Can you use sudocrem for psoriasis?

Success of sudocrem

Psoriasis is a disease that causes scaly skin patches that result in severe itchiness and inflammation. This is a result of our immune system working against our own healthy body cells, which leads to rapid skin cell growth. Sudocrem has been known worldwide as the “decades-old” remedy for psoriasis. Can is really help alleviate pain and itchiness like it promises? Can you use sudocrem for psoriasis? We will find out exactly how it helps in allowing the skin to breathe, remove scales and reduce redness. It contains a range skin soothing ingredients and goes back to the 1930s when it was first invented. It is successful largely due to its ability to calm inflamed skin, keep it free of bacteria, and to nourish and protect skin from excessive moisture loss. With that said, lets dive into how we can apply sudocrem and how it helps the skin.

Ingredients and how they help:

Sudocrem has a long list of ingredients that help it become so popular among doctors. It has zinc oxide, benzyle alcohol, lanolin, sodium benzoate, paraffin, bees wax, propylene glycol, anthracene oil and linalyl acetate. These ingredients together calm to skin down, allow it to breath, soften it up, and release tension and pressure. They allow the exfoliation of dead skin cells so they can then be easily removed. Softening of the skin is important because it prevents it from being irritated when scales are being removed. Sudocrem also helps in reducing itchiness and inflammation. It allows the skin to breathe and remain hydrated. Removal of patches will enable the medication to go in and work directly on the affected area.

Home remedies:

There are home remedies available for treating psoriasis on the nipples as well. And, in this case, they might be the best option for you. This is because most of these treatments are not harsh, and also they put you in a routine which is very important when it comes to psoriasis. These remedies are avoiding tight fitted clothes because it allows the skin to breath and does not physically irritate the skin, wear removable breast pads that can absorb fluids so no leakage happens, use warm wet clothes or heated gel pads to sooth the skin as it helps with reducing inflammation, apply freshly expressed breast milk as it has anti-inflammatory capabilities and can help soften the skin and scales on the patches, and last but not the least is to switch things up which means to switch between breasts while feeding so they can relax. You can also try pumping until the treatments work and heal the affected area.

Application and side effects:

You need to first make sure that your skin is clean and bacteria-free. Once you have washed your skin, you can take a little bit of sudocrem on your hands and apply gently, massaging it into the affected area. Use circular motion of the hand while applying, until a fine even thin layer is developed. Make sure to not use too much cream in order to prevent mess.

There are a few precautions you will need to follow as well. Sudocrem is to be kept away from the reach of children, it is for external use only and you should seek medical help if swallowed on accident, and lastly avoid contact with eyes. It is important that you check the ingredients for allergies. As far as side effects are concerned, there aren’t any reported.


Sudocrem is an old remedy that has been tried and tested to be true and working for years now. It has been recommended by doctors in the past and is one of the more trustworthy products to be used with psoriasis. It can help your skin with rashes and inflammation, as discussed earlier. The active ingredients in the cream work together in harmony to help alleviate pain and discomfort. Make sure you consult your doctor before using it. Sudocrem is an amazing product. 

Relevant article:

Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream for Psoriasis and Nappy Rash – 400g, 125g

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