Glossary On Self Care Tips

We at Dr. Batra’s strive to give you the best of treatment and the cream of our services – and this includes the tips of paramount importance as seen and verified by us in the last 35 years of our practice:

  • One of the principal things that have helped thousands of our patients is the intake of flax seeds. Known as ‘alsi’ and commonly available, flax seeds are a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids which modify the chain of events that cause psoriasis. Roast the seeds, grind them and take two spoons with water daily before breakfast and before dinner.
  • Avoid red meat since it contains a natural inflammatory substance which worsens the inflammation in psoriasis
  • Exposure to the morning sun for about 15 minutes is helpful to many patients. Avoid sun exposure between 11 am to 4 pm.
  • Regular and quick bath with lukewarm (not hot) water and mild soaps containing some oil/fats helps to remove scales and reduce inflammation. For severe exacerbation of symptoms, Epsom salt bath helps (use after consultation with your physician). Apply olive oil after such a bath to avoid dryness.
  • Use Dr. Batra’s dandruff control shampoo every alternate day to soothe scalp affection. Use wide toothed comb for combing hair.
  • Apply olive oil to scalp the night before washing hair
  • Wear cotton clothes (instead of synthetic fabrics)
  • Apply moisturizer or olive oil immediately after bath to seal moisture in the skin
  • Consult your physician for exercises to be done in case of joint affection
  •  Learn to relax – take up relaxation techniques or meditation to reduce the stress on your system
  • Quit smoking
  • Shed off any excess weight
  • Protect your skin from any kind of injury
  • Keep nails trimmed so as to avoid excessive scratching which may lead to flare up