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2. Treating Psoriasis

People who deal with dry, itchy skin from conditions such as psoriasis can use capsaicin cream to control breakouts. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflamed skin known as plaques or scale. The skin becomes red, flaky, and itchy. There is no real cure for psoriasis, so treatment focuses on minimizing symptoms. Some people experience minor stinging and itching when they begin to use capsaicin cream, but these reactions generally disappear after a few applications.

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