before rinsing with a very mild shampoo.

Some tips

Drink one and a half liters of water a day with 5 tablespoons of aromatic juniper, elder or sage water.
The itching often comes from a circulatory problem: it is always good to make an aromatic water cure of sage or mugwort in replacement of the juniper hydrosol at the rate of 4 tablespoons per liter of water to drink during the day.

I strongly recommend to sunbathe either naturally or with an Ultra violet lamp which can reduce the symptoms of psoriasis, especially in case of thrust.

Do not forget a Turmeric Cataplasm: 1 spoon of turmeric powder with a little water to lay poultice on areas where psoriasis is found.

All these ingredients and products are available on Amazon at the best prices and fast delivery.

Plants we often use to treat psoriasis

Milk thistle, you can us it to treat psoriasis from the inside. Consume it as a standard plant extract, it relieves the skin condition.

Aloe is more commonly known as aloe vera will help fight psoriasis. If the latex from the outer layer of the leaves helps to treat constipation, we also recommend using the gel coming from within the leaves in the treatment of skin lesions. In local application, aloe gel relieves psoriasis.

Chamomile herbal tea (or German) to apply locally, which I recommend to relieve psoriasis and eczema.

And of course … essential oils! I strongly encourage you to read my article on this topic.

So, that’s it for my review on the most effective psoriasis treatment. Remember that if you have any questions, or wish to share your experience with my readers, the place to do so is at the bottom of this page, in the comment section.

Thanks for reading

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If you know of any natural treatment that proves to be successful and would like to share your experience with us, you are welcome to do so here below. Any questions? Please use the box below and I, or someone, will respond as soon as possible. If you are creating your own psoriasis home remedies that work, please do share them with us. Also feel free to share this socially. I will be very much appreciate it!

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  • Jim

    I started getting psoriasis when I was younger, in my late teens – mostly, due to my extra dry skin.

    It started around my elbows and knees – eventually moving into my mid-section and upwards into my scalp and down into my feet.

    Areas would get scaly and sometimes crack and include mild pain, burning sensations, and, sometimes a bit of bleeding.

    Sometimes people would ask me if I had poison ivy. I would respond by telling them, “I can’t pronounce the name that the dermatologist called it but, he did give me some ointment that seems to be working.”

    The topical corticosteroid ointment I’ve been using seems to be halting psoriasis advancement but, the skin doctor has suggested, as you stated in your article, that I try narrow band UVB phototherapy. It is supposed to be more effective than the broadband version but, it can cause more severe and longer lasting burns. Considering the extent of my psoriasis, I will probably move forward with the treatment.

    Your article was very informative! Thanks!


    • John

      Thanks very much for visiting my website Jim, and for taking the time to share your personal experience with my readers.

      Every psoriasis sufferer has to find which treatment works best for them, depending on the type of psoriasis they are affected with, and their lifestyle.

      As we know, psoriasis cannot be treated completely yet, but there is great progress made in this field, so in the main time, there are several ways we can use to reduce the pain.

      I am glad that you seem to have found what works best for you.

      I wish you a very healthy life.

      John ツ

  • nina

    Hey there John~
    Both awesome and informative content! Great layout and photos with links. I have a couple friends that suffer with psoriasis that I will be referring to your page. All about the natural remedies!
    Love the WA plug a the end, very smart…..I may have to do something like that myself.

    Much success at WA,

    • John

      Thanks for visiting my website and for taking the time to comment Nina. I will definitely be grateful if you would point your friends to my website, and they will too.

      That’s right, WA (Wealthy Affiliate) is some sort of a learning academy where you can earn while you learn how to properly start your own online business sharing your passions. I highly recommend that you have a look (it is free to join and learn the business).

      If your friends have any questions about treating their psoriasis naturally, they can contact me at any time.

      I wish you the very best of health.

      John ツ

  • Suzi

    Wow! What a great and informative post! I have never suffered from from psoriasis, personally. However, I have known many people who have. They have tried just about everything, but nothing has ever seemed to work. Thank you for sharing some holistic methods for treating this skin condition! If it’s holistic, I’m all for it!

    • John

      Lucky you Suzi, many people must envy you.

      One thing that you could recommend people you come across with psoriasis, is to first start a diet specifically designed for psoriasis sufferers, then they can look around for a remedy for psoriasis to add to it. Bearing in mind that there is no complete cure for psoriasis (yet), but if they can keep their skin problem under control, they will live a life as if they never had psoriasis.

      I wish you the very best of health.

      John ツ

  • Tiffany Domena

    I don’t have experience with Psoriasis, but my son has eczema, and I’d imagine the treatment to be very similar. When he has flares, I use a nebulizer with essential oils like Roman Chamomile, Lavendar, and other anti-inflammatory herbs. In addition to that, I would have him soak in bath water with those essential oils as well.

    • John

      Thanks for visiting my website and for sharing your son’s skin problem. Yes, eczema and psoriasis is very similar of aspect, with the difference that the latter is not completely treatable (yet). What you are doing for him is good. I would suggest that you try giving him Dead Sea salt baths. You can find the salts on Amazon.

      I wish you and your son the best of health.

      John ツ

  • jCamden

    It’s crazy how prevalent psoriasis is these days. Maybe it always was and we just didn’t know without the internet but it seems like everybody knows somebody that has it. My own little boy has it and we’ve tried all kinds of ways to treat it. We stopped using a lot of laundry soaps and the dryer sheets and got different kinds of soaps for him.
    I hadn’t considered trying essential oils though so I’ll have to check out your page on that!

    • John

      Thanks very much for visiting my website and for sharing your little boy’s misfortune Jessica. We believe that psoriasis could have a link with stress, which may not be the case for your child, but just to say why psoriasis is so prevalent these days. Aren’t we living in a most stressful world? And as you say, with the Internet we are exposed to so much information (true, or fake) nowadays.

      So, coming back to your little boy. You are already doing the right things Jessica, and there are still many things that you can try, as everybody is different, what would work for your boy, might not be okay for someone else.

      I am sure that you have browsed through the various articles I have posted in search for the most suitable solution for him, but my latest post might not been uploaded at the time you posted your comment, so you might be interested to have a look at Get Better Night Sleep Naturally.

      And of course, the right essential oils should work wonderfully.

      I wish you the very best of health, to you and your family. Please let me know if you have any questions.

      John ツ

  • GBIG

    Thank you for writing this blog John. I learnt a lot about Psoriasis today. Luckily I do not personally suffer for this horrible condition, but my son does from time to time. The dry itchy skin mainly effects him at the back of the knees and on the inside of the elbow. I am always on the look out for natural remedies to help him because I do not want to use the steroid creams that the doctors recommend. I had not heard about sun bathing with an ultra-violet lamp before. Are they cheap to buy on Amazon?

    • John

      Thanks very much for sharing your son’s skin condition. The symptoms you are describing are definitely caused by psoriasis, and they are at very painful places. I can feel for him as I had it behind the knees too, long ago and it was extremely painful when sweating, especially with my short pants’ bottoms rubbing exactly at the same place. Horrible! 

      A UV Fluorescent Lamp is not the cheapest way to control psoriasis, and you have to be very careful not to over expose the skin to it, so depending on the age of your son it may not be recommended. But if he is at a responsible age, it might be the solution as it is a lifetime investment.

      If you don’t want to make such an investment, sun and sea water is the next best option, if you live close to the coast. Otherwise there are other totally natural remedies, like the Dead Sea Salt that you can buy on Amazon, that you can sprinkle in his bath, then apply a good natural cream that you can chose from on the right column of this page.

      So, yes, I can recommend that you go that route and see the results for yourself as everyone doesn’t react in the same way.

      Let me know if you have any questions and if you try something, please do report the results here so that other readers (and psoriasis sufferers) can benefit.

      I wish you and your son the best of health.

      John ツ 

  • Jackie

    I would like to share a variety natural remedies and lifestyle changes that helped me heal.
    I avoid fragrances, alcohol, cigarette smoke. I drink lots of water, protect my skin in the sun. Eat a healthy diet and avoid processed foods. I also cleanse my liver every spring, cut down on stress (meditate). I take fish oil and Bitter Gourd juice and give myself a massage with coconut oil at least once a week.
    Also, I found yoga to be effective, especially the practice of Bhastrika, which is a breathing practice.

    • John

      Thanks very much for visiting my website and for sharing your recipe for a good healthy lifestyle Jackie. You are doing all the right things and I hope that a few of my readers will pay attention to what you are saying. 

      Your comments prove that psoriasis sufferers can live a normal and healthy life and forget completely that they have this incurable skin problem. Your program is also highly recommended to anyone in order to remain fit and healthy, one doesn’t have to have psoriasis to follow your example.

      I wish the best of health Jackie and keep on the good work.

      John ツ 

  • Steve

    Hi John,
    It’s great to know that there is a supplement that actually proven to work in clinical trials. I am all for alternative medicine, and supplements, but it is sometimes hard to get hard scientific data on what is proven to be effective. Thank you for shedding some light on this condition. I have heard and read a lot about psoriasis and I am inclined to believe that it has a lot to do with the modern diet and lifestyle. We don’t get enough vitamin D in our diet and we don’t get enough sunlight to help our bodies produce it. I have also read that it is also easy to get too much UV which can have a destructive effect. Do you know the proper amount of UV exposure? How do you gauge that?


    • John

      Thanks a lot for visiting my website and for taking the time to comment. Your interest and knowledge of the subject makes me to believe that you are affected by this condition, so welcome to the club Steve. 

      Vitamin D is not the only vitamin that helps treat psoriasis, in fact I have just posted an article entitled “What Are The Best Vitamins For Psoriasis?” which lists quite a few of them. I have also written an article not too long ago which explains the benefits and ill effects of exposure to sunlight and UV lamps, you should fing the answers to your questions there: Successful Blue Light Therapy For Psoriasis.

      Let me know if you have any questions.

      I wish you the very best of health.

      John ツ

  • alenekeate

    This was very interesting. I know someone who has suffered with psoriasis, they decided to go the natural way because steroid creams seemed to dangerous long term. They are now doing quite well and one of the main things that helped was lowering stress levels.
    I knew turmeric was good for inflammation, that’s a good idea to use it topically.

    • John

      Yes, that’s right Alenekeate, stress is very often responsible for psoriasis attacks, it does it for me definitely. If your acquaintance knows that already, then in this case there are lots of routes to follow to go about helping him/her without having to depend on steroid creams.

      My 3 favorite remedies to treat psoriasis are Detox to Ward Off Psoriasis, A Skin Disorder Diet and Dead Sea salt baths.

      Hope this helps.

      John ツ

  • Prabakaran

    One of my colleagues has this Psoriasis. I have seen him suffering a lot. He used to take steroids and as we all know he suffers from side effects too.Your post seems to be very useful and I am going to refer your website to him. He never tried any natural medicine and I think this post and your website will be very useful to him.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • John

      Thanks for taking the time to visit my website and for sharing your colleague’s unfortunate experience Prabakaran. I am sure that he will be grateful to you if you would point him to my website as he will definitely find help in it.

      Personally, I would recommend that he goes on a psoriasis diet. That should help already, and at the same time that he takes Dead Sea salt baths that he can find on Amazon: Dead Sea Salt And Psoriasis

      This will be a great start. If he needs help, do tell him to contact me at any time.

      I wish your colleague the best of health.

      John ツ

  • asmithxu

    This new experimental drug sounds incredible. The fact that 90% of subjects saw some improvement with this treatment speaks for itself, especially since it is so hard to treat. My uncle suffers from psoriasis and it has not been an easy journey for him, though he has noticed some improvement from products that have tea tree oil. I hope that this drug is able to pass FDA approval so that it is more accessible to more people.
    This drug sounds extremely powerful. I hope that is low on side effects.

    • John

      Thanks very much for commenting on my latest article Asmithxu. I know how your uncle feels, psoriasis is not something pleasant to have. There are many actions that we can take in order to limit the pain of having psoriasis while hoping that the magic drug becomes freely available. However, I doubt that it will be with no side effects.

       What I always recommend to people who are asking me what is the best remedy, I suggest that they first make sure of the type of psoriasis they have, then start to go on a diet especially designed for psoriasis, they should already see some improvement. And then, they can start applying some creams, or even better, take regular baths with Dead Sea salt that is easily available on Amazon.

      I hope that this helps and I wish you and your uncle the best of health.

      John ツ

  • maudecampbell

    you are doing a great job by providing such an informative article. i have one question regarding the scalp problem. i have heard many times that Psoriasis occurs due to a disorder in the body’s the auto-immune system, so would you please explain how it will effects the scalp and then effects our hairs too. thank you.


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