Psoriasis is one of the most chronic skin diseases that are characterized by thick, red, silvery, scaled patches on the skin. It can also be defined as an inflammatory skin condition. It affects both sexes and usually appears in the age of 15-30 years. It is rarely found in infants and elderly people. It is not contagious and is caused by faulty signals in the immune system. There are five types of psoriasis and they are:
The hot Epsom salts bath has been proven valuable in the treatment of psoriasis. Application of olive oil after the Epsom salt bath is also effective and also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.
Regular seawater baths and application of seawater over the affected parts once a day is highly beneficial. This is one of the best psoriasis remedy.
Bitter gourd is a valuable home remedy for psoriasis. Take a cup of fresh juice of this vegetable, mixed with a teaspoon of limejuice on an empty stomach daily for four to six months. This is a good diet for psoriasis.
The use of mudpacks is also beneficial for the psoriasis. They absorb and remove the toxins from the affected areas.
Cabbage leaves can be used in the form of compresses. They can be applied on the affected area after removing the thick veins and washing them thoroughly. This is also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.
Sunlight is the best and natural remedy for psoriasis.
Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the psoriasis treatment. A daily dose of 200-800 I.U is recommended as they reduce itching of the area.
Lecithin is also considered as a remarkable remedy for the psoriasis treatment.
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Application of Aloe Vera gel and garlic oil on the affected area is also beneficial and is good natural remedy for psoriasis
Application of cashew nut oil on the affected areas at night after a thorough wash of the face is highly beneficial and is one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.
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I'd like any information you can give me for self healing of psoriasis.
#1 - JoAnne Johnson - 08/21/2007 - 07:29
My psoriasis has been helped so much by something i bought in the supermarket..Palmer's Olive Butter Formula with Vitamin E..Organic Olive Oil for Healthy Skin..I have been nearly driven mad with itching and have prescription creams....this is instantly soothing and the effects often last for days.
#2 - Susan ElizabethDAW - 01/21/2008 - 05:19
janne johnson try the wal mart brand of vaper rub to your psoriasis. i know 6 people at work with it and use it everyday my husband has it . 85% of his body was coved with it not any more with the vaper rub
#3 - michele - 02/03/2008 - 17:25
Hey..I have psoriasis and nothing seems to be helping..I really dont know what to do and im only 16!! Would anyone know a cure for psoriasis??
#4 - janice waters - 02/23/2008 - 10:09
I am 18 years old and i suffer from psoriasis. i am very very frusterated with it and it doesnt seem to be going away..im not wealthy so its hard for me to get the right creams...is there any cheap helpful ways to make it go away!?
#5 - Amy - 03/19/2008 - 12:27
There is a book called Healing Psoriasis by Dr. John Pagano, it is amazing. By following the info in the book I healed completely.
#6 - kate - 03/29/2008 - 21:34
I am so tired of psoriasis I have it on my legs and have not been able to wear shorts for a really long time now! I just got psoriasis about two years ago! I miss wearing my shorts or my skirts please someone help!!!
#7 - gina - 04/26/2008 - 20:13
I was first cursed with Psoriasis when i was 19,im 36 now and it has never gone away! Ive had brief respites while on holiday (as long as its somewhere hot) but once home (london) it returns,sometimes wif a vengence!!ive tried all the creams betnovate/donovate all topical steroid creams;none worked or helped much,one cream burnt me quite well once though,doc accidently gave me highest strength 5.0per cent instead of 0.5 wot fun...
had the light treatment after waiting 10yrs for it,that did help but its not a prolonged trtment coz of the skin cancer risks!!!!!!so im left with trying anyfing i havent already...would so appreciate ideas other than those above...ta very much
#8 - cathy - 05/16/2008 - 13:35
Well, I'm still looking for a permanent cure, but the essentials for me have been:
-long baths (w/sea salt or apple vinegar)
-a low sugar diet (very important)
-wrap gauze around patches or fingers to prevent further damage and to discourage itching.
#9 - Ariana - 06/16/2008 - 06:56
I have a problem bc my psoriasis is on my scalp i feel it is super hard to treat bc of location. any ideas?
#10 - sarah - 07/06/2008 - 05:56
I have had great success with Blue Star Ointment. My barber just recommended using Lotrimin daily and massaging my scalp, after a few days it seems to be working.
#11 - Dave - 07/12/2008 - 21:37
I have a patch of psoriasis on my knuckles, it is extremely painful and itchy. I also have tried just about everything made specifically for psoriasis but it hasn't helped. I came up with this kind of on my own, but it has helped. First I wash my hands with charcoal soap(at most health food stores) then I dab the area with alcohol and then apply A&D Ointment and cover with a bandage for a hour or so. When I take off the bandage it feels much better and doesn't hurt or itch for several hours. I do this once in the morning and once at night. It is the one thing that has brought me the most relief from my psoriasis.
#12 - Jes - 07/16/2008 - 20:25
I've been suffering with my psoriasis for over 30 years and talk about frustration and anguish, especially while raising my children. I was at a mall one day (of all places) and tripped over some Kiosk selling "Psoriasis" products....I thought, "what the heck, one more try". I really can't put into words how my life has changed with these little kiosk products that WORK and WORK FAST. If I can help someone else not suffer for as many years as I have, then I'm blessed to share the name of these incredible products that are really natural....it's the Aim 2 Health Hand & Body TheraCream and their Double Strength TheraCream....Truly A God Send! Believe me!
#13 - Maryanne - 07/26/2008 - 07:44
I'm also looking for something that can be applied to the scalp, actually the neck area, leading up into the hair. I've put chamomile tea bags on the area, and it helps sooth the itching, but doesn't cure the problem. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
#14 - Cathy - 08/27/2008 - 20:14
help! ive had psoriasis for 20 yrs, during the summer months it gets better, but for some reason this summerits gotten worse. any suggestions? with fall and winter coming i dont knnow how im gonna survive. thanks
#15 - debbie - 09/03/2008 - 15:14
I have had psoriasis (body, face and scalp) for about 10 years and have spend thousands of dollars on dermatologists, creams, shampoos, pills and light therapy. Nothing has given me any long term relief. A women from my church recommended using Vaseline (pure with no fragrances added) and I am finally symptom free on my face and body. I simply wet the plaques with tap water and then rub the vaseline in several times a day. When I shower I use a loofah sponge to scrub off the flakes. After a few days I saw a big improvement and within a week I only had plaques on my knees and elbows and even they were gone after two weeks. Now I just use the vaseline when I feel as if an area is breaking out again. I can't believe all the money I wasted when Vaseline is so cheap. I tried the vaseline on my scalp but it is just way too hard to get it out. Any ideas for the scalp?
#16 - sheila - 10/02/2008 - 12:23
i've been suffering from psoriasis for 2 years now. But only recently did it get worse. What I found to be really useful is applying manuka honey on the areas covered with psoriasis every night after a cool shower, for about 20 minutes. On ares where it's more serious, I will actually leave the honey overnight (but lightly covered in gauze so that it doesn't mess up the bed). I've also changed all my detergents, shampoos and conditioners to organic soap-free and sulphate-free ones. Give these a shot.
#17 - Sylvia - 10/09/2008 - 04:11
I have had flaky itchy scalp for about 15 yrs. I also usually have less of a problem in the summer, but this year it's much worse. My entire scalp is scaly and I swear I scratch it until it weeps. My usual cures aren't touching the problem, even the spray cortisone that worked wonders last year.
#18 - sue - 10/09/2008 - 19:50
for scalps, try NIZORAL, you can get it in any pharmacy
it works wonders!
#19 - carole - 11/03/2008 - 16:27
Hydrocortisone cream 1% worked amazingly for the psoriasis on my face and skin folds (completely gone in a week). That was six months ago. Now my body isn't responding to it. Head & Shoulders got rid of the psoriasis on the scalp, which was pretty severe. I've used the shampoo for a year and it hasn't come back (yet).
#20 - Alexa - 11/07/2008 - 14:11
i have psoriasis since 8yrs..its on my chest n neck..please suggest me some good home remedy for permanent treatment of this desease
#21 - zubi - 12/01/2008 - 10:49
I have found that a product called "Husk" really works for me and my mother. I can only find it at Sallys Beauty supply. Whenever My psoriasis flare on my scalp I use Hask for 2-3 days then it is completly healed. :-D
#22 - renie - 12/01/2008 - 20:45
I have had psoriasis of scalp but TGel shampoo (original) works wonders and I have maintained it. Since I have long hair, I use Pantene conditioner after shampooing to keep hair really soft while scalp is scale free with Tgel.
#23 - Varinder Wadhwa - 12/07/2008 - 20:21
my daughter had psorasis in her hair i used argan oil
(oil from morocco)i found this information in Wikippidia
it works like magic.
#24 - rajae - 12/24/2008 - 21:52
My wife has had psoriasis for a little over 36 years. She gets it under her finger and toe nails in her hair and in her ears. Let alone the rest of her body as well. And in them 36 years she has just about tried everything. The best she had was PUVA (very strong sunbed). This was almost a complete cure but after a few weeks of stopping this it was back.
The best we do now is all over body rub with e45 cream.
I wish you all the very best in getting rid of your psorasis and i will keep coming back to see if there is anything new that may help my wife.
#25 - Rob - 12/30/2008 - 09:05
I have psoriasis on my face and scalp. I've found that Neutrogena T-Gel shampoo helps with the plaques on my scalp, but I haven't found anything that works on my face. Does anyone have any ideas...I was using Bag Balm on the plaues onmy face and it minimized them, but then clogged my pores, and cause black heads...Does anyone if Vaseline does that on the face?
#26 - Katie - 01/19/2009 - 19:18
Try cod liver oil Seven Seas 2 Capsules( Morning/Eveining) per day while applying Daivobet cream against Psorisis.Better to get the dermatolgist advise first.
#27 - Milly - 02/06/2009 - 07:04
I have psoriasis only on my scalp. I have found that a few drops of lavendar oil in a cup of olive oil, massaged into the scalp and left on for a few hours helps alot. Just make sure you rinse it thouroughly (sometimes i massage it in & then leave it in over night)
#28 - Alyssa - 02/09/2009 - 09:11
im 15 and have had psoriasis for over 2 years! its on my nees ancles and all over my legs and elbows! i really want to get rid of it and im nt rich so i cant get all the latest creams and such! please help... i miss my shorts :(
#29 - kovaest creams and such but l - 02/17/2009 - 09:37
I have had psoriasis for 6 years. Here are some of the things that have proven beneficial in controling outbreaks.
First, Elecon, a topical steroid, has done wonders for treating my spots, especially on the face.
Second, sun exposure. Daily exposure of atleast 30 minutes helps the condition regress.
Third, exercise. Daily cardio and/or strength training will improve your stress levels, confidence, and overall emotional health.
Finally, there is a strange drink that one of my co-workers said helped his mom. I tried it and sure enough, I completely cleared up. Drink once daily and let me know if you see results. In a blender, mix. One peeled orange, juice of a lemon, 1 tablespoon of extra [@] olive oil, and enough juice of your choice to make it liquid enough to drink. ;-)
#30 - Dale - 02/23/2009 - 21:40
Have had psoriasis for almost 20 yrs. and have also tried every known remedy and perscription out there, the only relief I get is from an almost completely raw diet and pure coconut oil I get from a company called herbs of light, use it on my scalp and body.
#31 - monica - 03/23/2009 - 16:22
i've had psoriasis for about 15 yrs now and it covers 85% of my body. summer months it somewhat goes away because i use aquafor which is like a vaseline. it helps the pealing and itching and burning of your condition. and to remain as unstressed as possible. also try baby oil. it helps too with the itching and pealing. good luck! i hate it. people not like us don't understand what its like and so embarassing!
#32 - deena - 04/02/2009 - 15:24
I have had psoriasis for 3 years now and have found that stress really gears it up. I use daily meditation to relax, and a variety of vitamins and supplements. What seems to work best is Fish Oil. I take 3,000 mg before bed. I also take 6,000 - 8,000 mg of Garlic. The combination of the two taken at bed seem to keep it in check. It was my doctor who advised me to take my supplements before bed... apparently the immune system does its best work while the body is at rest. ;-)
#33 - Sonia - 04/03/2009 - 18:27
I was diagnosed with psoriasis when I was 10, I am now 22, so i have had it quite a while. At first the dermatologists thought I just had lice, after rigourous routines of lice removers (they stung the psoriasis areas like fire!) they finally owened up to the fact that I had psoriasis. When I was still at home my mom bought the TGel shampoo and the prescribed medical topper that goes on after it, it didnt' help, it burned and made the areas on my scalp worse and redder, though the toppical was left on overnight and rinsed off with the Tgel. I didn't use it after a few years of the painful shampooing and once I married and got out on my own, I began looking for herbal remedies that didn't burn, no risks like cancer or immune problems (psoriasis is a immune disorder, why would I want medical drugs that lower my immune system!?) The best thing that I have found for my head and ears (worst areas) was a large tea bath made from chickweed (very cheap to buy from health food stores in bulk) put it in a large cotton tea bag (also available from healthfood stores that sell loose leaf herbs) run a hot bath, let the tea bag soak as if it was a giant cup of water, like you are making a tea to drink, but instead of drinking it, you are soaking in it. Sounds strange but after I tried it (the water turns a mild green color, like green tea, it's normal) once you lay down in it, soak for a while and relax. I personally found my skin tingling in a good way, felt like little fingers massaging the painful areas, I soak for about 30-45 minutes and then bathe as usual, rinse and dry off, it's good as an every other day bath soak and for me personally, it is a relief for about two days at a time, enough time goes by that when I need it again, it's time for a soak. I also rub in cocoa-shae butter lotion after a soak, not only does it smell good, it has good vitamines in it too. Sun is ALWAYS the better remedy, just be careful of burning. It's hard, try not to scratch the areas, if you must, just rub with the flat of your fingers to aleviate the itch feeling. There is no cure of psoriasis, you just have to live with it, and the more sun on the areas like elbows and knees the better, so even though it's embarrassing, wear those shorts in summer, just lotion up and keep some aloe or shae lotion with you to reapply when you dry out, don't cover the areas up!
#34 - Christina - 04/06/2009 - 13:09
i have recently been searching the net for any help with psoriasis and i found a site wich claims this proz92s is great for help with psoriasis has anyone heard of it
#35 - pat - 04/20/2009 - 11:05
I have had psoriasis since age 5. I am now 42. I am so tired of going to the dermatologist that I really don't go any more. The medicine they gave me as a kid ended up giving me stretch marks on my legs. I think because it was some sort of steroid. Being out in the sun has always helped me the most. T gel shampoo for the scalp is best. I'm now trying to find information for something natural to try.
#36 - Kristine - 04/22/2009 - 17:52
I've suffered with my psoriasis terribly for most of my adult life. The final straw was when it started covering my hands and people could see it at work. I started taking baths three to five times a week with epsom salt and then completely covering myself with vaseline. At first, I thought it wasn't working but within six weeks, I was completely healed. Mentally andn physically it was a tremendous boost. Now I'm just working on my dark spots for the summer! Just think, all of that time at the dermatologist and spending money on steroid creams didn't compare to a home remedy. I was especially impressed that the healing process happened during the winter months which is my most difficult time of the year. Of course, no doctor will ever give us this secret.
#37 - Healed! - 04/25/2009 - 11:51
Try doing Pranayama (breathing exercises) for 30 minutes a day - Anulome Vilome in particular. Do it for 2-3 months. Trust me. It will do wonders.
#38 - B Majumder - 04/27/2009 - 16:53
hey guys, good news, i am currently in a study that is 100% effective for everyone. some company bought the rights to this medication and it will be on the market this year! keep and eye out. in the study they haven't told me yet what it's name will be but i can tell you that you take a shot once a month and then at your doctors and then they will let you take it home with you and you will give it to yourself just like people take insulin..its a miracle!!! good luck everyone!
#39 - diana - 04/28/2009 - 09:10
I've been putting adolphs meat tenderizer (the kind with papain) on my psoriasis out of desperation. after my arms cleared I've been putting it on my left thigh and not my right one to check it out my left one is clearing very well. soak and rub it in it stings a little bit; not badly though it seems to do what steriods, creams,uvlight, and all the other b.s.stuff the money grubbin doc's gave me wouldn't.Maybe I should be glad I lost my health insurance?good luck to all you sufferers I HOPE THIS CAN HELP YOU TOO!Dave-O Riverside ca
#40 - daveo - 04/28/2009 - 23:57
This worked wonders for me and it costs less:
Go to the drugstore (CVS / Walgreens etc) and look for Aveeno natural soothing bath..its in a box form with 6-8packets. There is also a generic one like that made with the stores brand name. I usually buy that coz its cheaper. It is recommended if you have a tub to soak yourself into. Fill it with hot water and drizzle 2 sachets into it. completely mix until totally dissolved. soak your whole body for 40-60mins. Rinse and dry yourself with a towel. Dont WIPE..Just damp it to dry. Use if for 2 weeks everynight, then 4x a week on the 3rd and 3x a week on the 4th week. You also need to buy a TAR SOAP. I use grandpa's tar soap..i buy it at dr.leonards.com and only costs less than $6. Use the soap every morning and let it stay in your body for 20mins. Rinse after. email me at senorit28 at yahoo if you have success.
#41 - kenzie - 05/14/2009 - 17:22
hi all! As a ps. victim for 8 yrs, scalp,lower back,legs arms and in awkward places, have experienced with quite a bit.Steroid creams of course work but you cant use too long and the lesions can fire back worse.Moisterizing creams are good sootheners and some can keep the patches stable and smooth but they wont cure.ive visited the dead sea-again it only gives a few months relief.uvb id keep out.SO WHAT DOES WORK? Renie, theres no Husk at sallys beauty store. there is Rusk Products.And Tgel didnt work 4 me.on the int theres various advertizers but im skeptical with all their testimonials, why wont they give me a contact of a successful client-id gratefully give my contact if id be cleared with s/ones product.M-folia was of no use,& by the time youd confirm that, youve missed the money back guarantee date!so i didnt try proz92, pat, as they didnt give me a contact.my next step is probably one of those books-maybe dr pagano-would he give a referral address of someone whose been cleared with no recurrences for some time through his method? (kate, r u still cleared?). GOOD LUCK!
#42 - ben - 05/15/2009 - 00:49
hi i have had ps. for nearly two years and have found a tablet called AC11 in my health food store it helped clear up my plaques definitely worth a try
#43 - rosie - 06/07/2009 - 09:56
Hi, I have tried spraying and massage organic vinegar / apple cider on my scalp before and after shampooing and it helped to soothe the itch and reduce the scales on the scalp.
#44 - JanT55 - 06/07/2009 - 21:14
M dad had it terribly for 30 years and I have had it for about 15. Also, my dad goes to the acupunture every week for his. It\'s works.
Once I went dairy and meat free, it went away completely. Make sure to keep stress levels as low as possible, so exercise works, as well as a daily muti-vitamin and fish oil.(I generally had mine behind my ears, elbow, nail, arms, legs and ear.)
#45 - tt - 06/08/2009 - 13:55
My wife has psoriasis on her feet and it kills me to see her suffer. Her feet itch almost incessantly and she uses vaseline, dermovate cream which helps but only just. Can anyone help?
#46 - bwuth - 06/15/2009 - 23:55
I think I will try the Proz92 and see if that is some relief or else the AC!! but I can't find it at my health food store?
#47 - Elaine - 06/16/2009 - 12:47
;-)I'm 31 and developed Psoriasis when I was about 13. The only respite I got was during my first pregnancy when I had not a single flake, spot or lesion on my entire body..but BOY did it come back with a VENGANCE within about 2 months after I gave birth. I have tried just about every perscription and over the counter cream, lotion and potion out there to NO availe(GRRR) Right now however I am taking Dandelion root capsules and they seem to be working GREAT. It was recommended by an herbologist I know who has treated several people with it. I was instructed to take 500 MGs 3x/daily for one week, 2x/daily for the second week and 1x/daily from then on. Even this past winter when my skin actually burns and hurts so badly it makes me cry I didn't even itch! :-D I also am using a lotion with vitamins A,C, E, ALoe Vera and Tea Tree Oil in it, All of which are excellent for skin disorders like psoriasis.
#48 - Sarah - 06/29/2009 - 12:52
my psoriasis on scalp is gone with one application of coconut oil.i applied it at o900 hrs. 24 hours later i combed my short haired head with a fine toothed comb.the rubbish removed was unbelievable.i am 71 years and a life time sufferer. scalp now looks new.my hands are healing well . i take each day. acvinegar&honey--3 times in bottled water 4 cloves garlic chopped 2 times with bottled water 1 tspn bs molasses this can be taken off spoon or spread on wholemeal bread with an apple or banana. delicious. ep oil caps & omega 3 caps. 1 dspn cod liver oil.further knowledge can be gained through these 3 must have sights.EARTHCLINIC.COM
AMAZONBOOKS.co.uk and GOOGLE
my advice is to learn from these excellent sites. they are there for US. and to enhance OUR lives.they collectively have given me a new life.go for it and share the good life.best wishes allways michael
#49 - michael liverpool uk - 07/07/2009 - 08:02
I have had psoriasis for 14 years, i am 32 years young. i have psoriasis patches all over my body (hate it).I have tired creams and bio meds prescribed doctors. Enbral worked for a year (completely gone) i was so happy. Sadly my immune system got used to the meds and it stopped working. I stopped using it due to the side effects and i was planning for my second child, not good for pregnancy, the DR said its up to me if i wanted to take it while pregnant but definitely have to stop while breast feeding. So i just stopped taking it completely. Come to find out a few years later it has been black listed and is very harmful. During pregnancy my psoriasis got better ( not sure why) but after having the baby my skin is just out of control. I have read all the comments and am very hopeful that some of the natural remedies will be helpful, i just had my third baby and my skin is driving me crazy.
Has anyone found relief by changing to an organic, low fat/sugar and no red meat diet, i rarely eat red meat anyway so some of the diets i read sound good but i just dont know if anything will help. Does diet and exercise really work.
Anyway, if anyone wants to email me some advice here is my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. God Bless you all. :-D
#50 - Jennifer - 07/07/2009 - 14:02
I'm trying a more alkaline diet, 80% for healing properties, then back to 60%. The other 20-40% is the acidity. Google it to see food choices. I think Paganos diet is pretty similar if not based on this principal.
Also, tanning bed worked great on my body, esp. during winter.
For scalp I wet hair, or out of shower, and distribute olive oil wherever needed. I then wrap a bandana to keep in the heat/moisture and to not get oil all over the place. It VERY soothing and takes off scales right away
#51 - Suz - 07/09/2009 - 17:15
I saw a link on youtube from a lady who recommended an ethnic hair treatment called DooGro and it works wonders. No kidding! Smells wonderful, helped but hasn't taken it away, but has made it feel lots better.
#52 - Kim - 07/28/2009 - 16:51
My dads had psoriasis since he was a early teen, and now he has it super bad on his knees and elbows and lower legs, near the knees. I am just beginning to get a tiny bit on my knees, only like dots of it, and i am only 13 y o. help! i dont want this to haunt me, but i also dont want to revolve my life around this stupid, ugly skin condition for years and years to come, leaving me alone and living with cats, still struggling to find a cure before it gets too out of hand! ;D Any tips BEFORE it gets bigger and noticable by my friends? (btw, i dont want to hear about some stupid bath or something that cost a heck of a lot of energy, money, and stress wasted on baths and apple cider or whatever else u guys r trying 2 do for urself.) HELPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#53 - Kim - 07/30/2009 - 21:01
I got my first outbreak of Psoriasis when I was 7 years old and have had what my doctors referred to as the worst case they had ever seen in their practice since then.
The treatment that has made my psoriasis COMPLETELY disappear is the injections such as Enbrel.
These medications are very expensive and may not be fully covered by insurance so this is my advice to you...
Look into drug research programs. That is how I was able to get the medicine that I needed without having to pay the $1500 dollar a month price tag.
My new problem is that I am now pregnant with my second child and because of that I can no longer use any sort of medications for my skin disease.
If you have any ideas for home remedies for Psoriasis I would be very appreciative!
Good Luck to all of you! I know that living with this disease sometimes seems like the cruelest thing that we could have been cursed with, but we have to keep pushing and REFUSE to settle for a life without shorts and tank tops!
#54 - Michaela - 08/14/2009 - 20:02
Ive been suffering from psoriasis for some time now, the only thing ive found to wrk is a cream called ULTRAVATE. It wrks wonders even on my bad plaques its COMPLETLY GONE with in 2-3 days! its not over the counter but ask your physician. the generic brand is halobetasol propionate also make sure your perscibed the Oitment not the cream both wrk but the Oitment is way more afficient
#55 - Gina - 08/20/2009 - 10:42
I've had this terrible disease for 20 years. There is no cure... I've tried natural remedies for 17 years and now after the 18th year of not controlling it I took the road of medication. Creams, tablets, light therapy, trial drugs and more tablets. Disappears for a while then shows its ugly head again. Next option is injections...Biologics. Really happy for the people that have succeeded with the natural way. Wished it had worked for me
#56 - Penny - 08/25/2009 - 11:47
I am 31 years old, i've had psorasis from past 15 years...i have tried all sorts of medicines...now i am taking METHOTREXATE TABLETS....will it effect me in future?? will my married life be easy??can i have babies??:-(
#57 - NADIA - 08/29/2009 - 10:49
i have had ps for 3 years it went away for about 1 1/2 years with creams from the doctor now its back worse then before my mom has had it when i was yonger the doctor gave her tar bath its a prescription strength and it worked for her she has not had a problem for about 20 years i talk to my doctor to get it and he dont even know what im talking about so all i can say is check with ur doctors see if the can get it for u i have only checked with one doctor but i am going to keep looking so good luck to all of u
#58 - miss - 08/29/2009 - 16:06
Nadia I've been on methotrexate. With all medications as strong as these caution is vital. No known facts on effects in future. Won't affect married life and if you discover you are pregnant stop taking them immediately. My sister found her psoriasis cleared during pregnancy but came back mildly afterwards. Good luck
#59 - Penny - 08/30/2009 - 11:32
ifirst encountered it when i was 14.
i m 23 now. i tried all sort of tretments but none worked for me much untill i met an ayurvedic doctor.
i have taken medicines from him for almost 1 and a half year , n my psorsis is completlely gone :)
9272383082 thts my number, plz contact me if u too.. want to take medicines from that doctor.
#60 - neha - 09/02/2009 - 06:52
i suffered from this since birth .i m still wasting my money i never get any relief from it.bt i hv a drug "cipro cf " it give me a small relief bt not 4 long time..........
#61 - Amol Arora - 09/14/2009 - 13:05
Anyone tried adding flaxseed oil to their diet? I'm going to start...we'll see how it goes.
Surprised no one else mentioned this--when I get a flare up, usually brought on by stress, I put on a huge blob of ointment (alt. from antibiotic when I have bleeding/cracks, to steriod cream, to vasoline) and cover it with plastic wrap and leave it on while I sleep. When i wake up, most of the time some gets on my sheets anyway but added bonus I am able to scratch without breaking skin. My husband has started calling me plastic girl! :-P
I also started removing tags from my clothes and wearing clothes that don't rub (elastic, etc.).
Recently got a patch on my face and it is driving me crazy! Any ideas?!
Good luck & God bless!
#62 - Shal - 09/14/2009 - 21:45
I have found taking dandilion root has helped.
#63 - Natalie - 09/26/2009 - 03:17
the pharmacist i work with suggests flaxseed oil and fish oil capsules :/ Haven't tried yet but i'm getting desperate.
#64 - abby - 09/27/2009 - 20:37
i have lived with psoriasis for over 20 years, and unfortunatley for me, it had caused the onset of arthrits. I am now 31, and have taken methotrexate, have had PUVA and even had "recepies" sent in from around the world to try and help me clear my skin. One of the best remedies i found, was massage therapy. I studied remedial health in a further attempt to understand why this skin disorder could not be cured, and i found that during the study time, we were performing/recieving 2 massages a week. Over the 6 months, my skin cleared up. I had long ago stopped taking medications, and had stopped all perscriptions, as i was having liver issues after the methotrexate, however i did mix up a blend of over 25 different oil, and started applying them, and would have fellow students use the oil in my massage.
I have since then had a child, and during my pregnancy my condition came back, so i am back to square one. I did personal study on psoriasis years ago, and it is very much stress related, and if u look back in history, you will know that massage was very much a part of life, and still is in some countries (particularly asia) where much of the stress related ilness we suffer is not as prevelant. Im not a doctor...but i think i should be! In short, MASSAGE THERAPY... If your not aware of why it woud work...massage therapy is used to gently clear the muscular systems of toxins. This is why, if u have e ver had a massage, you will notice u feel differently, u can think clearly and you might even have to go pee afterwards...some people start perspiring during thier session...and some cry, or get a runny nose. These are all different ways the body can remove toxins. I recomend u try it, and dont just have ONE massage...try it at least twice a week, and think about it becoming a part of your life. i cant begin to tell u the difference it made.
#65 - veronica - 10/06/2009 - 10:13
hi, i am 20 years old and i found out that i had sporiasis when i was in sixth grade. i went to the doctor and got a prescription for it. i have been using it daily ever since. it has gone away on the majority of my body. The main part that i cant get rid of is on my scalp, i have tried everything, especially tee tree oil, i used it so long and all it did was make me stink. Does any body know of anything that absolutely works? I have a two year old daughter and i'm scared that it is genetic and i dont want her to go through the same humiliation that i went through.
#66 - Amy - 10/26/2009 - 23:59
My brother & father have psoriasis and my sister and myself never did. UNTIL I had my son. 5-6 months after having him I started getting psoriasis. My sis had a girl and still doesn't have the skin problem. My son is now 10 and after many years of trying many different lotions & products I finally found one that works great. I was in the baby section at my local grocery store and I saw a baby cream Called Mom to Mom that was a vitamin A&E mix. The same brand also had a diaper rash cream with the same vitamins included. I bought both types $under 4 each. I used for a week of two and could already tell the difference. I have told 6-7 different people about the cream and they have tried it and came back to me and said THANKS. It does help a lot and you would figure it has to be good for the pregnant women since it is for Babies.
you can check it out online type in mom to mom
and connect up to CARRS SAFEWAY site
here is more info on creams.
Diaper Rash Ointment - 4 Oz Say goodbye to diaper rash, and hello to your happy baby. Zinc oxide helps treat and prevent diaper rash, while protecting chafed skin and helping to seal out wetness.
Diaper Rash Ointment with Vitamin A and D - 4 Oz Say goodbye to diaper rash, and hello to your happy baby. The light formula helps treat and prevent diaper rash, while protecting chafed skin and helping to seal out wetness. Also protects and soothes minor cuts and burns.
#67 - Judy - 10/28/2009 - 14:06
My 12 yr old son has had psoriasis since birth, none of the creams from the dermatologist seem to work! it only makes them worse, ecspecially the ones on his scalp! He is very sensative about this condition! Does anyone have any ideas on how I can help my son?
#68 - Casandra Whaley - 11/01/2009 - 10:47
I have psoriasis for the last 27 years and recently I went back to my native country India and spent a week in a Naturopathy hospital. A week stay here gave me a great relief. Basically stop eating the following and just eat quinoa/brown rice with boiled vegetables and lot of papaya. And apply rice paste (nice ground to a smooth paste) and turmeric (yellow spice) on all the affected parts daily. Wait for 45 minutes to an hour and take a shower. You will the difference.
These are no-no until psoriasis completes go away and try to stick to this even after that.
- tea and coffee
- white rice/white bread
- milk, buttermik and other dairy products
- prunes and plums
- wine or any other alcohol
- any kind of spices except black pepper
Drink a liter of water with lemon juice and honey in the morning. Dont eat anything after 6.30pm. The idea is to reduce your acid intake by 80% and take only alkaline food (vegs and fruits). All the above items cause acidicity.
And one more thing. Soak in epsom salt bath for 20 minutes daily. Add about 2 to 3 cups of salt in a tub of water and soak.
#69 - venkat - 11/01/2009 - 19:23
I have had psoriasis for 8 years and although I find it annoying, there are many people who are worse off than me so I try not to stress about it (the not stressing has got to help too!). I have ps mainly on my scalp, the hairline on my forehead and the back of my neck, ears and occasionally on my fingers. I take both Salmon Fish Oil and Flaxseed Oil capsules everyday and I have seen a huge improvement. At the beginning my scalp was always very red and raw and now my ps looks more like dandruff with the occasional scale here and there. I have also tried olive oil and recently Bio-Oil on my scalp and that has helped a lot with the dryness. With all of the great ideas here, I think it's mostly about trial and error - what works for one may not work for all. Good luck everyone!
#70 - melissa - 11/07/2009 - 17:01
i m 34 yrars old and i m suffring from psoriasis for 5 years.. i take ayurvedic, homeopathic, alopathic medicines but i didn't found any response.....................
please please please tell me what ot do??????????????????
#71 - anju sharma - 11/08/2009 - 02:18
I've had psoriasis for over 35 years. It's a very complicated condition with no cure in site. Before there's a cure medical professional will have to dig deep into genetics which according to my dermatologist isn't going to be happening in the near future. We know there's a lot of things that causes a flare up. Stress, heavy drinking of alcohol, bacterial infections, yeist infections, strep, smoking, fungal infections, weight gain, certain foods, cafeine...My dermatologist recommended bathing is sea salt from the black sea (works best) or regular sea salt. It will dry it up. He also said to use 1 1/2 cups of Clorox bleach to bath in twice a week. Kills the microorganisms that cause infections...He also said that a strict, low calerie diet will starve the phorasies. He actually recommended fasting. Anyone with psoriasis needs sun (15 mins), or time under a UV lamp. Tanning beds have always helped mine when I was younger. If I notice a flare up starting I will always use a round of antibiotics (tetracycline) 500 mil. for 10 days. I haven't had to use it in years. I want to say that I am very sempathetic to all of those who share this embarrassing, miserable condition with me. To give you hope my derm. said that psoriasis can go into remission and never come back. My husband has psoriasis over 70% of his body, 2 of my 4 adult daughters have sever phoriasis also. One daugter is in remission and one is starting an outbreak, but will keep in it control with tanning daily in the tanning bed. It's truely a misreable condition. Good luck to all of you.
#72 - Deb - 11/09/2009 - 01:04
hi my name is lidia and i have a friend who is suffering real bad of psorisis and im lookin to help her im studying to be a massage therapist and i knoe it helps to give a massage but hers is so bad that i dont knoe if i want to proceed in giving her one can somebody help me..... here is my phone number 1-408-449-6087 or my email address email@example.com
#73 - Lidia - 11/10/2009 - 17:52
I have had ps since I was a teenager. My Dad has it and my one son. My brother also suffers from skin problems. We, as a family have tried everything, all short term relief but it always returns. A few months ago I was sent an email by my kids grandma about cinnamon and honey tea helping alot of skin troubles, so I tried it. It cleared it up as long as I kept drinking it. I stopped and it has returned with greater force. I just started drinking it again. I am going to see if it really helps. If you don't want to mix it up yourself, Bigalow makes a cinnamon tea bag, add 1 tbls honey. You can look it up on the internet, too. Hope it helps some one, hope it will help me. The suffering of it on my arms, ears, back and legs is sometimes alsomst unbareable. Good luck!
#74 - Janet - 11/11/2009 - 08:44
For psoriasis treatment boil the rice till it becomes paste and apply that hot paste over the effected part.
#75 - Babu - 11/17/2009 - 23:51
I am 43 and have psoriasis since 6th grade. I used to take vit E, zinc and lecithin. This kept it in control, but never went away. One thing that always works for me is when I go on a diet and eat more vegetables, less red meat, less dairy. I swear by the Richard Simmons diet. I know the exercise is good for you, but I don't seem to have the time. I lost 60 lbs in a year and my psoriasis went away COMPLETELY. Well, now i've gone off the diet, gained 15 lbs, and my skin is so getting worse. I've been on a diet yoyo since my teens, but every time I follow the RS diet, my skin clears up. I try to stay away from citrus and dairy. I know stress is bad, but hey....if you can tell me how to avoid stress with 4 teenagers, Please let me know. One other thing, when eating fruits and vegetables, try to eat them raw and not cooked.
#76 - Heidi - 11/21/2009 - 06:16
I have tremendous sucess using clearalysis it has healed both times I have used for long periods but the key is eating and until I visited Dr.Pagano that was the main issue,I was eating large quantities of red meat and sugary foods.Dr. John pagano I have visited and he has given me the help needed in the food area that is the key to the psorasis clearing up.He has a great cookbook and two other books.He has had tremendous sucess with his patients.I am exteremely thankful for him.
#77 - rob - 11/28/2009 - 23:24
I've had psoriasis for about 20 years now. Normally I use Clobetasol Proprionate at .05%. You do need a prescription for it, but it does work. I like the gel, but the ointment is the most effective as it will stay on the skin longer if you don't rub it off with clothing. However, it is a little expensive if you don't have insurance.
My favorite remedy is a week in Hawaii. Since I can't do that all the time I'm going to start with epsom salt baths and also look into UV therapy and see how much that costs.
Thanks for all the great ideas.
#78 - Brion - 11/29/2009 - 19:22
I am 44 and was just diagnosed with psoriasis in November. I started breakiing out with these scaley bumps back in august, it took that long to see a dermatologist and he just said exzema and gave me a cream that did nothing. Went back to my primary and he said psoriasis. I cried from relief not knowing what it was thought I had parosites living on me. Now i cry knowing this will be a life long batlle. No one else in my family has this. Reading what everyone has written scarem and inspires me at the same time.
#79 - Linda - 12/06/2009 - 09:59
ive had recurring psoriasis on my scalp for a couple years now. it's recently moved to my ears hairline and inside my belly button (very strange)
a friend with eczema gave me Halobetasol Propionate and that took it away for a few weeks...but now im out. im going to try the Argan oil...seems like a good route..no topical solutions worked for me..only made my scalp redder and more painful. no shampoos worked either..and being a hair stylist ive tried a ton of them. im also vegetarian but must start to take fish oil or even consider eating fish again to get rid of this.
#80 - dz - 12/09/2009 - 00:17
i have guttate psorias,its on my butt,legs,arms,scalp and head.can someone give me any ideas anything.theres times i feel like im losing my mind over this,please help me
#81 - darlene - 12/09/2009 - 07:08
I have had psoriasis on both of my chins(legs) since 1969, I have reacently had a relief from both of them and seems to be going away, I sort of made my own mixture (50-50) from two product i purchased at wal mart. One is MG217 (medicated tar ointment) and the other is Dermarest (psoriasis medicated moisturizer). Believe me it has helped
#82 - Ray - 12/11/2009 - 18:29
Homoeopathy is good provided it is given by an experienced doctor. It has to be monitored regularly and doses changed as per the condition. The good of it that it has no side effects and if adds to silent healing why not?.
Also allopathy can be continued.
Take plenty of flax seeds and say no to alcohol, red meat amd fried/oily foods.
#83 - Navin - 12/13/2009 - 00:24
Has anyone tried Baking Soda therapy? I read that psoriasis is really a fungus and drinking 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 4oz water 4x/day will clear it up! It is also shown to prevent cancer, colds, flu, etc. It supposedly raises the pH in the body slightly which creates an environment non-conducive to fungal/bacterial growth. Please respond if you have had any success with this treatment. email me if you have imperical evidence that this works. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks.
#84 - Geoff - 12/15/2009 - 13:29
I have psoriasis for over 30yrs and really empathise with anyone that suffers from it. I keep my scalp clear by using olive oil on my scalp and find this to be effective in taking away the scales. I put the olive oil on dry hair and leave overnight, it is messy so you would need to use a towel and a cap. In the morning put the shampoo directly on to the hair without water and rinse (much easier to remove). Shampoo another few times and condition well.
I wash with Aqueous cream and find this helps as soap tends to dry out my skin.
#85 - Joe - 12/16/2009 - 17:42
one of the best remedy for psoriasis is mixture of equal volume of Ghee, Sesame oil and castor oil. Apply two times a day and should not have coffee during the treatment period has shown a good results.
#86 - Rajani - 01/11/2010 - 06:21
Wow! So many treatments and expeirments! Everyone keep it up and we are bound to find something that works. I read the comment on trying baking soda.............has anyone tried that? I don't think that psoriasis is a fungus Geoff; unless they have discovered differently here recently, and if they have GREAT! At least they are working on the problem and hopefully a solution is soon to follow. I found that prednisone is a good way to calm down psoriasis and somewhat clear it up, and is a inexpensive script, however you can't stay on it for a long period of time. What I found to help with my scalp was, a 1.0% coal tar shampoo. You can get it at CVS, Wal-Mart, or Walgreens. Look on the back of the box or bottle for this information. You can also use it as a liquid soap. Lather up hair and entire body and wait for about 5 mins and rinse off. It may sound crazy, but it helps. Also, all the talk about diets, cutting back sugar in-take, exercise, eating well, all this is true. This is what really helps me. I am blessed with great insurance and could use really any doctor I choose, however I hate going to the doctor's office. So I diet, exercise, cut out sugar in-take to avoid it. Good luck everyone and God bless.
#87 - Rod - 01/13/2010 - 12:08
Hello Everyone. I came across this website researching psoriasis remedies for my boyfriend. I want to bring some of the treatments talked about here to him but I don't want to offend him. He is sensitive about it and frusturated. Coming from others suffering, I'm open to suggestions on how to bring this up. Please and Thanks :-)
#88 - Christine - 01/13/2010 - 13:27
I stumbled on a remedy last week, Banana peel (been around for a while) . I tried it and it does help but for me it only went so far. You rub the peel on the lesion once or twice a day. It kept things in check for me. Last night I put a steroid on some of the persistent ares and I have seen some good results, so maybe a combination will be a plan.
I'm 53 yrs old and my ps started when I was 18 with a strange viral infection. A doctor diagnosed riders syndrome and that stuck for a few years but it wasn't riders syndrome.
Years past and my diagnosis became psoriasis.
My problems were for the most part in my finger and toe nails( these days its attacking my skin) . My nails were gross to look at. I felt like the lobster man or some oddity. I constantly had to and still have to think about hiding them from strangers.
I keep my nails trimmed as close as possible and I use sand paper of different grades to improve there appearance. In the last decade my vision has become so that I can not see up close without reading glasses. Out of sight out of mind. That has helped me feel less stress about how other see me.
My heart goes out to the young people with ps. When I was young I am told I was a very attractive man but my ps. made me feel ugly, shy, and ashamed of the curse that was put on me. I was happy to stay alone, I became a loner.
To make a long story short I met a woman at 23 who I married but she was evil. Then I met another woman at 41 who wasn't evil. Life goes on just like those who don't have psoriasis.
You cope, there are really worse problems to have.
The older folks know this, to the young out there, hang in there. I'm sorry you have this, there is no cure right now. There may never be. Find what works for you and live your life like you didn't have this affliction.
#89 - Tim - 01/17/2010 - 18:38
Thank you so much for all the amazing information...wow! Yeah, Epsom salt baths are so relaxing and seem to work well at soothing my P. I'm new to P, it hasn't been even a year yet, but you just keep on keepin' on. I have also found the Cod liver Oil has worked well too, it's not too tasty but that is ok. UVB light therapy really works well, but what about long term effects?
#90 - Tammy - 01/17/2010 - 20:43
Ive taken notes on what I think are great "natural" remedies of psoriasis. I will say that Ive only had flare ups of psoriasis twice in my life. I am 25 years old. I had perfect skin most my life, and Im actually a model, used to do it full time as a profession, in the US and Europe. Im a very sensitive and fragile person, I feel emotions to most extremes. About 3 and a half years ago, I was more then stressed out and over worked, and I developed psoriasis, but it spread and grew very fast...and (since it was my first time ever experiencing it) of course it freaked me out. My doctor put my on topical steroids which of course got rid of it but just ate up my money. So i spoke to many different people, ended up going to a special clinic in Mexico. One of my dear friends, boyfriends, volunteers there once a month. Its a clinic thats full of scientists from around the world, who are full charity cases, they take on EXTREME cancer patients (who literally have 6 months left to live) and they place them on the most extreme homeopathic remedies, take out all the metal in their bodies (which they conclude are a huge part of their cancer) ... put them on herbal remedies, herbal tea diets, etc. They have cured SO MANY of these people, and Ive witnessed it...its unbelievable really. Anyways, one of the professors. His name is Kirk White... hes one of the most brilliant people Ive ever known. He sat and spoke with me for a while, and simply told me all I needed to do was go on a cleanse.
Psoriasis is best resolved when you reset your natural balance of your innerself/body. Everything functions and forms from the inside out correct? YES! Therefore if we can get to the ROOT of the problem, we can somehow eliminate it.
Im sure some of you have head of the master cleanse... I went on it for 14 days. And I did a 2 month follow up, making sure to take probiotic capsule pills (not any other form, they will be eliminated before hitting your digestive system, from your digestive enzymes and acids.)
THen keeping up with a healthy organic multivitamin, and making sure to get SUNLIGHT, depending on where you live, get at least a half hour of REAL sun, or go tanning, it helps you in numerous ways.
Try to eat as organic and natural as you can. Lean meats (as little red meat as possible) and the most purest forms of veggies.
I used a site thats from a book which shows the natural, organic, and pure form of the great ways the master cleanse can help. (and trust me, I was covered in about 75% psoriasis...itchy, bleeding skin, covering my torso and back, arms, legs, parts of my face, ear, etc. HORRIBLE.)
This is the only think I can swear by, and I am so thankful for, because it truely cured me.
I cant seem to copy and paste on to this. But if any of you would like this info please please email me at email@example.com
I will gladly send you the link and help answer any questions, etc. I know how absolutely horrible it is to have psoriasis, WHen I had it, it was an absolute nightmare and I thought Id never get rid of it. The day I saw myself with normal skin again I just cried.
#91 - Melissa - 01/21/2010 - 00:06
My 5 yrs. old son was diagnosed with psoriasis. he's got it on his scalp , underarm, groin and patches on his back. creams and shampoo that was prescribed to him works well at the moment. but i'm looking at herbal treatment. coz i'm aware that with medicines and topical creams it only works for so long. can anybody suggest herbal treatment that's o.k to use with children?
#92 - Janey - 02/02/2010 - 15:08
wow lots of info. here. had ps for about 30 years. im now 34 and sick of itching. seems like a great place to get some answers. i believe cleaning your body out from the inside out is what works. the problem is for 1 all we as ps sufferers can eat to be ps free are lots of veggies. fruits. a little bit of chicken and some fish but not shrimp crab lobster etc.. and even with the veggies we are limited to as we are not to have tomatos onions and more. who has the willpower to not have the occasinal pizza or beer or etc.. you get the point. as well take 7 half hour baths a week and pop a lot of healthy supplements. im gonna try my best. keep you guys posted. great forum. my email firstname.lastname@example.org would love to hear from other people who think likewise. also im going to try the clorox bleach thing. c ya
#93 - brad - 02/07/2010 - 17:54
Ive had psoriasis for ten years now and my body is covered from head to toe. Ive tied enbrel, corticosteriod, light treatmeant, pills, sun bathing. Nothing works. Anyone have any ideas of any cleansing diets for psoraisis. Im so embarrased that i never go out without longsleeves and jeans. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-(
#94 - Reina - 02/17/2010 - 11:33
Hello, I am 20 years old and I have had psoriasis ever since I can remember.I have tried everything all types of shampoos and nothing ever worked.My doctor prescribed me a cream which helped out a great deal but I had to keep reapplying it every two days and it was a steroid which is not healthy and sometimes can return with a greater effect.I have recently been looking for some herbal treatments and have found something that works very good.It works fast and I will be using the cream until I finish the bottle.I will see how long I the affected area lasts without reapplying it, but it is truly amazing.Its made in Thailand so you would have to order it.Look for "Little Buddha Enterprises".They sell shampoos and conditioners, soaps, and creams for eczema and psoriasis.I highly recommend it for anyone that is truly having problems with psoriasis. I have only tried the cream so I am not sure how effective the other two options are, but it seems as if it would work.They are small jars but only a little bit is needed to apply to the effected area two times a day. They are a bit expensive about $40 but it is a miracle. You will probably have to buy it off Ebay and it will take about two weeks to arrive.If anyone has any questions they can email me at email@example.com...... I know how stressful and embarassing this can be and I really just want to help.
#95 - Nunu - 02/18/2010 - 20:03
In the morning, before breakfast on an empty stomach, pour one table spoon (10ml) of Sesame / Gingelly Oil into you mouth. Swish and Swirl the sesame oil gently, in a comfortable way, through the gums and teeth for about 15 to 20 mts.
As the process continues, the oils gets thinner and whiter. If the oil is still yellow the pulling process is to be continued. Then spint and rinse the oral cavity thoroughly with warm salt water. Dont swallow even a drop of oil as it contains toxins, which has been pulled out from the blood while swishing.
The spitted oil can eventually clog up the sink. Clean the sink with soap immediately after spitting.
Oil Pulling can be repeated three times a day, but always before meals on an empty stomach.
You will get amazing positive benefits including cure from psoriasis.
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#96 - Mrs.G. Virucha - 02/19/2010 - 05:23
my husband is suffering a guttate p.s for over 5 months now..im really worried about him...we used the cream named divovet..but still..its not working...:( pls. help me..wat should i do?
#97 - liza - 02/22/2010 - 01:15
i tried the LITTLE BUDDHA ENTERPRIZES CREAM that i found on ebay, and i must say, it really works! Worked best on my old plaque psoriasis, but not as well on newer lesions. I have told some friends about it and they also said it worked wonders for them. My elbows have been white since 15 years old (now 48) and now completely clear.(like baby skin!)
Working on my legs now and its making a huge difference. I hope its gone by summer!!!
#98 - tbone - 02/22/2010 - 21:13
I want to thank you all for sharing the remedies you have found. I just got psoriasis last year and it has progressively gotten worse. Last night I went to Sam's club and stocked up on garlic, zinc and B12. I also went to Sally's Beauty Supply and got some Hask. I'm hoping this will give me some relief. I still need to see a doctor because I have swollen lymph nodes and I think I have psoriatic arthritis.
#99 - Kathy D - 03/02/2010 - 11:32
I suffered with psoriasis off and on for years. It would litterally go away for seveveral years at a time and then, suddenly break out. What i discovered is that it is controlled by eating a healthy diet along with B12 and Biotin. When you buy the vitamins, make sure you are buying from a all natural health food store and not a vitamin store. Vitamins at a vitamin store are only about 20% effective. Make sure that you are not a heavy starch eater and that you are getting enough leafy greens and fruits and vegetables.
You may need to use Dermasmooth (messy but works quick) and a topical cream until the vitamins get into your system good. Make sure you are having a regular bowl movement as well and try detoxing twice a week with Ballerina Green Tea (most effective and tastes good). All of the items I named are very inexpensive. Once you your scalp clears, you will not have to take as many vitamins. I have many comments on my skin now and my hair is growing fast.
By the way, I am African American. I say this because our hair is so different and often do not respond to the same treatment as caucasions. However, natural remedies work for everyone.
#100 - Cathy O. - 03/02/2010 - 16:10
I have a 16 year old son who has had psoriasis for a year now. It is like it appeared on his body over night. His doctor was treating him for ringworm and when none of thos treatments worked they refered fim to a dermatologist. He is now being treated with the steriod creams but they are not working. The shampoo is working wonders on his scalp. Dose anybody have any suggestions for me? Since his psoriasis has appeared h is self esteam has gone out the door.
#101 - mom worried - 03/06/2010 - 09:56
I so understand what you are going through. I too have an 18 year old daughter who is the first in our family to have this awful condition. She started having symptoms at 12 and I began a crusade to find a cure. We have tried it all and although some things have helped nothing has worked. So, I began to focus more on her inner spirit then her outer body which I wasn't able to help. She too was so distraught about being a teenager and having this problem. I ached for her daily and prayed I would take it if it ment she could be cured. We are still trying everything we can but more importantly she is happy. Talking to other teens with this condition has been so helpful and theraputic. Good luck
#102 - Mom warrior - 03/09/2010 - 12:03
i have read every comment on here, as i am so sick of my ps. It drives me crazy... the itching, the burning, the redness. I heard that if u wash ur hair several times a day and run a fine tooth comb through ur hair while washing helps. be careful as to not comb to hard u dont want to cause bleeding just hard enugh to remove excess flakes and scales. then massage some conditioner into ur scalp and let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse. i have it just on my scalp and have for a few years now. i used head and shoulders for a week straight and it cleared it up a good bit. im tring different things because i want something long lasting. btw if u have ps on ur scalp ALWAYS wash ur hair first, then ur body (u should do that anyway, but if u dont do it now) if u bath first then wash ur hair the ps is more likely to spread. i hope this helps someone, and i hope we all find a cure one day.
#103 - marie - 03/09/2010 - 13:31
Have you tried apple cider vinegar on your scalp, I use it and find it the most effective natural product to use.
#104 - Joanne - 03/11/2010 - 17:24
Hey all. I have has this nightmare on and off for the past 7 years. Both times were after my kids were born. My Dr said that there was no relation but reading some of these blogs, im thinking its time for some research to be done on that coincidence. I live in Arizona where it is extremely hot in the summertime but mine does not regress at all when its hot. I have been going to the dermetologist for the past few years and nothing seems to be working. So I tried the EPSOM SALT SOAK for 30 min. I got some VASELINE PERTROLEUM JELLY WITH SHEA BUTTER and rubbed it all over. OH!!! what a relief!!! The soak felt absolutley fabulous!! It was so soothing and relaxing! They also have Epsom salt with lavender for about 2 bucks @ Walgreens. The lavender will help take the stress away, but the regular epspom salt works just as well. The vaseline relieved the itching and the rawness of my skin on my back. I am used to tossing and turning @ night but am looking forward to a good nights sleep. I will let you know how this remedy goes for me. It was under 5 bucks so I feel like I am not losing to much. I also googled EPSOM SALT AND PSORIASIS AND there is alot of good information if you want to check it out for yourself. oh and I also went to Hi health and purchased some dandelion root vitamins. They are good for detox and for good liver health. They were about 9 bucks.
#105 - denise - 03/11/2010 - 21:11
after not being successful with my doctor's prescription I found this natural remedy .
this method cured my psoriasis in a few weeks.
I washed my face with a pure soap.
When my face was wet, I GENTLY removed the flakey skin that was loose.
I wet my face, and applied a thin coat of vaseline to the affected area
while the area was still wet.
I did this in the morning and at night.
I was able to apply a color cream makeup on top of this vaseline coat
after a week or two I saw improvement.After six weeks the psoriasis is cleared
I continue to do this as it is fine for my skin and I now uise vaseline
on my face as a base for my makeup
I also take epsom salt baths about 4 times a week. They feel so good and are healthful, So why not!
Hope this is helpfull.
Good luck to all
#106 - phyllis - 03/13/2010 - 23:20
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#107 - dr r k bansal - 03/15/2010 - 10:08
I have been suffering with my psoriasis for 6 years and I have had it under control for 2 years. This is a costly disease. I started off using creams and potions from the local stores, but it never made it go away. So I went to my dermatoligist and she started me on these shot treatments. It is amazing. I go 2 times a year and now I can use the home remedies to keep it from coming back. In the long run I feel it is cheaper and less stressful to go to the dermatoligist and get the shots. These shots are unbelievable. The spots start to clear by the 1st day and are completely gone by the 3rd day. Also if you are looking for an RX I would suggest, Taclonex or Clobex. One of these tubes last 4-5 months. B-)
#108 - Anna Houpt - 03/16/2010 - 07:32
The creams and other remedies do not deal with the cause.
Stop wasting money on drugs.
Correct your diet. See what happens when you are vegan. Don't panic, just try it for one month or two and see what happens to your body.
Make green smoothies. Read 'Green for life' by Victoria Boutenko
I was vegetarian with a high precentage of raw and when I started eating meat and dairy again, I got psoriasis.
This is the one fact that doctors and prosiasis cream makers don't want people to know. A psoriasis free world is not good for their business now is it.
#109 - flanerz - 03/22/2010 - 12:02
I am 39 and have had psoriasis as long as I can remember. The topical things that work for me are zinc diaper cream and head and shoulders for scalp as that contains zinc also. I use to have it covering my hands and feet and soaking in epsom salts and wearing only 100% cotton socks washed in dye free fragrance free soap. This was really important. It has been gone for years but if I switch detergent my feet itch terribly. Alcohol and smoking also make a huge impact on psoriasis. A slight indulgence will cause a huge flare up for weeks. Probiotics and large doses of vitamin c ( 5,000 to 10,000 mg) daily are also a great help. I have the pustular psoriasis and read that it was the result of excess toxins being released from the system. Keeping regular and limiting processed foods help. Also checking for food allergies. I found out after 32 years of suffering I was allergic to milk. When I took it out of my diet it made a big difference. Try and elimination diet. (google elimination diet to detect allergies) good luck to all and there is hope. My feet were so bad I couldnt walk some days. It is completely gone and my feet look as if nothing happened.Same thing with my hands, I didnt have fingerprints for years, you could never tell today.
#110 - Michelle - 03/23/2010 - 17:56
Hi guys I am 23 and have suffered with psoriasis since I was a baby. I have it bad in my scalp, on my face under my eyes, chest, armpits, genitals, and upper back. I guess you can say my whole body. I can't say I tried everything but I have tried a lot of creams, scalp solutions, and antibiotics. No luck though. I am using tea tree oil in my scalp it helps. I am trying to get prescribed a biologic. I hear they work great, but they can be costly and have some bad side-effects. I will try anything. It is a horrible feeling when it hurts to wash your hair. Does anyone know how close they are to finding a cure? Hopefully soon, I wish everyone luck. Also I take Burdock extract once a day. It may help psoriasis by cleansing your blood of toxins. It has really cleared up my acne, knock on wood. But am still struggling with the psoriasis in my scalp, and a little on my face and behind my ears. One last thing I am also trying is a strict diet. I am doing everything right but someone mentioned no prunes or plums? I eliminated everything else. I suppose their may be different variations of the diet. Like people say though. What works for one may not work for others. But I am going to give it a shot.
#111 - Dan - 04/05/2010 - 02:34
Well, this has been interesting reading. My boyfriend has been dealing with psoriasis for about 4 months now when it cropped up suddenly. We think that his job dealing with oils all day making cans for filters may be making it worse. I'd like to try to make him more comfortable as his hands crack and bleed but I don't see him changing his diet much. Hopefully, some of the other ideas I've read here will help. I'll try and post if they do!
#112 - Melanie - 04/05/2010 - 23:40
i have psoriasis for 10 years now. I used to have on my face also. my friend told me to try the sebamed moisturizing cream on my face night and day and use fragrant free soap.It really works. If you will see on my face you will not say that I am suffering from psoriasis.Hope this will help
#113 - jane - 04/10/2010 - 23:31
Alright so I have had this horrible disease of psoriosis for about 5 years now. Nothing seems to be helping an I NEED HELP NOW!! This is embarassing, annoying, and just plain horrible. I need some advice asap. Something that acually works. I want rid of this. Im 22 yrs old and i cant wear shorts or skirts or even short sleeve shirts cause i have it on my back...arms...hands...stomach...legs...feet..and the list goes on and on. I dont care what the treatment is as long as it works. Injections...pills...cream(even though i have tried that and it hasnt worked) anything...Could somebody please give some advice to help me? I would be so much more than grateful. I want my life back since this seems to be taking over it. Thanks so much Sincerly a very frustrated girl... >-(
#114 - Becky - 04/12/2010 - 00:23
I have had plaque psoriasis, mainly on my scalp, for 13 years. When I was in high school, I used Derma-smooth with a shower cap while I slept. I would also wash with coal tar shampoo. During those years my psoriasis remained pretty mild. When I got married, I didn't want to have an oily head every night so I quit using the Derma-smooth. I have been alternating between topical steroid treatment, and coal tar shampoos. I will use the steroids for a while until they are no longer effective; however this tends to end in a pretty big flareup, then switch to coal tar shampoo only. Right now I am having one of the biggest flareups that I have ever experienced. I have recently ended the steroid use, because it was no longer effective, and it has left me with a very uncomfortable scalp. The coal tar is not taking effect either. The last 4 years has probably been the worst for my psoriasis.
The main thing that has changed in these 4 years is my lifestyle. I was a 3 sport athlete all of my childhood, and college years, and then was in the military.
In the last 4 years, I had 2 children, became a stay-at-home mom, and have generally become less active. I see a definite connection between my psoriasis and my eating habits, exercise, and stress levels.
I appreciate the traditional treatments available for us with psoriasis, and will continue to use them to manage this, but I am now completely convinced that the answer to relief (not cure) of symptoms is in diet, exercises, and managing stress levels. I am going to try some of the psoriasis specific diets out there, and get back to my previous activity levels.
I would advise that topical steroids make a marked improvement initially, but make it worse in the long run. It would make sense that if psoriasis is an immune system disorder, then keeping the body balanced and healthy would be the best chance at managing this disorder.
Will update on the progress soon.
#115 - Amanda - 04/12/2010 - 23:06
I have psoriasis and it is getting to the point where it is so embarassing to go out. I haven't worn a short sleeved shirt in over 3 years. I have tried baby oil, i lotion my skin 4 or more times a day and NOTHING has worked.
#116 - Alexia - 04/13/2010 - 16:14
pranayama kept psoriasis under control even psoriatic arthrtis it works wonders
#117 - ankineed - 04/16/2010 - 08:50
hello: I have been suffering from psoriasis for the last 30 years.
suffering from psoriatic arthiritis for the last 10 years.
I have tried every thing and spent a lot of money
out of frustration stopped every thing. about 20 joints were affected almost got bed-ridden. fortunately one day I saw pranayama classes of baba Ramdev on Asta Channel. for the last 4 years I have been solely depended upon Pranayama. particularly Bastrika, Kaphalbathi,Anulom vilom and Bahya pranayam. Believe it or not thouth psoriasis has not gone comepletely it is in control particularly psoriatic arthiritis. no new joints are effected now. jopints already effected are troubling me less. I am doing it regularly for the past 4 years for 45 minutes every day. Belief in what you do it is a must psoriasis as it is a psycosomatic disorder. I belive in Pranayama.I have been taking no drugs of any type for the past 4 years thanks to Pranayama.
#118 - ankineed MHS - 04/16/2010 - 09:09
I put my husband on the Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type Diet & it has been a great help as well as reliving stress through meditation & exercise. Stress is a huge factor in plaque psoriasis which is what he has.
#119 - Stephanie - 04/16/2010 - 12:41
;-) for psoriasis and the scalp
betamethasone dipropionaate lotion usp, 0.05%
60 ML . ask your doctor. I only pay $4.00 for
no insurense. go to warmart or royers farmacy
for body. Betamethasone dip 0.05% oint/10LCD
90 GM WORKS FOR ME. GOD BLESS.
#120 - jose angel - 04/17/2010 - 19:55
I have had psoriasis for 33 years and have tried almost everything. Now at 46 I am on Ebrel Sureclick. I was clear after about 3-4 months, and it felt like a miricle, in fact it felt weird to finially see my new skin. But had a major breakout after switching from 2 shots a week to 1 shot a week, so back on 2 shots. Very slowly helping. You can get approved for this medication if you have no insurance for free for a year like I did from the Encourage Foundation, but since I got my medicare insurance I am not able to get it from this foundation anymore because of insurance. I applied for some help because this medication cost from 1,500.00-2,000.00 a month and my supplemental insurance will only pay 70% which means I would have to pay 500.00 a month. So, I am looking for something that is natural because I am kind of worried about taking this Enbrel because alot of people have gotten MS from this and other bad side effects. My old derm. told me like when I was tanning, he told me- which would you rather have? Psoriasis or skin cancer? Hmmm. Psoriasis is a very damaging disease not only physcially but very much mentally and emotionally and it very much affects who you are. I've had this for most of my life since 13 and I would never wish this on my worst enemy. It's time that everyone hears our cries of pain and suffering. It's about time that people start hearing more about this disease and how disabling this disease can become, and they say there is no cure. Sorry, but there is a cure for everything, you just have to do the hard work and research online, just like this site. I've never felt normal if there is such a word and I find myself looking at other peoples skin and wishing that could be me. Thank God we are all strong people, I am very thankful for sites like this because I dont feel alone. How many people do you actually see with what you have? Not very many. Most people hide. I have enough Enbrel for one more month, so I am here to find something that will work and something that is safe and cheap. Good luck to everyone out there like me and most of all DONT STRESSSSS. LOL, not funny but this is not good for us! The one thing is that we are all different so what works for one person may not work for you, but dont give up, just keep trying what other people have tried and there will come a day when you find yourself writing your cure for psoriasis like others are doing in here right now. Good luck to all of you who suffer, take care and be STRONG and what I wish for you is CLEAR SKIN! ( THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS AND FREEDOM)
#121 - Dee - 04/20/2010 - 14:29
I am starting soon my homeopaty therapy is anyone knows how it works?
#122 - Ayka - 04/22/2010 - 13:01
:-D hello guys...ok my husband had a guttate kind of psoriasis he suffer that one almost 6 months..then im so tired and scared because it almost covered to he's body...i cried every night..i really done have any idea that time.., Were in philippines on that time that he got that kind of skin problem...small red spots...everytime i see that spots im getting mad..
now wr here in usa...and good news..are u familiar with the medicine named CLARITIN?anti-alergies ..and vitamin A...yup yup...even me im so amazed now..god thankyou...his skin is getting better now..the spots are getting smaller and the redness is almost gone..he toke the med. twice a day...morning and evening claritin and vitamin A....im sure it will work..i think claritin is good for all types of alrgst...goodluck guys hope this info will help u guys...
#123 - jj - 05/01/2010 - 01:01
i have had psoriasis for a long time now an it is mainly on my back it hurts really bad an itches what can i do>-(
#124 - hurts - 05/05/2010 - 18:03
:-(I was first diagnosed for psoriasis on the scalp when I was 23yrs old. I was beyond stressed out after I ended a dead end relationship. I believe it was the abnormal amount of stress that gave me this condition. I hate it. The only time I ever had relief was when I went to Mexico and went swimming in the salt water. I thought I was dreaming. It just disappeared. No itching, no scales, it was just gone. I was there for only 2wks. A couple years later I went back for 2wks again and it disappeared. only to return when I came back home and washed my hair in our regular filtered/sanitized water in Canada. Unfortunately sea salt & water in a bottle sprayed on the scalp doesnt cut it. (I cant soak in a tub with anything, dont ask. TMI) Im going to try the DANDELION ROOT CAPSULES 3x daily for 90 days and see what happens and Im going to try the COCONUT OIL on the scalp every 2 Days and see what happens also. . .. I hope it works. Good luck to everyone that has this horrible disease. I only have it on my scalp and that drives me crazy, I cant imagine it on any other parts of my body.
#125 - Alley-Cat - 05/07/2010 - 16:32
I have had psoriasis on my scalp off and on for most of my life, but it wasn't until 5 months ago that it started to develop on other parts of my body. It has gotten to the point where I am noticing that I don't even think the same way anymore, so I have been up all night researching both natural and medicinal treatments. I stumbled upon this website and read every comment; I haven't cried "happy" tears in a long time. It is such a relief to know that there are other people who have the same feelings that I have had. I wish that the people who have made comments on this page come back often to read others feedback, because this site is the first sense of HOPE I have felt. I am 20 and since the ps. has developed I have lost my job, residence, relationship. Others don't realize how upsetting ps. can be. SO THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE COMMENTED ON THIS PAGE. I hope that I am able to find "my cure" before long and am able to write about my findings, so far nothing has been very effective. I have tried steroid cream, shampoos, cortizone, and natural lotions. I am a vegetarian and was before, but I want to try cutting dairy. Thanks for all the natural tips! After researching all night about the "unnatural" treatments, I was very turned off by all the ridiculous side effects.
Anyways, I must say that reading the comments on this page has been a HUGE stress reliever ;)
#126 - Lewis - 05/13/2010 - 07:00
Psoriasis has to be treated SYSTEMICALLY and TOPICALLY -- everyone is looking for a miracle cream....eesh. Psoriasis is also related to POOR BOWEL FUNCTION or TOXIC BOWEL. Selenium and Vitamin D internally (by supplementation) AND externally (Head n Shoulders, eg and SUNLIGHT). A diet of ripe fruits and CRUCIFEROUS vegetables (yes, the GAS causing ones) will clear your lesions. Cleanse bowel with fasting and BETONITE CLAY and ACIDOPHOLIS.
#127 - MJ RN - 05/13/2010 - 08:38
try the anti allergist claritin and the vitamin A .......u will discover the real difference....on ur skin..my husband is being diagnose having a guttate sp. the we tried this med, now..and thanks god his ok now...although the scars r still there but its not important at all..the red spots r gone....
#128 - claritin and vitamin A - 05/23/2010 - 15:09
I've had psoriasis for about 25 yrs. it has been a struggle for me and embaracing i have tried all types of treatment from ultraviolet light (PUVA) to seroid creams,tar ,aloe lotions the best thing that has worked for me has been the SKIN CAP SPRAY its a little pricey but it works great for me .I know we all hope they fined a cure one day, the Doctor tells me it could be hereditery but i do not think so Only GOD KNOWS how we all feel .I know one day we will all be spot free....
#129 - Ben A. - 05/24/2010 - 01:35
hi ive had this curse called psoriasis for about three years and it mostly just goes away with shea butter and not touching any chemicals but this go around ive had to go to cvs and get this gel called psoriasin and it has coal tar in it which is something the doctors use to treat this...it works just apply three to four times a day and it should heal..its on the shelves about 8 dollars...hope that helps ;-)
#130 - shanesse - 05/28/2010 - 23:50
Shanesse I use psoriasin on my feet..it works pretty well if u use persistantly..good luck everybody, Im praying for you:)
#131 - mayhem - 05/30/2010 - 10:52
I have had severe psoriasis for several years. Have tried all the usual creams and ointments. I get tired dotting the ointments all over my body. No shorts, dresses or short sleeves for years. I just found something that has cleared 40% of my psoriasis in 3 weeks.
A month ago I found out my Vitamin D level was 17 on a scale of 20-50. Twice a day I started taking Calcium Citrate (helps with cramps after exercising), Fish Oil (healthy heart) plus 2,000 units of OTC Vitamin D.
I don't know if there is something special about the combination or if it's the Vitamin D but my results are incredible.
#132 - Merce - 05/30/2010 - 23:36
I was stricken with this crap at 21 years old and I'm turning 39 this summer. I cant remember what it felt like to be comfortable in my own skin.. and not just because of the pain, but also the emotional distress. I have it on my scalp.. in my ears so bad that I can't hear sometimes.. legs and elbows.. belly button and various other areas of great discomfort. I gave up looking for treatment about 5 years ago and sadly resigned to the fact that I'm just going to be miserable. I have used every topical cortisone and steroid known to man.. did the tanning bed.. tried watching the diet and exercise.. all to no avail. I'm not sure what made me do it.. maybe it was because I broke down and bought new sheets ( all my sheets are covered in blood stains from the scratching ), but I decided to cover up the patches on my legs with petroleum jelly and gauze. Guess what?? The patches on my legs are healing! They aren't 100 percent yet, but I have hope again. It's crazy, but it has stopped itching as long as I keep it under wraps. You can see the discoloration in the areas that have healed, but I'm happy with a scar as opposed to an open wound. I don't know if it will come back.. like I said, I gave up and this is still in experimental stage for me, but hey, after less than a week of having it covered I'm 50 percent better! I know that I don't have it as bad as some people, and my heart goes out to anyone who deals with this on the regular, but if you've tried everything else just cover it up and see what happens.
#133 - Allie - 06/02/2010 - 05:28
I've been suffering with this for at least 3 years now after trying multiple creams and shampoos. Nothing is working consistently. I have, after reading everyones posts come to the conclusion that this is definitely related to the vitamin d in my body and possibly something else missing. I wish I had Dr. Greg House on this topic. I moved from the NorthEast where there was very little sunlight to VA where there is constant sunlight. When I got there, DRs told me that my vitamin d was so low it was immeasurable. A few months later, I was being diagnosed with psoriasis. I am going to try vitamin d supplements again to see if they will work. this outbreak is worst than ever and I need help badly. Thanks for the suggestions. I hope they work.
#134 - Michelle - 06/14/2010 - 11:39
I take 4000 units of Vitamin D daily and the clearing of my severe, all over body psoriasis plaques is miraculous. I just take a cheap over the counter version. The 1x1" plaques on my knees are now 50% clear. The 2x3" plaque on the side of my thigh is 60% clear. No more itching and stained sheets from scratching.
#135 - Merce - 06/14/2010 - 12:36
my brother gets weekly shots.
#136 - murano - 06/17/2010 - 16:14
I have ps only on my elbows - have been using steroid ointments for years most recently Dovobet - as expected tho it has lost its effectiveness and stopped working.
Am getting married in September and really hate my ugly red elbows!
So am trying soaking them in a mixture of oats and salt dissolved in hot water (colloidal oatmeal is what's in Aveeno) and then wrapping in clingfilm with olive oil.
Will let ye know how I get on - fingers crossed!
#137 - Jen - 06/18/2010 - 11:17
for psoriasis info.....davr"s psoriasis info
#138 - nazario - 06/19/2010 - 16:24
Hello I am 27 years old and been fighting off psorisis for about 10 years. It gets way better in the summer but this year it it not getting much better even with alot of sunlight. I need this to go away summer is all I have a few months later it comes back and i have to hide my shame and hibernate all winter. I cant deal with the shame anymore it has cost me relationships when winter comes and the girl cant stand the sight of my skin at least i should be thankful it is not on my face but I am still young life might shit on me more. I couldnt join the milatary when i was younger cause I have psorisis. This needs to go away it is taking over my life. I have no money I am laid off and have no insurance to go to the doctor. Does anyone have any ideas of natural long term cures I even if it is expensive I will sell my belongings to pay for it. This has controlled my life for years and it needs to stop. I just want to be normal PLEASE HELP.. Thank You
#139 - joey - 06/21/2010 - 23:50
Try a cheap alternative - Vitamin D - in 3 to 4 weeks you will see the difference. Take 4000 units to 6000 units a day.
#140 - Merce - 06/22/2010 - 16:20
i have had psoriasis since i was 12 and i am 22 now i have found that tea tree oil helps it does not take it away but it does help. i have it in my scalp,knees,elbows,underarms,face pretty much all over. and the only thing s that help me are tea oil on scalp over night and wash out next day and going in the pool helps ALOT and the beaches too and LOTS OF SUN
#141 - Dee - 07/01/2010 - 15:13
hi i have been stuggling with it for years now didnt come up till i had my first miscarriage then it started im so embarrased to show it to nyone everyone is so disgusted with it but tanning bed DEFINETLEY HEALS IT WORKS AWESOME!!! vaseline is good to the one that dont have a fragrance but i still have it ive tried everything i just deal with it everyday!! Dont like it dont look at it dont care nymore god made us this way for reason just turn to him n pray it will help too!
#142 - Psoriasis [@] - 07/08/2010 - 19:15
hi i have been suffering from psoriasis since when i am 16 n now im 21 i have gone alopapathy treatment and radiology treatment i would like to decrease this problem plz any one try to suggest me a good remedy for getting rid my mental condition is not good when im thinking about this problem .
#143 - deepthi - 07/18/2010 - 12:15
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#144 - Anne - 07/28/2010 - 05:08
My 8 year old son has been fitting inverse psoriasis since he was about 6 months old. I have tried cream after cream from the doctor and nothing I do seems to work. His mainly effects him under his arms and on his bottom. It is so bad at times that he can barly sit down, he will scratch in his sleep until he bleeds, I put cream on him everyday, I am so running out of Ideas as what I should do for him, if anyone has any ideas please let me know. He often crys because he thinks that he is not a normal child. I feel so bad for him, and I often get very upset because there is nothing that I can do for him!! Please help
#145 - Amanda - 08/07/2010 - 20:15
I'm pretty convinced that diet is #1 for PS.
I've been on Enbrel for over a year, and it works great as long as you're on it constantly. I'm blessed with good insurance and it costs me $50/month to be PS free. Unfortunately this only works as long as you take the shots.
The real root of the issue is toxins in the body. Your skin, as a PS victim, responds to toxins differently. Everyone has toxins, and everyone expels them through the skin. PS victims' skin treats the toxins as if they are "entering" the skin rather than exiting. Therefore the skin acts violently towards the toxins, attempting to push them out with heat and moderate skin fever, then pushes new layers of skin up prematurely which itch until the dead skin is gone, like a scab. Psoriasis is really just an over-immunity to toxins, rather than an immunity deficiency. It's ironically a "clean" disorder, even though it's nasty...
Enbrel can trick the immune system, by lowering it, and your skin will just push out the toxins like everyone else's does. Lowering the immune system, though, can put you at greater risk of getting diseases. From common cold, to life threatening cancers. Also, as soon as Enbrel is stopped, the immune systems reacts as before.. with lesions.
The only way to stop your body from doing this to itself, is to avoid toxins at all costs. The diet plans above are key. Cut out red meats and white breads, etc...
If you want to keep eating like the average American, then take the shots (enbrel). Otherwise, take the diets and be healthier and thinner as a second result. It's a win/win. Email me if you have comments, suggestions, or success stories that may help me too... Thanks!
#146 - Josh - 08/19/2010 - 21:07
I've had this awful condition since the age of 8, and I turned 48 last Sunday. I've tried pretty much everything that's been posted, with varied results.
It went away while I was pregnant, and came back with a vengeance...
One thing that no one has mentioned here that worked for me-- years ago while at my in-laws house in Houston for two weeks, I broke off a piece of her aloe vera plant and rubbed the gel on my biggest lesions (I'm covered from head to toe). The lesions went away completely. I live up north, and haven't found an aloe plant. I am going to seek one out though, since it worked. Packaged aloe vera has never helped me. I also got somewhat better whenever I was on vacation. This could be due to relaxation or the fact that we always swam daily and/or hot tubbed. I think the hot tub helps because it bubbles the lesions and makes flakes come off?
I'm going to give the diet ideas a try. Makes sense to me.
TO ALL THE YOUNG FOLKS OUT THERE--Please don't let this keep you from living your lives and feeling attractive. If you feel s@xy, it will go a long way. My husband married me while I was covered in the stupid lesions, and was still telling me I was beautiful until the day he passed away.
#147 - Anne - 08/23/2010 - 04:56
I have psoriasis for the last 14 yrs. I tried homeopathy, alopathy and ayurvedic treatment. Sometimes it helped me to cure fully. But it comes back for me after 4-5 months ad if I try the same treatment that helped last time will not help again. This time it came back in palm and feet also. It is very itchy I am getting disturbed sleep in night due to itching. I am in India. So please suggest something that I will get it here.
#148 - Rama - 08/25/2010 - 23:39
Thisskin disease is due to a malfunctioning liver. You are wat you eat. Cut back on suger and acidic foods.Drink ateaspoon of turmeric 3x a day after meals. Turmeric is anexcellent liver cleanser.
#149 - Tom - 08/29/2010 - 02:21
I need help. I have psoriasis everywhere (and i mean everywhere) and the creams the doctors gave me have no effect on it. Can someone please help me get rid of this.
#150 - Jasmine - 09/16/2010 - 18:19
I'm 18, I've had psoriasis for about 2 years now, it has honestly ruined my whole teenage experience, I feel uncomfortable whenever I have to wear short sleeve shirts, so I always wear long sleeve shirts, even during the summer, I never show my legs. I'm very insecure of myself and too afraid to get a boyfriend because I'm afraid if it gets serious, I won't be able to show him my body.
I've been using creams and head drops for my psoriasis and it's been very stressful having to apply it a few times a day.
Now I have no medical insurance due to some financial problems and practically my whole body has red dots that burns and I feel so uncomfortable, even applying vaseline won't work.
I'm using head and shoulders for sensitive skin and my scalp still is dry and flakey.
I've been eating very healthy food and cutting back on all junk foods for years now but it seems to do no good/help.
I can't find a cure and I really need a long term cure, FAST.
I feel there is no point in life if I can't live it fully.
#151 - Rose - 09/18/2010 - 21:33
i have been reading all these comments but my problem is specifically PUSTULAR PSORIASIS. I get it on the palms of my hand and bottoms/sides of my feet. i am a traditional dancer...it is part of my religion and prayer to dance and i am in agonizing pain because my feet literally rip open, and i have raw lesions...so i know people are saying to get rid of the scales, but for me, when i add stuff to remove or soften the area, it makes it more prone to tearing and ripping...if anything the dead skin is actually PROTECTing my raw skin underneath that is all honeycomb and weeping...please if you have this SPECIFIC problem i need help in clearing this up, not just softening and getting rid of dead skin that i actually feel protects me...i too had it cleared for 10 years since my last outbreak...i got pregnant and after i stoped breastfeeding it came back with a vengeance...it is also about the same time i started seizure medication: topamax...so i don't know if stoping breastfeeding or starting seizure meds was the cause...PLEASE HELP!!!!!:-(B-)
#152 - turtle - 10/09/2010 - 00:59
better try out pranayama,,, i hope it will ease your sufferings,, good luck and take care
#153 - NEEL - 11/04/2010 - 13:47
I am originally from India and a physician practicing in the US. I have had moderate plaque Psoriasis since I was 10 years old with a current flare. A Siddhi doctor from a place called Palani used to give me medicine when I was young, that used to clear it up fast. None of the allopathic treatments work for me. I have been reading about Ayurvedic herbs with renewed interest. I found that they are working on a medicine called Desoris (LLL3348) which is an extract of leaves of Argemone Mexicana, in phase II trials and should be due for US release soon. Also, Indian pennywort (Gotuku) seems to be helpful. So hopefully we will have some new meds soon. Good luck to all.
#154 - padma - 11/07/2010 - 20:30
:-) hello people i know every body is different but i know a good solution 4 the scalp and thats a thing called poly tar from chemists it dont smell very nice and once you use it u will feel your scalp feelin loads better then apply shampoo as noraml after you wash the poly tar off it really helped me and hope it helps anyone that is willin to give it a go......
#155 - kez - 11/14/2010 - 07:11
I have it on my face and back, it was said by a doc that it was acne, nothing worked and all the treatment for acne made it worse, that's because it was not acne. I tried tar and myrrh oil combo and my skin is getting back to baby smooth, I wash with honey and oatmeal all over, then put my combo on, I figured if a mummy could take it so could I and my skin couldn't get any worse, but a few weeks layters, now it is almost like I never had it at all, after so many years, wish I had of done it sooner.
#156 - becca - 11/26/2010 - 23:00
Hi, im 15 years old and i first found out i had psoriasis when i was 4 which is very young for something like this. Im extreamly self concious about it. I can honestly say i have tried everything. I have it on my legs and about a year ago for the first time got it on my elbows. I personally do not recommend salts they burn and make it red and sometimes ichy. Things like Vitamin E and lotion always help me. I have alot of perscriptions, OINTMENTS WORK AMAZING! Do not be shy ask your dermatologist, i had no hope before them. I refused to get the shots and they did it anyway but it took the psoriasis from my left elbow completely in one try after about a week and with the help of my ointment. I hope this helped, it [@] how many people suffer from this!
#157 - Heather - 11/27/2010 - 05:50
Hi I am in the middle of my second outbreak of this after being diagnosed wrong the first 2 times, I learned that it was ps. I have it all over, some places the patches are bigger, in the morning its lighter, in the evening darker im kinda lost dont know alot would apprecuate and value highly any suggestions as to how to keep the redness and formation of new patches or growth of ones that already exsist.....please help ty and bless you.
#158 - fin - 12/01/2010 - 08:37
Wow. I took a lot of notes on different things to try.
I am almost 40 and have been dealing with PS for almost 20 yrs now. I have tried all sorts of topical medicines as well as Embrel. I don't trust the cancer aspect of Embrel, so I didn't use it for long. (but it did work while I took the shots)
Currently I am trying the following: baths with epsom salts, applying vaseline afterwards on damp skin, taking Vitamins D, E and B complex. I am going to try to cut the sugar some, as I overload the sugar. I see I have to work on my whole diet actually.
I am going to do some research and try some of the options listed here. Thank you all so much for your input. I wish the many people posting here would come back and list their progress-- as I will try to do also.
#159 - TaniaLC - 12/12/2010 - 22:54
i take lots of fish oil, 2 tablespoons of tumeric a day, and lots of hydrocortisone cream. Its not compleatly gone, but alot better than if i did nothing
#160 - jesse - 12/15/2010 - 11:25
the mild steroidal cream (hydrocortisone) works well with the eha and dha acids in fish oil, and the tumeric is a very powerfull natural anti-inflamatory (second only to fresh kelp, whitch is not available in my area) u should always talk to your doctor before talking any herbals
#161 - jesse - 12/15/2010 - 11:31
I have this crap all over my hands, elbows and mostly my knees. I think its starting to go away now that I cut sugar out of my diet. Im also taking aloe force which has about 5 other healing herbs in it, you can find it at natural food stores.Theres also many herbs you can find at herbal stores for psoriasis.
#162 - chadd - 12/19/2010 - 07:33
be careful of the LITTLE BUBBA ENTERPRIZES cream, it works really fast, but the rebound is horrible!! It will knock it out of one area and come back ten fold in others! they say no steroids, but the results say different. Cleared old p spots, but now new red spots everywhere! I found that protein intake (red meat) must have something to do with p. I got sick and did not eat red meat for about 2 weeks and it really seemed to clear, but as soon as i started eating normal again, it came back. I now take Kylea Total Living Drink (organic fruits and veggies ) and oatmeat baths 3 times a week and it really stops the plaques from forming. Now if I can take some of the redness away it would be tolerable. Best of Luck T
#163 - tbone - 12/19/2010 - 08:01
I am 46 and recently been diagnosed with Psoriasis. I have spots around my hairline and a few on my forehead. Ive been addicted to researching remedies. Sun exposure and Preparation H has been clearing them up. I didn't see anything on this board about the Preparation H so I thought I would share. :-)
#164 - Miss D - 12/27/2010 - 23:38
Have PS since i was 15, now im 30 [@] , in the army . Worst of all , it hits me on my hands and feet ...scales and pus. sometimes both, hurts when the skin splits, first two deployments i just bared through it, VA [@]...by the time i get meds and a stupid app. it will be too late , ill be overseas again, tried creams...of all kinds, oral meds too, i need some treatment to get me past this one, and taking socks off and drying feet out like one doc said is ok but i dont get that time to do that ....and good ideas? thanks
#165 - brian - 01/04/2011 - 23:38
Head and Shoulders for the scalp, for sure. I tried switching to an organic, not tested on animals shampoo and it didn't work at all, unfortunately. So I am back to the rat-testing blue bottle. At least I am not embarrassed to have my stylist wash my hair anymore.
Got attacked by some adorable seed ticks this summer and made my skin go CRAZY. My legs have pocks all over and are horribly itchy. Trying some of the home remedies here. Thanks for sharing. It is nice to read that people are in the same boat as me. Even though I wish none of you were. It [@].
#166 - M Jo - 01/10/2011 - 17:17
I had horrible psoriasis of the scalp, ears, chest and all over my sides. . . i'm 90% better now with four things
1) daily tablespoon of fish oil (the liquid stuff is best for psoriasis Carlson's brand lemon flavor is great and non-fishy)
2) I apply Neutrogena's T-Gel extra strength both to my scalp and a little bit of it on any other parts of my body that are breaking out and it clears it up.
3) Vasaline, Manuka honey, Tamanu oil, or rose oil all work great for overnight coating and to prevent scarring/itching.
#167 - Zoey - 01/11/2011 - 11:02
I have psoriasis on my scalp and I have found that Tea Tree Oil works very well, so far. I found shampoo and conditioner at my Whole Food's.
I also used Denorex shampoo that I found at Walmart and that seemed to be working but I was nervous about ingredients. It felt so good on my scalp. It felt tingly, like icy hot.
#168 - Chelsea - 01/13/2011 - 17:34
I have used so many creams from the dermatologist and have finally discovered that the over the counter Psoriasin gel is working the best. I put it on 2 to 4 times a day and rub in over the spot until it actually exfoliate the flakes. After it dries I use one of the creams (cloderm) the doctor prescribed. All of my spots but one have went away and I had used the cloderm alone for months and it did nothing until I started using the Psoriasin. I am very pleased with this discover as I was so distressed with this crazy psoriasis curse before.
#169 - Finally - 01/17/2011 - 22:02
psoriasis can be completely cured through ayurvedic medicines and some do"s and dont"s.contact for help e email@example.com.
#170 - Dr Akshay shah - 01/19/2011 - 04:16
I have been suffering with psoriasis on the scalp for 7 years and just yesterday it started appearing on my face. This is one of the most emotionally burdening skin diseases and I am so sorry that all of us are suffering through this.
I truly believe after 7 years that nothing the doctor is going to give you will work. It may clear up for a short time but your skin gets immune to it. No one should waste their money. Trust me, I have wasted a lot of money!
I am now going to try the tips listed above, Vaseline, fish oil, tea tree oil, etc.
Im sure the injections and intense medications help but I do not want to risk cancer, organ failure, etc.
I am not emotionally stable because of this so I feel for any one else that isnt either!
God will get us all through and I will be praying for everyone that has commented on this site! God bless! Everyone needs to pray everyday that someone will find the cure that will have no harmful side effects!
#171 - jen - 01/21/2011 - 15:41
I've had psoriasis since I was a teen, now going on 45 yrs and it is hereditary. I've tried just about everything mentioned here, including dried snake skin (capsules)! Uck! and made no difference. One Dermatologist told me about 10 yrs ago that the flakes were made up of mostly cholesterol. That same year I had my first blood cholesterol test and of course it was too high (with triglycerides very high) and also caused by my body making too much cholesterol, also hereditary, along with bad diet. Doc put me on statin meds, I cleaned up my diet, no nitrates, sulfites, msg, no processed foods, etc. and found that within 3 months my skin cleared about 90% with Zocor and diet. But med ins wouldn't cover it after 1 yr and I was given Lipitor and psoriasis started coming back but at 60-70% clearance I'll take that any time! Now I'm on one of several generics for Zocor (b/c of medicare) and it doesn't even work as well as Lipitor. Also this past summer I stopped eating beef which lowered my cholesterol and cleared my skin another 20%. In Dec I put beef back in my diet and psoriasis flared again.
As you can see different things work or don't work for different people and at different times. So try what you can afford. Vaseline @$4.00 didn't work for me but Bio-Oil @$28.00 at Costco, used once a day, my skin loves! It cleared the spots on my face within 1 wk.
Good luck to you all and keep the faith!
#172 - Isabel - 01/23/2011 - 16:17
I've had psoriasis since I was a teen, now going on 45 yrs of it and it is hereditary. I've tried just about everything mentioned here, including dried snake skin (capsules)! Uck! and made no difference. One Dermatologist told me about 10 yrs ago that the flakes were made up of mostly cholesterol. That same year I had my first blood cholesterol test and of course it was too high (with triglycerides very high) and also caused by my body making too much cholesterol, also hereditary, along with bad diet. Doc put me on statin meds, I cleaned up my diet, no nitrates, sulfites, msg, no processed foods, etc. and found that within 3 months my skin cleared about 90% with Zocor and diet. But med ins wouldn't cover it after 1 yr and I was given Lipitor and psoriasis started coming back but at 60-70% clearance I'll take that any time! Now I'm on one of several generics for Zocor (b/c of medicare) and it doesn't even work as well as Lipitor. Also this past summer I stopped eating beef which lowered my cholesterol and cleared my skin another 20%. In Dec I put beef back in my diet and psoriasis flared again.
As you can see different things work or don't work for different people and at different times. So try what you can afford. Vaseline @$4.00 didn't work for me but Bio-Oil @$28.00 at Costco, used once a day, my skin loves! It cleared the spots on my face within 1 wk.
Good luck to you all and keep the faith!
#173 - Isabel - 01/23/2011 - 18:02
I have been suffering from psorasis vulgaris, aging 48, any effective treatment till not found. Please help me.
#174 - vijay arora - 01/26/2011 - 07:55
Can some one please help me im only 12 years old and i am going through depression im not very wealthy so can any one provide me with homeremmidies its destroying my life i am taking long periods of time off school as it starts from the toes and finishes at the ankles also its all over my hands and legs i get bullied alot for not being wealthy and mainly psoriasis please help if you can i will praise upon you every time my mother enters the cream for two years now no improvement i scream in aggony i just want a normal life so i can enjoy!!! :oops:
#175 - Demi - 01/29/2011 - 17:08
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#176 - Trish - 01/30/2011 - 09:55
hello i am 20 yrs old and have been suffering with psoriasis for the past four years. i have it severely on my legs and in the past 2 years it has grown to my knees, ankles, elbows, and forearms. i have not worn shortpants or skirts for 3 years, long sleeves r a daily wardrobe for me, and i am losing self confidence daily. i've tried all types of creams, medications,etc. i just wanted to thank everyone for the ideas of treatments and hopefully things for will work out for the best. god bless..:-)
#177 - marie - 02/02/2011 - 01:28
hi i am 21 yrs old and hve had psoriasis for three years. a major problem i have had with psoriasis is not only the unbearable itching but also the scarring that it leaves behind. if there is any type of home remedy for healing psoriasis scarring can anyone Please help me out with this i have been up all nite trying to find a solution but have shown up unlucky. any suggestions wud be greatly appreciated... thankyou:)
#178 - kim - 02/02/2011 - 02:36
hello everyone... wow... i think i just read most of these comments and there are plenty of comments. anyway. to all, i also have psoriasis, i'm 25 and have had this for 14 years. like most i have gone to at least 4 different doctors. this goes away and then comes back. In my case i feel that stress has a MAJOR part. does anyone else feel the same? i live in yuma, az where its supper hot in the summper, and it just get really bad on my forehead. i also have it in my fingernails.. LET ME give out an IDEA ON this. GARLIC ... just garlic all you have to do is just put it under your nails and if you can use a new toothbrush to kind of push it in there... i know the smell is bad but its worth it... i have seen a difference in my nails. I TRY to do this at least every other day. try to leave in the garlic for 5 or 10 mintues then just wash hands. OH YEAH... WHEN I WASH DISHES I TEND TO USE BLEACH IF I USE TOO MUCH my nails hurts.i thought i should share this... . :-D... please let me know if it works for anyone else... GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
#179 - naria - 02/03/2011 - 23:52
;-) sorry, naria again here... i forgot someother things... something that could work or might to someone! Wal-mart carries neutrogena T/GEL. this helps me to reduce dandruff. ONE KEY THING IN my case, when going to bed with YOUR HAIR WET DANDRUFF gets bad. ALSO HOT water... trust me i love hot showers but not for the hair. again this is just things thats i can tell you from what i'm go through. ... TO DEMI... AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE Ps DON'T GIVE UP....AGAIN, GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!:-D
#180 - naria - 02/04/2011 - 00:30
Hi everyone. I'm 41 years old & have been suffering from Ps for the past 20 years. Sigh.... I've tried what the doctor has prescribed from the steroid cream, cocois and even metherexate (mtx). So far it's been a roller coaster ride. I'm currently experiencing another flare, this time quite badly. It seems that the mtx is not helping at all. BTW, I've also tried other products from the internet such as Bee Clear healing cream and Dermasolve but they didnt help me at all. I recently have encountered several other products such as terrasil and H-Psoriasis. Have anybody tried these and what's the outcome?
#181 - Is - 02/10/2011 - 09:41
Well I've used clorox bleach for mine. I had the rash on my elbows. What I would do is get a cotton swab and dip it into clorox and rubit on my elbows and of course use one swab for each elbow. I would do this twice a week and slowly but surely it went away completely, its been over five years now. And once you keep doing this you will notice the itching and all that will go away and the area where the rash was at will start looking like dry skin and then you just put lotion on after that and BAM all GONE!! AND HAS NEVER RETURNED!! THANK YOU JESUS!!
#182 - Melissa - 02/10/2011 - 17:55
hi all, breathing exercise morning walk and good food habit [natural] and cleansing the liver early morning sunbath will defeneatly improve the condition avoid corn, milk product ,suga,r icecream, acidic food, pepsi,chips etc
#183 - shekhar, india - 02/12/2011 - 07:25
hi m 25 year old,suffring frm ps for last 7 years,,m from india and have stayed in london for 3 years where it got worse...nothin helped...betnovate,devobate......came back to india n tried sunflower oil....massaging it on affected areas n then take a normal bath....it does wonders...its easy to find it in india but u can find it anywhere in indian spice shops...
#184 - praney - 02/18/2011 - 11:13
My daughter has suffered with Guttate Psoriasis for the past 2 years and this past bout covered her hair and body about 80%. We have changed her diet and she has been going to UVB light therapy for the past three weeks but what is really helping her scalp and skin is the glycerin USP that I have been applying daily. Her scalp is almost clear (I need to keep applying the glycerin daily) and there is little to no flaking. On her body her spots have been greatly reduced. There are only about 10% that are still flaking and are rest. The rest are almost flat and a lot are fully gone.
#185 - Carebear - 02/18/2011 - 13:15
I have had psoriasis on my hands, elbows, knees and various other spots on my legs for over 40 years. My psoriasis has improved 99% eating 1-2 teaspoons of organic coconut oil every day. It took about 1-2 months to clear my skin. The results are truly amazing.
#186 - Diane - 02/26/2011 - 17:55
For Melissa #183: Did you dilute the Clorox? Clorox is caustic and it seems that it would burn like crazy. I have it on my elbows too, but the creams don't seem to cure it. They only keep it in check.
#187 - Michael - 03/03/2011 - 02:17
I am a male 54 and I just developed Psoriasis last winter. This really [@]! I currently have 5 different prescription medications and one over the counter for it and none of them do anything. So I am really looking forward to trying some of the natural cures on this page. Especially the one mentioned by #187 Diane, because I already have organic [@] coconut oil extracted by centrifuge in my fridge. Guess now I better look up ''Lecithin'' and also start taking that.
Thanks and good luck to all of you, may God bless!
#188 - Paul - 03/03/2011 - 10:04
This isn't really a home remedy but it works just as good. I may only be twelve but this really works. I was at the beach snorkeling and I was scared of the fish so i got out. When i went to my ship cruise hotel, my mom recognized how much better my psoriasis got. So the remedy we thought that really helped was salt water. I felt no itch what so ever and I felt as good as I ever felt with psoriasis.:-)
#189 - Zach - 03/04/2011 - 09:26
I am 40 years old, have been subattling psoriais since the age of 13. P is on my scalp. My scalp would itch and my hair would fall out. was picked at and made fun of, no dates or invites with friends. After expensive doctor visits and expensive meds, health store attendandt he toldme to try tea tree and fiah oil pills, it works and also i use shea butter on face. Apple ciser vingar works also. So happy hair is growing, but i had to stop getting perms that irritate my scalp.
#190 - van whit - 03/10/2011 - 11:43
I would like to take the time to thank everyone for sharing. Thank YOU! I have learned so much My 8yr old son has recently been diagnosed with psorisais and I want to learn as mush as I can to help him to the best of my ability. I know how crule people can been and the feeling of wanting to hide in a dark hole, you see I have (Alepecia)thats a hair loss I am completely bald there is no cure and to be frank with you( I don't think I want to be cured) I made the choice to stop treatment beacuse it was to painfull & had No luck W/ it @ age 4. I know and understand the feeling of not being like everyone else..I understand for the fisrt time in my life why Iam different,,I was chosen...so are you. Im 35 now with a awsome family 4 sons And a husband that never had a issue about me being bald. Beautiful is in the inside ,I never understood why people would say that but Now I do..My son is BEAUTIFUL..And so is anyone else that has to go threw these dreadful battles day in and day out just to get some relief. We can now move forward with his treatments. And I can be so much more useful and positive.. All of these comments have lifted my spirit, and for that I Thank you again. To all the youngstas,, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP YOU ARE BEAUTIFULLLLL !!!! To all the parents dealing with this stay positive to help ease the kiddos stress level... and try a snoorkul and goggles, makes bath time a little adventure.
May you all be blessed in this journey.
#191 - irene - 03/15/2011 - 11:32
I have had psoriasis for the past 6 years and I have been to dermatologists and doctors and spent a lot of money on prescriptions. I used to have it from my entire head to my toes - my dermatologist said 97% of my body was covered. After a couple years I decided that I was going to try some things on my own. I now only have spots on my elbows, knees, one patch on both calves and my scalp.
These are some things I use to help keep mine under control:
- Use all natural and unscented products for my skin and hair care
- Eat a healthy diet
- I stopped drinking and smoking [an occasional drink here and there won't hurt]
- Keeping my stress under control. I think this was my major contributor to why my psoriasis was so bad. I am in a Yoga class
- Bath in Epsom salts whenever possible
Hope this helps!!
#192 - Megan - 03/20/2011 - 20:13
I have it on my face and neck. It sometimes attacks my arm, legs and core. I just had a terrible flare. I had tried a new cream and it made it flare. Everyone just thinks go to the doctor and get some medicine. I see class actions law cases on it killing users as a side effect and I refuse to go on chemo and steriods for it and I have RA. I too have tried everything. Sun does help, but we just had the worst winter and I am a mess with it. I do believe in the power of prayer and some are praying for me.
#193 - Su Su - 03/23/2011 - 20:29
fake tanning or real with baby oil cleared mine up completely. but it came back when i stopped. at least i looked good with a tan! good luck to us all
#194 - dave - 03/26/2011 - 01:46
i had this since i was 13 and it was one of the worst things iv exsperinced ....long showers rub the patches off an creams from a dermatologist or mix alo vera oil with coca butter with a lil vasaline ... if you have it on your scalp theres a shampoo called T GEL ...grab it ...it works i hope i helped anyone
#195 - cody - 03/26/2011 - 01:54
Hi, i am suffering from Ps since 8 years and tried homeopathy but not cured, wil try the tips mentioned here, especially the diet and epsom salt and sunlight and will let u all know the results. My worry is that I hv two beautiful daughters aged 3 and 1 and how do I ensure right from now that they dont get this dreaded disease, if someone could suggest precautions or way of life that could, if not ensure, atleast create a more probability of they not having it
#196 - Hari - 03/27/2011 - 02:01
I am sitting here crying for all those suffering with this awful condition. My husband has it and I feel so sorry for him. I will have him try some of the suggestions (or all!) you all have contributed. Bless you one and all and let us pray for a cure!
#197 - Deborah - 03/30/2011 - 19:04
I suffer from this, :-( it is horrible.
I use aveeno dry skin oatmeal what ever.
I got it for christmas.
I am 15 years old, and I got it the day after I turned 15! D: It goes away and than comes back like no tomorrow.
Sometimes it bleeds. Its always ichy to the point where I start crying. I am almost 16 now and I have tried many things but Aveeno is the only thing that works.
But it always comes back when I stop using it.
I get it on my legs, my breasts and my arms.
I also have exzema. I am always tired and I always feel weak.
My parents dont care.
They try, by getting me cheep things to fix it, but it never works.
I also have anxiety and depression.
Good luck everyone.
#198 - Kristen - 04/04/2011 - 21:46
100mg B=complex will help cure your skin of psoriasis
#199 - tom - 04/14/2011 - 04:14
For scalp relief i swear by ginger shampoo.In canada you can get it at Body Shop.Have also suffered all my life and had every horrible perscription out there.I use this every 2 days and works great.I have to say that after living in the Caribbean for 2 years i made a point of bathing in the sea daily and always did very well from this.Obviously in combination of the sun was beneficial.I believe it is an immune system issue and read that a combination of evening primerose oil,flax seed oil,borage oil,and zinc are beneficial to the system.I am starting it tomorrow and will report back.Good luck to all and for you young folks suffering.....it is tough i know first hand but be strong and don't let others get you down,
#200 - bryan - 04/21/2011 - 22:43
I was diagnosed with Psoriasis when I was two. I have it on the bottoms of my feet (quite severely), the palms of my hands, and on my scalp (moderate). I have tried many crazy and horrible treatments--both natural and steroids. You can't make your Psoriasis go away, but you can control the symptoms. Here's what I know:
Mix up your regiment. This is what I have found to be most effective in treating Psoriasis.
Here's my theory: the body is built to adapt. Take weight loss for example. When you put your body under stress, it will change. I now rotate through a few different diets with one or two weeks on each diet. Week 1-2 is mostly vegetarian (still consume dairy and fish). Week 3-4 is no gluten and no sugar (this is the one I hate the most. No pasta, no crackers, no bread, no rice, no chocolate, nothing with fructose corn syrup.) Eat veggies, fruit and meat. Week 5 eat whatever you want. Week 6 eat whatever you want, but keep the salt intake really low. These weeks can be done in whatever order and for up to two weeks. My theory is by switching it up, your psoriasis will always be in shock and therefore in remission.
As far as medicinal treatment, do the same thing. Switch it up. Take every single treatment that "used to work" or helped a little and rotate through them whenever you have a flare. Day 1 use one of the steroids. Day 2 use a different steroid. Day 3 use something natural. Do this until the psoriasis calms down and then start the process over. I treated my Ps. even when it wasn't inflamed. Then when my Ps started to really clear up I stopped treatment and I had 3-4 whole months without symptoms. Then I had another flare (but not nearly as horrible as any of the others) and BOOM I did the whole treatment rotation again. And the same thing happened. Don't let your psoriasis get used to a treatment because the treatment will eventually become ineffective. Your body will get used to it. I have been doing my "shock treatment" for about three years and I am now down to scalp psoriasis and a persistent patch on my left hand. Now if I have a flare, sometimes just switching my diet will knock it back into remission.
Stay positive! And remember, you cannot control what your body does to you, but you can control the way you view it. A positive attitude will work wonders. Also know that I am not a doctor. I am just another person like you who has had Psoriasis for sixteen years, but I have learned how to live with it and around it. Don't be afraid to do the things you love and don't be afraid of what people think. Keep your chins up!
#201 - Jay - 05/25/2011 - 14:03
I have Psoriasis with last 15 years. I tried allopathy, homeopathy and ayurveda in which first allpopathy cures a little extent. But it recures with more severity. For me, various ayurvedic treatment helped and cured 100%. But it comes back after 4-6 months. But reapeating for the same treatment that helped earlier does not help me next time.
#202 - Rama - 06/02/2011 - 02:59
eat everyday for 2 weeks blackberry.it works
#203 - m - 06/12/2011 - 08:53
Very early in the comments someone recommended a book called "Healing Psoriasis" by John Pagano. I bought this book about 6 years ago and used the herbal teas that it recommends, with a 90% improvement of the HORRIBLE, THICK plaque covering most of my scalp. The doctor medicines didn't do a thing, and they treated me for over a year. On the "Healing Psoriasis" protocol, it was almost completely gone in 5 weeks! That was over 5 years ago. I have had a small relapse with some scaling on my legs, so I'm getting back on the teas this week. I think I'll also try the seawater baths.
#204 - Deb - 06/17/2011 - 21:47
To all the psoraisis battlers especially teenagers. I have lived with this stubborn skin condition for the last 12-13 years- I am now 39. My psoraisis was triggered my hormonal changes in my body during pregnancy which led to diagnosis 8months after the birth of my daughter. Psoraisis is hereditary unfortunately and I later discovered that my father is a sufferer but on a minor scale. To alleviate symptoms you need to have a high alkalin diet and omit acidic foods. Drink up to 2 litres of water a day. It's really important that you treat the condition from the inside- slathering cream in is temporary and is not treating the cause. Things to eliminate are caffeine, alcohol, sugar, chilli and capsicums, all types of berries, citrus fruits, chocolate, wheat (gluten), preservatives... I paid a truck load of money to be treated at the psoraisis clinic and in retrospect a lot of the information that I received was common sense knowledge that I already knew. Sugar and acidic foods are major triggers swell as stress. To all the teenagers out there I totally understand what you are going through due to endless summers of wearing long dresses and jeans. I use to have one particular plaque on my left lower leg which was bright red and just contagious looking- solution was to wear one of those stretchy muscle support bandages. Be positive and flush out all the toxins in your body by increasing alkaline and lowering acid :)
#205 - Frankie - 08/15/2011 - 21:38
I have psoriasis in my hair. How can I get rid of it. Can anyone please help me with this.
#206 - kumar - 08/26/2011 - 15:00
For scalp Mix 200ml Bay Rum 100ml Placenta and 5ml Bergamot and rub into scalp after wash, This will cure your scalp almost immediatly.
#207 - June - 09/05/2011 - 06:19
Where do you get this scalp wash from? I live in Canada. Can I get the products at the health food store?
I was in the states a couple of weeks ago and found vaseline with cocoa butter. LOVE IT!!!!!!!! it makes the sore spots so soft.
#208 - Stacey - 09/10/2011 - 19:16
apply Dermovate Ointment on the full body after taking bath.and Betnovate-C cream on head and face.these are the best and cheap medicines for psoriasis.
#209 - Mohammed alam - 10/08/2011 - 11:11
I have it on my scalp and I cannot live without neutrogena T/Gel it works wonders. I hope this helps
#210 - Nikki - 11/07/2011 - 14:30
my father in law take medicines and treatment in 3year in india .that time take medicines 75%ok ,after same position,psoriasis last 15 year.high pressar blood.die bitig .i want healp you.
#211 - manoj kumar singh - 12/04/2011 - 12:57
For the scalp I use tea tree shampoo and conditioner. Nature's Gate is a good one. You can get it at health food stores. It makes the ps a little more managible and it doesn't dry out your hair.
#212 - Lorrie - 12/29/2011 - 17:12
Hey guys, I spent 2 days reading the comment above and to tell you the truth I was so heart broken to know that a lot of people specially the teen agers have the same case I am living with since forever.I know it is hard to live with psoriasis since everyone around stares at you specialy when you are in a beach resort,listen carefully don't let anything or anyone put you down... I am 38 now and I still live owith my horrible guest! So my only advise to you is to try to mix up
the Daivobate and the E 45 and wrap the infected area with plastic roll for few hours and you will see the difference immediately but I can promise you that it will put the itchiness to an end:)god bless
#213 - Aya - 01/11/2012 - 12:21
not able to understand which type of psoriasis i have... guttate or plaque.. i have both symptoms.. is this condition permanent? how to heal it permanently with easy home remedies as fast as possible?
#214 - anonymous. - 02/08/2012 - 01:26
It is a crying shame that people have to endure psoriasis and other skin complaints. I have been using a cream by mama nature specifcaly for psoriasis and it has really taken away a lot of the itchiness and the scales have started falling off when I shower. I may give their argan oil a try for my scalp which is thick with psoriasis. I cannot say this will help other people with psoriaisis but I think I should let people know about my story.
#215 - Jane - 02/11/2012 - 06:45
After reading many sites. It appears that I have several forms of it. Strange thing is I did not develop this problem until late in life. I am 59. It started just about 4 years ago. Inverse, and inside ear are both different, yet I have both. I even had the nail kind for a while. That cleared up.
No idea why. After using the cortisone without much effect. I started just applying cider vinegar with a q-tip inside my ear. Lantiseptic to the inverse areas after washing those. Helps a great deal.
I do think that the inverse is being cause by w/e I'm consuming that creates yeast build up. I am going to look that up now. Hope this helps.
#216 - Jane L S - 02/11/2012 - 17:49
I have had this skin problem since I was a teen-ager. I remember, my Mother having me use tar soap when bathing. It wasn't bad a spot here n there.
Now year's later at 61 it has come back with bigger spots and seem's to be spreading with spots again here and there.
I tried creams,scripts, tree oil but, also now I am on a eye med called timolol I read side effect's could be worsening psoriasis. I can't imagine 2 drops a day could do this.I am going to try some of the suggestions for this. Stress has alway's been a large factor in my life.
. Also years that I did not have it so I don't know. I also hope some cure can put a end to this horrible skin condition.
My best to all of you that suffer with this.
#217 - Shirley - 02/16/2012 - 22:25
I have had psoriasis since i was 12, i am now 42. I have tried alot of prescription and home remedies. The only thing that has worked for me is a prescription of chlobetasol with dermazinc. this is used for up to 2 weeks on affected areas, although often plaques are gone within a few days. as well as this works it still always comes back, however not always in same places. for me the months that it is cleared is worth it. I found a pharmacy that fills the prescription for only $35.00 and one bottle last about 6 months, so not terribly expensive
#218 - lori - 02/19/2012 - 21:44
My body was covered with psoriasis about 70 percent in the winter. After using a UVB lamp from someone in ebay it is now not more than 1-2 percent. I recommend it to everyone. Few hundred dollars and 10 minutes every 2 days can change your life.
#219 - Max - 02/28/2012 - 03:03
i have ps for 30 years have tried everything from tegison methotrexate both extremely stupid anthroderm works if you like purple skin clothes bedding or anything else it comes in contact with every topical steriod known to man the only things that have helped is a good diet no caffine no alcholol this [@] i like beer exercise vaseline mg17 tar shampoo and sunlight . I have come to the conclusion the quacks know nothing and am only going to buy natural and otc products and save the money.
#220 - dave - 02/28/2012 - 10:09
1st off THANK YOU ALL so much for contributing your experiences good and bad it helps us all SO much to have the most info possible to help with this major pain in the -you know what.
FYI for ppl who may not realize...where psoriasis ISNT contagious to other people..i believe that we spread it around when we scratch..its as if the flakes themselves fall onto other parts of your skin and affect that area. I have it bad on my scalp..if I scratch my scalp a lot and the flakes fall onto my shoulders/back of my neck...i get breakouts in those areas. I wear a bandana on my head to cover its uglieness but to keep the flakes from free-falling onto other parts of my body. Hope this might help somebody. God bless us all.
#221 - victor D - 02/28/2012 - 11:40
i have psoriasis and i am only 10.i know im a little young to be on a website like this but i thought it was worth a try..i have psoriasis on my feet and for 2 years!its very frustrating and i want to get rid of it..any ideas??
#222 - somaya - 03/10/2012 - 23:58
Has anyone tried BIOPTRON light therapy?
#223 - helen - 03/18/2012 - 17:09
It's definitely better to try natural remedies to treat psoriasis if you can. I had guttate when I was younger, which fortunately has now pretty much disappeared. It comes back very occasionally though, and I use this treatment. It seems to work for me anyway.
#224 - Alex - 04/17/2012 - 11:30
29 sufring 4 11yrs try amst evrythiig but does work.HELP
#225 - leu555 - 05/02/2012 - 19:37
i have had plaque psoriasis for 22years and psoriatic arthritis for ten years. does anyone else think that a hormone/endorphin is released with scratching the itch associated with psoriasis? i find i get an intense pleasurable - along with the pain of scratching my skin until it bleeds. i have been known to use an implement to scratch with. i know it is gonna hurt but cant stop. i have had success with using a herbal detox followed by a mainly fruit and vege diet. i use daivobet cream sparingly but i wet a face washer and place it over the affected area with my cream on it i then wrap the area in plastic wrap and leave it on overnight. it helps the cream to absorb and softens the plaques. when i was detoxing i quit smoking and all alcohol i took 9000mg of fish oil, vitamin d & glucasomine. i found huge relief and the plaques actually cleared up. ps is a terrible disease that also affects your mental health as it is quite depressing knowing that there is no cure. a chinese herbalist told me it was due to a buildup of toxins in the liver and lungs. my feet swell up so badly and get so infected i actually get a red line going up my leg from the inflammation.i have also noticed that hormones trigger an onset. my tendons in my arms also get sore and my muscles can also become very tender when my ps is flared up. has anyone else had these symptoms?
#226 - kate - 05/27/2012 - 23:02
I, too, have psoraisis. I just read above pregnant women, I assume we're on prenatal vitamins, their psoraisis cleared up. After the birth of the baby the psoraisis came back. Prenatal vitamins have a lot of Folic Acid in them. I just googled folic acid and was surprised to fine not much has been studied on psoraisis. But some doctors are doing their own studies. I just bought folic acid and am going to start taking it. I have tried everything as all of you have. Doctors can test your blood to see if it is low. I wish you all the best in your search for a cure.
#227 - Mae - 06/07/2012 - 21:33
I suffer with psoraisis for about 7 years, and it get worse every year. The itching drives me crazy...I was watching Dr. Oz show and it about psorisis. I found out if you take olive oil and part cayenne pepper, make a paste and us it morning and night. Well I tried that for a while and it did stop the itching for a while and my skin was peeling, but it was just for a little while. Now I will try Vit.E liquid and olive oil and if it work..I will let you know.
#228 - madison - 06/13/2012 - 10:19
i am very anxious to try some of these remedies i have try a lot of medicines and dr wants to have use Humara but i dont want the side effects,
#229 - pat - 06/26/2012 - 13:50
i have been using Taclonex and it gets me clear. When i see plaques I apply once a day (usually at night). The ointment is great for thick plaques and the scalp is really nice like silk. i use it on my scalp, ears and sometimes body. I can also use the scalp for 8 wks which is awesome. It does have a steroid in it but less side effects than others.
#230 - David Webb - 07/25/2012 - 21:25
Wheat and chocolate is the culprit. Just avoid as much as you can, or at least try one month for a test
#231 - AJ - 08/24/2012 - 22:46
im 21 i have had ps for over 3 years now.. NOTHING works i often cry to myself because of the embarassing leasions.. i know that psoriasis is not curable but please if anyone knows how to at least control the lessions i will be greatly appreciative....email me Bellam0ntana@yahoo.com thanks in advance and GOD BLESS!!!
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#233 - brenda - 12/08/2012 - 04:24
My Husband also has psoriasis. We are juicing apples, grapefruit, Lemmon, carrots, his psoriasis already looks better and it has only been a few days. i'm going to add the 6-8 Lecithin capsules per day and eating the 1-2 tsp of coconut oil a day to his protocol...my heart goes out to everyone who suffers with this horrible skin problem. Keep trying different things and i pray that God will guide us all to the cure that works for each body type. I know Doctors treat psoriasis just like cancer. we have to educate ourselves its what we don't know that can kill us. A great website for incurable cancer is www.cancertutor.org this site may help educate us all. I know they have a very high success rate for curing even a 4th stage cancer. all natural but very potent. their Lab and that team of Doctors do not play around. if you have any questions please email me email@example.com
#234 - mischa - 02/03/2013 - 20:08
Let's be honest, there is no cure for this horrible psoriasis.....at best all we can do is keep it under control, that is what i have been doing for 9 years. What i use is DOVABET every 3rd day and in between Olive Oil. I stopped smoking 4 months ago and figured it would help my recovery but it has done jack except i can breathe better and taste my food now.y
#235 - arthur - 02/04/2013 - 18:09
My husband use to have this all over most of his body. He was a heavy coffee drinker. I read an article about caffeine and then switch his coffer to half - caf, it started to get better. He eventually switched to decaf and now his skin is almost clear except for a few small patches that he treats regularly. If you drink coffee or pop, try going caffeine free and see if it helps.
#236 - Nicole - 02/05/2013 - 11:08