Can CBD Oil Help Psoriasis?

CBD oils have been shown to have a number of benefits and even help people with conditions such as psoriasis where another medication was falling short. This is not to say that you should stop taking any medication you have for an existing condition and switch over to CBD oils, but they may improve your condition beyond what you are currently taking. Always ask your doctor in any situation you aren’t sure of and especially if you are thinking of coming off medication to switch over to a CBD only treatment.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin condition that anyone can develop. In most cases, it looks like a rash but it is not contagious, although sometimes hereditary. The rash varies in condition and intensity between people and the type of psoriasis. The types of psoriasis are:

  • Plaque psoriasis – this is the most common and causes the skin to turn red and inflame with silvery/white scales.
  • Guttate psoriasis – often starts in children and causes small pink/red clusters of spots.
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis – besides being the hardest to say, this is also the least common. Which is good because it’s also the most dangerous as it causes painful, itchy, pus-filled blisters.
  • Inverse psoriasis – this type causes shiny red patches of skin which can then crack and bleed. This is often in sensitive areas where skin folds occur.
  • Pustular psoriasis – this causes the area of the infected skin to turn red and create white pus-filled bumps (called pustules).

All types of psoriasis are an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks itself. This is why there are currently no known cures but there are ways to treat the symptoms. In the case of psoriasis, it attacks the skin cells often causing an inflammatory reaction.

How Can CBD Help With Psoriasis?

CBD has been shown to have a number of medical benefits including acting as an anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is an underlying symptom of all types of psoriasis so CBD oils should help reduce these symptoms. Also, CBD acts on the receptors in the immune system which may help inhibit the autoimmune response that causes psoriasis (this has not been documented by medical professionals).

How Do I Know if it Will Help My Psoriasis?

In any case where you aren’t sure regarding your health, you should ask your doctor for advice. In the case of CBD, you may need to ask a doctor who has experienced the benefits of CBD on patients, or themselves, as it is a relatively new and sometimes controversial treatment. 

Before deciding whether or not CBD oils are the way to go for your condition consult a medical professional. We can only tell you the benefits that others have experienced but your doctor may have a better idea of what is going on with you. This is especially true if you are taking other medications as there could be known drug interactions with CBD.

doctor examines psoriasis on patient's elbow

Where Can I Get CBD Oils?

There are many places where you can get CBD oils either online or even in some pharmacies or holistic stores. We recommend that you do your research when buying CBD oils as they are not yet generally regulated by the FDA. You will want to make sure that the THC level is below the legal amount of 0.3%. In our shop, you can find high-quality products you can trust. 

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