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Managing the Psoriasis Itch – Don’t Suffer for No 
Many people find the ​itching associated with psoriasis​ to be worse than 
any other symptom. This article covers how to get rid of the itch of 
psoriasis and find some relief! 
Somewhere between 70 and 90% of all psoriasis patients suffer from 
itching. You’re not alone, my psoriasis sometimes itches but I keep it in 
check with over the counter cream. Prior to that it would ​itch pretty 
much non stop​. 
The Effect of Psoriasis Itching 
The itching isn’t only a minor side effect! It stops people from sleeping, 
reduces the overall quality of life and scratching only irritates the area 
more and can even lead to infection. 
Itching in the armpit, groin, backside and other areas ​can be really 
embarrassing​. For some people, it’s one of the leading reasons for 
embarrassment in public areas. 


This embarrassment leads to stress, which aggravates both psoriasis 
and itching which in turn just makes the embarrassment even greater. 
It can become a vicious cycle. 
Stopping the Itch 
There are a number of over the counter and prescription medications 
that can help with itching. You can also try homeopathic cures. 
Stop Scratching 

Stopping scratching is one of the most important ways you can limit 
the itching. It can be difficult but it’s really something we need to strive 


for. If you have a combination burning and itching, like I do, it can be 
even worse. 
While scratching can help the itching feel better in the short term, in 
the long term it only makes the symptoms worse. 
Stay Moisturized 
Keeping your skin moisturized can help with the itching and speed 
healing. Many people use thick petroleum-based moisturizers and 
cooking oil or even shortening. 
Many people are like me and can’t simply slather the area with greasy 
moisturizers. For those people, I suggest a moisturizer that absorbs 
well and is purposely ​designed for psoriasis.​  


Remove the Scales 

Softening and removing the scales can greatly lessen the itching effect. 
Creams with Salicylic acid do a good job of loosening the scales. 
Creamsthat have lactic acid or urea in them are also a good option. 
Cold and Warm Water Can Help 
Cold water can be soothing, especially if your psoriasis is in a difficult 
area to reach like your back. Others have good luck with warm (or even 


hot) water. Just do what works for you and try to keep hot showers or 
soaking for a limited amount of time. 
Apple Cider Vinegar Works 
For hands and feet, you can soak in straight apple cider vinegar. It 
works well but make sure you don’t soak for too long and don’t have 
any cracks in your skin…it does not feel good! 
You can dilute the apple cider vinegar and put it on your scalp. It’s 
suggested that you don’t keep the vinegar on your scalp for more than 
10 minutes at a time and only a couple times a week. This will keep it 
from drying out the rest of your scalp. 
Capsaicin is the ingredient in chili peppers that causes the heat. You 
can find over the counter creams that contain capsaicin. The 


application of these creams can block the nerves that transmit pain 
signals to the brain. 
Try Plastic Wrap 
Wrapping an area with plastic wrap after you apply a cream can help 
keep the cream in place. This is a really good method to use at night. 
Make sure your doctor approves this before you do it with any 
prescription meds. 
Acupuncture Can Help 

Psoriasis itching​ has shown to be very responsive to acupuncture. 
Holistic medicine like acupuncture isn’t always accepted by the 


mainstream medical community, but it very often has benefits that are 
hard to explain. 
Acupuncture can also help stop the pain, and limit stress! 
Yoga for Psoriasis 
Yoga has helped me a lot in countering my psoriasis symptoms​. It eases 
stress, helps with mobility and can reduce your weight. If you take only 
one thing from yoga, I hope it’s the deep breathing exercises! 
Try Antihistamines 
You can try either over the counter or prescription strength 
antihistamines. Many people get sleepy when taking antihistamines so 
they’re great if your itching keeps you awake at night! 
If you’re worried about getting sleepy during the day, you can try the 
daytime formula. 


I personally use ​Revitol Psoriasis Cream​ and deep breathing exercises 
to get rid of most of my psoriasis symptoms, ​including the itching​. 
The key is trying things until you find what works best for you! 
Contact Information: 
Psoriasis Zap 
98 N Main St # 131 
Clearfield, UT 84089 
Web Site: ​http://psoriasiszap.com 
Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/psoriasiszap 
Google Folder: ​https://goo.gl/w3XM1v 
YouTube: ​https://goo.gl/SpMpXd 
Medium: ​medium.com/@mike.walker.wp 
Recommended Reading: 
Psoriasis Ointment List 
Home UV Treatment for Psoriasis 
Top Rated Psoriasis Shampoo 
Best OTC Lotion for Psoriasis 
What's Good for Psoriasis 
Best Shampoo for Plaque Psoriasis 
Most Effective Psoriasis Treatment 
How to Control Psoriasis Naturally 
Best Cream to Treat Psoriasis 


OTC Psoriasis Lotion 
Light Therapy Lamp for Psoriasis 
How to Clear Psoriasis Fast 
Best Conditioner for Scalp Psoriasis 
Psoriasis Shampoo That Works 
Psoriasis Skin Disease Home Remedy 
Topical Ointment for Psoriasis 
Salicylic Shampoo Psoriasis 
Phototherapy for Psoriasis Cost 
Is Psoriasis Treatable 
OTC Psoriasis Medication 
Best Topical Cream for Psoriasis 
Best Treatment for Severe Psoriasis 
Holistic Medicine for Psoriasis 

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