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Psoriasis:
 
• Psoriasis mostly occurs between 15-30 years of age
 
Symptoms to look for:
 
• Red scaly patches, which usually appear around:
   o Torso
   o Knees 
   o Elbows
• Dry skin
• Itching
• Silver flaky scales
• Joint pain
• Genital lesions in men
• Discolouration of nails
• Excessive dandruff
 
Causes:
 
• Skin cells grow, die and fall off in a period of 1 month
• In psoriasis, the cycle is reduced to 4 days
• Skin cells do not develop properly nor fall off easily
• This leads to dry, scaly patches
 
Natural home remedy using cabbage:
 
1. Take 1 bowl of crushed cabbage leaves
2. Take a bowl of hot water
3. Place the bowl of cabbage leaves inside the bowl of hot water, till the     
     leaves turn lukewarm
4. Apply the lukewarm cabbage leaves on the affected area
5. Cover with a soft woollen cloth
6. Wrap with an elastic bandage for 2-3 hr
 
Natural home remedy using bitter gourd and lemons:
 
1. Take 1 glass of bitter gourd juice
2. Add 1 tsp lemon juice
3. Mix well
4. Drink this every day on an empty stomach
5. Have this for 4-6 months
 
Tips:
 
• Baking soda reduces itching
   o Add 2 tbsp baking soda to 1 bowl water
   o Soak a towel in this mixture, wring it out and apply on the skin as a 
      compress
• Expose your skin to the morning sun as its effective in reducing skin inflammation and scaling