Psoriasis Psoriasis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for psoriasis or psoriasis guttate?
    I wanna know if there is a cure for psoriasis/psoriasis guttate because my mom has it. Not only my mom but my dad used to have it around the middle of his body a bit lower and then by a year its gone! So i wanna know if there is a cure because people online say that there isnt.

    • 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I even out my skin tone?
    I'm an Asian boy with skin problems. When I was six, I've noticed that the skin color on my buttocks is a bit darker than the rest of my body. It's not normal but I've seen others with the same problem. Aren't buttocks supposed to be lighter than the rest of your skin, especially because they get the least sun exposure? How come some people have this condition? I don't think this is psoriasis because psoriasis looks worse. How do I get rid of this condition? I want to wear trunks to the beach!

    • ANSWER:
      If you think you have a skin condition go to a dermatologist who can tell you exactly what it is so you can properly treat it.By taking answers without knowing what the cause is and trying some remedies,you may do yourself more harm than good.

      I have atopic dermatitis and have had it all of my life(over 40 years);by knowing exactly what you have you can choose products that will help and not hurt.I feel very wary about suggestiong any products to you unless you have a doctor's diagnosis.

      Here's a book that you can read:Beautiful Skin of Color:A Comprehensive Guide for Asian,Olive and Dark Skin by Jeanine Downie M.D. and Fran Cook-Bolden,M.D..It's really a good source book for a complexions.

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for a patch of psoriasis to leave a purplish mark after its healed?
    I had an patch of psoriasis for the 1st time in february which went away after a few weeks but its left a sort of reddish purple mark where it was. The skin is smooth, but the discoloration hasn't faded. Is it just because I have the type of skin that scars easily or could it be something else?

    • ANSWER:
      My husband has that. His psoriasis is in the same 2 places and it flares up and then fades but it leaves that purple colored mark.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do can you get rid of psoriasis on you head and legs?
    I have psoriasis on my head that cause flakes and on my legs which casues me to scratch at them. Is there something over the counter that will get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      You can go to the pharmacy and ask if they can order Fotar cream *most dont keep it in stock and it takes a day or so to order it* Just keep applying the Fotar a few times a day *it smells like tar but it does work* There are also OTC shampoos that target plaque psoriasis.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have Psoriasis on your head and Eczema on your face. If so how do you treat?
    I am almost 100% sure my Husband has Psoriasis on his head. He has on his face patches of red dry skin, would this be Eczema ? Any useful remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      its probably psoriasis on his head and face.i totally sympathise with him ive just found out i have psoriasis.especially in my head its maddening!!i have lotion called elecon for my head.i dont have it on my face.so tell him to go to the docs for advice

  7. 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!

  8. QUESTION:
    How long should you leave psoriasis foam on your scalp before you can wash your hair?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp which tends to be worse in the winter and is also triggered by stress. The foam works great on my scalp but makes my hair feel gross when the foam dries. How long after applying the foam is it okay for me to wash my hair without washing off the foam too?
    Or should you wash and dry your hair before putting the foam on?

    • ANSWER:
      I assume you are talking about Olux foam. And since you are female, have much longer hair than I do. I have found it works best on a freshly washed scalp and if you can tolerate it, left on over night. I wear a stocking cap to bed when I have to do that so it doesn't get on my pillows. I know it's a pain but..... At the least it takes a good 10-15 mins to soak in to your skin effectively.

  9. QUESTION:
    Natural remedies for psoriasis on nails and head?
    I have had psoriasis on my thumb and forefinger since I've been 2, and I am looking for natural or OTC remedies to clear it up.

    • 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

  10. QUESTION:
    what is the best cure and remedy for psoriasis?
    Is psoriasis curable permanentaly and how long it may take if it is in the starting stage.

    • ANSWER:
      The best cure and remedy for psoriasis is to understand what is causing it in the first place. Despite what many think the causative factors of psoriasis is known and has been since 2002.
      THERE IS A NATURAL CURE FOR PSORIASIS BASED ON FACTS THAT YOU CHECK OUT FOR YOURSELVES

      All the factors involved in psoriasis is known and you can find this out by simply typing your search box, yahoo has a few sites, google has many sites.
      'Acrylamide- Calcium Protease / Psoriasis'
      Psoriasis Is Avoidable you do not have to spend a fortune on miracle drugs, miracle creams, or whatever miracles they are promoting. The only mystery that should be considered is why your autoimmune system is not coping.
      The term 'Calcium Protease' is the name they have in medicine for psoriasis. Why is it called that? Say we took a sample of your flakes and revert the flakes back to plasma (TPA) Then took a sample of your normal skin, the difference in calcium levels between the two is obvious. The flakes have a content of calcium many times of what the normal skin has. Hence the term 'Calcium Protease'
      Acrylamide again you can type in your search box to do your own research. Acrylamide is used in many industrial applications used in sprays to stop drift, used in water purifying, paints, grouts, etc It wasn't known it existed in foods till as recent as 2002. Acrylamide does play a role in the formation of psoriasis. So hence the term
      'Acrylamide Calcium Protease/ psoriasis'
      Here's a very simple thing to do go to kitchen leave all your vegetables, fruit, meat/ fish in fridge, Take all the rest out put them on your kitchen table. Then get all the packaged food (Processed foods) and also put them on the kitchen table. All your soft drinks, wines, beers, on the table too. In all these foods you will find on labels one or the other. Calcium Ascorbate Vitamin C (302 food additive code), Ascorbic Acid V.C. (300), Food Acid or Citric Acid (330), These are used in over 90% of processed foods as antioxidant etc. This is where the calcium is coming from. It has for one very well established and known that Ascorbic Acid is able to cause calcium oxalate stones in urine.
      Acrylamide is created in foods subjected to heat Potato chips, french fries have large amounts as do cereals like corn flakes. Bread, pastries etc. This is where Acrylamide comes in. What most people don't realize the nature of Acrylamide is to bind. Again you can check all this out for yourself by doing those searches.
      Well we won't go into why this isn't made public it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out.
      http://groups.msn.com/psoriasisisavoidable
      The great news is that by simply changing your diet is all that's really required, an understanding off what foods to avoid. It's so easy to put to test, find out what so many are learning, the itch goes within days, the flakes start to drop off... Most are seeing full results from 4 to 6 weeks, the worst cases can take up to 12 weeks. As long as you avoid those foods your psoriasis will be gone for good.
      As l say Psoriasis Is Avoidable and learn what has been validated time and time again. Can't get any cheaper than this, don't forget all free, you can go straight to New Diet and copy and paste. Any queries don't hesitate to ask....
      http://groups.msn.com/psoriasisisavoidable

  11. QUESTION:
    What is best Rx or treatment for scalp psoriasis?
    I have increasingly bad scalp psoriasis. This last winter it started even bleeding. I ALWAYS have flakes and I ALWAYS have a spot where even if I rub on it, it seems to bleed. I am so sick of this and need something super strong to help! Any suggestions? Any known prescriptions? Its just on my scalp.

    Ive also been to a dermatologist and all they gave me was a foam to apply?

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with SerenaSkin psoriasis herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the scalp. I also took anti psoriasis extract as directed. In less than 2 weeks of treatment my scalp has been cleared. It is the only treatment that cleared it among many I've tried.

  12. QUESTION:
    What can i do for my psoriasis and arthritis it caused?
    I have psoriasis and been diadnosed with psoriatic arthritis and it really killling my back and neck the doctors here only prescribe drugs which i dont want, is there any other way to get by with no pain?

    • ANSWER:
      I have Psoriatic Arthritis. Initially you need to make a health log. A diary and every night before you go to bed, write down what you did, what you ate and on a scale of 1-10, how you feel. Then after six months go back and read what you wrote and see if you can link up any 'foods' to how you felt. I found out that if I have a fresh orange juice every morning for breakfast, the third morning my joints were Hades. I cannot go anywhere near citric fruit, so have to get my vitamin intake elsewhere. Moreover 'refind' foods are not good can stomach them, but pay a price, silly things like white sugar. As citric acid is a preservative and sugar is located in many of our foods that we buy, I have to be careful. Next what to take, especially like you pain killers do wonders for the pain and my brain does not function! I tried a few diferent brands of anti-inflammatory drugs, until I found one that really suits me, been on the same one now for 20 years. I then read about Eskimos never succumbing to Arthritis, because their diet is 'fish' so what they term anti-inflammatory food. However I could not eat fish everyday, so opted for Omega 3 oils. I saw a Rheumatologist, who started me on Evening Primrose Oil and life really improved. Got a dog, went walking three miles three times a week, then joined a Pilates Class, really got my muscle tone up. Exercise produces endorphines, which are natural pain killers and it works. However been warned, exercise can be addictive, especially as you are self medicating, making your own pain killers.
      I am still here some 30 years after being diagnosed with Psoriasis and 20 years after the Arthritis, so I guess I must be doing something right! However their is no 'quick fix' and the answer is really in your own hands.

  13. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the homeopathic route to treating psoriasis with sulphur? How did you get on?
    My boyfriend has had psoriasis for 20 years, and I read posts from other sufferers with great interest. Unfortunately, all suggestions we've ruled out because he's done most of them - resulting in a damaged liver and light sensitivity now too. We've heard that sulphur treatment is another remedy - has anyone used it?
    Grateful for all your answers, although - I'm particularly interested in hearing directly from anyone who has actual experience of taking this internally themselves, rather than opinions on other remedies, as our local pharmacist is also a homeopath and recommends it.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriaisis and eczema are one of the few conditions it is not a good idea to self treat homeopathically because you can get very lost treating symptoms produced by the treatment. Homeopaths treat the whole person. Remember that homeopathy treatments should stop when the symptoms are shwoing signs of improvement, and that too much of a remedy can bring on the symptoms you are trying to cure.
      I don't know if you have tried diets or self-treating with reflexology, but one treatment I have come across is in Energy Medicine by Donna Eden - again self-treating. My homeopath advised an anti-candida diet, as she believes the liver, digestion and psoriasis are interelated.
      I have tried reflexology and aromatherapy without success on the members of my family with this condition, and what I tend to find that is that these treatment work for a while then its back to normal.
      Do remember that supressing the skin condition is not a good idea, because the psoriasis might then show itself in more harmful ways, like arthritis.
      Good luck with your search for treatment

  14. QUESTION:
    What do you use if your psoriasis is all over your entire body?
    I have psoriasis all over from my head to my toes and don't know what to use for it. The doctor only gave me ointment for it and I just can't see putting it in my hair or in obscene places.
    I am all stressed out about everything and about my psoriasis. I am starting to look like one giant scab and I can't take it anymore. I work in public and have thought of quitting because of this condition.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. Do try Champori anti-psoriasis cream and spray combo. It is herbal (no steroids) and it works fast. Champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it is free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the differences of sclap psoriasis and Seborrhoeic Eczema?
    1) What are the differences of sclap psoriasis and Seborrhoeic Eczema (on sclap) ?
    2) Can you same treatments for both conditions ?
    3) Out of the two sclap conditions, Which is worst to have?
    4) Do they go away after teenage pubrity?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is a condition that has a red appearance and severe flakes-like snow flakes. It is often in patches and on the back of the scalp. People also get it on the body-elbows, hands and feet are common areas. You treat it with topical steroids- anti itch products. Theres many rx foams, oils and sprays. You need a derm to prescribe strong meds. Theres also other treatments like laser, pills and injections.

      The other condition I think your referring to is seborrheic dermatitis. It is the medical term for dandruff. itching and mild scaling- not the red thick scaly patches like psoriasis. You use typical head and shoulders shampoos, TGEL, TSAL etc. and topical steroids like psoriasis.

      Thenthreesepsoriasisis. which is both toether. Its dandruff with much thicker scale, almost looking like psoriasis. Treatments are the same-topical steroids.

      All three are common chronic conditions-meaning you can deal with them forever and find the rightreatmentsts to manage it. You caDevelopop it any time of life and psoriasis is prob the worse to have. It has a more crazy itch and because you flake all over clothing its ofteembarrassingng and harder to treat

  16. QUESTION:
    If you have Psoriasis, how do you deal with it? What treatments have worked for you?
    I have psoriasis and would like to know of various ways to deal with it as far as medication and treatment are concerned.
    Thanks in adavnce.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different treatments available to help control psoriasis, but no single treatment works for everyone. Usually a trial-and-error approach is taken to find the most appropriate one.

      You have 3 basic types of treatments:

      1.Topical treatment (applied directly to the skin)
      2.Phototherapy (skin is exposed to ultraviolet light)
      3.Systemic treatment (drugs or medications taken orally or by injection)

      There is also a great number of alternative psoriasis treatments that include everything from acupuncture to fasting.

      The goal is to find a treatment that works the best with the fewest side effects. One of the first principles of psoriasis treatment is to not create anything worse than the disease.

      Best Wishes

  17. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of psoriasis?
    I've had psoriasis for like 6 years on my knees and elbows. Nothing I've used has worked. Even the steroid creme my doctor suggested. I heard about this book where you change ur diet and it cures it. If you've read it, please give me feedback.

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and sea food which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aims at the root of the disease - the immune system. This treatment controls my psoriasis very well.
      After about 3 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.
      I'm very pleased with the results

  18. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies for psoriasis?
    I have had psoriasis since i have been a small child 4 or 5 yrs old. I am now 32. I feel like I have tried everything, but nothing seems to work. A few things seem to work for a while then it becomes ineffective. I have tied all kinds of prescriptions as well as home remedies. Any ideas would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      SerenaSkin psoriasis remedies cleared my skin and keep it clean months later. I used ointment and spray topically, and extract-internally, which balances the immune system, so to prevent breakouts.

  19. 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

  20. QUESTION:
    How to deal with severe psoriasis on the scalp?
    My daughter has sever psoriasis only on her scalp. We have tried every over the counter shampoo we can buy. We have also tried a cornmeal and vinegar scrub. Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Couple of things to try, I use Betnovate lotion rubbed into my scalp before I go to bed, keeps it quite under control. The best thing I found when I was younger was baby oil, sounds weird I know but rubbing baby oil into my scalp before I went to bed did work wonders, obviously you'll need to wash hair thoroughly in the morning(maybe even twice). I would also recommend a shampoo called Alphosyl(think you can still buy it in boots), other shampoos to try include T Gel and Johnsons No More Tears(yellow bottle). One of these should help(I have learnt from experience!)

  21. QUESTION:
    How to deal with a tiny psoriasis patch on elbow?
    I have a very tiny psoriasis patch on my elbow, and I have been using Epsom salt in the bath tub and then putting Vaseline on it. The scales appear to be gone, but the area is now red and seems like the skin is uneven. Is there something else I can put on it now?

    • ANSWER:

  22. 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

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there a connection between psoriasis and hairdye?
    My daughter suffers from psoriasis [mostly on her legs & arms]. However she does color her hair often, and it worries me that there maybe a link, as lately she has noticed her scalp, back and front having new outbreaks. Coincidence?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure she's already seeing a doctor about her psoriasis and using creams that's prescribed so I won't go through the in's and out's of home remedies or creams to try. To answer your question, the only connection between hair dye and psoriasis is the drying of the skin that comes in contact with the chemical which aggravates the condition she already has. I only dye my hair once every 2-3 months and before hand I always use a very very good conditioner, rinse mildly so there's a skim of it on my scalp, and I NEVER EVER rub the dye onto my scalp. You have to be very careful when coming to get to the roots that you don't touch the scalp or it might scrape it and make the psoriasis worse or start at the scrape. They have really good root combs that you can have her use. Just tell her not to scrub it into the scalp. Follow it up with good moisturizing conditioners and have her use head and shoulders a couple of times a week to make sure it treats her scalp as well without stripping the color she's dyed her hair.

      As far as the rest of her body, sometimes we have breakouts for no reason or due to stress. Sometimes even what we're eating. If she's going through a lot of stress it might explain the sudden outbreak. Usually sudden outbreaks will go away once the situation is changed or through mild treatment. If she's changed medications for her psoriasis right before this happened PLEASE tell her to tell the doctor since that happened once to me and it was an adverse reaction to the new cream.

      I hope that gives you a few things to consider and try. You are always welcome to email me if you have questions. You're never alone in this, and neither is your daughter. Good luck :)

  24. QUESTION:
    How do you treat psoriasis in a humid climate?
    psoriasis has flared up in the tropics..treatment and healing ideas..internaly and externaly..advice anyone?
    I currently use tar soap and Tgel shampoo and from the chemist called psor-asist cream.. it works ok, but heat and humidity arent helping, any other ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      try to stay off the yeast products and get a proper doctors check up. You need to fix the inside to the fix the outside. Use the tar based products and perhaps a change of diet would help...

  25. QUESTION:
    What can people do for really bad psoriasis problems on the face of a grown male?
    My step father has really bad psoriasis problems on his face, and i think he's desperate to find anything right now!

    • ANSWER:
      There has been recent news which came out in the November 2008 Issue of Archives of Dermatology which proves a traditional Chinese medicine works in 82% of its case study. Indigo Naturalis is a dark blue plant based powder which was used in the study. I think a bottle of it is around . Check out the article below and the magazine article.

  26. QUESTION:
    What medications has anyone had success with for Psoriasis?
    I have Psoriasis on about 30% of my body. I have been using Skin Zinc products and it helps some but is expensive and is getting hard to find.
    Has anyone had success with any other over the counter products?

    • ANSWER:
      Fish oil, Vitamin D. You can get a ton of info from http://www.talkpsoriasis.org forum.

  27. QUESTION:
    I have had Psoriasis absolutley everywhere since I was 4 and nearly died. What can I do about it?
    My Psoriasis wont go away. Im 13 now so ive had it completley covering my body for 9 years now so how can i get rid of it. Ive tried everything and dont look in the mirrior because i hate my image.

    • ANSWER:
      You have to go to your dermatologist and work it out together.
      Psoriasis is an auto immune chronic disease with lots of treatments available, you just have to know your options and find what works best on you.

      You could try PUVA/Uva sunbathing for example.
      As for topical treatments I would stay away from cortisone creams especially if psoriasis covers more than 35% of the body. Protopic is a great alternative with no side effects like cortisone/steroid creams like thinning of the skin. It clears the skin in a few days if you use it daily and can be applied in sensitive areas as well like the face and bikini area.

      You are still young and doctor's can't prescribe stronger medicine like Pills or Injections even if you really need them. You just need to keep it under control with topical treatments until you grow older and you can take something stronger that is going to clean the whole body in no time.

      Sea swimming clears the skin and keeps it this way for long, months maybe. Try to swim a lot during the summer. One month is necessary. The more you swim the better.

      Best of luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I improve my psoriasis without using steroids?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp only. I have been using steroids over the last year but my doctor wont give me anymore as he says they will make my skin too thin. How can I control it more naturally? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I suggest that you should try psoriasis cream by Champori. It is herbal, free of steroids and works fast. My itch stopped after the very 1st application and patches on my scalp cleared in just 2 weeks. I haven't had a remission in 8 months now.(Try it, Champori comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free)
      Cheers,
      Stella

  29. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for psoriasis ?
    My friend has Psoriasis almost everywhere. She is highly self conscience about it and she can't really afford the medical treatment from dermatologist but I really wanted to help. Does anyone know anything that will help her breakouts?

    • ANSWER:
      The cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. Keeping it in a balanced state is the key point of battling this disease. I try to eat healthy food and avoid stress as much as I can. Sun tanning is very helpful too.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      I used serenaskin psoriasis remedies -ointment and spray on the skin, and extract – internally to prevent breakouts. After 2 weeks of treatment my skin has been cleared. It is the best treatment I’ve ever tried.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to make psoriasis less visible in time for summer?
    I have quite bad psoriasis on my legs and foot, I've been to the doctors they gave me lots of creams that have been working.
    But its still quite red & itchy. It makes me self conscious & I want it gone before I go on holiday in august.

    Any tips? :)

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer with it too and know how down it can make you feel. There's no alternative other than to keep up with the creams and, if you are going somewhere sunny for your holiday, it will probably improve with the sunshine and the water if you are spending any time in the sea or pool. Unfortunately, we just have to struggle on.

  31. QUESTION:
    what are the chances my daughter will develop psoriasis?
    My husband has a pretty severe case of psoriasis. I know there is a genetic link to the disease, but it doesn't manifest till adulthood. What are the chances that gene has been passed on to my daughter?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, gentlehands. :D

      Well, studies indicate that there are more than one gene linked with psoriasis, so it's hard to say if your daughter has some of them with her.

      But most of these researches says that these psoriasis genes are recessives. This means that, for your daughter to have psoriasis, not only your husband should pass its problematic gene, but you too.

      If you don't have any relatives suffering with psoriasis, the chances your daughter will develop psoriasis are very, very minimum. So stay calm, and just wait. I think she'll not suffer with this. :)

  32. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to control or minimize nail psoriasis?
    I have nail psoriasis on 2 of my fingernails ..it seems to be getting worse...what can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment. Prescribed treatment depends on a patient's medical history and current condition, age, gender and the severity of the psoriasis. Generally, psoriasis treatment begins with options that cause the least amount of collateral damage, progressing toward more toxic treatment as necessitated by the severity of the psoriasis. The most commonly prescribed treatments are listed here in order of increasing potency and risk to health.

      * Topical variety. The mildest form of treatments, topical remedies for psoriasis include corticosteroids (commonly applied twice daily), coal tar, anthralin, retinoid creams and moisturizers. Moisturizers soothe dry, cracking and itchy skin. In addition to these functions, the medicated ointments also aim to reduce the acceleration of the skin cell cycle. These ointments are not without their potential side effects, however. Extended use of corticosteroids, for example, can lead to thinning and/or discoloration of skin.
      * UV therapy and photochemotherapy. The power of sunlight to fight psoriasis has been recognized for over a century. However, excessive exposure can lead to outbreaks of psoriasis, not to mention more serious health concerns like melanoma. Doctors often suggest that patients increase their exposure to natural UV (within safe limits, of course), and also prescribe artificial UV treatment focusing on the specific affected areas. Doctors not only prescribe UV treatment to some patients, but also prescribe it in tandem with oral drugs to create a synergistic effect. The result of photochemotherapy is the decreased production of skin cells in the skin experiencing the outbreak of psoriasis. However, since these treatments ultimately can lead to the development of skin cancers, they are generally recommended only for more serious cases of psoriasis or after other, less severe treatment options have been exhausted.
      * Pills or injections. When less toxic treatment options do not yield results fighting psoriasis, doctors turn to various other medications to combat the psoriasis. Some, like retinoids, have a history of fighting skin disorders due to their ability to curb the production of skin cells. Immunosuppressant drugs are often used to combat psoriasis because of their ability to inhibit the immune system's mistaken attack on healthy skin cells. Doctors sometimes even rely on drugs whose historical use hasn't been dermatological, but whose application to psoriasis has been successful when other treatments have failed. However, these treatments are the final choice for a reason - toxicity. Blood and liver tests become routine when you rely on these medications.

  33. QUESTION:
    For people with psoriasis: How do YOU treat it?
    I "suffer" from psoriasis. The place I have the most trouble with is my scalp. I have tried a few rx's and a few otc products. I am wondering what other people use, or what they do. Any tips or advice, or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Why not find a common sense approach to psoriasis. Learn what Psoriasis is in the first place and why you have Psoriasis. Learn that you are feeding your psoriasis just by what you are eating.
      Learn how to treat the cause not the Symptoms. No miracle creams no gimmicks just plain facts that can't be disputed. If you have Psoriasis your body is telling you that you have an immunity malfunction... Wish to learn more try and yes it's free (all we ask is that you tell others)
      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/psoriasiscs/

  34. QUESTION:
    How effective is light therapy on Psoriasis?
    I have a small patch of Psoriasis on my knee. As my father has it it is probably genetic.
    I have heard that the only real way to reduce it is by exposure to sun (not much in the UK) or with light therapy. Is it available on the NHS and would it be available for such a small amount. Alternatively is there something I could buy to do at home.

    • ANSWER:
      for god sake dont do puva...which is a light treatment...side affects are skin cancer and/or cateracts...i had it done years ago and it burnt the outside of my hands and that was just after a few sessions
      in your case with having so little they wouldnt do that any way...theres a product on the market called exorex which has been advertised a few times you can get it from boots but it doesnt come cheap..oreogon grape root is supposed to help...sulphur soap but moisturise well after use
      there are loads of over the counter products its all trial and error....im still trying after 15 yrs

      so good luck with what ever you try hun

  35. QUESTION:
    I have psoriasis on my lower back, about the size of my hand. Will I develop arthritis within that area?
    I have read that psoriasis is connected to arthritis and am quite worried. I just hope I don't develop arthritis because I am currently boxing as an amateur and would love to qualify for the Olympics someday. Thanks in advance to anyone who answers my question. I deeply appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      10 to 30% of psoriasis patients tend to get psoriatic arthritis as well.

      It really doesn't matter how many spots of psoriasis you have on your body, how big they are etc. Lot's of people with psoriatic arthritis don't even have more than 1-2 spots or maybe no spots at all.

      Do not worry and do not think about it, this can make your psoriasis even worse.

      I've seen lots of athletes winning medals with psoriatic arthritis and there are so many treatments these days. They're called ''biological therapies''. Biologicals target the immune system by blocking the action of certain immune cells that play a big role in psoriasis. Most patients who are having this treatment ( injections ) they have less to none symptoms or pain at all.

      Gluck

  36. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any good home remedies for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis pretty much everywhere, but the only spot visable to others (as long as I where long sleeves and pants) is on my hand. I really hate that spot.

    • ANSWER:
      purchase some high quality Alpha-Hydroxy lotion...and a loofah sponge and neutrogena rain bath body wash. First for 2 days apply lotion generously morning and night and also morning #3. Then on night #3 generously apply the body wash all over and wait for about 5 min...then scrub your skin in circular motion and rinse. Immediately after pat skin until still moist and use Vaseline(yes) and apply it to arms and legs and feet and hands neck chest etc. not your face though. for your face use St. Ives Apricot scrub daily and Oil of Olay regenerist on your face. NOTE. use Vaseline(petroleum jelly) everyday and avoid all powders and perfumes where you have the psoriasis....and mind what kind of products you wash your hair with or take baths soap and certain shampoos and bath soaks can agravate skin conditions. You may want to try shamppoing with head and shoulders they have a new great smelling line...dont forget to use the Alpha Hydroxy lotion every 2 and a half days.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is olive oil good for my hair and psoriasis ?
    I'm 13 with psoriasis on the back on my scalp near my neck. My hair is thick, black and longer than shoulder length.
    I just put a mix of coconut oil and olive oil into my hair and rubbed it in my scalp, I'm planing to leave it in my head over night, is this a good idea?

    • ANSWER:
      I know a friend who uses olive oil for her psoriasis and it helped her loads. However if it's on your scalp you may want to invest in shampoos, conditioners and any other hair products that contain no SLS or SLES (Sodium Laurel (Ether)Sulfate) because it strips your skin of the natural oils. Hope this helps :)

  38. QUESTION:
    How long Does Champroi Psoriasis Cream Take to Work?
    How long does it take the Champori Psoriasis Cream to work? If you have it How long did it take fr you to get results?

    • ANSWER:
      it really depends on how severe your psoriasis is. Ideally, you should see results within a few days. When I say few, that's 3 days.

  39. 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.

  40. QUESTION:
    Did you know that I could use aloe vera Nair Hair remover and it peeled away my fingernail psoriasis?
    I put Nair hair remover, with aloe vera in it, all over my fingernails which were developing psoriasis.. It peeled the psoriasis off of my nails, and they were then healthy, beautiful and glowing, good enough for me to get my hands on a guy with a beard. It was the cure.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, each to their own I suppose. Every one's psoriasis is different but if you find that nair hair remover works on your nails then I don't see the harm in using it.

      However that is probably only a short term remedy. Usually psoriasis of the nails is a sign of a run down liver. Try eating more green leafy vegetables and maybe try some milk thistle supplements to help cleanse your liver.

      Also just try to live a healthier lifestyle, cut down on alcohol and give up smoking and your nails will improve greatly.

  41. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for hair to grow back after psoriasis treatment?
    I have scalp psoriasis. My case was not that bad though, I've been taking some special shampoos and hair oil for over a week. And it's working really well, it's almost gone. But I've lost some hair before the treatment and I've heard from SO many people that the hair would grow back when your scalp is back to normal. So how long would it take for the hair to grow back ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, Ximena!

      Well, the truth about scalp psoriasis is that it doesn't have any direct relations with hair loss. So, if you are experiencing this problem, it's from another cause.

      Usually, these causes of hair loss on scalp psoriasis treatment are stress, scales removed too forcefully, frequent scratching or a too harsh treatment.

      To prevent you hair loss and thus increase hair growth after your treatment, you can take some cares: try alternating shampoos, use conditioner, let hair air dry and keep your nails short.

      With these cares, I'm almost sure that your hair will start or continue to grow normally. Hairs usually grow 1cm per month, so you don't have to worry about it if you are preventing these damages I described above.

      I hope that this can help you a bit! :D

  42. QUESTION:
    Is Bleaching Your Hair When You Have Psoriasis Bad For You?
    I have plaque psoriasis all over the back of my head (luckily covered by my hair). Ive done a lot of research on dyeing my hair and all the websites I have been to say its fine but I have yet to see anything about bleaching my hair. Will bleaching my hair make my condition worse, or be bad for my health?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a hairdresser and I have scalp psoriasis. I definitely wouldn't recommend using ANY harsh chemicals since psoriasis makes the skin sensitive enough on its own. I'd wait a while until the scalp has seen some improvement. If you're planning on dying your entire scalp, wait a little longer since it would be directly applied near the scalp. If you're going to only get highlights, you can do it after you moisturize your scalp for a month or until you see fit. SOME TIPS: I am not a fan of steroid and cortisone creams so I apply olive oil to my entire scalp every morning- then in the evening I comb my hair allowing the softened scalp to release the loose scales. Then after I wash my hair I apply pure aloe vera ( from the plant) and sleep on it. I know it's a process but it works for me. Good luck!!!!!!

  43. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for hair to grow back after psoriasis treatment?
    I have scalp psoriasis. My case was not that bad though, I've been taking some special shampoos and hair oil for over a week. And it's working really well, it's almost gone. But I've lost some hair before the treatment and I've heard from SO many people that the hair would grow back when your scalp is back to normal. So how long would it take for the hair to grow back ?

    • ANSWER:
      >Hair< generally grows about 3/4 -1 per week to 10 days but it depends on the person. My classmate applied dermasis for psoriasis . It is really impressive so if you want to test it, you can try this site http://doiop.com/skindermasis

  44. QUESTION:
    I have psoriasis. What causes it to outbreak all over the body?
    I have psoriasis from head to toe and everything I've tried either upset my stomach or didn't do a thing to it. It is in places I can't even say. It's just all over in my scalp to my toes and I'm getting more new spots.
    Can stress increase it along with two types of medication interacting with each other. I am on Metoprolol and Sertraline and am also pretty stressed out alot even at work.

    • ANSWER:
      Researchers have found 9 gene mutations that may be involved in causing psoriasis. One of these mutations on chromosome 6, called PSORS-1, appears to be a major factor that can lead to psoriasis. Mutations on genes cause certain cells to function differently.

  45. 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of my psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis pretty bad and I would like to know how to get rid of it. I got rid of it once but I don't know what I did to do it. It's very unattractive and it makes me self conscious about myself and depressed. How can I lower my stress levels or whatever I need to do to have clear skin again?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    what fruits are bad for psoriasis?Is warm semi skimmed milk bad for psoriasis?
    I have inflamed psoriasis could you please tell me if they are any homemade remedies i can make.Why do some doctors say fish is good and some say bad.Is warm milk bad for psorias?

    • ANSWER:
      It has not been proven that food has anything to do with psoriasis. If you noticed that some foods make yours worse - avoid them.
      For an effective home-made remedy (it's herbal) go to http://www.champori.com
      It helped to clear my 4 year old plaque psor. in just under 3 weeks!


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