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I have had psoriasis for over 2 years now. it started out small patches of itchy dry skin that of course i scratched then i got larger areas. i think if i could keep my fingers off of them i would be okay. i have used prescription topical creams and ointments. since the weather is getting nice here now i have been sunning the parts i can. i think the sun does better than any medicine. if you can find a way to totally get rid of it i would love to hear from you.
 

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I've heard that tanning helps, but I don't want to damage my skin either. Right now I'm using Locobase Repair for extra dry skin. It contains:

Petrolatum, Aqua, Paraffin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Sorbitan Oleate, Carnauba, Cholesterol, Ceramide 3, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Carbomer and Tromethamine.
 

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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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i have Psoriasis =( its in a weird place i dnt even know how it started .. i feel if i can keep my hands off it too it would go away. iv tried so hard. its harder then quitting cigarettes. i have no idea about Psoriasis, iv been in wondering mode for some months about it.......
 

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Hi Guys,

My recent research into the treatment of psoriasis has led me to 2 produts that seem to be helping people worldwide.

1. Emu Oil, either use the oil in it's pure form and/or take the capsules.

2. Doo Gro Hair Growth Stimulant. Not specifically for psoriasis, but there is a video on You Tube that you guys should check out for more info, called "Psoriasis Cure" this lady explains about the benefits of Doo Gro.

The things is, i live in South Africa and i cant get a hold of Doo Gro, except through amazon.com, cos its a product in the US.

I have managed to find a place here that sells Emu oil and will be purchasing it very soon.

Remember, i havent physically tried these products out yet, will be posting some results when i do get a hold of them. But i suggest, you guys check these products and testimonials out on the net, as anyone who suffers with this skin condition will welcome some sort of relief.

Keep a positive mind when trying out any product, half the battle is won when you believe in what you are doing.

All the best.
 

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My brother has psoriasis. He has been very badly affected at times. He goes to a renown specialist and has been given good help. They do give artificial sun therapy a bit like sunbeds but with the UV radiation and stronger than regular tanning salons. They also give tar treatments that work for some, very messy stuff, and I don't know if I can recommend them.

However I believe in getting some sun exposure every day when we can, just not face, neck and hands.

What helped my brother considerably has been omega 3 supplements in form of hemp oil, fish oils and vegetable oil blends. Sea weed supplements (from the ocean, not fresh water) makes a big difference, some are better than others. Carrot seed essential oil helps together with lavender and german camomile. You can take baths in sea salt, salt from the Dead Sea is suppose to be especially good, and it's available from health food stores and other places.

Sweets, artificial ascorbic acid, spices, citrus fruits and too much wheat agrivate out-brakes, as do stress and lack of sleep.

The specialist my brother goes is an old man that have worked and researched psoriasis
a life time, and he insist there is a strong link between smoking and psoriasis. It's a major factor and it helps a lot to quit.

If you go for natural skin care items I would recommend hemp oil (could be in a blend), almond oil, essential oils of carrot seed, lavender, german chamomile and kelp bio ferment. In the long run this is much better for you than the cortisone creams from the doctor, but cortisone is effective.
 

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Hi, I've had psoriasis for about 17 years now. The triggers that make things worse are different for everyone. Mine flairs up mainly from stress, and I have found by trying to stay relaxed and mellow that my skin calms down a lot. Mainly, I have used prescription corticosteroid creams for 15 years with no ill side effects. They can be terribly expensive in the US, but I found it was worth it, as using even a small amount twice a week to make the tube last longer really helped keep my skin less irritated and much less itchy. It helps to alternate the prescribed medications with Cetaphil moisturizing cream. You can buy the Cetaphil cream over the counter and it is what most US dermos recommend for psoriasis and eczema and other skin problems, as it has no perfumes or dyes. It's worth using sensitive skin laundry detergents and Cetaphil soap, as well, and avoid perfumed lotions and bubble baths and soaps. All of those things irritate sensitive skin and can cause more itching and discomfort.

It is always good to get some sun, but definitely don't overdo! Skin cancer is far worse than psoriasis could ever be. It just isn't worth it. And I have found that the sun doesn't really help me as much as other people, so there again, it is different for everyone. Good luck and try not to pick or scratch, that never helps anything.
 

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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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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..
 

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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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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!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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