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I have psoriasis. anyone know any good home remedies to treat it?

I have it too and it's pretty bad right now since it's winter. Try keeping your skin moist at all times using any moisturizer, I personally use Jergen's. Don't take long baths as water is not good for the skin in winter(leaves it dry). Drink lots of water and stay away from sweets. Good Luck!  (+ info)


i am 13 years old and when i was six i got strep throat which lead to psoriasis...then summer of 2006 i got strep again and got psoriasis again...but now i had a sinus infection like a month and a half ago and was taking ammoxicillin for it and it went away soon after...now a month and a half later i'm breaking out in what appears to be psoriasis, but on my neck &scalp only. any tips? and if it is psoriasis, how can i prevent it from spreading any further? i'm halfway through the school year and i dont want to get it any worse.

i went to the doctor & got this medicine called olux foam which clears up outbreaks really fast (not permanently, though), but what dermatologists won't tell you is that most skin disorders are actually a symptom of an imbalance of intestinal bacteria (more bad than good). get that activa yogurt or probiotic supplements & try taking it for about a week & it should improve. seriously. but, yeah, psoriasis is very unpredictable. it comes and goes. if you get it once, there is always a chance it will come back.  (+ info)

Is it possible to have Psoriasis on your head and Eczema on your face. If so how do you treat?

I am almost 100% sure my Husband has Psoriasis on his head. He has on his face patches of red dry skin, would this be Eczema ? Any useful remedies.

its probably psoriasis on his head and face.i totally sympathise with him ive just found out i have psoriasis.especially in my head its maddening!!i have lotion called elecon for my head.i dont have it on my face.so tell him to go to the docs for advice  (+ info)

What treatment is good for psoriasis?

I have psoriasis on my legs and have seen a dermatologist who prescribed two expensive creams. They help a little but it never goes away. I've been tanning for a short time in a tanning bed every other day and have seen a drastic improvement but am a little worried about skin cancer from UVA rays. Any home remedies out there? Any advice?

Exposing the affect areas to sunlight can help ease up the psoriasis flare up, but natural sunlight is better for you skin since tanning beds can be too harsh. Try natural remedies as well, like pasteurized creams, bee's wax, and lemon oil. They are really effective and cost less as well. Hope everything goes well for you!  (+ info)

What is a good over the counter treatment for psoriasis?

I won't be able to see my dermatologist until January, and my psoriasis is spreading. My cream has run out. I'm using T-Gel shampoo for my scalp. I don't have anything for the psoriasis on my skin though. What is a good over the counter treatment that can keep it under control until January?
I've had psoriasis for a couple of years.
I used a topical medication from my dermatologist, but that ran out and she said she has to see me before I get another one prescribed.

HI Sylvie

Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.


Natural Cures

Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

Best of health to you  (+ info)

What are the emotional causes of psoriasis?

I have a friend with this disease and i've heard this problem is not only a genetic thing, but it is caused by an emotional issue too...

I would like to help him, do you know if there is some emotional issue connected to psoriasis?

I can tell you from personal experience, that mine gets worse when I am under a lot of stress. I teach school, and it is particularly itchy when it is the end of the grading period. It gets significantly better in summer. Less stress, plus exposure to the sun (UV light).  (+ info)

Do any foods cause psoriasis? What can I change in my diet to prevent psoriasis?

I suffer with psoriasis on my neck. I was wondering, if it can flare up when I eat certain foods? I've tried ointments but nothing is working. I couldn't get a doctor's appointment until mid-March. What can I do to help myself now?

Fried foods are a big culprit.

Eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables. Keep the idea in mind to stay as close to the earth as possible (as in fruits and vegetables).

Smoking, alcohol, stress, and normal weather associated with winter months will have adverse effects.

Try to stay away from synthetic materials and harsh soaps.

Supplementing with health food store quality probiotics can work wonders, as well as supplementing with GLA from Evening Primrose Oil (1,000-3,000 mg/day).

Emu oil is wonderful for short term relief (www.desertpalmsemu.com).

Sunlight, sunlight, sunlight! Expose the affected area to as much sunlight as possible and skip the sunblock (don't stay out so long that you get burned though).  (+ info)

what fruits are bad for psoriasis?Is warm semi skimmed milk bad for psoriasis?

I have inflamed psoriasis could you please tell me if they are any homemade remedies i can make.Why do some doctors say fish is good and some say bad.Is warm milk bad for psorias?

It has not been proven that food has anything to do with psoriasis. If you noticed that some foods make yours worse - avoid them.
For an effective home-made remedy (it's herbal) go to http://www.champori.com
It helped to clear my 4 year old plaque psor. in just under 3 weeks!  (+ info)

How do can you get rid of psoriasis on you head and legs?

I have psoriasis on my head that cause flakes and on my legs which casues me to scratch at them. Is there something over the counter that will get rid of it?

You can go to the pharmacy and ask if they can order Fotar cream *most dont keep it in stock and it takes a day or so to order it* Just keep applying the Fotar a few times a day *it smells like tar but it does work* There are also OTC shampoos that target plaque psoriasis.  (+ info)

Natural remedies for psoriasis on nails and head?

I have had psoriasis on my thumb and forefinger since I've been 2, and I am looking for natural or OTC remedies to clear it up.

Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for psoriasis from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
Mol  (+ info)

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