Is Psoriasis Curable?

World Psoriasis Day 29 October 2024

Inspiring Hope and Empowering Individuals with Psoriasis

So you want to know is psoriasis curable, and the plain and simple answer is: “No, not at this time.” While great progress has occurred in the areas of medicine, topical treatments, and even diet, so far psoriasis has not been cured. So rather than exploring a non-existent cure, let’s look at the most successful and promising of those other avenues of treating psoriasis.

Is Psoriasis Curable with Medicine?

Simple answer is “no”. Of course, any medicine to treat psoriasis is going to vary according to the type of psoriasis being treated. However, there are a few drugs that have become standard is providing relief from psoriasis symptoms. They are:

  • Humira- antirheumatic, TN F alf inhibitor
  • Stelara - Interleukin inhibitor
  • Methotrexate - antimetabolite, antirheumatic
  • antipsoriatic, and immunosuppressant
  • Clobetasol - topical steroid
  • Elocon - topical steroid
  • Triamcinolone - topical steroid
  • Dovonex - topical antipsoriatic
  • Tazarotene - topical antipsoriatic
  • Fluocinonide - topical steroid
  • Soriatane - antipsoriatic
  • Desonide - topical steroid


That is just the tip of the iceberg for prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and topical treatments for psoriasis. These same treatments represent a lot of money, repeat revenue, for the pharmaceutical companies who market them. Since it is these same pharmaceutical companies that fund the research into psoriasis cures, chances are good that it may be a long time before they come up with a viable psoriasis cure.

After all, why cure it, when you can just keep selling treatments to halfway control it?

So Is Psoriasis Curable Any Other Way?

If you cannot expect any type of cure from traditional medicine, then are there non-traditional avenues to explore in finding a cure for psoriasis? The answer to that is always, “Yes”. For instance, psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, and many people are finding great success in treating a variety of autoimmune diseases with diet.

These other autoimmune diseases include: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis, IBD, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and…last but most important to this discussion: psoriasis.

The diet or way of eating, that is proving the most successful in treating these autoimmune diseases in the AIP or autoimmune protocol (or Paleo) diet. This is an elimination diet developed to treat the root causes of autoimmune diseases. The belief and empirical evidence points to gut irritants, or “Leaky Gut” as the primary culprit in aggravating symptoms of most autoimmune diseases. 

Of course, it must be noted that the AIP diet is NOT a cure to any autoimmune disease. Even if there might be numerous testimonies of seeming “cures” or abatement of symptoms, no one is going to claim that this way of eating will cure anything. 

Now, if there was scientific evidence to prove that the AIP diet could cure an autoimmune disease, the world would be going crazy over this diet. However, because researchers rarely study the effects of elimination diets, even if it did cure anything, there wouldn’t be any official scientific evidence. 

So, it really is up to the patient, you, to decide is psoriasis curable by following the AIP diet. But based on the fact that all the money is in researching and selling pharmaceuticals, for a real cure, you are going to have to do your own research to answer the “is psoriasis curable” question.



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