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  1. #11
    I had psoriasis for 5 years. I tried all kinds of topical treatments. The only thing that worked was when I joined a swimming class. I swam for about 30 minutes a day in a chlorine pool. They say psoriasis is stress related at times and thus the exercise probably helped it. Or maybe it was the chlorine. 5 years I had this with bloody feet. It was the worst thing ever. Please try the swimming. It cleared up so fast when I began swimming.

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  3. #12
    There is no proven cures for psoriasis unfortunately, my mother's had it all her life, adn mt son has a touch of it. It seemed to have skipped my generation though I'd glady bear it so my son wouldn't have too. ( his is a spot on top of his head, my mother is covered from head to toe) the only thing that seems to reduce is with bothe of them is z-tar, yep a tar formulated bath and shampoo product...it seems to reduce it quite a bit, and it's not something that you have to use everyday either..

  4. #13
    A friend of mine had plaque psoriasis for years and we found that natural remedies work better than prescription creams. He applies sea butter everyday and his scales has got thinned a lot, almost disappear, and we now searching for a remedy to reduce the skin redness. Also dead sea salts and dead sea mud helps a lot.

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  6. #14
    Hi,
    This is my own made up remedy and I came up with it after I had tried everything for over 7 years.
    Buy a bottle of T-Gel therapeutic shampoo, add a very small amount (pea size prox.) on a softfibre cloth, or just tip of your fingers and massage it gently over all the problem areas (avoid eyes), leave it in for a 1 minute or if your skin can take it 2, rinse it out, tap your skin dry and leave it to get some fresh air for prox 5-10 min. after that add you moisturiser, I use johnson Baby soothing naturals intense moisture cream, but don't over do it.
    repeat over 4 days morning and evening, then give your skin a bit of break and just clean make up with Aqueous Cream (this cream you can use instead of soap, so if you have very dry skin really recomend it) and wash face with just plain water, I'm not a doctor so I can't tell how often you can repeat this treatment, but one thing you should avoid is the sun for those few days, or apply strong sun lotion when using the shampoo on your face or even your body, it only costs about £3 a bottle from e-bay so not much for trial

    Yes it all might sound really weird, but I used it and it has cleared out my scalp face and body, but not everything one tries works with everyone, but it's worth trying

    P.S. my psoriasis gotworse when I stopped smoking o.O

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    i have an update on my psoriasis. my lesions have healed on my arms and my legs they are 50% better. i started using muac scar cream and the lesions seemed to feel better right away so i kept it up. i also started taking vitamin d3 and my arms are totally clear!!! it took 6 months but it was worth it. my legs are healing also but i still have some lesions there. i still apply the scar cream to my arms hoping it won't come back. my stress level is still the same so it isn't because stress is not in my life so the only things i can say helped me was the vit d3 and the muac scar cream!!

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    I've seen some improvement in my skin overall from taking MSM supplements, which are also good for joints, gums, and other connective tissue. I moved from Texas to England, so I get much less sun, but my psoriasis has improved greatly since I've been here. We live by the sea, so I guess the air here must help. I also have a lower stress job, cut back on alcohol and don't use drugs, and drink a lot of water. All of those things really have helped my skin, so if you can try to eliminate some stress somehow (yoga, stretching, exercise, meditation, whatever works for you) then I really recommend it. If you are having a very itchy outbreak, I would recommend putting ice packs or bags of frozen vegetables on the itchy area and just trying your best not to scratch. It should pass eventually. Sometimes taking Benadryl will also help reduce the itching since it's an antihistamine. Someone I know just recommended putting a few drops of tea tree oil in a carrier oil or base lotion (non-irritating fragrance free lotion for sensitive skin) and applying to the affected areas, but I haven't tried that yet, so I will let you know if it helps. Avoid really hot water, like hot showers and baths, it makes things a lot itchier. Instead, try soaking in a lukewarm or room temperature bath (just warm enough to be comfortable, not hot) with colloidal oatmeal or a good bath oil. Then pat your skin dry, don't rub or try to exfoliate the scales, this only irritates the skin. Then apply a good, thick moisturizing cream for sensitive skin like Cetaphil or Eucerin or whatever you like. You can switch from using scented bath soaps to using Cetaphil cleansing solution or Aqueous Cream instead, as well. Basically, just be gentle with your skin. Psoriasis is really just your body producing more skin cells than you need, so if you damage the skin, it will only cause the scales to get worse, which is why picking and scratching cause more trouble in the end, though I know how good it feels at the time! Whatever you do, don't pick!

  9. #17
    Well I can advise to be very careful what you put on, my mother was prescribbed Ztar shampoo ( they changed the formulation)... it burned her from head to toe.... even the skin under her feet from standing in the shower rinsing it off her head...She is just getting over it.

    Now considering that psoriasis in the body's incapability of shedding skin old cells fast enough, wouldn't RA be in order, I've read about it, and yes in some places it's prescribed for psoriasis, and in fact I have been trying it out on my MOM on 2 spots...It's been about 2 weeks and she notices a difference the skin is pink and not itchy and scabby...so this maybe something to consider for your psoriasis.

  10. #18
    Ughhh. I get this mainly on my hands. If I scratch it, it spreads to my arms, and eventually to my face & chest.. I hate it! Its sooo itchy. I only get this when I ingest something my body doesn't like (heavy metals i'm guessing)..? It reacts almost immediately. I have never tried anything to help treat this except for a cream called quadriderm which really only takes away the itching. I usually try to avoid scratching it and run the affected areas over HOT water.. It seems to take away the itching and dry up the psoriasis.

  11. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by mony View Post
    Well I can advise to be very careful what you put on, my mother was prescribbed Ztar shampoo ( they changed the formulation)... it burned her from head to toe.... even the skin under her feet from standing in the shower rinsing it off her head...She is just getting over it.

    Now considering that psoriasis in the body's incapability of shedding skin old cells fast enough, wouldn't RA be in order, I've read about it, and yes in some places it's prescribed for psoriasis, and in fact I have been trying it out on my MOM on 2 spots...It's been about 2 weeks and she notices a difference the skin is pink and not itchy and scabby...so this maybe something to consider for your psoriasis.
    Wow I find it sureprising, did she exposeherself to sun? as the tar doesen't like that?

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    Nope not at all ...the only thing different is their new and improved formula....Imporved? my tush it's improved... she si finally starting to slow down- the skin peelling that is!..esh I tried to contact tehm to see what is different and they hung up on me twice! Nice company ....real fine customer care....

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