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I have developed psoriasis on my forehead and scalp in the past 6 months. I am using the usual, Aqua Glycolic, Psoriasin, and a steroid cream - all according to instructions. Doesn't seem to be getting a whole lot better and it frequently itches. So I scratch, scales flake off, and skin is reddened again - the beginning of the same cycle. Has anyone used anything or know of any other treatment? I will not take the pills - their warnings scare me, which is why I don't return to the dermatologist. That is an experimental station! I am a Great Grandmother and still work part-time. I really don't need this. I would welcome any suggestions.
 

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Hi! There is a product which you can get online called Infinite Aloe. It has a lot of testimonials from people who have used it to great success for psoriasis.
 

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Hello mavetx welcome to SCT, we have a forum on skin disorders, read on that sight and see if you can get the information you need, cheer up!
 

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L'Occitane has a body cream for dry skin that actually cured my mom's Psoriasis better than any prescription. It's called Ultra Rich body cream (it has shea butter).
 

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I have had psoriasis for most of my life. I have been given various prescriptions, used everything natural known to man and nothing really worked. I am surprised that your derm would want to give you the pills because the are dangerous and are normally used for extremel cases. Your instincts are right on to stay away from that doctor.

A couple of years ago my derm gave me Tazorac and it is the only thing that will take them totally away. I didn't realize until I found this forum it is a Retin-A and I could have used it on my face as well for those fine lines and wrinkles


You may want to give it a try. It is very drying for psoriasis so you can also get a prescription for Eocom cream to put on them if you find it too drying as this cream will make it more comfortable for you. You will need patience though as it takes a bit of time to work. In my case it took about 4 months or so to take them away and I had to use it every night. If I didn't I could tell they were getting worse again.

Now when I get a flareup I start right away. I hope this works for you because I know exactly how you are feeling.

There are lots of creams that will help keep the lesions soft so they don't hurt and bleed but they will not take them away. Unfortunately, there is no cure either.

Take care,
 

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If you’re suffering from psoriasis, try decreasing your intake of the following foods:

Alcoholic beverages
Sugar, refined foods and processed foods
Citrus fruits, milk, eggs, corn, wheat and other foods which may trigger allergies
For the best results, remove all of the above foods from your diet. Add them back in one at a time, and closely monitor your body’s response. If several days go by and the condition has not worsened, you may conclude that the food in question is not to blame for your psoriasis. Continue until you find the foods which do cause outbreaks and eliminate them for good.
In addition to removing certain foods from the diet, many foods may be added to promote healing. This is particularly important if your diet is less than wholesome. Try eating some of the following foods on a regular basis to improve the health of your entire body and reduce dry, scaly skin:

Whole grains such as brown rice, millet and oats
High-fiber fruits and vegetables of all kinds
Dark green, leafy vegetables
Oily fish, high in essential fatty acids
Nuts and seeds, which are also high in essential fatty acids
 

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Hi and welcome to the site! Unfortunately there is never one cure for everybody's psoriasis. My mother has a bath with this Tar, in it as well as has to use a tar based shampoo. But she does find some relief from the itching with Coconut oil... hope this helps.
 

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Hi and welcome to the site! Unfortunately there is never one cure for everybody's psoriasis. My mother has a bath with this Tar, in it as well as has to use a tar based shampoo. But she does find some relief from the itching with Coconut oil... hope this helps.
My mum suffers from psoriasis too. Her doctor advised her to apply seawater over the affected parts as seawater is beneficial in curing psoriasis. Another good home remedy is to apply pure aloe vera gel or cucumber cream.
 

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as you can see you are not alone. i have it on my scalp, legs, arms, back, stomach, and sides. i try new things all the time. i give the new thing about a month but i have not found anything for my scalp. head and shoulders shampoo with zinc helps some, i tried selson salicylic acid shampoo, i tried coal tar shampoo from neutrogena. it works the best but i feel like i smell like a highway. actually when the hair dries it smells just like shampoo but i know it did smell like tar. i am going to try a sulfur shampoo next. i am going to go back to the neutrogena because my scalp is actually hurting. i used the salicylic acid shampoo too long i think. there is no cure and i agree with you about taking the pills. we will just have to keep trying things till we find the one that works. so far like i said the coal tar shampoo from neutrogena did the best.
 

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Good Morning....psorisasis as well as eczema are caused by a toxic liver. Please review any medications you are taking as they will make your liver toxic. It's a reaction of the liver...making excess skin cells. Juicing carrots will greatly relieve this problem as well as taking a good quality fish oil. Carlsons makes a great one.
 

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I also have psoriasis
Its in the back of my head in my scalp which caused my hair to fall out and it kind of spreaded some. It itches really bad sometimes. My lawd. I just want my hair to grow back there. Its not completely bald but it kind of looks like I've gotten a close haircut and the hair is not growing for nothing. I believe it started when I was in the 3rd grade around that age. At first it was just like a minor rash on the right side in the back of my neck and I had no idea where it came from and why I had it. It was always moist kind of and wet like and I used to put some kind of medicine on it and eventually it cleared up some. But now it is just so annoying! I cant stand it and it bothers me how something that was small spreaded to the left side of my head in my scalp. I had healthy thick hair and now psoriasis has destroyed the back of my hair. I wish it was at least somewhere that I can hide it but not ruining my damn hair! What can help make my hair grow? Please let me know if any of you use or tried anything that can help control the symptoms of psoriasis.
 

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update on my psoriasis. it was under control which means i only had a few patches on my one arm and back and one leg but it has absolulely exploded on my skin now. i am going thru some very stressful times. i just keep it moisturized and use head and shoulders for my hair. the zinc seems to help. the coal tar was becoming irritating to my scalp. i use gold bond ultimate healing cream, or palmers cocoa butter lotion, i even can use bath and body works vanilla cream, the main thing i think helps is makeup artists choice rosehips and hibiscus cream.(this used to work really well but i have to use more than just this) shower in warm not hot water, before you are completely dry put on the creams or lotions. if i new how to get out of this stressfull time i would probably recover quicker. stress is my problem. psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. your immune system goes out of whack and makes your body think your skin is in trouble and needs to make more skin cells. as these add up your skin gets itchy with white dry patches. there is no cure. just treatment. they have shots you can get but i don't want them because they lower your immune system to where your body can't fight off any illness. we are between a rock and a hard place.. blessings to all who have psoriasis, may your breakouts be mild and your life stress free.
 

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Seawater works for many skin conditions; it's great to bring some home from the beach, and warm it up.
My mum suffers from psoriasis too. Her doctor advised her to apply seawater over the affected parts as seawater is beneficial in curing psoriasis. Another good home remedy is to apply pure aloe vera gel or cucumber cream.
 
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