So many methods have been developed for the treatment of psoriasis, so many drugs have been created to suppress the manifestations of this skin disease, such a huge set of ways to get rid of psoriasis symptoms is offered by folk medicine that it would seem that the disease has long been under control and it will be easy and simple to cope with it. In fact, psoriasis has been and remains an incurable disease. All that remains for a person suffering from this type of chronic dermatosis is to use any means and methods in order to keep the disease in remission for as long as possible and to eliminate the manifestations that appear during exacerbations as soon as possible.
And sometimes the most primitive (on the one hand) products that are at hand all the time can help in this. For example, salt is excellent in relieving the symptoms of psoriasis – sea salt , unique in its composition, or even the most common table (kitchen) salt.
How should this miracle cure be used? There are no secrets in this, as there is no need for special skills for home treatment of psoriasis with salt.
Salt as a home remedy
For those who are directly concerned with the problem of psoriasis, first of all, you need to know that no non-traditional, home treatment can replace the treatment prescribed by a professional doctor. All procedures carried out at home are aimed only at relieving the symptoms of psoriasis and eliminating cosmetic defects on the skin. In addition, to start treating psoriasis disease – salt will be the main component, herbal decoctions, herbal infusions, essential oils or other folk remedies, you need only after consulting your doctor.
So, salt. Rather, baths with warm salt water. For patients with psoriasis, this is an excellent way to suppress new focal eruptions that occur during an exacerbation of the disease, relieve unbearable itching, and relieve the burning sensation in the affected skin. Salt baths and baths promote the healing of cracks and wounds that appear on psoriatic plaques, relieve swelling, redness, peeling and irritation.
Procedures for taking warm baths help to improve the general condition of a patient with psoriasis, have a calming effect, relax and saturate the body with useful mineral components necessary not only for the skin, but also for other parts of the human body.
How to carry out the procedures?
How to do and how to take salt baths? You can buy medicated sea salt at the pharmacy and dissolve it in water according to the instructions. The concentration of the solution for the treatment of this or that form of psoriasis may be different, therefore, it is also advisable to discuss this therapy with a dermatologist in advance.
If it is not possible to buy sea salt, you can use ordinary kitchen salt – its effect will be slightly less, but, of course, it is also very useful.
In a bath with warm (but not hot!) Water, you can dissolve a whole pack of salt, and then lie down with pleasure in water at a comfortable temperature for 15-20 minutes. At this time, you need to try to cleanse the surface of psoriatic plaques from the keratinized layer of the skin (without fanaticism) and massage the diseased areas of the body with gentle light movements of the hands.
Completion of the treatment procedure is very important. Rinsing the body with fresh water is not necessary; drying with a hard towel is not. You should gently blot the skin, especially on the affected areas, with a soft towel, and then lubricate the lesions with a hypoallergenic moisturizer or medicated ointment. Compresses with herbal decoctions applied to psoriatic plaques immediately after taking a salt bath are also much more effective than usual.
If the lesions of psoriasis on the body are localized and small in size, for example, on the feet or hands, there is no need for baths. You can replace them with salt water baths, immersing only diseased limbs in the container.
To enhance the effectiveness of the treatment of psoriasis with salt , you can add decoctions or infusions of medicinal plants or healing essential oils to the baths.
By the way, let’s dispel the myth that salt eats away at the skin affected by dermatosis. Yes, after the first procedures, redness and irritation of the inflamed areas may increase. However, this effect quickly disappears and will no longer occur during subsequent procedures.