Psoriasis Symptoms

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I avoid getting psoriasis?
    My father had severe psoriasis starting at about age 40. I have an identical twin brother who has moderate psoriasis as well as psoriatic arthritis. Nobody else in my extended family has ever had it that I know of. I am about 50 and I have no psoriasis symptoms at all.

    • ANSWER:
      Do not smoke. If you smoke, stop immediately. It's one of the best known triggers of developing Psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases

      Avoid stress where possible.

      Just live your life the healthiest you possibly can. Eat well and exercise.

      Good luck.

      .....

  2. QUESTION:
    What could cause a woman's labia to peel?
    If someone has begun peeling on the skin just to the sides of their vaginal opening and they did not tan naked and they are not sexually active, what could be causing the flaking skin. This person has psoriasis, but for approximately 5 years the psoriasis symptoms have only been present on their scalp. Can psoriasis spread? And could it be the cause of the peeling "elsewhere"? Any information would be helpful! Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Most people who have psoriasis on the scalp have it in another area, and unfortunately that is the most popular one. It can pop up in different places, and if you have it in one area it can spread if not treated. If you go to psoriasis.org there is a lot of helpful information on there. That's actually where I learned statistics for how many people have it in more than one place. You can also request informative brochures.

  3. QUESTION:
    How does going to the tanning bed help psoriasis?
    I have had psoriasis since I was 9. I'm 27 now. No medicines help. No creams or topical prescriptions help. It never goes away, but my dermotologist suggested going to the tanning bed. Just wondered if anyone knew "why" this helps or "how" it helps psoriasis.

    • ANSWER:
      Sunlight is a major source of Vitamin D production in our bodies. Skin problems are often caused by diminished production of Vitamin D in the body. Therefore, catching rays (in moderation) promotes Vitamin D production and may lessen skin symptoms. I have lifelong eczema; nothing else worked for me, either. I finally moved to a warm climate...it's not completely cured, but the regular sunshine has greatly improved the condition and my life overall.

  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:
    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

  6. 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

  7. QUESTION:
    What are a list of symptoms one can get a prescription for medicinal marijuana for?
    if you cant find a full list a couple symptoms would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Below is a general list of sicknesses with symptoms and/or side effects that have been treated with medical marijuana

      Agoraphobia
      AIDS Related Illness
      Alcohol Abuse
      Alcoholism
      Alopecia Areata
      Amphetamine Dependency
      Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
      Angina Pectoris
      Ankylosis
      Anorexia
      Anorexia Nervosa
      Anxiety Disorders
      Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
      Arthritis
      Asthma
      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
      Autoimmune Disease
      Back Pain
      Back Sprain
      Bell's Palsy
      Bipolar Disorder
      Brain Tumor, Malignant
      Bruxism
      Bulimia
      Cachexia
      Cancer
      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      Cerebral Palsy
      Cervical Disk Disease
      Chemotherapy
      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
      Chronic Pain
      Chronic renal failure
      Cocaine Dependence
      Colitis
      Conjunctivitis
      Constipation
      Crohn's Disease
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Damage to Spinal Cord Nervous Tissue
      Degenerative Arthritis
      Delirium Tremens
      Diabetes
      Diabetic Peripheral Vascular Disease
      Diarrhea
      Diverticulitis
      Dysthymic Disorder
      Eczema
      Emphysema
      Emphysema
      Endometriosis
      Epididymitis
      Epilepsy
      Fibromyalgia
      Gastritis
      Genital Herpes
      Glaucoma
      Graves Disease
      Headaches, Cluster
      Headaches, Migraine
      Headaches, Tension
      Hemophilia A
      Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
      Hepatitis C
      Hereditary Spinal Ataxia
      HIV/AIDS
      Hospice Patients
      Huntington's Disease
      Hypertension
      Hypertension
      Hyperventilation
      Hypoglycemia
      Impotence
      Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
      Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
      Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
      Intractable Vomitting
      Lipomatosis
      Lou Gehrig's Disease
      Lyme Disease
      Lymphoma
      Major Depression
      Malignant Melanoma
      Mania
      Melorheostosis
      Meniere's Disease
      Motion Sickness
      Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS)
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      Muscle Spasms
      Muscular Dystrophy
      Myeloid Leukemia
      Nail-Patella Syndrome
      Nightmares
      Obesity
      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
      Opiate Dependence
      Osteoarthritis
      Panic Disorder
      Parkinson's Disease
      Peripheral Neuropathy
      Peritoneal Pain
      Persistent Insomnia
      Porphyria
      Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)
      Post-traumatic arthritis
      Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      Prostatitis
      Psoriasis
      Pulmonary Fibrosis
      Quadriplegia
      Radiation Therapy
      Raynaud's Disease
      Reiter's Syndrome
      Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
      Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Rosacea
      Schizoaffective Disorder
      Schizophrenia
      Scoliosis
      Sedative Dependence
      Seizures
      Senile Dementia
      Severe Nausea
      Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
      Sinusitis
      Skeletal Muscular Spasticity
      Sleep Apnea
      Spasticity
      Spinal Stenosis
      Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS)
      Stuttering
      Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)
      Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
      Tenosynovitis
      Thyroiditis
      Tic Douloureux
      Tietze's Syndrome
      Tinnitus
      Tobacco Dependence
      Tourette's Syndrome
      Trichotillomania
      Viral Hepatitis

  8. 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.

  9. QUESTION:
    If i have psoriasis, is there high possibilities for my children to have it too?
    I have psoriasis for 8 years.. I have study from an article that one of the resson for having psoriasis is becouse of DNA.. I wish i dont want children if the possibilities are high.. Becouse i dont want my children to suffer from psorisis too.. Give me any solution too.

    • ANSWER:
      The one known psoriasis cause is an abnormal production of the immune cells on the skin. What isn't known is why the cells begin to produce too many and why they are mutated in the first place. One theory suggests that the mutation begins with a predisposition to the genetic code. This makes sense as psoriasis has been shown to dramatically run in families. Another theory hinges on the idea that prior injury or infection may lead the immune cells to go haywire and psoriasis develops from that occurrence.

      Unless you are afflicted with a truly severe case of psoriasis, the best way to care for psoriasis is relatively simple. Consider following the steps for relief from your psoriasis symptoms.

      * keep the area clean
      * watch your health in other areas
      * use a high quality psoriasis cream

  10. 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:-)

  11. 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

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for psoriasis?
    I have it on my fingers and the skin breaks up and bleeds. It has been diagnosed by a consultant as a hybrid type of psoriasis. Need help!

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is treatable with topical steriods, but they only suppress the symptoms, they don't treat the cause. Stress is a major cause of psoriasis outbreaks and anything you can do to reduce stress in your life can help reduce the symptoms.

      I use an essential oil mix to treat my psoriasis: lavender, bergamot and neroli in jojoba oil. It isn't a cure, but helps keep it under control without using steroids. All three oils are useful in reducing stress and treating skin conditions.

      Diet can also affect psoriasis. Alcohol, caffeine, sugar and other stimulants can make it worse. Reducing the use of stimulants, doing a colon detox and eating organic foods can help.

  13. QUESTION:
    how do i cure my dogs skin problem?
    type of dog .jack Russell cross

    whats wrong .psoriasis

    symptoms .red skin hair loss some scabs dry skin flaky skin and minor irritation

    what i am doing .aloevera gel everyday oatmeal bath every day hypo-allergenic food and shampoo

    age .1 year 1 month

    other .dusty house 2 other dogs fun life 2-3 walks a day flea treated and worms he is neuterered male
    this dog has been to a vet and has been diagnosed he has yumega plus oil in his food every day. Bathed every other day as this is what vet has recommended.

    • ANSWER:
      STOP bathing this dog every day. Dogs only need to be bathed every 6-8 weeks, to frequent bathing dries the skin and hair because it removes the natural oils.
      Has this dog been to a vet or have you diagnosed him yourself.

  14. 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/

  15. QUESTION:
    Can my psoriasis cause my weird foot symptoms ?
    Every morning when I get up, but still in bed, there is this "burning " feeling in both soles of my feet. Once I start walking, the feeling disapppears. I wonder if this is related to my psoriasis ?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like poor circulation. But I'm not a doctor....you should go see a doctor as soon as possible. Poor circulation is sometimes an indication of something more serious so don't delay....hopefully it will just be minor.

      good luck

      hope this answer helps:)

  16. QUESTION:
    Can laser from psoriasis treatment injure my inner ear?
    Yesterday, I had my first laser treatment for psoriasis and they did my ears. Last night I had pain inside my ears. Today, I still have lingering pain inside one ear. Anyone know if the laser could hurt my inner ear?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      First you should consult your doctor regarding the lingering pain in your ear.

      As with any medical procedure, excimer laser is not completely without risk. Because the excimer laser has the ability to ablate the skin, it is possible that a mishandled laser could cause some superficial tissue damage. For this reason, you should choose your cosmetic dermatologist carefully.

      Since you have Psoriasis, getting relief for your skin is a top priority. While there is currently no cure, you can still get relief with other less risky type of treatment such as applying psoriasis cream.

      There is a new natural product being promoted which is made with FDA-approved active ingredient. The product from Revitol Skin Care Product is called Dermasis Psoriasis Cream and it works to help control your skin symptoms in a smooth, non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly—and will not stain your clothes or skin.

      The product unique formulation of ingredients not only soothes and moisturizes your skin, but its active ingredient also helps control the scaling and flaking associated with Psoriasis to help your skin to heal naturally.

      Click on link to get more information on Dermasis Psoriasis Cream

  17. QUESTION:
    Can I put Psoriasin Gel on my genitals?
    I have psoriasis like symptoms in my groin area, can I put Psoriasin Gel on it, is it safe?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldnt do that. Are you sure it's not jock itch. Go to the doctor to get it checked out.

  18. 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

  19. QUESTION:
    Can finger psoriasis be treated somehow? Any suggestions for new treatments?
    I have psoriasis on my finger tips, it really disturbs me and my daily life.. sometimes it gets so bad that I start to bleed from the fingers when I write something or hold something tight..

    Have anyone experienced it before and treated it ? and if yes.. how?

    Ps. I tried almost all types of steroid creams that are out there.. from the lightest to the strongest.. nothing seem to help anymore...
    Any suggestions of new treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Boris,
      Presumably you have been diagnosed with psoriasis as many skin problems share similar symptoms.
      I do not know if, during your 'journey' with different medications, you have been prescribed Acitretin (trade name Soriatane) which is a second generation retinoid. It is taken orally, and is typically used for psoriasis. It is a metabolite of etretinate, which was used prior to the introduction of acitretin. I presume, because of your ‘name’ that you are male and this will not apply to you, but just in case - acitretin can be reverse metabolised into etretinate which has a long half life, women must avoid becoming pregnant for at least 2 years after discontinuing acitretin. Therefore, acitretin is generally not recommended for women of child bearing age with a risk of becoming pregnant. Acitretin is the oral retinoid of choice used in the treatment of severe resistant psoriasis. It binds to nuclear receptors that regulates gene transcription. They induce keratinocyte differentiation and reduce epidermal hyperplasia, leading to the slowing of cell reproduction. Acitretin is readily absorbed and widely distributed after oral administration. A therapeutic effect occurs after 2 to 4 weeks or longer. If a patient has received the medication, he/she is advised against giving blood for at least 3 years due to the risk of birth defects (details from AABB Technical Manual). A very old-fashioned and proven method of treatment for the problem that you have with your finger tips, is to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day and cut down on coffee and tea and fizzy canned drinks. Two creams/ointments come to mind, Elidel – Pimecrolimus – 1% cream, and Bonalfa – Tacalcitol monohydrate – ointment, containing synthetic Vit. D, which have both had success in the treatment of psoriasis, sometimes in combination. You would be advised to continue to be advised by your doctor, dermatologist or/and rheumatologist as the occasion arises. I wish you well.

      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

  20. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any tips on managing psoriasis?
    It's mainly on my knees and lower legs, and I have a little on my elbows. Now that it's summer, I'd love to wear cute dresses and shorts, but I want to clear up my psoriasis first. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      These are some natural remedies that will help manage Psoriasis..

      * Peppermint Essential Oil Has Been Known to Relieve Skin Conditions Such as Psoriasis, Eczema and Dermatitis. It Helps to Lessen the Redness of Skin and Also Prevents Irritation, Itchiness and Joint Pain (for those with Psoriatic Arthritis)! Just remember not to ever use an essential oil in its raw form on your bare skin!

      * Rubbing Vitamin E Directly On the Affected Skin Will Help Moisturize and Heal the Skin. This Natural Oil Will Also Help Prevent Scarring.

      * Aloe ferox, commonly referred to as bitter aloe and red aloe, grows throughout the eastern areas of South Africa. It is one of many aloe species used medicinally. Though it is not the same as its sibling species aloe ve...ra, it yields chemically identical substances and is often called by the same name.

      According to the report in the International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research, "a double-blind, placebo-controlled study examined the effect of aloe extract---0.5 percent in a hydrophilic cream---for 60 psoriasis vulgaris patients, aged 18 to 50 years. The aloe cream cured 25 out of 30 patients compared with a placebo rate of 2 out of 30. The authors concluded it was a safe alternative treatment for treating psoriasis."

      * Licorice Root Contains the Compound Glycyrrhetinic Acid (GA), Which Works Similar to Hydrocortisone & Superior to Topical Cortisone In Treating Psoriasis, Eczema & Allergic Dermatitis.

      * Chamomile Contains Two Compounds; Levomenol & Azulene, Which Preliminary Studies Show Act as Anti-Inflammatory Agents and Antioxidants to Repair Damaged Skin Cells Due To Psoriasis.

      * Neem oil is an emollient, a substance that softens and moistens dry cracked skin. This straight away eliminates a lot of the irritation and itchiness. It moisturizes and protects, and heals any lesions or scaling.

      Neem also soothes the redness and irritation directly, through the steroid like effect of some of its ingredients. Yes, neem can affect your skin similar to the way steroids do, but without all the nasty side effects.

      Neem oil generally enhances skin health and the natural immunity of your skin, which is one of the biggest factors in psoriasis.

      Neem oil is strongly antibacterial, and the benefit of this for psoriasis is obvious. Neem cleans up any skin infections that may have developed because of cracked broken skin (due to dryness or scratching). When used regularly (by using a neem soap, neem shampoo, or neem lotion) neem also prevents any future skin infections that may aggravate or bring back psoriasis symptoms.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does it sound like psoriasis of the scalp?
    I have been losing hair evenly on my head for about the last 4 months. Been to two docs, and they were no help. I have excessive dandruff, and sometimes when I comb or whatever I get small little scab like things falling out. My scalp doesn't really itch too bad, but it does kinda bad once in awhile.

    Could this be psoriasis of the scalp and could that be the reason for the hair loss lately? And if so, how does one stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      From my own experiences - I used to be allergic to my own sweat that I was burning off during exercise - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat. I eventually learned that itching or rashes are symptoms of maladies that could become much worse if never healed with good choices.

      Although I have seen that most root problems for 'skin' issues for myself and others has usually always been from long and or short term allergic reactions to 'something' COMBINED WITH a weakened lymph liver kidney skin and immune systems - IF the following symptoms would ever occur - I think the worst rash one might possibly have rapidly acquired is from deadly bacterial meningitis, BUT bacterial meningitis would be VERY RARE.

      The two quotes below are from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_Meningitis

      “IF a rash is present, it may indicate a particular cause of meningitis; for instance, meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria may be accompanied by a characteristic rash.”

      “The MOST common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). SOMETIMES, especially in small children, only nonspecific symptoms may be present, such as irritability and drowsiness.”

      For further details see: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/faq.html

      To help you with more information on itch rash illnesses and for long term solutions TO THEM ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

  22. QUESTION:
    How is someone diagnosed with Eczema and or Psoriasis?
    Do they give you a blood test? Is it just based on visual symptoms? I get some dry itchy patches and acne. My derm said it looks like I have Eczema and to use hydrocortisone cream. But I would like to know for sure. Should I go back and have any tests done?
    I really wish people would read and answer my whole question :/

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors diagnose people with eczema by just looking at it.This disease is very visual by just looking at it you can easily tell that the person has eczema.Now a days this disease can easily be treated.There are many alternative medicine that you can use, active liquid zeolites is one of the example.

  23. QUESTION:
    What should I do to improve scalp psoriasis (diet, hairbrush, etc)?
    I use a shampoo that is specially formulated for people with psoriasis, but is there anything (e.g. diet, trying a different type of hairbrush, etc) that I could do to improve the condition of my scalp? On the subject of hairbrushes, I currently use a flat brush with hard, plastic bristles. What type of hairbrush should I be using? I have curly hair by the way, and I love the curls- so should I be using a different type of brush to bring the curls out? :) Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, Vivica!

      As I saw in your question, you already should know a lot about psoriasis and treatments, so I won't indicate you any product here.

      If your psoriasis shampoo is already doing a good job, the best thing you can start to put your attention on is, as you said, your diet. To see the benefits of a balanced diet in psoriasis treatment, I recommend that you see Tommy's case (you can see the link below, in my source). He is curing its psoriasis only with its diet!

      I have also a blog about psoriasis cream, where I recommend Revitol Dermasis psoriasis cream for body psoriasis, but you can also find some additional tips that I write daily, with new articles about the disease.

      And remember that a good diet will not only relieve your psoriasis symptoms in the scalp or other parts of the body, but will also make your life better in all ways.

      Keep going with your treatment and good luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a shampoo that gets rid of psoriasis that doesn't smell bad?
    My psoriasis is pretty bad and i'm not so sure if anyone knows of any shampoo that will work effectively but not smell really bad!

    • ANSWER:
      I have been dealing with psoriasis for 32 years and the best medication that I have used is Dermarest from Wal-Mart for . Believe me I have tried all the expensive medications and this works better.

      For the scalp I have discovered that Head and Shoulders Intensive Treatment Dandruff Shampoo works well and cost about .

      Unpredictable and irritating, psoriasis is one of the most baffling and persistent of skin disorders. It's characterized by skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. As underlying cells reach the skin's surface and die, their sheer volume causes raised, red patches covered with white scale. Psoriasis typically occurs on the knees, elbows, and scalp and can also affect the torso, palms, and soles of the feet.

      The symptoms of psoriasis vary depending on the type you have. Some common symptoms for plaque psoriasis -- the most common variety of the condition -- include:

      Patches of red, inflamed skin, often covered with loose, silver-colored scales. These patches may be itchy and painful and sometimes crack and bleed. In severe cases, the patches of irritated skin will grow and merge into one another, covering large areas.

      Disorders of the fingernails and toenails, including discoloration and pitting of the nails. The nails may also begin to crumble or detach from the nail bed.

      Patches of scales or crust on the scalp.

      Small areas of bleeding where the skin is scratched.

  25. QUESTION:
    Which of your Fibromyalgia symptoms bothers you the most?
    I have Fibro, "advanced form of Osteoarthritis" (whatever that means), migraines, and psoriasis. I had to have a spinal fusion last summer. I'm accustomed to pain, but the complete and total exhaustion....I just can't stand it!!!! Seems I can't get anything done anymore. Even a shower and I feel like I need a nap.
    What is your biggest complaint?

    • ANSWER:
      Please be aware that many members of the health care community consider fibromyalgia to be a bogus diagnosis. This term means literally "sore tissue", not really a diagnosis. If you are not being seen by a pain specialist, seek one out. Most Docs use fibromyalgia to mean "i don't know what is wrong". I encourage you to seek better answers. There is NO test that a doc can do to diagnose fibromyalgia, therefore its benefit as a diagnosis is questionable.
      Good luck in your quest for comfort.

  26. 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.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there a connection between different illnesses and conditons?
    I've had a few health problems recently and have seen my doctor about them (psoriasis, acne rosacea, a suspected stomach ulcer, and suspected rheumatoid arthritis) so I am seeing the relevant specialists and have appropriate creams etc. But I did wonder, are they linked?
    I read an article which said that many people who had the Helicobacter pylori which caused their ulcers, also had acne rosacea. Are there any other links, and if so, what can I do to aid my recovery?

    • ANSWER:
      The healthcare philosophy that I live by is to treat the patient as a whole because all parts of the body are connected with each other in some way. Often when you eliminate the cause of one symptom, other seemingly unrelated symptoms clear up. For your situation, I would focus on gut health first. It is possible that if you heal up your gut your other symptoms could clear up as well. Why? Proper gut health is essential for proper absorption of nutrients. In other words if you are eating a food that you have a sensitivity/allergy to it may be hindering your absorption of very important vitamins and nutrients which your body would otherwise use to maintain overall health.

      The following could help with your acne...

      Acne rosacea: diet

      1. if on a regular diet, try a vegetarian and complex carbohydrates. If on a vegetarian diet, try a fruit and vegetable diet or a short fast. Hypoallergenic /rotation diet
      2. high fiber diet
      3. small amounts of monounsaturated fats
      4. increase: squash, cucumber, watermelon, winter melon, celery, carrots, cabbage, beet tops, dandelines, aloe vera, mulberry leaves, lettuce, potato, cherries, papaya, pear, persimmon, raspberries, buckwheat, alfalfa sprouts, millet, brown rice, mung beans, burdock root, onions
      5. drink plenty of water
      6. formula: 4 oz mung beans and 2 oz raw brown sugar boiled in 1 ½ pt. Water until volume is reduced to half. Eat and drink

      Avoid:

      1. food intolerances (diet diary/elimination diet http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AiSaDi67cXjV6jPsRPeiXQHty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080831071918AA6JZO9&show=7#profile-info-3J9jLcPlaa)
      2. simple carbohydrates and sugar, fried, fatty, rich foods, chocolate, nuts, coffee, alcohol, ice cream and other dairy products, soft drinks, red meat, shellfish, bamboo shoots, white mushrooms, check for fruit sensitivities
      3. trans-fatty acids, hydrogenated oils (margarine, vegetable shortening, imitation butter spreads, most commercial peanut butters, oxidized fats (deep fried foods, fast food, ghee, barbecued meats)
      4. spices
      5. smoking, stress, constipation, washing with harsh soaps

      Acne Rosacea: supplements
      qd=every day; bid=twice daily; tid=3 times a day; T=tablespoon

      1. vitamin A (100 000-200 000 IU qd) [toxic dose] --ONLY UNDER DOCTOR SUPERVISION
      2. vitamin B6 (esp. pre-menstrual acne) (50 mg qd for 1 week pre-menses, 100 mg tid)
      3. vitamin C (1000 mg qd)
      4. vitamin E (400-800 IU qd)
      5. zinc (50mg tid)
      6. copper (5 mg qd)
      7. selenium (200mcg qd)
      8. folic acid (5-10 mg qd)
      9. omega-6 fatty acids; safflower oil (1 T. bid)
      10. Brewer’s yeast (1 T. bid)
      11. HCl with meals (10-50 grains, work up slowly)

      I hope this info can get you started on your quest for health.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is excessive dandruff a symptom of cancer?
    Is excess of dandruff a symptom of cancer?
    I have a great lot of it on my scalp and one of my relatives says that it might be a symptom of cancer, can it?
    Also, anyone out there who is experiencing similar problems?

    • ANSWER:
      i have a lot of dandruff on my scalp and on my face sometimes too. I have like big flakes that stick to my scalp as well. The only shampoo that works for me is Selson Blue. My Dad has a similar problem and he is 83. I went to the doctor once and he said it was something similar to dandruff (forgot what exactly) but he never mentioned anything about cancer. Even if that was a possibility I still think it is much more likely to be a problem such as psoriasis, exzema, fungus, or even simply just dry skin. Here is a website i found:

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dandruff/DS00456/DSECTION=causes

      oh and stress causes dandruff too so stop thinking about it being cancer. if it helps just go see a doctor about it, perhaps a dermatologist.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can a steroid cream make you gain weight?
    I have recently been given a cream to apply to my scalp twice a day due to psoriasis (several doctors have said this is the only "fix" to reduce flakiness). I know that oral steroids can make you gain significant weight, but can a cream make you gain weight? What would the side effects be?

    • ANSWER:
      Steroid cream definitely doesn't make you gain weight. It will take away the inflammation that you have on your scalp and ease your symptoms greatly. Now, the side effects would depend on the cream. If I were you, I would just google the cream and research the side effects. Hope this helps! Good luck!

  30. 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...

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I deal with the symptoms of psoriasis?
    I have red spots on my face and they get really dry flaky skin on them. I am 99% sure that it is psoriasis. What can I do about the symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Oatmeal is really a great way to easy the itching and the pain. they make lots of soothing bath stuff, my son had a bad case of chiggers and Aveno Oatmeal bath was great. The itch stop and the scars from the bites went away quickly

  32. QUESTION:
    How many people would love to get a cream that can actually treat your psorasis?
    or eczema. A cream that really work and does not treat just symptoms. I am not a business trying to promote my product. I am just trying to get some opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      Exactly, there's lots of treatments out there but many are very dangerous to use long term and many others do only a little to help.

      Here's some information that you should research The #1 Eczema and Psoriasis treatment in Britain 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, leaves 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.

      By the way, I'm not in business, I'm not promoting a product other than it worked for our son, it was an answer to prayer and want to help others to know about it too.

  33. 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.

  34. QUESTION:
    How long should an allergic reaction symptom to an antibiotic last?
    I was put on Ciprofolxacin for an infection and had an allergic reaction. I started taking it on dec 19th and stopped 3 days later when I realized that the spots on my arms weren't a flare-up of psoriasis, but an allergic reaction. The rash has gotten steadily worse since then instead of better. It's been about 11 days since I stopped taking it, Shouldn't the symptoms be lessening by now?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd like to ask some additional questions, but you don't allow email.

      I'm going to assume that this is a self-medication and that you are aware of what cipro is good at treating and what it is not. After all, the spots on your skin could actually be a low-level infection caused by an opportunistic fungus, a frequent cause of psoriasis. The sudden death of millions of staph epidermidis, etc on your skin is great food for fungus. It could also be a product of your original infection. So, I'm questioning your understanding of what you think the problem is.

      Cipro also increases sensitivity to sunlight, so your "rash" could be a type of sunburn.... I could go through many issues without detail, but I won't.

      If you are under the care of a physician, have a real evaluation. If you are in a third world country self-medicating with cipro, you're part of the problem of drug resistance and the reason why cipro can no longer be held as a drug of last resort. Shame.

      You need to see a physician and have them evaluate the visual and textural quality of the rash. Otherwise, what you would do to help an allergy will make anything else much worse. Since cipro half-life is 4 hours, 8 days is plenty of time for it to be gone from your system and the rash to start getting better.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I know if I have psoriasis?
    My skin on my nose and cheeks and chin gets red and itchy sometimes. Also I experience the same thing on my scalp. My skin flakes. How do I know if I have psoriasis or something else. I am in need of some help.

    • ANSWER:
      There are five types of psoriasis. Each has its own unique signs
      (what is seen) and symptoms (what is felt by the person):
      See details at http://www.skincarephysicians.com/psoriasisnet/looks_like.html

  36. QUESTION:
    What could be a cause of these symptoms?
    My girlfriend noticed a few days ago that the area under her breasts were turning different colors, some brownish pink and red, and now the skin is starting to peel (kinda like when your skin peels from a sun burn). I don't think she has been in the sun too long to get some kind of sun burn but the symptoms of this problem are really worrying her.

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably from moisture & rubbing. Is this a new symptom for her? Have her switch to wearing cotton underwear which absorbs moisture better & allows her body to breathe. It could be some kind of dermatitis, psoriasis or candida. It's good to use some drying agent you can purchase @ the drug store.
      If this condition doesn't resolve itself soon or gets worse have her consult her doc. It is difficult to diagnose her symptoms without being seen.

  37. 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is there a borridge capsule for psoriasis?
    I'm on injectible enbrel for psoriasis and a woman told me there was a natural oil in capsule form called "borridge" but I can't find it anywhere on the net.

    • ANSWER:
      Starflower (borage) oil has been used to create this ultra high strength Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) supplement. Starflower/borage oil has been used therapeutically for hundreds of years and is derived from the seeds of the borage plant - a large plant with blue, star-shaped flowers found throughout Europe, North Africa and North America.

      It is particularly helpful for sufferers of PMS symptoms (such as cramps and breast tenderness) and skin condtions (such as eczema, acne and PSORIASIS) and may also benefit sufferers of any of the following:

      • Unhealthy looking skin, hair or nails
      • Reproductive disorders (male and female)
      • Joint pain and inflammation associated with arthritis or similar
      • Poor immunity

      ----
      I hope you will find this one helpful! :-)

  39. 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

  40. QUESTION:
    my dermitalogist said i have seborrheic dermatits but gave me a shampoo for psoriasis to treat it?
    Yea, should i use it? these two issues are VERY different and i do not have any symptoms of psoriasis. I have a few flakes on my scalp but nothing like psoriasis. but she gave me a shampoo to treat it for psoriasis, should i use it?
    the shampoo is called Clobex, please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      Give it a try, the main ingredient is Clobetasol propionate, and below is a study where researchers tested that ingredient on SD and found that it helps get rid of it in some people.
      http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20080275014

  41. QUESTION:
    How well can i treat psoriasis?Any shampoo to use?
    This is a condition which started about five years ago only to be diagnosed this year and to be told its psoriasis.Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Suggest Shaklee's all natural Optiflora. This advanced, two-product system uses new technology to protect beneficial microflora during the rigors of shipping, storage, and the acidic journey through your stomach. Other products claim live microflora at the time of manufacture. Shaklee guarantees the delivery of live microflora to your colon. Patented process.

      The two-product systems includes Probiotic (Bifidus & Acidophilus...microflora) + Prebiotic (FOS...food source for microflora).

      So many times what going on inside our bodies will manifest itself to the outside such as psoriasis. Healthy inside - healthy outside. Optiflora treats the cause not just the symptom.

      For more info or questions, feel free to contact me.

      Best Wishes

  42. QUESTION:
    What skin condition would a doctor prescribe Fluocinonide Cream for?
    My dermatologist prescribed Fluocinonide cream for my skin rash (for which the diagnosis, I cannot remember the name of) and I'm trying to figure it out to look it up. It's not eczema, psoriasis...etc. It was two words - or one really long word - the first word starting with a "C," and the second with an, "R" . Any ideas what the name of it is?

    **If it helps: it is not contagious, it is a reaction to some virus he claims I must have caught, itching is bare minimal, and it is often mistaken for fungus.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      CHEMICAL NAME
      CORTICOSTEROIDS.

      INDICATIONS
      Fluocinonide-(CORTICOSTEROIDS) is used to treat swelling, inflammation, and itching of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, rashes, insect bites, poison ivy, allergies and other irritations. Corticosteroids for the skin are available in different strengths and forms (e.g., creams, ointments, lotions and gels). The type of medication used depends on the location of your condition and the type of skin problem being treated. Creams are the most frequently used form. Lotions and gels may be better suited to hairy areas. Ointments may be better suited for dry areas and when a stronger effect or skin protection is desired.

      FROM: http://www.rxzone.us/product.cfm/rx/Fluocinonide-Cream-005-120-GM-230805.html

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago. At the time I was having urticaria allergic reactions to foods and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then promote fungal infections from my weakened immune system. I eventually learned to make the right organic nutritional choices that allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger.

      IF YI - my own skin-urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are strongly related to one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic absorption and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      My allergic reactions continually cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat and ‘very’ weakened immune and filter systems.

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to see an MD and do more internet research to better understand how difficult it is for an MD to diagnose serious skin maladies. Use meds that are prescribed in a very minimal way so that your body’s immune system's and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger, which will then prevent reoccurrences in the future.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and could not use deodorants without rashing up, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was necessary to adequately repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report at qid=20091113104039AAbnGet is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I eventually learned that itching or rashes are symptoms of maladies that could become much worse if not healed with better non-toxic and more ‘dense’ micro-nutritional choices. Since doctors were not very helpful and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn what I now try to teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand the need for non-toxic and ‘adequate’ micro-nutritional absorption in the gut AND for good hygiene - which will then prevent or minimize every ‘dis-ease’ I am aware of.

      Finally, because I am not an MD who could diagnose you ‘personally,’ I feel I should add that although I have seen that most root problems for 'skin' issues for myself and others has usually ‘always’ been from long and or short term allergic reactions to 'something' or poor hygiene COMBINED WITH a weakened lymph liver kidney skin and immune systems - IF the following symptoms would ever occur - I ‘think’ the worst rash one might possibly have quickly acquired is from deadly bacterial meningitis, ALTHOUGH bacterial meningitis would be VERY RARE.

      The two quotes below are from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_Meningitis

      “IF a rash is present, it may indicate a particular cause of meningitis; for instance, meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria may be accompanied by a characteristic rash.”

      “The MOST common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). SOMETIMES, especially in small children, only nonspecific symptoms may be present, such as irritability and drowsiness.”

      For further details see: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/faq.html

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - the nutrition info I have learned is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 .

  43. QUESTION:
    what is the symptopms of scalp contraindications?
    scalp contraidications, their symptoms and what could be the effect of colouring hair.

    • ANSWER:
      A "contraindication" is any condition that precludes the use of a drug or other substance. That is, any condition that would make the use of a substance risky.

      So, for example, a condition like psoriasis, an open sore/wound or sensitive scalp might make a hair coloring contraindicated.

  44. 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.

  45. 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

  46. QUESTION:
    Can the severe symptoms of psoriatic arthritis be reduced?
    After several mis-diaganoses since my first visit to hospital in September 06 - they thought it was fractured metatarsals/ cuboid bones - my specialist has eventually realised that I am a long standing sufferer of Psoriasis. Psoriatic Arthritis is now suspected after a bone scan and the blood tests should confirm it.

    I am due to see my specialist again on 10th January and the foot pain/ difficulty in walking has now spread to my knee causing locking, extreme pain and clicking noises.

    Even more tests and delays are now anticipated, possibly a MRI scan with a 19 week waiting list and a sample of fluid from my knee. Meanwhile I am only taking un-prescribed drugs - Ibprofen and Anadin Extra - and am worried that irreversable damage may be caused due to the delay in diagnosis. Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? Will I always suffer pain and disability? Why don't doctors ask the right questions & arrange the right tests when you see them? I feel let down by our Health Service

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment Options

      Skin care
      Light treatment (UVB or PUVA)
      Corrective cosmetics
      Medications: glucocorticoids, NSAIDs, DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine, gold, cyclosporine
      Exercise
      Rest
      Heat and cold
      Splints
      Surgery (rarely)

      The wait for MRI scans is rediculous! I had to wait for about 2 months and only got one that "quickly" as I could get to teh hospital at short notice!!!
      I hope you get some solutions to your problem soon;

  47. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of my itchy rash?
    A few days ago I started to develop a very itchy rash. It is mostly on my arms and legs (the inside of my arms, inside of my thighs, back of calfs, back of biceps).

    It looks like little red bumps all over. And it does itch! I don't know of any different lotions or sheets or food or anything that I have done different lately.

    Is this most likely an allergic reaction to something? Or what could it be caused from? I have no other symptoms. But I am freaking out! Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have slept in a new location you may have been victim to bedbugs.

      If you have been home and nothing new it may be dry skin.

      It may be a food allergy - if this is the case try to limit yourself to bland food like sweet potatoes for a day and see if it helps.

      It may be dry skin - apply lotion over the body.

      You may have poison oak - don't take a bath.

      If you have pets you may have a reaction to them suddenly - take a shower and wash all clothing and bedding. in fact, you should just do this no matter what.

      The location of the rash makes me suspect that you may have been exposed to scabies, wash all clothing and see a doctor or nurse. Some hospitals allow you to call the advice line at 8am and request a same day appointment in the urgent care clinic - this will save you the $$ copay of the ER. for some reason scabies are found in nursing homes, and I hear rumor that you can get it from rotting oak branches. If it is scabies you need a really toxic lotion that only the doctor can give you.

      If it is fungal - a flat rash with hardened skin, no bumps or obvious breaks in the skin, - put tea tree lotion on it, and possibly get a prescription for fluconizole lotion. also try using Lotrimin.

      If it seems prickly and moves on to become a more fluid filled mass of blistering skin then most likely it's Shingles - don't go near children under 1 year old since if it is shingles you can give them chickenpox !!! It's how the virus has stayed alive for so many centuries. Shingles is treated by doctors. Valtrex is the brand name and there is alternative generic stuff out there for less $$ so if you are diagnosed with shingles I recommend asking for something covered by your insurance or a generic form.
      Heat rash makes good sense to me, but just to be safe, take some Benedryl if you are not allergic to anything you know of. If Benedryl makes your rash die down a little, you may be having an allergic reaction. Measure the circumference of your biceps and thighs, arms and calfs, and make note of the size, measure again in the morning if you have not seen a doctor yet. If it has become worse you may need Emergency treatment.

      Make a note to take to the doctor which needs to include:
      color, size, location, when did it erupt, any changes in the rash since it erupted (like spreading), if it's painful or tender, list the symptoms like fever, headache or intestinal distress you are having. Have a history of prior allergies on that list, and any history of skin disorders, infections, sexual history, or recent bites by any insect or rodent exposure. Also bring a complete drug history for at least the past 6 months.

      To be safe get tested for syphillys and HIV while at the doctors.

      It could be anything like, acne vulgaris, dermatomyositis, follicular mucinosis, fox-fordyce disease, lichen planus, mono, vasculitis, pityriasis rosea, polymorphic light eruption, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrheic keratosis, syringoma, or signs of Lupus. It could also be a reaction to antibiotics, benzodiazepines, lithium, phenylbutazone, gold salts, allopurinol, isoniazid, or salicylates. It could also be a result of Dermatitis, Erythema Multiforme, Herpes simplex or Zoster (aka; Shingles), insect bites, tinea, or ???


psoriasis symptoms

Skin Psoriasis Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a good skin treatment for sun damage?
    My mom wants a product that will help reduce the look of sun spots, sun damage and just plain old skin. She was a sun goddess in her teens years, and now she is paying for it. Does anyone know or heard of products that help these things? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment For Sun Damaged Skin
      OTC Treatment:There are a number of products and treatments available to try to reverse some of the signs of sun damage. These include preparations available over the counter, prescription medications and medical procedures.

      The use of products containing alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid and lactic acid may have a smoothing effect on the skin. We also know that vitamin C preparations will also have modest effects on reversing the appearance of sun damage.

      These products will have benefit after they have been used for many months. They peel off the dead surface of the epidermis, which allows more ultraviolet light to penetrate so sun protection is most important when these products are used. These products can be used in conjunction with prescription vitamin A preparations.

      Medical Treatments:Tretinoin (creams and gels):

      Tretinoin creams and gels have been documented as reversing sun damage, smoothing of the skin may occur within a number of weeks. There is some thickening of the epidermis as well as the dermis. The increased pigmentation may be reduced by inhibiting epidermal melanin content. If this product is used over many month or years there can be a visible reduction in the wrinkling and fine lines.

      Tazarotene:

      Tazarotene is the newest product shown to have advantages in reversing sun damage. It is also a retinoid or a vitamin A product that was initially used for the condition of psoriasis. It is also effective in the treatment of acne and has shown to be of significant benefit in reversing chronic sun damage or photo aging.

      Chemical peels:

      Chemical Peels are procedures that remove the upper parts of the skin allowing recovery and re-growth of the surface. This relies on initially wounding the skin which stimulates growth of fresher, newer looking skin. The peels can either be superficial or quite deep into the dermis. Superficial peels include glycolic acid preparations.

      The deeper peels such as trichloroacetic acid and phenol are used less often. These produce more benefit but also carry an increased risk of pigmentary changes or possibly very superficial scarring. Recovery is quicker with the more superficial peels and may take weeks with the deeper procedures. The peels treat fine lines, age spots and uneven pigmentation.

      Laser surgery:

      The use of dermabrasion has diminished. This was performed by mechanically peeling off the skin surface with a metallic rotating instrument and then supporting the skin as it healed.

      Laser brasion has been used over the last decade with quite significant results. The laser essentially vaporizes the skin away in very thin layers. The CO2 laser was first used and later the Erbium Yag laser became more popular as it produced less heat damage to the skin, which meant a more superficial layer of damage and a faster recovery.

      The disadvantage of these procedures which essentially peel the surface of the skin allowing renewed growth of skin, which has less of a photo-damaged appearance, is the lengthy healing time. There is considerable redness for the first 10 days that usually requires time off work. The risk of prolonged redness and some whitening of the skin are also observed in some.

      Non-Ablative Laser Surgery is a new development in the treatment of photo damage. These procedures involve the use of a broad-spectrum intense pulse light or laser, which is used repeatedly on the skin. This heats the dermis and encourages collagen production. It can also minimize some of the redness from broken blood vessels and diminish the hyper-pigmentation, which may be a consequence of photodamage.

      Pulse Dye lasers that are used for red birthmarks or rosacea also have a benefit in photo damage in that they heat the skin, encouraging production of collagen with subsequent smoothing of the skin. These lasers also reduce the red vessels that often can be of cosmetic concern.

      Skin fillers:

      Skin fillers can be used for individuals with deep lines and wrinkles. These include collagen or hyaluronic acid. These are useful for lines that are seen in the resting phase. These have gained popularity. Collagen purified from the skin of cows is injected into skin wrinkles to fill in the depression. The benefit lasts for 3-6 months.It is usually used for correcting the naso-labial folds or deep smile lines or crows feet.

      The treatment is usually well tolerated but there is usually some stinging or burning. Slight swelling and redness may be transient after treatment. It is essential that a small quantity of collagen be injected into a test area of skin weeks before the treatment to ensure that there is no allergy to the product.

      Artecoll is collagen which has been impregnated with minute spheres of methylmethacrylate. This gives a long lasting effect to the injection. It appears that the injected collagen dissolves allowing the skins own collagen to grow on to these tiny beads. It is u

  3. QUESTION:
    Can laser from psoriasis treatment injure my inner ear?
    Yesterday, I had my first laser treatment for psoriasis and they did my ears. Last night I had pain inside my ears. Today, I still have lingering pain inside one ear. Anyone know if the laser could hurt my inner ear?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      First you should consult your doctor regarding the lingering pain in your ear.

      As with any medical procedure, excimer laser is not completely without risk. Because the excimer laser has the ability to ablate the skin, it is possible that a mishandled laser could cause some superficial tissue damage. For this reason, you should choose your cosmetic dermatologist carefully.

      Since you have Psoriasis, getting relief for your skin is a top priority. While there is currently no cure, you can still get relief with other less risky type of treatment such as applying psoriasis cream.

      There is a new natural product being promoted which is made with FDA-approved active ingredient. The product from Revitol Skin Care Product is called Dermasis Psoriasis Cream and it works to help control your skin symptoms in a smooth, non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly—and will not stain your clothes or skin.

      The product unique formulation of ingredients not only soothes and moisturizes your skin, but its active ingredient also helps control the scaling and flaking associated with Psoriasis to help your skin to heal naturally.

      Click on link to get more information on Dermasis Psoriasis Cream

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to make my skin acne clear and blemish free?
    My skin some times can become a little bit dry but not often because i treat it. But i need help to make my skin acne clear and blemish free i sometimes have little spots now and then and i want it gone. Any products?

    • 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

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I fix my dry skin when moisturizers don't work?
    My skin has been really, really dry lately. And I've tried two different moisturizers but neither of them are helping much, and I think one of them might be making it worse. Is there any thing I can do to fix my dry skin?
    My skin is sensitive and I've been using a moisturizer from MaryKay called Velocity and then one from Neutrogena that's an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 35 in it.

    • ANSWER:
      Can you give us more information about yourself and your skin? If your skin is not staying moisturized it may be a complaint that needs treatment rather than putting more moisturizer on it.

      Do you work with cleaners/chemicals or anything that could be damaging the natural oils in your skin? Is the dry skin in a specific area or do you have patches in different areas.? Any family history of skin problems. Have you tried different moisturizers and not just the nice smelling ones? This isn't a comprehensive list of questions, so try to think of anything that could be a mitigating factor.

      I suffer from psoriasis which means I suffer from an array of symptoms from just dry skin up to thick calluses on my knuckles and knees. Always seek medical advice for something that doesn't sort itself out after a reasonable period of time. It's amazing how easy it is to turn something trivial into something chronic by not dealing with it early.

      Next:

      - Always use a good moisturiser. You can put your pretty perfume ones on over the top, but the first one on your skin has to do the job properly. A lot of moisturizers out there are just greases or glycerins that make you smooth and shiny, but don't really assist the skin in a way that benefits you. Do your research and buy a medically beneficial moisturizer. It will probably be cheaper than what you are using now too.

      - Consider Bio-Oil or any products based on PurCellin oil. I use these regularly and I have to say that they penetrate deeper into the skin than any other product I use, AND their effect lasts longer than my other products too. It soaks right through my dry skin and even with my skin condition I can go a couple of days without having to moisturize again.

      - Experiment. I remember a couple of years ago my girlfriend started to get a bit spotty and she rushed to try different remedies, and new soaps, gels, and make-ups, but nothing seemed to help. Eventually I managed to convince her to just stop using anything, and I took her to the supermarket and bought her all new toiletries, but I only bought her the neutral ph, simple, unperfumed, mild, and gentle alternatives. Her skin slowly improved.

      We can be too aggressive with our skin sometimes and forget that it doesn't just hold our organs in, but it is an organ itself. Washing too often, or with the wrong things, or too harshly will damage it, and that damage will accumulate. Sometimes you just need to give it a break and give it time to heal. If you do that and it doesn't recover itself, then that is the time to start slowly bringing your lotions back in to play, but use them sparingly and see what real difference they make, compare them, find what works, and how they work, and come up with a simple, efficient skin care regime you can stick to.

      Good luck.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I have less oily skin and less acne?
    I've had very oily skin for a long time. I wear makeup and even when I don't, after washing I will be shiny within 10 minutes. I'm also extremely oily/shiny when I wake up. I've also had issues with acne and haven't found anything that works for me, so I have bad redness and scars from that also. I'm too insecure to not wear makeup around anyone and I really would like to improve my skin and be more comfortable.

    It just seems unhealthy and I really want healthy, good looking skin. I drink lots of water already and eat lots of veggies. Does anyone have any worthy products, vitamins, or successful remedies they would recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid 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. “It’s 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

  10. 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

  11. QUESTION:
    How do get rid of blackheads deep under your skin?
    I have blackheads DEEP under my skin on my nose. I have tried everything to get them out. I have tried picking them out with a needle, didn't work. Their too deep for a needle. I am wiling to try or buy anything. Please tell what I can do to get them out. Remember, they are super DEEP!

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I promote more oil production on skin?
    My skin is really dry and has little to no oil. How can I promote more oil production? I've heard taking fish oil can help, anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      Taking fish oil can hydrate the skin, it cannot promote more oil production. Taking testosterone injection can make you more oily. I used to be super oily and acne all over. I am glad I am dry now! Never again oily skin! Never again!

      In short, the loss of lipids that sticks the skin cells together leads to water evaporation, which makes you dry, tight, dull, painful, itchy, flaky or a combination of these symptoms. In healthy skin, the adequate amount of lipids serves as a hydrophobic barrier to ensure water retention.

      There is a unique composition of lipids to keep skin healthy: 50% ceramides, 25% cholesterol, and 15% free fatty acids. Sebaceous glands also produce a variety of oils that coat the skin to prevent it from becoming dry; they are: 41% triglyceride, 25% wax monoesters, 16% free fatty acids, and 12% squalene.

      EXTERNAL FACTORS ARE USUALLY THE CULPRITS:
      1)Low temperature and low humidity (winter) OR high temperature and low humidity (desert-area) weather
      2)Harsh detergents in cleansers, shampoo, dishwashing soap, ectcera
      3)Excessive/harsh scrubbing
      4)Acetone and alcohol in nail polish and skin care products
      5)Very hot or cold water bath or shower
      6)Chlorinated pool
      7)Frequent showers/bathing
      8)Central heating and air conditioning
      9)Malnutrition

      To TREAT and CONTROL dry skin:
      1)Replenish the skin’s protective barrier with a well-formulated moisturizer that includes a variety of humectants to draw water into the skin and lipids to seal the moisture in. It is best to apply moisturizer right after a bath or shower when your skin is moist. You should take a shower after swimming to wash off the chlorine and then apply moisturizer.
      2)If you are dry and flaky, then you can use a moisturizer with an hydroxy acid exfoliant such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid.
      3)Use gentle cleansers with mild detergents and moisturizers and no fragrance twice a day.
      4)Avoid physical exfoliation with scrubs or loofahs.
      5)Use a humidifier to increase the vapor level in the atmosphere during low humidity seasons.
      6)Take short (e.g. 10-15 minutes) and warm showers or baths to maintain skin barrier’s integrity.
      7)Wear tightly woven clothing or use thicker blanket during low temperature seasons.
      8)Consume a balance diet high in antioxidants (e.g., fruits and vegetables) and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids (e.g., fish oils, flaxseed, or evening primrose oil).

      To PREVENT dry skin, it is imperative that you cautiously avoid the listed external factors. The provided tips should instantly ameliorate dry skin. Otherwise, if your condition does not improve within a few weeks, then it may be a more serious condition.

      If you have any of the medical or hereditary skin condition that is associated with dry skin, then you should consult with a board-certified dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment protocol. These illnesses include atopic dermatitis (eczema), diabetes, ichthyosis, psoriasis, hypothyroidism, and malnutrition. You can do your own preliminary research on these skin conditions online or speak with a local pharmacist.

      If you want product recommendations, then you can email me.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some natural ways to get rid of psoriasis?
    I want to get rid of my psoriasis, but I find no synthetic medicines work.

    • ANSWER:
      After years of treating my psoriasis with prescription medications with little or no success, I decided to look for the alternative treatments. I came across SerenaSkin herbal remedies, their testimonials were promising, so I gave it a try. It turned to be the best treatment I've ever tried. Next day of applying ointment and spray I could feel the start of the healing, in a week my skin cleared up. I also took anti-psoriasis extract to keep the disease under control. More than a year later I'm free of psoriasis.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is a good remedy for psoriasis?
    I have a severe form of psoriatic arthritis. I have come on a RX that alleviates the pain of the arthritis, but my skin is in very bad shape. ointments and creams have not helped. And we are talking about VERY expensive RX ointments. Any home remedies anyone has tried for extreme conditions that have worked?

    • ANSWER:
      Try these home remedies:

      With regular doses of intense sun, 95 percent of psoriasis sufferers improve. It's the ultraviolet waves that fight psoriasis, and the UVB rays work the fastest. But there's a catch-22. UVB's are also the ones that give you a sunburn and run up the risks for skin cancer. They can also cause psoriasis sufferers to break out in previously unaffected areas.

      There is, however, an out. Sunscreen. "The benefits of sunbathing can outweigh the risks of skin cancer and spreading psoriasis if you use sunscreens on the places where you don't have psoriasis and only expose the affected areas to the full force of the sun.

      Get yourself a small UVB sunlamp to treat patches of psoriasis. You may prefer the UVA light found in tanning parlors, but it's weaker and needs much more time to work.

      Over-the-counter coal tar preparations are weaker than the prescription versions but can be effective in mild psoriasis. You can apply the tar directly to the plaques or immerse yourself in tar bath oil and treat your scalp with tar shampoo. Since even the OTC tars can stain and smell, they're usually washed off after a certain amount of time, but some kinds can be left on the skin to enhance the effect of sunlight or UVB treatments. "Tar makes you more sensitive to the sun, so be careful.

      Baths and heated swimming pools are excellent for psoriasis. Cold-water bath, maybe with a cup or so of apple cider vinegar added, is great for itching. "Another thing that really works is ice,". "Just dump some ice cubes into a small plastic bag and hold it against the afflicted skin."

      OTC topical cortisone creams are weaker than their prescription cousins, but they're worth trying, and they're safer on the face and genital areas..

      Researchers have discovered that covering lesions with tape or plastic wrap for days or weeks can help clear up psoriasis, especially if cortisone cream is applied first.

  17. 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.

  18. QUESTION:
    When a women gets older does she get dry skin an how can you prevent psoriasis?
    My legs are dry and has psoriasis, do you know what I can do to get rid of it once and for all?

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatment works better for me than steroid creams I've used to use. Serenaskin psoriasis pack gave me lost lasting relief. It has been more than 6 mo since the treatment and my skin is still clear.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is polyester clothing and cotton clothing safe for the skin or is it toxic?
    Read the skin can absorb small amounts of substances.

    Heard that polyester shirts and cotton shirts are put through many chemicals and dyes.

    Does that mean the skin absorbs those throughout the day.

    Also heard that the no wrinkle and polyester/cotton mixes are treated with formaldehyde, which stays in the clothing. Does that off gas and is that toxic, also to the skin?

    What about pillows and sheets?

    • ANSWER:
      Between PRP and psoriasis in my family, we know to avoid polyester-rich fabrics because they don't breathe.

      Sweating for victims of PRP and psoriasis is extremely hazardous to the skin so, we're better off with 100% cotton or a cotton-poly blend that's got a high percentage of cotton. Cotton is the #1 choice but with prices skyrocketing, we may not have much choice.

      Even blue jeans aren't 100% cotton denim anymore.

      As both PRP and psoriasis are thought to be auto-immune diseases, treatment of symptoms is the key at this time.

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    What vitamin is important for good skin?
    or just skin texture in general.
    Cuz Ima pop some vitamin pills and use the liquid on my face or something. Or create a mask with it.

    (I've heard a lot about Vitamin E, but not sure if that's the one or the only one)

    • ANSWER:
      Hello!! (sorry for my bad english)
      Let me help you,
      the essential vitamins for the skin are :

      Vitamin A (as betacarotene) :
      The body does not produce vit A, therefore must be obtained in our diet. Vitamin A increases the activity of enzymes and stimulates cell division of the skin (regenerating skin), improving the skin condition. Cosmetic products containing Vitamin A improves skin elasticity and regenerate prematurely aged skin, contribute to a more youthful skin looking smooth and even. Vitamin A normalizes the skin keratizacion (cell renewal), this is the process that acts against dry skin. This makes it very effective in improving conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne vulgarities. Also enhances the production of collagen and therefore contributes to a firmer skin. Vitamin A (beta carotene)

      Vitamin E (as you said) :

      Is a key component in the structure of body cells and helps improve the immune system which prevents cell degeneration. Vitamin E in cosmetic creams increases the microcirculation of the skin (the blood flowed) ensuring better nutrition improve tissue elasticity of the skin and reducing wrinkles. The external application of vitamin E help to inhibit inflammation and heal the scars. These anti-inflammatory properties to help the skin regenerative process in nature. It is especially useful to reduce scarring after surgery or in cases of acne. This also provides a natural protection against ultraviolet rays and its negative effects

      Vitamin C :

      This vitamin plays an important role in the sintering process of collagen improving skin elasticity. External applications of vitamin C helps refine the texture of the skin, reduce pigmentation spots and significantly improves skin tone. It stimulates collagen production helping the firmness of the foot.

      Vitamin C is water soluble and has a limited ability to penetrate the skin. It is also recommended that this vitamin is obtained in a formulation containing a system for transfer to the skin such as liposomes.

      Pantenol :

      It belongs to the group of vitamin B. In the skin is tranformed to ​​pantotenic acid, which is part of every cell and is essential for cell metabolism. It helps the body use other vitamins and improves the body's resistance to stress. Creams containing panthenol help provide calm and heal the skin in case of damage. Panthenol helps speed keratization the dermis and increases the level of moisture in the skin leaving the skin feeling soft and supple. This is very important when skin exfoliating treatment resurfaces after or laser. It also improves cell regeneration and has anti-inflammatory. Creams for hands and nails with panthenol help to strengthen them and feed them.

      _____________________________________________________________________________

      Also you can apply some oils to your face to restore the moisture(they usually have many of the components mentioned above) like emu oil, grape seed oil, almond oil, extra virgin olive oil.. and better if you apply them at night, just before going to bed and leaving it all night for better results. (As the skin repair is done at night when you sleep)

      But the better way to have a radiant skin, is to take care from within. The skin , partly reflects the inside of ourselves.Ensure to take that vitamins from your diet better than creams, and don't forget to do some sport, eat balanced and if you can, don't smoke!! as the smoker's vit. C is lower in comparision to no smokers.

      Take care.

  22. 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 :)

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. QUESTION:
    Can salicylic acid on scalp cause hair loss?
    I used a psoriasis treatment (with 3% salicylic acid) two days ago on a small spot on my scalp and it seems like all of a sudden my hair is thinner there.

    • ANSWER:
      Salicylic acid is effective in treating numerous skin conditions, psoriasis included however, the product being used should be formulated for the area being treated. Many commercial and professional products on the market utilize salicylic acid to treat scalp conditions and should have no adverse action on the hair follicle. Reversely, applying a salicylic product formulated for the skin - such as a chemical peel or exfoliator - may be too strong or have a pH value that would cause damage or destruction of the hair root which could result in hair loss.  More info can be found at http://www.naturalskinshop.com

  26. QUESTION:
    Fungus treatment question: by using over the counter treatments will I create more resistant fungus?
    I have successfully treated my own fungus skin infections, or so I thought, with over the counter medications, but it always came back a while later.

    Just now I read that I should treat it with over the counter product till it's gone and then treat it once a week for two years and it won't come back. Is this good advice or will there be bad results?

    • ANSWER:
      The fungus may infect just one area of the body, or there may be several infected areas.
      Fungal infections of the scalp or beard can lead to hair loss. Fungal rashes can sometimes be confused with other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema.
      Causes
      A number of things can make fungal infections more likely. You'ree more at risk from fungal infections if you:
      have recently taken a course of antibiotics
      have been taking oral steroids
      have diabetes
      are obese
      are African-Caribbean
      have a history of fungal infections have a weakened immune system caused, for example, by cancer or AIDS. Moist skin encourages fungal infections. This means fungal infections are more likely when skin isn't dried properly after sweating or bathing, or when it is covered with a material that doesn't allow sweat to evaporate. Damage to the skin surface, such as a cut or graze, can also encourage fungi to grow.

      Fungal infections inside the body can cause more serious health problems than those on the skin. These infections only affect people whose immune systems aren't working properly - either as a result of another illness such as AIDS, or because of immunosuppressant medicines, such as those taken after having an organ transplant.

      How do fungal infections spread?
      Fungal infections can be spread between humans. For example, athlete's foot is thought to be spread in communal areas, such as gyms and swimming pools. Contact with bed sheets or towels can also spread fungal infections.

      It's also possible to catch fungal infections from animals such as cats or dogs, and, more rarely, cattle. Ringworm is occasionally caught this way.

      Diagnosis
      Sometimes fungal infections are easy for doctors to diagnose from the appearance and location of the rash, such as athlete's foot. Sometimes your doctor will take a skin scraping, or a fragment of nail or hair, and send it to the laboratory to confirm the diagnosis.

      Treatment
      Since most fungal skin infections are surface infections, antifungal treatments are usually applied directly to the skin in the infected area (topical treatments).

      There are a variety of treatments available in the form of creams, lotions and medicated powders. If the rash covers quite a large area of skin, or affects the nails or scalp, then tablets may be required.

      Some treatments are available over-the-counter from a pharmacist, without a prescription. For example, sprays are available for treating athletes foot. Ask your pharmacist for advice.

      Stronger forms of topical treatments and antifungal in tablet form are only available on prescription. You may also be prescribed antifungal shampoo for scalp infections.

      These treatments are usually effective. Like any drug, they can occasionally cause side effects. These may include skin irritation or an upset stomach. It isn't unusual for the rash to return, even when it seems to have been treated. The treatment may need to be used for at least four weeks to prevent the infection from coming back.

      If you are buying an over-the-counter antifungal treatment, you need to be sure that you have a fungal infection. You may recognize the rash from a previously diagnosed fungal infection. But if there's any doubt about your diagnosis, or if over-the-counter treatments don't work, then you should seek advice from your GP.

      Prevention
      Taking the steps listed below may help to reduce the risk of getting a fungal infection.
      Dry your skin carefully after bathing.
      Wear loose fitting clothes and underwear.
      Avoid sharing towels, hair brushes, and combs, which could contain skin fragments that harbors fungal colonies.
      Change socks or tights daily.
      For athlete's foot, alternate shoes every two or three days so that they have time to dry out.
      Choose fabrics that allow the skin to "breathe" - natural fibres such as cotton are better than nylon or polyester for underwear.
      For sportspeople, synthetic fibres that "wick" the sweat away from the body, helping to keep the skin dry, may be preferable.
      If you have diabetes you need to keep good control of your blood sugar (for more information see the Bupa factsheets on Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes).

      Now we are going to treat the infections with natural Medicine and things we have around the house. Of course if there is infections out of control you have to go and see and MD General Practitioner or Dermatologist do not wait until the infections are out of control.
      Things you need to do:
      1. Go to a health Food Store and get a body desintoxication program.
      2. Then after finishing the program get something to rebuild your immune system.
      3. Get a natural Antibiotics
      For example: Echinacea & Goldenseal capsules and Neem capsules , Tea Tree capsules are natural antibiotics.
      4. Aloe Vera caps

  27. 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

  28. QUESTION:
    Is red dots on your skin a symptom of anything?
    I keep getting little red pin sized dots on my skin, sparsely spread, mostly on my arms. What does this mean?
    They're not lumpy, they're just little red dots... Like someone's got a blood red biro and poked me with it.

    • ANSWER:
      A rash is a change of the skin which affects its color, appearance, or texture. A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, dry, cracked or blistered, swell and may be painful. The causes, and therefore treatments for rashes, vary widely. Diagnosis must take into account such things as the appearance of the rash, other symptoms, what the patient may have been exposed to, occupation, and occurrence in family members. The diagnosis may confirm any number of conditions.

      The presence of a rash may aid associated signs and symptoms are diagnostic of certain diseases. For example, the rash in measles is an erythematous, maculopapular rash that begins a few days after the fever starts; it classically starts at the head and spreads downwards.

      Common causes of rashes include:

      anxiety
      allergies, for example to foods, dyes, medicines, insect stings, metals such as zinc or nickel; such rashes are often called hives.
      skin contact with an irritant
      bacterial or viral infection, e.g., by the viruses that cause chickenpox, smallpox, cold sores and measles
      fungal infection, such as ringworm
      reaction to vaccination
      skin diseases such as eczema or acne
      exposure to sun (sunburn) or heat
      friction due to chafing of the skin
      irritation such as caused by abrasives impregnated in clothing rubbing the skin. The cloth itself may be abrasive enough for some people
      Uncommon causes:

      autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis
      lead poisoning
      pregnancy

  29. QUESTION:
    Is there a good over the counter cream or medicine for psoriasis on the face?
    I have psoriasis, mainly on ,my scalp, face and chest. I discovered T-Gel shampoo caused my scalp psoriasis to go into remission- I have psoriasis on either side of my nose- people always ask if my nose is sunburned- It's psoriasis- Is there an over the counter drug or cream i could apply to my face?

    Since T-Gel shampoo helped the psoriasis clear from my scalp- what if I applied that to my face?

    • ANSWER:
      The shampoo is likely too drying for the face, but the active ingredient, tar, is available in gel, foam and lotion forms for the skin. Try Cutar, Scytera or T-Derm oil. You should get a similar effect as the T-Gel gave for the scalp. You may not need Rx treatment.

  30. 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.

  31. QUESTION:
    In case of dry skin problem, how to protect babies from cold through cotton instead of wool?
    My baby has a dry skin and appears tiny bumps on forehead and mild red patches on cheeks. Doctor told that his skin is dry so therefore he suggested some precautions. In which he advised for cotton wearing instead of wool, archylic or nylon. Now winter has been arrived. I am worried that how could I protect my baby from cold through cotton wearings instead of wool. Can any one help me in this regard?

    • ANSWER:
      Dry skin problems respond well to self-care measures, such as using moisturizers and avoiding long, hot showers and baths. If you have very dry and scaly skin, your doctor may recommend you use an over-the-counter cream that contains lactic acid or lactic acid and urea.

      In a more serious skin disease, such as ichthyosis or psoriasis, your doctor may prescribe prescription creams and ointments or other treatments in addition to home care.

      Dry skin leads to dermatitis, which causes red, itchy skin. In these cases, treatment may include hydrocortisone-containing lotions. If your skin cracks open, your doctor may prescribe wet dressings with mildly astringent properties to contract your skin and reduce secretions and prevent infection.

      I believe http://www.skinsosilky.com/ will help you best for more advices, ideas and best treatments for any skin problem like dry skin.

  32. QUESTION:
    How long does light therapy take to get rid of psoriasis?
    i have psoriasis and have been referred for light therapy and was just wondering how long it takes to kick in?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the type of light being used, your skin type (burn easily or tan easily) and the amount they give you each time as well as the frequency in times per week. It may take 10 - 15 treatments to really see improvement. They can push harder and you might get better faster, but you might also burn. They can answer this question better based on your particular case.

  33. QUESTION:
    Will Psoriasis increase or spreads as you grow ?
    I am 31 year and got this damn skin problem 'psoriasis' from my 7 years. In those days it appeared only on joints but now it spread all over my body. It was diagnised as Pustular Psoriasis and doctors prescribed Fluticasone oinment. Even i take that oinment, it spreads. Is it true that when you grow old, the psoriasis will also spreads ?

    Also I am trying to get pregnant. Will Psoriasis affect getting pregnant ? If I conceived, will it affect the fetus ? Please help me and clear my doubts ?

    • ANSWER:
      No psoriasis will not affect your pregnency but your treatment may?

      Psoriasis does not necessarily spread as you get older but in some people it does get worse. Have you spoken to a dermatologist regarding your psoriasis?

      The following regime may help:
      1) bathe once or twice a day in a warm "oatmeal bath". This will sooth the itch and a great alternative to soap which aggravates the affected areas. Try dermaveen (available from chemist/pharmacy)
      2) Pat skin dry.
      3)Apply fluticasone ointment to affected area.
      4) Get a spare couple of tea towels and rinse in hot (not boiling) water and squeese dry. Put this over the affected area for a few minutes. The heat causes the blood vessels to dilate and absorbs more of the cream thereby increasing its effectiveness.
      5) remove towel and GENTLY apply some unperfumed sorbalene cream to protect and reduce and dry flaking and itching.
      6) Take an antihistamine (hay fever tablet) to reduce the itching (check with pharmacist to see what is appropriate if you are trying to concieve).
      7) DON"T SCRATCH!!!

      Do steps 3,4 and 5 as directed by the dermatologist (once or twice aday is usually enough). It usually works within a day or two and should be continued for a week. Then apply the ointment as normal ntil no longer needed. The oatmeal baths should be continued and soap and perfumes should be avoided.

      It sounds like a lot of work, but it works with my patients. Some they have had psoriasis to 70% of there body and have immediate relief and full treatment within a fortnight!!!

      I hope this helps and good luck!

      Chris- Registered Nurse

  34. QUESTION:
    Does the sun have a bad effect on psoriasis?
    I've been told my someone (not a doctor) that sitting in the sun for too long worsens the psoriasis. But I find that the psoriasis looks a bit better after sitting in the sun for a while. Is that just my imagination? What are the effects of the sun on psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      I would not overdo the sun but in fact you are correct. Ultra-violet light, the kind found in sunlight, is beneficial for skin conditions like psoriasis. You may even find that your skin doctor puts you under a sunlamp for short periods of time in the treatment of this.

  35. QUESTION:
    Which is the latest and most effective ointment for servere psoriasis treatment?
    My friend has had guttate psoriasis, a severe skin condition since i met her, 5 years now and i read about 'The Skin Society' psoriasis cream and it has had quite positive feedback but i would like genuine answers from people who have had the condition and used the cream? thanksss

    • ANSWER:
      im using dovobet oitment at the minute with sunbed sessions and mine has just about cleared up,i have also been prescribed cocois for my scalp,which has totally cleared it,i have suffered with it for years and nothing has ever cleared my scalp,but this stuff has worked,a few months back my legs, back,tummy ,and arms were covered,now for the first time in years im not covered in whiteflakes and limited to what i will wear.I think different stuff works for different people,its just finding the thing that suits you,as i say,its taken me years to find the stuff that works for me,good luck My bestfriend had the similar trouble like you. His doctor commend Dermasis. He tried it and the result is spectacular. Dermasis is not a problem at all. You can learn more about Dermasis here: http://doiop.com/1dermasis

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for Psoriasis disease?
    My neighbor is suffering from a serious psoriasis disease on her skin and head. The disease causes continuous itching, hair losss and dryness. It also transfer to all of the body and result in wounding her body. Different chemical treatments are ordered by a skin Doctor and that chemicals couldn't heal the disease even though she used it for more than six months. Any one who knows the solution for such disease may help us by giving answers.

    • ANSWER:
      I've experienced dozens of treatments. The best, safest skin creams for the face are dovonex and protopic. The best for scalp are clobetasol or tar shampoos (safe). Another great (safest) option is phototherapy, with this unit another patient I know has, called the dermapal. It is very effective and safe for spot treatment: http://www.phototherapystore.com/ Usually insurance covers all or most of the cost.

  37. QUESTION:
    Has anyone on this site had experience with arthritic psoriasis?
    I have a friend whose granddaughter has this terrible condition. Her skin looks like fish scales, alternating with huge boils. Her hands and feet are so swollen, she can no longer work (she is 21). It has affected her spine, and she has to use a TNS unit constantly. She has been told there is a medication for the condition, but one injection costs ,000, not covered by insurance. Does anyone know of a person who suffers with this, and what they have done for it? This girl is presently seeing a rheumatologist as well as a dermatologist. They have told her it is an immune system disorder, similar to lupus. They're not giving her much hope for improvement, much less a cure.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for psoriasis but only treatments that help with the condition as long you keep doing them. If you stop the problem comes back and you are back to zero.

      She has severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and the only think that will work for her are the biological drugs - injections.

      Most of them cost at about .300 per month. They lower the immune system so that psoriasis has no power to attack and appear and you are clean from it completely.

      I am currently taking Enbrel ( it's been 2 years ) for my psoriasis but I live in Europe/Greece and my insurance covers it so I have no problems.

      Unfortunately nothing else will work and make a serious difference in her condition. She needs the shots. If she has serious problems and she can't afford the treatment she might consider to move to another country where she can get it for free.

      In Greece if you work ( in whatever job ) you automatically have insurance and they cover absolutely everything no matter the cost. I bet you get the same advantages in other countries also.

      Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis is an auto immune disease caused by over working genes and it might not be life threatening but it can make you unable to live like a normal person. Especially for severe cases a treatment is needed.

      For her psoriasis on the skin, sea swimming could be the solution. She will need to go swimming 2 times a day ( even during winter ) for a few months to a year to clear up her skin.

      But for psoriatic arthritis only the injections are going to help to relief the pain completely.

      Gluck

  38. QUESTION:
    Do you have any idea the best treatment for my pimples?
    I have pimples since i was 12 years old, and until now i still have this skin problem. And im already 26 years old now. This is really frustrating because i loss my confidence to mingle on other people.

    • ANSWER:
      i am 43 and still get acne and my friend is 50 and he still gets pimples and so do many of my friends and we are clean people.
      i use a product from Avon called Clearskin and when I feel a pimple ready to break out or has broken out I was my face w/this. my friend also loves this stuff and it is a guy.
      he also uses it for his psoriasis but it's hard to tell how well it is working for that.
      never use "soap" on u'r face.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is it possibles to have herpes just on your skin not on your mouth or genitals?
    If this is so, I was wondering what the best treatment for this would be. Is a naturapathic option a good one?

    • ANSWER:
      Great herpes question. Herpes simplex virus is the genital herpes virus. It infects the skin and travels down the nerves to the base of the spinal cord where it stays for life. From time to time, the virus will travel from the spine back to the genital skin and either cause blisters and sores or just be on the skin without any symptoms. While the virus is on the skin it can be spread to a partner through close skin-to-skin contact.

      Skin conditions that respond very well to naturopathic regimes include: skin allergies, boil & carbuncles, eczema, HERPES, school sores (impetigo), psoriasis, psoriatic, utricaria, acne, corns and calisters, wounds, warts, ringworm (tinea) or other fungal growths.

      To successfully address a skin condition, the underlying problem must be treated. Thus your problem! You can call the hotline below, but you either have to get a test or go to a doctor to identify exactly what form of herpes you have. You're probably 9/10 cool with the naturapathic stuff, but why risk the discomfort???

  40. 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

  41. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of a successful psoriasis treatment?
    My boyfriend has a small patch of what looks like psoriasis by his ear. We got some of this coal tar gel called Psoriasin but it doesn't seem to be helping. Anyone with this have any helpful tips or treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      The standard management for psoriasis is currently calcipotriene, (Dovonex,) Dovobet is used for rescue treatment, unfortunately it contains a powerful flourinated steroid which if used on an ongoing basis produces skin thinning, marking, (striae,) and rebound exacerbations.

      Calcipotriene is a clean and pleasant preparation with few side effects, unfortunately it is not all that potent and its effects also tend to wane with time. The older psoriasis preparations, tar and dithranol, are still excellent and very effective, but they require experience of use to manage them, something few dermatologists and even fewer GPs still possess. They need to be applied in very low concentrations and initially for very short contact periods to avoid skin damage. The concentrations and application times can be gradually increased as tolerated. Unfortunately both these preparations are smelly and messy, so they are best applied at night and washed off in the morning. Olive oil can be used to help remove the tar.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do you and your family deal with skin irritations?
    When one of you is suffering from a skin condition, such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis etc, what do you do and who do you turn to?

    • ANSWER:
      Pinetarsol,,my daughter suffers from all of the above,
      Doc. prescribed several creams but I told her to try Pinetarsol,having found that it helped her Dad during chemo treatment.
      She now uses it all the time with great results.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to moisturize your scalp quickly?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp and it turns into dandruff looking flakes and I was wondering if there's any "home remedies" I could use to moisturize my scalp. I already use tar shampoo and head and shoulders.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't moisturize the scalp but you use proper treatments to remove the flakes. Do not use coconut oil on your scalp, it won't help with scalp psoriasis and you will need to wash your hair like 30 times to remove the oil afterwards and this will cause more dry skin and more flakes.

      Most people think that they can get rid of scalp psoriasis/Dandruff with just a shampoo, but shampoos are only for maintenance and not for treatment.

      You need to use a proper lotion to clean the scalp completely. The best one I found and I 've been using for years when needed is Propiosalic lotion. It's under and it clears the scalp completely in a few days if applied daily.

      It contains salicylic acid a well known cosmetic and not only ingredient that effectivity removes the flakes and dry scalp without irritating it and without damaging the hair. You apply it on the scalp once or twice a day and let it dry out. It dries out in about half an hour and you don't need to wash your hair afterwards not even the next day. It does not smell when it's dry and it's not noticeable. Ask your pharmacist or your dermatologist.

      After you have cleared your scalp completely, you can keep using the tar shampoo for maintenance if you want and only if your scalp psoriasis is aggressive, meaning it gets worse really soon. If not, there is no need to keep using a special shampoo.

      Stay away from head and shoulders, ultrex and all that. They are extremely strong shampoos. they only work at start then the scalp gets used to them and they stop working. The worst thing is that they are change the ph balance of the scalp and no other shampoo or treatment will work on the future. So it's better to avoid them.

      You need to use a mild shampoo and stay away from strong shampoos who mess us the ph balance. This is what triggers psoriasis.

      What triggers scalp and general psoriasis also Dandruff : Fever, cold/flu, climate, stress/anxiety, other conditions, toxins from food or other products we use every day.

      Get the lotion or any other lotion ( do not get the oily ones they don't work and they leave you with greasy hair ) and your scalp will clean up completely extremely fast. Ask your doctor.
      This is the absolute treatment.

      Gluck

  44. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of a successful psoriasis treatment?
    My boyfriend has a small patch of what looks like psoriasis by his ear. We got some of this coal tar gel called Psoriasin but it doesn't seem to be helping. Anyone with this have any helpful tips or treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      If it is in fact >psoriasisskin cancer<). My friend used dermasis for psoriasis . It is very good so if you need to test it, you can try this web site http://doiop.com/psorsiasiscure

  45. QUESTION:
    Does apple cider vinegar really work for skin disorders?
    I've read that putting a few tablespoons in a drink 3 times a day can really cure a lot of skin disorders. Has anyone tried it?

    • ANSWER:
      The Psoriasis Foundation hears from people who apply apple cider vinegar to their skin as a treatment for psoriasis. People add it to the bath, mix it with a moisturizer, soak fingernails and toenails in it, and apply it directly to the skin with cotton balls or pads.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does tea tree oil actually clear up your skin?
    I've heard tea tree oil could clear my skin up? If so, how well will it clear? What kind of product or place could I get this at?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it works well. Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      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 other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  47. QUESTION:
    Does taking zinc help with skin inflammation from acne?
    I am currently on accutane and it has cleared up my skin a lot. But I still have a lot of red inflammation. Does anyone know if zinc could help with this or with acne scars?

    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can help with acne inflamation. Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)

      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.

      Here are other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Neem oil
      It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection.
      Benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products.

      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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      This website has lots of information on foods and acne you can check it out on this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html


skin psoriasis treatment

Treatment For Psoriasis Of The Scalp

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use hair products when I have psoriasis on my scalp?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp. I want to know if it is safe for me to use hair gel/spray/whatnot. Also, is it okay to color your hair if you have this skin condition? If the answer to the above is "no," then once my psoriasis has cleared up for a bit is it safe to begin using these things again, or will I be banned from hair products for life now that I have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Scalp psoriasis appears as dandruff, and treatments can leave your scalp more sensitive. There are a variety of products available on the market that are designed to reduce the amount of skin flakes and the scalp itching. Try consulting your doctor about it just to be on the safe side.

  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 are some ways to moisturize your scalp quickly?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp and it turns into dandruff looking flakes and I was wondering if there's any "home remedies" I could use to moisturize my scalp. I already use tar shampoo and head and shoulders.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't moisturize the scalp but you use proper treatments to remove the flakes. Do not use coconut oil on your scalp, it won't help with scalp psoriasis and you will need to wash your hair like 30 times to remove the oil afterwards and this will cause more dry skin and more flakes.

      Most people think that they can get rid of scalp psoriasis/Dandruff with just a shampoo, but shampoos are only for maintenance and not for treatment.

      You need to use a proper lotion to clean the scalp completely. The best one I found and I 've been using for years when needed is Propiosalic lotion. It's under and it clears the scalp completely in a few days if applied daily.

      It contains salicylic acid a well known cosmetic and not only ingredient that effectivity removes the flakes and dry scalp without irritating it and without damaging the hair. You apply it on the scalp once or twice a day and let it dry out. It dries out in about half an hour and you don't need to wash your hair afterwards not even the next day. It does not smell when it's dry and it's not noticeable. Ask your pharmacist or your dermatologist.

      After you have cleared your scalp completely, you can keep using the tar shampoo for maintenance if you want and only if your scalp psoriasis is aggressive, meaning it gets worse really soon. If not, there is no need to keep using a special shampoo.

      Stay away from head and shoulders, ultrex and all that. They are extremely strong shampoos. they only work at start then the scalp gets used to them and they stop working. The worst thing is that they are change the ph balance of the scalp and no other shampoo or treatment will work on the future. So it's better to avoid them.

      You need to use a mild shampoo and stay away from strong shampoos who mess us the ph balance. This is what triggers psoriasis.

      What triggers scalp and general psoriasis also Dandruff : Fever, cold/flu, climate, stress/anxiety, other conditions, toxins from food or other products we use every day.

      Get the lotion or any other lotion ( do not get the oily ones they don't work and they leave you with greasy hair ) and your scalp will clean up completely extremely fast. Ask your doctor.
      This is the absolute treatment.

      Gluck

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    good threatment for psoriasis on the scalp?
    I was wondering if anyone knows any treatment for Psoriasis on the scalp? Mine is pretty bad and i cant get to my doctor for another 2 more months. I have used T-Gel, metrogel (metronidazole gel 1%) Psoriasin gel and scalpicin. But nothing seems to work. anyone have any more ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. For my plaque psor. (elbows, knees and scalp) the herbal cream/spray combo by champori works the best: my patches cleared almost completely in just 2.5 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    how can you get rid of pshoriasis from your scalp?
    I have had psoriasis on my scalp for about 3 years now. And I have tried everything to get rid of it. Can you tell me a way I can properly get rid of it for good? Its really embarressing as well because all the dry skin fall onto my shoulders and people keep thinking I have dandruff.. It's really annoying me because I've been trying so hard to get rid of it.

    • 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

  18. QUESTION:
    Is there a good over the counter cream or medicine for psoriasis on the face?
    I have psoriasis, mainly on ,my scalp, face and chest. I discovered T-Gel shampoo caused my scalp psoriasis to go into remission- I have psoriasis on either side of my nose- people always ask if my nose is sunburned- It's psoriasis- Is there an over the counter drug or cream i could apply to my face?

    Since T-Gel shampoo helped the psoriasis clear from my scalp- what if I applied that to my face?

    • ANSWER:
      The shampoo is likely too drying for the face, but the active ingredient, tar, is available in gel, foam and lotion forms for the skin. Try Cutar, Scytera or T-Derm oil. You should get a similar effect as the T-Gel gave for the scalp. You may not need Rx treatment.

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    What kind of shampoo should I be using for psoriasis and dandruff?
    My scalp doesn't itch. It is just *extremely* flaky...which doesn't help because I wear black a LOT. I feel like I have tried everything: Selsun Blue, Head and Shoulders, Pert Plus, Aveda Scalp Benefits, and those tar shampoos. I know that I should probably go to a dermatologist, but I'm on an Air Force base in the middle of nowhere. Help!

    • 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 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,
      Stella

  21. 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

  22. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a treatment for my scalp?
    I have an extremely dry, sore scalp. I've tried anti-dandruff shampoos but non seem to help. Advice please.

    • ANSWER:
      Tar products and salicylic acid are generally sufficient for treating very mild scalp psoriasis. More severe scalp psoriasis may require persistence and experimentation to find an effective treatment plan. Treatments include topical medications (applied to the skin) and occasionally ultraviolet (UV) light. Treatments are often combined and rotated because a person's psoriasis can become resistant to medications after repeated use. Systemic (oral or injected) psoriasis treatments are not commonly used just for scalp psoriasis, but they may be tried if psoriasis is present elsewhere on the body and/or the psoriasis is severe.

  23. 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me the best treatment for Psoriasis?
    I have Psoriasis on my scalp and a few other places of my body. It is terrible and I have tried almost everything known to man. Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ace, the best natural treatment for psoriasis (that cleared my scalp psor. in just over 2 weeks) is anti-psoriasis cream and spray from http://www.champori.com It is herbal with no steroids, and if it doesn't work - it's free (they have money back policy). Try it.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  25. 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

  26. QUESTION:
    My girlfriend has psoriasis mainly on her back with some patches about the size of a 50p and others smaller?
    She has some cream for it but its hard for her to put it her back when i'm not there so i was wondering if anybody has an alternative treatment they have used, somebody recommended sulphur tablets?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. For my plaque psor. (elbows, knees and scalp) the herbal cream/spray combo by champori works the best: my patches cleared almost completely in just 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now. Let your girlfriend it: it comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  27. QUESTION:
    What can my mom do about her medical condition?
    My mom has psoriasis on her hands, scalp, and arms really bad. The doctor gave her a cream to put on it and told her it's caused by stress and that she needs to relax and it will go away. Well, I think the doctor is full of crap and just doesn't know why she has it. She just got it a few weeks ago. What other options are there? Should I send her to a spa for the day to relax? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor is right. Psoriasis has a direct correlation between stress and when outbreaks occur. This is often a difficult skin condition to treat and can spread rapidly. Your mother needs to find ways to decrease her stress levels daily. She might consider starting yoga, an exercise program (walking is easiest - start with short distances and gradually increase the pace and distance until she is doing 30 minutes per day at a brisk pace). You can also do some internet research because often, the first medication given does not clear up the problem and other medications may be needed. A day at the spa might be nice but this needs to be a daily activity for stress reduction. You can go to WebMd or Mayo Clinic and research your mother's condition on more treatment options. Also, you might want to have a dermatologist provide care for your mother rather than her family doctor.

  28. 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! ;)

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a effective solution on the market for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis on my inner arm and I am constantly scratching. Nothing I have tried works and the itch sometimes is unbareable.

    • 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 inner arm.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 inner arm condition.Plus,these remedies could be apply on any affected areas including ur inner arm.

      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:-)

  30. 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

  31. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?
    I have Seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp so i went to see the doctor the other day basically just to ask for a refferell to a private dermotologist as i have private health care. The Doctor basically told me i would be wasting my time seeing them as she new exactly what to prescribe to get it under controll. i have been given a scalp application called Betacap which i believe is a form of steroid which will apparently get rid of the scaily skin after a month or so, amd also ketopine 2% shampoo which i believe is the same as nizoral. Does any one have any expirience with either of these as i cant seem to find many reviews on Betacap which i find a bit odd really . The doctor told me the reason i have never fully got this under controll before is because i have only ever used specialist shampoos and not a scalp application with it. Any advice/help would be greatly appriciated

    • ANSWER:
      I have psoriasis and use betnovate, which i am assmuing to be the same active chemical as what you are describing. It is a steroid, and it works very well for me, but I also like to use oils to moisturise becasue if you use steroid creams too often the skin thins.

  32. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of scalp acne scar?
    I've been using home remedies and it worked but they keep coming back. I'm convinced to start using those products like neutrogen and proactive. What products works best to keep scalp acne scars to go away. Btw I tried popping them but only boos comes out and itches a lot and causes me to scratch and leaving scars.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      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 other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  33. 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

  34. 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.

  35. 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:-)

  36. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of this dry patch on my scalp?
    I have a dry patch of skin on my scalp.. it is on the back of my head. I do not really have dandruff from it but I have tried head and shoulders and it doesn't really help. The patch is really itchy and if i scratch it to much it starts to be painful.. when i scratch it.. pieces of the dry skin come off. Do you have any tips of how to get rid of it..or should i see a doctor or dermatologist or something?

    • ANSWER:
      It really does sound like psoriasis. I just got it =/

      Go to a dermatologist - I got this prescribed: MGP Clobetasol Propionate Topical Solution.

      It controls the psoriasis, but it's a non-greasy formula for your head so your hair doesn't get greasy. I was supposed to put this on until the patch "disappeared" and then 2 weeks after it disappeared. It actually did go away, but a few days ago it came back again. Psoriasis isn't curable, but it is treatable. Stress causes it to break out again. You have to start controlling it before it gets too bad and it could spread, like it did on my dad (all over). I also got this shampoo the dermatologist recommended: it's T-Sal by Neutrogena (just bought it at walgreens for like 6 bucks).

      But yah, go to the dermatologist to make sure. Don't bother going to the doctor - I went to the doctor first and he sent me right away to the dermatologist. Waste of for copay.

      Good luck!! (Psoriasis sucks =/)

      OH! and I don't think my topical solution has steroids (I think). They have new treatments available - steroids were in the old treatments

  37. QUESTION:
    What is a good soap to use for scalp psorasis?
    I Shave my head so I Want to know about soap not shampoo. i am tired of scraping dead skin off of my scalp.

    • ANSWER:
      Tar shampoo is usually the first line therapy for scalp psoriasis. If you prefer not to use the shampoo, it is important that you choose a non-drying "soap." Dryness and irritation caused by harsh cleansers can make psoriasis worse. Two gentle cleansers are Cetaphil (see cleanser or body wash called Restoraderm) and Vanicream (a bar soap for sensitive skin).

      Moisturize your scalp after showering to help counteract the dryness and capture moisture. Try a thicker non-fragrance moisturizer like Lubriderm (or generic variety) twice a day.

      If you have thick scaling you may need to get a prescription from a medical provider for one of the following treatments:
      Keralyt: salicylic acid (6%)
      Dovonex: Vitamin D analog
      Topical steroid: Triamcinolone, Clobetasol, etc. (when using apply sparingly into affected area)

      If you have related itching, then use an over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream.

      Psoriasis may be due to family history, but it has also been related to infection, stress, smoking, and various medications (e.g. antimalarials, beta-blockers, and lithium).

  38. 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

  39. QUESTION:
    Can psoriasis be caused by products with sodium laureth sulfate?
    I have never been to a dermatologist for it because my dad, uncle, cousin and sister have it too. But I was spraying my hair with detangler when I accidently got some on my face and it burned and turned red with bumps, sort of like what psoriasis looks like when its new. Then I remembered reading something about laureth sulfate aggravating your skin, looked at the back of the bottle and thats in it, both my detangler and my shampoo. Has anybody heard of this before?
    I forgot, I only have psoriasis on my scalp, nowhere else.

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't heard of this particular agent causing psoriasis. If you are genetically pre-disposed to p. , then it can be triggered by anything, I am sure. You may want to try the anti-psoriaisis spray and cream for your scalp. Get it from http://www.champori.com It helped my plaque p. like nothing else I tried: it cleared after just 3 weeks of treatment, and I haven't had a relapse for a year now.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  40. QUESTION:
    does anyone know about any good treatments for scalp psoriasis?
    i have scalp psoriasis and it's really irritating. i've tried several drug store shampoos but i feel like they aren't working.

    • ANSWER:
      If your scalp psoriasis is severe enough, you're going to need some prescription items, rather than over the counter medicines. Your dermatologist can help you out with this.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can exfoliating help with body psoriasis?
    I am just wondering if scrubbing the body while showering or using certain body washes can help in controlling body psoriasis. Also, will it help with scalp psoriasis. My understanding of the condition is that it is over producing skin cells and the cells not being shed fast enough. Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use apricot scrubs or any thing with exfoliating beads it's bad for your skin. Use Cetaphil for sensitive skin body bar and Eucerin,Cetaphil,Nivea and keep your skin moist and clean. Scrubbing your skin to get the flakes off just encourages the skin to get thicker and produce more scales. Also the skin underneath the scales becomes more vulerable to cuts and injury when you bump into things.
      Above all see a dermatologist and treat it. I have it. I know it's a life long battle. It's embarrasing. I've tried everything I could get over the counter and nothing works to make it go away. I can't afford a visit to the dermatologist, much less what ever they would prescribe for me.
      Just watch the steroids. Doctors love to prescribe Prednisone for everything. It can make you gain weight and has other side affects.
      Do research. Go to your local library and read some books on skin disorders. Sometimes you will know as much as the doctors and that is a real big help when it comes to understanding treatments.
      The medical profession is a business. If they can keep you coming back then they make more and more money off you. That's when the knowledge comes in handy. Good luck, and see if you can get cortozone cream at 10% strength, not 1.0 like over the counter brands. That might help. Good luck.

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the differences between sclap psoriasis and Seborrhoeic Eczema?
    What are the differences between 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:
      1) Scalp psoriasis and seborrheic eczema share similar signs of itchiness, redness, and scaly skin. Most often, the scales of psoriasis are thicker and somewhat drier in appearance than are the scales of seborrheic dermatitis. In addition, psoriasis usually affects more than one area of the body. If you have scalp psoriasis, you may also have mild psoriasis on your elbows, knees, hands or feet or may notice subtle nail changes, such as pitting. You can refer to the chart on: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/scalp-psoriasis/AN01177

      2) Different conditions require different involvement of treatment. For mild cases, an application of cream or lotion may suffice and be effective. For moderate cases, you may require UV light treatments or a treatment of pills or injections.

      3) The conditions of both conditions are quite similar. You should check with your professional physician to see what you can do about your condition. Neither one is worse or better to have.

      4) You can continue to develop the condition past puberty.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the differences between sclap psoriasis and Seborrhoeic Eczema?
    What are the differences between 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:
      Seborrheic eczema, (or dermatitis) involves the scalp, eyelids, nose and lips and is associated the the presence of pityrosporum yeasts, and is common in patients with AIDs.
      Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease in which itchy scaly red patches form on the elbows, forearms, knees, legs, and scalp, and other parts of the body. Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases, affecting about 2% of the population, but its cause is not known. The disorder often runs in families and may be brought on by anxiety; it is rare in infants and the elderly, the most common time of onset being is childhood or adolescence. It sometimes occurs in association with arthritis (psoriatic arthritis). Occassionally, the disease may be very severe, affecting much of the skin and causing considerable disability in the patient. While psychological stress may cause an exacerbation of psoriasis, the only significant event that precipitates the disease is a preceding streptocccal infection. Drugs such as lithium or beta blockers may occasionally be responsible.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a medical term to my scalp problems?
    Well, my scalp seems to be a nuisance to me. Whenever my head heats up, my scalp itches excessively and it flakes alot. I've tried different dandruff shampoos and they work for about 1-2 months and then my scalp somewhat develops immunity against the shampoo.

    Is there any treatment to this? Is there a specific term to this? Is it hormones?

    And no, its not just dandruff.

    BQ: Jackass or iCarly?

    • ANSWER:
      is it psoriasis? my bf gets it on his scalp. try medicated shampoo for psoriasis.

      bq. jackass fo sho

  47. QUESTION:
    What do you call the skin condition on your scalp?
    When your scalp produces too much oil and all these folds of skin grow out of the scalp. Often caused by stress. Also do you know what the best treatment for it is?

    • ANSWER:
      As you see above, could be several things. Psoriasis, seborrhea, dandruff (but probably not, too severe), alopecia. You need to be seeing a dermatologist. They say that stress makes these things worse, but my psoriasis has always been very bad, whether I was stressed or not.

      There are new treatments available for psoriasis if that is what you have. See a physician.

      You could try the over-the-counter shampoos for scalp conditions -- some may work for you. None work for me. What could give you some relief is to put oil -- baby, olive, vegetable -- all over the scalp, cover with a shower cap, and sleep. Oh, cover the pillow with a towel because some will leak out. Wash it out in the morning -- hard to do, but use a clarifying shampoo and shampoo two or three times until it is out of the hair. That will lubricate it enough to give you some relief.

      Again, see a doctor.


treatment for psoriasis of the scalp

Treatment For Psoriasis On The Scalp

According to the Dermatology Academy in America Alopecia Barbae is kind of Alopecia Areata. This disease is characterized by patches of baldness on the scalp where the hair seems to be missing. Alopecia Barbae on the other hand is similar but the bald patches in this disease appear in the beard rather than the head. These missing patches are often round or circular in shape. This is an indication that unlike Alopecia Areata, alopecia barbae is found only in men.

Treatment

The only known fact about the hair loss phenomenon is it's auto immune nature with which the body responds to certain things. The reasons may still be mysterious but the hair falls and then some years later it re grows. As the reason is unknown so is the recovery process, however there are some treatments that help in growing the hair follicles quicker than the normal process. These are often recommended by the experts.

1. Cortisone

The most common treatment for this disease of Alopecia Barbae is definitely the injections of Cortisone which are applied under the supervision of a dermatologist if not by the dermatologists themselves. The needles are inserted into the bald patch or area repeatedly. If the treatment succeeds the patient can look forward to the re-emergence of the hair in about four weeks time. There are however no guarantees concerning this particular treatment of cortisone. As far as the process is concerned it is quite painless with no side effects. The patient may feel just a tingling when the injections are applied and the area may seem sunken but it recovers by itself with the passage of time.

2. Topical Minoxidil

Another medicine that been proved as effective in treating the cases of Alopecia Barbae, is the Topical Minoxidil. The procedure of this treatment is also quite simple as it just involves applying a solution of the medicine that is 5% in concentration to the affected areas. Some other solutions which are 2% in concentration have not been that effective in the treatment and should be avoided. According to many experts the combination of Topical Minoxidil and Cortisone increases the effectiveness manifolds and also the chances of hair re-growth.

3. Anthralin

Another medicine that can be used to treat Alopecia Barbae and is in fact used is anthralin, which is also a recommended treatment for psoriasis. The physical appearance of anthralin is an ointment or cream that resembles tar. The process is simple, it involves applying the cream to the affected area where one needs hair growth. The cream is washed off after 30 mins to an hour of applying. Effective treatment by this medicine will result in hair re-growing after a period of about 12 or 14 weeks since the beginning of the treatment. The only concern with this procedure is the side effects, care should be taken not to leave the ointment on the area for any time in excess of the recommended time and also the patient should make sure to keep it away from eyes. Apart from these cares the medicine has been proven effective too.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use hair products when I have psoriasis on my scalp?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp. I want to know if it is safe for me to use hair gel/spray/whatnot. Also, is it okay to color your hair if you have this skin condition? If the answer to the above is "no," then once my psoriasis has cleared up for a bit is it safe to begin using these things again, or will I be banned from hair products for life now that I have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Scalp psoriasis appears as dandruff, and treatments can leave your scalp more sensitive. There are a variety of products available on the market that are designed to reduce the amount of skin flakes and the scalp itching. Try consulting your doctor about it just to be on the safe side.

  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 are some ways to moisturize your scalp quickly?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp and it turns into dandruff looking flakes and I was wondering if there's any "home remedies" I could use to moisturize my scalp. I already use tar shampoo and head and shoulders.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't moisturize the scalp but you use proper treatments to remove the flakes. Do not use coconut oil on your scalp, it won't help with scalp psoriasis and you will need to wash your hair like 30 times to remove the oil afterwards and this will cause more dry skin and more flakes.

      Most people think that they can get rid of scalp psoriasis/Dandruff with just a shampoo, but shampoos are only for maintenance and not for treatment.

      You need to use a proper lotion to clean the scalp completely. The best one I found and I 've been using for years when needed is Propiosalic lotion. It's under and it clears the scalp completely in a few days if applied daily.

      It contains salicylic acid a well known cosmetic and not only ingredient that effectivity removes the flakes and dry scalp without irritating it and without damaging the hair. You apply it on the scalp once or twice a day and let it dry out. It dries out in about half an hour and you don't need to wash your hair afterwards not even the next day. It does not smell when it's dry and it's not noticeable. Ask your pharmacist or your dermatologist.

      After you have cleared your scalp completely, you can keep using the tar shampoo for maintenance if you want and only if your scalp psoriasis is aggressive, meaning it gets worse really soon. If not, there is no need to keep using a special shampoo.

      Stay away from head and shoulders, ultrex and all that. They are extremely strong shampoos. they only work at start then the scalp gets used to them and they stop working. The worst thing is that they are change the ph balance of the scalp and no other shampoo or treatment will work on the future. So it's better to avoid them.

      You need to use a mild shampoo and stay away from strong shampoos who mess us the ph balance. This is what triggers psoriasis.

      What triggers scalp and general psoriasis also Dandruff : Fever, cold/flu, climate, stress/anxiety, other conditions, toxins from food or other products we use every day.

      Get the lotion or any other lotion ( do not get the oily ones they don't work and they leave you with greasy hair ) and your scalp will clean up completely extremely fast. Ask your doctor.
      This is the absolute treatment.

      Gluck

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    good threatment for psoriasis on the scalp?
    I was wondering if anyone knows any treatment for Psoriasis on the scalp? Mine is pretty bad and i cant get to my doctor for another 2 more months. I have used T-Gel, metrogel (metronidazole gel 1%) Psoriasin gel and scalpicin. But nothing seems to work. anyone have any more ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. For my plaque psor. (elbows, knees and scalp) the herbal cream/spray combo by champori works the best: my patches cleared almost completely in just 2.5 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    how can you get rid of pshoriasis from your scalp?
    I have had psoriasis on my scalp for about 3 years now. And I have tried everything to get rid of it. Can you tell me a way I can properly get rid of it for good? Its really embarressing as well because all the dry skin fall onto my shoulders and people keep thinking I have dandruff.. It's really annoying me because I've been trying so hard to get rid of it.

    • 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

  18. QUESTION:
    Is there a good over the counter cream or medicine for psoriasis on the face?
    I have psoriasis, mainly on ,my scalp, face and chest. I discovered T-Gel shampoo caused my scalp psoriasis to go into remission- I have psoriasis on either side of my nose- people always ask if my nose is sunburned- It's psoriasis- Is there an over the counter drug or cream i could apply to my face?

    Since T-Gel shampoo helped the psoriasis clear from my scalp- what if I applied that to my face?

    • ANSWER:
      The shampoo is likely too drying for the face, but the active ingredient, tar, is available in gel, foam and lotion forms for the skin. Try Cutar, Scytera or T-Derm oil. You should get a similar effect as the T-Gel gave for the scalp. You may not need Rx treatment.

  19. QUESTION:
    What kind of shampoo should I be using for psoriasis and dandruff?
    My scalp doesn't itch. It is just *extremely* flaky...which doesn't help because I wear black a LOT. I feel like I have tried everything: Selsun Blue, Head and Shoulders, Pert Plus, Aveda Scalp Benefits, and those tar shampoos. I know that I should probably go to a dermatologist, but I'm on an Air Force base in the middle of nowhere. Help!

    • 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 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,
      Stella

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a treatment for my scalp?
    I have an extremely dry, sore scalp. I've tried anti-dandruff shampoos but non seem to help. Advice please.

    • ANSWER:
      Tar products and salicylic acid are generally sufficient for treating very mild scalp psoriasis. More severe scalp psoriasis may require persistence and experimentation to find an effective treatment plan. Treatments include topical medications (applied to the skin) and occasionally ultraviolet (UV) light. Treatments are often combined and rotated because a person's psoriasis can become resistant to medications after repeated use. Systemic (oral or injected) psoriasis treatments are not commonly used just for scalp psoriasis, but they may be tried if psoriasis is present elsewhere on the body and/or the psoriasis is severe.

  22. 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.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me the best treatment for Psoriasis?
    I have Psoriasis on my scalp and a few other places of my body. It is terrible and I have tried almost everything known to man. Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ace, the best natural treatment for psoriasis (that cleared my scalp psor. in just over 2 weeks) is anti-psoriasis cream and spray from http://www.champori.com It is herbal with no steroids, and if it doesn't work - it's free (they have money back policy). Try it.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  24. 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

  25. QUESTION:
    My girlfriend has psoriasis mainly on her back with some patches about the size of a 50p and others smaller?
    She has some cream for it but its hard for her to put it her back when i'm not there so i was wondering if anybody has an alternative treatment they have used, somebody recommended sulphur tablets?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. For my plaque psor. (elbows, knees and scalp) the herbal cream/spray combo by champori works the best: my patches cleared almost completely in just 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now. Let your girlfriend it: it comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  26. QUESTION:
    What can my mom do about her medical condition?
    My mom has psoriasis on her hands, scalp, and arms really bad. The doctor gave her a cream to put on it and told her it's caused by stress and that she needs to relax and it will go away. Well, I think the doctor is full of crap and just doesn't know why she has it. She just got it a few weeks ago. What other options are there? Should I send her to a spa for the day to relax? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor is right. Psoriasis has a direct correlation between stress and when outbreaks occur. This is often a difficult skin condition to treat and can spread rapidly. Your mother needs to find ways to decrease her stress levels daily. She might consider starting yoga, an exercise program (walking is easiest - start with short distances and gradually increase the pace and distance until she is doing 30 minutes per day at a brisk pace). You can also do some internet research because often, the first medication given does not clear up the problem and other medications may be needed. A day at the spa might be nice but this needs to be a daily activity for stress reduction. You can go to WebMd or Mayo Clinic and research your mother's condition on more treatment options. Also, you might want to have a dermatologist provide care for your mother rather than her family doctor.

  27. 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! ;)

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a effective solution on the market for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis on my inner arm and I am constantly scratching. Nothing I have tried works and the itch sometimes is unbareable.

    • 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 inner arm.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 inner arm condition.Plus,these remedies could be apply on any affected areas including ur inner arm.

      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:-)

  29. 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

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?
    I have Seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp so i went to see the doctor the other day basically just to ask for a refferell to a private dermotologist as i have private health care. The Doctor basically told me i would be wasting my time seeing them as she new exactly what to prescribe to get it under controll. i have been given a scalp application called Betacap which i believe is a form of steroid which will apparently get rid of the scaily skin after a month or so, amd also ketopine 2% shampoo which i believe is the same as nizoral. Does any one have any expirience with either of these as i cant seem to find many reviews on Betacap which i find a bit odd really . The doctor told me the reason i have never fully got this under controll before is because i have only ever used specialist shampoos and not a scalp application with it. Any advice/help would be greatly appriciated

    • ANSWER:
      I have psoriasis and use betnovate, which i am assmuing to be the same active chemical as what you are describing. It is a steroid, and it works very well for me, but I also like to use oils to moisturise becasue if you use steroid creams too often the skin thins.

  31. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of scalp acne scar?
    I've been using home remedies and it worked but they keep coming back. I'm convinced to start using those products like neutrogen and proactive. What products works best to keep scalp acne scars to go away. Btw I tried popping them but only boos comes out and itches a lot and causes me to scratch and leaving scars.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      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 other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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:-)

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of this dry patch on my scalp?
    I have a dry patch of skin on my scalp.. it is on the back of my head. I do not really have dandruff from it but I have tried head and shoulders and it doesn't really help. The patch is really itchy and if i scratch it to much it starts to be painful.. when i scratch it.. pieces of the dry skin come off. Do you have any tips of how to get rid of it..or should i see a doctor or dermatologist or something?

    • ANSWER:
      It really does sound like psoriasis. I just got it =/

      Go to a dermatologist - I got this prescribed: MGP Clobetasol Propionate Topical Solution.

      It controls the psoriasis, but it's a non-greasy formula for your head so your hair doesn't get greasy. I was supposed to put this on until the patch "disappeared" and then 2 weeks after it disappeared. It actually did go away, but a few days ago it came back again. Psoriasis isn't curable, but it is treatable. Stress causes it to break out again. You have to start controlling it before it gets too bad and it could spread, like it did on my dad (all over). I also got this shampoo the dermatologist recommended: it's T-Sal by Neutrogena (just bought it at walgreens for like 6 bucks).

      But yah, go to the dermatologist to make sure. Don't bother going to the doctor - I went to the doctor first and he sent me right away to the dermatologist. Waste of for copay.

      Good luck!! (Psoriasis sucks =/)

      OH! and I don't think my topical solution has steroids (I think). They have new treatments available - steroids were in the old treatments

  36. QUESTION:
    What is a good soap to use for scalp psorasis?
    I Shave my head so I Want to know about soap not shampoo. i am tired of scraping dead skin off of my scalp.

    • ANSWER:
      Tar shampoo is usually the first line therapy for scalp psoriasis. If you prefer not to use the shampoo, it is important that you choose a non-drying "soap." Dryness and irritation caused by harsh cleansers can make psoriasis worse. Two gentle cleansers are Cetaphil (see cleanser or body wash called Restoraderm) and Vanicream (a bar soap for sensitive skin).

      Moisturize your scalp after showering to help counteract the dryness and capture moisture. Try a thicker non-fragrance moisturizer like Lubriderm (or generic variety) twice a day.

      If you have thick scaling you may need to get a prescription from a medical provider for one of the following treatments:
      Keralyt: salicylic acid (6%)
      Dovonex: Vitamin D analog
      Topical steroid: Triamcinolone, Clobetasol, etc. (when using apply sparingly into affected area)

      If you have related itching, then use an over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream.

      Psoriasis may be due to family history, but it has also been related to infection, stress, smoking, and various medications (e.g. antimalarials, beta-blockers, and lithium).

  37. 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

  38. QUESTION:
    Can psoriasis be caused by products with sodium laureth sulfate?
    I have never been to a dermatologist for it because my dad, uncle, cousin and sister have it too. But I was spraying my hair with detangler when I accidently got some on my face and it burned and turned red with bumps, sort of like what psoriasis looks like when its new. Then I remembered reading something about laureth sulfate aggravating your skin, looked at the back of the bottle and thats in it, both my detangler and my shampoo. Has anybody heard of this before?
    I forgot, I only have psoriasis on my scalp, nowhere else.

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't heard of this particular agent causing psoriasis. If you are genetically pre-disposed to p. , then it can be triggered by anything, I am sure. You may want to try the anti-psoriaisis spray and cream for your scalp. Get it from http://www.champori.com It helped my plaque p. like nothing else I tried: it cleared after just 3 weeks of treatment, and I haven't had a relapse for a year now.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  39. QUESTION:
    does anyone know about any good treatments for scalp psoriasis?
    i have scalp psoriasis and it's really irritating. i've tried several drug store shampoos but i feel like they aren't working.

    • ANSWER:
      If your scalp psoriasis is severe enough, you're going to need some prescription items, rather than over the counter medicines. Your dermatologist can help you out with this.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can exfoliating help with body psoriasis?
    I am just wondering if scrubbing the body while showering or using certain body washes can help in controlling body psoriasis. Also, will it help with scalp psoriasis. My understanding of the condition is that it is over producing skin cells and the cells not being shed fast enough. Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use apricot scrubs or any thing with exfoliating beads it's bad for your skin. Use Cetaphil for sensitive skin body bar and Eucerin,Cetaphil,Nivea and keep your skin moist and clean. Scrubbing your skin to get the flakes off just encourages the skin to get thicker and produce more scales. Also the skin underneath the scales becomes more vulerable to cuts and injury when you bump into things.
      Above all see a dermatologist and treat it. I have it. I know it's a life long battle. It's embarrasing. I've tried everything I could get over the counter and nothing works to make it go away. I can't afford a visit to the dermatologist, much less what ever they would prescribe for me.
      Just watch the steroids. Doctors love to prescribe Prednisone for everything. It can make you gain weight and has other side affects.
      Do research. Go to your local library and read some books on skin disorders. Sometimes you will know as much as the doctors and that is a real big help when it comes to understanding treatments.
      The medical profession is a business. If they can keep you coming back then they make more and more money off you. That's when the knowledge comes in handy. Good luck, and see if you can get cortozone cream at 10% strength, not 1.0 like over the counter brands. That might help. Good luck.

  41. 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

  42. 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.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are the differences between sclap psoriasis and Seborrhoeic Eczema?
    What are the differences between 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:
      1) Scalp psoriasis and seborrheic eczema share similar signs of itchiness, redness, and scaly skin. Most often, the scales of psoriasis are thicker and somewhat drier in appearance than are the scales of seborrheic dermatitis. In addition, psoriasis usually affects more than one area of the body. If you have scalp psoriasis, you may also have mild psoriasis on your elbows, knees, hands or feet or may notice subtle nail changes, such as pitting. You can refer to the chart on: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/scalp-psoriasis/AN01177

      2) Different conditions require different involvement of treatment. For mild cases, an application of cream or lotion may suffice and be effective. For moderate cases, you may require UV light treatments or a treatment of pills or injections.

      3) The conditions of both conditions are quite similar. You should check with your professional physician to see what you can do about your condition. Neither one is worse or better to have.

      4) You can continue to develop the condition past puberty.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the differences between sclap psoriasis and Seborrhoeic Eczema?
    What are the differences between 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:
      Seborrheic eczema, (or dermatitis) involves the scalp, eyelids, nose and lips and is associated the the presence of pityrosporum yeasts, and is common in patients with AIDs.
      Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease in which itchy scaly red patches form on the elbows, forearms, knees, legs, and scalp, and other parts of the body. Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases, affecting about 2% of the population, but its cause is not known. The disorder often runs in families and may be brought on by anxiety; it is rare in infants and the elderly, the most common time of onset being is childhood or adolescence. It sometimes occurs in association with arthritis (psoriatic arthritis). Occassionally, the disease may be very severe, affecting much of the skin and causing considerable disability in the patient. While psychological stress may cause an exacerbation of psoriasis, the only significant event that precipitates the disease is a preceding streptocccal infection. Drugs such as lithium or beta blockers may occasionally be responsible.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there a medical term to my scalp problems?
    Well, my scalp seems to be a nuisance to me. Whenever my head heats up, my scalp itches excessively and it flakes alot. I've tried different dandruff shampoos and they work for about 1-2 months and then my scalp somewhat develops immunity against the shampoo.

    Is there any treatment to this? Is there a specific term to this? Is it hormones?

    And no, its not just dandruff.

    BQ: Jackass or iCarly?

    • ANSWER:
      is it psoriasis? my bf gets it on his scalp. try medicated shampoo for psoriasis.

      bq. jackass fo sho

  46. QUESTION:
    What do you call the skin condition on your scalp?
    When your scalp produces too much oil and all these folds of skin grow out of the scalp. Often caused by stress. Also do you know what the best treatment for it is?

    • ANSWER:
      As you see above, could be several things. Psoriasis, seborrhea, dandruff (but probably not, too severe), alopecia. You need to be seeing a dermatologist. They say that stress makes these things worse, but my psoriasis has always been very bad, whether I was stressed or not.

      There are new treatments available for psoriasis if that is what you have. See a physician.

      You could try the over-the-counter shampoos for scalp conditions -- some may work for you. None work for me. What could give you some relief is to put oil -- baby, olive, vegetable -- all over the scalp, cover with a shower cap, and sleep. Oh, cover the pillow with a towel because some will leak out. Wash it out in the morning -- hard to do, but use a clarifying shampoo and shampoo two or three times until it is out of the hair. That will lubricate it enough to give you some relief.

      Again, see a doctor.

  47. 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.


treatment for psoriasis on the scalp

Psoriasis Homeopathic Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good medication for managing psoriasis?
    I'm already using a topical prescription medicine (a foam) from my doctor. It helps a little but does nothing to keep new ones from coming out. Maybe someone knows of a homeopathic remedy or a newer type of prescription that I could ask my doctor for.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatments are better alternatives for psoriasis since there are still a lot of things that need to be studied. http://www.skinoriginal.com/psoriasis/32-psoriasisnatural.htm has some great options you can try, and they are easy to find and convenient as well. Good luck to you!

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do people believe that homeopathic medicine works?
    There is no scientific evidence to suggest it does anything other than evoke a placebo effect.
    @ peanut

    How can a solution that has been diluted to the point where it is completely water, have any greater medicinal properties than tap water? Tap water is better for you, at least it has fluoride in it.
    @thenoseknows
    To assert that homeopathic medicine is related to, and that you have an understanding of, quantum physics is completely ignorant. Scientists researching it admit that they can not truly grasp it.

    If you are paying to learn homeopathic medicine you should seriously consider getting your money back and getting a proper education.

    • ANSWER:
      Because for some reason, people seem very keen to believe in magic. Many supporters of AltMed often use it as an adjunct to science based medicine because they do not like science, usually because they don't understand it. Science threatens their beliefs system and the pseudoscience that supports it .Altmed offers the alties simplicity. They don't like objective, they favour the subjective. There is no rational reason to expect homoeopathy to work. The problem with scientifically lay people is that they frequently confuse correlation with causation, confirmation bias and fail to recognise regression to the mean.

      Homoeopathy has no plausible mechanism to work and it's never been demonstrated to work in high quality trials. Homoeopathic preparations contain no active ingredients, which itself goes against everything we know about science. It's ludicrous to suggest that the more a substance is diluted, the more powerful it is.

      Homoeopaths rely on anecdotal evidence to support their scam. Anecdotes are unreliable for many reasons. 'Stories' are prone to exaggeration, distortion, contamination and selective attention to details. The other problem is that correlation does not imply causation. The vast majority of people who claim to have been 'cured' by homoeopathy had episodic and very self-limiting conditions in the first place. Like viruses (e.g. flu virus), warts, allergies, psoriasis - they all come and go. With no proof of benefit this is a complete waste of money.

      The vast majority of alties cannot interpret data. So they accept any "evidence" that is put to them no matter how poor quality it is.
      ==============================================

      @ theknowsnose:
      Is this the same meta-analysis which was later qualified by the authors who claimed:-

      "The evidence of bias [in homeopathic trials] weakens the findings of our original meta-analysis. Since we completed our literature search in 1995, a considerable number of new homeopathy trials have been published. The fact that a number of the new high-quality trials... have negative results, and a recent update of our review for the most “original” subtype of homeopathy (classical or individualized homeopathy), seem to confirm the finding that more rigorous trials have less-promising results. It seems, therefore, likely that our meta-analysis at least overestimated the effects of homeopathic treatments.'"
      http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Homeopathy&oldid=345826566
      http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T84-3WRJNTW-P&_user=10&_coverDate=07%2F31%2F1999&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=0cd0bd91cc26983a418b13052f646625 ???????
      ==============================================

      Quantum physics is something the alties use to support their specific belief or what ever they are trying to sell.

      Caveat emptor!

      "Homeopathy is safe, gentle and effective and poses none of the toxic side effects that pharmaceuticals do. It is the second largest form of medicine practised in the world today."

      Yes it is safe and gentle....water usually is. It contains no active ingrediants and for the same reason it does not work either. Logical fallacy: "appeal to the masses" it does not matter how many people practice it, this does not demonstrate efficacy!

      Quantum physics = bullshit.

  8. 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

  9. QUESTION:
    How to completely eliminate the dandruff ?
    I am trying to eradicate my dandruff in many ways, but its still persist in my hair. Do you have any idea?

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff is one of the most common ailments affecting the scalp. Dandruff is nothing but excessive scaling of dead cells of the skin of the scalp. As you are aware, body undergoes constant but gradual renewal every 24 hours. However, when it is much faster renewal of the skin, it becomes visible in the form of scales, which we call dandruff.
      Symptoms of dandruff:
      Dandruff, per se, is not a disease but a symptom. Excessive and obvious scaling of skin which is visible in the form of white (grey), flaky substance is the most common symptom (or sign) of dandruff. It may often be associated with itching, oily skin, irritation or redness of underlying skin. It tends to be chronic (long lasting) as well as recurring.
      Dandruff could be of two major types: a. Dry (flakes appear silvery and white) b. Moist. (where the flakes appear pale yellowish with unpleasant smell.)
      Causes of dandruff:
      Dandruff results from rapid maturing (and hence shedding) of the cells every week, instead of every month. Excessive oil (sebum) production precipitates dandruff in many people. This over activity could result from more than one reason.
      The causes, triggering factors and maintaining factors can be categorized as under:
      Internal causesExternal causes
      Hormonal imbalanceInfection (Pityrosporum Ovale or Malassezia Globosa) (Debatable.)
      Poor HealthExcessive use of hair sprays, gels
      Allergic HypersensitiveImproper use of hair : coloring products, hot iron curls
      Emotional StressCold weather, dry indoor heating
      Excessive consumption of fat, starch, sugarInfrequent shampooing of hair or Inadequate rinsing or shampooing of hair
      Improper Nutrition Poor Hygiene
      Hereditary PredispositionExcessive junk food
      Dandruff is often found to be is mostly seasonal. Some patients find it most severe during winter and mildest during summer.
      Though Dandruff is called as Dry Scalp but the people with oily scalp tend to suffer the most.
      Diagnosis of dandruff:
      While concluding the exact diagnosis of dandruff, your doctor often requires ruling out other underlying diseases, which often resemble present like dandruff: They are
      a. Seborrhoeic dermatitis b. Psoriasis c. Fungal infection
      Your doctor will be able to evaluate your history and the exact diagnosis could be arrived at by a close clinical examination. No biopsy is required.
      Treatment of dandruff:
      The challenge of treating dandruff lies in the successful control of its relapse. It is not very difficult to treat dandruff for once. However, it is not easy to treat dandruff forever!
      The treatment for dandruff should aim at controlling the underlying causing factors as well as the symptoms.
      Conventional treatment:
      The conventional treatment often treats the end result rather than the root cause of dandruff. Most commonly measures are use of
      a. Use of Anti-dandruff shampoo.
      b. Ketoconazole
      c. Antifungal shampoo
      d. Selenium sulphide (available as SELSUN LOTION)
      Homeopathic treatment:
      Homeopathic treatment aims are treating dandruff in totality. In other words, it treats the underlying cause of dandruff (please check the causes as described above) and hence helps preventing recurrence of dandruff.
      The medicines uses for dandruff are geared towards altering the activity of the scalp tissue and therefore slow down the multiplication of the cells of the scalp. Homeopathic medicines possibly depress the abnormal multiplication of cells of the scalp called ‘stratum corneum’. Homeopathic medicines are unique in the respect that they can act as immune-modulators and address underlying immunological parameters while treating dandruff. Homeopathic treatment is safe and very effective for dandruff, which is strongly recommended.

  10. 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

  11. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any experience with inverse psoriasis?
    What has worked for you, I have tried creams and natural treatments. Also try to be good about my diet. However the winter seems to be a tough time.

    • ANSWER:
      I only had lasting results from Homeopathic medicines. After living with psoriasis for most of my life, I went to a Homeopath, who gave me 30 tiny little pills in a little envelope. I can't remember what they were, but I took one a day, melting under my tongue. I have not had psoriasis in YEARS.
      If money is a factor, and prohibits you from going to a Homeopath, then any good health food store has a Homeopathic section where a knowledgeable employee should be able to help you out.
      Homeopathic medicines are natural ingredients, not synthetics, which cause reactions somewhere else in your body.
      I wish you well.

  12. 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.

  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

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  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:
    Holistic therapy or others alternatives for lupus!?
    I want to know if anyone has try any holistic therapy or any other alternatives treatment for lupus. Im not necessarily looking for a cure just something that would help with the symptoms. Does anyone have a successful story? Please share it with me! My sister is in her last stages and im desperately looking for an answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Lupus is an autoimmune disease, a type of self-allergy, whereby the patient's immune system creates antibodies which instead of protecting the body from bacteria & viruses attack the person's own body tissues. This causes symptoms of extreme fatigue, joint pain, muscle aches, anaemia, general malaise, & can result in the destruction of vital organs. It is a disease with many manifestations, & each person's profile or list of symptoms is different. Lupus can mimic other diseases, such as multiple sclerosis & rheumatoid arthritis, making it difficult to diagnose.

      Currently there is no single test that can definitely say whether a person has lupus or not. Only by comprehensive examination and consideration of symptoms and their history can a diagnosis be achieved.

      The following is a list of some of the most common homeopathic remedies which will (God willing) be most effective in relieving the symptoms being experienced by the patient.

      A pronunciation guide can be found in brackets next to each of the remedy names.

      Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.

      I suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.

      If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.

      Homeopathic remedies can be purchased from good major pharmacies, and also specialist homeopathic pharmacies in UK.

      Aconite (Ackonite): Symptoms are sudden, violent, brief. Anxiety, fear, restlessness, grief, high temperature with great thirst, insomnia.

      Apis Mel (Ape-iss mel): Insect stings , burning, stinging pains, cystitis, swelling of lower eyelids, absence of thirst.

      Argent Nit (Aah-gent nit): Colic, headache, dizziness.

      Arnica (Aah-nicker): Use after injury, bruises, sprains, physical exhaustion, insomnia due to over-tiredness, muscle aches all over.

      Arsen Alb (Aah-sen alb): Restlessness, anxiety and fear, throat dry and burning, cramps in calves, food poisoning, psoriasis.

      Belladonna (Bella-donna): Brightly flushed face, swollen joints, insomnia, vertigo, facial neuralgia, severe throbbing earache, dry hacking cough, acne.

      Bryonia (Bry-owneeyuh): Irritability, chestiness, dryness, dry painful cough, dry lips, thirst, especially for cold drinks.

      Calc Carb (Calc carb): Cracked skin in the winter, period pains, itching skin, premenstrual tension, toothache, vertigo, insomnia.

      Calc Fluor (Calc Fl-erh): Head colds with thick greenish-yellow discharge), catarrh, croup, piles, varicose veins, toothache, arthritis.

      Carbo Veg (Carbo vedge): Indigestion with excessive flatulence, mild food poisoning after eating fish, hoarseness, loss of voice, tinnitus with nausea and vertigo.

      Euphrasia (Yoo-frazier): Cold with watery eyes and streaming nose, conjunctivitis, hayfever.

      Gelsemium (Jel-semi-um): Influenza, sneezing, sore throat, symptoms of flushing, aching, trembling, weary with heavy aching muscles, runny nose, vertigo.

      Graphites (Graff-fight-ease): Unhealthy skin, eczema, cracked finger tips, constipation, tinnitus, earache, sinus trouble, dandruff.

      Hepar Sulph (Hee-par sulph): Skin highly sensitive, eczema, acne, croup, earache, tonsilitis.

      Hypericum (High-perrycome): Painful cuts and wounds, lacerated wounds involving nerve endings, abscesses, headache with a floating sensation as a result of a fall.

      Ignatia (Ig-nay-sha): Fright, prolonged grief, piles, sore throat, croup, piercing headache, insomnia.

      Ipecac (Ipper-cack): Any illness where there is nausea and sickness, travel sickness, bronchitis.

      Kali Bich (Cally bick): Complaints brought on by a change to hot weather, catarhh with stringy discharge, sinus troubles, migraine, hard cough.
      Kali Phos (Cally foss): Mental tiredness from over-work, nervous exhaustion, nervous indigestion, loss of voice, hoarseness, giddiness from exhaustion and weakness.

      Lycopodium (Lie-co-podium): Irritability, fear of failure, cystitis, period pain, premenstrual tension, gout, hiccough with acidity.

      Merc Sol (Murk sol): Feverish head cold, sore throat with excessive saliva, mouth ulcers, thrush (mouth), thirst, toothache, earache.

      Nat Mur (Nat murr): sneezy cold, nose runs like a tap, eczema, thrush (mouth), vertigo, premenstrual tension, housemaid's knee.

      Nux Vom (Nux vom): For over-indulgence in food and alcohol, itching piles, stuffy colds, raw throat, vertigo, constipation.

      Pulsatilla (Pulse-a-tiller): Catarrh, styes, change of life, premenstrual tension, cystitis, acne, tinnitus.

      Rhus Tox (Russ tox): Rheumatic aches and pains, over-exertion, pain in ligaments, shingles, tickling cough.

      Ruta Grav (Rooter grarve): Injuries to bones, fractures, dislocations, sprains of wrists and ankles, eye strain, synovitis, urticaria.

      Sepia (Seep-yuh): Premenstrual tension, periods suppressed or delayed, change of life, hot sweats, dandruff, wash-day hands.

      Silicea (Silly-ce-a): Boils, abscesses, acne, bunions, hayfever, chronic headaches beginning at the front, sinus troubles.

      Sulphur (Sulf-er): Unhealthy looking skin, tendency to skin disease, itching skin, acne, burning and itching piles, insomnia, tinnitus, lack of energy.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a good shampoo/conditioner to reduce Psorisis, or any other treatment for Psorisis?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi - I read your post and inquiry, and I know that this is a difficult situation to live with. I know this personally and professionally. I have been working with psoriasis sufferers for a long time and I too have had my personal experiences with it. There is a good book I would like to recommend to you, its called Healing Psoriasis Naturally written by Dr. John Pagano. He used to refer patients to me when I had a wellness center (I no longer have that center). One of the best ways to work with your skin condition is by internal cleansing. He writes about how to do this. The skin is an organ of elimination. If you body is not eliminating properly, the skin will try to do it for you. Make sure your elimination functions are working. I also know that some of the worst foods that you can eat when you have this condition are white flour (bread, rolls, pastries, pasta, pizza dough) and anything with sugar. There is also a homeopathic remedy that I've heard is good - and completely safe - its sulfur (and also inexpensive - like about ). I hope this helps, all the best, Home Spa Lady

  18. 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

  19. QUESTION:
    any product to relieve the symptoms of genital herpes?
    over the counter maybe something I can get at the heathfood or a homeopathic store?

    • ANSWER:
      HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR SKIN DISEASES (Eczema, Allergic Dermatitis, Uriticaria, Skin Allergy, Psoriasis, Herpes etc)

      Note. Skin affections ares 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.

      #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.
      _____________________________________

      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.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless You

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of psoriasis?. treatment methods?
    Hi, I have symptoms of itching on joints and silvery patches on my body. I have consult the doctor and he give some tablets. Again i have the problems. Can u tell me the treatment methods. The doctor wrote the prescription sheet as PSORIASIS P.D

    • ANSWER:
      I am nonplussed as to what your doctor has given you as there are really no oral managements for psoriasis, (though worthless homeopathic pills are occasionally given lol,)

      Diagnosis of Psoriasis usually does not present difficulties. Psoriasis diagnosis may be established on the basis of the Psoriatic Triad:
      Bright pink or a red lesions with pronounced edges, covered with silvery white scales.

      The scales can be easily separated from the lesions;Under the scales there appears a pinkish moist tender skin;

      With the scraping of the moist skin there appear tiny blood droplets.

      The standard management for psoriasis is currently calcipotriene, (Dovonex,) Dovobet is used for rescue treatment, unfortunately it contains a powerful flourinated steroid which if used on an ongoing basis produces skin thinning, marking, (striae,) and rebound exacerbations.

      Calcipotriene is a clean and pleasant preparation with few side effects, unfortunately it is not all that potent and its effects also tend to wane with time. The older psoriasis preparations, tar and dithranol, are still excellent and very effective, but they require experience of use to manage them, something few dermatologists and even fewer GPs still possess. They need to be applied in very low concentrations and initially for very short contact periods to avoid skin damage. The concentrations and application times can be gradually increased as tolerated. Unfortunately both these preparations are smelly and messy, so they are best applied at night and washed off in the morning. Olive oil can be used to help remove the tar.

  22. QUESTION:
    Weird itchy blister problem on my hands?
    For the last 2 years I have had these flare ups of small blisters on my hands that itch like crazy. They seemed to stay in the same general area at first (index fingers) but have been spreading slowly. I noticed this summer when I swam in a chlorinated pool they went away for a while. What do I have and how do I treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR SKIN DISORDERS :_

      Note. Skin affections ares 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 Itching, 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. [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.

      As given in :- 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 (Cures Par Excellence)

      Take Care and God Bless.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any treatment/ medication for skin condition?
    My partner has really red flaky skin on face. It looks like sunburn but its all year round, and worse now the central heatings on. Have tried lots of moisturisers but they just seem to make it worse.

    • ANSWER:
      Best bet's to get referred by your local doctor to a proper dermatologist. It might be some sort of eczema/psoriasis triggered by lifestyle (i.e diet/dust allergies). I cut out dairy, E numbers and MSG and mine went away. I would also consult a reputable homeopathic doctor. Anything to treat the cause and not just the symptoms.

  24. QUESTION:
    what kind of luck have you had from the sun for psoriasis?
    Has it ever went into remission?

    • ANSWER:
      No, I've had no luck with the sun, even though I have seen marked improvement in the summertime. However, I have had more luck with yogurt as a homeopathic treatment (I have mine in my scalp) than any of the other meds that I have been prescribed. I usually spread the yogurt mix over my head, put plastic over it and then put tinfoil over my head, leave it on for twenty minutes and wash my hair two or three times to get the yogurt out. Messy and a bit smelly , it works like a charm, and was recommended to my by my dermatologist. Hope this helps.

  25. 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

  26. QUESTION:
    how can i calm my psoriasis?
    i had an acute flair up of psoriasis after catching a virus recently. it covers about 50% of my body and is killing my confidence, not to mention its really itchy.
    i was hospitalised and given antibiotics and cortizone cream. the antibiotics did nothing and my skin became addicted to the steroids in the cortizone cream, so it went away but now has flaired up terribly again. i want to take a homeopathic route with my treatment as i hate western medicine.
    what can i do?

    • 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 comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  27. QUESTION:
    Is cutting out dairy products beneficially for psoriasis and depression??
    I was told that if I cut out dairy produts that my depression may improve and that my psoriasis would start to clear up, I have taken anti-depressants in the past and my depression lifted slightly but they didnt make any differece to my psoriasis, I am desparate to find something that will help both problems!!!

    • ANSWER:
      a.Correcting abnormal liver function is of great benefit in the treatment of psoriasis. The connection between the liver and psoriasis relates to one of the liver's basic tasks (filtering and detoxifying the blood). Psoriasis has been linked to the presence of several microbial byproducts in the blood. If the liver is overwhelmed by excessive levels of these toxins in the bowel, or if there is a decrease in the liver's detoxification ability, the toxin level in the blood will increase and the psoriasis will get worse.

      b.Psoriasis patients have benefited from gluten-free and elimination diets.

      c.A "moderate" diet is best in coping with psoriasis, without an excess of rich, fatty, starchy or spicy foods, or alcohol. High fiber diet would be very helpful.

      d. Drinking clean, non-chlorinated water to flush the toxins out of the system is very beneficial.

      How Supplements Can Help Psoriasis

      Taken daily, the supplements listed below may relieve psoriasis flare-ups. They may be used together. Results are usually apparent after about one month.

      1.Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, are anti-inflammatories that work by blocking arachidonic acid, a natural body chemical that causes inflammation.
      People with psoriasis often have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their system. Take fish oil three times a day or flaxseed oil in the morning.

      2.Grape seed extract is an antioxidant that blocks damage to many types of cells, including skin cells. Borage oil also has antioxidant benefits that help protect skin cells.

      3.Vitamin A in high doses has been used by dermatologists for over 60 years for skin conditions associated with thickening of the uppermost layer (hyperkeratinization).

      4.Zinc speeds healing when taken daily. People taking zinc for longer than a month should also take copper, because zinc prevents the efficient absorption of copper.

      5.Milk thistle can be very useful for improving normal liver function, which is often beneficial for people with psoriasis. This herb also reduces leukotriene production in the white blood cells, which in turns helps slow the overactive reproductive cycle of psoriatic skin. Some nutritionally oriented physicians suggest combining milk thistle with the amino acid NAC
      (N-acetylcysteine), which has been shown to protect the liver during exposure to certain toxic chemicals.

      6.Individualized homeopathic medicines prescribed by a health-care provider skilled in their use may be an effective way to decrease the severity of psoriasis flare-ups.

      7.Cayenne pepper cream (capsaicin) is used by both conventional and alternative practitioners. Applied directly to lesions, it causes the body to block production of the inflammation-causing chemicals found within the psoriatic plaques. Because capsaicin can be highly irritating, it should probably be used only under a dermatologist’s supervision.

      Self-Care Remedies-
      Expose psoriatic areas to the sun. Between 15 and 30 minutes of sun on the skin each day may help heal psoriasis. Results begin to show after three to six weeks. Protect areas that don't have psoriasis against sunburn by using a strong sunscreen.

      Try to minimize your exposure to chemicals in the home, including pesticides, solvents, oil-based paints and cleaning solutions.

      Drink plenty of pure water. Don't drink tap water. And try to avoid chlorine in water; be sure to shower after swimming in a chlorinated pool.

      In winter, turn on the humidifier. Moist air may prevent lesions.

      Use a moisturizer on lesions--and the rest of the body as well--to prevent dryness and itching. Aloe vera gel works well for many people.

      Take a bath containing oatmeal, coal tar, or oils you find soothing. Keeping your skin well hydrated is a very important part of the treatment of psoriasis. A 15-minute soak in warm water is recommended.

      Try an application of fumaric acid cream. It’s sold in health food stores, and it relieves pain and itching and reduces the size of psoriasis lesions. Apply three times daily during acute attacks.

      Depression -
      Add "phosphatidylserine" to your supplement regimen. This amino acid has been shown in clinical trials to lift mood and positively affect behavior.

      Another supplement that may help ease depression is ginkgo biloba. Gingko biloba may be especially helpful for those over 50, because depression has been linked to reduced circulation in the brain, and ginkgo has long been prescribed to increase blood flow. This makes it particular beneficial to older people, who often have cholesterol-clogged blood vessels.

      Vitamin B complex helps strengthen the nerves because it enhances neurotransmitter production in the brain .All the B vitamins can be safely taken in conjunction with prescription antidepressants.

      Another group of nutrients that you can add to your diet to help reduce the effects of depression are omega-3 fatty acids. You can get a Fish oil supplement.

      Try Yoga, which relaxes your body and mind.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there any ayurvedic clinic in Anantapur,Andhra pradesh,India.?
    Actually i am suffering from psoriasis for 4 years and homeopathy medicines did not do better so i want to decide to get ayurvedic treatment which is most successful forever.So that please give me about ayurvedic clinic in anantapur.I am also resident of anantapur but i don't know about that clinics so please any one give full details about clinics in anantapur

    • ANSWER:
      As you know that psoriasis is caused due to over reacting of body immune system. So to boost your
      body immune system please drink Green Anwalaa ( Indian Goose Berry)
      juice 30ml by adding same quantity water into it twice after each meal
      daily at least for 6 months. It is available in market , At
      the outlets of Patajalee Yogpeeth of respected Swami Ramdev ji in bottles.
      Apply Aloevera pulp over the effected surface & gently rub it over the area at least 15 minutes.
      Avoid
      effected area to come in contact of bathing soap or shampoo while
      bathing. Chemicals there in enhance the disease.Use dry Gram flour as
      bathing medium.(BESAN).
      Please have 100 ml Glycerin & add 35 ml Lemon juice to it shake well & store. Now apply it
      over the effected area after bathing & at bed time daily till cure.
      Please
      purchase Homoeopathic Medicine GRAYPHITES-----200 potency seal pack of
      30 ml of reputed manufacturer, 1 drop of medicine in half cup water be
      taken twice daily till cure .
      Another medicine of same pathy
      ECHINESIA---- Q potency seal pack 30 ml be taken , 10-15 drops of this
      medicine be taken twice daily in half cup water. There must be a 1 hour
      interval between these 2 medicines.
      After 2-4 months you will get
      rid of this disease. After cure please have 1 drop of homoeopathy
      medicine PSORINUM-----200 potency once daily for 3 days to check
      its (Psoriasis) repeatation .
      If your disease increases or decreases these both conditions show that medicine is working, so please do not
      worry.
      Do not take opposite foods during this period e.g. coffee or tea & cold drinks or ice creams/ Curd & milk / Curd & Dal urd /Ac & non AC / simulteneously.
      Avoid effected area from direct sun light cover it well before going in sun light.
      After 1 month please inform me the condition. You may mail me at bhirdayprakash@yahoo.com

      Greyphites & Echinesia are homeopathic medicines available at homeopathic medical store.Homeopathic medicines have no side effect, it is a well known fact.

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any knew remedies for a bad case of psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      HOMŒOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR PSORIASIS :-

      Take PSORINUM in 1M potency one dose after a week take SULPHUR in 1M potency one dose keep taking these two remedies in the same sequence weekly, 3 doses of both remedies exactly as directed. Report back with your progress atleast every week.
      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.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless.

  30. 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

  31. QUESTION:
    Homeopathic treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis?
    I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis some time ago. I do not like the side effects associated with the medicines to treat my arthritis. I was wondering if anyone knew of any kind of natural medicine that may work for the swelling and pain due to my arthritis?
    I would appreciate real answer not stupid ones thanks... I dont appreciate the recent answers I have received.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Homeopathy has gained a good reputation for curing Psoriasis and other chronic skin diseases. Homeopathy cures it naturally by increasing ones immunity and hence can cure it permanently. Homeopathic medicines are completely harmless and when required can be taken for a longer duration very safely.

      No symptoms are mentioned here. Homeopathy treats the patient not the disease so what and how you feel are the all important factors to be considered when looking up a remedy for your ailments. The name of the disease is just a helpful hint.

      Having said that the term psoriatic arthritis brings to mind these two homeopathic remedies. Sulfur and Rhus Tox; both in 200 potency, start your treatment with Sulfur 200 one dose first thing in the morning (before sun up) and Rhus Tox 200 just one dose after 12 hours of taking Sulfur.

      Take them in that sequence for at least 3 days, then one dose every 3 days for about one month and report back with your progress.

      It would be better and more helpful if you could give your individual symptoms and details or consult a Homeopathic Practitioner.

      Non-homeopathic reliever

      Bag Balm works great on the dry skin and takes away the flaking and cracking that is experienced in psoriatic arthritis. You can find Bag Balm in a little green tin in Walgreens .. and yes .. it really is designed to be used on cow udders! but once you get over that strange factoid it really is great stuff and many people swear by it for various skin conditions.

      __________________________________________________

      Psoriatic Arthritis

      Diet and Nutrition:

      * Eliminate foods that cause an allergic response or to which there is a sensitivity (fast, use an elimination diet, or allergy test to isolate such foods)
      * Avoid foods that contain purine, i.e., meat and other high protein foods and reduce all fats to less than 25% of the diet especially saturated fats (animal products)
      * Avoid tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers, and tobacco (all in the Solanacea family of plants)
      * Eat more vegetables, brown rice, and fish and increase fiber in the diet, either by diet (whole grains, bran, fruit, etc.) or supplements
      * Avoid cAMP stimulators such as biotin, ginseng, and Vitamin C
      * Avoid cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors such as aspirin and NSAIDs
      * Eat lots of garlic (inhibits lipoxygenase)
      * Avoid alcohol (wine only if you must), coffee, and black tea
      * Eat lots of fresh ginger (proven anti-inflammatory effect in arthritis)
      * Avoid refined foods and all food additives

      Vitamins and Minerals:

      * Vitamin A: 50,000 I.U.
      * Niacinamide: 500 mg. QID (check liver enzymes regularly)
      * Vitamin B5: 500 mg. QID
      * Vitamin B12: 1,000 cc weekly
      * Vitamin D: 200 - 400 I.U.
      * Vitamin E: 800 I.U.
      * Vitamin K: 50 - 100 mg. TID
      * Selenium: 200 - 300 mcg.
      * Zinc: 30 mg. BID - TID
      * Copper: 64 mg. BID
      * Manganese: 15 mg.

      Supplements:

      * Quercetin: 250 mg. TID (between meals)
      * Bromelain: 250 mg. TID (between meals)
      * Omega-3 Fatty Acids: 2 - 5 gm. TID
      * Omega-6 Fatty Acids: 1 gm. TID
      * Fumaric Acid: 250 - 500 mg. TID
      * Hydrochloric Acid: 40 - 70 grains per meal (if lab work confirms)
      * Digestive Enzymes: 2 tablets with each meal
      * Glucosamine Sulfate: 500 mg. TID

      Homeopathic Remedies:

      * Inflammation of arthritis: Acon., Apis, Bell., Bry., Led., Sil.

      * Joint aching and pain: Carl., Chin-S., Gels., Dalm., Ruta.

      * Rheumatic pain: Arn., Ars., Aur-M-N., Bad., Benz-Ac., Bry., Caust., Cham., Chel., Colch., Form., Kali-I., Dalm., Lyc., Med., Nat-A., Phyt., Puls., Rhod., Rhus-T., Sang., Sars., Sulph.

      * General psoriasis: Ambr., Ars., Ars-I., Bor., Calc., Calc-S, Canth., Carb-Ac., Chin., Chrysar., Clem., Graph., Iris, Kali-Aar., Cali-C., Kali-S., Lob., Lyc., Mang., Merc., Mex., Morg-G., Nat-M., Nit-Ac., Petr., Phos., Phyt., Psor., Puls., Rhus-T., Sarr., Sras., Sep., Sil., Staph., Sulph.

      *** As is evident from the above that there are ample remedies that can help in your condition however it all depends on your symptoms.

  32. 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

  33. QUESTION:
    Eczema remedies for my one year old?
    I'm looking for some good Natural remedies for my babies Eczema.
    Adding some details.
    He has some dry patchy blochies all over his chest/back, legs and arms. It is hard to see intill he bathes or wears clothes and gets hot, then it turns red. It does not seem to bother him in the least bit. I have taken him to the Doctor 4 times for the same condition and each time I get the same results. This first accured at the age or three months, around the time I moved to Japan...

    • ANSWER:
      The only form of holistic treatment that will cure eczema, psoriasis and other major skin problems is Homeopathy. Anything else you do will just be palliative -- it may work as long as you keep using "something" and the problem will always reoccur.
      Pharma. preparations that contain cortisone are known to suppress/damage your immune system, which leads to major and worse health problems in the future.
      You can find a registered professional homeopathic doctor through www.homeopathy.org in the U.S. or through a professional organization in whatever country you live in. These organizations maintain a register of highly trained certified people who know what they're doing.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is it true that Dr.Batra's clinic is useful for the following treatments?
    (1) Hairloss
    (2) Obesity
    (3) Skin problems... etc

    Experienced people plzzzz help me to know the truth.

    • ANSWER:
      I would say no based on some patient's review though it may be useful for you and should try if cost is no matter for you. Success rate depends upon disease i.e. some type of hairloss are really uncurable i.e. male pattern baldnes, obesity will not be cured unless diet and exercise is done strictly, and some skin problems i.e. psoriasis is really hard to cure so it largely depends on disease not on treatment.

      Dr. Rakesh Kumar (B.H.M.S. N.H.M.C., Reg.No-H-27028 UP HB India)
      Online Free Homeopathic Adviser
      Owner: http://homeopathy-for-all.blogspot.com

  35. QUESTION:
    homeo treatment of psoriosis?
    what is the proper homeopathic treatment of psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not know about homeopathic treatment, I've found herbal treatment that controls my psoriasis a great deal. I've used serenaskin herbal remedies, their psoriasis pack, and it is the most effective treatment I ever tried.

  36. 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

  37. QUESTION:
    I have a question about psoriasis?
    My boyfriend has psoriasis, can someone give me an idea of what it is exactly, what causes it....and how can you at least keep it under control....without going to a doctor, because he hates doctors and refuses to go but sometimes it gets really bad, is there some natural cremes or nething to help it?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment :-
      Take these two Homeopathic Remedies PSORINUM 1M(1000) and SULFUR 1M(1000) in this sequence One dose of PSORINUM 1M after a week one dose of SULFUR 1M take 3 doses each in the sequence given above at a weeks interval and stop .Please report back with your progress and conditions after 5 days of taking every dose. No side effects and No Complications.
      Take Care and God Bless you !

  38. QUESTION:
    Whats the best way to treat Psoriasis?
    My heart breaks for my 21 yr old daughter..she has plaque Psoriasis...whats the usual treatment ?..thank you ~

    • ANSWER:
      I've had severe guttate psoriasis, that turned into plaque, and covered up to 70% of my body. I tried to do things naturally, with supplements and diet. I tried topicals, I tried light treatments. (Light treatments from a dermatologist {not just going to a tanning bed} can be pretty helpful). I had to go to the biologics. Enbrel cleared it up about 50%. I'm now on Remicade and Methotrexate, and I'm 99% clear. In my opinion, if it's severe, you can't do it with diet and supplements and homeopathic medicines alone. You really need to do everything--eat a really good, natural diet, maybe take some supplements (look up the thread "Barney's Formula" on the National Psoriasis Foundations website forum, it's a wonderful regimine of supplements for a person with psoriasis to try), and medication. Your daughter needs to get the best dermatologist she can find. It took me five quacks before I found the right doctor. The National Psoriasis Foundation can even help you find a good doctor in your area--that's how I found mine. I called them, weeping, and they hooked me up with a real winner.

      I know you feel terrible about your daughter's condition. My mother used to cry and feel so sorry for me...I hated that she went so overboard with all that...and she used to blame herself...but I'm adopted! Genetically, she had nothing to do with it! If your daughter has never checked out the NPF website, she should, because there is a plethora of information on there.

  39. QUESTION:
    Questions about Psoriasis skin disease?
    My 10 year old younger brother have had psoriasis ever since he was a baby. I was wondering if there is any cure or the best treatment for him. He has it all over his body. it affects him very much, especially with school and his self-esteem. Any information about it or any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There are three steps to treating psoriasis and include topical therapy (medications applied to the skin), phototherapy (light therapy) and systemic therapy (medications given as a pill or injection).

      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.

      Natural remedies
      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 additonal details over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/p/psoriasis.htm

  40. QUESTION:
    Do any Homeopaths give free consultations and treatments?
    Free, or maybe I would pay 5-10 dollars.

    Problems: psoriasis, canker sores, allergies, asthma, depression, migraines

    • ANSWER:
      Well I am a Homeopathic and I am not charging anything for my consultation just working for the good of my fellow human beings please state your problem in detail and I will do the best I can to help you.
      Take Care and God Bless you.
      May the God Almighty Bless Everyone With Happiness,Health and Prosperity ! Ameen !

      P.S
      Please give a valid and verified email address if you send me any emails so I can answer back. A lot of people send me mails and want me to answer them but they dont have their email addresses verified so they cannot be answered back. Thank you and take care.

  41. 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

  42. QUESTION:
    psoriasis homeopathic treatment?
    psoriasis on scalp and on leg arms anf back of chest

    • 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

  43. QUESTION:
    Homeopathic cure for me? or another natural cure??? help!?
    I have a severe case of psoriasis on my foot that is almost always there, it goes into remission but then flares up and spreads to my legs. It is very embarrassing and very very painful. My doc has given me steroids in both oral and topical form. The oral stuff works at taking it away but then it just comes back when I quit taking it, and the side effects are terrible. does anyone know about homeopathy? would it work for me? what kind of homeopathic treatment or other natural remedy would you suggest? Thanks so much for the advise, I don't know anything about homeopathy!

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy works the best in Psorisis, as in all other disease and disorders. PSORINUM in 1M Potency one dose after one weeks Interval SULPHUR 1M one dose, to be carried on in the same sequence with a weeks interval between them.

      No Side Effects and No Complications, keep me posted about your progress weekly if possible.

      You can get Homeopathic remedies from most Health and Herbs Stores all over USA and EU, if cannot find them there you can try any of the sites given below to buy them online :-
      http://www.homeopathic.com/
      http://www.naturesway.com/NaturesWay/products.aspx?productid=Homeopathic_Category
      http://www.freemans.uk.com/index2.html
      http://www.homeopathyworks.com/index.php
      http://www.hylands.com/

      Take Care and God Bless You !

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I've had psoriasis for over 10 years and tried many different methods of therapy. I decided to stop using products than contain cortizone because my skin has thinned out. For the past 2 months I've been on a homeopathic treatment wich is accompanied by a nutrition plan.

      I've been basically avoiding: milk & milk products, wheat, chocolate and the combination of egg and milk. It's tough but it's worth it. I have to do this for at least 3 months.

      I've noticed that I have to take milk thistle all three months. This cleans your liver. Psoriasis is closely associated with the liver and peptic system and the lowered ability of the body to flush out toxins.

      Both my parents have had psoriasis but are both now clear. They may get the odd flare up on the elbow that soon goes away. I on the other hand have had it for over ten years. I should point out that it's a mild case but very persistent. I live on an island in the Mediterranean, so luckily we have a warm and sunny climate and I have access to the sea on a daily basis.

      My grandfather had psoriasis as well but he had a severe case (full body). He was treated for it at a clinic and cleared completely. He was given cysteine which is one of the things I have to take and good moisturising. Cortizone wasn't used at all.

      Keep in mind that if you decide to follow a homeopathic treatment you should visit a homeopathy clinic or doctor. Homeopathy doctors will take their time with you and ask you various questions because they recognize the fact that psoriasis is a psychosomatic condition. Homeopathy treats you from the inside and tries to eliminate the cause rather than just treat the symptoms. Also you need to be patient and not get discouraged if you don't see results immediately. Also use a good moisturiser. I use QV which I get from the pharmacy.

      I am pleased to say that I've seen major improvement since I started the treatment. The nutrition plan has helped a lot, especially the lack of milk and milk products in my diet. I used to feel bloated every time I ate cheese. The past two months have been the detox stage of the treatment. I'll be starting the cysteine in about a week.

      Hope I've helped you. I know that psoriasis can be a very discouraging condition.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there an herbal remedy for genital herpes?

    • ANSWER:
      HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR SKIN DISEASES (Eczema, Allergic Dermatitis, Uriticaria, Skin Allergy, Psoriasis, Herpes etc)

      Note. Skin affections ares 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.

      #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.
      _____________________________________

      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.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless You

  46. QUESTION:
    does every product of head and shoulders anti dandruff remove dandruff fully?

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff is one of the most common ailments affecting the scalp. Dandruff is nothing but excessive scaling of dead cells of the skin of the scalp. As you are aware, body undergoes constant but gradual renewal every 24 hours. However, when it is much faster renewal of the skin, it becomes visible in the form of scales, which we call dandruff.
      Symptoms of dandruff:
      Dandruff, per se, is not a disease but a symptom. Excessive and obvious scaling of skin which is visible in the form of white (grey), flaky substance is the most common symptom (or sign) of dandruff. It may often be associated with itching, oily skin, irritation or redness of underlying skin. It tends to be chronic (long lasting) as well as recurring.
      Dandruff could be of two major types: a. Dry (flakes appear silvery and white) b. Moist. (where the flakes appear pale yellowish with unpleasant smell.)
      Causes of dandruff:
      Dandruff results from rapid maturing (and hence shedding) of the cells every week, instead of every month. Excessive oil (sebum) production precipitates dandruff in many people. This over activity could result from more than one reason.
      The causes, triggering factors and maintaining factors can be categorized as under:
      Internal causes: Hormonal imbalance, Poor Health, Allergic Hypersensitive, Emotional Stress, Excessive consumption of fat, starch, sugar, Improper Nutrition, Hereditary Predisposition
      External causes: Infection (Pityrosporum Ovale or Malassezia Globosa) (Debatable). Excessive use of hair sprays, gels. Improper use of hair : colouring products, hot iron curls. Cold weather, dry indoor heating. Infrequent shampooing of hair or inadequate rinsing or shampooing of hair. Poor Hygiene. Excessive junk food.
      Dandruff is often found to be is mostly seasonal. Some patients find it most severe during winter and mildest during summer.
      Though Dandruff is called as Dry Scalp but the people with oily scalp tend to suffer the most.
      Diagnosis of dandruff:
      While concluding the exact diagnosis of dandruff, your doctor often requires ruling out other underlying diseases, which often resemble present like dandruff: They are:
      a. Seborrhoeic dermatitis
      b. Psoriasis
      c. Fungal infection
      Your doctor will be able to evaluate your history and the exact diagnosis could be arrived at by a close clinical examination. No biopsy is required.
      Treatment of dandruff:
      The challenge of treating dandruff lies in the successful control of its relapse. It is not very difficult to treat dandruff for once. However, it is not easy to treat dandruff forever!
      The treatment for dandruff should aim at controlling the underlying causing factors as well as the symptoms.
      Conventional treatment:
      The conventional treatment often treats the end result rather than the root cause of dandruff. Most commonly measures are use of :
      a. Anti-dandruff shampoo b. Ketoconazole c. Antifungal shampoo d. Selenium sulphide (available as SELSUN LOTION)
      Homeopathic treatment:
      Homeopathic treatment aims at treating dandruff in totality. In other words, it treats the underlying cause of dandruff (please check the causes as described above) and hence helps preventing recurrence of dandruff.
      The medicinal uses for dandruff are geared towards altering the activity of the scalp tissue and therefore slow down the multiplication of the cells of the scalp. Homeopathic medicines possibly depress the abnormal multiplication of cells of the scalp called stratum corneum. Homeopathic medicines are unique in the respect that they can act as immune-modulators and address underlying immunological parameters while treating dandruff. Homeopathic treatment is safe and very effective for dandruff, which is strongly recommended.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is homeopathic medicine ?
    what lead to the discovery of homeopathic medicine???

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic medicine is a method of curing the sick with natural medicines and patient education. Homeopathic medicine involves the assessment of the whole person and focuses on disease prevention and health enhancement. In addition, homeopathic medicine is particularly effective in the treatment of long-term chronic diseases, as well as the prevention and reduction of acute conditions.

      Homeopathic medicine has been practiced worldwide for 200 years and plays a significant role in the healthcare systems of many countries today. Homeopathic medicine assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. With homeopathic medicine, symptoms of ill health are recognized, as expressed in disharmony within the whole person, resulting in the patient needing treatment, not the disease.

      Some benefits of homeopathic medicine include:

      curative
      holistic
      individualized
      safe, gentle
      non-invasive
      non-toxic
      non-addictive
      can be used in conjunction with regular medicine
      Homeopathic medicine focuses on treatment of physical, emotional and mental imbalances, including but not limited to:

      asthma, allergies
      chronic fatigue
      rheumatism, arthritis
      warts, eczema, psoriasis
      cardiac disorders
      multiple sclerosis
      insomnia, anxiety
      depression

      Samuel Hahnemann conceived of homeopathy while translating a medical treatise by Scottish physician and chemist William Cullen into German. Being sceptical of Cullen’s theory concerning cinchona’s action in malaria, Hahnemann ingested some of the bark specifically to see if it cured fever "by virtue of its effect of strengthening the stomach


psoriasis homeopathic treatment

Home Remedies For Psoriasis

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:
    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.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some good home remedies for psoriasis?
    A friend came and showed me a small patch on her arm and asked me to try to figure out some home remedies. She said creams from the doctor, and other things haven't worked. I suggested olive oil, since vinegar and other things hadn't worked. But what do you suggest. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      sunlight! Rub some sun enhancer on the area right before going into the sun.
      sea salt baths
      aloe from the aloe plant might also help.

      [My boyfriend has psoriasis]

  4. QUESTION:
    what can I use to feel relief and see results from psoriasis?
    Does anyone have any home remedies for psoriasis other than using over the counter medicines?

    • ANSWER:
      Food allergies, especially to yeast-containing foods, can be a significant factor.

      Candidiasis can also contribute to psoriasis. There is an increased incidence of candidiasis in the bowels of people with psoriasis, and, if present, the patient must avoid all foods high in yeast, such as baked goods, cheese, mushrooms, vinegar, soy sauce, fermented foods, alcohol, and pickles.

      keep in mind that tension can aggravate psoriasis. Regular exercise and relaxation exercises will help.

      Essential Fatty Acids : 1,000 mg fish oils 3 times a day; 1 tbsp. (14 grams) flaxseed oil each morning. People with diabetes should take less than 2,000 mg of fish oils a day; higher doses can worsen blood sugar control.
      No matter what other treatment you may be using for psoriasis, take this supplement.

      Grape Seed Extract : 100 mg twice a day. Standardized to contain 92%-95% proanthocyanidins.

      Alpha-lipoic Acid : 150 mg each morning. Can be taken with or without food.

      Vitamin A : 25,000 IU a day for 1 month, then 10,000 IU daily. Women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy should not exceed 5,000 IU a day.

      Zinc/Copper : 30 mg zinc and 2 mg copper a day. Add copper only when using zinc longer than 1 month.

      Milk Thistle : 150 mg twice a day.Standardized to contain at least 70% silymarin.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are home remedies for curing eczema?
    Hello
    i have eczema and it is driving me insane with the itching and redness or the eczema and I was wondering what are home remedies for curing eczema

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed last year with numular eczema and given a bunch of expensive medications from the skin doctor.
      Well nothing worked until this year when another doctor told me that it was psoriasis.
      I suffered for over a year with this embarrassing condition and now it is almost gone after 2 weeks of therapy.
      I have researched a lot on line and started my own remedy's. I found vaseline helped a lot with the itch.
      Now I drink lots of water, take tons of vitamins, like a,b,c,d,e and omega 3. You have to cure your dry skin from within. Creams are like putting a band aide on a sore,
      I take warm baths using a whole box of sea salts. No frills sells Mediterraneanin salt for 1 buck a box.
      Then I don't use perfume soaps, I use olive oil soap from the health store.
      Then I go to light therapy at the doctors 3 times a week, moderate sunlight helps the skin.
      Then I use lots of mosturizers there is one called base glaxal that really works.
      Try using noxzema I heard that cures exzema.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is a good remedy for psoriasis?
    I have a severe form of psoriatic arthritis. I have come on a RX that alleviates the pain of the arthritis, but my skin is in very bad shape. ointments and creams have not helped. And we are talking about VERY expensive RX ointments. Any home remedies anyone has tried for extreme conditions that have worked?

    • ANSWER:
      Try these home remedies:

      With regular doses of intense sun, 95 percent of psoriasis sufferers improve. It's the ultraviolet waves that fight psoriasis, and the UVB rays work the fastest. But there's a catch-22. UVB's are also the ones that give you a sunburn and run up the risks for skin cancer. They can also cause psoriasis sufferers to break out in previously unaffected areas.

      There is, however, an out. Sunscreen. "The benefits of sunbathing can outweigh the risks of skin cancer and spreading psoriasis if you use sunscreens on the places where you don't have psoriasis and only expose the affected areas to the full force of the sun.

      Get yourself a small UVB sunlamp to treat patches of psoriasis. You may prefer the UVA light found in tanning parlors, but it's weaker and needs much more time to work.

      Over-the-counter coal tar preparations are weaker than the prescription versions but can be effective in mild psoriasis. You can apply the tar directly to the plaques or immerse yourself in tar bath oil and treat your scalp with tar shampoo. Since even the OTC tars can stain and smell, they're usually washed off after a certain amount of time, but some kinds can be left on the skin to enhance the effect of sunlight or UVB treatments. "Tar makes you more sensitive to the sun, so be careful.

      Baths and heated swimming pools are excellent for psoriasis. Cold-water bath, maybe with a cup or so of apple cider vinegar added, is great for itching. "Another thing that really works is ice,". "Just dump some ice cubes into a small plastic bag and hold it against the afflicted skin."

      OTC topical cortisone creams are weaker than their prescription cousins, but they're worth trying, and they're safer on the face and genital areas..

      Researchers have discovered that covering lesions with tape or plastic wrap for days or weeks can help clear up psoriasis, especially if cortisone cream is applied first.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 :-)

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to moisturize your scalp quickly?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp and it turns into dandruff looking flakes and I was wondering if there's any "home remedies" I could use to moisturize my scalp. I already use tar shampoo and head and shoulders.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't moisturize the scalp but you use proper treatments to remove the flakes. Do not use coconut oil on your scalp, it won't help with scalp psoriasis and you will need to wash your hair like 30 times to remove the oil afterwards and this will cause more dry skin and more flakes.

      Most people think that they can get rid of scalp psoriasis/Dandruff with just a shampoo, but shampoos are only for maintenance and not for treatment.

      You need to use a proper lotion to clean the scalp completely. The best one I found and I 've been using for years when needed is Propiosalic lotion. It's under and it clears the scalp completely in a few days if applied daily.

      It contains salicylic acid a well known cosmetic and not only ingredient that effectivity removes the flakes and dry scalp without irritating it and without damaging the hair. You apply it on the scalp once or twice a day and let it dry out. It dries out in about half an hour and you don't need to wash your hair afterwards not even the next day. It does not smell when it's dry and it's not noticeable. Ask your pharmacist or your dermatologist.

      After you have cleared your scalp completely, you can keep using the tar shampoo for maintenance if you want and only if your scalp psoriasis is aggressive, meaning it gets worse really soon. If not, there is no need to keep using a special shampoo.

      Stay away from head and shoulders, ultrex and all that. They are extremely strong shampoos. they only work at start then the scalp gets used to them and they stop working. The worst thing is that they are change the ph balance of the scalp and no other shampoo or treatment will work on the future. So it's better to avoid them.

      You need to use a mild shampoo and stay away from strong shampoos who mess us the ph balance. This is what triggers psoriasis.

      What triggers scalp and general psoriasis also Dandruff : Fever, cold/flu, climate, stress/anxiety, other conditions, toxins from food or other products we use every day.

      Get the lotion or any other lotion ( do not get the oily ones they don't work and they leave you with greasy hair ) and your scalp will clean up completely extremely fast. Ask your doctor.
      This is the absolute treatment.

      Gluck

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    If you have Psoriasis,what remedies help with the pain and itching?
    My Boyfriend has open sores that hurt and itch,what works for you to relieve it.Home remedies welcome!Does the sun help clear it up and what if he has fair skin,is it too risky using UV rays?

    • ANSWER:
      Have him lay in the tub,naked,and pee on him.

  16. QUESTION:
    I have horrible Psoriasis on my legs and arms?
    I have horrible psoriasis! I am only 13 years of age and its really annoying to have psoriasis! I have it on my legs and arms and it makes me look like a have a disease or something but i don't! Gymnastics is starting soon and i need to get rid of it because people are driving me nuts by asking about it. Does anybody have any suggestions, like creams or home remedies but not topical creams that i have to order.
    Suggestions please!
    Thanks.
    -Meg

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. For my plaque psor. (elbows, knees and scalp) the herbal cream/spray combo by champori works the best: my patches cleared almost completely in just 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  17. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for prickly heat rash?
    I don't have any skin conditions such as psoriasis or excema, and I don't have any skin allergies. It's definitely heat rash of some sort. I just get patches of itchy rashes during the summer when it's hot and humid. I have been China for for years and TCM hasn't helped much. Right now the best relief I can get is from taking a hot shower (to open the pores), covering my body with shampoo or other products containing menthol, waiting about five to ten minutes until my whole body tingles. After that I rinse with hot water again (to clean the products chemicals out of my pores), then a cold water rinse to close the pores and cool off. This is usually only temporary relief. I do sweat a lot (more than most people), so I take about three cold showers a day too cool off and clean out the pores. I do refrain from scratching (as I know it makes it worse) during waking hours, but during my sleep, I have involuntary scratching. I am really into alternative health and home remedies. Thanks
    Okay, I have posted this question in several categories and cornstarch or baking soda seem to dominate the home remedy advice. But how do I prepare and apply it to my skin? How long do I keep it on, and should I rinse with hot or cold water? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Gentle hands and a good rub down....lol..That is how you apply it!!! Or should I say how someone else would apply it for you.....
      You have a sense of haha and so do I...gottchaaaaaaa!!

      Hope you are getting control of this thing..I had it one summer and I know what it is all about....

  18. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for prickly heat rash?
    I don't have any skin conditions such as psoriasis or excema, and I don't have any skin allergies. It's definitely heat rash of some sort. I just get patches of itchy rashes during the summer when it's hot and humid. I have been China for for years and TCM hasn't helped much. Right now the best relief I can get is from taking a hot shower (to open the pores), covering my body with shampoo or other products containing menthol, waiting about five to ten minutes until my whole body tingles. After that I rinse with hot water again (to clean the products chemicals out of my pores), then a cold water rinse to close the pores and cool off. This is usually only temporary relief. I do sweat a lot (more than most people), so I take about three cold showers a day too cool off and clean out the pores. I do refrain from scratching (as I know it makes it worse) during waking hours, but during my sleep, I have involuntary scratching. I am really into alternative health and home remedies. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Prickly heat is a common condition in which areas of the skin itch intensely and often feel prickly, or sting, due to overheating. Also called heat rash prickly heat looks like tiny bumps surrounded by an area of red skin. It usually occurs on clothed parts of the body, such as the back, abdomen, neck, upper chest, groin or armpits and goes away on its own within a few days. In severe forms, however, prickly heat can interfere with the body's heat-regulating mechanism and cause fever, heat exhaustion and even death.

      Prickly heat occurs most often in hot, humid conditions, but you may develop it in cool weather if you are overdressed. The condition usually appears a few days to a few months after exposure to a hot, humid environment. It's most common in infants. Newborns are particularly vulnerable to prickly heat because their sweat ducts are not mature, which makes it easier for the beads of moisture to be trapped.

      Symptoms:
      * Small, itchy red bumps on the skin
      * Prickly, stinging or burning sensation in the affected area

      # Try to avoid scratching, for this may introduce germs into the deeper layers of the skin.
      # Wear cool, light clothing and abstain from alcoholic drinks.
      # Oatmeal baths twice a day may also relieve the itch.
      # Drink plenty of water during hot weather.
      # Keep the skin clean and avoid the use of harsh soaps.
      # Gently wash skin with soft gauze and lukewarm water and pat on a mixture of one part alcohol to three parts boiled water after cooled.
      # Make a compress by dipping a washcloth in a mixture of one teaspoon of baking soda per cup of cool water. Apply to the rash for five to ten minutes. Do this four or five times a day.
      # Avoid overdressing. Allow Skin to breathe. Avoid heavy moisturizers.
      # Dress your baby sensibly, preferably in layers that can be peeled away as conditions change and you'lllikely avoid the problem altogether.
      # Remove some clothing, take her into an air-conditioned room or sit her in a tub of tepid water.
      # Wear loose, lightweight clothing. Dust the affected area with cornstarch.
      # Avoid sweating by staying in a cool environment.
      # Apply paste of gram flour and then a cold-water bath after sometime. It will give relief.
      # Prepare a mixture by adding 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder, 1-teaspoon coriander seeds (dhania) powder, 1 teaspoon nagarmusta (Cyperus scariosus) powder and rose/cold water to make paste. Mix them well and apply on the body. Leave it on for an hour and then take cold-water bath.
      # The paste made of powdered bark of pipal tree and finely powdered brick is applied on the affected parts all over the body.
      # The powder of sandalwood dusted all over the body is effective in giving relief in prickly heat.
      # The paste made of the seeds of jambul and applied over the body is effective in treating prickly heat.
      # Persons suffering from prickly heat should avoid heavy garments and try to expose the affected area to air.
      # Dissolve Fuller's earth (Multani mitti) in water to make a thin paste. It should be smeared over the affected parts. When the paste dries, wash with cold water.
      # Apply green henna ground in water on the affected skin.
      # Grind leaves of neem in water and apply on the affected skin.
      # Take a small piece of sandalwood and rub it into a paste on a stone with rose water. Mix a pinch of powdered alum to the paste and apply to the affected skin twice or thrice a week depending upon the condition of prickly heat.
      # Leave babies nappy off as often as possible.

      Gently wash skin with soft gauze and lukewarm water and pat on a mixture of one part alcohol to three parts boiled water after cooled. Dust with Talcum powder Or, use baking soda in a little water than dust with talcum.

      Soak away the itch. To counter the itching that accompanies prickly heat, add some baking soda or a colloidal oatmeal product such as Aveeno Bath Treatment to a tub of tepid water or make your own oatmeal bath. A good soak will soothe the skin and take away the itching.

      Try a cool compress. While a thin coating of mild, water-based moisturizing lotion may help stop the itching, cool compresses sometimes work better. Make a compress by dipping a washcloth in a mixture of one teaspoon of baking soda per cup of cool water. Apply to the rash for five to ten minutes. Do this four or five times a day.

      If your child is older and is extremely uncomfortable, give him/her an antihistamine such as children's Benadryl. ( Be sure to read package directions to make certain the product is recommended for your child's age. For the correct dosage, follow package directions or consult your physician.) Kids are much more sensitive to itchiness at night, and more likely to scratch the rash, which can lead to infection

      Prevention:
      Avoid overdressing.
      Allow Skin to breathe
      Avoid heavy moisturizers. Tender newborn skin tends to be dry and in need of moisturizing. But heavy, oil-based creams can be a problem. 'Moisturize with a light, water-based lotion instead.

  19. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for prickly heat rash?
    I don't have any skin conditions such as psoriasis or excema, and I don't have any skin allergies. It's definitely heat rash of some sort. I just get patches of itchy rashes during the summer when it's hot and humid. I have been China for for years and TCM hasn't helped much. Right now the best relief I can get is from taking a hot shower (to open the pores), covering my body with shampoo or other products containing menthol, waiting about five to ten minutes until my whole body tingles. After that I rinse with hot water again (to clean the products chemicals out of my pores), then a cold water rinse to close the pores and cool off. This is usually only temporary relief. I do sweat a lot (more than most people), so I take about three cold showers a day too cool off and clean out the pores. I do refrain from scratching (as I know it makes it worse) during waking hours, but during my sleep, I have involuntary scratching. I am really into alternative health and home remedies. Thanks
    Okay, I have posted this question in several categories and cornstarch seems to be dominate home remedy. But how do I prepar and apply it to my skin? How long do I keep it on, and should I rinse with hot or cold water? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Cornstartch----Just apply groove!!! with cotton balls a feather whatever..Hope this helps..It will stay on!! and if you shower...reapply

      Treatment

      The rash itself may be treated with topical antipruritics (itch relievers). Preparations containing aloe, menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil, and similar ingredients are available commercially. Even more effective, particularly for widespread itching in hot weather, are cool baths with corn starch and/or oatmeal (about 0.5 lb [224 g] of each per bathtub-full).

      Dermatologists can peel off the upper layers of skin using a special ultraviolet light. This will remove the plugs and restore sweating, but is not necessary in most cases.

      Much more important, however, is to realize that the body cannot cool itself adequately without sweating. Careful monitoring for symptoms of heat disease is important. If they appear, some decrease in the ambient temperature must be achieved by moving to the shade, taking a cool bath or shower, or turning up the air conditioner.

  20. QUESTION:
    How on earth can I get rid of my adult acne?
    I am a 33 year old female and I have been suffering from acne since I was 14. I have tried everything, I have been to the dermatologist and prescribed tetracycline, but that was only a temporary fix. Acne products dry out my skin and aggravate it, I have tried home remedies which have been useless and I don't eat hardly any junk food. My acne is only moderate but it is extremely frustrating because it WONT GO AWAY. Any tips from other adults that have had the same issue?

    • ANSWER:
      I had acne most of my life as well, from teenage years till my 40's.

      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – also good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my adult cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  21. QUESTION:
    my chihuahua has psoriasis what home remedy will help?
    she is a stray we took in this winter and had treated at the vets, we are hoping for a home remedy that will work. her skin is really pink and she scratches a lot and bites herself also. would baby oil work?

    • ANSWER:
      You might consider that she has a food allergy. Ask your vet if this is a possibility. There are steroid and benedryl treatment to help stop the itch, but if it is to the food, you need to change.
      Major allergen is corn

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to clear my blotchy skin?
    I have very little acne, but my face is very blotchy. Any home remedies or anything I can use to help my face? Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      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 other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  23. 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Redness on your forehead?
    Anyone know how to get rid of loads of redness on your forhead????

    I have psoriasis on my scalp but thats clearing up but i just cant get rid of the redness and its doing my head in .

    I tryed creams ,moisturizers and ice......

    Nothing seems to work...

    Anyone know any home remedies or anything different to get it away????

    • ANSWER:
      stop heading the football!!

      coal tar soap and shampoo is very good

  25. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of scalp acne scar?
    I've been using home remedies and it worked but they keep coming back. I'm convinced to start using those products like neutrogen and proactive. What products works best to keep scalp acne scars to go away. Btw I tried popping them but only boos comes out and itches a lot and causes me to scratch and leaving scars.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      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 other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  26. 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

  27. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples on back & chest?
    Lately I've been getting a lot of pimples on my back and chest. After I take a shower (every other day) i rub cream on my arms and back. It's some cream from bath&bodyworks. So how do I get rid of the pimples? Should I exfoliate? What do I do? Any home remedies. No lemon juice suggestions .
    Thankss:)

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid 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. “It’s 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

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of my acne?
    I have acne and like a few small red bumps around my cheeks. I won't buy any products and I also don't have any olive oil or any of those spices, not even honey. Any other home remedies? Its mostly red bumps on my forehead and on the side of my face, near the hairline. How do I get rid of it fast?

    • ANSWER:
      Some home remedies to get rid of your acne problem. Hope it will gives you better result.

      • Egg whites are also used to get rid of acne. Apply it on face and leave overnight. Wash off in the morning.

      • Neem is used for the treatment of all sorts of skin problems. It contains Nimbidol and Gedunin, which have very good fungicidal properties. Neem has proved to be beneficial in skin disorders such as warts, scabies, psoriasis, eczema, and even dandruff. It is extremely effective in acne treatment.

      • Orange peel has been found very effective in the local treatment of acne. mixed well with water on a piece of stone, the peel should be applied to the affected areas.

  29. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples on my back?
    I'm 13 and I have a lot of tiny little noticeable pimples on my back where it's hard to reach. I use cleanser and all that but it's hard to reach back there and the cleanser doesn't seem to be working anywhere else! Any home remedies or anything. It's super important that I get all my pimples off by Sunday! Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of zits, pimples or acne?
    I'm in 7th grade, and I hate having acne. I don't really know how to get rid of them quickly. I can't go out and buy acne cream because my mom won't let me and she says it doesn't work. So is there any easy home remedies I can use to:
    •get rid of zits
    •get rid of pimples
    •get rid of all acne
    •get rid of the ones popped but still stay
    •and the bright red ones still stuck on my face
    ****REMEMBER:HOME REMEDIES IM ONLY 13****

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      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 other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      This website has lots of information on foods and acne you can check it out on this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  31. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of blackheads?
    I recently starting to get blackheads all over my face. Is there any products to help me get rid of them? or home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid 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. “It’s 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

  32. QUESTION:
    My daughter has the worst case of psoriasis I have ever seen.?
    It started a year ago and basically covered her from head to toe. After much treatment, for the most part, on her body it is under control, but I have recently noticed big patches developing on her scalp again...
    Does anyone know of home remedies or efficient low-cost ways for treating this?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like my sister and I!! Good thing that summer is just around the corner, because she needs to get some sun!! My mom always bought us Eucerin (try the calming cream) and this bottle that you buy in the dandruff shampoo section called scalpacin. Scalpacin is a liquid cortizone that you can put on your scalp and wont make hair smelly, greasy, etc. Also, if you can, go to your pharmacy and see if they carry Elta Tar, if not they can order it for you, and that really seems to help also. Another thing that has helped me in the past for really big itchy spots is just getting a prescription cortizone with 2% active ingredient instead of the over the counter 1%. BTW...make sure you tell your daughter for beatiful she!! Because psoriasis is depressing and has a way of making you feel like crap about yourself! if you need anymore help or tips feel free to IM me @ iltb26

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of bad toenail fungus?
    I am only thirteen, and I have really bad toenail fungus. I also have already seen the doctor, I have tried everything: Tea Tree Oil, soaking them in salt, putting Listerine on them, Miranel, E-Oil, Oregano oil, Fungi Cure, and even Cure Toenail Fungus. Any home remedies suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      You probably need oral terbinafin to get rid of bad fungus. By prescription from the doc. Ask to be checked out for psoriasis first, maybe it is not fungus after all. Terbinafin is reasonably toxic so best to be sure that it is necessary.

  34. 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.

  35. 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!

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies to get rid of acne scars?
    What are some simple yet effective ways to get rid of acne scars quickly?
    I'm looking for people who have tried these remedies and seen results!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,
      I came to a review page about emu oil, on amazon by chance.
      And some of customer who wrote the review said that the oil can smoothing out scars and even cured psoriasis. And they really use the product.
      Hope the link below help

  37. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of Psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis for a long time now and i was wondering if anyone may know anything that can help relieve it or anything, well please anything from like soaps,creams, or also home remedies, etc. My birthday is between next month and i have it on both my elbows and on one of my knuckles. i want to be unnoticable so if anyone can post anything it would be very much appreciated and no sarcastic ones please and thank you.

    I have psoriasis for 7 years now and i am only 15

    • ANSWER:
      I've had psoriasis since I was 2 years old (I'm now 25). I was on prescriptions that my dermatologist put me on up until about 2 years ago. I quit responding to the prescriptions I was on which were very strong and had side effects. I was wary of going back to the dermatologist to see if there were other topical prescriptions since the ones I'd been on were so strong already - my doctor kept putting me on stronger and stronger medications over the years as the ones I'd been on had become less effective as I'd been on them for a while. Since the only non-topical psoriasis medications available suppress your immune system and I wasn't really comfortable with that idea I decided to see what I could do on my own and see if I could get by without prescriptions.

      I've combined some changes in my diet with a over the counter medication and I've had quite a bit of success. First - the diet changes. My psoriasis drastically improved while I was studying abroad in college and in my research I found that the diet that I was eating there corresponded pretty well with a lot of the recommendations that are out there for people with psoriasis. I eat lots of fruit and vegetables, VERY little red meat (one to two servings per month is all I allow myself), and the only cooking oil I use is olive oil.

      The over the counter topical medication I use is called "Skin Zinc". I picked it up at Walgreen's but you could probably find it at any major drug store. It's active ingredient is Salicylic Acid which helps to loosen the scaly dead skin that tends to build up. Since the dead skin is loosened it doesn't build up (so it doesn't look so white and scaly) and itch so much, I don't scratch at it so much (so it doesn't get so red and irritated). So the medication helps both by making it less visible and less uncomfortable.

      I also use a bar of soap that helps to soothe the skin. I buy it from a lady that makes handmade soap and sells it via her website. She has one that is specifically for psoriasis and eczema that I've been using for about 10 years now. I've included the link to the specific soap that I use below.

  38. 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.

  39. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of pimples fast?
    Every once and a while, I get pimples scattered around my face in random spots. I've tried toothpaste and many other things. Nothing I do seems to get rid of them quickly. I don't have any pimple treatment things at home so I need home remedies for getting rid of them. Please help :P

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  40. 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.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any home remedy recipes for psoriasis?
    I have had psoriasis for over 2 years now and it is spreading all over my body. I'm tired of using creams and injections provided by the doctor that don't help. Does anyone have a recipe that I could try or know of a website with remedy information?

    • ANSWER:
      A friend of mine started taking cherry juice or cherry pills and hasn't had any problems since.

  42. QUESTION:
    No psoriasis treatments that I've tried work well. Have you found anything that does work?
    I was on Enbrel which did reduce my psoriasis. I had repeated infections and was unable to continue using it. All of the topicals are useless so far. Anyone have any advice, alternatives or home remedies to suggest? Thank you in advance!!

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples fast?
    i know this is a common question but i have school strating in 2days and needs some home remedys as we have picture day on the first day of school, i do have that benzayl (excuse spelling) cream but its almost all gone! ive been trying icing, i have tryed toothpaste but.. i think i used wrong one as it made it worse, i dont think i have acne just a few pimples. They are mainly forehead, chin, above lips and well pretty much everywhere! PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid 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. “It’s 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

  44. QUESTION:
    Do any herps know anything about photokeratoconjunctivitis (snow blind, welders eye) in chameleons?
    I know that it is caused by uvb radiation from new or high output lights, or from having the light in close proximity to the enclosure. I also know that it clears up "rapidly" when the lamp is removed. But, then again how fast is "rapidly"? Under what circumstances would this condition be permanent or irreverseable? Are there any products in the market (eyedrops) available for consumers. Any home remedies used by long time herps to soothe the discomfort to the reptile?

    • ANSWER:
      Backman HA

      Psoriasis is a common skin disease which may be treated with 8-methoxy psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet light (PUVA). Eye protection is provided during and after treatment to prevent the development of photokeratitis and cataracts. Fifteen patients, treated with medication and ultraviolet A (UVA) had an initial complete eye examination and a repeat examination after each treatment. No patients developed cataracts but almost one-half of the patients had a mild form of photokeratoconjunctivitis. The ocular manifestations included photophobia, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and dry eyes. Tear break-up time was reduced significantly immediately after treatment for two patients but returned to normal 8 hr later. Dermatologists who employ PUVA treatments should be concerned about photokeratoconjunctivitis and the dry-eye ocular manifestations included photophobia, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and dry eyes. Tear break-up time was reduced significantly immediately after treatment for two patients but returned to normal 8 hr later. Dermatologists who employ PUVA treatments should be concerned about photokeratoconjunctivitis and the dry-eye ocular manifestations included photophobia, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and dry eyes. Tear break-up time was reduced significantly immediately after treatment for two patients but returned to normal 8 hr later. Dermatologists who employ PUVA treatments should be concerned about photokeratoconjunctivitis and the dry-eye syndrome.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any home remedies that worked for them on psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis. I have had it for 12 years, since I gave birth to my son. Have tried many medicines to keep it under control. What worked for you? It's different for everyone, but I'm open to new remedies!!

    • ANSWER:
      My wife has had psoriasis for 14 years now.She has quit using the prescribes med and lotions and now use strictly
      Melaleuca's Renew lotion.If you would like some info feel free to contact us.

  46. QUESTION:
    Anyone have home remedies for psoriasis of the scalp?
    I have used numerous prescrition shampoos, sprays, and leave on oils, with no avail. I am the itchies, flakiest person in the world. I have also had steroid injections to my scalp, but am having trouble finding a dermatologist to do that again because it is such a large area. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Geez, I was going to say to use the Neutrogena T-Gel. I loved that and cleared it up. Drink lots of water at least 10 glasses a day. Your skin is your biggest organ and needs to be hydrated.

  47. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis treatments that work?
    I'm 13 years old and I've suffered with psoriasis for almost a year. Are there are any home remedies that you have tried that actually worked? I've tried name brand ointment like psoriasin that didn't work, the hydrocortisone cream worked a little bit but didn't remove the psoriasis. I tried a "hair conditioner" home remedy that didn't do anything...

    Can someone please tell me some really good ways to get rid of my psoriasis spots? The worst spots are on my legs, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      There is no cure for psoriasis; there are only treatments.
      There are things that make it worse: Alcohol. No drinking for you, Irishman!
      And avoid getting a sunburn, damaging your skin (no tats!) and avoid iodine.
      Get plenty of rest. Not sleeping will cause it to flare, as will any of the above.
      Contact the National Psoriasis Foundation https://www.psoriasis.org/ and read up on it.

      Nude sunbathing (in moderation...no sunburns!) can help. Take D3 and calcium.
      D3 (dihydrovitimin D3) is created when you sunbathe.


home remedies for psoriasis

Treatment Of Scalp Psoriasis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    does anyone know about any good treatments for scalp psoriasis?
    i have scalp psoriasis and it's really irritating. i've tried several drug store shampoos but i feel like they aren't working.

    • ANSWER:
      If your scalp psoriasis is severe enough, you're going to need some prescription items, rather than over the counter medicines. Your dermatologist can help you out with this.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. QUESTION:
    i have scalp psoriasis and i been taking fish oil and im not sure if its helping?
    i have scalp psoriasis and i been taking fish oil, the psoriasis bumps are gone but my scalp is more itchy and flakey. should i continue taking the fish oils pills?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, nomally fish oil is good for scalp psoriasis. You can also try one of the natural treatments for psoriasis from 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 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

  8. QUESTION:
    How did you cure/relieve your 'SCALP' psoriasis?
    I had these almost for 4 years and it was really annoying.
    I've used some oral/skin treatment and such but nothing works well.
    I dont like wasting money on stuffs so i'd rather go for a practical and simple treatment.
    Nizoral and Selsun Shampoo, Vinegar, Coconut Oil doesnt work well and seem to made it worst.
    As for now, I use Diprolene Cream to relieve it but it was quite expensive.
    So right now, I'm looking for some alternatives in curing this skin condition.
    I'm thinking of burning this with muriatic acid because of this extreme itchiness. I'll put just a drop of muriatic acid on a cotton bud and gently apply it on my scalp. Hope this works because it worked for my ezcema.

    Anyway, please suggest some treatments I can do about this Scalp Psoriasis so that i don't have to do the Muriatic treatment.

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there a good over the counter cream or medicine for psoriasis on the face?
    I have psoriasis, mainly on ,my scalp, face and chest. I discovered T-Gel shampoo caused my scalp psoriasis to go into remission- I have psoriasis on either side of my nose- people always ask if my nose is sunburned- It's psoriasis- Is there an over the counter drug or cream i could apply to my face?

    Since T-Gel shampoo helped the psoriasis clear from my scalp- what if I applied that to my face?

    • ANSWER:
      The shampoo is likely too drying for the face, but the active ingredient, tar, is available in gel, foam and lotion forms for the skin. Try Cutar, Scytera or T-Derm oil. You should get a similar effect as the T-Gel gave for the scalp. You may not need Rx treatment.

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are treatments for Scalp psoriasis?
    my scalp has had dry red patches on it that flake, sometimes if scratched it will even bleed a little. we are going to the dermatologist in a few days to see if it is for sure psoriasis. what are some of the treatments doctors do to help stop it? and i was curious will they make me stop styling my hair a certain way because it may affect it? (i use mousse in it every night to curl it) any tips about this would be great! thanks!

    • 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

  12. QUESTION:
    Can exfoliating help with body psoriasis?
    I am just wondering if scrubbing the body while showering or using certain body washes can help in controlling body psoriasis. Also, will it help with scalp psoriasis. My understanding of the condition is that it is over producing skin cells and the cells not being shed fast enough. Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use apricot scrubs or any thing with exfoliating beads it's bad for your skin. Use Cetaphil for sensitive skin body bar and Eucerin,Cetaphil,Nivea and keep your skin moist and clean. Scrubbing your skin to get the flakes off just encourages the skin to get thicker and produce more scales. Also the skin underneath the scales becomes more vulerable to cuts and injury when you bump into things.
      Above all see a dermatologist and treat it. I have it. I know it's a life long battle. It's embarrasing. I've tried everything I could get over the counter and nothing works to make it go away. I can't afford a visit to the dermatologist, much less what ever they would prescribe for me.
      Just watch the steroids. Doctors love to prescribe Prednisone for everything. It can make you gain weight and has other side affects.
      Do research. Go to your local library and read some books on skin disorders. Sometimes you will know as much as the doctors and that is a real big help when it comes to understanding treatments.
      The medical profession is a business. If they can keep you coming back then they make more and more money off you. That's when the knowledge comes in handy. Good luck, and see if you can get cortozone cream at 10% strength, not 1.0 like over the counter brands. That might help. Good luck.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do i get my psoriasis to leave my head?
    well i'm in cosmetology school, we;re learning how to shampoo soon and we practice on eachother, but i'm really embarrassed of my scalp psoriasis so how do i get rid of that and the flakes?

    • 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 Chempori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: chempori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Tami

  14. QUESTION:
    Folks with scalp psoriasis: Treatments that have worked well for you?
    My scalp psoriasis has begun to flare up again after many years (I've had severe to moderate psoriasis since I was a baby) and I'm flaking almost every day. It's getting extremely annoying and bothersome. I'm currently using prescription salicylic acid in mineral oil every night, which of course only treats the flaking, so it just keeps coming back over and over again. I use T-Gel all the time; it isn't helping much. Have any of you had trouble with scalp psoriasis? If so, I'd like to hear anything you've tried that was more or less successful.

    • ANSWER:
      I had psoriasis on my scalp for about 2 years non stop.

      I supplement with probiotics and evening primrose oil, and I use emu oil shampoo from desertpalmsemu.com. My head has been clear for about 3-4 months.

      Short term, my hair dresser would rub straight emu oil into my scalp and then cover with a shower cap for several hours. That helped quite a lot.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can I use white vinegar for scalp psoriasis?
    I have scalp psoriasis really bad, I was wondering if I can use white vinegar and if so. How do u apply it. And for how long

    • 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.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of Scalp Psoriasis?
    i have some scalp psoriasis on the back of my ears and im just wondering how do i fade out the redness and flakiness and just have okay clear looking skin???

    i have long hair and need to get short hair but i don't want to show my scalp

    • 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 a few weeks of treatment my scalp has been cleared. It is the only treatment that cleared my scalp psoriasis among many I've tried.

  19. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a treatment for my scalp?
    I have an extremely dry, sore scalp. I've tried anti-dandruff shampoos but non seem to help. Advice please.

    • ANSWER:
      Tar products and salicylic acid are generally sufficient for treating very mild scalp psoriasis. More severe scalp psoriasis may require persistence and experimentation to find an effective treatment plan. Treatments include topical medications (applied to the skin) and occasionally ultraviolet (UV) light. Treatments are often combined and rotated because a person's psoriasis can become resistant to medications after repeated use. Systemic (oral or injected) psoriasis treatments are not commonly used just for scalp psoriasis, but they may be tried if psoriasis is present elsewhere on the body and/or the psoriasis is severe.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for Psoriasis disease?
    My neighbor is suffering from a serious psoriasis disease on her skin and head. The disease causes continuous itching, hair losss and dryness. It also transfer to all of the body and result in wounding her body. Different chemical treatments are ordered by a skin Doctor and that chemicals couldn't heal the disease even though she used it for more than six months. Any one who knows the solution for such disease may help us by giving answers.

    • ANSWER:
      I've experienced dozens of treatments. The best, safest skin creams for the face are dovonex and protopic. The best for scalp are clobetasol or tar shampoos (safe). Another great (safest) option is phototherapy, with this unit another patient I know has, called the dermapal. It is very effective and safe for spot treatment: http://www.phototherapystore.com/ Usually insurance covers all or most of the cost.

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for scalp psoriasis and dandruff?

    • ANSWER:
      I have just bought a shampoo called Oilitum, it is specially made for people who have problems with their scalp and it is really good. I bought it about 2 weeks ago and you use it twice a week and my dandruff has almost gone.
      Hope you find something that works :D

  25. QUESTION:
    Side effects of fluocinonide topical solution?
    I have been given fluocinonide topical solution for my scalp (psoriasis) and I'm supposed to apply it to the certain parts of my scalp that is needed (two-four times daily). It's a steroid, and I know that (at least orally) steroids can cause you to gain weight and get more pimples. Will a topical solution (NOT taken orally) do the same thing? I googled the side effects and couldn't find anything to answer my question. What are the side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      No you won't gain weight and you won't get pimples. You won't notice any side effects at all.

      In order to gain weight from cortisone ( fluocinonide = corticosteroid ) you have to take it as a pill or use it for a long time ( months to years without a break ) and for more than 35% of the body. Even then you can only gain ( as a topical ) 5-6 kilos the most.

      Side effects from cortisone creams : Makes the skin thin - if you use it for a really long time and not the skin on the head - and it is addictive if your psoriasis keeps coming back every few days and never really ''sleeps'' it's more likely that it will need the cortisone even more and will not respond that easily to other treatments.

      Do not worry, you will be fine. Try not to wash your hair every day, but every other day. The chlorine in the water irritates the skin and triggers psoriasis. Or use a water filter.

      Avoid harsh shampoos with lots of chemicals like ''ultrex''. They work at start and take the ''flakes'' away but psoriasis gets worse after.

      I've been using Propiosalic lotion for my scalp psoriasis, it has also a bit of cortisone. Works great, cleans my psoriasis in 3 days and stays clean for long. I've never had any side effects and I've tried lot of topical or other treatments so far. Been using lotions for my scalp more than 10 years now, so I know it's safe.

      Gluck

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use hair products when I have psoriasis on my scalp?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp. I want to know if it is safe for me to use hair gel/spray/whatnot. Also, is it okay to color your hair if you have this skin condition? If the answer to the above is "no," then once my psoriasis has cleared up for a bit is it safe to begin using these things again, or will I be banned from hair products for life now that I have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Scalp psoriasis appears as dandruff, and treatments can leave your scalp more sensitive. There are a variety of products available on the market that are designed to reduce the amount of skin flakes and the scalp itching. Try consulting your doctor about it just to be on the safe side.

  31. QUESTION:
    What kind of shampoo should I be using for psoriasis and dandruff?
    My scalp doesn't itch. It is just *extremely* flaky...which doesn't help because I wear black a LOT. I feel like I have tried everything: Selsun Blue, Head and Shoulders, Pert Plus, Aveda Scalp Benefits, and those tar shampoos. I know that I should probably go to a dermatologist, but I'm on an Air Force base in the middle of nowhere. Help!

    • 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 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,
      Stella

  32. QUESTION:
    What is a good soap to use for scalp psorasis?
    I Shave my head so I Want to know about soap not shampoo. i am tired of scraping dead skin off of my scalp.

    • ANSWER:
      Tar shampoo is usually the first line therapy for scalp psoriasis. If you prefer not to use the shampoo, it is important that you choose a non-drying "soap." Dryness and irritation caused by harsh cleansers can make psoriasis worse. Two gentle cleansers are Cetaphil (see cleanser or body wash called Restoraderm) and Vanicream (a bar soap for sensitive skin).

      Moisturize your scalp after showering to help counteract the dryness and capture moisture. Try a thicker non-fragrance moisturizer like Lubriderm (or generic variety) twice a day.

      If you have thick scaling you may need to get a prescription from a medical provider for one of the following treatments:
      Keralyt: salicylic acid (6%)
      Dovonex: Vitamin D analog
      Topical steroid: Triamcinolone, Clobetasol, etc. (when using apply sparingly into affected area)

      If you have related itching, then use an over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream.

      Psoriasis may be due to family history, but it has also been related to infection, stress, smoking, and various medications (e.g. antimalarials, beta-blockers, and lithium).

  33. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me a lot about scalp psoriasis?
    It's all over my scalp, and behind my ears and between my boobs sometimes.I know it's genetic. I'm figuring out how I got it. Neither of my parents or grandparents have it.
    Here are soem questions:
    - what really flares it up?
    - how to not make it flare up so much?
    - good shampoos to use?
    - what to use/not use on my scalp?

    • ANSWER:
      Imbalance of the immune system is responsible of the flaring up. Maintaining strong immune system is very important to controlling the disease.
      I use serenaskin psoriasis remedies to control my scalp psoriasis - ointment and spray on the scalp and psoriasis extract internally to keep flare ups away.
      This treatment works for me extremely well.

  34. QUESTION:
    My girlfriend has psoriasis mainly on her back with some patches about the size of a 50p and others smaller?
    She has some cream for it but its hard for her to put it her back when i'm not there so i was wondering if anybody has an alternative treatment they have used, somebody recommended sulphur tablets?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. For my plaque psor. (elbows, knees and scalp) the herbal cream/spray combo by champori works the best: my patches cleared almost completely in just 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now. Let your girlfriend it: it comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  35. 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.

  36. 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

  37. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to moisturize your scalp quickly?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp and it turns into dandruff looking flakes and I was wondering if there's any "home remedies" I could use to moisturize my scalp. I already use tar shampoo and head and shoulders.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't moisturize the scalp but you use proper treatments to remove the flakes. Do not use coconut oil on your scalp, it won't help with scalp psoriasis and you will need to wash your hair like 30 times to remove the oil afterwards and this will cause more dry skin and more flakes.

      Most people think that they can get rid of scalp psoriasis/Dandruff with just a shampoo, but shampoos are only for maintenance and not for treatment.

      You need to use a proper lotion to clean the scalp completely. The best one I found and I 've been using for years when needed is Propiosalic lotion. It's under and it clears the scalp completely in a few days if applied daily.

      It contains salicylic acid a well known cosmetic and not only ingredient that effectivity removes the flakes and dry scalp without irritating it and without damaging the hair. You apply it on the scalp once or twice a day and let it dry out. It dries out in about half an hour and you don't need to wash your hair afterwards not even the next day. It does not smell when it's dry and it's not noticeable. Ask your pharmacist or your dermatologist.

      After you have cleared your scalp completely, you can keep using the tar shampoo for maintenance if you want and only if your scalp psoriasis is aggressive, meaning it gets worse really soon. If not, there is no need to keep using a special shampoo.

      Stay away from head and shoulders, ultrex and all that. They are extremely strong shampoos. they only work at start then the scalp gets used to them and they stop working. The worst thing is that they are change the ph balance of the scalp and no other shampoo or treatment will work on the future. So it's better to avoid them.

      You need to use a mild shampoo and stay away from strong shampoos who mess us the ph balance. This is what triggers psoriasis.

      What triggers scalp and general psoriasis also Dandruff : Fever, cold/flu, climate, stress/anxiety, other conditions, toxins from food or other products we use every day.

      Get the lotion or any other lotion ( do not get the oily ones they don't work and they leave you with greasy hair ) and your scalp will clean up completely extremely fast. Ask your doctor.
      This is the absolute treatment.

      Gluck

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?
    I have Seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp so i went to see the doctor the other day basically just to ask for a refferell to a private dermotologist as i have private health care. The Doctor basically told me i would be wasting my time seeing them as she new exactly what to prescribe to get it under controll. i have been given a scalp application called Betacap which i believe is a form of steroid which will apparently get rid of the scaily skin after a month or so, amd also ketopine 2% shampoo which i believe is the same as nizoral. Does any one have any expirience with either of these as i cant seem to find many reviews on Betacap which i find a bit odd really . The doctor told me the reason i have never fully got this under controll before is because i have only ever used specialist shampoos and not a scalp application with it. Any advice/help would be greatly appriciated

    • ANSWER:
      I have psoriasis and use betnovate, which i am assmuing to be the same active chemical as what you are describing. It is a steroid, and it works very well for me, but I also like to use oils to moisturise becasue if you use steroid creams too often the skin thins.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are the differences between sclap psoriasis and Seborrhoeic Eczema?
    What are the differences between 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:
      1) Scalp psoriasis and seborrheic eczema share similar signs of itchiness, redness, and scaly skin. Most often, the scales of psoriasis are thicker and somewhat drier in appearance than are the scales of seborrheic dermatitis. In addition, psoriasis usually affects more than one area of the body. If you have scalp psoriasis, you may also have mild psoriasis on your elbows, knees, hands or feet or may notice subtle nail changes, such as pitting. You can refer to the chart on: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/scalp-psoriasis/AN01177

      2) Different conditions require different involvement of treatment. For mild cases, an application of cream or lotion may suffice and be effective. For moderate cases, you may require UV light treatments or a treatment of pills or injections.

      3) The conditions of both conditions are quite similar. You should check with your professional physician to see what you can do about your condition. Neither one is worse or better to have.

      4) You can continue to develop the condition past puberty.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of scalp acne scar?
    I've been using home remedies and it worked but they keep coming back. I'm convinced to start using those products like neutrogen and proactive. What products works best to keep scalp acne scars to go away. Btw I tried popping them but only boos comes out and itches a lot and causes me to scratch and leaving scars.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      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 other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  43. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of this dry patch on my scalp?
    I have a dry patch of skin on my scalp.. it is on the back of my head. I do not really have dandruff from it but I have tried head and shoulders and it doesn't really help. The patch is really itchy and if i scratch it to much it starts to be painful.. when i scratch it.. pieces of the dry skin come off. Do you have any tips of how to get rid of it..or should i see a doctor or dermatologist or something?

    • ANSWER:
      It really does sound like psoriasis. I just got it =/

      Go to a dermatologist - I got this prescribed: MGP Clobetasol Propionate Topical Solution.

      It controls the psoriasis, but it's a non-greasy formula for your head so your hair doesn't get greasy. I was supposed to put this on until the patch "disappeared" and then 2 weeks after it disappeared. It actually did go away, but a few days ago it came back again. Psoriasis isn't curable, but it is treatable. Stress causes it to break out again. You have to start controlling it before it gets too bad and it could spread, like it did on my dad (all over). I also got this shampoo the dermatologist recommended: it's T-Sal by Neutrogena (just bought it at walgreens for like 6 bucks).

      But yah, go to the dermatologist to make sure. Don't bother going to the doctor - I went to the doctor first and he sent me right away to the dermatologist. Waste of for copay.

      Good luck!! (Psoriasis sucks =/)

      OH! and I don't think my topical solution has steroids (I think). They have new treatments available - steroids were in the old treatments

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a effective solution on the market for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis on my inner arm and I am constantly scratching. Nothing I have tried works and the itch sometimes is unbareable.

    • 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 inner arm.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 inner arm condition.Plus,these remedies could be apply on any affected areas including ur inner arm.

      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:-)

  47. 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


treatment of scalp psoriasis

Stress Psoriasis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do any foods cause psoriasis? What can I change in my diet to prevent psoriasis?
    I suffer with psoriasis on my neck. I was wondering, if it can flare up when I eat certain foods? I've tried ointments but nothing is working. I couldn't get a doctor's appointment until mid-March. What can I do to help myself now?

    • ANSWER:
      Fried foods are a big culprit.

      Eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables. Keep the idea in mind to stay as close to the earth as possible (as in fruits and vegetables).

      Smoking, alcohol, stress, and normal weather associated with winter months will have adverse effects.

      Try to stay away from synthetic materials and harsh soaps.

      Supplementing with health food store quality probiotics can work wonders, as well as supplementing with GLA from Evening Primrose Oil (1,000-3,000 mg/day).

      Emu oil is wonderful for short term relief (www.desertpalmsemu.com).

      Sunlight, sunlight, sunlight! Expose the affected area to as much sunlight as possible and skip the sunblock (don't stay out so long that you get burned though).

  2. 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

  3. QUESTION:
    How long would it take for hair to grow back from a case of Psoriasis?
    Alot of my hair has fallen out due to Psoriasis, and it has been 13 weeks now nothing has changed. I can't stand the humiliation anymore when I walk in the halls or outside anymore. I wish I was in a coma I'm tired of being humiliated everywhere I go, and made fun of. Is there a accurate estimate of how long it will take my hair to grow back?

    • ANSWER:
      The hair loss is only temporarily. You won't have a bald spot for the rest of your life. Don't worry too much because too much stress will lead to hair loss too

      Once the Psoriasis stop flaring, your hair will grow back in normal speed. It won't be like before. Most people have thinner hair. It is possible for someone to grow it all back, but it will take a year or two

      biotin help hair grow, you can find it in CVS or any pharmacy

  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:
    Any way to cure psoriasis that would actually work?
    My wife had tried any shampoo, cream, and ointment possible. She even took up yoga to relieve stress. It's all over her body, head, and is even getting in her face. Personally, I don't really mind how she looks, but I hate to see her suffer with it.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.doctorgoodskin.com/ds/psoriasis/treatment.php

      Treatment Of Psoriasis

      Psoriasis has no cure. Whenever you get episodes of psoriasis, you can be treated to clear the same. After that it may recur in weeks or years. No one can predict that. Your doctor may choose any of the following treatments.

      Topical Steroids:
      Steroids are one of the common medications for psoriasis. Strong steroids should not be used for a long period. Your doctor will tell you about the applications. Psoriasis patients prefer steroids because they are much cleaner to apply than messy coal tar applications. For severe cases of psoriasis, coal tar applications have to be used. Steroids, though much cleaner in use and highly effective, cannot be used for long. They thin the skin and lose their effect if used for long. Steroids are not a medication that can be used for long time without worrying about the consequences.

      Coal Tar Applications:
      In this application, refined coal tar is used in different forms. You get creams, gels, sticks and ointments. Your doctor will decide if you need to use coal tar applications. One has to take care while using coal tar applications before going out in the sun as they can cause sunburns.

      Anthralin Or Dithranol:
      This is an effective medication for psoriasis. It may be sometimes very irritating. Using it on body folds or face is not advised. Similarly, fair skinned people should not use it. Your doctor will guide you about the use.

      Vitamin D Analogues:
      The recent additions are Vitamin D analogues, which are used topically. They are not recommended to treat patches on face. These compounds may cause some irritation in the beginning but that clears after some time.

      UV Treatment:
      Psoriasis responds to UV treatment very satisfactorily. You may be treated with UVA, UVB or PUVA. They are all different ways of getting exposed to UV radiation. This cannot be done at home and you will have to go to a facility to get this done. Your doctor will guide you about the treatment and other aspects.

      Sun:
      The sun is also good for psoriasis treatment. But you should first talk to the doctor about the total time of exposure in the sun otherwise damaging sunrays may create other complications.

      Oral Medications:
      There are many oral medications for psoriasis. They are used only after the failure of topicals. Oral medications can cause many side-effects such as liver and kidney functions and some are potent immuno-suppressants. Your doctor will closely monitor you while giving you these medications.

      Rest & Relaxation:
      Psoriasis has some relation with stress. If you rest and be stress-free, psoriasis responds well.

      Care:
      Similarly, you must use enough moisturizers or emollient creams to keep the plaques soft, and stop development of very dry skin and more itching.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are the chances that my baby will inherit psoriasis from his father?
    My husband has a mild case of psoriasis. On his elbows, knees, back and lower back. He doesn't treat it because he says it is sometime that won't go away, he uses certain products for relief sometimes. What are the chances our baby will get that? And can he get it on his face? Thanks
    I am pregnant

    • ANSWER:
      they don't even know for sure if it's genetic, so no one will be able to answer your question

      The cause of psoriasis is not known, but it is believed to have a genetic component. Several factors are thought to aggravate psoriasis. These include stress, excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking.[1] Individuals with psoriasis may suffer from depression and loss of self-esteem. As such, quality of life is an important factor in evaluating the severity of the disease. There are many treatments available but because of its chronic recurrent nature psoriasis is a challenge to treat.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are the differences between sclap psoriasis and Seborrhoeic Eczema?
    What are the differences between 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:
      Seborrheic eczema, (or dermatitis) involves the scalp, eyelids, nose and lips and is associated the the presence of pityrosporum yeasts, and is common in patients with AIDs.
      Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease in which itchy scaly red patches form on the elbows, forearms, knees, legs, and scalp, and other parts of the body. Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases, affecting about 2% of the population, but its cause is not known. The disorder often runs in families and may be brought on by anxiety; it is rare in infants and the elderly, the most common time of onset being is childhood or adolescence. It sometimes occurs in association with arthritis (psoriatic arthritis). Occassionally, the disease may be very severe, affecting much of the skin and causing considerable disability in the patient. While psychological stress may cause an exacerbation of psoriasis, the only significant event that precipitates the disease is a preceding streptocccal infection. Drugs such as lithium or beta blockers may occasionally be responsible.

  8. QUESTION:
    What would cause a 25-year-old man's body hair to turn gray suddenly?
    I just noticed that my arm hair, which was always black-to-brown, is turning gray at the roots.

    What does this indicate? Stress? Vitamin deficiency? Psoriasis? Too much sun? Or something more serious?

    • ANSWER:
      Some men start to go grey from 24 to 32. After that if you don't like it, dye it.

  9. 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

  10. 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 :)

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the emotional causes of psoriasis?
    I have a friend with this disease and i've heard this problem is not only a genetic thing, but it is caused by an emotional issue too...

    I would like to help him, do you know if there is some emotional issue connected to psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      I can tell you from personal experience, that mine gets worse when I am under a lot of stress. I teach school, and it is particularly itchy when it is the end of the grading period. It gets significantly better in summer. Less stress, plus exposure to the sun (UV light).

  13. QUESTION:
    How stressed do I have to be to have hair loss?
    I know that stress causes it, but how stressed do I have to be, can stress be measured in that way?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends... Stress effects people in different ways... I get psoriasis and my mum loses hair where some people might feel nausious or get headaches or what not... Some people dont get any effects on their body through stress

  14. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to relax and remove stress?
    Between school, family, and other things I am feeling overwhelmed and kind of stressed over everything. What are some good ways to help me relax and feel at ease?

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise is execllent. Here are some techniques that might help too:

      There are three major types of relaxation techniques:

      Autogenic training. This technique uses both visual imagery and body awareness to move a person into a deep state of relaxation. The person imagines a peaceful place and then focuses on different physical sensations, moving from the feet to the head. For example, one might focus on warmth and heaviness in the limbs, easy, natural breathing, or a calm heartbeat.
      Progressive muscle relaxation. This technique involves slowly tensing and then releasing each muscle group individually, starting with the muscles in the toes and finishing with those in the head.
      Meditation. The two most popular forms of meditation in the U.S. include Transcendental Meditation (students repeat a mantra [a single word or phrase],) and mindfulness meditation (students focus their attention on their moment-by-moment thoughts and sensations).
      How do relaxation techniques work?

      When we become stressed, our bodies engage in something called the "fight or flight response." The fight or flight response refers to changes that occur in the body when it prepares to either fight or run. These changes include increased heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing, and a 300 to 400 percent increase in the amount of blood being pumped to the muscles. Over time, these reactions raise cholesterol levels, disturb intestinal activities, and depress the immune system. In general, they leave us feeling "stressed out."

      However, we also possess the opposite of the fight or flight response—the "relaxation response." This term, first coined in the mid-1970s by a Harvard cardiologist named Herbert Benson, refers to changes that occur in the body when it is in a deep state of relaxation. These changes include decreased blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and rate of breathing, as well as feelings of being calm and in control. Learning the relaxation response helps to counter the ill effects of the fight or flight response and, over time, allow the development of a greater state of alertness. The relaxation response can be developed through a number of techniques, including meditation and progressive muscle relaxation. It is now a recommended treatment for many stress-related disorders.

      What are relaxation techniques good for?

      Research suggests that meditation can help improve a person's quality of life and reduce stress hormone levels.

      Studies also show that relaxation techniques reduce the perception of pain. One study found that among patients undergoing colorectal surgery, those who listened to guided-imagery tapes before, during, and after the operation had less pain and needed fewer pain medications than those who did not.

      Meditation has also been used as part of the treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in Vietnam veterans and to break substance abuse patterns in drug and alcohol abusers. Relaxation techniques can also enhance coping skills in migraine sufferers and reduce stress as well as improve mood in those with cancer.

      In general, studies show that with consistent practice, relaxation techniques can potentially reduce symptoms or improve outcomes in the following conditions:

      premenstrual syndrome
      pain
      irritable bowel syndrome
      anxiety
      infertility
      high blood pressure
      high cholesterol
      diabetes
      panic disorders
      chronic tension headaches
      fibromyalgia
      insomnia
      psoriasis
      arthritis
      hyperactivity in children, as in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
      It is extremely important that usual medical care and advice by followed for these conditions as well. Relaxation techniques are meant to complement usual medical care.

      Is there anything I should watch out for?

      Relaxation techniques are considered to be very safe. There have been unusual cases where people become more, rather than less, anxious when using the techniques because of a heightened awareness of body sensations. Even more rare are reports of pain, heart palpitations, muscle twitching, and crying spells associated with the use of relaxation techniques. When this happens, it is often related to the process of relaxing and reflecting inward such that emotions become very poignant.

      Experts advise people with schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis (thought disorders that distort reality) to avoid relaxation techniques.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for psoriasis?
    I have it on my fingers and the skin breaks up and bleeds. It has been diagnosed by a consultant as a hybrid type of psoriasis. Need help!

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is treatable with topical steriods, but they only suppress the symptoms, they don't treat the cause. Stress is a major cause of psoriasis outbreaks and anything you can do to reduce stress in your life can help reduce the symptoms.

      I use an essential oil mix to treat my psoriasis: lavender, bergamot and neroli in jojoba oil. It isn't a cure, but helps keep it under control without using steroids. All three oils are useful in reducing stress and treating skin conditions.

      Diet can also affect psoriasis. Alcohol, caffeine, sugar and other stimulants can make it worse. Reducing the use of stimulants, doing a colon detox and eating organic foods can help.

  16. QUESTION:
    is there any good hospital treating psoriasis in chennai?
    My sister is suffering from psoriasis for the last one year and after taking english medicines, she is not cocomfortableshe is about to get married.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Eczema is sometimes caused by eating things like shellfish, or sometimes caused by stress.

      Here is how they treat eczema in Japan. It really works, I have seen two people improve his skin condition too.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxLW-HKgQzU&feature=channel_page

      You can get the water for free. Place a wanted add in Craigslist for 8.5 PH drinking water. Someone might answer the add, and be able to provide the 8.5 PH water and the 2.5 PH water to treat the skin.

      Good Luck!

  17. 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.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I recognize that I am beginning to get stressed?
    I don't seem to be able to recognize when I am becoming stressed. I usually am at the breaking point or gone over the breaking point before I realize I am stressed.

    • ANSWER:
      Common symptoms of stress are: tension headaches, sore neck and shoulder muscles (you clench them when tense), suceptibility to sockness, mouth sores, irritability, trouble relaxing, sleeping difficulties, racing thoughts, persistent ideation, and inability to concentrate or perform well on tasks you are familir with. Those are my signals. Here are some more:

      * sleep disturbances
      * back, shoulder or neck pain
      * tension or migraine headaches
      * upset or acid stomach, cramps, heartburn, gas, irritable bowel syndrome
      * constipation, diarrhea
      * weight gain or loss, eating disorders
      * hair loss
      * muscle tension
      * fatigue
      * high blood pressure

      * irregular heartbeat, palpitations
      * asthma or shortness of breath
      * chest pain
      * sweaty palms or hands
      * cold hands or feet
      * skin problems (hives, eczema, psoriasis, tics, itching)
      * periodontal disease, jaw pain
      * reproductive problems
      * immune system suppression: more colds, flu, infections
      * growth inhibition

  19. 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

  20. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a effective solution on the market for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis on my inner arm and I am constantly scratching. Nothing I have tried works and the itch sometimes is unbareable.

    • 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 inner arm.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 inner arm condition.Plus,these remedies could be apply on any affected areas including ur inner arm.

      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:-)

  21. 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    What can happend if u have too much stress?
    What are the effects of stress?

    • ANSWER:
      panic attacks
      chest pains
      heart flutters (not in a good way)
      bowel issues
      stomach problems
      when i'm stressed, my psoriasis REALLY flares up

  23. QUESTION:
    Do you have any new tips to manage Psoriasis?
    I have recently had to come off of the medication that I was using for my Psoriasis. I wonder if any one out there has found any new, helpful ways to manage theirs, particularly on their face and hands.
    Many thanks.

    • 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, as less red meat as possible, 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 herbal remedies -ointment and spray on the skin, and extract – internally to prevent breakouts. It took less than 2 weeks to clear the skin. This treatment is the most effective among many I've tried.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is it possible that the hives on my back and stomach are a result of stress and anxiety?
    I'm quite an anxious person (and have been taking medication for this for about 4 years) and have recently had many stressful events in my life. The hives developed 24 hours ago, but their itchiness and noticibility flare up more at sometimes than others.
    At what point should I go to a doctor? If it is stress/anxiety related, at what point should I contact my psychiatrist?

    • ANSWER:
      You should see an endocrinologist. Stress worsens many skin conditions — such as psoriasis, eczema, hives and acne — and can trigger asthma attacks.
      Anxiety and stress are due to hormonal imbalances in cortisol, adrenaline, DHEA, etc.- which then CAUSES imbalances in the brain.
      So medicating your brain with anti-anxiety drugs doesn't address or correct the problem, it only masks a couple of the symptoms. (This explains why drugs don't always "work"). Recentl stressful events tax your adrenals, which then raises cortisol levels, and your system is out of whack- so now you have hives.
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress/SR00001
      Through a combination of nerve and hormonal signals, this system prompts your adrenal glands, situated atop your kidneys, to release a surge of hormones — the most abundant being adrenaline and cortisol.
      Anxiety isn't a brain chemical issue- it's an endocrine issue that causes a brain issue.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does long term treatment of psoriasis eventually cure it?
    I have palm psoriasis in both hands. They say that there is no cure for it, but long term treatment could eventually make the symptoms fade away for some time. Does it mean that it could be cured with proper treatment but for a long time?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Sadly not all areas of the world have the internet, and can not find out how psoriasis is cured in Japan.

      Yes stress is the root cause of eczema in many cases.

      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 Place a add to ask for 8.5 PH drinking water, and hope that the person can also make 2.5 PH water. Drinking the alkaline water will help, even if you can not spray the 2.5 PH water on your skin – as shown in the video below.

      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

      Allergies 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.

      Exposure to UV light can also help many who have eczema. Yes walking out in the sunshine, without UV protecting sunblock on will expose your skin condition to UV light.

      Good Luck !

  26. QUESTION:
    Does light therapy work well for psoriasis?
    i have psoriasis pretty bad on my legs, i'm currently only using creams right now (i plan on starting light therapy with a dermatologist once i start my new job with health benefits). i was just wondering if anyone has had light therapy for their psoriasis? if so, did it work well for you and what kind of improvements did you see? i'm just wondering if it just clears up the psoriasis itself or does it help reduce the scars too?

    • ANSWER:
      I went to a dermotoligist and had Atinic Light Therapy or also called PUVA treatments. I had severe phoriasis. After about 6 months of visits for treatment (3 times a week) Yes my phoriasis was pretty much gone. Very bad for you though........the intense light therapy can cause a great risk for skin cancer. I will admit I had the greatest tan I ever had. After I stopped treament my phoriasis was starting to come back. There is no known cure...............There are new meds that lower your bodys immune system that supossed to treat phoriasis .but thats risky. I tend to just think the new sauves and plenty of TLC is the safe way. Its no fun.......I have had it for 40 yrs..comes and goes. Tension, Stress can cause flare ups

  27. QUESTION:
    Do you think this dry red patches on my face could be psoriasis?
    This has been happening to my face about 4 times in the last 6 months. It's dry scaly to the touch feels hot, burns if I put anything on it but still trying to put moisturizer on, get worse in the sun or with stress. I'm going to call dr tomorrow but thought I'd get some more input.

    • ANSWER:
      Making an appointment with an doctor, better an dermatologist, is a really good idea.
      Maybe it's psoriasis,but I really doubt it.
      He'll checks you out to find it out what it is..

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the causes and does anyone have any good remedies for dandruff?
    I went through an enormous amount of stress in the past four years. I have the stress levels under control now, but I have severe dandruff. I have used Tea tree oil, Head and Shoulders and the Tar shampoo. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Could the cause (besides stress) be something I am eating?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be an allergic response to something. You might want to rule out other possible culprits (besides the stress factor), before doing an elimination diet though. It could also be an allergic response from something external.

      It seems some products that aren't working for you. The others I can think of off the top are Nizoral, Selsun Blue, Ionil T.

      You might want to verify the cause (dry skin, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, or overgrown malassezia) and make sure it's not another scalp/skin condition. Depending on the cause of the flakes, a prescription shampoo or steroid might have to do the trick.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to moisturize your scalp quickly?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp and it turns into dandruff looking flakes and I was wondering if there's any "home remedies" I could use to moisturize my scalp. I already use tar shampoo and head and shoulders.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't moisturize the scalp but you use proper treatments to remove the flakes. Do not use coconut oil on your scalp, it won't help with scalp psoriasis and you will need to wash your hair like 30 times to remove the oil afterwards and this will cause more dry skin and more flakes.

      Most people think that they can get rid of scalp psoriasis/Dandruff with just a shampoo, but shampoos are only for maintenance and not for treatment.

      You need to use a proper lotion to clean the scalp completely. The best one I found and I 've been using for years when needed is Propiosalic lotion. It's under and it clears the scalp completely in a few days if applied daily.

      It contains salicylic acid a well known cosmetic and not only ingredient that effectivity removes the flakes and dry scalp without irritating it and without damaging the hair. You apply it on the scalp once or twice a day and let it dry out. It dries out in about half an hour and you don't need to wash your hair afterwards not even the next day. It does not smell when it's dry and it's not noticeable. Ask your pharmacist or your dermatologist.

      After you have cleared your scalp completely, you can keep using the tar shampoo for maintenance if you want and only if your scalp psoriasis is aggressive, meaning it gets worse really soon. If not, there is no need to keep using a special shampoo.

      Stay away from head and shoulders, ultrex and all that. They are extremely strong shampoos. they only work at start then the scalp gets used to them and they stop working. The worst thing is that they are change the ph balance of the scalp and no other shampoo or treatment will work on the future. So it's better to avoid them.

      You need to use a mild shampoo and stay away from strong shampoos who mess us the ph balance. This is what triggers psoriasis.

      What triggers scalp and general psoriasis also Dandruff : Fever, cold/flu, climate, stress/anxiety, other conditions, toxins from food or other products we use every day.

      Get the lotion or any other lotion ( do not get the oily ones they don't work and they leave you with greasy hair ) and your scalp will clean up completely extremely fast. Ask your doctor.
      This is the absolute treatment.

      Gluck

  30. 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.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can wheat germ trigger a psoriasis outbreak?
    I recently found out I have psoriasis, I had a major outbreak, but we finally got rid of it with some antibiotics. I was outbreak free until about a week or so ago. Now it is starting to pop up on my head and neck again. I also just started using wheat germ in some foods for weight loss; do you think the two could be related? Is it possible for the wheat germ to trigger the outbreak?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible that the wheat germ triggered your outbreak. There's a lot of things hat can trigger an outbreak including stress. I never herd of wheat germ doing it, but I've heard a lot about grains being the culprit for inflammation, many allergic reactions and intolerances, and making skin problems worse. Ask your dermatologist about the wheat germ.

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. QUESTION:
    Is there a connection between different illnesses and conditons?
    I've had a few health problems recently and have seen my doctor about them (psoriasis, acne rosacea, a suspected stomach ulcer, and suspected rheumatoid arthritis) so I am seeing the relevant specialists and have appropriate creams etc. But I did wonder, are they linked?
    I read an article which said that many people who had the Helicobacter pylori which caused their ulcers, also had acne rosacea. Are there any other links, and if so, what can I do to aid my recovery?

    • ANSWER:
      The healthcare philosophy that I live by is to treat the patient as a whole because all parts of the body are connected with each other in some way. Often when you eliminate the cause of one symptom, other seemingly unrelated symptoms clear up. For your situation, I would focus on gut health first. It is possible that if you heal up your gut your other symptoms could clear up as well. Why? Proper gut health is essential for proper absorption of nutrients. In other words if you are eating a food that you have a sensitivity/allergy to it may be hindering your absorption of very important vitamins and nutrients which your body would otherwise use to maintain overall health.

      The following could help with your acne...

      Acne rosacea: diet

      1. if on a regular diet, try a vegetarian and complex carbohydrates. If on a vegetarian diet, try a fruit and vegetable diet or a short fast. Hypoallergenic /rotation diet
      2. high fiber diet
      3. small amounts of monounsaturated fats
      4. increase: squash, cucumber, watermelon, winter melon, celery, carrots, cabbage, beet tops, dandelines, aloe vera, mulberry leaves, lettuce, potato, cherries, papaya, pear, persimmon, raspberries, buckwheat, alfalfa sprouts, millet, brown rice, mung beans, burdock root, onions
      5. drink plenty of water
      6. formula: 4 oz mung beans and 2 oz raw brown sugar boiled in 1 ½ pt. Water until volume is reduced to half. Eat and drink

      Avoid:

      1. food intolerances (diet diary/elimination diet http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AiSaDi67cXjV6jPsRPeiXQHty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080831071918AA6JZO9&show=7#profile-info-3J9jLcPlaa)
      2. simple carbohydrates and sugar, fried, fatty, rich foods, chocolate, nuts, coffee, alcohol, ice cream and other dairy products, soft drinks, red meat, shellfish, bamboo shoots, white mushrooms, check for fruit sensitivities
      3. trans-fatty acids, hydrogenated oils (margarine, vegetable shortening, imitation butter spreads, most commercial peanut butters, oxidized fats (deep fried foods, fast food, ghee, barbecued meats)
      4. spices
      5. smoking, stress, constipation, washing with harsh soaps

      Acne Rosacea: supplements
      qd=every day; bid=twice daily; tid=3 times a day; T=tablespoon

      1. vitamin A (100 000-200 000 IU qd) [toxic dose] --ONLY UNDER DOCTOR SUPERVISION
      2. vitamin B6 (esp. pre-menstrual acne) (50 mg qd for 1 week pre-menses, 100 mg tid)
      3. vitamin C (1000 mg qd)
      4. vitamin E (400-800 IU qd)
      5. zinc (50mg tid)
      6. copper (5 mg qd)
      7. selenium (200mcg qd)
      8. folic acid (5-10 mg qd)
      9. omega-6 fatty acids; safflower oil (1 T. bid)
      10. Brewer’s yeast (1 T. bid)
      11. HCl with meals (10-50 grains, work up slowly)

      I hope this info can get you started on your quest for health.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the altmed view on skin conditions, are they normal, or a product of poor diets or pollution?
    By skin conditions I mean like acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc. The dermatology business is certainly thriving. Are these types of conditions avoidable, or do they indeed require topical or prescription medications ?

    • ANSWER:
      On balance, I'd say mostly avoidable.

      Pollution: Acne, oiliness and general skin condition is affected. Also by municiple versus rain water. Quite startling differences after a week in the country following living in the city. You can see the difference, if you use a cream cleanser, in how dirty the makeup pad becomes. And municiple water is at least drying, and probably irritating to sensitive skin types.

      Diet: This can make a massive difference. Wheat free and dairy free diets can eliminate psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. And a diet that leaves the metabolism sluggish affects skin condition and acne.

      Exercise: Cardio vascular exercise makes a big difference to acne and skin condition, provided sufficient water is also consumed.

      Stress: I won't go into the miriad ways of dealing with and preventing stress. But dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema (possibly acne) are definitiely impacted by stress. My own experience is that too much stress combined with a poor diet often creates these conditions.

      Skin conditions come from within the body. They are an external manifestation of something that is out of balance. If we take the holistic view, our body is giving us warning signs of things we need to change to take better care of ourselves. No topical nor prescription medication is going to resolve those problems. They might provide some relief and/or temporarily eliminate the condition, but lifestyle changes are the only things that get to the root cause.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the recurrence rate of psoriasis ?
    Psoriasis is an allergic reaction triggered by many factors such as unhealthy diet, no exercise, & stress. But if it ihas been treated, then will it recurr? Since it is an allergic reaction it might be re-triggered by the allergant.
    Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is not an allergic reaction. The cause of psoriasis is not known (that's why there is no cure for it yet). I cleared my 4 year old psor. with champori cream (http://www.champori.com ) and it hasn't come back in over 8 months now...

  37. QUESTION:
    How can I avoid getting psoriasis?
    My father had severe psoriasis starting at about age 40. I have an identical twin brother who has moderate psoriasis as well as psoriatic arthritis. Nobody else in my extended family has ever had it that I know of. I am about 50 and I have no psoriasis symptoms at all.

    • ANSWER:
      Do not smoke. If you smoke, stop immediately. It's one of the best known triggers of developing Psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases

      Avoid stress where possible.

      Just live your life the healthiest you possibly can. Eat well and exercise.

      Good luck.

      .....

  38. QUESTION:
    How can I get my body back into hormonal balance?
    I am 28, I was really stressed, but its getting better. I am addicted to sweets, I yo-yo diet alot. It's hard for me to stick to a weight loss plan. How can I get my body back into hormonal balance to conquer sweet cravings and other cravings so that I can drop the 50 pounds that I need to lose?

    • ANSWER:
      You are probably not hormonal. You're just a carb addict. Carbs are good. Complex carbs - not simple ones from refined sugars. Avoid anything "white" and you'll be amazed at how much better you feel.
      Here's what I've done with the same problem:
      Do a complete cleansing diet for 7 days. Your cravings will be gone on day 3.
      Cabbage Soup Diet, General Motors Diet, etc. I think they're all the same. First day is full of fruit and you feel the up and down of the glucose levels. Make sure you eat fruit every hour.
      Some people have claimed that this "shock" to the system is terrible for you. I can't see how it could be. You're eating all natural foods. Fruit is the perfect food, full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. If you have some intestinal problems with this, I'd be surprised. You'll be totally cleaned out, however, by the end of the second day. I did not get diahrea nor was I gassy. I wasn't at all uncomfortable. Just sick of fruit by 6PM and ready to go to bed so I could eat a potato in the morning.

      Second day is potato and veggies. 3rd, fruit and veggies. The cravings are pretty much gone by then. You're certainly a little lighter. You should have consumed the calories you need by eating until you're full all day long. Then there's the banana and milk day, the beef and tomatos day, and more. After the end of that week, you can reintroduce some of the balanced choices you need back into your diet. Then follow Weight Watcher's points program or the American Heart Association recommendations to keep the pounds coming off.
      Side effects: The fruit day is tough because of the glucose levels going up and down. You must nibble fruit all day to avoid it. You are constantly thirsty for water. It's a good thing really. I had muscle cramps on the fourth and fifth days the first time I did the cleanse. I took a calcium and potassium supplement the second time and it took care of the problem.
      Best benefit is that my psoriasis went away within a few days. I lost about 8 pounds and didn't put it back on, but I follow WW Points program pretty strictly.

      As a side note: Like most Americans, you are using food for an unnatural purpose. Food provides energy, vitamins and minerals for your body. It's necessary that you eat, but it's not necessary to be full, to have preferences for certain foods, or to use food as a tool to be social. Any associations your eating has in these areas are choices. Luckily, you can choose otherwise as well.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are the effects of being stressed?
    Can being stressed cause you to have a heart attack and/or a stroke?

    alsoo, what else can it lead to?

    • ANSWER:
      Common symptoms of stress include:

      * A fast heartbeat.
      * A headache.
      * A stiff neck and/or tight shoulders.
      * Back pain.
      * Fast breathing.
      * Sweating, and sweaty palms.
      * An upset stomach, nausea, or diarrhea.

      Over time, stress can affect your:1

      * Immune system. Constant stress can make you more likely to get sick more often. And if you have a chronic illness such as AIDS, stress can make your symptoms worse.
      * Heart. Stress is linked to high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia), blood clots, and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). It's also linked to coronary artery disease, heart attack, and heart failure.
      * Muscles. Constant tension from stress can lead to neck, shoulder, and low back pain. Stress may make rheumatoid arthritis worse.
      * Stomach. If you have stomach problems, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or ulcerative colitis, stress can make your symptoms worse.
      * Reproductive organs. Stress is linked to low fertility, erection problems, problems during pregnancy, and painful menstrual periods.
      * Lungs. Stress can make symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) worse.
      * Skin. Skin problems such as acne and psoriasis are made worse by stress.

      How stress affects your thoughts and emotions

      You might notice signs of stress in the way you think, act, and feel. You may:

      * Feel cranky and unable to deal with even small problems.
      * Feel frustrated, lose your temper more often, and yell at others for no reason.
      * Feel jumpy or tired all the time.
      * Find it hard to focus on tasks.
      * Worry too much about small things.
      * Feel that you are missing out on things because you can't act quickly.
      * Imagine that bad things are happening or about to happen.

  40. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my spreading psoriasis?
    I started getting psoriasis a year and a half ago I had a massive flare up when I got it and was covered head to toe. My doctor prescribed me different creams to try and help but none of them were effective. It flared up so badly that I had to go to hospital and have light therapy treatment 3 times a week for 10 weeks. This worked very well and my skin cleared up completely! Lately my skin has started getting bad again, spreading quickly and very itchy. My creams on their own are again having no effect and if it gets to the extent it did last time I cant have light therapy until the end of june.
    I was wondering if anyone has any useful ideas for me to try or if anyone knows if sunbeds may help as it is similar to what I was having in hospital. Fed up of going to doctot as he just prescribes more useless creams! Im a 21 year old girl so its a big confidence downer and very upsetting especially now its going back into my hairline and on my face ... please help!!!

    • 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, as less red meat as possible, 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 herbal remedies -ointment and spray on the skin, and extract – internally to prevent breakouts. It took less than 2 weeks to clear the skin. This treatment is the most effective among many I've tried.

  41. QUESTION:
    What do you call the skin condition on your scalp?
    When your scalp produces too much oil and all these folds of skin grow out of the scalp. Often caused by stress. Also do you know what the best treatment for it is?

    • ANSWER:
      As you see above, could be several things. Psoriasis, seborrhea, dandruff (but probably not, too severe), alopecia. You need to be seeing a dermatologist. They say that stress makes these things worse, but my psoriasis has always been very bad, whether I was stressed or not.

      There are new treatments available for psoriasis if that is what you have. See a physician.

      You could try the over-the-counter shampoos for scalp conditions -- some may work for you. None work for me. What could give you some relief is to put oil -- baby, olive, vegetable -- all over the scalp, cover with a shower cap, and sleep. Oh, cover the pillow with a towel because some will leak out. Wash it out in the morning -- hard to do, but use a clarifying shampoo and shampoo two or three times until it is out of the hair. That will lubricate it enough to give you some relief.

      Again, see a doctor.

  42. QUESTION:
    What can I get over-the-counter for Psoriasis that works?
    I don't have insurance and I can't afford to go to a doctor right now. Is there anything that I can do for it myself? There are small, itchy patches on my ankles and heels. It was probably brought on by stress.

    • ANSWER:
      Without a prescription all you got is lotion, get some of that super moisturizy stuff, I use cetaphil or somethin like that. Psoriasis sucks =(

  43. QUESTION:
    What can I use as an antibiotic since I am financially strapped?
    I have an infection in my scalp from scratching due to the unrelenting stress of trying to figure out how to pay my bills.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some ideas:

      28 Home remedies for psoriasis: website below and that looks like it has the best general listing of assistance without going to a Dr. You WILL have to buy the ingredients though!

      Here's another one, no idea about it personally but it sounds logical (copied from website):

      "I know this sounds strange it only cost a dollar, but it works!!!!! Try Baby's Butt-Aid from the Dollar Tree store. The scales have stopped even the redness is gone only Baby's Butt-Aid (which is the name) from the Dollar Tree store works it comes in a yellow tube. Just put on the thinnist layer. Still using it continually once a day. Be sure to shower using head & shoulders for your soap or equiv.

      Also add 50 mg of zinc that seems to help in keeping psoarsis away. "

      And one more: Herbal remedies for scalp psoriasis, web link below. This involves ingesting concentrated aloe vera juice as well as shampooing with it.

      Your choice on the remedies, and good luck, it's awful to deal with it.

      Also consider talking to a debt consolidation company: We did it and it was the first solid step we made getting ourselves out of a really big financial hole. Do a web search and you will find them. Also do a Better Business Bureau check up on any you want to talk to and make sure they are well rated. (Look for a non-profit one.)

  44. QUESTION:
    What causes horizontal ridges across the top of fingernails?
    Is it heart related, diet, stress?
    My g-ma had them for years, my mom and I still have them... can't be selenium poisoning; unless somethings in the tap water system. Curious suggestion, though.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be plaque psoriasis -- here's a link to an article about it so that you can check if you have this:
      http://www.emedicinehealth.com/nail_psoriasis/article_em.htm
      (if you also have dry, flaky, red skin, it may be likely that you have this)
      Hopefully, you don't have this.
      I would recommend seeing a dermatologist or your regular doctor before your condition becomes any worse, and don't rely too much on these answers.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a zit/pimple/whatever you want to call it?
    So basically zits suck. A lot. I don't have a tone of acne but I do get a couple big zits on my face everyone once in a while (probably stress induced) right around a time when I really DO NOT want a zit on my face lol
    I have one that just showed itself last night and I want to know the best way to get rid of it. I've been using Proactive for a while but it doesn't seem to work that well, at least not quickly. I have a college orientation coming up in the next couple days and I would like to look my best (try to impress). Any advice on how to get rid of this thing as soon as possible? Or at least tips for the future? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid 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. “It’s 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

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent biotin from causing acne?
    So I recently started taking biotin to help my hair and nails grow (duh) and unfortunately my skin has started to brake out. I'm not sure

    if it's the biotin that's making me brake out or if it's because I've been stressed lately (I always brake out really bad when I get stressed). Since ive been stressed, I'm taking stress B complex too and I heard that taking vitamin B can help prevent brake out when taking biotin. If it is the biotin what can I do to help keep my skin clear? And dont say "stop taking the biotin" because I really need it to help my hair grow. Thanks for any advice!

    • ANSWER:
      By not using it at all. Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      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 other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      This website has lots of information on foods and acne you can check it out on this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  47. 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.


stress psoriasis

Light Treatment For Psoriasis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of dark discoloration from psoriasis on my legs?
    i went through light treatment to get rid of the psoriasis on my body but it has left me with dark marks where the rashes used to be. is there anyway that i can get rid of these marks naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      The only proven method to be effective is laser treatment, although costly.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the Islamic treatments for psoriasis ?
    What are the Islamic treatments for psoriasis ?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not aware that the medications used for non Islamic sufferers are not available to Islamic sufferers. I am aware of Islamic patients who receive normal medication. In olden days, physicians, whether they were Muslims, Christians, or Jews, under the umbrella of Islam raised the dignity and calibre of the medical profession. The teaching in the light of edicts from the Holy Quran and prophetic directions led the scholars of mysticism and spiritualism to the determination between the material and the spiritual worlds. The teaching of the Holy Quran is also the belief in Allah (God) and the Day of Judgment after life. Faith exercises a deep effect on the spirit and the body of humans. Muslims believe that diseases are the result of the dissociation of the harmony between the body and the spirit, and faith is the exactitude that is extremely effective in keeping the harmony intact through its belief in "tawhid" (unity) of thought; thus, healing comes through faith. It may be of interest that in the late eighties, officials in the Red Sea region of the Gulf of Safaga noticed an amazing phenomenon, tourists who came to the Gulf of Safaga to enjoy diving and were sufferers of psoriasis recovered completely after spending two to three weeks in this region. Laboratory tests have proven that the sands of Safaga contain a high, safe percentage of radioactive material, such as uranium, thorium and potassium, as well as most other minerals. It has also been proven that the sand has a high percentage of gold salt used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint effusion and skin inflammations.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  3. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of psoriasis?
    I've had it since I was about 7 years old. Really flared up in 6th grade, it was almost all over my body. I'm 18 now and it's not so bad but it just keeps coming back. I've tried just about every cream there is and more. Did UV light treatments as well, but that worked only for so long. I know it's chronic but I've heard of people getting rid of it for long periods of time. I'm getting really tired of it and want it gone. Anyone got any answers?

    • 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my spreading psoriasis?
    I started getting psoriasis a year and a half ago I had a massive flare up when I got it and was covered head to toe. My doctor prescribed me different creams to try and help but none of them were effective. It flared up so badly that I had to go to hospital and have light therapy treatment 3 times a week for 10 weeks. This worked very well and my skin cleared up completely! Lately my skin has started getting bad again, spreading quickly and very itchy. My creams on their own are again having no effect and if it gets to the extent it did last time I cant have light therapy until the end of june.
    I was wondering if anyone has any useful ideas for me to try or if anyone knows if sunbeds may help as it is similar to what I was having in hospital. Fed up of going to doctot as he just prescribes more useless creams! Im a 21 year old girl so its a big confidence downer and very upsetting especially now its going back into my hairline and on my face ... please help!!!

    • 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, as less red meat as possible, 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 herbal remedies -ointment and spray on the skin, and extract – internally to prevent breakouts. It took less than 2 weeks to clear the skin. This treatment is the most effective among many I've tried.

  5. QUESTION:
    I was just wondering if anyone has used Fumaderm, the tablets for psoriasis? If so, how was it?
    i am 20 years of age, and my doctor asked me if i'd like to go on the medication. I have got light treatment for the past 6 years, but doesnt keep me clear for a long time. would people who have taken fumaderm recommend it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, i've never had any of it.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are ways to replicate the sun to treat my psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis and I know that nothing I do treats it. The only thing that helps it go away is to be in the sun during summertime. Now that it is winter, and there's no sun exposure to my skin, what is a way I can get whatever the sun does to my skin to get rid of the psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      You're lucky. Nothing easy, helps my psoriasis. It goes away slightly with the sun, but that's about it.

      A doctor can prescribe UV treatment. I looked into doing this, though, and its a pop at least three times a week. Instead I use Talconex which is also expensive, but a dermatogist can give you a discount card so you get free with most insurance plans. Talconex has vitamin d in it that the sun helps produce in your body. You can also try a home UV light, but other things my work in the winter like creams or taking vitamin D which is produced by the sun.

  7. 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

  8. QUESTION:
    What are these psoriasis type looking marks?
    They dont hurt or itch him, but these small marks have appeared all over my boyfriends body
    Theyre almost all over, theyre light pink and are quite small, but some marks bigger than others.
    Anyone had anything similar and could help us please?
    Thankyou.
    Theyre also like dry skin as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Obviously I'm not a doctor but they do sound a bit like a fungal infection. He should wash his whole body with an anti-dandruff shampoo such as T-gel, every day for a couple of weeks to see if it improves. This may seem a bit bizarre but if it is fungal based then this treatment will sort it out.

  9. QUESTION:
    Where Can I Find a UVB Light to Treat Psoriasis?
    I have read that UVB lights are used to treat psoriasis, but I don't know how to get one. I have seen some advertised online for around 0 but they are huge and require a prescription. I just need something small to use on my hands.

    I have also seen some UVB bulbs for use in Iguana tanks. They are much cheaper and don't require a prescription. Does anyone know if these would work? Thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,since u have mild psoriasis on ur hands,u could opt for home treatment that require just a brief exposure of UVB light on ur hands.However,u should prescribe to a doctor to consult bout this home treatment since the doctor will give u any creams that u have to apply before UVB light exposure and plus,the doctor will give u the necessary equipment for u to do ur own treatment at home.If u want,u could get a cream that u can apply before u expose ur hands in the sun for a brief time since the sun itself helps to heal psoriasis.Do be careful to not overdo it.However,if u would like to opt for homemade remedies,these are those remedies that could help u to improve ur skin.

      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.

      Well,these are different 5 types of remedies that u could do at home to improve ur psoriasis.Pick one that suits u though and good luck trying these since these are really effective remedies for u.Hope this helps.

      P/s:Bout the Iguana tanks,I think it's a good idea since u could expose ur hands to UVB light as a treatment.However,do apply a cream first and consult someone before doing it.

  10. 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

  11. QUESTION:
    Does the sun have a bad effect on psoriasis?
    I've been told my someone (not a doctor) that sitting in the sun for too long worsens the psoriasis. But I find that the psoriasis looks a bit better after sitting in the sun for a while. Is that just my imagination? What are the effects of the sun on psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      I would not overdo the sun but in fact you are correct. Ultra-violet light, the kind found in sunlight, is beneficial for skin conditions like psoriasis. You may even find that your skin doctor puts you under a sunlamp for short periods of time in the treatment of this.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is there to do to heal guttate psoriasis?
    i have been to the dermatologist,
    but is there anything you know of to help guttate psoriasis.

    any known causes of this??

    • ANSWER:
      Usually UV light helps. Just go to the tanning salon and apply a really good lotion and get some rays!!! On this link there is a place you can click for treatment suggestions, causes, home remedies, etc. Good luck!!
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/psoriasis/DS00193

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the differences between sclap psoriasis and Seborrhoeic Eczema?
    What are the differences between 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:
      1) Scalp psoriasis and seborrheic eczema share similar signs of itchiness, redness, and scaly skin. Most often, the scales of psoriasis are thicker and somewhat drier in appearance than are the scales of seborrheic dermatitis. In addition, psoriasis usually affects more than one area of the body. If you have scalp psoriasis, you may also have mild psoriasis on your elbows, knees, hands or feet or may notice subtle nail changes, such as pitting. You can refer to the chart on: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/scalp-psoriasis/AN01177

      2) Different conditions require different involvement of treatment. For mild cases, an application of cream or lotion may suffice and be effective. For moderate cases, you may require UV light treatments or a treatment of pills or injections.

      3) The conditions of both conditions are quite similar. You should check with your professional physician to see what you can do about your condition. Neither one is worse or better to have.

      4) You can continue to develop the condition past puberty.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have Psoriasis and i tried many creams and i have noticed the scaliness is basically gone?
    So the scaliness is gone but as i am tan i have white patches where my psoriasis was.So how can i make my skin the same color?

    • ANSWER:
      After inflammation the skin color is often different. Lighter, darker or more red than the surrounding skin. It will revert to it's normal color on it's own without treatment. It can take time, weeks to months. Not much will speed it up. If however, you are tan and the spots are lighter, you may be able to lighten your color to better match the old psoriasis spots. Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreens to keep yourself wintertime light to minimize the difference between the lighter spots and the rest of your skin.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for psoriasis for someone with diabetes?
    NB: finds it difficult to use bath, because of slight disability; and has to shower.
    Diabetes under control. Psoriasis in patches on body and on finger tips. Age:40.
    Vitamin D suggested...?

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer with psoriosis and have done for the last 10 years, 12 months ago my body was 70% covered in dry scaley itchy nasty skin I was that down about it and fed of of people staring at me like I was some sort of freak I didn't even like to leave the house

      I have tried every cream imaginable from diprobase, eumovate, dithranol, dovenex, calcipotral I even had light treatment at the hospital for it, you name it and I've most likely tried it it was a nighmare. Then I found out about a company called Forever Living Products they are the world leaders in Aloe Vera and Beehive products and they are fantastic.

      I started to drink 30ml of Aloe Vera Gel every day (it doesn't taste very nice but I just down it like a sambucca!) and apply Aloe Vera Gelly and Aloe Propolis cream to my skin and now you wouldn't know I suffered with psriosis at all, I mean don't get me wrong I do still get the odd patch now and then on my knees or elbows but nothing like I've had it in the past.

      Another great thing for you is my auntie suffers from diabetes and since drinking Aloe Vera Gel her blood sugar levels have dropped I mean it may not work for everyone but might be worth a try.

      Forever are that confident about their products that they offer a 60 day satisfaction guarantee so you have nothing to loose by giving it a go it will cost you about £1 per day but believe me it is well worth every penny, you can buy it from

      www.foreverbeealoe.com

      Take care and have a great christmas and new year

  16. QUESTION:
    Does long term treatment of psoriasis eventually cure it?
    I have palm psoriasis in both hands. They say that there is no cure for it, but long term treatment could eventually make the symptoms fade away for some time. Does it mean that it could be cured with proper treatment but for a long time?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Sadly not all areas of the world have the internet, and can not find out how psoriasis is cured in Japan.

      Yes stress is the root cause of eczema in many cases.

      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 Place a add to ask for 8.5 PH drinking water, and hope that the person can also make 2.5 PH water. Drinking the alkaline water will help, even if you can not spray the 2.5 PH water on your skin – as shown in the video below.

      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

      Allergies 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.

      Exposure to UV light can also help many who have eczema. Yes walking out in the sunshine, without UV protecting sunblock on will expose your skin condition to UV light.

      Good Luck !

  17. 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! ;)

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you use tanning beds correctly in treatment for psoriasis?
    If someone with experience could explain what would be the best Dosage of sunlight? How many times per week? How many minutes per session? Any good ideas would help thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Tanning beds are not used to treat psoriasis (it is even discouraged by most dermatologists). Phototherapy is a controlled delivery of UV light and is an office procedure.

      To read more about phototherapy: http://www.globale-dermatologie.com/en/la-phototherapie.html

  19. 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

  20. QUESTION:
    How long does light therapy take to get rid of psoriasis?
    i have psoriasis and have been referred for light therapy and was just wondering how long it takes to kick in?

    • ANSWER:
      I think you need to have a course of 6 treatments or so. It really works well though. Good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some effective treatments for Psoriasis?
    I have a loved one that suffers from it and I would love to know what treatements people have found effective. Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      They are finding that this is something caused internally. Make sure they are not eating breads, mushrooms, cheese for starters. Sugar and caffiene also are a no no. Lots of water, good healthy foods. Sun light daily on the affected area. Go to a naturopath and see the suppliments that help. Using the prescribed drugs actually cause other problems.

  22. QUESTION:
    How long does light therapy take to get rid of psoriasis?
    i have psoriasis and have been referred for light therapy and was just wondering how long it takes to kick in?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the type of light being used, your skin type (burn easily or tan easily) and the amount they give you each time as well as the frequency in times per week. It may take 10 - 15 treatments to really see improvement. They can push harder and you might get better faster, but you might also burn. They can answer this question better based on your particular case.

  23. 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

  24. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used the new product Zoriasis for eczema?
    Our pharmacist can't keep it on the shelf. Supposedly it is all natural and works well with getting rid of eczema. My 8 month old son has it really bad and the typical heavy lotion, hydrocortizone, neosporan, treatments aren't working.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Yes stress is the root cause of eczema in many cases.

      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 Place a add to ask for 8.5 PH drinking water, and hope that the person can also make 2.5 PH water. Drinking the alkaline water will help, even if you can not spray the 2.5 PH water on your skin – as shown in the video below.

      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

      Allergies 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.

      Exposure to UV light can also help many who have eczema. Yes walking out in the sunshine, without UV protecting sunblock on will expose your skin condition to UV light.

      Good Luck !

  25. QUESTION:
    What type of Dr, do I see for Psoriasis,which is worsening?
    ..It was very minor for many years,but I will have to get treatment in the near future. It is beginning to affect my fingernails quite a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      I have psoriasis selsen blue medicated version gets rid of the red in a week depending on how dark you are you may have a lighter color where the psoriasis used to be works for me

  26. QUESTION:
    Can finger psoriasis be treated somehow? Any suggestions for new treatments?
    I have psoriasis on my finger tips, it really disturbs me and my daily life.. sometimes it gets so bad that I start to bleed from the fingers when I write something or hold something tight..

    Have anyone experienced it before and treated it ? and if yes.. how?

    Ps. I tried almost all types of steroid creams that are out there.. from the lightest to the strongest.. nothing seem to help anymore...
    Any suggestions of new treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Boris,
      Presumably you have been diagnosed with psoriasis as many skin problems share similar symptoms.
      I do not know if, during your 'journey' with different medications, you have been prescribed Acitretin (trade name Soriatane) which is a second generation retinoid. It is taken orally, and is typically used for psoriasis. It is a metabolite of etretinate, which was used prior to the introduction of acitretin. I presume, because of your ‘name’ that you are male and this will not apply to you, but just in case - acitretin can be reverse metabolised into etretinate which has a long half life, women must avoid becoming pregnant for at least 2 years after discontinuing acitretin. Therefore, acitretin is generally not recommended for women of child bearing age with a risk of becoming pregnant. Acitretin is the oral retinoid of choice used in the treatment of severe resistant psoriasis. It binds to nuclear receptors that regulates gene transcription. They induce keratinocyte differentiation and reduce epidermal hyperplasia, leading to the slowing of cell reproduction. Acitretin is readily absorbed and widely distributed after oral administration. A therapeutic effect occurs after 2 to 4 weeks or longer. If a patient has received the medication, he/she is advised against giving blood for at least 3 years due to the risk of birth defects (details from AABB Technical Manual). A very old-fashioned and proven method of treatment for the problem that you have with your finger tips, is to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day and cut down on coffee and tea and fizzy canned drinks. Two creams/ointments come to mind, Elidel – Pimecrolimus – 1% cream, and Bonalfa – Tacalcitol monohydrate – ointment, containing synthetic Vit. D, which have both had success in the treatment of psoriasis, sometimes in combination. You would be advised to continue to be advised by your doctor, dermatologist or/and rheumatologist as the occasion arises. I wish you well.

      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

  27. QUESTION:
    Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?
    I had a swollen lymph node behind my ear and I dont recall being sick although I don't remember.
    But I do have psoriasis, can it cause this?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Albert D

      Yes, it can.

      Psorias may be connected with Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is connected with the immune system. Lymph nodes are part of the immune system.

      It's very important to overall health to make sure you're Vitamin D replete. You make Vitamin D in your skin when it's exposed to UVB light from sunshine. During most of the year in the United States, the sun is not strong enough to produce Vitamin D and supplements are suggested.

      Many people who find that their condition gets better when they spend plenty of time in the sun get relief in the winter by going to a tanning salon and using the UVB booth.

      Others have found other ways to get UVB treatment at home without prescription such as buying UVB lights meant for reptiles kept as pets. Since your psoriasis is mostly on your hands, that might be a particularly good solution for you.

      The Vitamin D Council is a good site to find out more about how much Vitamin D3 to take internally during the parts of the year when you don't get enough sunshine. They will also provide information about how to be properly tested to see whether you're Vitamin D deficient.

      The combination of salt water and UVB (simulated beach!) seems to work especially well for some. Regular cooking salt as well as epsom salts can both be effective when dissolved in a tub full of water.

      Finally, while researching gallbladder and liver problems I came across studies which found that taking bile salts to aid digestion can help psoriasis. That would make sense from the standpoint that a diseased or sluggish liver can often manifest itself in various skin conditions.

      I hope that helps some!

      Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    Do any herps know anything about photokeratoconjunctivitis (snow blind, welders eye) in chameleons?
    I know that it is caused by uvb radiation from new or high output lights, or from having the light in close proximity to the enclosure. I also know that it clears up "rapidly" when the lamp is removed. But, then again how fast is "rapidly"? Under what circumstances would this condition be permanent or irreverseable? Are there any products in the market (eyedrops) available for consumers. Any home remedies used by long time herps to soothe the discomfort to the reptile?

    • ANSWER:
      Backman HA

      Psoriasis is a common skin disease which may be treated with 8-methoxy psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet light (PUVA). Eye protection is provided during and after treatment to prevent the development of photokeratitis and cataracts. Fifteen patients, treated with medication and ultraviolet A (UVA) had an initial complete eye examination and a repeat examination after each treatment. No patients developed cataracts but almost one-half of the patients had a mild form of photokeratoconjunctivitis. The ocular manifestations included photophobia, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and dry eyes. Tear break-up time was reduced significantly immediately after treatment for two patients but returned to normal 8 hr later. Dermatologists who employ PUVA treatments should be concerned about photokeratoconjunctivitis and the dry-eye ocular manifestations included photophobia, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and dry eyes. Tear break-up time was reduced significantly immediately after treatment for two patients but returned to normal 8 hr later. Dermatologists who employ PUVA treatments should be concerned about photokeratoconjunctivitis and the dry-eye ocular manifestations included photophobia, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and dry eyes. Tear break-up time was reduced significantly immediately after treatment for two patients but returned to normal 8 hr later. Dermatologists who employ PUVA treatments should be concerned about photokeratoconjunctivitis and the dry-eye syndrome.

  29. QUESTION:
    Whats the best thing to cure psoriasis?
    My poor mam has just developed psoriasis down the side of her neck. What causes it and how can she get rid of it ...If at all.

    • ANSWER:
      It is very hard to get rid of I'm afraid i have been suffering quite badly for nearly two years and have tried numerous creams and potions both prescribed and alternative none of which have been of any long term benefit all she can do is try various things and hope that one works for her. I get best results by regular sea salt baths and using a steroid cream i know you should not use the cream for long periods but when you are desperate and it works what are you gona do.
      I know lots of people use light treatment which is supposed to give great results but i worry about the long term health issues especially as i am very fair skinned.
      Get in touch if you feel you would like to discuss any treatments and the affects of suffering from this.
      Good luck x

  30. QUESTION:
    What's the fastest most effective treatment for excema / psoriasis you've tried?

    Thanks Czar, is that a prescription drug?
    Thanks for the tip Lydia, I prefer treatments natural, without cortizone and side effects. Barney, do you know where to get the the Champori herbal treatment? And what is in it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have psoriasis, and have pretty much tried them all. As Czar said, the prescription drug Dermovate works well, but you can't use it for long. Another drug, Dovonex, can work well for some people. However, the thing which totally cleared my skin at different times through the years was doing PUVA - a combination of a drug and ultraviolet light therapy. One time I took a pill, then the light therapy; other times had a medicine in a bath at the hospital, then the light therapy.
      Meds don't work the same for everyone, and even one person may not have the same medication work well at another time.
      Best to get a good dermatologist to find out what's best for you, and what's available where you are, and the severity of your skin problem.
      At home, use creams to moisturize, not just lotions. Don't bathe a lot (keep clean of course).

  31. QUESTION:
    Does light therapy work well for psoriasis?
    i have psoriasis pretty bad on my legs, i'm currently only using creams right now (i plan on starting light therapy with a dermatologist once i start my new job with health benefits). i was just wondering if anyone has had light therapy for their psoriasis? if so, did it work well for you and what kind of improvements did you see? i'm just wondering if it just clears up the psoriasis itself or does it help reduce the scars too?

    • ANSWER:
      I went to a dermotoligist and had Atinic Light Therapy or also called PUVA treatments. I had severe phoriasis. After about 6 months of visits for treatment (3 times a week) Yes my phoriasis was pretty much gone. Very bad for you though........the intense light therapy can cause a great risk for skin cancer. I will admit I had the greatest tan I ever had. After I stopped treament my phoriasis was starting to come back. There is no known cure...............There are new meds that lower your bodys immune system that supossed to treat phoriasis .but thats risky. I tend to just think the new sauves and plenty of TLC is the safe way. Its no fun.......I have had it for 40 yrs..comes and goes. Tension, Stress can cause flare ups

  32. QUESTION:
    What is a good skin treatment for sun damage?
    My mom wants a product that will help reduce the look of sun spots, sun damage and just plain old skin. She was a sun goddess in her teens years, and now she is paying for it. Does anyone know or heard of products that help these things? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment For Sun Damaged Skin
      OTC Treatment:There are a number of products and treatments available to try to reverse some of the signs of sun damage. These include preparations available over the counter, prescription medications and medical procedures.

      The use of products containing alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid and lactic acid may have a smoothing effect on the skin. We also know that vitamin C preparations will also have modest effects on reversing the appearance of sun damage.

      These products will have benefit after they have been used for many months. They peel off the dead surface of the epidermis, which allows more ultraviolet light to penetrate so sun protection is most important when these products are used. These products can be used in conjunction with prescription vitamin A preparations.

      Medical Treatments:Tretinoin (creams and gels):

      Tretinoin creams and gels have been documented as reversing sun damage, smoothing of the skin may occur within a number of weeks. There is some thickening of the epidermis as well as the dermis. The increased pigmentation may be reduced by inhibiting epidermal melanin content. If this product is used over many month or years there can be a visible reduction in the wrinkling and fine lines.

      Tazarotene:

      Tazarotene is the newest product shown to have advantages in reversing sun damage. It is also a retinoid or a vitamin A product that was initially used for the condition of psoriasis. It is also effective in the treatment of acne and has shown to be of significant benefit in reversing chronic sun damage or photo aging.

      Chemical peels:

      Chemical Peels are procedures that remove the upper parts of the skin allowing recovery and re-growth of the surface. This relies on initially wounding the skin which stimulates growth of fresher, newer looking skin. The peels can either be superficial or quite deep into the dermis. Superficial peels include glycolic acid preparations.

      The deeper peels such as trichloroacetic acid and phenol are used less often. These produce more benefit but also carry an increased risk of pigmentary changes or possibly very superficial scarring. Recovery is quicker with the more superficial peels and may take weeks with the deeper procedures. The peels treat fine lines, age spots and uneven pigmentation.

      Laser surgery:

      The use of dermabrasion has diminished. This was performed by mechanically peeling off the skin surface with a metallic rotating instrument and then supporting the skin as it healed.

      Laser brasion has been used over the last decade with quite significant results. The laser essentially vaporizes the skin away in very thin layers. The CO2 laser was first used and later the Erbium Yag laser became more popular as it produced less heat damage to the skin, which meant a more superficial layer of damage and a faster recovery.

      The disadvantage of these procedures which essentially peel the surface of the skin allowing renewed growth of skin, which has less of a photo-damaged appearance, is the lengthy healing time. There is considerable redness for the first 10 days that usually requires time off work. The risk of prolonged redness and some whitening of the skin are also observed in some.

      Non-Ablative Laser Surgery is a new development in the treatment of photo damage. These procedures involve the use of a broad-spectrum intense pulse light or laser, which is used repeatedly on the skin. This heats the dermis and encourages collagen production. It can also minimize some of the redness from broken blood vessels and diminish the hyper-pigmentation, which may be a consequence of photodamage.

      Pulse Dye lasers that are used for red birthmarks or rosacea also have a benefit in photo damage in that they heat the skin, encouraging production of collagen with subsequent smoothing of the skin. These lasers also reduce the red vessels that often can be of cosmetic concern.

      Skin fillers:

      Skin fillers can be used for individuals with deep lines and wrinkles. These include collagen or hyaluronic acid. These are useful for lines that are seen in the resting phase. These have gained popularity. Collagen purified from the skin of cows is injected into skin wrinkles to fill in the depression. The benefit lasts for 3-6 months.It is usually used for correcting the naso-labial folds or deep smile lines or crows feet.

      The treatment is usually well tolerated but there is usually some stinging or burning. Slight swelling and redness may be transient after treatment. It is essential that a small quantity of collagen be injected into a test area of skin weeks before the treatment to ensure that there is no allergy to the product.

      Artecoll is collagen which has been impregnated with minute spheres of methylmethacrylate. This gives a long lasting effect to the injection. It appears that the injected collagen dissolves allowing the skins own collagen to grow on to these tiny beads. It is u

  33. QUESTION:
    What acne spot treatment is effective?
    I usually use clean&clear persa-gel 5 but I think my skin got to used to it and it's no longer effective. I wanted to try persa-gel 10 but they don't sell it where I live. Have u tried an acne spot treatment that works effectively? Please let me know and write a short review and the price range too :D

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other 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, and occasional breakouts. This is 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid 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. “It’s 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

  34. QUESTION:
    What is a good remedy for psoriasis?
    I have a severe form of psoriatic arthritis. I have come on a RX that alleviates the pain of the arthritis, but my skin is in very bad shape. ointments and creams have not helped. And we are talking about VERY expensive RX ointments. Any home remedies anyone has tried for extreme conditions that have worked?

    • ANSWER:
      Try these home remedies:

      With regular doses of intense sun, 95 percent of psoriasis sufferers improve. It's the ultraviolet waves that fight psoriasis, and the UVB rays work the fastest. But there's a catch-22. UVB's are also the ones that give you a sunburn and run up the risks for skin cancer. They can also cause psoriasis sufferers to break out in previously unaffected areas.

      There is, however, an out. Sunscreen. "The benefits of sunbathing can outweigh the risks of skin cancer and spreading psoriasis if you use sunscreens on the places where you don't have psoriasis and only expose the affected areas to the full force of the sun.

      Get yourself a small UVB sunlamp to treat patches of psoriasis. You may prefer the UVA light found in tanning parlors, but it's weaker and needs much more time to work.

      Over-the-counter coal tar preparations are weaker than the prescription versions but can be effective in mild psoriasis. You can apply the tar directly to the plaques or immerse yourself in tar bath oil and treat your scalp with tar shampoo. Since even the OTC tars can stain and smell, they're usually washed off after a certain amount of time, but some kinds can be left on the skin to enhance the effect of sunlight or UVB treatments. "Tar makes you more sensitive to the sun, so be careful.

      Baths and heated swimming pools are excellent for psoriasis. Cold-water bath, maybe with a cup or so of apple cider vinegar added, is great for itching. "Another thing that really works is ice,". "Just dump some ice cubes into a small plastic bag and hold it against the afflicted skin."

      OTC topical cortisone creams are weaker than their prescription cousins, but they're worth trying, and they're safer on the face and genital areas..

      Researchers have discovered that covering lesions with tape or plastic wrap for days or weeks can help clear up psoriasis, especially if cortisone cream is applied first.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to slowly build up a light, but good tan?
    I am very pale, almost pink, and in the winter I tend to get even paler. I have a tanning bed at home, but never use it. I don't want to hear people's criticisms about tanning beds... I have done my research and have found they are fine, in moderation. I am willing to devote a couple minutes from my busy day to become tanner this winter :) Any suggestions would be welcome, especially on how much to use the tanning bed.

    • ANSWER:
      Your research is whack. There is no need for a tanning bed. If you need UV therapy for a skin condition, then you use a controlled device, NOT a bed to damage your entire body. And even with the controlled device, you use in moderation - this it the moderation you want, not from a tanning bed. Get real, dummy.

      “BEAUTY FADES. DUMB IS FORVER” – Judge Judy.

      No RATIONAL and RESPONSIBLE Yahoo! Answer member is going to help you SCATHE your skin, RAVAGE the health of your skin, and DIE young in the name of beauty – a foolish one, in fact.

      There is NO such thing as a safe tan from the sun or sunbed! The ONLY safe way to tan is with a well-formulated self-tanner for your specific skin type.

      FACT – Both indoor tanning and sun tanning cause sun damage!
      FACT – Tanning bed damages your skin at a higher intensity of UV radiation than the already dangerous sun exposure.
      FACT – Ultraviolet-A ray penetrates the dermis and deteriorates collagen and elastic fibers.
      FACT – Ultraviolet-B ray penetrates the epidermis and induces inflammation.
      FACT – Both UV-rays cause sun damage and significantly increases your risk of skin cancer.

      Counter-arguments you may have against me:
      1)Sun light synthesize vitamin D, which helps fight cancer.
      Rebuttal: True! However, people can get vitamin D from diet or oral over-the-counter or prescription supplementation. Yes, vitamin D in food or oral supplement is absorbable through the intestines. There is no excuse to get it from UV. The risks outweigh the benefits any day.

      2)UV light therapy is used to treat specific skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
      Rebuttal: True! However, phototherapy should ONLY supervised by a health care provider such as a board-certified dermatologist. The National Psoriasis Foundation recommends at-home UVB light bulb to treat psoriasis, not a sunbed. There is a major difference here: the light bulb gives you small controlled amount of UV whereas a tanning bed exposes your whole body, including the unaffected regions, to high levels of UV radiation. Even with at-home treatments, it is imperative to have check-ups with your physician for sun damage and skin cancer. The National When performed in a doctor’s practice, eczema or psoriasis clinic the UV intensity is controlled and minimal. Psoriasis Foundation DISAPPROVES people from using tanning bed to treat psoriasis. The National Eczema Association does not have a position on phototherapy, but proper skin care and some prescription products are considered first. There is no need to consider light therapy unless you have exhausted all of the other conservative and safer modalities.

      3)I do not care. I will use it any way.
      Rebuttal: This is not a counter-argument, technically. There is an old adage: to each their own.

      Bottom Line: The research is CLEAR and the American Academy of Dermatology, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization all concur: indoor tanning and sunbathing are dangerous – PERIOD.

  36. 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

  37. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of these dry patches on my face?
    part of my face near my face near my nose under my cheek bone is really dry and the skin has peeled off my face a little. now the skin looks lighter right there. is there some kind of lotion or something i could use to fix it?

    • ANSWER:
      You should try organic shea, avocado, or cocoa butters these products works wonders on dry, peeling, cracked skin. If you like to try it, i will leave a link below to where i get them from. Hope this help, and good luck!

      1) Shea butter is extracted from the nut of West Africa's wild karite tree. Its high in content of essential fatty acids and natural anti-oxidant compounds provide extreme moisturizing capabilities as well as cellular restoration.

      Shea butter has proven successful in the treatment of various skin ailments including eczema and psoriasis and in some cases rosacia. Helps to restore elasticity to the skin. works wonderfully on razor bumps and rashes. It's an intensive general moisturizer, ideal for dry cracked skin, especially good for those extra dry spots: elbows, heels, knees and cuticle beds. Has natural sun protection qualities for your skin (though it should not be used in place of sunscreen).

      2) Cocoa butter is considered an occlusive emollients. This means that when applied to skin it leaves a thin layer of oil across the stratrum corneum. This layer of oils acts as a protective barrier, slowing the natural escape of moisture from the skin, resulting in less dry skin.The additional moisture also helps soften the skin, which may help prevent the irritation and inflammation of the skin disorders like eczema.

      Dry skin occurs when there is not enough moisture present in the outermost layer of the skin called the stratum corneum. Dry skin is commonly cause by dry winter air, wind evaporation, indoor heating or skin thinning due to natural aging. whatever the cause, you can treat and nourish your dry skin with cocoa butter.

      3) Avocado body butter add an excellent moisturizing attributes on dry, peeling, and cracked skin while exhibiting low comedogencity on the skin. Contains the antioxidants vitamins A, E, and D which help kill off free radicals that causes aging skin. Daily application of avocado butter will leave your skin moisturize and soft. Your skin will feel silky, smooth, and protected from the effects of aging and environmental pollution.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a treatment for my scalp?
    I have an extremely dry, sore scalp. I've tried anti-dandruff shampoos but non seem to help. Advice please.

    • ANSWER:
      Tar products and salicylic acid are generally sufficient for treating very mild scalp psoriasis. More severe scalp psoriasis may require persistence and experimentation to find an effective treatment plan. Treatments include topical medications (applied to the skin) and occasionally ultraviolet (UV) light. Treatments are often combined and rotated because a person's psoriasis can become resistant to medications after repeated use. Systemic (oral or injected) psoriasis treatments are not commonly used just for scalp psoriasis, but they may be tried if psoriasis is present elsewhere on the body and/or the psoriasis is severe.

  39. QUESTION:
    My face has been seriously freaking out since I quit smoking. What can I do to soothe the sensitivity?
    ...and redness/irritation until I can get to a doctor? To be honest my skin is freaking out so badly I'm half tempted to light up again, even though it's been going on 3 months since I quit. I'm just really disappointed with my skin right now, everyone raves about how amazing it is to quit but nobody mentions facial skin problems.
    Nope. I did a bit of googling, there is a blog post with a lot of comments with other people complaining of it. And my face started doing this a week after I quit--I've rarely have acne/pimples usually. NONE of my stash of face products work anymore (most of them make the inflammation worse!), and not doing anything to my face at all doesn't work either. My in laws tell me it's just my face detoxing but... I dunno. My whole face turns red/

    • ANSWER:
      To soothe your skin try aloe gel (100% and alcohol free) and wash with Cerave foaming facial cleanser in Normal to Oily.

      It's probably stress but even if thats the case go to the doctor to get a proper diagnosis and something to treat it. Maybe it was some sort of preexisting inflammatory condition that's now been awakened (rosacea, psoriasis etc?). I will tell you one thing, my acne became 10x worse whenever i tried to quit and it kept me from quitting for a long time--seriously, I had to go on freaking accutane---and even after that I still got it when I tried to quit...in fact it came back and never really went away after i finally quit for good several months ago (or well I'm currently on accutane AGAIN so its gone and hopefully for good this time).

      So yeah, I know how you feel but it WILL get better.. Now that its clear, my skin looks WAY better than it did before I quit...but I'll be honest that's basically the only thing that's better! Mostly I just feel exhausted and hungry now instead of my usual nicotine fueled self--it kinda sucks to tell the truth but I don't want to go through the trouble of quitting again.

      *oh okay so it's acne you're struggling with? They call them the "quit zits" but like i said mine never really quit...Make an apt with your doctor ASAP to get some topical disinfectant like Clindamycin or benzaclyn cream etc, and get something like differin gel. Apply them all over the places you break out (not as a spot treatment). If its inflammatory acne you're struggling with ask for oral antibiotics--these help kill the acne bacteria and treat inflammation--though they can actually make you red and flushed (like accutane only not all dry).

  40. QUESTION:
    Will too many products at a time for psoriasis mess up the treatment process?
    Ok so, I have psoriasis real bad all on my back almost all over my scalp,spots on my legs, arms,neck etc.. I have been extremely depressed for the past 6months....I have tried a lot of diff creams from Dermantologists bt they dont work...for the last 2months I've ordered some champori cream and it doesn't really wrk much either. My uncle has psoriasis on his legs bt it's not bad as mine at all... He sent me some stuff he had a prescription for, I'm not sure exactly what all it is but it has the same kinda stuff that selsun blue shampoo has but way more affective(supposedly).. It has steps to it apply everyday for a week, then every other day for a week, then once a week, n then once a month.. So I'm hoping this works.. Would it b smart to use what I have and the champori cream?? Please help I'm miserable

    • ANSWER:
      Only follow what is prescribed by your dermatologist.

      You should ask your dermatologist about combination therapy of controlled UV-light and Tazorac.

      Google National Psorasis Foundation for more info

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the skin condition that needs regular sauna treatment?
    I see one poor MP has to treat himself oops what a give-away....

    • ANSWER:
      none that I know of - although a sauna's unlikely to do any harm, it's
      not Psoriasis, which is wat the other person tried to write, as that responds to UVb light (not tanning salon-type lights, as they includes UVa light which can be extremely detrimental) or special creams, lotions etc.

  42. QUESTION:
    Does light beer like Coors Light help or worsen athsma symptoms?
    I was wondering if beer help or would it worsen it.

    • ANSWER:
      It would depend on if you have an allergy to yeast or fermentation products (such as wines or beers). Thought this might help you with this answer.

      Symptoms of yeast allergy:
      Yeast can trigger many problems such as irritability, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal swelling, mood swings, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, depression, nervousness, dizziness, osteoporosis, difficulty in concentrating, muscle and joint pain, cravings for sugar or alcoholic beverages, psoriasis, hives, respiratory and ear problems, menstrual problems, infertility, weakness, bladder infections, prostatitis.

      Yeast related illnesses which are suffered by one out of three Americans are candidiasis, Candida-related complex, candidiasis hypersensitivity, yeast overgrowth or simply candida or yeast problem.

      Treatment for yeast allergy:
      Yeast-free diets eliminate all additives and a wide range of foods, including those richest in natural chemicals. Those who are suffering with food intolerance feel better when they go on such a diet.

      Yeast sources that cause yeast allergy:
      The most common yeast sources and yeast containing products are:

      Baker’s yeast
      Fermented legumes, soy sauce and cheeses
      Salad dressings
      Cosmetics
      Smoke flavors
      Sour cream, relishes, soured milk and sauces made with vinegar
      Medications, minerals and vitamins
      Bread products and bakery products
      Spice mixes
      Yeast extracts such as enriched cereals, flavor enhancers, and enzymes
      Fermented cheeses, fungi, mushrooms, dried fruits, grapes and moldy food
      Using baker’s yeast and residual quantities of yeast proteins, hepatitis B vaccines are made. Allergic reactions have been observed after receipt of hepatitis B vaccine.

      Ways to Prevent yeast allergy:
      Avoid the above foods to prevent yeast allergy. Eat canned foods as soon as opened. Avoid penicillin and related drugs and also avoid leftover foods.

      Yeast allergy sufferers must avoid foods including red meats, sugars, refined foods, sweeteners, mushrooms and carbohydrates also.

      hope these help. good luck.

  43. QUESTION:
    can i go to a regular tanning salon to get rid of my psoriasis?
    and how many should I go... havn't has a breakout in years i woke on saturday with psoriasis, on my face and chest...creams don't work for me

    • ANSWER:
      No, you cannot.

      Tanning salons use sunbeds that emit UVA light.

      UV treatments for psoriasis make use of devices that emit UVB light.

      Hope this helps.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best way and best facial cleanser to use to get rid of blackheads?
    I have so much on my nose and a little around my lip line and I want to get rid of them.

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid 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. “It’s 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

  45. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever cleared up plaque psoriasis?
    I've had plaque psoriasis on my legs arm and scalp for a long time now. Its now growing on my back and slowly on my forearms and i'm really worried. Its hard to cover up the forearm thats why. I just want to know if anyone has ever cleared it up and what did you do/ apply/ or drink. Thanks.
    by the way im 16 and i've had it for more than half my life.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi David L

      Psorias may be connected with Vitamin D deficiency.

      Here are some ideas for both an internal and an external approach.

      Many people who find that their condition gets better when they spend plenty of time in the sun get relief in the winter by going to a tanning salon and using the UVB booth.

      Others have found other ways to get UVB treatment at home without prescription such as buying UVB lights meant for reptiles kept as pets. Since your psoriasis is mostly on your extremities, that might be a good solution for you.

      The Vitamin D Council is a good site to find out more about how much Vitamin D3 to take internally during the parts of the year when you don't get enough sunshine. They will also provide information about how to be properly tested to see whether you're Vitamin D deficient.

      The combination of salt water and UVB (simulated beach!) seems to work especially well for some. Either regular cooking salt or epsom salts are effective when dissolved in a tub full of water.

      Finally, while researching gallbladder and liver problems I came across studies which found that taking bile salts to aid digestion can help psoriasis. That would make sense from the standpoint that a diseased or sluggish liver can often manifest itself in various skin conditions.

      I hope that helps some!

      Good luck!

  46. 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    How Can I Get Rid Of My Acne?
    I am 13 years old and I have had acne since I was about 7 years old. My acne is bad, but sometimes it can get bad. I want to know how I can get rid of my acne or aleast decrease the amonut of blemishes on my face. Are there any acne products or home treatment I can do to make this problem go away?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other 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.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, 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 retinoid 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: Retinoid 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. “It’s 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


light treatment for psoriasis

Psoriasis Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the best tanning bed on the market right now for residential use? Best way to research them?
    For severe psoriasis treatment at home to save $$. Also, are there any product review/blogs/message boards to compare them?

    • ANSWER:
      this site reviews beds from 12 to 30 bulbs
      http://www.tanningbedsnow.com/reviews.asp

  3. QUESTION:
    I want to know the native name of Plant Polypodium leucotomos in Telugu. Can any one help?
    Polypodium leucotomos is used in Psoriasis treatment and to improve Immune system

    • ANSWER:
      There is no name for Polypodium leucotomos in Telugu.

      Polypodium leucotomos is native in tropical and subtropical regions of America and its common names there are Samambaia, calaguala, huayhuashi-shupa, cotochupa, mirane, temakaje
      http://www.rain-tree.com/samambia.htm
      This site contains a complete plant profile incl links to photos and a table with "WORLDWIDE ETHNOMEDICAL USES "

      For India this publication says:
      "In India Polypodium species are abundantly found in hill areas of South Karnataka, hilly part of Uttaranchal and northern region of West Bengal. There is lack of awareness as well as clinical evidences of this plant species for psoriasis condition, hence it is necessary to establish the specific agro technological parameters (conservation, propagation, cultivation, post-harvest handling), phytopharmaceutical technology for isolation of active constituents and formulate the dosage form of polypodium species."
      see page 50, http://www.pharm.chula.ac.th/tjps/ContentVol31No1_2/Art5V31No1-2.pdf

  4. QUESTION:
    Can laser from psoriasis treatment injure my inner ear?
    Yesterday, I had my first laser treatment for psoriasis and they did my ears. Last night I had pain inside my ears. Today, I still have lingering pain inside one ear. Anyone know if the laser could hurt my inner ear?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      First you should consult your doctor regarding the lingering pain in your ear.

      As with any medical procedure, excimer laser is not completely without risk. Because the excimer laser has the ability to ablate the skin, it is possible that a mishandled laser could cause some superficial tissue damage. For this reason, you should choose your cosmetic dermatologist carefully.

      Since you have Psoriasis, getting relief for your skin is a top priority. While there is currently no cure, you can still get relief with other less risky type of treatment such as applying psoriasis cream.

      There is a new natural product being promoted which is made with FDA-approved active ingredient. The product from Revitol Skin Care Product is called Dermasis Psoriasis Cream and it works to help control your skin symptoms in a smooth, non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly—and will not stain your clothes or skin.

      The product unique formulation of ingredients not only soothes and moisturizes your skin, but its active ingredient also helps control the scaling and flaking associated with Psoriasis to help your skin to heal naturally.

      Click on link to get more information on Dermasis Psoriasis Cream

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis Treatment Centers in Bangalore?
    Hi,
    Can anyone suggest me a good center for Psoriasis Treatment? I heard of Dr.Bhatras is good for hair related problems but not for skin related ones.

    • ANSWER:
      you can ask that information from a dermatologist. Psoriasis ( I heard, is an incurable disease). To "cure" it, you just follow you doctor's direction, good diet and stay in a weather that your skin prefers (I prefer warmer places, cold places like air conditioned room makes it worse). You can also search the internet and YOUTUBE. There are many suggestions there like doctors, products to use or diet schedules, etc. Just type anything about PSORIASIS (e.g. psoriasis treatment). sorry, this is all i can contribute. (By the way, when I learned that I have psoriasis, I didn't wait for a chance for it to get worse. I stopped eating oily foods, etc., or sleeping so late at night cause it makes the skin dry and chappy and reddish etc.)

  8. QUESTION:
    Which is the latest and most effective ointment for servere psoriasis treatment?
    My friend has had guttate psoriasis, a severe skin condition since i met her, 5 years now and i read about 'The Skin Society' psoriasis cream and it has had quite positive feedback but i would like genuine answers from people who have had the condition and used the cream? thanksss

    • ANSWER:
      im using dovobet oitment at the minute with sunbed sessions and mine has just about cleared up,i have also been prescribed cocois for my scalp,which has totally cleared it,i have suffered with it for years and nothing has ever cleared my scalp,but this stuff has worked,a few months back my legs, back,tummy ,and arms were covered,now for the first time in years im not covered in whiteflakes and limited to what i will wear.I think different stuff works for different people,its just finding the thing that suits you,as i say,its taken me years to find the stuff that works for me,good luck My bestfriend had the similar trouble like you. His doctor commend Dermasis. He tried it and the result is spectacular. Dermasis is not a problem at all. You can learn more about Dermasis here: http://doiop.com/1dermasis

  9. 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    I want to know how to become a test patient for new psoriasis treatments. How do I become a free guinie pig?
    Treating psoriasis is so expensive. I have had it forever and nothing seems to work anymore. If anyone knows how I can sign up to let doctors try knew cures on me, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't have the money to get the treatments they have now done, or to keep wasting my money on over the counter product that doesn't work. Thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Look up clinical trials for psoriasis on the web

  11. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis Treatment Centers in Bangalore?
    Hi, Can anyone suggest me a good center for Psoriasis Treatment? I heard of Dr.Bhatras is good for hair related problems but not for skin related ones.

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    i have psoriasis and found a remedy called serenaskin has anyone tried it ?
    i have psoriasis and i feel like the the medication is just making my skin thinner and thinner so i wanted to try something different. Ive only used medications (steroid) for 8 years and it just doesn't seem to do anything .... looked online and found something called serenaskin psoriasis treatment .... has anyone tried it ????

    • ANSWER:
      I used serenaskin remedies-ointment, spray, and extract for my psoriasis on the skin and scalp. I bought it about a year ago. It worked great on me and fast, the plaques started to fade in a couple of days, in 2 or 3 weeks the skin has been cleared. Psoriasis did not come back since the treatment.

  13. 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.

  14. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of a successful psoriasis treatment?
    My boyfriend has a small patch of what looks like psoriasis by his ear. We got some of this coal tar gel called Psoriasin but it doesn't seem to be helping. Anyone with this have any helpful tips or treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      If it is in fact >psoriasisskin cancer<). My friend used dermasis for psoriasis . It is very good so if you need to test it, you can try this web site http://doiop.com/psorsiasiscure

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of a successful psoriasis treatment?
    My boyfriend has a small patch of what looks like psoriasis by his ear. We got some of this coal tar gel called Psoriasin but it doesn't seem to be helping. Anyone with this have any helpful tips or treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      The standard management for psoriasis is currently calcipotriene, (Dovonex,) Dovobet is used for rescue treatment, unfortunately it contains a powerful flourinated steroid which if used on an ongoing basis produces skin thinning, marking, (striae,) and rebound exacerbations.

      Calcipotriene is a clean and pleasant preparation with few side effects, unfortunately it is not all that potent and its effects also tend to wane with time. The older psoriasis preparations, tar and dithranol, are still excellent and very effective, but they require experience of use to manage them, something few dermatologists and even fewer GPs still possess. They need to be applied in very low concentrations and initially for very short contact periods to avoid skin damage. The concentrations and application times can be gradually increased as tolerated. Unfortunately both these preparations are smelly and messy, so they are best applied at night and washed off in the morning. Olive oil can be used to help remove the tar.

  17. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis treatments that work?
    I'm 13 years old and I've suffered with psoriasis for almost a year. Are there are any home remedies that you have tried that actually worked? I've tried name brand ointment like psoriasin that didn't work, the hydrocortisone cream worked a little bit but didn't remove the psoriasis. I tried a "hair conditioner" home remedy that didn't do anything...

    Can someone please tell me some really good ways to get rid of my psoriasis spots? The worst spots are on my legs, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      There is no cure for psoriasis; there are only treatments.
      There are things that make it worse: Alcohol. No drinking for you, Irishman!
      And avoid getting a sunburn, damaging your skin (no tats!) and avoid iodine.
      Get plenty of rest. Not sleeping will cause it to flare, as will any of the above.
      Contact the National Psoriasis Foundation https://www.psoriasis.org/ and read up on it.

      Nude sunbathing (in moderation...no sunburns!) can help. Take D3 and calcium.
      D3 (dihydrovitimin D3) is created when you sunbathe.

  18. QUESTION:
    I have psoriasis would it help to mix tea tree oil with my body lotion?
    I have heard that tea tree oil can assist with infections and such not too sure about psoriasis. Also, have had a couple of abscesses. Any help would be much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      You are right!

      Tea tree oil possess the following properties: antiseptic, anti-fungal and insecticidal.

      Tea tree oil may be used for psoriasis treatment, dandruff treatment and even against the scabies mite.

      There exist Tea tree oil Shampoos and Body Washes, Tea tree oil Creams and Lotions etc.

      Pure Essential Tea tree oil may be added to your body lotion, liquid soap etc.

      Tea tree oil should not be taken internally, even in small quantities, because orally used Tea tree oil is toxic.

      Important Note: Be very careful with the Tea tree oil concentration.

      You should not exceed the 0.1%-1% Tea tree oil concentration in your body lotion.

      Good Luck!

      Hope I helped :)

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there a safe treatment for psoriasis? how long does it take to cure ?
    My finger nails are getting deshaped and detached from the nail beds, there is a powder formation underneath the nails, there is also a white scales formation on one of my thighs.This has been diagnosed as a type of psoriasis. Is there a treatment which is certain and free of side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      No, at this time there is no cure, or treatment that is free of side effects.
      If you are looking for something like an aveno oatmeal bath for some help with the dryness, that may help, but there isn't anything that is curative at this point.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are ways to replicate the sun to treat my psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis and I know that nothing I do treats it. The only thing that helps it go away is to be in the sun during summertime. Now that it is winter, and there's no sun exposure to my skin, what is a way I can get whatever the sun does to my skin to get rid of the psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      You're lucky. Nothing easy, helps my psoriasis. It goes away slightly with the sun, but that's about it.

      A doctor can prescribe UV treatment. I looked into doing this, though, and its a pop at least three times a week. Instead I use Talconex which is also expensive, but a dermatogist can give you a discount card so you get free with most insurance plans. Talconex has vitamin d in it that the sun helps produce in your body. You can also try a home UV light, but other things my work in the winter like creams or taking vitamin D which is produced by the sun.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use hair products when I have psoriasis on my scalp?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp. I want to know if it is safe for me to use hair gel/spray/whatnot. Also, is it okay to color your hair if you have this skin condition? If the answer to the above is "no," then once my psoriasis has cleared up for a bit is it safe to begin using these things again, or will I be banned from hair products for life now that I have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Scalp psoriasis appears as dandruff, and treatments can leave your scalp more sensitive. There are a variety of products available on the market that are designed to reduce the amount of skin flakes and the scalp itching. Try consulting your doctor about it just to be on the safe side.

  24. QUESTION:
    No psoriasis treatments that I've tried work well. Have you found anything that does work?
    I was on Enbrel which did reduce my psoriasis. I had repeated infections and was unable to continue using it. All of the topicals are useless so far. Anyone have any advice, alternatives or home remedies to suggest? Thank you in advance!!

    • ANSWER:

  25. 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.

  26. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for my mild Psoriasis to heal if I apply vitamin e?
    I have about 10 Psoriasis blotches on my legs and I've been following a certain diet, and trying to improve my lifestyle so that I could heal my Psoriasis and prevent it from emerging again.

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin E will not heal your psoriasis. Pure Vitamin E oil is pretty greasy and doesn't really absorb very well. Try Dermarest Psoriasis Medicated Moisturizer; it's available from drugstore.com -- and possibly from your local drugstore or pharmacy, as well. It will help to heal your psoriasis much more effectively. If you have plaque psoriasis, you might want to be seen by a dermatologist for stronger treatments. Good luck!

      On Drugstore.com: Dermarest Psoriasis Medicated Moisturizer
      http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=53371&catid=44613

  27. 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!

  28. QUESTION:
    Why Type of Detox Do I Need for Psoriasis?
    Why type/kind of detox do I need for psoriasis? Is there some type of ointment that I can use that doesn't have a bad smell? According to the internet, Psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. Is there some type of immune supplements that I need to use as well?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are referring to topical steriod creams and ointments, they only work temporarily. Eventually the psoriasis conditions come back again, because the source of the problem is inside your body. The immune system as you stated.

      I am a psoriasis sufferer for the last twenty-one years. I am happy there are effective solutions that are available now that weren't available over the years. Solutions that could provide medium-term relief.

      There are two routes you can take: the pharmaceutical route or the natural alternative route.

      For the pharmaceutical route, you could talk to your dermatologist about a weekly self-injected drug called Enbrel (manufactured by Amgen and Wyeth). I am currently on this medication right now and gives me medium-term relief and works fairly quickly. My body is about 60% covered with guttate psoriasis before treatment. Once I started treatment and stay on it, Enbrel lowered my psoriasis coverage to about 10% within two month period. Of course, results will vary for each patient.

      Of course, like any pharmaceutical medications, there are side effects. "Enbrel can cause serious side effects including: Infections, including serious infections like TB; hepatitis B can become active if you already have had it; nervous system problems, such as multiple sclerosis, seizures, or inflammation of the nerves of the eyes; blood problems (some fatal); new or worsening heart failure; new or worsening psoriasis; allergic reactions; autoimmune reactions, including a lupus-like syndrome and autoimmune hepatitis. Common side effects include: Injection site reactions, upper respiratory infections (sinus infections), and headache."

      Before the dermatologist could prescribe Enbrel to you, he will instruct you to get a tuberculosis test as well as a blood test to see if Enbrel is right for you. And you would need to take these tests about two to three times a year or as directed by the dermatologist.

      Lately I have been researching into natural and alternative psoriasis remedies. This would be the safe route to take to avoid the possible side effects of taking pharmaceutical drugs. Please keep in mind that there is no exact cure for psoriasis. Dermatologists will tell you that. What remedy works for one sufferer might not work for another sufferer.

      I am looking at a few books and articles about natural and alternative remedies. I came across a great article on how this woman was able to beat psoriasis: http://tinyurl.com/yg3pr74

      Good luck!!

  29. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are the chances that my baby will inherit psoriasis from his father?
    My husband has a mild case of psoriasis. On his elbows, knees, back and lower back. He doesn't treat it because he says it is sometime that won't go away, he uses certain products for relief sometimes. What are the chances our baby will get that? And can he get it on his face? Thanks
    I am pregnant

    • ANSWER:
      they don't even know for sure if it's genetic, so no one will be able to answer your question

      The cause of psoriasis is not known, but it is believed to have a genetic component. Several factors are thought to aggravate psoriasis. These include stress, excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking.[1] Individuals with psoriasis may suffer from depression and loss of self-esteem. As such, quality of life is an important factor in evaluating the severity of the disease. There are many treatments available but because of its chronic recurrent nature psoriasis is a challenge to treat.

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some natural ways to get rid of psoriasis?
    I want to get rid of my psoriasis, but I find no synthetic medicines work.

    • ANSWER:
      After years of treating my psoriasis with prescription medications with little or no success, I decided to look for the alternative treatments. I came across SerenaSkin herbal remedies, their testimonials were promising, so I gave it a try. It turned to be the best treatment I've ever tried. Next day of applying ointment and spray I could feel the start of the healing, in a week my skin cleared up. I also took anti-psoriasis extract to keep the disease under control. More than a year later I'm free of psoriasis.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for a person to have Eczema and Psoriasis?
    These are separate skin conditions, and while I have been diagnosed with Eczema since infancy, I believe I may have a mild form of Psoriasis.

    Both rarely are rarely "active" at the same time, but sometimes they are, there is a noticeable difference between the patches of skin, even though they are usually close to each other, even overlapping at times. Have I just done too much research on skin conditions, or is it possible to have both Eczema and Psoriasis?

    • 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.
      Peggy

  35. QUESTION:
    How Do you hide your psoriasis while wearing a baithing suit.?
    I have psoriasis kinda bad, and is there any kind of makeup for your skin or anything that is waterproof or something? If you don't know what psoriasis is then don't answer please, I hate this skin disease and its almost impossible to hide. So please help

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 25 and I've had psoriasis since I was 11...I definitely know how you feel!!
      I honestly give you props for even putting on a bathing suit...when I've had it really bad in the summer time, you wouldn't dare catch me by a pool!

      Unfortunately, there's no way to hide it. Unless you're on some kind of treatment to take away what's visible...you're just stuck with it. I'm sure you already know this though :(

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. QUESTION:
    When a women gets older does she get dry skin an how can you prevent psoriasis?
    My legs are dry and has psoriasis, do you know what I can do to get rid of it once and for all?

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatment works better for me than steroid creams I've used to use. Serenaskin psoriasis pack gave me lost lasting relief. It has been more than 6 mo since the treatment and my skin is still clear.

  40. 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 :)

  41. 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.

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of some good home treatments for Psoriasis on the body?
    I have psoriasis on my elbows, hands, wrists, knees, top and bottom of my feet and my toes!! It seems to be spreading more and more here lately and I'm so tired of it!! I was wondering if there's anything people have tried to get rid of it and it worked. Please help me out if you know. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I've had psoriasis for years, nothing helped, I went to a new doctor and he have me CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE cream 0.05% I Am in total shock , I had it so bad on my elbows they use to bleed, As God is my witness this is the truth I used it about 10 days and it's completely gone in fact I had it on the top of my hand and were I applied the medicine it 's as smooth as silk and all around where I didn't use it you can see the fine wrinkle lines, so far so good I hope it stays away

  43. QUESTION:
    What are the latest treatments for psoriasis? Has anyone found anything that helps?
    Well, my psoriasis is manifesting it's scaley presence over my limbs again. (It's summer! How weird!- normally it's better then)

    Has anyone found anything that actually works to get rid of the skin problems?
    (I know you can't get rid of having the psoriasis itself)
    I'm getting married early next year, and would rather not have to walk down the aisle with big red welts on my arms and face.

    • ANSWER:
      ask your doctor for some dovobet ointment it worked for me

  44. QUESTION:
    What would help me manage my psoriasis? Does anyone have any tips?
    I have been taking weekly methotrexate for my psoriasis but it makes me feel rubbish for 2 or 3 days. i just start to feel better and then it is time to take it again! I wonder if anyone out there has any tried and tested ways of making my psoriasis managable without drugs. The creams just make it worse and the itching drives me mad! Help!

    • 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

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there a good over the counter cream or medicine for psoriasis on the face?
    I have psoriasis, mainly on ,my scalp, face and chest. I discovered T-Gel shampoo caused my scalp psoriasis to go into remission- I have psoriasis on either side of my nose- people always ask if my nose is sunburned- It's psoriasis- Is there an over the counter drug or cream i could apply to my face?

    Since T-Gel shampoo helped the psoriasis clear from my scalp- what if I applied that to my face?

    • ANSWER:
      The shampoo is likely too drying for the face, but the active ingredient, tar, is available in gel, foam and lotion forms for the skin. Try Cutar, Scytera or T-Derm oil. You should get a similar effect as the T-Gel gave for the scalp. You may not need Rx treatment.

  46. QUESTION:
    what kind of moisturizer can I use for my psoriasis?
    My Psoriasis is flaky and dry all the time. I do pick at them and they sometimes bleed, and constantly stay red. I need to know what I can use that is cheap and not hard to get at stores. any kind of lotion or moisturizers out there that you guys recommend? thank you 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.
      Mol

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for psoriasis?
    I have it on my fingers and the skin breaks up and bleeds. It has been diagnosed by a consultant as a hybrid type of psoriasis. Need help!

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is treatable with topical steriods, but they only suppress the symptoms, they don't treat the cause. Stress is a major cause of psoriasis outbreaks and anything you can do to reduce stress in your life can help reduce the symptoms.

      I use an essential oil mix to treat my psoriasis: lavender, bergamot and neroli in jojoba oil. It isn't a cure, but helps keep it under control without using steroids. All three oils are useful in reducing stress and treating skin conditions.

      Diet can also affect psoriasis. Alcohol, caffeine, sugar and other stimulants can make it worse. Reducing the use of stimulants, doing a colon detox and eating organic foods can help.


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