Iâ€m new to this forum and have only just started posting, I came across the psoriasis thread and thought I'd share my story....
I have suffered from psoriasis since i was about 4-5 years old i am now turning 20 and still suffer very little from this condition,
My scalp used to be COMPLETELY covered by these thick silver/white flakes and my knees, elbows and ears were also affected. I tried countless medications and ointments but nothing had worked my self-esteem dropped and till this day I remember wearing long sleeve tops and pants in summer to cover up my psoriasis.
It wasnâ€t until some years ago where i came across a psoriasis specialist in Melbourne (Australia) He has several clinic Australia wide he also has a website with much Information on this condition and several other conditions he does not only treat psoriasis but other skin conditions too. For International sufferers its worth having a look at and even sending him an email Iâ€m sure he would answer and help as much has he possibly can, he has a team of well-trained specialists so if he is unavailable his staff will look to your needs.
So After doing my research I made an appointment to see him he analyzed my skin condition and prescribed me with oral medication as well as ointment and a scalp and body cleanser. Used in conjunction with each other made some changes to my diet this made a HUGE improvement to the appearance of my psoriasis as well as my self-esteem.
As you all may be aware of psoriasis does NOT disappear and is a condition that requires maintenance I still do suffer from very mild psoriasis mainly on my elbows and ears, my knees and scalp have completely cleared.
Changing my diet has also contributed to my results. Some of the tips that the doctor recommended to me include:
- cutting out as much acidic foods as you can because this is known to trigger psoriasis this includes olives and tomatoes
-chili and sweets should only be eaten in moderation. -
- Green Leafy Vegetables should be consumed at least once a day if not every other day.
-Also keeping your body hydrated is also essential for treating psoriasis so always keep a bottle of water on hand makes it easy to drink at least 2L of water a day.
These are just a couple of tips you can use to control your psoriasis, I hope I have been of any help and if anyone would like the Contact details of the Specialist please pm me and i will be glad to give you the details.
p.s sorry for such a long post