Nicotine Cleared Up Psoriasis
Smoking is well known risk factor for developing a psoriasis. I am not saying that the chances of developing psoriasis are a lot higher in smokers but studies proved that in the end there is a higher chance.[2,3]
Sure a lot of people who developed psoriasis don’t smoke and never did since as you will find out in the next lines it is more about the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) dysfunction than about the toxins from cigarettes.
If we put aside the toxic effects of chemicals found in the cigarettes and smoke and their detrimental effects on liver and antioxidant depletion we got nicotine. The alkaloid that is the major cause of tobacco dependence.
Nicotine as psoriasis cure
In one paper the authors described the case of over 60 years old ex-smoker with 14 years history of psoriasis what developed for the first time in 1993 after the patient stopped his 30 pack-years smoking habit. The patient at admission requested the nicotine replacement therapy since his psoriasis cleared up when taking the nicotine regularly.