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Dandruff Natural Remedies

There are some home dandruff remedies that can help to eliminate the embarrassing problem of dandruff. A very common remedy is to use tea tree oil. The tea tree works as an antiseptic and anti-fungal property that treats the scalp. It helps in healing any irritation and infections on the skin.

An effective home remedy for dandruff can only be effective if it is targeting the root cause of the problem. Just trying anything will have a slim chance of providing any satisfactory results. So how does one find the cause of he problem. This process is fairly easy to do after you have the correct information. I can provide you with the right information.

If you want to try natural dandruff remedies they are available but please keep an open mind. Some of the remedies you can try apple cider vinegar, biotin, and tea tree oil. Tea tree oil can be used for many human ailments and is considered to be nearly a "cure all" to an extent. Biotin is found in many household foods such as eggs, royal jelly, soy, milk, brewer's yeast, liver, and barley.

Add two spoonfuls pure vinegar in six spoonfuls water, and apply it on the scalp with cotton wool before going to bed. Wash your hair next morning. After shampooing, rinse again with vinegar water. Continue this once a week for at least three months.

Follow a balanced diet to provide your hair with the right amount of nutrients that include fruits and vegetables, proteins and fiber. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glasses daily) to flush toxic substances from your body.

One method used by many is using lemon juice which very effective and should cure your dandruff problem within a couple treatments. Another method is to use apple cider vinegar which is good for pretty much anything. Apple cider vinegar with green apples makes for a good dandruff remedy.

Using hot steam in the bath or shower. Massage hot oil into the scalp, and then wrap the head with a hot moist towel for the duration of your bath or shower. This is quite effective when it comes to dandruff.

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum)

Fenugreek seeds have curative powers to reduce dandruff. They are softened in water and applied to the scalp every morning. After an hour or so, they are washed with soap nut. This keeps dandruff away and prevents falling hair.

Avoid spicy and greasy food because it helps dandruff to increase and spread. Add more fresh and green vegetables and fruits to the diet. Have a balanced diet containing lots of vitamin A, B6, B12. Avoid intake of fried foods, sugar, chocolates and nuts.

For a quick fix try aloe vera gel 10-15 minutes before you wash your hair. Leave it on for about 10 minutes then shampoo your hair. Use this on a daily basis to keep dandruff away. On a regular basis try crushing about 10-20 aspirin and mix with liquid shampoo. Use this dandruff home remedy on a daily basis. Soak Fenugreek seeds (purchased from a health food store) overnight in water.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have natural remedies for dandruff?
    I need some natural remedies for dandruff..But it's not the white kind, it's the greasy oily kind.

    • ANSWER:
      applying lemon rind on your hair will treat dandruff. lemon juice also works, it also gives your hair shine. thats how I keep dandruff away.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can anybody have a natural remedy to get rid off dandruff?
    Suggest some natural remedies for getting rid off dandruff?

    • ANSWER:
      It needs to be understood first that dandruff always needs a concerted effort if it has to be eradicated completely. Else it would keep coming back time and again. So, think of a treatment in the real sense. Home remedies and traditional ones would get you only temporary relief but a lasting results wouldn't be forthcoming with these. If not eradicated completely, it would lead to a severe hair loss, besides problems on lifestyle, embarassment in public, itching scalp, etc etc.

      The options to counter dandruff in Allopathy is basically Ketoconazole, available in various brandnames. Nizoral and Selsun are allopathic products and again, get you results only as long as you continue to use them. Once discontinued, dandruff recurs. So, not much use except a symptomatic one and a management for the time being.

      There is a product range called the Segals Solutions Program, which is natural and holds great promise. Get hold of their Dandruff Control Program and you have surely laid the foundation for a complete CURE. Their Scalp Formula and a specialised Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner works wonders with everlasting results. It's ingredients are unique and the product has a scientific temper. Incredible results

  3. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies work to reverse baldness?
    What natural remedies work to reverse and prevent baldness? My doctor says I have the early symptoms of a classic case of female pattern baldness. What do you think I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      Male or female pattern baldness are from the sae problem. Hair loss is often linked to poor diet, especially consumption of fried foods, hydrogenated oils and INFECTION (including bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic) that may be in the scalp itself (often causing dandruff) or it may be a systemic infection. It's also linked to mineral deficiencies, intestinal infections (where waste products backup into the liver, that can affect the head and scalp. Mineral deficiencies can be caused by infections ANYWHERE in the body and a deficiency in co-factors that allow the body to even absorb what is consumed. Lack of sunlight, heavy metal exposure (especially due to bad dentistry that is rampant in the U.S. now due to the materials, chemicals, and procedures being followed as a "standard of care" dentistry), etc.

      If your hair is coming out in clumps, that is typically a parasite. Since it is "female" pattern baldness, that is typically due to dihydrotestosterone (a derivative of testosterone) "DHT" that hardens the galea (skin on top of the head) and chokes the hair follicle to death, resulting in hair loss.

      This type of hair loss can be slowed and even reversed by eating a high quality Oat Grass because the Oat Grass prevents the formation of the DHT.

      There is some genetic issues, but contrary to popular belief, it is very small. Most are due to the above factors.

      I found a great source for the Oat Grass in capsules that contain no excipients and works for most of my clients. Go to: (800) 370 - 3447 and order the Oat Grass and take lots of it. I think you will see a big difference. I would also get two other nutrients they sell. The Oat grass comes in a product they call "Greens Mix" and I get it in capsule for (they also sell it in powder, but most prefer the capsules). It is part of a 3 nutrient combination they call, "super food trio." I would get all three because this will give you most everything your body needs as a supplement each day and will only make you healthier.

      Also, if you are experiencing excess testosterone or a low estrogen issue, you may want to consider an endocrine issue that could be contributing to this problem. Sometimes, PCOS happens because the ovaries are enlarging due to deficiencies in fat. If you are on a LOW FAT diet, or LOW SALT diet, you need to free yourself from the lies you have been told about fat and salt that is rampant misinformation being spread by people, doctors, etc. that have no clue what they are talking about when it comes to nutrition.

      I strongly urge you to seek out a Certified Nutritional Therapist (not just a nutritionist) and have them test you for deficiencies. They can test you and tell you exactly what nutrients your body is lacking and help you with the correct supplements and quantities of that specific to you deficiency and also recommend diets that will make you healthy instead of that "make believe health" you get from drugs that ALWAYS damage your body in some way.

      good luck to you

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedy for dandruff? I have tried nearly everything on the market!?
    I have used tea tree products, head and shoulders, t-gel, shops own brands, expensive brands, internet wonders (well so they say on the tin) - even shower gel. Nothing is shifting it. Are there any natural remedies out there that I could try? I have quite a sensitive skin so it would need to be something that isn't too strong. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I wash my hair every day.

    • ANSWER:
      Listerine! Don't spray it all through your hair, just on your scalp. Leave it in for 15 minutes and wash it out. Do this every day or every other day (it's bad to wash your hair every day) for one or two weeks.

      To apply either use a cotton swab or a spritz bottle. I prefer the spritz bottle.

      This should work if you have minor dandruff.. but if it's really bad you should get a prescription from your doctor for the heavy duty stuff.

  5. QUESTION:
    What natural remedy can I use for a mild case of dandruff?
    I know that there are two types of dandruff. One is caused by a scalp which is too dry and the other by an oily scalp. In my case, considering that I have greasy roots, I suppose it's the latter.

    Can you indicate a natural remedy which I can use for getting rid of it and preventing it from reappearing? I don't confide much in cosmetic products.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Hot oil treatments. One a week is good. Besides that, I only know of shampoos that have never worked for me.

  6. QUESTION:
    Any natural remedies for a dry scalp?
    I often get a dry scalp especially in the winter. Do you know of any natural remedies for it. It's dry causing dandruff.

    • ANSWER:
      You probably are on a low fat diet. Try eating more fats and oils in your diet for one thing. You could also try putting mayonnaise on your hair and leave it in for awhile before washing it out.

  7. QUESTION:
    What's a natural remedy for dandruff?
    I've got dandruff and was wondering if you know any natural remedies for the problem. I hate using dandruff shampoo because it makes my hair really dry and frizzy.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Hot steam bath is highly beneficial for the hair and scalp. Massage hot oil and wrap a hot damp towel on the head for few minutes.
      2. Immerse peels of lemon in coconut oil for 8-10 days in sunshine. Now sieve and apply on the hair. Hair will become dandruff free.
      3. Mix two tablespoons of cosmetic vinegar and six tablespoons of hot water. Dab this with cotton on the scalp and leave it overnight. Next morning wash the hair with a shampoo.
      4. ash beetroot leaves in henna paste and apply on the head to prevent dandruff and hair fall.

  8. QUESTION:
    Best natural remedies 2 get rid of acne ?
    I have acne and want to learn some natural remedies that work because I don't like putting all the other stuff on my face and not all natural remidies work.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      How to Get Rid of Acne:

      Lemon Juice
      Rub fresh lemon juice on your pimples with a gentle hand. The bleaching properties of lemon juice lighten the skin and thus reduce its appearance. Moreover, it removes the topmost layer of the skin surface where bacteria grows and controls the infection. Thus the healthy underlying skin is revealed. If you hesitate to use concentrated lemon juice on the pimple as you fear it may cause skin irritation, then you can dilute it with rose water.

      Application of Ice
      This is an easy way to get rid of pimples overnight. You have to pack up some crushed ice in an aluminum foil in order to prevent them from getting melted quickly. Then put it inside a plastic bag and wrap up the pack with a thin towel. Now apply it over the pimples for 10 to 15 minutes. This will shrink the pores forcing the oil and dirt out of it. When the two main culprits are out, you can expect the pimple to clear up in no time.

      Toothpaste
      You can get rid of pimples overnight using toothpaste. Many people find it highly beneficial for this purpose. Take some toothpaste on the tip of your finger and apply it on the pimple in such a way that the entire pimple is covered up with the toothpaste properly. Leave it on the pimple overnight. Next morning when you wash it off with warm water, you will be pleasantly surprised with the result. The trick is that the toothpaste absorb all the oil from the pimple and reduce its size so much that it becomes invisible. However, a toothpaste with gel content is not suitable for this treatment.

      Baking Soda
      Baking soda is considered as one of the best home remedies for getting rid of pimples overnight. Prepare a thick paste using one cup of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of salt and some water. Rub this paste gently over the affected areas of your face making small circular motions. Leave it on the acne for few minutes and then wash your face with cool water. The exfoliant property of the salt removes the dead skin cells from the pores. The baking soda soften up the skin and restore the normal pH balance of the skin. As a result, the pimple clears up fast.

      Egg Mask
      A simple egg mask can help you in getting rid of pimples from your face. Take one or two eggs as per your requirement. Break them and separate the white portion of the eggs from the yolk. It is the egg white that you need to apply as facial mask on your face. Keep it on the face overnight and then wash off with cold water.

      Apple Cider Vinegar
      Apple cider vinegar is known for its healing and disinfecting properties. To apply it, start with washing the face thoroughly with an antibacterial soap. Pat dry with a towel and then taking a cotton ball apply apple cider vinegar evenly on the affected skin. Leave on for fifteen minutes before washing it off with cold water.

      Steam and Clean
      In the very initial stages of acne when it is still a small zit or just in the form of whitehead and blackhead you can try doing this. Clean your face with cleansing milk using cotton pads. Now scrub it with a gentle face scrub. Take steam on your face for about 8-10 minutes. Now take a sterilized blackhead remover and clean the blackheads and whiteheads. You can also try squeezing pimples if they are very small. Use a clean cotton pad to clean the pus or blood that flows out. Now finish by cleaning the area with an antiseptic lotion or a toner. This procedure will help keep your skin clean and avoid further acne breakouts. Following this everyday before going to bed is one of the easiest ways to get rid of acne fast at home.

      Acne Prevention Tips

      •Do not touch the skin areas which are affected by acne with your fingers, as it can spread the infection to other skin areas as well.
      •Maintain hygiene i.e., use clean bed sheets, pillow cases and towels. Dirty towels can be the breeding ground of germs and bacteria, thereby causing severe cases of acne breakouts.
      •Dandruff and oil in hair can cause acne too, so to prevent that, avoid doing such hair styles which make your hair touch or fall on your face.
      •Exercise everyday as it helps in proper blood circulation, and adequate transfer of oxygen to all the body cells. Exercising will help in both reducing stress and preventing acne.
      •Take shower after undertaking any kind of exercise or physical activity to prevent dirt and sweat from getting accumulated in the skin pores.
      •Drink lots of fluids and water as it will help in elimination of wastes and toxins from the body, resulting in a blemish free, glowing skin.

      Take care! Mama Bear

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/get-rid-o…
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/acne-tips…
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-pr…

  9. QUESTION:
    How can we reduce Dandruff and White hair with which many of the young people suffer nowadays?
    How can we reduce Dandruff and White hair with which many of the young people suffer nowadays? Please don't suggest any drandruff treatment shampoo. Just suggest some natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      being a bueatician......

      for dandrauff i ll suggest u...... lime water , curd or vinegar

      take either of it n apply for 20 mins....
      GARANTED RELIF FROM DANDRUFF!!

      for white hairs jus dont pluck it......... n use any good dye.....

  10. QUESTION:
    What is a good non scented dandruff shampoo?
    I have really bad dandruff and I have taken cracks at natural remedies but they just don't cut it..

    • ANSWER:
      Head & Shoulders! Works like a charm and is unscented! Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    How can I use butter milk for resolving Dandruff ?
    I want to resolve my dandruff problems with natural or home remedies because I am allergic to anti-dandruff shampoos.
    So please help me If someone know best natural/Herbal treatment for resolving dandruff.
    TIA.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is one that I found so far ...

      Pour distilled white vinegar onto the hair, as close to the scalp as you can manage; massage into the scalp; and allow to dry for several minutes before washing as usual. Repeat daily until the dandruff disappears, usually within a few days.

      Here are some others ...

      2) A good Home Remedy for Dandruff is to soak fenugreek seeds in water for eight hours and then grind into a fine paste. Apply this to scalp and wash after 3o minutes.

      3) Apply warmed (not very warm, a little bit) coconut oil with the juice of two lemons, and left in hair for two hours before shampooing out.

      4) Beets are also useful in dandruff treatment. Tops and roots of beets should be boiled in water and this water should be massaged into the scalp with the finger tips every night. White beet is suitable for this purpose.

      5) Soak fenugreek (methi) seeds in yogurt (curd) during the night and apply the curd on your scalp for half an hour before washing in the morning.

      6) Beat two eggs and add two tablespoons of water. Wet the hair and apply this egg mixture over the hair. Massage scalp softly and stay the mixture for ten minutes to fifteen minutes. Then wash the hair with lukewarm water (Moderately warm. Nor too much hot neither too much cold). This will keep both dandruff and hair fall trouble away from you.

      One last one...

      My grandfather was a barber and suggested this after I had tried many of the store bought remedies, it is similar to another remedy just with less ingredients.Crush the two asprin and add to your normal amount of shampoo you use to wash your hair, wash hair with mixture and leave on for one to two minutes. Rinse well and wash again to ensure all the asprin has come
      out. This has worked for me and everyone I have recommended it too on the first try.

      Every where I read I did find the use of vinegar was used alot. But I didn't read anywhere they suggested buttermilk.

      Hope this was helpful ~~~~

  12. QUESTION:
    What do you recommend a natural treatment for Dandruff?
    Any natural remedy or anti-dandruff shampoo/treatment you can suggest for dry and itchy scalp? I have tried a lot of shampoos and conditioner but it turns out nothing improvements, perhaps some i used gets worst the dandruff.

    • ANSWER:
      I find that the best way to tone it down is to just scrub your scalp really well when you shampoo your hair in the shower. This will remove the dry skin from your scalp and it will wash out with the shampoo.

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I treat my dandruff with natural remedies?
    During the winter i get a REALLY! dry scalp. Anyways i really need some or any remedies to treat my dry scalp?

    • ANSWER:
      Aloe Vera and Tea Tree oil are the best things to use to moisturize your scalp. See a doctor. But home remedies such as these are a good start. They are hardly irritants and allergenic to anyone, too.

  14. QUESTION:
    What can i do about Dandruff?
    I sometimes get so so itchy i cant stand it! and i get flaky dandruff, what can i do? besides dandruff shampoos im pretty much against all because most of them have sulfate in them which i never use and they are so harsh. What kind of natural remedies can i do to tame them? u can never get rid of them its sad but genetics. Thank You so much for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      This is an easy question to answer.

      SCALP BRUSH.

      I also do not use harsh shampoos, and dandruff shampoo is always too harsh. The answer is I use a scalp brush everyday. I use it when I am in the shower, You have to buy the kind that has some rather sharp points. The kind I use has very short spines, like a quarter inch long, but really sharp. It scraps my scalp before I shampoo. It feels good, actually. And I NEVER have any dandruff.

  15. QUESTION:
    I have dandruff. What can I do to cure the problem?
    No natural remedies thank you very much!
    I want very good advice. Advice I can take. Very good advice
    I need advice and what i can take like natural remedies, shampoo, counter prescipations, meds.
    I need advice and what i can take like natural remedies, shampoo, counter prescipations, meds.

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment

      Dandruff is a chronic condition that can almost always be controlled, but it may take a little patience and persistence. In general, mild scaling can often be helped by daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and cell buildup.

      When regular shampoos fail, OTC dandruff shampoos may succeed. But dandruff shampoos aren't all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works best for you. Dandruff shampoos are classified according to their active ingredient:

      * Zinc pyrithione shampoos (Suave Dandruff Control Shampoo, Head & Shoulders). These contain the antibacterial and antifungal agent zinc pyrithione, which has been shown to reduce the fungus that causes dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
      * Tar-based shampoos (Neutrogena T/Gel, Tegrin). Coal tar, a byproduct of the coal manufacturing process, helps conditions such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis by slowing cell turnover. But coal tar has an "earthy" smell, can give light-colored hair an orange tint and may make treated skin more sensitive to sunlight.
      * Shampoos containing salicylic acid (Ionil T). These "scalp scrubs" help eliminate scale, but they may leave your scalp dry, leading to more flaking. Using a conditioner after shampooing can help counter dryness.
      * Selenium sulfide shampoos (Selsun, Exsel). These shampoos help prevent cell turnover and may also reduce the number of malassezia. Because they can discolor blonde, gray or chemically colored hair, be sure to use them only as directed and to rinse well after shampooing.
      * Ketoconazole shampoos (Nizoral). The newest addition to the dandruff armamentarium, ketoconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent that may work when other shampoos fail. It's available over-the-counter as well as by prescription.

      Try using one of these shampoos daily until your dandruff is controlled, then cut back to two or three times a week. If one type of shampoo works for a time and then seems to lose its effectiveness, try alternating between two types of dandruff shampoos. Be sure to leave the shampoo on for at least 5 minutes — this allows the ingredients time to work. Some experts suggest lathering twice for best results.

      If you've shampooed faithfully for several weeks and there's still a dusting of dandruff on your shoulders, talk to your doctor or dermatologist. You may need a prescription-strength shampoo or more aggressive treatment with a steroid lotion.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can you help me with my dandruff issues?
    I don't know why but I have had dandruff for the majority of my life. Do you have any natural remedies or shampoo recommendations or any solutions to relieve me of my dandruff issues? If so, please post your advice. Thank you for your time and advice.
    by the way, i blow dry and straighten my hair once-twice a week and i have tried head and shoulders it doesnt really work for me niether does selsun blue i am currently using tgel but it had a foul smell that is almost unbearable. and i have type 3c curls

    • ANSWER:
      are you sure its dandruff? it might just be you have a dry, flaky scalp.

      if it's dandruff:
      -rinse with vinegar for about 3 minutes after you shampoo
      -rinse with mouthwash (it has anti-fungal properties)
      -shampoo with a clarifying shampoo.

      dandruff is a fungus, technically. it feeds of the oil in your hair. therefore, you need to get rid of the oil. thus the clarifying shampoo. don't put conditioner on your scalp: it'll make it more oily. you could rinse with either vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar) or mouthwash. both have strong anti-fungal properties. you could also try using a natural shampoo, such as burt's bees. if none of these remedies work in a week or two, you most likely have dry scalp.

      if it's dry scalp:
      -scrub your scalp with your fingertips (DON'T use your nails) for about three minutes in the shower
      -apply a light conditioner on your scalp
      -try a hot oil treatment
      -use a moisturizing shampoo mixed with a dandruff shampoo (that's what i do. hehe)
      -avoid scratching at your scalp
      -try not to blow dry your hair. it'll dry out your scalp further.

      well i hope i helped you out! good luck!! :D

  17. QUESTION:
    Other than using shampoos, is there any way to control dandruff?
    Is there any natural remedy to control dandruff?

    • ANSWER:
      My boyfriend has dandruff, and we put this product called moroccan oil in his hair after he showers and it helps a ton..

  18. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of dandruff?
    what is the best way to get rid of dandruff?
    what is the fastest?
    are there any natural remedies you know about?
    what is the best shampoo to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Selsun blue..works everytime

  19. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dandruff?
    I've had a bad case of dandruff since about three weeks ago, and still have it. I tried head and shoulders - it made it go away, but now it's back! It's really irritating and embarrassing, and I really want it to go away. What are good shampoo/conditioners for this? Natural remedies? Things to do to take care of my hair? All help is appreciated <3

    • ANSWER:
      Keep using head shoulders, it works great for me.

  20. QUESTION:
    what can i use to reduce hairfall and dandruff ?
    i am having very bad hairfall and a dandruff too, how do i get rid of them ?? & how should i reduce hairfall ??
    plz feel free to give all types of answers.
    natural remedies also will help coz i am a home made stuff fan !

    thank you sow muchh!

    • ANSWER:
      Use neem shampoo for the dandruff. Use aloe vera to prevent hair loss and promote new hair growth. I get my all natural shampoos from Henna Hut and just love them. The neem shampoo works wonders for the dandruff and really fast, doesn't hurt that it smells good too. The Aloe Vera Shampoo and Conditioner are also all natural and make my hair just beautiful.

  21. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne (preferably natural)?
    Hey, I have a pretty bad acne problem and would like to know if there are any good natural ways of getting rid of it. It ruins the self-esteem and I really want to be able to see my face without it. Please, give any advice on methods that have worked for you, preferably natural remedies. Thank you all.

    • ANSWER:
      Homemade acne remedies are not one of those complicated skin care masks or skin remedies. They are ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen cabinets right now. Some you might not have handy but it is worth spending some money to get a hold of them.

      Here are a few quick homemade acne remedies to get you started:

      Apple cider vinegar

      Apple cider vinegar is a strong antiseptic that not only cleanses the skin and removes the impurities, it creates a layer on the skin that prevents future inflammation and infection. Some people might find apple cider vinegar to be an irritant so make sure you test it on the inner side of the arm; don't proceed if there is any redness or irritation.

      To use it as a home remedy for acne, dilute some vinegar with water (8 parts water: 1 part vinegar), dip cotton balls into the solution and rub your face gently (be careful not to touch the eyes!).

      Baking soda

      Simply mix some baking soda with water until you get a paste like consistency. Apply it liberally on the face and let it stay for 20-30 seconds, that's plenty. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

      Baking soda is an exfoliator and it is often used in facial scrubs. It is a gentle scrub so unless you rub the face vigorously, there are no risks involved.

      Oatmeal

      Oatmeal is one of the greatest natural cleansers and exfoliants. Oatmeal is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, used on every skin type and including sensitive/problem skin type that can react badly to various ingredients. This will not happen when you use oatmeal, it is gentle and neutral.

      To treat acne, you can either grind some oatmeal and mix it with water to create a paste similar to the baking soda one, or you can cook some, let it cool down, apply it on the face by using gentle, circular motion, and then wash the face off. In either case, your face will feel clean and refreshed.

      Tea tree oil

      Tea tree oil is one of the ingredients I mentioned might not be readily available but it is so widely used in natural skin care that it is a good idea to buy a bottle and have it ready. Tea tree oil is a strong antiseptic and it is used to treat anything from dandruff, skin inflammation, insect bites, to yes, acne.

      Use tea tree oil diluted (with another carrier oil such as jojoba) and dab a bit on the area where acne appeared. Don't slather it all over the face; tea tree oil is strong enough to be used only on the affected area. Be careful to use it diluted, as I said, as tea tree oil can be toxic if overused or used improperly.

      There is no "miracle" or "overnight" cure for acne. Combine the use of homemade acne remedies with proper nutrition and generally good skin care routine, and you are guaranteed to see reduction of acne and improvement of the overall skin texture.
      You can find dozens of recipes here: http://www.skin-care-recipes-and-remedies.com/acne-home-remedies.html

      I hope this helps

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a lot of dandruff?
    I haven't taken a bath for a while cause I was confined at the hospital for 5 days..Dengue and stuff. I took a bath when I got home and used anti-dandruff. Then the next day i woke up a lot of dandruff was on my bed! Should I be using NiZoral or a natural remedy for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Try out this remedies!

      Add six spoonfuls water, two spoonfuls pure vinegar and apply it on the scalp with cotton wool before going to bed.

      Wash the hair with whey, gram flour and myrobalan soaked in water.

      Meats, sugar, white flour, strong tea or coffee, condiments, pickles, refined and processed foods should all be avoided.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dandruff? (natural methods?)?
    Hi,
    So its kinda embarrasing but i have really long blonde hair, and wash it whenever its greasy so every 2 or 3 days but I have bad dandruff :( and i hate it and have no idea how to get rid of it and its getting really embarrasing and other people notice it too :(
    Im currently using MorrocanOil Shampoo, I thought it was pretty good for my hair because its expensive but that could be the problem :(
    Is there any shampoos or products that could fix my dandruff? Or any natural remedies? Ive heard olive oil works best?
    I just really want to get rid of quick because its uncomfortable :(
    Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      use head and shoulders and rinse really well

  24. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dandruff?
    I've had a bad case of dandruff since about three weeks ago, and still have it. I tried head and shoulders - it made it go away, but now it's back! It's really irritating and embarrassing, and I really want it to go away. What are good shampoo/conditioners for this? Natural remedies? Things to do to take care of my hair? All help is appreciated <3

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    i very frequently get dandruff.I want to avoid using anti dandruff shampoo.Is there any lotion which can help?
    I used clinic all clear lotion for anti dandruff.It was pathetic and caused a lot of hair fall.. tell me some natural remedy also..
    I even want to grow my hair long...How can achieve it?

    • ANSWER:
      You could try putting stale curd on your scalp an 2-3 hours before you wash your hair.

      Try doing this once every week.... you will notice the difference

      Growing ones hair is a natural process; just eat healthy and regularly oil you hair... also don't cut it too often:-)

  26. QUESTION:
    Is there a holistic, natural remedy for my cat's dandruff?
    She is on a healthy diet of a food high in whatever the fats are called (18% I believe), she has never had a dandruff problem before (she's 2) but we moved recently and this is her first spring in northern California. I believe that she is having itchy, dry skin due to allergies because she is constantly rolling on the carpet and trying to scratch her back (where the majority of the dandruff is) on tables and other things. Is there a natural remedy to soother her skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Something I do for our cats when it gets really dry in the winter is take a small drop or two of oil, depending on how much fur the cat in question has, and rub it over my palms really thoroughly and then pet the cat. Be sure to spread the oil out as thinly as possible. If you overdue it, your cat may lick itself into having a hairball. So only the minimum amount you think will do it. You can always do more later if need be. I usually use olive oil or canola since they are fairly neutral.

      It cuts down on the static and helps hydrate their skin. You might try it while your cat has active dandruff, olive oil is very hydrating and helps heal. And it would be a good upkeep just whenever you think she is getting dry again.

      As for the cure, giving her a small amount of an oily fish every other day or so will help. Whatever you do, don't give her a bath unless it's a vet recommended shampoo for cats with irritable skin. And if you do brush her, use a very soft brush that only goes through the top layer of fur and won't reach her irritated skin.

      Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some natural ways to treat acne?
    I have a lot of acne (whitehead type) all over my forehead, nose, and on the sides of my nose :( . Does anybody know some effective natural home remedies to treat it? It'd be highly appreciated if someone gave me some tips! <:)

    • ANSWER:
      These are the only natural remedies. Donot try anything else and spoil your face.

      1. Maintain ideal body weight
      2. Do physica exercise daily.
      3. Take a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, greens and adequate water.avoid oily food, junk foods, meats eggs etc.,
      4. Keep your face clean, but do not overwash. You can use cetaphil cleansing lotion.
      5. Avoid all make-ups and cosmetics.
      6. Avoid excess sun exposure.
      7. Don't pluck on any lesions
      8. Apply topical clindamycin for early lesions.
      9. Treat for dandruff if present.
      10.Dont apply sandal paste etc., they are photosensitive

      I have seen patients who have rubbed lemon, cucumber, curd, neem leaves and landed up with a damged face.

  28. QUESTION:
    What's the best dandruff remedy?
    I have awful dandruff and used to have prescription shampoo, but I don't want to have to go through the hassle of setting up an appt with a dermatologist to get a prescription...

    what are the best over the counter shampoos or any other natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Nizoral
      &
      Head & Shoulders Intensive Therapy.

      Although RX's are much stronger and will rid you of your problem faster & for longer.
      Same problem as you.

      Best Wishes.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are some methods to make hair grow longer?
    I have medium length, curly hair. Like all blonde hair, it is a bit thinner and finer. I have always had very long hair, but when I cut it, it didn't grow back. I am currently using a strengthening shampoo but it seems to make no difference.

    I want to know if there are any natural remedies or "methods" that will start the growing process.

    Thanks!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      1. u should stimulate your scalp by giving urself a weekly 10-minute scalp massage to increase blood flow and promote growth (u can just a few drops of jojoba oil to nourish ur hair more deeply, then shampoo)
      2. use a shampoo and conditioner loaded with vitamins A, B, C, and E and minerals like zinc and iron. they feed your hair so itll grow long and heathy (try Mineral Fusion Columizing Mineral Shampoo and Conditioner, u can find it in Whole Foods stores)
      3. get regular trims (like around 6 weeks) cause damaged split ends slow hair growth. use leave in conditioner too to condition ur ends
      4. if you have dandruff u want to control it by using a copper-bristled brush and shampoo with zinc because the dandruff flakes block your follicles, preventing hair from growing easily

      i hope that helps (^^) remember though that after ur hair reaches past ur shoulders its harder to see the growth process so be patient and good luck :)

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I get my hair less oily?
    My hair is naturally oily. I used to wash my hair every second day but now, I'm starting to wash every day because it's that bad. Are there any shampoos that could help with my greasy hair? Or any natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Oil is actually totally natural and good. It's what makes your hair look shiny and healthy. But if you have a little too much, here's some tips:

      Washing everyday is totally fine if you have oily hair, but no more than that, for sure. Skipping a couple days in between is good if you have dry hair or dandruff. Find a shampoo that says 'clarifying' or 'deep cleansing'. Some will even say that they fight oil. DONT get anything that says 'moisturizing', that will make it more oily. Conditioner is fine, but only use a little bit and only on the ends, not the roots. Also, try not to touch your hair! And bangs are no good because it will pick up oil on your forehead. Dry shampoo works in a pinch if you don't have time to wash hair in the morning! Another trick- if you don't have any dry shampoo- put a little baby powder or cocoa powder in your roots, leave it in for a couple minutes, then brush out. Sounds a little weird but sucks up all the oil. :)

  31. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of dandruff?
    im a 13 year old girl and looking for some natural remedies to get rid of my dandruff that work please help...thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      hi I have used many shampoos and oils from past 10 years i am 30 now I finally noticed that get clean hair everyday with warm water to your hair and use only one brand shampoo if you don't use more than one (choose the best one of your kind) within 30 days you will see the result definitely.
      But here you are only 13 so you have more immunity power than older ones you will definitely get rid of dandruff and see some amazing result don't expose your hair to dust for long times and head bath daily with warm water (not cold or too hot water) compulsory for 30 days at least or still you get rid of that and you will get new hair too.(only one good shampoo don't alter )

  32. QUESTION:
    I'm 33 and loosing my hair fast, my hair are all over my house, is there something I can do to stop hair loss?
    Any natural remedies or somthing I can do?

    • ANSWER:
      read this:
      FALLING HAIR -

      Does your hair fall a lot? Don't worry, you're not alone. Millions of people from all around the world suffer from dry, brittle and weak hair. Some of the possible reasons for falling hair are:

      Tension
      Too much work
      Illness
      Poor diet
      Over-exposure to the sun
      Perming
      Amateur bleaching
      Too frequent and inexpert use of tints, rinses or other colourants

      Here is what you can do to prevent hair fall

      Shampoo regularly. Remember, a CLEAN scalp is a HEALTHY SCALP.

      Brahmi amla oil also promotes hair growth.

      A high protein diet with plenty of fruits, green vegetables and dairy products is a must.

      Drink 10-12 glass of water everyday.

      Use a very mild shampoo and condition your hair at least twice a week. When you do, make sure you rinse out the conditioner thoroughly, otherwise residue build-up will cause your hair to look limp and dull.

      Know your vitamins! IRON is important for healthy hair and brittle, limp hair indicates an iron deficiency. Spinach has a good iron content, so gulp it down!

      ZINC helps prevent hair loss and greying. Eat adequate zinc rich foods. Overweight people tend to have zinc deficiency, which is inversely related to the body mass index. Thus if you are overweight and if your hair falls too much, you may want to increase your intake of zinc containing foods. Recipes containing stone ground, wholegrain flour are rich in zinc.

      A shortfall in VITAMIN B may cause dandruff, falling hair, loss of colour and could encourage grey hair. So B group Vitamins are essential for gloss, colour and thickness.

      VITAMIN C ensures the health of capillaries supplying blood to hair follicles. Make sure your diet includes plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.

      VITAMIN E encourages hair growth. Switch from refined flours to wholemeal and wheatgerm, eggs, vegetable oil.

      COPPER stops hair from falling. Studies show that the copper content in the blood serum of people with falling hair is less than normal. Different types of alopecia (falling hair) are seen to have a deficiency of this important trace element. Include small quantities of nuts, especially cashews and peanuts, seeds, whole milk and beans in your diet as these contain minute but important amounts of copper.

      Homemade remedies for preventing hair fall:

      Apply almond oil on scalp and massage.
      Grind fenugreek seeds in water and apply on your scalp. Wash off after 40 minutes. Do this every morning for a month ¡V if it suits you! Remember, different treatments suit different types of hair.
      Massage warm castor oil + almond oil into your scalp gently. Wrap a hot towel around your scalp so it gets absorbed into the hair. Do this twice a week for healthy, shiny hair.
      Add 2-3 drops of honey to a glass of water and use this as the last rinse after shampooing.

      Quick Hair Care Conditioner

      Mix 1 egg, 2 tbs castor oil, 1 tsp vinegar and 1 tsp glycerine. Beat until frothy and massage lightly into your scalp. Wrap your head in a hot towel, steam, then wash off. This conditioner makes hair thicker, shiny, soft and manageable.

      Honey Conditioner

      Beat 1-2 eggs (depending on the length of the hair), 1 tsp honey and 2 tsp olive oil. Massage gently into the scalp. Steam, and shampoo after an hour.

      Alcohol Conditioner

      Beat 1-2 eggs with 2 tsp brandy. Massage into your scalp. Leave for 10-15 mins. Rinse well. The egg nourishes your hair and brandy stimulates hair growth.

      Your hair is a vital beauty asset, requiring constant loving care. And with a little nurturing, lush, glossy hair will be yours

      ESSENTIALS FOR FALLING HAIR -

      Does your hair fall often Arm yourself with these tools to combat hair fall.

      Wide-toothed comb

      Get yourself a wide-toothed comb. This is probably one of the most important yet underutilized of all hair tools. A wide-toothed comb helps you distribute conditioner evenly all over your hair while shampooing and conditioning. In addition, it also helps get rid of knots smoothly.

      The best time to get rid of knots is during conditioning. Apply conditioner and run a wide toothed comb gently through your hair.

      While untangling dry hair, do so in sections. Take one section at a time, and first, untangle the ends of your hair. Do so slowly, and don?t pull unless you want your hair to fall out in clumps or break.

      Don?t wait for the last minute before detangling your hair. Every night, while sitting in front of the television, run a wide toothed comb gently through your hair, until you have untangled it completely. Do this every night, and you will notice that your hair remains free from tangles.

      Leave-in conditioner
      Dry hair tends to tangle easily, and, needless to say, causes it to break. Make sure your hair is never devoid of moisture by always keeping a bottle of leave-in conditioner handy. The next time you feel your hair is dry and rough to the touch, simply rub a dollop of leave-in conditioner between your palms, and apply it to your hair. Comb through with your wide toothed comb. Your hair will be instantly rejuvenated and moisturized. Gradually, the texture will also improve. This is a must if you blow dry your hair regularly, or if it is chemically treated. Such hair constantly craves moisture, so get yourself a bottle of leave-in conditioner.

      Oil
      Olive, almond and coconut oils are all excellent for the hair. While you could apply oil as an alternative to leave-in conditioner, oil tends to make your hair sticky, and you cannot style your hair well after applying oil. Your only alternative would then be to tie up your hair. For better results with oil, apply just a few drops immediately after washing your hair, when your hair is still dripping wet. Oil doesn?t penetrate the strands as easily as leave-in conditioner does though. Nothing beats a hot oil massage followed by a steam treatment, as the steam helps the oil penetrate the hair strands, strengthening them and curtailing hair fall.

      Egg
      Egg is great for the hair ? there are no two ways about it! True, it causes a tremendous stink in the bathroom, and your hair may let off an ?eggy? smell, but the results are instantaneous and worth it! Egg strengthens your hair almost immediately, and the egg yolk leaves your hair shining. Whip an egg with two tablespoons of olive oil and apply it to your hair. Wash off after half an hour. Make sure you wash off with cold water though, or the egg will start cooking in your hair, and would be harder to take off! Use a scented shampoo to counter the smell of egg in your hair, and follow up with a leave-in conditioner. Do this for a month, and you will be amazed by the change in your hair texture and the reduction in hair fall.

  33. QUESTION:
    What to do with excessive dry scalp?
    A friend of mine is having a very hard time dealing with her dry scalp. She uses head & shoulders shampoo, top brass for dandruff (even though it's a man's product), and hydrocortizon, but it doesn't seem to work for her. Can you give us more tips & advice on how to hydrate the scalp? Either a natural remedy or a product, thanks so much guys!

    • ANSWER:
      Try taking some vitamins like E and D they should help IMHO but what do I know so here are some links.

      This link has some information
      http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-dry-hair-and-scalp.htm

      This advice is from Alice http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/0639.html

      What to do:

      * Brush your hair frequently to remove the flakes.
      * Massage your scalp to improve circulation.
      * Avoid using alkaline based shampoos.
      * Try a jojoba oil based shampoo and use it regularly.
      * Intersperse the jojoba shampoo with an over the counter dandruff shampoo once a week: look for zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide or coal-tar formulas.
      * Try a final rinse of one cup warm water mixed with two to three tablespoons of white vinegar. This will also bring out the highlights in your hair and make it shiny.
      * Massage table salt into your dry scalp before shampooing with an acid-based shampoo.
      * Try an oil treatment in which you massage olive oil into your hair and scalp, cover your hair with plastic wrap and with two wet towels. Keep the towels on your head for twenty minutes, then remove oil with two washings.
      * Supplement your diet with foods rich in Vitamins C and B, which promote a healthy scalp, and healthy hair.

      If none of these improve the condition of your scalp, then make an appointment with a dermatologist, who can prescribe a treatment that'll work for you.

  34. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies did you use to put your Seborrheic Dermatitis in remission?
    The doctor gave me prescription-levels of salicylic acid, but it didn't seem to help that much. It made my skin peel and the dermatitis patch was still there--it's on my forehead.

    Anyone know of any remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Seborrheic dermatitis can be kept under control with treatment and good hygiene. However, seborrheic dermatitis cannot be prevented, and may recur. To reduce the symptoms of dandruff, shampoos containing selenium sulfide or tea tree oil such as Selsun, Tegrin, T-Gel or Ionil-T are recommended. Seborrheic dermatitis that develops on the face and body should be washed with soap and water daily. If Seborrheic dermatitis affects facial hair such as mustache or beard, shaving the area usually helps. Other treatments that may be prescribed by your doctor or dermatologist include medicated shampoos, antifungal drugs, topical corticosteroids and sulfur products.

      More and more people are opting for natural approaches to treat skin conditions. Treatments such as herbal remedies and tissue salts have been used for centuries to optimize skin health with some amazing results. Using herbs are safe and effective for the skin and do not contain harsh synthetic ingredients and chemicals like so many skincare and cosmetic products.

      Herbs such as Galium aperine (Cleavers) and Trifolium pratense (red clover) have a wide range of therapeutic effects that acts as a cleansing tonic, blood purifier and lymphatic cleanser. Tissue salts such as Natrium muriaticum, Kalium muriaticum and Kalium sulphate help to maintain skin health and promote well-hydrated skin.

  35. QUESTION:
    To enhance hair growth on top of your head what would you reccommend eating & which vitamins help hair?
    My hair is thinning & falling out all over. I'd like to keep what hair i've got & add more to it. Besides Minidoxil & Rogaine/Progaine what natural remedies do you think would help. Thanks ever so much!

    • ANSWER:
      There is so much misinformation floating about. Food and vitamins intake are not going to do much - if anything. My own experience and many who have tried will tell you that. Do an Answers search to confirm.
      This safe, natural treatment really works wonders . It stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth. I massaged scalp thoroughly with olive oil then brushed vigorously using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles (soft bristled for fine straight hair and stiff bristled for thicker non straight hair - you can see them on Amazon). I brushed so I could really feel it stimulating scalp - 90 /100 strokes each day focusing on where loss was. I was apprehensive about brushing but, surprisingly, I found it forced new growth. There was a little shedding and breakage at first but it quickly stopped as the brushing made hair stronger and better anchored. Initially new hairs were weak looking and sparse. Continued brushing did uproot new hairs but they quickly re-appeared even stronger. My hair has completely regrown on top of my head. It demands perseverance week in, week out to get the same results.
      I found loss was caused or aggravated by shampoos - I did on line searches and found that there were near epidemic cases of hair loss caused by them. Anti dandruff ones are the most harming. Blow driers are another culprit.

      Find "Non harmful shampoos, etc" with Google searches. Some will be expensive or only available on-line so refine search by adding "low cost" and "available in stores" Find in GNC, Trader Joes, some Walmart Stores, Cost Plus, Wegmans, Earth Fare, natural & health foods stores.

      I have had feed back from someone who has had even more success using treatment. Reports hair has substantially regrown all over head in just 6 months. Can send to you.

      SOURCE(S): 20+ years research, self experimentation using safe, natural treatments for hair loss, skin, scalp and hair disorders...

  36. QUESTION:
    Can anyone suggest a good home remedy for dandruff?
    I am looking to clear my scalp of dandruff and at the same time help promote healthy hair growth using natural and home remedies using easily available natural products.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a couple of suggestions for your dandruff problem.

      I found this home remedy for dandruff from another health site that has a lot of tips on natural and home remedies for common problems.

      Anyway, one cure for dandruff is to mix together 1 part of Listerine mouthwash with nine parts of water. Apply this to your hair after shampooing as usual. Leave this on for a few minutes and wash it out with lukewarm water.

      Not only will your hair smell minty fresh, but turns out Listerine is an effective cure for dandruff.

      Compare labels of generic or store brand mouthwashes and if they contain the same active ingredient as Listerine then you are guaranteed the same results as Listerine.

      A second remedy if you are just not the type who wants your hair smelling like mouthwash is to try the "mint rinse"!
      So what you need is a handful of dry mashed peppermint leaves. You can easily find them in any grocery store these days. Cover the mashed dry mint leaves with vodka, just enough to cover them.

      Next, let this mixture stand for 24 hours undisturbed.

      Then strain it and add water about 1/4 tsp at a time and mix till it turns cloudy.

      After shampooing as usual, apply this cloudy mix to your scalp and leave it on.

      You should see results by the second shampoo. If you need more tips and home remedies you can check out the source site listed below.

  37. QUESTION:
    I have dandruff and hairfall..natural remedy pls?
    I have lot of dandruff and due to which I also have hairfall..
    Wat are the natural remedies to prevent it?

    • ANSWER:
      vinegar will help, natural and effective, if you don't mind the smell....just go with a dandruff shampoo like Head and Shoulders or Selson Blue

  38. QUESTION:
    How do I cleanse my dreadlocks of dandruff flakes and mold--they smell musty?
    I am rasta, no I will never cut them . I am searching for a natural home remedy. I have tried lots of different herbs and oils. I am quite knowledgeable, so please no patronization. I just wanna know if anyone knows a organic herbal cleanse for locks that is strong. I am not interested in products--more into what I can make myself. My locks are natural and I have never put anything in them to create them. I have had locks three times now-it's nothing new. Any old-school herbalists out there with advice?

    • ANSWER:
      I did this for a friend...it isn't easy to get rid of the flakes, but using apple cider vinegar as a rinse when you wash should help dissolve them. For the musty smell, I would wash and oil the hair, twist the roots (if this is part of your loc maintenance) then sit under an old fashioned hair dryer until your hair is completely dry. This could be up to 2 hours depending on how thick your hair is...bring a good book. That should get ris of the moldy smell. After that, you need to make sure your hair gets COMPLETELY dry after you wash it all the time. I would invest in a tabletop dryer (in fact, I have one that I am selling for ..but that's beside the point). Good luck.

  39. QUESTION:
    How can I stop early greying of hair?
    I am only 17 but some of my hair has already turned gray.I don't want to try hair colouring since they contain chemicals.What natural home remedies do you suggest?Is there any special diet you recommend to arrest the further graying of hair?

    • ANSWER:
      read this:

      PREMATURE GREYING - by Editor

      Have you started seeing the first strands of grey in your hair? Here?s what you can do to prevent further greying.

      What can I eat to prevent premature greying?

      Eating seafood is possibly one of the best things you can eat to promote all-over hair health. It is rich in zinc, iodine and protein, which are excellent for the hair. So if you enjoy seafood, make it a point to have fish several times a week. Remember that eating canned fish will not give you the same benefits as eating freshly cooked fish. If you don?t eat fish, consider fish-oil supplements.

      Iron is good for hair and is found in dark green vegetables, meat and some pulses. If you are unsure about whether you are getting enough iron, include an iron supplement every once in a while in your diet. Remember that too many iron supplements can be bad for you. Women lose iron while menstruating, so perhaps during or after your cycle you can have iron-fortified supplements for a few days.

      Eating foods rich in Vitamins B and C will ensure that your hair stays strong, does not break easily, and does not grey early. Pork, vegetables, whole grains, wheat germ, soymilk are all rich sources of Vitamin B, while citrus fruits are excellent sources of Vitamin C. Eating adequate Vitamin C helps increase absorption of iron. Try and have a glass of orange juice daily.

      Your hair will never be healthy if you do not drink enough water. Drink at least eight to ten glasses a day.

      What oil can I apply to my hair?

      Rosemary oil is believed to gradually darken grey hair over a period of time. Soak rosemary leaves along with a few basil (tulsi) leaves, in jojoba oil, for a period of four weeks. Massage your scalp and hair with this oil (after warming it up).

      Most oils are not easily absorbed by the hair, which is why you need to leave oil on for at least forty-five minutes. It helps greatly if you steam your hair after applying oil.

      Boil dried amla pieces in coconut oil until the pieces turn black and the oil darkens. Apply this oil to the hair. It strengthens hair and prevents greying.

      Boil tealeaves in water and rinse your hair with this liquid 20-30 times. Then, leave on for 15-20 minutes before the final rinse.

      What else can I do to promote hair health and delay greying?

      Washing your hair with very hot water or using hair-dryers excessively weaken roots, and may lead to premature greying. When using a hair-dryer, take care not to point it to your scalp. Similarly, try and wash your hair with cool or lukewarm water.

      Will Yoga help?

      Inverted yoga poses bring a rush of blood to the scalp. This stimulates circulation and enhances hair health. Do the following poses regularly:

      Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)

      Sarvangasana

      Chakrasana

      Other easy ways to stimulate circulation are:

      When you wash your hair, keep switching from hot water to cold water.

      Comb your hair regularly. A hundred strokes every night should do the trick. If your hair is curly, use a wide toothed comb.

      1. Take 100 gms of curd. Add about 1 gm of black pepper to it. Mix it well and apply it evenly on the hair and scalp. Keep it for an hour and then wash with warm water and mild shampoo. Do this treatment once a week to see the remarkable difference in the texture and color of your hair . Your hair will become silkier and regular use will also make the hair dandruff-free. Curd helps in curing dandruff and making the hair softer while black pepper helps make the hair black. So one recipe gives 3 benefits - a) dandruff-free hair b) soft and silky hair and c) black hair. Doing this once a week helps in maintaining the hair color and delaying greying to a great extent. This recipe should be avoided by people who have a tendency to catch frequent colds and coughs. Curd causes a cooling effect on the head and this may worsen a cold situation.
      2. Rubbing your left and right hand nails with each other is a splendid way to cure hair fall, increase hair growth and get back the lost color. The beauty of the method lies in its simplicity and the fact that it is free, needs very little time and has absolutely no side-effects. Regular use brings back lost color. The new hair that grows back is also colored and not white. You need to fold both your palms inwards and place the fingernails of both hands against each other. Then with regular swift motions, rub them against each other. This rubbing procedure increases the blood flow to the scalp and helps in strengthening the roots. It is simple and can be done anywhere anytime. Do it for about 5-7 minutes twice a day. It is tried and tested and is guaranteed to show results. It is well popularized by naturopaths and ayurvedic experts in India. You need to be patient though. You will begin to notice a difference in about a month and by the end of 6 months you will se remarkable improvements in your hair.
      3. Make a paste of gooseberries and mango seeds. Apply this onto the hair and scalp and leave on for some time before washing off. When done at regular intervals, this helps delay greying.
      4. Make a paste of henna in an iron vessel and leave overnight. Also add some walnut pulp in the morning. Apply this on the hair and make a neat bun. Leave for 1 - 2 hours or till it dries. Gently and carefully wash off. Apart from preventing early greying, it also adds a beautiful red tinge to the hair. It is completely natural and harmless. It also conditions hair.
      5. Boil tea leaves in water. Strain and let it cool down. Mix two teaspoonfuls of salt into it and apply to hair and scalp. Wash after an hour with plain water. This process when done once in 10 days can prevent graying.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some inexpensive home/natural remedies for dandruff?
    I have really bad dandruff and have tried every shampoo i can find for it and none work. I have even tried washing my hair with listerine but had no results. I need an inexpensive home remedy that i can find at walmart or a local drug store for less than 20 dollars. I'm thinking about buying a bottle of tea tree oil and adding it to my shampoo to see if it will help nourish my hair so if this works that would be great i just need to know if i can add it to my regular shampoo and if so how much to add.

    If it helps i'm 22 years old, have a 7 month old baby, and don't take any regular vitaimins. I suffer from dry dandruff, have normal hair, but can't use regular conditioner because it makes my hair really oily. I normally use Suave Daily clarifying shampoo but am thinking of switching to Garnier Fall fight because i'm also having problems with losing my hair. my stylist recommended i take Biotin to strengthen my hair.

    • ANSWER:
      Tea tree oil is a good idea - you can drop tea tree oil in your shampoo (preferably a natural, organic one.) Mix 1 drop of tea tree oil on every oz. (0.03 l) of shampoo.
      White vinegar is another idea.
      When you ask people to make a shortlist of home remedies for dandruff, white vinegar will be on top of many lists. That has a reason; it has worked miracles on a lot of people suffering from this condition
      Vinegar is 4 to 5% acetic acid and this can create an environment that yeasts and fungi do not really "appreciate"
      There are many variations on the vinegar theme we will give you a few
      Vinegar & water. Take 1 part vinegar and 3 to 4 parts water, mix it and wash your hair with this for about 3 to 4 minutes. It will take away an eventual itch and gets rid of the flakes. Then wash it out with plain water
      A slight variation on this is to mix 6 tablespoons of hot water with 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Apply this on your scalp and hair and wrap it with a towel. Leave it overnight and in the morning wash your hair only with plain water. Do this twice a week
      Straight Vinegar. Apply the vinegar straight to your hair, put a towel around it and leave it for the night. In the morning wash your hair. Experts say you won't smell like vinegar after it
      All these home remedies for dandruff using vinegar have been very helpful for a lot of people who were fighting it

  41. QUESTION:
    what can be done for dry rough hair?
    i have very rough dry hair. but hair grows well, no dandruff and no hairfall. tell me some home made natural remedies to make my hair soft.help me. it is very difficult to handle.i am using bajaj almond drops oil .

    • ANSWER:
      Taking care of hair is in fact much the same as taking care of skin. An effective hair care discipline involves cleansing, toning and conditioning routines.

      1) Gentle Cleanser For Dry Hair:

      • 1 egg
      • 1 cup skimmed milk

      1. Beat an egg in a cup of skimmed milk.
      2. When the foam becomes consistent, rub it into the scalp.
      3. Leave it on for 5 minutes.
      4. Rinse the hair thoroughly with water.
      5. Carry out this routine twice a week.

      2) Coconut & Lavender Oil Toner For Dry Hair:

      • 1 tsp coconut oil
      • 1 tsp lavender essential oil

      1. Make a mixture of 1 tsp coconut oil and a tsp of lavender essential oil.
      2. Heat a little and massage it gently on your scalp at night.
      3. Rinse or shampoo it out in the morning.
      4. Follow this routine at least twice a week.

      3) Protein Conditioner For Dry Hair:

      • 1 tbsp castor oil
      • 1 tbsp glycerine
      • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
      • 1 tsp of mild herbal shampoo

      1. Beat 1 tbsp of castor oil, 1 tbsp of glycerine,
      1 tbsp of cider vinegar and a tsp of mild herbal shampoo.
      2. Apply it on scalp and leave it on for 20 minutes.
      3. Rinse with clear water.

      4) Linden Flower Rinse for Dry Hair:

      • 1 tsp Linden Flower
      • 1 cup of boiling water

      1. Pour one cup of boiling water over a teaspoon of linden flower;
      2. Steep for ten minutes, then strain;
      3. Massage into scalp gently and evenly;
      4. Leave it on the hair without rinsing;
      5. Dry your hair with a dry soft towel;
      6. Avoid blow drying if possible.

      5) Fruit Smoothie Hair Mask :
      • 1/2 Banana
      • 1/4 Avocado
      • 1/4 Cantaloupe
      • 1 tbsp Wheat germ oil
      • 1 tbsp Yogurt
      • 1 Vitamin E capsule (optional)

      1. Blend 1/2 a banana, 1/4 avocado, 1/4 cantaloupe, 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil and 1 tablespoon yogurt;
      2. For extra conditioning, squeeze in the contents of a vitamin E capsule;
      3. Leave in hair for 15 minutes.
      4. Rinse.

      6) apply henna on yo hair once in 2 weeks..make a paste of required consistency in curd or water..u may also add green tea,egg white,coffee powder,aloe vera etc into it so dat it forms a paste and leave it in an iron container..let it stay over night..then apply it after addin 2 drops of lime n apply it usin hair brush from scalp towards the tips..wen its dry,just wash it off..may be after 2 to 3 hrs..

      7) applyin egg white on hair is a good conditioner

      8) apply oil n stay for half an hour before washin it.dun let oil stay in yo hair for long thinkin it mite produce better results..the best results ll come only in the first 20 to 30 min..then shampoo it off usin a good shampoo that suits your hair type..dove shampoo is the best one avail nw..it llmake your hair just wow

      9) soak hibiscus leaves overnight in water n den use it the next day as a good conditioner

      10) put mehendi or henna powder in oil overnight,then boil the oil n after boilin it, remove the powder dat has settled dwn..you can use this as regular oil..

      Here r a few tips for smoother n healthier hair---

      1) Wash your hair as frequently as you need to and always use appropriate shampoo and conditioner.

      2) Never comb wet hair. Dry it out gently and then remove the tangles without using undue pressure.

      3) Always use a soft brush with correctly spaced bristles.

      4) Keep your combs and brushes scrupulously clean.

      5) Try not to backcomb, pull your hair into a tight knot or try very unconventional styles that involve twisting and tugging your hair, unless it's necessary.

      6) Always massage your scalp and brush your hair with firm, gentle
      strokes before you go to bed every night.

      7) If you have undue hair loss, dandruff or any other persistent
      hair-related problem, check with your doctor to see if you have hormonal imbalance, scalp infection, disease or are suffering from physical, emotional or environmental stress. Then follow the course of treatment the doctor prescribes.

      8) Double-check any product you use on your hair. Ask your beauty parlor assistant about the hair bleach, coloring etc., she is going to use on you, and if it has any effects... now or later.

      9) Before going to a party, wash, condition and blow-dry your hair.
      Then set it into any style that suits the shape of your face and the dress you're going to wear.

      10) Drink plenty of water in summer and gulp down some fresh vegetable and fruit juices to improve hair from within. Follow a protein-packed diet.

      11) Make sure you trim your hair and keep it in good shape regularly.
      Avoid unnecessary use of hair sprays etc., on a daily basis.

      12) always oil your before shampooin..u can use good conditioner or go for shamppos dat has conditionin effect..dove does a good work..

      13) don sleep with your hair wet or lean onto wall that your hair gets rubbed against the wall..these will make yo hair rough
      all these worked well for me

      14) tie your hair lightly wen you are travelling that your hair doesnt fly..dove shampoo--light blue colored is good in dat.

      th

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it better to wash your hair more or less often if you are dandruff prone?
    I have dandruff prone hair, that usually stays under control when I use head n shoulders every other day or daily. My scalp is oily on the second day so I usually can't go longer than two days without washing. I only use conditioner on the ends, which are really dry. I'd love to be able to go a week without washing my hair, because I've heard that's really good for your hair. The only problem is my scalp feels dirty, itchy and oily on day 2! Do you have any tips to go longer without washing?

    • ANSWER:
      Believe it or not the type of shampoo and conditioner either helps or makes it worse for dandruff prone. Head and shoulders helps.
      Also the water temperature plays a role too, if you have a lot of hot water it makes it worse not only does it dries your scalp, it makes it itch and frizzy. Try luke warm and After shampooing and conditioning rinse your hair in cold water for a couple minutes, this will help bring out the natural shine.
      Mineral deposits can make your hair dull, air polution, smoke, coloring, sun rays, smog, heat styling can make hair worse.
      Styling aids can also make the situation worse, so look for a product that is not greasy and that won't weigh your hair down.
      Actually, by washing your hair less will bring out the natural oils out and in time will be balanced. First try to was your hair every other day(if you can go three days its better) beause it takes about three days for the oils in your hair to balanced, have you ever noticed that after three days your hair is starting to look better?)
      Washing your hair every day can strip off your natural oils and again, you need the balance.
      Styling your hair to much can leave it britle, dried, and damage, that can lead to breakage, dullness, and can get corse. Try deep conditioning, depends how dried and damage your hair is, once or several times a week should work.
      You can also tried this natural remedies(some may sound silly but they do work) or you can buy hair products but they can be pricy.
      Mayonnaise, put it all over your hair, cover it with a shower cap, and let it sit for half and hour or one hour. Shampoo and rinse.
      Mash 1/2 of an avocado with 1/4 cup mayonnaise-real mayo with eggs and oil on it. Apply to scalp first then massage well, come out the ends of your hair. Cover with shower cap, wrap your head in a hot, wet towel, leave for half an hour or longer.
      Before you shampoo, masage salt(yes, salt) table salt works, into the scalp for a couple minutes, shampoo and rinse. This helps with the dandruff and itchiness.
      Use a strong organic herbal tea(that has cooled) after shampooing and conditioning, gently massage into your hair and let sit. Rinse out with cool water. This removes dandruff, reduces itch and adds shine.
      In between washing, sprinkle baby powder(lightly) on your hair, and run your fingers through your hair kind of fluff, this will absorb the oils in your hair and it won't look oily or dirty. Hope this was useful.

  43. QUESTION:
    How to stop dandruff once and for all ?
    This is getting on my nerves, I've been having dandruff problems for two years now. It's so embarrassing because people are starting to think that I have lice ( which I don't). I've tried head and shoulders, apple cider vinegar, and selsun blue. Selsun blue seems to work for awhile because it keeps my scalp moisturized but it stops working when my hair starts going dry and then that's when my dandruff appears. Any tips would be great ?

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff wont go for all at once.
      Tips to control dandruff:
      * Yogurt reduces the intensity of scaling. Mix 2 teaspoon of black pepper powder in a cup of curd and blend it thoroughly. Then rub this mixture into dandruff affected scalp and after an hour, wash it with a mild shampoo.
      * You can get rid of dandruff with the consistence use of olive oil. Olive oil is natural clarifying and moisturizing agent. It is one of the most admired home remedies for dandruff. A lukewarm oil treatment of olive oil can help you to treat your dandruff. Don't make the olive oil too hot. Apply the olive oil to the problem scalp in circular motions before going to bed. Wash out your hair with a mild shampoo in the morning.
      * Blend together 1 tbsp. of lemon juice with 5 tbsp. of coconut oil. Apply to the scalp to get rid of dandruff. Lemon juice is a natural home remedy for dandruff and will clear away flakes from your scalp. There is a myth that lemon juice can lead to hair graying. However this is not true. Leave this remedy on the scalp for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash with a shampoo.
      * Beat 2 eggs to apply it on scalp and rinse it off with in one hour to get dandruff free hair. Eggs help in the treatment of dandruff and falling hair. Egg acts as a good conditioner for dry hair giving them glow and shine.

  44. QUESTION:
    what are some natural remedies to get rid of dandruff fasts?
    i usually get uncontrollable dandruff in the winter, an its really embarrassing
    i need ways to get rid of it quickly!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    What are some really good ways to get rid of dandruff?
    I have horrible dandruff. I have many large and small flakes of dandruff that are constantly falling out of my hair and getting stuck. I think it is so embarrassing. My scalp itches a lot and i constantly feel like my head is dirty because of the build up of dandruff. I don't know what else to use. What do you find is the most effective at getting rid of this kind of persistent dandruff.

    P.S. I know it isn't psoriasis. It's definitely not that.

    • ANSWER:
      Many herbal and homeopathic remedies have been formulated with specific ingredients to help soothe and naturally hydrate the scalp. Natrium Muriaticum is a biochemic tissue salt that has an excellent reputation for effectively treating rashes and all itching skin conditions, including scalp disorders. Kali. Sulph. also promotes healing, reduces inflammation and removes infected or dead cells.

      Trifolium pratense is a well-known cleansing herb for skin disorders and has the ability to improve lymph functioning and reduce lymphatic swellings - helping to purify and detoxify the system.

      One natural therapy that seems to be effective is daily shampooing with a tea tree oil infused shampoo. Tea tree oil has been used for centuries as an antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal agent. It's now included in a number of shampoos found in natural foods stores.

      Please note – Tea tree oil is generally well tolerated but may cause allergic reactions in some people. ‘Raw' tea tree oil can hurt broken skin, or irritate healthy skin, so test it on a different part of your skin before you try it on your head or use a shampoo that contains tee tree oil instead.

      Get more details if you need on the above here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/d/dandruff.htm

  46. QUESTION:
    What should I do to get rid of the dandruff in my hair?
    I wash my hair every other day and do use product on it but as little as two hours after washing it I get dandruff. What can I do to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      I wont recommend any hair product, I will recommend some home remedies.
      Tips to control dandruff:
      * Yogurt reduces the intensity of scaling. Mix 2 teaspoon of black pepper powder in a cup of curd and blend it thoroughly. Then rub this mixture into dandruff affected scalp and after an hour, wash it with a mild shampoo.
      * You can get rid of dandruff with the consistence use of olive oil. Olive oil is natural clarifying and moisturizing agent. It is one of the most admired home remedies for dandruff. A lukewarm oil treatment of olive oil can help you to treat your dandruff. Don't make the olive oil too hot. Apply the olive oil to the problem scalp in circular motions before going to bed. Wash out your hair with a mild shampoo in the morning.
      * Blend together 1 tbsp. of lemon juice with 5 tbsp. of coconut oil. Apply to the scalp to get rid of dandruff. Lemon juice is a natural home remedy for dandruff and will clear away flakes from your scalp. There is a myth that lemon juice can lead to hair graying. However this is not true. Leave this remedy on the scalp for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash with a shampoo.
      8 Beat 2 eggs to apply it on scalp and rinse it off with in one hour to get dandruff free hair. Eggs help in the treatment of dandruff and falling hair. Egg acts as a good conditioner for dry hair giving them glow and shine.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to presently get rid of dandruff?
    i have had dandruff from the can you believe the second grade. It has gotten better worst better over the years but never gone away. I have tried every dandruff shampoo prescription and non there is. I have done home remedies of thyme and water and hot oil to no oil. NOTHING makes it go away. Right now i use panteen relaxed and natural dandruff everyday and pentene oil moisturize this has calmed it down a lot and i don't have flakes the size of Texas anymore but i would like not to have to go through this or GOD forbid this discontinue that brand I up you know what creek with out a paddle.

    • ANSWER:
      Try this website -
      http://www.flawlesscomplexion.com/


dandruff natural remedies

Psoriasis Herb

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is a good over the counter treatment for psoriasis?
    I won't be able to see my dermatologist until January, and my psoriasis is spreading. My cream has run out. I'm using T-Gel shampoo for my scalp. I don't have anything for the psoriasis on my skin though. What is a good over the counter treatment that can keep it under control until January?
    I've had psoriasis for a couple of years.
    I used a topical medication from my dermatologist, but that ran out and she said she has to see me before I get another one prescribed.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Sylvie

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  2. QUESTION:
    How to control and reduce the psoriasis for a baby and adult?
    My husband is suffering from Psoriasis since he was born.... recently my new born baby is also suspected to have this desease, I come to know that this is a desease connected with gene... I really do not know how to help them....

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ANgee

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Cleansing: For long term health a colon and liver cleanse needs to be done.

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of recovery from Psoriasis without treatment?
    also if you can answer, what are the chances of recovery from Psoriasis with treatment? Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      How about reversing the symptoms of psoriasis through diet (and sometimes herbs)? I don't think you can call it treatment, because all that means is to manage the symptoms you experience.

      Many people suffering with skin conditions (like psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc.) tend to concentrate fully on topical agents for their skin or oral medications. This may help to suppress some of the symptoms at first (or may not) but it doesn't get to the root of the issues. The cause comes from "imbalances" within the body. Foods that are highly energizing, alkalizing and have amazing astringent properties will do wonders for your skin! Here's why.....

      Everything that we eat, drink, breathe or put on our skin brings the outside world in. Our body processes these - digests, absorbs, utilizes, and eliminates - and if less than desirable things are coming in, our body has to work much harder. Our bodies can only handle so much processing and if too much, a healthy body becomes unhealthy with the build-up of cellular waste, digestive waste, foreign proteins, heavy metals, pesticides, air pollution, chemicals in our food and body products, etc. - all of which are acids. This creates an acidic environment or acidosis.

      So, getting back to the issue of your psoriasis…..
      A body pulls all the acids and dumps them into the lymphatic system, since this is your body's "sewage system" there has to be an outlet for all the sewage to be eliminated. When acids accumulate there, the lymph fluid becomes sticky, sluggish and coagulates. Hence, the kidneys are overworked in trying to filter this mess out. It is said that the skin is our 3rd kidney - it picks up the slack when the kidneys get into a bind. Most all skin problems are mirrors to the health of our lymph, kidneys and even adrenal glands (that sit atop the kidneys).

      The diet that I would like to suggest is a very alkalizing diet that will reverse the acidosis --
      According to total daily caloric intake:
      80% fruit and freshly-made fruit juices
      10-15% greens
      5-10% essential fatty acids

      (In severe cases or speed up the process, adding a few healing herbs will help out tremendously!)

      Fresh raw fruit is the most perfect food for us even though many people don't eat enough or any at all! Bottom line, the more fruit you eat, the better off your skin and body will become. It's truly amazing!

      I know this diet may seem a bit radical, not do-able or not being all-inclusive of the nutrients that we need. When, in fact, the diet that we have become accustomed to and considered the "norm" are actually a radical type of diet for humans. The diet mentioned above is what we are designed to eat (anatomically and physiologically). Because we are a society that has veered away from this diet that we are meant to eat, we have become more susceptible to illness, disease, have low energy and all around unhealthiness. It's no different with psoriasis.

      A dermatologist will tell you that there is no cure for psoriasis nor for eczema and the medications he will prescribe will only manage symptoms. I had bad eczema on my hands and was given a steroidal cream that, as time went by, had to be increased with dosage and eventually stopped working all together. Medications, poor diet, unnatural body products, etc., only add "fuel to the fire," so to speak as they cause more acidity in the body. Do you want to temporarily manage your symptoms or do you want to cure the root cause, permanently?

      If you try this diet, you will begin to see some remarkable results with not only your psoriasis clearing up (and your skin will actually become clear as a bell), but you'll have so much vitality and your overall well-being will improve greatly! If your health conditions become severe, adding healing herbs (food, too) are key to reversing them.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the best mushrooms or herbs for mental health?
    I get easily angry and stressed.
    I might have some kind of nervous issue as well and I have skin psoriasis
    Which I believe is caused by my stress.

    • ANSWER:
      Chamomile for stress and anger
      Lavender for stress, anger, and soothing skin and bringing it back into balance
      Kava kava for stress and insomnia (used sparingly and with caution)
      Eucalyptus for breathing problems associated with these symptoms
      Geranium for depression
      Sage to clear out negative energies and or curses

      Also like I tell everyone, make SURE that you're eating a balanced diet. So many mood problems now-a-days are caused by nutrient deficiencies.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good holistic shampoo that can help my psoriasis?
    Ever since I grew my hair long, I have increased psoriasis on my scalp, especially on the back of my head. Cutting my hair short is not an option because when it is short I get too many comments about looking boyish. Right now I use infusim shampoo, and it helps better than any of the supposed psoriasis or dandruff shampoos, but I am looking for a natural treatment that will increase the oxygen to my scalp and reduce or get rid of my psoriasis. I use hydrocortisone valerate cream to treat other small areas and it works great, but I can't appy it to my scalp because it doesn't get down in there. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Shawna I'm one of other pso sufferer and I have use natur shampoo for almost 5 years and its works great but where are you from ? you can get this natur shampoo in Jakarta, Indonesia, its made from herbs.
      Ok hopefully this information can help you.

      rgds.

      Ellen.
      Yayasan Peduli Psoriasis Indonesia (YPPI)
      Indonesian Psoriasis Care Foundation.

  6. QUESTION:
    Do you have any home remeides for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis in my head and wanted to know if you know any home redmeides to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Granger

      Here are some answers you're looking for.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  7. QUESTION:
    What organ and organ system does Psoriasis target?
    What is the effect of the disease on the organ? What are common symptoms of psoriasis? What are the causes? Is there a cure? Thank You In Advance to whoever helps me. :D

    • ANSWER:
      There is never just one organ or system that is being affected when any ill symptoms are experienced, it always has to do with the body as a whole. This is where the medical profession gets it wrong. - They concentrate on single parts of the body and for this reason, they miss the mark when it comes to true healing!

      Many people suffering with skin conditions (like psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc.) tend to concentrate fully on topical agents for their skin or oral medications. This may help to suppress some of the symptoms at first (or may not) but it doesn't get to the root of the issues. The cause comes from "imbalances" within the body. Foods that are highly energizing, alkalizing and have amazing astringent properties will do wonders for your skin! Here's why.....

      Everything that we eat, drink, breathe or put on our skin brings the outside world in. Our body processes these - digests, absorbs, utilizes, and eliminates - and if less than desirable things are coming in, our body has to work much harder. Our bodies can only handle so much processing and if too much, a healthy body becomes unhealthy with the build-up of cellular waste, digestive waste, foreign proteins, heavy metals, pesticides, air pollution, chemicals in our food and body products, etc. - all of which are acids. This creates an acidic environment or acidosis.

      So, getting back to the issue of your psoriasis…..
      A body pulls all the acids and dumps them into the lymphatic system, since this is your body's "sewage system" there has to be an outlet for all the sewage to be eliminated. When acids accumulate there, the lymph fluid becomes sticky, sluggish and coagulates. Hence, the kidneys are overworked in trying to filter this mess out. It is said that the skin is our 3rd kidney - it picks up the slack when the kidneys get into a bind. Most all skin problems are mirrors to the health of our lymph, kidneys and even adrenal glands (that sit atop the kidneys).

      The diet that I would like to suggest is a very alkalizing diet that will reverse the acidosis --
      According to total daily caloric intake:
      80% fruit and freshly-made fruit juices
      10-15% greens
      5-10% essential fatty acids

      Fresh raw fruit is the most perfect food for us even though many people don't eat enough or any at all! Bottom line, the more fruit you eat, the better off your skin and body will become. It's truly amazing!

      I know this diet may seem a bit radical, not do-able or not being all-inclusive of the nutrients that we need. When, in fact, the diet that we have become accustomed to and considered the "norm" are actually a radical type of diet for humans. The diet mentioned above is what we are designed to eat (anatomically and physiologically). Because we are a society that has veered away from this diet that we are meant to eat, we have become more susceptible to illness, disease, have low energy and all around unhealthiness. It's no different with psoriasis.

      If you try this diet, you will begin to see some remarkable results with not only your psoriasis clearing up (and your skin will actually become clear as a bell), but you'll have so much vitality and your overall well-being will improve greatly! If your health conditions become severe, adding healing herbs (food, too) are key to reversing them.

  8. QUESTION:
    what are some new options for treating psoriasis?
    I have SEVER psoriasis and literally have tried everything. Methotrexate, Dovonex, steroids, PUVA, I sleep w/ a humidifier and take oatmeal baths. Sometimes I use a tanning bed to get it under some control but it never goes away. I use TONS of lotions and baby oil. When we go on vacation in Jamaica, I am clearin about 2 days. When I get home...BAM got it even worse. What are some things that have helped you?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried herbs and prayer? For me prayer and sacred ash application helped. Cleared and if any slight recurrence comes, goes off easily in a couple of days. No meds for me.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedies for psoriasis?
    My 15 year old daughter has had psoriasis for almost a year now. It is quite painful. She cant take showers or baths without it hurting. We are not sure what type it is.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis and Eczema are similar in underlying problems that cause it. The reason you have Psoriasis or Eczema is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous and doctors need to go back to school or better yet, change where they went to school. The drug companies that fund these schools prey on the ignorance and end up making a lot of money on this problem. You can get real relief from either of these problems forever and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system. If you are eating a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats, this is a big problem because the low fat diet will cause the bile in your gall bladder to become very viscous and not work properly, hence, not digest your fats properly. You need a diet that is balanced at 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates, and 30% fats to be healthy.

      Any scars on the front of your body's torso could play a big role in this problem because the scar from the episiotomy will reflex to your adrenal glands and reduce the energy to a point where they won't work properly and cause this problem.

      To correct these problems, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications unless your doctor tells you that you cannot stop, but make sure any steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 teaspoon of this per day.

      Any drugs you have taken, killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. that is typical of this problem, this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) or call them at: (310) 320 – 1123 and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 to 12 of these at breakfast each day and NOT after 12:00 noon because it will keep you up at night. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should see very positive results within a few weeks to 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage beef from grain fed cows sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida and the phosphoric acid in the sodas is binding the calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, etc. preventing absorption.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 2 to 3 Betaine HCL and 1 to 2 activators and take after each meal, and one digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with keifer milk. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant. Additionally, I would go to: www.organicpastures.com and find out local sources or order from them ALL their RAW milk products, including milk, colostrum, raw butter, etc. This is very good for you.

      All this will change your life. It really works. Then when you don't have the symptoms anymore, tell your doctor and educate him on how the body works. I hope he appreciates the advice, because you will not be going to him for medications and his services anymore for this problem.

      good luck to you

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some really good ways to get rid of dandruff?
    I have horrible dandruff. I have many large and small flakes of dandruff that are constantly falling out of my hair and getting stuck. I think it is so embarrassing. My scalp itches a lot and i constantly feel like my head is dirty because of the build up of dandruff. I don't know what else to use. What do you find is the most effective at getting rid of this kind of persistent dandruff.

    P.S. I know it isn't psoriasis. It's definitely not that.

    • ANSWER:
      Many herbal and homeopathic remedies have been formulated with specific ingredients to help soothe and naturally hydrate the scalp. Natrium Muriaticum is a biochemic tissue salt that has an excellent reputation for effectively treating rashes and all itching skin conditions, including scalp disorders. Kali. Sulph. also promotes healing, reduces inflammation and removes infected or dead cells.

      Trifolium pratense is a well-known cleansing herb for skin disorders and has the ability to improve lymph functioning and reduce lymphatic swellings - helping to purify and detoxify the system.

      One natural therapy that seems to be effective is daily shampooing with a tea tree oil infused shampoo. Tea tree oil has been used for centuries as an antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal agent. It's now included in a number of shampoos found in natural foods stores.

      Please note – Tea tree oil is generally well tolerated but may cause allergic reactions in some people. ‘Raw' tea tree oil can hurt broken skin, or irritate healthy skin, so test it on a different part of your skin before you try it on your head or use a shampoo that contains tee tree oil instead.

      Get more details if you need on the above here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/d/dandruff.htm

  11. QUESTION:
    What chinese medicine herbs treat psoriasis?
    I just saw an acupunturist/chinese medicine doctor to help my psoriasis after seeing 3 dermatologists. He gave me three immortals. I googled it and it supposedly helps menopausal symptoms and not psoriasis. I have put in a call to him about these herbs, but I think he made a mistake.

    Can someone tell me which herbs do help treat it? Which brands etc. sell it?
    To the person who answered below, the CMD I saw said I had a liver issue and hot blood.

    • ANSWER:
      Chinese medicine addresses the pattern of imbalance in a person. The manifestations of any one pattern of disharmony can manifest in many ways depending on the constitution of a person. Also, there can be many patterns of disharmony responsible for any given ailment. Of 10 patients with psoriasis, each may have a very different treatment protocol.

      The primary indications of the formulas used (I presume you were given a bottle of patent herbs in pill form) can sometimes be misleading. You are taking a variation of Er Xian Tang which is used to tonify Kidney energy which is often depleted in menopausal women, but can also present in younger people, again depending on your particular constitution. You may have back ache, menstrual issues, irritability or insomnia, frequent urine etc.

      So, to answer your question, without having completed a fairly comprehensive intake (by western standards), nobody can give you an effective herbal recommendation. There is no "magic bullet", and herbs that worked for one person may not work for another with a different presenting pattern.

      I urge you to continue with the prescribed treatment for a few weeks and see what happens. I presume the TCMD you saw was well qualified, and if not, I would find one that is. Chinese medicine really shines where these sorts of obscure, poorly understood conditions are concerned. Good luck!

      Further to your reply above:

      This formula you're on will nourish and cool LIver blood in addition to strengthening the Kidneys (Kidneys are the "root" and are very closely related to Liver). It was likely chosen based on the sum of your presenting signs and symptoms. You see how the primary indications of a formula can be misleading. I hope you'll persevere. Are you getting acupuncture treatments? They would be very helpful to speed things along.

  12. QUESTION:
    Would anyone date me even if I have psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis. And I'm worried about never getting married or even getting a girlfriend. So I would like to know, does it really matter if I have psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi THere

      Here is a herb remedy that will work.

      1. Take 1-3 droppersful of Echinacea Plus Tincture (at herbdoc.com or another qualified site) to strengthen the immune system.

      2. Rub Garlic oil ALL over the affected area (Garlic will kill anything if you use enough of it)

      3. Give 1-3 glasses of Activated Charcoal Slurry per day (to absorb the toxins out of the blood)

      4. Mix equal parts of Aloe Vera Gel, Slippery Elm Powder and Activated Charcoal Powder together (absorbs the toxins externally)

      5. Apply a thin layer of this mixture over the AFFECTED area(s).

      6. Continue this treatment, until the desired Results are achieved.

      This is healing at it's highest point.

      Cause
      Eczema is often called Dermatitis, and may be a symptom of an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency. Eczema can be due to allergies, allergies secondary to digestive disorders such as hydrochloric acid deficiency, rashes secondary to immune diseases, genetic metabolic disorders, and/or nutritional deficiencies, especially of niacin (vitamin B3) and B6, as well as other B vitamins.

      To minimize your risk of developing eczema, avoid irritating substances, wear natural nonirritating materials, use soothing ointments, and check to see if dietary, nutritional, and/or and allergy-causing factors need to be considered.

      Other ideas that will help:

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help speed healing: black currant and red grapes; carrot, beet, spinach, cucumber, and parsley; and wheat grass juice.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Vitamin A and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an omega-6 essential fatty acid found in high quantities in evening primrose oil, have both been shown to improve the symptoms of eczema. Vitamin E. Other useful supplements for preventing and reversing eczema include vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc.

      Topical Treatment: Apply evening primrose oil directly to cracked and sore areas of the skin. A topical paste made from ginkgo and licorice root extract has also been shown to improve eczema symptoms.

      Best of health to you

  13. QUESTION:
    Is psoriasis affects only white people?
    I never saw black, asians or hispanic people having psoriasis. It is only white people problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Cleansing: For long term health a colon and liver cleanse needs to be done.

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  14. QUESTION:
    Most popular medicinal herbs for garden?
    I am starting a Chinese medicinal herb garden and just wanted to know what are some of the must have herbs that I should get?

    • ANSWER:
      Quite a bit depends upon your USDA hardiness zone if you live in America. Not everything grows everywhere.

      Yarrow is used against colds, cramps, fevers, kidney disorders, toothaches, skin irritations, and hemorrhages, and to regulate menses, stimulate the flow of bile, and purify the blood.

      Dandelion is used for the treatment of the gall bladder, kidney and urinary disorders, gallstones, jaundice, cirrhosis, hypoglycemia, dyspepsia with constipation, edema associated with high blood pressure and heart weakness, chronic joint and skin complaints, gout, eczema and acne.

      Feverfew is edible and medicinal, has a good reputation as alternative medicine and extensive research has proved it to be of special benefit in the treatment of certain types of migraine headaches and rheumatism or arthritis. An infusion made from the whole plant is used in the treatment of arthritis, colds, fevers, as a sedative and to regulate menses. Also used as a foot bath for swollen feet. Chewing several leaves a day has proven to be effective in preventing some migraine headaches. Feverfew’s sedative properties make it useful in hysterical complaints, nervousness, low spirits, and is a general tonic. Also said to be good as a syrup for coughs, wheezing and breathing difficulties.

      Bee Balm leaves and flowers and stems are used in alternative medicine as an antiseptic, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic and stimulant. An infusion is medicinal used internally in the treatment of colds, catarrh, headaches, and gastric disorders, to reduce low fevers and soothe sore throat, to relieve flatulence, nausea, menstrual pain, and insomnia.

      Red Clover has also shown anticancer activity, poultices of the herb have been used as local applications to cancerous growths. Internally, the Red Clover plant is used as an alternative medicine for skin complaints such as eczema and psoriasis, cancers of the breast, ovaries and lymphatic system, chronic degenerative diseases, gout, whooping cough and dry coughs. Red clover is now involved in research for a certain medicinal alkaloid 'slaframine' which is often found in diseased clover, this substance has shown antidiabetic and anti-AIDS activity.

      This should get you started. I'm a Master Gardener and I specialize in Herbology.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you treat your psoriasis?
    I have tried OTC treatments, and i can't afford to do the RX stuff. Any suggestions for me? I am young, (16+) but my skin is so sensitive. So anything that i can do has to be very gentle with my skin. Thanks
    I have severe psoriasis on my right ankle and one spot on my left leg about as big as a half dollar. Mine never seems to diminish and it stays cracked and really bad all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kacey

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  16. QUESTION:
    Anybody know any natural remedies for psoriasis?
    I am nursing my baby so i can not take any medications from the doctor.I just wanted to know if anyone had any home or natural remedies for it, I have it on my knee's .Thank you :)
    I live in Oregon so i cant sit out in the sun.It is always raining .

    • ANSWER:
      Our bodies are designed to eliminate toxins through the skin, the urinary tract and through the bowels. In the case of psoriasis we need to focus on eliminating the toxins through the latter two avenues rather than through the skin. Also certain nutritional supplements will help support the skin in the areas of inflammation and to help with detoxification.

      * Drink a glass of water every waking hour or two
      * Eat plenty of fiber
      * Whole foods diet
      * Consume essential fatty acids through fish and flaxseeds or its oils.
      * Zinc
      * Vitamin A
      * Probiotics
      * Hydrocloric acid for digestion
      * Digestive enzymes for digestion

      Certain foods may need to be avoided in helping to prevent flare ups. These foods are: Proteins found in red meat, poultry and dairy products. Since people with psoriasis have difficulty digesting protein these are the types of foods that may need to be avoided. The red meat and dairy also contain an acid which may aggravate inflammation.

      Processed, refined, sugary foods. These foods are all difficult to digest. Remember we want to help the body to release toxins, not overload it with more toxins!

      Alcohol and caffeine can trigger psoriasis so limiting the intake or avoiding these are necessary.

      Food allergies also have a part to play in psoriasis. Common foods are sugar, citrus fruits, gluten, and dairy.

      Good herbs for psoriasis...

      Milk Thistle is helpful for supporting the liver with detoxification. Take this internally.

      Burdock, licorice, sarsparilla, calendula, and chamomile are all therapeutic herbs for psoriasis.

      Soak a small muslin bag of any of these herbs and apply topically to the psoriasis areas.

      Aloe vera gel can also be used topically as it has anti inflammatory effects.

      Hope you find something that works for you!

  17. QUESTION:
    My son had psoriasis last year, he's cured now, but the scars are visible, is there any safe local application?
    it was severe pustular psoriasis, found a good doc, and he got cured in 6months, but the scars are quite visible all over his body. so need a safe locally applicable cream for these scars.He is 13yrs old.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies, Beauty tips (Plastic Medicines to improve Complexion / Glow / Scars / Keloids / Burn Scars ) :-

      For dry and rough skin. Aversion to take bath; scratching of the effected lesions Sulphur 30 (3 Doses) or 200, (6 Doses), weekly

      Pain after scratching with rough and dry skin. Patient likes cold climate Psorinum 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Dark circles around eyes due to shock or grief Natrum Mur 200 or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Eyes sunken and face pale due to loss of vital fluids China 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Saddle like brownish complexion of nose and cheeks. Yellow spots on chest. sallow look Sepia 200 weekly (3 Doses)

      Dark circle around the eyes due to nervous weakness or prolonged nervous tension Phosphorus 200 weekly (3 Doses)

      For blackish spots; dry, rough, scaly skin; burning sensation. Restlessness Arsenic Album 30, 4 hourly

      Bluish, purple spots, face pale, jaundiced. patient cannot tolerate pressure of even clothes around throat, abdomen and waist Lachesis 30 or 200, weekly (3 Doses)

      Complexion yellow due to anemia Ferrum Met 3X , 4 hourly

      Face deathly pale with blue rings around the eyes Bismuth 200, weekly (3 Doses)

      Warts, epithelioma; frickles and blotches; brownish spots Thuja Occ 200 weekly, (6 Doses)

      Face pimply, dry, rough, scaly skin; to clean the complexion Berberis Aq Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 4-5 drops

      To dissolve scar tissue Thiosinaminum 3X, 4 hourly

      Old burn or injury marks; bleeds easily; warts Causticum 30 or 200, 6 hourly.

      To make skin smooth and supple and to heal wounds without leaving a scar, CALENDULA OINTMENT.

      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine. You can get Homeopathic remedies from most Health & Herb Stores all over USA and EU.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  18. QUESTION:
    Does anyone with psoriasis (guttate or plaque) have any tips or suggestions on how to deal with it?
    My son has had a bad outbreak, he is age 21, and contracted it after strep throat which he had twice this year.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi SHerri

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  19. QUESTION:
    are there any natural treatments or medicines for psoriasis arthritis?
    The medicines I've looked at have so many side effects I'd rather have the pain. Anyone know of any other way to help the pain?

    • ANSWER:
      Topical treatments are most effective for treating mild to moderate psoriasis and are aimed at reducing swelling and skin cell turnover, helping the skin to peel, unclogging pores and suppressing the immune system. Phototherapy involves the use of natural ultraviolet light and artificial ultraviolet light – it reduces redness and slows the overproduction of skin cells that causes scaling.

      If psoriasis is severe, medication in the form of an injection or pill is administered – this is called systemic treatment. These treatment options may be combined to achieve the best results. Through constant trail and error, the psoriasis sufferer needs to discover the most effective treatment.

      The use of natural and alternative treatments has become increasingly popular among people suffering with psoriasis. Natural treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies are a safe and effective alternative to use especially when traditional therapy has failed to produce the desired results. Carefully selected ingredients have been chosen to support skin health and promote healthy cell renewal and routine shedding of old skin cells.

      Herbs such as Galium aperine (Cleavers) and Trifolium pratense (red clover) have a wide of therapeutic benefits which include acting as a cleansing tonic, blood purifier as well as lymphatic cleanser.

      Tissue salts such as Natrium Muriaticum, Kalium Sulphate and Kalium Muriaticum are excellent for maintaining skin health and supporting the natural healing and regenerative processes of the skin.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/p/psoriasis.htm

  20. QUESTION:
    what is a great diet for someone who suffers with psoriasis and crohns diease?
    i have both unfortunately and am finding it hard to know what to eat. i have never been on a special diet so this may help me a great deal.

    • ANSWER:
      Common understanding is that fish (esp. oily like salmon) is good for psoriasis. Other than that - eating healthy can't do any harm. For psoriasis I suggest that you should try the cream by champori: it is based on herbs and clears up my patches in just a couple of weeks and they stay clear for months at a time.
      Best,
      psmith

  21. QUESTION:
    Controlling and reducing redness of eczema and psoriasis?
    I have eczema and psoriasis and this stuff has been on my skin since I was born. Its all over my neck and arms, blotchy, red and irritating!

    I have tried cortisone creams (so much that I'm practically immune to the stuff), steroids, natural herbs, etc. I moisturize with a SPF 15 every morning, use vaseline 3 times a day, and Aveeno lotion all over to keep it soft,

    Right now it's hardly flaky, just bright red. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      There are several treatment options for eczema and psoriasis such as healing natural products made from the pure essential oils extracted from plants and applied topically to relieve eczema symptoms and to begin the healing process of repairing the skin.

      If you take good care of your skin and choose a course of treatment that will work, you will go a long way to keeping your eczema under control. For more information on eczema and treatments, http://www.skinoriginal.com/ will help you a lot to get rid of eczema and psoriasis quickly and safely.

  22. QUESTION:
    What herb(s) would help with a hormonal imbalance?
    I'm wanting to avoid going to a dr. as much as I can so I'm wanting to know any kind of herbs that are good for balancing hormones for a woman. And are Saw Palmetto, and Black Cohosh good for it? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Cat's Claw:

      Medicinal value
      This herb is also known as una de gato and is used for the treatment of arthritis, gastritis, tumors, dysentery, female hormonal imbalances, viral infections. This herb should not be taken by those who have received an organ transplant or by pregnant or nursing women.

      Holy Basil:

      is used in ayurvedic medicine for common colds, headaches, stomach disorders, inflammation, heart disease, various forms of poisoning, and malaria.
      Holy Basil is considered an adaptogen, which means that it assists the body adapt to stress (environmental, physical, or chemical), restore balance in the body, and normalize body functions. It is currently being studied for its beneficial properties and has been found to be effective for cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, stress, wound healing, the immune system, inflammations, liver support and protection, hypoglycemic conditions, ulcers, digestion, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, radiation poisoning, cataracts, the memory, respiratory system, urinary problems, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions, and it is an antioxidant.

      Saw palmetto, Latin Name: Serona repens is not just a man's herb it is used for hormonal acne and is used as a male and female reproductive tonic. It is also useful for cystic and fibroid conditions for women.

      Red Alder, Tag Alder Latin Name: Alnus rubra or Alnus serrulata is used for skin conditions that tend to be cyclic and is good for big red pimples that never come to a head, acne rosacea or acne caused by hormone cycles. This herb can be used internally and externally as a poultice or wash.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any natural treatments for psoriasis?
    Am losing hair rapidly and having unusual rough patches develop like on elbows, wrists, shins. What are others doing to treat this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Fiddler

      Here are remedies to correct your issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  24. QUESTION:
    I have a medicine from tailand, made of herbs that cures the lesions from psoriasis?
    unfortunately, it does not list ingredients where could i get this medicine analyzed to find what it is composed of. I feel it could be very beneficial to many people.

    • ANSWER:
      That's really interesting. Is it a tea or something?

      Maybe you could go to a chinese herbal shop and ask them to identify the ingredients. Im sure that wont be a problem, especially if its like tea. If its a cream im not sure what to do.

      Where did you get it from? It would pay to go back to the shop you got it from and ask them? Or a fellow friend who is from Thailand may know something.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the differences between a cold sore and impetigo?
    My 4 year old son has a sore on his mouth which I thought was a cold sore (I get them so could have passed the virus on to him) His pre-school have said it may be impetigo so I wondered what the difference in appearance and symptoms would be.

    • ANSWER:
      hi becky f, roberta young here,

      first of all; cold sores are a viral infection, it is caused by a toxic event, such as stress, illness or food allergy. when you sense the first tingling sign of a cold sore, dab some oregano oil on it. OREGANO OIL or also called oil of oregano. it is one of natures most powerful and versatile antiseptic, it is also less risky and more accessible than antibiotics.

      it can be used for several viral infections, such as ACNE, ARTHRITIS, ATHLETE'S FOOT, TICK BITES, PSORIASIS, WOUNDS AND OF COURSE COLD SORES. ***do not use it in excess, because it isso potent, it could be harmful. there is no match for oil of oregano, on bacteria, viruses and fungi. you can get it at your health food store, call first to make sure they have it in stock. it can also be purchased from North American Herb & Spice (Internatural) at 1-800-643-4221, or www.internatural.com. mind you this phone #, is from notes years ago. ***OREGANOL P73 OIL*** is the strongest formula. it is available in a dropper bottle or gel-cap form.

      OREGAMAX-the unprocessed raw, dried oregano leaf with garlic and onion powder in capsules - is a milder formulation.

      please keep in that wild oregano if an herb, so its the safest supplement we know of.

      IMPETIGO-is a bacterial infection that is much more common in children than adults. it often starts when a small cut or scratch becomes infected. the symptoms are oozing, scabbed, honey-colored, and crusty sores. these types of sores often appear on the face between the upper lip and the nose, especially after a cold. ***CAUTION*** scratching the sores may spread IMPETIGO to other parts of the body. i know this to be very true because i had a muffler burn from a motorcycle when i was 13 years old, and i spread it to my face by scratching it and a small mosquito bite on my cheek, it was very painful as are cold sores and impetigo.

      PREVENTION for impetigo is: wash all scratches and sores with soap and water. If your child has a runny nose, keep the area between the upper lip and nose clean to prevent infection. keep fingernails short and clean.

      if it is impetigo some treatments you might want to use are:
      1) remove crusts by soaking the area in warm water (please use a warm washcloth for the face) for 15-20 minutes, the scrub gently with the washcloth and antibacterial soap, use Betadine or Hibiclens. pat the area dry gently; do not rub. do this procedure several times a day.
      2) use an antibiotic ointment (Bacitracin or Polysporin). be aware these might cause a local ***allergic*** reaction. keep creams cool and dry. remember to discard if out of date.
      2a) cover the area with gauze taped well away from the area. doing this will help keep the infection from spreading and prevent scratching.
      3) to prevent spreading the infection, do not share towels, washcloths or bath water. Men should shave around the sores, not over them, and use a clean blade daily. ***do not use a shaving brush.

      please keep me informed about which one of the forms your son has.
      you can email me back, with your comments and if you have any further questions, please let me know at:

      roberta young
      plantsmill@att.net

      take care and good luck, with your sons' recovery. you can try these for yourself since you have these quite often too.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox limphatic system?
    I mean clean, simple, natural.

    • ANSWER:
      These herbs stimulates lymphatic flow. This is important for clearing toxic build up in the body and improving the immune function. The lymphatic system consists of a myriad of delicate vessels found in almost every tissue of the body that contains blood vessels. These vessels perform essential functions including the removal of waste products from cellular metabolism.

      Arctium lappa-Burdock Root
      Drains lymphatic fluids, reduces toxins and removes uric acid. Burdock is highly effective for all types of skin ailments including acne, psoriasis, rashes and eczema. Historically used as an anti-tumor herb in Essiac remedy.

      Plantago laceolata-Plantain herb
      Plantain removes lymphatic congestion, neutralizes stomach acid and tones the entire digestive system, as well as the urinary tract.

      Echinacea purpurea-Echinacea
      Well known Native American herb once called "snake root". Drains lymph and removes toxins. Echinacea is best known for its ability to relieve the common cold.

      Eupatorium purpureum-Gravel Root
      Strengthens immune function and clears viral infections. Gravel Root or Joe Pye Weed also drains lymphatic fluids and uric acid. It supports urinary tract functions and clears urinary infections as well as stones.

      Ocimum basilicum-Basil
      Drains lymphatic fluids, stop coughing.

      Galium aparin-Cleavers
      Drains lymphatic fluids, diuretic, removes toxins. Cleavers is helpful in clearing eruptive skin conditions.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of rosacea in early stages?
    I am 15 and a BOY. (I have noticed girls usually get rosacea) I have rosey cheeks and when i get hot or take a shower or touch my face they get REALLY red. This pisses me off. But MOST of all I see a lot of my friends at soccer practice sweating buckets and their faces dont get red one bit. Is there any way my cheeks could some day be like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment options such as oral antibiotics and topical creams are commonly prescribed to reduce inflammation and redness. Topical cortisone preparations for short-term use may also be prescribed as topical vitamin C therapy and cosmetic surgery.

      Often the harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients that are contained in today’s skincare products do more damage to your skin than you may realize. Herbal remedies, on the other hand have carefully selected natural ingredients to improve the appearance of the skin and prevent future break outs. Two well known herbs such as Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil) and Lavender Essential Oil have wonderful healing powers attributed to their anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-septic actions.

      Other herbs such as Arctium lappa and Bulbine frutescence have been used widely to treat skin conditions including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. In addition, Apparatus linearis (Rooibos) an indigenous shrub that hails from South Africa is known worldwide for its anti-oxidant and healing properties as well as its soothing and healing effect on the skin.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/r/rosacea.htm

  28. QUESTION:
    is there a forum to dicusss psoriasis ?
    I have loacalised psoriasis and the doctor has asked me to reduce stress , need some assistance from like afflicted people

    • ANSWER:
      Hi KDI

      Here is some information about the disease and some natural cures in case your interested.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  29. QUESTION:
    What skincare products work best for dry skin but also help with mild acne?
    I also have redness and some acne scars, but my skin is also sensitive. Yeah, that's a lot to keep in mind, but anything would help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Like every one with dry skin I recommend Moor Spa products try the rejuvenating mosturiser it has.
      Allantoin from the herb comfrey which is has been used traditional medicine to help with skin disorders and psoriasis.
      Anti oxidants which have soothing and anti inflammatory properties.
      It should clear up your dry skin and the Allantoin and Anti oxidants in vitamin E are said to be good for problem skin.
      Let me know if it helps if you get a chance :)

      http://www.moorbodycare.co.uk/product.php?id=17

  30. QUESTION:
    How can you make rosacea bumps go away?
    I have very mild rosacea on the sides of my cheeks. They're rarely even pink. It's just the bumps I want to get rid of. My mom said scrubbing my cheeks in a circular motion with a soapy scrubby puff in the shower. I have been doing that, and it seems to be working a little bit. But how can I make it go away faster? And stay gone?

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment options such as oral antibiotics and topical creams are commonly prescribed to reduce inflammation and redness. Topical cortisone preparations for short-term use may also be prescribed as topical vitamin C therapy and cosmetic surgery.

      Often the harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients that are contained in today’s skincare products do more damage to your skin than you may realize. Herbal remedies, on the other hand have carefully selected natural ingredients to improve the appearance of the skin and prevent future break outs. Two well known herbs such as Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil) and Lavender Essential Oil have wonderful healing powers attributed to their anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-septic actions.

      Other herbs such as Arctium lappa and Bulbine frutescence have been used widely to treat skin conditions including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. In addition, Apparatus linearis (Rooibos) an indigenous shrub that hails from South Africa is known worldwide for its anti-oxidant and healing properties as well as its soothing and healing effect on the skin.

      You may learn more on these remedies here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/r/rosacea.htm

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of acne scars?
    I have prescribed face wash, so i'd rather not get anything else. But is there something simple you could do that would get rid of them? I want something that will work, because i don't wanna waste my time trying all sorts of stuff.. If you have any accurate ideas please let me know!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no simple ways to get rid of acne scar. Try Skin Dr cause it works for me.
      Natural remedies have an excellent record in the maintenance skin and systemic health and are well worth exploring in a quest for skin support. Skin Dr. is a combination of selected herbs and biochemic tissue salts known for their ability to cleanse and purify the entire system, supporting healthy lymphatic functioning, as well as the health and integrity of all cells and layers of the skin. It is effective. for skin disorders, eczema and psoriasis

      It is taken internally or may also be dissolved in warm water and dabbed or sprayed onto the skin using a 'spritzer'. Skin Dr. tablets help to maintain balance and hydration of the skin, as well as the supply of oxygen at cellular level. In addition, routine removal of old skin cells and the natural regenerative processes of the skin are also supported.

      Skin Dr. Benefits:

      * Support skin health, functioning, and membranes of cells in the skin

      * Maintain problem-free and healthy skin by supporting skin health

      * Support healthy cell renewal and routine shedding of old skin cells

      * Maintain the body's water balance, keeping the skin fresh and hydrated

      * Cleanse and purify the system, thereby supporting skin integrity

      * Support lymphatic functioning and the skin’s ability to purify itself

      The formula remains true to the whole spectrum method of manufacturing, ensuring the bio-availability and balance of all the active ingredients contained in the remedy. This method of manufacture also significantly reduces the likelihood of side effects and maintains all active ingredients in perfect balance - exactly as nature intended!
      More info at http://www.powerfulremedies.com/acne/77-remove-acne-7435

  32. QUESTION:
    Is a facial sauna using tea trea oil and lavender good for your skin ie ance treatment and complexion?
    also will eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil be any good for skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can. I am an Artisan. And work in my products with natural herbs and oils. Use 3 drops of tea tree and 3 drops of lavender, do the facial sauna for 15 minutes it help a lot. Tea tree oil is an anti-fungal medicine use in natural medicine, help prevent infections for getting worst and with continuous use it will cure. I also prepare a mouth wash with tea tree oil with filter water and use this daily. 8 oz o water and 3 to 5 drops of tea tree oil, try with 3 first because tea tree is very strong. If you don't like the tea tree oil flavor you can add 1 or 2 sticks of cinnamon to the bottle of water also it will change the flavor and it woks wonders .
      The best and original and strong is the tea tree oil one from Melaleuca. Is very good for acne,Psoriasis fungus and Rosacea. I use this a lot to make soaps and facial mask. The lavender is a relaxer is very good for stress. The eucalyptus and peppermint oil i use a lot for people that suffers with asma and problem breathing because they have allergies to bad. So far i had no complains for any of my customers. Another good antibacterial is a Neem oil is very good for a lot off things but smells like garlics and some off my customers don't like the smell of garlics.This is good for boils and ulcers in the skin when use with tea tree oil.
      I have customers that buy the soap and the oil to use a lot. I make and antibacterial soap with this two and my customers loves the smell. But i don't put to much neem oil only 2 drops.It does work very well especial for ant and mosquitoe bites.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is there a routine to give yourself a lymphatic draining massage, or is it better to see a therapist?
    I think I need to drain the lymphatic system more often. is this something I ca do myself or should I see a professional?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, the exercises recommended will move lymph fluid, but you can massage yourself through the arm pits, neck area, and groin area using firm but gentle pressure using clockwise circular motions. We utilize self-massage allot in qi-gong.

      There are also herbs that stimulate lymphatic drainage:

      Trifolium pratense-Red Clover
      A classic "blood cleanser", Red Clover is a preeminant detoxification herb and is classically used as an anti-tumor herb in the Essiac remedy.

      Arctium lappa-Burdock Root
      Drains lymphatic fluids, reduces toxins and removes uric acid. Burdock is highly effective for all types of skin ailments including acne, psoriasis, rashes and eczema. Historically used as an anti-tumor herb in Essiac remedy.

      Plantago laceolata-Plantain herb
      Plantain removes lymphatic congestion, neutralizes stomach acid and tones the entire digestive system, as well as the urinary tract.

      Echinacea purpurea-Echinacea
      Well known Native American herb once called "snake root". Drains lymph and removes toxins. Echinacea is best known for its ability to relieve the common cold.

      Eupatorium purpureum-Gravel Root
      Strengthens immune function and clears viral infections. Gravel Root or Joe Pye Weed also drains lymphatic fluids and uric acid. It supports urinary tract functions and clears urinary infections as well as stones.

      Ocimum basilicum-Basil
      Drains lymphatic fluids, stop coughing.

      Galium aparin-Cleavers
      Drains lymphatic fluids, diuretic, removes toxins. Cleavers is helpful in clearing eruptive skin conditions such as rashes, eczema, and rashes.

  34. QUESTION:
    Why does my skin itch everytime I get out of the shower?
    Everytime i get out the shower my skin is VERY itchy. And it will last until my skin is competly dry. Usully about 10 or 15 minutes. I used a store bought cream for extra dry skin, that i apply right when i get out and usully one other time through out the day, b/c i thought it was dry skin, but that doesnt help. I also use soap for sensative skin. Nothing is working. Any idea as to what might help, or what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      HI TJ

      It's an internal issue.

      Cause
      Itch is caused by various germs or bacteria trying to clean the body through the pores of the skin (instead of through the kidneys and the bowels) resulting in formation of pustules or rashes accompanied by intense itching.

      Herbal Aids
      1.General Instructions: For itch and other skin problems, use a fomentation over the irritated area made with chickweed tea and/or plantain, burdock root, Oregon grape root, and echinacea--covered with plastic. Or, bathe the area with the tea a number of times during the day. Chickweed or plantain ointment is an aid for small outbreaks. Drink a cup of the tea two or three times or more a day. To each cup of the tea you drink add three to six drops of tincture of lobelia.

      A wonderful aid to relieve cases of dermatitis is found in the walnut family, using black walnut hulls or leaves or bark (Juglans nigra), English walnut (Juglans regia), or butternut (Juglans cinerea). Treat the skin malfunctions the same as above.

      Take one ounce of powdered golden seal root and mix thoroughly with nine ounces of linseed oil. Use the medicinal linseed oil from the health food store or drug store; DO NOT use linseed oil from the paint store or hardware store--apply freely, externally. Use as an oral aid white poplar bark (Populus tremutoides--also known as quaking aspen), one cup three times a day.

      For the most severe cases of skin diseases in the advanced stage, use a combination we have called Bone, Flesh and Cartilage combination, internally and externally. Repeat procedure. Make a tea of the following herbs: six parts oak bark, three parts marshmallow root, three parts mullein herb, two parts wormwood, one part lobelia, one part skullcap, six parts comfrey root, three parts walnut bark (or leaves) and three parts gravel root. Soak the combined herbs in distilled water (at the rate of one ounce of the combined herbs to the pint of distilled water) for four to six hours, simmer thirty minutes (do not boil), strain and then simmer the liquid down to one-half its volume. Example: One gallon of tea simmered down to two quarts of tea, which is called "concentrated" tea. Soak flannel, cotton, or any white material other than synthetic--never use synthetic--wrap fomentation (soaked cloth) around the malfunction area and cover with plastic or wax paper, leave on all night six days a week and for as many weeks as needed until relief appears. Then continue a week or two for severe cases. Drink one fourth cup of finished concentrated tea with three-fourths cup of distilled water three times or more each day.

      2.Plantain and Yellow Dock: Make a strong tea of equal parts of plantain and yellow dock , and bathe the affected area frequently as a wash.

      3.Itch Ointment: See formula using burdock root, olive oil and bee's wax.

      4.Black Walnut: Black walnut tincture can be applied on itching skin. This works especially well if the irritation is due to a fungus or similar invasion. One ounce of powdered golden seal root mixed with nine ounces of pure, food-grade linseed oil (not paint store linseed oil) can be applied externally with good results. White poplar bark tea should be taken internally.

      5.Poke: The skin is an indicator of toxicity in the body. Poke is a good remedy for skin problems. It is also good for "the itch" in cases of scabies. Anytime you have skin which doesn't eliminate properly along with vitiated blood, you can well use Poke. It is said to be a great eliminator of toxins out of the system. Usually the glands are not performing properly in these conditions so the herb works on both areas. It is often used in chronic eczema, syphilitic eruptions, psoriasis, varicose veins and leg ulcers.

      6.Plantain: Plantain bruised, or juiced in a juicer, and placed over the sting or bite will generally bring relief within a short time. The pain and itch will cease and the swelling will leave.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  35. QUESTION:
    How can i improve my memory am so forgetful and forget things very easily?
    When am told something i take long to understand and forget it very easily.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you try Ginko Biloba.You can get it anywhere that sells vitamins and suppliments.It comes in pill form. Extracts from the Ginkgo leaves contain flavonoid glycosides, among others, ginkgolides and are therefore used as a pharmaceutical. The extract has many properties but it is mainly used as memory enhancer and anti-vertigo agents. However, studies differ about its efficacy.
      Throughout the past three decades, more than 300 studies have shown Ginkgo that provides a number of benefits. The most important are listed below.

      Increases blood flow to the brain and throughout the body's blood vessels that provide blood and oxygen to the organ systems
      Increases metabolism efficiency, regulates neurotransmitters, and oxygen levels in the brain
      Enhanced circulation in the brain include improved short and long term memory, reaction time and mental clarity
      Helps control the transformation of cholesterol to plaque associated with the hardening of arteries, and may relax constricted blood vessels
      Ginkgo has been shown to be a supportive herb for treating infertility or impotence in males
      Aids in preventing damage to organs from free radicals, and also blocks the platelet activating factor which causes some skin disorders such as psoriasis
      Helps in the treatment of eye and ear disorders
      Recent studies have shown that Ginkgo helps reduce altitude sickness.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does anyone knoe what it is good for dandruff?
    I dont want no product, is there any way you can cure dandruff?

    • ANSWER:
      how to get rid of dandruff-
      1Yogurt is recommended as a hair conditioner. Wash and rinse the hair, then rub yogurt into the scalp, and leave for 10-15 minutes.
      2Rinse, then wash again, using as little shampoo as necessary. An infusion of thyme, nettle or sage with 2 tablespoons of vinegar can be used as a final rinse. To make an infusion, fresh or dried herbs can be used in loose or tea-bag form. Warm a teapot and put in 1 dessert spoon of herb for each cup required. Pour in a cup of boiling water for each cup of tea; allow to steep for 10-15 minutes.

      Cedarwood1Mix essential oils of cedarwood (seven drops) cypress and juniper (each ten drops) in 50ml of carrier oil.
      2Rub well into the scalp and leave for one hour. To remove, rub neat, mild shampoo into the hair, then wash out with warm water.
      3To keep dandruff at bay, use the same quantities of the oils in 600ml of warm water. Stir well and use as a final rinse.

      Coconut Oil1Massage hair with coconut oil mixed with the juice of one lemon. Follow it with a hot towel treatment. The massage really boosts bloods circulation.

      Apple Cider Vinegar1Wash your hair normally, then pour vinegar carefully onto hair and scrub into your scalp, taking care not to let any get into your eyes. If you have psoriasis or any unhealed scratch or scab, it will burn. (If it burns, just rinse the affected area with water or, if you're like me, see how long you can stand it).
      2Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with water. The vinegar smell will disappear once your hair is dry.
      3Repeat daily for about a week. This works because, as it turns out, dandruff is caused by a fungus, and there isn't a fungus around that cares for vinegar.

      Lemon Juice1Apply fresh lemon juice to hair in the shower.
      2Massage in.
      3Then rinse.

      TIPS-
      There's always anti-dandruff shampoo!
      Try not to scream if some oil gets in your eyes or ears.
      Wash your hair regularly.
      If any vinegar gets into your eyes, rinse immediately with clear water. It burns, but won't do any real damage. Follow up with a saline solution (very soothing). Visine may also help with the redness.
      Really, If you do not have time to pick up anything at the store; mix 1 part mouthwash with 9 parts water after washing your hair. Simply dump the mixture over your head and style as normal. Do not rinse out. This is a healthy thing to do to prevent dandruff about once a month.
      Try switching shampoos every other night. Don't keep useing the same one every day.
      If you keep getting flakes, you might have scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. See a dermatologist for tips.
      when you start using anti-dandruff shampoos and stop the dandruff may come back worse than before.
      Baby oil helps heal dry scalp which is often involved with dandruff. The baby oil will soak into the scalp, relieving the itch
      Aveda Scalp Remedy is a leave in treatment which helps

  37. QUESTION:
    There are claims that vitamins and herbs can benifit the scalp some shampoos have them in it?
    can the scalp actually absorb the nutrients through a quick shampooing and if so how?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, eg Dandruff is layers of dead skin cells, anti dandruff shampoo is absorb by the scalp to get healthier..

      Dandruff (also called scurf and historically termed Pityriasis capitis) is due to the excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. As it is normal for skin cells to die and flake off, a small amount of flaking is normal and in fact quite common. Some people, however, either chronically or as a result of certain triggers, experience an unusually large amount of flaking, which can also be accompanied by redness and irritation. Most cases of dandruff can be easily treated with specialized shampoos. Dandruff is not an organism like lice; it is just dead skin that accumulates in the scalp. Dandruff is unlikely to be the cause of hair loss.

      Excessive flaking can also be a symptom of seborrhoeic dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infection or excoriation associated with infestation of head lice.

      Dandruff is a global phenomenon and many people find that dandruff can cause social or self-esteem problems. Treatment may be important purely for psychological reasons.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the best non-prescription medicine for athlete's foot?
    I seemed to have picked it when trying on shoes with bare feet. It's only between two of my toes.
    Thanks, I will try those natural cures. I already have been carefully cleaning and thouroughly drying my feet at least twice a day and keeping them exposed to air instead of stuck in shoes.
    For the last three days I have been wearing sandles (my "Jesus" shoes) only if anything at all on my feet. Plus the powder. I have already found the skin on the underside to lose that funky look (like I burned them) and the skin between the toes is getting better. I guess that is where it will cure last. Thanks for all your suggestions.
    For the last three days I have been wearing sandles (my "Jesus" shoes) only if anything at all on my feet. Plus the powder. I have already found the skin on the underside to lose that funky look (like I burned them) and the skin between the toes is getting better. I guess that is where it will cure last. Thanks for all your suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Athlete's foot is a very common skin problem caused by a fungus, and unfortunately it is not limited to athletes. In an acute outbreak of athlete's foot, the skin on the foot becomes red or white, with cracks, scales, cuts, blisters and painful inflammation. Burning, stinging and itching can also occur. The most common place for athlete's foot to manifest itself is between the toes, but it can appear anywhere. Chronic athlete's foot causes the skin on the sides and the sole of the foot to become pink and scaly, but no itchiness generally accompanies the chronic variety.
      The fungus that causes athlete's foot lives off of dead skin cells, and it thrives in warm, damp environments, such as those found in locker rooms and the areas around indoor swimming pools.

      Athlete's foot is often confused with other conditions, such as dermatitis, allergic contact eczema, atopic eczema, psoriasis and erythrasma, so it is important to get a definitive diagnosis before starting treatment. In addition, you should consult your physician if you see an accumulation of pus in the cracks or blisters on the skin, or if your symptoms interfere with your day to day activities.

      After treatment, it is important to take steps to avoid the infection from coming back. The fungus that causes athlete's foot is quite contagious, and it can be difficult to eradicate. Taking the following steps will help you avoid re-infection:

      * Keep your feet as dry as possible, particularly between the toes where moisture can accumulate;
      * Wear cotton socks, and change them at least once a day;
      * Avoid tight, closed toed shoes. The moisture and heat built up by this type of footwear can cause athlete's foot fungus to thrive;
      * Never go barefoot in public places. Always wear some sort of shoe, such as sandals or flip flops;
      * Use a foot powder to keep your feet dry. Plain cornstarch makes a great foot dusting powder;
      * Always wash your socks in the hot water setting of the washer.

      There are many natural treatments to keep athlete's foot infections at bay. Some of the most effective are listed below.

      Herbs and essential oils

      Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is the most common way to treat athlete's foot naturally, and one of the most effective. Tea tree oil is one home remedy that has proven to be as effective as over the counter athlete's foot medications. Tea tree oil contains anti-fungal qualities, and for best results it should be applied directly to the affected area three times per day. The usual dosage of tea tree oil is from four to ten drops. Treatment with tea tree oil should continue for two weeks after the infection seems to have disappeared to make sure that it is gone.
      In addition to its use as a stand-alone therapy, tea tree oil can also be used in combination with aloe vera gel. A good approach is to mix about four ounces of aloe vera gel with 1/2 teaspoon of tea tree oil in a spray bottle and spray this on the affected area twice a day. The feet should then be allowed to dry completely before putting on socks and shoes. Tea tree oil is available at health food stores and on the Internet. When buying tea tree oil it is important to buy a 100% solution of the essential oil.

      Grapefruit seed extract: Grapefruit seed extract has been shown to have strong anti-fungal effects. The best way to use this extract is to apply a few drops to the palm and rub it into the feet two or three times daily. Grapefruit seed extract can also be added to the washing machine when washing socks.

      Diet and athlete's foot

      Those with chronic athlete's foot conditions, or those who suffer from recurrent athlete's foot, are advised to avoid high consumption of breads, baked goods and other yeast containing products. It is thought that excessive consumption of yeast can exacerbate an athlete's foot outbreak. Vinegar and alcohol are also best avoided by chronic athlete's foot sufferers.

      - Apply some tea tree oil in the affected skin, it acts such an antiseptic that can relief the itchy cessation.

      - Soak your foot in the vinegar. They act such anti fungal can kill off the fungus.

      - Mixture baking soda with warm water and rub on the affected skin and between your nail then rinse and dry properly.

      - Clean your toenails, toenails are favorite breeding place for the fungus, so make sure to clean your toenails.

      - Keep your feet and area between each toenails dry and clean after your get wet, consider using a hair dryer set on low to thoroughly dry your feet.

      - Practice good habit such change your socks every day, dry your shoes, and don’t barefoot in the public toilet or pools.

      You’ve tried other treatment to cure your athlete’s foot with a little or maybe no result. You should try this best home remedy for athlete’s foot to solve your problem forever. Don’t hide your problem inside your shoes, which just make worst everyday, and only spread to your other body.

  39. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of this sudden increase in ALT level?
    I got tested and i got 91.7 and that's really high.I dont drink,i dont do drugs,and ive never had sex or used someones razors and stuff and i dont have hepatitis i got tested for that before so im sure i dont have it.i am going to c a doctor tomorrow anyways but i just need to calm my nerves down a bit.

    • ANSWER:
      Your liver is a vital organ that produces bile to aid digestion, removes chemicals from the blood and produces proteins necessary for well-being. Certain prescribed medications as well as over-the-counter medications, herbs and vitamins can cause liver damage.

      Acetaminophen
      An acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose can cause liver damage. The amount of liver damage depends on the dosage ingested. In the U.S. and the United Kingdom, the leading cause of rapid onset liver failure is acetaminophen overdose. People who are at an increased risk for liver damage resulting from high levels of acetaminophen ingestion are those who drink alcohol regularly, malnourished individuals and people who take acetaminophen along with phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital or isoniazid (Nydrazid, Laniazid).

      Cholesterol Medications
      Statin medications are used to lower "bad" cholesterol to prevent strokes and heart attacks. Liver injury is rare, but statins can cause mild elevations of liver enzymes such as ALT and AST. Examples of statins include atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol) and rosuvastatin (Crestor). Due to the small risk of severe liver damage, the FDA recommends patients have liver enzyme blood tests performed before beginning statin medications, again 12 weeks after beginning treatment and then periodically.

      Niacin is another medication used to treat high cholesterol and can cause increased liver enzymes, yellowing of the skin and, rarely, liver failure. The generic name for Niacin is nicotinic acid. People who drink regularly and those with pre-existing liver disease are at a greater risk for liver damage. The extended-release form of Niacin is more likely to cause liver damage than the immediate-release form.

      Cordarone
      Cordarone is a medication prescribed for irregular heart rhythms. The generic name of Cordarone is amiodarone. Cordarone can cause elevated liver enzymes, rapid liver failure and irreversible cirrhosis. Less than 1 percent of patients are at risk for serious liver damage. Liver damage can occur even after the medication is discontinued because Coradarone is stored in the liver. Serious liver damage can result in the need for a liver transplant.

      Methotrexate
      Methotrexate is prescribed for people with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and Crohn's disease. The brand names of methotrexate are Rheumatrex and Trexall. This medication can cause liver cirrhosis, depending on the dose prescribed. People who drink alcohol regularly, who are obese and those with a pre-existing liver conditions are at an increased risk for cirrhosis while taking methotrexate.

      Antibiotics
      Certain antibiotics such as isoniazid, nitrofurantoin and augmentin can cause liver problems. Other antibiotics that can cause liver damage are minocycline and Cotrimoxazole.

      Isoniazid is a medication used to treat tuberculosis. This medication can cause mild liver enzyme elevation and can cause isoniazid-induced hepatitis in 1 to 2 percent of patients. The risk of liver damage increases when isoniazid is taken with Tylenol and rifampin.

      Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections. This medication can cause elevated liver enzymes and sudden onset and chronic liver disease. In rare cases, nitrofurantoin can cause nitrofurantoin hepatitis.

      Augmentin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. This medication can rarely cause Augmentin-induced cholestasis that can result in cirrhosis, liver failure and liver transplant.

      NSAIDs
      NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are used for joint and bone related inflammations. Examples of NSAIDs are ibuprofen (Motrin), diclofenac (Voltaren), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Naprosyn), nabumetone (Relafen) and piroxicam (Feldene). These medications are generally safe when properly used, but can worsen liver function in people with advanced liver disease and cirrhosis. Liver disease from NSAID use is rare, but diclofenac carries a slightly higher risk for producing hepatitis.

      Other Medications
      Tacrine (Cognex) is prescribed for treating Alzheimer's disease. This medication can cause elevated liver enzymes and, rarely, hepatitis and serious liver damage. Disulfiram (Antabuse) is used to treat alcoholism and can cause a sudden onset of hepatitis which can lead to acute liver failure and liver transplant....

  40. QUESTION:
    does anyone know how to make dry mineral body wrap?
    i want to know what is in the dry mineral body wrap stuff so i can make it at home. i already know how to do the water soak and stuff like that, but i want to make some for myself. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Ingredients

      Natural Clay: Choose 2 cups of clay suitable for your skin type.
      Dead Sea- Mineral and nutrient enriched for detoxification
      Green Clay- Detoxifies, oily skin, stimulates circulation
      Moroccan Red - Exfoliates, stimulates circulation Fullers Earth -Oily skin, exfoliates and stimulates circulation Red Clay -Stimulated circulation, removes dry skin cells Rose Clay -Exfoliates, stimulates circulation

      Salt: Choose 1 cup of salt

      Epsom Salts -Relaxes the nervous system eases pain and removes toxins

      Sea Salt- Draws toxins from the body

      Dead Sea Salt -Skin tonic, detoxifying, nutrient enriched

      Herbs: 1 cup in total .Try to add at least 2 different herbs
      If the herbs are not already powdered then puree them in a blender.

      Aloe Vera -Soothes and Heals

      Neem Leaves -Anti bacterial, anti fungal

      Rose Petal Powder -Stimulates Circulation

      Alfalfa Leaf powder -Relives muscle and joint pain, fatigue
      Calendula powder- Heals broken skin

      Chamomile Powder -Anti inflammatory, Calming

      Stinging Nettles Powder- Deep cleanser, soothes irritated skin

      Parsley Powder- Detoxifying, soothing

      Peppermint Leaf- Stimulation, soothing, stomach upset

      Rosehip Powder- Vitamin c, nutrients

      St Johns Wart Powder- Healing nutrient

      Kelp Powder: 1 cup
      To detoxify the body and add vital nutrients that help reduce cellulite and increase circulation

      Moisture Agents: Replace the water you will bring to the boil with any of these wetting agents E.g. Add 1 cup of milk, then remove 1 cup of water from the 1.8 liters of spring water.
      You can substitute any of these moisture agents for the water. Try and choose 3 different ones to benefit different areas

      Apple Cider Vinegar -Helps to heal bruises, soothes irritated skin

      Glycerin - Deep skin Moisturizer

      Chamomile- Promotes relaxation and detoxifies

      Witch Hazel- Skin toner and cleanser

      Goats Milk- Balances Ph levels in skin and exfoliates skin cells whilst moisturizing

      Whole Cream Milk- Relieves dry and itchy skin and full of nutrients
      Fruit Juice -Full of vitamins

      Yogurt- Soothes dry and irritated skin

      Lemon Juice- detoxifies and cleanses skin cells These essential oils are used to combat cellulite and detoxify the body

      Essential Oils- 18mls in total combined oils Or 1% of mix

      Lavender Essential Oil -Headaches, stress, insomnia, minor burns, skin rashes, lowers blood pressure. Calmative. Basil Essential Oil- Anti bacterial, headaches, mental alertness, fatigue, stress, Period pains(Blends well with lemon and fennel). Lemon Essential Oil- Cellulite, oily skin, anti bacterial, asthma and other respiratory complaints.

      Patchouli Essential Oil -Tightens pores, combats wrinkles, Mobilizes cellulite, stress reliever, insomnia, relaxant, acne, eczema, psoriasis, sores and minor burns (Blends well with lavender and sandalwood).

      Sandalwood Essential Oil- Calms the mind and spirit, oily skin, soothes irritated skin, and is an aphrodisiac for men. (Blends well with lavender and sandalwood).

      Spearmint Essential Oil- Soothes the skin, calmative, and settles upset tummies.

      Lemon Grass Essential Oil- Skin toner, oily skin, fatigue, muscle aches and gastric infections- (Blends well with tea tree and lavender).

      Tea Tree Essential Oil- Anti- fungal, acne, skin toner. (Blends well with spearmint, sandalwood, lavender, and eucalyptus).
      Juniper Berry Essential Oil -Cellulite, uplifting (Blends well with lavender, patchouli and sandalwood).

      Fennel Essential Oil - Diuretic, circulation. Cleansing oil, indigestion and gas. (Blends well with lavender, lemon, basil and sandalwood).

      Cypress Essential Oil- Diuretic, varicose veins, circulation, coughs and colds. (Blends well with lavender , sandalwood and patchouli)

      Natural Additives: 2 tablespoons of any
      Aloe Vera Gel -moisturizer Rice Bran Powder Fine- Prevents wrinkles, exfoliates skin, absorbs excess oil and dirt

      Honey Powder- Skin cleaners, softener, absorbs dry skin.

      Coconut Milk Powder- Skin softener, full of nutrients

      Moisturizing Oils- 2 tablespoons in total only.

      Almond Oil -mature skin, sensitive or dry skin

      Aloe Vera Oil - anti ageing, skin irritations, cuts and minor burns

      Palm Oil - Moisturizing oil

      Apricot Kernel Oil- Skin irritations, dry inflamed skin. Absorbs quickly.

      Refined Emu Oil- repairs damaged and wrinkled skin, muscle and joint pain, repairs scar tissue.

      Shea Oil - retains skins elasticity, moisturizes dry cracked skin

      Sesame Oil- moisturizing, retains skins elasticity

      Sunflower Oil- moisturizes, regenerate and condition skin

      Soybean Oil- moisturizing oil filled with vitamin E

      Evening primrose Oil- eczema, nourishes dry skin

      Flaxseed Oil - eczema, psoriasis, acne and aging skin

      Olive Oil- regenerate new skin cells, draws moisture to external skin cells

      Macadamia Oil- Penetrates the skin quickly, anti oxidant

      Rapeseed Oil -strengths skin tissue full of vitamins and minerals

      Preparing your ingredients
      Once you have your ingredients ready boil 1.8lts of water in a large stainless steel stockpot. Once it has reached boiling point add the herbs and remove the pot from the heat. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pot stir well and allow it to cool down for 10 minutes.

      Application process:
      Dip your bandages or cloth wraps into the mix one by one making sure your mud mix stays warm, you may need to re-heat it if it cools too quickly. Thoroughly soak each bandage into the mix then wrap it around your body starting from your ankles and working your way up. If you are getting help with this one by all means wear underwear it wont make much difference to the outcome. It is however important to stay warm, so if your room is too chilled wrap yourself in a washable blanket lay back and relax for a good 60 minutes.

  41. QUESTION:
    What kind of skin disorder do I have?
    Well when I was a kid, I'd have eyeboogers on my face and I would just scratch it off. And didn't wash my face like other kids. And now there's this dark mark right next to my eye and I'm 100% sure its because of the boogers. Its been about 4 years I've got this terrible mark. Can anyone tell me what's it called?

    • ANSWER:
      Im not sure what skin condition this is but "Pau D' Arco bark", in bulk herb form, not in pill form, can be made with a tea, and use externally also, helps with all skin diseases, like, eczema, herpes, psoriasis, fungal infections, tumors and leukemia, it contains calcium, cobalt, crude fiber, silicon, lapachol an anti tumor nutrient, and xyloidin- a natural antibiotic.

  42. QUESTION:
    How can one cure oneself of Psoriasis?
    A Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor told me that psoriasis IS curable, but not easy. I've learned that it's due to too much bad bacteria, thinning the intestinal lining, dirtying the blood and then forming as skin legions. I've noticed that lots of moisturizer and enough sunlight is usually good enough, but I'm DETERMINED to rid myself of this inconvenience and sometimes socially awkward condition, if anything to break the genetic cycle for my children one day...I'm looking for herbs, specific programs, certainly not pharmaceutical short-term solutions...any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi THere

      Here are some ideas to use. Be sure to learn about detoxifying the body for long term health. Cleansing the toxins out of the body is the key (colon, liver, and kidney cleanses). I like the word determined. Most people talk like they will do what it takes, but when they realize they have to do the work, ALL CHANGES. Herbdoc.com has very effective cleanses on its website. Take action now and your health will change quickly!!

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the most advanced/effective medicine for psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      do you want rx meds or would you try herbs. if you want to try herbs contact me. i will supply you with a list that you can buy at any health food or herb shop.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of acne scars?
    Anything from a dermatologist? I have tried a few over the counter....
    Bio Oil is too oily & Mederma never worked.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Natural remedies have an excellent record in the maintenance skin and systemic health and are well worth exploring in a quest for skin support. Skin Dr. is a combination of selected herbs and biochemic tissue salts known for their ability to cleanse and purify the entire system, supporting healthy lymphatic functioning, as well as the health and integrity of all cells and layers of the skin. It is effective. for skin disorders, eczema and psoriasis.

      It is taken internally or may also be dissolved in warm water and dabbed or sprayed onto the skin using a 'spritzer'. Skin Dr. tablets help to maintain balance and hydration of the skin, as well as the supply of oxygen at cellular level. In addition, routine removal of old skin cells and the natural regenerative processes of the skin are also supported.

      Skin Dr. Benefits:

      * Support skin health, functioning, and membranes of cells in the skin

      * Maintain problem-free and healthy skin by supporting skin health

      * Support healthy cell renewal and routine shedding of old skin cells

      * Maintain the body's water balance, keeping the skin fresh and hydrated

      * Cleanse and purify the system, thereby supporting skin integrity

      * Support lymphatic functioning and the skin’s ability to purify itself

      The formula remains true to the whole spectrum method of manufacturing, ensuring the bio-availability and balance of all the active ingredients contained in the remedy. This method of manufacture also significantly reduces the likelihood of side effects and maintains all active ingredients in perfect balance - exactly as nature intended! Try it cause it works for me.
      More info at http://www.powerfulremedies.com/acne/77-remove-acne-6122

  45. QUESTION:
    Why is my skin oily and dry at the same time?
    I get pimples in my t-zone even though the same area is so dry it flakes. Can I even this out somehow? Also. the pimples are worse around my mouth especially on my chin. Could this be from the toothpaste I use? As a teen I never got pimples. I just started getting them at 27!

    • ANSWER:
      For dry skin i would use some of the products from moorspa they do different packs for different skin types this is the pack for dry skin
      http://www.moorbodycare.co.uk/product.php?id=121

      The rejuvenating moisturiser from Moor Spa has
      Allantoin from the herb comfrey which is has been used traditional medicine to help with skin disorders and psoriasis.
      Anti oxidants which have soothing and anti inflammatory properties.
      Allantoin and Anti oxidants in vitamin E are said to be good for problem skin.

      Let me know if it helps if you get a chance :)

  46. QUESTION:
    fda notice of action for an unapproved new drug?
    our courier sent us this notice for the herbal medicine we ordered online from India... they want us to respond regarding admissibility of the article or the manner in which the article can be brought into compliance... these herbal medicines were ordered in small quantity (value: 0) for my husband's personal use to relieve his plaque psoriasis. I have researched and even went to FDA site and all i can find on there were responses that an importer (like a business importer) could take but not for an individual who will use the medicine personally.

    If anyone knows anything about this, please advise... thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Then don't use it.

      Chances are, the side effects are too severe for the help the herbs will give your husband.

      Some energy drinks have caused death in some teen college kids, recently, possibly because of the manufacturers using african tree bark, Yohimbe, in it- and Yohimbe is illegal by the FDA to be used this way.

      Anyways, since some herbs are considered dangerous and may cause death, just trust the FDA on this stuff. They just want to be sure that the bottles and all that are labeled properly, in most cases, to ensure that certain herbs are not in there, like Yohimbe, the one that causes heart attacks; ephedrin, that causes heart trouble also; and other ones like phen-phen and the like.

  47. QUESTION:
    Herbs and healing items for psoriasis?
    I got a lot of stress and I think that created my psoriasis, what is good for healing my psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Stress doesn't cause psoriasis. I wish it were that simple. Psoriasis is a very complicated issue in your bodies largest organ of the immune system.

      I found using the mildest products possible, avoiding water as much as possible, and a good moisturizer helps a great deal. If you are not allergic to soy or cotton, you might even consider using Crisco vegetable shortnening - I wouldn't eat it, but it makes a great occlusive emollient for dry skin.

      I like the bar cleanser, shampoo and ointment these guys make.
      http://www.psico.com/products/vaniply.cfm
      I have to wash my hands a lot, and the ointment is a life saver - I literally can't close my hands if I don't use it. (So I really, really love it)
      You can find those products on Amazon.com or sometimes Walgreens.

      Good Luck.
      If your rash starts to get painful, cracks or bleeds, you go see a doctor about that - alright?


psoriasis herb

Treatment For Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a very common chronic skin disease that affects many people of all sorts around the world. Dermatitis is defined as inflammation of the skin. Eczema is another name for the same condition. Symptoms include dry skin, itchiness, redness and swelling (medicinenet.com). Usually appearing at a young age this disease can greatly interfere with quality of life. Great benefits for both adults and children with atopic dermatitis have been found with hypnotherapy and other alternative treatments.

It is estimated that atopic dermatitis presents in the first year of life in 65% of patients. Studies also suggest that 90% of people diagnosed with the disease receive the diagnosis before the age of 5. We are unsure what the causes are although hereditary factors are likely to have an effect. Stress, pressure and anxiety may also contribute. (medicinenet.com).

The survey by Buys (2007), shows that15-20% of children have atopic dermatitis. She also concludes that the disease is due to genetic, environmental, and immune factors. The relevant environmental factors include irritants, allergens, family size and socioeconomic status. Assessment of the immune system is important because dermatitis is more likely to occur in children with a low immune system.

The quality of life of the atopic dermatitis sufferer will be affected. The disease can cause disturbed sleep that often interferes with life in general. Since most sufferers are children who need more sleep the effect is serious. On average, a child with the disease loses 1.9 hours of sleep per night. This leads to tiredness, increased irritability and moodiness. Also, the obvious physical appearance of the disease may affect many children.

18 adults with atopic dermatitis, who were unresponsive to other forms of treatment, were treated using hypnotherapy. They were given a course of hypnosis and showed significant improvements. Positive results were seen throughout the two year follow-up.

In the same study, 20 children with severe atopic dermatitis were examined. All were treated with hypnosis. All but one child showed immediate improvement. Twelve children responded to an eighteen-month follow-up questionnaire. Ten reported continuing the improvement in terms of the itching and scratching. Nine children had maintained improvement in their sleep habits and 7 confirmed maintaining improved mood (Stewart & Thomas, 2006).

Hypnosis is a safe and natural form of treatment. It can help reduce the symptoms associated with the skin disease atopic dermatitis. This study shows that hypnotherapy can greatly improve the quality of life of both adults and children suffering from atopic dermatitis. More research should be performed to realize the full benefit of hypnosis on skin diseases.

Sources

Buys, L.M. (2007). Treatment options for atopic dermatitis. American Family Physician.

Stewart, A.C. & Thomas, S.E. (2006). Hypnotherapy as a treatment for atopic dermatitis in adults and children. British Journal of Dermatology, 132(5), 778-783.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Who knows a good treatment for canine Atopic Dermatitis?
    My dog was just diagnosed with Atopic Dermatitis. I really need to find a way to help ease his pain and misery.

    Please help!
    I was recommended Atopica. Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I would hope that you have already talked to your vet about appropriate treatments. Since this is an allergic skin irritation, the treatment options include steroids, anti-histamines and allergy testing to determine what allergens are causing the problem and removal of those allergens from the dog's environment if at all possible.

      Flea saliva is one of the things that is a common cause of atopic dermatitis so flea control is going to be very important. If your dog is not already on a flea control product then I would recommend starting on Comfortis as it will kill fleas a few hours faster than the topical products and because topical applications may lead to further allergic reactions. Comfortis is an oral flea preventative. (Be aware that it does not prevent ticks.)

      Also do not use shampoos or sprays that have scents and in fact stick to products that are hypo-allergenic for shampooing your dog. Shampooing with product designed for dogs with skin allergies at least once a week may also help to ease the discomfort.

      The addition of essential fatty acids such as Omega 3's to your dog's diet may also be beneficial. Discuss their use with your vet.

  2. QUESTION:
    How to cure my annoying atopic dermatitis?
    I have been having atopic dermatitis for 2 years and it's always comes and goes. What is the real cure for it?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to come up a treatment plan with your doctor. I know people usually use the combination of steroid creams, anti-histamines and moisturizer. If you know your condition well, you can use your steriods wisely when a flareup occurs, and prevent any annoying signs showing up.

      Of course, moisturizer like vaseline is very important to keep your affected areas well hydrated. Dryness will cause your skin prone to eczematous flareup so apply your vaseline frequently.

  3. QUESTION:
    what is a good cure for atopic dermatitis in dogs?
    i own a 2 year old bichon frise dog,he suffers with atopic dermatitis,does anyone know of a good treatment for him?

    • ANSWER:
      Atopic Dermatitis is a skin allergy , inherited condition, normally caused by allergies to inhalants such as molds, cigarette smoke, chemicals used in the home, dust, grass, etc. There is no cure, but the use of antihistamines and some anti-inflamatory medications and even hyposensitization shots may help reduce the dogs sensitivity to the allergens.
      Washing walls, curtains, drapes, blinds, getting rid of all carpets and keeping the house smoke and dust-free will help considerably, however the best way to go is allergy tests to find out specifically which allergen is bothering him the most. Sorry to say, Bichons are one of the breeds very prone to allergies, inhalant and food.
      I would definitely find a vet specializing in allergies and get to the bottom of it. If not treated, the skin condition will continue to get worse, leading to possible staph infections requiring prednisone and antibiotics to clear up. Been there, done that a bunch........sigh

  4. QUESTION:
    Suggesting for additional relief from severe eczema besides normal medications?
    I have Atopic Dermatitis and have been using 0.12% Betamethasone Valerate for my scalp and Desoximetasone 0.05% and 0.25% for the rest of my body. While short term they worked my skin has became increasingly resistant to the effects. Suggesting for other natural or additional treatments for possible relief ?

    • ANSWER:
      Lotions made from aloe (or directly applying aloe from the plant) can soothe.

      You can use a cream/lotion/ointment made from oatmeal or make it yourself: Put some oatmeal in a cut-off section of panty hose, tying a knot on both ends. Put this in a small bowl. Add boiling water. Swish the panty hose around for a few minutes, and finally use a large spoon to press the rest out (as you would tea from a tea bag). You can either use what's in the bowl or you can gently rub the panty hose on the affected area.

      Oatmeal baths can be helpful, either made with a prepared mixture, such as Aveeno oatmeal bath, or using the panty hose method. (Start the bath with hot water so the oatmeal cooks and releases its natural healing ointment; add cooler water later. The final temperature should be roughly room temperature, or as close to it (or cooler) as you can comfortably take it, because the warmer the water, the worse it is for your eczema. On the flip side, ANY water can aggravate eczema, so if you shower or bathe daily, limit it. When my daughter had severe eczema, she was told to limit baths to once every two weeks! (And be sure to use a VERY gentle soap...something made for babies or for sensitive skin.)

      As for your prescription lotions, if you haven't already, tell your dermatologist that you're becoming resistant to them and see if he/she can prescribe a different one from a different "family."

      Also, try googling something like "organic eczema relief."

      I wish you relief soon!

  5. QUESTION:
    Is There A Connection Between Atopic Dermatitis And Folliculitis?
    I've had Atopic Dermatitis since the age of two ( i'm 22 now ) and not til recently i was diagnosed with Folliculitis decalvans. i've read some articles on the web and they said there's something to do with my immune system - that got me really scared.. so im wonderin what could cause it to happen . any opinion please!!

    • ANSWER:
      Atopic dermatitis often occurs
      together with other atopic diseases
      like hay fever, asthma and allergic
      conjunctivitis. It is a familial and
      chronic disease and its symptoms
      can increase or disappear over time.

      Folliculitis decalvans is an inflammatory alopecia that leads to bogginess or induration of involved parts of the scalp along with pustules, erosions, crusts, and scale. It begins at a central point and spreads outward, leaving scarring, sores, and hair loss. Staphylococcus aureus is usually assoc with this condition but not definitely conclusive. Treatment include rifampicin, clindamycin. Auto immune means our body's own white blood cells starts to attack our body's own cells usually following infection (commonly viral) or spontaneously.

  6. QUESTION:
    What's the best moisturizer to treat eczema?
    I've developed a rash on my lower arms that appears to be eczema or more specifically atopic dermatitis. I've found that the number one thing you can do is moisturize daily. Lotions are not generally recommended because they contain high amounts of water and alcohol that evaporate quickly. What are some brand names of moisturizers that will provide lasting protection against drying of the skin?

    • ANSWER:
      8 options. Try one of these or try them all!!

      1. Freederm HC!!!!!! It can heal eczema QUICKLY!!
      http://www.freederm.com

      2. To cover your eczema, use Veil Cover Cream!!
      http://www.veilcover.com/index.htm
      Purchase a sample kit to find out the correct colour you need. Then you can purchase the complete jar of cover cream in the right colour for you.
      http://www.skinlightcosmetics.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=SKIN-VEILK-001&cat=19

      3. Carley's Clear & Smooth Natural Soap Bar!!! It's the BEST!! Everybody LOVE it!!! cuz it's ADDICTICTING & really makes your feels CLEAN!! It seems to cure many skin problem indluding eczema, acne, dermatitis, dry skin & many more!! But it takes time I think.
      http://cgi.ebay.com/NATURAL-SOAP-The-best-in-the-world_W0QQitemZ290065416878QQihZ019QQcategoryZ11845QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item290065416878

      4. Noxema the original (not the newer fancier versions) works great too! Apply Noxzema to the infected area twice a day. It helps with the discoloration that can sometimes left by eczema. Keep using it until eczema is gone. Usually within 2 weeks.

      5. Drink tomato juice daily, it will cure the symptoms in a few days. But I don't think you'll like it!

      6. Avoid foods with dairy! Dairy products, eggs, nuts, preservatives and citrus fruits are more likely to trigger eczema.

      7. Get oatmeal baths (once/twice a day to stops itchness) mixed with almond oil & castor oil. They do help with the itching a LOT!!

      Here's how:
      You'll need a blender, food processor or coffee grinder and 1 cup of oatmeal. You can use instant oatmeal (unflavored), quick oats or slow cooking oats- all work equally as well. For babies, you'll only need about 1/3 cup per bath.

      Blend or process the oats on the highest setting until you have a very fine, consistent powder. To test the colloid property of the oats, stir 1 tablespoon oats into a glass of warm water. If the oats readily absorb the water and give it a milky look and a silky feel, you've blended long enough.

      Giving the bath:
      Sprinkle the oats into a tub of running water and stir the water with your hand several times to ensure even distribution. Add 3-5 tablespoons of castor & almond oil each.

      Feel along the bottom of the tub for clumps and break up any you find.

      Get into the tub carefully as the oats & oils will make the tub even more slippery than usual. Allow yourself to soak in the tub for 15-20 minutes and pat dry with a soft towel rather than rubbing.
      You can use this bath once or twice a day.

      8. Oatmeal facial!!! Adding honey to oatmeal is perfect for cleansing the face and hands or anywhere on the body where you have an eczema flare. As honey is also anti-bacterial, it is doubly beneficial. Simply mix equal parts honey and oatmeal and apply. You can rinse off immediately, or lie back and relax for half an hour and let it work its magic.

      Oatmeal mixed with egg whites is an excellent exfoliating masque. Mix them together, smooth onto the face and rinse off only after the egg whites have thoroughly dried. The oatmeal provides the soothing eczema treatment and the egg whites leave the skin soft and smooth.

      GOOD LUCK!!

  7. QUESTION:
    WIth people with atopic dermatitis, can you get antibiotic related diarrhea if prescribed an antibiotic?
    I'm curious, can people with atopic dermatiis and are prescribed antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial infections on skin, get antibiotic related diarrhea??

    If so, is it common?

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Quick and effective treatments for canine atopic dermatitis in the ear.?
    I have a four year old West Highland Terrier, that has a slightly red and inflammed ear. have looked it up online and the symptoms are similar to those described for atopic dermatitis. however the treatments on line are long and/or expensive. can anyone help as she seems to be in pain :( ?? thanks

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    What do I do to find treatment for my eczema?
    I'm sick of my eczema and want to know what I need to do to find a treatment. Who to call or Where to go?

    • ANSWER:
      Corticosteroid creams and ointments have been used for many years to treat atopic dermatitis and other autoimmune diseases affecting the skin. Sometimes the base used in certain brands of corticosteroid creams and ointments irritates the skin of a particular patient. Side effects of repeated or long-term use of topical corticosteroids can include thinning of the skin, infections, growth suppression (in children), and stretch marks on the skin.

      When topical corticosteroids are not effective, the doctor may prescribe a systemic corticosteroid, which is taken by mouth or injected instead of being applied directly to the skin. An example of a commonly prescribed corticosteroid is prednisone. The side effects of systemic corticosteroids can include skin damage, thinned or weakened bones, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, infections, and cataracts.

      In adults, drugs that suppress the immune system, such as cyclosporine, methotrexate, or azathioprine, may be prescribed to treat severe cases of atopic dermatitis that have failed to respond to other forms of therapy. These drugs block the production of some immune cells and curb the action of others. The side effects of drugs like cyclosporine can include high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, kidney problems, headaches, tingling or numbness, and a possible increased risk of cancer and infections. There is also a risk of relapse after the drug is stopped. Because of their toxic side effects, systemic corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs are used only in severe cases and then for as short a period of time as possible.

      Natural and holistic treatments are a safer, gentler alternative to use without the harmful side effects or allergic reactions.

      Best of all, you can use them as often as you like, for as long as you like. Herbal ingredients such as Vitamin E oil, Mentha pipererita oil, Bulbinella frutescens tr. and Aloe ferox tr. work quickly to soothe and promote healthy, trouble free skin. Other highly effective herbs include Glycorrhiza glabra, Melia azadirachta, Sambucus nigra and Stellaria media which help to provide relief from itching and discomfort and reduce eczema patches. In addition, Matricaria chamomilla, Asparathus linearis and Galium aparine also prevents infection and inflammation as well as reduces scarring.

      Get detailed info on the above here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/e/eczema.htm

  10. QUESTION:
    How does ATOPIC DERMATITIS start?
    My Best Friend Was Diagnosed With Atopic Dermatitis In December 2006, Shes Had It For A Year And A Half Now And None Of The Creams She Takes Works. I Really Want To Help Her Because Shes Afraid Of People Seeing Her Spots In Her Body. It Has Really Affected Her Life! She Refuses To Go Out Anywhere With Out A Jacket Or Anything. I Really Want To Help Her Find A Cure For It. I Really Want To Know How This Started! So Please Let Me Know If You Know How It Starts

    • ANSWER:
      Unofrtunately there is no cure for Atopic Dermatitis (Ecezma). It can be made worse by emotional upset and stress however, so your friend may actually be making it worse by worrying about it. It must be hard for her, but try and get her to relax and feel good about herself, talk about the parts of her body that she does like, and praise her, if you concentrate on the good things it will help her to accept the not so good.

      The causes of Atopic Dermatisis are usually hereditary, so if your friends parents or close family have the disorder they probably passed it on to her,also if they had an allergic consition such as asthma or hayfever.

      Although there is no cure, there is a new treatment known as immuno-modulators control inflammation and reduce immune system reactions when applied to the skin (ecezma is caused when the body's immune system becomes misguided and create inflammation in the skin even in the absence of a major infection), two brands of this is Protopic and Elidel, so ask her to try those.

      Make sure your friend takes care of her skin,and suggest Stress management and relaxation techniques, which help decrease the likelihood of flareups. People with Atopoc dermatitis are tempted to scratch at the area, making it worse, so your friend may find it useful to keep her hands occupied so she scratchess less.

      Hope this helps.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can I use this lotion for my new tattoos?
    I got a tattoo two days ago, I have been using Aquaphor since the first night. Could I use First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream for my new tattoo? Here is a product description:

    This Ultra Repair Cream is a thick, rich, emollient product that hydrates deep down with exceptional penetration. This cream is for anyone with severely dry, scaly skin due to harsh winter weather, aggressive cosmetic treatments, or any of the following conditions: atopic dermatitis, irritant eczema, allergic eczema, and keratosis pilaris. With the help of colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, soothing eucalyptus oil, and ceramides, Ultra Repair Cream provides immediate relief and visible improvement for distressed skin. The FAB Antioxidant Booster defends skin from free radical damage and the cream deeply hydrates with exceptional penetration, providing immediate relief and visible improvement. The cream is immediately absorbed into the skin and can be used all over the body and on the face.

    What it is formulated WITHOUT:
    - Parabens
    - Sulfates
    - Synthetic Fragrances
    - Synthetic Dyes
    - Phthalates
    - GMOs
    - Triclosan

    I use it as a face moisturizer, so I already have it in the house.

    • ANSWER:
      That would be perfect! Another good one is Eucerin original formula.

  12. QUESTION:
    What ingredients in lotion should i stay away from if i have Atopic dermatitus?
    i have horrible skin, i use cetaphil cream but it really doesn't work that well and i still have bad rashes. i wanna try shea butter and coconut oil but i need to know what things are harmful to skin like mine, like alcohol or Fragrances.

    • ANSWER:
      You really have to read the ingredient label of each specific product. Some cocoa butter creams will have fragrances and some might not. Avoid soaps that dry the skin, perfumes, and scratchy clothing or bedding. Avoid possible allergens that cause a rash or make a rash worse. These may include dust and dust mites, animal dander, and certain foods, such as eggs, peanuts, milk, wheat, or soy products. Talk to your doctor first to determine whether allergens are contributing to your atopic dermatitis.

      You may need medicine to heal your rash and reduce itching.

      Topical corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone, betamethasone, and fluticasone) are the most common and effective treatment for atopic dermatitis.7 They are used until the rash clears and may be used to prevent atopic dermatitis flares. Topical medicines, such as creams or ointments, are applied directly to the skin.

      Calcineurin inhibitors (pimecrolimus and tacrolimus) are topical immunosuppressants-medicines that weaken your body's immune system. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends caution when prescribing or using Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream and Protopic (tacrolimus) ointment because of a potential cancer risk.8 The FDA also stresses that these medicines only be used as directed and only after trying other treatment options. Calcineurin inhibitors are not approved for children younger than 2 years of age.

      Antihistamines (such as diphenhydramine and hydroxyzine) are often used to treat itching and to help you sleep when severe night itching is a problem. But histamines are not always involved in atopic dermatitis itching, so these medicines may not help all people who have the condition.4 Don't give antihistamines to your child unless you've checked with the doctor first.

      Antibiotic, antiviral, or antifungal medicines are used to treat an infected rash.

      The following are different types of moisturizers to consider:

      The moisturizers for scaly eczema would be a good choice if you have a lot of flaking without a flare because they can sting if applied to open areas on the skin.
      The emollient moisturizers are a low-cost option, especially if you are in the middle of a flare-up, because they are not irritating.
      The new ceramide moisturizers help the skin heal faster during a flare, but the only low-cost option does not have published data proving it is effective. If you can afford them, these moisturizers would be a great choice with or without a flare.http://www.webmd.com/allergies/tc/atopic-dermatitis-treatment-overview
      http://dermatology.about.com/od/atopicdermatitis/a/atopic_treat.htm

  13. QUESTION:
    What's a good over the counter medicine for dermatitis?
    I have little blisters on my fingers and after doing some research it looks like dermatitis.

    • ANSWER:
      4.Dyshidrosis. (cheiropomphylox) Google images and dermnet.nz ...... does it look like this?
      It is allergy to a dermatophyte, which is any kind of skin loving bug. mold, yeast, bacteria, virus, parasite, pollen. It could be anywhere on your body. The rash on the hands(or feet) is just a red flag. Take anti-histamines for immediate relief. Fexofenadine 180mg, and 12 hours later 60mg, then every 12 hours 60mg. This is not the cure. But it will stop the itching. Go to dyshidrosis@yahoogroups for treatments and information.

      People who have eczema are 'atopic'. Very sensitive to all kinds of irritants. This is your immune system over-reacting to the presence of a dermatophyte. The most common dermatophyte is Candida in it's dimorphic, mycelial form in the intestines.
      The cure is really simple, but I very much doubt you can get your doctor to prescribe it for you.
      You need a two week course of NYSTATIN by drops, 4 million units daily. then a 2 week break, then repeat. If this does not work (and I would bet the cost of your doctor visit it does.) you need a drug called Toctino, to be taken for 90 days. This is expensive, you will find a cheaper way on the links at Dyshidrosis@yahoogroups.com. (You may find your eczema goes away too. I am betting you are 14/15.)
      am studying this condition, also called the 'Id reaction". Can I ask you to tell your dermatologist to refer to page 651, chapter 17 in the 1st volume of the Textbook of Dermatology by Rook, Wilkingson and Ebling.?

  14. QUESTION:
    Can you suggest any remedies or treatment for eczema (atopic dermatitis) that you know to be effective?
    I have chronic severe eczema and have been struggling with it for years and just havn't found anything that has been able to effectively manage it. I would appreciate any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Renew skin lotion has worked on my son and every other person with skin problems that I know (about a dozen)

  15. QUESTION:
    Have you ever taken allergy shots for eczema?
    I am allergic to: pollen, various trees, dust, mites, nuts and eggs. I have atopic eczema and seborrheic eczema. It was never a big deal, but this year it has flared up on my forehead and I hate it! Thats why I am considering starting an allergy shot treatment. Have you or anyone you know taken allergy shots for these allergies to fight eczema? Can you tell me about your experiences with allergy shots? Thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Tesoro

      Here is a herb remedy that will work.

      1. Take 1-3 droppersful of Echinacea Plus Tincture (at herbdoc.com or another qualified site) to strengthen the immune system.

      2. Rub Garlic oil ALL over the affected area (Garlic will kill anything if you use enough of it)

      3. Give 1-3 glasses of Activated Charcoal Slurry per day (to absorb the toxins out of the blood)

      4. Mix equal parts of Aloe Vera Gel, Slippery Elm Powder and Activated Charcoal Powder together (absorbs the toxins externally)

      5. Apply a thin layer of this mixture over the AFFECTED area(s).

      6. Continue this treatment, until the desired Results are achieved.

      This is healing at it's highest point.

      Cause
      Eczema is often called Dermatitis, and may be a symptom of an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency. Eczema can be due to allergies, allergies secondary to digestive disorders such as hydrochloric acid deficiency, rashes secondary to immune diseases, genetic metabolic disorders, and/or nutritional deficiencies, especially of niacin (vitamin B3) and B6, as well as other B vitamins.

      To minimize your risk of developing eczema, avoid irritating substances, wear natural nonirritating materials, use soothing ointments, and check to see if dietary, nutritional, and/or and allergy-causing factors need to be considered.

      Other ideas that will help:

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help speed healing: black currant and red grapes; carrot, beet, spinach, cucumber, and parsley; and wheat grass juice.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Vitamin A and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an omega-6 essential fatty acid found in high quantities in evening primrose oil, have both been shown to improve the symptoms of eczema. Vitamin E. Other useful supplements for preventing and reversing eczema include vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc.

      Topical Treatment: Apply evening primrose oil directly to cracked and sore areas of the skin. A topical paste made from ginkgo and licorice root extract has also been shown to improve eczema symptoms.

      Best of health to you

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of dark circles under my eyes?
    I am 54, but have always had very dark undereye circles. I have tried a few things that have had no effect on them at all. I have seen some new products, but I am reluctant to try them since I think that most of these are no more than moisturizers. Is there anything that really works, or helps significantly? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      DARK CIRLES

      Most likely you cannot find a cosmetic or skin care that can fix or “heal” dark circle, you are just out of luck in this area. Cosmetics can cover it up, sure. Cucumber, tea bags, and whatever other myth you heard - just forget them.

      I will list several causes and treatment for you:

      1.Allergies (there are dozens)
      Treatment: take an antihistamine like Benadryl (or generic version) or Zyrtec or Claritin, whichever you do not have issue with. Generic is cheaper and contain the same ingredient and amount. Speak with your local pharmacist for further assistant.

      2.Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Treatment: 1% hydrocortisone. If your eczema is severe, go to your local board certified dermatologist for prescription.
      3.
      4.Heredity (your genetic predetermines that the skin under your eyes are dark)
      Treatment – Out of luck with skin care and cosmetics here, sorry. You need to visit your board certified plastic surgeon for medical options such as lasers, light, or dermal injections just to list a few. Wear a conclear that suits your skin tone.

      5.Nasal congestion (inflamed veins, more prominent veins means more dark color visible)
      Treatment: use a nasal decongestant like Sudafed or Afrin or any generic. Generic is cheaper and contain the same ingredient and amount. Speak with your local pharmacist for further assistant.

      6.Hyperpigmentation/Sun exposure (related; sun can make pigment irregularities worst; for you can darken the area if you rub the area too often)
      Treatment: You need to use exfoliant, skin lightener, and wear sunscreen daily. Wear concealer.

      7.Thin skin and/or loss fat and collagen (making veins more visible, thus, having more dark color visible
      Treatment: You need exfoliant, retinoid, and wear sunscreen daily. If you prefer a chemical peel or more invasive methods that can provide more dramatic improvement, see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

      Best Wishes

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of multiple little dotty pimples on my arm?
    My arms are filled with little pimples. Is this a normal thing? I`ve been putting on lots and lots of lotion, and scrub my arms in the shower every day to get rid of these little pimples but it doens't seem to work. The little dots are everywhere!

    • ANSWER:
      i forgot what its called, but the stuff for body acne will make it less noticeable. its not body acne, though, but the sacrylic acid in the soap will help it.

      here, more info:

      Keratosis pilaris is a harmless skin disorder that causes small, acne-like bumps. Although it isn't serious, keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat.

      Keratosis pilaris results from a buildup of protein called keratin in the openings of hair follicles in the skin. This produces small, rough patches, usually on the arms and thighs. Though quite common with young children, keratosis pilaris can occur at any age.

      Many people are bothered by the goose flesh appearance of keratosis pilaris, but it doesn't have long-term health implications and occurs in otherwise healthy people.

      Keratosis pilaris usually resolves without treatment. But if you're concerned about the appearance of your skin, your doctor can help you determine the best course of treatment, which includes self-care measures and medicated creams.

      ------------

      I Know that i've seen an article online about how sacrylic acid makes it less noticeable, but aparently those are eluding me right now, haha.
      i'll post them if i ever find it.

      Frequency:

      * In the US: Significant individual variation exists in the prominence and severity of keratosis pilaris, which affects 42% of the population. Some studies estimate that keratosis pilaris affects 50-80% of all adolescents. The disorder has a familial relationship, which is consistent with autosomal dominant transmission.

      Frequency is increased, reported at 74%, in individuals with ichthyosis vulgaris. Many older reports claim an increased incidence with atopic dermatitis, but more recent studies do not demonstrate this association. Hormonal influence may occur because a high prevalence and intensity of keratosis pilaris is noted during puberty and in women with hyperandrogenism.

      * Internationally: Incidence is similar to that observed in the United States.

      Medical Care:

      * Education and reassurance are the cornerstones of therapy for keratosis pilaris.

      * The noninflamed horny papules usually remit with age and increasing time, but they are resistant to most forms of short-term therapy.

      * Encourage tepid showers instead of hot baths, along with the use of mild soaps and a home humidifier.

      * An emollient cream may help alleviate rough surfaces in mild cases. A topical keratolytic agent such as lactic acid, salicylic acid, or urea preparations may be beneficial in more extensive cases. Several recent reports claim good results with 2-3% salicylic acid in 20% urea cream. Topical tretinoin therapy has also been used with varying degrees of success.

      * Lesions with significant inflammation may improve with the use of medium-potency emollient-based topical steroid preparations. Inflammation is usually reduced markedly by 7 days, at which point the steroid should be discontinued.

      HOPE THIS HELPED!!!

  18. QUESTION:
    What are some good homemade mask that get rid of or lessen the appearance of dark circles?
    I hav dark circles due to genetics but because of lack of sleep sometimes, stress and maybe age they are getting worse.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some of the most common causes of under-eye circles:

      Allergies
      Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
      Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol and caffeinated sodas
      Nasal congestion (which dilates and darkens the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
      Pigmentation irregularities - part of your genetics
      Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
      Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — which make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious
      Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:
      Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels. Or, try a cooled, used teabag.
      Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.
      Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have are more obvious.
      Dark glasses and sunscreen. Although a tan might hide dark circles in the short term, in the long run, the extra pigment it produces can make circles worse.
      Saline washes or sprays. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion.
      Cosmetics. Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under-eye circles crowd department store and drugstore shelves. The results of one well-publicized study showed that a cream containing vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E and retinol was moderately effective in treating under-eye circles.
      Camouflage. The right concealer can do just that — hide dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer, not one that's white or gray. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic or glycolic acid, which can irritate delicate eye tissue, making redness and swelling worse.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dark-circles-under-eyes/MY00346
      http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Treat-Dark-Circles-Under-the-Eyes&id=1273962

  19. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dark circles and wrinkles on eyes?
    I have pretty bad dark circles around my eyes, no mater how much sleep i get i still have the circles and wrinkles. Need something that can cure this fastly. Looking for home remedies mostly but ill take any answer. Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles:

      Allergies
      Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
      Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol and caffeinated sodas
      Nasal congestion (which dilates and darkens the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
      Pigmentation irregularities - part of your genetics
      Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
      Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — which make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious

      Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:

      Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels. Or, try a cooled, used teabag.

      Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.

      Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have are more obvious.

      Dark glasses and sunscreen. Although a tan might hide dark circles in the short term, in the long run, the extra pigment it produces can make circles worse.

      Saline washes or sprays. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion.

      Cosmetics. Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under-eye circles crowd department store and drugstore shelves. The results of one well-publicized study showed that a cream containing vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E and retinol was moderately effective in treating under-eye circles.

      Camouflage. The right concealer can do just that — hide dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer, not one that's white or gray. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic or glycolic acid, which can irritate delicate eye tissue, making redness and swelling worse.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dark-circles-under-eyes/MY00346
      http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Treat-Dark-Circles-Under-the-Eyes&id=1273962

  20. QUESTION:
    How do you make the skin on your arms smoother?
    My upper arms seem normal, but they feel as though little itte-bitte pimples are covering the surface. How do you clear the skin and make it smoother?

    • ANSWER:
      i think i know what you're talking about. i have the same thing. it's little bumps, and they don't hurt, but they're sometimes dry and almost always annoying.

      Keratosis pilaris (KP, also follicular keratosis) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin, hence referred to as chicken skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face, which may be mistaken for acne.

      Classification
      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men.

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faciei (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.

      Symptoms and signs
      Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore. This causes the formation of hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). The painless bumps are skin-colored, although they can become red and inflamed at times. Usually many plugs form in an area, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin. This gives the skin a sandpaper or goose flesh appearance. This may be more severe in the winter or times of low humidity, which causes the skin to become dry. It will eventually resolve on its own.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin's "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. The hair, then, grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated. The hair can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though removal can lead to scarring.

      Keratosis pilaris may be hereditary. It is present in babies and continues into adulthood, but is uncommon in elderly people. It is most obvious during the teenage years. KP is prevalent in those who are overweight, or have atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, or descend from Celtic backgrounds. Keratosis pilaris occurs in otherwise healthy people.

      Treatment
      There is no cure for Keratosis pilaris, but treatment is available. One option is to use a loofa to remove the dead, dry skin. Another option is to use a dermotologist-prescribed cream or lotion that should be applied daily. The best lotions for this condition would have urea, 15% alphahydroxy acids, or Retin A in them. Over-the-counter lotions work as well and should be applied after showering, as well as several times a day. The lotions are often soothing and can help improve the appearance of the skin. Dermotologists also recommend mild peeling agents, or alpha hydroxy acids, that may open up the plugged follicles. Antibiotics may also help in some cases where the bumps are red and badly inflamed. To temporarily reduce redness but not roughness, pulse dye laser treatment or intense pulsed light (IPL) can be done.

      Although it may clear up with treatment, reccurance of KP is very likely. Therefore, treatment should be continued regularly. It may take several months to years for the condition to completely clear up.

      A dermotologist or physician can usually diagnose a patient for Keratosis pilaris by visually inspecting the patient's skin.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone work in a building with really dry air?
    I work in a building where the air is so dry my lips crack and bleed.My skin gets really dried out and wrinkly and actually burns at the end of the day.I try to drink water throughout the day and I keep lip balm in my pocket at all times, but it doesn't seem to be enough.Does anybody have any good tips to help ease the dryness?

    • ANSWER:
      Water and lip balm are two very good self helps. For more tips..

      The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics web-page contains an excellent article on the subject of battling dry skin. It can be read in its entirety here:

      www.uihealthcare.com/topics/skinhealth/winterskin.html

      In brief they suggest:

      1. Consider speaking to your health care provider for help:
      "If your skin is very dry, or if you have an associated red dermatitis, it is a good idea to seek the advice of your dermatologist or family physician. Severe dry skin is a feature of certain genetic diseases such as atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis (fish scale-like skin). In addition, people with hormone imbalances such as underactivity of the thyroid gland can also experience severe skin dryness (there are other changes in the body that accompany dry skin in this setting that helps doctors recognize this problem). "

      2. Cut back on the relaxing hot shower time, use soap conservatively, and apply a moisturizing agent to the skin immediately after bathing/showering.
      "Hot, soapy water depletes the natural skin oils to the greatest degree...However, water followed by the application of oil such as a moisturizer (also known as an emollient or lubricant) is of great benefit for dry skin. The oil in the moisturizer helps trap and seal water in the stratum corneum and makes the skin softer, smoother and less likely to become dry, cracked and itchy."

      3. Select a milder soap for showering/bathing:
      "Milder, less drying soaps include Dove, Neutrogena Dry Skin Formula (unscented), Aveeno Cleansing Bar for Dry Skin, Purpose, Basis, and Oil of Olay Sensitive Skin Soap."

      4. Re-apply moisturizers to the skin frequently and often.
      "Moisturizers should be reapplied liberally during the day and evening when possible especially to those areas prone to dryness (hands, arms, legs) and when itchy."

      5. Examples of effective moisturizers for after showering/bathing and for re-application throughout the day:
      "Ointment moisturizers have the greatest ability to trap moisture in the skin, but they have the greasy consistency and feel of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. People often shy away from using them because of the greasy feel, but this can be minimized by applying a small amount and rubbing it into the skin well."

      "Oil moisturizers are less greasy but still effective. Examples of oils that can be applied directly to the skin include baby oil, mineral oil, vegetable oil, and bath oil."

      "Cream moisturizers are usually white and disappear when rubbed into the skin without leaving a greasy feel. As a result they tend to be more popular than ointments. Examples of effective cream moisturizers include Original Eucerin Cream, Aquaphilic, Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream, Vaseline Cream, Eutra/Elta, Nutraderm, Moisturel, Nivea, Nutraplus, Complex-15, Carmol, Pen-Kera, and Neutrogena Hand Cream (especially helpful for dry, chapped hands)."

      "Lotion moisturizers are suspensions of oily chemicals in alcohol and water. Lotion moisturizers are generally the least greasy and the most pleasant to use and therefore are quite popular. However, because of their alcohol content, they can be somewhat drying when used repeatedly compared to ointments and creams. The bottom line is that if the moisturizer you choose does not feel at least a bit greasy you may not be getting as strong a moisturizer as you might need. Examples of popular lotion moisturizers include Vaseline Intensive Care, Nutraderm Keri, Lubriderm, Curel, and Complex 15, Nivea, U-Lactin, Neutrogena, Nutraplus, Eutra Lite, Moisturel, Complex-15, Lac-Hydrin 5."

      IN CONCLUSION: "Generally speaking, the greasier the feel of the moisturizer, the more it traps and holds water in the skin. To be fully effective, it is necessary to use a moisturizer three or more times daily, in the same way that chapped hands in the winter need many treatments. As mentioned before, the most important time during the day to use a body moisturizer is right after a short lukewarm bath or shower."

      *****
      It also might not hurt to bring your discomfort to the attention of your employer or someone in the facility maintenance staff. This is something of an indoor air quality issue. In addition to the dry skin you've experienced, building humidity that is too low may also irritate the mucus membranes causing discomfort to the eyes, ears, nose, throat or sinuses. It's very likely you aren't the only one suffering through the day and there maybe simple steps that could be taken to improve the situation for everyone.

  22. QUESTION:
    What kind of eczema is this?
    I have eczema, but I don't know what kind. Ive looked up all the cases but none fit mine. Im most similar to atopic dermatitis. The only problem is, instead of redness, I have white patches where the eczema is. The itchiness comes and goes, it runs in the family. When I itch it my white patches get little red bumps. Please help Ive tried everything! I would like to know what kind it is and the treatment! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same thing, i find that it turns white because of the excess dead skin coming off it while it trys to heal itself. eventually it turns bright pink, and the color of new skin appears. then the pigment changes to match the rest of ur skin. if its on ur arms u know its getting better when hair starts to grow on it. here are some helpful tips and guidelines u should tr following to keep it under control:
      avoid anything scented
      avoid lotions, they have to much alcohol
      at night, if u scratch in ur sleep like me, put socks or gloves on ur hands
      try getting mainly free and clear detergent and softener
      and use dove body washes and hand soaps. also try dove shampoo and conditioners
      things recommended u use:
      ointments(best): vaseline, white petrolatum, aquaphor
      creams(good): vanicream, cerave cream, aveeno advanced care cream, cetaphil cream, eucerin cream
      skin cleansers: dove for sensitive skin, cerave cleanser, cetaphil gentle skin cleanser liquid, aveeno advanced care wash, vanicream cleansing bar
      laundry detergents: tide free, cheer free, all free and clear, purex free, arm & hammer perfume and dye free liquid
      sunblock:
      aveeno sunblock 85 spf or 50 spf, vanicream sensitive skin 30 spf or 60 spf, mustela high protection sun lotion 50 spf, or neutrogena with helioplex.
      also, try taking short showers (15-20 mins long) using lukewarm to cool water. while dripping wet, apply baby oil from the neck down and pat dry. then apply the ointment of ur choice to the affected areas. AVOID BATHS. skin as dry and sensitive as peoples with eczema is, well we dont hold moisture well. our skin is missing something that helps it hold in moisture as well as people without eczema. baths will take away the rest of that moisture. if u do take baths, use Aveeno active naturals soothing bath treatmen. the oatmeal helps restore moisture to our skin and soothes the itchiness. this has helped me immensely, and i hope it helps u

  23. QUESTION:
    How do I make my dog stop chewing on her paws?
    My dog chews on her paws constantly. Everytime we leave her alone for a minute she is chewing/licking her paws. When we leave her alone for hours at a time she chews on her paws and slobers on everything. We have tryed cleaning her paws, putting a bad tasting spray on her paws, and most recently muzzling her, but nothing helps. Is this separation anxiety? What can we do to make her stop chewing on her paws?

    • ANSWER:
      several reasons why a dog would do that:

      - boredom: does she have toys, challenging activities during the day, enough exercise?

      - allergy: my dog does that in the summer, and she now takes allergy medication for it.

      - eczema: how does it look? is the hair off? is it red?

      - parasite dermatitis (flea, tick, mosquitoe) but that would be also on the rest of teh body - not just paws.

      no one can tell you exactly why your dog does that, you need to go to a vet for a real diagnosis.
      all 4 options above are not life-threatening situations, but it would be great for your dog to see a vet because your dog can create a wound by focusing in one spot, and paws are easily accessible for infections (walk in the park, streets etc)

      good luck!

      here is what I found online:

      Although several skin conditions can cause a dog to lick her feet, allergies are commonly at the root of this behavior. Airborne allergens cause atopic dermatitis (or atopy) in dogs. Basically this means that the pollens and molds that cause stuffy noses, sneezing, and respiratory problems in people make dogs itch. Atopic dermatitis is marked by excessive licking, biting, or scratching of the paws, face, armpits, and groin. Plant pollens, molds, dander, dust mites, and even smoke can cause a dog to itch. Some of these allergens are seasonal, but if your dog is allergic to lots of different plant pollens and molds that are present during different seasons, her allergic reactions may span the entire year.

      A veterinarian will have to determine if your dog suffers from atopy, a food allergy, or some other skin condition. If atopic allergies are the cause, possible treatments include antihistamines, steroids, and hypoallergenic injections ("allergy shots").

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best cream for dark eye circles?
    I've yet to find one that works well.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles:

      Allergies
      Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
      Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol and caffeinated sodas
      Nasal congestion (which dilates and darkens the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
      Pigmentation irregularities - part of your genetics
      Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
      Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — which make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious

      Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:

      Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels. Or, try a cooled, used teabag.

      Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.

      Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have are more obvious.

      Dark glasses and sunscreen. Although a tan might hide dark circles in the short term, in the long run, the extra pigment it produces can make circles worse.

      Saline washes or sprays. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion.

      Cosmetics. Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under-eye circles crowd department store and drugstore shelves. The results of one well-publicized study showed that a cream containing vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E and retinol was moderately effective in treating under-eye circles.

      Camouflage. The right concealer can do just that — hide dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer, not one that's white or gray. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic or glycolic acid, which can irritate delicate eye tissue, making redness and swelling worse.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dark-circles-under-eyes/MY00346
      http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Treat-Dark-Circles-Under-the-Eyes&id=1273962

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to get dark circles under your eyes when you get a copper IUD?
    If so, why is it happening? I did not have this problem before the IUD.

    • ANSWER:
      No, that is not normal. Here are some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles:

      Allergies
      Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
      Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol and caffeinated sodas
      Nasal congestion (which dilates and darkens the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
      Pigmentation irregularities - part of your genetics
      Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
      Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — which make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious

      Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:

      Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels. Or, try a cooled, used teabag.

      Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.

      Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have are more obvious.

      Dark glasses and sunscreen. Although a tan might hide dark circles in the short term, in the long run, the extra pigment it produces can make circles worse.

      Saline washes or sprays. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion.

      Cosmetics. Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under-eye circles crowd department store and drugstore shelves. The results of one well-publicized study showed that a cream containing vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E and retinol was moderately effective in treating under-eye circles.

      Camouflage. The right concealer can do just that — hide dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer, not one that's white or gray. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic or glycolic acid, which can irritate delicate eye tissue, making redness and swelling worse.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dark-circles-under-eyes/MY00346
      http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Treat-Dark-Circles-Under-the-Eyes&id=1273962

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have both eczema and psoriasis?
    I have flaky skin on my forehead and face that won't go away no matter what I do. My chest and neck are red and irritated. I have raised red bumps on my elbow crooks, forearms and triceps. I am diagnosed with eczema. Could I have psoriasis as well?

    • ANSWER:
      Is it possible to have psoriasis and eczema at the same time?
      The biology of skin limits the number of ways in which it can manifest a disease process—by redness, flaking, swelling, etc. Thus, many skin conditions can superficially resemble one another and a dermatologic examination is necessary to establish a diagnosis. Self-diagnosis of a troublesome skin condition can delay proper treatment.

      Psoriasis and eczema are two skin problems that seem to be mutually exclusive to a degree, although this is not a hard and fast rule. In persons with psoriasis the incidence of allergic contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis—two major forms of eczema—appears to be substantially lower than in the general population. A suggested reason is that the immune system dysregulation believed to be a factor in psoriasis is not the same as dysregulation of immune pathways in these forms of eczema.

      Sorry you are plagued with this. : (

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I reduce depency on hydrocortisone?
    I've been using hydrocortisone .5% regularly to control eczema, but when I taper it, my skin becomes terribly itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      Corticosteroid creams and ointments have been used for many years to treat atopic dermatitis and other autoimmune diseases affecting the skin. Sometimes the base used in certain brands of corticosteroid creams and ointments irritates the skin of a particular patient. Side effects of repeated or long-term use of topical corticosteroids can include thinning of the skin, infections, growth suppression (in children), and stretch marks on the skin.

      When topical corticosteroids are not effective, the doctor may prescribe a systemic corticosteroid, which is taken by mouth or injected instead of being applied directly to the skin. An example of a commonly prescribed corticosteroid is prednisone. The side effects of systemic corticosteroids can include skin damage, thinned or weakened bones, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, infections, and cataracts.

      In adults, drugs that suppress the immune system, such as cyclosporine, methotrexate, or azathioprine, may be prescribed to treat severe cases of atopic dermatitis that have failed to respond to other forms of therapy. These drugs block the production of some immune cells and curb the action of others. The side effects of drugs like cyclosporine can include high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, kidney problems, headaches, tingling or numbness, and a possible increased risk of cancer and infections. There is also a risk of relapse after the drug is stopped. Because of their toxic side effects, systemic corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs are used only in severe cases and then for as short a period of time as possible.

      Natural and holistic treatments are a safer, gentler alternative to use without the harmful side effects or allergic reactions.

      Best of all, you can use them as often as you like, for as long as you like. Herbal ingredients such as Vitamin E oil, Mentha pipererita oil, Bulbinella frutescens tr. and Aloe ferox tr. work quickly to soothe and promote healthy, trouble free skin. Other highly effective herbs include Glycorrhiza glabra, Melia azadirachta, Sambucus nigra and Stellaria media which help to provide relief from itching and discomfort and reduce eczema patches. In addition, Matricaria chamomilla, Asparathus linearis and Galium aparine also prevents infection and inflammation as well as reduces scarring.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/e/eczema.htm

  28. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for atopic dermatitis in dogs?
    i have a 4 year old bichon frise dog,at the moment he is getting medication from the vet,atopica capsules.the stop the iritation for a day,but is there something else i can give him that will cure this horrible thing?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately a cure is not always practical as it usually involves moving to another location where the allergen is not present in the environment. I have a (human) friend whose medical insurance actually pays him to reside in another country because it is much cheaper than hosptalizing him to treat the allergy and its symptoms. Fortunately, there are a variety of newer treatments available which help mitigate the symptoms:

      http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/dogs-atopic-dermatitis-causes-diagnosis-treatment

  29. QUESTION:
    I have eczema and Im wondering where there is a medical research place in colorado?
    I have really bad eczema.I heard the people who go to go get medical research done on them can get a lot of money.So I was wondering if there is any medical research places in colorado for eczema that i can go to.If you can help me it would very appreciated thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Horizons Clinical Research Center, LLC is looking for volunteers to participate in a clinical research study for the treatment of moderate to severe Atopic Dermatitis, commonly known as eczema.

      • Be 18 years of age or older
      • If female, not be pregnant or breastfeeding
      • Have been diagnosed with moderate to severe Atopic Dermatitis

      All clinical visits, all medical exams and lab assessments, all study related treatments, and compensation for time and travel.

      Horizons Clinical Research Center
      4495 Hale Parkway, Suite 101
      Denver, CO 80220

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my excema on my hands?
    My hands are constantly dry and i need to keep lotion on them always. Any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Dermatitis severely dries out the skin,and keeping the affected area moistened can promote healing and retain natural moisture. This is the most important self-care treatment that one can use in atopic eczema.

      The use of anything that may dry out the skin should be discontinued and this includes both normal soaps and bubble baths that remove the natural oils from the skin. There is more good info. on the site provided...Check it out!

  31. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bags and Dark circles under eyes?
    My mom has serious dark cicles and bag issues.She is young but she would randomly get HUGE dark circles and bags.How can she get rid of this?Please answer descriptive and something that works instantly :D THXXX

    • ANSWER:
      Change in diet will do nothing most likely. Drinking more water will do nothing. Get the science and facts straight. Just understand there is no miracle treatment. Sorry.

      DARK CIRLES

      Most likely you cannot find a cosmetic or skin care that can fix or “heal” dark circle, you are just out of luck in this area. Cosmetics can cover it up, sure.

      I will list several causes and treatment for you:

      1.Allergies (there are dozens)
      Treatment: take an antihistamine like Benadryl (or generic version) or Zyrtec or Claritin, whichever you do not have issue with. Generic is cheaper and contain the same ingredient and amount. Speak with your local pharmacist for further assistant.

      2.Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Treatment: 1% hydrocortisone. If your eczema is severe, go to your local board certified dermatologist for prescription.

      3.Heredity (your genetic predetermines that the skin under your eyes are dark)
      Treatment – Out of luck with skin care and cosmetics here, sorry. You need to visit your board certified plastic surgeon for medical options such as lasers, light, or dermal injections just to list a few. Wear a conclear that suits your skin tone.

      4.Nasal congestion (inflamed veins, more prominent veins means more dark color visible)
      Treatment: use a nasal decongestant like Sudafed or Afrin or any generic. Generic is cheaper and contain the same ingredient and amount. Speak with your local pharmacist for further assistant.

      5.Hyperpigmentation/Sun exposure (related; sun can make pigment irregularities worst; for you can darken the area if you rub the area too often)
      Treatment: You need to use exfoliant, skin lightener, and wear sunscreen daily. Wear concealer.

      6.Thin skin and/or loss fat and collagen (making veins more visible, thus, having more dark color visible
      Treatment: You need exfoliant, retinoid, and wear sunscreen daily. If you prefer a chemical peel or more invasive methods that can provide more dramatic improvement, see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

      7.Shadows caused by heavy deep set eyes and sagging skin
      Treatment: use exfoliant and retinoids for “some” collagen production. Make sure you wear sunscreen daily. For severe sagging skin, visit your dermatologist or plastic surgeon for options such as chemical peels or lasers or surgical procedure.

      Puffy Eyes

      You are out of luck in the skin care or cosmetics. Sorry. There are dozens of eye creams out there that claims to depuff and lighten dark circles and they are almost always lying through their teeth. There is no solid research that indicates that cucumber or caffeine to be effective to remove the bags under your eyes. Tea bags, well, their may be chemicals in there that can constrict blood vessels and drain the fluids, but there is no guarantee. Try if you like!

      Here are the causes and treatment I suggest:

      8.Fluid retention from weather changes, hormone fluctuations, or salty foods.
      Treatment: Reduce salt intake. Alcohol can also cause water retention. The hormone fluctuation (think puberty or your period) and weather changes is beyond your control, so there is little you can do with that if your puffiness is triggered by them. You can take oral contraceptives to balance out hormone. Speak with your personal physicians for further assistance. You can “perhaps” manually drain the fluids with a circular massaging motion around your eyes, but please be gentle, you do not want to tear any elastin or rub too hard that you make matters worse.

      9.Sleeping flat on your back
      Treatment: sleep on an incline! Have your pillow slightly elevated so the fluids can be drained overnight.

      10.Not getting enough sleep (leads to stress leads to hormone imbalance)
      Treatment: Get enough sleep! If you have a difficult time sleeping, speak with your pharmacist for further assistant.

      11.Allergies or dermatitis (redness and itching)
      Treatment: Avoid any skin care products that may contain fragrance or other irritants that can make matters worse. To deal with existing redness and itching, you may want to apply 1% hydrocortisone. If the problem persist like severe case of eczema, you need to visit your local board certified dermatologist for professional opinion.

      12.Heredity (your genetic predetermines that you have puffy eyes, sorry!)
      Treatment: Either embrace it or get it fix with your board certified plastic surgeon. He or she can surgically remove the fat pad under your eyes so you will not have a bulge or that “puff” anymore.

  32. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?
    I was told it was one and now I'm just not sure. I would also like to know how I got it? I have just gotten it in the past 4 months and I live in Texas, I have been here just 2 years, and I think I'm getting allergies too. What is it with TX?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is a skin disease that occurs when cells in the outer layer of skin reproduce faster than normal and pile up on the skin's surface. This produces scaling, itchiness and irritation of the skin. Psoriasis is non-contagious.

      Currently in the United States almost 5 million people are affected by this disease. It occurs in all age groups and about equally in men and women.

      When psoriasis develops, thick patches of skin become red with silvery scales. Often the skin at the joints cracks making outbreak very painful. Psoriasis most often occurs on the knees, lower back, soles of the feet, scalp, elbows, face and palm.

      There have been huge strides in understanding what causes psoriasis. Recently, a team from the University of Michigan looked for the gene -- called PSORS1 -- in more than 2,700 people from 678 families in which at least one family member had psoriasis. According to the researchers, PSORS1 is the first genetic determinant of psoriasis to be definitively identified in a large clinical trial. The finding may help in the development of new, more effective treatments for the disfiguring inflammatory skin disease.

      Some other research has found that psoriasis may be a disorder of the immune system. In a normal immune system a type of white blood cell, called a T cell is produced, that normally helps protect the body against infection and disease. Top Scientists have concluded that an abnormal immune system produces too many T cells in the skin. These excess T cells trigger the inflammation and excessive skin cell reproduction seen in people who suffer with psoriasis.

      Doctors usually diagnose psoriasis after a careful examination of the skin. However, diagnosis may be difficult because psoriasis often looks like other skin diseases. A pathologist may assist with diagnosis by examining a small skin sample under a microscope.

      What’s the difference between eczema and atopic dermatitis?
      Eczema is a general term encompassing various inflamed skin conditions. One of the most common forms of eczema is atopic dermatitis (or "atopic eczema"). Approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of the world population is affected by this chronic, relapsing, and very itchy rash at some point during childhood. Fortunately, many children with eczema find that the disease clears and often disappears with age.

      In general, atopic dermatitis will come and go, often based on external factors. Although its cause is unknown, the condition appears to be an abnormal response of the body’s immune system. In people with eczema, the inflammatory response to irritating substances overacts, causing itching and scratching. Eczema is not contagious and, like many diseases, currently cannot be cured. However, for most patients the condition may be managed well with treatment and avoidance of triggers.

      What does eczema look and feel like?
      Although eczema may look different from person to person, it is most often characterized by dry, red, extremely itchy patches on the skin. Eczema is sometimes referred to as "the itch that rashes," since the itch, when scratched, results in the appearance of the rash.

      Eczema can occur on just about any part of the body; however, in infants, eczema typically occurs on the forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs, scalp, and neck. In children and adults, eczema typically occurs on the face, neck, and the insides of the elbows, knees, and ankles. In some people, eczema may "bubble up" and ooze. In others, the condition may appear more scaly, dry, and red. Chronic scratching causes the skin to take on a leathery texture because the skin thickens (lichenification).

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of blue around my eyes?
    Ok, I dont have bags under my eyes, its just blue under my eyes. Its almost all around my eyes, in the corner, and mainly under my eyes. Very noticeable. What is the reason for this? But, how can I get rid of them, quickest way? It may be lack of sleep... but I usually sleep 8-9hrs so I dont know, please help.

    • ANSWER:
      The most common cause of dark circles under the eyes is lack of sleep, so you do need to take care of that. However, there are other causes, and there are things you can do to help. What appear to be under-eye circles are sometimes just shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that develop as a normal part of aging.
      Here are some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles:
      Allergies
      Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
      Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol and caffeinated sodas
      Nasal congestion (which dilates and darkens the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
      Pigmentation irregularities - part of your genetics
      Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
      Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — which make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious

      Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:
      Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels. Or, try a cooled, used teabag.

      Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.

      Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have are more obvious.

      Dark glasses and sunscreen. Although a tan might hide dark circles in the short term, in the long run, the extra pigment it produces can make circles worse.

      Saline washes or sprays. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion.

      Cosmetics. Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under-eye circles crowd department store and drugstore shelves. The results of one well-publicized study showed that a cream containing vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E and retinol was moderately effective in treating under-eye circles.

      Camouflage. The right concealer can do just that — hide dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer, not one that's white or gray. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic or glycolic acid, which can irritate delicate eye tissue, making redness and swelling worse.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dark-circles-under-eyes/MY00346
      http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Treat-Dark-Circles-Under-the-Eyes&id=1273962

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of eczema right now? All I can find is tips for long term stuff.?
    I have a patch on my face that I need to get rid of for an interview. Eczema runs in my family and I'm not worried about long term. I know it happened because I let my face get really dry. I just want to get rid of this one spot asap. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      I've had eczema all my life. I know what you're going through, and I feel for you. I've tried all kinds of stuff: elimination diets, Chinese herbs, steroidal creams and ointments, Metrotrexate, and other stuff I can't recall right now. And yes, short-term remedies are in short supply.

      I recommend a two-pronged approach: The first heals you up and the second lessens / eliminates future problems.

      Go see a dermatologist, one who specializes in atopic eczema, a.k.a. atopic dermatitis. You want someone whose facility includes a UVA/UVB lightbox, so it's probably going to be at a medical school university hospital. (I go to George Washington University Hospital). If you have difficulty making an appointment, get your current doctor to call on your behalf. Follow your doctor's advice closely and provide feedback willingly. I can only speak for my own experiences, but I found Cyclosporine a good short-term solution (but bad long-term) and starting light treatments.

      As for not causing further problems, start a food diary and see if you can pick up on patterns. Do elimination diets for a week or so and introduce foods individually and track how you do. Keep your skin moist. My trick there is to shower each morning and immediately after toweling off I apply a layer of Cetaphil to retain the moisture. Watch your soaps and shampoos -- I use Ivory sensitive skin and Neutrogena shampoo and conditioner only. If you're not doing so already, use a sensitive skin detergent. I like Arm and Hammer as well as All. Regular Tide is said to be the worst detergent there is for eczema patients.

      Hope that helps!

  35. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between evenind primrose and star flower?
    is it just potency? do they have any other properties?

    • ANSWER:
      Evening Primrose - Oenothera Biennis - Other Names: Common Evening Primrose, Fever plant, Great Evening-Primrose, King's-cure-all, Night willow-herb, Scabish, Scurvish, Tree primrose

      biennial plant, found both sides of the Atlantic - growing by roadsides, railway banks and waste places in dry open soils, meadows and old fields. Evening Primrose is in bloom from June to September. The entire plant is edible, gather edible roots and leaves in spring may be frozen, gather flowers, buds and young seed pods in bloom, gather entire plant in Autumn and dry for later herb use.

      The leaves are cooked and eaten as greens and the roots are sweet when boiled like potatoes. Flowers are a sweet addition to salads or as a garnish and young seedpods are Steamed.

      This plant was a staple food for many Native American tribes. It has an oil contained in its seeds which contains certain the essential gamma-linoleinc acid (GLA), a very valuable fatty acid that is not found in many plants and has numerous vital functions in the body.

      GLA is an essential fatty acid that the body does not manufacture. This fatty acid is known to help prevent hardening of the arteries, heart disease, eczema, cirrhosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopause, PMS, multiple sclerosis, and high blood pressure. It has a positive effect on sex hormone response including the hormones estrogen and testosterone, aids in lowering cholesterol levels, and is important in treating cirrhosis of the liver.

      Research also demonstrates that primrose oil helps relieve pain and inflammation. The oil also has a positive effect on the uterine muscles, nervous system and metabolism.

      The bark and the leaves are astringent and sedative. They have proved of use in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders, whooping cough and asthma. A tea made from the roots is used in the treatment of obesity. A finely ground powder made from the flowering stems is used cosmetically in face-masks to counteract reddened skins.

      Sar flower is a manufactured product containing Borage oil - is now thought to be a superior source of GLA and contains 22% of the fatty acids, far higher than the amount found in evening primrose oil. Borage seed oil is derived from the seeds of the Borago officinalis (borage). It is used medicinally as an anti-inflammatory, for treating arthritis, as well as certain skin conditions (e.g. atopic dermatitis) and respiratory inflammation. It has one of the highest amounts of gamma-linolenic acid (omega-6) of seed oils - higher than blackcurrant seed oil or evening primrose oil, to which it considered similar.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to become delirious as part of a severe allergic reaction?
    When I was young I had penicillin and swelled up all over like a balloon. I think I was seeing things as well, and diarrhea. Is that part of the allergy, or was it part of the illness I was taking the medicine for?

    • ANSWER:
      Possible, as there is often oxygen deprivation. Here is a high level explanation from Micromedex:

      EPIDEMIOLOGY

      The exact incidence of penicillin reactions remains open to question. In the largest United States series [3] approximately 95,000 patients were treated with penicillin in each of 4 different 1 year periods at sexually transmitted disease clinics across the country. Reactions occurred in 0.6% to 1% of penicillin recipients. Anaphylaxis occurred in 0.055% or about 5 out of every 10,000 persons treated. Most individuals (73%) experiencing anaphylaxis had received penicillin previously without incident. Among patients claiming prior reactions but inadvertently treated, 10 of 78 (13%) experienced reaction; similar patients with no history of allergy experienced reaction in 0.6% of cases. Thus, reactions were 20 times more common in those with allergic histories. Other studies, comprising 400 to 1,200 hospitalized patients, have reported much higher reaction rates of 2% to 8% of penicillin recipients [4][5] with anaphylaxis occurring in about 4 of 10,000 cases [5][6]. A recent estimate of the overall chance of developing an allergic reaction per course of penicillin is 2%. The frequency of anaphylaxis per penicillin course is 0.01% to 0.05% while the risk of death from anaphylaxis per course of penicillin is 0.0015% to 0.002% [7].

      Atopic persons have been reported in some surveys to suffer penicillin reactions about 3 times more often than non atopics [4]. More extensive investigations (from more than 3,000 patients) have, however, demonstrated that this is not so. When given penicillin, patients with personal or family history of allergic rhinitis, asthma, or neurodermatitis do not manifest a more frequent incidence or severity of reactions than the general population (Green & Rosenblum, 1971)[8]. Persons confirmed allergic to molds, including Penicillium, are at no increased risk of penicillin allergy [9]. Whether prior adverse experience or allergy to other medications confers an increased risk of penicillin reactions is unclear. Patients with a history of reacting to an unrelated drug were found to be 3 times more likely to react to penicillin, suggesting a subset of patients who are prone to multiple drug allergies [7].

      Anaphylactoid reactions to oral penicillin are rare. Nonetheless, in the few cases reported, sudden onset of flushing, generalized edema, pruritus and urticaria, dyspnea, and cyanosis has occurred within 5 to 30 minutes following administration [10][11]. Permanent neurologic deficits [12] and death (Roberts et al, 1985) have been reported, including 2 recent fatalities in patients receiving noncardioselective beta adrenergic blocking drugs which may enhance release of anaphylactic substances from mast cells [13].

      CLASSIFICATION AND IMMUNOPATHOLOGY

      Allergic reactions to penicillin may be classified by types (Table 1). Types I, II, and III are based on the presence of circulating antibodies and are comparable with the older classical expression of "immediate type." Type IV reactions are based on the presence of sensitized lymphocytes. Of greater clinical utility (in determining prognosis and treatment) is the classification of allergic drug reactions based upon clinical manifestations and their reaction time [14]. Using this latter classification, reactions to penicillins become: (A) immediate reactions - onset usually within a few minutes to as long as an hour after exposure, including anaphylactic shock (dyspnea, generalized edema, urticaria, hypotension), and other anaphylactoid reactions, (B) accelerated reactions - typically urticarial, occurring within 2 to 48 hours after exposure, and (C) delayed or latent reactions - usually manifested as allergic dermatitis (benign exanthemas, serious cutaneous eruptions), drug fever, and a serum sickness syndrome, occurring after 48 hours.

      Immediate and accelerated reactions can be life-threatening. These are the classic allergic reactions which should be guarded against by both careful history taking and, as described below for some patients, drug avoidance or allergy testing. Other penicillin reactions, while also potentially serious (Table I), are less predictable in nature.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of dark circles?
    I always wake up in the morning with dark circles in the morning. Eventually in the day they fade a bit but, it's still there and the next day it's even darker! Any tips on how to make the circles go away permanently?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different causes of dark circles under the eyes. What appear to be under-eye circles are sometimes just shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that develop as a normal part of aging.
      Here are some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles:
      Allergies
      Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
      Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol and caffeinated sodas
      Nasal congestion (which dilates and darkens the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
      Pigmentation irregularities - part of your genetics
      Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
      Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — which make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious
      Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:
      Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels. Or, try a cooled, used teabag.
      Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.
      Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have are more obvious.
      Dark glasses and sunscreen. Although a tan might hide dark circles in the short term, in the long run, the extra pigment it produces can make circles worse.
      Saline washes or sprays. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion.
      Cosmetics. Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under-eye circles crowd department store and drugstore shelves. The results of one well-publicized study showed that a cream containing vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E and retinol was moderately effective in treating under-eye circles.
      Camouflage. The right concealer can do just that — hide dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer, not one that's white or gray. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic or glycolic acid, which can irritate delicate eye tissue, making redness and swelling worse.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dark-circles-under-eyes/MY00346
      http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Treat-Dark-Circles-Under-the-Eyes&id=1273962

  38. QUESTION:
    How do I fix phototsensitvity/ dermatitas?
    The last couple of months my face has been really red after minimal sun exposure. The doctor said I have photosensitive skin. He also says I have dermatitis. How do I fix this? Please help :)

    • ANSWER:
      "Dermatitis" is an incredibly vague description for a doctor to give. You could have contact dermatitis (something you are allergic to such as polyester, nickel, etc.), eczema, atopic dermatitis (also known as infantile eczema), psoriasis, etc. These are all dermatological conditions.

      Treatment varies based on what you have. If you experience itching, the best thing to do would be to take an antihistamine such as benadryl to combat it.

      Basically they are all genetic disorders and there aren't really any "cures" for any of them -- just treatments with varying levels of effectiveness.

  39. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of or reduce my undereye darkness?
    I am black so it is REALLY dark under my eyes. From far away, someone even told me I look like I have black eyes :(. How can I get rid of this?? I'm 13. Ugh they're so horrible in pictures. I look likes raccoon :(

    • ANSWER:
      DARK CIRLES

      Most likely you cannot find a cosmetic or skin care that can fix or “heal” dark circle, you are just out of luck in this area. Cosmetics can cover it up, sure.

      I will list several causes and treatment for you:

      1.Allergies (there are dozens)
      Treatment: take an antihistamine like Benadryl (or generic version) or Zyrtec or Claritin, whichever you do not have issue with. Generic is cheaper and contain the same ingredient and amount. Speak with your local pharmacist for further assistant.

      2.Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Treatment: 1% hydrocortisone. If your eczema is severe, go to your local board certified dermatologist for prescription.

      3.Heredity (your genetic predetermines that the skin under your eyes are dark)
      Treatment – Out of luck with skin care and cosmetics here, sorry. You need to visit your board certified plastic surgeon for medical options such as lasers, light, or dermal injections just to list a few. Wear a conclear that suits your skin tone.

      4.Nasal congestion (inflamed veins, more prominent veins means more dark color visible)
      Treatment: use a nasal decongestant like Sudafed or Afrin or any generic. Generic is cheaper and contain the same ingredient and amount. Speak with your local pharmacist for further assistant.

      5.Hyperpigmentation/Sun exposure (related; sun can make pigment irregularities worst; for you can darken the area if you rub the area too often)
      Treatment: You need to use exfoliant, skin lightener, and wear sunscreen daily. Wear concealer.

      6.Thin skin and/or loss fat and collagen (making veins more visible, thus, having more dark color visible
      Treatment: You need exfoliant, retinoid, and wear sunscreen daily. If you prefer a chemical peel or more invasive methods that can provide more dramatic improvement, see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

      7.Shadows caused by heavy deep set eyes and sagging skin
      Treatment: use exfoliant and retinoids for “some” collagen production. Make sure you wear sunscreen daily. For severe sagging skin, visit your dermatologist or plastic surgeon for options such as chemical peels or lasers or surgical procedure.

  40. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between Eczema and Pityriasis Rosea?

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis, which is an allergic reaction. Eczema is often very itchy and when you scratch it, the skin becomes red and inflamed.

      It occurs in adults and children, but most often appears on babies. You are more likely to have eczema if you have a family history of the condition.

      Pityriasis rosea is a rash that usually begins with a large, scaly, pink patch on the chest or back, which is called a "herald" or "mother" patch. It is frequently confused with ringworm, but antifungal creams do not help because it is not a fungus.

      Pityriasis rosea often requires no treatment and it usually goes away by itself. However, treatment may include external or internal medications for itching.

      Pityriasis rosea is most common in the spring and fall.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can you cure atopic dermatitis?
    Can you cure atopic dermatitis? And how to cure it?
    And yes, I have visited the doctor multiple times. Last time I visited him he said he can't help me anymore. Is there a way to cure atopic dermatitis naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      It can be cured if you can figure out what's causing it. If you can find the cause and eliminate it, the problem is solved without any treatment. Unfortunately its not very easy to find the cause and sometimes the problem seems to be more of an autoimmune disorder that can't be fixed.

      Try to eliminate all things that might potentially irritate or dry your skin (soaps, shampoos, lotions, clothing, bedding). If that doesn't work, keep track of the foods you are eating and pay attention to the symptoms to see if they seem to get better or worse at different times. Maybe there is a food allergy contributing to the problem. Sometimes gluten is the culprit.

      If you can't find a cause, a daily antihistamine like Zyrtec, Allegra, or Claritin might be helpful. Some people get substantial relief from soaking in a warm bath with an oatmeal colloid (like Aveeno) or by adding 1/3- 1/2 cup of bleach to the water. Substituting a mild dandruff shampoo for soap sometimes works when the problem is caused by yeast that normally lives on the skin.

  42. QUESTION:
    What do you think the Dermatologist will do ?
    I first went to the doctors in may 2010 about my eczema, since then i have been going back loads. They have given my 9 different creams and my eczema is so bad, it bleeds and it is all over my body and it hurts so bad, i feel like crying. They have now refered me to a Dermatologist. What will they do ?

    • ANSWER:
      Olivia Cook,
      As there are several types of eczema, and other skin conditions can also resemble eczema, it takes experience to accurately diagnose these conditions. Without an accurate diagnosis, treatment is often ineffective. The dermatologist will visually examine your skin. Obtain your medical history if one is not already on file and ask questions, such as when the condition first appeared. This may be all the trained eye of the dermatologist needs to diagnose eczema. If the dermatologist believes the condition is a type of eczema known as allergic contact dermatitis, a safe and effective test called patch testing may be ordered. This test can help identify what is causing the allergy. Occasionally, after looking at the patient’s medical history and skin, other tests may be ordered. Usually the diagnosis of eczema is made when the patient has an itchy skin condition ... plus three or more of the following features:- An involvement of skin in front of the elbows, behind the knees, the side of the neck or on the cheeks of children. A personal history of asthma or hay fever, a history of atopic disease in first degree relatives in those under the age of 4 years. General dry skin in the previous year. Eczema is present in the folds of skin in front of the elbows or behind the knees or on the face or outer aspects of the limbs in the under 4 year olds. Eczema starting before the age of 2 years.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  43. QUESTION:
    what are the advantages of the chillows?
    hi i have facial eczema, and really itch badly at night, so it never heals. i've just heard about chillows, has anyone tried them? what are the advantages of them??

    Thanks in advance!
    apparently chillows are pillows which u fill with water once, and they keep you cool throughout the night and it helps eczema. anyone ever tried anything like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't know what chillows is!

      Signs and symptoms of eczema may include itching, small blisters with oozing, and thickened and scaly skin.Eczema can be treated with preventive measures and medications. The goals of treatment are to ease symptoms, especially itching, and to control the rash.

      Treatments for atopic dermatitis (eczema) aim to reduce inflammation, relieve itching and prevent future flare-ups. Over-the-counter (nonprescription) anti-itch creams, along with other self-care measures, may help control mild atopic dermatitis.

      Although atopic dermatitis is related to allergies, eliminating allergens is rarely helpful in clearing the condition. Occasionally, items that trap dust — such as feather pillows, down comforters, mattresses, carpeting and drapes — can worsen the condition. Allergy shots usually aren't successful in treating atopic dermatitis and might even make the condition worse.

      Medications

      * Corticosteroid creams or ointments. Your doctor may recommend prescription corticosteroid creams or ointments to ease scaling and relieve itching.
      # Antibiotics. You may need antibiotics if you have a bacterial skin infection or an open sore or fissure caused by scratching. Your doctor may recommend taking antibiotics for a short time to treat an infection or for longer periods of time to reduce bacteria on your skin and to prevent recurrent infections.
      # Oral antihistamines. If itching is severe, oral antihistamines may help. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, others) can make you very sleepy and may be helpful at bedtime. If your skin cracks open, your doctor may prescribe mildly astringent wet dressings to prevent infection.
      Immunomodulators. A class of medications called immunomodulators, such as tacrolimus (Protopic) and pimecrolimus (Elidel), affects the immune system and may help maintain normal skin texture and reduce flares of atopic dermatitis. This prescription-only medication is approved for children over the age of 2 and for adults.
      Infantile eczema
      Treatment for infantile eczema includes identifying and avoiding skin irritations, avoiding extreme temperatures, and using bath oils, lotions, creams or ointments to lubricate your baby's skin.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there a permanent cure for dark circles?
    I have dark circles and i want to know whether there is any permanent cure for that. Can makeup cover dark circles?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different causes of dark circles under the eyes. What appear to be under-eye circles are sometimes just shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that develop as a normal part of aging.
      Here are some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles:
      Allergies
      Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
      Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol and caffeinated sodas
      Nasal congestion (which dilates and darkens the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
      Pigmentation irregularities - part of your genetics
      Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
      Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — which make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious
      Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:
      Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels. Or, try a cooled, used teabag.
      Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.
      Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have are more obvious.
      Dark glasses and sunscreen. Although a tan might hide dark circles in the short term, in the long run, the extra pigment it produces can make circles worse.
      Saline washes or sprays. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion.
      Cosmetics. Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under-eye circles crowd department store and drugstore shelves. The results of one well-publicized study showed that a cream containing vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E and retinol was moderately effective in treating under-eye circles.
      Camouflage. The right concealer can do just that — hide dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer, not one that's white or gray. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic or glycolic acid, which can irritate delicate eye tissue, making redness and swelling worse.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dark-circles-under-eyes/MY00346
      http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Treat-Dark-Circles-Under-the-Eyes&id=1273962

  45. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if someone has scab-like scars on their wrists?
    My friend has them. Two square scars on the top of her wrists. They are very noticeable. I'm wondering how she got them?

    What would you think if you were in my situation?
    They aren't lines though, they are squares

    • ANSWER:
      Well, sometimes i get those exact things on my leg and arm. So I went to the dermatologist and he said i have eczema. It's easily treated if that is wahat it might be.

      check this out:
      http://www.aveeno.com/lineDetail.do?pid=11004

      Aveeno has a line of eczema care

      What’s the difference between eczema and atopic dermatitis?
      Eczema is a general term encompassing various inflamed skin conditions. One of the most common forms of eczema is atopic dermatitis (or "atopic eczema"). Approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of the world population is affected by this chronic, relapsing, and very itchy rash at some point during childhood. Fortunately, many children with eczema find that the disease clears and often disappears with age.

      In general, atopic dermatitis will come and go, often based on external factors. Although its cause is unknown, the condition appears to be an abnormal response of the body’s immune system. In people with eczema, the inflammatory response to irritating substances overacts, causing itching and scratching. Eczema is not contagious and, like many diseases, currently cannot be cured. However, for most patients the condition may be managed well with treatment and avoidance of triggers.

      What does eczema look and feel like?
      Although eczema may look different from person to person, it is most often characterized by dry, red, extremely itchy patches on the skin. Eczema is sometimes referred to as "the itch that rashes," since the itch, when scratched, results in the appearance of the rash.

      Eczema can occur on just about any part of the body; however, in infants, eczema typically occurs on the forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs, scalp, and neck. In children and adults, eczema typically occurs on the face, neck, and the insides of the elbows, knees, and ankles. In some people, eczema may "bubble up" and ooze. In others, the condition may appear more scaly, dry, and red. Chronic scratching causes the skin to take on a leathery texture because the skin thickens (lichenification).

  46. QUESTION:
    how do I get rid of the xema on my skin?
    I've tried this creme called cortizone or something and that doesn't work.

    • ANSWER:
      How can eczema be prevented?
      Eczema outbreaks can usually be avoided with some simple precautions. The following suggestions may help to reduce the severity and frequency of flare-ups:

      Moisturize frequently

      Avoid sudden changes in temperature or humidity

      Avoid sweating or overheating

      Reduce stress

      Avoid scratchy materials (e.g., wool or other irritants)

      Avoid harsh soaps, detergents, and solvents

      Avoid environmental factors that trigger allergies (e.g., pollens, molds, mites, and animal dander)

      Be aware of any foods that may cause an outbreak and avoid those foods

      How can eczema be treated?
      One of the most important components of an eczema treatment routine is to prevent scratching. Because eczema is usually dry and itchy, the most common treatment is the application of lotions or creams to keep the skin as moist as possible. These treatments are generally most effective when applied directly after bathing (within three minutes is a common recommendation) so that the moisture from the bath is "locked in." Cold compresses applied directly to itchy skin can also help relieve itching. If the condition persists, worsens, or does not improve satisfactorily, another effective treatment is the application of nonprescription corticosteroid creams and ointments to reduce inflammation.

      Alternatives to nonprescription corticosteroids include more potent prescription corticosteroid creams and ointments, which are effective, but which may have some side effects. To prevent side effects such as skin thinning, your doctor may limit the length of treatment time and locations where you can apply treatment. For severe flare-ups, your doctor may prescribe oral corticosteroids, but be aware that side effects including new flare-ups can develop when treatment is discontinued (this treatment is not recommended for long-term use).

      Skin affected by eczema may frequently become infected. If this happens to you, your doctor may prescribe topical or oral antibiotics to kill the bacteria causing the infection.

      For severe itching, sedative antihistamines are sometimes used to reduce the itch and are available in both prescription and over-the-counter varieties. Because drowsiness is a common side effect, antihistamines are often used in the evening to help a person restless from eczema get to sleep. Because of the same sedative effect, though, persons taking these agents should not drive. Tar treatments and phototherapy are also used and can have positive effects; however, tar can be messy. Phototherapy requires special equipment (lights). Finally, in cases where eczema is resistant to therapy, your physician may prescribe the drug cyclosporine A, which modifies immune response; however, this is used only in extreme cases because of its association with serious side effects.

      Two topical medications, tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, have been approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat atopic dermatitis. These medications belong to a class of drugs called calcineurin inhibitors and work by modulating the immune response. Pimecrolimus and tacrolimus are a much-welcomed addition because they have not produced some of the side effects associated with long-term topical corticosteroid use, such as thinning skin and loss of effectiveness.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best non-prescription medicine for athlete's foot?
    I seemed to have picked it when trying on shoes with bare feet. It's only between two of my toes.
    Thanks, I will try those natural cures. I already have been carefully cleaning and thouroughly drying my feet at least twice a day and keeping them exposed to air instead of stuck in shoes.
    For the last three days I have been wearing sandles (my "Jesus" shoes) only if anything at all on my feet. Plus the powder. I have already found the skin on the underside to lose that funky look (like I burned them) and the skin between the toes is getting better. I guess that is where it will cure last. Thanks for all your suggestions.
    For the last three days I have been wearing sandles (my "Jesus" shoes) only if anything at all on my feet. Plus the powder. I have already found the skin on the underside to lose that funky look (like I burned them) and the skin between the toes is getting better. I guess that is where it will cure last. Thanks for all your suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Athlete's foot is a very common skin problem caused by a fungus, and unfortunately it is not limited to athletes. In an acute outbreak of athlete's foot, the skin on the foot becomes red or white, with cracks, scales, cuts, blisters and painful inflammation. Burning, stinging and itching can also occur. The most common place for athlete's foot to manifest itself is between the toes, but it can appear anywhere. Chronic athlete's foot causes the skin on the sides and the sole of the foot to become pink and scaly, but no itchiness generally accompanies the chronic variety.
      The fungus that causes athlete's foot lives off of dead skin cells, and it thrives in warm, damp environments, such as those found in locker rooms and the areas around indoor swimming pools.

      Athlete's foot is often confused with other conditions, such as dermatitis, allergic contact eczema, atopic eczema, psoriasis and erythrasma, so it is important to get a definitive diagnosis before starting treatment. In addition, you should consult your physician if you see an accumulation of pus in the cracks or blisters on the skin, or if your symptoms interfere with your day to day activities.

      After treatment, it is important to take steps to avoid the infection from coming back. The fungus that causes athlete's foot is quite contagious, and it can be difficult to eradicate. Taking the following steps will help you avoid re-infection:

      * Keep your feet as dry as possible, particularly between the toes where moisture can accumulate;
      * Wear cotton socks, and change them at least once a day;
      * Avoid tight, closed toed shoes. The moisture and heat built up by this type of footwear can cause athlete's foot fungus to thrive;
      * Never go barefoot in public places. Always wear some sort of shoe, such as sandals or flip flops;
      * Use a foot powder to keep your feet dry. Plain cornstarch makes a great foot dusting powder;
      * Always wash your socks in the hot water setting of the washer.

      There are many natural treatments to keep athlete's foot infections at bay. Some of the most effective are listed below.

      Herbs and essential oils

      Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is the most common way to treat athlete's foot naturally, and one of the most effective. Tea tree oil is one home remedy that has proven to be as effective as over the counter athlete's foot medications. Tea tree oil contains anti-fungal qualities, and for best results it should be applied directly to the affected area three times per day. The usual dosage of tea tree oil is from four to ten drops. Treatment with tea tree oil should continue for two weeks after the infection seems to have disappeared to make sure that it is gone.
      In addition to its use as a stand-alone therapy, tea tree oil can also be used in combination with aloe vera gel. A good approach is to mix about four ounces of aloe vera gel with 1/2 teaspoon of tea tree oil in a spray bottle and spray this on the affected area twice a day. The feet should then be allowed to dry completely before putting on socks and shoes. Tea tree oil is available at health food stores and on the Internet. When buying tea tree oil it is important to buy a 100% solution of the essential oil.

      Grapefruit seed extract: Grapefruit seed extract has been shown to have strong anti-fungal effects. The best way to use this extract is to apply a few drops to the palm and rub it into the feet two or three times daily. Grapefruit seed extract can also be added to the washing machine when washing socks.

      Diet and athlete's foot

      Those with chronic athlete's foot conditions, or those who suffer from recurrent athlete's foot, are advised to avoid high consumption of breads, baked goods and other yeast containing products. It is thought that excessive consumption of yeast can exacerbate an athlete's foot outbreak. Vinegar and alcohol are also best avoided by chronic athlete's foot sufferers.

      - Apply some tea tree oil in the affected skin, it acts such an antiseptic that can relief the itchy cessation.

      - Soak your foot in the vinegar. They act such anti fungal can kill off the fungus.

      - Mixture baking soda with warm water and rub on the affected skin and between your nail then rinse and dry properly.

      - Clean your toenails, toenails are favorite breeding place for the fungus, so make sure to clean your toenails.

      - Keep your feet and area between each toenails dry and clean after your get wet, consider using a hair dryer set on low to thoroughly dry your feet.

      - Practice good habit such change your socks every day, dry your shoes, and don’t barefoot in the public toilet or pools.

      You’ve tried other treatment to cure your athlete’s foot with a little or maybe no result. You should try this best home remedy for athlete’s foot to solve your problem forever. Don’t hide your problem inside your shoes, which just make worst everyday, and only spread to your other body.


treatment for atopic dermatitis

Home Remidys

Coughing, of a chronic nature, is generally in correlation to a disease of sorts. With the exception of smoking, the presence of coughs that are chronic in an estimated ninety three percent of those afflicted is the results of conditions, which include asthma, bronchitis, heartburn and post-nasal drip. Two forms of instigation - involuntary and voluntary, bring about the action of coughing. Therefore, it is understandable that individuals suffering from a cough or coughing are in need of home remedies for cough.Many parents believe in the healing properties of orange juice, but grapes are perhaps one of the most effective, old fashioned cough remedy. Adults can enjoy eating the fruit and help to reduce their coughing spells at the same time. If eating the fruit whole is not an option, you might try dissolving some honey in grape juice to make syrup that will be easier to swallow. A sauce prepared from pureed raisins is another handy way to use grapes as a cough remedy.Many old timers recommend home remedies based on the curative properties of honey alone. Honey can be effective and safe for many, but some add other ingredients to the honey to get even better results. Some advise the combination of a teaspoon of honey with turmeric powder for a dry cough and others have said that equal parts of glycerin, honey and lemon juice do the trick with the recommended dosage of a single teaspoon before going to bed. Another old fashion trick involves juicing an onion and then mixing the juice with honey for an excellent although pungent cough remedy.Mix half a teaspoon of tulsi juice with half a teaspoon of ginger juice. Add 1 teaspoon of honey. Take the above mixture 2-3 times a day. This is also useful Home Remedy for CoughPrepare a mixture by adding 1/2 teaspoon honey with 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and take it every 12 hours. Honey relieves the itchiness by moistening the throat passage.Mix 8 - 10 tablespoon of coconut milk with 1 tablespoon poppy seed (powdered) and 1 tablespoon of pure honey. Take this every night before going to bed. This remedy is very good Home Remedy for CoughGarlic-onion-chicken soup is an effective remedy for cough. Take it steaming hot, to give relief to irritation in throat.Grind a clove of garlic and place in a small bowl; cover with honey and cover the bowl with plastic wrap; preserve overnight. Take one tablespoonful upon awakening, then right through the day, as required.Take 5 grams of powdered Licorice root with honey thrice in a day. You can also make a decoction by using teaspoon to one cup of water. Take three cups every day. Licorice has gentle and anti-inflammatory properties, and is an expectorant. This is the also the one more good Home Remedy for Cough.Place 2 cups of cherries in a pan and add just sufficient water to cover. Put it in some lemon slices and 2 cups of honey. Simmerthe mixture to make cherries soft. Remove from heat. Remove the lemon slices and the cherry pits from the mixture and refrigerate the left over mixture and take several tablespoons as required for coughing.A very simple way to stop coughs in the night is to place three to four pieces of long pepper in the mouth. Chew them slightly so that their extract oozes into the mouth. As long as the peppers remain in the mouth, the urge to cough will be suppressed and you will get a restful sleep at night.Figs are known to clear the buildup of phlegm in the chest cavity. This brings about an elimination of cough.Make a powder of cardamom and dissolved it in water. Take this thrice in a day. This will keep all types of cough at bay.Lemon is very effective for chronic cough. You can add several dashes of white or black pepper to a sliced lemon and to take its juices to relieve yourself from constant coughing. You can do this thrice each day or until you feel more relieved.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a dry scalp with home remidys?
    How do you get rid of a dry scalp with home remidys. I also have a very sensitave scalp and most of the shampoos I've tried have not helped at all and made my scalp worse. The reason why I want home remidys is because I can't go to the store and get anything my parents don't care. Please help me if you can I've had this problem for 5 years and I can't take much more

    • ANSWER:
      You won't believe it but try to wash your hair first with beer and than just take a shampoo for normal skin, after some time you'll recognize the difference..

  2. QUESTION:
    Home remidies for flee removal any ideas and do they work?
    I've been hearing alot of diffrent things I can do but not sure if they work! only reason I need home remidies is I have a newborn and my 6 year old has asthma so I don't dare use any flee bombs or anything with chemicals in it. Need some ideas and need to know if they work.

    Thanks for all suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Trust me, you'll end up spending way too much time and money on useless products that won't work. Fleas are stubborn pests! Your best bet is to fumigate the house, stay in a motel for one night, and air out the house. Then vacuum really well (which you're supposed to do anyways after fumigating). In conjunction with this, make sure you use flea prevention on your pets and give them a flea bath. Problem solved.

      If you are really really against chemicals ....you're in for a tough time. But I'll try to help.

      1) Give the pet a flea bath and flea protection

      2) Mix together 1 1/2 pounds of diatomaceous earth, 1 1/2 pounds of natural borax and 1 cup of salt. (Don't use the earth and borax that you can purchase at a pool store, rather use the products that you can get from your local garden store.) The diatomaceous earth works because it contains very tiny particles that have sharp spines, which puncture the exoskeleton of the flea, killing it. The borax and salt work by absorbing the moisture of the flea and make all of those cracks and small areas that they might find to live in your home much more undesirable. You can use the mixture by sprinkling it throughout your home onto carpets and into those harder to reach areas. Allow the mixture to sit for a couple of days and then vacuum it up. Although these powders are not poisonous it's never a good idea for you or your pet to breathe it continually for days so if it's possible to go elsewhere while it sits then that's definitely an option you should use. Alternatively, if you prefer not to douse the house with the mixture, you can always pour it into your vacuum cleaner bag and vacuum everything thoroughly so that any of the sucked up fleas will die inside the bag. Keep in mind that this solution will not kill the un-hatched flea eggs and therefore the process may need to be repeated several times depending on the severity of your problem

      3) Place pieces of Cedar Wood (chips) in the corners of rooms, under furniture and under a pets bedding keeps fleas away. The Cedar Chips placed next to a home or apartments, the doors, etc, also acts as a barrier to keep fleas out.

      4) Spray the kids and any family members legs and feet with original ' Avon SKIN SO SOFT Bath Oil Spray ', it has been proven that this is a great product to keep fleas away and to stop them from biting.

      5) Vacuum daily until your problem is resolved.

  3. QUESTION:
    Any good home remidy ideas for curing white teeth?
    My teeth are kind of yellow stained, what are good home remidies around the house to cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      tooth paste

  4. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of my acne scars using home remidies?
    I have acne scars mostly on my chin and forhead but i am getting them on my cheeks too. I am using clean and clear acne control kit do you think that will help. Are there any home remidies that will get rid of them in two weeks or less. Or are there any cheap yet effective products? Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      Acne Scar Remedy 1: Lemons

      If your acne scars dark, you can use lemon juice to lighten them. Cleanse your face with lemon juice. Dab one teaspoon of lemon juice into a cotton ball and smooth it over the acne marks. Leave for ten minutes, then rinse. Use caution with lemon juice because it can make your skin photosensitive. So be certain to use a sunscreen on any area you treat with lemon juice prior to going out into the sun.

      Acne Scar Remedy 2: Soda

      Exfoliate your skin with baking soda. Often times a version of baking soda is used in cosmetic microdermabrasion treatments. You can give yourself a mini microdermabrasion treatment by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda with the two teaspoons of filtered water. Then gently rub the mixture on your acne scar for sixty seconds then rinse it off.

      Acne Scar Remedy 3: Olives

      After exfoliating your skin with baking soda, massage a pea-sized amount of olive oil onto your face. Acne scaring can cause the skin to lose its elasticity and suppleness. The moisturizing nutrients in the olive oil will penetrate the skin to deeply moisturize the skin and soften the skin's texture.

      Acne Scar Remedy 4: Fruits

      In addition to eating fresh fruits to supply your skin with collagen building vitamin C, you can also smear them onto your face for gentle acid exfoliation. Just puree a forth a cup of pineapple and smooth it onto your face. Leave it for 10-15 minutes, then rinse. Since the pineapples contains ascorbic acid, it will impart a brightening effect on the face, and help fade acne marks.

      Acne Scar Remedy 5: Water

      It cannot be said enough. "Your skin needs water." Especially when you want to promote the type of skin repair needed to heal acne scarring. Your skin needs water to keep the skin plump, to remove toxins, and the build new skin cells. Drink at least 80 ounces of filtered water a day to give your skin the quality and quantity of water it needs to reveal healthier, fresher skin.

      Acne Scar Remedy 6: Consistency

      The ultimate ingredient needed to completely remove acne scars is consistency. Acne scars form over a series of weeks, layer by layer. To remove the acne scarring, you need to use your acne home remedy on a daily basis to remove the damaged scar tissue layer by layer.

      To be successful at fading and healing your acne scars at home, you just need to plan in advance. Devote time to removing the damaged skin and giving yourself the nutrients you need to build healthier skin. For example, you can decide to spend five minutes a day exfoliating your skin with baking soda or pineapple and another ten minutes enjoying collagen building foods like soy, grapes or oranges. Do it consistently and you will see and improvement in your scars.

      This is what i have found on the internet-- i did not write this.
      but hope this helped you :)

      oh, and i'll add a link here, this person is Kandee- and i think she is amazing ! she's a make-up artist, but this video was very helpful for skin :)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vkCR2ZWAe4

      xoxo

  5. QUESTION:
    Home remidies for getting rid of redness of pimples quickly?
    Hey, I just need some home remidies for getting rid of pimple redness quickly. I have to be gone in about 45 minutes, and I just want to reduce this one naturally without caking on a bunch of make up that will make it worse / clog it up more.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I wrap a piece of ice in a paper towel or a few kleenex and hold it on the area. It shrinks it in 10 minutes or so!

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remidy for grub control?
    I have grubs in my yrad and my grangmother had a home remidy that worked very well i was wondering if anyone had a remidie that they have used please give good answers or can you give me sources to find a remidie? thank you

    • ANSWER:
      at the end of the season when the tepmperture dosen't get over 50 I stick bird feeders around the yard the birds feed on the food and whatever insects they find on the ground its excellent bug control can't use it in summer its too hot and will melt the suet only in late fall
      also
      beneficial nematodes or good for attacking insects such as grubs and other soft bodied insects especially in the larva stage but use them carefully

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there any HOME remidies to get whiter teeth and fresher breath?
    I need home remidies to get whiter teeth. I need stuff I can find at home without buying stuff.

    N.B - I do not have baking powder.

    • ANSWER:
      I saw the Tyra Banks show yesterday, she said that Catherine Zeta Jones uses strawberries to whiten her teeth. Later in the show, Tyra tried it. She just rubbed the strawberry across the front. I didn't think it would work-her teeth are already whitened (bleached?) Anyway, I bought some strawberries and tried it. It sure did make a difference right away! It totally freaked me out! I couldn't believe it. The only thing though...Tyra didn't say to brush your teeth immediately afterwards. I learned that be reading up on the internet. I don't know how healthy it is, but I do know it worked right away. I just quit smoking a month ago...so I have some stains...it was nice to see. I also don't think that Tyra would be putting it out there to use strawberries if she didn't first have a dentist say it was okay to say it first. (so people don't sue her )EK

      A dentinst told me to brush my teeth really good. Then get a white wash cloth, pour some extra virgin olive oil on it and scrub your teeth. I was thinking okay wow this sounds weird. Anyways I bought some and did it thinking a nasty taste would be in my mouth and it worked right away. I am still blown away at the results. Who would think of e.v.o.o.

      My grandmother's home remedy for teeth whitening is as follows:

      mix on small plate the following
      1 tsp baking soda
      dash of salt
      then add a few drops of white vinegar, which will foam.

      Then brush with toothpaste afterwards.

      It works great! I've used this for last forty years.

      Whitening Teeth with Lemon Juice

      Procedure: Brushing teeth with lemon juice

      Lemon juice is an acid and can harm your teeth. You may end up with a LOT of cavities and irreparably damaged tooth enamel. The reason that lemon juice 'works' is that it causes the teeth to lose calcium (which gives teeth some of their off-white color). Calcium is a major component of healthy teeth, and once it is lost, your teeth become very susceptible to decay. DO NOT use lemon juice for whitening.

      Whitening Teeth with Wood Ash

      Procedure: Brushing teeth using wood ash (i.e. from your fireplace)

      The reason wood ash whitens your teeth is because it contains potassium hydroxide (aka lye). However, only hard wood ash contains significant concentrations of potassium hydroxide. Soft wood ash does not. Before lye was available commercially, soap was made by leeching the potassium hydroxide from hard wood ash and then combining it with tallow (rendered animal fat). You may want to exercise caution when using hard wood ash too often as a tooth whitening agent. The harshness of the potassium hydroxide could significantly damage your teeth over time.

      Whitening Teeth with Strawberries

      Procedure: Brushing teeth using mashed strawberries

      It is not advisable to brush your teeth with strawberries. The sugar and acid in the strawberry will harm your teeth more than it will help if you don't brush your teeth after.
      If you eat an acid fruit such as strawberry or any other healthy but acidic food such as yoghurt, I would advise that you wait at least 20min to brush your teeth since the acid softens the enamel and you would be brushing some enamel away if you brush immediately. After 20 minutes the saliva would have 'buffered' the acid on the teeth and would be OK to brush and floss.

      Whitening Teeth with Baking Soda

      Procedure: Using Baking Soda with toothpaste while brushing

      Baking Soda won't bleach your teeth, but it will help get plaque off and make them shine. Be warned that Baking Soda is an abrasive and if you use it too much, the enamel on your teeth can get damaged.

      Whitening teeth with Hydrogen Peroxide:

      Studies on humans repeatedly using oral health products containing hydrogen peroxide have shown that:

      * using mouth rinses or mouth washes that contain up to 1.5% hydrogen peroxide once or twice daily for up to 2 years had no adverse effects on the inside of the mouth, gums or tongue and can even improve gum health significantly.

      However, one study reported discoloration of the inner lining of the mouth and the tongue when used 4 times daily for 5 weeks.
      * adults who brushed with a toothpaste containing 0.87% hydrogen peroxide twice a day for 6 months showed no differences in gum health
      * rinses containing 3% hydrogen peroxide used 3 to 5 times per day can cause irritation in people with a previous mouth injury; and
      * rinsing and brushing 2 to 3 times daily with products containing more than 6% hydrogen peroxide can affect the tongue and gums in some healthy people.

      There are studies being conducted upon hydrogen peroxide and DNA damage, cancer, reproductive disorders, etc.
      So I cannot stress enough to use the proper dilution rate, no more than twice a day, and do not swallow!

      For those of you saying to use Hydrogen Peroxide, I strongly advise that you do not. This is because Hydrogen Peroxide is a VERY powerful oxidising agent and if it is accidentally swallowed it coul

  8. QUESTION:
    I have small flies in the soil of my house plants.Any Home remidies?
    I also have spider mits.any Home Remidies for that as well?

    • ANSWER:
      For mites, you can use either a product called safe soap or you can simply mix a little dish washing detergent with water in a spray bottle. Spray down your plants THROUGHLY (make sure to get under the leaves as well as the tops) Repeat daily until you no longer see the mites. Make sure you check all plants in the same area as the one infected as it spreads like wildfire!

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some home remidies for an ear infection?
    My son has 2 severe ear infections one of his ear drums rupsured last night what are some home remidies to take away some of the pain? I do not like to give him Loratab he is only 7 yrs old.
    I did take him into ER last night and they gave like I said Loratab and Zithromax!

    • ANSWER:
      you ought have given him the meds. or tell the doctor why you don't want to do it. maybe, he might have had another med that is more acceptable to you or he might comfort your fears. but you shouldn't leave your son in such pain. i hope you have already taken him to your regular doctor by now.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some home remidies for an ear infection?
    My son has 2 severe ear infections one of his ear drums rupsured last night what are some home remidies to take away some of the pain? I do not like to give him Loratab he is only 7 yrs old.
    I did take him into ER last night and they gave like I said Loratab and Zithromax!

    • ANSWER:
      you ought have given him the meds. or tell the doctor why you don't want to do it. maybe, he might have had another med that is more acceptable to you or he might comfort your fears. but you shouldn't leave your son in such pain. i hope you have already taken him to your regular doctor by now.

  11. QUESTION:
    Does any one know any home remidies for a sinus infection?
    I have influenza C. It came with a nasty sinus infection. I have the perscription from the doctor, but does anyone know some home remidies for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sinus infections can also be treated by some home remedies. A lot of relief can be obtained by inhaling steam from a vaporizer or a bowl of hot water. Applying a hot or a cold compress over the inflamed area would also provide relief. A decoction of mustard seed powder and water, instilled in the nostrils; eating jalapeno peppers; drinking juice of ripe grapes; applying a paste of cinnamon and water on the forehead; applying paste of ginger and water/milk on the forehead; applying paste of basil leaves, cloves, and dried ginger on the forehead; inhaling steam of eucalyptus oil; and drinking warm tea are all found to be effective in providing some relief. Drinking a lot of water and other fluids would also help. A great deal of rest is also required. However, it is better to consult a specialist if the infection persist because antibiodics are very helpful in eliminating the infection.

  12. QUESTION:
    what are some home remidies to make my hair more healthy and strong?
    are there any home remidies to make my hair more healthy and strong , and shiny ect. ?

    • ANSWER:
      Foods for Healthy Hair
      http://health.yahoo.com/experts/healthieryou/15872/superfoods-for-incredible-hair/

      Strong comes from good genes.
      Shiny comes from hair that's clean, after it's been blow-dryed (5 mins.) and brushed. It is not something that is sprayed on. It is from the reflection from a light.
      Silky is the feel of virgin hair that hasn't been chemically treated. It doesn't come from a bottle.
      Soft is what hair supposed to feel like, not hay.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some home remidies for dandruff and a dry scalp?
    I hade dandruff but the shampoo dries out my scalp. what are some good home remidies or shampoos?

    • ANSWER:
      Try T gel or Selsun Blue.

  14. QUESTION:
    Acidity and vomits- any home remidies for that problems or any suggestion?
    My father is 45 and is facing minor problems such as acidity. The food is not being digested properly and is coming out of the body in form of vomits. Well home remidies are always better,, so any suggestions, please!
    Plz answer!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some home remedies to cure acidity...

      - Skip the aerated drinks as well as the caffeine. Opt for herbal tea instead.

      - Have a glass of lukewarm water everyday.

      - Include banana, watermelon and cucumber in your daily diet. Watermelon juice is great for curing acidity.

      - Nariyal paani is known to soothe the system if you suffer from acidity.

      - Drink a glass of milk - everyday.

      - Have your last meal at least two to three hours before you hit the sack.

      - Keeping long intervals between meals is another cause for acidity. Have small but regular meals.

      - Try to avoid pickles, spicy chutneys, vinegar, etc.

      - Boil some mint leaves in water and have a glass of this after meals.

      - Sucking on a piece of clove is another effective remedy.

      - Jaggery, lemon, banana, almonds and yogurt are all known to give you instant relief from acidity.

      - Excessive smoking and drinking will increase acidity, so cut down.

      - Try chewing gum. The saliva generated helps move food through the esophagus, easing symptoms of heartburn.

      - Ginger aids in digestion. Either buy powdered ginger in capsule forms or add the herb to your recipes.

      - A simple preparation of lemon water with sugar can be sipped on an hour before lunch to reduce uneasiness.

      - Have vegetables like drumsticks, beans, pumpkin, cabbage, carrot and spring onions.

      Try some ayurvedic or homeopathic medicines.

      Use garlic pearl after food
      take one spoon methi daily with water
      Gasol vati (for gas problem)
      God bless you and

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some nonprescription pills to help with the frequent urge to use the bathroom? or some home remidies?
    My daughter says she has to use the bathroom alot and im not really sure what to do. I don't believe it's a bladder infection. I really dont want to have to take her to the docter though because are docter is a man and I don't want her to get embaressed.She says even after she uses the bathroom she still feels like she has too. I need some nonprescription pills or some home remidies for her.

    • ANSWER:
      Cranberry juice may prevent an infection, but if she has 1, she need antibiotic. Drink lots of water...8 glasses/day

      I'm not sure this will cure it, but the following are very good for getting rid of infections & boosting immune system:
      Astragalus
      Goldenseal root (only 5 days in a row)
      Oil of Oregano (pills)
      Tea Tree Oil (for external use)
      Echineacea

      Go to health food store & ask.
      ,
      Otherwise seek out female Gyn MD.

      Good luck

  16. QUESTION:
    what home remidies can help me from losing my hair?
    I just had surgary and Im loseing my hair due to anistetic is there any home remidies to help my hair grow and maybe something to make it thicker Im eating meat and protein and getting lots of vitamins I dunno why Im loseing hand fulls anything to prevent it maybe some home thing also my hair is short help!

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard many times that apple cider vinegar helps balding hair, but I think the best remedy would be eating healthy. And I know I should be the last one saying it but patience is another remedy.
      Hope I helped and good luck. : )

  17. QUESTION:
    Home remidies to get rid of unwanted scars?
    If anyone has any home remidies that will minimise the appearance of my scars that would really help. Also any proffesional brands or anything that will generally get rid of them will be appriciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I (used to) do the lemon treatment.

      Here's how you do it:
      Take a lemon. (like, from a grocery store.)
      Cut it in half (depending on the size, you will want to save more so you can use it more times)
      Take a knife and make a few lines in it
      Get a container (or a deep lid)
      Squeeze some lemon juice out (this shouldn't take much effort, either)
      Get a cotton ball
      Wipe your scars with the lemony-cotton ball
      Leave it on for 15-20 minutes
      Then rinse with water.

      It DOES sting/itch but only for like 5 minutes, but it did work for me.
      so just try and keep your mind/hands occupied in the first couple minutes. Good luck :)

      You need to do this for at least like, every day for one week before you will notice any big changes.
      And - you can probably try a regular scar-removing cream, too. Maybe not at the same time, but if the lemon thing doesn't help you, I guess

      *edit
      Other things would be
      rubbing bio-oil on them twice a day at least, or putting it in your bathtub if you have a bath
      Or
      Vitamin E. You can get these pills/capsules with vitamin E liquid in it, you take a pin to the pill and rub it onto the scars. I've heard that the vitamin E doesn't really do anything though, it's just the rubbing of the scars. When you rub it, it encourages "fresh" skin to form instead of the scars being there. Okay, I'm done now :P Good luck! :)

  18. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of pimples with home remidies?
    im 16 and i want to know how to get rid of pimples with home remidies. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      clean ur face with dove soap. dap lemon juice on them..only a tiny bit

  19. QUESTION:
    what are some good home remidies for curing a natural cold?
    Now ill tell you i really dont mind if i spelled anything wrong. So you dont have to tell me. But i want to cure my cold becuase i at least dont want to be couphing and hackin tommorrow becuase i have a tailgate party that i need to attend, so any home remidies that'll work? (besides chicken noodle soup.)

    • ANSWER:
      3-6000mg of vitamin C over the course of a day with a B-100 (complex). You need to give your body the fuel to fight. Treatment for the throat, and cough is to late. It is like being in a war, and bandaging the wounded, when you could have given them weapons (vitamin C). Take the C 1000mg every hour until bed, with a B-complex. In the morning take 2000mg of C prior to the party, with another B-complex. I promise you will feel better. Lots of water, and juice. Avoid, sugar, and caffeine.

      Pharmacy student hahahhaa

      Dr. Andrew Saul
      Dr. Michael Savage

      Look these guys up in google with the word vitamin.

  20. QUESTION:
    I need some home remidy ideas for your skin?
    Do you know any home remidys to make your skin zit less?

    • ANSWER:
      crush up aspirin and mix it with a little water an scrub it over your face

  21. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remidies for getting rid of small moles on the face that don't cause scarring?
    So i have two moles on my face and want rid of them and i was wandering if there are any home remidies that are simple and not dangerous that will NOT leave a scar?

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know any home-remidies on how to make your hair thicker or longer?
    Haha;; I know, weird question. But anyway, Do any of you know how to make you hair THICKER and/or GROW QUICKER by home remidies?

    e.g. I heard using organic shampoos make your hair grow quicker.

    Any others?

    • ANSWER:
      prenatal vitamins! ((idk how to spell it))
      my grandma's friend takes those to grow her hair really long then she cuts it and gives it to locks of love!
      but i wouldn't take them until after you have kids bc it might mess some things up.... idk. lol

      = /

  23. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remidies for pregnancy test?
    Hey, I Need help with home remidies.. Like one's that I Have the stuff at home for:)
    Anyway thanks & NO Don't tell me to go and just buy a test or go to a free clinic or my doctor,.. I Have no money or gas and not even a car right now.

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Home remidies to tame frzzy hair before you flat iron it?
    My mom wont take me to the store to 'buy more crap' for my hair. Any home remidies I could use before I flat iron my hair to make it less big&&frizzy?

    • ANSWER:
      lol "crap for my hair" sounds just like my mother! jesus theyre all the same these days! lol ive tried many home remedies..nothing works. although you can use a bit of olive oil but only a little bit cuz you dont want gready hair. maybe 2-3 drops would be fine.
      hope i helped:)

  25. QUESTION:
    what is a home remidy for a dog foot infection?
    my dogs foot is infected what is a home remidy that i can make for him?

    • ANSWER:
      If the dog's foot is already infected, you need antibiotics. Only a vet can prescribe that. If you'd kept the foot clean in the first place, you might have gotten away without a trip to the vet....

  26. QUESTION:
    What are good home remidies for fleas on dogs?
    Home remidies. Fleas dogs

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    I have acne on my back which i need to get rid of, Any tips? home remidies would be a big help.?
    i am running for 7th grade sweet-heart and i have mild acne on my back. Any tips that i can use to get rid of it in 1-2 weeks? Home remidies would be best... Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Drink plenty of water. Staying well hydrated can help your condition improve, because the "waste management" control system in your body requires a lot of water to do its job. Without enough water, the body has difficulty removing some waste products efficiently.

      Look for face washes which contain the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. This is the key ingredient in some of the best face washes. Use a 5-10% benzoyl peroxide of mild to moderate acne and 10% for severe.

      Try smashing one tablet of aspirin in a small bowl, then adding lemon juice to the mixture. Aspirin is acetesalicylic acid, chemically related to salicylic acid. Apply to the affected areas overnight. It boosts the healing process while reducing redness.

      Try putting toothpaste (paste, NOT gel) on your face, cover it with a bandage, and keep it on all night. When you wash it off in the morning your acne will look better. The astringent and surfactant nature of the toothpaste will help diminish the appearance of pimples. But the toothpaste has been known to burn sensitive skin of the face, so be careful. If your face does burn, stop acne treatments and work on healing your burn.

      Good Luck...

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remidies for facial moisturizer?
    My face is extremely dry and i dont want anything that cost too mucha nd out of my budget...so if you know any home remidies.

    Your help will be much appreciated....thank you

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    what are HOME REMIDIES to curing a yeast infection?
    i think i may have one but i want a natural home remidy that i can find in my fridge or something. I am not going to a gyno. Im 13 and wayyy to scared!!

    • ANSWER:
      It's popular among women with recurring yeast infections to choose home methods rather than spending the money on Monistat every time they get one, as it adds up. That said, many women swear by using plain yogurt inserted in the vagina. The active cultures in the yogurt can kill a yeast infection.
      Another thing that many doctors suggest for those who wish to deal with their infections at home is to peel a garlic clove and insert it into the vagina overnight. To make sure that it's easy to remove, some women sew string through the clove and leave it hanging out like a tampon so they can pull it out.
      I have also heard of people taking a bath with a drop or two of tea tree oil added to the bath.
      Yeast infections generally clear up on their own, or when you get your period. I suggest sleeping with no underwear on, eating a lot of yogurt, trying to eliminate sugar from your diet, and making sure you wear breathable cotton panties during the day.
      This is all assuming you're sure it's a yeast infection, because it could be something else. There are lots of websites on this subject and I suggest you either see a doctor (who gets these questions every day and isn't grossed out or embarrassed by it) or you research it on the internet.
      This is an excellent website: http://www.msu.edu/~eisthen/yeast/

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any home remidies for a ear infection?
    i have a really bad ear infection/ear ache and the pain is killing me the doctors gave me anti biotics but they just dont seem to be working so i need some home remidies to take away the pain and eliminate the infection.
    and plus i cannot hear very well in the ear that is infected so i could use help with that too....plus my Eustachian tube is blocked.

    • ANSWER:
      Contact your doctor and inform them the medicine is not helping. Your ears are a very important and sensitive part of your body. Using home remedies might not be the safest thing in the world to do. HR could even leave you with more pain. Please be careful if you use anyones HR cures.

  31. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of sore throat? Home remidies?
    I heard of lemon killing the bacteria in your throat, but i dont have lemons and i was wondering if lime would help the same?

    Anyways, anyone know any home remidies that cure sore throat that DOESNT have to do with lemons, because ever video i see to cure sore throat is always about lemons -______-

    • ANSWER:
      salt and warm water.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural home remedy to get rid of worms in cats?
    My cat was wormed about three months ago, but tonite I noticed something small, and white moving down there. I cannot afford to visit a vet, and I know that there are home remidies for people who get worms, but for cats? please let me know if you know of any. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have researched this before and I know that there are not any remedies at home you can use..... I would suggest calling as many vets as you can in your area and explain the situation. Sometimes vets will make exceptions ... also if the cat has been to the vet in the last few months they may prescribe it without seeing the cat. I do not recommend putting treatment off as this problem can really hurt your cat if it isn't taken care of, If you get the worm med from the vet it will get rid of the worms almost immediately.....
      Good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    does anyone know any home remidies for getting marijuana out of your body before a drug test?
    i recently had to take a drug test, which i failed. & i want o know if there are any "home remidies" you guys knew about that will get the THC out of my body before my next drug test.
    [its in about a month]

    i know that they have those drink things you can buy at the store, but i dint have a car, or $ for that right now, so if someone knew anything about this, i would really appreciate it.

    :] thanx

    • ANSWER:
      don't smoke it in the first place and you wont have that situation.

  34. QUESTION:
    what home remidie should i use as my base coat formake up to cover up pimples best?
    is there anything i could use to make my pimple less noticable. i know make up but what should i use as a base coat other than foundation. any home remidies>?

    • ANSWER:
      When it comes to home remedies for pimples, there is a lot that you can do. Many people like to use pimple home remedies as a way to help clear up pimples overnight. One way to cure pimples overnight is to put toothpaste on them before you go to bed. The toothpaste helps to dry up the pimple. It may not completely be gone by morning, but it will be a lot smaller. Others like to wash their face with baking soda. After all, not all of these home remedies for pimples are going to work for everyone. That is because there are different problems that cause pimples in different people. Sometimes you need more than just a home remedy. Sometimes you need medication to help get rid of your pimples.

  35. QUESTION:
    Whats a good natural face exfoliator you can make at home?
    I want to start exfoliating my face. But first i would like to know some natural home remidies. I have sensitive skin. I am considering baking soda but not sure if that would hurt my skin and make it all red. Should I use my original cleanser with a loofah. How do you exfoliate?

    • ANSWER:
      don't use a loofah, way too over the top. sugar and soap is a good idea or use some online recipes, there must be tons out there

  36. QUESTION:
    does anyone know any good home remidies to make breasts bigger?
    i'm not even an a! i really need to know some good home remidies or recipes that i can eat/drink or something to make my breasts bigger. ppl keep saying to get surgery, use pills and creams, get pregnant or gain weight. i dont wanna do any of those things! plz help me!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such product. Don't fall for some scam that tells you otherwise.

  37. QUESTION:
    What are good home remedies to get rid of whooping cough?
    I went to the doctors they said I have whooping cough. I was taking the medicine and it was making me sicker so I stopped what should I do????? HOME REMIDIES ONLY PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Home Remedies For Whooping Cough:

      The following are some natural cures to help you relieve the symptoms of the whooping cough.
      Garlic:

      One of the most effective home remedy treatments for whooping cough is garlic. Simply extract all the juice from a clove of garlic and give one teaspoon two or three times a day. This natural cure for coughing will help to get rid of whooping cough symptoms.
      Onion:

      Make on onion syrup out of onions and sugar. This will help to relieve the coughing and it is very simple to make.

      Simply cut a medium onion in half and slice into small pieces, about ¼” thick.

      Lay them in a glass jar and mash the onion up.

      Mix in about a ¼ cup sugar or honey and let sit overnight.

      It will blend together and make a syrup that can be taken one teaspoon every few hours.
      Diet:

      Another common home remedy for whooping cough is to get rid of all foods that will cause phlegm to build up, such as dairy products.

      The whooping cough should be treated with fruits, especially oranges, and plenty of vegetables, like spinach and cabbage.

      The better the diet, the quicker one will get rid of whooping cough.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for constipation?
    I just got out of school and have stopped drinking as much water and stop exercising. Its only been like 5 days but now when I eat my stomach hurts and I have like intestinal pain. I was told it may be constipation, I started drinking more water and moving around more but do you know any home remidies like olive oil or something I would keep around the house?

    • ANSWER:
      You need at least 30 % of Fiber in your diet. You will get the Fiber from 100% Bran from the Cerial. and other from your fruits and vegaetalbles you eat every day. That should take care of it and you should not have a problem with constipation any more. You can use olive oil in your cooking, and Fish Oil is good to have in your diet for yout heart. But the Fiber will take care of your problem.

  39. QUESTION:
    Home remidies for fleas and ticks in the carpets?
    I have 2 cats at home that I just tended to on bathing to rid of fleas, I am finding the reinfestation is caused by fleas in the carpets at our home, is there any home remidies that I can try that are safe for a newborn to be around? Help! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I have 3 cats that used to have fleas. Its better to disaffect ur home around winter but right now i would say buy a bomb that kills fleas in like a hour or buy flea powder for ur carpet. I would make sure my cats fleas are gone be4 u worry bout the carpet cause you can always keep them in a different room but it makes no since to bathe them then let them walk on the same floor...but also look at sum flea shampoo for cats.

      Good Luck!!!

  40. QUESTION:
    How to perfectly fix skin acne with home items?
    With what best home remidies to improve or fix my acne I'm a male 15 and has been getting breakouts sometime my skin will begood and other time its terrible nice clean skin and cheap and easy tp et

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking of wheat grass juice remove acne.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of a sore throat at home?
    I have a sore throat..idn if its strep throat or what but i wanna get rid of it without going to the doctors.....any suggestions? even home remidies?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a fever, you need to see a doctor. If you just have a dry sore throat, you can gargle with warm salt water. Also, drink hot tea with honey and lemon. You may also want to put Mentholatum on the outside of your throat and wrap it up with something warm. If your throat does not get better in several days, see a doctor anyway.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some great home remidies for heat and chemical damaged hair?:)?
    My bangs are terribly damaged from heat & chemicals, mostly heat. Are there any in-expensive ways to treat and repair them? Home Remidies would be the best! i perfer them. I just wanna say thanks in advance!:) I'm 12 by the way and i have thin kinda thick hair and it's brown & blonde if that helps any. :)

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies to get rid of acne?
    I get acne on my face[ who doesn't =]] by the side of my nose and by my mouth. I also get them on my forehead and chin. Do you know any ways on how to get them to go away fast with home remidies? Please help I go back to school soon.

    • ANSWER:
      i've heard apple cider vinegar helps

  44. QUESTION:
    Any good home remidies for summer foot care?
    I have hard and calloused feet from dancing and being barefoot alot(i also sswim) and really dont like the look of them. I have tried many many store creams and cant afford to go to the salon alot.I also have tried filing them down,and it just comes back in a couple days.any good home remidies?

    • ANSWER:
      Try to use miho medicated bath salt (shampoo size - 550g) to do a good scrub for your foot. Before that, apply some lotion as the bath salt is in powder form. You can also soak your legs in warm water pouring a reasonable of the bath salt to soften the skin before you do the scrub.

      The texture of the miho bath salt is very fine and you can even use it to do a face scrub. You will love it after trying it.

      Exclusive product available online and not available in any departmental store.

  45. QUESTION:
    How do i whiten my teeth at home?
    How do I brighten my teeth without spending any money. Is there any home remidies other than baking soda.

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrogen peroxide will noticeably whiten your teeth ( I could tell after just one time ). Don't swallow it though.

  46. QUESTION:
    Home Remedies on how to keep your hair straight all day?
    Heyy. I have frizzy,poofy,wavey hair. I like it to be straight. I don't really wanna have it chemical straightened or relaxed. I just want ways to keep it straight without buying anything. I don't have a straightener at the time. I just want home remidies how straight hair all day. My hair is passed my souilders but not passed my chest. My bangs are grown out to my hair length. Please HELP.

    • ANSWER:
      You sound just like me. Btw i LOVE your name it's my fave name in the world. You can get your hair cut to make it less thick and poofy. Garnier Fructis sleek & shine (green bottle) shampoo & conditioner is the best for frizzy hair, it makes your hair so soft and smooth. Brush your hair before and just after washing it then tie your hair in a low bun and leave untill it's fully dry.
      These tips won't make your hair like avril lavigne but TRUST ME they help loads. Im sorry there is no magic potion to make your hair super straight but you really need a hair straightener.

  47. QUESTION:
    do you have home remedies for clear skin?
    i have tried using tape to remove blackheads, and it really works! im going to try and start using home remidies to clear my skin because, nothing else seems to work. have any ideas of things i should try? thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have a blog for all the home remedies.please visite my site for healthy and beautyful sking http://www.all4beauty.blogspot.com .


home remidys

Natural Cures For Psoriasis On The Scalp

Psoriasis, a chronic skin disease is now easily treated naturally without any need for the incorporation of over the counter or prescribed drugs. You can easily treat the onset once you have successfully identified the symptoms of psoriasis. You are not alone in the onslaught since this infection is on record for affecting more than 50 million people worldwide.Though the condition is non-contagious, the discomfort is unbearable. This infection results in the scaling of the skin and peeling. The Psoriasis infection is sure to disappear and never come back ever again with the help of certain nature based remedies, helping you make some real good lifelong changes.None of the remedies suggested are painful or difficult. It is important to remember to cut down on the amount of sugar you consume and the carbohydrate intake in your diet. Not only do these evils feed the Psoriasis infection but also help it to thrive and grow.It has been medically and clinically accepted that there is no permanent cures for psoriasis, but the natural remedies suggested help treat the condition. You could also look into the supplementary traditional medical treatments available and a number of topical creams. All these help the skin cell growth and slowly but surely eliminate the consequential scaling. The many natural remedies to treat this health malady include:Dead Sea or Epsom salts: The goodness of a nice hot bathing is unparalleled in the treatment for Psoriasis. If you double the effect by including a dash of Dead Sea or Epsom salts in the bath water, recovery is faster. Not only do the salts help to remove all the harmful toxins out of the body, but they also restrict the inflammation that Psoriasis is known to induce.Sun bathing: Psoriasis is also well treated with the natural remedy for many other skin ailments - sun bathing. Soaking in 10 to 15 minutes of the morning sun gives your skin its complete dosage of vitamin D enriched natural sunlight, to eliminate the psoriasis lesions.Aloe vera gel and olive oil: These two of Mother Nature's luxurious gifts to mankind are sure shot remedies for Psoriasis. Not only do the natural ingredients of the two treatment options help reduce the scaly skin, but they also ensure that the affected skin is well lubricated and keep the itchiness at bay.Herbal remedies: You can also tap on the potential of natural herbal remedies such as the oil of oregano, milk thistle and the oil of the evening primrose. A concoction of these with the anti-fungal goodness of turmeric immediately aid in healing psoriasis.There are a number of different natural remedies or natural cures to address the onslaught of psoriasis. They need to be adopted in quantities to combat the severity of the condition. It is of prime importance to research and first understand the ailment prior to adopting any treatment option. These herbal and natural remedies for Psoriasis are devoid of any side effects. Treating the condition at the onset is of critical importance.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid off psoriasis behind your ears and gluteal cleft?
    I have psoriasis behind my ears, scalp, elbows, on one knee & one on gluteal cleft but its small... i wanna get rid of them pls help how can I get rid of dem fast? whats da best thing to do or whats da best cream for it?

    • ANSWER:
      ooh, the hard to reach places huh? hmmm, i would try herbal medications and remedies before chemically designed over the counter meds/prescriptions. the skin is especially sensitive behind the ears and u dont wanna scar. try:
      The hot Epsom salts bath has been proven valuable in the treatment of psoriasis. Application of olive oil after the Epsom salt bath is also effective and also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Regular seawater baths and application of seawater over the affected parts once a day is highly beneficial. This is one of the best psoriasis remedy.

      Bitter gourd is a valuable home remedy for psoriasis. Take a cup of fresh juice of this vegetable, mixed with a teaspoon of limejuice on an empty stomach daily for four to six months. This is a good diet for psoriasis.

      The use of mudpacks is also beneficial for the psoriasis. They absorb and remove the toxins from the affected areas.

      Cabbage leaves can be used in the form of compresses. They can be applied on the affected area after removing the thick veins and washing them thoroughly. This is also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Sunlight is the best and natural remedy for psoriasis.

      Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the psoriasis treatment. A daily dose of 200-800 I.U is recommended as they reduce itching of the area.

      Lecithin is also considered as a remarkable remedy for the psoriasis treatment.

      Psoriasis cure - 6-9 lecithin capsules in a day are recommended.

      Application of Aloe Vera gel and garlic oil on the affected area is also beneficial and is good natural remedy for psoriasis

      Application of cashew nut oil on the affected areas at night after a thorough wash of the face is highly beneficial and is one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

  2. QUESTION:
    How to control and reduce the psoriasis for a baby and adult?
    My husband is suffering from Psoriasis since he was born.... recently my new born baby is also suspected to have this desease, I come to know that this is a desease connected with gene... I really do not know how to help them....

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ANgee

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Cleansing: For long term health a colon and liver cleanse needs to be done.

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a really good medication/over the counter drug that treats Psoriasis?
    I have Psoriasis and I was wondering if anyone knows of any good treatments besides UVB rays and sunlight.

    Please tell me if you know any!

    • ANSWER:
      Keep in mind that every case of psoriasis is different. Not one medication will work for everyone and unfortunately it's about trying out different ones until you find what works well for you. When I have a really bad breakout I use Dovonex. I've tried several over the counter creams and that one works for me. But don't be afraid to talk to your doctor and go for different creams. Stay away from oral medications since it can really harm your liver unless there's no other way around it ok? Yes medications really work but you HAVE to follow the directions. If it says use twice a day use it twice a day. Not just once. Also, in between applications when the skin has soaked in all the medicine spread some lotion on the areas so it stays moisturized. It will make the medicine work twice as fast and my doc did tell me that.

      Here's a few natural suggestions also. Not all are just creams but all are over the counter or easy to get. You didn't specify whether it was scalp or otherwise so I put included both.

      I am going to try this one since I just heard about it. Soak your elbows in vinegar or apple cider vinegar for a few minutes and then wrap it with a pad soaked in warmed olive oil. I'd suggest doing this in the evenings before bed so it can really soak in. This would make a great nighttime soak.

      Also, you can go for lotions that really create a barrier and keep your skin from being exposed to dry conditions etc like Vaseline Intensive Care lotion twice a day. That one really gave me some relief and helped keep my plaques under control the best.

      Sunlight or UV rays is touch and go for people but make sure you use sunscreen on the areas of the body that isn't covered in plaques while in the sun or rays since our skin is different than the average skin types out there. You definitely don't want to cure psoriasis to end up with skin cancer!

      I have heard of people having success with rubbing vitamin e oil *just take vitamin e capsules, break them, and rub the oil on the plaques* and then bandaging it.

      Flax Seed is something that's very important to take. Just get the pill form and take it as directed. It helps with the immune system and therefore helps with the psoriasis. Omega3s help as well which Flax Seed has so it's good. I use EFA Gold. It has a pharmacutical grade of Omega3 and I just buy it online. You can find it all over the place. Flax seed you can take separately.

      The main thing is to keep the areas moist or protected from drying out. If you do keep the skin moist just be really careful to watch for infection since we get it easier than other people. Let the skin dry but not dry out between applications of different products! I hope that gives you a few things to try so you don't feel at your wits end with it. The main thing you need to know is not one thing is going to work for everyone so try a few different ideas to find what works for YOU. You're never alone so if you need someone to talk to about this to have a shoulder and listen you're welcome to email me any time. Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    What is a good over the counter treatment for psoriasis?
    I won't be able to see my dermatologist until January, and my psoriasis is spreading. My cream has run out. I'm using T-Gel shampoo for my scalp. I don't have anything for the psoriasis on my skin though. What is a good over the counter treatment that can keep it under control until January?
    I've had psoriasis for a couple of years.
    I used a topical medication from my dermatologist, but that ran out and she said she has to see me before I get another one prescribed.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Sylvie

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  5. QUESTION:
    Do you have any home remeides for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis in my head and wanted to know if you know any home redmeides to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Granger

      Here are some answers you're looking for.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  6. QUESTION:
    I have dandruff. What can I do to cure the problem?
    No natural remedies thank you very much!
    I want very good advice. Advice I can take. Very good advice
    I need advice and what i can take like natural remedies, shampoo, counter prescipations, meds.
    I need advice and what i can take like natural remedies, shampoo, counter prescipations, meds.

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment

      Dandruff is a chronic condition that can almost always be controlled, but it may take a little patience and persistence. In general, mild scaling can often be helped by daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and cell buildup.

      When regular shampoos fail, OTC dandruff shampoos may succeed. But dandruff shampoos aren't all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works best for you. Dandruff shampoos are classified according to their active ingredient:

      * Zinc pyrithione shampoos (Suave Dandruff Control Shampoo, Head & Shoulders). These contain the antibacterial and antifungal agent zinc pyrithione, which has been shown to reduce the fungus that causes dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
      * Tar-based shampoos (Neutrogena T/Gel, Tegrin). Coal tar, a byproduct of the coal manufacturing process, helps conditions such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis by slowing cell turnover. But coal tar has an "earthy" smell, can give light-colored hair an orange tint and may make treated skin more sensitive to sunlight.
      * Shampoos containing salicylic acid (Ionil T). These "scalp scrubs" help eliminate scale, but they may leave your scalp dry, leading to more flaking. Using a conditioner after shampooing can help counter dryness.
      * Selenium sulfide shampoos (Selsun, Exsel). These shampoos help prevent cell turnover and may also reduce the number of malassezia. Because they can discolor blonde, gray or chemically colored hair, be sure to use them only as directed and to rinse well after shampooing.
      * Ketoconazole shampoos (Nizoral). The newest addition to the dandruff armamentarium, ketoconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent that may work when other shampoos fail. It's available over-the-counter as well as by prescription.

      Try using one of these shampoos daily until your dandruff is controlled, then cut back to two or three times a week. If one type of shampoo works for a time and then seems to lose its effectiveness, try alternating between two types of dandruff shampoos. Be sure to leave the shampoo on for at least 5 minutes — this allows the ingredients time to work. Some experts suggest lathering twice for best results.

      If you've shampooed faithfully for several weeks and there's still a dusting of dandruff on your shoulders, talk to your doctor or dermatologist. You may need a prescription-strength shampoo or more aggressive treatment with a steroid lotion.

  7. QUESTION:
    I have scalp psioriasis and i'm now breaking out on my skin and i want to know if its psoriasis?
    so awhile back i was disgnosed with psoriasis on my scalp, and i just recently noticed small dry patches of skin on my body. They look pink, and if i scratch them they kinda get white and flaky. So far i've been broken out on my legs and chest. Is it psoriasis? can it be helped? is it dangerous? will it ever go away?

    • ANSWER:
      This is not dangerous or life threatening in any way. This is why no cure has been found yet. Doctors focus on life threatening diseases and there is no more than 2 paragraphs spent on this topic throughout the whole medical education. So for us.. its nothing more than just embaressing and annoying.

      I have been diagnosed with Seborrheic Dermatitis 15years ago and still struggling. It is mainly on my scalp moving out of the hairline now. And mild patches on other parts of the body such as arms, hips and groin area.

      What makes it so difficult is that our bodies dont respond the same way to certain "cures". Therefore, it is a process finding what works for you and illuminating what doesnt.

      I have recently also done some research on Psoriasis. This condition is VERY similar to Sebborrheic Dermatitis and often misdiagnosed by dermatologists unless a proper biopsy is done and tested. Although these two conditions are different diseases, they seem to have pretty much the same treatments. The only difference I could find, is that Psoriasis could also be treated with UV light treatment.

      Apparently Psoriasis is also the one that is found on other parts of the body, besides the scalp, and is also more difficult to get rid of than SD.
      Well, whichever disease I might have (mine wasnt properly diagnosed), I have tried EVERYTHING. These cures (as mentioned) might work for another person, but I havent found mine yet. But here is a couple of tips on what you might want to try (maybe it works for you, as it has apparently worked for others in the past - the essential oils had the best result for me personally thusfar).

      1) Cut out all sugar and yeast from your diet. (incl. beer, wine, ect)

      2) Chickweed. This is NOT chickpees. Its dried leaves, almost looks like dried parsley. Boil it in water for 20mins, and use the "tea" to drink and rinse your hair/body. You dont have to rinse it out.

      3) For the scalp, you can rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. This is because the acid is strong enough to kill the bad flora, but weak enough for the good flora to survive. It restores the balance between the two.

      4) Coconut oil. Coconuts have natural anti-bacterial properties. Bathing in coconut milk is another option.

      5) I have tried several prescribed shampoos, ointments and creams containing coal tar, cortizone ect. These are pretty harsh on the skin and I personally try to stay away from it as they dont seem to work (for me) anyway.

      6) Milk of Magnesia seemed to have worked for many people. Especially if the problem area is on the face. This is a laxative / antacid. Its name comes from its white milky appearance (similar to gavascon). But this has offered almost immediate relief to many. (unfortunately not me :( ) You use it like you use a normal cream soap and leave it on for a couple of minutes and then rinse. Or if its on the scalp: use it like a shampoo and while you wash, leave it on. then shampoo and condition as normal.

      7) Miracle whip. There are some ingredients in this product that has proven to work for some. I havent tried it yet, but its definitely on my list for this weekend! you leave it on for several hours and then rinse. Ill let you know how it goes.

      8) Then the oils that has been the best option for me sofar: I make a mixture of wheatgerm oil, coconut oil, bergamot and teatree oil. I put it in a little spraybottle (which just makes application easier) and every night apply it thoroughly to the whole scalp, massaging it in. Then rinse it out the next morning. This seem to remove the scales quite nicely.

      9) Exposure to sunlight. This is a bit harder if its on the scalp, since the hair is obviously in the way. But apparently the UVA, UVB and UVC helps. Not too much though.. you dont want to get burnt and develop other diseases later on!! So moderate exposure.

      10) The bananapeel exfoliation. You use the inside of a banapeel and rub it against the effected area. Havent tried that yet either. But apparently its effective for some.

      11) RELAX! Emotional stress definitely has an effect on this condition! My condition flared up really badly since my mother passed away from a really bad cancer she suffered from for 2 years. Try yoga.. try an excersizing program.. meditation.. whatever makes you relax :)

      12) Fish oils. Whether its a tin of pilchards everyday or taken as a supplement.

      Good luck! I will keep you posted if I make any other miracle discoveries! ;)

  8. QUESTION:
    How can you cure Scalp psoriasis?
    I've tried the medicated prescription shampoos and it only helps alleviate the "scales" for a couple of days. Is there a natural way of getting rid of psoriasis? I've heard of swimming in the Dead Sea and direct sunlight.

    • ANSWER:
      A good natural remedy for scalp psoriasis is made by Champori. They have a cream and a spray; used in combination (first spray then put cream thinly on top) it cleared my psor. in about 10 days and now 5 months later it is still clear. Try it: it is herbal, with no steroids or allergens.
      Cheers,
      SC

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you treat your psoriasis?
    I have tried OTC treatments, and i can't afford to do the RX stuff. Any suggestions for me? I am young, (16+) but my skin is so sensitive. So anything that i can do has to be very gentle with my skin. Thanks
    I have severe psoriasis on my right ankle and one spot on my left leg about as big as a half dollar. Mine never seems to diminish and it stays cracked and really bad all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kacey

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  10. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of the eczema on my scalp?
    i have had really bad eczema all my life, but i only started getting it on my scalp about 2 years ago.
    ive heard that it can be caused by puberty and extreme temperatures. ive been to the doctors and they suggested a few different shampoos but nothing has cured it. it is veeerrry sore and irritating, which stops me from living my life the way id like to. please help ! ANY advice is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I have finally found the answer and it has taken me years of research to figure out. Go to Amazon and order 1 - Nutiva 24 oz Organic Hemps Seed Oil (has the omega oils 3-6-9) and 1- Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 54-Ounce Jar by Nutiva, 1 bottle of 25,000 IU of vitamin,Barlean's Organic Oils Organic Evening Primrose Oil, 120 softgels/1300 mg each. 1 shower cap, preferable plastic, 1 box of stevia or susta at http://www.sustastore.com, 1 bottle of NOW, Candida Clear, (If you want get a a bottle of "Super Enzymes 180 tabs" and "Amino Complete" and "8 Billion Acidophilus and Bifidus" from NOW brand also) 1 or 2 bars of dove soap. And need the "Body Ecology" book: http://amzn.to/b0DHpe - This book teaches how to stay away from Candida Overgrowth that causes Eczema with proper foods to eat to have a normal life again.

      Start taking the Vitamin D and Primrose Oil pills every day with breakfast, keep in fridge... (as with enzymes, amino, and Acidophilusis get those also)

      When the sun is shining, with the oil on your skin get some sun, as the sun will heal the eczema as the body can only make natural vitamin D from the sun.

      First if you hair is long, get a hair cut from friend or family member or go to your barber or hairdresser. Then at night get into shower, get hair/scalp wet, then with skin brush...brush your scalp to get excess skin off. Then before you go to sleep, dry off hair and you or someone massage Organic Hemp Seed Oil into your scalp rub in for 5-10 minutes with fingers and or skin brush if want to ...put a shower cap over your head and go to sleep.

      Allow the hemp seed oil to deactivate the eczema while you sleep and moisturize your scalp. (Have a couple of towels over your pillows and bottom sheet.) Then wash your hair with dove soap the next morning to get some of the oil out.

      wait 2 days....and every day....take vitamins...drink lots of filtered water....no more fluoridated water (watch video's on youtube about fluoride water that we drink, shower, bath in) (Get a shower filter on amazon and a brita water filter container purify water)

      Then 2 nights later before you go to sleep, take a skin brush and brush your scalp, and then wash scalp with dove soap and water. Then you or someone massage the "Organic Coconut Oil" into your scalp rub in for 5-10 minutes with fingers and or skin brush if want to. Then put shower cap on and go to sleep. (Have a couple of towels over your pillows and bottom sheet.)

      So switch off every 2 or 3 days of massaging Hemp and Coconut oils into scalp. If there is eczema or psoriasis on skin apply hemp and coconut oil where needed.

      During the next 60 days carry the little packets of stevia or susta in your pockets or purse to add to your drinks or food when needed. Release sugar as it feeds what causes eczema called "Candida Over growth" (google that) . Eat only organic raw foods as much as you can. Consume green smoothies made with your vita mix or blender will accelerate the healing. Try and eat as many non sweet vege's as you can...add only a few sweet vege/fruits to starve the Candida as much as you can. Go to youtube.com and enter "green smoothie" into search engine....practice making them with tutorials...take notes...and then make and drink them.

      Durring 60 days visualize your skin right now healed, and thank the eczema for teaching you to eat a new way, a better way, and that if it comes back it is communicating to you...to stay away from processed foods, candy, High Fructose Corn Syrup, anything in a box with MSG. If the eczema comes back it is telling you with the color red...to stop...like a stop sign...stop and go back to green foods...the color green will heal your skin.

      Eat greens...like Kale, Spinach, etc....The color of green foods is the color of "Go" !!! There are Green "GO" foods, and red rash "STOP" foods. Your body will show you which foods it wants to eat, the way it reacts. You will feel scratchy and itchy with red rashy eczema foods. Your body will feel free and fresh with green smoothy foods.

      Enjoy :)

      Ps. This may seem expensive to buy all these things....if add it all up...it is the cost of a Dr. appointment and the meds that you buy that will never ever work. These foods will heal you. You can also buy a few things a month and then over time you will have all you need to heal your self and be free from this torturous dis-ease.

  11. QUESTION:
    Does anyone with psoriasis (guttate or plaque) have any tips or suggestions on how to deal with it?
    My son has had a bad outbreak, he is age 21, and contracted it after strep throat which he had twice this year.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi SHerri

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of my increasing dry scalp ?
    i used to have a little patch on the back of my head but now almost my whole head is covered? I wasnt born with it. Its so bad im embarassed to wear dark clotheing cause of the flakes and it itches...help!!

    • ANSWER:
      This may be a problem of weather change. Did you try any good shampoo? If not try it. If you get cured, fine.

      Still if it is not cured, don't panic. Is it itching a lot and is in patches with red skin? The other cause may be of Scalp Psoriasis. Consult a doctor if so. check this site: http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/Psoriasis.html

      Massaging a little warm baby/olive/coconut oil gently into the scalp, preferably before going to bed to allow plenty of time to soak (bind up the head in an old towel) will help. Wash out with cream shampoo (i.e. Dry Hair Products), add a little lemon juice to the final rinse to get rid of excess grease. Only shampoo three times a week, more than this and the natural oils may be washed out. Always treat the head as gently as possible, do not comb or brush harshly. Perms and colourants can be used as long as the skin is not broken. Capasal, T/gel, Ionil, Clinitar, Psoriderm, Bentadine, Alphosyl 2 in 1, Denorex, are all tar-based shampoos that can be bought over-the-counter or on prescription.

  13. QUESTION:
    Difference between dandruff and dry scalp or psoriases?
    I think I have dry scalp because my hair doesn't get oily and when you have dandruff,I've heard your hair gets oily. So, how do you tell which one you have? And also,if I do have dry scalp,what's the best thing to "cure" it?

    • ANSWER:
      Dry scalp is just when your scalp doesn't have as much moisture as a normal scalp. You can usually use a scalp oil in your hair that contains no PETROLATUM OR MINERAL OIL.
      Dandruff is when you have flakes on your scalp that is very itchy. Unfortunately, You can't "cure" dandruff but you can control it by using medicated shampoos like Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue, Nuetregena T/Gel, etc. Basically try to find shampoos with Salicylic Acid or pyrithione zinc. Some people use natural oils like Teat tree oil but usually help mid dandruff.
      Psoriasis is a a disease that is basically like dandruff but in bigger patches and usually more visible. You would probably need a prescription shampoo/treatment

  14. QUESTION:
    What do you use for healthy skin and longer lasting tans?
    I am 19, I go to the tanning bed about once a week. I was wondering what kinds of lotions I should be putting on before and after. Becase my skin tends to get a bit dry.

    • ANSWER:
      Apply virgin coconut oil daily on your body its a natural oil for skin care i have been using MeritVCO extra virgin coconut oil extracted from coconut milk.

      Benefits of Virgin coconut oil for external health

      1. Virgin coconut oil and acne or pimples

      Acne is common during the stage of adolescence due to some hormonal changes experienced in puberty. One of these hormonal changes is the abnormally excessive secretion of oil (sebum) by the sebaceous glands. When bacteria mix up with sebum, then there is acne eruption.

      Virgin coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids that boost the metabolic process in the body. Ingesting Virgin coconut oil can improve metabolism that enhances cell and hormonal functions. As a result of better digestion, there is regulated excretion of oil by the sebaceous glands.

      Putting coco oil on your face also melts bacteria clogged up in the pores.

      2. For dry scalp

      Healthy scalp would mean healthy hair. Lauric acid converted into monolaurin is one of the antimicrobial properties of Virgin coconut oil. This acid is also found as ingredient in soaps and shampoo. By applying coco oil, your scalp is kept moisturized and protected from fungi that cause dandruff.

      3. Virgin coconut oil for hair

      Healthier and shinier hair is also one of the Virgin coconut oil benefits. To keep your hair from being dry and unmanageable, spread an ample amount of coco oil from the roots to the tip of damp hair. Do not put too much or your hair might get greasy.

      4. For skin

      Many people experience dry skin. Untreated dry skin can cause premature wrinkling and ageing in the long run.

      A solution to this is applying virgin Virgin coconut oil as alternative to your other body lotions. The usual lotion that you use primarily contains water that easily evaporates, thus, drying your skin. Virgin coconut oil prolongs the moisture on your skin making it smooth and soft the whole day.

      To add to that, Virgin coconut oil also strengthens by holding your skin tissues together and protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The antiseptic composition of Virgin coconut oil kills fungi and yeast that cause athlete’s foot, diaper rash, and candidiasis

      Eczema

      Virgin coconut oil cure can also be true to eczema. Eczema, an inflammation of the epidermis, is caused by hereditary factors, allergens like dust, pets, or plant pollens, and irritants like smoke or solvents. As a result, a person experiences itching, flaking, dryness, or even bleeding of the skin. Moisturizers are very important treatment for eczema and Virgin coconut oil is best for lasting moisture for the skin. This same effect of coco oil also treats psoriasis.

  15. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any natural treatments for psoriasis?
    Am losing hair rapidly and having unusual rough patches develop like on elbows, wrists, shins. What are others doing to treat this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Fiddler

      Here are remedies to correct your issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  16. QUESTION:
    I need a non chemical way of getting rid of psoriasis on my head!?
    So What can I do about having grose psoriasis on my scalp? it itches and flakes, and is rather embarrassing. I don't want to use chemicals, and I've already tried the shampooos that claim to be for psoriasis, so do you have a cure? I guess there is no CURE, but do you know of anything that will work or ease it up? also my hair is very dry! I am so embarrased that I don't want to go for a haircut! I don't want the hairdresser to be grosed out. is there any natural way's to get rid of , or at least help out with psoriasis of the scalp? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      get a bottle of emu oil, let it soak into your head ,put a plastic head cover over your head if your going to sleep. Wake up and shower as normal. Also if you have it on other body parts you can pour some into your bath water and just soak for as long as you can. Its expensive but from what I here its good on all skin conditions. It gets rid of what doesn't belong and brings the skin back to its normal condition. This is a natural product not a chemical.

  17. QUESTION:
    i have scalp psoriasis how can i treat it and does it go away for good?
    i have been diagnosed with scalp psoriasis, due to stress! it is itchy flaky and humiliating! i have a treatment from the doctor that really has done nothing except stop the itching for awhile. is there any herbal or natural remedy i could use, and, does it go away, or is it here for good? thankyou for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many over-the-counter treatments available, but no cure. Coal Tar is one of the most widely used and effective means of counteracting the flaking associated with psoriasis. It's found in the highest concentration in T-Fal shampoos, as well as sensitive skin dandruff shampoos. Look for one with extra moisturizing ingredients.

      Also, regularly washing your hair and avoiding using any kind of products containing alcohol -- which can irritate and dry out your scalp -- is also good therapy.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is psoriasis affects only white people?
    I never saw black, asians or hispanic people having psoriasis. It is only white people problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Cleansing: For long term health a colon and liver cleanse needs to be done.

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the best cheapest way to cure mild psoriasis? ?
    Vitamin b doesnt work took it for over a year, ihydrocortisone does not work for me, i went to do ultraviolet treatments but my insurance wuld not cover it no more, and pills or shots are like 1k a piece!!!! !???? Help

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  20. QUESTION:
    How can one cure oneself of Psoriasis?
    A Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor told me that psoriasis IS curable, but not easy. I've learned that it's due to too much bad bacteria, thinning the intestinal lining, dirtying the blood and then forming as skin legions. I've noticed that lots of moisturizer and enough sunlight is usually good enough, but I'm DETERMINED to rid myself of this inconvenience and sometimes socially awkward condition, if anything to break the genetic cycle for my children one day...I'm looking for herbs, specific programs, certainly not pharmaceutical short-term solutions...any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi THere

      Here are some ideas to use. Be sure to learn about detoxifying the body for long term health. Cleansing the toxins out of the body is the key (colon, liver, and kidney cleanses). I like the word determined. Most people talk like they will do what it takes, but when they realize they have to do the work, ALL CHANGES. Herbdoc.com has very effective cleanses on its website. Take action now and your health will change quickly!!

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  21. QUESTION:
    What is a good product to cure seborrheic dermatitis?
    and where i can buy it
    for my face

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet. Some of them do actually work. For my seb. dermatitis on scalp I use psoriasis herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Antje

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there any cure to psoriasis?
    Does anyone know any cure for psoriasis or any natural things I could use?

    • ANSWER:
      Common understanding is that there is no cure. There are however remedies that control psoriasis and keep it in check for long periods of time. I haven't had mine (plaque psor. on my scalp, elbows and knees) come back for more than a year after having treated it with Champori cream and spray combination. The best part is that Champori is non-steroidal, herbal remedy. Try it. (they offer money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work for you - it's free)
      Best,
      Max

  23. QUESTION:
    is there a forum to dicusss psoriasis ?
    I have loacalised psoriasis and the doctor has asked me to reduce stress , need some assistance from like afflicted people

    • ANSWER:
      Hi KDI

      Here is some information about the disease and some natural cures in case your interested.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for scalp psoriasis?
    If there is not a cure what is the best treatment a doctor can give you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Antje

  25. QUESTION:
    what is this skin condition where big thick scales are seen dropping from head in females?
    The scales keep on coming on scalp, corners of forehead near the hair line, sides of ear and nose. They are shiny flakes sometimes a bit thick. Nothing seems to work. Is this Psoriasis, or Seborrhic dermatitis? Moisturisers ,emocort, betaderm scalp lotions give temporary relief only. What can be a better treatment, or a natural cure?

    • ANSWER:
      It sound just like what you said, seborrheic dematitis. Go to a dermatologist, and ask him about a topical medicine named Elocon. It takes about one week or so to work.

  26. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis - What works for you? Prescriptions? Over-the-counter products? Herbal remedies? Home remedies?
    What works best for managing the symptoms of Psoriasis?
    - Itching
    - Flaking
    - Redness
    - Scale buildup
    - Etc.

    What prescriptions have you tried that work well?

    What over-the-counter products have you used that work well?

    What herbal or home remedies have you tried that work well?

    • ANSWER:
      This is not dangerous or life threatening in any way. This is why no cure has been found yet. Doctors focus on life threatening diseases and there is no more than 2 paragraphs spent on this topic throughout the whole medical education. So for us.. its nothing more than just embaressing and annoying.

      I have been diagnosed with Seborrheic Dermatitis 15years ago and still struggling. It is mainly on my scalp moving out of the hairline now. And mild patches on other parts of the body such as arms, hips and groin area.
      What makes it so difficult is that our bodies dont respond the same way to certain "cures". Therefore, it is a process finding what works for you and illuminating what doesnt.

      I have recently also done some research on Psoriasis. This condition is VERY similar to Sebborrheic Dermatitis and often misdiagnosed by dermatologists unless a proper biopsy is done and tested. Although these two conditions are different diseases, they seem to have pretty much the same treatments. The only difference I could find, is that Psoriasis could also be treated with UV light treatment.

      Apparently Psoriasis is also the one that is found on other parts of the body, besides the scalp, and is also more difficult to get rid of than SD.
      Well, whichever disease I might have (mine wasnt properly diagnosed), I have tried EVERYTHING. These cures (as mentioned) might work for another person, but I havent found mine yet. But here is a couple of tips on what you might want to try (maybe it works for you, as it has apparently worked for others in the past - the essential oils had the best result for me personally thusfar).

      1) Cut out all sugar and yeast from your diet. (incl. beer, wine, ect)

      2) Chickweed. This is NOT chickpees. Its dried leaves, almost looks like dried parsley. Boil it in water for 20mins, and use the "tea" to drink and rinse your hair/body. You dont have to rinse it out.

      3) For the scalp, you can rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. This is because the acid is strong enough to kill the bad flora, but weak enough for the good flora to survive. It restores the balance between the two.

      4) Coconut oil. Coconuts have natural anti-bacterial properties. Bathing in coconut milk is another option.

      5) I have tried several prescribed shampoos, ointments and creams containing coal tar, cortizone ect. These are pretty harsh on the skin and I personally try to stay away from it as they dont seem to work (for me) anyway.

      6) Milk of Magnesia seemed to have worked for many people. Especially if the problem area is on the face. This is a laxative / antacid. Its name comes from its white milky appearance (similar to gavascon). But this has offered almost immediate relief to many. (unfortunately not me :( ) You use it like you use a normal cream soap and leave it on for a couple of minutes and then rinse. Or if its on the scalp: use it like a shampoo and while you wash, leave it on. then shampoo and condition as normal.

      7) Miracle whip. There are some ingredients in this product that has proven to work for some. I havent tried it yet, but its definitely on my list for this weekend! you leave it on for several hours and then rinse. Ill let you know how it goes.

      8) Then the oils that has been the best option for me sofar: I make a mixture of wheatgerm oil, coconut oil, bergamot and teatree oil. I put it in a little spraybottle (which just makes application easier) and every night apply it thoroughly to the whole scalp, massaging it in. Then rinse it out the next morning. This seem to remove the scales quite nicely.

      9) Exposure to sunlight. This is a bit harder if its on the scalp, since the hair is obviously in the way. But apparently the UVA, UVB and UVC helps. Not too much though.. you dont want to get burnt and develop other diseases later on!! So moderate exposure.

      10) The bananapeel exfoliation. You use the inside of a banapeel and rub it against the effected area. Havent tried that yet either. But apparently its effective for some.

      11) RELAX! Emotional stress definitely has an effect on this condition! My condition flared up really badly since my mother passed away from a really bad cancer she suffered from for 2 years. Try yoga.. try an excersizing program.. meditation.. whatever makes you relax :)

      12) Fish oils. Whether its a tin of pilchards everyday or taken as a supplement.

      Good luck! I will keep you posted if I make any other miracle discoveries! ;)

  27. QUESTION:
    Would cutting out dairy from my diet help my scalp psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure-all for psoriasis. Depending on whether or not you are allergic to dairy would determine if cutting it out would help alleviate the itching and flaking associated with your psoriasis. From my own personal experience (I shaved my head because it got so bad), I would recommend taking a food sensitivity test. The company I used was ALCAT labs in Pompano, Florida (www.Alcat.com). It will be pricey, but it can make a huge difference in your life.

      I would also recommend looking at natural alternative treatments for psoriasis. There has been some buzz throughout the psoriasis community about seaweed baths. I have found them to be a great complement to the dead sea salt baths I already take.

  28. QUESTION:
    Dr fish cure psoriasis in Kangal, Turkey, have you been there?
    Has anyone out there been to a spa in Kangal, Turkey where "dr fish" help to releive conditions such as psoriasis, arthritis etc? I would like to go, but would like some feedback first if anyone has been. I don't think it is a cure, but if I could get several months relief from a visit it may be worth it. Bookings can be made through Blue World Travel, has anyone used Blue World Travel before? Please reply if you or someone you know has been to see the "dr fish".

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Odashar

      I dont know Dr fish, but I do know how to heal the issue (below).

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  29. QUESTION:
    Can we use Native extra olive oil and Apple cedar vinegar for psoriasis on scalp and body.?
    Does these help to cure psoriasis completely

    • ANSWER:
      I disagree with the person who says to drink the vinegar and olive oil. What you put into your body is vital yes but you also have to treat the outside and I'm aware of the method you're talking about.

      Soak your elbows in vinegar or apple cider vinegar for a few minutes and then wrap it with a pad soaked in warmed olive oil. I'd suggest doing this in the evenings before bed so it can really soak in. This would make a great nighttime soak.

      In between times of using this method make sure to use a really good lotion several times a day so your skin doesn't dry out and aggravate the problem.

      As far as on the scalp I've never tried that there since the skin is different and usually you have to try different methods but this is a very safe and natural type of products so go ahead and give it a shot. If that doesn't work try T Gel by Neutrogena or Head and Shoulders. One of the three should work for you and good luck! :)

      Added: For the one that says these techniques are a myth I'd like to add that again not one technique will work for all. It's a mix and match to find what works for YOU. I happen to know people who've had luck with this but not everyone does. Just give it a shot if you're wanting to try, it's a good one and all natural.

  30. QUESTION:
    does lemon myrtle oil really work for psoriasis & excema?
    And how long do i have to apply before I see results. my daughter & I have a very bad scalp problem...mine is psoriasis and hers is likely the same.
    it is terrible to live with and we want natural treatments
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use natural treatments for experiments, I had already done before and with poore results.
      The psoriasis is caused by a bacteria meanwhile the excema is an allergic effect. Don't mess with the definition.
      One cure is for the Psoriasis and another for the excema.
      For the excema, i 'd suggest warm baths with neutral soaps, metametasona cream (under supervision of the dermatologist), ph5 eucerin cream, aveeno cream.
      Keep clean the house and keep her away of detersives, dust, smoke, coffee, spicy food.
      The only oil that you add to the ph5 eucerin cream is almond cream or olive oil.
      Because she has atopic dermatitis, also due the polen and flowers, you could take benadryl.
      Bring her to the dermatologist and allergologist.

      All this had give me positive results.

  31. QUESTION:
    I am suffering from servere psoriasis, please help?
    I have very itchy soles and peeling of skin, I like to have permanent cure, please help
    I have peeling only on my soles of my feet

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  32. QUESTION:
    My dad has psoriasis, what can he use to cure it? Can my brother or I get it, too? Wont go to doctor. Advice?
    My dad has had psoriasis for almost two years now and he has tried one cream (not sure of name) and that didn't work. He wont go to the doctor about it and it's getting really bad. He has it on his scalp, back and a little on his right arm.
    My mum and family members have asked him to go and get it checked out but I think he may be embarressed to get someone to look at it.

    Does anybody (living in Australia or know of products available in Melbourne, Victoria) that he can use?
    Can my brother or I get psoriasis? My nan has bits of it on her arms and back but no where near as bad as dad.
    What are the known causes of psorasis?
    How can I prevent getting it?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis and other skin problems run in my family - I seem to be the mildest case, thank goodness. I have looked for as many natural solutions as possible, and this is some of the info I've gathered for my family members...
      Root causes of psoriasis are: genetics, poor diet (especially low in fibre and essential fatty acids), difficulty digesting protein, overgrowth of Candida Albicans and other microbes, poor liver function, stress, hormonal changes, sunburn, illness or infection, and certain medications.

      As with all skin disorders, psoriasis is best treated by encouraging the body to eliminate toxins through the bowels and urinary tract, rather than through the skin.

      Recommended Foods:
      Get his protein from fish and vegetarian sources such as tofu and beans. These foods are much easier to digest than animal proteins are.
      Increase his intake of fibre. Eat fresh, whole foods and include whole grains, raw fruits and veges, or beans at every meal.
      Essential fatty acids reduce inflammation and have been shown to greatly improve psoriasis. Cold-water fish like mackerel and salmon are excellent sources of EFAs, and so are flaxseeds and flaxseed oil. Flaxseeds are also a concentrated source of fibre. You need 1 to 2 tablespoons daily, along with a big glass of water.
      Many psoriasis sufferers are deficient in zinc and vitamin A (especially in my family). Eat pumpkin seeds for zinc, for vit A eat orange, yellow, or green veges.
      Drink plenty of clean water through the day to improve digestion, flush away toxins, and reduce inflammation.

      Food to Avoid:
      Avoid red meat, poultry, and milk. People with psoriasis often have difficulty digestion protein, and these foods are the hardest on your intestines. In addition, both red meat and milk contain arachidonic acid, which aggravates inflammation.
      Do not eat other foods that are difficult to digest. Fatty, fried, and junk foods all fall into this category, as do products that are high in refined sugar.
      Alcohol causes inflammation and triggers psoriasis in many people. Drink only in moderation and monitor intake - if drinking leads to a flare-up, eliminate alcohol altogether.
      Gluten, cow's milk, sugar, and citrus fruits are common food allergies in psoriasis sufferers. Try eliminating them from his diet.

      Some Supplements that Help:
      Hydrochloric Acid - 1-3 capsules with each meal (reduce if a warm or burning sensation occurs). Improves protein digestion. (you may have to get this from a naturopath, not sure.)
      10000mg fish oil daily (this thins the blood, so see doctor if on blood thinning medication or has other blood problems)
      500mg Sarsparilla (not the drink!) x 3 times daily. This herb reduces the effects of bacterial toxins that aggravate the condition.
      250mg Milk thistle x 3 times daily. Milk thistle improves liver detoxification and reduces cellular proliferation (all that extra, hard, horrible skin).
      Plenty of vit B12 (lots of mushrooms!). 400-800 micrograms daily.
      Super Green Food Supplement - such as spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, etc, or a combination formula. Take as directed on container.
      Full-spectrum Digestive Enzymes. 1-2 capsules with every meal. They help you digest food more effeciently.
      Flaxseed oil - 1-2 tablespoons daily (can be used as a salad dressing, added to smoothies, etc)
      Inner Health Plus - good strength probiotic to add friendly bacteria to the gut. Important for detoxification and skin health.
      Gentian root improves overall digestion function. 300mg about 10 minutes before each meal.
      High-potency multi-vitamin provides a base of nutrients for skin health.
      Drink a quarter of a cup of aloe vera juice for its cooling, anti-inflammatory effect, or apply aloe vera gel directly to affected area (or both!).

      Other stuff you can do:
      Many people find that mild sunlight greatly improves psoriasis. Try taking a walk in the morning sun; the exercise will also help reduce stress and improve digestion.
      Sometimes other medications can trigger psoriasis. If he's taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, lithium, chloroqine, or beta-blockers, he may need to see his doctor (I know, difficult!).
      Low thyroid function can aggravate this condition.
      As can Candidiasis. If he has this condition he can take oregano oil, Inner Health Plus, garlic, grapefruit seed extract, caprylic acid, gentian root, echinacea, and goldenseal.
      There's more, but I can't type any more!!

      I hope this is helpful to you, anyway. The thing about creams (steroidal or otherwise) is that they only treat the symptoms of the condition, not the cause.
      Nutritional, supplemental, and lifestyle changes can and do tackle the causative factors. If you eliminate the cause of a condition, you can't have any symptoms :)

  33. QUESTION:
    dermovate cream for psoriases,where is it available?
    dermovate cream 25 mg is manufactured in Saudi Arabia,this is a miracle drug for psoriases. can some body let me know where i can get it from ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Azher

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  34. QUESTION:
    NATURAL CURE FOR PSORASIS/ARTHRITIS?
    Does anyone have a natural cure for psoriasis (scalp) which also has lead to arthritis in the finger/toe joints. Have gout/high uric acid level as well.

    Thank you, prefer an answer sent to sww888@aol.com
    GOD BLESS!

    Steve.

    • ANSWER:
      I realize you are asking for natural cures, but, if I were in your place, knowing that I had a disease that could permanently cause crippling arthritis, and there was the possibilty of starting a biologic agent, such as Humira, which could prevent that, I'd certainly look into that treatment.

  35. QUESTION:
    Will Psoriasis get worse after 30 years ?
    I got psoriasis since my 7 years..... now i am 31 and it spreads all over my body and these days it reoccurs often and heard that it will be severe after 30 years...... will it get worser after 30?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Paltogod

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. You probably didnt understand what this issue really is and after reading below you'll be on your way to healing in no time.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  36. QUESTION:
    My husband suffers from Psoriasis, Does any one have a favorite product that they swear by? or tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep in mind that every case of psoriasis is different. Not one medication will work for everyone and unfortunately it's about trying out different ones until you find what works well for you. When I have a really bad breakout I use Dovonex. I've tried several over the counter creams and that one works for me. But don't be afraid to talk to your doctor and go for different creams. Stay away from oral medications since it can really harm your liver unless there's no other way around it ok? Yes medications really work but you HAVE to follow the directions. If it says use twice a day use it twice a day. Not just once. Also, in between applications when the skin has soaked in all the medicine spread some lotion on the areas so it stays moisturized. It will make the medicine work twice as fast and my doc did tell me that.

      Here's a few natural suggestions also. Not all are just creams but all are over the counter or easy to get. You didn't specify whether it was scalp or otherwise so I put included both.

      I am going to try this one since I just heard about it. Soak your elbows in vinegar or apple cider vinegar for a few minutes and then wrap it with a pad soaked in warmed olive oil. I'd suggest doing this in the evenings before bed so it can really soak in. This would make a great nighttime soak.

      Also, you can go for lotions that really create a barrier and keep your skin from being exposed to dry conditions etc like Vaseline Intensive Care lotion twice a day. That one really gave me some relief and helped keep my plaques under control the best.

      Sunlight or UV rays is touch and go for people but make sure you use sunscreen on the areas of the body that isn't covered in plaques while in the sun or rays since our skin is different than the average skin types out there. You definitely don't want to cure psoriasis to end up with skin cancer!

      I have heard of people having success with rubbing vitamin e oil *just take vitamin e capsules, break them, and rub the oil on the plaques* and then bandaging it.

      Flax Seed is something that's very important to take. Just get the pill form and take it as directed. It helps with the immune system and therefore helps with the psoriasis. Omega3s help as well which Flax Seed has so it's good. I use EFA Gold. It has a pharmacutical grade of Omega3 and I just buy it online. You can find it all over the place. Flax seed you can take separately.

      The main thing is to keep the areas moist or protected from drying out. If you do keep the skin moist just be really careful to watch for infection since we get it easier than other people. Let the skin dry but not dry out between applications of different products! I hope that gives you a few things to try so you don't feel at your wits end with it. The main thing you need to know is not one thing is going to work for everyone so try a few different ideas to find what works for YOU. You're never alone so if you need someone to talk to about this to have a shoulder and listen you're welcome to email me any time. Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    Is natural aloe vera plant good to apply tor dry skin?? also what is the use of it?
    i have an aloe vera plant , i would like to know if its good for dry skin

    also

    What else can it be used for

    • ANSWER:
      ALOE VERA - It is a wonderful natural and herbal medicine, which is useful for many ailments. You can definetly use it for dry skins and other skin problems. It can be used for -

      APPLICATIONS / USES : Aloe Vera has very many health benefits and medicinal uses. The important therapeutic uses of Aloe Vera include :

      ● The long chain mannan polysaccharides in it helps activate and boost the Immune System.
      ● The magnesium lactate and salicylates in it effectively avert Allergies, Sinusitis and Bronchitis.
      ● The molecules in it act as anti-inflammatory agent, a cure for arthritis, and promote good circulation for the heart and nervous system.
      ● The polysaccharides in it bring down the bodies serum lipids, and thus lower triglyceride and LDL level (bad cholesterol) and increase of HDL (good cholesterol).
      ● As an antioxidant, it guards against damage by free radicals and unwarranted toxins in the body. It also regulates blood pressure, and acts in rheumatism, arthritis, and infections of the kidney, the urinary tract and the prostate.
      ● By the combined and synergic effect of the various ingredients in it, it aids in treatment of peptic ulcers, stomach disorders, acidity, indigestion, gastritis and ulcers, colitis and hemorrhoids, cirrhosis, hepatitis and diabetes.
      THE LIST OF ILLNESSES AND CONDITIONS TREATED BY ALOE -

      ● Acne, aching joints & muscles, asthma, athletes foot, abscesses, arthritis, allergy rashes, age spots, acid indigestion.
      ● Brown skin spots, burns, boils, blood pressure, bruising, bad breath, bleeding, bowel problems / conditions, blisters, bronchitis.
      ● Cancer treatment (i.e. helps case the radiation effects), cuts & wounds, colon cleansing, constipation, calcium, chapping, cataracts, cradle cap, cystitis, Candida, circulation, colitis, colic.
      ● Digestive problems, diarrhea, dermatitis, dandruff, diabetes, detoxification, duodenal ulcer, diaper (nappy) rash, denture sores, depression.
      ● Eye and ear problems (inflammation, infection), eczema, energy loss.
      ● Gum disease, bleeding gums.
      ● Hair and scalp, heat rash hemorrhoids, headache.
      ● Infection, inflammation, itching, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, insomnia, influenza, inset bite.
      ● Jaundice
      ● Kidney ailments
      ● Liver ailments, laryngitis.
      ● Moisturizes, mouth ulcers, muscle cramps.
      ● Nasal congestion, nutrition, cracked nipples, nausea.
      ● Operation recovery.
      ● Psoriasis, prickly heat, pimple, peptic ulcer, pain relief.
      ● Radiation burns, razor burn, rheumatism, rashes.
      ● Sear removal, scalp problems, sinusitis, sore throat, scalding, stomach disorders, sciatica, strains, sprains, skin problems, stress shingles, stings, styles, sunburns.
      ● Tonsillitis, thrush, teething, tennis elbow.
      ● Ulcers (all kinds)
      ● Varicose veins, veterinary treatments, venereal sores.
      ● Warts, wind chapping.

      I have written a detailed Blog on Aloe Vera with due research. I request you to see the same at web link - http://jayaramanms.multiply.com/journal/item/251/HERBAL_THURSDAY-ALOE_VERA. This will give you the compleate useage of aloe vera. Best of luck -

  38. QUESTION:
    how do you cure Psoriasis Scalp?
    i have Psoriasis Scalp its been getting better a little bit but i have another spot in the back of my head developing. can some one please help me its very embarrassing walking around with bald spots on my head and very stressful

    • ANSWER:
      A good natural remedy for psoriasis is made by Champori. Their cream cleared my psor. in about 10 days and now 5 months later it is still clear. Try it: it is herbal, with no steroids or allergens, and champori offers money back guarantee: so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Cheers,
      AC

  39. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried Calendula Ointment for Psoriasis?
    I was talking with my hairdresser the other day, and he said that a holistic practitioner had made some up for a friend of his who suffered with Psoriasis on his face badly. After using the ointment for about a month or two, it completely cleared up.

    I am just wondering if anyone else uses it, or has used it, and what the outcome was.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi PurpleMoon

      Not sure about the ointment you mentioned, but her are some more ideas that work.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  40. QUESTION:
    Itchy scalp that leads to bleeding?
    Hi, I've had this condition since I was 10 I am 34 now. It's mild, but chronic. I'd scratch my head because it itches (and also when I'm nervous) and sometimes I get some blood where I itched. I showed a doctor, she wasn't very alarmed, just gave me medicine for my thinning hair (or I thought it was thinning, it's actually fine). What home remedies can I use for the itch? hoping that will prevent the bleeding? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Causes and Symptoms of Itchy Scalp

      Seborrheic dermatitis, also referred to as dandruff or cradle cap in case of children, is one of the most common causes of Itchy Scalp. Skin conditions like Contact Dermatitis, Scalp Psoriasis, Ringworm of scalp, Folliculitis and other fungal and bacterial infections may also affect the scalp and cause itching.

      The presence of head lice too may cause intense itching on the scalp. Besides, factors like dry scalp, inadequate hygiene, overuse of chemical hair care products, scalp sunburn and stress tend to increase the risk of developing this problem.

      Scalp irritation, redness, pain and itching are the primary symptoms of Itchy Scalp. The condition may also be characterized by the presence of pus filled bumps on the scalp and area behind the ears. Scratching the Itchy Scalp persistently may further lead to scaling of the skin, swelling and hair loss.

      Natural Home Remedies for Itchy Scalp

      • Lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, avocado oil and German chamomile oil are excellent natural home remedies for Itchy Scalp. Mix these oils in equal proportions and, add some water and finally apply the resultant mixture to heal Itchy Scalp in a natural way.

      • Application of olive oil, margosa oil, coconut oil and tea tree oil is also beneficial in Itchy Scalp home treatment. In this regard, a combination of olive oil and almond is regarded as a therapeutic natural remedy for Itchy Scalp caused by dandruff.

      • Boil a mixture of three bags of chamomile tea and about three sprigs of rosemary (chopped). Then, cool and strain the mixture. Finally, rinse the hair with this solution to cure Itchy Scalp naturally at home. Alternatively, a combination of crushed rosemary leaves and chamomile oil can also be used.

      • Lemon juice is also considered good for hair. Thus, simply rubbing some lemon juice on the scalp and rinsing the hair after a few minutes is one of the most effective Itchy Scalp home remedies.

      • Add two drops of peppermint oil in a cup of water and massage the scalp gently with this solution for a few minutes. Finally, wash the hair to relieve Itchy Scalp due to dryness. Similarly, warm jojoba oil is useful in moisturizing the scalp and hence easing and soothing Itchy Scalp due to dryness.

      • Applying aloe vera gel on the scalp for about ten to fifteen minutes and then washing it off is one of the most popular natural home remedies for Itchy Scalp.

      • Massaging the scalp with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water is another natural cure for reducing Itchy Scalp considerably. To prepare this home remedy, mix one part of apple cider vinegar in four parts of warm water.

      • Simply combing the hair about 5-6 times before bed time is useful in improving blood circulation in the scalp and getting rid of scalp problems.

      • Baking soda is considered highly beneficial for easing and reducing Itchy Scalp. For this, apply a paste prepared by adding some water in baking powder on the scalp for about half and hour and then wash it off. It would be better to apply some extra virgin olive oil on the scalp and hair before using this remedy.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does EGCg found in the green tea from Fukushima treat hair loss?

    • ANSWER:
      What are green tea and hairloss studies saying about EGCG's ability to cure hairloss, baldness, psoriasis, dandruff and its effectiveness as hair conditioner?

      Hair loss has been the bane of middle-aged men (and some women) since gentlemen stopped wearing wigs in the 18th century.

      Many solutions have been tried: minoxidil, toupees that flap in the wind, surgery, and of course the “comb-over.” Most of these methods meet with limited success and are common joke material for late-night talk show hosts. Is there a better way?

      For people looking for a natural way to counteract hair loss, green tea has been touted as a potential “cure.” Is that even plausible?

      So far, green tea is not a “cure,” but there is more and more clinical evidence that indicates it may help. Most of the research so far has focused on epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG, by far the most important antioxidant found in green tea.

      Green Tea and Hair Study #1:
      What's The Mechanism?

      A green tea and hair paper published by scientists at the Saitama Cancer Center Research Institute in Japan noted that green tea suppresses the production of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-alpha).

      TNF-alpha has been implicated in cancer and other inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, and also in androgenetic hair loss (baldness).

      They note that consumption of high amounts of green tea increases the amount of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in the bloodstream. SHBG catches testosterone before it can be converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

      DHT is a hormone that stimulates hair growth during puberty. According to the American Medical Association, however, some men and women have hair follicles that are genetically programmed to respond negatively to DHT later in life. So, reducing the amount of DHT in the bloodstream could help protect hair follicles in people who have DHT-induced baldness.

      Green Tea and Hair Study #2:
      Promote Hair Growth in Human

      A 2007 study conducted by the Seoul National University College of Medicine examined the effect of EGCG on hair follicles and dermal papilla cells, a type of cell found in human hair follicles that controls hair growth and plays a role in male pattern baldness.

      The Korean researchers tested EGCG on hair follicles cultured in a lab, dermal papilla cells cultured in a lab, and actual human scalps.

      What were the results of this green tea and hair study?

      Compared to control cultures, cultures treated with EGCG showed increased hair follicle elongation, increased hair growth, and stronger proliferation of dermal papilla cells.

      The researchers also found specific chemical changes that promoted hair growth in the samples treated with EGCG.

  42. QUESTION:
    I will choose best answer. What will consuming sesame seed oil do for you?

    • ANSWER:
      Sesame Seed Oil has been used as a healing oil for thousands of years. Sesame oil is mentioned in the Vedas as excellent for humans. It is naturally antibacterial for common skin pathogens, such as staphylococcus and streptococcus as well as common skin fungi, such as athlete's foot fungus. It is naturally antiviral. It is a natural anti inflammatory agent.
      It has been used extensively in India as a healing oil, including in experiments which showed it was useful in unblocking arteries. In recent experiments in Holland by Ayurvedic physicians, the oil has been used in the treatment of several chronic disease processes, including hepatitis, diabetes and migraines.
      In vitro, sesame seed oil has inhibited the growth of malignant melanoma (a skin cancer)
      Also in vitro, sesame seed oil has inhibited replication of human colon cancer cells
      Research shows that sesame seed oil is a potent antioxidant. In the tissues beneath the skin, this oil will neutralize oxygen radicals. It penetrates into the skin quickly and enters the blood stream through the capillaries. Molecules of sesame seed oil maintain good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL).
      Sesame seed oil is a cell growth regulator and slows down cell growth and replication.
      In both the small intestine and the colon, some cells are nourished by fat instead of sugar. The presence of sesame seed oil can provide those cells with essential nourishment.
      In an experiment at the Maharishi International College in Fairfield, Iowa, students rinsed their mouths with sesame oil, resulting in an 85% reduction in the bacteria which causes gingivitis.
      As nose drops, sniffed back into the sinuses, sesame seed oil has cured chronic sinusitis. As a throat gargle, it kills strep and other common cold bacteria. It helps sufferers of psoriasis and dry skin ailments. It has been successfully used in the hair of children to kill lice infestations. It is a useful natural UV protector.
      Used after exposure to wind or sun it will calm the burns. It nourishes and feeds the scalp to control dry scalp dandruff and to kill dandruff causing bacteria. It protects the skin from the effects of chlorine in swimming pool water. Used before and after radiation treatments, sesame seed oil helps neutralize the flood of oxygen radicals which such treatment inevitably causes.
      On the skin, oil soluble toxins are attracted to sesame seed oil molecules which can then be washed away with hot water and a mild soap. Internally, the oil molecules attract oil soluble toxins and carry them into the blood stream and then out of the body as waste.
      Used as a douche mixed with warm water, the oil controls vaginal yeast infections.
      Sesame seed oil absorbs quickly and penetrates through the tissues to the very marrow of the bone. It enters into the blood stream through the capillaries and circulates. The liver does not sweep sesame seed oil molecules from the blood, accepting those molecules as friendly.
      Sesame seed oil helps joints keep their flexibility. It keeps the skin supple and soft. It heals and protects areas of mild scrapes, cuts and abrasions. It helps tighten facial skin, particularly around the nose, controlling the usual enlargement of pores as skin ages chronologically.

  43. QUESTION:
    natural cures for psiorisis?
    I suffer from psiorisis and am constantly at the doctors trying new creams etc. Does anyone know of any natural remedies for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Many of my clients with large areas of psoriasis breakouts on their scalps often get perms. They say that the solutions in perms greatly reduce the discomfort and the red, inflamed appearance of psoriasis. They usually don't get perms with small rods that would produce a tight curl, but use large (lavender rods and larger) rods to just add a bit of wave. An added benefit is that the wave helps to bodify the hair, thus concealing the scalp when breakouts return a few weeks later. You may want to purchase a perm in a drug store that is geared toward bleached, frosted, or colour-treated hair first and dab a very small amount (a few drops to begin) of the waving solution on a breakout that is normally covered by your clothing. Leave on five minutes, rinse very thoroughly, then apply a few drops of the neutralising solution, leave on five minutes, and again rinse very well. This technique works for many of my clients' arm and leg breakouts and may work for you, but PLEASE try a small test area first!

  44. QUESTION:
    is Aloe vera good for heal your old/new scars and chicken pox deep scar?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Here is some information on Aloe Vera, which I think may be of some interest to you.
      Aloe Vera Information
      Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years as a natural soothing and revitalising emollient and has been referred to for centuries as the 'First Aid Plant'. It can be used either externally, on the skin or hair, or taken internally as a drink which may help to maintain a healthy digestive system.

      Aloe Vera contains over 75 different components including enzymes, polysaccharides, fatty acids (phytosterols), amino acids, flavonoids, saponins, salicylic acid, lectin.

      Aloe Vera is generally well tolerated with occasional allergic reactions reported.

      Aloe Vera is a common ingredient for natural oral care. Visit our sister site, Aloe Dent, for more information.

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      Four Ways to use Aloe Vera

      1. Aloe Vera Gel can be used on the skin for eczema, burns, cuts, leg ulcers, psoriasis, scars and sunburnt skin
      2. Drinking Aloe Vera juice daily is thought to be a good health tonic and detoxifier as well as helping with: digestive problems, arthritis, M.E., colic, IBS, candida and bad breath.
      3. Gel on the hair can cure dandruff and seborrhea, cleanse the scalp, soothe itching and make the hair shiny
      4. Aloe Vera Gel moisturises the skin, may increase collagen, reduces pigment formation and stimulates cell production

      Aloe Vera is rich in nutrients such as:

      Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc and selenium, 20 of the 22 amino acids the body needs, proteins and polysaccharides - long chain sugars.

      Aloe Vera contains over 75 different components including enzymes, polysaccharides, fatty acids (phytosterols), amino acids, flavonoids, saponins, salicylic acid, lectin.

      There are many varieties of the Aloe plant but it is the Aloe barbadensis Miller which is the one which is widely used in the West for its medicinal properties. The popularity of this cactus-like plant goes back to:

      • Alexander the Great who allegedly used it to heal his soldiers' wounds.
      • Cleopatra who bathed in it.
      • Mahatma Gandhi who ate the leaves while on hunger strike.

      Aloe Vera Juice

      One of the most misleading things is that most bottles of Aloe Vera juice state that they contain 100 per cent pure Aloe Vera juice but this is not measurement by volume. The juice within the drink may be 100 per cent pure, but there could be as little as 2 per cent by volume within the liquid, with the rest of it made up with water.

      Another measurement is the strength of the Aloe Vera per litre of juice. Trust William’s Aloe Vera juices contain 2500 – 4000mg of MPs (methylalcohol precipitating solids – polysaccharides) per litre of juice dependent on seasonal changes.

      The likelihood is that if it tastes like water it probably is water. Aloe Vera has a strong (not particularly pleasant) taste so if it tastes weak and sweet it is unlikely that the product contains much of the real thing.

      While it might be true to say that if Aloe Vera juice is noticeably cheaper it is unlikely to be very potent, the opposite may not be the case. Just because a product is expensive it is not necessarily genuinely pure.

      The Seal of Approval

      The most reliable way to know that the Aloe Vera you are buying is bona fide is to look for the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) mark on the packaging. This applies to all Aloe Vera products - toothpastes, soaps, gels, creams, etc. - as well as juice. The organisation only endorses Aloe Vera which has been grown organically, processed properly and contains a maximum amount of pure Aloe Vera. All Trust William’s products are IASC certified.

      Some Aloe Vera drinks have other juices added to them such as orange or cranberry, but apart from these there should be no added sugar in the list of ingredients. Unlike some products, it is however the mark of a good Aloe Vera juice if it contains preservatives, as these can be from a natural source. Aloe Vera juices which claim that they do not contain any preservatives are unlikely to have any shelf life at all and should not be purchased.

      Caution in Pregnancy

      Some press reports have indicated that high levels of aloin have been found in some Aloe juice drinks and that this substance can cause miscarriages and stomach upsets. In the UK there is no set limit on the level allowed, while in Japan, by contrast, Aloe Vera juice can only contain up to 50 parts per million.

      This lack of regulation makes it difficult for consumers to choose between brands unless they avoid Aloe altogether when pregnant.

      Non-Juice Products

      Again there are differing views about the effectiveness of taking Aloe Vera capsules and tablets with some people believing that there is too little Aloe in them to have any effect. Those who find it

  45. QUESTION:
    HOW can i get RID off Heavy Dandruff?
    i'm 15 and Literarily Turning Bald it just wont go AWAY!

    • ANSWER:
      In order for anyone to suggest a proper dandruff or hair loss treatment, it's important for you to find out exactly what the problem is. To be certain, you should consult your doctor or certified dermatologist.
      You may have one of the following conditions:
      - seborrheic dermatitis
      - psoriasis / eczema
      - hormonal imbalance
      - yeast or fungal infections

      With that being said, some people believe herbal remedies can be beneficial in treating hair loss caused by dandruff.
      - http://www.cure-for.info/dandruff/
      - http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/homeremedies_baldness.htm

      Dandruff is a build-up of too much oil on the scalp.
      When excess oil is generated by the glands at the base of the hair follicles, a person can end up with dandruff.
      The flakes associated with dandruff are the shedding of this excess oil combined with dead skin cells from the scalp.

      Some of the common triggers for dandruff can include;
      - improper diet
      - high caloric food intake
      - excess stresses in life
      - chronic tension
      - malfunctioning body system
      - wrong shampoos for existing condition

      Do not over-wash your hair. Try only washing it every other day, so the natural oils have a chance to replenish without over-producing.

      Try using a shampoo with salicylic acid as the first ingredient, also containing zinc or selenium sulfide to eliminate flakes.

      If you use hair conditioner, only use it on the ends of your hair. Never apply it close to the scalp. Conditioner can actually create further build-up on the scalp and clog the hair follicles.

      Drink more water. Water re-hydrates from the inside out. As well, drinking water helps to wash out the toxins in your body.

      Try increasing your intake of vitamin D through supplements (1000 – 4000 IU/day) and B-complex to aid in healthier skin and maintaining a healthier immune system.

      There are also some home-remedies for reducing dandruff...
      - http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Dandruff.html

  46. QUESTION:
    My open sore eczema/psoriasis rash is doing weird things!!?
    i have an open sore eczema/psoriasis rash thing and the dead skin was scratched off of it and it started secreting this weird water like stuff but when it is dabbed with a towel it looks yellowish. is this normal?
    and i dont get to see my dermatologist for another week!!
    and also my medication has stopped working!!
    what do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      In most cases of psoriasis, it causes patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. These patches can itch or feel sore. They are often found on the elbows, knees, other parts of the legs, scalp, lower back, face, palms, and soles of the feet. But they can show up other places such as fingernails, toenails, genitals, and inside the mouth.

      Psoriasis begins in the immune system, mainly with a type of white blood cell called a T cell. T cells help protect the body against infection and disease. With psoriasis, T cells are put into action by mistake. They become so active that they set off other immune responses. This leads to swelling and fast turnover of skin cells. People with psoriasis may notice that sometimes the skin gets better and sometimes it gets worse. Things that can cause the skin to get worse include:

      * Infections like strep throat
      * Stress
      * Changes in weather that dry the skin (winter especially)
      * Certain medicines

      All treatments don't work the same for everyone and there is no cure for psoriasis. However, significant relief can be had by using Skin Original. In fact, I have been amazed with the incredible results using this all natural skin care product.

      Source: http://www.skinoriginal.com/

  47. QUESTION:
    Natural Treatment for shingles?
    Does anybody know any good natural treatments for shingles? Something you can do to ease the pain, rather than take loads of tablets or painkillers? I'm thinking along the lines of...different foods you can eat, herbal remedies, special types of body massage...!?! any genuine answers or website info appreciated.

    I'm in the UK.
    It's not me who has shingles btw, its a friend of mine and she's quite old so nothing that's not suitable for the elderly pls!

    • ANSWER:
      SKIN DISEASES
      Eczema, Allergic Dermatitis, Uriticaria, Skin Allergy, Psoriasis, Herpes/Shingles etc.

      Note :- Skin affections are merely local manifestations of some constitutional affection. They represent the effort of nature to get rid of some poison in the system, congenital or acquired, which effort should not be suppressed but abetted. The indications for our remedies will not only aid in this by correction of the soil, but also avoid the dangers of suppression by external applications.

      Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for Eczema, Allergic Dermatitis, Uriticaria, Skin Allergy, Psoriasis, Herpes/Shingles etc... :-

      #Graphites. [Graph]
      our great remedy for all sorts of skin diseases, no doubt often mis-prescribed, and hence frequently disappoints. The symptoms calling for it are very clear; there are moist scabby eruptions on the scalp, face, bends of joints, between fingers and behind the ears. The corners of the mouth and eyes are cracked, bleeding and oozing a gluey, honey-like, thick, tenacious discharge, a fissured eczema is the type. Great itching always accompanies the eruption. The skin may be dry and horny. The hair is dry and falls out. Lycopodium. Dry scaly eruptions. Calcarea carbonica. Eczema on scalp which extends to face. Crusts are white, and on awakening, in the morning especially, the child will scratch furiously.

      #Arsenicum. [Ars]
      A useful remedy in all cases of skin troubles when the skin is thickened, such as in chronic eczema, psoriasis and chronic urticaria. The sensations are itching, burning and swelling, it also has papules, nettle rash and pimples. Burning sensitive ulcers with offensive discharges. It is almost a specific for hives from shell fish, which itch and burn, and for repercussed hives. Pustules form into scabs. Pellagra may find its simillimum in Arsenicum. Bovista. Baker's and grocer's itch, and eruption on the back of the hands. It is also recommended in pellagra, also phosphorus and Argentum nitricum. Sepia. Dry desquamation. Ringworm. Rhus. Vesicles on an erysipelatous base. Clematis. Rawness, worse washing, moist eruption.

      #Sulphur. [Sulph]
      The great characteristic of this remedy is the aggravation from washing; this, with scratching, makes the parts burn intensely. The skin is rough, coarse and measly, and there is much soreness in the folds of the skin and a tendency to pustular eruptions. Dryness and heat of scalp, with intense itching, especially at night, and scratching causes soreness; wetting makes it burn. Eczema erythematosum. Eruption of yellow crusts. Eruption at the margin of the hair. Dearborn says Sulphur 6 will cure more pruritus than any other drug. It is our great antiseptic. Selenium. Itching in folds of skin and about ankle joints. Hair falls out with eczematous eruptions. Antimonium crudum. Thick callosities on the skin. Deficient growth of nails. Honey colored crusts on heads of children; cracking in the nostrils and corners of mouth. Antimonium tartaricum. Variola. Impetigo of scrotum. Thuja. Warts and eczema following vaccination. Also an excellent remedy in the higher potencies for acne facialis. Natrum muriaticum. Dry scaly or herpetic eruption of little water blisters in bends of joints, hydroa labialis, fever blisters. Moist eczema without much itching. The Natrum muriaticum patient continually suffers from "hang nails." (Hepar, Rhus, Natrum muriaticum, Arsenicum, cold sores.) Herpes circinatus. Eczema, with thick scabs oozing pus. Urticaria, with itching about the joints when occurring, with intermittent fever worse at seashore. Kreosote. Eruptions on the extensor surfaces of joints. Berberis aquifolia. Scaly pustular eruptions on the face. It is one of the most reliable remedies in the cure of psoriasis. Hydrocotyle. Great dryness and desquamation of the epidermis. Acne rosacea. Its special field is in psoriasis and Dearborn praises it in leprosy. The writer cured a case of inveterate psoriasis universale with this remedy. Dr. H.V. Halbert, of Chicago, considered Thyroidine in the 3X or 30X potency as worthy a trial in psoriasis. He reports excellent results from its use. Indications are a dry and impoverished skin, cold hands and feet. Psoriasis is a pregrowth symptom of cancer. The condition of the skin should always be noted, being the great organ of elimination of poisons. Borax was considered by Dr. McClatchey as curative of many cases of psoriasis, and indeed it corresponds to many symptoms of this disease. Petroleum. Pictures pure eczema with its thick scabs, oozing pus and rhagades; the skin is harsh and dry, the finger tips crack and the hands chap. It is especially suitable to eczema behind the ears. Use the 12X potency.

      #Mezereum. [Mez]
      Baehr considers this remedy the best one in crust lactea. There is great itching, which is worse when the patient is warm or wrapped up. There are small vesicles with terrible itching, and the great characteristic is that the secretion dries quickly, producing scabs from beneath which an acrid thick pus oozes. Crusts and itching are the features. Herpes zoster, with neuralgic pains along the nerves. Nux juglans. Tinea favosa on scalp, behind ears, itching worse at night, preventing sleep.

      #Rhus toxicodendron. [Rhus-t]
      Vesicular eruption characterizes Rhus, so it becomes a remedy in herpes, eczema, pemphigus and prurigo. It is useful in right-sided zoster with extensive vesication and perhaps accompanied with rheumatic pains. The skin is covered with numerous vesicles, there is great itching and tingling, the skin is often swollen and oedematous and these vesicles have a red areola around them. the symptoms are all worse at night, in damp weather and in winter. Rapid vesication and angry-looking skin are characteristics. Apis. More burning and stinging and more oedema. Cantharis. Large blisters with smarting and burning. Croton tiglium. Small blisters with much itching. Hughes says that Croton relieves the itching of eczema rapidly and permanently. Anacardium. Small blisters with an umbilicated center. The eruption itches excessively and burns. The remedy has been used successfully in Rhus poisoning. Dolichos. Itching without eruption. the writer has a number of times verified this symptom. It will sometimes control diabetic itching, and it is especially useful in senile pruritus. Worse at night. Worse across the shoulders. Fagopyrum. Itching worse by scratching. With here and there red blotches which are sore. The hairy portions of the body itch more.

      #Psorinum. [Psor]
      Herpetic eruptions with much itching, worse when getting warm in bed; the skin is dirty, greasy, unwashed in appearance. Tinea capitis, offensive matter oozes out. Sebaceous glands secrete in excess. Eczema more on the sides of the head and face, cheeks and ears. Eruption in the bends of joints. Pustules or boils remaining after itch. A most important remedy in all skin affections and we should not forget Tuberculinum and Syphilinum, for each has its special field and symptoms. Clarke advises the nosodes, especially in leprosy.

      #Oleander. [Olnd]
      Skin eruptions with gastro-energetic troubles; the skin is very sensitive, slight friction causes chafing and soreness, especially about the neck, scrotum and thighs. Crusta lactea on scalp and back of ears. There is great itching; scartching relieves at first but the parts become very sore. It will be all the more strongly indicated if gastro-enteric symptoms be present. Vinca minor. Eczema of scalp and face, matted hair and offensive odor. A crust is formed, the discharge is retained underneath and causes the hair to fall out or to mat together, forming the plica polonica. Viloa tricolor. Hughes lauds this remedy and rarely uses any other in crusta lactea and impetigo in children. It has crusts with a copious exudation and it is accompanied with offensive urine. Staphisagria. Eruptions worse on the occiput, eczematous eruption on the ears, yellow scabs. Scratching changes the place of the itching. Eruptions forming figwarts or condylomata; especially useful in sickly children after the abuse of mercury.

      #Ranunculus bulbosus. [Ran-b]
      Vesicular eruptions along the course of the nerve; vesicles filled with serum and burn greatly; large blisters form on a raw surface. Herpes zoster. Pemphigus in the new born. Thickening of the skin into yellow hard horny scabs. Ranunculus sceleratus. Vesicular eruption, with thin, acrid discharge, large blisters.

      #Nitric acid. [Nit-ac]
      Our great remedy in ulcers when these symptoms are present. 1. Ragged zigzag, often raised edges. 2. Profuse granulations, proud flesh. 3. Vascular, bleeding easily where touched. 4. Splinter-like pains in them. Sycotic excrescences.

      #Pulsatilla .[Puls]
      An indicated remedy in hives when of gastric or uterine origin, or with diarrhoea and chilliness; hives after eating pork, fruit or buckwheat cakes. Scanty menses. Hives with profuse menses call for Belladonna. Hempel recommends Aconite and Ipecac in Hives. Antimonium crudum. Urticaria of gastric origin. Urtica urens. Intense intolerable fiery itching of the skin from any trifling change in the temperature. Itching swellings on the fingers also indicate Urtica. Face blotched. Note the urinary symptoms which will often accompany. Dulcamara. Suppression of the hives, with catarrhal symptoms arising. Nettle rash, chronic cases always worse at beginning of winter, itching always on exposure to cold air as when undressing. Rhus. Hives, with ague or rheumatism worse in cold air. Bovista. Hives with diarrhoea. Calcarea carbonica. Chronic urticaria, worse from drinking milk. Terebinth. Hives form shell fish. Kali bromatum. Hives or acne, with nervous symptoms. Chloral. A very useful remedy for hives, will often relieve in the form of a grain of Chloral dissolved in a glass of water and a teaspoonful given at a dose. It suits large wheals coming on suddenly from a chill.

      #Apis mellifica. [Apis]
      Urticaria, with cold or intermittent fever; there is a sudden eruption of welts with terrible itching Lichen and erythema nodosum. Sulphur. Itching hives over whole body, worse from warmth of bed; chronic cases. Radium. Itching all over body, burning of skin as if a fire. Such a general itching very often is a precursor to serious affections. It may even be a pre-growth symptom of cancer.

      #Sepia. [Sep]
      Brownish spots on the skin. Herpetic conditions about the knees and ankles,in the bends of joints and behind the ears, at first dry, it becomes moist and discharges copiously. Yellow spots, liver spots; urticaria worse from warmth of bed. Ringworms, herpes circinatus. Chronic nettle rash after milk or pork. Tellurium. Ringworm is children. Psoriasis, annular type. Eruption shows bleeding points when scales are removed. Baryta carbonica. Eczema on dorsa of hands, skin rough, dry and chapped. Herpetic eruptions. Sepia is also a remedy in psoriasis.

      #Hepar sulphur. [Hep]
      Moist eruption in folds of skin and itching in the bends of joints; the skin is extremely sensitive and suppurates easily, and pimples form around ulcers. Humid eczema of the scalp, sore and sensitive to touch. Eczema of the scrotum and genital organs, boils. It is especially useful after the abuse of salves or ointments containing containing zinc or mercury. Graphites is distinguished by not having the sensitiveness. Silicea. Skin suppurates easily. Onchia at roots of nails. Fluoric acid. A powerful antipsoric and produces itching red vesicles with tendency to scale off; very valuable in eczema.

      #Kali muriaticum. [Kali-m]
      One of the most satisfactory remedies in the treatment of eczema capitis and moist eczemas, especially when chronic and obstinate in character. This observation has been repeatedly verified. Cartier and our Brazilian confreres endorse it. It is also a most useful remedy in acne and in sycotic skin manifestations.

      The above article is from :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/skin-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

      And please do remember Homeopathy treats the patient not the disease, for more either post the symptoms of the patient or Consult a Reputable Classical Homeopath

      Best of Health, Take Care and God Bless


natural cures for psoriasis on the scalp

Natural Remedies For Psoriasis Of The Scalp

Psoriasis is a skin condition which is problematic for the people who suffer with it. There are many treatments for this disease but the best way to combat it is through a variety of different applications which have to be applied simultaneously. You have to use essential oils to fight it externally but then you need to fight it internally also.This condition will flare up from time to time depending on the many factors that affect the individual who has it. I recommend the use of a variety of essential oils to treat this condition. The best way to use them is in synergy. That is you need to combine the effects by using them at different times. Tea Tree oil should be used initially. You should use it immediately after you bathe or shower the affected area. When you wash with soap you strip the skin of the protective oils that it uses to ward off germs so you need to replace them as quickly as possible. Tea Tree oil is ideal for this because of its germ killing properties. This product is such a good antiseptic that it can be used as an industrial disinfectant. It is strong yet gentle enough to be used on the skin.One of the things that make this product such an ideal germ fighter is the fact that it has a complex chemical structure which germs are not able to figure out and adjust to. It is light so it absorbs into the skin quite easily. It is oil so it doesnt evaporate quickly at all. It continues to sit there on the skin where it performs its germ killing functions.After the skin has been stripped and treated with Tea Tree oil you can apply aloe vera oil to help with the restoration and recovery of the skin. Aloe Vera is renowned for its healing properties. It has been used for thousands of years in the treatment of burns and other skin maladies and is very effective in this regard. It also nourishes the skin and provides it with necessary moisturizers which are essential in the treatment of psoriasis.Vitamin E oil is another effective treatment for this skin condition along with many others. Vitamin E oil provides the nourishment of many different amino acids and other chemical compounds which are important for every type of skin function. It also provides vitamins and minerals which are essential for growth, recovery and skin repair.Aloe vera and vitamin E are also highly beneficial when taken internally also. When you use these products and others both internally and externally you provide a two fold system to attack this skin condition and provide relief.Avoid the use of tobacco and alcohol for maximum health benefits. You also need to avoid the use of processed foods or processed food products and other chemicals. Use organic or natural foods when necessary and avoid the intake of chemicals which are not natural so they are not easily processed by the human body.In order for you to get relief by using natural products you have to exercise discipline and diligence. You will see results over time. Natural products are more beneficial to the body because they are closer to the way things occur in nature. The human body was not designed to assimilate processed foods or drugs. If you use natural essential oils and combine them with a healthy clean diet you will get positive results, guaranteed. Fragrance Oil Express

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for psoriasis on the scalp?
    My sister has psoriasis on her scalp that is pretty bad. Youi cant see it unless she parts her hair in the back like for pigtails, but shes really self conscious about it. The shampoo prescribed for her is very very expensive and although it works she cant afford to pay 100 bucks a month for shampoo. Any home remedies or ideas out there for help with this> Than ks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, she can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of scalp psoriasis") Some of them do actually work. For my scalp psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone healed psoriasis with the serena skin products?
    I wish to know some real testimonials of those who have tried out the serena skin natural remedies package? I have tried all sorts of creams and steroids but nothing ever helps. Now I'm waiting for my serena skin order to arrive. How did it work for you?

    • ANSWER:
      I used them on my scalp psoriasis and inside my ears. The improvement was truly miraculous. The scaling had gone. I used to have to remove loads of mucky stuff from my ears, I have not had to do this anymore. I shall never be without these remedies.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of psoriasis on the scalp?
    I've had psoriasis on the scalp for multiple years now and have tried coal tar, tea tree oil, hydrocortisone, UVB light, and methods to reduce stress. The only time I saw improvement was during the summer (when I had my hair slicked back in the sun) but it quickly returned near the end of summer. Any suggestions or feedback?
    .

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to try natural remedies. SerenaSkin anti-psoriasis remedies worked wonders for me. The patches on the scalp have been cleared up in a couple of weeks. Anti-psoriasis extract balances the immune system, so to prevent new ones from appearing.

  4. QUESTION:
    What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on itchy, scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?
    I have really bad plaque psoriasis on my scalp, and it itches constantly. The scaling is getting pretty bad, and I need some kind of relief. It's embarrassing, and really annoying. What's the best shampoo I can use to decrease flaking, scaling, itching, and still maintain healthy hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Sara

  5. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any natural remedies to alieve the symptoms of psoraisis?
    I have psoraisis in my scalp and on the outsides of my calves. I already take Enbrel to supress my immune system. I notice that as the weather gets colder my symptoms become worse. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,psoriasis can simply arise because infection or stress and could affect any region of ur skin.This would explain why u have it on ur scalp.However,I would advise u to avoid any prescription since sometimes this could only make ur problem worse.I would suggest these homemade remedies that u could try at home to improve ur scalp condition.Plus,these remedies could be apply on any affected areas including ur scalp.

      Cabbage: Pick the thickest and greenest outer leaves of the cabbage. Wash leaves thoroughly in warm water. Dry with a towel. Remove the thick veins then flatten and smoothen them out using a rolling pin. Warm and make layered application on the affected part. Place a soft woolen cloth over it. Secure the whole compress using an elastic bandage.

      Bitter gourd: Mix a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice with 1 teaspoon of limejuice. Sip slowly on a empty stomach everyday. Continue treatment from 4-6 months.

      Avocado: Apply avocado oil gently on the affected parts.

      Cashew nut: Apply cashew nut oil extracted from the outer shell of the cashew nut. It has acrid and rubefacient properties that are effective in the treatment of psoriasis.

      Buttermilk: Drink liberal quantity of curd in buttermilk form. You can also try using buttermilk when compressing the affected area.

      Vitamin E: Take 400 mg of vitamin E everyday to reduce itchiness and scab formation.

      Lecithin: Take 6-9 capsules of lecithin a day. Take 2-3 capsules before and after each meal.

      Well,these are those remedies that would works best to improve ur scalp condition.Good luck trying these at home and ur scalp will improve in no time.Hope this helps.

      P/s:I would suggest u to book an appointment too with a dermatologist or a skin specialist since they will get u the right medication regarding ur problem.Plus,this could improve ur chance of healing.However,do remember bout those remedies I suggested.Good luck:-)

  6. QUESTION:
    How to treat lice when I have psoriasis on my scalp?
    My friend's child came home from school with nits, and I was at her house that day, so I have been exposed to it. Now with psoriasis on my scalp, I was wondering what I could use to make shure that I don't get them, and that won't hurt my head. Chances are that I didn't get them, but I want to be safe. I would prefer to not use chemicals if at all possible.

    • ANSWER:
      There are quite a few totally natural remedies available that readily kill head lice. The ones we recommend don't contain any chemicals, we believe chemical treatments are both dangerous and ineffective.

      Suffocation is an effective method where oil based products (i.e.: conditioner) are used to block the breathing holes and kill the live lice. The real trick though is to find natural products that will kill both the live lice and their eggs in one fast effective treatment.

      Remedies containing Neem Oil are known to be highly effective as Neem interrupts the growth and reproduction of the head louse. Neem’s insecticidal properties are widely recognized now and the oil is commonly available at your local health food store.

      Feel free to check out the articles at the following site for more advice.

      Good luck.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best product/remedy to get rid of psoriasis?
    My boyfriend has psoriasis on his scalp and elbows. it isn't that bad on his elbows but its maybe mild to moderate for his scalp- extremely flaky. what is the best product to use that you've tried and actually works?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I suggest that your friend should look into natural remedies before subjecting herself to the steroidal and immunosuppressant drugs the official medicine today use for treating psoriasis. The side effects are worse than the disease itself. For me personally the natural remedies from Champori.com works the best; and I spent many years looking for something that is safe, effective and fast-working. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for your friend - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  8. QUESTION:
    Home remedies or other aides for psoriasis?
    In the winter I get really bad psoriasis my scalp. I've had treatments in the past but none of them seem to really work. It definitely runs in my family because my dad gets it really bad, too. Do you know of any home remedies or other over the counter treatments that might work?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for psoriasis from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Mol

  9. QUESTION:
    I have dandruff. What can I do to cure the problem?
    No natural remedies thank you very much!
    I want very good advice. Advice I can take. Very good advice
    I need advice and what i can take like natural remedies, shampoo, counter prescipations, meds.
    I need advice and what i can take like natural remedies, shampoo, counter prescipations, meds.

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment

      Dandruff is a chronic condition that can almost always be controlled, but it may take a little patience and persistence. In general, mild scaling can often be helped by daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and cell buildup.

      When regular shampoos fail, OTC dandruff shampoos may succeed. But dandruff shampoos aren't all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works best for you. Dandruff shampoos are classified according to their active ingredient:

      * Zinc pyrithione shampoos (Suave Dandruff Control Shampoo, Head & Shoulders). These contain the antibacterial and antifungal agent zinc pyrithione, which has been shown to reduce the fungus that causes dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
      * Tar-based shampoos (Neutrogena T/Gel, Tegrin). Coal tar, a byproduct of the coal manufacturing process, helps conditions such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis by slowing cell turnover. But coal tar has an "earthy" smell, can give light-colored hair an orange tint and may make treated skin more sensitive to sunlight.
      * Shampoos containing salicylic acid (Ionil T). These "scalp scrubs" help eliminate scale, but they may leave your scalp dry, leading to more flaking. Using a conditioner after shampooing can help counter dryness.
      * Selenium sulfide shampoos (Selsun, Exsel). These shampoos help prevent cell turnover and may also reduce the number of malassezia. Because they can discolor blonde, gray or chemically colored hair, be sure to use them only as directed and to rinse well after shampooing.
      * Ketoconazole shampoos (Nizoral). The newest addition to the dandruff armamentarium, ketoconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent that may work when other shampoos fail. It's available over-the-counter as well as by prescription.

      Try using one of these shampoos daily until your dandruff is controlled, then cut back to two or three times a week. If one type of shampoo works for a time and then seems to lose its effectiveness, try alternating between two types of dandruff shampoos. Be sure to leave the shampoo on for at least 5 minutes — this allows the ingredients time to work. Some experts suggest lathering twice for best results.

      If you've shampooed faithfully for several weeks and there's still a dusting of dandruff on your shoulders, talk to your doctor or dermatologist. You may need a prescription-strength shampoo or more aggressive treatment with a steroid lotion.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid off psoriasis behind your ears and gluteal cleft?
    I have psoriasis behind my ears, scalp, elbows, on one knee & one on gluteal cleft but its small... i wanna get rid of them pls help how can I get rid of dem fast? whats da best thing to do or whats da best cream for it?

    • ANSWER:
      ooh, the hard to reach places huh? hmmm, i would try herbal medications and remedies before chemically designed over the counter meds/prescriptions. the skin is especially sensitive behind the ears and u dont wanna scar. try:
      The hot Epsom salts bath has been proven valuable in the treatment of psoriasis. Application of olive oil after the Epsom salt bath is also effective and also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Regular seawater baths and application of seawater over the affected parts once a day is highly beneficial. This is one of the best psoriasis remedy.

      Bitter gourd is a valuable home remedy for psoriasis. Take a cup of fresh juice of this vegetable, mixed with a teaspoon of limejuice on an empty stomach daily for four to six months. This is a good diet for psoriasis.

      The use of mudpacks is also beneficial for the psoriasis. They absorb and remove the toxins from the affected areas.

      Cabbage leaves can be used in the form of compresses. They can be applied on the affected area after removing the thick veins and washing them thoroughly. This is also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Sunlight is the best and natural remedy for psoriasis.

      Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the psoriasis treatment. A daily dose of 200-800 I.U is recommended as they reduce itching of the area.

      Lecithin is also considered as a remarkable remedy for the psoriasis treatment.

      Psoriasis cure - 6-9 lecithin capsules in a day are recommended.

      Application of Aloe Vera gel and garlic oil on the affected area is also beneficial and is good natural remedy for psoriasis

      Application of cashew nut oil on the affected areas at night after a thorough wash of the face is highly beneficial and is one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

  11. QUESTION:
    Ways to get rid of psoriasis/seborrhea on the scalp?
    I've had this before and used coal tar shampoo to get rid of it. I'm trying that again (2-3 times a week), but it doesn't seem to be working this time. Other than going to a dermatologist, is there any other way to get rid of it or at least lessen it? My next step is to try the salicylic acid shampoo, but I would like to hear about some natural, herbal remedies also.

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with SerenaSkin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my scalp just in a couple of weeks. A year later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of or at least lessen my psoriasis?
    I have had psoriasis on my scalp for many years now and it just keep getting worse and worse. I inherited it from my father, who also has it. I have tried lots of different shampoos to try and help it but nothing has worked. I dont know what more I can do. /: Does anyone have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  13. QUESTION:
    Do you think my psoriasis is an allergic reaction?
    I am a wine drinker, and have been for about 3 yrs now. For the last year and a half, I have been dealing with psoriasis (on the scalp and body) and no medical treatments have worked. I am allergic to Sulfa medications. Do you think that b/c wine has Sulfites in it, that my psoriasis could be an allergic reaction?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, the connection between wine and psoriasis is not clear. You can easily find out if wine triggers your psoriasis by staying away from it for a week or two.
      For psor. treatment you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of psoriasis") and take your pick. Some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Peggy

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some good natural ways that clears up Psoriasis in the scalp?
    I have had Prosiasis for over 4 years and it hasn't cleared up yet.

    1.What causes it?
    2. Is there a special diet that can clear it up?
    3. How long have you had it?
    4. How can I get it out and off of my scalp/hair?

    Thank you!
    Thank you all so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Well...first of all...there is NO cure for Psoriasis. You can use medication or "naturopathic remedies" for the rest of your life, and still have flair-ups from time-to-time.

      Psoriasis is an auto-immune dermatological disorder that affects MANY people. Some people have an almost continuous chronic flair up -- lesions are often diffuse to entire body, or they can have intermittent flair ups where the lesions will appear, get bad, then start to go down.

      There have been some research that suggests it is often tied to one's stress/anxiety level as to how bad they may break out. There are also people who are lucky enough to have it in only one (or two) locations on their bodies, making it much easier to manage.

      I typically prescribe a variety of medications to use on various areas for a month at a time -- giving it time to see if it responds well. If poor response, then I switch to another agent. I've found the most reliable to be: Dovonex (for the scalp), and Psorcon (for the skin). On occasion, I've had to use a couple weeks of steroid (Prednisone) for more severe flairs.

      I've had patients who have tried both the diet and naturopathic remedies at the shops to help, but with rather poor to nill results. They simply don't have the research based evidence to prove they are potent or effective, but are ALWAYS suggested by the person trying to sell something. I'd say, 100% of my patients eventually come back to the pharmaceuticals because nothing else worked. Sure...I truly WISH there was a good and researched based natural remedy, but I (or my patients), have yet to find it.

      Remember...this is NOT going to go away. You're NOT going to be rid of it, and management is the ONLY WAY to deal with it....at least for now.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of psoriasis?
    I have always had this condition. I got it to go away for about three years and with it becoming colder and close to the winter season, it is out of control. Many tiny little dots all over the place. Anyone got any natural/medicine remedies I could try? I'm desperate cause it spreads fast :(

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  16. QUESTION:
    i have scalp psoriasis how can i treat it and does it go away for good?
    i have been diagnosed with scalp psoriasis, due to stress! it is itchy flaky and humiliating! i have a treatment from the doctor that really has done nothing except stop the itching for awhile. is there any herbal or natural remedy i could use, and, does it go away, or is it here for good? thankyou for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many over-the-counter treatments available, but no cure. Coal Tar is one of the most widely used and effective means of counteracting the flaking associated with psoriasis. It's found in the highest concentration in T-Fal shampoos, as well as sensitive skin dandruff shampoos. Look for one with extra moisturizing ingredients.

      Also, regularly washing your hair and avoiding using any kind of products containing alcohol -- which can irritate and dry out your scalp -- is also good therapy.

  17. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of psoriasis of the nails?
    I have psoriasis on two nails and now it is coming on two more fingernails. I wonder is there anything out there that helps it, I have an appointment with a dermatologist in two weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I have plaque psoriasis on arms, knees and scalp and the only remedy that works for it without fail is Champori Cream and Spray combo. You may want to try it for your nails as well: it is natural and the effect is long-lasting. They offer money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  18. QUESTION:
    How to control and reduce the psoriasis for a baby and adult?
    My husband is suffering from Psoriasis since he was born.... recently my new born baby is also suspected to have this desease, I come to know that this is a desease connected with gene... I really do not know how to help them....

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ANgee

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Cleansing: For long term health a colon and liver cleanse needs to be done.

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  19. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of my dandruff/psoriasis?
    i have had dandruff/psoriasis on my scalp/head for nearly a year now and it only went away once(for 3 days). i have tried t gel, head and shoulders and all different shampoos and stuff but none of it seems to work. if you have suffered from dandruff/psoriasis and managed to get it completely away then can you tell me how you did it?......please?!

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest that you should google "natural remedies for scalp psoriasis" and take your pick; the prescription meds are all either steroids or immuno-suppresants and do more harm than psoriasis itself.
      For me personally the Champori herbal cream works the best, you may want to try it, too. it comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Stella

  20. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my scalp psoriasis?
    My scalp psoriasis is very itchy and sore. What should I do, I have tried different shampoos and nothing seems to work. Should I get a special psoriasis shampoo and conditioner? If I go to the demetologist will she give me pills or just a cream?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. I try to eat healthy food and avoid stress as much as I can in order to prevent flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my scalp has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-psoriasis extract, which controls the immune system. My scalp has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  21. QUESTION:
    Whats it going to cost me to get treated for psoriasis with out insurance?
    I have psoriasis and no insurance. What am I looking at cost wise if I go to a dermatologist and pay out of pocket?

    • ANSWER:
      You can try natural treatments. It's cheaper, and worked for me much more effective than prescribed medications. I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. A year later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is a good over the counter treatment for psoriasis?
    I won't be able to see my dermatologist until January, and my psoriasis is spreading. My cream has run out. I'm using T-Gel shampoo for my scalp. I don't have anything for the psoriasis on my skin though. What is a good over the counter treatment that can keep it under control until January?
    I've had psoriasis for a couple of years.
    I used a topical medication from my dermatologist, but that ran out and she said she has to see me before I get another one prescribed.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Sylvie

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  23. QUESTION:
    Anybody know of any over remedy the counter that can aleviate psoriasys?
    I have the condition on my scalp and back.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, the condition is linked to liver problems, so milk thistle ( also possibly dandelion ), may help

      http://www.naturalnews.com/027251_psoriasis_toxins_natural_healing.html

  24. QUESTION:
    Do you have any home remeides for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis in my head and wanted to know if you know any home redmeides to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Granger

      Here are some answers you're looking for.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  25. QUESTION:
    Can psoriasis be spread from human to human?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp. My mothers partner has it to. Could it have been passed on to me from him e.g - using the same towels after showering or some other way.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is not contagious. For treatment you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Tami

  26. QUESTION:
    What can I do to allievate scalp itch?
    My scalp itches so much, that I end up scratching my scalp so hard it hurts.

    What can I do to make the scalp itch stop?

    • ANSWER:
      i am going through the same thing right now, and i think its because the weather is changing because this has NEVER happened to me before. i have dandruff along with it because i thought it would go away.
      i used head and shoulders, that didn't work, i also used the neutrogena t-gel shampoo, it smells awful, and that still isn't working, so i am going to try some olive oil. im not even going to try selson blue because ive already tried the other product like it, and i am sick of wasting my money.

      HERE ARE SOME HOME-REMEDIES to try, but i suggest seeing a doctor because it can get worse and it sucks.

      Zinc Pyrithione: Wonderful stuff for scalp conditions. First synthesized in the 1930’s, this is the most widely used active ingredient from a natural source. It’s used to treat dandruff, seborrheic dermatitus, psoriasis, eczema and numerous other skin and scalp disorders. It has strong anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
      Jojoba: Is excellent as a scalp moisturiser and helps to rebalance sebum.
      Tea Tree: Oily hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands, enlivens the scalp and brings the cells & follicles to attention
      Basil: Oily hair … promotes growth
      Chamomile: Fine to normal hair … gives golden highlights
      Clary sage: All types of hair … dandruff treatment
      Lavender: Normal hair … Scalp treatment for itchiness, dandruff, and even lice!
      Lemon: Oily hair … Gives golden highlights; treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
      Myrrh: Dry hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
      Patchouli: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment
      Peppermint: Dry hair … Promotes hair growth
      Rose: Fine hair … Soothes scalp
      Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil: Excellent for itchy scalp, dry scalp and dandruff Rosemary: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment; promotes hair growth and is an excellent for treating dry scalp
      Tea tree: Oily hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
      Ylang-ylang: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment

  27. QUESTION:
    How to heal psoriasis in your lower part of head?
    What can you do to treat head psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. I try to eat healthy food and avoid stress as much as I can in order to prevent flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my scalp has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-psoriasis extract, which controls the immune system. My scalp has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  28. QUESTION:
    What to use on my scalp for psoriasis ?
    I have Psoriasis on my scalp and its is terrible and embarrassing it hurts my scalp so much,it constantly itches and flakes I have tried oils and Tgel nothing works and shampoos including the tgel sting my scalp I don't know what to do anymore ! help ! any recommendations ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Sara

  29. QUESTION:
    What could I use on my scalp for itching from psoriasis?
    I was told (no tests) by a dermatologist that I had a form of psoriasis on my scalp. She just said I had to Shampoo every day and it should clear up. It hasn't. I use Head & Shoulders for itching. But no relief.It makes small bumps, is red and itchy. I can't seem to keep my hands off it. It itches like crazy. Any Help???

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  30. QUESTION:
    whats the best remedy for eczema on the scalp and on body?
    I have tried shampoo with Tar and salisylic,,then after shampoo scrape the scales with coconut oil.with the body i soap with bar that indicates for eczema and psoriasis then apply daktarin as per Dr...but it seems too slow to work.

    • ANSWER:
      For me natural treatment worked better than prescription medications. . I cleared my eczema with serenaskin herbal remedies in less than 2 weeks. They do not have side effects like steroid creams. Itching subsided after first application of ointment and spray, I felt a relief right away, and I also took eczema extract to prevent future flare ups. It has been several months ago and my skin is still clear.

  31. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have some good ways to relieve psoriasis.?
    I have had this condition for a while. It continues to flair up. Can anyone help with some remedies they use to relieve it?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is a persistent skin disease that got its name from the Greek word for "itch." The skin becomes inflamed, producing red, thickened areas with silvery scales, most often on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. It results when skin cells start reproducing wildly, and piling up on the surface. The most common symptoms of psoriasis are thick, red patches known as plaques, and dry, silvery scales. Recent research indicates that psoriasis is likely a disorder of the immune system. No one knows what triggers your immune system to cause psoriasis. It is believed that you must have a genetic tendency to be susceptible to the condition. But once your immune system is triggered, it sends a false alarm to your skin cells, telling them that they’ve been damaged. The skin cells react by attempting to repair this “damage.” They begin reproducing at an accelerated rate, rising to the skin surface, dying, and building up there. The skin surface thickens. As blood vessels expand and more blood flows to the skin, it becomes red. The result is the flaky, red patches you know as plaques.

      While Eczema and Psoriasis are completely different skin disorders, they are often treated with the same methods. Cortisone creams, ointments, and lotions commonly prescribed for skin disease may clear the skin temporarily and control the condition in many patients. Side effects from steroids include thinning of the skin, dilated blood vessels, bruising, and skin color changes. Treatments that are recommended by doctors and pharmaceutical companies worldwide amounts to futile attempts at mere symptom treatment, instead of the trying to address the root causes of the condition. Symptoms you see on the skin express the body's attempt to heal, but are not the cause of disease

      Because the causes of Psoriasis are due to autoimmune disorders, I recommend products which are high in anti-oxidants to help boost and maintain a healthy skin matrix. This includes Vitamin Supplement. And Aloe Based Skin Care
      Here's why Aloe is good for you:
      1.) It Penetrates. It actually sinks down into the lower layers of the skin (dermis) where your collagen
      is. Nothing you buy over the counter can do that. Why is that important? Cause if you buy something
      that says it boost collagen, it's not true. If it can't reach the collagen, it can't help the collagen.
      Penetration is also important when it come to cleansing, you want an aloe based cleanser to clean
      deep down in your pores.

      2.) It Exfoliates, Aloe is a natural exfoliator, the plant enzymes actually break down the soap and
      residue that hold dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. Dead skin cells make your skin look flaky,
      dry and dull. A build up of dead skin can also break down your collagen over time (causing wrinkles)
      which is why it is so important to exfoliate. Aloe does it naturally without scrubs or chemicals.

      3.) Aloe Regenerates- Aloe regenerates skin 11 times faster than you body does naturally. That's
      why aloe is often used on burns. If you have scars, sun spots, wrinkles or any other skin damage, aloe
      can help heal it fast!

      4) Aloe is a Natural Anti- inflamitory - Acne anyone? Redness? Aloe cleanses, removes impurities,
      and shrinks and tightens pores all at once.

      Here are a few more things aloe can do for you:
      Heals psoriasis in up to 83% of suffers in 16 weeks.
      Rub it on inflamed joints to ease pain.
      Drink aloe juice to build a stronger immune system.

      If you're interested I can create a Psoriasis program for you. You can contact me through my website at
      http://www.thealoespa.com/index.html

  32. QUESTION:
    What are good treatments for severe psoriasis and exzema?
    My mom has bad areas on the soles of her feet, her fingers, her elbows, and other places. She sees a dermatologist, who gives her steroid creams and injections. They don't last long, and she is starting to have side effects from the steroids = the moon face, etc. Does anyone know any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I had great success with anti-psoriasis cream/spray combo from http://www.champori.com It cleared my 4 year old psor. in just over 2 weeks, and I haven't had a remission for a year now. (mine was plaque p., mostly on arms, legs and scalp) They offer also natural remedy for eczema. These products are natural (herbal) without steroids, and with money-back guarantee policy they are free if they don't work.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some really good ways to get rid of dandruff?
    I have horrible dandruff. I have many large and small flakes of dandruff that are constantly falling out of my hair and getting stuck. I think it is so embarrassing. My scalp itches a lot and i constantly feel like my head is dirty because of the build up of dandruff. I don't know what else to use. What do you find is the most effective at getting rid of this kind of persistent dandruff.

    P.S. I know it isn't psoriasis. It's definitely not that.

    • ANSWER:
      Many herbal and homeopathic remedies have been formulated with specific ingredients to help soothe and naturally hydrate the scalp. Natrium Muriaticum is a biochemic tissue salt that has an excellent reputation for effectively treating rashes and all itching skin conditions, including scalp disorders. Kali. Sulph. also promotes healing, reduces inflammation and removes infected or dead cells.

      Trifolium pratense is a well-known cleansing herb for skin disorders and has the ability to improve lymph functioning and reduce lymphatic swellings - helping to purify and detoxify the system.

      One natural therapy that seems to be effective is daily shampooing with a tea tree oil infused shampoo. Tea tree oil has been used for centuries as an antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal agent. It's now included in a number of shampoos found in natural foods stores.

      Please note – Tea tree oil is generally well tolerated but may cause allergic reactions in some people. ‘Raw' tea tree oil can hurt broken skin, or irritate healthy skin, so test it on a different part of your skin before you try it on your head or use a shampoo that contains tee tree oil instead.

      Get more details if you need on the above here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/d/dandruff.htm

  34. QUESTION:
    I was diagnosed with Seborrheic dermatitis now its still itchy?
    OKay so my doctor told me i have Seborrheic dermatitis so i was prescribed ketoconazale shampoo i use it everyday and leave it in for 5 minutes. Everything was good for awhile but now my hair is no longer oily but is still extremely itchy and bleeds. I was wondering good home remedies or something. I am making a doctors appt but wont be able to go in for a few weeks would like a temporary fix.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet. Some of them do actually work. For my seb. dermatitis on scalp I use psoriasis herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Antje

  35. QUESTION:
    What could be causing my psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp and have tried nearly everything to get rid of it. The dermatologist has prescribed several oils, creams, foams, etc and nothing has worked. I have also tried some natural things like tea tree oil, emu oil, etc to no avail. What could be causing this? I have not had it my entire life, only about a year and a half. Could it be something I eat/drink?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. I try to eat healthy food and avoid stress as much as I can in order to prevent flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-psoriasis extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  36. QUESTION:
    How to deal with psoriasis on my face?
    i have psoriasis and it is usually only on my scalp and not very noticeable. but now its starting to show up on my face. i have a very big patch on the bridge of my nose. its lighter then the other skin on my face and its very itchy sometimes.

    is there any way i could make it less noticeable or even go away from my face?

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to try natural remedies. SerenaSkin anti-psoriasis remedies worked wonders for me. The patches have been cleared up in a couple of weeks. Anti-psoriasis extract balances the immune system, so to prevent new ones from appearing.

  37. QUESTION:
    help ! I have psoriassis any natural treatments that work ?
    I have it on my knees,elbows,hands,back and other places
    I want natural remedies - I know the sun helps clear it up but i just cant be in the sun every day, what about salt baths ? selinium- also have it on my nails and scalp

    pretty girl with ugly skin

    • ANSWER:
      Hey mamamia !!!

      I have a book here called "1,801 Home remedies" & I will write down everything that it says in here about it & I hope that it will help U in some way, okay !!! So here we go.....

      Psoriasis:
      - There R good days & there R bad days & if U're trouble with psoriasis, U know the diffrence all 2 well. On the good days, U hardly need 2 pay attention 2 what U're skin's doing. On the bad 1's, red itchy patches R crying for attention so here R ways 2 make good days better & the bad more bearable.

      See the Light:
      - Sunlight is an exellent remedy for psoriasis. Every day, spend 15 to 30 minutes in the sun & U should see results in less than 6 weeks. While doctors don't have full explanation, research show that sunlight decreases the activity of the skin's T cells. These specialized cells produce substances called cytokines which initiate a cycle of inflamation. When U expose T cells 2 sunlight, it quells their action, breakingthe cycle.
      - Protect yourself from burning by wearing sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 on healthy areas of skin.

      Go Skin Dipping:
      - Take a good long soak in warm water, then add some vegetable oil. Here's why:
      - a long bath can soften scaly patches & smoothe itching, but bathing can also dry U're skin & make itching worse so sit in the tub for about 10 minutes, letting U're skin get thoroughly soaked, but 5 minutes before U get out, add a few spoonfull of vegetable oil. That's all it takes 2 seal the water into U're skin. (be careful getting out of the tub because the oil will make the tub slippery)
      - 2 relieve itching, try a cool-water bath, adding vinegar 2 the bathwater. Many people find that vinegar helps psoriasis even though doctors aren't sure why. What's known is that acetic acid in vinegar kills bacteria & 1 theory holds that psoriasis is made worse bt bacteria.
      - Fine-ground oatmeal is another good ingredient for itch relief. U can sprinkle in an oatmeal product specially made for bathing such as Aveeno or put unflavored oatmeal in a blender, grind it until it turns into a fine powder & then just sprinkle it in the water.

      Don Another Layer:
      - After bathing, spread on a moisturizing cream 2 lock in U're skin's natural moisture. Make sure 2 add a thick layer 2 the psoriasis patches. This helps prevent cracking. Avoid liquidlotions which dry up 2 quickly & instead choose a heavy cream or ointment. Among the best R Lacticare or Amlactin, which contain lactic acid 2 prevent skin from drying out or Dermal Therapy which contains urea 2 help loosen scales.
      - Try Bag Balm, a product originallly designed for use on cow's udders. It's gained a reputation for soothing dry, cracked skin. look for it in farm-supply or pharmacies.
      - Try cream that contains chamomile, if U can find 1. This plant has a long-held reputation for reducing inflamation & soothing flaky skin.
      - Rub a few drops of tea-tree oil into U're psoriasis patches several times a day. This Australian remedy is useful for relieving itch & softening psoriasis patches, especially if U have mild case. However, some people have an allergic reaction 2 tee-tree oil so be sure 2 test it on a small patch of skin & also, the skin covered with tea-tree oil may have increased sensitivity 2 sunlight.
      - 2 soften the skin & remove scaly patches, U can also use pretoleum jelly. Apply it as often as necessary.

      Get Oiled:
      - Mix a teaspoon of flaxseed oil into U're cerial, yogurt or other food each day.
      - This isn't for flavoring, it's for U're psoriasis. Flaxseed oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids & these compounds helps 2 block a chemical in U're body called arachidonic acid which causes inflamation.
      - Oily fish R also high in omega-3's. If U like salmon, it's a good idear 2 have it at least once a week. Other fish that R high in omega 3's R sardines & mackerel.
      - U can also get fatty acids by taking 1,000 milligrams of fish oil 3 times a day. Remember that a large amount of fish oil can thin the blood, so make sure 2 check with U're doctor first if it's okay.

      Okay I can't write anymore cause theirs like 2 more pages lol, but I really hope that this gives U an idear on how to treat it so GOOD LUCK.

      U're pal;
      Yar

  38. QUESTION:
    How can you cure Scalp psoriasis?
    I've tried the medicated prescription shampoos and it only helps alleviate the "scales" for a couple of days. Is there a natural way of getting rid of psoriasis? I've heard of swimming in the Dead Sea and direct sunlight.

    • ANSWER:
      A good natural remedy for scalp psoriasis is made by Champori. They have a cream and a spray; used in combination (first spray then put cream thinly on top) it cleared my psor. in about 10 days and now 5 months later it is still clear. Try it: it is herbal, with no steroids or allergens.
      Cheers,
      SC

  39. QUESTION:
    What is a non prescription remedy to relieve the burning of psoriasis?
    Even unscented lotions cause the burning to worsen (though they do relieve the feeling of "tightness")

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you treat your psoriasis?
    I have tried OTC treatments, and i can't afford to do the RX stuff. Any suggestions for me? I am young, (16+) but my skin is so sensitive. So anything that i can do has to be very gentle with my skin. Thanks
    I have severe psoriasis on my right ankle and one spot on my left leg about as big as a half dollar. Mine never seems to diminish and it stays cracked and really bad all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kacey

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  41. QUESTION:
    How to ease sebo psoriasis itch?
    I have had sebohorric psoriasis for as long as I can remember, but it just recently started flairing up worse than ever. I think it's because I moved from a really dry climate to a really wet one. Anyway, the itch is just staggering! I almost can't keep my nails from digging into my scalp because it itches so much. Any advice for how to deal with this? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to try natural remedies. SerenaSkin anti-psoriasis remedies worked wonders for me. The scalp has been cleared up in a couple of weeks. Anti-psoriasis extract balances the immune system, so to prevent new ones from appearing. I'm really satisfied with this treatment.

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone with psoriasis (guttate or plaque) have any tips or suggestions on how to deal with it?
    My son has had a bad outbreak, he is age 21, and contracted it after strep throat which he had twice this year.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi SHerri

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  43. QUESTION:
    Anyone tried apple cider vinegar for scalp psoriasis?
    I've been told apple cider vinegar can be great for psoriasis. I have been using it on my scalp and it burns like fire! Is this normal? Also, does anyone know if the acv would be any good for body psoriasis? I have it on my knees and back as well. How long before I should start seeing some results?

    • ANSWER:
      Vinegar dries up the skin and it's not good for psoriasis. Instead, you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Sara

  44. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of psoriasis?
    My daughter is 12 and has problems with psoriasis in her hair. The psoriasis comes from my mother who also has it but not very bad. My daughter often has scabs in her hair unless she washes it daily which she does although she doesn't want to and when she forgets she gets a sore and itchy head.
    She uses an anti-dandruff shampoo from T-Gel and a two in one shampoo/conditioner also from T-Gel.
    As a 12 yr old girl her friends like doing each others hair and she is too embarrassed to ever let her friends touch her hair because she is afraid of her friends seeing her psoriasis.

    Any ideas as to what to do other than washing her hair daily? As a teenage girl this is one problem of many she has about growing up.

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with SerenaSkin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. A year later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  45. QUESTION:
    Whats the best lotion to treat psoriasis behind neck?
    got a patch of psoriasis on my neck, itchy and flaky, any suggestions on how to calm it down or get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with SerenaSkin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. A year later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  46. QUESTION:
    Suggestions on taking care of psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp, and I hate it. Anyone out there have it and know a good way to take care of it?

    • ANSWER:
      For me natural treatment worked better than prescription medications. . I cleared my scalp psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies in less than 2 weeks. They do not have side effects like steroid creams. Itching subsided after first application of ointment and spray, I felt a relief right away, and I also took anti-psoriasis extract to prevent future flare ups. It has been several months ago and my scalp is still clear.

  47. QUESTION:
    what natural treatments would you recommend for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp?
    I've had this for years but this winter seems especially worse.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I recommend that you should try the herbal anti-psoriasis remedy by Champori. Get their spray/cream combo: it worked better than anything else for my seborrhoeic dermatitis.: my patches cleared in about 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up for more than a year now. Champori is available online from Champori.com and comes with money back guarantee; so if it doesn’t work – it’s free.
      Best,
      Bernadette


natural remedies for psoriasis of the scalp

Scalp Psoriasis Cures

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick red scaly patches of silvery white, called scales.

Psoriasis (sore-ni-ah-sis) is a medical condition that occurs when skin cells grow too quickly. Faulty signals in the immune system causes skin cells to form in days instead of weeks. The body does not shed these cells from the excess skin so the cells accumulate on the surface of the skin and forms of injury.

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes patches of itchy throat or skin thick, red with silvery scales. Usually you get on elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms of the hands and feet, but may appear elsewhere in your body.

A problem with your immune system causes psoriasis. In a process known as cell regeneration, skin cells grow deep in his ascent to the surface of the skin. This usually takes a month. In psoriasis, what happens in a few days because the cells rise too fast.

Wondering about how to get rid of psoriasis? It is not surprising to learn how little people know about the natural treatment of psoriasis. Without going to make bold statements further, we show what we've managed to get through a lot of research and surveys to collect psoriasis.

Psoriasis can be a very painful and embarrassing condition to live, and because there is no single cure for many people turn to home remedies to relieve psoriasis.

The good news is that there are some lifestyle changes simple that anyone can implement to help prevent and alleviate the symptoms of this horrible disease. Below I have outlined a number of home remedies to help relieve psoriasis symptoms.

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Home Remedies for Psoriasis
1. Bitter melon can be considered an effective remedy for psoriasis. Take a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice and add a tablespoon of lemon juice and drink on an empty stomach every day for 4 to 6 months.
2. Apply oil freshly extracted from cashew in the area of psoriasis sufferers. This acts as a better remedy for psoriasis.
3. Apply avocado oil in the affected area. This is another natural remedy for psoriasis.
4. Another useful resource is the curd. Pour the butter into the affected sites. You can also add some herbs like basil sacred to him and pour in the regions.
5. As psoriasis is considered a metabolic disorder, cucumbers, grapes, carrots and beets aid in the healing of this skin disease because they have cleaning properties.
6. Fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables, especially vegetables from the garden, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds are good and favorable for healing psoriasis naturally.
7. All animal fats are eggs, processed or refined foods, butter and milk should be avoided. Are said to cause psoriasis.
8. Foods containing sugar pinch or hydrogenated fats and seasonings all, coffee and tea should be avoided.
9. According to recent research, vitamin E therapy has been effective in treating this skin disease. You can take a daily dose of 200 to 800 IU to cure psoriasis.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    i have scalp psoriasis how can i treat it and does it go away for good?
    i have been diagnosed with scalp psoriasis, due to stress! it is itchy flaky and humiliating! i have a treatment from the doctor that really has done nothing except stop the itching for awhile. is there any herbal or natural remedy i could use, and, does it go away, or is it here for good? thankyou for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many over-the-counter treatments available, but no cure. Coal Tar is one of the most widely used and effective means of counteracting the flaking associated with psoriasis. It's found in the highest concentration in T-Fal shampoos, as well as sensitive skin dandruff shampoos. Look for one with extra moisturizing ingredients.

      Also, regularly washing your hair and avoiding using any kind of products containing alcohol -- which can irritate and dry out your scalp -- is also good therapy.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is there a link between Psoriasis and Ethnicity?
    Today I was diagnosed with a mild form of scalp psoriasis. I'm just wondering if there's a link between ethnicity and psoriasis.

    I'm 100% Irish, red hair and have very pale and dry skin. Does psoriasis seen to more prevalent in people from the British Isles (UK & Ireland) and Northern Europe than anywhere else because of that fact that light/fair skin is more common? Or is there necessarily a link between light/fair skin and psoriasis.

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Juice,
      Psoriasis occurs nearly equally in men and women. It is also present in all racial groups, but in varying rates. Psoriasis prevalence in African Americans is 1.3 percent compared to 2.5 percent of Caucasians.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  3. QUESTION:
    How can you cure Scalp psoriasis?
    I've tried the medicated prescription shampoos and it only helps alleviate the "scales" for a couple of days. Is there a natural way of getting rid of psoriasis? I've heard of swimming in the Dead Sea and direct sunlight.

    • ANSWER:
      A good natural remedy for scalp psoriasis is made by Champori. They have a cream and a spray; used in combination (first spray then put cream thinly on top) it cleared my psor. in about 10 days and now 5 months later it is still clear. Try it: it is herbal, with no steroids or allergens.
      Cheers,
      SC

  4. QUESTION:
    Who should I see for scalp psoriasis?
    I think i have scalp psoriasis. There's so much skin on the edges of my scalp near the hairline. When I peel the skin off, it bleeds a little. Who should I see for this? The family doctor or a dermatologist?

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you make an appointment with a dermatologist. My son who is 8 years old started breaking out on his scalp. I had no clue what it was so i took him to his pediatrician/family doc. He told me that my son had ringworm of the scalp so he put him on this horrible medicine that cost 150.00 and told him to take it for 3 months. Well that didn't work so I took him back and then he prescribed me a different med and said well maybe it is a bacterial infection. Well that med didn't work either. So I decided to find a derm to take him to. As soon as he looked at my sons scalp he told me that is was not ringworm or an infection that is was psoriasis. All that time my family doctor wasted by treating it as something else, my son had lost a lot of hair and was being made fun of at school. In my opinion I would go straight to a dermatologist for anything that is affecting the skin because they can properly diagnose the problem and tell you how to control/cure it. Once you have that information and you wanted to keep seeing you regular doctor instead of going to the derm all the time all you have to do is let the derm inform your doctor on your condition and then your reg doctor will know what treatment you need.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to control and reduce the psoriasis for a baby and adult?
    My husband is suffering from Psoriasis since he was born.... recently my new born baby is also suspected to have this desease, I come to know that this is a desease connected with gene... I really do not know how to help them....

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ANgee

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Cleansing: For long term health a colon and liver cleanse needs to be done.

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid off psoriasis behind your ears and gluteal cleft?
    I have psoriasis behind my ears, scalp, elbows, on one knee & one on gluteal cleft but its small... i wanna get rid of them pls help how can I get rid of dem fast? whats da best thing to do or whats da best cream for it?

    • ANSWER:
      ooh, the hard to reach places huh? hmmm, i would try herbal medications and remedies before chemically designed over the counter meds/prescriptions. the skin is especially sensitive behind the ears and u dont wanna scar. try:
      The hot Epsom salts bath has been proven valuable in the treatment of psoriasis. Application of olive oil after the Epsom salt bath is also effective and also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Regular seawater baths and application of seawater over the affected parts once a day is highly beneficial. This is one of the best psoriasis remedy.

      Bitter gourd is a valuable home remedy for psoriasis. Take a cup of fresh juice of this vegetable, mixed with a teaspoon of limejuice on an empty stomach daily for four to six months. This is a good diet for psoriasis.

      The use of mudpacks is also beneficial for the psoriasis. They absorb and remove the toxins from the affected areas.

      Cabbage leaves can be used in the form of compresses. They can be applied on the affected area after removing the thick veins and washing them thoroughly. This is also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Sunlight is the best and natural remedy for psoriasis.

      Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the psoriasis treatment. A daily dose of 200-800 I.U is recommended as they reduce itching of the area.

      Lecithin is also considered as a remarkable remedy for the psoriasis treatment.

      Psoriasis cure - 6-9 lecithin capsules in a day are recommended.

      Application of Aloe Vera gel and garlic oil on the affected area is also beneficial and is good natural remedy for psoriasis

      Application of cashew nut oil on the affected areas at night after a thorough wash of the face is highly beneficial and is one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

  7. QUESTION:
    What causes lumpy, oily, secretion on the scalp and what is the cure?
    Every year or so I develop knots on my scalp that itch and secrete oil and become crusty. Changing my shampoo last year corrected this, but it has started again.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like psoriasis. Maybe check with your doctor to see if that is what it is.
      If so, you need to treat it from the inside of your body.
      I have a product that is an adaptogen and goes to work on auto-immune deficiencies.
      Let me know if you would like more information.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is a good remedy for an itchy scalp?
    My scalp has been itching for a few years. I have tried every specialty shampoo on the market otc for dandruff and psoriasis, etc. Like selsun blue, head and shoulders, coal tar, salycilic acid, neutragina, etc. Nothing seems to be helping. These scabs develop and they are pretty big and thick, and they are not from scratching since I try not to scratch. There are also patches of scaling(I think that is the right word) It isn't dandruff or lice causing the itching. Also, sometimes it really, really hurts for my hair to move, like brushing or in the wind. Any suggestions on a cause or cure?
    I have tried nizoral, the rx one. I'm a CPhT and the Rph let me try some a few years back. It didn't work.

    • ANSWER:
      Seems like you've tried several options over-the-counter... You haven't mentioned NIZORAL, which tends to work a little bit better than Selsun Blue or HnS... might be worth a shot.

      However, the symptoms you're describing reminds me a lot of psoriasis, a condition that is sometimes very hard to treat with otc (even prescription medecine have mitigated success in some cases)... I would really recommend seeing a doctor (dermatologist if at all possible) to clarify the diagnosis; some of my patients had good results with prescription cortisone lotions for the scalp...

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some good natural ways that clears up Psoriasis in the scalp?
    I have had Prosiasis for over 4 years and it hasn't cleared up yet.

    1.What causes it?
    2. Is there a special diet that can clear it up?
    3. How long have you had it?
    4. How can I get it out and off of my scalp/hair?

    Thank you!
    Thank you all so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Well...first of all...there is NO cure for Psoriasis. You can use medication or "naturopathic remedies" for the rest of your life, and still have flair-ups from time-to-time.

      Psoriasis is an auto-immune dermatological disorder that affects MANY people. Some people have an almost continuous chronic flair up -- lesions are often diffuse to entire body, or they can have intermittent flair ups where the lesions will appear, get bad, then start to go down.

      There have been some research that suggests it is often tied to one's stress/anxiety level as to how bad they may break out. There are also people who are lucky enough to have it in only one (or two) locations on their bodies, making it much easier to manage.

      I typically prescribe a variety of medications to use on various areas for a month at a time -- giving it time to see if it responds well. If poor response, then I switch to another agent. I've found the most reliable to be: Dovonex (for the scalp), and Psorcon (for the skin). On occasion, I've had to use a couple weeks of steroid (Prednisone) for more severe flairs.

      I've had patients who have tried both the diet and naturopathic remedies at the shops to help, but with rather poor to nill results. They simply don't have the research based evidence to prove they are potent or effective, but are ALWAYS suggested by the person trying to sell something. I'd say, 100% of my patients eventually come back to the pharmaceuticals because nothing else worked. Sure...I truly WISH there was a good and researched based natural remedy, but I (or my patients), have yet to find it.

      Remember...this is NOT going to go away. You're NOT going to be rid of it, and management is the ONLY WAY to deal with it....at least for now.

  10. QUESTION:
    Do you have any home remeides for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis in my head and wanted to know if you know any home redmeides to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Granger

      Here are some answers you're looking for.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a good over the counter treatment for psoriasis?
    I won't be able to see my dermatologist until January, and my psoriasis is spreading. My cream has run out. I'm using T-Gel shampoo for my scalp. I don't have anything for the psoriasis on my skin though. What is a good over the counter treatment that can keep it under control until January?
    I've had psoriasis for a couple of years.
    I used a topical medication from my dermatologist, but that ran out and she said she has to see me before I get another one prescribed.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Sylvie

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  12. QUESTION:
    How can mild psoriasis be cured?
    I hv been affected by mild scalp psoriasis. Only a patch about 2 sq. cm hv been affected. No itching and/burning sensation. Only scaling was going on. I consulted dematologist @ Apollo (one of the best hospitals in India). I was assured that it is in very early stage & was prescriped Diavonex scalp lotion. Tropical application 2times daily for 3 months improved my patch. Only 3 pin point areas & 1 patch of about 1/4" is still scaling. Three fingers of my hand have also been affected by nail psoriasis recently. I hv been prescriped Tazarotene 0.1% w/w oint. to apply locally at the nails & continue with earlier Diavonex, Fongiture shampoo & an anti-oxident. Can someone help me understanding the therapy going on me. Can some suggestions come across?

    • ANSWER:
      coal tar extract application

  13. QUESTION:
    does anyone know any home remedies for psoriasis of the scalp?
    i have severe dry skin of the scalp (psoriasis) does anyone know any home rememdies that could calm the itching and flaking

    • ANSWER:
      There is no magic cure for scalp psoriasis. Treatment is temporarily effective, and may need to be continued for quite a while.
      If you have psoriasis of the scalp, it helps to wash your hair daily.
      Moderate sunlight exposure of the scalp is often helpful. Avoid sunburn, since psoriasis may develop in areas of injured skin.

      Treatment:
      1. First apply tar shampoo such as Tarsum, which is available from us, to the scalp. Rub the liquid into the scalp, then wait 15-20 minutes before showering. If you have light colored hair you may want to use a medicated shampoo instead, such as Head & Shoulders or Sebulex, because tar shampoos can discolor the hair.

      2. Next wash the scalp with the Tarsum. If you have light colored hair you may want to use a medicated shampoo instead, such as Head & Shoulders or Sebulex, because tar shampoos can discolor the hair.

      3. Your doctor may prescribe a cortisone lotion to rub into your scalp after shampooing or before bed.

      4. Sometimes you must take a break from your regimen for a few days because the psoriasis will become resistant to treatment. After pausing for several days, the psoriasis should again respond to treatment.

      If all of the above treatments fail, you should warm olive oil on the stove, making sure it is not too hot, and then rub it into your scalp. Next, wrap a towel around your head and let it soak for 30 minutes. Then proceed to step two above.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I find a doctor that will help me cure my psoriasis if I don't have health insurance?
    I have a large psoriasis lesion on my face, and 7 more on my scalp. It is affecting my daily life, most people are repulsed when they look at me, so I try not to go out as much. I am currently unemployed, and lacking the confidence needed for my job search.

    • ANSWER:
      I work for a doctor & they will do a cash discount usually do a .00 visit & can give samples for this. Just call around & ask for a cash visit & you have no insurance..

  15. QUESTION:
    I have severe dry scalp does anyone else have this?
    I have very,very,very dry scalp and I often times get dry patches on my hands and ears but my face and back is extremely oily what on earth is going on?? I want to know does anyone else have this and this problem, and if so what was the outcome. I really don't want to see a doctor but if i must I will.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a number of things -- you should see a dermatologist no matter what.
      You could have Psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, low estrogen, anything!
      You can get creams for anyone of those, it also might not be anything serious on the flip side, maybe you just have very sensitive skin.
      I also get extremely dry skin on my hands and face and sometimes legs and it itches really badly. I went and he gave me cream and it healed up reall quick and he told me to use hand lotion with NO ALCOHOL WHAT SO EVER!!!!!! Lotions with scent and smell pretty will dry your hands out in the future and even check things lie aveon who say its fabulous for your hands....its not at all I asked my docotr. The only one that I have come across that works wonders with no alcohol is Eurcerin cream, it is a little pricey, like 12 bux a bottle but worth it. Go to a doctor but first try some good lotions out, good ones work wonders. O and I use Neutrogena danduff control every one in a while because its once again one of those products that actually work but a little pricy!
      Good luck! there is a cure!

  16. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of psoriasis of scalp?
    How to cure it? I can't afford dermatologist and I think it's pretty light, can I treat it with something without the pills and harsh things??

    • ANSWER:
      Grace,
      There are many OTC products that may be used for treatment for psoriasis of the scalp (and elsewhere on the surface of the body.) The most popular are those containing coal-tar like Polytar etc. One of the most popular for scalp treatment amongst doctors is Clarelux, which is a foam containing the active ingredient clobetasol propionate, which is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid. When clobetasol is applied to the skin it works by acting inside the skin cells to decrease the release of these inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, redness and itching.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  17. QUESTION:
    What is this white gunk that i can scrape off my scalp? ?
    I Shave my head every two weeks. after each haircut, i can remove/scrape globs of white stuff off of my scalp. what is it? how do I prevent it from building up?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like Psoriasis - if it is there is unfortunately no cure, Get your doctor to have a look at it .

  18. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good diet in relation to scalp psoriasis?
    started 5 years ago during pregnancy with my 1st son.disappeared after birth.now it's back after another pregnancy.tried sulfur 8 shampoo,selsun blue,head and shoulders,t sal,t,gel,etc,etc,antibiotics and lately derma smoothe.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I have been helping a friend get rid of his psoriasis’ on his skin, it covers about 2 square feet of his arms and hands.

      He has been spraying on 2.5 PH water for about a month now, and it is working. He is also drinking 9.5 PH water. His wife has MS, and is also drinking the 9.5 PH alkaline water, and is doing much better.

      You can get free alkaline water - place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com

      Here is a demo video to watch for the eczema cure as seen in Japan. Sorry but the hospitals in the United States and Europe are not this advanced at this time.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxLW-HKgQzU&feature=PlayList&p=262C30FDF046ADAB&playnext=1&index=4

      Alergies to food include shellfish, garlic, and others. Stop eating things like cheese, then milk products, then anything brewed (beer, yogurt, breads made with yeast). When it goes away, then you have some idea of what you should stop eating.

      Or use the process developed in Japan, and eat what you want to.

      Good Luck !

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone knoe what it is good for dandruff?
    I dont want no product, is there any way you can cure dandruff?

    • ANSWER:
      how to get rid of dandruff-
      1Yogurt is recommended as a hair conditioner. Wash and rinse the hair, then rub yogurt into the scalp, and leave for 10-15 minutes.
      2Rinse, then wash again, using as little shampoo as necessary. An infusion of thyme, nettle or sage with 2 tablespoons of vinegar can be used as a final rinse. To make an infusion, fresh or dried herbs can be used in loose or tea-bag form. Warm a teapot and put in 1 dessert spoon of herb for each cup required. Pour in a cup of boiling water for each cup of tea; allow to steep for 10-15 minutes.

      Cedarwood1Mix essential oils of cedarwood (seven drops) cypress and juniper (each ten drops) in 50ml of carrier oil.
      2Rub well into the scalp and leave for one hour. To remove, rub neat, mild shampoo into the hair, then wash out with warm water.
      3To keep dandruff at bay, use the same quantities of the oils in 600ml of warm water. Stir well and use as a final rinse.

      Coconut Oil1Massage hair with coconut oil mixed with the juice of one lemon. Follow it with a hot towel treatment. The massage really boosts bloods circulation.

      Apple Cider Vinegar1Wash your hair normally, then pour vinegar carefully onto hair and scrub into your scalp, taking care not to let any get into your eyes. If you have psoriasis or any unhealed scratch or scab, it will burn. (If it burns, just rinse the affected area with water or, if you're like me, see how long you can stand it).
      2Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with water. The vinegar smell will disappear once your hair is dry.
      3Repeat daily for about a week. This works because, as it turns out, dandruff is caused by a fungus, and there isn't a fungus around that cares for vinegar.

      Lemon Juice1Apply fresh lemon juice to hair in the shower.
      2Massage in.
      3Then rinse.

      TIPS-
      There's always anti-dandruff shampoo!
      Try not to scream if some oil gets in your eyes or ears.
      Wash your hair regularly.
      If any vinegar gets into your eyes, rinse immediately with clear water. It burns, but won't do any real damage. Follow up with a saline solution (very soothing). Visine may also help with the redness.
      Really, If you do not have time to pick up anything at the store; mix 1 part mouthwash with 9 parts water after washing your hair. Simply dump the mixture over your head and style as normal. Do not rinse out. This is a healthy thing to do to prevent dandruff about once a month.
      Try switching shampoos every other night. Don't keep useing the same one every day.
      If you keep getting flakes, you might have scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. See a dermatologist for tips.
      when you start using anti-dandruff shampoos and stop the dandruff may come back worse than before.
      Baby oil helps heal dry scalp which is often involved with dandruff. The baby oil will soak into the scalp, relieving the itch
      Aveda Scalp Remedy is a leave in treatment which helps

  20. QUESTION:
    Will I ever be free of Psoriasis and Eczema?
    I've had Psoriasis since I was 13 in my ears and on my scalp, I am now 15. Around a year ago I had Eczema on the palm of my hands however it has returned around my knuckles and fingers.

    They say Psoriasis may one-day have a cure and the same goes for eczema I think. But is there a chance I will ever be rid of these two skin conditions. My brother has Eczema and Keratosis Pilaris but hes had it since he was born.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      My eczema is controlled with diet alone. Its a jolly hard slog, but worth it. all the other advice is spot on, moisturise, moisturise and more moisturise!
      Dairy intolerances can be a major cause of allergic responses such as eczema (as in my case), and since living a totally dairy-free life since 1990 I can control it. This is not easy, but possible. I was a sufferer since the age of 7 and only found this cause/treatment when I was 25, so I know what it is like to suffer the hell of eczema.
      I know you are looking for quick fix miracle cure...but the problem is probably within you and not any amount of external preparations will 'cure' it.
      I would seriously seek medical advice, or dietetic advice on how to conduct a proper exclusion regime to try and eliminate certain food groups systematically. At your age you must do this under medical supervision, but I would certainly give it a go. You don't want to start using heavy steroids and harsh chemicals if you can help it.
      'moisturise and watch your food intake' - that's what I would suggest.
      good luck, we've been there too...
      BUT, remember your body is going through a hell of an hormonal rollercoster ride at the moment which could be upsetting everything much more than usual.

  21. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of the eczema on my scalp?
    i have had really bad eczema all my life, but i only started getting it on my scalp about 2 years ago.
    ive heard that it can be caused by puberty and extreme temperatures. ive been to the doctors and they suggested a few different shampoos but nothing has cured it. it is veeerrry sore and irritating, which stops me from living my life the way id like to. please help ! ANY advice is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I have finally found the answer and it has taken me years of research to figure out. Go to Amazon and order 1 - Nutiva 24 oz Organic Hemps Seed Oil (has the omega oils 3-6-9) and 1- Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 54-Ounce Jar by Nutiva, 1 bottle of 25,000 IU of vitamin,Barlean's Organic Oils Organic Evening Primrose Oil, 120 softgels/1300 mg each. 1 shower cap, preferable plastic, 1 box of stevia or susta at http://www.sustastore.com, 1 bottle of NOW, Candida Clear, (If you want get a a bottle of "Super Enzymes 180 tabs" and "Amino Complete" and "8 Billion Acidophilus and Bifidus" from NOW brand also) 1 or 2 bars of dove soap. And need the "Body Ecology" book: http://amzn.to/b0DHpe - This book teaches how to stay away from Candida Overgrowth that causes Eczema with proper foods to eat to have a normal life again.

      Start taking the Vitamin D and Primrose Oil pills every day with breakfast, keep in fridge... (as with enzymes, amino, and Acidophilusis get those also)

      When the sun is shining, with the oil on your skin get some sun, as the sun will heal the eczema as the body can only make natural vitamin D from the sun.

      First if you hair is long, get a hair cut from friend or family member or go to your barber or hairdresser. Then at night get into shower, get hair/scalp wet, then with skin brush...brush your scalp to get excess skin off. Then before you go to sleep, dry off hair and you or someone massage Organic Hemp Seed Oil into your scalp rub in for 5-10 minutes with fingers and or skin brush if want to ...put a shower cap over your head and go to sleep.

      Allow the hemp seed oil to deactivate the eczema while you sleep and moisturize your scalp. (Have a couple of towels over your pillows and bottom sheet.) Then wash your hair with dove soap the next morning to get some of the oil out.

      wait 2 days....and every day....take vitamins...drink lots of filtered water....no more fluoridated water (watch video's on youtube about fluoride water that we drink, shower, bath in) (Get a shower filter on amazon and a brita water filter container purify water)

      Then 2 nights later before you go to sleep, take a skin brush and brush your scalp, and then wash scalp with dove soap and water. Then you or someone massage the "Organic Coconut Oil" into your scalp rub in for 5-10 minutes with fingers and or skin brush if want to. Then put shower cap on and go to sleep. (Have a couple of towels over your pillows and bottom sheet.)

      So switch off every 2 or 3 days of massaging Hemp and Coconut oils into scalp. If there is eczema or psoriasis on skin apply hemp and coconut oil where needed.

      During the next 60 days carry the little packets of stevia or susta in your pockets or purse to add to your drinks or food when needed. Release sugar as it feeds what causes eczema called "Candida Over growth" (google that) . Eat only organic raw foods as much as you can. Consume green smoothies made with your vita mix or blender will accelerate the healing. Try and eat as many non sweet vege's as you can...add only a few sweet vege/fruits to starve the Candida as much as you can. Go to youtube.com and enter "green smoothie" into search engine....practice making them with tutorials...take notes...and then make and drink them.

      Durring 60 days visualize your skin right now healed, and thank the eczema for teaching you to eat a new way, a better way, and that if it comes back it is communicating to you...to stay away from processed foods, candy, High Fructose Corn Syrup, anything in a box with MSG. If the eczema comes back it is telling you with the color red...to stop...like a stop sign...stop and go back to green foods...the color green will heal your skin.

      Eat greens...like Kale, Spinach, etc....The color of green foods is the color of "Go" !!! There are Green "GO" foods, and red rash "STOP" foods. Your body will show you which foods it wants to eat, the way it reacts. You will feel scratchy and itchy with red rashy eczema foods. Your body will feel free and fresh with green smoothy foods.

      Enjoy :)

      Ps. This may seem expensive to buy all these things....if add it all up...it is the cost of a Dr. appointment and the meds that you buy that will never ever work. These foods will heal you. You can also buy a few things a month and then over time you will have all you need to heal your self and be free from this torturous dis-ease.

  22. QUESTION:
    I have scalp psioriasis and i'm now breaking out on my skin and i want to know if its psoriasis?
    so awhile back i was disgnosed with psoriasis on my scalp, and i just recently noticed small dry patches of skin on my body. They look pink, and if i scratch them they kinda get white and flaky. So far i've been broken out on my legs and chest. Is it psoriasis? can it be helped? is it dangerous? will it ever go away?

    • ANSWER:
      This is not dangerous or life threatening in any way. This is why no cure has been found yet. Doctors focus on life threatening diseases and there is no more than 2 paragraphs spent on this topic throughout the whole medical education. So for us.. its nothing more than just embaressing and annoying.

      I have been diagnosed with Seborrheic Dermatitis 15years ago and still struggling. It is mainly on my scalp moving out of the hairline now. And mild patches on other parts of the body such as arms, hips and groin area.

      What makes it so difficult is that our bodies dont respond the same way to certain "cures". Therefore, it is a process finding what works for you and illuminating what doesnt.

      I have recently also done some research on Psoriasis. This condition is VERY similar to Sebborrheic Dermatitis and often misdiagnosed by dermatologists unless a proper biopsy is done and tested. Although these two conditions are different diseases, they seem to have pretty much the same treatments. The only difference I could find, is that Psoriasis could also be treated with UV light treatment.

      Apparently Psoriasis is also the one that is found on other parts of the body, besides the scalp, and is also more difficult to get rid of than SD.
      Well, whichever disease I might have (mine wasnt properly diagnosed), I have tried EVERYTHING. These cures (as mentioned) might work for another person, but I havent found mine yet. But here is a couple of tips on what you might want to try (maybe it works for you, as it has apparently worked for others in the past - the essential oils had the best result for me personally thusfar).

      1) Cut out all sugar and yeast from your diet. (incl. beer, wine, ect)

      2) Chickweed. This is NOT chickpees. Its dried leaves, almost looks like dried parsley. Boil it in water for 20mins, and use the "tea" to drink and rinse your hair/body. You dont have to rinse it out.

      3) For the scalp, you can rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. This is because the acid is strong enough to kill the bad flora, but weak enough for the good flora to survive. It restores the balance between the two.

      4) Coconut oil. Coconuts have natural anti-bacterial properties. Bathing in coconut milk is another option.

      5) I have tried several prescribed shampoos, ointments and creams containing coal tar, cortizone ect. These are pretty harsh on the skin and I personally try to stay away from it as they dont seem to work (for me) anyway.

      6) Milk of Magnesia seemed to have worked for many people. Especially if the problem area is on the face. This is a laxative / antacid. Its name comes from its white milky appearance (similar to gavascon). But this has offered almost immediate relief to many. (unfortunately not me :( ) You use it like you use a normal cream soap and leave it on for a couple of minutes and then rinse. Or if its on the scalp: use it like a shampoo and while you wash, leave it on. then shampoo and condition as normal.

      7) Miracle whip. There are some ingredients in this product that has proven to work for some. I havent tried it yet, but its definitely on my list for this weekend! you leave it on for several hours and then rinse. Ill let you know how it goes.

      8) Then the oils that has been the best option for me sofar: I make a mixture of wheatgerm oil, coconut oil, bergamot and teatree oil. I put it in a little spraybottle (which just makes application easier) and every night apply it thoroughly to the whole scalp, massaging it in. Then rinse it out the next morning. This seem to remove the scales quite nicely.

      9) Exposure to sunlight. This is a bit harder if its on the scalp, since the hair is obviously in the way. But apparently the UVA, UVB and UVC helps. Not too much though.. you dont want to get burnt and develop other diseases later on!! So moderate exposure.

      10) The bananapeel exfoliation. You use the inside of a banapeel and rub it against the effected area. Havent tried that yet either. But apparently its effective for some.

      11) RELAX! Emotional stress definitely has an effect on this condition! My condition flared up really badly since my mother passed away from a really bad cancer she suffered from for 2 years. Try yoga.. try an excersizing program.. meditation.. whatever makes you relax :)

      12) Fish oils. Whether its a tin of pilchards everyday or taken as a supplement.

      Good luck! I will keep you posted if I make any other miracle discoveries! ;)

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a cure for a dry and itchy scalp?
    I have used a tar shampoo and I smell like a labrador! Do you know of anything more pleasant. I think it could be psoriasis of the scalp.

    • ANSWER:
      The skin of the scalp (and also of the whole body) is constantly renews itself by shedding the outer layer of skin cells. Most of the time this shedding is unnoticeable. But when this shedding becomes noticeable on the scalp, it is called dandruff.
      Mild dandruff occurs not due to dryness of the scalp but usually is a result of too much oiliness of the skin. If you have large size flakes together with symptoms around your nose, eyebrows, ears, around your navel or genitals, it may be due to seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea. Severe dandruff may be the result of psoriasis of the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis may be caused by an increased number of a yeast-like organism (pityrosporum ovale) found on healthy scalp in low numbers. Dandruff can occur to anybody at any age. It should not be left untreated.

      Zinc and essential fatty acids (pumpkin seeds, nuts, vegetable oils) prevent dandruff.

      How to overcome Dandruff :

      For good hair without dandruff, drink at least 2 liter water, eat lots of salads, green vegetables, and fresh fruits. Combs must be washed as frequently and hair should be brushed regularly. Dandruff is a scalp condition that can be controlled. Too little oil or too much oil can result in dandruff. Try the following:

      Mix 2 teaspoons pure vinegar in 6 teaspoons water and apply it on the scalp before going to bed. Tie a towel around the head. Wash your head next morning. After shampooing, rinse again with vinegar water. Treat your hair like this once a week for at least three months.

      Mix 1 teaspoons lemon juice with 2 teaspoons vinegar and massage on the scalp. Wash your hair with an egg shampoo.
      Take 1 part almond oil, 1 part pure sulphur powder, 2 parts 'surgical spirit' and 4 parts distilled water or rose water and mix well. Rub on the scalp.

      Take 2 cup water, add 4-5 tablespoons dried thyme and boil for 10 minutes. Cool, strain, and use the mixture to massage scalp. Keep for half an hour.

      Dissolve 2 aspirins in any dandruff shampoo and wash your hair.

      Massage the scalp with almond oil. Dip a towel in boiling water and wrap it around the hair. Repeat it thrice or four times when the towel gets cold.

      Make a shampoo by mixing 100 g each of amla (Indian goose berry), reetha, and shikakai, and boil in two litre of water until the liquid reduces to half. Use this shampoo for one month. Dandruff will vanish and your hair will become thick.

      Grind fenugreek (methi) seeds soaked in water overnight. Massage this paste on scalp and hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

      Wash your hair with warm apple cider vinegar. Then cover your head with a towel or a shower cap and leave for about 30-40 minutes. Rinse with plain water. Repeat 2 times a week until your dandruff goes away.

      Mix 100 g witch hazel and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice in 200 ml water. Shampoo your hair and apply with cotton to the scalp when the hair are still wet. Repeat several times until the dandruff is treated.

      Try a shampoo with selenium sulfide or salicylic acid.

      Try Zest soap once a week. It may work for oily hair. It leaves your hair dry, so use conditioner to your hair only but try not to get it on your scalp. It has worked to get rid of dandruff for some people.

  24. QUESTION:
    What can I use to stop my scalp itching but my hair shine?
    I have terribly itchy scalp, some shampoos make it sore, some make it flaky.
    I have tried so many different things
    Coal tar shampoo
    Tgel
    Antidandruff ie head and shoulders
    baby shampoo
    most commonly available anti itch shampoos
    shampoo for psoriasis
    etc
    The only thing that works at the moment is a shampoo called Klorane with peony, it seems to work intermittently but my hair is pretty dull.
    My scalp is healthy at the moment but I really need to condition my hair it is so dry with the sun and chlorine after my holiday but ALL conditioners so far have left me with scales on my head that flake and become very sore, or an itchy rash develops.
    I think it was headlice and treatment about 4 years ago that triggered the problem, I check regularly as I am a mother of 3 and paediatric nurse..It is not a headlice problem now

    • ANSWER:
      In the past I have suffered from Psorasis of the scalp which made my scalp itchy and flaky and my hair fall out. The problem with the treatments for a dry scalp are they may make the scalp slightly better but really make your hair look dull, lifeless and brittle.

      I have tried many many different shampoos, conditioners, hair tonics which have only made the condition of my hair worse. Eventually I found that a cure......I know it sounds weird but give it a try........

      Put porrage oats into a clean pair of tights and run bath water through them. The bath water will turn creamy looking. Then put your head in the bathwater and massage the water and the cream produced from the oats into your scalp. This will help relieve itchiness without damaging your hair further.

      I also visited a chinese herbalist who made up some tea to drink (which tasted disgusting - but miraculously worked) and had accupuncture. This helped with the dry scalp more naturally and did not effect the condition of my hair.

      It took some time after that to get my hair back into condition. But after vistits to an understanding hairdresser (one hairdressers was quite nasty because I had foresaken the condition on my hair for a recovery for psoraisis) and the use of intensive conditioners (which I would sleep in and rinse out the following morning) my hair turned back to normal.

      I know it can be frustrating that the cure for one aiglment only makes another part of you worse. Give what I have suggesed a try.....I know that what works for person may not work for another but you sound similar to me......you have tried so many different thinks and nothing has worked so try an alternative therepy.

      Good Luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of my increasing dry scalp ?
    i used to have a little patch on the back of my head but now almost my whole head is covered? I wasnt born with it. Its so bad im embarassed to wear dark clotheing cause of the flakes and it itches...help!!

    • ANSWER:
      This may be a problem of weather change. Did you try any good shampoo? If not try it. If you get cured, fine.

      Still if it is not cured, don't panic. Is it itching a lot and is in patches with red skin? The other cause may be of Scalp Psoriasis. Consult a doctor if so. check this site: http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/Psoriasis.html

      Massaging a little warm baby/olive/coconut oil gently into the scalp, preferably before going to bed to allow plenty of time to soak (bind up the head in an old towel) will help. Wash out with cream shampoo (i.e. Dry Hair Products), add a little lemon juice to the final rinse to get rid of excess grease. Only shampoo three times a week, more than this and the natural oils may be washed out. Always treat the head as gently as possible, do not comb or brush harshly. Perms and colourants can be used as long as the skin is not broken. Capasal, T/gel, Ionil, Clinitar, Psoriderm, Bentadine, Alphosyl 2 in 1, Denorex, are all tar-based shampoos that can be bought over-the-counter or on prescription.

  26. QUESTION:
    How do I cure or get rid of psoriasis?
    I have 4 spots on body one is a large portion of my right arm. I have tried alot of different things to get it to go away but it all seems to make it worse. I have went to doctors and used what they gave me and still same results. Currently I am using Dermasolve cream and I am not seeing any affect on it. It still itches alot and still red. I have had this problem for about 11 years and trying to figure out how to take care of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is a skin condition identified by the occurrence of red itchy thick scaly patches of skin. There are certain types of psoriasis and each one occurring in different severity and skin discoloration. It is a complex medical condition and there is no real definite answer as to what causes it, but certain factors can contribute to the possibility of developing psoriasis. A family history of psoriasis, or particular pharmaceutical drugs, solvents, chemicals and emotional stress have been known to trigger the breakdown of the skin that leads to psoriasis in some people.

      Guttate psoriasis can appear on the limbs trunk and scalp and the virus is often activated within the body after a throat infection. It appears on the skin as tear shaped drops, scaly and pink in colour.

      Pustular psoriasis emerges as pus filled blisters or bumps that produce a glutinous clear fluid. In stages the pustules build up in to brown colour circular scaly blotches which then flake off. Inverse psoriasis although it is not generally considered to be a severe form of psoriasis, is still irritating,and commonly occurs on the joints of the skin, armpits, groin area and folds of the skin.

      Erythrodermic psoriasis is a red scaly often itchy skin over large area of the skin and certain types of medication such as lithium have been established in causing eruptions on the skin.

      Various treatments for psoriasis using coal tar based lotions are commonly prescribed but apart from it being messy and staining clothes, and the other more serious side effect is that it can make the skin more sensitive to skin exposure.

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  27. QUESTION:
    How do you treat your psoriasis?
    I have tried OTC treatments, and i can't afford to do the RX stuff. Any suggestions for me? I am young, (16+) but my skin is so sensitive. So anything that i can do has to be very gentle with my skin. Thanks
    I have severe psoriasis on my right ankle and one spot on my left leg about as big as a half dollar. Mine never seems to diminish and it stays cracked and really bad all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kacey

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  28. QUESTION:
    Difference between dandruff and dry scalp or psoriases?
    I think I have dry scalp because my hair doesn't get oily and when you have dandruff,I've heard your hair gets oily. So, how do you tell which one you have? And also,if I do have dry scalp,what's the best thing to "cure" it?

    • ANSWER:
      Dry scalp is just when your scalp doesn't have as much moisture as a normal scalp. You can usually use a scalp oil in your hair that contains no PETROLATUM OR MINERAL OIL.
      Dandruff is when you have flakes on your scalp that is very itchy. Unfortunately, You can't "cure" dandruff but you can control it by using medicated shampoos like Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue, Nuetregena T/Gel, etc. Basically try to find shampoos with Salicylic Acid or pyrithione zinc. Some people use natural oils like Teat tree oil but usually help mid dandruff.
      Psoriasis is a a disease that is basically like dandruff but in bigger patches and usually more visible. You would probably need a prescription shampoo/treatment

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone with psoriasis (guttate or plaque) have any tips or suggestions on how to deal with it?
    My son has had a bad outbreak, he is age 21, and contracted it after strep throat which he had twice this year.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi SHerri

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  30. QUESTION:
    Can psoriasis of the scalp cause this?
    I have a slight case of psoriasis of the scalp and last week two big bumps came up on my head (like pimples?) I squeezed them and they hurt and now they are scabbed over, and now today I noticed my lymph nodes behind my ear are swollen and painful. Can psoriasis cause this? Thanks !
    They didn't pop when I squeezed them, it just hurt.

    • ANSWER:
      Whenever I got severe breakouts on my neck, the lymph nodes on my neck would swell, so I think there is a connection. I have had psoriasis of the scalp for over 30 years. So bad I would bleed, I started a vitamin regimen called Barney's formula 2 weeks ago. I cannot believe I am saying this, I seem to be cured!! Visit this guys web site or the National Psoriasis Foundation. He has studied this thing into the ground and we all reap the benefits. All the supplements can be bought at WalMart and are great for your body any way!

  31. QUESTION:
    Anybody has tried Unani medicine with DR HAKEEM S A SYED SATHAR?
    Anybody has tried Unani medicine with DR HAKEEM S A SYED SATHAR ? ( MEERASAHIBPET MARKET,ROYAPETTAH,CHENNAI -600014)

    I have Psoriasis problem on my scalp. I watched on TV saying they cure it permanently. If any of you people have any experience or heard about it, please let me know. I am planning to visit. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      i evn didnt heard abt him.
      Bettr 2 cnsult Hakem Vasiulla saheb in Pernambut, vellore dist. Tamil nadu. I had visitd many unani hakems i notic n he is d bst.
      Gud luck

  32. QUESTION:
    Is there a working psoriasis cure?
    I have had bad psoriasis for over 15 years and I have tried everything. I am sometimes embarrassed to go into public it is so bad. They say there is no pure psoriasis cure created, but is there close to one? One that can help lessen these horrible patches of skin I have?

    • ANSWER:
      Common understanding is that there is no cure. But there are remedies that control psoriasis and keep it in check for long periods of time. I haven't had mine (plaque psor. on my scalp, elbows and knees) come back for more than a year after having treated it with Champori cream and spray combination. The best part is that Champori is non-steroidal, herbal remedy. Try it. (they offer money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work for you - it's free)
      Cheers,
      Stella

  33. QUESTION:
    I have dandruff. What can I do to cure the problem?
    No natural remedies thank you very much!
    I want very good advice. Advice I can take. Very good advice
    I need advice and what i can take like natural remedies, shampoo, counter prescipations, meds.
    I need advice and what i can take like natural remedies, shampoo, counter prescipations, meds.

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment

      Dandruff is a chronic condition that can almost always be controlled, but it may take a little patience and persistence. In general, mild scaling can often be helped by daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and cell buildup.

      When regular shampoos fail, OTC dandruff shampoos may succeed. But dandruff shampoos aren't all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works best for you. Dandruff shampoos are classified according to their active ingredient:

      * Zinc pyrithione shampoos (Suave Dandruff Control Shampoo, Head & Shoulders). These contain the antibacterial and antifungal agent zinc pyrithione, which has been shown to reduce the fungus that causes dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
      * Tar-based shampoos (Neutrogena T/Gel, Tegrin). Coal tar, a byproduct of the coal manufacturing process, helps conditions such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis by slowing cell turnover. But coal tar has an "earthy" smell, can give light-colored hair an orange tint and may make treated skin more sensitive to sunlight.
      * Shampoos containing salicylic acid (Ionil T). These "scalp scrubs" help eliminate scale, but they may leave your scalp dry, leading to more flaking. Using a conditioner after shampooing can help counter dryness.
      * Selenium sulfide shampoos (Selsun, Exsel). These shampoos help prevent cell turnover and may also reduce the number of malassezia. Because they can discolor blonde, gray or chemically colored hair, be sure to use them only as directed and to rinse well after shampooing.
      * Ketoconazole shampoos (Nizoral). The newest addition to the dandruff armamentarium, ketoconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent that may work when other shampoos fail. It's available over-the-counter as well as by prescription.

      Try using one of these shampoos daily until your dandruff is controlled, then cut back to two or three times a week. If one type of shampoo works for a time and then seems to lose its effectiveness, try alternating between two types of dandruff shampoos. Be sure to leave the shampoo on for at least 5 minutes — this allows the ingredients time to work. Some experts suggest lathering twice for best results.

      If you've shampooed faithfully for several weeks and there's still a dusting of dandruff on your shoulders, talk to your doctor or dermatologist. You may need a prescription-strength shampoo or more aggressive treatment with a steroid lotion.

  34. QUESTION:
    I need a non chemical way of getting rid of psoriasis on my head!?
    So What can I do about having grose psoriasis on my scalp? it itches and flakes, and is rather embarrassing. I don't want to use chemicals, and I've already tried the shampooos that claim to be for psoriasis, so do you have a cure? I guess there is no CURE, but do you know of anything that will work or ease it up? also my hair is very dry! I am so embarrased that I don't want to go for a haircut! I don't want the hairdresser to be grosed out. is there any natural way's to get rid of , or at least help out with psoriasis of the scalp? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      get a bottle of emu oil, let it soak into your head ,put a plastic head cover over your head if your going to sleep. Wake up and shower as normal. Also if you have it on other body parts you can pour some into your bath water and just soak for as long as you can. Its expensive but from what I here its good on all skin conditions. It gets rid of what doesn't belong and brings the skin back to its normal condition. This is a natural product not a chemical.

  35. QUESTION:
    Most efficient way to get rid of dandruff?
    I thought the flakes on my scalp was just dry skin, so i bought moisturizing shampoo but it hasn't seemed to work. So my questions are:
    1.) Which dandruff shampoo ACTUALLY works the best?
    2.) How long does it take to work (like one wash, or the whole bottle?)

    (i know, gross question... i just don't want to waste money)
    by the way, i only wash my hair when it gets greasy, which is only once or twice a week.

    • ANSWER:
      1.- Selsun Blue.
      2.- Probably a week you will start noticing the difference but maybe 2 weeks max.

      Dandruff is a condition that affects many people. Dandruff causes a lack of confidence and self esteem because of the self conscience effect of the very evident flaking. I know that a friend suffers with severe dandruff, She feels that she cannot wear dark clothing, as it really makes it stand out. I’ve found from my own experiences, that it strikes when you least want it too. I have found that when I’m about to enter a stressful situation, it comes on hard, so stress is definitely a factor of what causes dandruff as well.

      Methods of getting rid of dandruff

      Commercial dandruff shampoos

      Here I will list the active ingredients used in the most common anti-dandruff shampoos and explain what they do. Make sure you read the labels when shopping for a particular ingredient since the same brand often produces similar products with different ingredients. Always follow the instructions on the labels.

      1. Zinc pyrithione (Head & Shoulders classic, Pert Plus dandruff control)

      Zinc pyrithione, or Zinc omadine is an anti-fungal and antibacterial agent that is most commonly used to fight the dandruff caused by yeasts and fungi. Once you begin using this treatment, stopping will often cause dandruff to return worse than before treatment began.

      2. Ketoconazole (Nizoral AntiDandruff shampoo)

      Ketoconazole is an anti-fungal drug used to treat dandruff caused by yeasts and fungi. Dandruff usually returns after treatment is stopped.

      3. Selenium sulfide(Selsun blue, Head & Shoulders Intensive)

      Selenium sulfide is an anti-fungal agent used to treat dandruff caused by yeasts and fungi. In the US, 1% solutions can be purchased over-the-counter and 2.5% solutions are available by prescription. Dandruff often returns when treatment is stopped.

      4. Coal tar(Ionil-T, Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic)

      Coal tar is a liquid by-product of the distillation of coal. It is used in shampoos meant to treat head lice and psoriasis. Be warned, coal tar is on the NIOSH carcinogen list as a potential cancer-causing agent.

      5. Salicylic acid(Ionil)

      Salicylic acid based shampoos are used to help the scalp shed excess skin more easily, which in turn helps to keep skin pores from getting clogged.

      Home remedies

      There are tons of home brew dandruff cures out there, every family likely knows of a different one that they will swear by to cure dandruff. Here I'll list some of the most commonly recommended concoctions.

      1. Tea tree oil

      Tea tree oil has an anti-fungal quality and can be mixed into lotions, oils and shampoos. Massage the mixture into the scalp and let it sit for 15 minutes prior to rinsing clean.

      2. Coneflower and red clover extracts

      Aveda has a product named "Scalp Remedy" that is growing in popularity. It contains both coneflower and red clover extracts, comes with a dropper and is applied directly to the scalp after you shower.

      3. Oil soaks

      Scalp massages with moisturizing oils an hour or so before bathing are said to rejuvenate a dry scalp. Skin lotions will likely work as well.

      4. Vinegar rinses

      Some people have reported success after rinsing their hair with white or apple cider vinegar prior to bathing. It may have something to do with correcting your hair's PH balance.

  36. QUESTION:
    Do people with psoriasis on the scalp lose their hair permanently?
    My boyfriend is having a bad case of it, and his hair is coming out with the skin. Will it grow back?
    he has seen several doctors, who keep giving him topical solutions. we have been afraid to take the step to methotrexate because of the risk to your immune system. is it really that dangerous?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been through this. Pardon me but I don't trust doctors too much unless it is a surgery. I prefer to do my own research. I really don't like their attitude of lets put you on this and if that does not work then lets try this... and mean while you can suffer through the side-effects to this and that and that.

      Quick answer to your question is that YES, if his Psoriasis clears the hair will grow back as long as the Psoriasis is cleared in reasonable amount of time and hair follicles are still intact and healthy.

      My personal experience is that I was loosing lot of hair when I had Psoriasis; it got lot better as it cleared out.

      You are correct, Methotrexate is an alternative but a VERY risky one. It is like trading your kidney for less scaling skin. Bit exaggeration but you got my point. The the reason i thought it was very risky was Methotrexate still was not a cure, it would help while i use it.

      I am free from Psoriasis since over year and a half after taking medication from Vital Treatments for 8 months. I have more details on it in another answer i wrote this morning. I hope it helps.

      http://www.vital-treatments.com/psoriasis.htm
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090520124116AAWYFsZ

  37. QUESTION:
    Can Eczmea of the scalp lead to hair loss?
    and how does it do so?
    also if so, if i cure the eczema will the hair then grow back?

    • ANSWER:
      "Eczema produces scales, reddened inflamed skin that periodically ooze, and the familiar itch that is of supreme annoyance to those that suffer with it. These are however two different diseases that usually require different treatments. However, there are certain treatments that work for psoriasis that work for eczema also. Eczema causes extreme buildup and sores on the scalp, and can cause severe scarring. The buildup caused by eczema can cause temporary hair loss, however the scarring that can occur especially if one scratches the painfully itchy lesions can cause permanent damage to the hair follicles.

      Eczema is an illness caused by toxemia as well. And although one can use the various medicated shampoos and creams on the market to control its symptoms, permanent relief is only going to come from removing the cause of the toxemia. Therefore once again cleansing and drinking plenty of purified water are keys to fighting eczema. Many of the dietary recommendations are the same for one who suffers from eczema, except there is usually an increased sensitivity to fish-therefore it should be eaten in a limited amount. Also, there is usually a high intolerance of cow’s milk, since eczema is highly associated with allergies. Therefore, one should use soymilk or goat’s milk instead"
      from: http://www.solveyourproblem.com/stop-hair-loss/hair_loss_and_scalp_diseases.shtml

      For my eczema I use the herbal cream/spray combo from http://www.champori.com It works fast and the effect lasts for months on end.
      Try it.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  38. QUESTION:
    What do you use for healthy skin and longer lasting tans?
    I am 19, I go to the tanning bed about once a week. I was wondering what kinds of lotions I should be putting on before and after. Becase my skin tends to get a bit dry.

    • ANSWER:
      Apply virgin coconut oil daily on your body its a natural oil for skin care i have been using MeritVCO extra virgin coconut oil extracted from coconut milk.

      Benefits of Virgin coconut oil for external health

      1. Virgin coconut oil and acne or pimples

      Acne is common during the stage of adolescence due to some hormonal changes experienced in puberty. One of these hormonal changes is the abnormally excessive secretion of oil (sebum) by the sebaceous glands. When bacteria mix up with sebum, then there is acne eruption.

      Virgin coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids that boost the metabolic process in the body. Ingesting Virgin coconut oil can improve metabolism that enhances cell and hormonal functions. As a result of better digestion, there is regulated excretion of oil by the sebaceous glands.

      Putting coco oil on your face also melts bacteria clogged up in the pores.

      2. For dry scalp

      Healthy scalp would mean healthy hair. Lauric acid converted into monolaurin is one of the antimicrobial properties of Virgin coconut oil. This acid is also found as ingredient in soaps and shampoo. By applying coco oil, your scalp is kept moisturized and protected from fungi that cause dandruff.

      3. Virgin coconut oil for hair

      Healthier and shinier hair is also one of the Virgin coconut oil benefits. To keep your hair from being dry and unmanageable, spread an ample amount of coco oil from the roots to the tip of damp hair. Do not put too much or your hair might get greasy.

      4. For skin

      Many people experience dry skin. Untreated dry skin can cause premature wrinkling and ageing in the long run.

      A solution to this is applying virgin Virgin coconut oil as alternative to your other body lotions. The usual lotion that you use primarily contains water that easily evaporates, thus, drying your skin. Virgin coconut oil prolongs the moisture on your skin making it smooth and soft the whole day.

      To add to that, Virgin coconut oil also strengthens by holding your skin tissues together and protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The antiseptic composition of Virgin coconut oil kills fungi and yeast that cause athlete’s foot, diaper rash, and candidiasis

      Eczema

      Virgin coconut oil cure can also be true to eczema. Eczema, an inflammation of the epidermis, is caused by hereditary factors, allergens like dust, pets, or plant pollens, and irritants like smoke or solvents. As a result, a person experiences itching, flaking, dryness, or even bleeding of the skin. Moisturizers are very important treatment for eczema and Virgin coconut oil is best for lasting moisture for the skin. This same effect of coco oil also treats psoriasis.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I determine the cause of dandruff?
    I have had dandruff for a long tim now and recently it has started getting very ithy. I do not know the cause but would like to fix it. Anyone know how I can determine the cause? Are there any tests I can do at a doctors to determine this?

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest you to first understand what is dandruff scientifically.

      What is Dandruff?
      Dandruff is a condition that occurs when the scalp sheds its skin as flakes in hair and on clothing. Dandruff flakes grow in size with the accumulation of dirt and oil.

      Dandruff does not cause hair loss.

      If dandruff persists, or if very large flakes are present, with symptoms showing around your nose, ears, or chest, you should see a doctor. You may be experiencing symptoms of seborrhea, psoriasis, or eczema.

      Symptoms of Dandruff

      The most common symptom of dandruff is itching and excessive flaking of the scalp.

      Can Dandruff be Treated?

      Dandruff cannot be cured, but it can be controlled.

      Common ways to treat dandruff include:

      * Shampoo daily with an over-the-counter anti-dandruff shampoo.
      o Active ingredients in some popular products include: Zinc Pyrithione, Climbazole, Octopirox and Ketoconazole.
      * Use a hair conditioner to smooth out tangles.
      * Anti-dandruff shampoo prescribed by your doctor.

      What causes Dandruff?

      The exact cause of dandruff is unknown. However, some of the conditions below may cause dandruff.

      * Dry skin.
      o Dry skin is the most common cause of itchy, flaking skin. Flakes from dry skin are usually smaller and less oily than those caused by dandruff.
      * Seborrheic dermatitis.
      o Seborrheic dermatitis is a frequent cause of dandruff. Dandruff caused by seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales.
      * Psoriasis.
      o Psoriasis causes an accumulation of dead skin cells that form thick silvery scales. It can occur on your scalp, forehead, neck, arms. knees, elbows, trunk, and neck.
      * Cradle cap
      o Cradle cap causes a scaling, crusty scalp. It is most common in newborns.
      * Contact dermatitis.
      o Sometimes sensitivities to certain hair-care products or hair dyes can cause a red, itchy, scaling scalp.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend an alternative remedy for dermatitis ?
    My Doctor prescribed steriod cream which I have been using for over a year. It thins the skin so I am not keen on using it any more. I have started taking Evening Primrose capsules as I heard they may help. Any other suggestions ?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy on Eczema, Allergic Dermatitis, Uriticaria, Skin Allergy, Psoriasis, Herpes etc.

      Note. Skin affections are merely local manifestations of some constitutional affection. They represent the effort of nature to get rid of some poison in the system, congenital or acquired, which effort should not be suppressed but abetted. The indications for our remedies will not only aid in this by correction of the soil, but also avoid the dangers of suppression by external applications.

      Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for Eczema, Allergic Dermatitis, Uriticaria, Skin Allergy, Psoriasis, Herpes etc.

      #Graphites. [Graph]
      our great remedy for all sorts of skin diseases, no doubt often mis-prescribed, and hence frequently disappoints. The symptoms calling for it are very clear; there are moist scabby eruptions on the scalp, face, bends of joints, between fingers and behind the ears. The corners of the mouth and eyes are cracked, bleeding and oozing a gluey, honey-like, thick, tenacious discharge, a fissured eczema is the type. Great itching always accompanies the eruption. The skin may be dry and horny. The hair is dry and falls out. Lycopodium. Dry scaly eruptions. Calcarea carbonica. Eczema on scalp which extends to face. Crusts are white, and on awakening, in the morning especially, the child will scratch furiously.

      #Arsenicum Album. [Ars.Alb]
      A useful remedy in all cases of skin troubles when the skin is thickened, such as in chronic eczema, psoriasis and chronic urticaria. The sensations are itching, burning and swelling, it also has papules, nettle rash and pimples. Burning sensitive ulcers with offensive discharges. It is almost a specific for hives from shell fish, which itch and burn, and for repercussed hives. Pustules form into scabs. Pellagra may find its simillimum in Arsenicum. Bovista. Baker's and grocer's itch, and eruption on the back of the hands. It is also recommended in pellagra, also phosphorus and Argentum nitricum. Sepia. Dry desquamation. Ringworm. Rhus. Vesicles on an erysipelatous base. Clematis. Rawness, worse washing, moist eruption.

      #Sulphur. [Sulph]
      The great characteristic of this remedy is the aggravation from washing; this, with scratching, makes the parts burn intensely. The skin is rough, coarse and measly, and there is much soreness in the folds of the skin and a tendency to pustular eruptions. Dryness and heat of scalp, with intense itching, especially at night, and scratching causes soreness; wetting makes it burn. Eczema erythematosum. Eruption of yellow crusts. Eruption at the margin of the hair. Dearborn says Sulphur 6 will cure more pruritus than any other drug. It is our great antiseptic. Selenium. Itching in folds of skin and about ankle joints. Hair falls out with eczematous eruptions. Antimonium crudum. Thick callosities on the skin. Deficient growth of nails. Honey colored crusts on heads of children; cracking in the nostrils and corners of mouth. Antimonium tartaricum. Variola. Impetigo of scrotum. Thuja. Warts and eczema following vaccination. Also an excellent remedy in the higher potencies for acne facialis. Natrum muriaticum. Dry scaly or herpetic eruption of little water blisters in bends of joints, hydroa labialis, fever blisters. Moist eczema without much itching. The Natrum muriaticum patient continually suffers from "hang nails." (Hepar, Rhus, Natrum muriaticum, Arsenicum, cold sores.) Herpes circinatus. Eczema, with thick scabs oozing pus. Urticaria, with itching about the joints when occurring, with intermittent fever worse at seashore. Kreosote. Eruptions on the extensor surfaces of joints. Berberis aquifolia. Scaly pustular eruptions on the face. It is one of the most reliable remedies in the cure of psoriasis. Hydrocotyle. Great dryness and desquamation of the epidermis. Acne rosacea. Its special field is in psoriasis and Dearborn praises it in leprosy. The writer cured a case of inveterate psoriasis universale with this remedy. Dr. H.V. Halbert, of Chicago, considered Thyroidine in the 3X or 30X potency as worthy a trial in psoriasis. He reports excellent results from its use. Indications are a dry and impoverished skin, cold hands and feet. Psoriasis is a pregrowth symptom of cancer. The condition of the skin should always be noted, being the great organ of elimination of poisons. Borax was considered by Dr. McClatchey as curative of many cases of psoriasis, and indeed it corresponds to many symptoms of this disease. Petroleum. Pictures pure eczema with its thick scabs, oozing pus and rhagades; the skin is harsh and dry, the finger tips crack and the hands chap. It is especially suitable to eczema behind the ears. Use the 12X potency.

      #Mezereum. [Mez]
      Baehr considers this remedy the best one in crust lactea. There is great itching, which is worse when the patient is warm or wrapped up. There are small vesicles with terrible itching, and the great characteristic is that the secretion dries quickly, producing scabs from beneath which an acrid thick pus oozes. Crusts and itching are the features. Herpes zoster, with neuralgic pains along the nerves. Nux juglans. Tinea favosa on scalp, behind ears, itching worse at night, preventing sleep.

      #Rhus toxicodendron. [Rhus-t]
      Vesicular eruption characterizes Rhus, so it becomes a remedy in herpes, eczema, pemphigus and prurigo. It is useful in right-sided zoster with extensive vesication and perhaps accompanied with rheumatic pains. The skin is covered with numerous vesicles, there is great itching and tingling, the skin is often swollen and oedematous and these vesicles have a red areola around them. the symptoms are all worse at night, in damp weather and in winter. Rapid vesication and angry-looking skin are characteristics. Apis. More burning and stinging and more oedema. Cantharis. Large blisters with smarting and burning. Croton tiglium. Small blisters with much itching. Hughes says that Croton relieves the itching of eczema rapidly and permanently. Anacardium. Small blisters with an umbilicated center. The eruption itches excessively and burns. The remedy has been used successfully in Rhus poisoning. Dolichos. Itching without eruption. the writer has a number of times verified this symptom. It will sometimes control diabetic itching, and it is especially useful in senile pruritus. Worse at night. Worse across the shoulders. Fagopyrum. Itching worse by scratching. With here and there red blotches which are sore. The hairy portions of the body itch more.

      #Psorinum. [Psor]
      Herpetic eruptions with much itching, worse when getting warm in bed; the skin is dirty, greasy, unwashed in appearance. Tinea capitis, offensive matter oozes out. Sebaceous glands secrete in excess. Eczema more on the sides of the head and face, cheeks and ears. Eruption in the bends of joints. Pustules or boils remaining after itch. A most important remedy in all skin affections and we should not forget Tuberculinum and Syphilinum, for each has its special field and symptoms. Clarke advises the nosodes, especially in leprosy.

      #Oleander. [Olnd]
      Skin eruptions with gastro-energetic troubles; the skin is very sensitive, slight friction causes chafing and soreness, especially about the neck, scrotum and thighs. Crusta lactea on scalp and back of ears. There is great itching; scartching relieves at first but the parts become very sore. It will be all the more strongly indicated if gastro-enteric symptoms be present. Vinca minor. Eczema of scalp and face, matted hair and offensive odor. A crust is formed, the discharge is retained underneath and causes the hair to fall out or to mat together, forming the plica polonica. Viloa tricolor. Hughes lauds this remedy and rarely uses any other in crusta lactea and impetigo in children. It has crusts with a copious exudation and it is accompanied with offensive urine. Staphisagria. Eruptions worse on the occiput, eczematous eruption on the ears, yellow scabs. Scratching changes the place of the itching. Eruptions forming figwarts or condylomata; especially useful in sickly children after the abuse of mercury.

      #Ranunculus bulbosus. [Ran-b]
      Vesicular eruptions along the course of the nerve; vesicles filled with serum and burn greatly; large blisters form on a raw surface. Herpes zoster. Pemphigus in the new born. Thickening of the skin into yellow hard horny scabs. Ranunculus sceleratus. Vesicular eruption, with thin, acrid discharge, large blisters.

      #Nitric acid. [Nit-ac]
      Our great remedy in ulcers when these symptoms are present. 1. Ragged zigzag, often raised edges. 2. Profuse granulations, proud flesh. 3. Vascular, bleeding easily where touched. 4. Splinter-like pains in them. Sycotic excrescences.

      #Pulsatilla .[Puls]
      An indicated remedy in hives when of gastric or uterine origin, or with diarrhoea and chilliness; hives after eating pork, fruit or buckwheat cakes. Scanty menses. Hives with profuse menses call for Belladonna. Hempel recommends Aconite and Ipecac in Hives. Antimonium crudum. Urticaria of gastric origin. Urtica urens. Intense intolerable fiery itching of the skin from any trifling change in the temperature. Itching swellings on the fingers also indicate Urtica. Face blotched. Note the urinary symptoms which will often accompany. Dulcamara. Suppression of the hives, with catarrhal symptoms arising. Nettle rash, chronic cases always worse at beginning of winter, itching always on exposure to cold air as when undressing. Rhus. Hives, with ague or rheumatism worse in cold air. Bovista. Hives with diarrhoea. Calcarea carbonica. Chronic urticaria, worse from drinking milk. Terebinth. Hives form shell fish. Kali bromatum. Hives or acne, with nervous symptoms. Chloral. A very useful remedy for hives, will often relieve in the form of a grain of Chloral dissolved in a glass of water and a teaspoonful given at a dose. It suits large wheals coming on suddenly from a chill.

      #Apis mellifica. [Apis]
      Urticaria, with cold or intermittent fever; there is a sudden eruption of welts with terrible itching Lichen and erythema nodosum. Sulphur. Itching hives over whole body, worse from warmth of bed; chronic cases. Radium. Itching all over body, burning of skin as if a fire. Such a general itching very often is a precursor to serious affections. It may even be a pre-growth symptom of cancer.

      #Sepia. [Sep]
      Brownish spots on the skin. Herpetic conditions about the knees and ankles,in the bends of joints and behind the ears, at first dry, it becomes moist and discharges copiously. Yellow spots, liver spots; urticaria worse from warmth of bed. Ringworms, herpes circinatus. Chronic nettle rash after milk or pork. Tellurium. Ringworm is children. Psoriasis, annular type. Eruption shows bleeding points when scales are removed. Baryta carbonica. Eczema on dorsa of hands, skin rough, dry and chapped. Herpetic eruptions. Sepia is also a remedy in psoriasis.

      #Hepar sulphur. [Hep]
      Moist eruption in folds of skin and itching in the bends of joints; the skin is extremely sensitive and suppurates easily, and pimples form around ulcers. Humid eczema of the scalp, sore and sensitive to touch. Eczema of the scrotum and genital organs, boils. It is especially useful after the abuse of salves or ointments containing containing zinc or mercury. Graphites is distinguished by not having the sensitiveness. Silicea. Skin suppurates easily. Onchia at roots of nails. Fluoric acid. A powerful antipsoric and produces itching red vesicles with tendency to scale off; very valuable in eczema.

      #Kali muriaticum. [Kali-m]
      One of the most satisfactory remedies in the treatment of eczema capitis and moist eczemas, especially when chronic and obstinate in character. This observation has been repeatedly verified. Cartier and our Brazilian confreres endorse it. It is also a most useful remedy in acne and in sycotic skin manifestations.

      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/skin-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of my dandruff?
    Im 17 male longish brown hair. I have had dandruff for a while like 3 years now i also believe i have psoriasis on my scalp but not bad. More mild. I got tsal neutrogena shampoo for the psoriasis and it works i just have to use it like twice a week or until i feel it on my scalp again. I believe it spreads to my ears and its gross and annoying. If theres anything u know how to fix that that would be greatly appreciated as well. But my main concern is so much dandruff. I now use selsym blue and i shampoo like every 3 days only the selsym blue. I do not prefer to wash my hair every day i think it looks stupid if i do. When i dont wash it my hair looks amazing. Any tips on what to do like shampoo to use or anything im desperate....It is a hastle to wear black and that is not something i want to live with for the rest of my life. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You mean like permanently cure your dandruff? Everyone gets dandruff. Obviously you'll have to shampoo "for the rest of your life" anyway, so just use head-and-shoulders or similar shampoo. I have a dandruff issue too, but just using dandruff control shampoo is the only way to go, really.

  42. QUESTION:
    Is psoriasis affects only white people?
    I never saw black, asians or hispanic people having psoriasis. It is only white people problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Cleansing: For long term health a colon and liver cleanse needs to be done.

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  43. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any natural treatments for psoriasis?
    Am losing hair rapidly and having unusual rough patches develop like on elbows, wrists, shins. What are others doing to treat this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Fiddler

      Here are remedies to correct your issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for scalp psoriasis?
    If there is not a cure what is the best treatment a doctor can give you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Antje

  45. QUESTION:
    Does any one know of a cure for psoriasis?
    My daughter has this,would like to hear if there is some help out there.

    • ANSWER:
      Black seed oil may be used to help heal a number of skin conditions. Since black seed oil alleviates itching and aids in preventing infection, it's an effective way to treat psoriasis without the use of prescription drugs. The following steps will explain how to use black seed oil to treat psoriasis when taken both externally and internally.

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      Difficulty: Moderately EasyInstructionsThings You'll Need:
      Black seed oil
      Step 1For external application, the skin should be clean and dry. Apply a generous amount of black seed oil to the affected areas.

      Step 2Gently rub the black seed oil into the areas of the body affected by psoriasis until it is absorbed. The oil should be left on the skin for a minimum of three hours. For best results, apply black seed oil before bedtime and leave on overnight.

      Step 3Remove the black seed oil when desired using mild soap and water. Do not scrub or use abrasive cleaners to remove the oil. For most effective treatment, black seed oil should be applied daily.

      Step 4For the internal treatment of psoriasis, take 1 tsp. (5ml) of black seed oil three times a day. Mix the black seed oil with a beverage or honey to avoid irritation of the digestive system.

      Step 5Combine the external and internal treatments daily for optimal results

  46. QUESTION:
    Can I colour my hair when using Dovobet gel for scalp psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Shazza,
      You can if you so wish. It may be better to apply it after the gel has ‘soaked in.’ However, you will find that all your dead skin and plaques will become the colour that you apply to your hair! If your psoriasis is cyclical, you might be better off waiting until it has lessened in it’s intensity. If you coloured your hair the last time when you had psoriasis, you should recall the result. [Also, I believe the correct name for Dovobet is Daivobet which is Calcipotriol - related to Vitamin D and Betamethasone dipropionate – a corticosteroid].

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best cheapest way to cure mild psoriasis? ?
    Vitamin b doesnt work took it for over a year, ihydrocortisone does not work for me, i went to do ultraviolet treatments but my insurance wuld not cover it no more, and pills or shots are like 1k a piece!!!! !???? Help

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.


scalp psoriasis cures

Natural Home Remedies For Psoriasis

Psoriasis is the name given to a chronic autoimmune disorder showing its effects on the skin. The misdirected immune system sends faulty signals to accelerate the growth rate of skin cells. This result in psoriasis or development of reddish or pinkish patches of thick raised dry skin. If one tries to scrape out the dry flakes, one may notice tiny blood stains on the skin. Psoriasis can affect people of all age groups and sexes, but a growing incidence of the disorder can be perceived among early adults. Generally the skin at the elbow, knees, scalp, groin etc are affected by psoriasis. In most cases, psoriasis is mild; but if it is severe, it may cause much social embarrassment and emotional distress for the patient.

Psoriasis is seen to run in the family, but the exact cause of psoriasis is still a matter of debate. Winters are said to worsen psoriasis while summer months and exposure to sun can improve the condition. Areas subject to abrasions or constant rubbing are susceptible to psoriasis attack. Psoriasis may be classified as follows:

1. Psoriasis vulgaris (This is the common type).
2. Gullate psoriasis (This looks like tiny droplets).
3. Inverse psoriasis (This occurs in the folds of buttocks, navel, underarms etc).
4. Pustular psoriasis (This is characterized by pus-filled yellowish blisters).
5. Palmoplantar psoriasis (This type occurs in the palms and soles).

Some other factors other than heredity that tend to influence the development of psoriasis could be injury to skin, infections, seasonal changes and improper metabolism of amino acids and proteins.

Home Remedies

1. Take hot Epsom salt bath followed by a generous application of olive oil. This is beneficial in treating psoriasis.

2. Regular sea water bath also helps a lot.

3. Apply moist cabbage leaf compress on the psoriasis affected skin. This takes good care of skin and solves the problem.

4. Application of mud pack removes toxins from the affected skin and heals psoriasis.

5. Mix 1 teaspoon lime juice in to a cup of bitter gourd juice, and take in empty stomach in the morning. This treats psoriasis effectively.

6. Apply a combination of Aloe Vera gel and garlic oil on the affected skin. This expedites the healing process.

7. Apply cashew nut oil on the affected skin and keep overnight. In the morning, wash skin thoroughly. This is an effective home remedy for psoriasis.

8. Make a lotion by mixing 1 teaspoon castor oil and 1 teaspoon wheat germ oil. Put the mixture in to a cup of sunflower oil and shake well. Rub the lotion on affected skin to get relief.

9. Put 4 marigold heads in to vessel containing 4 cups water and boil for 2 minutes. Strain the solution and let it cool. Wash affected skin with this solution to get good results.

10. In to 1 cup of olive oil, add 2 drops of calendula oil and 1 drop of oregano oil. Apply the mixture on affected skin. This is a useful psoriasis remedy.

11. Expose yourself to the sun as much as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for psoriasis on the scalp?
    My sister has psoriasis on her scalp that is pretty bad. Youi cant see it unless she parts her hair in the back like for pigtails, but shes really self conscious about it. The shampoo prescribed for her is very very expensive and although it works she cant afford to pay 100 bucks a month for shampoo. Any home remedies or ideas out there for help with this> Than ks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, she can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of scalp psoriasis") Some of them do actually work. For my scalp psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  2. QUESTION:
    Home remedies or other aides for psoriasis?
    In the winter I get really bad psoriasis my scalp. I've had treatments in the past but none of them seem to really work. It definitely runs in my family because my dad gets it really bad, too. Do you know of any home remedies or other over the counter treatments that might work?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for psoriasis from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Mol

  3. QUESTION:
    Home remedies or great products for getting rid of blackheads?
    I need a really good home remedy or cheap product(s), I have blackheads all over my face and I have a special tool to pop them but it isn't that effective and I have tried the neutragena wave and didn't work! I also have a very oily face and sometimes get pimples

    So does anyone have any good home remedies that works or products?

    • ANSWER:
      Home Remedies for getting rid of acne and other skin care remedies

      a hugely popular remedy for getting rid of acne is using a 100% natural soap called African Black Soap; loaded with Vitamin A &E; it reduces acne breakouts by reducing oiliness, kills the bacteria that causes acne; can also reduce the appearance of scarring.

      Remedy for oily skin: make a homemade mask by combining one egg white and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply mask and rinse with warm water after 20 minutes

      For softer skin, steam your face over boiling water (drape a towel over head to hold in steam); remove dead skin with a loofah, drink lots of water

      To rid blackheads, mix cornstarch with vinegar, plaster on the area for 15-30 minutes; wash off with washcloth and warm water.

      Put cold, cooked oatmeal on your face, it can help give you nicer skin (submitted by laura)

      Run out of shaving cream to shave your legs? Use hair conditioner. It makes legs nice and smooth too.

      Also try your favorite body wash

      To get rid of that fake tan from the tanning bottle that you may have messed up: 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, loofah and scrub. (You may have heard that on "The Wedding Planner.")

      To help skin glow, place hot towels on skin for 10 minutes, then splash face with cold water 10 times

      To help dry out your acne without drying out your face, put a thin layer of Phillips Milk of Magnesia over your face. It works great (submitted by visitor).

      rub cucumber peel (wet side up) on your face and leave on overnight to cure acne(submitted by visitor)

      (visitor recommendation) ~ For the smoothest skin ever... trust me I have psoriasis and it is nearly impossible to find a moisturizer that works... after a shower or bath spread vaseline over your entire body (or wherever you wish) , it's a very greasy feeling but be patient. let it soak into your skin for about an hour or more if u can handle it, while sitting on a towel. this works so well that you only need to do it once or twice a month.

  4. QUESTION:
    Anybody know any natural remedies for psoriasis?
    I am nursing my baby so i can not take any medications from the doctor.I just wanted to know if anyone had any home or natural remedies for it, I have it on my knee's .Thank you :)
    I live in Oregon so i cant sit out in the sun.It is always raining .

    • ANSWER:
      Our bodies are designed to eliminate toxins through the skin, the urinary tract and through the bowels. In the case of psoriasis we need to focus on eliminating the toxins through the latter two avenues rather than through the skin. Also certain nutritional supplements will help support the skin in the areas of inflammation and to help with detoxification.

      * Drink a glass of water every waking hour or two
      * Eat plenty of fiber
      * Whole foods diet
      * Consume essential fatty acids through fish and flaxseeds or its oils.
      * Zinc
      * Vitamin A
      * Probiotics
      * Hydrocloric acid for digestion
      * Digestive enzymes for digestion

      Certain foods may need to be avoided in helping to prevent flare ups. These foods are: Proteins found in red meat, poultry and dairy products. Since people with psoriasis have difficulty digesting protein these are the types of foods that may need to be avoided. The red meat and dairy also contain an acid which may aggravate inflammation.

      Processed, refined, sugary foods. These foods are all difficult to digest. Remember we want to help the body to release toxins, not overload it with more toxins!

      Alcohol and caffeine can trigger psoriasis so limiting the intake or avoiding these are necessary.

      Food allergies also have a part to play in psoriasis. Common foods are sugar, citrus fruits, gluten, and dairy.

      Good herbs for psoriasis...

      Milk Thistle is helpful for supporting the liver with detoxification. Take this internally.

      Burdock, licorice, sarsparilla, calendula, and chamomile are all therapeutic herbs for psoriasis.

      Soak a small muslin bag of any of these herbs and apply topically to the psoriasis areas.

      Aloe vera gel can also be used topically as it has anti inflammatory effects.

      Hope you find something that works for you!

  5. QUESTION:
    What treatment is good for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis on my legs and have seen a dermatologist who prescribed two expensive creams. They help a little but it never goes away. I've been tanning for a short time in a tanning bed every other day and have seen a drastic improvement but am a little worried about skin cancer from UVA rays. Any home remedies out there? Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Exposing the affect areas to sunlight can help ease up the psoriasis flare up, but natural sunlight is better for you skin since tanning beds can be too harsh. Try natural remedies as well, like pasteurized creams, bee's wax, and lemon oil. They are really effective and cost less as well. Hope everything goes well for you!

  6. QUESTION:
    Any suggestions for severely dry skin and scarring from psoriasis?
    Can't afford a dermatologist or any expensive lotions, etc. Looking for home remedies. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm with you. I would rather try to save money and try home remedies. Although home remedies take a longer time to work, they are healthier and overall more effective for your health. With that being said, I would suggest you go to this page: It's a link to home remedies by the trusted Discovery Health organization. I have been using some of these for my various skin problems like contact dermatitis, xerosis, tinea versicolor, and hyperpigmentation . Evidently, they have remedies for psoriasis too. My favorites are olive oil, ingesting fish oil, and topically applying aloe vera. But that's just me :-) Going to the website, you'll be able to choose from various natural remedies.

      I hope this helps :-)

  7. QUESTION:
    What can I do for a psoriasis infection?
    I had developed a patch of psoriasis on my leg close to my ankle that I started scratching and has cause an infection, I have no money for the doctor is there any home remedies for this? Also I have cleaned it with peroxide vinegar salt baths neosporin. and seems to help a little but still there. Please let me know Thanks so much

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for psoriasis from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to manage psoriasis?
    I suffer from psoriasis on my knees and elbows and want to know if there anyone knows anything that successfully calms it down e.g home remedies etc...

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for psoriasis from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid off psoriasis behind your ears and gluteal cleft?
    I have psoriasis behind my ears, scalp, elbows, on one knee & one on gluteal cleft but its small... i wanna get rid of them pls help how can I get rid of dem fast? whats da best thing to do or whats da best cream for it?

    • ANSWER:
      ooh, the hard to reach places huh? hmmm, i would try herbal medications and remedies before chemically designed over the counter meds/prescriptions. the skin is especially sensitive behind the ears and u dont wanna scar. try:
      The hot Epsom salts bath has been proven valuable in the treatment of psoriasis. Application of olive oil after the Epsom salt bath is also effective and also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Regular seawater baths and application of seawater over the affected parts once a day is highly beneficial. This is one of the best psoriasis remedy.

      Bitter gourd is a valuable home remedy for psoriasis. Take a cup of fresh juice of this vegetable, mixed with a teaspoon of limejuice on an empty stomach daily for four to six months. This is a good diet for psoriasis.

      The use of mudpacks is also beneficial for the psoriasis. They absorb and remove the toxins from the affected areas.

      Cabbage leaves can be used in the form of compresses. They can be applied on the affected area after removing the thick veins and washing them thoroughly. This is also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Sunlight is the best and natural remedy for psoriasis.

      Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the psoriasis treatment. A daily dose of 200-800 I.U is recommended as they reduce itching of the area.

      Lecithin is also considered as a remarkable remedy for the psoriasis treatment.

      Psoriasis cure - 6-9 lecithin capsules in a day are recommended.

      Application of Aloe Vera gel and garlic oil on the affected area is also beneficial and is good natural remedy for psoriasis

      Application of cashew nut oil on the affected areas at night after a thorough wash of the face is highly beneficial and is one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

  10. QUESTION:
    I have psoriasis on my stomach?
    I'm 16 and I have dark, unattractive spots on my tummy. They've started about a year ago and have grown in size and number, and have started towards my breasts. I'm really embarrassed about having them and I want to treat them without going to the doctor. What are some home remedies that I can use? Could it just be my diet that's causing it or could it be something else?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for psoriasis from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a good over the counter treatment for psoriasis?
    I won't be able to see my dermatologist until January, and my psoriasis is spreading. My cream has run out. I'm using T-Gel shampoo for my scalp. I don't have anything for the psoriasis on my skin though. What is a good over the counter treatment that can keep it under control until January?
    I've had psoriasis for a couple of years.
    I used a topical medication from my dermatologist, but that ran out and she said she has to see me before I get another one prescribed.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Sylvie

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  12. QUESTION:
    How to treat lice when I have psoriasis on my scalp?
    My friend's child came home from school with nits, and I was at her house that day, so I have been exposed to it. Now with psoriasis on my scalp, I was wondering what I could use to make shure that I don't get them, and that won't hurt my head. Chances are that I didn't get them, but I want to be safe. I would prefer to not use chemicals if at all possible.

    • ANSWER:
      There are quite a few totally natural remedies available that readily kill head lice. The ones we recommend don't contain any chemicals, we believe chemical treatments are both dangerous and ineffective.

      Suffocation is an effective method where oil based products (i.e.: conditioner) are used to block the breathing holes and kill the live lice. The real trick though is to find natural products that will kill both the live lice and their eggs in one fast effective treatment.

      Remedies containing Neem Oil are known to be highly effective as Neem interrupts the growth and reproduction of the head louse. Neem’s insecticidal properties are widely recognized now and the oil is commonly available at your local health food store.

      Feel free to check out the articles at the following site for more advice.

      Good luck.

  13. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of psoriasis?
    i have a rash, at least i think it's psoriasis, it's itchy and it's spread over my body over the last couple of days, i have creams off the doctor but they just aren't working:( please help? home remedies if any?
    thankyou in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  14. QUESTION:
    So i have this quite embarassing health condition common in men and women. help would be appreciated.?
    I have psoriasis and it seems the creams have stopped working. I'm not worried about it much because I just have two patches on my legs but I'm rather embarrassed about the one on my head. I want to know what I can do or if there is any home remedies. I work at a very popular store and its just embarrassing cause no matter how I do my hair you can see it. Please help thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have psoriasis fairly bad on my head, legs and elbows whenever I was a child. The best 'home remedies' my doctor suggested was to take an oatmeal bath. Basically I soaked myself in the oats for about 30 minutes twice every two weeks. It cleared up my dry patches, but it took them a little while to completely disappear. Another thing I did was phototherapy. That type of psoriasis treatment uses natural or artificial ultraviolet light. The simplest and easiest form of phototherapy involves exposing your skin to controlled amounts of natural sunlight. Other forms of light therapy include the use of artificial ultraviolet A (UVA) or ultraviolet B (UVB) light either alone or in combination with medications. I just went to the tanning bed a few said and stayed outside in the sun. Also you might want to change the cream you've been using. Try getting a lot of vitamin D, whenever you take a lot of it it slows down the growth of skin cells and it'll help you out big time. Sometimes your skin won't respond to a medication that you've been using for a while.

  15. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any natural remedies to alieve the symptoms of psoraisis?
    I have psoraisis in my scalp and on the outsides of my calves. I already take Enbrel to supress my immune system. I notice that as the weather gets colder my symptoms become worse. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,psoriasis can simply arise because infection or stress and could affect any region of ur skin.This would explain why u have it on ur scalp.However,I would advise u to avoid any prescription since sometimes this could only make ur problem worse.I would suggest these homemade remedies that u could try at home to improve ur scalp condition.Plus,these remedies could be apply on any affected areas including ur scalp.

      Cabbage: Pick the thickest and greenest outer leaves of the cabbage. Wash leaves thoroughly in warm water. Dry with a towel. Remove the thick veins then flatten and smoothen them out using a rolling pin. Warm and make layered application on the affected part. Place a soft woolen cloth over it. Secure the whole compress using an elastic bandage.

      Bitter gourd: Mix a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice with 1 teaspoon of limejuice. Sip slowly on a empty stomach everyday. Continue treatment from 4-6 months.

      Avocado: Apply avocado oil gently on the affected parts.

      Cashew nut: Apply cashew nut oil extracted from the outer shell of the cashew nut. It has acrid and rubefacient properties that are effective in the treatment of psoriasis.

      Buttermilk: Drink liberal quantity of curd in buttermilk form. You can also try using buttermilk when compressing the affected area.

      Vitamin E: Take 400 mg of vitamin E everyday to reduce itchiness and scab formation.

      Lecithin: Take 6-9 capsules of lecithin a day. Take 2-3 capsules before and after each meal.

      Well,these are those remedies that would works best to improve ur scalp condition.Good luck trying these at home and ur scalp will improve in no time.Hope this helps.

      P/s:I would suggest u to book an appointment too with a dermatologist or a skin specialist since they will get u the right medication regarding ur problem.Plus,this could improve ur chance of healing.However,do remember bout those remedies I suggested.Good luck:-)

  16. QUESTION:
    Do you have any home remeides for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis in my head and wanted to know if you know any home redmeides to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Granger

      Here are some answers you're looking for.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  17. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any home remedy for rheumatism ?
    At night I get these sensation on both top of my arms and both legs. It feels like arthritis and I take Alvedon as my pain reliever. Is there no other way to lessen the pain. Besides I am a Diabetic.

    • ANSWER:
      Feature articles on arthritis:
      Exercise prior to hip and knee replacement reduces need for inpatient rehabilitation (press release)
      Osteoarthritis is increasingly common among aging Americans and is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Exercise is often used in treating osteoarthritis and is an important part in rehabilitation following joint replacement. The level of function prior to knee and hip replacement has been shown...

      Weight training does not increase strength but may slow progression in OA patients (press release)
      Moderate to severe osteoarthritis affects more than 22 million American adults between the ages of 25 and 74 and knee osteoarthritis (OA) can lead to disability in daily activities. Weakness in the quadriceps can be a risk factor for knee OA, but it may be the easiest one to prevent. Previous studies...

      Arthritis drug researchers apologize for undisclosed pharmaceutical industry ties
      (NewsTarget) The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an apology letter in today's issue from a team of researchers who failed to disclose pharmaceutical industry ties in an arthritis drug study published last May. The study, conducted by Mayo Clinic professor of medicine...

      Acupuncture proven to successfully treat arthritis pain in German study
      (NewsTarget) A study by researchers at Charite University of Medicine in Berlin has found that acupuncture can ease the pain and disability associated with arthritis. The study, published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, looked at 712 patients split into two groups; one group of 357 were given immediate...

      Turmeric extract shows strong anti-inflammatory effect in new study
      (NewsTarget) Turmeric -- a spice most often found in curry dishes -- may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, according to a study by University of Arizona researchers. In a previous study, the researchers found that joint inflammation in rats was reduced by turmeric, and the latest...

      Exercise accelerates recovery from arthritis surgery
      (NewsTarget) A new study published in the October issue of Arthritis Care & Research suggests that weight training and cardiovascular exercise prior to knee- or hip-replacement surgery may reduce the chances of a patient being discharged straight to a rehabilitation center by 73 percent. "The benefits...

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  18. QUESTION:
    How long will acne scars/marks take to fade?
    And is there anything i can do to quicken up the process?
    I cant stop picking my spots and then they leave marks, but now im not going to touch my face. I go back to uni in 2 weeks and want my skin to look better. I tried exfoliation but my skin starts to get very dry despite me moisturising,
    Any other tips? Natural ones please :)

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract – good for rosacea and psoriasis
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

  19. QUESTION:
    Why do little patches of my skin turn red and itchy in the winter?
    I swim 3x a week. In the summer, my skin is fine but in the winter i get little patches of red, dry, sometimes itchy skin. What causes this and what are some natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a dermatitis like eczema or psoriasis. Only a doctor after proper examination and maybe a biopsy if needed can diagnose and give you proper treatment.

      We can't help and we can't suggest anything because we don't know what it is exactly. The wrong home remedy or treatment can cause more serious problems, so go and see a dermatologist.

  20. QUESTION:
    The skin on my nose and forehead is really dry?
    Because I have irish skin in me(thanks grandad -_-) it means every lil exposure to sun causes my skin on my nose and forehead to go really dry and flaky, but if I but cream on it makes my skin oily which gives me spots, Is their any natural homemade fairly cheapish remedies I can use to treat dry skin but is not oily? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      •There are different causes of dry skin; it may be any number or combination of the following:
      •Wind / Rain in cold winter conditions can dramatically dry the skin as well as overexposure to the sun.
      •Central heating creates low humidity within the home, drying the skin.
      •Dietary insufficiencies can cause the skin to dry through lack of nutrients.
      • Cosmetic products and some soap can often dry the skin.
      •Illnesses such as diabetes, under active thyroid.
      • Some Drug / Medication use such as antihistamines can cause dry skin.
      • Low sebum (oil layer) production means the skin has less protection.
      •Other skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis
      Due to these reasons my skin on nose and forehead is dry?
      If use oily creams then i have some get rid of dryness at my face? Thanx

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you treat your psoriasis?
    I have tried OTC treatments, and i can't afford to do the RX stuff. Any suggestions for me? I am young, (16+) but my skin is so sensitive. So anything that i can do has to be very gentle with my skin. Thanks
    I have severe psoriasis on my right ankle and one spot on my left leg about as big as a half dollar. Mine never seems to diminish and it stays cracked and really bad all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kacey

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  22. QUESTION:
    What are dry itchy patches of skin on arms and face caused by?
    Where do these patches of red dry skin come from and what can help cure them or relieve the itch?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like a regular case of normal dry skin, nothing too serious. There are quiet some different causes for dry skin:

      For most people it is a seasonal, temporary problem. It happens mainly in winter. The temperatures and air humidity drop dramatically during this period, drying your skin or making an existing skin condition even worse

      Or the other way around if you live in the desert, the high temperatures and low air humidity can also do a trick on your skin. The sun dries out your skin, nothing new; we all know that heat takes the water from it. But the UV rays also damage your skin deep inside. This leads to wrinkles and loose, sagging skin

      Hot bath or shower. Too many hot baths or showers break down the protective lipid barrier in your skin. This barrier in your upper skin layer is meant to protect you from the sun, wind, hot and cold like the brick walls protect your house

      Frequent swimming in chlorinated pools. The chloride does exactly the same to your skin as taking too many hot showers; it breaks down the lipid barrier of your skin leaving it open to the elements

      Air conditioning, fire places & central heating. These usually very convenient appliances also dry out your skin by reducing the humidity level in your house or office

      Harsh soaps and detergents. A lot of our modern day pretty harsh soaps and detergents do a good job at cleaning everything we want. But a nasty side effect is that they also break down the lipid barrier and dehydrate your skin. Deodorants, shampoos and anti bacterial soaps are the greatest culprits

      Insufficient nutrition. When you don't get enough vitamin A, B and / or E your skin will also dry out even quicker. Generally when your diet is not in balance it will show itself also in your skin

      One of the drawbacks of getting older is, as we all probably know, that the skin gets thinner, starts to wrinkle and get dryer

      Diseases like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea or thyroid disorders also cause very dry skin

      Finally genetics also plays a part in getting dry skin; you can inherit the sensitivity for it from your parents. And also fair skinned people are more likely to have dry skin, especially when they get older

      There are many remedies you can use to get rid of dry skin and those itchy red patches, check: http://www.natural-homeremedies-for-life.com/home-remedies-for-dry-skin.html

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone with psoriasis (guttate or plaque) have any tips or suggestions on how to deal with it?
    My son has had a bad outbreak, he is age 21, and contracted it after strep throat which he had twice this year.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi SHerri

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  24. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of psoriasis?is there any home remedy.i?
    i am suffering from psoriasis from last two years. i couldnot find any permanent treatment.it occurs at my foot(heels)

    • ANSWER:
      What is psoriasis? Even if you suspect you have it or are already diagnosed, it can still be confusing. Basically, psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells multiply nearly ten times faster than they normally would, stacking up on the surface of the skin to form the lesions that characterize psoriasis. It ranges from mild (less than 5% of the body surface is affected) to severe (more than 30% is affected), but it's generally not progressive. Scientists aren't sure exactly what causes psoriasis, but they have agreed on three factors: genetics, the immune system and the environment. Flare-ups of psoriasis are periodic and unpredictable; there can be years between outbreaks, or just days. Most often the lesions appear as silvery-red, flaky scales on parts of the body that flex, like elbows and knees, but they can show up anywhere from the scalp to the nails to the genital areas.
      Psoriasis Treatment at HomeTaking daily baths will help you minimize your psoriasis symptoms. Soaking in warm (not hot) water for 15 minutes or so, especially if you add Oatmeal, coal tar products, or Dead Sea salts, can soothe your irritated skin and also provide relief for psoriasis of the nails. Use fragrance-free soaps whenever possible, and always be sure to pat your skin dry rather than rub it. It is okay to use a loofah or washcloth to slough off scales as long as you scrub very gently and follow up immediately with psoriasis cream, psoriasis medication or a moisturizer. For scalp psoriasis, washing your hair with a psoriasis shampoo will help ease itchiness and flakiness.
      Moisturizing frequently is an effective psoriasis remedy. Itchiness is one of the main complaints of those who suffer from psoriasis, but moisturizers can provide immense psoriasis relief and help you avoid picking and scratching off a whole layer of skin (not recommended). There are many different moisturizers to choose from, and you may have to experiment to see what works best in your skin care regimen. Look for emollients with animal-based oils (like shea/cocoa butters or lanolin) and moisturizers with water-binding agents that will help skin maintain its water concentrations (like collagen, amino acids and proteins). Natural moisturizers such as aloe vera, jojoba oil and vitamins D and E are also effective anti-irritants and will help calm your skin.
      Eating a psoriasis diet will help keep your psoriasis under control. A psoriasis diet is low in red meat and dairy products- which contain "arachidonic acid" that can cause inflammation - and high in antioxidant-filled fruits and vegetables. Try to avoid processed and refined foods, as they usually lack nutrition and can cause your body to become unbalanced. Supplements such as beta-carotene, zinc and vitamins A and C are said to help with several aspects of psoriasis, but it is best to consult your doctor first so that you don't take too much of a certain vitamin or exacerbate another condition. Be sure to get plenty of water, and use moderation if you choose to drink alcohol.
      Getting natural sunlight can be an effective treatment for psoriasis. Sunlight slows down the growth of skin cells, which in turn can reduce your psoriasis symptoms. Try for daily doses of about twenty minutes at a time, but be patient - it may take several weeks before you notice improvement. Although sunlight has proven to be an effective psoriasis treatment, it is important to take precautions for your safety. Avoid the sun between 10 and 2, when the rays are strongest, and protect yourself by using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Also be aware that many medications can make you much more susceptible to the sun. If you live in a climate with long winters or are uneasy about being in the sun, there are several alternatives that are mentioned in the conclusion.
      Avoiding psoriasis triggers can help in healing psoriasis. You knew it was coming: the list of what you should not do. For psoriasis, here's what can bring on a flare-up: stress or tension (either sudden or daily), illness, infection (such as streptococcus, or "strep throat"), smoking, alcohol, obesity, skin injury (sunburn is a good example), certain drugs (especially lithium and beta blockers), and allergies. You may find it helpful to keep a daily record of what was going on for you at the time of a flare-up - what you were eating, how the weather was, and any stressful events that might have occurred. This can help you notice a pattern and possibly reduce your psoriasis symptoms.

  25. QUESTION:
    does anybody have any at home remedies for psoriasis of the scalp?
    i have bad psoriasis in my scalp and its itchy and flaky and stops my hair from growing. does anybody have any solutions to this besides prescriptions from the dermatologist? those can be a bit pricey

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my scalp psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Gussie

  26. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any natural treatments for psoriasis?
    Am losing hair rapidly and having unusual rough patches develop like on elbows, wrists, shins. What are others doing to treat this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Fiddler

      Here are remedies to correct your issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  27. QUESTION:
    Acne remedies for teenage girls?
    I don't have much money to spend on all different kinds of acne medecines, does anyone have any home remedies?

    I wear water based makeup daily and I can't not wear it because I go to school.

    Any thing that might also shrink pores?

    • ANSWER:
      I have some home remedies and advices for you. I hope this helps:

      When the skin lubricated, become clogged or are not regenerated in sufficient quantity to handle the load this may result in whiteheads or blackheads being formed. Pimples are then formed when the bacteria is released from these clogged pores.

      For serious blemishes, try washing with Fels-Naptha soap, strong stuff for oily skin. However, if your skin is normal or dry, you’ll need something gentler for your face.

      Clearing Up The Outside From The Inside Grandma, like mothers everywhere, swears that all the high-fat food we love so much does a number on our complexions. Scientists may not be quite as convinced, but to be on the safe side, avoid chocolate, chips and fried foods.

      Eating more brown rice is good advice for improving overall health. It is also good for your complexión. To ward off pimples and other facial blemishes, make brown rice a regular part of your diet.

      Keeping the skin and body hydrated by drinking at least eight glasses of water daily is an effective method of keeping the skin clear and assisting it in clearing wastes.

      Studies show that zinc deficiency may contribute to acne. Be sure to check with your doctor before taking a supplement, since too much zinc may have harmful side-effects.

      Spread It On Thick To help fight pimples, use a paste of onion and honey. Cook one sliced onion in a half cup honey until it is tender. Mash with a fork to form into a paste and allow the mixture to cool. Apply to the problem área, leaving it on for an hour before rinsing away with warm water. Use this treatment every night before going to bed until your complexion is clear and sparkling. An application of egg whites helps distribute the skin’s natural oils more evenly, eliminating both dry and oily patches.

      Swab the egg white on your face with a cotton ball, allow to stand for five minutes and remove. Studies have shown that certain amino acids in the egg white’s protein may have some anti-inflammatory properties. In most cases, small blemishes and pimples can be eliminated or reduced in size in a matter of days.

      Oatmeal has long been used to control the spread of acné, as well as to speed up the healing process. Prepare the oatmeal as directed (without the milk, brown sugar, and raisins, of course!) and apply to the face. Let it stand for ten to fifteen minutes before washing off. The abrasive action of the oats cleanses deeply and increases the peripheral circulation in the affected área, which speeds up healing.

      Acne and eczema as well as psoriasis have responded well to a paste made from the grain amaranth and placed on the ‘affected area. Internally, it is taken as a tea. Take two teaspoons of the fresh seeds and cover them with boiling water, simmer on low heat for five to six minutes, remove from the heat and add two to three amaranth leaves and allow to steep for thirty to forty minutes. Two cups per day should provide relief from a number of skin problems.

      Super Strawberry Facial If you have a chronic problem skin, try Grandma’s Super Strawberry Facial. It takes a little while to prepare, so you have to plan ahead. About four hours before you’ll want to go to bed, combine a cup of mashed strawberries in two cups of white eider vinegar. By the time you’re ready to go to bed, it should be ready. Make sure you strain out all the solids and keep the liquid. Apply liberally to your face. Don’t worry, it dries quickly. In the morning, rinse your face with warm water. It’s as good an astringent as anything you can buy. Your face will feel clean and tight. It shouldn’t be long before you can kiss those pimples good-bye.

      Make An Astringent At Home Blackheads respond well to lemon juice, a substance with wonder-ful astringent properties. Rub lemon juice over the blemished skin before going to bed and rinse with cool water in the morning. After a couple of days, you should see definite results.

      Vinegar is a mild acid and cleans the affected area, reducing bacterial levels. Apply apple eider vinegar with a cot-ton swab and allow to stand for ten minutes before removing with a mild soap.

      You’ll find cucumber toners in most expensive lines of skin care products. Cucumber extract soothes skin and helps dry out acne. Juice a cucumber and apply it to your blemishes with a cotton ball. After fifteen minutes, rinse your face.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of my dandruff?
    The strongest Head and shoulders used to work until about a year ago, then that stopped working. Selsum Blue makes my hair so hard and dry, I can barely get a comb through it even after conditioning it(plus it stinks!). Does anyone know of any product or at home solution that can help control/rid my scalp of dandruff?
    BTW, yes I eat a healthy diet and I also take vitamins

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.dealsninfo.com/Home_Remedies_for_Dandruff.html
      OR

      The Natural Way:
      Steps
      Yogurt

      1. Yogurt is recommended as a hair conditioner. Wash and rinse the hair, then rub yogurt into the scalp, and leave for 10-15 minutes.
      2. Rinse, then wash again, using as little shampoo as necessary. An infusion of thyme, nettle or sage with 2 tablespoons of vinegar can be used as a final rinse. To make an infusion, fresh or dried herbs can be used in loose or tea-bag form. Warm a teapot and put in 1 dessert spoon of herb for each cup required. Pour in a cup of boiling water for each cup of tea; allow to steep for 10-15 minutes.

      Cedarwood

      1. Mix essential oils of cedarwood (seven drops) cypress and juniper (each ten drops) in 50ml of carrier oil.
      2. Rub well into the scalp and leave for one hour. To remove, rub neat, mild shampoo into the hair, then wash out with warm water.
      3. To keep dandruff at bay, use the same quantities of the oils in 600ml of warm water. Stir well and use as a final rinse.

      Coconut Oil

      1. Massage hair with coconut oil mixed with the juice of one lemon. Follow it with a hot towel treatment. The massage really boosts bloods circulation.

      Apple Cider Vinegar

      1. Wash your hair normally, then pour vinegar carefully onto hair and scrub into your scalp, taking care not to let any get into your eyes. If you have psoriasis or any unhealed scratch or scab, it will burn. (If it burns, just rinse the affected area with water or, if you're like me, see how long you can stand it).
      2. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with water. The vinegar smell will disappear once your hair is dry.
      3. Repeat daily for about a week. This works because, as it turns out, dandruff is caused by a fungus, and there isn't a fungus around that cares for vinegar.

      lemon juice

      1. apply freash lemon juice to hair in the shower
      2. massage in
      3. then rinse

      Tips

      * There's always anti-dandruff shampoo!
      * Try not to scream if some oil gets in your eyes or ears.
      * Wash your hair regularly.
      * If any vinegar gets into your eyes, rinse immediately with clear water. It burns, but won't do any real damage. Follow up with a saline solution (very soothing). Visine may also help with the redness.
      * Really, If you do not have time to pick up anything at the store; mix 1 part mouthwash with 9 parts water after washing your hair. Simply dump the mixture over your head and style as normal. Do not rinse out. This is a healthy thing to do to prevent dandruff about once a month.
      * Try switching shampoos every other night. Don't keep useing the same one every day.
      * If you keep getting flakes, you might have scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. See a dermatologist for tips.
      * when you start using anti-dandruff shampoos and stop the dandruff may come back worse than before.

      How to Get Rid of Dry Hair and Dry Scalp

      A great way to get rid of dry hair and scalp is to condition the hair.

      Steps

      1. Add natural oils like avocado, coconut, jojoba or olive oil to your hair. This can be a great conditioning regime to do prior to shampooing the hair.
      2. Place any of the above mentioned oils into the hair and place the hair in a bun for about 20 minutes. You can even wrap your hair under a plastic cap covered by a heat cap for added conditioning. You'll find that your hair will be more revived and manageable.
      3. You can also use other natural ingredients like apple cider vinegar to get rid of dandruff and dry scalp.
      4. Massage your hair with your fingertips soaked in oil or a special gel.
      5. If you cannot use oil and jel, use water as a last resort. Massage it into your hair.

      Tips

      * Always visit a dermatologist or your doctor if you are experiencing scalp problems.
      * Make sure to wash the oil out of your hair throughly. Leaving it in can cause it to smell. Plus, it makes your hair look greasy

      Warnings

      * If the white specks in your hair don't go away, it may be a sign of lice. You should seek more advanced treatment in this case.

  29. QUESTION:
    How to even my skin tone?
    My skin tone is uneven. It started when I was 7 or 8. I guess it was from swimming. Plus I have eczema. I want my skin to be even. I get tan very easily too. I never had sun burn in my whole entire life. Any idea how? home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Getting too much sun will harm one's skin and make one look old by the time they turn 40ish
      Regardless, a healthy amount of sunlight is helpful in many ways.

      Your skin tone problem would probably be most helped by treating the eczema with a product that actually clears it up. Please discuss this with your parents (if underage) and doctor.

      The #1 Eczema and Psoriasis product in Britain (and I consider the best anywhere)
      is Salcura Dermaspray. It's amazing, it's all natural, it's over the counter, has a money back guarantee,
      Salcura claims a 97% success rate with their products. It's all natural, not greasy, not sticky, leave no visible residue, and absorbs in a minute or two after spraying the affected area.

      Salcura worked very quickly on our son who suffers from eczema. About 10 times better than anything else we tried. It stopped the itch in minutes, and the inflammation subsided very quickly, His skin appeared 50% less inflamed after 1 day.

      Be wary of buying products for psoriasis and eczema.
      Always research before buying, read case studies and
      look at reviews from people that have actually used it. Seek doctor's advice as well.

  30. QUESTION:
    any home remedies for psoriasis ?
    i have psoriasis on my back & scalp are there any good home remedies you could help me with please ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet. Some of them do actually work. For my scalp psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Antje

  31. QUESTION:
    What is a good at-home remedy for scalp psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my scalp psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Mol

  32. QUESTION:
    What can I do to allievate scalp itch?
    My scalp itches so much, that I end up scratching my scalp so hard it hurts.

    What can I do to make the scalp itch stop?

    • ANSWER:
      i am going through the same thing right now, and i think its because the weather is changing because this has NEVER happened to me before. i have dandruff along with it because i thought it would go away.
      i used head and shoulders, that didn't work, i also used the neutrogena t-gel shampoo, it smells awful, and that still isn't working, so i am going to try some olive oil. im not even going to try selson blue because ive already tried the other product like it, and i am sick of wasting my money.

      HERE ARE SOME HOME-REMEDIES to try, but i suggest seeing a doctor because it can get worse and it sucks.

      Zinc Pyrithione: Wonderful stuff for scalp conditions. First synthesized in the 1930’s, this is the most widely used active ingredient from a natural source. It’s used to treat dandruff, seborrheic dermatitus, psoriasis, eczema and numerous other skin and scalp disorders. It has strong anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
      Jojoba: Is excellent as a scalp moisturiser and helps to rebalance sebum.
      Tea Tree: Oily hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands, enlivens the scalp and brings the cells & follicles to attention
      Basil: Oily hair … promotes growth
      Chamomile: Fine to normal hair … gives golden highlights
      Clary sage: All types of hair … dandruff treatment
      Lavender: Normal hair … Scalp treatment for itchiness, dandruff, and even lice!
      Lemon: Oily hair … Gives golden highlights; treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
      Myrrh: Dry hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
      Patchouli: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment
      Peppermint: Dry hair … Promotes hair growth
      Rose: Fine hair … Soothes scalp
      Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil: Excellent for itchy scalp, dry scalp and dandruff Rosemary: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment; promotes hair growth and is an excellent for treating dry scalp
      Tea tree: Oily hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
      Ylang-ylang: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the best non-prescription medicine for athlete's foot?
    I seemed to have picked it when trying on shoes with bare feet. It's only between two of my toes.
    Thanks, I will try those natural cures. I already have been carefully cleaning and thouroughly drying my feet at least twice a day and keeping them exposed to air instead of stuck in shoes.
    For the last three days I have been wearing sandles (my "Jesus" shoes) only if anything at all on my feet. Plus the powder. I have already found the skin on the underside to lose that funky look (like I burned them) and the skin between the toes is getting better. I guess that is where it will cure last. Thanks for all your suggestions.
    For the last three days I have been wearing sandles (my "Jesus" shoes) only if anything at all on my feet. Plus the powder. I have already found the skin on the underside to lose that funky look (like I burned them) and the skin between the toes is getting better. I guess that is where it will cure last. Thanks for all your suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Athlete's foot is a very common skin problem caused by a fungus, and unfortunately it is not limited to athletes. In an acute outbreak of athlete's foot, the skin on the foot becomes red or white, with cracks, scales, cuts, blisters and painful inflammation. Burning, stinging and itching can also occur. The most common place for athlete's foot to manifest itself is between the toes, but it can appear anywhere. Chronic athlete's foot causes the skin on the sides and the sole of the foot to become pink and scaly, but no itchiness generally accompanies the chronic variety.
      The fungus that causes athlete's foot lives off of dead skin cells, and it thrives in warm, damp environments, such as those found in locker rooms and the areas around indoor swimming pools.

      Athlete's foot is often confused with other conditions, such as dermatitis, allergic contact eczema, atopic eczema, psoriasis and erythrasma, so it is important to get a definitive diagnosis before starting treatment. In addition, you should consult your physician if you see an accumulation of pus in the cracks or blisters on the skin, or if your symptoms interfere with your day to day activities.

      After treatment, it is important to take steps to avoid the infection from coming back. The fungus that causes athlete's foot is quite contagious, and it can be difficult to eradicate. Taking the following steps will help you avoid re-infection:

      * Keep your feet as dry as possible, particularly between the toes where moisture can accumulate;
      * Wear cotton socks, and change them at least once a day;
      * Avoid tight, closed toed shoes. The moisture and heat built up by this type of footwear can cause athlete's foot fungus to thrive;
      * Never go barefoot in public places. Always wear some sort of shoe, such as sandals or flip flops;
      * Use a foot powder to keep your feet dry. Plain cornstarch makes a great foot dusting powder;
      * Always wash your socks in the hot water setting of the washer.

      There are many natural treatments to keep athlete's foot infections at bay. Some of the most effective are listed below.

      Herbs and essential oils

      Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is the most common way to treat athlete's foot naturally, and one of the most effective. Tea tree oil is one home remedy that has proven to be as effective as over the counter athlete's foot medications. Tea tree oil contains anti-fungal qualities, and for best results it should be applied directly to the affected area three times per day. The usual dosage of tea tree oil is from four to ten drops. Treatment with tea tree oil should continue for two weeks after the infection seems to have disappeared to make sure that it is gone.
      In addition to its use as a stand-alone therapy, tea tree oil can also be used in combination with aloe vera gel. A good approach is to mix about four ounces of aloe vera gel with 1/2 teaspoon of tea tree oil in a spray bottle and spray this on the affected area twice a day. The feet should then be allowed to dry completely before putting on socks and shoes. Tea tree oil is available at health food stores and on the Internet. When buying tea tree oil it is important to buy a 100% solution of the essential oil.

      Grapefruit seed extract: Grapefruit seed extract has been shown to have strong anti-fungal effects. The best way to use this extract is to apply a few drops to the palm and rub it into the feet two or three times daily. Grapefruit seed extract can also be added to the washing machine when washing socks.

      Diet and athlete's foot

      Those with chronic athlete's foot conditions, or those who suffer from recurrent athlete's foot, are advised to avoid high consumption of breads, baked goods and other yeast containing products. It is thought that excessive consumption of yeast can exacerbate an athlete's foot outbreak. Vinegar and alcohol are also best avoided by chronic athlete's foot sufferers.

      - Apply some tea tree oil in the affected skin, it acts such an antiseptic that can relief the itchy cessation.

      - Soak your foot in the vinegar. They act such anti fungal can kill off the fungus.

      - Mixture baking soda with warm water and rub on the affected skin and between your nail then rinse and dry properly.

      - Clean your toenails, toenails are favorite breeding place for the fungus, so make sure to clean your toenails.

      - Keep your feet and area between each toenails dry and clean after your get wet, consider using a hair dryer set on low to thoroughly dry your feet.

      - Practice good habit such change your socks every day, dry your shoes, and don’t barefoot in the public toilet or pools.

      You’ve tried other treatment to cure your athlete’s foot with a little or maybe no result. You should try this best home remedy for athlete’s foot to solve your problem forever. Don’t hide your problem inside your shoes, which just make worst everyday, and only spread to your other body.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some good acne products?
    I don't have really bad acne, it's just usually a few pimples on my face, usually around the chin sometimes it's worse/better but usually just that. Everyday I wear make up to cover it up but I really just want to have my natural skin and feel confident in myself. Any suggestions of things I can get at Coles?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  35. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of pimples?
    With out popping, with out toothe pste, with out needing to go out and buy things. A at home remedy. I have cetaphil....

    • ANSWER:
      The soap you are using is probably making your condition WORSE….

      First STOP using commercial skin care! GO ORGANIC or ALL NATURAL. I had rosacea (red blemishes on the cheeks) until I started using TEA TREE OIL organic soap from: www.SANDYCREEKSOAP.etsy.com ( a bar). It cleared it up in like a week.... and this was something I battled with for YEARS!!!! You can tell the difference right away (like the first time).
      They have tons of "specialty" soaps for all kinds of skin problems...antifungal, antiseptic, ACNE, rosacea, psoriasis, rashes, poison ivy, oak and sumac, dandruff, fungal conditions, etc. It even works on problems you "can't explain".... If you don't see what you want ASK - they are SUPER helpful... even design a bar for your skin type based on your skin conditions - now that’s not something you find everyday.... They only charged me like bucks a CUSTOM bar just for "me"....

      You want/need HANDMADE or hand-milled soap made the old fashion way. If not them, then “someone” else who sells handmade organic. Their soaps has GLYCERIN in them (a natural moisture retainer). In STORE bought soap glycerin is sold for profit and replaced with a chemical called sodium lauryl sulfate to add lather which is listed in the encyclopedia as a skin IRRITANT. I know, I couldn’t believe it either, but look it up! This chemical is found in 98% of ALL STORE bought soaps. SCARY, HU? READ THE BACK! (Even the ones claiming to be natural or clean).

      TRUTH be told.... most people DON'T CARE what they use (even if it is a chemical) as long as it smells good....
      BUT (and I’m not trying to sell you on them) the soaps at SANDY CREEK SOAP COMPANY are organic, natural AND eco friendly. S&H is only , and I got my order in like 3 days.
      Best of all they are CHEAP! Most eco friendly products are so expensive you can’t AFFORD to save the world. Hope this helped....

  36. QUESTION:
    Natural home remedies for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have tried Apple Cider Vingar, didnt work at all (plus it made me smell like a salad). Tried exfoiliating until i pretty much bleed. Tried TEa tree oil and that smelled terrible. any remedies you guys no.
    Much appreciated thanx

    • ANSWER:
      I found that champori cream for psoriasis clears my kp better than anything else: takes just a few days and then my skin stays smooth for months on end. Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesnt work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Mol.

  37. QUESTION:
    does anybody know any home remedies for getting rid of psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Gus

  38. QUESTION:
    help ! I have psoriassis any natural treatments that work ?
    I have it on my knees,elbows,hands,back and other places
    I want natural remedies - I know the sun helps clear it up but i just cant be in the sun every day, what about salt baths ? selinium- also have it on my nails and scalp

    pretty girl with ugly skin

    • ANSWER:
      Hey mamamia !!!

      I have a book here called "1,801 Home remedies" & I will write down everything that it says in here about it & I hope that it will help U in some way, okay !!! So here we go.....

      Psoriasis:
      - There R good days & there R bad days & if U're trouble with psoriasis, U know the diffrence all 2 well. On the good days, U hardly need 2 pay attention 2 what U're skin's doing. On the bad 1's, red itchy patches R crying for attention so here R ways 2 make good days better & the bad more bearable.

      See the Light:
      - Sunlight is an exellent remedy for psoriasis. Every day, spend 15 to 30 minutes in the sun & U should see results in less than 6 weeks. While doctors don't have full explanation, research show that sunlight decreases the activity of the skin's T cells. These specialized cells produce substances called cytokines which initiate a cycle of inflamation. When U expose T cells 2 sunlight, it quells their action, breakingthe cycle.
      - Protect yourself from burning by wearing sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 on healthy areas of skin.

      Go Skin Dipping:
      - Take a good long soak in warm water, then add some vegetable oil. Here's why:
      - a long bath can soften scaly patches & smoothe itching, but bathing can also dry U're skin & make itching worse so sit in the tub for about 10 minutes, letting U're skin get thoroughly soaked, but 5 minutes before U get out, add a few spoonfull of vegetable oil. That's all it takes 2 seal the water into U're skin. (be careful getting out of the tub because the oil will make the tub slippery)
      - 2 relieve itching, try a cool-water bath, adding vinegar 2 the bathwater. Many people find that vinegar helps psoriasis even though doctors aren't sure why. What's known is that acetic acid in vinegar kills bacteria & 1 theory holds that psoriasis is made worse bt bacteria.
      - Fine-ground oatmeal is another good ingredient for itch relief. U can sprinkle in an oatmeal product specially made for bathing such as Aveeno or put unflavored oatmeal in a blender, grind it until it turns into a fine powder & then just sprinkle it in the water.

      Don Another Layer:
      - After bathing, spread on a moisturizing cream 2 lock in U're skin's natural moisture. Make sure 2 add a thick layer 2 the psoriasis patches. This helps prevent cracking. Avoid liquidlotions which dry up 2 quickly & instead choose a heavy cream or ointment. Among the best R Lacticare or Amlactin, which contain lactic acid 2 prevent skin from drying out or Dermal Therapy which contains urea 2 help loosen scales.
      - Try Bag Balm, a product originallly designed for use on cow's udders. It's gained a reputation for soothing dry, cracked skin. look for it in farm-supply or pharmacies.
      - Try cream that contains chamomile, if U can find 1. This plant has a long-held reputation for reducing inflamation & soothing flaky skin.
      - Rub a few drops of tea-tree oil into U're psoriasis patches several times a day. This Australian remedy is useful for relieving itch & softening psoriasis patches, especially if U have mild case. However, some people have an allergic reaction 2 tee-tree oil so be sure 2 test it on a small patch of skin & also, the skin covered with tea-tree oil may have increased sensitivity 2 sunlight.
      - 2 soften the skin & remove scaly patches, U can also use pretoleum jelly. Apply it as often as necessary.

      Get Oiled:
      - Mix a teaspoon of flaxseed oil into U're cerial, yogurt or other food each day.
      - This isn't for flavoring, it's for U're psoriasis. Flaxseed oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids & these compounds helps 2 block a chemical in U're body called arachidonic acid which causes inflamation.
      - Oily fish R also high in omega-3's. If U like salmon, it's a good idear 2 have it at least once a week. Other fish that R high in omega 3's R sardines & mackerel.
      - U can also get fatty acids by taking 1,000 milligrams of fish oil 3 times a day. Remember that a large amount of fish oil can thin the blood, so make sure 2 check with U're doctor first if it's okay.

      Okay I can't write anymore cause theirs like 2 more pages lol, but I really hope that this gives U an idear on how to treat it so GOOD LUCK.

      U're pal;
      Yar

  39. QUESTION:
    Could someone tell me the pro's and cons of BRAGG's apple cider vinegar health system?
    I bought my first bottle of apple cider vinegar and its a Bragg's product. Never heard of them before but they seem to sell books on natural health and have some kind of health system using vinegar and other natural products. How would you rate this company? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Braggs is a good brand because the apple cider vinegar (ACV) is raw and organic, so it still has active enzymes since they haven't been killed by pasteurization and its less likely to have toxic chemical fertilizers that can be high in heavy metals. You can actually make ACV at home yourself but its so much easier to just buy it made:
      http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/how_to_make_apple_cider_vinegar.html

      It can be used orally and topically.

      The biggest benefit is it can help us alkalize over time. Most of us eat processed acidic foods which eventually lead to disease over time. A common alkalizing remedy:

      Slowly pour two teaspoons (to two tablespoons) of organic raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) over 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). After it stops fizzing, add one cup of water and drink this two to three times a day for four to five days a week (on an empty stomach).

      You can leave out the baking soda. Some add it because typically when you take ACV, the bicarbonates in the stomach neutralize the acidity of ACV and some worry that in time the body can become depleted in bicarbonates. Baking soda is chemically sodium bicarbonate and is used in many antacid medications to neutralize acid.

      People also use ACV topically (usually diluted 50/50 with water) for various skin conditions (e.g. acne, psoriasis, muscle aches).

      The problem is you have people who ignorantly post something doesn't work despite many who have tired something and found that it did work for them. No remedy works for everyone but if a significant number of people who conventional medicine didn't work for or they didn't have the money for conventional medicine or they wanted to go the natural route on their own tried a remedy that has been handed down for hundreds of years and found relief, I think that's enough to give the remedy credibility.

      On the home remedy website earhclinic.com, here are just a few ailments where numerous unique users posted positive feedback how apple cider vinegar (ACV) helped them (many of these people use Braggs because it is one of the few raw organic apple cider vinegars widely sold in local markets):

      50 people here posted how ACV helped their acne
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/acne.html

      40 people posted here how ACV helped when they had the flu
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/flu.html

      301 and one people posted how ACV helped with their acid reflux
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/acid_reflux.html

      60 people posted how ACV helped with their gout
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/gout.html

      61 people posted how ACV helped them when they suffered from a UTI
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/bladder_infection.html

      40 people posted how ACV helped them with sinus congestion
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/sinus_congestion2.html

      82 people posted how ACV helped with food poisoning
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/food_poisoning.html

      Now even with such positive feedback, you will always have brainwashed sheople still blindly and ignorantly fight that ACV has no benefits even if evidence hit them in the face. I tried ACV for myself and felt the benefits and that is what you must do for yourself as well to truly know if it will work for you.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of dandruff?
    Is there a way I can reduce the amount I have quickly? i dont have too much but it is noticeable i do have some.

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff scales are visible flakes of skin that are continuously shed from the scalp. People with dandruff have large numbers of a superficial fungus, the yeast Pityrosporum ovale, on the scalp, which increases the turnover of the skin flakes.

      Do’s of Dandruff Care
      If the dandruff is mild, shampoo hair twice a week with shampoos labeled “frequent use, for dry hair and scalp”. The moisturizers will protect the scalp and keep it from flaking.
      Use shampoo powders with camellia seeds for mild cases
      Moderate dandruff sufferers use a normal antidandruff shampoo daily or alternate days, leaving the lather on for at least 10 minutes. Be sure to rinse thoroughly; shampoo and soap residue can actually aggravate skin problems. Once the dandruff is under control, shift to weekly twice shampooing.
      For more severe dandruff, you should use shampoos containing anti-yeast medications like selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, climbazole etc. These should be used on alternate days in the first week, twice a week for next 2-4 weeks, thereafter once weekly.
      After bath towel off the excess water and let the hair dry naturally, that is without blow drying.
      Brush the scalp hair with a soft natural bristle brush. Firmly brush the hair from scalp outwards. This will distribute the oil along the hair shaft keeping it shiny and healthy; rather than remaining on the scalp where it is a good medium for the yeast to multiply.
      Hair should be washed daily, with shampoo used on alternate days to begin with and weekly once or twice as maintenance.
      Eat well balanced food, avoid snacks, get 7-8 hours good sleep and exercise regularly.
      Learn to relax on a regular basis.
      If the condition persists or worsens after treatment, stop all medications and see a dermatologist.
      Don’ts of Dandruff Care
      Do not use ordinary soap to wash hair. Ordinary soap is not designed to cleanse the scalp and hair.
      Do not wash hair intensively, this can irritate the scalp and increase the cell turn over and flakes.
      Do not use antidandruff shampoos in mild, dry type of dandruff. This will actually compound the problem.
      Avoid dyes on the scalp hair as far as possible. The normal resident bacteria of the scalp which keeps away the yeasts will be destroyed by dyes and harsh shampoos.
      Do not use antidandruff shampoos daily after the dandruff clears, as these are too harsh. Use no more than once or twice a week.
      Moderate and severe types of dandruff are oily type; avoid oily and greasy applications in such cases.
      Do not consume alcohol, fried, spicy, fast food.
      When to See a Dermatologist?
      You should consult a dermatologist

      If the OTC antidandruff treatment and home remedies have not helped even after 6 weeks.
      If the flaking and scaling are not over the whole scalp but just in one or more places, and thick. You may be suffering from psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.
      If you have scabs on the scalp.
      If your scalp is red and itchy - or if the skin is flaky around the eyebrows, round the nose, behind the ears, front of chest or in between the shoulder blades;- this may suggest you have the more severe Seborrheic Dermatitis.
      Dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis and Psoriasis: Are They Related?
      Dandruff may be considered as the mildest end of a disease spectrum where psoriasis is at the other, more severe, end; with seborrheic dermatitis coming in between. The immunological and histo-chemical changes seen in psoriasis has not yet been demonstrated in the milder forms and yeast infection is not considered an important trigger of psoriasis, though. Response to many topical agents like tar is similar in this group. There is a severe condition which comes in between seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis of the scalp which has aptly been called seborrheasis

  41. QUESTION:
    How can one cure oneself of Psoriasis?
    A Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor told me that psoriasis IS curable, but not easy. I've learned that it's due to too much bad bacteria, thinning the intestinal lining, dirtying the blood and then forming as skin legions. I've noticed that lots of moisturizer and enough sunlight is usually good enough, but I'm DETERMINED to rid myself of this inconvenience and sometimes socially awkward condition, if anything to break the genetic cycle for my children one day...I'm looking for herbs, specific programs, certainly not pharmaceutical short-term solutions...any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi THere

      Here are some ideas to use. Be sure to learn about detoxifying the body for long term health. Cleansing the toxins out of the body is the key (colon, liver, and kidney cleanses). I like the word determined. Most people talk like they will do what it takes, but when they realize they have to do the work, ALL CHANGES. Herbdoc.com has very effective cleanses on its website. Take action now and your health will change quickly!!

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  42. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of scars ?
    i use to have bad acne , now i just have white scars , i use this stuff called bio-oil but idk if its working ... any suggestioms on what i should use ? products or even natural things ? also is it better to use cream or oil ?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne. Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  43. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis - What works for you? Prescriptions? Over-the-counter products? Herbal remedies? Home remedies?
    What works best for managing the symptoms of Psoriasis?
    - Itching
    - Flaking
    - Redness
    - Scale buildup
    - Etc.

    What prescriptions have you tried that work well?

    What over-the-counter products have you used that work well?

    What herbal or home remedies have you tried that work well?

    • ANSWER:
      This is not dangerous or life threatening in any way. This is why no cure has been found yet. Doctors focus on life threatening diseases and there is no more than 2 paragraphs spent on this topic throughout the whole medical education. So for us.. its nothing more than just embaressing and annoying.

      I have been diagnosed with Seborrheic Dermatitis 15years ago and still struggling. It is mainly on my scalp moving out of the hairline now. And mild patches on other parts of the body such as arms, hips and groin area.
      What makes it so difficult is that our bodies dont respond the same way to certain "cures". Therefore, it is a process finding what works for you and illuminating what doesnt.

      I have recently also done some research on Psoriasis. This condition is VERY similar to Sebborrheic Dermatitis and often misdiagnosed by dermatologists unless a proper biopsy is done and tested. Although these two conditions are different diseases, they seem to have pretty much the same treatments. The only difference I could find, is that Psoriasis could also be treated with UV light treatment.

      Apparently Psoriasis is also the one that is found on other parts of the body, besides the scalp, and is also more difficult to get rid of than SD.
      Well, whichever disease I might have (mine wasnt properly diagnosed), I have tried EVERYTHING. These cures (as mentioned) might work for another person, but I havent found mine yet. But here is a couple of tips on what you might want to try (maybe it works for you, as it has apparently worked for others in the past - the essential oils had the best result for me personally thusfar).

      1) Cut out all sugar and yeast from your diet. (incl. beer, wine, ect)

      2) Chickweed. This is NOT chickpees. Its dried leaves, almost looks like dried parsley. Boil it in water for 20mins, and use the "tea" to drink and rinse your hair/body. You dont have to rinse it out.

      3) For the scalp, you can rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. This is because the acid is strong enough to kill the bad flora, but weak enough for the good flora to survive. It restores the balance between the two.

      4) Coconut oil. Coconuts have natural anti-bacterial properties. Bathing in coconut milk is another option.

      5) I have tried several prescribed shampoos, ointments and creams containing coal tar, cortizone ect. These are pretty harsh on the skin and I personally try to stay away from it as they dont seem to work (for me) anyway.

      6) Milk of Magnesia seemed to have worked for many people. Especially if the problem area is on the face. This is a laxative / antacid. Its name comes from its white milky appearance (similar to gavascon). But this has offered almost immediate relief to many. (unfortunately not me :( ) You use it like you use a normal cream soap and leave it on for a couple of minutes and then rinse. Or if its on the scalp: use it like a shampoo and while you wash, leave it on. then shampoo and condition as normal.

      7) Miracle whip. There are some ingredients in this product that has proven to work for some. I havent tried it yet, but its definitely on my list for this weekend! you leave it on for several hours and then rinse. Ill let you know how it goes.

      8) Then the oils that has been the best option for me sofar: I make a mixture of wheatgerm oil, coconut oil, bergamot and teatree oil. I put it in a little spraybottle (which just makes application easier) and every night apply it thoroughly to the whole scalp, massaging it in. Then rinse it out the next morning. This seem to remove the scales quite nicely.

      9) Exposure to sunlight. This is a bit harder if its on the scalp, since the hair is obviously in the way. But apparently the UVA, UVB and UVC helps. Not too much though.. you dont want to get burnt and develop other diseases later on!! So moderate exposure.

      10) The bananapeel exfoliation. You use the inside of a banapeel and rub it against the effected area. Havent tried that yet either. But apparently its effective for some.

      11) RELAX! Emotional stress definitely has an effect on this condition! My condition flared up really badly since my mother passed away from a really bad cancer she suffered from for 2 years. Try yoga.. try an excersizing program.. meditation.. whatever makes you relax :)

      12) Fish oils. Whether its a tin of pilchards everyday or taken as a supplement.

      Good luck! I will keep you posted if I make any other miracle discoveries! ;)

  44. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies to get rid of psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want natural alternatives psoriasis treatments, you can try bees' wax, lemon oil, pasteurized cream. Each have their qualities that helps soothe and treat psoriasis. http://www.skinoriginal.com/psoriasis/32-psoriasisnatural.htm for more tips. Hope it helps!

  45. QUESTION:
    How to cure a really dry face?
    A couple weeks ago my face started to get really dry, but moisturizing it would usually work, but now its constantly dry, and it doesn't matter if i apply moisturizer every 10 minutes. Its really embarrassing, so if you have any ideas on how to help please do tell. Thanks.

    & i use aveeno moisturizer and a foam cleanser

    • ANSWER:
      Jessica,
      Some of the causes of dry skin may include - The oil glands do not supply enough lubrication to the skin. As a result, the skin becomes dehydrated. Skin gets exposed to the elements especially in winter. Dry skin could be due to a genetic condition. Poor diet. Nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies of vitamin A and the B vitamins, can also contribute to dry skin. Environmental factors such as exposure to sun, wind, cold, chemicals, or cosmetics, or excessive bathing with harsh soaps. Conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhoea. Dry skin can be a sign of an underactive thyroid. Serious skin complications can arise for people with diabetes. Certain drugs, including diuretics, antispasmodics, and antihistamines, can contribute to dry skin. Avoid the use of tap water when cleansing dry skin. The deposits are too drying on the skin. And never, ever use hot water. Use mineral water to freshen your face. Don't use a washcloth-a rough texture can irritate. In the morning, apply a spray of mineral water on your skin misted on with a plant sprayer. (Do not use a sprayer that had been used for spraying insecticides.) Lightly pat dry. Dry skin needs plenty of thorough but gentle cleansing, regular stimulation with massage and generous quantities of oil and moisture. It also needs extra careful protection. Washing dry skin with soap and water not only removes grime but also the natural oils protecting the skin. A moisturizer increases the water content of the outer layers of the skin and gives it a soft, moist look. Use nondetergent, neutral-pH products to cleanse your skin. Avoid using any commercial soap. And always touch your face gently. Double-cleanse with a cream, leaving a light, thin trace of it on the skin after the second cleansing. Follow a bath or a shower with a mild application of baby oil. Massage your face with home-made nourishing cream every night before retiring. Be generous with the cream in the areas surrounding the eyes where tiny lines and crow’s feet are born. Avoid coming in contact with highly alkaline soaps and detergents like washing sodas and powders which contain highly alkaline and drying ingredients. Moistening with water, then applying a thin film of air-excluding moisturizer, restores the suppleness of the dry skin. Every morning 15 minutes before taking your bath Mix the following ingredients together and apply on your skin.1 egg yolk. 1 teaspoon orange juice. 1 teaspoon olive oil and a few drops of rose water with a few drops of lime juice. Try this beauty mask for dry skin -1 egg. 1 teaspoon of honey, 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and few drops of rose water. Mix them thoroughly and use as a mask. If your lips chap, peel or crack then the best remedy is to massage them with a little cream of milk to which a few drops each of rose water and lime juice has been added every night before going to bed. Before applying lipstick, use a soft piece of towel for removing rough bits of chapped skin and rub a piece of raw beetroot gently on them. After applying lipstick add a little vaseline to keep your lips soft and pretty. Stay out of overheated rooms; avoid sudden changes in temperature; protect yourself from wind and sun. Remember, your face is fragile. If you don't have a good, strong moisturizer on your face on a cold, windy winter day, don't go out! Cold will cause any moisture on your skin to evaporate. The wind will just accelerate the process. At night, use a very creamy cleanser or oil (baby oil is perfectly all right). Remove residue with a spray of mineral water. Follow up with a night cream applied at least a half-hour before retiring. If you lie down immediately after applying cream, it will "puff-up" delicate tissues around the eyes. Once a week, use a facial mask to clarify the skin and remove dull, dry surface skin cells. Blend together well -1 teaspoon green clay powder and 1 teaspoon raw honey. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for fifteen minutes, then rinse well with lukewarm water. While your skin is still slightly damp, apply a natural skin oil or liquid moisturizer.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      I add a link with more details of this subject

      http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/
      homeremedies_dryskin.htm

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  46. QUESTION:
    what kind of home remidies can i use for scalp psarasis?
    i have scalp psarasis and i am looking for anything in expersive and over the counter? any ideas? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Natural remedies for Scalp Psoriasis:

      Vinegar Rinse
      Apple cider vinegar contains active compounds that have both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help sooth and help heal the inflammations and infections. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, and rinse your hair with the solution, gently massaging it into your scalp.

      Olive Oil
      Warm 1/4 cup olive oil and massage it into your scalp at night. Shampoo as usual in the morning. Alternatively, combine equal parts garlic oil and aloe vera gel, massage this into your scalp at night, and shampoo as usual in the morning.

      Sunshine
      Expose the affected areas to sunlight, which tends to relieve psoriasis. Take care to protect the unaffected skin with sunscreen or clothing to minimize skin cancer risk.

      Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    is there a forum to dicusss psoriasis ?
    I have loacalised psoriasis and the doctor has asked me to reduce stress , need some assistance from like afflicted people

    • ANSWER:
      Hi KDI

      Here is some information about the disease and some natural cures in case your interested.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers


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