Psoriasis Relief

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  1. adrienne0914

    adrienne0914 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all! It's been ages, but I'm back and realizing how much this site was such a big part of my life for so long. :yep:

    Anywho, I did a search to see if anyone has good tips for psoriasis sufferers. I didn't see anything current so I thought I'd ask.

    I've had psoriasis for about 30 years. How bad it is fluctuates. In colder weather it seems to be worse. Right now I use ketoconazole shampoo and Derma-Smooth prescriptions. Does anyone know of any new meds or have tips on successful treatments?
     
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    Sulfur oil helped my scalp eczema
     
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    Qualitee, where do you get the sulfur oil from? and how does it smell? i can't do stinky treatments. :nono:
     
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    Bee mine products. It doesn't smell...too me...I've smelled worse sulfur products and this doesn't smell half as bad.
     
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    Mandatory....

    How is your diet like? Do you eat a lot of proinflammatory foods like wheat, soy, dairy, red meat? Being that psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that is correlated with the gut, have you ever considered giving up these foods or even reducing it?

    I would also increase intake of omega 3 fish oils and vit E. I would consume wild caught salmon and eliminate canola oil, margarine, and hydrogenated vegetable oil. I would also take an antihistamine supplement like quercetin. Seacure is also a really good supplement made from fermented fish protein.

    Topically I would go with either the sulfur oil like Qualitee mentioned or something soothing like calendula with lavender essential oil.
     
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    You have to try KeraCare Dry and Itchy Scalp Conditioner. This is my most recommended product for scalp issues, and I have had consistent results with it while relaxed and natural. I apply this conditioner to my scalp only and after three consistent uses my issues are cleared up.

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    I know several people who have moderate to severe psoriasis and they call say that changing their diet completely has been the best thing. If you are mild then there are more options but again they are moderate to severe and said diet helped, although even with that they still had patches etc...

    I don't have psoriasis though fyi...
     
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    My diet makes that largest difference. Even tho mine is a mild case, it is persistent. Only diet, and stress reduction reduces it. Medicines only keep it in check. Going twenty percent raw, cooking at home, drinking herbal tea, and using natural oil infusions has been getting rid of the scales.
     
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    I don't have Psoriasis, either. But have you tried natural healing products? Ayurvedic herbs for example?

    Here

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    They have a lot of reviews where ones have serious Psoriasis and have been healed or relieved by their products. Evev if you don't buy here, try your local Indian grocery store and ask for the cleanising herbs like neem, or shakakai. They really work wonders.
    HTH
     
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    Ok take this with a grain of salt but I was diagnosed with it by a doctor as a young girl. My doctor prescribed medication and told my mom not to put oil on my scalp which was tough for her because I was just 6. Then someone suggested Pert Plus and eventually the psoriasis cleared up and I've never had a problem with it since.

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    Try sealing the sulphur oil with Vaseline. The weight of the Vaseline prevents the skin from forming scales. You also need dietary changes to prevent flare ups. I know it's easier said than done but it's the only real " cure ".
     
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    There's this shampoo called dirty America plant shampoo that helped me manage my scalp issues. I have seborrhea. It can be found on Amazon. It was too harsh for my hair though so I stopped using it.

    One strange thing that I've done that I really think helped my scalp for the better was use miconazole nitrate. I experimented with it over the summer and I noticed that when I was using it and even after I stopped, my scalp was almost normal. Like I could go 2 weeks without washing (which i only did because i was lazy) with no issues. I'm considering going back to it.

    Also, I really wouldn't recommend using petrolatum or mineral oil filled products. They prevent the scalp from getting adequate ventilation and can exacerbate flare ups by feeding the problem. Really not good. Even natural oils should be used sparingly. Definitely not during inflammation. I prefer to use water based spritzes to moisturize my scalp. I use the oyin juices. They also happen to be oil free.

    Dandruff and SD or psoriasis are not issues that can be treated in the same manner. Dandruff is not as severe as the latter two. IMO, using oils for dandruff can be appropriate because its usually due to dryness. For SD or psoriasis, sebum production is in overdrive and causes the scales and inflammation. Using oil for these problems will likely feed it.

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    I've been using organic coconut oil on my scalp. I purchased the neutrogena (sp) t zone shampoo today
     
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    I have sebbhoreic dermititis, and I use Jason's dandruff shampoo. It works better than anything 've tried before, including nizoral. It has sulfur and salicylic acid in it. I don't know how good it will work with psoriasis, though. I know a lot of things that work in psoriasis work on seborrheic dermititis as well, but not always vice versa because psoriasis is worst than seborrheic dermititis. But I will be watching this thread for tips.
     
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    is it the Mango Serum with Sulfur? i'm thinking that the mango will cut the smell. i will have to check it out. :yep:
     
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    good info about diet. mine is pretty good but can use some work. i don't eat red meat, rarely dairy, but i do eat wheat bread and soy. i will have to look at decreasing those, along with the margarine and vegetable oils. what's a good oil to use instead of canola? i cook with that quite a bit.

    i used to do Udo's oil for the Omega 3 but it was hard to get and keep. do you recommend Omega 3 in capsule form?
     
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    thanks for the links. i have used natural products in the past. i'd make my own body butters and EO solutions, but i got lazy. :nono: i will have to check these out after the holidays. i am famous for shopping for myself for the holidays instead of others. :look:
     
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    i've used this in the past. it worked for a while then stopped. :sad:
     
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    taking notes for someone, as I know a woman with it BAD and her diet is clean but it's just really bad.

    Any suggestions for her skin as well? (this thread is so helpful thank you OP)
     
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    i would say that mine is mild to moderate. i am definitely going to see if changing my diet will help. my son has it worse than me (hair and body). i will change his diet as well.. don't tell him though. :yep:
     
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    stress reduction... justification for massages more often!! :yep:

    what oil infusions do you use? you make them yourself?
     
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    Pert Plus dried my hair way back when i tried it, but i'm glad it worked for you!!
     
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    i couldn't find that shampoo on Amazon. the only thing close was Deity of Hair Plant Shampoo. it says it's for growth acceleration and hair loss. so i think i want to try it on GP. :yep:

    i tried the miconazole nitrate way back when. it caused excessive shedding. so i stopped using it pretty quick, as i've always had issues with shedding anyway.

    i don't think i've ever been able to get away with using petrolatum or mineral oil on my scalp. i do use Vaseline, but just on my ends. i do use jojoba and sweet almond oil directly on my scalp with no problem, but the Derma Smooth prescription (which is peanut oil based) works best.

    my problem is really always having a flaky scalp. for instance, i washed my hair this morning, and i have flakes all over right now. i get sick of that. :nono: it doesn't itch or anything. i just feel like lately my scalp never seems clean and clear. boo!
     
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    for me, putting the Vaseline on my scalp over any oil would make it go nuts. along with some product tweaks, i'm also going to go the dietary route. :yawn:
     
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    i tried this one way back when. i may have some in the archives to try it again. :lol:
     
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    yes, coconut oil is also my friend! my scalp :lachen: at the Neutrogena T-Sal and T-Gel shampoos. how did it work for you? do you think you have seborrhea or psoriasis?
     
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    my son has it really bad on his skin, particularly his face :(
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    this is really tough for a teenager. i had to get him a very aggressive dermatologist. he has to take Cyclosporine. This is an anti-rejection medicine, which suppresses his immune system. he also alternates between Ketoconazole and Hydrocortisone ointments. it's 95% clear right now with this regimen. eventually we will have to find a replacement for the Cyclosporine because it's not good to use it indefinitely.
     
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    so true! i'm thinking this is why the condition is so much better during the summer. i stay out at jazz festivals in the summer.
     
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    I honestly believe that if you eliminate the wheat bread and soy you will definitely see an improvement. I do not have psoriasis, I used to however have really bad eczema and noticed a big difference when I reduced my wheat and soy intake.

    I like to cook with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. I am currently researching different oils because I know EVOO is not as stable (goes rancid and oxidizes quickly) as other oils.

    I like to take Omega 3 in capsule form, 3mg is usually good unless you are on "blood thinners, aspirin".
     

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