Psoriasis Treatments That Are Too Good to be True
Beware of phony that seem too good to be true. Some of the ways that you can spot these types of products are by looking at their return policy and seeing if there is deceptive wording or if the company has had complaints about not honoring their return policy with places like the Better Business Bureau.
Another way to spot phony products is in their ingredients. Zinc is a topical treatment that offers some relief for psoriasis sufferers. However, zinc as an oral supplement has not been shown to help with psoriasis symptoms.
Neem Oil is another ingredient that can commonly be found in over the counter psoriasis treatments. Neem Oil is found in many cosmetics and even some insecticides. While it may make plaques appear to look better, it has not been shown to have any positive effect on psoriasis symptoms.
If you’re considering a product and concerned that it’s a scam, pick up the phone. Takeshita suggested talking to your doctor about possible new treatments. If you suspect you’ve been prey to a bogus psoriasis treatment, you can report it to the health care section of your state attorney general’s office for investigation. According to Joe Peters, a spokesman for the New Jersey Attorney General’s office, “the complaints surrounding these products usually include allegations of misrepresentations surrounding a so-called free trial offer, deceptive or useless return policies, unauthorized charges, refusal to accept returns or refund money, and issues with efficacy, such as the product not working as advertised.”
The full article can be found here: 6 Too-Good-To-Be-True
For examples of over the counter psoriasis treatments that aren’t a scam be sure to check out our reviews of the best psoriasis creams and best psoriasis shampoos!
“A short course in topical psoriasis agents” https://www.clinicaladvisor.com/features/a-short-course-in-topical-psoriasis-agents/article/118026/ written by Robert G. Greenberg, MD