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What are the latest treatments for psoriasis? Has anyone found anything that helps?

Well, my psoriasis is manifesting it's scaley presence over my limbs again. (It's summer! How weird!- normally it's better then)

Has anyone found anything that actually works to get rid of the skin problems?
(I know you can't get rid of having the psoriasis itself)
I'm getting married early next year, and would rather not have to walk down the aisle with big red welts on my arms and face.

ask your doctor for some dovobet ointment it worked for me  (+ info)

Has anyone tried the homeopathic route to treating psoriasis with sulphur? How did you get on?

My boyfriend has had psoriasis for 20 years, and I read posts from other sufferers with great interest. Unfortunately, all suggestions we've ruled out because he's done most of them - resulting in a damaged liver and light sensitivity now too. We've heard that sulphur treatment is another remedy - has anyone used it?
Grateful for all your answers, although - I'm particularly interested in hearing directly from anyone who has actual experience of taking this internally themselves, rather than opinions on other remedies, as our local pharmacist is also a homeopath and recommends it.

Psoriaisis and eczema are one of the few conditions it is not a good idea to self treat homeopathically because you can get very lost treating symptoms produced by the treatment. Homeopaths treat the whole person. Remember that homeopathy treatments should stop when the symptoms are shwoing signs of improvement, and that too much of a remedy can bring on the symptoms you are trying to cure.
I don't know if you have tried diets or self-treating with reflexology, but one treatment I have come across is in Energy Medicine by Donna Eden - again self-treating. My homeopath advised an anti-candida diet, as she believes the liver, digestion and psoriasis are interelated.
I have tried reflexology and aromatherapy without success on the members of my family with this condition, and what I tend to find that is that these treatment work for a while then its back to normal.
Do remember that supressing the skin condition is not a good idea, because the psoriasis might then show itself in more harmful ways, like arthritis.
Good luck with your search for treatment  (+ info)

How do I deal with the symptoms of psoriasis?

I have red spots on my face and they get really dry flaky skin on them. I am 99% sure that it is psoriasis. What can I do about the symptoms?

Oatmeal is really a great way to easy the itching and the pain. they make lots of soothing bath stuff, my son had a bad case of chiggers and Aveno Oatmeal bath was great. The itch stop and the scars from the bites went away quickly  (+ info)

What cream or ointment do I use to treat psoriasis on my face?

I have had mild psoriasis on my hands, elbows and knees for years. Now, for the first time recently, I have it on my face. I use eleuphrat ointment which (I think) is a steroid base on my body. Can I use this on my face too?

NO! Don't self medicate it on your face!

The skin on your face is thinner than on your elbows and knees and steroid cream permanently thins the skin with prolonged use - that's why it's prescribed so sparingly.

I thought I had it on my face as well (also having it on knees and elbows), however the doctors now think it is seborrheic dermatitis, which is basically a yeast bacteria and usually starts on your head as dandruff, then drops into your eyebrows, then onto your cheeks and sometimes onto your chest.

There are various stages of it but it's typified by red patches and flaking skin.
It would certainly be worth looking into that as well.

The best thing you can do is go and see your doctor, one who specialises in skin conditions if possible.

Hope that helps :o)  (+ info)

What are the chances that my baby will inherit psoriasis from his father?

My husband has a mild case of psoriasis. On his elbows, knees, back and lower back. He doesn't treat it because he says it is sometime that won't go away, he uses certain products for relief sometimes. What are the chances our baby will get that? And can he get it on his face? Thanks
I am pregnant

they don't even know for sure if it's genetic, so no one will be able to answer your question

The cause of psoriasis is not known, but it is believed to have a genetic component. Several factors are thought to aggravate psoriasis. These include stress, excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking.[1] Individuals with psoriasis may suffer from depression and loss of self-esteem. As such, quality of life is an important factor in evaluating the severity of the disease. There are many treatments available but because of its chronic recurrent nature psoriasis is a challenge to treat.  (+ info)

What is good for Psoriasis in the scalp?

I am an afro american female and I have been battling with psoriasis in my scalp for several years. My hair use to be thick but now it has gotten thin.... Is there something I can do to stop this irritation?

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Any home remedies for psoriasis on the scalp?

My sister has psoriasis on her scalp that is pretty bad. Youi cant see it unless she parts her hair in the back like for pigtails, but shes really self conscious about it. The shampoo prescribed for her is very very expensive and although it works she cant afford to pay 100 bucks a month for shampoo. Any home remedies or ideas out there for help with this> Than ks!

Hi, she can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of scalp psoriasis") 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 comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
Stella  (+ info)

How do you treat psoriasis in a humid climate?

psoriasis has flared up in the tropics..treatment and healing ideas..internaly and externaly..advice anyone?
I currently use tar soap and Tgel shampoo and from the chemist called psor-asist cream.. it works ok, but heat and humidity arent helping, any other ideas?

try to stay off the yeast products and get a proper doctors check up. You need to fix the inside to the fix the outside. Use the tar based products and perhaps a change of diet would help...  (+ info)

What is the best product/remedy to get rid of psoriasis?

My boyfriend has psoriasis on his scalp and elbows. it isn't that bad on his elbows but its maybe mild to moderate for his scalp- extremely flaky. what is the best product to use that you've tried and actually works?

Hello there. I suggest that your friend should look into natural remedies before subjecting herself to the steroidal and immunosuppressant drugs the official medicine today use for treating psoriasis. The side effects are worse than the disease itself. For me personally the natural remedies from Champori.com works the best; and I spent many years looking for something that is safe, effective and fast-working. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for your friend - it's free.
Bernadette  (+ info)

What can i use for my scalp because i have psoriasis?

I have psoriasis and lots of people come up to me at school and ask what is it my hair and skin. People say i have dunduff but i dont. Can you please help . Thanks Hannah Amy
How much is T gel?

I have it it, too. The only thing that helps me is this product:

I literally just had a flare up and I used the spray for 3 days (I put it in one of those hair coloring applicator bottles I bought on Ebay so it goes right on the scalp) and now it's mostly gone!! This stuff is a Godsend!! And best of all, I no longer have to use Clobetasol.  (+ info)

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