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Zinc Oxide - could it help psoriasis?

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suzanne66 11 Sep 2009

Zinc oxide is not a treatment for psoriasis.
You may find these links helpful.
https://www.drugs.com/mtm/zinc-oxide-topical.html
https://www.drugs.com/health-guide/psoriasis.html

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heritagehotty 15 Nov 2009

Zinc oxide is not a CURE for psoriasis. However, I use a 40% zinc oxide cream on my psoriasis at night to help heal the skin. I also use "Barrier Cream" under my surgical gloves during the day to protect my hands (where I have most of psoriasis) from the aggravation of sweat.
NOTE 1: If using on your hands, try to wear cotton gloves to bed because zinc oxide SHOULD NOT get in eyes/nose/mouth.
NOTE 2: Continue to use medicated creams for psoriasis, if available.
Remember, when you are somewhere and do not have medicated creams with you, there is usually a drug store (or a parent with a young child/baby) around from whom you can get zinc oxide creams.
In short, zinc oxide CREAM will help moisturize skin and help skin to heal.

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