Can Psoriasis Sufferers Take Collagen Supplements?

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Good night .. Want to ask if people with psoriasis (autoimmune) can consume collagen like frozen collagen?

1 Answer:

Hello Eva,

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes reddish rashes on the skin, thickened skin, scaly, and peeling. The treatment of psoriasis will be adjusted to the patient's condition, for example with topical medications (emollients, tacrolimus, corticosteroids, dithranol), phototherapy, oral drugs (methotrexate, ciclosporin), and certain injection drugs.

To prevent psoriasis recurrence, you can use moisturizing lotion, avoid smoking and alcohol, avoid stress, consume foods high in vitamin D, and avoid sun exposure.

Collagen is one of the things that affects the elasticity, suppleness, and strength of the skin. Collagen supplements can help improve skin to become more elastic and soft and smooth out fine lines.

Supplements are only additional if needed. In addition to supplements, you can consume foods that can trigger collagen production, for example dairy products, seafood, meat, eggs, and various vegetables and fruits that contain vitamins A and C.

Consumption of collagen supplements is generally quite safe as long as the product is registered with BPOM and does not contain other harmful ingredients and their consumption is in accordance with the rules of use. But if you have a history of psoriasis or you are on certain medications, I would advise you to consult a dermatologist before taking any supplements. The doctor will assess whether you need to use the supplement or not after examining you directly.

Hope it helps you,

Thank you

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