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Do you think my psoriasis is an allergic reaction?

I am a wine drinker, and have been for about 3 yrs now. For the last year and a half, I have been dealing with psoriasis (on the scalp and body) and no medical treatments have worked. I am allergic to Sulfa medications. Do you think that b/c wine has Sulfites in it, that my psoriasis could be an allergic reaction?

Hi, the connection between wine and psoriasis is not clear. You can easily find out if wine triggers your psoriasis by staying away from it for a week or two.
For psor. treatment you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of psoriasis") and take your pick. 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 then stay clear for months on end.
Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
Peggy  (+ info)

Is it safe to use hair products when I have psoriasis on my scalp?

I have psoriasis on my scalp. I want to know if it is safe for me to use hair gel/spray/whatnot. Also, is it okay to color your hair if you have this skin condition? If the answer to the above is "no," then once my psoriasis has cleared up for a bit is it safe to begin using these things again, or will I be banned from hair products for life now that I have it?

Scalp psoriasis appears as dandruff, and treatments can leave your scalp more sensitive. There are a variety of products available on the market that are designed to reduce the amount of skin flakes and the scalp itching. Try consulting your doctor about it just to be on the safe side.  (+ info)

Can my psoriasis cause my weird foot symptoms ?

Every morning when I get up, but still in bed, there is this "burning " feeling in both soles of my feet. Once I start walking, the feeling disapppears. I wonder if this is related to my psoriasis ?

Sounds like poor circulation. But I'm not a doctor....you should go see a doctor as soon as possible. Poor circulation is sometimes an indication of something more serious so don't delay....hopefully it will just be minor.

good luck

hope this answer helps:)  (+ info)

How to treat lice when I have psoriasis on my scalp?

My friend's child came home from school with nits, and I was at her house that day, so I have been exposed to it. Now with psoriasis on my scalp, I was wondering what I could use to make shure that I don't get them, and that won't hurt my head. Chances are that I didn't get them, but I want to be safe. I would prefer to not use chemicals if at all possible.

There are quite a few totally natural remedies available that readily kill head lice. The ones we recommend don't contain any chemicals, we believe chemical treatments are both dangerous and ineffective.

Suffocation is an effective method where oil based products (i.e.: conditioner) are used to block the breathing holes and kill the live lice. The real trick though is to find natural products that will kill both the live lice and their eggs in one fast effective treatment.

Remedies containing Neem Oil are known to be highly effective as Neem interrupts the growth and reproduction of the head louse. Neem’s insecticidal properties are widely recognized now and the oil is commonly available at your local health food store.

Feel free to check out the articles at the following site for more advice.

Good luck.  (+ info)

I have psoriasis would it help to mix tea tree oil with my body lotion?

I have heard that tea tree oil can assist with infections and such not too sure about psoriasis. Also, have had a couple of abscesses. Any help would be much appreciated!

You are right!

Tea tree oil possess the following properties: antiseptic, anti-fungal and insecticidal.

Tea tree oil may be used for psoriasis treatment, dandruff treatment and even against the scabies mite.

There exist Tea tree oil Shampoos and Body Washes, Tea tree oil Creams and Lotions etc.

Pure Essential Tea tree oil may be added to your body lotion, liquid soap etc.

Tea tree oil should not be taken internally, even in small quantities, because orally used Tea tree oil is toxic.

Important Note: Be very careful with the Tea tree oil concentration.

You should not exceed the 0.1%-1% Tea tree oil concentration in your body lotion.

Good Luck!

Hope I helped :)  (+ info)

How Do you hide your psoriasis while wearing a baithing suit.?

I have psoriasis kinda bad, and is there any kind of makeup for your skin or anything that is waterproof or something? If you don't know what psoriasis is then don't answer please, I hate this skin disease and its almost impossible to hide. So please help

I'm 25 and I've had psoriasis since I was 11...I definitely know how you feel!!
I honestly give you props for even putting on a bathing suit...when I've had it really bad in the summer time, you wouldn't dare catch me by a pool!

Unfortunately, there's no way to hide it. Unless you're on some kind of treatment to take away what's visible...you're just stuck with it. I'm sure you already know this though :(  (+ info)

What can people do for really bad psoriasis problems on the face of a grown male?

My step father has really bad psoriasis problems on his face, and i think he's desperate to find anything right now!

There has been recent news which came out in the November 2008 Issue of Archives of Dermatology which proves a traditional Chinese medicine works in 82% of its case study. Indigo Naturalis is a dark blue plant based powder which was used in the study. I think a bottle of it is around $20. Check out the article below and the magazine article.  (+ info)

If you have Psoriasis, how do you deal with it? What treatments have worked for you?

I have psoriasis and would like to know of various ways to deal with it as far as medication and treatment are concerned.
Thanks in adavnce.

There are many different treatments available to help control psoriasis, but no single treatment works for everyone. Usually a trial-and-error approach is taken to find the most appropriate one.

You have 3 basic types of treatments:

1.Topical treatment (applied directly to the skin)
2.Phototherapy (skin is exposed to ultraviolet light)
3.Systemic treatment (drugs or medications taken orally or by injection)

There is also a great number of alternative psoriasis treatments that include everything from acupuncture to fasting.

The goal is to find a treatment that works the best with the fewest side effects. One of the first principles of psoriasis treatment is to not create anything worse than the disease.

Best Wishes  (+ info)

Is there a natural way to reduce scalp psoriasis?

Hi, I have scalp psoriasis and it can be quite embarassing . Is there a natural way without steriods?

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

What medications has anyone had success with for Psoriasis?

I have Psoriasis on about 30% of my body. I have been using Skin Zinc products and it helps some but is expensive and is getting hard to find.
Has anyone had success with any other over the counter products?

Fish oil, Vitamin D. You can get a ton of info from http://www.talkpsoriasis.org forum.  (+ info)

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