Psoriasis Spa Treatment

The services a day spa provides are called spa treatments and they can range from massage, facials, manicures and pedicures to full body treatments. A day spa differs from destination and resort spas because, as the name implies, the spa treatments are offered during the day- not over night or weekends.

When it comes to a day spa, Brisbane is filled with facilities of every size, type and quality. You'll find some hair salons advertising themselves as day spas when all they have is one additional room for massage that is not unsusceptible to the noise from the salon. And if you're looking for spray tanning, Brisbane will provide you with more options than you can want, consider- or benefit from. Therefore it's just as important to know how to select a good day spa as it is to select the spa treatments that are the perfect fit for your requirements. So before you go in for spa treatments, it's a good idea to take a tour of your selected day spa. A good day spa should have:

* A quiet and peaceful environment

* Robes, towels and slippers for your perusal

* The standard full selection of spa treatments (massage, body treatments and facials)

* Professional masseurs/masseuses and aestheticians and quality products

* Immaculately clean facility

* Saunas, Jacuzzis, steam rooms and secure lockers (if a large day spa)

As for the indulgent treatments offered in a spa or beauty salon Brisbane can boast of, there is a full menu. You can find spas offering the most popular treatments as well as the somewhat obscure ones and the latest services. Because of the mass popularity of spray tanning, Brisbane has thousands of people supporting almost-natural looking tans. We would recommend starting with the treatments that have lasting benefits to the skin and mind- in addition to the purely cosmetic ones like spray tanning. Most day spas offer the following spa treatments:

During a relaxation massage, a therapist uses gentle physical strokes to release tension from the muscles and increase circulation. Massage therapy has been around for hundreds of years and its lasting relaxation effects make it a popular choice among spa goers even today. You would probably be naked during the massage but sheets are used to cover body parts not being worked on by the massage therapist.

A facial is used to cleanse, exfoliate and freshen up the skin to increase its softness, moisture and healthy appearance. A number of products are used to cleanse and moisturize the skin. You can also choose to get blackheads removed. Facials are always preceded with an analysis of your skin and ended with specific product recommendations for your skin type.

Body treatments like spa body wrap are basically facials- except for the entire body. The cleansing, exfoliating and nourishing are applied to the whole body. After all- it's not just the skin on your face that needs to be looked after and properly hydrated. There are a variety of different body treatments you can choose from.

In addition to massage therapy, facials and body treatments, day spas can also offer manicures and pedicures, spray tanning, body wraps and Botox treatments etc. Choose a day spa that provides the highest quality in the treatment(s) you want.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know about the fish that supposedly eat hard skin?
    No-I didn't make this up!! Read about a pedicure treatment (also used to treat psoriasis) in which small fish are used who eat hard skin! Trying to find a way to overcome my foot phobia and get a really good pedicure at the same time and this could be a real 'in at the deep end' way to go about it. I live in London and would be grateful if anybody could tell me where I can find this treatment??
    ......didn't see it on Ugly Betty,but nice to know I didn't imagine the whole thing!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can have it done in spas in Cyprus and Turkey.
      The fish is called a Garra Rufa and its from the carp family of fish.
      I can't find anywhere on the net who does it in this country I'm afraid.

  10. 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

  11. QUESTION:
    when I got out of the shower last night i cried because of psoriasis?
    Maybe I am just being over emotional this week! but regardless when i dry off after the shower and look at my red bumps on my leg it makes me want to just shrivel up and die!
    My life over all is GREAT! I have a great job and a great lover great family lots of support! My no means am i upset with any part of my life other then these little bumps! The creams and crap the doc gives me don't help! Plus I am not the type to rember to put lotion on my skin! it well sometimes makes me sick! weird I know but at least i'm not a clone... I'm not ugly but i feel so alone on this when i get out of the shower! it seems to be getting worse with my age I try not to stress out much and most the time dont! however a few months ago i was in a stressfull sistuation! and i think that cause the lastest outbreak! I love my life as stated but I don't want to see my legs naked! it makes me want to cry! well it does make me i sat there and cried for a few minutes... oh boy this isn't a question! umm oh well.

    • ANSWER:
      You are not alone in hating psoriasis. It is a cursed condition!.. I know that it sometimes hurts and sometimes causes embarrassment and even causes arthritis. It is uncurable but treatable. It is not wierd to feel depressed frustrated and alone. You are not alone and lots of people cry over it too. there are support groups online and newer meds all the time. hang in there you are one of the lucky ones. you have people who love you and hopefully you can still get around. Think of the lotions as a spa treatment or something you do just for yourself. Good luck

  12. QUESTION:
    What to do about facial psoriasis?
    Now I'm 19 years old, but I already have this skin disease since I was 10 or 11. I always had a mild psoriasis, a bit on the scalp and on my elbows.
    I've been terribly stressy the last weeks and it has gotten worse the last days. I have a lot of red spots and little red bumps in my neck and even a red blush on my face. Since a few hours I even have some red spots around my mouth...
    My dermatologist will be back in his practice on wednesday, but I don't know what to do for now. For my neck I can use Daivonex (even though it doesn't seem to work), but what should I do with my face?
    I have this cream at home 'steamcream', is this bad for psoriasis skin or not?
    Or are there other things I can do? I'm really panicking.. and that's not a good thing when you have psoriasis
    Thanks for helping

    • ANSWER:
      Most topical treatments/creams for psoriasis contain cortisone that is why they are called corticosteroids. They always work great and fast, because cortisone is powerful.

      Daivonex has the same ingredients with Dovobet cream except of cortisone. So of course it's not going to do much and won't make a visible difference at any case.
      Dermatologists usually prescribe Daivonex to use on the weekends and the cortisone one Dovobet from Monday to Friday.

      Cortisone is really strong though and should not be used for a long period of time and not anywhere on the face because it makes the skin thinner. ( stretch marks )

      An excellent cream that works as fast and as great as the cortisone ones, is Protopic. Lots of psoriasis patients use this one for years. I am too when I get an outbreak.

      You can apply it even close to the eyelids and in other sensitive areas such as the genitals.
      Just use a tiny bit , because it might make give you a burning sensation the next day. This goes away in 24 hours though.

      Ask your dermatologist or your pharmacist.

      Steamcreams will trigger psoriasis and will only make things worse. It's irritating the skin and will make the condition worse.
      For people who have facial psoriasis ( I do too ) deep facial cleansing ( which you do at the dermatologist or at a salon/spa etc. ) needs to be avoided.

  13. QUESTION:
    what is doctor fish or spa fish?
    what is doctor fish,and spafish?
    in this site: http://www.spa-fish.com

    i very curiously . anyone tell me?

    • ANSWER:
      Doctor fish is the name given to two species of fish: Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomus. Other nicknames include nibble fish, kangal fish, and doctorfishen; in non-medical contexts, Garra rufa is called the reddish log sucker. They live and breed in the outdoor pools of some Turkish spas, where they feed on the skin of patients with psoriasis. The fish are like combfishes in that they only consume the affected and dead areas of the skin, leaving the healthy skin to grow, with the outdoor location of the treatment bringing beneficial effects. The spas are not meant as a treatment option, only as a temporary cure for symptoms, and patients usually revisit the spas every few months. Some patients have experienced complete cure of psoriasis after repeated treatments, but due to the unpredictable nature of the disease, which is strongly influenced by endogenous factors, this may simply be regression towards the mean.

      Garra rufa occurs in the river basins of the Northern and Central Middle East, mainly in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. It is legally protected from commercial exploitation in Turkey due to concerns of overharvesting for export. Garra rufa can be kept in an aquarium at home; while not strictly a "beginner's fish", it is quite hardy. For treatment of skin diseases, aquarium specimens are not well suited as the skin-feeding behavior fully manifests only under conditions where the food supply is somewhat scarce and unpredictable.

      In 2006, doctor fish spa resorts opened in Hakone, Japan, and in Umag, Croatia, where the fish are used to clean the bathers at the spa. There are also spas in resorts in China, such as Hainan, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. In 2008, the first widely known doctor fish pedicure service was opened in the United States by John Ho in Alexandria, Virginia and later in Woodbridge, Virginia, and has trademarked the treatment name of 'Dr. Fish'. [1]

      [edit] References

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    whaat r r the type of small fishes tat tat eat dead skin from our feet?
    a fish farm selling some types of small fishes tat eat dead skin from our legs n our feet ,

    waat r r the small fishes called ?

    which countries did did they buy the small fishes from ?

    how much r the small fishes ?

    which countries selling the small fishes ?

    ?

    • ANSWER:
      In Turkey those fish are called 'Doctor Fish of Kangul'
      http://www.psoriasisfishcure.com

      Doctor fish is the name given to two species of fish: Garra rufa and Cyprinion macrostomus. Other nicknames include nibble fish, kangal fish, and doctorfishen; in non-medical contexts, Garra rufa is called the reddish log sucker. They live and breed in the outdoor pools of some Turkish spas, where they feed on the skin of patients with psoriasis. The fish are like combfishes in that they only consume the affected and dead areas of the skin, leaving the healthy skin to grow, with the outdoor location of the treatment bringing beneficial effects. The spas are not meant as a treatment option, only as a temporary cure for symptoms, and patients usually revisit the spas every few months. Some patients have experienced complete cure of psoriasis after repeated treatments, but due to the unpredictable nature of the disease, which is strongly influenced by endogenous factors, this may simply be regression towards the mean.

      Garra rufa occurs in the river basins of the Northern and Central Middle East, mainly in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. It is legally protected from commercial exploitation in Turkey due to concerns of overharvesting for export. Garra rufa can be kept in an aquarium at home; while not strictly a "beginner's fish", it is quite hardy. For treatment of skin diseases, aquarium specimens are not well suited as the skin-feeding behavior fully manifests only under conditions where the food supply is somewhat scarce and unpredictable.

      In 2006, doctor fish spa resorts opened in Hakone, Japan, and in Umag, Croatia, where the fish are used to clean the bathers at the spa. There are also spas in resorts in China, such as Hainan, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.

      You can also buy them from China
      http://www.ebiz.co.jp/cgi-bin/out1.cgi?name=comp&value=doctorfish

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the correct name for a "Doctor Fish"?
    Lives in fresh water and likes mud

    • ANSWER:
      The term doctor fish is the name given to two species of fish (Garra rufa, discussed here, and Cyprinion macrostomus). They live and breed in outdoor pools of some Turkish spas, where they feed on the skin of patients with psoriasis. The fish are like combfishes in that they only consume the affected and dead areas of the skin, leaving the healthy skin to grow, with the outdoor location of the treatment beneficial effects. The spas are not meant as a treatment option, only as a temporary cure for symptoms, and patients usually revisit the spas every few months. Some patients have experienced complete cure of psoriasis after repeated treatments, but due to the unpredictable nature of the disease, which is strongly influenced by endogenous factors, this is something that may happen, but not to be usually expected

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. QUESTION:
    Has anybody heard or experienced the healing qualities of the water/mud from soap lake in Washington?

    • ANSWER:
      Soap Lake’s curative appeal is legendary, according to the Soap Lake Conservancy, a nonprofit organization involved in the preservation of the lake. In the early 1900s, Soap Lake was famous for its spas and resorts where tourists came to "take the waters." It is best known for the successful treatment of Buergers Disease, but skin, circulatory, digestive and joint problems were commonly treated as well. Countless people still use the healing qualities of Soap Lake mineral water and mud to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

      Read more at this site
      http://www.flakehq.com/soaplake.htm

  20. QUESTION:
    What is paraffin treeatment?
    I'm on vacation and there's a spa at the resort and I got a pamphlet for the spa and it says something about a parrafin treatment and I have no idea what it is. But isn't ot when you dip yor feet it hot wax??

    • ANSWER:
      http://rehabilitation-products.medical-supplies-equipment-company.com/PPF/page_ID/211/article.asp

      "paraffin therapy is quite common and widely used to aid in the treatment of conditions such as the following:

      Arthritis
      Bursitis
      Eczema
      Fibromyalgia
      Fibrositis
      Inflammation
      Muscle Spasms
      Overworked/Fatigued Muscles
      Psoriasis
      Scar Tissue
      Stiff Joints
      Tendonitis
      Tennis Elbow
      And more…
      Paraffin therapy is also widely used in the treatment of sports related injuries and other conditions where heat therapy and exercise therapy are needed. One of the overlooked benefits of paraffin therapy is that it soothes and moisturizes the skin, opens pores, increases circulation, and promotes a sense of calm in the patient.

      A great way to use this therapy is by using a spot paraffin therapy bath. Using such a modality will enable you to treat specific areas of the body and pinpoint the management of treatment. Not only are such modalities increasingly being used in rehabilitation and therapy clinics, but they are now widely available to the public. Using a paraffin therapy bath is easy and doesn’t take very long at all, but there are some guidelines to follow. Be sure to remove all jewelry prior to treatment. Thoroughly wash and dry the area that is to be treated. When conducting a paraffin dip, relax the body part to be treated and immerse it gradually in to the warm paraffin wax. While dipping the area into the paraffin therapy bath, layers of paraffin wax will build up. Allow it to harden. Once the treatment is complete, the wax is peeled off and the area is then ready for massage, stretching, exercise, or additional therapeutic measures.

      Paraffin wax occurs naturally as a component of crude mineral oils. Paraffin wax is produced by refining or separating the wax out of the crude mineral oils. It is then purified through boiling and then chilled and pressed through a filter which creates a heavy oil, or paraffin wax. Paraffin has been laboratory tested to be hygienically safe to use. It is colorless, tasteless, odorless, and extremely heavy in molecular structure. Since paraffin is heavy in molecular weight, it increases the blood supply to the area being treated and traps moisture from underlying layers of the skin, resulting in rejuvenated and nourished skin. Paraffin therapy reduces pain and stiffness around joints by removing excess fluid from surrounding tissue while providing lubrication."

  21. QUESTION:
    has anyone heard of palmoplantar psoriasis?
    If so have you heard of any other treatments than steriods (I'm using dermovate) such as alternative/homiopathic medicine. i hate using it but if i don't i can't even open my hands they get so cracked and sore.pls don't suggest anything like scented creams because they hurt

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Here are some remedies to use to get healed.

      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.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating psoriasis: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Bodywork, Chelation Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Light Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy, Reflexology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  22. QUESTION:
    what is a good natural treatment for psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      HI Livitation

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

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

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

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

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you

  23. QUESTION:
    Best environment/place to live for people with psoriasis?
    -

    • ANSWER:
      Newo,
      I am really sorry to hear you have psoriasis, at least I assume it is you having read previous post requests. My wife has IV's every 4 weeks for psoriasis and the relief has been tremendous. She has always sworn that a warm area with a beach nearby is the best. However, if you are in Southern California I suspect that the air is dry and that is one of the things that seems to make psoriasis worse. She also says that the salt water of the ocean makes psoriasis better. There is an old health spa in Israel by the Dead Sea where the apply mineral mud and soak in the dead sea water that is supposed to help with the problem. I think you just have to try and see what works for you. My wife had psoriasis over 85% of her body before beginning treatment with Remicade. The relief has been almost complete. In her case nothing gave relief before Remicade.

  24. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis can be cured..?
    There is no medication to get rid of this. Effective way to cure psoriasis. Treatment of skin diseases. How to cure psoriasis.

    Just reading, considering, applying.
    If you seriously hope to cure the disease, I think this webpage will be useful for you.
    www.psoriasis-spa.com

    • ANSWER:
      Cayenne (Capsicum annuum, Cap sicum frutescens). Cayenne, its chief component being capsaicin, is one of the herbal medicines with documented effectiveness in the English medical literature. One hypothesis on the pathogenesis of psoriasis suggests a neurogenic inflammatory etiology mediated through substance-P (SP). SP activates inflammatory cells and ultimately perpetuates vasodilatation, angiogenesis, and kerat inocyte hyperproliferation (Farber, Nickoloff, Recht, & Fraki, 1986). In accordance, psoriatic lesions are known to be more densely innervated with higher SP content than control or uninvolved psoriatic skin (Naukkarinen, Nickoloff, & Farber, 1989). Capsaicin stimulates the re lease of SP by binding to the vanilloid receptor on slow-conducting, unmyelinated type C neurons and ultimately leads to its depletion.

      Two double-blind, vehicle-controlled studies demonstrated im prove ment of psoriasis with the use of topical capsaicin. In an intra-individual, 6-week comparative trial of 44 patients with psoriasis using four applications daily, significant overall improvement with reduction in scale and erythema accompanied the capsaicin-treated sites (Bernstein, Parish, Rapaport, Rosenbaum, & Roenigk, 1986). In a study of 197 psoriatic patients treated with capsaicin 0.025% cream (98) or vehicle (99) four times daily, Ellis and colleagues (1993) found greater improvement in global evaluation (p=0.024 after 4 weeks and p=0.030 after 6 weeks), pruritus relief (p=0.002 and p=0.060, respectively), and reduction in combined severity scores after 4 and 6 weeks of treatment (p=0.030 and p=0.036, respectively). In both studies, concomitant use of other anti psoriatic agents was not permitted. Transient burning and stinging at the application sites were noted in approximately 50% of the active groups in both trials, which may have affected blinding of the trial.

      It is important to note that while effective topically, internal ingestion can lead to adverse hematological, gastrointestinal, and respiratory ef fects, in addition to interference with drugs such as salicylic acid, ACE inhibitors, and theophylline (Ellis et al., 1993; Fugh-Berman, 2000).

      Aloe (Aloe vera). Aloe vera is a popular plant used in cosmetic care and first aid products. Scientific studies and case reports support its use in the treatment of stasis ulcers in humans, as well as thermal injuries in animals (Klein & Penneys, 1988). Aloe has a complex mixture of components, including anthroquinones, steroids, saponins, mucopolysaccharides, and salicylic acid.

      Syed and colleagues (1996) conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled study on 60 patients with psoriasis with slight-to-moderate plaque-type psoriasis (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index 4.8-16.7) and an average 8.5 year duration of their disease. Patients self-administered topical aloe vera extract 0.5% cream or vehicle placebo three times a day without occlusion for 4 weeks to their psoriatic plaques. Notably, the aloe group showed significantly higher rates of clearing the psoriatic plaques in 25/30 patients (83.3%) when compared to the placebo in 2/30 patients (6.6%) (p<0.001). Additionally, there were no relapses during the 8-month followup period.

      Psoriasis is a complex multifactorial inflammatory skin disease in which T-cell activation, local vascular changes, abnormal keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation, and neutrophil activation all contribute to the ongoing disease process. The role of superantigen triggers (for example, toxins of microbial origin) in T-cell activation has been suggested as an etiology in psoriasis (Safayhi, Sabieraj, Sailer, & Ammon, 1994). Anthraquinone and acemannan, the main active compounds in aloe vera, have antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus and Strepto coccus species, and may provide a rationale for their therapeutic efficacy in psoriasis (Tian, Hua, Ma, & Wang, 2003). In addition, salicylic acid, a component of aloe vera, is a keratolytic, and would contribute to its reported efficacy in the desquamation of psoriatic plaques (Robson, Heggers, & Hagstrom, 1982). De layed hypersensitivity reactions are a reported complication of topical use (Gruenwald, 2004).

      Dong Quay (Angelica sinensis). The Chinese herbal medicine extracts of Radix Angelicae pubescentis and dahuricae contain potent furocoumarin (psoralen) components. Psoralens are potent photosensitizers in the presence of UVA. Exposure to UVA, following psoralen ingestion, causes epidermal DNA cross-linking, and thus a decrease in the rate of epidermal DNA synthesis. By consuming dong quay and then receiving ultraviolet light therapy or natural sunlight, patients are self-administering a form of psoralen-UVA (PUVA) therapy. In a study of 92 patients with psoriasis, two-thirds experienced complete clearing of their disease after oral treatment with R.A. pubescentis (Koo & Arain, 1998).

      Comparable efficacy has been noted between traditional psoralen UVA phototherapy using 8-meth oxy psoralen and oral R.A. dahuricae PUVA with more than 40% of patients experiencing clearing or marked improvement in their psoriasis (Koo & Arain, 1998). The patients who received the herb reported milder side effects including nausea and dizziness. As with traditional PUVA therapy, ocular changes in the lens have been reported in patients receiving long-term therapy with R.A. puescentis and dahuricae (Koo & Arain, 1998). Additional caution is advised in patients who are pregnant or using oral contraceptives, as bleeding diathesis and drug-herb interactions have been noted respectively. Of historical note, another herb used in treating psoriasis, hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium), also contains a psoralen. Efficacy and side effect data, however, are not available for this herb.

      Milk thistle (Silybum marianum). The medicinal utility of milk thistle flower seeds dates back to Pliny the Elder, a Roman naturalist, who described its use in treating liver disease. A hepatoprotective effect is im parted through the flavonoid active ingredient, silymarin. Sily marin alters hepatocyte cell membranes, thereby blocking the toxin-binding sites. Additionally, glutathione, which aids in the detoxification function of the liver, is increased by silymarin. Double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of silymarin on liver function, however, have shown conflicting results. In a study of patients with liver cirrhosis, no difference in survival was found with silymarin compared to placebo (Pares et al., 1998). Another study showed no improvement in cirrhotic liver function after 2 years of treatment; however, benefit was noted in portal hypertension (Ferenci et al., 1989). On the other hand, a significant decrease in liver enzymes was seen with 1 month of silymarin treatment in a group of patients with alcohol-induced liver disease (Salmi & Sarna, 1982). An insignificant de crease in total and conjugated bilirubin was found in the same study.

      Numerous changes have been detected in the liver of patients with psoriasis, including steatosis, periportal inflammation, fibrosis, necrosis, and cirrhosis (Pietrzak, Lecewicz-Torun, & Kadziela-Wypyska, 1998). A multifactorial etiology of liver disease in patients with psoriasis has been discussed and includes changes due to alcohol use, nutritional factors, anti-psoriatic medications, and a direct effect of the psoriasis itself. A single case report of clearance of psoriatic arthritis following a portal shunt procedure for primary biliary cirrhosis supports a link (D'Amico, Palazzi, & Capani, 1999). The value of silymarin in the treatment of psoriasis may be due to its ability to improve endotoxin removal by the liver, inhibit cAMP phosphodiesterase, and inhibit leukotriene synthesis. Abnormally high levels of cAMP and leukotrienes have been observed in patients with psoriasis and normalization of these levels may improve the condition (Thorne Research, Inc., 1999).

      While not proven to directly benefit psoriasis, milk thistle may be of therapeutic value as a hepatoprotective adjunct therapy in patients on hepatotoxic medications. Diarrhea, uterine stimulation, and herb-drug interactions with butyrophenones, phenothiazines, yohimbine, and phentolamine have been reported.

      Chamomile (Matricaria recutita). The chamomile flowers have a long therapeutic tradition in treating gastrointestinal ailments. The rationale for its use in psoriasis is three-fold. First, chamazulene, a by-product of the non-volatile oil extract, matricin, has anti-inflammatory activity through the inhibition of lipoxygenase and, as a result, leukotriene B4 (LTB4) formation. There is evidence supporting the role of increased LTB4 formation in psoriatic plaques; therefore, inhibition results in disease improvement (Aggag & Yousef, 1972). Sec ond, chamomile oil has antimicrobial activity against skin pathogens, Staphylococcus and Candida (Leung, Walsh, Giorno, & Norris, 1993). Lastly, the flavonoids, quercetin and apigenin, are also active compounds of the flower. Quercetin, a potent inhibitor of lipoxygenase, and to a lesser degree, cyclooxygenase, is readily absorbed through the skin (Brown & Dattner, 1998; Kim, Mani, Iversen, & Ziboh, 1998). As of yet, there are no clinical trials assessing the efficacy and adverse side effect profiles of chamomile reported in the treatment of psoriasis. Contact dermatitis (delayed type hypersensitivity) and systematized allergic re sponse, however, have been reported (Gruenwald, 2004; Paulsen, 2002).

      Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia). Early Aborigines derived tea tree oil from the Australian tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, and used this compound for wound healing. Later scientific investigations found that the oil contains terpin-4-ol, alpha-terpineol, and alpha-pinene which confer antimicrobial activity against Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis (May, Chan, King, Williams, & French, 2000). To date, no studies have investigated the use of tea tree oil in psoriasis; however, one study investigated its role in urticarial reactions. Koh, Pearce, Marshman, Finlay-Jones, and Hart (2002) demonstrated the inhibitory effect of tea tree oil on wheal volume in a study of histamine-induced wheal and flare reactions in 27 healthy volunteers (10 minutes after tea tree oil application, p=0.0004, Mann-Whitney U-test).

      Although there is reported efficacy in the treatment of acne, dandruff, and cold sores, tea tree oil can produce allergic dermatitis in individuals sensitized to the sesquiterpenoid fractions (Osborne & Chandler, 1998; Rubel, Freeman, & Southwell, 1998). With oral ingestion, it can lead to the detrimental effects of cognitive disorientation, systemic contact dermatitis, and coma (Bassett, Pannowitz, & Barnetson, 1990; Carson, Ashton, Dry, Smith, & Riley, 2001; Carson, Riley, & Cookson, 1998; Osborne & Chandler, 1998; Rubel et al., 1998; Satchel et al., 2002).

      Wintergreen/Boxberry (Gaultheria pro cumbens). Wintergreen is a plant native to the Eastern United States, and historically was used by Native Americans as an analgesic. The methyl salicylate constituent is responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties. Although used topically for psoriasis, wintergreen can cause systemic effects. Brubacher and Hoffman (1996) reviewed 20 cases of systemic salicylate toxicity (tinnitus, vomiting, tachypnea, and acid-base disturbances) from using topical creams (Bell & Duggin, 2002). Pa tients at greatest risk are those using aspirin or a prescribed salicylic acid compound in conjunction with a salicylate herbal (for example, wintergreen, aloe vera, or red clover). Additionally, oil of wintergreen can increase prothrombin time and international normalized ratio of clotting, creating problems for pa tients on warfarin (Chan, 1996). There are no investigations on its effectiveness in psoriasis.

      Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra). Slip pery elm, named so for its mucilage (slippery) component, is derived from the inner bark of the elm. Historically, Native Americans used this extract as a poultice for boils and wounds. In addition to being used to ward off colds and fevers, it is currently marketed as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome, reflux, and cystitis (Day, 2003).

      Brown and colleagues (2004) evaluated a study group of five patients with chronic plaque-type psoriasis on a home-based 6-month medical nutritional therapeutic regimen. The group consisted of two men and three women, average age 52 years, who had completed a 10-day, live-in instructional program on the parameters of the dietary protocol to ensue. The diet included fresh fruits and vegetables, small amounts of protein from fish and fowl, fiber supplements, olive oil, daily saffron tea, and slippery elm bark water, and avoidance of red meat, processed foods, and refined carbohydrates. Physicians assessed psoriasis symptoms and bowel permeability over the 6-month period and reported an improvement in all studied parameters. Psoriasis Area and Severity Index averaged pre and post-test scores of 18.2 and 8.7, respectively. Psoriasis Severity Scale averaged pre and post-test scores of 14.6 and 5.4, respectively. The lactulose/mannitol test of intestinal permeability averaged pre and post-test scores of 0.066 to 0.026, respectively (Brown et al., 2004). Although they did report significant improvement in the study group on comprehensive medical nutritional therapy, the improvement could not be attributed to any one factor, and further studies were recommended.

      Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis). Evening primrose oil has been used for a wide variety of ailments from cancer to premenstrual syndrome. Historically, it was used by midwives to ripen the cervix; however, it is contraindicated in pregnancy due to the association with prolonged rupture of membranes and arrest of descent (Dove & Johnson 1999). Evening primrose can lower the seizure threshold of patients taking phenothiazine and avoidance is advised in epileptics (Holman & Bell, 1983). In psoriasis, clinical trials have found no clinical efficacy relevance (Oliwiecki & Burton, 1994; Veale et al., 1994).

      Turmeric/Indian saffron (Curcuma longa, Curcuma domestica). Turmeric has a long history of being used for infections and kidney stones. The use in psoriasis is a relatively new adjunct. The anti-inflammatory components are thought to be contained in the curcuminoids and volatile oils which function through selective inhibition of phosphorylase kinase (PhK) (Heng, Song, Harker, & Heng, 2000; Joe & Lokesh, 1997). PhK is an enzyme found in the epidermis. Significantly higher levels have been noted to correlate with clinical activity of psoriasis.

      Heng and colleagues (2000) examined the suppression of PhK activity by curcumin in patients with psoriasis. Four groups, each with 10 patients, were evaluated for PhK activity. The four groups included (a) active untreated psoriasis, (b) resolving psoriasis treated by calcipotriol, (c) curcumin (diferuloylmethane) group, and (d) ten normal non-psoriatic subjects. There were significant differences in PhK activity among the four groups (p< 0.0001). The de creased PhK activity in the curcumin and calcipotriol-treated groups corresponded to severity of parakeratosis, decreases in keratinocyte transferrin receptor expression, and density of epidermal CD8+ T cells (Heng et al., 2000). The study did not report any adverse effects, al though contact dermatitis is a reported adverse effect (Goh & Ng, 1987; Hata et al., 1997).

      As the consumer demand for al ternative medicine increases, so does the need for reliable scientific data on the safety and efficacy of such treatments. Herbal remedies are of specific interest to dermatology, as approximately one-third of all "traditional herbal medicines" are used for treating wounds and skin disorders, compared to only 1% to 3% of modern drugs (Mantle, Gok, & Lennard, 2001). In a recent United Kingdom study of the 717 patients who completed the complementary and alternative medicine usage questionnaire, 48% of the CAM users reported use for dermatologic conditions with 30% of the CAM users reporting use for psoriasis. Notably, the herbal remedies group was the most frequent CAM user (Huang, Wen, & Hsiao, 1997). There are more than three dozen herbal remedies reportedly used in the treatment of psoriasis and many do not have clinical trials investigating their use.

      Herbal medicine practices raise several medical standard-of-care concerns. Patients rely on the In ter net, lay press, friends, health food store workers, product labels, and physicians for information. To illustrate the magnitude and diversity of publicly available information, we searched |the Internet sites Yahoo (www.yahoo.com) and Google (www.google.com) for "herbal medicine" and "psoriasis" [HM & PSO] and "complementary & alternative medicine and psoriasis" [CAM & PSO] and compared it with the information available through the National Psoriasis Foundation (www.psoriasis.org) and National Library of Medicine (www.pubmed.gov) (see Table 2 ). There were over one million sites offered by Yahoo versus the 31 articles available on PubMed, when HM & PSO were searched. This disparity speaks to the fact that the efficacy supported by the lay "literature" is not supported by the scientific evidence found in the medical literature.

      The information reported in the lay literature may be distorted. Often, protocol violations and liberal inclusion criteria lead to erroneous conclusions. Unfortunately, consumers of lay literature are likely not aware of these study difficulties and assume that when a study is quoted that the information is accurate (Graber, Roller, & Kaeble, 1999).

      Of important note, the Food and Drug Administration does not control what "extra" substances may be added to a product, or monitor product components to assure compliance with the listed ingredients. Adulter ation of CAM products is an established problem. For example, a Taiwanese study examined 2,609 traditional Chinese medications ob tained from eight hospitals (Baron, Goodwin, Nicolau, Blackford, & Goulden, 2005). The researchers found approximately half of the products contained chemical substances not prescribed or labeled as part of the intended use. Over 50% contained two or more adulterants, with steroids making up 6 of the top 25 most frequently "added" substances found. Moreover, the Cali fornia Department of Health Ser vices analyzed 260 Asian patient medications, containing herbs, plants, animal by-products, or mineral salts. They found that 32% contained undeclared pharmaceuticals and/or heavy metals (Ko, 1998).

      Keane, Munn, du Vivier, Taylor, and Higgins (1999) examined 11 Chinese herbal creams used in treating eczema and found that eight contained dexamethasone, which was not a listed ingredient. Table 3 lists adulterants that have been found in herbal preparations. Despite documentation of mechanisms and outcomes, without assurance of what substances are included in herbal preparations, we would be remiss to endorse their use. Ultimately, clinicians need to be aware of their patients' use of herbal remedies. Familiarity with these herbal names, uses, efficacies, and side effects may encourage dialogue with patients and improve clinical care.

  25. QUESTION:
    Have you had Shirodhara (ayurvedic) treatment?
    If so, please share how many session you had and what (if any) benefits you had as a result of a Shirodhara treatment.
    Please include the type of oil that was used and how long the each session lasted. I am also keen to know if Shirodhara helps overcome premature greying of hair and what other types of health benefits it provides.

    • ANSWER:
      You should mention all details about yourself so as to decide about the type of treatment to be advised for you.

      Regarding premature greying of hair you can take DIVINE INDIAN NONI regularly and the results are amazing.
      for details visit - www.indian-non i.net.

      Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda medicine that involves gently flowing liquids over the forehead (the 'third eye'). It was developed by vaidyas (practitionars of Ayurveda) in Kerala, India for use in sukhachikitsa (restorative therapy) and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiras 'head' and dhara 'flow'. The liquids used in shirodhara depend on what is being treated, but can include oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water, or even plain water.

      Shirodhara has been used in efforts to treat a variety of conditions including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, greying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo, Ménière's disease and certain types of skin diseases like psoriasis. It is also used non-medicinally at spas for its relaxing properties.

      There are specialized forms of shirodhara called thyladhara, ksheeradhara, thakradhara and jaladhara

  26. QUESTION:
    SPA AND SKIN HELPPP??10 POINTS??!!?
    Okay I want to improve my skin tone/texture and get rid of post acne marks. what spa treatments would you advice??thanks for any help given:]10 points to most useful answer!

    • ANSWER:
      OATS: Dryness fighting: Oats contain polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water and leave a fine protective film on the skin, preventing dull, flaky dryness. Moisturizing: Oats are full of healthy, lubricating fats. Defense building: The proteins in oatmeal help maintain the skin's natural barrier function, which is what ensures that the world outside the skin stays out, and what's inside the skin stays in. Pore cleansing: Oats are filled with natural cleansers (called saponins) that gently remove dirt and oil from the pores.

      Oatmeal Scrub
      Oatmeal when mashed not only acts as a great scrub but also effectively soaks away the excess oil from your face. The usage of oatmeal paste must be followed by a cold water rinse that helps in contracting the pores.
      Oatmeal Facial Mask
      Mix one pack of instant oatmeal with water to create a paste. Once the paste is formed, dab the mixture onto your entire face. Let the mixture set for approximately 2 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
      Egg White and Oatmeal Acne Treatment
      Beat one egg white into foam and add oatmeal powder until it forms a paste. Apply to the face and let it dry. Rinse with warm water, and then cool water to seal the pores.

      PINEAPPLE: Pineapple contains enzymes that make skin elastic, improve skin hydration, and remove damaged and dead cells. Thus, it helps us achieve a clear and glowing complexion. The enzymes in pineapples also fight free-radical damage and can reduce age spots and fine lines
      OLIVE OIL: The Olive Oil stimulates new cell generation giving the skin a fresh, youthful appearance, tightens and tones the skin with its high concentration of vitamin e and antioxidants, slows the development of wrinkles, creases and signs of aging, softens the skin, reduces infection and is effective in treating burns, has anti-inflammatory properties and alleviates many skin conditions including acne, eczema and psoriasis

      Pineapple Olive Oil Mask
      In a blender, combine 4 large pineapple chunks or 1/2 cup canned, drained pineapple and 3 tablespoons olive oil. Blend until almost smooth. Apply mixture to face with fingertips and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse face with warm water and pat dry.

      EGG WHITES: White of the eggs act as a skin tightener. Such packs are also extremely useful for people with an oily skin. Egg whites also help acne and blackheads.
      EGG YOLKS: The Vitamin E in Egg yolks helps anti-aging; The Vitamin A helps soften the skin, and the Vitamin D helps give skin a healthy glow.

      Facial Glowing Mask
      Get 1 egg yolk and add 1 table spoon of honey and warm milk of each quantity. Mix all together and apply on face and neck. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
      Egg White Facial
      Simply separate a few raw egg whites into a bowl and apply directly on the facial skin after cleansing. Let the egg white dry for 10-20 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water for an instant glow.
      Egg Yolk Mask
      Simply stir up 1 egg yolk very well. Apply all over face for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

  27. QUESTION:
    My Psoriasis Treatment?
    I read a great story on http://www.mypsoriasistreatment.com as I have recently gotten Psoriasis. If anyone else has insight into curing Psoriasis, can you please post those cures here.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi John

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

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

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

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

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you

  28. QUESTION:
    does anyone know how to cure?
    Does anyone how to cure surices.I don't think i spelled that correct. I don't think its a common thing like the flue or anything it is super rare. At least thats what the doctor said. But my friends dad has had it for about 14-15 years. It is like a rash. The doctor gave him medicine but it doesn't work.It is itchy i know that. If there is any cure to it except eating pills cause the doctor said its a risk please tell me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Rocky

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

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

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

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

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you

  29. QUESTION:
    psoriasis treatments?
    im 16 and had psoriasis (sorry if i spelt it wrong) for a while now ive just been using regular shampoo and its not working anyone know wot i shud use to get rid of it??????#
    cheers

    • ANSWER:
      Hey!!!! ^_^!!!

      I have actually had Psorasis since I was 10 or 11. I am now 17 and my Psorasis started in my head(when I was 10 or 11) and now it has spread to my face, trunk, and thighs. I have tride Dovenex it is a RX(short for prescription medication) though. I've tride steroid creams (Get OTC hydrocortizone; it has helped more than the Rx stuff, if you are wanting to go the cream route ^_^!!!) I used coal tar in the beginig but all it did was over time, it had made the Psorasis worse and cause it to get inflamed and it incerased the itching and it also caused my scalp to sting and burn. Dead Sea salt has helped some(go to the mall you should find it in one of those spa and skin lotion places) I've heard of Oatmeal and honey baths works wonders for dry skin(I've not tried this!!). I have heard if the Psorasis is bad enought they will try to talk you into doing Methotrixtrate. That happened w/ me and my Mum wouldn't let the Dermatologist do it b/c I've had family members who've had bad reactions w/ Methotrixtrate and almost died. I wouldn't sugesst going w/ Chemo drugs to help w/ Psorasis b/c those type of drugs alter you immune system and you'll regret doing later down the road. My Mum was on Rheumicade(for Chrons/Colitis) and she has not immune system to fight anything now b/c Rheumacide as you know, is a chemo drug and it surpress your immune system and it actually causes you to feel tired and sick.

      I aplogize that you have to suffer from this skin problem. I know at times it can make us feel self contious about the way we look at ourselves and we sometimes wish it would vanish with a special cream or drug. Just keep trying new meds and OTC's and hopefuly you'll find something that will work for you. For shampoo, Have you tried Head and Sholders or other dander/Psorasis shampoo? I use lots of conditioner when I shower. I don't know how sensative your skin is but Coconut condtioner/shampoo makes me go into flares so watch and when you shower see if certain shampoo's or Condtioner's will cause your Psorasis to flare up.

      I hope I've given you some help and that you can get that Psorasis of yours under control. Best Regards!!!^_^!!!!

  30. QUESTION:
    scalp psoriasis treatments?
    does anyone know anything that will help scalp psoriasis?

    i really need some help its irritating me so bad!!
    Thanks for all ur answers!! xx

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Miss Tee

      Here are some ideas 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.
      *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:
    Scalp psoriasis treatments? .?
    does anyone know anything that will help scalp psoriasis?

    i really need some help its irritating me so bad!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Miss Tee

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

      Cause
      <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_0 Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_1 nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_2 rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_3 food allergies, essential <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_4 fatty acid deficiencies, low <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_5 digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_6 vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_7 poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------…

      <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_8 Natural Cures

      <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_9 Aromatherapy: The following <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_10 essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_11 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 <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_12 flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_13 filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_14 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.

      <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_15 Homeopathy: Useful <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_16 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 <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_17 Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_18 Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
      *<SPAN id=lw_1300762241_19 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: <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_20 evening primrose oil, omega-3 <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_21 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_22 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. <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_23 Linseed or <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_24 avocado oil, <SPAN id=lw_1300762241_25 aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to youexperienced healing and educating many years

      naturalcures

      Try this one.. very effective:

      http://doiop.com/curepsoriasis

  32. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of psoriasis forever??

    • ANSWER:
      Hi LowBlow

      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

  33. QUESTION:
    Can teens have rosacea?
    I have all the symptoms.

    Also, psoriasis runs in my family.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes teens can have Rosacea but it will be generally very mild so if you treat it now you can actually get rid of it !! And when you have psoriases you will definately and most likely have rosacea as well, because often skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis are accompanied with rosacea.

      I'm a dermatology student and have been studying rosacea for a few years, follow this regimen below. You need a combination of rosacea skincare products and IPL skin treatments..

      1) Mandelic acid based skincare treatments are BY FAR the best skincare products on the market for rosacea. NuCelle (http://www.nucelle.com) have the largest range, and have been clinically proven to be effective. Mandelic acid is the meant for rosacea sufferers and is the most gentle skincare product which minimizes inflammation and redness. For best results, use the serum, use the face wash, toner and moisturizer too. Also, protect your face from the sunlight and heat while you're treating your rosacea, as it will quicken the healing/restoring process. For more info on mandelic acid, visit http://www.mandelicacid.net

      2) Invest a little bit of money in IPL (Intense Pulse Light) laser treatment. IPL is a laser treatment which works by eliminating the enlarged capillaries in your face which causes redness. You can get it done at most spas or laser centers. If you have about 4-5 treatments and use mandelic acid products on your skin, your flushes and redness can pretty much go away up to 6 years

  34. QUESTION:
    I have psoriasis from 3 years ago,NO respons of any treatment ,any HELP,pleas?
    Became my skin bloody no motion

    • ANSWER:
      HI Jasarhan

      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.

      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

  35. QUESTION:
    what are other cure for psoriasis?
    what are other cure for psoriasis? pls help...

    • ANSWER:
      Hi M2 High

      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

  36. QUESTION:
    is there an effective cure for psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi RCSmoke

      Here are some ideas to use. Be sure to learn about detoxifying the body ofr long term health. Cleansing the toxins out of the body is the key (colon, liver, and kidney cleanses).

      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

  37. QUESTION:
    which is the best health resort near dead sea?

    • ANSWER:
      The Dead Sea is one of the world’s best-known and most unique therapeutic resorts. The region is characterized by an unusual combination of natural resources and climatic conditions – the saltiest sea in the world that is also mineral-rich; thermo-mineral waters; medicinal black mud; filtered sunrays; dry air rich in minerals; a pleasant temperature most of the year; a relatively high concentration of oxygen; air that is almost completely free of allergens and other air pollutants. Both a briefly bathing at one of the beaches or a stay for a pampering vacation at one of the hotels and guest rooms scattered along its shores are recommended.

      Mineral Beach

      In Mineral Beach, on a well-tended shore of the Dead Sea, are two little pools: a fresh-water pool for small children, and a sulphur-water pool with a fixed temperature of 39 °C whose water arrives from an adjacent spring. On the site are cloakrooms, showers, a treatment room, a cafeteria, and a small shop where you can buy Dead Sea products and plastic sandals for entering the sea. A treatment room also awaits visitors, offering various types of treatments and massages by prior arrangement.

      Ein Gedi Spa

      The Ein Gedi Spa, a well-established site on the shores of the Dead Sea, has six indoor thermo-mineral pools – two for women, two for men, and two for mixed bathing. There is also an indoor resting area facing the primordial panorama of the Dead Sea. The pools are refreshed by a constant flow of salt and mineral rich water. There is also a natural freshwater pool outside, which operates in the summer, as well as a spa treatment center.

      Neve Midbar

      Neve Midbar has baths extending over an area of 8,000 square meters. In the center is a splendid building, inside and around which are stylish pools full of thermo-mineral water drawn from a depth of some 900 meters. The temperature of the water fluctuates between 40 – 46 °C, and is rich in minerals, sulphur and magnesium. There are also saunas and treatment rooms, lawns and a cafeteria at the site. Next to them is Kibbutz Mash'abei Sade, which has guest units.

      Khamam Tse’elim

      After using the thermo-mineral water for agricultural irrigation for years, the members of Kibbutz Tse’elim discovered its healing powers, and turned the natural resource into a therapeutic site. The small site on the grounds of Kibbutz Tse’elim comprises a little whirlpool, whose water temperature is 40 °C, a dry sauna, a treatment complex, as well as a regular swimming pool. The kibbutz operates as a tourist center, organizes trips in the vicinity and offers the experience of authentic Bedouin tent hospitality. Nearby are the kibbutz vacation apartments.

      Ein Bokek

      A resort and a therapeutic site at the estuary of Nakhal Bokek, on the western shore of the Dead Sea. The site has some ten hotels, therapeutic baths, two beaches, and a few restaurants. At Ein Bokek is also located Solarium-400, a site for the natural treatment of skin and arthritic diseases, and psoriasis. The Solarium offers treatments combined with bathing in the Dead Sea and exposure to sun rays used for the healing and treatment of skin and arthritic diseases.

  38. QUESTION:
    psoriasis help?????
    I have psoriasis on my nose and it gets really red and flaky does anyone know a good lotion or an over the counter remedy???????

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ashley

      Here are some answers on psoriasis and a woman who cured herself (shirley) and started this powerful website www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/eczema.htm. Her story and the remedies she used are there and worth reading.

      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.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating psoriasis: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Bodywork, Chelation Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Light Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy, Reflexology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  39. QUESTION:
    psoriasis help?
    anyone know any effective treatment because i've literally tried almost everything

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Felisha

      Here are the answers you need. Be sure also to do a colon and liver cleanse.

      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.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating psoriasis: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Bodywork, Chelation Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Light Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy, Reflexology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  40. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis????
    My dad has psoriasis. he was diagnosed last year, but he has had it for 4 years now. The doctor said that it was caused by stress, and idk how to help him. Right now his whole famliy has backstabbed him and turned against him, i feel soo badly for him and idk how to help him. His job sucks (he works at a factory and they exploit him a lot, today when he came home from work he hit his knee very hard with a machine and he started bleeding very badly where he has psoriasis. He wants to quit his job and get SSI (http://www.ssa.gov/d&s1.htm) but he thinks he might get rejected, anyway my mom, my sisters, and I don't know how to help him. NObody knows about his disease (they've seen him with his "rashes" but they don't know it's a disease, like i said b4, his family has turned against him) and i just simply don't know! how should i help him? I love my dad SOO much for being such a great dad! (if i think of anything else to add i'll add more details later)
    Oo yeah my dad is starting to grow them bigger (especially in the winter) he
    And I have a sister who is 12 years old, and she is in a wheelchair.......would that be a little reason of why he's stressed sometimes?
    Thanks for the Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ghetto Girl

      Here is how to heal the disease. Several great ways to attack it.

      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.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating psoriasis: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Bodywork, Chelation Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Light Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy, Reflexology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to your family

      CHeers

  41. QUESTION:
    can you swim int he sea of Galiliee?
    where and where not and is it also good against psoriasis?
    no I'm not mixing it up with the Dead Sea. I was wondering if the Sea of Galiliee has the same properties. Aren't there hotsprings as well?
    yes in Tiberias there are hotsprings

    • ANSWER:
      The Sea of Galilee, sometimes called Lake Kinneret, is one of the most famous and interesting freshwater lakes on earth. As the lowest freshwater lake on the planet, and also the place where the Bible says much of the ministry of Jesus Christ took place, the Sea of Galilee offers visitors unmatched terrain and an exceedingly rich history.

      As it is a sweet water 'sea' bathing there will do nothing for psoriasis.
      Just for your info, the water level is very low this year.

      Here is what it looks like in a good year.

      http://gallery.tourism.gov.il/Pages/DisplayImage.aspx?ImageId=1549

      Tiberias Hot Springs

      Tiberias Hot Springs health and vacation resort is Israel’s largest and most sophisticated mineral spring site, attracting thousands of visitors each year from Israel and around the world. The pools are filled with water from 17 natural mineral springs with unique healing properties, exclusive to Tiberias Hot Springs.

      The Tiberias Hot Springs site includes four main facilities: the Tiberias Hot Springs National Park where the first spa was inaugurated in 1929, which includes an ancient Turkish bath (Hamam); the healing treatment center; and the vacation and spa complex.

      Visitors can enjoy indoor and outdoor mineral pools, an outdoor swimming pool, massage rooms, mud treatments, a fitness room and a selection of restaurants. The health center offers a range of treatments using Piloma mud from the banks of the Jordan River.

      Treatments include shiatsu, reflexology, Thai, Indian or Swedish massage, aromatherapy, physiotherapy and thalassotherapy (with seaweed), some of the massages may also be enjoyed while in the water.
      http://www.africa-israel.co.il/eng/inner.asp?id=9500&pid=6200&pext=

  42. QUESTION:
    Hide my Psoriasis?
    Well, I was diagnosed with psoriasis when I was born (youngest case the hospital had ever seen) and over the years, I've done my best to hide it and when I couldn't hide it then I told ppl about it. Locker rooms were the worst but I just was very open about it and it was no big deal.

    I'm 16 now...bathing suit season...beach...guys. Somehow I don't think guys will be quite as understanding. Should I try to cover up, avoid it altogether or just say "Hey, guess what, I've got a skin disease, yay!" I'm afraid they'll think I'm disgusting...because to be honest, I'd think it was gross if I was them...

    Advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Hen McJagger

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

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

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

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

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a Bio detox foot spa and one that isn't Bio?
    Hi

    Im thinking of buying a detox foot spa. I used to have treatments in a salon and it did wonders for my psoriasis. My p is now getting worse so rather then spend a fortune for sessions i thought i would buy my own. Ther are so many on the market that im getting confused on which one to buy. The bio type are much dearer but can any one tell me what the difference is between ones that is bio and ones that aren't.

    Thanks Ann

    • ANSWER:
      No meaningful difference. They are ALL scams. Do not waste any more money on them in any way.

  44. QUESTION:
    does anyone know what helps with psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Happy

      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.

      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

  45. QUESTION:
    I need Low Soduim mineral sea salt for use in A detox spa. Is there a difference between dead sea salts?
    Hi

    I bought a Detox foot spa and with it came "Low Soduim Mineral Sea Salt which you have to add to the water. This could be a long story so be prepared ;-) I have psoriasis and found that the p on my feet disappeared when having about 4 weeks of treatment. Yet When i use to soak in dead salt in the bath for half an hour 3 times a week over a long period it didn't seem to do much for my p. My questions is simple. Is there a difference between dead sea salts. The type i bought to bathe in came from isreal which is suppose to be the real thing. I have thought of just ordering the type for the detox but i would have to order a vast amount for bathing and that would cost a fortune. The dead sea salt i bought for bathing wasn't exactly cheap but i bought it from a health shop which came in bigger bags. Im just trying to find out if there are differences. Any help would be appreciated

    Ann

    • ANSWER:
      I looked at a couple of the "low-sodium" salts (So-lo & NutraSalt) and they have potassium chloride in place of the usual sodium chloride. You might see if a pharmacist can get you plain old potassium chloride for your psoriasis.

      Now Foods also makes it in an 8 oz container. Check w/ your health food store to see if they can order that in bulk quantities of 5#. http://www.nowfoods.com/?action=itemdetail&item_id=2979

  46. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis spreading! Cannot take my clothes off in front of anyone except GP. Why is it happening?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Barry

      Here are some ideas on how to get helaed.

      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.

      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

  47. QUESTION:
    i have life time illness?
    i have psoriasis first time its not good i am gonna die soon my life is finished psoriasis has no cure :(

    • ANSWER:
      Time to use alternative medicine. They say diabetes has no cure and yet actor/comedian Drew Carey just reversed his type 2 diabetes and is no longer on meds or has any symptoms. Sounds like a cure to me. "They" say a lot but you don't have to agree. :) Just watch what happens when you go to a detox treatment....this is proven on the show spa of embarrassing illnesses>>>

      "Paul, Psoriasis

      ...suffered with psoriasis covering 90% of his body and was clinically obese. Within three months of undertaking a detox retreat the psoriasis was gone and he had lost three stone. "

      http://www.amandahamilton.co.uk/success-stories-c-334.html

      This video is of a man who cured his psoriasis and multiple sclerosis>>
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFhjBmENTHM

      And finally, this article is about how candida is one of the causes of psoraisis and once the candida is brought under control, the skin plaques clear up.>>>
      http://www.candida-albicans-cure.com/psoriasis-causes.html


psoriasis spa treatment

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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!!

  7. 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 !

  8. QUESTION:
    I Are their any new treatments available for psoriasis on the scalp?
    I have suffered with this condition for many yearsand thought there might be some new products available.I am currently using Elocon.

    • ANSWER:
      Steroids and dandruff shampoos are the still the main treatments. There are more potent steroids than elocon that you could use for a brief course, e.g. clobex, or you could just use the stronger steroid on the weekends.
      Three brief studies were done on the use of the excimer laser on patients with scalp psoriasis. The excimer is a laser with a wavelength similar to that of ultraviolet B, which is a well established treatment for psoriasis.

  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:
    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.

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    Should I use all my remaining skincare products before I start a new regimen?
    I have really severe acne and have for the past 9 years. It's gotten so bad that I can't leave the house - I've tried everything. Proactive, Clearasil, drinking loads of water, antibiotics, lemon juice, egg white masks. Benzoyl peroxide is my last resort, but I have a cupboard full of old treatment systems. What do I do - throw the old stuff out and buy the peroxide, maybe a new cleanser and moisturiser?

    • ANSWER:
      Clear out all the old stuff and don't stress about wastage!
      Goats Milk Soap is brilliant for Acne, Excema, Psoriasis, Dry Skin, Itchy Skin... It is PH balanced and doesn't have any of the nasties in it.
      www.billiegoatsoap.com.au
      Their products and what they're used for is on this site....Good Luck!!!

  13. 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

  14. 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 :)

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there a good cream or treatment for psoriasis at target, walmart, a drugstore?
    I've been breaking out with it on my hands pretty bad because I work with chemicals.
    I was just wondering what you could suggest over the counter that would be easy to find. I can't go see a doctor for more serious things, so I can't see him for a rash.

    • ANSWER:
      You said you work with chemicals, so I'm wondering if it is something that you are coming into contact with at work and not psoriasis. You mentioned that it was on your hands but didn't mention any where else on your body that was infected. I presume you wear rubber gloves at work. If you don't, maybe you should. Tegrin makes a pretty good line of treatment products for psoriasis. or you might try some medicated hand cream like Jergens. Psoriasis is a lot more than a skin rash. It's a disease of the immune system where for unknown causes the immune system gets messages that there is damaged skin, and it goes to work trying to fix the damage by making new replacement cells. One little trick to tell if it's psoriasis. check your fingernails. If you find ridges or little pits in the nails, that's a good clue that it is Psoriasis.
      Good Luck

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to treat and cure psoriasis?
    I've had the whole psoriasis problem for years and have not yet found a way to treat it. I've tried lotions, bath oils, and even went as far as the holistic methods and nothing works. Am I doing something wrong? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      You're not doing anything wrong. Unfortunately, treatments that work for one person may not necessarily work for another. I've had it for many years now too and natural sunlight (sun tanning out side) seems to be the best. I have one cream that is very effective but I can't remember the name of it. I'll have a look and let you know.
      My wife bought this new Zinc spray and cream that's supposed to do wonders but after 1 week on one area, as a test, I see no results.
      Mitchel's Tea Tree shampoo works really well for the hair and smells much nicer than the tar shampoos.
      But I'll keep trying what comes along. Keep in touch.

  17. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of breakouts and acne?
    I tried this new stuff on my face its called hope and a prayer i think. I used it only once, and my face will not stop breaking out. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Pink Dancer

      Here are some real answers on skin conditions. Remedies at the bottom. Cleansing the body of toxins is the key. Especially a colon cleanse! Educate yourself on detoxifying the blood.

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "What is your skin trying to tell you? Often the skin is a metaphor for deeper issues and a way for your body to send up a red flag to warn you that all is not well underneath. When our skin is unhealthy it is usually a reflection of the internal state of our bodies, and is often a sign of poor elimination of toxins and waste products. Most of us are embarrassed by skin problems such as rashes, rosacea, boils or acne, especially in places where others can see our imperfections. The skin is the body's first line of defense against the environment. It has to deal with the effects of weather, sun , cold, heat, dryness, humidity, scrapes, bumps, soaps, detergents, chemicals, perspiration and dirt of all kinds. It is a wonder that our skin stays healthy most of the time! We can help our skin deal with this onslaught by optimizing our general health and by protecting our skin from harsh environmental exposure. Western medicine generally treats skin eruptions with either antibiotics, cortisone, or antifungal preparations. These medicines may alleviate the skin problem temporarily, or occasionally for good, but do not address the source of the problem. Putting a lid on skin symptoms without getting to the root of the imbalance may even result in suppression, that means the imbalance may be driven deeper causing more serious health problems later without ever strengthening the underlying vital force of the person. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine offers a wide vareity of effective treatments for skin problems."

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Your skin is a reflection of how well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed, pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result. Here are a number of steps you can take to improve your body's overall elimination wtih specific emphasis on your skin."

      Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Juice Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.

      Learn more about Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification - Colon Cleansing is the main step. Must remove the toxins from the colon, so the toxins dont get in the blood and cause illness and disease.

      Natural Cures

      1. Fruits and Vegetables for Acne: Carrot & spinach, celery & watercress, grapefruit juices are all useful to combat acne.

      2. Unwholesome Foods: Acne, a prevalent problem among teen-aged boys would not be possible in our society if our foods were wholesome. A most sad and disgusting sight is the pus-filled pimples due to inner toxicity --- wastes trying desperately to escape through the face. This condition often turns a gentle face in the blossom of youth into a waste dump of pimples, pus and subsequent pock marks which can be prevented. The tons of acne medications and prescriptions sold annually act only on the effect of the harmful food, and not the cause of the disease, malnutrition. The traditional teenage meal, a grease burger, french fries and a milk shake or cola simply does not provide enough nourishment for anyone, let alone a boy going through puberty to adulthood. Our highly processed foods are devoid of hormones found in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Must do a colon cleanse to rid of all the toxins in the body, which eventually get into the blood and cause acne and all other diseases.

      3. Cabbage: Apply a lotion of freshly prepared cabbage juice preceded, if desired, by the application of leaves. The eating of cabbage leaves or juice is also helpful.

      4. Lemon Juice: Skin problems such as acne... will often respond to a treatment of lemon juice. For blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night.

      5. Black Walnut: Externally, Black Walnut is nearly a miracle worker in cases of ...acne, dandruff, boils, itch, shingles, ringworm--we could go on, but you can see that you can use Black Walnut whenever a skin disorder appears! The tincture is an excellent first-aid remedy for wounds.

      Best of health to you

  18. 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.

  19. QUESTION:
    I'm on mycrogynon 50 and am changing to a lower dose pill, can I skip my period on transition of pills?
    I need to skip my period and don't have mycrogynon pills left, only my new pill. Is it ok to skip my period using the new pill?

    • ANSWER:
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  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    How to ease sebo psoriasis itch?
    I have had sebohorric psoriasis for as long as I can remember, but it just recently started flairing up worse than ever. I think it's because I moved from a really dry climate to a really wet one. Anyway, the itch is just staggering! I almost can't keep my nails from digging into my scalp because it itches so much. Any advice for how to deal with this? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to try natural remedies. SerenaSkin anti-psoriasis remedies worked wonders for me. The scalp has been cleared up in a couple of weeks. Anti-psoriasis extract balances the immune system, so to prevent new ones from appearing. I'm really satisfied with this treatment.

  22. 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!

  23. QUESTION:
    Can an employer demote an employee and give a pay cut because of a new disability?
    My brother in law (lets call him bob) has recently been diagnosed as bi-polar, having psoriasis of the stomach and having a folic acid deficiency and as having anxiety. He is, as a result, now on a variety of medications including beta blockers, anti-histamines, folic acid, and anti depressants that make him drowsy at times because of the combination. There are no alternatives and he is still undergoing treatment and investigative procedures to explain his other symptoms.

    His employer recently received a complaint from a customer that whilst dealing with them Bob appeared sleepy and unattentive. He was therefore called in for a meeting, where Bob explained it was as a result of this recent medication. After a h&s meeting his employer suggested that Bob could no longer perform his managerial duties at a reasonable level (fair enough in my opinion) but that he would therefore be demoted and receive a pay cut -but would still be working the same number of hours. Bob has explained thoroughly that this is simply because of his cocktail of medication and that whilst he accepts that the time off he has had to take and his drowsiness does affect his ability to perform in his role, that it seems unfair to give him a pay but, given that the medication is as a result of his disability and ongoing illness. The employer basically told Bob that it isn't his problem.

    Is this legal?

    Does anyone know if this breaks disability discrimination laws?
    *pay cut
    I would like to make it clear that he IS classed as disabled because bi-polar is a mental illness -he can apply for disability allowance under this in the UK
    No Emily he has only had about 5 weeks off work

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of my psoriasis?
    I've had psoriasis ever since I could remember, and it's really starting to hurt now. When i itch it it starts to bleed and it really itches so i can't help it. The areas of the patches on my skin are hard now and my hands and legs are starting to get the patches too. One of my toes is basically like an old person now and my skin really hurts when I eat shellfish or go into the salt water. Right now I'm thirteen and the creams that my doctor gave me aren't working that well.

    • ANSWER:
      I know how you feel. 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.

      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 my 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!!

  25. QUESTION:
    what to do with unused prescription medications?
    I have some unused prescription creams for psoriasis prescribed to me by my primary care physician. However later a dermatologist told me not to use them and made me a different program for treatment. By that time I had already gotten the creams. They are brand new and factory sealed and since they are expensive I feel bad throwing them away. They are commonly prescribed. Since it's illegal to advertise prescription drugs, how can I help somebody in need of the same creams? I'd give them for free.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    A good over the counter medication for psoriasis?
    I have a relative that has suffered this most of his life. It's been a long time since he was seen by a doctor the last time and he refuses to go now. Since there are new lotions and creams that come to the market everyday, does anyone know about a good one he might be able to use?

    Please, I want serious answers. If you don't know the answer, abstain from replying.

    Thanks a lot in advance!!

    • ANSWER:
      I think its great that you are trying to help your relative. You must realize, however, that psoriasis is often lifelong for some, and nothing short of biologicals (injections that cost thousands of dollars) will "cure" psoriasis. Medications and other treatments just temporarily solve the problem--they may diminish the symptoms (red patches or bumps), but these will return. I repeat, they WILL return. Your relative has probably realized the futility of spending a lot of money to temporarily diminish a problem that will eventually return. Importantly, we often attempt to rid of our condition in order to fit in to societal expectations and not appear frightening or grotesque to other people. Many psoriasis sufferers loathe their condition, largely because of how it appears to others. It is very important to remember that many of the treatments for psoriasis involve the use of toxic topical treatments (skin creams). On top of that, the body develops a resistance to these creams, and they become useless YET remain toxic. Please remember this. It's a shame that having psoriasis means that a person wears the stigma on their skin, and there is no escape except wearing clothes that hide the condition. Again, I think it's great that you want to help. For psoriasis sufferers, help from those who don't have the condition is often unwanted, because you just don't understand what it's like. You may just be badgering your relative and making him or her feel worse psychologically (sufferers often have depression and anxiety). Ironically, stress makes psoriasis worse, because it encourages flare-ups. In terms of "new" drugs out there that might lessen the severity of psoriasis, keep in mind that these have often not been tested over time, and we do not yet understand the effects. Please research this condition extensively (including the toxicology of ointments, etc.) before you make recommendations to your relative. Thanks for caring, its important.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between Arbonne anti-aging and not-so-basic products?
    I currently use an anti-aging moisturizer on my face and neck/chest. I want to reduce any fine lines that are beginning to show (I'm only 25), and to prevent future lines from appearing. I spend almost ZERO time in the sun at the moment, but I will be moving to Oahu in around six months, so I'll be needing a daily treatment with SPF. I have dark circles under my eyes (not sleep-related, I'm drinking more water), but otherwise my skin is fairly healthy.

    I was going to first try "Anti-Aging Nutrimin C RE9 Corrective Eye Creme" and "NutriMinC RE9 REactivating Facial Serum." Would that take care of my daily face care? I was also looking at the "Intelligence Rejuvenating Cream" - would it matter if I ordered the older version that isn't "intelligence"?

    Would you recommend the anti-aging line or the not-so-basic line? Or a combination? I just want a *simple* morning routine to keep my skin healthy.

    I REALLY like Arbonne's policy on animal testing.

    • ANSWER:
      I am an Area manager with Arbonne.

      I personally think that you should try out both lines and see how they work for you. You should be given the opportunity to try them in your home for a few days before you order. If you do not have a consultant that will allow this let me know. I am 29 and have been on the NutriminC line for about a year. It has done wonders for me. I had some starts of line around my eyes and consistently getting blemishes. Needless to say I never received compliments. I am now getting compliments on how beautiful my skin is.

      I believe that the best line for you would be the NutriminC see because it is highly concentrated in vitamin C, the daily moisturizer contains an SPF 8 as well as it is packed with AHA and BHA's which are the antioxidants that fight off the effects of the sun. If you want a simple routine with the NutriminC line I would reccomend the daily cleanser, the eye cream, the serum and the moisturizer. The serum is the product that will address the dark circles under your eyes.

      I wouldn't recommend the rejuvinating cream unless you have some severe issues like rosacia, or psoriasis that you want to treat. You need to be careful about ordering old products they do have a shelf life and can go bad. You have no idea how old it is if it is not new. I would, however, recommend that if you want a fabulous masque to use the Intelligence Thermal Fusion Exfoliating mask it is wonderful.

      A couple of things to think about while it is true that Arbonne does not test on animals and is great but even more important is that they don't have to because there is nothing in the products that can't be put on humans to begin with. Another thing that you will not find in Arbonne's products and is the second leading cause of the signs of aging is Mineral Oil. It acts like a liquid saran wrap on the skin so not only does it not allow great ingredients to penetrated and do their job but the skin can't breath and release toxins and it can clogs pores. Make sure you have the opportunity to purchase at wholesale which will save you atleast 35% but you can get up to 50% off. If you want to see some before and after picture of people using our products let me know. If you have any others questions also just let me know.

      You are absolutely right that now is the time to start preventative measures. Only 10% of the visual signs of aging are hereditary that means we can control 90%

      Hope this helps

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I make my hair thicker?
    My hair used to be really think when I was younger, now its way thinner and I hate it, I dont know its its the stress from school and work or my psoriasis on my scale, or both maybe. Any ideas to make it thicker?

    • ANSWER:
      Go sulfate free. Overwashing can dry out your hair, so the less you shampoo, the more hydrated it will be and the longer it will grow without breaking. When you do shampoo, consider a sulfate-free formula; they often contain less harsh detergents, or none at all, and therefore help preserve your hair's natural oils. We like L'Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo (.99). While lathering, remember that "shampoo is meant to remove product buildup and oil from the scalp, not the hair fiber," says Paradi Mirmirani, faculty member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Between washes, try Oribe Hair Care Dry Texturizing Spray () to absorb oil at your roots and keep locks looking clean.

      Stimulate your scalp. When you massage your scalp with shampoos containing peppermint or eucalyptus oil, you'll feel a tingling sensation. This helps increase circulation and blood flow to your follicles, boosting growth. Try John Frieda Root Awakening Strength Restoring Shampoo (.49) and Malin + Goetz Peppermint Hair Shampoo (). "Prior to washing, massage your scalp for 30 seconds," says New York and London trichologist Philip Kingsley. In one year, your hair can grow an extra inch, he says. Another option is a botanical leave-in treatment like Leonor Greyl Complexe Energisant (), which claims to stimulate hair growth when applied to clean roots two to three times per week.

      Condition, condition, condition. When your hair is well hydrated, it is less likely to dry out and split, so use a conditioner even on the days when you skip shampoo. Your hair should be treated gently, like a delicate fabric, but it also needs to be regularly nourished, says hairstylist Oribe of the Oribe Salon in Miami Beach. Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch recommends applying a deep-conditioning product at least once a week. We suggest Kérastase Nutritive Masque Nutri-Thermique ().

      STYLE WITH TLC
      Brushers beware. If you're not careful, your hairbrush can actually do more harm than good. Ripping through wet tangles creates split ends, so try gently running a wide-tooth plastic comb like the version from Sephora () from roots to ends. "When blow-drying with a round brush," says Kingsley, "don't pull too hard or you can break and pull out your hair." When you're not styling, avoid a brush altogether. "Brushing 100 strokes a day is completely old-fashioned and not a good idea," he adds.

      Stop sizzling. Applying hot tools directly to your hair can fry the cuticle, so coat wet locks with a creamy moisturizing product for protection. We like Tresemmé Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Crème (.49). The best tools to prevent heat damage are ionic dryers and ceramic irons with uniformly heated plates (so you don't have to go over the same section more than once.

  29. QUESTION:
    How can I become a medical "Guenna pig"?
    I have psoriasis on 80% of my body and I have been through all medicines that my doctor has prescribed though out my life in addition with natural treatments with no help. I would like to be used for testing new medicine for psoriasis. Does anyone know how can I do that?

    • ANSWER:
      Contact the nearest medical university and ask for guidance.

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I cure or get rid of psoriasis?
    I have 4 spots on body one is a large portion of my right arm. I have tried alot of different things to get it to go away but it all seems to make it worse. I have went to doctors and used what they gave me and still same results. Currently I am using Dermasolve cream and I am not seeing any affect on it. It still itches alot and still red. I have had this problem for about 11 years and trying to figure out how to take care of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is a skin condition identified by the occurrence of red itchy thick scaly patches of skin. There are certain types of psoriasis and each one occurring in different severity and skin discoloration. It is a complex medical condition and there is no real definite answer as to what causes it, but certain factors can contribute to the possibility of developing psoriasis. A family history of psoriasis, or particular pharmaceutical drugs, solvents, chemicals and emotional stress have been known to trigger the breakdown of the skin that leads to psoriasis in some people.

      Guttate psoriasis can appear on the limbs trunk and scalp and the virus is often activated within the body after a throat infection. It appears on the skin as tear shaped drops, scaly and pink in colour.

      Pustular psoriasis emerges as pus filled blisters or bumps that produce a glutinous clear fluid. In stages the pustules build up in to brown colour circular scaly blotches which then flake off. Inverse psoriasis although it is not generally considered to be a severe form of psoriasis, is still irritating,and commonly occurs on the joints of the skin, armpits, groin area and folds of the skin.

      Erythrodermic psoriasis is a red scaly often itchy skin over large area of the skin and certain types of medication such as lithium have been established in causing eruptions on the skin.

      Various treatments for psoriasis using coal tar based lotions are commonly prescribed but apart from it being messy and staining clothes, and the other more serious side effect is that it can make the skin more sensitive to skin exposure.

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  34. QUESTION:
    What sets off the autoimmune gene that per my doctor can cause different diseases and many forms?
    I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, my brother has Psorisis and I have a sister with Diabetes. My dad had gout, is this where the gene originated from and what sets this gene off? I was in an accident and was diagnosed not long after with RA.

    • ANSWER:
      It is still under investigation. Although, scientists have found an unexpected genetic link among three common autoimmune diseases: "psoriasis", "rheumatoid arthritis" and systemic lupus erythematosus.

      The findings, being reported recently in the journal Nature Genetics, have no immediate practical effect. But by identifying a cellular path through which the three diseases are touched off, they may help biologists design new treatments.

      Psoriasis affects 2 percent of Americans; rheumatoid arthritis, up to 1 percent; and systemic lupus -- which attacks the joints and can cause severe inflammation -- one-twentieth of 1 percent.

      The link among the three diseases involves a PROTEIN that helps the thymus GLAND train cells of the immune system. Autoimmune diseases are caused when such cells mistakenly attack the body's own tissues.

      The protein, Runx-1, controls the activity of various genes by binding to a nearby site on the DNA of the chromosomes. Last year, scientists at the University of Uppsala in Sweden reported that many patients with systemic lupus had an altered Runx-1 binding site on Chromosome 2, meaning that the Runx-1 protein could not properly control the gene next to the binding site.

  35. QUESTION:
    anyone tried carbossitherapy for psoriasis?
    Ive heard that there is a new treatment for psoriasis. its called carbossitherapy. Anyone tried it?? is it effective?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?
    I was told it was one and now I'm just not sure. I would also like to know how I got it? I have just gotten it in the past 4 months and I live in Texas, I have been here just 2 years, and I think I'm getting allergies too. What is it with TX?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is a skin disease that occurs when cells in the outer layer of skin reproduce faster than normal and pile up on the skin's surface. This produces scaling, itchiness and irritation of the skin. Psoriasis is non-contagious.

      Currently in the United States almost 5 million people are affected by this disease. It occurs in all age groups and about equally in men and women.

      When psoriasis develops, thick patches of skin become red with silvery scales. Often the skin at the joints cracks making outbreak very painful. Psoriasis most often occurs on the knees, lower back, soles of the feet, scalp, elbows, face and palm.

      There have been huge strides in understanding what causes psoriasis. Recently, a team from the University of Michigan looked for the gene -- called PSORS1 -- in more than 2,700 people from 678 families in which at least one family member had psoriasis. According to the researchers, PSORS1 is the first genetic determinant of psoriasis to be definitively identified in a large clinical trial. The finding may help in the development of new, more effective treatments for the disfiguring inflammatory skin disease.

      Some other research has found that psoriasis may be a disorder of the immune system. In a normal immune system a type of white blood cell, called a T cell is produced, that normally helps protect the body against infection and disease. Top Scientists have concluded that an abnormal immune system produces too many T cells in the skin. These excess T cells trigger the inflammation and excessive skin cell reproduction seen in people who suffer with psoriasis.

      Doctors usually diagnose psoriasis after a careful examination of the skin. However, diagnosis may be difficult because psoriasis often looks like other skin diseases. A pathologist may assist with diagnosis by examining a small skin sample under a microscope.

      What’s the difference between eczema and atopic dermatitis?
      Eczema is a general term encompassing various inflamed skin conditions. One of the most common forms of eczema is atopic dermatitis (or "atopic eczema"). Approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of the world population is affected by this chronic, relapsing, and very itchy rash at some point during childhood. Fortunately, many children with eczema find that the disease clears and often disappears with age.

      In general, atopic dermatitis will come and go, often based on external factors. Although its cause is unknown, the condition appears to be an abnormal response of the body’s immune system. In people with eczema, the inflammatory response to irritating substances overacts, causing itching and scratching. Eczema is not contagious and, like many diseases, currently cannot be cured. However, for most patients the condition may be managed well with treatment and avoidance of triggers.

      What does eczema look and feel like?
      Although eczema may look different from person to person, it is most often characterized by dry, red, extremely itchy patches on the skin. Eczema is sometimes referred to as "the itch that rashes," since the itch, when scratched, results in the appearance of the rash.

      Eczema can occur on just about any part of the body; however, in infants, eczema typically occurs on the forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs, scalp, and neck. In children and adults, eczema typically occurs on the face, neck, and the insides of the elbows, knees, and ankles. In some people, eczema may "bubble up" and ooze. In others, the condition may appear more scaly, dry, and red. Chronic scratching causes the skin to take on a leathery texture because the skin thickens (lichenification).

  37. QUESTION:
    Why do you have to wait so long to get a dermatologist appointment?
    I called about 20 dermatologist offices and most of them did not have any available appointments until 3-4 months from now. Are people's skin THAT bad, or are there just a small number of doctors in that field of medicine? Or another reason?

    • ANSWER:
      One explanation... (It looks a good career to have!)
      What's with the wait?
      So why the long delays, especially with regard to the scary stuff? Is there a dermatologist shortage? Some raging acne epidemic? Or are youth-crazed baby boomers scooping up all the time slots for extraneous cosmetic work?

      “Dermatologists are seeing an increase in demand for everything,” says Dr. Jack Resneck, assistant professor of dermatology at University of California, San Francisco, and co-author of the 2006 study. “There are a lot of new treatments available for diseases like psoriasis and eczema, so those patients are coming in more. There’s also been an explosion in the amount of skin cancer in the past couple of decades. Patients have become more educated about the warning signs, so a lot more people are coming in for skin checks.”

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the best Tanning accelerator?
    I am in New Zealand, so i may need to buy from ebay or wherever.
    I am medium skin, tan quite easy.
    I want one with out a bronzer as i will be doing this in my lunch hour.
    On a stand up tanning solarium.
    6 Mins.
    This will be for a tanned body in November, i get married then. Any Suggestions. Cheers x

    • ANSWER:
      My favorite is "Perfectly Dark" by Swedish Beauty. No bronzers, no tinglers, and a great moist feel even after a shower.

      I use it when I'm planning on a Mystic Tan after my UV session. Yes, I do both UV and sunless. I do the UV as a treatment for psoriasis (under my doctor's advice) and the Mystic helps speed the color process along a bit. The Perfectly Dark keeps my skin good and moisturized, which helps the Mystic Tan to last a lot longer. And, it smells really nice, too.

      Another good one is "Promised", by Australian Gold. It's less expensive, but it also has a good feel and it works well-- just not quite as fast as the Perfectly Dark. I really like that one a lot for general-purpose tanning. It's a good one to start with, then move up to the Perfectly Dark, or even "Crystal"-- the ones without bronzers.

      A few tips to help your tan to last and be the most intense possible, whatever you use:
      1. Exfoliate! This can be with a loofa, a body scrub, or even a body brush. This step helps remove the dead white cells that make your skin look ashy and dull. Dead cells lying on top of your skin can also cut down on the amount of tan you get, whether it's a UV tan or "myst".

      2. Moisturize before AND after. Most of your tan products have moisturizers in them, but a good moisturizer every day is essential. I like a nice Vitamin E and A cream after I shower, before bedtime.

      3. Shave several hours before tanning to let your skin recover from the irritation and to prevent excess redness and bumps. For some reason, I get little bits of shaving rash if I shave too soon before or after tanning. I think it's because of the shaving irritation-- even if I use a good shaving lubricant. So shave in the morning if you tan in the evening. Even better-- wax if you can the day before you tan.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a few pimples before tomorrow night?? Please help me!!!!?
    I have about 3 big ones! One above my lip another on my cheek and another one by my lip:( and I have a New Years service tomorrow night what do I do????

    • ANSWER:
      Use toothpaste on them leave for a while on the area then wash your face. Do that several times during the day and they will go away. 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

      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

  40. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis,does anyone have any treatments that work for them for extended periods?
    have done davonex and all the tee tree oil based ones and also pinetar ones does anyone have anything new and faboulous that works?

    • ANSWER:
      Exorex (coal tar) worked for me...but I keep scratching it (on my hands) and at that part doesn't get much better. the sun is also very very good...I also had some UV treatments...

  41. QUESTION:
    Can pimples on my back turn psoriatic?
    I recently broke out with Psoriasis and don't know much about the disease. I would like to know how to control the scales from becoming enlarged and to learn how to keep them under control whenever a new scale forms. Any recommendations or treatments that are helpful? THANKS A MILLION!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes pimples can turn into more psoriasis, as well as any other damage you might get on your skin. You have to be very careful not to cause anymore damage as any of it can turn to more psoriasis. I quit shaving because of this, i was getting it everywhere that i knicked myself, I also got it on my face where i had a few zits, its terrible

      But you can use natural products, that will help, i use alot of products at nutrition4skin.com

      They have soaps especially for psoriasis as well as other that are friendly to your skin, i love them all

      I cleared my psoriasis using their products, so you should look into it

  42. QUESTION:
    What drugs are prescribed by a doctor during a medication abortion?
    I was just curious what medicines are prescribed. I would like to hear from someone who has had one before.

    • ANSWER:
      Mifepristone, A.K.A. RU-486
      Around the year 1980, researchers at the French company, Roussel Uclaf, discovered a drug that interferes with the body's ability to utilize the hormone progesterone. They called it RU (for Roussel Uclaf) 486. Progesterone is a key player in the body's early preparations for pregnancy, helping to prepare the wall of the uterus for the implantation of the embryo, or rapidly dividing fertilized egg. If the body does not provide sufficient amounts of progesterone, the embryo cannot be implanted in the uterus. When this occurs, the uterus expels the embryo by a series of muscular contractions and the pregnancy is terminated. As they investigated the use of mifepristone as an abortion drug, early researchers found that the drug's success rate in causing abortion was no better than 80%. But when they combined mifepristone with other drugs, such as misoprostol that further stimulate uterine contractions, the success rate rose to almost 90%. This combination, a technique which is called the "French Protocol," has been widely and successfully used in France, Sweden, China and the United States. The dose of mifepristone used in the French Protocol is 600 mg. Recent studies, however, have suggested that much lower doses can be just as effective and may be safer. In the U.S., the most common protocols are two variations on the French Protocol called the Population Council, or PC, Protocol and the Abortion Rights Movement, or ARM, Protocol. These are named for two large-scale studies of medical abortion that were done in the United States. A key benefit of these protocols is that they can be done very early in pregnancy. This is also an important limitation because medical abortion drugs do not work as well after the seventh week of pregnancy when other hormones and mechanisms, including the growth of the placenta (the organ formed in the uterus during pregnancy), support the pregnancy. The seventh week is up to the 49th day after the first day of the last menstrual period.

      Methotrexate
      Methotrexate is not new; it was approved as an anticancer drug in the U.S. in 1953. It has also been used in treating other diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Methotrexate works by interfering with the development of rapidly dividing cells in the human body. In 1982, researchers discovered that methotrexate was an effective treatment for ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy is a dangerous condition in which a fertilized human egg implants in the wrong place, usually in one of the two fallopian tubes that transport eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. While an ectopic pregnancy cannot produce a baby, it can threaten the health, fertility and even the life of the woman. Before methetrexate, the only treatment for an ectopic pregnancy was surgery. The surgery, unfortunately, often results in fertility problems because the fallopian tube, sometimes also an ovary or, in the worst cases, the entire uterus may need to be removed. Methotrexate doesn't interfere with progesterone but, instead, prevents the growth of the rapidly dividing cells of the developing placenta. The drug has proven to have the same effect on normal pregnancies in the uterus. Once researchers saw the potential of methotrexate as a medical abortion drug, they tried it in combination with misoprostol, usually given as a vaginal suppository. They found that the methotrexate/misoprotol combination had a 90% success rate, which was comparable to that achieved with mifepristone/misopristol.

      Misoprostol
      Misoprostol is a drug with many uses; for one, it is given to people who are taking certain anti-inflammatory drugs in order to prevent stomach ulcers. Because it can also cause uterine contractions, it has become a second component of medical abortion along with either methotrexate or mifepristone. In the French Protocol, misoprostol is given in pill form (400 mcg) 48 hours after a woman has taken mifepristone. It is sometimes prescribed as a vaginal suppository (800 mcg) because this route can be safer and more effective, especially with pregnancies that are farther along. The use of misoprostol by itself for medical abortion has been studied, particularly in Brazil, where abortion is illegal and misoprostol is the easiest of the three medical abortion drugs to acquire. These studies have found that although misoprostol is about as effective as both two-drug combinations, there are many more unpleasant side effects.
      Among the side effects of misoprostol are diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Some women also get hot flashes or episodes of fever. Possibly because it enters the bloodstream more gradually, misoprostol seems to have fewer side effects when given as a suppository than by mouth.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can I eat tumeric -- like take a spoon of the powder and just wash it down with some water?
    I was just wondering... I've heard it's very bitter, and I'm a bit afraid to try it. I need more foods that are anti-inflammatory in my diet, though, and this is the only way I can see to get them (I have little control over my diet due to money circumstances).
    Sorry -- I meant turmeric, not tumeric.

    • ANSWER:
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      Turmeric can be taken in powder or pill form. It is available in pill form in most health food stores, usually in 250-500mg capsules.

      Here are 20 reasons to add turmeric to your diet:

      1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
      2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
      3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.
      4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.
      5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.
      6. Is a natural liver detoxifier.
      7. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
      8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.
      9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
      10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
      11. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.
      12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.
      13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
      14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
      15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
      16. Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.
      17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.
      18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
      19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
      20. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

  44. 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.

  45. QUESTION:
    Should I use the neutrogena rapid tone repai night?
    The bottle says it can cause redness and flaking. My skin is dry and flaky already beacuse if my acne treatment. I would say I have acne prone skin I really want to get rid if my dark spots though.

    • ANSWER:
      Could mean: You've had a self-tanner mishap...or you have a benign condition called melasma that's often associated with oral contraceptives, says Dina D. Strachan, M. D., a dermatologist in New York City. Doctors aren't sure why some birth-control pills cause these dark patches on the forehead, cheeks, or upper lip, but they do know UV exposure makes them worse.

      For one thing: Oral contraceptives can upset your skin, since hormones in BCP make pigment cells more sensitive to the sun, resulting in brown blotches.
      Doctor's advice: Talk to your doctor about switching to a low-dose estrogen formula, like Yaz or Ortho Tri-Cycles Lo, or the non-estrogen type of contraception known as the mini pill, says Sundaram. Wearing sunscreen will also help. "If you've had hyperpigmentation on the pill, you're likely to be sensitive during a pregnancy too." she says. In bulk cases, higher levels of hormones are to blame.
      ~ Allure Jan. 2012

      "Not all brown spots are the same," Yasuhiro Suzuki, PhD, manager of R&D public relations for Pola Orbis a Japanese Company where in their data base contains 13 million skin samples for 23 years, developed a product H20Plus for the U.S. There are those spots caused by cumulative photodamage, often called sun spots or age spots, which usually appear on the cheeks, temples, back of the hands, freckles, which first emerge as a genetic gift from our parents but proliferate from sun exposure ad often fade or darken depending on the season; post-inflammatory pigmentation, which results from trauma to the skin; the melanoma, which, thanks to its association with fluctuations in female hormones, has been dubbed by dermatologists to be the gold standard for skin lightening (which have proven contributed to cancer in rodents). Melasma responds well to hydroquinone,; sun spots do not. "All of the hydroquinone in the world isn't going to to get rid of a sun spot." says New Jersey-based derma Jeanine Downie, MD. "If you're going to scratching or picking at that spot, you're making the pigmentation issues even worst. Specially those with eczema or psoriasis, hands off! You're going to have a dark patch there for either months or years depending on how unlucky you are." "Hyperpigmentation that's hormonally induced is the most difficult to treat because no matter what you do, it has a memory and always seems to return with the slightest amount of sun exposure. Think of it this way, if you have a zit and you walk out the door without sunblock on, you're getting darker, and so is your pimple. You're basically tanning your pimple."
      ~ Elle Sept. 2012

      I've been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, by using umbrella or floppy hat. But no matter, I got Discoid Lupus, but it took 12 years for them to fade. Other than that, I've had flawless skin all my almost 60 years of my life. Exfoliate using a wash cloth, using bath & body wash, each time you take a shower, & stay out of the sun @ least 90% of the day.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      Sometimes just the oil on your face from make up and lotions, even from your hair can travel to your face causing acne to come out. Others, from stress, hormones & diet or foods.
      "If you have breakouts, dairy is the devil' it is inflammatory and will add hormones to your already hormone-rife system. Get calcium elsewhere, or try nonfat organic dairy products. For PMS breakouts, avoid dairy and bakery items the week before your period - sugar and flour are both causes for pimples and collagen." Dr. Jessica Wu, M.D. University of Southern California School of Medicine and author of the new book Feed Your Face.

      SOMEONE WROTE TO ME the other day, ASKING IF THIS BRAND IS BETTER THAN THAT BRAND - FOUND @ DRUGSTORES THEN WROTE ME BACK & THANK ME, SHE LOOKED @ HER MOM'S SKIN AND THEY WERE GOOD, BUT SHE USES ONLY WATER TO WASH HER FACE. There you go, an update.

      Lea Michele recently revealed her secret to clear skin—She gives it room to "breathe." "Maybe I'll put on a little mascara. But other than that I try very hard to just let my skin breathe," she told people.com. "I care more about letting my skin breathe than how I look."
      Another good example is Lily Collins, actor, writer, artist: "When I travel to Europe, I go days without putting anything on. It feels healthier. I just never understood the idea of caking it on. The more you have on your face, the more there is to smudge and go wrong." Glamour - Sept. 2012.

      Sources:
      I have 5 decades of great skin care starting @ age 9. My aunt & uncle are doctors.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I control or get rid of seborrehic dermatitis?
    I am 50 yr old male. I have type 1 diabetes. I have recently started developing seborrehic dermatitis. This crap is horrible. I have never even had a problem with dandruff in the earlier years of my life. I have not been able to get it under control with sulfer shampoo. Nothing seems to work, not baby oil, medicated shampoo, nothing. It is driving me crazy. Any suggestions from answers users? I am very appreciative to those who answer. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      We don't have enough information to "check" your diagnosis, - I mean, things like psoriasis of the scalp, and also ringworm of the scalp, can be quite similar, - but assuming it is seb. derm., then the underlying problem is a yeast-germ (infection of the scalp), that likes to eat and digest skin oils. The yeast gets its energy by breaking the natural oils down, and its waste-products, (its "poo") is extremely irritating to the skin.

      Seb derm usually starts in the teenage years, when there is a high skin-output of natural oils, (the "greasy skin" of adolescence), - and hence lots of oil for the yeast-germ to eat. It would be unusual for seb derm to start for the first time in the 50's, but nothing in medicine is impossible, I suppose.

      Bad seb derm usually spreads to the face, (to the eyebrows, eyelid margins, and to the sides of the nose), and also often to the armpits, the groins and the front of the breast-bone. Do any of these apply to you?

      There are three main treatment lines (in orthodox medicine). The first is regularly to wash off (remove) as much of the natural scalp-oils as possible, thus removing the element that makes the scalp so attractive to the yeast infection.

      The second is to use agents on the scalp that clear the yeast germ, at least temporarily, - unfortunately it is very difficult to get rid of it permanently.

      The third is to apply an anti-inflammatory (cortisone, steroid) gel to the scalp, which stops all itching in a non-specific sort of way, and reduces the formation of new scales.

      Any one of these 3 treatment-lines used by itself is inadequate, in my opinion and experience. You need to go for all 3 at once.

      I will tell you what I use myself, having had seb derm all my adult life, (I am 63).

      Every day I shower and wash my hair with green Fairy Liquid. This removes all the scalp-oil for that day, believe me , and Fairy Liquid is not itself irritative to the skin. After showering it off well, and drying my hair, I apply a home-made acid/alcohol/iodine mixture. I did used to use 2% salicylic acid lotion, (prescribed), but I find this is more effective and also cheaper.

      I mix it up as follows, - white vinegar (equivalent to 5% acetic acid), 3 parts; neat vodka (equivalent to 40% ethyl alcohol) 2 parts; plus tincture of iodine, 3 drops. I spray it on out of a Boots' plastic spray-bottle, rub it in, and allow to dry. I also apply a bit of cologne to mask any remaining vinegar smell. NB: It will sting a bit, at least to start with. If this is too bad, just dilute the mixture with some more water. In some ways, mild stinging is a sign that it is working. This mixture may be inflammable, - do not dry your hair with a hair dryer. Keep it out of your eyes.

      The acid dissolves the scales, (the dandruff), and the alcohol kills off the yeast germ. An acid/alcohol mixture has been used on wounds and infected skin since pre-history, - you will find it in the Bible under what the 'Good Samaritan' applied to the wounds of that victim chap, ("wine and vinegar"). It just sounds a bit crude these days.

      I too have used Ketoconazole Shampoo, also Selsun Shampoo, but like you I didn't find them more than mildly effective (at killing off the yeast germ). I have nothing against coal-tar, but it can very messy, especially as "liquor picis carbonis." I guess this is an individual thing.

      Each night I apply Synalar Gel to my scalp, (from the doctor). This is a strong anti- inflammatory steroid cortisone gel, ("gels" are clear and not sticky, like ointments and creams are), and will relieve itching very well.

      This is probably more powerful than you will need, - certainly it is at the upper end of the treatment range.

      It is also possible these day to get a course of anti- yeast tablets (ketoconazole by mouth) from your doctor, - I have tried this and it cleared my problem completely for a month. But then it came back again as before, tut. This might help to get your problem under control, though.

      Choices tend to be "muddied" by slick advertising, - - the branded, heavily-advertised proprietary dandruff shampoos on TV work, - if they work at all, - only by virtue of their ingredients. There is no additional positive "advertising effect," : ) There is positive advertising cost, though.

      The above treatment will not differentiate diagnostically between seb derm., psoriasis and ringworm of the scalp, - all will respond positively, mostly to the acid/alcohol mixture. Synalar gel should not be used alone on ringworm of the scalp.

      None of the above will affect your diabetes control.

      I hope this is of some help.

      Best wishes,

      Belliger
      retired uk gp

  47. QUESTION:
    Wilk this clearasil work with my acne and scars?
    I have a bunch of tiny bumps on my cheeks and forehead.... everywhere prett much. I also have scars on my fave from picking at previous acne and new coming acne. In the morning I wash my face with oil free clearasil daily face wash and then moisturize with this one vaseline lotion (idk wat kind but it is is a tannish kinda yellowish bottle) and at night right before I go to bed I wash with the oil free clearasil daily face wash then put on some clearasil ULTRA acne+marks spot lotion that is supposed to reducemarks and pimples in like 4 hours. I have been doing this for about 3 days now. If I continue using this routine should it help clear my scars and acne up???

    • ANSWER:
      Just your acne. 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


newest treatment for psoriasis

Natural Cure Psoriasis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have psoriasis. Is there a cure for it by eating certain foods or vitamins?
    I have had psoriasis for about 8 months now. Is there a natural cure for it that will make it go away for good? I have been drinking 6 cups of water a day and have been eating a lot of raw foods. I also put raw aloe vera on it every night and wash my hair with natural neem plant shampoo every other day. Is it true that psoriasis is caused by a weak immune system, and your skin cells are producing too rapidly?

    • ANSWER:
      sorry there nothing that can help except going to a dermatologist is slows the psoriasis to spread with speacials creams they suscribe i have had it for 8 years now

  2. QUESTION:
    Which is the best cleansing program for natural cures?
    I have read and watched so much media about cleansing programs and would like to know from your experience which program is the best in terms of effectiveness and cost aimed at natural cures.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm glad you are looking for something natural to help cure and balance your body. I'm sure a cleanse will work wonders for you.

      Let me make a suggestion...
      Cleansing is great, and vital to your health, but you need to do it correctly. The purpose of a cleanse (especially if you are fighting a degenerative or chronic disease) is to detox your body AND give your body the nutrients it needs to regenerate clean, healthy cells.

      Most cleanses -- like the master cleanse -- do detox your body, but do nothing for restoring balance to your system. For example, your body is building about 1 billion new cells each day. If you cleanse without flooding your body with super-absorbable nutrients, your body has to create new cells out of whatever is left over in your system after your cleanse-- which is usually mineral, vitamin, protein and fat deficient.

      Instead, I would do a nutritional cleanse. These cleanses flush your entire system (colon included) of all the junk, while simultaneously flooding your cells with super nutrition. This way, when your body starts building new cells -- they are made out of the best "parts" available.

      This will help your body regenerate parts of your body that need help (i.e., new pancreas cells if you are diabetic, new skin cells if your suffer from eczema/psoriasis, new neural cells if you suffer from emotional imbalances). Other benefits of this type of cleanse are: eliminating unhealthy cravings, weight loss, better sleep, more energy, sharp intellect and clear skin.

      Of course, I am biased, and completely endorse the Isagenix product line :) Here's a video that explains the Isagenix nutritional cleanses -- it's only a few minutes long...

      http://media01.isagenix.com/Corporate/WW/EN/microsite/cleansedforlife/cleansed_video.html

      Here's a good place to buy it wholesale...
      http://www.naturalweightloss4life.com/30day

      Good luck and I hope you feel well soon!

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any natural and cheap ways to cure psoriasis?
    I have been a psoriasis sufferer for many years now and find the creams i use dont really work lomg term so if anyone has any serious and genuine ways which may help i would love to hear from you. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      UVB treatments

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for psoriasis from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural cure for eczema?
    I have had eczema for many years, and I have some now which will not clear-up. The doctor has not been able to provide much more than steroid cream. Is there any natural things which work?

    • ANSWER:
      The cure to eczema is specific attrition of the infected cells. Have a look at my blog at http://eczemafix.blogspot.com/index.html#7020987335704964975 for reason why and mechanism. The best cure I have found thus far is 4 days at a clean beach. Mangosteen skins are good for immediate treatment but does not provide the level that going to a warm and clean beach does.

      The cure is also a strategy. It is about depopulating the infection and infectious agents over a period of time without scarring the skin (or with minimal scarring) http://eczemafix.blogspot.com/index.html#3443886186286232409 (this shows what happens when the majority of the infection is gone but there are still some infected patches. People say it looks like psoriasis (http://www.healthy-skin-guide.com/psoriasis-photos.html)).

      As skin is naturally replaced over the course of ones life, as long as one remains vigilant, one will eventually be free of the infection. I make this period about 7 years.

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

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

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

  7. QUESTION:
    is there a natural cure for Pustular psoriasis?
    I suffer from it,on the feet,would like to know if there is natural ways to help controlling it

    • ANSWER:
      well there is no cure for psoriasis at all so are you looking for a natural treatment? With autoimmune stuff diet can be a big factor. Otherwise I recommend consulting your dermatologist about this.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there evidence that psoriasis could be linked to taking medications like Lipitor?
    I have psoriasis on the palms of both hands.... no medication prescribed for this condition seems to do much good. I believe that psoriasis is caused by a liver disorder... and Lipitor can definitely cause problems in the liver. I'm trying to find an answer in order to cure the psoriasis.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, The cause of psoriasis is not known (that is why there is no cure) and nobody is in the position to tell you when it will subside or flare up more. 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.
      Miko

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to treat and cure psoriasis?
    I've had the whole psoriasis problem for years and have not yet found a way to treat it. I've tried lotions, bath oils, and even went as far as the holistic methods and nothing works. Am I doing something wrong? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      You're not doing anything wrong. Unfortunately, treatments that work for one person may not necessarily work for another. I've had it for many years now too and natural sunlight (sun tanning out side) seems to be the best. I have one cream that is very effective but I can't remember the name of it. I'll have a look and let you know.
      My wife bought this new Zinc spray and cream that's supposed to do wonders but after 1 week on one area, as a test, I see no results.
      Mitchel's Tea Tree shampoo works really well for the hair and smells much nicer than the tar shampoos.
      But I'll keep trying what comes along. Keep in touch.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. QUESTION:
    How can you avoid a worse case of psoriasis?
    For those who don't know what it is, psoriasis is a skin condition where your skin gets dry and flaky, you develop red patches, and it gets really itchy. My Dad has it really bad. It's common in our family, and now my elbows are dry and itchy. I put lubriderm on it, but is there a way to avoid it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, Daniel!

      As researches show, it's normal to have psoriasis if you have cases in your close relatives, due by genetical predispositions.

      Well, as you might know, there isn't a cure for psoriasis yet, but the best way to avoid a worse case of psoriasis is to have a healthy skin and a healthy body, in general. A lot of researches say this, because Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease: your own body atacking itself. So, if you mantain your body with a perfect (or nearly perfect) health, your Psoriasis will not advance to a higher level.

      So, if I can help you a little with my knowledge of some months researching about this disease, I recommend you to take a good moisturizing cream for you skin and use it correctly. There are a lot of different psoriasis creams on the web (my site talks about one that I think it's great, by its natural ingredients), but you can also try for other general creams, if you see they help your skin to stay away from Psoriasis.

      Diet is very, very important here to, as you will never be able to be healthy if you don't eat correctly. I recommend a great blog about Tommy's case, where he is curing himself only by its diet. You can see my site and Tommy's blog on the source of this question.

      So, resuming, it's this: maintain a healthy skin and body, and your Psoriasis will not evolve.

      Keep going and never give up, Daniel! I hope I have helped you a little with this answer. :)

  14. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a really good medication/over the counter drug that treats Psoriasis?
    I have Psoriasis and I was wondering if anyone knows of any good treatments besides UVB rays and sunlight.

    Please tell me if you know any!

    • ANSWER:
      Keep in mind that every case of psoriasis is different. Not one medication will work for everyone and unfortunately it's about trying out different ones until you find what works well for you. When I have a really bad breakout I use Dovonex. I've tried several over the counter creams and that one works for me. But don't be afraid to talk to your doctor and go for different creams. Stay away from oral medications since it can really harm your liver unless there's no other way around it ok? Yes medications really work but you HAVE to follow the directions. If it says use twice a day use it twice a day. Not just once. Also, in between applications when the skin has soaked in all the medicine spread some lotion on the areas so it stays moisturized. It will make the medicine work twice as fast and my doc did tell me that.

      Here's a few natural suggestions also. Not all are just creams but all are over the counter or easy to get. You didn't specify whether it was scalp or otherwise so I put included both.

      I am going to try this one since I just heard about it. Soak your elbows in vinegar or apple cider vinegar for a few minutes and then wrap it with a pad soaked in warmed olive oil. I'd suggest doing this in the evenings before bed so it can really soak in. This would make a great nighttime soak.

      Also, you can go for lotions that really create a barrier and keep your skin from being exposed to dry conditions etc like Vaseline Intensive Care lotion twice a day. That one really gave me some relief and helped keep my plaques under control the best.

      Sunlight or UV rays is touch and go for people but make sure you use sunscreen on the areas of the body that isn't covered in plaques while in the sun or rays since our skin is different than the average skin types out there. You definitely don't want to cure psoriasis to end up with skin cancer!

      I have heard of people having success with rubbing vitamin e oil *just take vitamin e capsules, break them, and rub the oil on the plaques* and then bandaging it.

      Flax Seed is something that's very important to take. Just get the pill form and take it as directed. It helps with the immune system and therefore helps with the psoriasis. Omega3s help as well which Flax Seed has so it's good. I use EFA Gold. It has a pharmacutical grade of Omega3 and I just buy it online. You can find it all over the place. Flax seed you can take separately.

      The main thing is to keep the areas moist or protected from drying out. If you do keep the skin moist just be really careful to watch for infection since we get it easier than other people. Let the skin dry but not dry out between applications of different products! I hope that gives you a few things to try so you don't feel at your wits end with it. The main thing you need to know is not one thing is going to work for everyone so try a few different ideas to find what works for YOU. You're never alone so if you need someone to talk to about this to have a shoulder and listen you're welcome to email me any time. Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    How can you cure psoriasis without the crazy Diet? I have read HEALING PSORIASIS: The Natural Alternative.?
    The diet in HEALING PSORIASIS: The Natural Alternative is to restrictive. Please help, the diet works but I can't do it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. The connection between psoriasis and food is not clear: nobody knows for sure if dieting helps at all. You can try one of the natural remedies available online: just google "natural remedy for psoriasis" and take your pick. Some of them do actually work. For my plaque psoriasis the herbal cream by Champori works the best: it takes about 2 weeks to clear the patches and then they 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

  16. 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!!

  17. QUESTION:
    What exactly is psoriasis and what causes this disease?
    and any other facts or cures that you know of from personal experience.

    • 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.

  18. QUESTION:
    What will happen if i leave my psoriasis alone?
    my family isnt good on money and i was told by my doctor it would be better to go to a skin specialist for my psoriasis, what will happen if i dont? if i dont do anything for my psoriasis, what will happen?

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors have no cure for psoriasis, and the only medications they know are steroid-based immunodepressants which carry nasty side-effects (cure worse than disease so to say).
      So, the answer to your question: nobody knows what will happen, but a lot of bad things will surely Not happen if you stay away from prescription medications.
      Follow common advices for psoriasis: moisturize your skin regularly; humidify the air if you live in a dry climate; eat more fish (or Omega-3 supplement); go to tanning saloon (moderation is a key though). Try some natural remedies: I recommend cream/spray combo from champori.com : it is herbal and works well and fast for me.
      Best,
      Bernadette

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

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment

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

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

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

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

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

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    What's a good, natural, way to detox your system?
    I don't want to take any kind of pills, or some detox drink. I want to do a very natural detox.

    • ANSWER:
      "Research has indicated, even without the inevitable breakdown of our body detox functions, the human body is simply not capable of eliminating the variety of toxins and chemicals that are ingested on a daily basis. The toxins will accumulate in our cells (especially fat cells), blood, tissues, organs (colon, liver and brain) and remain stored for an indefinite length of time bringing all kinds of eventual health problems as time goes by."

      Detoxing works and the proof is recorded on film and indisputable. To read more>>>

      http://www.amandahamilton.co.uk/success-stories-c-334.html

      An excerpt

      Paul, Psoriasis

      suffered with psoriasis covering 90% of his body and was clinically obese. Within three months of undertaking a detox retreat the psoriasis was gone and he had lost three stone.

      *psoriasis has been stated by modern medicine to have no cure* O_o

      Juices are an excellent way to detox your system - both vegetable and fruit juices. Skin brushing is very good to get rid of toxins and adding epsom salt to your bath helps draw out the impurities and toxins. Massage, yoga, sauna (the heat will open up the pores to draw the toxins out), aromatherapy baths and walking are a great way to destress.

      A few links to read through about natural detoxing>>>
      http://www.amandahamilton.co.uk/media/Onlinewebdocuments/Detox%20101.pdf
      http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Best-Natural-Ways-to-Detox-Your-Body!&id=3299953
      http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/Detox_for_Summer
      http://healthrecipes.com/detox_diet.htm

  22. 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

  23. QUESTION:
    What is Holistic system cure for Tinnitus ringing in ears acne yeast infection psoriasis hemorrhoids etc?
    I have never heard the term holistic cure.

    • 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.
      Abi

  24. QUESTION:
    Do you think a dermatologist can cure my acne?
    I have tried all the supermarket products and the seem to work for a small amount of time but then the acne just starts coming back, maybe my skin become immune to it, same story with Proactiv it worked for a wee while but now we are back at square one. Can a dermatologist really cure acne or is that just wishful thinking, and what sort of things can they prescribe?

    • ANSWER:
      HI Jake

      Take your chances on the dermatologist, but here are some facts.

      Here are some real answers on skin conditions. Remedies at the bottom. Cleansing the body of toxins is the key. Especially a colon cleanse! Educate yourself on detoxifying the blood and removing excess waste from the body.

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "What is your skin trying to tell you? Often the skin is a metaphor for deeper issues and a way for your body to send up a red flag to warn you that all is not well underneath. When our skin is unhealthy it is usually a reflection of the internal state of our bodies, and is often a sign of poor elimination of toxins and waste products. Most of us are embarrassed by skin problems such as rashes, rosacea, boils or acne, especially in places where others can see our imperfections. The skin is the body's first line of defense against the environment. It has to deal with the effects of weather, sun , cold, heat, dryness, humidity, scrapes, bumps, soaps, detergents, chemicals, perspiration and dirt of all kinds. It is a wonder that our skin stays healthy most of the time! We can help our skin deal with this onslaught by optimizing our general health and by protecting our skin from harsh environmental exposure. Western medicine generally treats skin eruptions with either antibiotics, cortisone, or antifungal preparations. These medicines may alleviate the skin problem temporarily, or occasionally for good, but do not address the source of the problem. Putting a lid on skin symptoms without getting to the root of the imbalance may even result in suppression, that means the imbalance may be driven deeper causing more serious health problems later without ever strengthening the underlying vital force of the person. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine offers a wide vareity of effective treatments for skin problems."

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Your skin is a reflection of how well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed, pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result. Here are a number of steps you can take to improve your body's overall elimination wtih specific emphasis on your skin."

      Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Juice Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.

      Learn more about Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification - Colon Cleansing is the main step. Must remove the toxins from the colon, so the toxins dont get in the blood and cause illness and disease.

      Natural Cures

      1. Fruits and Vegetables for Acne: Carrot & spinach, celery & watercress, grapefruit juices are all useful to combat acne.

      2. Unwholesome Foods: Acne, a prevalent problem among teen-aged boys would not be possible in our society if our foods were wholesome. A most sad and disgusting sight is the pus-filled pimples due to inner toxicity --- wastes trying desperately to escape through the face. This condition often turns a gentle face in the blossom of youth into a waste dump of pimples, pus and subsequent pock marks which can be prevented. The tons of acne medications and prescriptions sold annually act only on the effect of the harmful food, and not the cause of the disease, malnutrition. The traditional teenage meal, a grease burger, french fries and a milk shake or cola simply does not provide enough nourishment for anyone, let alone a boy going through puberty to adulthood. Our highly processed foods are devoid of hormones found in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Must do a colon cleanse to rid of all the toxins in the body, which eventually get into the blood and cause acne and all other diseases.

      3. Cabbage: Apply a lotion of freshly prepared cabbage juice preceded, if desired, by the application of leaves. The eating of cabbage leaves or juice is also helpful.

      4. Lemon Juice: Skin problems such as acne... will often respond to a treatment of lemon juice. For blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night.

      5. Black Walnut: Externally, Black Walnut is nearly a miracle worker in cases of ...acne, dandruff, boils, itch, shingles, ringworm--we could go on, but you can see that you can use Black Walnut whenever a skin disorder appears! The tincture is an excellent first-aid remedy for wounds.

      Best of health to you

  25. 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

  26. 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 !

  27. QUESTION:
    how do you lessen face and nail psoriasis?
    need help.my sister has face and nail psoriasis.is there any natural way to cure or lessen it (like oil or soap) since the dermatologist has been prescribing steroids and it causes pimples even if it cures the psoriasis.tnx.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I don't know what to suggest for nail psor. but for the face I recommend the herbal cream and spray from http://www.champori.com It worked fast and well on my plaque p.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  28. QUESTION:
    What are dry itchy patches of skin on arms and face caused by?
    Where do these patches of red dry skin come from and what can help cure them or relieve the itch?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like a regular case of normal dry skin, nothing too serious. There are quiet some different causes for dry skin:

      For most people it is a seasonal, temporary problem. It happens mainly in winter. The temperatures and air humidity drop dramatically during this period, drying your skin or making an existing skin condition even worse

      Or the other way around if you live in the desert, the high temperatures and low air humidity can also do a trick on your skin. The sun dries out your skin, nothing new; we all know that heat takes the water from it. But the UV rays also damage your skin deep inside. This leads to wrinkles and loose, sagging skin

      Hot bath or shower. Too many hot baths or showers break down the protective lipid barrier in your skin. This barrier in your upper skin layer is meant to protect you from the sun, wind, hot and cold like the brick walls protect your house

      Frequent swimming in chlorinated pools. The chloride does exactly the same to your skin as taking too many hot showers; it breaks down the lipid barrier of your skin leaving it open to the elements

      Air conditioning, fire places & central heating. These usually very convenient appliances also dry out your skin by reducing the humidity level in your house or office

      Harsh soaps and detergents. A lot of our modern day pretty harsh soaps and detergents do a good job at cleaning everything we want. But a nasty side effect is that they also break down the lipid barrier and dehydrate your skin. Deodorants, shampoos and anti bacterial soaps are the greatest culprits

      Insufficient nutrition. When you don't get enough vitamin A, B and / or E your skin will also dry out even quicker. Generally when your diet is not in balance it will show itself also in your skin

      One of the drawbacks of getting older is, as we all probably know, that the skin gets thinner, starts to wrinkle and get dryer

      Diseases like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea or thyroid disorders also cause very dry skin

      Finally genetics also plays a part in getting dry skin; you can inherit the sensitivity for it from your parents. And also fair skinned people are more likely to have dry skin, especially when they get older

      There are many remedies you can use to get rid of dry skin and those itchy red patches, check: http://www.natural-homeremedies-for-life.com/home-remedies-for-dry-skin.html

  29. QUESTION:
    What medicine is highly effective in getting rid of sebhorreic dermititis?
    I have an annoying condition of sebhorriec dermititis. Now that it's getting cold, the condition is worstening! I'm really tired of going through this EVERY winter. I've all ready tried selenium sulfite 2.5% and i didn't see any results! Plz is there a medicine that is highly effective (for brown skin people) in curing this ANNOYING condition?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of seborrheic dermatitis 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.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use anti-psoriasis 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.

  30. 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.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can you cure Scalp psoriasis?
    I've tried the medicated prescription shampoos and it only helps alleviate the "scales" for a couple of days. Is there a natural way of getting rid of psoriasis? I've heard of swimming in the Dead Sea and direct sunlight.

    • ANSWER:
      A good natural remedy for scalp psoriasis is made by Champori. They have a cream and a spray; used in combination (first spray then put cream thinly on top) it cleared my psor. in about 10 days and now 5 months later it is still clear. Try it: it is herbal, with no steroids or allergens.
      Cheers,
      SC

  32. 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! ;)

  33. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of my psoriasis?
    I've had psoriasis ever since I could remember, and it's really starting to hurt now. When i itch it it starts to bleed and it really itches so i can't help it. The areas of the patches on my skin are hard now and my hands and legs are starting to get the patches too. One of my toes is basically like an old person now and my skin really hurts when I eat shellfish or go into the salt water. Right now I'm thirteen and the creams that my doctor gave me aren't working that well.

    • ANSWER:
      I know how you feel. 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.

      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 my 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!!

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some good natural ways that clears up Psoriasis in the scalp?
    I have had Prosiasis for over 4 years and it hasn't cleared up yet.

    1.What causes it?
    2. Is there a special diet that can clear it up?
    3. How long have you had it?
    4. How can I get it out and off of my scalp/hair?

    Thank you!
    Thank you all so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Well...first of all...there is NO cure for Psoriasis. You can use medication or "naturopathic remedies" for the rest of your life, and still have flair-ups from time-to-time.

      Psoriasis is an auto-immune dermatological disorder that affects MANY people. Some people have an almost continuous chronic flair up -- lesions are often diffuse to entire body, or they can have intermittent flair ups where the lesions will appear, get bad, then start to go down.

      There have been some research that suggests it is often tied to one's stress/anxiety level as to how bad they may break out. There are also people who are lucky enough to have it in only one (or two) locations on their bodies, making it much easier to manage.

      I typically prescribe a variety of medications to use on various areas for a month at a time -- giving it time to see if it responds well. If poor response, then I switch to another agent. I've found the most reliable to be: Dovonex (for the scalp), and Psorcon (for the skin). On occasion, I've had to use a couple weeks of steroid (Prednisone) for more severe flairs.

      I've had patients who have tried both the diet and naturopathic remedies at the shops to help, but with rather poor to nill results. They simply don't have the research based evidence to prove they are potent or effective, but are ALWAYS suggested by the person trying to sell something. I'd say, 100% of my patients eventually come back to the pharmaceuticals because nothing else worked. Sure...I truly WISH there was a good and researched based natural remedy, but I (or my patients), have yet to find it.

      Remember...this is NOT going to go away. You're NOT going to be rid of it, and management is the ONLY WAY to deal with it....at least for now.

  35. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any home remadies for my skin problem?
    I ich allot. I have a goldish brown complexion, but these really dark over-tones on my chin, neck, back, thighs, And a big dark patch on my under-arms. I do not have boils, but every now and then, I break out pretty badly. I have Eczema. And maybe a form of psoriasis... Do you know of any natural or home remadies for my problem? It would be so nice to have an even complexion.

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend Namyang aloe's ATOALOE !!!

      1. Cures problem areas using powder of Active Aloe extract. Powder of Active Aloe extract provides an ideal environment for skin by strengthening homeostasis and vitalizing metabolism of skin.
      So it cures problem areas effectively.

      2. Moisturizing and protection effect. Botanical oil containing rich ceramide, lecithin, and a fatty acid moisturizes and protects skin from the harmful external environment.

      3. Effect of skin protection and aroma therapy. Containing botanical essential oil, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Clary sage, Pine, Cypress, Rosemary, Cedawood, and botanical extracts. It improves clarity and health of skin by preventing skin problems caused by the harmful external environment. Also the aroma of this product stabilizes your soul.

      4. Fresh feeling of use. Silky feeling of use and freshness with no stiff. It doesn't leave unnecessary oil on your face.

  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:
    how to stop the itchiness from psoriasis?
    I have severe psoriasis. I am going to the Dermatologist monday, but i want to stop the unbarable itching now! any help?

    • ANSWER:
      i have used vitamin E cream and even apple cider vinegar on the affected area...seem to work for me..

      im not too keen on using medication so i opted for a more natural healing method...u can check out www.howtocureeczema.org...got my tips from their 7 day natural cure program...hope this helps..cheers

  38. 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

  39. QUESTION:
    Any natural remidies ot treatments for psoriasis?
    Hoping that someone has found a natural treatment that works really well for psoriasas. If you have any opinions or opinions about other treatments I would be interested as well. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I have been helping a friend get rid of his psoriasis’ on his skin, it covers about 2 square feet of his arms and hands.

      He has been spraying on 2.5 PH water for about a month now, and it is working. He is also drinking 9.5 PH water. His wife has MS, and is also drinking the 9.5 PH alkaline water, and is doing much better.

      You can get free alkaline water - place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com

      Here is a demo video to watch for the eczema cure as seen in Japan. Sorry but the hospitals in the United States and Europe are not this advanced at this time.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxLW-HKgQzU&feature=PlayList&p=262C30FDF046ADAB&playnext=1&index=4

      Alergies to food include shellfish, garlic, and others. Stop eating things like cheese, then milk products, then anything brewed (beer, yogurt, breads made with yeast). When it goes away, then you have some idea of what you should stop eating.

      Or use the process developed in Japan, and eat what you want to.

      Good Luck !

  40. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of mild "Psoriasis" on inner palms?
    whats an good cure for mild psoriasis, it's not contagious.. it make your skin flake and peel and it keeps recurring, it's on both hands in the palm.. i'm so embarrassed because i love to get my nails done.. how and y do i have this.. it could been that filthy apartment i had to stay in for 6 months.. i'm clean it was just the apartment debris

    • 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

  41. QUESTION:
    What other drugs aside from daivonex can help cure psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, dear. Davonex doesn't cure anything: it just alleviates the symptoms for some time in the meantime damaging your liver and immune system (it is immunodepressant, see). If you younger than 70, and not at the point of jumping off the bridge because of your psor. - stay away from Davonex.
      Try something natural instead: Omega-3 oil, UV treatment, Dead Sea.
      From my personal experience: anti-psoriasis cream and spray from http://www.champori.com worked wonders on my plaque psor. : in just few weeks I got clear and have stayed clear for over a year now! Try it instead (if it doesn't work for you - it's free: they have money back guarantee).
      Best,
      Bernadette

  42. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of the eczema on my scalp?
    i have had really bad eczema all my life, but i only started getting it on my scalp about 2 years ago.
    ive heard that it can be caused by puberty and extreme temperatures. ive been to the doctors and they suggested a few different shampoos but nothing has cured it. it is veeerrry sore and irritating, which stops me from living my life the way id like to. please help ! ANY advice is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I have finally found the answer and it has taken me years of research to figure out. Go to Amazon and order 1 - Nutiva 24 oz Organic Hemps Seed Oil (has the omega oils 3-6-9) and 1- Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 54-Ounce Jar by Nutiva, 1 bottle of 25,000 IU of vitamin,Barlean's Organic Oils Organic Evening Primrose Oil, 120 softgels/1300 mg each. 1 shower cap, preferable plastic, 1 box of stevia or susta at http://www.sustastore.com, 1 bottle of NOW, Candida Clear, (If you want get a a bottle of "Super Enzymes 180 tabs" and "Amino Complete" and "8 Billion Acidophilus and Bifidus" from NOW brand also) 1 or 2 bars of dove soap. And need the "Body Ecology" book: http://amzn.to/b0DHpe - This book teaches how to stay away from Candida Overgrowth that causes Eczema with proper foods to eat to have a normal life again.

      Start taking the Vitamin D and Primrose Oil pills every day with breakfast, keep in fridge... (as with enzymes, amino, and Acidophilusis get those also)

      When the sun is shining, with the oil on your skin get some sun, as the sun will heal the eczema as the body can only make natural vitamin D from the sun.

      First if you hair is long, get a hair cut from friend or family member or go to your barber or hairdresser. Then at night get into shower, get hair/scalp wet, then with skin brush...brush your scalp to get excess skin off. Then before you go to sleep, dry off hair and you or someone massage Organic Hemp Seed Oil into your scalp rub in for 5-10 minutes with fingers and or skin brush if want to ...put a shower cap over your head and go to sleep.

      Allow the hemp seed oil to deactivate the eczema while you sleep and moisturize your scalp. (Have a couple of towels over your pillows and bottom sheet.) Then wash your hair with dove soap the next morning to get some of the oil out.

      wait 2 days....and every day....take vitamins...drink lots of filtered water....no more fluoridated water (watch video's on youtube about fluoride water that we drink, shower, bath in) (Get a shower filter on amazon and a brita water filter container purify water)

      Then 2 nights later before you go to sleep, take a skin brush and brush your scalp, and then wash scalp with dove soap and water. Then you or someone massage the "Organic Coconut Oil" into your scalp rub in for 5-10 minutes with fingers and or skin brush if want to. Then put shower cap on and go to sleep. (Have a couple of towels over your pillows and bottom sheet.)

      So switch off every 2 or 3 days of massaging Hemp and Coconut oils into scalp. If there is eczema or psoriasis on skin apply hemp and coconut oil where needed.

      During the next 60 days carry the little packets of stevia or susta in your pockets or purse to add to your drinks or food when needed. Release sugar as it feeds what causes eczema called "Candida Over growth" (google that) . Eat only organic raw foods as much as you can. Consume green smoothies made with your vita mix or blender will accelerate the healing. Try and eat as many non sweet vege's as you can...add only a few sweet vege/fruits to starve the Candida as much as you can. Go to youtube.com and enter "green smoothie" into search engine....practice making them with tutorials...take notes...and then make and drink them.

      Durring 60 days visualize your skin right now healed, and thank the eczema for teaching you to eat a new way, a better way, and that if it comes back it is communicating to you...to stay away from processed foods, candy, High Fructose Corn Syrup, anything in a box with MSG. If the eczema comes back it is telling you with the color red...to stop...like a stop sign...stop and go back to green foods...the color green will heal your skin.

      Eat greens...like Kale, Spinach, etc....The color of green foods is the color of "Go" !!! There are Green "GO" foods, and red rash "STOP" foods. Your body will show you which foods it wants to eat, the way it reacts. You will feel scratchy and itchy with red rashy eczema foods. Your body will feel free and fresh with green smoothy foods.

      Enjoy :)

      Ps. This may seem expensive to buy all these things....if add it all up...it is the cost of a Dr. appointment and the meds that you buy that will never ever work. These foods will heal you. You can also buy a few things a month and then over time you will have all you need to heal your self and be free from this torturous dis-ease.

  43. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of acne without having to buy expensive products?
    I wash my face every day and I have tried acne products. Are there any other ways to get rid of it? I am 20 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi KC

      Here are some real answers on skin conditions. Remedies at the bottom. Cleansing the body of toxins is the key. Especially a colon cleanse! Educate yourself on detoxifying the blood.

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "What is your skin trying to tell you? Often the skin is a metaphor for deeper issues and a way for your body to send up a red flag to warn you that all is not well underneath. When our skin is unhealthy it is usually a reflection of the internal state of our bodies, and is often a sign of poor elimination of toxins and waste products. Most of us are embarrassed by skin problems such as rashes, rosacea, boils or acne, especially in places where others can see our imperfections. The skin is the body's first line of defense against the environment. It has to deal with the effects of weather, sun , cold, heat, dryness, humidity, scrapes, bumps, soaps, detergents, chemicals, perspiration and dirt of all kinds. It is a wonder that our skin stays healthy most of the time! We can help our skin deal with this onslaught by optimizing our general health and by protecting our skin from harsh environmental exposure. Western medicine generally treats skin eruptions with either antibiotics, cortisone, or antifungal preparations. These medicines may alleviate the skin problem temporarily, or occasionally for good, but do not address the source of the problem. Putting a lid on skin symptoms without getting to the root of the imbalance may even result in suppression, that means the imbalance may be driven deeper causing more serious health problems later without ever strengthening the underlying vital force of the person. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine offers a wide vareity of effective treatments for skin problems."

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Your skin is a reflection of how well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed, pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result. Here are a number of steps you can take to improve your body's overall elimination wtih specific emphasis on your skin."

      Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Juice Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.

      Learn more about Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification - Colon Cleansing is the main step. Must remove the toxins from the colon, so the toxins dont get in the blood and cause illness and disease.

      Natural Cures

      1. Fruits and Vegetables for Acne: Carrot & spinach, celery & watercress, grapefruit juices are all useful to combat acne.

      2. Unwholesome Foods: Acne, a prevalent problem among teen-aged boys would not be possible in our society if our foods were wholesome. A most sad and disgusting sight is the pus-filled pimples due to inner toxicity --- wastes trying desperately to escape through the face. This condition often turns a gentle face in the blossom of youth into a waste dump of pimples, pus and subsequent pock marks which can be prevented. The tons of acne medications and prescriptions sold annually act only on the effect of the harmful food, and not the cause of the disease, malnutrition. The traditional teenage meal, a grease burger, french fries and a milk shake or cola simply does not provide enough nourishment for anyone, let alone a boy going through puberty to adulthood. Our highly processed foods are devoid of hormones found in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Must do a colon cleanse to rid of all the toxins in the body, which eventually get into the blood and cause acne and all other diseases.

      3. Cabbage: Apply a lotion of freshly prepared cabbage juice preceded, if desired, by the application of leaves. The eating of cabbage leaves or juice is also helpful.

      4. Lemon Juice: Skin problems such as acne... will often respond to a treatment of lemon juice. For blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night.

      5. Black Walnut: Externally, Black Walnut is nearly a miracle worker in cases of ...acne, dandruff, boils, itch, shingles, ringworm--we could go on, but you can see that you can use Black Walnut whenever a skin disorder appears! The tincture is an excellent first-aid remedy for wounds.

      Best of health to you

  44. 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

  45. QUESTION:
    What will cure psoriasis when nothing else, even enbrel hasnt worked?
    My husband has suffered for years, and has tryed everything. Any help is appreciated even natural and alternative treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      Saltwater should help but not cure it. If you live near the ocean, that's the best "medicine." For all others, buy dead sea salts (in the section where bubble bath and bath oil is) and bathe/soak in it. This is not a "quick fix," though. It will be a while before you see any improvement, but it does help. Beware, though...this can/will corrode metal fixtures in your tub over the long haul.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is it normal if one have psoriasis repeating on the same spot?
    And what happened if one uses desonide cream repeating on the same psoriasis spot?

    • ANSWER:
      yup it is....plain and simple....

      i would suggest a natural cure...try not to use creams and medications too much. ..of course i dunno how serious are your breakouts...anyways u can get good resources from the 2 sites i listed below... hope it helps...

  47. QUESTION:
    How to cure psoriasis?
    How to cure psoriasis? thank you http://www.chongdian.org

    • 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.
      Now I use serenaskin psoriasis remedies .
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I continue with psoriasis extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.


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Arthritis Psoriatic

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the cure for psoriatic arthritis?
    I know someone with psoriatic arthritis. What is the cure? Please don't waste my time with anecdotal evidence from anonymous people who drink expensive imported juice and claim to be healed.

    What treatments and cures are available? What science is behind the remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not believe there is a cure because it is caused by immune system problems. However, an arthritis specialist can prescribe medication that will help a lot. See a specialist in immune system and arthritis.

  2. QUESTION:
    Looking for naturopaths who could treat psoriatic arthritis in Sacramento without Enbrel?
    My young son is on Enbrel for arthritis. His uncle had psoriatic arthritis also and had been on Enbrel for 3 years, then had cancer 3 months ago. He died last week from it. His doctors thought Enbrel caused the cancer. We're looking for doctors to give alternative treatment without Enbrel.

    • ANSWER:
      Enbrel is a strong drug, potentially taking away too much of the immune reaction. You would be better off with antibiotics.

      Rheumatic diseases are the result of a defective gene and collagen inflammation, often from a chronic infection. Collagen is present throughout the body, from the eyes, skin and joints to the heart. Hence, the multiplicity of symptoms, depending on the location of the most affected internal organs or body parts.

      I have had seronegative rheumatoid arthritis for 27 years. The telling signs of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis are the following:
      - Joint pain in the feet (or cracking ankles) in the early 20's or late teens;
      - Fatigue, especially after a moderate exercise like a 30 minute walk;
      - Blood test showing a negative or low level of Rheumatoid factor;
      - Joint deformities of the fingers, after a few years, a specific sign of rheumatoid arthritis;
      - Consecutive X-Rays, over several years, showing bone erosion, a consequence of rheumatoid arthritis;
      - Generalized arthritis, involving the whole body;
      - Elevated levels of C-Reactive protein and Sedimentation rate, as evidenced in blood tests.

      NSAIDs like Voltaren, COX-2 inhibitors like Celebrex, acetaminophen like Tylenol, and codeine are all used to control inflammation and relieve the pain of arthritis.

      Regular exercise like walking, biking and swimming is also helpful for most patients. Make sure that you are not overweight as carrying too much weight can only increase the pain of arthritis in the supporting joints of the hips, knees, ankles and feet.

      For any form of arthritis, you should consult an Orthopaedist who will order blood tests, joint scans and X-Rays to better diagnose the type of arthritis from which you suffer.

      The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons at http://www.aaos.org maintains a public online directory where you can find the address and phone number of orthopaedists who belong to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Orthopaedists are listed by geographic location and family name, inside the USA and in most countries.

      The membership directory of the AAOS is located at:

      http://www6.aaos.org/about/public/members.cfm

      Lyme disease could be a possibility. Ask your doctor to test you for the bacteria causing Lyme disease.

      Are there any other cases of arthritis or rheumatic diseases among your relatives? Chronic forms of arthritis are usually prevalent in families where a defective gene is passed on by parents to their children.

      There are a few hundred types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The good news is that science is progressing rapidly in its understanding of rheumatic diseases.

      Antibiotics are now used to achieve full remissions for at least 40%, if not 65% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. For more info, please join the antibio group at:

      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/antibio

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

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

  4. QUESTION:
    Arthritis,psoriasis,psoriatic arthritis,some types of Asthma are linked one viruse?
    In my research,I think that psoriasis,Arthritis,Psoriatic Arthritis and some types of Asthmaand some types of kidney problems are linked with one particuler kind of virus cells.
    Because I can giving only one Herbal treatment cures all these disease.So i can give this answer.
    I am an Indian in Tamilnadu.I have been giving this treatment freely to poor and lonly peoples.This is not advertisment ,only on service motive.
    I DON'T KNOW FLUENT ENGLISH.THANK YOU.
    kamalisethu@yahoo.co.in

    • ANSWER:
      Your on the right track going with the Kidneys. Heres something else to think about.

      Most people with Psoriasis has a condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome. This was found back in the 1960's by DR. Casey. He was the very first Dr. to take a look at the insides of a person with Psoriasis than looking at thier skin.

      Cure the leaky gut syndrome and it clears the skin.

  5. QUESTION:
    I have psoriatic arthritis and take prednisolone. What are the long term effects of taking prednisolone?
    I am slightly concerned about long term use of the drug prednisolone, prescribed for arthritis. Also how my condition may develop in future. I have psoriatic arthritis.

    • ANSWER:
      The longer you take it and the higher the dose generally the more side effects.
      Fluid weight gain can be a problem around the stomach, back of neck and rounding of the face.
      It can make your skin thinner - hence bruise easier.
      Also can deplete bone density - more of a concern for women.
      Can also make you very awake, kind of hyper feeling.
      It is a widely used drug, and not much negative feedback.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a way to soften clothes in the wash without using fabric softener?
    I am allergic to most chemicals and my clothes shrink in my uncontrollable dryer. Is there anything natural I can put in the wash to soften my clothes because when I hang them to dry they get they stiff and I have a weird skin arthritis condition called Psoriatic Arthritis and most chemicals really do damage to my flesh. So anything natural I can add to the wash or rinse cycle would be great! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You can throw a tennis ball in the dryer - that really does work to soften the clothes obviously without any scent. Seventh Generation is a good company to look to for completely scent free fabric softener - or try your local Health/Natural Food Center....

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there anything I can do about the swelling in my toe due to psoriatic arthritis?
    I have psoriatic arthritis, which I take Enbrel for. It really helps, but I still have swelling in my big toe. Would like to find out it there is anyway I can relieve this.

    • ANSWER:
      As the inflammation in the joint diminishes so should the swelling. Sometimes toe splints help because the toe is immobilized...They can be purchased at the drug store..
      Good luck..

  8. QUESTION:
    What causes arthritis in your lower back?
    I would like to know #1 what causes arthritis and #2 is it something that just shows up after a bad auto accident?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions where there is damage caused to the joints of the body. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in people over the age of 55.

      There are many different forms of arthritis, each of which has a different cause. Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis are autoimmune diseases in which the body is attacking itself. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection. Gouty arthritis is caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in the joint that results in subsequent inflammation. Additionally, there is a less common form of gout that is caused by the formation of rhomboidal shaped crystals of calcium pyrophosphate. This form of gout is known as pseudogout. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease and occurs following trauma to the joint, following an infection of the joint or simply as a result of aging. There is emerging evidence that abnormal anatomy may contribute to early development of osteoarthritis.

      All arthritides feature pain. Patterns of pain differ among the arthritides and the location. Osteoarthritis is classically worse at night or following rest. Rheumatoid arthritis is generally worse in the morning; in the early stages, patients often do not have symptoms following their morning shower. In elderly people and children, pain may not be the main feature, and the patient simply moves less (elderly) or refuses to use the affected limb (children).

      Elements of the history of the pain (onset, number of joints and which involved, duration, aggravating and relieving factors) all guide diagnosis. Physical examination typically confirms diagnosis. Radiographs are often used to follow progression or assess severity in a more quantitative manner.

      Blood tests and X-rays of the affected joints often are performed to make the diagnosis.

      Screening blood tests may be indicated if certain arthritides are suspected. This may include: rheumatoid factor, antinuclear factor (ANF), extractable nuclear antigen and specific antibodies.

      Treatment options vary depending on the type of arthritis and include physical and occupational therapy, lifestyle changes (including exercise and weight control), and medications (symptomatic or targeted at the disease process causing the arthritis). Arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery) may be required in eroding forms of arthritis.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is It Normal For Psoriatic Arthritis To Get Worse During Winter?
    I have psoriatic arthritis and I am finding it flaring up pretty bad during the winter months where I live, Is that pretty normal? It seems to be the pattern from previous years as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, the psoriais tend to flare up in winter and may need aggressive treatment. Please consult your physician

  10. QUESTION:
    What types of arthritis are most likely to strike at age 17-18 in males?
    I know that Ankylosing spondylitis commonly occurs during 17-20 years? Are there any different form of arthritis that is more likely to attack a male of this age range? Like Gout or any other?

    Also, can gout affect spine?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes Ankylosing Spondylitis would be the most likely.

      All types of arthritis that are caused by an autoimmune diseases can occur at this age. These include Psoriatic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Enteropathic Arthrits and Stills Disease.

      But most common would be AS.

      Gout affects people in their middle ages. No gout does not affect the spine. AS, Psoriatic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis and Enteropathic Arthritis affect the spine.

      .....

  11. QUESTION:
    How can I ease or eliminate this psoriotic arthritis pain?
    Back in 2011 I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. At that point it was in my left thumb, my left knee, right ankle, and right elbow. It has now spread to my lower back, right knee, left hand, right hip, and the toes in my right foot.

    Although I don't take it as often as I should, I've been prescribed a .8cc amount of methotrexate once a week. This helps with inflammation so my joints don't stiffen up where I can no longer move (its happened before) but because there is no inflammation acting as a cushion...I'm in quite a bit if pain. Mostly in my elbow, knees, and ankle.

    I'm told I shouldn't take more than 400mg of NSAIDs per day while taking the methotrexate. Is there some other way to numb the pain or at least ease it a little?

    • ANSWER:
      Please ask your doctor about the use of Minocycline or some other tetracycline in helping treat your arthritis. It helps me a lot. Also, eating salsa (medium to hot with chips) reduces inflammation and pain in me.

  12. QUESTION:
    Would psoriatic arthritis qualify for ss disability benefits?
    Was a waitress but cant work due to psoriatic arthritis. Would that qualify for benefits?

    • ANSWER:
      ssa.gov is the site you want,,, I'm disabled and am on social security disablity

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the possibilities that I might have arthritis?
    What are the causes that trigger arthritis? How can it be cured? Please explain... Thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      Arthritis is the term used to described inflammation of a joint.

      There are a number of causes of arthritis, so it's difficult to simply answer your question.

      The types of arthritis caused by an autoimmune diseases affect the entire body. They cause fevers, fatigue, rashes and even organ involvement. The most common autoimmune arthritic conditions are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. It's thought that people with these conditions have a genetic disposition and are then triggered by something like a virus, a traumatic event or for an unknown reason. These conditions are treated by steroids, anti-inflammatories, medications called Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs like low dose chemotherapy and organ rejection medication and joint replacements. Newer drugs called Biologics that are extremely expensive but very affective.

      Arthritis that's caused by wear and tear is the most common. It's also known as Osteoarthritis. It's a very common condition and most people will develop Osteoarthritis at some point in their lives. You have an increased risk if you've had injuries or play sport or participate in activities that put strain on your joints. It's treated with anti-inflammatories, steroid injections and joint replacements.

      Gout is another form of arthritis. If you eat a diet high in uric acid this can build up in the joints. It typically affects the big toe. It's thought to be the most painful type of arthritis.

      There are a few other forms of arthritis. Septic Arthritis occurs when there's an infection in the joint. You can also develop arthritis from conditions like Hemochromatosis when there's an overload of iron in your body that can be deposited in the joints.

      There is no cure for arthritis regardless of its cause.

      Good luck.

      .....

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between gout and arthritis?
    Ok, I've been reading about natural remedies at http://gout101.com but i'm not sure just what the difference is between that and arthritis?

    • ANSWER:
      Gout is a form of arthritis.

      There are three main forms of arthritis.

      The first, and most common is osteoarthritis. This is caused by wear and tear of the joints. It usually occurs in old age or after injury or excessive use of the joint.

      The second, autoimmune arthritis. This occurs when the immune system begins to attack itself. This generally occurs in woman under the age of 50, but can happen to anyone. The main forms are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and Psoriatic Arthritis.

      The third is gout or crystal forms of arthritis. This is usually caused by increased levels of uric acid in the blood. This type of arthritis usually affects middle age men and those of ethnic minorities.

      There are other forms of arthritis, approximately 140 different conditions come under the umbrella of 'arthritis'.

      I hope that's helpful.

      .....

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I avoid gaining weight while taking prednisone for 1 month+?
    I will be taking prednisone for psoriatic arthritis for at least a month, probably longer. I've been trying to lose weight and am terrified that I will blow up like a balloon.

    • ANSWER:
      I gained like 15lbs just taking that for a month. I found that I was eating everything in sight. I had the biggest appetite. But if you limit what you eat and what type of food it is you're eating you should be okay. Just don't go crazy. I have to take this every so often when I get an allergic reaction which I get often and haven't had any problems since the first time.

  17. QUESTION:
    We are planning to have a baby.Does my husbands medicines impact the quality of the foetus?
    My husband is having lots of ayurvedic medicines for psoriatic arthritis and is also under amilodipine for high BP.We want to have a baby and I am concerned that the baby should not have any abnormalities.Please advice?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for an 18yrs old guy to have an psoriatic arthritis?
    I've an atopic eczema inherited from our relatives, but i have an ointment that makes it less active on times, at some moment. Usually when i do nothing (like sitting, laying down on bed) its like my left ankle hurts, its like locked and just.. hurts badly, it takes like 15 minutes to be gone. Now i was wondering if its possible for an 18 yrs. old to have an arthritis? Thank you, answers are much appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately arthritis can affect any age, my friends were diagnosed between the ages of 18 months-15years old. I was diagnosed earlier this year at 21.

      But a sore joint doesn't necessarily mean arthritis. There can be a number of reasons for a sore joint. Does it swell? Does it feel hot? Is it red?

      This website has heaps of information about it- http://dermnetnz.org/scaly/psoriatic-arthritis.html and there's lots of information online. You should speak to your doctor about it. But I'd recommend not going in there and telling them that this is what you think is going on. Doctors like to be detectives and want the credit for working out what's wrong!

      Good luck.

      ....

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    If Psoriatic Arthritis is a "T" cell malfunction, does exercise have the same benefis as those with Osteo ?
    I know that strengthening and stretching are good ways to support joints and maintain an active lifestyle with Arthritis, but the cause of my condition is genetic, and not physical. Will excercise have the same effect for me as it would for someone with Osteo-Arthritis, or even Rhumatoid?
    Thanks for the answer...

    I am a tennis pro who teaches full time on hard courts. I am worrie that my career is going to aggrivate my condition. Am I kidding myself in thinking that I can maintain my condition AND teach tennis for a living?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriatic arthritis:

      Self-care

      Some of the most encouraging news about psoriatic arthritis is that you can do a great deal on your own to help manage the condition:

      Maintain a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight places less strain on your joints, leading to reduced pain and increased energy and mobility. The best way to increase nutrients while limiting calories is to eat more plant-based foods — fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

      Exercise regularly. Exercise is essential for everyone — and that includes people with arthritis. In fact, exercise alone can help relieve many of the symptoms of arthritic conditions, including pain and fatigue. You're the best judge of how much you can do, but an appropriate activity level should make you feel the same or better afterward, not worse. Introduce new activities gradually and heed warning signs. If you experience new pain later in the day or fatigue the following day, you've probably done too much.

      Good Luck!
      DS

  21. QUESTION:
    Why do I develop a fever every time my right knee gets swollen?
    I have psoriatic arthritis really bad. When my right knee becomes very swollen my forehead has a fever. When I take ibuprofen my fever goes away within 30 minutes. Why do I develop a fever everytime my right knee becomes swollen? Please dont scare me lol. Thank Thank you best answer will get 10 points!

    • ANSWER:
      Your joints become swollen because your immune system is attacking your synovial fluid causing inflammation.

      Inflammation causes swollen joints, fatigue and fevers.

      Are you on any other medication than ibuprofen, like Methotrexate, Humira, Enbrel etc? These medications slow the disease down and should reduce the number and severity of your flare ups.

      .....

  22. QUESTION:
    Can drinking green tea help psoriatic arthritis?
    I've read it can help rheumatiod arthritis so I was wondering if it helped psoriatic arthritis as well.

    • ANSWER:
      No I am affraid it won't sorry

      xx

  23. QUESTION:
    Will I inherit arthritis if both my parents have it?
    Just curious, my parents don't have severe cases of it though. Is arthritis caused by the nature of their work or is hereditary? They both do the same thing every day at work.

    • ANSWER:
      If your parents have osteoarthritis then there's no genetic link. Nearly everyone will develop osteoarthritis eventually. It's caused by wear and tear of the joints. So you should make sure you look after your joints. You have an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis if you have a physically demanding job, or if you play a physically demanding sport and have repetitive injuries.

      But if your parents have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis or any other autoimmune arthritis, the YES you do have an increase risk. Having one autoimmune disease in your family makes you more likely to develop one. So if your Mum has an autoimmune thyroid problem, then you're more at risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis, albeit, not by much. Although Claudia (the other answer) says that autoimmune diseases are not genetic, she is wrong. All my specialists (rheumatologist, ophthalmologists, oral diagnostic specialists and my GP) all have asked me time and time again about autoimmune diseases in my family.

      You should do your best to avoid over use of your joints, take Omega 3 supplements and don't smoke. Cigarette smoking has been found to dramatically increase your chances of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis.

      Good luck.

      ....

  24. QUESTION:
    I have Arthritis and My Husband and I want to start a family, anyone know the best ways, diet, exercise etc?
    I have Psoriatic Arthritis, effects all my joints..... was on medication but am no longer.

    • ANSWER:
      I have the illnesses below and managed to have a son
      *diabetes *lung disease
      *psoriasis *muscle degeneration
      *ibs *anaemia

      Try to keep your muscles and joints working and as pain free as you can, take glucosamine vitamin tablets to help the joints & muscles & folic acid to raise your iron levels.

      Count the first day of your period as DAY1 and have sex as much as possible on DAYS 10 - 16 as this is your most fertile days

      Try not to think of sex as the means to getting pregnant you need to remember that it is your relationship that also needs time effort and care because a strong relationship can help you beat anything no matter what

  25. QUESTION:
    Are there any doctors online who could tell me the equivolent dose of amytriptaline to 210mg lofepramine?
    I am a 30 year old female who has struggled thru depression for the last 9 years. I also suffer from sciatica and psoriatic arthritis. I have been taking 210mg of lofepramine and various painkillers for years so my doctor has decided to try and just switch me to amytriptaline. Pain wise this appears to be working as my tramadol intake has halved, however from a depressive point of view I can feel myself slipping. They have only started me on 25mg of amytriptaline which compared to 210 of lofepramine seems quite low to me. Are there any qualified doctors who could suggest anything for me?

    • ANSWER:
      First, I am not a doctor. Amitriptaline is typically started at 25mg a day when used for chronic pain management. You indicated that you are also taking it for depression. In that case it should likely be increased over time if your depressive symptoms do not go away. The maximum dose is 300mg daily. But, 50-150mg daily is the standard for depression. It does take 2-3 weeks before maximum benefit is achieved. You should feel the effects much sooner, though. Talk with your physician. Do not adjust doses on your own.

  26. QUESTION:
    Should I take a waiter job even though my knees are both swelled?
    Both my knees are swelled up b/c of psoriatic arthritis. Which means I can only walk for like an hour. I can keep walking, but the pain increases, with stiffness and swelling - but i NEED this job. Am I going to destroy my knee joints by working at this place?

    • ANSWER:
      Let's see here. You have a debilitating arthritis in your knee joints, which severely limits your mobility and duration. You know this already, but are still asking if you should take a WAITER'S job? A job that requires adequate mobility and duration? Well, duh. What do you think? Unless you plan to only work 30 minutes a day, you're probably not going to get far with that venture. Try going to school and get an education. So you can get a job sitting down.

  27. 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;

  28. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me any good experiences of methotrexate?
    I am soon going to start methotrxate (injections) for psoriatic arthritis but everything I read on the internet says how awful this drug is. Is there anyone out there who takes it and has no horrible side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      My MIL has taken it for years for Rheumatoid arthritis. She hasn't had any negative side effects from it. She has her blood drawn regularly to check her levels and they are always fine.

  29. QUESTION:
    I need to know, would having Psoriasis in my foot make me have Psoriatic Arthritis in my back?
    I have Psoriasis in my foot. I have really bad back pains ever since I got it. I am not sure if it is just normal back pains or if I have Psoriatic Arthritis.. Also, what can I do about the Psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Approximately 30% of people with Psoriasis have Psoriatic arthritis. You should speak to your doctor, he/she can to blood tests to see if you have any inflammation in your blood which could suggest arthritis. Have you seen a dermatologist about your Psoriasis? As the other answerer suggested, Enbrel is used for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, but it is a very expensive medication and is generally reserved for people with severe condition.

      Good luck.

      ....

  30. QUESTION:
    How likely is it to get pregnant this way?
    I am trying for a baby with my hubby. the problem is that he has a health problem that stops him from, ahem, moving sometimes. So, If I am ovulating and he is frozen with his psoriatic arthritis, is it possible to use his sperm manually removed for impregnating myself another way. I am choosing my words carefully and blushing. My options are limited. He will go on meds soon so he will be able to mobilise better but the meds make him effectively sterile for the duration of use.

    • ANSWER:
      Have him go to a sperm bank, where he can um... well lets say they can put it in a tube, then they can either inject it in you or tell you other options.

  31. QUESTION:
    Would using ankle weights help with knee swelling?
    I have psoriatic arthritis and am being seen by a rheumatologist, am taking Enbrel, MTX and prednisone. I sit for eight hours at my job, taking breaks once an hour to walk around & stretch. Would using 1 pound ankle weights to do leg lifts under my desk - help get the circulation going? Or is this a bad idea?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, this would definitely help. I have arthritis in my hand (basal joint) and I use light 3 pound weights every day to strengthen my hand muscles. Weights for arthritis is very helpful because when you have arthritis weight bearing exercise it keeps the joints, ligaments, and bones strong. This strength of the bones, ligaments, and joints helps to stabilize the arthritic limb which will in turn reduce stiffness and pain in the long run.

      Try 2-3 pound ankle weights...they should work best!

  32. QUESTION:
    i have trouble bending my knees or keeping them bent what should i do?
    I do have psoriatic arthritis and im not on any meds for it. I stop taking medications and so the doctor didnt want me on any. I feel their is no point being on the meds because no matter what my joints are gonna get worst. Its a deteriorating of the joints diseases and some tother things. im only 21 so I cant afforded medical insurance right now so even if I wanted to go back to my doctor my medical wont take her anymore. What can I do? im getting scared I can barley walk steps. I cant bend down and pick something up unless I go all the way down but then I struggle getting back up.

    • ANSWER:
      you need meds. They control your symptoms and the biologic drugs like enbril treat psoriasis and arthritis and slow the deterioration of your joints. There is no way to treat it effectively without medications. You should have listened to your doctor. I am not sure what you can do if your insurance can't help you but maybe call enbrel support? They help me pay for my medication.

  33. QUESTION:
    Why should people with arthritis exercise?
    I've always heard that people with arthritis should exercise, but other then it's generally good to exercise...

    Since arthritis is painful, wouldn't exercise just make it more painful and cause more damage?

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise when you have arthritis is one of the best things you can do!

      Exercising while you have arthritis should not hurt. If it hurts, then you should stop. But exercising can help to build the muscle around the joint, thus strengthening it and causing less pain.

      If you have inflammatory/autoimmune arthritis (i.e. Rheumatoid, Lupus, Psoriatic) then you should not exercise when you have swollen joints.

      .....

  34. QUESTION:
    do you know the real cause of arthritis?
    arhthitis like rhumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis are recently considered as non curable diseases. what is your opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      Some cause of arthritis are:
      # Genetics
      Exactly how much heredity or genetics contributes to the cause of arthritis is not well understood. However, there are likely genetic variations that can contribute to the cause of arthritis.

      # Age
      Cartilage becomes more brittle with age and has less of a capacity to repair itself. As people grow older they are more likely to develop arthritis.

      # Weight
      Because joint damage is partly dependent on the load the joint has to support, excess body weight can lead to arthritis. This is especially true of the hips and knees that can be worn quickly in heavier patients.

      # Previous Injury
      Joint damage can cause irregularities in the normal smooth joint surface.

      There are Specialty Clinic for Arthritis to help people who suffers fron these problems.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for a psoriatic patient to get pregnant?
    does it affect the fetus or the mother if a psoriatic patient gets pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are pregnant and have psoriatic arthritis, you may wish to get the most up-to-date information about what is known about the various medications you are taking during pregnancy. We can help. The Organization of Teratology Information Specialists* (OTIS) provides women and their health-care providers with up-to-date information about medications taken during pregnancy. When you phone OTIS, an information specialist will review all of the medications that you are taking or may be considering for use in pregnancy and provide you with the most current information available on the safety of these medications in pregnancy. All information is confidential and free of charge. Call us toll-free
      (877) 311-8972.

  36. QUESTION:
    Why is my hip/leg hurting so much on sitting when hip x-ray is clear?
    I have had a bad hip for weeks now. It aches on ther top of the thigh on the outside and feels like a gnawing toothache on the inside (on the groin side). Doc suspected hip wear or psoriatic arthritis. However X-rays are clear and he is sending me to an orthopedic surgeon. It hurts to sit for a long time and feels like my butt bone is grinding on the chair. Any thoughts on what my pain is?

    • ANSWER:
      The problem might be inflammatory and it would be worth while your GP checking a FBC, ESR, CRP, anti-nuclear factor and a rheumatoid factor.

  37. QUESTION:
    I would like to know how I get out of the Army on a medical discharge?
    I have been in for 13yrs. have done tours in Iraq. I have psoriatic arthritis. And I just currently tore tendons in my ankle. I am Active Guard Reserve. An Active Reservist. I can't do the job anymore. I have tried for 2 years. I have asked and nobody seems to know. I love the Army just can't do it anymore. To many limitations.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to get all your medical paperwork in order and set up a medical evaluation board - AGR has to first go through their state - if they determine you are non-deployable you will be sent to Ft Knox for a regular army evaluation board where they will make a decision as to if you are deployable or not. If they determine you aren't able to deploy or do your job you will be given disability rating and a determination made on payment.

  38. QUESTION:
    What do you do if you can't afford Cobra from thejob you hadbeen laid off from andyou don't qualifyforMedicaid?
    Not only do you have psoriasis but it's possible you have psoriatic arthritis also. I'm sure I am not the only one out there in this situation so any answer would be helpful. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Cobra will be the cheapest insurance you will be able to get if you are not employed.

      Depending on what state you live in, they have state programs that are inexpensive & don't restrict preexisting conditions.

      Otherwise, google free medical clinics & your state.

      In New York there's a program called HealthPlus.

      Good luck

  39. QUESTION:
    Will a doc prescribe narcotic pain meds for back arhtritis?
    I've been taking OTC pain meds for almost a month straight everyday! Their not helping my pain at all!! I had an MRI of my spine & got arthritis. He's presrcibed me naproxen & 800 mg Motrin their not working. Will he write me something like lortab?

    • ANSWER:
      What sort of arthritis do you have?

      If you have an autoimmune arthritis like Ankylosing Spondylitis or Psoriatic Arthritis then you need need to see a rheumatologist. There are medications that they will prescribe to slow down the disease. Without these medications that spine will fuse. Taking narcotics will just cover up the pain and you'll think your coping, but actually damage is going on.

      If you have osteoarthritis then yes it's possible that they'll prescribe a stronger pain medication.

      .....

  40. 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.

      .....

  41. QUESTION:
    How has Remicade infusion helped your Rhumatoid arthritis?
    I will be starting Remicade infusion this week and am a little scared since reading of all the side effects and how dangerous this drug is. Can anyone tell me their experiences with Remicade. I have psoriatic arthritis which is almost the same as (RA). I'm 67 yrs old and am in good health otherwise.

    • ANSWER:
      I work with a Rheumatologist and we infuse Remicade in the office. The most signigicant thing is having an allergic reaction. We typically give these people IV SoluMedrol and Benedryl. Otherwise,you must be very careful with infections. If you have a UTI, Sinus infection or even a bad cut, the Remicade given shortly there after can cause major infections. Typically we use the rule of not getting Remicade for two weeks after the end of antibiotics.

      This is a very good drug and I have seen it practically cause miracles in patients.

      I hope the side effects done scare you and you give it a try. Please let me know how it goes for you!!

      Good Luck

  42. QUESTION:
    I am looking for a doctor that would prescibe me a seasick patch and some codeine before a cruise.?
    I have psoriatic arthritis and hate to be away from home due to pain that sets in at night but do not want to disappoint hubby. We are going on a cruise for the first time and I was hoping to accuire some pain medication for the trip just in case I need it and some sea sick patches because I know I will need them. I have no insurance or doctor I regularly see. I was with Kaiser before my insurance lapsed so I will have to pay cash at an outside physician. Has anyone tried this with success? Thank you for your reply.

    • ANSWER:
      Normally you can get this in any drugstore without any prescription, so try it there, and if not it can't be to expensive to get the prescription from an doctor..

  43. QUESTION:
    Why does my right testicle ache when my right lower back aches? Also, i have light colored scaley bumps on pa?
    It sounds like psoriatic arthritis except my skin has creamy colored scaly bumps and my toenails are discolored and brittle.

    • ANSWER:
      something is wrong go see your doctor, tell him the problem, he most likely send u to a Specialist.
      good luck

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been put on Methotrexate treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis & what was the outcome?
    I've recently been diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis which is basically Rheumatoid Arthritis brought on by having Psoriasis.
    My arthritis has suddenly progressed very fast & is spreading throughout my body like wild flower.

    I went to my doctor who wants to send me to a Rheumatologist & she thinks he will more than likely put me on this treatment.

    The thought of having low dose Chemotherapy drugs pumped through me was a little concerning so I declined the referral to the specialist & tried some Acupuncture instead.

    I'm 4 weeks into the treatment & have not seen any improvement or felt any relief from the pain.

    I'm 31 years old & am feeling 84 - especially of a morning!

    I'm wanting to know if there is anyone out there that can share with me their experiences on this treatment as I'm quickly approaching my wits end with the pain.

    I want to know - did it work for you? How long were you on the treatment for? did you suffer any side effects?

    I feel the need to make an informed decision & not just jump in head first. I'm yet to have a family of my own & feel it would not be fair to bring a child into this world that I can't be active with due to this terrible condition.
    There are so many 'what if's" that are filling my mind right now & I'd like to hear of some 'real life' stories if anyone is willing to share.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Does breastfeeding keep arthritis in remission?
    Hope someone with expertise can help me with this one, my psoriatic arthritis went into remission when I was pregnant, so I was wondering if now my breastfeeding is keeping it at bay as it hasn't come back yet, or maybe (hopefully) it is truly in remission. I would love to wean my baby very soon, but scared the pain will come back with a vengeance!

    • ANSWER:
      An interesting Q
      As you know we do not know the cause of psoriasis and the arthropathy. I have seen the same thing before.

      Your hormones have changed so much when you were pregnant and breast feeding with massive surge in your natural steroids-I think this is why you gone into remission.
      When you stop breast feeding I think that it probably will return possibly after about 3 months.as you return to your non pregnant state-I hope that I am wrong but this is what happened in my previous patient.
      May I suggest that you ask your rheumatologist

  46. QUESTION:
    Have any of you known of anyone who receives Remicade infusions to develop lymphoma?
    Here's my situation and I would appreciate any informed advice or answers about this:

    I suffer from a number of health conditions, but I get infusions of Remicade every six weeks for psoriatic arthritis.

    Over 3 months ago I became very ill with pneumonia, probably as a result of the immune system taking a hit from the Remicade. Right before I became ill I noted a swollen neck gland and it didn't go away through three rounds of very strong antibiotics.

    My family has a high incidence of leukemia and lymphoma history.

    I've been scheduled for a CT scan of the lymph node, but I haven't had it done yet. Scared of the results I guess. I've been unusually tired and lack energy, when normally I'm a very energetic person. Yesterday I could tell I am getting sick again, but it doesn't seem to be respiratory. It's a low grade fever that comes and goes and my arthritis has flared up hugely, despite the usual good results I get from the Remicade.

    Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Now don't get all upset, but look what I found (it's at the bottom of the box under "Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphomas"):

      http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2006/May_PIs/Remicade_PI.pdf

      Notice it does say Crohn's disease.....not patients with arthritis. No patient with arthritis has developed lymphoma because of the Remicade. None. It is scary though. But with your family history (if this IS lymphoma) I am betting it would have happened Remicade or not.

      You need to call your doctor right away and get that scan IMMEDIATELY. Please.

  47. QUESTION:
    in Australia is there a machine that registers pain like xray type machines or something?
    I want to prove to doctors how much pain I have, I have psoriasis, severe, and psoriatic arthritis, I am on 15 mg moloxicam, 20 mg arabloc, 200 mg sr twice a day of tramadol and panadene forte as needed for the pain, before I started the first three medicines I could not even lay on my back or sit and watch tv properly, my rhumatoligist knows this but seems to think I can work, pain is in my feet, tendons behind ankles, lower middle back, base of neck thumbs, 1st 2nd knuckle joints right hand, bottom of spine(coxic), other joints as well but are being controlled at the moment, jaw, headaches every week, and I am on a disability pension in Australia since 1995. And of course I went from being 9.5 stone to 17 stone, obese, as i cant walk far or exerscse. my pain is slowly increasing even with medication.

    • ANSWER:
      you cannot prove to anyone how much pain you are in. Its harse but no one probably cares. Pain is a personal thing that no one will be able to understand. I could not imagine how much pain you are going through. Think positive


arthritis psoriatic

Psoriasis In Nails

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of psoriasis of the nails?
    I have psoriasis on two nails and now it is coming on two more fingernails. I wonder is there anything out there that helps it, I have an appointment with a dermatologist in two weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I have plaque psoriasis on arms, knees and scalp and the only remedy that works for it without fail is Champori Cream and Spray combo. You may want to try it for your nails as well: it is natural and the effect is long-lasting. They offer money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    Are there any remedies for Nail psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis of the nail, where my toe and finger nails are thickening, and growing away from the skin underneath. The doctor has laughed at me and told me it's nothing but it bothers me, as it's not pleasant to look at.
    I want to know if there are any remedies out there that people use to treat psoriasis of the nail, especially herbal or alternative remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately there are no useful remedies specifically for this, not using conventional medicine and of course nothing at all useful in the alternative remedy line.

      The problem may be suppressed by cytotoxics, but these are only justified if they are being used anyway for some other more serious element of the condition such as psoriatic arthritis.

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

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

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

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

  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:
      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

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I get my nails to grow faster,Longer and not to chip easily?
    I want longer nails and they keep breaking but I want natural ones not fake ones.

    • ANSWER:
      Fingernails

      Like most body parts, our fingernails rarely measure up to perfection. Those tapered, precisely filed pink frosted nails you see in magazines obviously don''''t belong to women who toil at work or at home. But the wear and tear of daily living doesn''''t have to mean worn and torn nails. There is hope for those "hopeless" nails.

      Few of us have the nails we''''d like to have, says Paul Kechijian, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology and chief of the nail section at New York University Medical Center in New York City. "Some people were just born with weak, brittle nails."

      Tough Cells

      A fingernail is a hard, curved plate made of keratin, a tough protein that''''s also the main constituent of skin and hair. At the bottom of the nail is an area called the matrix, which is the nail manufacturing area of the finger. In the matrix the cells get tightly packed to form keratin. The pink color of the nails is caused by a bed of blood vessels that lies underneath them.

      If it seems your nails grow at a snail''''s pace, it''''s because they do: they creep along at the rate of 0.1 millimeter a day. Start a new nail on Labor Day, and by Christmas it will be nearing the tip of your finger. And, by the way, if you''''re right-handed, the nails on that hand grow faster, but for lefties the left nails are the quicker growers.

      It''''s unlikely that you''''ll have nail illnesses, but they can signal problems elsewhere in your body. Problems such as psoriasis--the skin condition that causes itching and inflammation--may lead to fragile nails. Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid gland, can also lead to fragility. Brittle, ridged, concave nails are a sign of iron-deficiency anemia. Fiberlike growths on the nails are a sign of tuberous sclerosis, an inherited disorder affecting the nervous system and the skin. But most nail problems are caused by injury or lack of tender loving care.

      Making More of Your Nails

      With all the day-to-day beating that injures our nails--not to mention nail-biting episodes that some of us have--you may be looking somewhat sadly at the ragged nubs, wondering how to make them presentable nails. There''''s always the expensive manicure, of course. But apart from that there are plenty of things you can do on your own to help make your nails the crowning glory of your hands. Here''''s how.

      Let the moisture in. "The first step toward healthier nails is to apply moisturizer to your hands every time you wash them--or any other time they''''ve been in water," says Dr. Kechijian. Rub it in well and apply it frequently during the day.

      In healthy nails a cell "adhesive" holds the tightly packed pancake-shaped cells of the nails together. When something damages this adhesive, you''''re likely to get weak, brittle nails. Many elements--from cold, dry winter weather to repeated soakings in water--can damage this intercellular substance, resulting in nails that chip, peel or break easily.

      "If you apply a lotion to your hands as soon as you''''ve lightly dried them, while they''''re still a bit damp, the lubricant helps to better seal the moisture in your skin and nails. A moisturizer prevents the rapid evaporation of water from the nail plate and prevents the contraction that can cause the nail to crack or peel," Dr. Kechijian says.

      When There''''s a Fungus among Us

      No matter how diligent you are about nail care, your filed and polished prizes could still fall victim to nail fungus, which causes discoloration, thickening and even shedding of the nail.

      While toenails are affected by nail fungi about four times more often than fingernails, once fungus finds a foothold, it can spread from nail to nail, from foot to foot and then to your hands.

      Sometimes a doctor treats fungus by trimming back the infected nail and prescribing a topical antifungal cream or liquid for daily use. Here are steps you can take to prevent further spread of fungus, as recommended by Paul Kechijian, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology and chief of the nail section at New York University Medical Center in New York City.

      * Keep your nails clipped or filed back so they don''''t extend beyond the tips of your fingers. (The same goes for toenails.)

      * Use separate sets of clippers for infected nails and for healthy nails to avoid spreading the fungus.

      * Disinfect manicure and pedicure tools after each use. Wipe them with gauze or cotton balls saturated with alcohol. Pay special attention to the jaws of the clippers, where infected debris tends to accumulate.

      * Keep your hands clean and dry. Wash your hands and nails with soap and water every day and dry well.

      * Wear cotton-lined work gloves when you submerge your hands in water or soil. Change cotton gloves frequently.

      * Don''''t let your cuticles get so dry that they crack--leaving openings for infection. Keep cuticles moisturized with petroleum jelly or hand cream.

      There are so many hand creams, cuticle creams and lotions on the shelves that choosing one may seem daunting. The best cream is the one that rubs in well and whose consistency feels best. Some of the newer extra-moisture-enhancing ingredients include alpha hydroxy acids, such as lactic acid, glycolic acid and urea.

      Cover up. To prevent future dehydration, start protecting your hands when they''''re exposed to environmental hazards such as detergents, household cleansers or dry, moisture-robbing winter air, says Dr. Kechijian. For indoor jobs use lined rubber gloves with separate cotton gloves inside that can be removed as your hands become sweaty. Don''''t forget to wear warm gloves outdoors, even when you''''re out for a short time. If it''''s cold enough for a jacket, it''''s cold enough for gloves, says Dr. Kechijian.

      Get the most from your moisturizer. When you apply your hand cream or cuticle cream, take a minute to massage the cream into your skin and nails. Not only is this relaxing but it also stimulates the skin and helps it absorb the cream. Massage your hands every night as well as during the day when you find that it''''s necessary to keep the cuticles from becoming brittle and dry.

      Tickle the ivories (or computer keys). While so many things we do affect nail-plate growth negatively, a certain amount of trauma seems to help those nails a bit.

      "Certain people, such as computer programmers or pianists, subject their nails to chronic, low-grade trauma when they hit the keys," says Dr. Kechijian. "This has been shown to actually stimulate nails to grow a little faster and stronger than they otherwise would." So any time at the keyboard is good for the nails--and even drumming your fingers on your desk might help them grow stronger.

      Don''''t bully your nails. Most of us know when we''''re sabotaging our nails. Nail biting, for instance. Cuticle biting. Picking off polish. Pulling at the cuticle. An inventory of damaging nail habits reads like a list of deadly sins--at least to anyone who values nail appearance.

      "Many children bite their nails, and most just grow out of the habit," says Dr. Kechijian. "If you''''re still biting them as an adult, the easiest thing to try is a nasty-tasting liquid you simply paint on your nails. Nail biting can be a reaction to stress, so if you really want to stop and can''''t, it might even be worth your time to work with a psychologist to find another way of coping."

      Keep your cuticles cute. Healthy cuticles are vital to healthy nails. A common mistake people make is either to remove cuticles by cutting or to push them back, both of which impair the cuticle''''s ability to protect the finger, says Dr. Kechijian. Any damage to the cuticle affects the nail''''s healthy growth pattern--and a torn cuticle can open the way to infection.

      Shower first, nails second. If your nails are thin or weak, you stand a chance of causing further damage when you groom them. "To lessen the possibility of this happening, cut or trim your nails only after bathing, because the nails will be softer," says Dr. Kechijian. "If you cut the nail when it''''s dry, it will be a lot more brittle and crack more easily."

      File them away. Carry an emery board with you, and at the first sign of an uneven tip, gently smooth it, always filing in the same direction. "You can be doing everything right and still get a little chip in your nail," says Dr. Kechijian. "If you deal with it at once, you can prevent further damage."

      Square them up. Fingernails can be rounded at the tip but should be left square at the corners, which maximizes nail strength and helps avoid ingrown nails, says David M. Stoll, M.D., a Beverly Hills dermatologist and author of A Woman''''s Skin. Clippers are better than scissors for squaring the edges.

      Keep them short. Fragile nails look their best if they''''re kept on the short side, says Dr. Kechijian. "The less the nail extends beyond the end of the finger, the less likely it will be to incur more damage and break."

      Polish with care. When you apply polish, brush it over the top of your nail behind the tip, notes Mona Winograd, owner of Dyanna Body and Nail Salon in New York City. This provides a protective cushion. And when it comes to colors, clear or light polish is actually the best, because it usually lasts longer and shows wear less, she notes.

      Reduce remover use. All nail polish removers can be rough on nails, so try not to use them more than once a week. If your polish chips before then, just do a touch-up with your nail polish rather than using the polish remover and starting over, suggests Dr. Kechijian.

      Building Them Better

      Your nails shouldn''''t be as hard as nails, but there are things you can do to make them stronger.

      "What you''''re really aiming for are healthy nails that are tough, not hard," says Doug Schoon, polymer chemist in Vista, California, and consultant to the Nail Manufacturing Council in Chicago. "Healthy nails are tough enough to withstand daily abuse and bend without breaking."

      To improve your nails'''' ability to tough it out, here are some tips.

      Get creamed. The cuticle cream that moisturizes also protects the nail''''s matrix. Creams or oils that you rub into your cuticles and nails help strengthen your nails while helping to retain moisture, says Schoon.

      What Your Nails Say about the Rest of You

      Feeling under the weather? Check out your fingernails.

      Revealing a great deal about your general health, your nails could even help you detect undiagnosed illnesses. Here''''s a breakdown of conditions and what they could mean.

      * Thick, yellow nails can indicate diseases of the thyroid, lymph system and respiratory system. Long-term use of the antibiotic tetracycline could also be the culprit.

      * Blue nails can mean a circulatory problem caused by heart disease or Raynaud''''s disease, a condition that impairs circulation in the hands.

      * White marks can signal cirrhosis of the liver.

      * Horizontal grooves, also known as Beau''''s lines, are furrows that can be caused by malnutrition, certain toxic substances or a number of illnesses.

      * Horizontal lines, also called Mees'''' lines, are white stripes that can be caused by heart attacks, kidney failure, Hodgkin''''s disease or sickle-cell disease. Red streaks can mean high blood pressure or heart valve disease.

      * Pitting in the nails can indicate psoriasis or eczema.

      * Spooning--the appearance of large indentations in the nails--may indicate anemia.

      * Clubbing is the term for curled nails. These may signal diseases of the liver, colon, lung or heart.

      Don''''t dry them to death. If you have brittle or weak nails that you want to improve, steer clear of nail hardeners that contain formaldehyde, says Richard K. Scher, M.D., professor of dermatology and head of the nail section at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

      "Formaldehyde-based products do make your nails hard, but they do it by drying them out. That is the last thing you want to do to brittle or even soft nails; it just makes them crack more," says Dr. Scher. "In addition, many people are allergic to formaldehyde."

      Try a resin. There are hardeners that contain resins as hardening top coats or base coats, but you have to read the labels. These products reinforce nails with a stiff outer covering, but they don''''t help the nail itself become healthier or sturdier, says Dr. Kechijian.

      Good Luck.

  8. 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.

  9. QUESTION:
    What to do for mild psoriasis of nail?
    I have mild psoriasis. The doctor thinks I have it on my nails. If this is true, do you know of any kind of medicine for the nail? The doctor I saw was one of those holistic people who doesn't believe in harsh medicines.
    No it can affect the nail and cause athritis as well in some cases, like mine. My problem is not very severe as some cases are. In fact, I don't think its recognizable. I just want my hands to be as beautiful as possible. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I thought It was a skin disease?

  10. QUESTION:
    I have little pin sized dips in my finger nails?
    I was wondering if anyone know what they are.
    I've looked on Google and nothing has come up...
    Also my nails are weak and brittle anyway, could that be anything to do with it?

    • ANSWER:
      The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Brittle nails.
      Severe illness
      Psoriasis
      Lichen planus
      Alopecia areata
      Raynaud's disease
      Hypothyroidism
      Sjogren's syndrome
      Endocrine disorders
      Tuberculosis
      Malnutrition
      Trauma
      Selenium poisoning
      Repeated exposure to detergents
      Anemia
      Hypochromic microcytic anemia
      Ectodermal dysplasia
      Fungal nail infection
      Progeria
      Tinea
      Reiter's syndrome
      Thyroid disease
      Zinc deficiency
      Impaired kidney function (see Kidney symptoms)
      Vitamin A deficiency
      Multivitamin deficiency
      Calcium deficiency
      Psoriasis
      Exposure to chemicals
      Xeroderma
      Ichthyosis
      Lichen planus
      Excessive manicuring

      Trace back if there is one or more possible causes you have concerning with your nails' condition.

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    how do you lessen face and nail psoriasis?
    need help.my sister has face and nail psoriasis.is there any natural way to cure or lessen it (like oil or soap) since the dermatologist has been prescribing steroids and it causes pimples even if it cures the psoriasis.tnx.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I don't know what to suggest for nail psor. but for the face I recommend the herbal cream and spray from http://www.champori.com It worked fast and well on my plaque p.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  13. QUESTION:
    Does eating pumpkin seeds really help relieve nail psoriasis?
    I've read on a forum that nail psoriasis improves if you eat just a small spoon of pumpkin seeds each day. Has anyone tried it and knows if it works? Do you know other things that can help with this condition?

    • ANSWER:
      According to the book I am reading about yeast (candida), pumpkin seed is good for helping cure that - in conjunction with other foods and spices. As candida may be the cause of psoriasis of all types, that would explain the connection.

      www.hufa.org - the yeast link, has some basic info on candida.

  14. QUESTION:
    My fiance has a very bad case of psoriasis. Any suggestions as far as treatments?
    It's worst on her scalp but it has started to spread onto her nails and even her arms. I feel so bad for her because she is very self conscious about it. Any suggestions or advise would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, she 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 few 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 her - it's free.
      Best,
      Gus

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some causes of nail pitting besides psoriasis?
    I have nail pitting in my fingers and I know it's a common indicator of psoriasis but I definitely don't have that .. So I was wondering what some other causes are?

    • ANSWER:
      Lichen planus, alopecia areata and others. They may also happen with no associated problems. It may also be the first and/or only sign of psoriasis.

  16. QUESTION:
    Anyone suffer from nail psoriasis or nail fungus?
    I have heard of having the nails removed??? Any other treatments? Nothing seems to help.

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    How do I make skin grow faster?
    I bite my skin around my nails and it looks hideous and ugly and red. What can I do to make my skin around my nails grow faster so people won't cringe at the site of it? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The solution to your problem is simply to stop biting the skin around your nails. Skin cells are replaced roughly every 28 days. As the top layer dies and flakes off, new skin cells rise to the surface to replace the dead cells that were shed. If you speed up this process it will cause all sorts of problems. Psoriasis, for example, results from the rapid growth of new skin cells every 4 to 5 days instead of every 28 days. As the new skin cells move up to the surface they bunch up under the still live skin cells at the surface which causes swelling, redness, itching, cracking of the skin and bleeding. So speeding up the growth of new skin cells will simply create additional problems. Maybe you can substitute something else to replace your biting habit such as gum, or sugarless candy, or a toothpick. Good luck.

  18. 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

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the Ridges on my thumb nail?
    I have some kind of ridges on my thumb nail. Theyre horizontal. it looks like a little step. It appeared like a month ago. i didnt do anything about it cuz i waited to see if it would grow out but doesnt seem to be moving at all. If I touch it i can feel it. It doesnt hurt or anything and its not a differentcolor. Its just the actual nail that has like a ridge. Can you please tell me what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      These are called "Beau's lines" and may be caused by psoriasis, among other things. See Wikipedia article:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beau%27s_lines

  20. QUESTION:
    What salon nail resources help excema and psoriasis?
    My sister was diagnosed with excema and psoriasis and she loves to get her nails done at a salon because they use that nail dryer and it heals her hands. I would like to purchase one for her but there are a few different kinds and I'm not sure which one to get. Does anybody know what dryer salons use when they are just drying nail polish? She never gets fake nails so she doesn't need one for that.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Ask at the salon where she has her nails done where they get them. Or at least what the brand and style is.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of an odd fingernail abnormality?
    A thumbnail has a vertical gouged-out place on it about a fourth of an inch long and a sixteenth of an inch wide. It doesn't go all the way through to the skin, but it is deep and noticeable. The fingernail flattens out around it. Elsewhere on the same thumbnail, it has horizontal dips and ridges. Other fingernails are normal. For about two years these odd changes have been appearing on this thumbnail. They start at the base of the nail and gets worse at is grows.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a case of psoriasis of the nails. Psoriasis can effect any or all parts of the body on the outside as well as inside such as the mouth.
      It could also be a nail fungus that grows under the nails. I suggest seeing a dermatologist and seek his opinion on a treatment. I cant see why it would start doing this spontaneously for no reason whatsoever. There has to be some stimulus or conditon.
      Hope you the best with finding out what this is and its treatment.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of hole thing on thumbnail?
    It seems like on my thumbnail a small part (about an inch) is just eroding or going away. It used to be way at the bottom of the nail, but has moved up towards the middle. It's been there for a few months, just moving up very slowly, but I don't want to wait for it to get to the top. I don't know how it got there. How can I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean little pits in your nail?? Its hard to say what it is without a picture or more detail. Perhaps you should go to a doctor so they can take some nail scrapings in case you have a fungal infection or psoriasis...

  23. 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! :-)

  24. 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    How do you differentiate psoriasis from eczema on the shin (only 1 side)?
    History of childhood and family eczema (flexural elbow). Told to have psoriasis, but no tests done. Given hydrocortisone for ear & scalp.

    Shin patch is slightly elevated, mild silvery scale, fairly well demarkcated, irregular shaped, intermittently itch (under control with moisturisers). No where else on body affected. No pitting in nails.

    Can psoriasis co-exist with eczema? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like excema to me, i should know ive had it since i was 2 months old and now im 25.

      the hydrocortisone will help out alot as it has mild steriods in it.

      excema and psoriasis are 2 completely different things so know ive never heard that you can have both conditions at once.

      stick to the cream the doc gave you and the moisturiser, if you skin gets really dry have a bath with baby oil as it will moisturise it as well. if the cortisone cream doesnt work( should in a week) go back and ask for aa stronger dose, good luck

  26. QUESTION:
    does natures sunshine eczema psoriasis cure the nail fungus?
    I just started taking this, but not sure if it will really work on my toe nail's fungus.

    • ANSWER:
      prolly not, cuz neither eczema or psoriasis are caused by a fungus

  27. QUESTION:
    What is this White Stuff in my upper earlobe?
    I have had an issue over the last couple of years where I would get an excessive amount of "white flakes." (Looks to be almost dead skin most of time, and at others more so resembles ear wax) I clean out my upper earlobes every day, in the shower with a wet cloth, with dry towels, and even sometimes with my finger nail. I clean it all out and a couple of hours later it is back again!

    It is so frustrating, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    I clean, rinse, and dry my ears throughly.

    This will happen throughout the day. There seems to be a little liquid that happens after I clean out my ear. The liquid is orderless, as well as the white flake.

    • ANSWER:
      i have that too. i actually have 3 different skin conditions psoriasis, eczema, & contacdermatitis. its pretty much from not drying those creases very well after a shower. dry it as good as possible and put some lotion on there that should help. good luck.
      -Erika.

  28. 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.

  29. QUESTION:
    how to fix yellowed finger nails?
    I used a dark coloured finger nail polish and forgot to put a base coat on first, then didn't take it off for about a week. Now my nails are all yellowed looking. One of my favourite things about myself has always been my long pretty nails. Help! How can I get them looking white again?

    • ANSWER:
      What Your Nails Say About Your Health
      Looking at a person’s fingernails can indicate whether their body is in perfect working order or if they have a health problem. Even as early as 450 B.C., the Greek physician Hippocrates was theorizing that the nails can tell a lot about the health of the body.

      If you’re in general good health, and your nails look okay but are brittle, flaky or break easily, it’s probably due to exposure to the elements or irritating chemicals; the majority of nail problems are a result of this. When your nails get wet, they swell, and they shrink again once they’re dry. This cycle is repeated so often that it can leave the nails stripped and fragile. The temperature can also be the culprit: both very cold and excessively warm conditions can cause nail problems, especially dry cuticles. Or it could be that you’re using too many harsh chemicals around your nails, whether it’s cleaning products or things such as nail glue and polish remover.

      If you’ve tried removing the stressors indicated above (allowing several weeks for improvement), and your nails are still giving you grief, look at your diet. Are you getting adequate protein? Protein is especially important for nail health – you should be eating at least eight ounces of it every day. (If you’re getting enough protein already, adding more won’t help your nails.) An iron deficiency can also cause brittle nails. Taking a multivitamin supplement can alleviate many problems.

      If your diet is fine and the condition of your nails won’t improve, or if they just look strange to you, it may be time to consult a doctor. Nails can be very accurate indicators of illness.

      White fingernails with pink near the tips can indicate cirrhosis of the liver; if the nail is completely white, there could be a kidney or liver disorder, or severe anemia.

      YELLOW fingernails can mean that you are diabetic, have problems with your liver, your lymphatic system, or respiratory disorders. Signs of these disorders can show up in the nails years before they actually occur, though, so just because your nails may be yellow doesn’t necessarily mean that you are currently suffering from such diseases. They’re just things to look out for, so talk to your doctor and take the proper preventative measures.

      Dark nails, which will usually be flat or thin, indicate a deficiency in vitamin B-12.

      If your nails beds are a very deep blue, it could mean emphysema or pulmonary obstruction.

      White lines across the nail can indicate liver disease.
      If your nail is half white, with dark spots across the top, there may be a problem with your kidneys.

      Spots of pitted brown, or nail tips that split easily, can indicate psoriasis.

      Very red skin at the bottom of your nail bed could mean a connective tissue disorder.

      Thyroid disorders may cause the nails to have ridges or bumps, separate from the nail bed, or to be unusually soft.
      Highly bendable nails can be an indicator of rheumatoid arthritis.

      Flat nails can indicate Raynaud’s disease, a disease of the circulatory system that leaves the hands and feet perpetually cold.

      Abnormally wide, square nails may signal a hormonal disorder.

      Spoon-shaped nails indicate an iron deficiency or difficulty with the thyroid.

      Abnormally large lunula (the white half-moon shape at the base of the nail) suggests an overactive thyroid, while the absence of a lunula can mean an under-active thyroid.

  30. QUESTION:
    what are the main benefits of taking flax seed oil capsules?
    I heard it improves your nails and hair, if so, how long does it take to work and how much should a person take to get the desired results?

    • ANSWER:
      Flax-Seed: I would recommend taking one pill in the morning and one at night. The benefits from flax seed are endless. It is composed of oil, fiber, protein, and mucilage. Its a great source for the good fatty acids such as omega 3 and 6 and also the alpha linolenic acid.

      Some of the benefits include reduced cholesterol, blood pressure, arthritis, and skin problems including (acne, eczema, and psoriasis) it also helps in the digestive tract to help keep you regular.

      Here is a link to a website with more detail information in it. But if your looking for an easy way to improve your life, take some flax-seed!!

      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=81

  31. QUESTION:
    How to ease sebo psoriasis itch?
    I have had sebohorric psoriasis for as long as I can remember, but it just recently started flairing up worse than ever. I think it's because I moved from a really dry climate to a really wet one. Anyway, the itch is just staggering! I almost can't keep my nails from digging into my scalp because it itches so much. Any advice for how to deal with this? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to try natural remedies. SerenaSkin anti-psoriasis remedies worked wonders for me. The scalp has been cleared up in a couple of weeks. Anti-psoriasis extract balances the immune system, so to prevent new ones from appearing. I'm really satisfied with this treatment.

  32. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between eczema and psoriasis?
    I am looking to really understand the difference, if anyone knows, can you tell me?

    • ANSWER:
      psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent disorder. classic lesion is a well marginated, erythematous(red) plaque with silvery-white surface scale. distribution includes extensor surfaces like knees, elbows, and buttocks.may also involve palm and scalp.associated findings include nail changes like pitting or thickening of nail plate with accumulation of subungual(under the nail) debris and psoriatic arthritis.
      eczema on the other hand is a reaction pattern that presents with variable clinical and histologic findings.usually an intermittent chronic severely pruritic dermatitis with scaly erythematous patches, vesiculation, crusting and fissuring.lesions are most commonly on flexures.
      i hope you understood the difference
      i'll be happy to explain more if you need it

  33. QUESTION:
    How do i stop the skin under my nails from peeling?
    MY fingers look really messed up cause of it? How do i stop this? When i look at my friend's fingers, it doesnt happen to them.

    thanx.

    • ANSWER:
      u might have psoriasis , when the skin peels is it itchy and scaly? it sounds like that. u should see a doctor, because sometimes it starts spreading to other parts of ur body. till u see ur doctor u can use mometasone furoate cream and see if it works.

  34. QUESTION:
    Why do I have pits on my finger nails?
    In the past few months I've noticed little pits on my finger nails. First it seemed like a lot on my left thumb... now there's less on my left thumb, but there's a few on my right thumb, and a lot on both my left pointer and left pinky. I haven't seen any pits on my other fingers.

    I've read online that it could be caused by psoriasis, but I have no other symptoms of that. Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be caused by? Should I be worried?
    I probably didn't drink milk as much as I should last semester, but I've been drinking milk pretty regularly lately.

    And no, I never wear fake nails.

    • ANSWER:
      nail pitting can sometimes be caused by a vitamin deficiency. Do you take daily multi-vitamins? You might want to start.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there a good cream or treatment for psoriasis at target, walmart, a drugstore?
    I've been breaking out with it on my hands pretty bad because I work with chemicals.
    I was just wondering what you could suggest over the counter that would be easy to find. I can't go see a doctor for more serious things, so I can't see him for a rash.

    • ANSWER:
      You said you work with chemicals, so I'm wondering if it is something that you are coming into contact with at work and not psoriasis. You mentioned that it was on your hands but didn't mention any where else on your body that was infected. I presume you wear rubber gloves at work. If you don't, maybe you should. Tegrin makes a pretty good line of treatment products for psoriasis. or you might try some medicated hand cream like Jergens. Psoriasis is a lot more than a skin rash. It's a disease of the immune system where for unknown causes the immune system gets messages that there is damaged skin, and it goes to work trying to fix the damage by making new replacement cells. One little trick to tell if it's psoriasis. check your fingernails. If you find ridges or little pits in the nails, that's a good clue that it is Psoriasis.
      Good Luck

  36. QUESTION:
    what causes dints in fingernails? What is a simple cure for this?
    My fingernails have started to grow out with dints on the surface of them, they used to come out and my nails would have nice lines on them also very smooth. Is this from not getting enough calcium? Because i don't think i am low in that.. Also if you know a simple cure/remedy for this or you know how to stop this, please let me know! :)

    • ANSWER:
      A kind of psoriasis. Look it up. My doctor told me I needed to relax and eat/sleep well as I was in danger of getting psoriasis over my body. When I look after myself the dents go, but when I've been really stressed for a while I notice they come back.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any ways to help psoriasis?
    I've been using what's prescribed. Now with the summer heat here, nothing is working. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      To overcome psoriasis, the best remedy is fish oil. Eat plenty of fatty fish as there is a connection between the onega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils and psoriasis. It helps promote the body’s use of vitamin D and other vitamins necessary for healthy skin. This oil also improves the health of skin, nails and hair. Try it works!

  38. QUESTION:
    I have a 2 year old little girl and she seems to have nail psoarisis on her hands and feet, what should I do?
    She's had some eczema on her hands and feet and the doctor said the nails look like that because of the eczema but the eczema has pretty much cleared and her nails are very hard and bulky and based on online research it looks exactly like nail psoarisis, I don't know what to do, it keeps getting worse. Thanks for any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      I've never heard of nail psoriasis, but if it is lines across the toe and finger nails, then you definitely need to see another doctor and have your house checked for the presence of heavy metals.

  39. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to apply the old max factor pan sticks to the face especially if you have dry skin?
    i have some psoriasis in my eyebrows and it is quite hardn to get a good even coverage without it looking thick

    • ANSWER:
      1. apply good quality moisturiser and leave it a couple of minutes to soak in before applying makeup.

      2. never use your fingers to apply makeup. using a cosmetic sponge (i like the triangle shaped ones the best) & a plastic spatula, scrape a little (about the size of your little finger nail) of the panstick onto the spatula.

      3. using the sponge, dab into the makeup and apply gently to the face in downward strokes.

      4. keep working the sponge around the face until the cover is even and it looks good. don't forget to blend, blend, blend. especially around the neck. take your time applying your foundation.

      5. make sure you cover your eyelids and lips with the makeup. this helps your lipstick and eye shadow sit on the skin more efficiently and also helps your makeup stay on longer.

      6. now this is where most people go wrong. you do need to use a powder to 'set' your panstick foundation but the mistake often made is to use a powder too dark and what happens is that because the panstick makeup is quite moist, when you apply a dry powder ontop it dries the panstick and just turns into a dark horrible mask like appearance which then destroys all your hard work and patience applying it. so I would advise a very light translucent talc like loose powder. never use pressed powder. i use revlon skin lights face illuminator loose powder because it is so very light and just a little sparkly. apply your powder very gently to your skin preferably with a brush not the sponge thing that often comes with powder.

      hope this helps : )

  40. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get psoriatic arthritis at 23?
    I am a 23 year old female with psoriasis. I have it on my elbow and one foot and just in the last week I now have it on my eyelid. For a long time i thought i had athletes foot and nail fungus then come to find out that my dad has the same problem. a few months ago maybe a bit longer my ankle on the same foot with the psoriasis has started hurting I have to limp to walk. Has anyone else had this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Although anyone can develop psoriatic arthritis, it occurs most often in adults between the ages of 30 and 50.

  41. QUESTION:
    Has anyone else with chronic psoriasis tried taking fish-oil pills? What were your results?
    I'm 22 and have had psoriasis since I was about one year old. I currently treat it with over-the-counter lotion, topical steroids (which have worked well), and the occasional 15 minutes in the tanning bed, but am considering taking fish oil pills. I love fish and have heard good things about fish meds. Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Fish oil, or better cod liver oil are excellent sources of vitamin E the skin vitamin it will help.
      It definitely wont hurt. It will also help your hair and nails. I also suggest applying generous amounts of Aloe Vera. I once dated a Wiccan high priestess and she gave my sister a concoction of Aloe tar and cod liver oil it cleared it up at least temporarily.

  42. QUESTION:
    Im going to the salon after school to have my fingernails and my toenails done.?
    Is there anything i should know before going? This is my first itme to have a set of nails and my toenails done. Im a 16 year old female. Also what is a good color to wear on my nails (fingernails and toenails)?

    • ANSWER:
      Take a good look at your fingernails and you may notice subtle variations in the texture or color -- a touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, perhaps some rippling or bumps in the surface. These imperfections may not look like much to you, but it’s more important than you might think to maintain healthy fingernails. That’s because to the trained eye, nails can provide valuable clues about your overall health. And noticing and following up on those clues is the best way to maintain healthy fingernails.
      Tips for Strong, Healthy Fingernails
      To maintain healthy fingernails, avoid infections, and improve nail appearance, try the following tips:

      Keep your nails clean and dry.
      Avoid nail-biting or picking.
      Apply moisturizer to your nails and cuticles every day. Creams with urea, phospholipids, or lactic acid can help prevent cracking.
      File your nails in one direction and round the tip slightly, rather than filing to a point.
      Don't remove the cuticles or clean too deeply under your nails, which can lead to infection.
      Don't dig out ingrown toenails. See a dermatologist if they become bothersome.
      Avoid nail polish removers that contain acetone or formaldehyde.
      Bring your own instruments if you get frequent manicures.
      If you have artificial nails, check regularly for green discoloration (a sign of bacterial infection).
      Eat a balanced diet and take vitamins containing biotin.
      Finally, to maintain your healthy fingernails over time, ask your doctor to take a look at them during your next checkup.

      "Just like the eyes are the window to the soul, so are the nails," says Tamara Lior, MD, a dermatologist with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Lior says she once convinced a patient to have his lungs checked after noticing a bluish tint to his nails, a sign that he wasn't getting enough oxygen. Sure enough, he had fluid in his lungs.

      Warning signs for many other conditions, from hepatitis to heart disease, may also appear when previously healthy fingernails undergo changes, according to Joshua Fox, MD, director of Advanced Dermatology and spokesman for the American Academy of Dermatology. "Changes in the nails can be a sign of a local disease like a fungus infection or a sign of a systemic disease like lupus or anemia," Fox tells WebMD.

      He says he sometimes tries to guess if a person has anemia by looking at his or her nails. He explains that pale, whitish nail beds may indicate a low red blood cell count consistent with anemia.

      An iron deficiency can cause the nail bed to be thin and concave and have raised ridges.

      While most of Fox's patients don't come in to report nail problems, he routinely checks patients to make sure they have healthy fingernails. "The nails offer many little clues to what's going on inside you. Lupus patients get quirky, angular blood vessels in their nail folds. Psoriasis starts in the nails up to 10% of the time" and causes splitting and pitting of the nail bed.

      Heart disease can turn the nail beds red. Obsessive-compulsive disorder can show up in the nails through persistent nail-biting or picking, Fox says.

      Even common disorders like thyroid disease can cause abnormalities in the nail beds, producing dry, brittle nails that crack and split easily.

      He lists the following 10 examples of nail changes that could indicate a serious medical condition.
      A Guide to Healthy Fingernails:
      10 Possible Signs of Serious Conditions

      Nail Appearance
      Associated Condition

      White nails
      Liver diseases such as hepatitis

      Yellowish, thickened, slow-growing nails
      Lung diseases such as emphysema

      Yellowish nails with a slight blush at the base
      Diabetes

      Half-white, half-pink nails
      Kidney disease

      Red nail beds
      Heart disease

      Pale or white nail beds
      Anemia

      Pitting or rippling of the nail surface
      Psoriasis or inflammatory arthritis

      "Clubbing," a painless increase in tissue around the ends of the fingers, or inversion of the nail
      Lung diseases

      Irregular red lines at the base of the nail fold
      Lupus or connective tissue disease

      Dark lines beneath the nail
      Melanoma

      'Rarely the First Clue'
      But can a doctor truly detect undiagnosed heart disease or kidney problems by looking at your nails? American College of Physicians spokesman Christine Laine, MD, MPH, says it's not likely. She doesn't dispute the connection between nails and disease, but she cautions, "Nail changes are rarely the first clue of serious illness. In most instances, patients will manifest other signs or symptoms of disease before nail changes become evident. For example, it would be unusual that nail clubbing was the first thing a patient with emphysema noticed. Breathing difficulty probably would have been present already."

      In addition, Laine, who is senior deputy editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine, notes that certain illnesses may cause nail changes in some patients but not in others. "For example, not all people with liver disease develop white nails," Laine tells WebMD. The reverse is true as well -- not everyone with white nails has liver disease. "In the absence of other signs or symptoms of disease, I would be reluctant to launch a complex, expensive work-up for systemic disease solely because of nail findings."

      Fox agrees there is no need to run to the nearest cardiologist if your nail beds turn red. "It could very well be from nail polish," he says. Before assuming the worst, it's important to look at more common explanations, such as bruises, bleeding beneath the nail, and fungal infections. However, it’s worthwhile to be vigilant about maintaining healthy fingernails so that you’ll be alert to any potential problem.

      When to See a Dermatologist
      When healthy fingernails begin to change color or texture, one of the most common underlying causes is fingernail fungus, which can cause the nails to crack, peel, and change color and texture. These infections often prove difficult to treat and may require professional help, including prescription antifungal medications. Fox says it's best to see a dermatologist if symptoms persist, especially if the nails start to dislodge from the base or you experience pain and swelling.

      Be alert to changes in texture, shape, or color that aren't due to a bruise or fungal infection, including irregular growth, pitting or holes in the nails, dark brown streaks beneath the nail and cuticle, or long-standing warts on the nail bed. Any such color change to previously healthy fingernails is cause for concern. According to Lior, such changes can indicate skin cancer. "Warts around the nails have a tendency to develop into squamous cell cancer," she tells WebMD. "If patients see a dark discoloration involving the cuticle, then we worry about melanoma," the deadliest form of skin cancer.

      Fox advises reporting these types of changes to a specialist as soon as possible. "Dermatologists are well-trained in deciphering between innocuous and serious nail conditions, as well as determining when a change requires further testing."

  43. QUESTION:
    What are the uses for the aloe vera plant?
    I just got one, and i would like to know what to with it, i already know that it heals minor cuts, but what are the other uses for hair, nails, and etc. and also is it better to leave it indoors or outdoors/

    • ANSWER:
      Aloe vera may be grown indoors or outside in a warm climate. It can be killed by frost, and should not be exposed to excessive sunlight. It grows well in a porous terracotta pot using well-drained sandy soil. ‘Pups’ growing from the sides of a potted plant should be removed to prevent overcrowding. The plants need little water and can be left almost dry during the winter while they are dormant.

      Aloe vera is used in many skin lotions, sun blocks, shaving creams, and ointments. It has been used for centuries to cure skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, wrinkles, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, warts, blisters, bug bites, minor burns, sunburn, frostbite, open wounds, and various sores and rashes. Some people believe that it is also effective for strengthening fingernails and toenails.

      It can be taken by mouth as a mild laxative or as an attempt to treat diseases including diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, and osteoarthritis. Its curative qualities have not yet been fully proven.

      The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it as a natural food flavoring and it is used in manufacturing some yogurts, beverages, and desserts.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why are there tiny little bumps on the left side of my right ring finger?
    im 13 and a boy, there are tiny little bumps on the left side of my right ring finger but its barely noticable, its been there for about 3 months, i put lotion on it each night and it gets better, but there are still like 2 bumps, but i didnt put lotion on it for 2 nights and it spread all over to the left side of my right ring finger. and today there was a bump on it that was bigger than all the others but it was still small, and i pushed against it with my nail and a liquid came out, what is this and what can i do to treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      You didn't mention whether it itched. If it doesn't it's probably contact dermatitis (as in your skin touched something and had an allergic reaction). It also sounds like athlete's foot in terms of the tiny blisters, but that's extremely itchy. Could also be psoriasis. I would go to a dermatologist. Anything that doesn't go away by itself in a couple of weeks probably needs some professional medical help. Docs have all sorts of special creams that can cure it quickly and easily.

  45. QUESTION:
    Please help me with my toe nails - Whats wrong with me?
    My girlfriend has psoriasis so her nails are different but anyways;

    My toe nails are weird, the big nails have hard areas and are brownish in a weird colour and I have white vertical lines on my finger nails.

    My nails are also hard to cut sometimes, my mom has to cut them because its just so much easier.

    Please help me, I'm 14.

    • ANSWER:
      The discoloration of the nails, lines and other changes on the surface indicate nail fungus.

      Nail fungus is extremely difficult to treat. It takes time and you need to be patient and do your treatment every day.

      You need to see a dermatologist and do a nail biopsy. They take a small piece and test it to find out what kind of nail fungus you got.
      The doctor will prescribe strong pills to treat it and the treatment can take up to a year or 2.

      Avoid pasta and especially sugar. Fungus stays alive and gets stronger from sugar.

      Use 100% Tea Tree Oil ( the bottle and will last you for ever ) and apply it 2 times a day ( morning -night ) around the nails and also underneath it with a q-tip.
      Be patient and do that every day.

      Keep your hands clean and dry.

      Cut your nails short but not too short, just normal size.

      P.S. : Psoriasis affected nails look almost the same as nail fungus affected nails. I have Psoriasis and it's also on my nails. I also had to do a biopsy to find out that I have not a fungus there.
      Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease caused by over working genes, so it's not contagious.
      Your girlfriend just has nail psoriasis but you have a fungus.

      Do not use the same nail clippers with your family or other people. Nail fungus is contagious.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why my nails are getting brown?
    my both the toe nails have brown patches and a light brown vertical streak has appear on my middle fingernail. I am not an athelete and i have not hit myself.

    • ANSWER:
      It has been said that our nails are the window to our health. That's because certain conditions such as heart disease, liver or kidney problems, and nutritional deficiencies can show up in our nails. Since you've noticed this change in your nail color, I encourage you to talk with your doctor, who can give you the best advice for your specific situation. Based on the information I have from your question, I'll try to provide some possibilities that can cause dark coloring of the fingernails.

      The most common causes of yellow or brown fingernails are the frequent use of nail polish and cigarette smoking. Taking a break on the polish or quitting smoking may allow the dark nail to grow out as the new nail comes in.

      A yellowish coloring of the nails may also be caused by diabetes, lung problems, arthritis, lupus, certain medications, lymphatic system disorders and liver disease. Not having enough vitamin B-12 can cause nails to turn dark, thin and possibly spoon shaped. Your doctor may want to perform some tests to check for nutrition problems or an illness.

      Fungus infections of the fingernails can also turn the nails brown or yellow. The texture usually also changes; nails often become very thick and may crack or peel. Nail fungus infections are more common in the toes than the fingers. They affect about 12 percent of Americans and may run in families. These infections can be difficult to treat, and taking an oral antifungal medication is usually required.

      Dark spots or streaks rather than full discoloration of the nails may be caused by bruising, psoriasis, melanoma (a type of skin cancer), chronic infections, and medications such as from cancer chemotherapy.

      Treatment of the darkened nails will depend on what's causing the discoloration in the first place. It's helpful to know what other symptoms you may have and what medications you are taking. I wish you luck as you work with your doctor to find the cause

  47. QUESTION:
    Why do fingernails break, and why does nail polish chip?
    My friends and I are curious and want to know. Is there anything that causes these phenomena? What can be done to prevent them?
    Please - if anyone knows how to prevent this let us know!

    • ANSWER:
      These are the various nail problems. check them up with ur pals.

      Hang nail: Gosh, I hate this name. It’s so misleading. It has nothing to do with your nail!
      This is a sliver of skin that partially breaks from the cuticle and is ugly. These occur when
      you don’t pamper your hands. Repair this by softening the cuticle for one week:
      massage a cuticle cream into the skin and push back with an orange stick.

      Pitted nails:
      This is a symptom of poor nutrition or it can indicate psoriasis. Smokers often have
      pitted nails. Eat more vegetables and see your doctor.

      Ridges:
      If ridges appear at the base of the nail and move outward, your manicure may be too
      rough and you could have a damaged nail bed. Be more gentle and the ridge will grow
      out. If you don’t have manicures, the ridges can indicate anemia. See our doctor.

      Pale nail bed:
      You probably have anemia. Eat more spinach and see your doctor.

      White spots:
      This can be a bruise from a too vigorous cuticle maintenance, or it could indicate poor
      nutrition. Eat more vegetables and see your doctor.

      Peeling nails:
      You could be using too much antibacterial soap. Use an oil-rich soap, like Camay, and
      moisturize.

      Paper cuts:
      Dab some petroleum jelly to ease the sting

      Hope it helped. Take care of ur nails


psoriasis in nails

Psoriasis Of The Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can you avoid a worse case of psoriasis?
    For those who don't know what it is, psoriasis is a skin condition where your skin gets dry and flaky, you develop red patches, and it gets really itchy. My Dad has it really bad. It's common in our family, and now my elbows are dry and itchy. I put lubriderm on it, but is there a way to avoid it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, Daniel!

      As researches show, it's normal to have psoriasis if you have cases in your close relatives, due by genetical predispositions.

      Well, as you might know, there isn't a cure for psoriasis yet, but the best way to avoid a worse case of psoriasis is to have a healthy skin and a healthy body, in general. A lot of researches say this, because Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease: your own body atacking itself. So, if you mantain your body with a perfect (or nearly perfect) health, your Psoriasis will not advance to a higher level.

      So, if I can help you a little with my knowledge of some months researching about this disease, I recommend you to take a good moisturizing cream for you skin and use it correctly. There are a lot of different psoriasis creams on the web (my site talks about one that I think it's great, by its natural ingredients), but you can also try for other general creams, if you see they help your skin to stay away from Psoriasis.

      Diet is very, very important here to, as you will never be able to be healthy if you don't eat correctly. I recommend a great blog about Tommy's case, where he is curing himself only by its diet. You can see my site and Tommy's blog on the source of this question.

      So, resuming, it's this: maintain a healthy skin and body, and your Psoriasis will not evolve.

      Keep going and never give up, Daniel! I hope I have helped you a little with this answer. :)

  2. 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

  3. QUESTION:
    Should I get the Health Savings Account Insurance through my new company?
    I recently got a new job and one of the choices is this HSA Insurance. I have psoriasis, a skin condition that I do light therapy for and these visits for the light therapy can range from 25-50 a year. With regular insurance, the co pay ranges from 25-40 for one of these visits but with the HSA it would be 10% of the cost which would be less than 10 dollars. However, the deductible is higher, but I do not understand how this works. Once I pay my deductible, for how long do I get therapy for a condition without having to pay it again...what do you think, is it worth it for me to go with the HSA?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not quite tracking with your question. It is possible you are being offered some kind of package deal that includes a H.S.A. (Health Savings Account). And we know nothing of the rest of this package.

      The company that I worked for offered traditional health insurance, but then decide to change. They still offered the traditional health insurance, but also offered a HIGH DEDUCTIBLE health insurance. And if we got the High Deductible Health Insurance, we also got a Heath Savings Account.

      The nice thing about the high deductible insurance was that it was cheaper. I do not remember the exact amount, but it was maybe 0 cheaper.

      But rather than pocket the savings, I had an automatic withdrawal from my paycheck set up so that 0 was deposited in my H.S.A. each month.

      The money I put into the H.S.A. each month accumulated until I had a few thousand dollars in there. I could use that money to pay for any medical care, etc. And I do not lose that money at the end of the year. It stays with me. After my job ended, I did move the money to another H.S.A. administrator.

      There was a nice tax advantage because the H.S.A. is pre-tax dollars.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do I get damaged skin back to normal?
    Almost a year ago, I went through a bad outbreak with my psoriasis and my skins red. How can I get it back to normal?

    • ANSWER:

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I lose my virginity without feeling embarrassed?
    I want to lose my virginity but I dont want to take off my clothes because I'm embarrassed of my psoriasis on my legs. Psoriasis is a skin disorder. Look it up for more information. I wanna have sex really bad. How can I do it without him seeing or feeling it on my legs?

    • ANSWER:
      i feel kinda the same way. i dont have psoriasis but i was born with dry skin, and even though i lotion it every day it will never look as pretty or be as smooth as other people. i suggest getting some good psoriasis cream, lotionig everyday, and coconut oil btw is great for bad/irritated skin.
      and maybe you can dim the lights if you want to have sex? and maybe he wont even mind

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone healed psoriasis with the serena skin products?
    I wish to know some real testimonials of those who have tried out the serena skin natural remedies package? I have tried all sorts of creams and steroids but nothing ever helps. Now I'm waiting for my serena skin order to arrive. How did it work for you?

    • ANSWER:
      I used them on my scalp psoriasis and inside my ears. The improvement was truly miraculous. The scaling had gone. I used to have to remove loads of mucky stuff from my ears, I have not had to do this anymore. I shall never be without these remedies.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is All Curly Hair Treatable with Straighteners?
    Every woman from my mothers side of the family has curly hair. I have always had a male haircut because of a severe form of scalp psoriasis (scaly skin disorder) on my scalp. However the psoriasis has recently cleared extremely and doctor says my hair should grow normally. But I don't want it curly?

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best body wash for sensitive skin?
    I have really sensitive skin and im using irish spring body wash which is causing me to itch a lot. I had to switch detergants as well. I read that dove and aveeno have good body washes for sensitive skin. What is a good body wash for sensiitive skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Anything aveeno or gold bond. I have psoriasis and I love the stuff. Wouldn't use anything else. Stay away from body washes with fragrances and alcohol

  13. QUESTION:
    What kind of foundation do you recommend for people with psoriasis?
    Every foundation I've tried irritates my skin like you wouldn't believe. I become real itchy all over my head and face, and my face begins to tighten.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest trying out Eshiko from Eshiko.com

      its a translucent silica crystals and its really the best face powder Ive ever tried. It makes your pores invisible and skin smooth and radiant. You know once you brush it on your skin it, it instantly glows and blurs out light leading to an illusion of flawless and perfect skin.

      I have tried almost every powder that you can try.... I think Eshiko is the best, its better than MUFE HD 100x

      its a japanese nanotechnology face powder so its a little bit expensive. But you can get it for free, they have 60 day money back and all you have to say is that your not happy with the product and they will refund you full purchase. So i suggest buy then after 30 or so days, tell them you want a refund.

      hope it helps!

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    What cream or ointment do I use to treat psoriasis on my face?
    I have had mild psoriasis on my hands, elbows and knees for years. Now, for the first time recently, I have it on my face. I use eleuphrat ointment which (I think) is a steroid base on my body. Can I use this on my face too?

    • ANSWER:
      NO! Don't self medicate it on your face!

      The skin on your face is thinner than on your elbows and knees and steroid cream permanently thins the skin with prolonged use - that's why it's prescribed so sparingly.

      I thought I had it on my face as well (also having it on knees and elbows), however the doctors now think it is seborrheic dermatitis, which is basically a yeast bacteria and usually starts on your head as dandruff, then drops into your eyebrows, then onto your cheeks and sometimes onto your chest.

      There are various stages of it but it's typified by red patches and flaking skin.
      It would certainly be worth looking into that as well.

      The best thing you can do is go and see your doctor, one who specialises in skin conditions if possible.

      Hope that helps :o)

  17. 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.

  18. QUESTION:
    What kind of skin condition does this sound like to you?
    Pink blotches on skin. Skin that hurts and later forms a bump on skin. Painful pink areas of skin. Is it contagious and can it be passed on?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like eczema or psoriasis

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    What should you use to heal skin after wearing a cast for 6 weeks?
    I broke my leg which required surgery and got the cast off on Monday but the skin on my foot is very swollen and horrible. I need to soften up the skin before I can do my exercises. Little bit worried about using perfumed products on broken skin. I've been soaking it in olive oil and warm water which is ok but any other suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      Using tepid water along with a moisturizing body wash , along with copious amounts of lotion and vitamin "E" will help if the body wash burns discontinue use at once , tepid water will not pull as many of the oils from your skin as hot water will .I have found there are a couple products that work well but need applied through out the day , Nivia face cream works as does the walmart brand of coco butter (brown pump bottle ) there is also a product called dermarest for psoriasis I get very dry skin in winter and have found tepid showers , coco lotion after the shower and through out the day along with dermarest applied on the hands(where it is the worst for me) works well for a body wash I use st ives ,whipped silk and run a humidifier as well helps a great deal , Also drink a bit more water as this will help too..
      Aprox total cost for above
      dermarest
      coco butter lotion (large bottle)
      st,Ives whipped silk
      If you want the nivia face cream in tub ... a bit expensive at bucks I
      think works well as well .
      And a humidifier if you chose prices range from 20 -100 bucks and more ...

  21. 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    The skin on my nose and forehead is really dry?
    Because I have irish skin in me(thanks grandad -_-) it means every lil exposure to sun causes my skin on my nose and forehead to go really dry and flaky, but if I but cream on it makes my skin oily which gives me spots, Is their any natural homemade fairly cheapish remedies I can use to treat dry skin but is not oily? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      •There are different causes of dry skin; it may be any number or combination of the following:
      •Wind / Rain in cold winter conditions can dramatically dry the skin as well as overexposure to the sun.
      •Central heating creates low humidity within the home, drying the skin.
      •Dietary insufficiencies can cause the skin to dry through lack of nutrients.
      • Cosmetic products and some soap can often dry the skin.
      •Illnesses such as diabetes, under active thyroid.
      • Some Drug / Medication use such as antihistamines can cause dry skin.
      • Low sebum (oil layer) production means the skin has less protection.
      •Other skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis
      Due to these reasons my skin on nose and forehead is dry?
      If use oily creams then i have some get rid of dryness at my face? Thanx

  23. QUESTION:
    What beauty product can you suggest that would help my skin get moisturized and youthful?
    I live in a tropical country wherein people get sweaty in no time. It's an essential for me to use moisturizer because my skin's dry, the problem is it's too hot in here and whenever I apply one, it would just mix in with sweat in my face. That's how hot it is here, please help, I know there are still good citizens in here.

    • ANSWER:
      The FDA-approved active ingredient in Dermasis Psoriasis Cream works to help control your skin symptoms in a smooth, non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly-and will not stain your clothes or skin.

      Benefits To You…

      ■Reduces itching/ associated with itchy flaky skin
      ■Help control your skin symptoms
      ■Offers deep moisturizer for your skin.
      ■Non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly-and will not stain your clothes or skin.
      ■Made Of Natural Ingredients
      Advised Product Usage:

      We suggest using Demarsis Cream for a minimum of 4 months. This will help your skin to heal naturally.

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  24. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for psoriasis to kill someone?
    If someone has been diagnosed with psoriasis (any type), how long left do they have left to live? Is psoriasis mainly known for taking lives?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis cannot kill you, its a skin condition that speeds up the growth of skin cells causing red, flaky plaque in certain areas of the skin. Its treatable and cant kill you!

  25. QUESTION:
    Has anyone with Psoriasis gotten rid of it or know some really good treatments?
    Have you used any natural remedies to heal your skin permanently or do you know of some great treatments? The safer, the better. no injections or fake sun treatments please.

    • ANSWER:
      Fluir Herbals. That lady makes a comfrey cream that is really good. It helped my daughter when the doctors could not.

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. QUESTION:
    I have dry patches of skin on my arms for 4 years and would like to know how to get rid of them?
    In 6th grade, my math teacher invited my class and I to his annual pool party at the end of the school year. I went and after the pool party, I've been having dry patches all over my arms and there used to be dry patches on my back. Now I am in the 10th grade and I still have the dry patches on skin. It makes my arms look like they are tanned with white spots on them. How do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep your arms don't get rid of them. lol
      I have psoriasis, and have had to deal with this problem all my life. From your description your condition sounds similar, have you seen a dermotologist? The best way to get rid of the patches for myself has been to use an herbal tonic, taken orally, TAC-A-WAH Indian Tonic. It cleans out your system. Follow dosing instructions closely.
      Along with the tonic, I use Hydraston ointment. I noticed a difference the first time I tried them. I wish I had known about this stuff when I was 13. I got both these items at the same time at an Amish store. Drink more water.
      Believe me I have tried just about everything, and this was the only thing that ever worked for me. I used to have it in my hair, on my back, knees, ankles, elbows, arms, on the face, stomach, very embarassing, it permanently damaged my self-image. The summer months, I was always in the sun, and that seemed to help a lot. It took all summer to get rid of those light spots.
      Good luck,

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. QUESTION:
    I have had really sensitive, raw, scaly skin on my face since I was 16 and now I am 29. Who can help me?
    Dermatologists seemed to dismiss it as rosacea but would ignore the scaly psoriasis like skin. I need a recommendation.

    • ANSWER:
      First remedy: Be very gentle with your skin now. It's been sensitive and therefore fragile, and so you need to give your skin a chance to build back an effective barrier layer.
      1) Do NOT use warm/hot water to wash face. Use cool water
      2) Use only Alcohol-free toners. Preferably also Fragrance-free so as not to further irritate your sensitive skin
      3) Washing twice a day is enough. Not more, else skin get even more dehydrated and sensitive, which could then lead to further breakout!
      4) No facial scrubs either, till your skin is strengthened again
      5) Use a protective moisturiser daily and nightly. Choose ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, PCA, Allantoin, Vitamin E...
      6) Try Brands like AVENE, CLINELLE, CLINIQUE, SIMPLE, A-Derma, La Roche-Posay, Bioderma

      Why are these brands good? Cos' they are tailored for very sensitive skins - like MINE :))

      Hope above tips help... and Good Luck!

  32. 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to reduce dry skin on your body?
    How can i reduce my dry skin? I use a special soap and lotion every day and even have been to the dermotoligist, but nothing helps. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, so you need to go to SwedishSkinCare.com and order the product called Prosanol, it is in a pump spray bottle. It is the solution to dry skin ... its not your everyday lotion or anything like that, I know that people with psoriasis and even burn victims use this product to improve their skin. It works so perfectly for dry, flaky, and chronic dry skin. This is the only moisturizer I use.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I keep the skin on my knuckles from getting thick from cardioboxing?
    Hello. Just started light cardio-boxing sessions. I love it EXCEPT for the fact that I'm worried it will turn the skin on my knuckles thick and ugly. I am really fussy about my hands and have so far managed to keep them in decent condition. I use those black wrapping thinggies -- they help but not much. I don't want the skin on my knuckles going all thick and scaly -- apologies to the people rolling their eyeballs heavenwards -- it's my girlie thing!

    • ANSWER:
      Buy a strong skin moisturiser like sudocream - one that's used to treat things like psoriasis. Apply this before and after your workout. Applying it beforehand will help keep your hands soft and supple while boxing so that the movements you're making don't stretch the skin as you punch. Putting it on directly after the workout will really help speed up the recovery process of your hands.

      If you do this, you probably won't need to wear the hand wraps - but if you find the moisturiser is wearing off during the workout, you can try wearing the hand wraps and apply a much thicker layer of cream underneath (it'll need to be thicker as the wraps will absorb some). That'll help keep the cream on even when you're punching things.

      I kickboxed for years and followed this process religiously because just like you, I didn't want to end up with ugly hands - my skin stayed soft as a baby's!

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I know if my psoriasis is subsiding?
    For starters, my skin was fiery red a couple weeks ago. Now it's pink.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis will never go away. Trust me I have it. A friend of mine has it all over his body. Key factors to flare ups are stress, humidity and sometimes food you eat. Mine just comes and goes. Yes it is subsiding but will never fully go away. It won't always be pink either. It will look like regular skin when you have it under control. I use hydrocortisone cream and i have to put it on at least every other day to keep it from flaring up. I use regular over the counter because medications have sterioids. My daughter is lucky she got it young and will grow out of it. I on the other had didn't get it until I was an adult. As long as you keep up with it you should be ok.

  36. QUESTION:
    What skin care products are excellent for very dry, scratchy skin?
    I have tried a host of lotions, bath soaps, and creams but have yet to find anything that really works for me. I find that in the winter (of course) my skin is very dry and becomes itchy - what can I do to help alleviate this? Is there a product I should be using or a regimen I could follow that might help?

    Thanks for your advice!

    • ANSWER:
      For face Roc is really good, its made for people with excema or psoriasis, so cleanser, toner and face cream each morning or night, You may also want to get an emoillent face scrub to use a few times a week
      -also get a humidifer in your bedroom-not sure if you live in a cold climate like I do but that really helps bc the furnace drys your skin out like crazy and then going in the cold weather doesnt help
      -for body, I like dove cream to oil body wash and using a glove exfoliater helps get rid of the dead skin so the lotions can do their job, i find that putting Baby Oil Gel or just baby oil on while im almost finshed my shower works and/or then a body cream with lactic acid in it
      -change the detergent that you use to wash your clothes to something really gentle like Ivory, Tide is the worst especially for bath towels, bc there is still traces of it on the towel and when you dry yourself off after a shower your body heat almost reactivates it and it leaves a film on your skin

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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

  41. QUESTION:
    what is the best lotion for severely dry and cracked skin?
    My dad works as a custodian and is always using very harsh chemical cleaners. He is also out in the cold a lot and obsessed with using disinfectant soaps. As a result his hands are EXTREMELY dry and cracked. When he puts lotion on you can actually hear his skin crackling. I want to get him some heavy duty moisturizing/healing lotion and also a non-soap disinfectant cleanser so he isn't exacerbating the problem every day at work. Thank you all for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Right now I'm using Lubriderm's Advanced Skin Therapy, it's really good. I have psoriasis, so my skin gets horrible in the winter time, and this is the only lotion that I've used that doesn't make it worse. It's thick and creamy, and it doesn't have a girly smell to it, so it'd be perfect for your dad. They also make a hand cream in that same line, it's thicker I think, also it's non-greasy

  42. QUESTION:
    What causes dry skin on forehead and eyebrows?
    I'm a 21 year old guy, i shower and wash my face daily but for some reason i have really dry flaky skin between my eyebrows and under them. What could be causing this and how do i fix it?

    • ANSWER:
      Most common causes are dandruff and psoriasis. Both could be managed over the counter with tar, clotrimazole or hydrocortisone. If not enough see the doc for Rx strength medication.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are dry itchy patches of skin on arms and face caused by?
    Where do these patches of red dry skin come from and what can help cure them or relieve the itch?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like a regular case of normal dry skin, nothing too serious. There are quiet some different causes for dry skin:

      For most people it is a seasonal, temporary problem. It happens mainly in winter. The temperatures and air humidity drop dramatically during this period, drying your skin or making an existing skin condition even worse

      Or the other way around if you live in the desert, the high temperatures and low air humidity can also do a trick on your skin. The sun dries out your skin, nothing new; we all know that heat takes the water from it. But the UV rays also damage your skin deep inside. This leads to wrinkles and loose, sagging skin

      Hot bath or shower. Too many hot baths or showers break down the protective lipid barrier in your skin. This barrier in your upper skin layer is meant to protect you from the sun, wind, hot and cold like the brick walls protect your house

      Frequent swimming in chlorinated pools. The chloride does exactly the same to your skin as taking too many hot showers; it breaks down the lipid barrier of your skin leaving it open to the elements

      Air conditioning, fire places & central heating. These usually very convenient appliances also dry out your skin by reducing the humidity level in your house or office

      Harsh soaps and detergents. A lot of our modern day pretty harsh soaps and detergents do a good job at cleaning everything we want. But a nasty side effect is that they also break down the lipid barrier and dehydrate your skin. Deodorants, shampoos and anti bacterial soaps are the greatest culprits

      Insufficient nutrition. When you don't get enough vitamin A, B and / or E your skin will also dry out even quicker. Generally when your diet is not in balance it will show itself also in your skin

      One of the drawbacks of getting older is, as we all probably know, that the skin gets thinner, starts to wrinkle and get dryer

      Diseases like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea or thyroid disorders also cause very dry skin

      Finally genetics also plays a part in getting dry skin; you can inherit the sensitivity for it from your parents. And also fair skinned people are more likely to have dry skin, especially when they get older

      There are many remedies you can use to get rid of dry skin and those itchy red patches, check: http://www.natural-homeremedies-for-life.com/home-remedies-for-dry-skin.html

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of this weird flaky skin around my eye lids and nose.?
    I have weird flaky skin around my eye lids and nose, it's been like that for a while now. I've tried putting moisturizers on it but it just goes red and becomes flaky again later. It doesn't itch or hurt in anyway, is there anyway to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have a skin condition. Possibly psoriasis or eczema, which both cause flaking and redness. You should probably book a visit to a dermatologist, who can tell you exactly what's going on! They will most likely prescribe some creams to help. Also, try hydrocortisone creams.

  47. QUESTION:
    What vitamins, or products help improve the skin naturally?
    I was wondering what ways there are to improving the skin besides the usual using creams, moisturisers, cleansers and toners. Instead with something deeper such as diet, exercise and nutrition?

    • ANSWER:
      Supplement with zinc! Zinc is known for its aging-fighting effects. In addition, it can also help with skin lesions -- many people claim that it helps them with psoriasis and eczema. Even if your skin is healthy, though, it can improve it.

      Personally, my skin has gotten substantially better-looking since I started taking zinc. I can't guarantee it will work, but it's worth a shot! I got a 100-pack of zinc pills at Walgreen's for 4 bucks, so I mean, hey, worst case, you're out four lousy dollars. I recommend it.


psoriasis of the skin

Head Psoriasis Pictures

The orthodontist will ask you questions about your health, conduct a clinical exam, gather impressions of your teeth, take photos of your face and teeth, and order X-rays of your mouth and head. An appropriate treatment plan is made based on analysis of the gathered information.
In some cases, a removable retainer will be all that's necessary. In other rare cases (especially when there is an extreme overbite or underbite), surgery may be necessary. In most cases, however, braces will be needed.

The orthodontist will ask you questions about your health, conduct a clinical exam, gather impressions of your teeth, take photos of your face and teeth, and order X-rays of your mouth and head. An appropriate treatment plan is made based on analysis of the gathered information.
In some cases, a removable retainer will be all that's necessary. In other rare cases (especially when there is an extreme overbite or underbite), surgery may be necessary. In most cases, however, braces will be needed.

If braces are indeed the solution for you, your orthodontist will prescribe an appliance specific for your needs. The braces may consist of bands, wires, and other fixed or removable corrective appliances.

* Lingual-type brackets: These are brackets that attach to the back of teeth, hiding the bracket from view.
* Traditional bands: These are the generally outdated "full metal-mouth" look, which consists of the use of metal brackets soldered to metal bands that wrap around each tooth.

Newer "mini-braces," which are much smaller than traditional braces, may be an option for some. Your orthodontist will discuss the various types of available braces with you and determine which might be the best option for you.

# Orthodontic bands are stainless steel, clear or tooth-colored materials that are cemented with dental bonding agents or cement to teeth. They wrap around each tooth to provide an anchor for the brackets. The clear or tooth-colored bands are more cosmetically appealing options but are more expensive than stainless steel. They are not used in all patients. Some people have only brackets and no bands.

# Spacers are separators that fit between teeth to create a small space prior to placement of orthodontic bands.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of black heads?
    I have sensitive skin especially on my face because my eczema. And I have alot of black heads on my nose and a few on my chin/T-zone. I have a black head/white head extractor. How do I get them out because I tried to last week my nose got rid and I must have been doing it wrong. Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      check out the products made by Salcura (only available from Britain)
      Salcura has the best products for eczema there is in my opinion, and their Acne treatment Salcura Antiac was rated the best acne product reviewed on a british tv show named "Embarrassing bodies"

      salcura dermaspray gentle is what we use on our child and it is 10 times more effective than anythinelse we tried. check out pictures and video link on expresschemist:co:uk showing the link to the embarrassing bodies tv segment on acne treatments, and there's pictures of people with eczema and psoriasis that were healed with the salcura dermasprays.

  2. QUESTION:
    can you give me some pictures of babies with psoriasis and rosacea?
    i have a friend that has a niece who have some red lump on her head.i don't know how you called it.usually they do operation to take it out from a babies skin.If you can help me with this.i just need some pictures of this kind of skin diseases.

    • ANSWER:
      it could be a hamangioma which is a sort of birth mark and can be removed however if it is psoriasis or rosacea removing it will not help at all best bet is to talk to doctor

  3. QUESTION:
    I just had a really bad itch on my head and i scratched until some skin came off and now im bleeding?
    I know it sounds gross but i felt an itch on my head and i scratched and i kind of felt like a scab and and it came off and now its bleeding! Its so gross but what could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      A scab would probably be brown and would only have formed over a wound. There are many things it could be. There is a scalp condition known as psoriasis where a flake of whitish skin can be scratched off to reveal a reddish colored patch of skin that will bleed slightly!! If you only have the one spot - go to the drug store and ask them to recommend a psoriasis shampoo. There are many products (over the counter) to choose from. If this does not help then get it checked out by your doctor just to be safe and sure. There are many websites on line that have pictures you can compare it with. Visit the National Psoriasis Foundation Website. Don't worry although some sites show some really bad cases of psoriasis most people never get it that bad and the ointments and creams that are available help us manage this disease very well. I like the Dermarest Products myself - they have a shampoo as well as a scalp treatment. There are many types of psoriasis. And it could be eczema or even just bad dandruff or even lice that could have been picked up from anywhere ( get a friend to check for you as it is very hard to check that for your self). If you can't figure it out go to the doctor and ask them to take a look. It would give you some peace of mind to know exactly what it was!! Good Luck!!

  4. QUESTION:
    Can i dye my hair if i have psoriasis?
    So i really wanna dye my hair brown but i have psoriasis. It's located at the lower back of my head (around where my neck is). Lately ive been using T-Gel to get rid of it and ive only been using it for about a week and it hasnt been as itchy or irritating as it was before. If i dye my hair, would it make my psoriasis worse or start irritating it even more?

    • ANSWER:
      i dye my hair alot and ive never notice it make my scalp psoriasis any worse.
      as you can see in my picture its pink, i dye it black alot and i had bright red hair last year, go ahead and dye it, just try not to rub it on your scalp so much
      heres my video about psoriasis, i dont if you have it anywhere else but if so, here u go :P

  5. QUESTION:
    my ped said my six week old has psoriasis on his face and head?
    does anyone know where i can find a picture of that for comparison?

    • ANSWER:
      google, images, psoriasis.. a bunch of pictures should pop up

  6. QUESTION:
    do i have a skin condition of some kind?
    For a long time my face and ears have become very flushed at random no apparent reason, and always at the end of the day, and recently my face and neck have been itching constantly

    i'm not using any new facial products or washes and i don't have any other skin conditions, excluding occasional acne, but of course that's normal

    is this anything at all i should be concerned about or should i just wait it out?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have any other symptoms and how long has this been going on!! Can you trace it back t a specific time when something may have changed physically in your life such as pregnancy, menopause, new job, new house, Etc.?? Does it go away by itself every night??? Are you using any products to try to help it?? You say that it has been going on for a long time - how long?? - anything longer than 2 weeks merits a doctor visit!!

      There are many things that could cause this!! The simple causes could be - are you getting too hot or overheated just prior to this breakout?, are you under any emotional stress?, have you also eliminated the use of any new shampoos, hair sprays, new make up brand(or make up that is old and should be thrown away), New clothes that have not been washed, new sheets or pillow cases, new hand soap at work, etc.??? And have you checked to see that none of your regular products have changed their ingredients?? All of those are the most obvious and the easiest for you to rule out on your own!!

      The less obvious - people with high blood pressure sometimes have the sensation of the blood rushing to their face and head which can cause itching, if you suspect this you need to get a doctor to check it out; Is it possible that your age and menopause may be a factor, when I started going through this the blood would rush to my face and especially my ears making me look all red and blotchy, itchy and flushed but not necessarily sweaty; are you out in the sun a lot - people can sometimes develop sun poisoning; are you taking any medications at all because you can build up a tolerance to medicines you have taken a while and then have a reaction to them; it is possible you are having episodes of hives that could be caused by something as simple as stress; and if none of this sounds plausible to you then - There are many skin conditions such as ezcema, psoriasis, roscea that this could be!! If you have been able to rule out everything else then go see a dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis!! You can also do some on line research using any search engine such as google, yahoo, etc. on skin deseases!! Just type it a condition and a wealth of informative sites will appear!! Many will have pictures and that may help you to figure out what it is!! At the very least it will arm you with knowledge before you go see a doctor!! I wish you well and hope you will seek out the right help!! I hope that some of my suggestions may be helpful to start your hunt for clues as to what it is, but I caution you to be careful of advise on YA because all we can do is offer our opinion!! You really need to do research and then see a doctor! Good Luck!!

  7. QUESTION:
    what did it mean to hold 2 fingers over someones head when they didn't know it and count?
    Does anyone remember when you were a kid, going up behind an unsuspecting person and holding two fingers over their head and counting until they noticed? I'm not referring to bunny ears during a photo. If you remember doing this, what did it mean? I remember doing it and seen some kids doing it today, but I forget the meaning. Just curious to the point it's been bugging me ever since LOL

    • ANSWER:
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      What does it mean when someone puts the two fingers behind your head?
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  8. QUESTION:
    My little nephew whose 9 has scaly gray botches in his bald head?
    My nephew he's hyperactive he loves to go out and play with his friends in this hot weather in philadelphia, and he had this botches in his back of his bald head for a long time, i dont know what is it i live in brooklyn NY im 17 my cuzin is now telling me this, on the phone, she's telling me she sees it and it looks like a bacterial thing, he cuts his hair in this barbershop with spanish people. Um, i love him that my nephew and you know i don't want him to get it to more he's only 9 and now his father n mom is putting alcohol with lemon and it burning him he's crying i would like to know any medical professions out there can you tell me what is this, what creams to get, and how to prevent it to happening again because i guess he got it from skateboarding outside or the heat, he loves to seat in places where its kinda bacterial area like the grass and when he comes home he doesn't take a shower right away so we force him in the shower well i wanna know what is it PLEASE!!!

    • ANSWER:
      cant say without a picture or an examination. could be scalp psoriasis or dermatitis.

  9. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis in college?
    I'm headed to college and have psoriasis. Does anyone have tips or advice I could use? I plan to do my best to be confident and nice, but I'm still afraid of people's reactions, the dating scene, etc.

    Thanks a lot for any help!
    Thanks for your answers. I'm not going to use the injections or pills right now, so I'm mostly focused on dealing with the emotional issues.

    • ANSWER:
      I developed psoriasis while in college. And I feel your pain; it's gross. I assume you've seen a doctor already and have been diagnosed. Doctors tend to start people off on the most low-level treatments first, and then move up to shots and oral medication.
      That stuff aside, I think you're asking more about the social side of things. For me, I just told people, "I have psoriasis. It's gross." It usually worked pretty well. Denying it won't make it any less gross, and acknowledging it at least makes it into a known issue. It's not transferable, so if you can provide some info it will make people more comfortable. But at some point, you just have to say, "eff it". It sucks, but you've got this rash. It will be okay. In the big picture, is it that big of a deal?

  10. QUESTION:
    Weeping head and strange smell?
    Hi my scalp has been itching for days so i used a medicated shampoo. I thought i had greasy hair but my scalp is weeping, I see a doc in 2 days, what can I do just now to stop it, mb infected or something ps. i have eczema :(

    so itchy thou :(
    cant even bruch my head just now too.

    • ANSWER:
      what worked for our child's eczema is a product from Britain.
      Check out the Salcura Eczema and Psoriasis products including their shampoo.

      We don't use the shampoo but Salcura Dermaspray Gentle is what we use on our child. It's all natural, over the counter, leaves no mess, easy to apply stops the itch in seconds, heals the inflamed skin rapidly. we've used it for about 7 months now, it's amazing. Unless you're in Britain and can get it at a local Chemist, you'll need to buy it over the internet at a British online pharmacy site. just search, look for a case study with pictures, and other user reviews as well

  11. QUESTION:
    What's the scaly stuff on her scalp?
    My friend has been to the doc b/c a little over a year ago she had a small patch of scaly skin. The doc said it is a fungus because she always put her wet hair in a ponytail and then puts on her scarf to leave her house everyday - basically the skin isn't breathing and has all that moisture there...you get the picture. Ok so all they can tell her is it's a fungus. It's gross. It's dandruff x 10,000. It's like scales. It's encompassed half of her scalp and her hair has thinned a bit - you can't see the scalp through the hair or anything like that. But she says her hair falls out easily. She can sit and pick at her scalp and pick off tiny chunks - small like the head of a nail - and thick. So does this fungus have a name? The stupid docs haven't really told her b/c they aren't sure I guess. I told her I'd ask here to find out more if possible.... anyone know anything?
    It's no excema. And I don't think it's psoriasis - at least that's what the docs have stated. This is a grown up we're talking about here - not a child. Anyway... a good dermatologist sounds like the answer. a PCP ain't gonna do it.

    • ANSWER:
      From your own description it sounds to me like Psoriasis.
      Scales or fish scales that flake off in big chunks and the hair is thinning. I have Psoriasis and used to have it on my scalp and it was not nice. However I tried most preparations which worked for a period and then failed. In the end I cleared my by using lemon juice in the rinse water. Wash my hair with shampoo, then rinse off. Then add lemon juice about two table spoons to clean water, saturate the hair and then dry. Now if I find any outbreak, I hit it with lemon juice straight away and that keeps it at bay. Have not had to use lemon juice now for several years.

  12. QUESTION:
    ive had psoriasis for soo long & sick of it!! any cures- please!?
    first i thought it was dandruff that was never going away.. then the doctor told me it was psoriasis.. a disease on the hair or skin that looks like dandruff flakes but not. it is almost incurable!!
    please- sooooo annoying.. any homemade cures..doctors or nurses??

    • ANSWER:
      Is your scalp the only place you have it. Head & shoulders worked for me for a while and then you have to try something else. I have over 15% of my body with psoriasis. I have been on a shot called enbrel and it has worked for me I noticed a difference within the first week. I have been on it for 5 weeks now. I can email you pictures if you want. I took pictures of my elbows and knees to show the difference so I can go back and see how far I have come.

      There are no cures for it. just because treatment works for one person doesn't mean it will work for you. You will just have to find what works for you. I have tried everything. Tea Tree works for some but it made mine worse.

      Good Luck and I hope this helps.

  13. QUESTION:
    What does a ringworm looks like?

    • ANSWER:
      Direct answer to your question;
      http://knol.google.com/k/anonymous/ringworm-tinea-corporis-tinea-faciei/EkYBwZ9H/oRigcg#What_does_ringworm_look_like(3F)

      In case the link doesn't work, here's the info:

      Ringworm typically appears as a round, pink or red, flat patch or slightly elevated plaque with central clearing and scaly (flaky) or crusted raised borders. It generally begins as a small round spot that grows outward over weeks to months, forming a ring shape. Ringworm may occur anywhere on the exposed skin of the trunk, arms, and legs, though in wrestlers, it is most common on the head, neck, and arms.

      Ringworm has several variants. It is not always circular or oval, but may be consist of more wavy, irregular lines. There may be multiple circles on one person. When caused by a fungus that usually infects animals, it may be bright red and raised, or contain pus bumps. It may be concentrated in and around hair follicles. When ringworm has been treated with topical corticosteroids, it may resemble other skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, making diagnosis difficult.

      When ringworm occurs on the arms, legs, or trunk, it is called tinea corporis. When it occurs on the non-hairy skin of the face, it is called tinea faciei. Infection of the hair, nails, groin, feet, and hands is not considered to be ringworm and will not be discussed here.

      Another picture;
      http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/EkYBwZ9H/Dm2ltw/ringworm%20KOH%20Fig%208.jpg

      more info;
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringworm
      ^^Copy and paste this into the adress bar^^

  14. QUESTION:
    synovitis, psoriasis, other med problems?
    here is my problem- I have a slew of medical issues-from fatigue,always having respiratory illness and joint pain on my entire left side, to what i JUST realized were psoriasis patches on my neck (i had them in the past. havent seen them this entire year), as well as other issues- These being the main ones.I've taken numerous xrays, MRIs and blood tests. ONE blood test (my 1st) showed I had a positive ANA...a weak positive. Subsequent tests all came back negative for lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc etc...everything comes back negative...at different dr's, labs, etc... Recently, my left ring finger became extremely swollen after what felt like loss of circulation on my left arm...I was diagnosed with synovitis-which the doctor's have NO clue why I have this being that its usually only present in people with an autoimmune disease (which I have alot of symptoms of, but no lab work to justify it). Any idea what may be going on with me? I will begin taking the medrol pack (5 days) next wk
    does this sound like any ailment that perhaps my doctors are not looking into? They tell me I am a "medical mystery", but I think they may just be incompetent.
    I am seeing a rheumatologist...as well as a neurologist...all my blood tests for pretty much every type of arthritis has come back negative...are there any forms of arthritis that a blood test will not show?

    • ANSWER:
      hi, First according to the autoimmune association psoriasis is an autoimmune condition of the skin, so you do have one. I have Lupus, own a Lupus support/message board, and do most of the research for the group. I like you have had weak positive and negative ANA's over the years. Some other blood tests will come and go pos to neg. depending on disease activity. There are so many connective tissue autoimmune's that it is hard to say which one you may have.
      There is off the top of my head, Lupus, Sjorgrens, Mixed connective Tissue disease, Raynunds, Polymyalgia Rhumatica, RA and others. Many take a while to progress. and most have a certain number of diagnostic critera you must meet before you can be diagnosed with it for sure. Like with lupus you must meet four of 11 critera. My MRIS come back Negative, but just got off chemotherapy for brain Cerabritis (swelling of brain, which dosent show in MRI's Etc. so it's all tricky, and depends how good your rhuemotologist is, and one at UCLA told me it is a bit of an art, not a full science. It can also take a bit of time to get a full picture, so they can get a history, and see what else happens.

      I understand the not knowing is the hardest part. the scariest part, it took me 5 years, though I was ill from the age of 13. we saw drs, then stopped, it was before the critera was even out. That came out in 1982. I was diagnosed in my late 20's Im now 40. The medrol pack, may help, if they gave it to you, they are testing to see if there is any relief. any changes. that is good. My fingers will swell for a bit and go back down too, that is a sign of an auto immune, so are symptoms that come than leave to never return. I suggest you write down anything from the past that you can think of, because all these problems do NOT have to occur all at one time.Even deppression counts in a diagnosis of Lupus. Central Nervous system problems, Skin Issues, I will put the diagnostic critera for you to see.

      The pattern of that ANA test you need to find out too. ask if it was speckled. There are several others, but that is mine and the one I can think of that goes with Lupus usually. They should test your blood monthly, but the medrol, can change the results. you also need what is called a SED rate, which can tell dr's how much inflammation is in your body, it has other names, westergreen is one. it depends on the lab, and where you live. ask for it. before you take the medrol pack. Circulation is also an issue. Here at least is the Lupus Critera so you can think of past history

      Diagnostic criteria for lupus
      The following criteria are used to distinguish lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) from other autoimmune and rheumatic diseases.

      A person with 4 of these 11 conditions can be diagnosed with lupus; 3 symptoms suggest that lupus is probably present, and 2 raise the possibility of lupus. Symptoms may be present all at once or appear in succession over a period of time. 1

      Butterfly (malar) rash on cheeks
      Rash on face, arms, neck, torso (discoid rash)
      Skin rashes that result from exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light (photosensitivity)
      Mouth or nasal ulcers, usually painless
      Joint swelling, stiffness, pain involving two or more joints (arthritis)
      Inflammation of the membranes surrounding the lungs (pleuritis) or heart (pericarditis). This inflammation is called serositis.
      Abnormalities in urine, such as increased protein or clumps of red blood cells or kidney cells, called cell casts, in the urine
      Nervous system problems, such as seizures or psychosis, without known cause
      Problems with the blood, such as reduced numbers of red blood cells (anemia), platelets, or white blood cells
      Positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) test
      Signs of increased autoimmunity (antibodies against normal tissue), as shown by laboratory tests

  15. QUESTION:
    Teachers commenting on your looks?
    Hi :)

    About a month ago my form tutor took me upstairs to the head of years 7, 8 and 9's office. In there they basically told me that I look like I've just got out of bed every morning, I smell bad, my hair is messy etc.

    I just found it really insulting, and also very damaging. I cried a lot afterwards and was paranoid about going back into school. I already spent a lot of time in the mornings getting ready for school and felt like the comments they made were really harsh. I have two chronic diseases, one of which sort of makes my hair look unkempt (psoriasis on my scalp). It makes me have bad dandruff so I have to wash my hair a lot. I also can only use some shampoos. My hair really does't look messy though, my dad is a businessman and trust me he'd tell me if it was bad. Plus I think it looks fine in the mirror.

    I also have some psoriasis on my body (you can't see it when I'm wearing my uniform). It means that I'm very self-conscious already and restricted in some of the products I can use. However I use deodorant and perfume and don't think I smell bad. Like, my parents and friends would have told me. Trust me they'd say. Plus I can smell perfume on me all day (not too strong) and I think it's nice. I'm told I smell nice quite a bit.

    Sorry this is so long! Basically I think they were harsh on me, particularly since I already have been diagnosed with depression and have low self-esteem. What do you think and have you ever been picked on by a teacher(s)?
    @Crazy Dan

    Thanks for trying to help but you have it wrong I'm afraid. The whole point is I don't smell bad and my hair isn't messy. People compliment my perfume. I've had my hair done by a professional and wash it every day. People compliment me on that too.

    • ANSWER:
      Those people are cruel and were not prepared to speak.. pray for them.. and tell your parents what happened. Perhaps the people that spoke with you, in their own way, thought they were helping you. I've encountered people like that as well.

      I'll suggest a product that may help you. Ask your parents to research a British made product, Salcura Shampoo for your hair. Plus Salcura Dermaspray Gentle or Intensive for your body psoriasis.

      Psoriasis sufferers have reviewed the shampoo and say it's the best they've found for their condition.
      The Gentle Dermaspray worked miracles for our child's eczema. was 10 times more effective than all other products we tried. Look up some pictures of actual users on expresschemist co uk or on other websites.

  16. QUESTION:
    My 4.5 year old son has dry eczema. What helps the chronic itch?
    He's very itchy & he often gets short tempered from it. He's allergic to dust mites,pollen,mold,rice,corn, soy, & egg. I bought a Hepa filter vacuum,encased his bedding to keep dust mites away, run air purifiers,change the furnace filter frequently,use fragrance free detergents,run clothes through a second rinse cycle,use no dryer sheets,keep baths tepid & brief, lotion with Eucerin immediately afterward, & have him wear only cotton clothes. I can honestly say NONE of this has made a difference. He starts Kindergarten in the Fall & I worry about him. How can he concentrate if he's itchy? Keeping my child drugged on Benadryl indefinitely isn't an option to me. I currently started him on probitotics with his allergists approval & give him 2 tsp. ground Flaxseed in his cereal every morning. I'm now trying Emu oil on him. I spend all my free time searching for answers. Has anyone found relief from dry eczema? Perhaps a Homeopathic Dr. is my next step. Thank you in advance for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      i have had eczema AND psoriasis since i was born and i'm going to be 16, even though eczema can't be cured the symptoms can be helped. First to get rid of any possibility of irritation don't wash him with soap unless its dove. Also use Purex Free and Clear. This has no dyes or scents in it so the skin won't get irritated. Try Eucerine and Aquafore. These are over the counter ointments/creams that really do help. If he has a bad itchy rash put him in the tub for 15 minutes with nothing in there and let him soak. Meanwhile take his pjs dunk them in water, and then put them in the dryer to get warm. Take him out of the tub put on the perscription or the Eucerine/Aquafore all over his body and put the wet pjs on. This is so the moisture stays on his skin because people with eczema don't have the moisture layer like normal skin because the skin cells reproduce quicker. Also to get rid of the flakes use a soft bristle, anything will work and lightly go over his body when he's in the tub to get rid of the irritating flakes that may cause him to itch. We have tried everything for my skin but that's usually the way we keep it under control. Sometimes the just you see is dry skin that came off his skin, like my house i dust constantly because dust is made up of other things and your own skincells but mine is so bad that i dust all the time.
      Also don't let him have acid foods like tomatoes and oranges. When i was little like 3 or 4 my dad showed me pictures of me after i ate pasta with tomator sauce. of course little kids get it everywhere and he said that when he took off the noodles and wiped off my arm there would be a red ring that would burn me and turn into a patch of eczema, and it still happens like that today. Anything can irritate it also, try to stay away from hair dye or any hair chemicals that you might use or someone might use. They will burn his skin. I got a perm and that was terrible the solution burned my scalp, my forehead, my ears, and my neck and i got first and second degree burns from it. And i still have scares to prove it. And even though the burns are gone, my head is now a problem area because it burned away the healthy skin so it itches constantly and i get patches on my forhead all the time.

      Thats all the advice I can give you, hope it helps! check ya later ♥

  17. QUESTION:
    Does L'Oreal Casting creme gloss hair dye work on dark hair?
    Has anyone used it? Is it good?

    • ANSWER:
      Hiya.

      Yes it should work on all types, it usually states which types it workes with and which ones it doesnt on the box. Always read the instructions! Are you thinking of going a completely different colour to your natural colour? If you are remember that this dye is only a semi-permenant so it may not give total coverage.

      Ive got a review if you would like to take a read :
      Author's product rating: 5/'5

      Advantages: cheap, easy to use
      Disadvantages: can be messy !

      Recommend to potential buyers: yes

      Full review
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      I have been dying my hair since I was around 14. Until I was about 19, I died it blonde with that awful Sun-in lightening spray. I had a bit of a disaster when I bought a cheaper brand and ended up with a head full of bright yellow hair. The girls at work kept saying it was fine, and no-one could tell. I almost believed them until a male colleague then came out with 'So, really love, how much do you think it's gonna cost you to put that right?'
      After that, I decided that maybe I should just let the blonde grow out and see what my natural colour was (I had forgotten by that point!). My natural colour turned out to be, as I had somewhat expected, a horrible mousy brown/dark blonde, that looked dull, and the mix of mousy and blonde had the habit of making me look like I was going grey! I'm not sure why I decided to go dark, but I did. I'm also not sure why I decided to use Loreal Casting to do so, but I did, and I'm really glad of it.

      This was the first brand of dye that I used, and I was really pleased with the results. I have since tried other brands - Garnier Nutrisse and I think one by Wella - but I've always came back to this brand, as I find it's the easiest to use and gives the best and longest lasting results.

      ~~About the dye~~

      This hair dye is a tone on tone gel colourant and contains no ammonia.
      It promises to give Natural looking colour and ultra-shiny highlights.
      This will cover first greys
      The box states that this will last up to 6 weeks with no visible roots, but I have found it to last something nearer to 10 weeks.

      ~~Packaging and contents~~

      This comes in a pink box which is very similar to the one pictured, although I believe the one shown is the old packaging, it has now changed to be slightly more modern.

      Inside the box you will find -
      · A small plastic capsule, which holds a pair of gloves. I'm not sure what these are made of as it doesn't seem to say anywhere, but they are good quality, not like the 'plastic bag' type gloves that some hair dyes include.
      · I bottle of tone on tone colourant gel (50ml)
      · 1 applicator bottle of crème developer (50ml)
      · 1 double does of conditioner with the scent of red fruits (40ml)
      · Instruction leaflet

      ~~Skin Allergy Test~~

      Before using the product you must perform a skin allergy test. When I was younger I never used to bother doing the allergy test. Thankfully I was lucky enough never to have a reaction. Now I would never not do the test. This is since watching a TV programme on a lady who burnt all her scalp, even though she had used the same dye before with no problems.
      It suggests dabbing a bit of the tone on tone colourant (a penny sized blob) behind your ear, and then leave for 48 hours before using the product. Obviously, if, in this time you notice any redness or itching around this area you must not use.
      I have psoriasis, and seem to be developing allergies to all sorts these days, but I have always been fine with this.
      The box also says that people with Tattoos may be more prone to being allergic to this.

      ~~Preperation~~

      Preparing the colour is really easy with this product. I have used colourants in the past which required ridiculous preparations, like measuring powder and mixing it on a saucer! With this one you just unscrew the stopper from the colour gel, and this clicks onto the bottom of the applicator bottle. Screw into place, shake vigourously (you will then see the colour (Honey brown in my case) start to mix into the developer and you're ready to go!

      ~~Application~~

      I have always found applying the colourant very easy with this product as well. Simply wet your hair (without washing it), then towel dry and apply the liquid. You can use the nozzle to make a few partings in your hair. I have found this easy despite my hair being really thick. You then need to massage through your hair, wearing the gloves of course.
      Simply leave for 15 minutes, or add an extra five for better coverage of greys or a more intense colour. I have actually found the waiting for 15 minutes part of the application the messiest part, strangely enough! The reason for this, is that I only have a bath, no shower and during the 15 minutes I kinda tend to get bored. I leaned back in the bath and my hair touched the wall, which left a brown patch on my wall which simply would not come off and I actually had to re-paint my bathroom to get rid of it! It will, however, wash off your bath and tiles (try Flash bathroom spray!) I have also ruined several towels by putting them round my shoulders while the dye is on my hair.
      After your 15 minutes, add some warm water to make a lather, then simply rinse. The final step is to add the double dose of conditioner, which smells lovely and will keep your hair really soft.0

      ~~The result~~

      The colour is very vibrant, and I always think my hair looks brighter and shinier after it has been dyed. Also, the colour is almost identical to the one on the box, which is a refreshing change! The result looks very natural, not as artificial as my Sun-in days! Although the box says the results will last for six weeks, I have always found that it is a lot longer than that, probably around 10 weeks. It will start to fade after about 7 or 8, but not to the extent that the natural colour is coming through.

      ~~Shades~~

      There are 14 shades available in this range. My local Wilkinsons only stocked brunette and reddy shades, but it's possible there are also blonde colours in the range which were not in stock.

      ~~Price~~

      This is available in various different places. I get mine from Wilkinsons for a very reasonable £3.88, which I find is about the average price, but below are some comparisons.

      Wilkinsons -£3.88
      Boots £4.15
      ASDA - £3.98

      ~~Contact info~~

      Write to : Loreal Consumer Advisory Service, FREEPOST WD649, London, W6 8BR
      Tel: 0845 399 1939
      Or check out www.lorealparis.com

      ~~My verdict~~

      All in all, I would definately definately reccomend this dye. It is so easy to use compared to others on the market, the colour lasts for ages, and it doesn't irritate. 5 stars!!

      All in all this is a very good product sold at a reasonable price. It should offer great coverage and works fantastically on most people. Remember always read the instructions before use.

      Good Luck x :D

  18. QUESTION:
    TYSABRI I'm Heading into Month three, How many of you brave souls out there are taking the plunge with me?
    And have you had anything but positive effect because this even knocked out my psoriasis some how! I'm waiting to see that nothing bad happened to my liver from the infusions. But I'm WALKING again! I'm free from that damnable chair and walking with a cane. Tell me your stories are the same..that mine is not an anomaly. so I can take comfort in the knowledge that after all this time, MS is finally getting beaten back

    Inge

    • ANSWER:
      I'm still on Copaxone, but I'm not as far along as it sounds like you were before. I just have a lot of pain problems due to cramping (spasms), vertigo, headaches, and mild vision loss. Would you do me a favor and send me an email (I think if you click my profile picture, you can do it) if you don't mind my checking with you in a few months to see how it is going with the Tysabri at that point?

      My neuro considered switching me because the pain was becoming intolerable, but I went to some pain specialists who were able to help me enough that I'm able to work and concentrate again. However, it's still not gone and there are times...

      Thanks for your post and thanks in advance for your email if you decide to do send it.

      Congratulations,

      walden65

  19. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis during pregnancy?
    I've had scalp psoriasis for almost 20 years now, and consider myself very lucky in that it has always been very localised. It never spread past the centre back of my head. Apart from the itching and scaliness (and therefore looking like I had dandruff - the least of my problems!), that was all it has ever been. During my first pregnancy, the psoriasis in my scalp completely disappeared! It was fantastic. And it didn't reappear for over a year after I had my little boy.

    I am now pregnant with our 2nd baby, and this time, I think the psoriasis has flared up! In my first trimester, I couldn't stop the itching in the my scalp. Now I'm in my 2nd, and although the scalp psoriasis has completely disappeared, I've now noticed redness on my lower back!! I wasn't sure what it was at first, because it is very a very faint redness, but sure enough, the blotches are there. I'm also quite olive-skinned (from Latin and Arab origin), so I do consider myself also lucky again that it doesn't show AS much as it might have if I had a lighter skin tone.

    However, after doing much research on the subject and seeing horrific pictures of what will happen if I keep scratching it (because it is getting itchier and itchier by the day), I am freaking out! I'm also worried that it may not be a result of the pregnancy. My back isn't exactly a place I check out in the mirror all the time! I did have some itchiness before falling pregnant (I'm only 15 weeks, so really not far into this pregnancy) but I just thought it was normal and one off. Since the itchiness increased, I did have a look and saw the red patches.

    I read that sunlight can help (I used to live in hot countries, so probably another reason the psoriasis never bothered me before), and was wondering if it would be safe for me to use a sunbed for 3mins once or twice a week, just to keep it from getting any worse.

    Anyone have any experience with this? Any dermatologists out there checking Yahoo Answers?!

    Thanks for any advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

  20. QUESTION:
    My dad has developed bald spots in several different places on his head and face... What could it be?
    Cancer runs in my family... We hope that is not what it is,... but we are looking for explinations as to what is causing it... The first one was gross, like scabbed over and occasionally had pus coming out of it, so he shaved his head... (not all the way, just really short), When it was done we noticed several dime sized bald spots in a few places, now they just keep popping up, in his beard, and on his head. Any information would really help. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Could it perhaps be psoriasis? Psoriasis on the scalp can happen in patches and sometimes cause hair loss.

      Some pictures of scalp psoriasis and more info about it in the source link.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is this Psoriasis, or is this Eczema?
    I have a serious issue... I've had this spot on the back of my head for literally 6 years now. I have been to two doctors, the first said it was psoriasis, the second said it may be eczema or psoriasis.

    To be honest, I'm a little scared. I know Psoriasis and Eczema are both incurable, but psoriasis can cause health issues, plus it makes you look like a diseased creature and I'm going to be an Officer one day. Who wants Officer Scaleyskin showing up to their domestic violence, and how will people take me seriously?

    If it's eczema, I feel better about that because it's confined to one spot and doesn't pose any health issues. If anyone here has either of the skin conditions, please take a look and let me know what you think.

    my conditions:
    1) Had this on my head for 6 years
    2) No real spread, it's stayed local. Only recently has it got bigger.
    3) I have scaley rashes in my ear, and a small spot on the groin. These have not gone away or got worse in the last year. They started about February.

    Other than that, I have no real "symptoms" of Psoriasis, but the spotting doesn't seem like Eczema.

    PICTURE: (Warning, medical picture.)
    http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5803/img20100916131145.jpg

    The black circle area is the small area it first started. I was using a psoriasis treatment liquid up until about 4 months ago, and until then it has never been the left HALF of my head, it was just that one palm sized area... Also, now-a-days it looks rashy, which is a symptom of Eczema, but it looks like Psoriasis... CONFUSED!!

    • ANSWER:
      I would put Champori cream for psoriasis on it and see if it helps: I have seb. dermatitis on scalp (which was misdiagnosed numerous times as well) and the champori cream - ounce for ounce - works better than anything else. Try it - it comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Antje

  22. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis...? I need help please, any experience or experts!?
    Okay, it is kind of a long story but bear with me. One day i noticed the back of my head, on the left and right side was itchy. I always suffered from dandruff, so i just thought it was dandruff and payed no attention to it. It started to get really flaking and itchy. Again, i thought it was dandruff. Then about two months later or so, it started to scab and it started to puss. I was freaking out because it was on my pillow and such. So i told my dad, it's not dandruff, we have to go to the doctor. In Canada, we have a shortage of family doctors, so i don't have one, so i went into a walk in clinic. By then, i had little red spots on the back of my neck, spreading to the front. The doctor checked it out, and he said i had a fungus, so he gave me a cream. He said fungus is hard to treat, so i had to wash my bed sheets everyday, i had to wash my clothes all the time, and at this point my friend would sleepover my house everyday to go to school with me, and i had to sleep on the floor for about a month, because i didn't want to infect her. I realized the cream was not working, it made the rash really painful, and i couldn't turn my head. I went to the doctor again, and he said, okay, try this pill. so i was using cream and taking a pill. The rash on my neck went away, and the Psoriasis stopped pussing, so i thought it was working. But then i flared out again, and it was on my elbows and knees. So i went back to the doctor and i told him straight up, this isn't working, are you sure i don't have Psoriasis or Exzema? And he reffered me to a dermatologist. i had to wait about a month before i got an appointment. So i went to the dermatologist, and he knew right away that i had Psoriasis. So he gave me this scalp fluid, and this cream for my nose ( i had some on my nose, without even knowing.) So i used the medication, and it worked. then i realized that my knees and elbows started to get bad, so just recently, i went back to the doctor, and he gave me a stonger cream that i shouldnt use for my face. I used it on my knees and the flareup went away. but now im noticing that i have red spots on my chest, above my breast, on my left shoulder, on my elbows and upper arms, my legs and my butt crack ( be mature lol ). I'm using the cream all over my body, but its not working. Now i need help, what can stop Psoriasis, like i don't want a cure, but i don't want my body to be engulfed with this condition. I researched that it can be caused from stress, alcohol and smoking, i dont smoke or drink, and i'm pretty sure i'm happy and not stressed, (i come home, watch tv, go on the computer, play piano, do some homework, life is good). SHould i shower twice a day, wash my clothes, stop scratching, ( i don't scratch it a lot, but sometimes i'll scratch). Is there a diet i should be on, any lotions i should use, ( i heard aveeno is good). should i stop shaving and start waxing? Please, i really need help, I'll be chosing a best answer. Please don't send me links to websites, I've seen many, just tell me what works. Thanks so much!

    *I don't have a strong Psoriasis, I've seen pictures, it's nothing like that. It looks like i touched something that I'm allergic to. It's small red/pink dots*

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there, Hello there. I recommend that you should try the herbal anti-psoriasis remedy by Champori. Get their spray/cream combo: it worked better than anything else for my plaque psor.: my patches cleared in about 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up for more than a year now. Champori is available online from a company in Colorado and comes with money back guarantee; so if it doesn’t work – it’s free. Try it.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  23. QUESTION:
    psoriasis or cancer?
    I'M GOING TO GET A BIOSPY ON MY SCALP.
    I'VE READ THAT PSORIASIS CAN BE MISTAKEN FOR CANCER ON THE SCALP.
    I'M EXTREMELY NERVOUS ABOUT THE LATTER.
    ANYONE WITH INFO OR TESTIMONY...GREATLY WOULD APPRECIATE IT.
    HAVE HAD FOR 1 YEAR A SORE ON THE BACK OF MY HEAD - LOWER NECK - FIRST THOUGHT IT WAS A PIMPLE, BUT HASN'T GONE AWAY...IT SCABS OVER AND MY TENDENCY IS TO PICK AT IT. CAN'T HELP IT. BUT IT NEVER HEALS..JUST KEEPS SCABBING OVER AND I KEEP PICKING AT IT. ANOTHER ONE HAS RECENTLY POPPED UP IN ANOTHER SPOT ON MY SCALP A FEW MONTHS AGO. AND LIKE THE SAME, IT STILL SCABS OVER AND ETC. MY HUSBAND SAYS THAT IT LOOKS LIKE A PIMPLE TO HIM - BEING THAT I CAN'T SEE THEM. AND A PIC DOES NO JUSTICE. LOOKING A PICS FROM CANCER WEBSITES MY HUBBY SAYS IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THEM - BUT FROM MY READING OF THE INFO - I FEEL LIKE IT IS CANCER. MY APPT IS IN 2 WEEKS FOR THE BIOPSY AND I'M JUST WORRIED. ACTUALLY SCARED SICK TO MY STOMACH. IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING - PLEASE. THANKS.
    we have tried to take a picture of it but the flash and or lights get in the way of a clear picture. quite frustrating. but by account of what my hubby says it looks like - a pimple - i can only imagine what it looks like - red, raised pimple. those were his exact words to me. no fluid comes out , it just scabs over and i pick the scab off. it used to bleed but not anymore. i don't know if that is helpful or not.
    i don't believe that it is a mosquito bite that has lasted for a full year. my hubby thought fungal infection, staph infection, but likely? i don't think so. that would have sent me to the ER a long time ago. i don't even think that i would be alive with an infection of the sort happening for a full year. i don't know.
    ahhh yea...the ever so popular folliculitis. i researched that but couldn't find enough info to "self - diagnose" myself. so frustrating.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly a picture would help A LOT.

      It could be a number of things. Could be a mosquito bite that is infected if you keep picking at it. Could be a pimple, ingrown hair......

      Hard to even guess without a visual.

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

      Things to think about.

      Folliculitis:

      http://www.ewu.edu/Images/depts/english/th_pseudomonasfolliculitis14.jpg

      What are the symptoms?
      Folliculitis usually looks like red pimples with a hair in the center of each one. The pimples may have pus in them, and they often itch or burn.

      What increases my risk of developing folliculitis?
      You are more likely to get folliculitis if you:

      Use a hot tub, whirlpool, or swimming pool that is not properly treated with chlorine.
      Wear tight clothes.
      Use antibiotics or steroid cream for long periods.
      Use or work with substances that can irritate or block the follicles. Examples include makeup, cocoa butter, motor oil, tar, and creosote.
      Have an infected cut, scrape, or surgical incision. The bacteria or fungi can spread to nearby hair follicles.
      Have a disease such as diabetes or HIV that lowers your ability to fight infection.
      How is folliculitis diagnosed?
      To diagnose folliculitis, your doctor will examine your skin and ask questions about your health and activities. For instance, recent use of a hot tub or swimming pool may suggest that you have "hot tub folliculitis."

      Your doctor may do tests to find out what is causing your folliculitis and to make sure that what you have is not a different problem, such as impetigo or heat rash. Examining a sample of the fluid in the pimples can help your doctor learn whether bacteria are causing the infection. If a fungus is suspected, your doctor will take a tissue sample, or biopsy, of the infected area.

      How is it treated?
      Usually mild folliculitis heals on its own in about 2 weeks. Warm compresses made with white vinegar or Burow's solution may help relieve itching and aid healing. If the infection does not go away, an antibiotic or antifungal cream will usually clear up the condition. Medicated shampoos are available to treat folliculitis on the scalp or beard.

      For deeper, more severe infections, your doctor may prescribe antibiotic or antifungal pills.

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

      If it is an infected mosquito bite, constantly picking at it will open the wound, it will have to scab over again and it repeats and repeats. I have seen people with wounds from bug bites that they pick that last years.

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

      The best thing to do is to visit a practitioner to make sure.

  24. QUESTION:
    Self diagnosed psoriasis?
    For the past couple years I've been geting these red splotches on my skin. They usually itch, then peel, are red, and then go away like they were never there. I usually got them on my back but now they are on my legs, arm, stomach, lower back and shoulder blade. I'm not sure how many all in all I have - as I can't see my back very well (haven't mastered the 180 degree head turn yet). ANYWAYS - the spots are never bigger than say my pinky nail (which isn't long), and they aren't really that bothersome, I'd just like to know if there is something I can do - over the counter-like for them. I'm tying to avoid hitting the doc if I can. The spots look a lot like the spots here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~thabif/weeklyclinic121701/pictures/08psoriasisguttate1.jpg But not as many in one spot. I have about 4 on my upper leg just below my hip. ANYWAYS any help would be great! THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      It could be.... There are my forms of psoraisis so it's hard to tell. There really aren't any good OTC preparations but there are incredible RX topicals. The one that comes to mind is Temovate. You put it on the spots for 2 weeks, twice daily, and it disappears, usually for several months. It might be worth a trip to the doc.

      If you really don't want to go to the doctor your best bet is 1% hydrocortisone cream applied twice daily. This was the drug of choice years ago and was RX only at that time. It will definitely help but not like the Temovate.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is this Psoriasis, Eczema, or something else?
    The first doctor I'd gone to told me that I had Psoriasis. However, that was when my outbreak had begun. It was a small patch on the back of my head, always itching. I'd thought it was a rash of some sort, but it wasn't going away. It just kept getting worse.

    The second doctor I've gone to - a week ago, bear in mind - has said that since no psoriasis treatment as worked and that it was usually stress induced, that he thought it might be eczema. So! Over the span of a year, that small patch on the back of my head has spread all over my scalp and behind my ears. Here are two pictures:

    http://i53.tinypic.com/2il27oh.jpg
    http://i56.tinypic.com/2ptrnnr.jpg

    I know, it's gross and embarrassing. But please help!
    It's miserable and I'm hoping to clear it up soon.

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema most commonly causes dry, reddened skin that itches or burns, although the appearance of eczema varies from person to person and varies according to the specific type of eczema. Intense itching is generally the first symptom in most people with eczema. Sometimes, eczema may lead to blisters and oozing lesions, but eczema can also result in dry and scaly skin. Repeated scratching may lead to thickened, crusty skin.

      While any region of the body may be affected by eczema, in children and adults, eczema typically occurs on the face, neck, and the insides of the elbows, knees, and ankles. In infants, eczema typically occurs on the forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs, scalp, and neck.

      Eczema can sometimes occur as a brief reaction that only leads to symptoms for a few hours or days, but in other cases, the symptoms persist over a longer time and are referred to as chronic dermatitis.
      www.curechildeczema.com

  26. QUESTION:
    What kind of format/program should I use to create this?
    I would like to organize a large amount of information with headings and subheadings that can be clicked through. What I'm really trying to organize is medical information for my own study, as well as for others in my program. For example, I'd like to have several headings (skin, GI, neuro, lung, etc), and then be able to click on each heading and have subheadings
    skin->
    inflammatory
    infectious
    tumor

    and then be able to click on subheadings and have further category breakdown. eventually I want to be able to do something like: skin-> inflammatory-> superficial-> psoriasis-> microscopic-> pictures
    and be able to click on "pictures" and have actual pictures come up. or alternatively, have the last click be something that results in a text document. It is a huge amount of information that I would have to add to continually, so ease of editing is a must. I am somewhat computer savvy, but not much, so it would have to be fairly easy or at least easy to learn.

    Any ideas? Thanks so much!
    I realize I could do this by creating folders within folders, but I was kind of hoping for something that would maintain a table of contents with everything visible in one frame.

    • ANSWER:
      You could do the entire thing in HTML. THAT'S what is was designed for.

      What you're describing is a navigation menu that opens pages of information... sounds kinda like a website huh?

      Now you could do this on the web or on a client(local computer).

      Here's some free software you can use to do everything you want. Now you are going to have to learn a little HTML but trust me it's not hard.

      http://www.coffeecup.com/freestuff/

  27. QUESTION:
    am i sick? what is this? pictures included?
    Am i sick? what is this?
    I have this rash (pictures in link below) for the last 4 days and its beginning to spread. it is small bumps on a red background to the rash. I think it might be Shingles but im not sure. i had chickenpox as a kid. it is just under my right breast and it is very sore to touch. now as of today (photos taken yesterday) the red bumps are beginning to turn a slight yellow colour and the skin is becoming tight,
    addition information: i have sporadic psoriasis but that is mainly on my head, i know this is not psoriasis beacause it is sore to touch
    i do have a very picky diet eating mostly potatoes and sausages and drinking milk, so i am anemic. but other than that i am in quite good health.

    http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n531/mauraclaire/519.jpg
    (close up) http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n531/mauraclaire/520.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      That really looks like Shingles to me. I had it a couple of years ago. This rash can show up mostly on the torso and only on one side of the body. A doctor can give you a medication for herpes that will help to clear it up.

  28. QUESTION:
    dandruff problem:( help?
    please help, i know this is sort of a gross question. but i have exczma on my scalp, its really itchy and flaky and ugly:( its only in one patch of my scalp and iv tried everything for it to go away. does anyone know what are some good products or HOME REMEDIES preferably (not head and shoulders!) that might cure it! would be so greatly appreciated
    :)

    • ANSWER:
      It may be psoriasis or seborrhoeic dermatitis, which is the scalp version of eczema. Have a little browse at some of the (illuminating yet yucky) pictures on the web and try to decide which it is. That's what I did.

      Anyway - I've got psoriasis, mostly on my scalp, round the ears, but it comes up all over the scalp occasionally. I think a lot of the advice for psoriasis works for seb. derm. too, but you'd best check. I avoided the issue for many years, and it got worse, but apparently with psoriasis it'll never go away, but you can relieve it. If it is psoriasis, here are some tips for it:

      So, it's an autoimmune disease. Diet & stress & scratching are key factors. Processed foods, dairy & alcohol are bad, as you might imagine. Wholegrain foods, hemp seed, foods with Omega 3 in (mackerel etc), green leafy veg and lots of water are good.

      There's a shampoo with coal tar in it called: T/Gel which works for me sometimes. I can't keep on using it or it won't work, like 2 weeks on, 4 weeks off. Other than that the doctor might prescribe steroid cream, which isn't great for your body system as a whole. There's also a treatment called Dovonex with vitamin D in it, but I found that gave me a rash on my face when I used it on my scalp (?!).

      I've occasionally put olive oil or hemp oil directly on it and gently lifted the flakes off that way (yick!). My friend told me skin is linked to the liver function of the body, so liver cleansing and strengthening herbs may help - milk thistle, dandelion, nettles are easily available round here (UK).
      Recently I heard of a cream called Champori (a Tibetan blend of herbs apparently), but I haven't tried it. It's got great reviews on its website, but I haven't invested yet.

      Basically I've really noticed that my psoriasis comes and goes with the level of stress and good/bad diet in my life, so I try to keep on an even keel, do yoga and eat well, when I can!

      What else can I say? Good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    white "dots" on my scalp that itch ...?
    it started out as mild dandruff and now my scalp is always itchy and now i have white skin chunks that i can physically pick off... i made the mistake and tried to pick it all off to make it go away and it started to ooze this yellow sticky substance leaving the hair around my scalp sticky and almost greasy looking! its only in little patches on the crown of my head and the right and left side right beside the crown!

    my moms a haridresser and thinks its psoriasis but i looked at pictures and my scalp doesnt look yellow or green and its not like a white patch its dots!
    and its not left over hair products because my mom washed my hair to make sure and like i said shes a hair dresser so.. i think she knows how to wash hair hhahaha :P

    but anyways i will be going to the doctors but i was wondering if anyone has experienced something like this or knows what it is before i go in!

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      you may have eczema or seborrhea or psoriasis:only the skin dr can tell the difference.
      my sister has it:yes its on her scalp and sometimes it breaks out in a few areas on her body too:red spots that are a little itchy,then get more itchy and get bigger.then the spots start oozing liquid and crust over,then, the crusty pieces/scabs come off/fall off and ooze more liquid.
      Must go to the dr,as all meds and creams are prescription only!(to treat eczema/psoriasis)

  30. QUESTION:
    what the hell is wrong with me?
    i asked this in men's health first, but it doesn't look like that section is getting all that much attention at the moment, so i figured i'd also try here.

    for like over a month now, for a few days at a time, right at the head of my penis it's like it's inflamed or something. i'm circumcised but there's enough skin left to cover the part that keeps getting inflamed usually, but when it's inflamed it doesn't cover it. it's really sensitive and rubs like crazy, it feels like when you have a blister on your foot near where a seam in your shoe is.
    i know i can't have any STDs, as i've been with the same guy for over 2 years and know he'd never cheat on me, and slept with no one for about a year before we got together as well. i just don't get it, it inflames for a couple days, drives me crazy but by the time i think i should get it checked out, it goes back down. 2 days later, it's back. what the hell is it, and how do i make it stop?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Bazinga,

      Sorry you didn't have any luck in the Mens Health section.

      I will go over the posibilities for you. I'm afraid I cannot make it any simpler than this; - these are the things a doctor would (i.e. should), think of. As you remember Albert Einstein said, "things should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." : )

      One possibility is Thrush (also known as Monilia or Candidiasis), which is a common yeast infection of the skin of the glans, - does it look like this? - (click) http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/vietnam/skindiseases/chapter6figure30.jpg

      Here is another Thrush picture, more severe, (click) http://www.beltina.org/pics/balanitis.jpg

      Scabies, ( a tiny mite infection in the skin), can cause spots on the head of the glans, - but I would have expected it to be a continuous problem, and for you to have other spots on your fingers and wrists which itch terribly at night in bed. Scabies spots on the glans look like this, (click) http://img.medscape.com/pi/emed/ckb/urology/435575-455021-4175.jpg

      Herpes simplex virus causes blisters, the tops of the blisters come off leaving a small raw surface, (click) http://www.bmj.com/content/321/7261/619/F1.large.jpg

      Here is a herpes blister before it burst, (click) http://genital-herpes-picture-photo-image-pics.com/herpes_pictures/herpes07-large_herpetic_vesicle_on_the_glans_penis.jpg

      Condoms can cause a sensitivity-rash on the glans, I cannot find a picture of that, but the rash would be related to condom use.

      "Lichen planus" (pronounced lye - kun - PLAY'' -nus, I am afraid there is no common name), is a skin disease which can sometimes affect the glans and be itchy. The clue is the distinct violet colour the rash has, and its presence elsewhere on the body, - look at the fronts of your wrists, (click) http://library.med.utah.edu/kw/derm/mml/24830093.jpg

      The skin disease psoriasis can affect the glans, (click) http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/Pictures/web/k/n/c/male_genitalia_1__Sha___single_use_only.jpg

      It's possible to get a very superficial (fixed) form of skin cancer, on the glans, called "Queyrat," (pronounced KWAY'' -rat, I am afraid there is no common name). It is more fixed, and tends either to be there or not, (not to come and go), (click) http://drugster.info/img/ail/2366_2382_1.jpg

      Also here, for Queyrat, (click) http://www.dermaamin.com/site/images/clinical-pic/e/erythroplasia_of_queyrat/erythroplasia_of_queyrat19.jpg

      This covers most of the possibilities. If it's the commonest, Thrush, you need to apply a cream like Canesten cream

      To rule out Queyrat's you would need to see a specialist. Particularly if the rash lasts for much longer.

      In medical diagnosis, it is best to diagnose what it is, first, - and only then move on, to questions of how you got it. I mean, don't rule anything out of consideration in advance.

      Thus you should also think of a primary syphilis chancre, (click) http://ijsa.rsmjournals.com/content/vol19/issue3/images/large/IJSA-07-25801.jpeg This tends to be fixed, rather than to come and go. It's usually painless.

      I hope this is of some help. The only other way we can help, is if you post a digital photgraph of when it's bad.

      Best wishes,

      Belliger
      retired uk gp

  31. QUESTION:
    Dandruff ????? :( :(?
    Ok so i have horrible gross dandruff its just gross i am 14 and i take a shower every morning i am currently using head and shoulders adn have use selesun blue and all most all the stuff on the shelf on the shampoo isil and it wont go away plz help

    and my hair is oily i dont use any hair style products
    i shaved my head with a razor (didnt cut my head) and my bald head looked like the pic of the Seborrhoeic dermatitis head on wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Seborrhoeic_dermatitis_head.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      If that picture is representative of your scalp, then you probably have either a severe case of seborrheic dermatitis, or a mild case of psoriasis. (It's often hard to distinguish those two, if there are no other areas on your body of psoriasis, so we often will "fudge" the term, and call it "sebopsoriasis".) There are prescription cortisone lotions and solutions that are available for this condition, which should be able to hold your scaling and redness in check. Please see your local dermatologist for help in obtaining one of these prescriptions.

  32. QUESTION:
    What should I do?...?
    Okay, let me start this off... I'm a boy, I'm 17 years old and ever since I have turned around 16, my life has been doing down... quick. I don't think this is normal, and I honestly wouldn't say this is just going through puberty. I'm kinda schizophrenic and I feel that people are always talking about me, even good friends. I feel kind of socially awkward too. I have a constant headache and a constant really high pitched noise going through me at all times, this can be very very torturing. I'm around 6 foot tall and im around 210 pounds... So i'm fat. I'm extremely concerned with my body. And I'm always depressed when I get home. Whenever i'm at school talking to people, i'm really happy. But the moment i'm away from them, I get suicidal... Right now I'm by myself and I really wish I wasn't born and I'm just asking for help... from anybody.. I don't believe in therapists. I cannot be manipulated enough were therapy would work. I think I might have Bipolar disorder... I want to live as normal. I keep getting all of these problems... And it always feels as if I ask my mom to see a doctor when somethings wrong with me ( I went for Psoriasis) She yelled at me for going there and it feels like she doesn't want to help me, and it feels like she has to and doesn't want to help. I have occasional eye spasms and I have a hard time looking at someone in the eyes, because I don't know how... Do I look them in the left eye? or the right eye? Won't that make me look cross-eyed? I don't know. I'm always so tired. And no matter how much sleep I get, im always just so mopped out. I've been trying to lose weight but the problem is, my mom only buys garbage and I have literally nothing else to eat besides junk, and whenever I go out for a run I can only run a mile, and I can never run anymore. I will push my self over the limit just to get there. And I never get any kind of positive feedback. I just feel as if I need somebody to love... But every time I try, I can't say anything to her and I just feel like what's the point? Who wants a fat boyfriend because I sure as hell wouldn't want a fat girlfriend.. I'm also a senior in high school and I don't know what I want to do with my life. I want to do military work, but I'm fat, so the only thing I could realistically do is the air force. I just need to go to the military because I have poor relationships with my family and I don't want to be near them ever again in my life. I feel way too different, and I'm a really nice person in need of help.
    Someone please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      I think I might know how you're feeling..
      You are not alone and there are so many people who feel like you do. it's hard to lose weight when all ur parents buy is crap and i've been there. very frusterating. but if you have vegitables eat as many as you can try to eat smaller meals throughout the day and move more. veyr simple " move more, eat less" this doesn't mean starve youself though. that will make you gain more weight. Lots of people don't know what they want to do with they're lives and if you have anxiety about it that just means you have thoughts about your life and plans for your life which means you will NOT be a bum because you have concerns you aren't a thoughtless retard right? I have the anxiety where i think people are talking about me all the time at school looking at me and whispering when really they probably arent but i'm very paranoid. what i find helps me is looking at colours and stating what they are in my head like okay... thats blue thats yellow. because it shows my brain that i am certain of something. then i say there is nothing to fear but fear itself so why am i so worried? what is the worst that can happen? and if the are talking about you they're insecure sacks of crap and obviously have nothing better to do. so be happy okay? These hard times will come to an end. you will lose weight and you will be happy. if you need counceling screw ur mother do whats best for you maybe you have to move out? maybe get a youth agreement because thats not right for her to get angry that you want help for something you cant seem to control. You will have a good life if you can picture yourself where you want to be and keep working towards that goal . do everything for you .

  33. QUESTION:
    if i dont get any help or advice with this , im going to end my life - someone help?
    I felt dismissed by the dermatologist again, what do i do ?

    she said she thought the cracking of my skin on the head of my penis , is ' normal ' she couldnt explain whats caused it, but she told me there was no visable signs of psoriasis, dermatitis , or balantitis, or lichen sclerosis.

    she said the itching i had was normal, and that everybody sweats down in the genital area.

    she told me she wasnt sure if the cracks and tears in the skin will clear or whats caused them, but they might reduce in time, that i need to use simple emoliants.

    she pointed out id had pictures taken of the area, a top consultant in london had looked at the pictures , who said there was no skin problem and that it was ' normal '.

    that id had urology test done which all came back clear.

    i told dr yell though i was still unhappy about the cracks and tears covering the head of my penis and that i wanted another opinion.......she said ok a and that she was going to reccommend i see a ' professor griffis ' at a local hospital.

    im really disappointed with this morings dermatology appointment because once again their telling me theres ' no ' skin conditiion and that the cracks and tearing of my skin on the head of my penis ---------( which is very prominent to look at ) ---------------- is normal for me.

    the only happiness i got is that ill get another opinion from a professor..

    whilst there this morning she also aggreed to let me have a swab done of my penis head..

    normally the head of a male penis as a smooth baby skin appearence.

    mine is all cracked, like little tears covering the head part.

    im 30 years old now and ive felt really anxious about this problem......i feel very inadequete and inferior as a male.

    i hope to god, i pray that the cracked skin will clear up in time.....the not knowing is really tormenting me.

    i have my forskin.......the condition doesnt hurt...im very sensitive down there.......i can get erections ok...

    i have a forskin, but the skin covering ' the head ' of my penis is still all cracked and teared.

    and i mean the head of my penis not the forskin - and there not just wrinkles that smooth out when im erect , the skin is actually cracked and fissured

    btw - the cracks and tears on the head of my penis dont itch at all, they just feel very sensitive.

    also i was checked for diabetes a couple of months ago the tests were clear.

    i felt very disappointed once again to be told im normal and that theres no skin condition, the only clarity i got is that she agreed to get me refered to a professor about this.

    she said also ; there was no signs of a yeast or fungal infection and that ;

    everbody sweats and itches down there to some degree

    what do i do ?

    everywhere i look, i cant find anything about this condition or whats causing it or how it can be cleared or if it can.

    the dermatologist this morning didnt know if the cracks can clear but said they might reduce in time........she seems certain that it ' ISNT ' a yeast infection or any skin disorder.

    please help !!! ( clenched teeth ) grrrrr arrrgh !! - head butting wall

    • ANSWER:
      Try Eucerin. It's readily available here in the states. If you can't find it in your area, you can probably order here: http://www.eucerinus.com/products/hb_original.html
      This product has cleared many undiagnosed skin problems in co-workers, family members and people I have spoken to. My family has used it on diaper rash since the stuff came out.
      I have this same problem with my skin ALL OVER. I use this stuff, and as long as I keep with it, it keeps away the cracks & flakes.
      Use the ORIGINAL cream, not lotion.

  34. QUESTION:
    I felt dismissed by the dermatologist again, what do i do ? i need help with this !!!?
    she said she thought the cracking of my skin on the head of my penis , is ' normal ' she couldnt explain whats caused it, but she told me there was no visable signs of psoriasis, dermatitis , or balantitis, or lichen sclerosis.

    she said the itching i had was normal, and that everybody sweats down in the genital area.

    she told me she wasnt sure if the cracks and tears in the skin will clear or whats caused them, but they might reduce in time, that i need to use simple emoliants.

    she pointed out id had pictures taken of the area, a top consultant in london had looked at the pictures , who said there was no skin problem and that it was ' normal '.

    that id had urology test done which all came back clear.

    i told dr yell though i was still unhappy about the cracks and tears covering the head of my penis and that i wanted another opinion.......she said ok a and that she was going to reccommend i see a ' professor griffis ' at a local hospital.

    im really disappointed with this morings dermatology appointment because once again their telling me theres ' no ' skin conditiion and that the cracks and tearing of my skin on the head of my penis ---------( which is very prominent to look at ) ---------------- is normal for me.

    the only happiness i got is that ill get another opinion from a professor..

    whilst there this morning she also aggreed to let me have a swab done of my penis head..

    normally the head of a male penis as a smooth baby skin appearence.

    mine is all cracked, like little tears covering the head part.

    im 30 years old now and ive felt really anxious about this problem......i feel very inadequete and inferior as a male.

    i hope to god, i pray that the cracked skin will clear up in time.....the not knowing is really tormenting me.

    i have my forskin.......the condition doesnt hurt...im very sensitive down there.......i can get erections ok...

    i have a forskin, but the skin covering ' the head ' of my penis is still all cracked and teared.

    and i mean the head of my penis not the forskin - and there not just wrinkles that smooth out when im erect , the skin is actually cracked and fissured

    btw - the cracks and tears on the head of my penis dont itch at all, they just feel very sensitive.

    also i was checked for diabetes a couple of months ago the tests were clear.

    i felt very disappointed once again to be told im normal and that theres no skin condition, the only clarity i got is that she agreed to get me refered to a professor about this.

    she said also ; there was no signs of a yeast or fungal infection and that ;

    everbody sweats and itches down there to some degree

    what do i do ?

    • ANSWER:
      My husband gets dissed by dermatologists a lot as well. He has other skin disorders, but the last time we went to the doctor it really was a yeast infection. However, the first doctor didn't realize that until we showed that it was also between his toes and he had white patches in his mouth. If you notice your symptoms on any OTHER part of your body as well, let them know and it may help diagnose something.

      Also have you been checked for any STDs? I think sometimes doctors of Internal Medicine are better for that, but it sounds like a possibility.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have skin problem.. Please help me.?
    I have skin problem. I got eczema in whole body. When i scratch then i get tumid on scratched area. My hairs fall after i scratch on head. Picture included:
    http://www.flickr.com/photo.gne?id=8617050050&
    it is my back picture. Recently snaped. i have it for 2 weeks. Whats wrong with me? What should i do for it? Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)

      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.

  36. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dandruff?
    i have a rare skin condition in my hair making my scalp basicaly dry 24/7 i belive its called sirosis not sure but ive tried all kinds of shampoos now i currently use nueva for men it works nice but i dont have a problem with it falling out of my hair but i can feel it in my head when i rub my hands thru my hair and i stimulate my scalp it doesnt help much either any ideas?
    Im able to keep it undercontrol if i wash my hair be4 school but at night if i do then sleep its all over my head??

    • ANSWER:
      My ex-fiance that I just broke up with had psoriasis. Is the skin on your scalp red and flaky? Here is a picture of what it would look like:
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM01662

      He was able to get his dandruff under control using home remedies for dandruff. If you want, here's what he used:
      http://beautifultoday.info/home-remedies-for-dandruff.html

  37. QUESTION:
    Am i sick? what is this?
    I have this rash (pictures in link below) for the last 4 days and its beginning to spread. it is small bumps on a red background to the rash. I think it might be Shingles but im not sure. i had chickenpox as a kid. it is just under my right breast and it is very sore to touch. now as of today (photos taken yesterday) the red bumps are beginning to turn a slight yellow colour and the skin is becoming tight,
    addition information: i have sporadic psoriasis but that is mainly on my head, i know this is not psoriasis beacause it is sore to touch
    i do have a very picky diet eating mostly potatoes and sausages, so i am anemic. but other than that i am in quite good health. please help i heard shingles are a sign of cancer.

    http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n531/mauraclaire/519.jpg
    (close up) http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n531/mauraclaire/520.jpg

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Why is my hair falling out so rapidly all of a sudden?
    I am a 26 year old male. My hair loss is NOT hereditary. Everyone on my mother's side of the family has such a full head of hair. My older brother has zero signs of hair loss. My mom's brothers all have a thick full head of hair. Her dad is somewhat badling but he is like 85.

    Ever since I was really young I've had issues with my scalp. My mom says that as a baby, I had a really dry scalp condition. Her english was not the greatest but it sounds like it might have been psoriasis or excema? Anyways for as long as I can remember I've always had a dry scalp and my hair falls out very easily. I have no idea why.

    At about the age of 18 I started losing my hair pretty badly, then I quit smoking, started eating healthier, and started taking propecia. Then it basically stopped since then and I've had some new growth. Now for the last 4 months, my hair has started thinning drastically and in the last few weeks, its been ridiculously quick. I have taken picture of my hair every few weeks in the exact same room, same spot, same lighting (to ensure a proper control) and it is thinning so badly.

    After I shower, I dry my hair with a towl and theres atleast 50 years. I ran my hand through my hair once over the sink and counted 17 hairs. Thats ONE stroke of the hand. This is definitely not normal. I'm not under any major stress and haven't had any major life style changes.

    This is really driving me insane and I'm getting pretty depresses and insecure because of it. Yes yes I know, be proud of who you are blah blah but I simply cannot help how I feel.

    I am currently on propecia (finasteride), as well as minoxidyl, and using the revita hair regrowth shampoo.

    Is there any suggestions from anyone? This is really driving me crazy.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you need something stronger. Just keep in mind that once you start using propecia your old hair will fall out and replace it with stronger hair, you might be on shedding time, ( it happens every 3 to 6 months) what worked for me is using BOTH propecia and rogaine together, and I got discourage for the first few months but kept at it and now my hair problem is gone. Try them you'll be happy you did. Be patient and be ready to spend lots of money. Don't use that cheap propecia used the original kind. Remember that you get what you pay for. That cheap kind is only 1 mm compare to 5 mm with the original so try it.

  39. QUESTION:
    might have an STD and im suicidal?
    Guys.. I need help.. I am severly depressed and I think I have an STD, which I am not sure.. I was with a girl 2 years, we had sex, but broke up almost 2 years ago so I had no problems with my penis after that, Then about 7-8 months ago I met this girl and she had given me head, and again after that maybe 6-7 months ago. Now I originally thought it was Genital Warts/HPV. But once I studied pictures online they really dont look much alike at all. These spots dont "pop" (like a pimple) they dont leak any fluid like Herpes, they are just "there". The one spot on my Glans (tip of Penis) sometimes flakes a little bit, almost scab-like. I HAVE gone to my family doctor, which had said it was NOT an STD and not to be concerned, but he didnt take too much time to inspect. I have made an appointment with a dermatologist to check them out, as hell know more than my family doctor. My scrotum has been a little itchy, but mostly only when I start scratching it first. The spot on the Glans doesnt bother me a bit, its just there. Can anyone please help me figure out what this is? Because ive been thinking of hanging myself over this, I want to be free and clean of any STD and just go celibate. I havent slept in 3 days because I cant about this. the doctor prescribed me a tube of Triamcinolone but it had not cleared up the spots.. I have made the appt with the dermatologist but its going to be weeks til he sees me, can someone PLEASE look at my pictures of what i have (no genitals showing, just the affected spots) bcause im afraid im going to hang myself because I dont wanna live with an STD.. thanks...
    some of the pics have a "first started" and a "current pic"

    http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp16/polarisrida69/Decorated%20images/Glans1.jpg
    http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp16/polarisrida69/Decorated%20images/Glans2.jpg
    http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp16/polarisrida69/Decorated%20images/Scrotum1.jpg
    http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp16/polarisrida69/Decorated%20images/Scrotum2.jpg
    http://i393.photobucket.com/albums/pp16/polarisrida69/Decorated%20images/Scrotum3.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      Please excuse my less then tactful approach to respond to your questions...

      First, I am not a doctor nor a health professional and as such please take what I say as my personal opinion.

      Second, whatever this is will not kill you. Contemplating suicide will not resolve this issue, if you feel you are suicidal then you should contact someone with much more experience in that matter. Your local emergency dispatch center will more then likely be happy to assist you in locating one.

      Third, The average general practice doctor sees five STD patients a week. That means that assuming your doctor happens to have forgotten all 8 years of medical education, the approximate 756 STD cases he saw during internship and residency and additional 5 per week since, he is fairly confident that it is not a STD.

      Take the steroid you were prescribed, see the dermatologist, and consider expressing the urgency of your visit to the dermatologist or your doctor. It is quite possible that if you are flexible that they may be able to see you sooner.

      Diagnosis with the symptoms you describe is impossible and anyone whom attempts to do so with the information you have provided is being hasty, foolish, and should not be substituted for seeking professional medical attention.

      Some great information can be found by contacting your doctor or perhaps reading up on the beginning stages of skin disorders such as plaque psoriasis... They might clue you into what different skin disorders look like so you can discuss them with your doctor and avoid a hastily made mistake such as suicide.

      Best of luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    does anyone know if cracked, fissured, torn skin can clear away or are you stuck with it forever ?
    ive already seen to dermatologists, the first one was dismissive, abrupt and said i had to problems..

    the 2nd dermatologist acknowledged there was cracked , torn, fissured skin, but said she didnt think there was a skin disorder like psoriasis or dermatitis or balantitis.

    she had pictures taken of the area, to be sent away to london, for another dermatologist to look at the area, i had a follow up appointment where he also said from viewing the pictures , ' there was no skin disorder and it was normal '.

    i had a swab taken on the day, that came back yesterday and it reported it was normal.

    i said to the dermatologist i was still unhappy and not reassured, and i wanted a 3rd opinion, she has written a letter to my gp that i want a reccomendation to see a professor about the condition for a 3rd opinion.

    the condition ive got i was told by somebody that excessive masturbation could have caused it , ive masturbated over 12 times a day, everyday, for as long as i can remember.

    ive beenchecked out at thesexual health clinic months ago, the tests supposedly were clear.

    i have a foreskin , iam NOT circumsised, but it doesnt completly cover the whole of my penis.

    the problem ive had, that i cant recall when it started is ; on the surface of the head of my penis , the skin is all cracked and torn, like fissures in the skin..

    the cracked skin is not sore or bleeding or injured in anyway, there just simple little cuts and cracks covering the head of my penis, like little knife slits.

    im very sensitive down there and am easily aroused, very sensitive.

    i also have a small round patch of discolouration on the head of my penis , where the skin pigmmentation is off colour or lighter, on the side of the head.

    i cant recall when the cracked skin started, and for a while i simply thought it was normal until i saw other males penis in pictures and saw their penis heads were ' smooth ' in appearence.

    like i said ive masturbated excessively for as long as i can remember over 12 times everyday, im starting to get pulling pains in my pelvis now when i masturbate.

    i wait anxiously for this 3rd opinion and what the cause of the cracked skin is on my penis and whether it can be cleared back to the smooth appearence..

    does anybody know anything at all about cracked torn, fissured skin , and whether it can be cleared ?

    or is it something i will have on the head of my penis for life ?

    • ANSWER:
      Just like any scrape or cut, when you keep re-injuring it,..it is never going to heal. You have to be responsible with your personal Hygiene, and stop the outrageous amount of masturbating you are doing, before you really cause some permanent damage to yourself. If you stopped the masturbating, for a month, and used sween cream, or even nothing on it and just let the flesh heal, I could almost promise you without a doubt, that you would be fine,...Please take good care of yourself and avoid this kind of additional stress, that you don't need in your life right now.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy red areas on my elbow w/yellowy bumps, look sort of like mosquito bites, dry, red, itchy?
    I have some itchy red areas on my right elbow, with puffed up yellowy bumps that look sort of like mosquito bites, but are smaller than a bite. They are quite close together, hot, red, itchy, and dry. I apply lotion frequently, which helps the dryness and some of the itching. Any pressure, such as leaning my head on my hand against a table, hurts terribly, as does scratching. The area will clear up after 2 to 3 weeks, and reappear about ever 4-5 weeks. If I cut open the little bumps which sometimes will bleed profusely and is so extremely painful, they clear up much faster, within a few days. Once, I visited the dermatologist clinic, but it was during the very last couple of days in which it is clearing up--it was very dry, white, the bumps were no longer raised-- the doctor checked it for ringworm, which it looked similar to but it was negative. She told me it was just dermatitis, dry skin, and applying lotion would rid it. Obviously it has not been only as simple as that.. Also, it has returned and now there is a very small portion of the same symptoms on my left elbow. I am afraid that it is spreading, and worsening. So far no signs that it is contagious, none of my family nor boyfriend have had anything similar. I have taken a picture, but I don't think I can add it on here... The affected area has about a quarter-sized circumference(on my right elbow), and only roughly the size of a standard pencil eraser on my left. I've looked around a little bit, and the closest thing (but still not very spot-on) is Psoriasis.. But it is definitely not a large area, it does not flake, nor turn very white until a few days before it clears up.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you'll need to go back to the dermatologist while the outbreak is at its worst.

      Have you considered that it might be an allergic reaction - contact dermatitis - because you're allergic to one of the surfaces you rest your elbows on sometimes. Maybe it's been cleaned with a cleaner that you're sensitive to.

  42. QUESTION:
    Flaking/Crusting behind ear?
    I am now experiencing flaking and crusting behind my ear ever since I moved from Hawaii to Texas... It didn't happen when I was in 5th grade when I first moved to Texas, Started in the 6th grade and Now I am in the 8th grade... I have a afro, here is a picture of a big flake from behind my ear... This may look disturbing.

    http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh193/ventilagon/Yeah.jpg

    What is this??? I use lotion, Head & Shoulders, and all kinds of thing but it ALWAYS comes back within minutes, hours, or days (1-3 days)

    This is happening on both sides of my head... The left side is flaky and the right side has bigger flakes.
    So it started when I was 11... Could this be a rare case and a causes from puberty?

    Help me! Please!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like psoriasis to me. Maybe you should ask your doctor.

  43. QUESTION:
    why do I have tiny bumps all over thighs, and how do I get rid of them?
    Alright guys. I would be overwhelmed with joy if somebody has the answer for me! Now, I do have some mild skin issues, including mild psoriasis on my scalp, very sensitive skin (to perfumes in soap only, really) and I have had these LITTLE TINY BUMPS ON MY BUTT and THIGHS and it drives me insane. They are not pimples, they kinda feel like perma-goosebumps with little tiny, tiny fine hairs like the rest of my body, but I don't shave up that high because my hair is so fine. I have tried scrubbing the Sh!t out of my skin on my thighs, applying lotion, and everything. They're not pimples, as I said, they do not form heads of puss or anything they're just these little stupid bumps. No where else on my body are these bumps found and I would like my skin to be as soft on my thighs and bum as everywhere else, I have very soft skin. I do kind of have a pear shaped body with more of my weight in my thighs and butt (but I am not overweight), does it have something to do with that? I don't know. Please help!! :)
    I use Dove on my entire body because it's the only one so far that doesn't mess with my skin. I will try a pumice stone! and It's not like excema, I don't think, they 1feel kinda permanent and never change! But thank you for your help:)
    I looked up folliculitis and it doesn't look like that, and I don't imagine it would look like a mild version unless there was absolutely no red pigmentation what so ever. they are not infected, I dont think, they're just hair bumps. Hmm :S thanks guys I would give you thumbs up and best answers but unfortunately I just joined!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Your talking about keratosis pilaris there are 3 differnt versions of it. Its actually genetics and it can happen if you have allergy towards gluten. Scribing in some forms can make it spread. It goes away with age there are some lotions and scrubs made for that. Don't take hot showers and you need a moisturizer with aha something. It gets worse during winter. Try drinking apple cider vinegar 2 table spoons 3 times a day. Google it you will see pictures im sure that's what it is.

  44. QUESTION:
    rash on baby, advice and help?
    ok so i went to the doctors friday and he said it could possibly be chicken pox, im a little paraniod and what not because we have been waiting for a year for his operation which is ont he 25th may for his minor hypospadius problem. but it doesnt look like chicken pox at all! he hasnt got a fever, hes eating and playing as normal, his body is not covered head to toe, it seems to me like heat rash but its under his left armpit spreading a lil down his left side and a few on his legs. it doesnt look like chicken pox at all. do i go back and see another doctor. unfortanetly i cant take a picture to show you as i cant find my lead but the rash is a little bit like a cluster, red, look like blisters and he as a few sore ones but i think thats where hes scratched them.

    has anyone had this with their little one and if so what did you do?

    • ANSWER:
      My son had a rash which we were told was chicken pox,then scarlett fever,then viral rash and finally diagnosed with guttate psoriasis which was a result of tonsillitis. Its not contagious and had no fever. It was all down his legs and arms. Its worth looking up :)

  45. QUESTION:
    why won't anbody help me!!! ?
    is it a case of ' if it doesn't affect me i'm alright jack ? ' is that it ? !!!! !
    here was the question i asked before:

    iam a 36 year old male, ive been checked out at the std clinic and got the all clear. however for a long time now ive noticed '' fissures '' like a '' cracking '' in the skin on the head of my penis, they don't hurt, but its for vanity reasons i'm concerned...how it looks...their pronounced cracking and fissures...like breaking, tears in the skin on the head.

    its looks very shrivelled and wrinkled when not erect....and the head of my penis is small, where as other males ive noticed from pictures have a large shaped HEAD on their penis.
    ive been worring could it be lichen sclerosis or anything else...i can get erect and function normally, but its just the fissures and cracks in the skin that are worrying me...i dont have any white patches normally associated with lichen sclerosis.

    ive been refered to a dermatologist who i see in march 08, so im anxiously waiting.

    mean while can anyone advise me on this on what the fissures are or mean and how they can be cleared up ?
    also the head of my penis is small compared to a lot of other men who have a round and large mushroom shaped head.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure you realize it's impossible even for a doctor to evaluate your condition without a physical examination-- although you did offer a thorough description and some background info re: your condition.
      I can however, offer my opinion;

      The problem you're describing is not unusual at all, and there can be many causes. Some are a relatively easy diagnosis/ fix. Others, not so much.

      First, the "not so much"......

      I know you said you were tested for "STD's" but there is no test at this time to determine human papillomavirus in *men*. HPV is VERY common and includes more than 100 different strains or types and more than 30 of these viruses are sexually transmitted. Most men do not show symptoms, but unfortunately, certain strains of HPV can lead to penile or anal cancers. Some men will develop genital warts along the penile shaft or on the tip, while others have presented symptoms not unlike the type you are reporting.

      Here's a link that will give you additional information-- All men should educate themselves on the topic of Male HPV:

      http://www.cdc.gov/STD/hpv/STDFact-HPV-and-men.htm#test

      Also, it could be a yeast infection. Yes, men can contract a yeast infection if they have *unprotected sex* with a partner who has a yeast infection. It's unlikely, as your symptoms are limited, but something to consider and definitely yet another reason to practice safe sex.

      On the bright side, there remain several other possibilities. Fortunately, many conditions will be ruled out through your upcoming visit with the Dermatologist. Two skin ailments to be considered are dermatitis and psoriasis. Neither are serious.

      Moving on.... have you recently completed a course of antibiotics? Certain antibiotics have been known to result in symptoms similar to yours in some men. Symptoms can present themselves even several months after treatment.

      Another possible culprit could be the type of lubricant you use during masturbation. If you're using some type of body lotion or hand cream there is every possibility that could be related, if not causing your condition. You should only *ever* use water-based lubricants designed for use in the genital region.

      Then we must consider condoms. It's possible to have a reaction to different types/brands of condoms which can bring about dry, cracked skin on the tip of the penis in particular. The reaction can be long-term and a real pain in the... penis.

      Lastly, it can be as simple as the type or brand of soap you're using. Have you changed brands recently? Are you "lathering up" more vigorously lately? Either way, I would suggest you stop using soap on your penis altogether until your appointment. Plain H20 is just fine. Leave it wet after your shower and finish with a very light coat of Vaseline to create a nice barrier of moisture.

      Well, that's about it. I hope I've been of some help to you. I'm working the ER tonight and need to get back to it.
      Frankly, I'm inclined to believe the symptoms you've described will likely prove to be a skin condition which will be relatively easy for your Dermatologist to diagnose and treat. Try not to stress too much in the interim. Chances are, you may discover that the problem is linked to soap, condoms, etc. on your own.

      Take care and best of luck to you.

  46. QUESTION:
    WHAT IS THIS RASH ON MY SKIN?!?
    ive had this really weird rash on my skin for about 3 months now. i have no idea what it is and ive been to both the dermitolagist and my doctor. they are clueless! the rashhy thing can be as big as a dollar coin to as small as a dime. and its not allways in a perfect circle. sometimes its an oval or a weird shaped oval. its very red at times and other times its sometimes just pink. if you look closely at it it looks dry and scally. like flaky kind of. alot of the times it itches really bad then burnes afterwords. sometimes it is sensitive to water like when im in the shower. my doctor told me to use this fungal cream and when ever i put it on it makes it redder and even more itchy. its on my chest, a little bit between my breasts, under my chin, on both sides of my forehead and underneath my hair line on the back of my head. its really rough too and it kind of feels like its thicker than my skin like it sticks out a little bit. i have a picture for you to look at. please help me. im 16 and embarresed to go anywhere. i have to constantly zipper my jacket all the way up because it looks gross. in person its alot redder than in the pic. please help. idk what to do :(

    http://s953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/sammiibabii9593/?

    action=view&current=03010002311.jpg&newest=1
    ok thankyou i will do tht next time i go to the docs.

    • ANSWER:
      It does look like something fungal to me, but here's the best thing to do. Use the cream like the doc told you, and if it doesn't work, ask your doc for a skin biopsy. Now this will leave a tiny little scar, but it's painless and it will tell them ABSOLUTELY what the problem is. I had to have 2 to diagnose my psoriasis, and it took forever to get them, but it was worth it!!!! Some docs can be jerks about doing the biopsy for whatever reason, so keep hounding about it. Hopefully, the cream will work and then all you really need to know is how to avoid getting it again, if you can. Good luck!!!

  47. QUESTION:
    scalp treatment? Am I really balding?
    went to dye my hair a few days ago and the hairdresser there said that I am experiencing some hair loss on the top of my head. That freak me out because I am only 23 and am afraid of going bald. I don't think I drop a lot of hair daily, probably about 40-60 hairs.

    She said that I have a sensitive and dry scalp which is completely opposite of what my previous hairdresser told me in which my scalp is oily and has slight dandruff and gave me an anti-dandruff shampoo previously which I used twice weekly. Now my scalp has become dry and sensitive?

    I'm baffled by the whole thing. The current hairdresser than used a scalp scanner to scan my hair saying I have some inflmmation and recommend me to go for a scalp treatment and promise results within 1 session. I signed up for 1 session for 1/2 price. The normal price is 8

    However when i went home I started to ponder over it and thought that inflammation part she was showing me in the pic was just one inflamed hair follicle that was zoomed in to make it look bigger plus she kept rambling about on how the inflammation was caused by infection of virus or bacteria which I thought was really strange.

    I asked people around me whether I am really balding and they said my hair is totally fine. I have seen a dermatologist quite some time ago for mild psoriasis and he has checked my hair before and said I the psoriasis will be on my scalp as well and gave me an anti-dandruff shampoo but overall I'm fine. However that was 2 years ago.

    I'm still very scared of lack of hair growth. I don't think I treat my hair badly, just relaxing yearly and dyeing for every 6 months though I have an intention to stop the relaxing as it seems to damage my hair ends. I have quite long hair that is 2 inches below the bra line. I have been parting my hair to the left on the same position for the past few years.

    This is my the top my head: http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh300…
    http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh300…

    Really balding or it is just the hairdresser trying to use some scare tactics on me?
    http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh300/madcancer7/P1020532.jpg
    http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh300/madcancer7/P1020529.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for the update on the pictures. I was just ready to say that I couldn't see any pictures from your first two links.

      I think the top of your head looks fine. You can see a part in the hair, but it doesn't look like you're balding. I'm not an expert, so maybe you have the early signs - but it's certainly not obvious to your average person.

      Can you get your money back? If so, I think I would hold off on getting any treatments just yet. I'd get a second opinion (especially since what this person is telling you is opposite of what you were told before).

      Don't stress over it (stress can cause hair loss)!


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Natural Psoriasis Scalp Treatment

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:
    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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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:-)

  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:
    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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. QUESTION:
    Ways to get rid of psoriasis/seborrhea on the scalp?
    I've had this before and used coal tar shampoo to get rid of it. I'm trying that again (2-3 times a week), but it doesn't seem to be working this time. Other than going to a dermatologist, is there any other way to get rid of it or at least lessen it? My next step is to try the salicylic acid shampoo, but I would like to hear about some natural, herbal remedies also.

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with SerenaSkin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my scalp just in a couple of weeks. A year later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of psoriasis?
    I have always had this condition. I got it to go away for about three years and with it becoming colder and close to the winter season, it is out of control. Many tiny little dots all over the place. Anyone got any natural/medicine remedies I could try? I'm desperate cause it spreads fast :(

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a really good medication/over the counter drug that treats Psoriasis?
    I have Psoriasis and I was wondering if anyone knows of any good treatments besides UVB rays and sunlight.

    Please tell me if you know any!

    • ANSWER:
      Keep in mind that every case of psoriasis is different. Not one medication will work for everyone and unfortunately it's about trying out different ones until you find what works well for you. When I have a really bad breakout I use Dovonex. I've tried several over the counter creams and that one works for me. But don't be afraid to talk to your doctor and go for different creams. Stay away from oral medications since it can really harm your liver unless there's no other way around it ok? Yes medications really work but you HAVE to follow the directions. If it says use twice a day use it twice a day. Not just once. Also, in between applications when the skin has soaked in all the medicine spread some lotion on the areas so it stays moisturized. It will make the medicine work twice as fast and my doc did tell me that.

      Here's a few natural suggestions also. Not all are just creams but all are over the counter or easy to get. You didn't specify whether it was scalp or otherwise so I put included both.

      I am going to try this one since I just heard about it. Soak your elbows in vinegar or apple cider vinegar for a few minutes and then wrap it with a pad soaked in warmed olive oil. I'd suggest doing this in the evenings before bed so it can really soak in. This would make a great nighttime soak.

      Also, you can go for lotions that really create a barrier and keep your skin from being exposed to dry conditions etc like Vaseline Intensive Care lotion twice a day. That one really gave me some relief and helped keep my plaques under control the best.

      Sunlight or UV rays is touch and go for people but make sure you use sunscreen on the areas of the body that isn't covered in plaques while in the sun or rays since our skin is different than the average skin types out there. You definitely don't want to cure psoriasis to end up with skin cancer!

      I have heard of people having success with rubbing vitamin e oil *just take vitamin e capsules, break them, and rub the oil on the plaques* and then bandaging it.

      Flax Seed is something that's very important to take. Just get the pill form and take it as directed. It helps with the immune system and therefore helps with the psoriasis. Omega3s help as well which Flax Seed has so it's good. I use EFA Gold. It has a pharmacutical grade of Omega3 and I just buy it online. You can find it all over the place. Flax seed you can take separately.

      The main thing is to keep the areas moist or protected from drying out. If you do keep the skin moist just be really careful to watch for infection since we get it easier than other people. Let the skin dry but not dry out between applications of different products! I hope that gives you a few things to try so you don't feel at your wits end with it. The main thing you need to know is not one thing is going to work for everyone so try a few different ideas to find what works for YOU. You're never alone so if you need someone to talk to about this to have a shoulder and listen you're welcome to email me any time. Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    My fiance has a very bad case of psoriasis. Any suggestions as far as treatments?
    It's worst on her scalp but it has started to spread onto her nails and even her arms. I feel so bad for her because she is very self conscious about it. Any suggestions or advise would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, she 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 few 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 her - it's free.
      Best,
      Gus

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of back acne?
    I have bacne pretty bad i mean its not terrible and i have no scars or pus or anything but i hate it and I am on prescribed drugs to fix it. Also i wash my back with sea salt and coconut scrub i make or a natural sea salt scrub that exfoliates and cleanses or proactiv or neautogena(cant spell) i mix up my scrubs alot to get a variety. I know its "bad" but i about once a week use a 10% benzoyl peroxide cream the doctor gave me. I also keep my hair off my back and get lots of sun on it. I also use an oil free moisturiser occasionally. I am going to Hawaii in just over a month and would love to have a clear back but i don't know what to do. Any suggestions other then putting alcohol on it. Just to let you know my face is completely clear and I don't even scrub it. Oh yeah I'm a 14 year old girl. I apologise for all the bad spelling thanks sooo much if u could answer xx

    • 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
      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

  29. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pimple?
    I have a huge pimple on my nose! It is absolutely ugly and I feel so insecure in school. Is there any natural remedies that can get rid of or atleast reduce redness and size of the pimple within a few hours or overnight. I've heard of using toothpaste, baking soda, tree oil, apple cider vinegar and acne creams. I have tried the toothpaste, and it does not work and the ice cube remedy just increases redness but reduces size. Am I doing these procedres wrong, if so, what is the correct method? I have school tomorrow, and need it to disappear A.S.A.P ! Please help ): ..!

    • 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pimple?
    I have a huge pimple on my nose! It is absolutely ugly and I feel so insecure in school. Is there any natural remedies that can get rid of or atleast reduce redness and size of the pimple within a few hours or overnight. I've heard of using toothpaste, baking soda, tree oil, apple cider vinegar and acne creams. I have tried the toothpaste, and it does not work and the ice cube remedy just increases redness but reduces size. Am I doing these procedres wrong, if so, what is the correct method? I have school tomorrow, and need it to disappear A.S.A.P ! Please help ): ..!

    • 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.

  31. 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! ;)

  32. QUESTION:
    whats the best remedy for eczema on the scalp and on body?
    I have tried shampoo with Tar and salisylic,,then after shampoo scrape the scales with coconut oil.with the body i soap with bar that indicates for eczema and psoriasis then apply daktarin as per Dr...but it seems too slow to work.

    • ANSWER:
      For me natural treatment worked better than prescription medications. . I cleared my eczema with serenaskin herbal remedies in less than 2 weeks. They do not have side effects like steroid creams. Itching subsided after first application of ointment and spray, I felt a relief right away, and I also took eczema extract to prevent future flare ups. It has been several months ago and my skin is still clear.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment

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

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

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

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

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

  34. QUESTION:
    I have facial seborrheic dermatitis & Its getting bad. What otc products can help me treat it?
    Also is there a daily face care treatment available?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet. Some of them do actually work. For my seb. dermatitis on scalp I use psoriasis herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Gussy

  35. 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

  36. QUESTION:
    How often should I wash my hair ?
    People tell me sometimes you have to let your natural oils out and not shampoo too much, but I feel my hair isn't clean. Sometimes my head itches really bad. Please Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Washing less often, builds the natural oil your hair needs, to get them smoother, shinier, silkier, softer. Man-made products are just temporary, until you wash them again, and at the same time washing off the natural oil your hair NEEDS. Hair products just absorb on your hair if they're dry, like a sponge.
      Jessica Simpson have figured it out, she said she wash her hair every week. She used to abuse her hair, then start selling hair extensions because her hair starting falling from all the chemicals, but she woke up and found out how to keep her hair healthy AGAIN.

      Your scalp itches BECAUSE:
      An itchy scalp is an inflammatory reaction of the skin underneath the hair on your head. An itchy scalp is a common problem, particularly among adults. An itchy scalp may or may not be associated with a visible rash or broken skin. In some cases, an itchy scalp can begin suddenly and disappear quickly by itself or with minimal treatment, such as a mild allergic reaction or sensitivity to a new hair product. An itchy scalp can also occur over a relatively long period of time, such as when itching is due to scalp psoriasis.

  37. QUESTION:
    Whats a good cleansing method for psoriasis/sebborhic dermatitis for the face?
    My skin and scalp is severly flakey and scaly and i dont know what cleaning method to do. I have tired noxema and them a face moisturizer. But my skin is so dry it doesnt last throughout the say the flakes and scales come back. Would the oil cleansing method works if so, how would i use it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Gus

  38. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of Psoriasis on my arms and scalp?
    I have tries steroid ointment from the doctor and have tries all moisturisers.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of psoriasis") 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 - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  39. 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.

  40. QUESTION:
    Difference between dandruff and dry scalp or psoriases?
    I think I have dry scalp because my hair doesn't get oily and when you have dandruff,I've heard your hair gets oily. So, how do you tell which one you have? And also,if I do have dry scalp,what's the best thing to "cure" it?

    • ANSWER:
      Dry scalp is just when your scalp doesn't have as much moisture as a normal scalp. You can usually use a scalp oil in your hair that contains no PETROLATUM OR MINERAL OIL.
      Dandruff is when you have flakes on your scalp that is very itchy. Unfortunately, You can't "cure" dandruff but you can control it by using medicated shampoos like Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue, Nuetregena T/Gel, etc. Basically try to find shampoos with Salicylic Acid or pyrithione zinc. Some people use natural oils like Teat tree oil but usually help mid dandruff.
      Psoriasis is a a disease that is basically like dandruff but in bigger patches and usually more visible. You would probably need a prescription shampoo/treatment

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?
    I have seborrheic dermatitis and I am having difficulty getting it under control. I wash my face at least once a day with this French face wash my dad uses. It takes all the oil off the face, but it makes my face really dry and red. When I uses cream it would help, but don't want use creams with steroids in it. Also, is there any diets that help too? Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Net. Some of them do actually work. For my seb. dermatitis on scalp I use psoriasis herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Gail

  42. QUESTION:
    What are good treatments for severe psoriasis and exzema?
    My mom has bad areas on the soles of her feet, her fingers, her elbows, and other places. She sees a dermatologist, who gives her steroid creams and injections. They don't last long, and she is starting to have side effects from the steroids = the moon face, etc. Does anyone know any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I had great success with anti-psoriasis cream/spray combo from http://www.champori.com It cleared my 4 year old psor. in just over 2 weeks, and I haven't had a remission for a year now. (mine was plaque p., mostly on arms, legs and scalp) They offer also natural remedy for eczema. These products are natural (herbal) without steroids, and with money-back guarantee policy they are free if they don't work.

  43. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of my horrible flaky scalp?
    I have a horribly flaky scalp and i have tried using oil rubbed into my scalp but it doesnt work. i have tried rubbing my fingers into my head hard when i wash it but nothing works. PLEASE HELP ME! how to stop it! thanks soo much

    • ANSWER:
      Flaky scalp, or dandruff, is a common skin problem affecting millions of people worldwide. You lose dead skin cells from your scalp on a daily basis. When more are lost than normal, they stick together forming the grey or white flakes called dandruff. There are innumerable factors that can contribute to a flaky and dry scalp, including harsh hair products, weather, allergies and skin diseases. There are numerous products that can treat a flaky scalp, however most of them contain harsh chemical which can irritate your skin. Using safe natural herbs can prevent this from occurring and effectively treat a flaky scalp.
      Apply aloe vera gel directly to your scalp every day especially in the morning. Aloe vera can help loosen flaky dandruff so it can be washed off easily. Aloe vera can also help moisturize your scalp preventing future dandruff outbreaks. Apply the gel 30 minutes before showering. Massage the gel into your scalp and leave on for 20 minutes then massage your scalp and rinse off in the shower.
      Shampoo your hair with an apple cider vinegar and coconut oil mixture daily. This mixture will help dissolve dandruff while moisturizing your hair. Make a bottle by adding half a cup of apple cider vinegar to one cup of coconut oil. Stir and pour into a small bottle. Apply and massage the shampoo into your scalp for 5 minutes and rinse well.
      Treat a flaky scalp by pouring and massaging Vitamin E oil to your scalp. The oil from this vitamin will loosen dandruff, balance scalp oils and prevent scalp dryness. Apply it generously to your hair after showering or 15 minutes before styling your hair. You can also take Vitamin E supplements to help your scalp internally. The recommended dosage for Vitamin E in capsule form is one 500 mg capsule once a day.
      Apply eucalyptus oil treatment to your scalp. Eucalyptus oil can tone your scalp to reduce oiliness, itchiness and flakiness. Mix 3 to 4 drops of eucalyptus oil in 1 tbsp of water and massage into your scalp. Leave the mixture on your scalp overnight and wash off in the morning.
      ________________________

      A dry, flaky scalp can have a number of causes, from winter weather to harsh hair products. A little TLC and the right products can go a long way toward restoring moisture to a dry scalp.
      All skin cells shed, and the skin cells of the scalp are no exception. But sometimes so many scalp skin cells are shed that they become noticeable as tiny white flakes in your hair and on your shoulders. If you have a dry, flaky scalp — especially if the flaking is confined to the top of the head, the hairline, or the back of the neck, and the flakes are tiny and white — the cause may be as simple as dry winter weather or the way you take care of your hair.

      In some cases, scalp flaking can be due to another condition. Dandruff makes skin cells flake off, but they’re usually oily rather than dry. If heavy dandruff is accompanied by intense scalp itching, the problem may be a form of eczema called seborrheic eczema, which causes irritated skin to become red and inflamed. Scalp psoriasis also causes flaking, but the scalp is typically itchy and irritated and the flakes, or scales, are silvery.

      Treating Scalp Flaking
      If you have a dry, flaky scalp, it may be time to make some changes to your hair-care routine. Try the following tips:

      * Shampoo the right way. Especially in winter, when the air is dry, use a shampoo and conditioner for dry scalps. It also helps to limit how often you shampoo. Too-frequent shampooing can strip the scalp of moisture from its natural oils. And use only a little shampoo each time. Using too much makes it harder to rinse it all out — and any shampoo left behind dries and flakes off.
      * Turn down the heat. Too much heat on the scalp can irritate it and dry it out, making it even flakier. Taking long showers that are hot, hot, hot can add to the problem. The same goes for overusing blow-dryers and curling irons. Instead, shower with warm (not hot) water, and let your hair dry naturally.
      * Massage your scalp. This increases blood flow to the scalp. It also helps clear any blocked pores, and that can release the scalp’s natural oil. A scalp massage also loosens dead skin cells, making them easier to wash away.
      * Use an oil treatment. Try one from your local drugstore or hair salon, or try olive oil — some people swear by it. Rub the oil into your scalp, wrap your hair in a towel and leave it on for about a half hour. Then rinse the oil out with lukewarm water and shampoo.
      * Wear a hat in summer. Getting a sunburn on your scalp adds to its dryness. Cover your head with a hat when you’re in the sun.

      When to See a Dermatologist
      If at-home treatments don’t do the job, visit a dermatologist to see if there’s a medical reason behind your flakes. He or she can prescribe medications for eczema or psoriasis, if it turns out that you have one of those conditions. Your doctor can also prescribe a dandruff shampoo or suggest an

  44. 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

  45. QUESTION:
    Are they are natural ways i can make my hair less dry?
    I straighten my hair everyday and dye it often, because of this it can be dry at times. I use conditioner but it never seems to do the trick. Are there any natural ways i can help my hair have more life?
    Not straightening everyday is not an option lol
    There*

    • ANSWER:
      Oil, is what you are looking for, there are different oils depending what you are trying to treat. Massage into scalp and hair at least once a week. Also you should mix essential oils with Carrier oils.

      Every essential oils has its specific use:

      Lavender- is great for soothing the scalp and calming the hair.

      Basil- promotes growth by stimulating circulation and works well with fenugreek and ivy burdock herbs as well. Basil is used in shampoos and conditioners that are designed for scalp health.

      Chamomile- is the most soothing of the essential oils for the hair and scalp. Chamomile helps to retract skin cells that have been inflamed from chemical procedures, the sun and helps with those that have scaly scalps in including a lot of white flakes or psoriasis.

      Lemon Essential oil works well for a treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and under active sebaceous glands. The sebum on the hair is what keeps it from dry out. Curly hair tends to be more dry and can benefit from lemon essential oils. Be very careful to only use lemon on hair that is too oily as this can seriously dry out the hair after just one washing or rinse.

      Myrrh is typically used for those have greasy hair and those that want a more purified scalp. It is used in very small quantities.

      Peppermint helps to stimulate blood flow to the root of the hair. This helps the hair to receive proper nourishment and to grow correctly. Peppermint makes the scalp tingle and this is what stimulates the blood flow to the hair.

      Rosemary essential oil works great for dry hair and dandruff as well as itchy scalp!

      Sage is one of the best scalp clarifiers. It deep cleanses impurities away from the scalp and works well with other herbs to heal scalp problems such as psoriasis and helps when used with zinc to end dandruff symptoms.

      Tea Tree essential oils works to purify the scalp. It works extremely good for those that suffer from scalp psoriasis and scalp dandruff. Has antibacterial properties.

      Ylang Ylang essential oils for Oily hair and dandruff treatment.

      Always remember that you cannot use these essential oils for hair direct to your hair, but you should mixed with carrier oils first.

      Carrier oils that have a benefit to hair are :

      Olive Oil
      This oil can be combined with other nice smelling essential oils. Olive oil is especially beneficial for dry hair suffering from indoor heating and sun. The hair is nourished and will regain its elasticity after a treatment with this oil. Apply the oil to towel dry hair and leave on for at least half an hour.

      Jojoba Oil

      Jojoba oil can be used with any hair and skin type. Extremely damaged or breaking hair will benefit from the healing qualities of jojoba oil. This truly is one of the best essential oils for hair loss due to breakage. The oil can be applied as described before and a very small amount applied to the skin of the face will help prevent hair dye stains when dye is applied.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural acne remedies?
    I have heard of the use of Rice bran oil and Tea tree oil to treat acne, but I didn't know if theses were any good or if there were any alternatives. What else is there? Also were can i buy stuff like this for the best price?

    • 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    Very effective ways to get rid of acne FAST?
    I have, Minor acne. Most of it is just scars though. I really want to get rid of it so my face can clear up for summer. I have baking soda, face masks, face wash, and stuff like that. I heard if you mix baking soda and water and put it on your face it should help. Then I heard about aloe vera. But I don't know if these work. Does anyone know of ways that will work fast that are all natural and I can do at home?

    • 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.


natural psoriasis scalp treatment

Psoriases

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can you get other parts of your body affected by Psoriases ?
    I have psoriases over 5 years now and i still dont know how other parts of my body gets it, could you please give examples and explanations i would really appreciate it. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      It is caused by your immune system, it doesn't spread if that is what you mean. Some parts of the body are more prone to the condition than others.

  2. QUESTION:
    What kind of beauty problems do you have but can't find any information on?
    Excema, psoriases, rotting teeth, gaining weight? Im trying to find things so I can help people.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a dropping eyelid - a ptosis I believe - hard to find information on. Also, what to do about a problem pore that is always clogged.

  3. 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

  4. QUESTION:
    Difference between dandruff and dry scalp or psoriases?
    I think I have dry scalp because my hair doesn't get oily and when you have dandruff,I've heard your hair gets oily. So, how do you tell which one you have? And also,if I do have dry scalp,what's the best thing to "cure" it?

    • ANSWER:
      Dry scalp is just when your scalp doesn't have as much moisture as a normal scalp. You can usually use a scalp oil in your hair that contains no PETROLATUM OR MINERAL OIL.
      Dandruff is when you have flakes on your scalp that is very itchy. Unfortunately, You can't "cure" dandruff but you can control it by using medicated shampoos like Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue, Nuetregena T/Gel, etc. Basically try to find shampoos with Salicylic Acid or pyrithione zinc. Some people use natural oils like Teat tree oil but usually help mid dandruff.
      Psoriasis is a a disease that is basically like dandruff but in bigger patches and usually more visible. You would probably need a prescription shampoo/treatment

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between contact dermitis, psoriases, and eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis are huge, big flakes that are usually in the hair. They look like mega size dandruff. As for eczema, it is a condition that affects the skin. Like, for example, I get that around my neck every summer. It is usually white and itchy. I have to use a cream every time, during the summer, to control the itching. Personally, I think it is like hives. That's what i think.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can anyone suggest something for dry and sensitive scalp?
    I have a problem. I have a dry scalp. I've been using Head&Shoulders for many years and it worked alright. About couple of months ago my scalp got really dry by the forehead. I decided to try Biolage Hydratherapie because Head&Shoulders started to really dry my hair out. I've used the new shampoo and conditioner about 6 times and now i have dandruff in spots where i did not have it and my head itches sometimes by my forehead.

    • ANSWER:
      I highly recommend Scalp Therapy for Nioxin. I have psoriases on my scalp, and you probably have it too to be honest...anyways, its cleared up my scalp great, I love it. I only have to use it once a week now to keep the dryness and flakes away.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of dandruff?
    I have had dandruff for awhile now i am currently using head and shoulders and it is not working. I have used other dandruff products also but with no luck.

    Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff products arent working because you most likely dont have dandruff. Dry scalp is often mistaken for dandruff.
      What you need is to moisturize your scalp. I suffered with this for many years, and I always will i think. What I use is called Nioxin, get the shampoo and the scalp therapy (will cost you max but it will last a long time) its been the only thing that works for me. You can get it in salons, or beauty supplies, or cheap online.
      I only have to use it once a week now to keep the flakes away, which im happy about, and it also makes your scalp feel great.

      If that doesnt do it (which i think it will) than you need to see a doctor as you may have psoriases

  8. QUESTION:
    what is the best dandruff shampoo?
    I dandruff a lot my head always itching a lot. When I do put oils in it doesn't help me at all. What is the best shampoo to use to help me get rid of this? But Im a black person is there suggestion for me?

    • ANSWER:
      I highly doubt what you have is dandruff. Dandruff is generally oily.
      What you have is either dry scalp or psoriases.

      Try some tea tree oil, or a scalp moisturizer like Nioxin Scalp therapy. If those dont work you can buy an over the counter kit for psoriases that will have hydrocortisone in it, or see your doctor

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the best over the counter/ Home remedy treatments for psoriases?

    • ANSWER:
      There are topical tx, mostly tar, but they arent as strong as the prescription. I've had this since I was 19, I'm turning 43... I've tried it all and the other fella is right, not much works on a full time basis either the prescribed or the OTC.

      T/Gel makes a great shampoo. I think they have a body bar. My grandfather swore by palmolive soap.

      Get yourself a good dermatologist who's board certified in dermatology, I also participate in several studies, they are fun and you get paid and sometimes free drugs ( some studies are double blind and you may get placebo).

      Others will swear by oatmeal soaps and lotions, they've nothing for me.

      I have a friend who swears by "glove in a bottle" high dollar lotion, its grand, but I cant say it does much for my psoriasis.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it safe for me to get a tattoo even though I suffer from psoriasis?
    I'm scared the tattoo will heal too quickly and turn into psoriasis!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, like u I also suffer from psoriases.. I can say i got my tatts when i didnt have a bad outbreak so i never got psorases on my tatts after i first got them.. i have 4 tatts 2 on my chest and one on my back and one on my leg.. but when i do have a outbreak i do break out on my tattt mostly on my leg. My doctor had originally told not to get no more tatts because it might break out all over it..talk to ur doctor. but if u can heal up a lil first make sure u have the creams and the what nots available. I say if u really want a tatt u should not let psoriases stop u.

  11. QUESTION:
    I am so embarrassed of my psoriases?
    I cant put on shorts, dresses, sleeveless tops, have to be in a weave/ wig. It is so ugly to be exposed. not extensive, but the patches are just too gross. I am on Diprosalic lotion and polytar shampoo for the scalp, and Exevate cream for the skin. Is there something better?

    • ANSWER:
      i.e. "get over it???" really? that was RUDE! I know what it feels like to have an easily seen disorder. I have an autoimmune disorder that causes me to have hives all over my body in patches that itch like crazy. I used to work at a dermatologists office and one of the best things to do for it is tan. Not for very long and not long enough to burn. But that exposure to UV is really great for psoriasis. Good luck and hopefully one day you can embrace it!

  12. QUESTION:
    my scrotum has a medium sized patch of white skin that feels different from the rest of my scrotum?
    like rough and flaky

    im 16 and i have not had any sexual contact with girls so should i be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be Psoriases. I first got it when I was around 12. It disappeared and then came back on my elbows and knees. It is a skin disorder that is no contagious. It happens when your skin cells over develop (basically) and leaves rough, scaly, skin patches that may or may not scratch. After a few years of this condition I was sexually active and found a couple patches on my penis. It was psoriases.

      If it is for you, it will be white and scaly, prolly itchy. The key is, for this instance, they more you masturbate the more it will hurt. The less friction, the faster it will go away.

  13. QUESTION:
    reasons for psoriases?
    is psoriases is aresult of weak liver

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is an "auto-immune" disease which means that when your body's own immune system is fighting off germs it sometimes damages to the rest of the body too. There is a long list of auto-immune diseases and psoriasis is one of them. Specifically, it has to do with a problem with your white blood cells and your skin cells regenerating too fast - not your liver.

      One important point, I was originally diagnosed with psoriasis and it turns out I had something else called "Tinea Versicolor" which is much easier to treat and cure. I was misdiagnosed for years by both a regular doctor and a dermatologist. It wasn't until they sent a skin biopsy off to the lab did I get my answers.

      If you haven't done so already, go see a dermatologist and ask about TV because it looks just like psoriasis.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is anybody using Ovasome for Psoriases?
    If not, what is the best thing/Cream to use?

    • ANSWER:
      I have never used that product, as the only type of psoriasis that I have is scalp psoriasis. Mine has been controlled (really eliminated!) by ketoconazole shampoo. It's a prescription shampoo that I've been using for over 2 years, and it works. No more flakes, no more itching, just a normal scalp. Plus, the shampoo doesn't stink like all of the tar shampoos. If you want more information on my psoriasis, and the latest news and research about the disease, go to the following website:

      http://www.psoriasite.com

  15. QUESTION:
    does my girl have psoriases because i have?
    I have psoriases.I am 25 years old.I have 2 kids.My girl who is 2 month old has skin problem witch is silvery and scaly. Does she have psoriases?

    • ANSWER:
      Whereabouts on her body is the rash? Psoriasis is pretty uncommon in babies but her risk is increased if one or both parents have the condition.

      The best way to get a proper diagnosis is to see your Dr because sometimes infantile eczema (which is really quite common) can look a lot like psoriasis. It's important not to use adult psoriasis creams or medications on babies.

      This is a link to more information about psoriasis in babies. http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/baby/babyills/babyrash/1134884.html

  16. QUESTION:
    is psoriases of the scalp permanent or does it occur only occassionally?

    • ANSWER:
      it can clear up for months or if your lucky years,but has a tendency to come back,

  17. QUESTION:
    Doctor gave me topical cream for my Psoriases, how do I get rid of it all together?

    • ANSWER:
      Sadly you can't. Psoriasis is usually genetic and it is something that your skin will always do. The best to hope for is a remission of sorts, it can go away for years. Always take good care of all of your skin because the psoriasis has the potential to break out anywhere on a susceptible person.

      Good luck,

  18. QUESTION:
    the positive and negative effects of being exposed to UV light?

    • ANSWER:
      Pros: Exposure to UV light provides heat which stimulates circulation. It also increases Vitamin D production. UV light also been shown to cure diseases such as Rickets, Lupus Vulgaris, and Psoriases.

      Cons: Overexposure to UV light could cause sun burn which could lead to Skin Cancer and Premature Aging.

  19. QUESTION:
    i am suffering from psoriases from 6 months?
    please tell me sir is this diseases can be cured ?
    which vegetable and fruits should i eat and which dont?
    is photosurgery help in this case?
    which doctor in the world which treat me best and cured me from this disease?
    reply me fast sir.

    • ANSWER:
      Jatt - Do a Google or other search for Psoriasis Fact Sheet
      Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the skin.
      A normal skin cell matures and falls off the body's surface in 28 to 30 days. But
      a psoriatic skin cell takes only three to four days to mature and move to the
      surface. Instead of falling off (shedding), the cells pile up and form the lesions.
      Psoriasis most commonly appears as raised, red patches covered with a buildup
      of dead skin cells.
      Whilst psoriasis generally appears on the scalp, knees, elbows and torso,
      lesions can develop anywhere, including the nails, palms, soles, genitals and
      face which is rare.
      Studies have shown that between 10 and 30 % of sufferers also develop
      psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the
      joints.
      Psoriasis isn’t contagious. While the exact cause is unknown, there is thought to
      be a genetic link and most researchers agree that somehow the immune
      system is mistakenly triggered, speeding up the growth cycle of skin cells.
      Psoriasis can be triggered by emotional stress, injury to the skin, some types of
      infection and reaction to certain drugs.
      Psoriasis is not just a cosmetic problem – around 60% of suffers surveyed
      reported the disease caused large problems in their everyday life (2001,
      National Psoriasis Foundation, US). Because the skin controls the body’s
      temperature and acts as a barrier to infection, severe psoriasis can cause poor
      circulation, fluid loss and infections.
      In addition to its physical impact, because psoriasis is a highly visible and
      lifelong disease, it can also affect sufferer’s emotional, psychological and social
      well-being.
      For more information:
      National Psoriasis Foundation (US) www.psoriasis.org
      FACTS:
      Psoriasis affects an estimated 2-3 percent
      of the world's population – that’s around 125 million people worldwide.

  20. QUESTION:
    Does putting vasline on your psoriases makes it worse ?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaseline will help to remove the flakes and hydrate the skin. So it helps psoriasis.

      Don't except psoriasis to just go away because you are using vaseline though. Yes moisturizers and vaseline if applied daily can help but it's not a treatment.

      You will need to see a dermatologist and get a proper treatment if you want for the patches and spots to completely disappear.

      Gluck

  21. QUESTION:
    what can i use to clear up rash?
    i have been with this skin problem for like a while now and i dont know what i should do or use to make it go away. i also have it on my back, which is the worst. here is a few pictures: what do u think it is? i also have very dry sensative skin. i tried calling demratology's but they dont accept new patients. so please let me know what i can use to clear it up thanks. btw one of my friends said it might be psoriases but i dont know. please help.
    http://tinypic.com/r/2unvqmf/6
    http://tinypic.com/r/258o0ba/6

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't say that's psoriasis, psoriasis is usually scaly and silvery looking.
      To me that looks like eczema, although the pictures aren't that clear. If it's dry and itchy and appears in patches then that's more than likely what it is. My advice would be to use an aqueous cream and see if that helps.
      Unfortunately if it is eczema it is likely you have it for the rest of your life, though it will come and go as it pleases.
      I would suggest you visit your GP and get it checked out in case it is a bacterial infection. If it isn't, they will at least be able to suggest what you can use to treat it and possibly tell you what it is and potentially refer you to a dermatologist.

  22. QUESTION:
    i have a bad case of psoriases and it itches like crazy what can i do to relieve the itch?

    • ANSWER:
      Here we go again, I have Psoriasis and I make sure that all my clothing is 100% cotton as man made fibers tend to cause it to itch. Then try taking Omega 3 or Evening Primrose Oil everyday for at least six months and see if that has any affect. Try and use a 'lemon' soap, find this really helps with the scales.

  23. QUESTION:
    I think I have some zits on my scalp?
    What can I do? I feel these itchy bumps on my head under my hair.

    • ANSWER:
      I believe it is Psoriases.I have it sometimes,it does go away for a while.If I do not get stressed,it does not come back often. It seems to thin out my hair when I have the inflammation stage of it.I think there is something you can get from the Dr, for it.I will not use it because it is thick and creamy and I don,t want that on my hair.

  24. QUESTION:
    what can i use for this?
    i have been with this skin problem for like a while now and i dont know what i should do or use to make it go away. i also have it on my back, which is the worst. here is a few pictures: what do u think it is? i also have very dry sensative skin. i tried calling demratology's but they dont accept new patients. so please let me know what i can use to clear it up thanks. btw one of my friends said it might be psoriases but i dont know. please help.
    http://tinypic.com/r/2unvqmf/6
    http://tinypic.com/r/258o0ba/6

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your doctor. You need a referral from you doctor to see a dermatologist.

  25. QUESTION:
    what can i use for this? :(?
    i have been with this skin problem for like a while now and i dont know what i should do or use to make it go away. i also have it on my back, which is the worst. here is a few pictures: what do u think it is? i also have very dry sensative skin. i tried calling demratology's but they dont accept new patients. so please let me know what i can use to clear it up thanks. btw one of my friends said it might be psoriases but i dont know. please help.
    http://tinypic.com/r/2unvqmf/6
    http://tinypic.com/r/258o0ba/6

    • ANSWER:
      it looks Like eczema or Ring worm But I Really cannot tell
      I think you should contact a Doctor so he can Help and give
      medicine and pills to fix your problem Just Google Free clinics
      on you area so you can fix you problem I Hope you get well soon
      Don't get depressed you will get better.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can I use methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis when you also have gallbladder stones and severe attacks?
    I've been diagnosed with psoriases, psoriatic arthritis (which is now severe, the swelling won't go away, and my finger's are starting to become deformed and it's really painful. I've also been diagnosed with gallbladder stones. I've tried a lot of anti inflammatory pills and none help. My one specialist suggested that I start IV treatment (remicade) but my other specialist refuses to prescribe it and he wants me to start methrotrexate. I don't know if that's a good idea since I found out that I have gallbladder stones since I've been having attacks for about 6 years and they last more than 6 hrs.My attacks are severe and last 9 to 15 hrs. Even the hospital couldn't figure out what was wrong with me until now that I've been diagnosed (6 yrs later) . I'm only 24 and I'm hoping to get my health back on track. Thank you so much

    • ANSWER:
      Hang in there! I have psoriatic arthritis as well, but was fortunate enough to be diagnosed within 2 years of my first symptoms. I also have a history of stones, but mine were kidney stones. I'm currently on methotrexate, celebrex and sulfasalazine as well as folic acid to curb the side effects of the meds. The sulfasalazine is the medication most likely to affect the stones, more likely than methotrexate. From the research that I've done (and the three specialists that I have met) on it, it is suggested that you drink plenty of water every day to prevent stones. However, in your case...I would suggest seeking a third opinion so you feel more comfortable making the decision. Also, I'm including a link to some tips on easing some of the pain that can be associated with the disease. I hope some of them help. Good luck!!

  27. QUESTION:
    Can I use methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis when you also have gallbladder stones and severe attacks?
    I've been diagnosed with psoriases, psoriatic arthritis (which is now severe, the swelling won't go away, and my finger's are starting to become deformed and it's really painful. I've also been diagnosed with gallbladder stones. I've tried a lot of anti inflammatory pills and none help. My one specialist suggested that I start IV treatment (remicade) but my other specialist refuses to prescribe it and he wants me to start methrotrexate. I don't know if that's a good idea since I found out that I have gallbladder stones since I've been having attacks for about 6 years and they last more than 6 hrs.My attacks are severe and last 9 to 15 hrs. Even the hospital couldn't figure out what was wrong with me until now that I've been diagnosed (6 yrs later) . I'm only 24 and I'm hoping to get my health back on track. Thank you so much

    • ANSWER:
      The 2 specialists need to talk to each other.

      If they can't agree, make a list of all your questions about treatment. Then ask them BOTH the questions.

      Sorry for such a nonspecific answer, but there's a lot involved in the drugs and the conditions.

      Best of luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    My condition makes me feel really unattractive :( (i'm 15 years old)?
    Hi, I'm 15 years old, and I was diagnosed with psoriases (condition similar to eczema) a few years ago, when I was about 10

    When I think about it, I get really upset sometimes because I know that the creams that I need to use daily for it age my skin, and I'm so scared that because I will need to use it for pretty much all my life, that I will look so much older when i'm about 30..any impact at all really scares me

    Also, I think that the patches that I have look gross, and that when I get a boyfriend, he's going to put his hands on my bare back or something like that and feel them and be really grossed out :'(

    Please help me to feel better.. do you have a condition? Do you feel self conscious about it? How do you deal with it and maintain confidence?

    Thankyou so much

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Ways outside of Shampooing to get rid of dandruff? ?
    I have heavy dandruff and heavy breakage...which I'm told is due to my constant use of Dandruff shampoo. I was wondering if there is any way to get rid of dandruff without using the shampoo? I'm tired of my hair breaking.

    • ANSWER:
      If your constantly using dandruff shampoos you need to find out if it is really dandruff. It could be dry scalp, or psoriases.
      The first thing you need to do is go buy a scalp moisturizer. My fave is Nioxin Scalp Therapy, but its sometimes hard to find (look in salons and beauty supply's) if you cant find that AG Stimulator Balm is a good and Matrix also makes one, and these are easily found in salons/beauty supply.

      Try that for a week or two. If that doesnt clear it up, you probably have psoriases. In that case, see your doctor. They will prescribe a shampoo or cream that you put on your scalp (it does not smell good, but it works) that will finally get rid of it.

      For the breakage, start using a leave in conditioner, and do a deep conditioning treatment or protein treatment. I like Redken Extreme Deep fuel or Joico Deep Penetrating Reconstructor. Condition with regular conditioner each time you do a treatment.

      Let me know if you need more help. Good luck =)

  30. QUESTION:
    how to say no to my husband not every time he want sex i also want stop force me?
    iam his second wife every time he sees me he want sex, not providing any thing not even buying milk for our 5 moths son, out standing all kind of bills, no money at all for me and his son not at all he takes from me iam foreigner in his country and he make a use of it, iam having psoriases and he making me uncomfortable, left me after delivery for vacation with his first wife, i have no job living by small saving i had, he is not fixing my marriage to him officially so i have visa problem as well....he left me during my pregnancy when i asked him he said i didn't see any chance of having sex so i left.

    • ANSWER:
      You appeared to him only as sex object of desire. I think the best solution is leave him because the longer you're with him, your life would be tear down by him eventually! It's still not too late to do it.

  31. QUESTION:
    Should I ask my sister to be a bridesmaid?
    Here's the issue - my sister is a recovering heroin addict. She's been off the streets for 5 years but still takes morphine all the time (as the withdrawals are deadly). She cant function without it. She's very slow n lethargic but it's how we've accepted her better than the streets right? I'm 23 she's 39. I love her dearly but she needs a makeover badly. She has brassy orange frizzed out 80s hair bad psoriases and rotting teeth from drug addiction. I really want her to be part of things bug I would have to guide her through n give her a makeover. Also worried about getting her ready day of. Sheis very helpful and reliable just slow to go. I put my fiancees little sister who is my age in the wedding. I don't wanna hurt her feelings and I feel as if I should include her too...

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think she needs to be a bridesmaid. She is much older. Find something else she can do.

  32. QUESTION:
    6"W, 2"D Insect bite/sting bothering me years later?
    Four or five years ago, I stayed at an eastern Boston, MA hotel. Shortly after returning to my upstate NY home, I woke in the middle of the night because of outer rear right thigh pain that felt similar to being forcefully pinched by someone with long fingernails or being impaled by a needle. However, I was so tired, that I simply sat up, fluffed the pillow, and fell back asleep. It may be of note that I was sleeping on my back.

    The next morning there was a 6 inch wide inflammation that protruded 2 inches from my thigh where I had experienced pain the night prior. For the exception of a red portion in the center, it looked like a 6 inch wide, 2 inch deep mosquito bite i.e. the 6 inches of smooth inflammation was flesh or just lighter than flesh toned. The defined, round, red portion at the center of the inflammation was raised an additional millimeter or two from the rest of the inflammation and had miniscule bumps; and these miniscule bumps lined up so that it looked like a tiny daisy or flower head. The entire inflammation was the itchiest thing I’ve ever experienced. It didn’t hurt unless something touched it, but when something touched it, even lightly, it was more excruciating than any surgery I’ve had. This pain was literally pain, not burning or stinging. To the touch, the inflammation was slightly warmer than surrounding areas; I expected it to be warmer than it was. There wasn’t a blister, pustule, ulcer, puncture, stinger, or any visible opening from inside the inflammation to the outside of the inflammation. There were no vascular “trails” or “tracks.” I did not have a fever. No other part of the body seems to have been effected by this inflammation.

    During the following two days the 6 inch wide, 2 inch deep flesh toned inflammation reduced into a defined 6 inch wide, red, flat, smooth, round, sensitivity that wasn’t as dark as the aforementioned eraser-to-dime sized center portion. The center was still raised a millimeter or two from the rest of the inflammation, but the miniscule bumps started to subside. Familiar with how to observe Lyme and MRSA, I traced the parameter of the entire inflammation with a marker. And with that I ruled out MRSA and Lyme.

    The lighter red portion reduced in size over the next week to week and a half. Some days it would get slightly larger than the day prior, but ultimately the entire inflammation shrunk to the size of the darker red center portion. And with that I ruled out MRSA and Lyme.

    Over the next two to three weeks the dark red center portion turned waxey, or like it was covered in psoriatic skin plaque, and then faded into what looked like a dime sized flat, smooth, hyperpigmented birthmark.

    The issues are: A.) it’s still here all these years later, B.) It’s now larger than a silver dollar, C.) gets larger every time I take a sulfa antibiotic, C.) the remaining “birthmark” portion first raises a millimeter or two from the surrounding skin, gets itchy, then waxey like a rogue patch of psoriases when I take sulfa antibiotics, D.) my physician isn’t taking me seriously about this.

    What do you think?

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    I am using methrotrexate for my psoriases and psoriatic arthritis,?
    I was wondering does methrotrexate make u feel groggy and tired for a few days and if anyone knows when that side affect wears off. oh i am also taking folic acid as a supplement

    • ANSWER:
      Thankfully I have managed to avoid methotrexate. However I understand that yes, it can make you feel groggy and tired, even on folic acid. I do not know if you are taking the injections or the pills, but the side affects wears off one to two days after administration.

  34. QUESTION:
    Company to do reaserch with medications for psoriases?
    experimental medication

    • ANSWER:
      www.psoriasis.org. This is the webpage for the National Psoriasis Foundation. I believe they have a section on clinical trials.

  35. QUESTION:
    What early symptoms about of Psoriasis?
    please help

    • ANSWER:
      For me the first sign was itchy flakey scalp, which for ages I thought was just dandruff, but eventually it got stronger and I scratched a few really big bits off that made me worried.

      I also had a few spots on my legs that took a while to heal. I kept picking at the scabs and even when there was no redness or blood bits left it would keep getting really thick skin covering over. With Psoriases the skin plaques can appear at random on your skin or in some cases it can occur after a wound, piercing or tattoo.

      It's also quite common for the skin on your elbows to get ticker and drier too. A lot of people have this and don't realise its Psoriasis. It doesn't always spread and some people only get very mild amounts.

  36. QUESTION:
    who can advised a good psoriases doctor in punjab in Ludhiana? ?

    • ANSWER:
      Any dermatologist having done his MD is good treat psoriasis - a chronic disease.

  37. QUESTION:
    The real n true solution 2 get rid of psoriases,because tried all kinds of medicines since 32 years.solve ,?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I recommend that you should try the herbal anti-psoriasis remedy by Champori. Get their spray/cream combo: it worked better than anything else for my plaque psor.: my patches cleared in about 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up for more than a year now. Champori is available online from Champori.com and comes with money back guarantee; so if it doesn’t work – it’s free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  38. QUESTION:
    what is psoriases?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriases is a chronical skin desease. There are many forms of psoriases. Most of the time tou get red bumbs and a lot of skin flaks.

  39. QUESTION:
    why is psoriasis a disqualification in the military?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriases is not a skin disorder, it's a problem with the immune system. Any injury to the body (even if it's nowhere near where it flares up) as well as stress can trigger it to get really really bad. And, it's already a sign of a weakened immune system.

  40. QUESTION:
    Psoriases? ?
    Sorry I don't know if I spelled it correctly, but I was wondering for any of you who have this skin problem if you have found any medication that works, topical or oral, and what the name is please.

    • 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 .

  41. QUESTION:
    is psoriases occured by sex?
    rply me fast sir
    i am suffering from that disease

    • ANSWER:
      it is an auto-immune disease It is not contagious; but looks very odd to look at or even touch it..

  42. QUESTION:
    any cure for psoriases ?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    i have psoriases why do people stare when i wear shorts or t-shirts?

    • ANSWER:
      Because people don't know how to act or have respect for others.But they don't like it when someone does it to them, do they? I don't like it that young women are being socialized to think that showing as much skin as they can is a good thing. I don't stare at them. I don't like it that young black men think that wearing their pants down around their knees is making a statement but I don't stare at them. It is just ignorance. Ignore it!! That is what ignorance means - something for you to ignore!!! Feel better? I hope so. Really.

  44. QUESTION:
    what to do for psoriasis?
    my aunt has horrible psoriasis. anyone have good luck with anything? medication or herbal!
    she has talked with the dermatologist and has been undergoing treatment for over a year. it isn't working and over the winter has gotten worse. i am trying to find out what has worked for others in case she hasn't tried it yet.

    • ANSWER:
      My mom as psoriases but tell her not to take any medications and dont stay in the sun because you can die if you have psoriases and your outside too long because you cant sweat and you can collapse but sometinme this year it will get better just like my mom and you cant die from it dont worry

  45. QUESTION:
    My scalp psoriases is fine but now on my body?
    Alright ive had scal psoriasis for a while now but i got tgel and it has really helped. But now after i got into a fight with my gf my psoriasis is everywhere around my groin and upper legs area. There is dry skin everywhere. But earlier that day that i noticed them before the fight i also went swimming in the pool and the effected parts are the ones that i couldnt wash the clorine water from because i dont like going nude in public pools and it was covered by my shorts. So does anyone know what it could be, could it be the stress or the clorine. Also how do i treat psoriasis on the body. I mean scalp has tgel but what should i use for the body. Ill try staying as stress free as i can and ill stop using the new antipersperant that i got. I used to go without antiperspirant and i never had it. I seem to be getting alot under my armpits. And my new job requires me to smel good and i have used more of the axe stuff than usual. Like 10x more. maybe that could be too. Any inputs

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is triggered by stress, but not allways. keeping the skin clean and dry works best for my friend, aswell as loose clothing with no polyester, just natural fabric, will breathe better. Sun helps and vitamin D. the chlorine didn't help your condition. There are gels and creams for the body aswell. my friend has some prescibed by her doctor with hormones in them, he is a specialist dermotologist. Maybe a dovctor can advise better?

      greetz, Niek

  46. QUESTION:
    is chronic plague type psoriases sexually transmitted?
    if the female is suffering for 7 yrs how much %age the children would be with same disease

    • ANSWER:
      (Please watch your spelling, it's plaQue - you'll give people the wrong idea.)
      You are also using the wrong term, - it is not transmitted by having sex, --- I think you mean is it hereditary - transmitted down the generations to children. Scientists are not sure on this point, but they think some may be. I have psoriasis, and no one at all in my family, past or present, had it.

  47. QUESTION:
    What medication is the best for Psoriases brought on by stress.?
    At the moment, my doctor has prescribed Halabetasol .05% for my skin lesions. I break out with red scaby warts all obver my body. They have the apperance of smallpox but I don't get sick. The lesions go away when the stress goes away. When the infection susides it leaves white areas where the lesions where.

    • ANSWER:
      Work on some Yoga or meditation to get rid of the stress, seems like the best solution to me.


psoriases

Psoriosis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my psoriosis?
    I am 25 and I have had psoriosis for the past 20 years all over my body, in the past 10 years in has become much worse on my face. I have tried all sorts of stuff, but does anyone know of any short or long term cures? I'm not too bothered about my body, it's my face that I want to clear.

    • ANSWER:
      I have psoriosis...it depends if you are willing to use natural medications...
      What I did to heal mine is: I used an intestinal cleanser for a week, then I took a parasite medicine(everyone has parasites) for a week, then I went on a sugar diet for 6 months. Sugar is horrible for the immune system, and since psoriosis is a problem with the immune system it causes break outs. Also, I would suggest to eat less carbs, because they cause yeast to grow in the body, which also causes break outs.
      For outside treatments, I would suggest Pokeweed. DO NOT USE STERIODS! You can get cancer a lot easier that way! To get the crusty skin off I always put Vasaline on at night, so in the morning it was soft and I could scratch it off without harming the other layers of skin. I went to a dermotologist and they didn't do ANYTHING! Don't always trust the doctors to know everything.
      Another thing...if you stay out in the sun a lot, the next time you break out it will be worse. Believe me I know.

  2. QUESTION:
    what topical treatment do i put on my psoriosis after ive been out in the sun?
    i was laying out in the sun and now my psoriosis is very red, should i put on a topical cream? what kind?

    • ANSWER:
      Salicylic acid is the perfect active ingredient against all psoriosis. (facial, mouth,etc.)

  3. QUESTION:
    Anyone know any good, fast and cheap, if not free ways to clear psoriosis?
    I'm am suffering from Psoriosis, it is literally on every part of my body. It's causing me exptreme pain at times and always great discomfort. I need help. I'm only 18 and have been going though alot of sircumstances that have made me between jobs so I'm very low on cash to help me with getting medicine or anything. I just don't know what to do about this anymore and I'm willing to take any suggestions. PLEASE HELP! Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      Believe it or not, the sun, and chlorine in pools... so once you start swimming sit in the sun and soak it all in = ) Also do not use scented lotion!!!! I was told by a doctor not to use scented lotions because it worsens it and makes it more itchy...also if you have it on your scalp like I do... the psoriasis shampoo nutregina works pretty well = )

  4. QUESTION:
    Is the clam of homeopathy to cure 'Psoriosis' true?
    As homeopathy claims to cure psoriosis permanently, true? While we know its not curable and its a life long.

    • ANSWER:
      Psorissis is likely caused by a food intolerance,like gluten and or casien,from dairy products.This is due to the improper processing,which destroys the enzymes in the foods,then you end up with adverse reactions.Could be from something else,like soy,or corn.Homeopathy can heal.Mainstream medicine is looking to sell you bogus medicine for profit.

  5. QUESTION:
    what is a good natural substance that can coax psoriosis?
    i have a small case of psoriosis on my leg and i heard natural substances like oils and sand stuff can help. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I went to a health food store recently and asked them what they could offer in the way to calm my psoriasis down... They offered me a product called Celadrin it comes in a cream and a pill. Celadrin has been known to help inflamation of joints and such. They
      (researchers) actually did a small study on people who have "P" and over a 2 week period they noticed a the psoriasis calming down. I am currently trying this, but it is suggested that you don't just use the cream should also use the pill because you need to work on the internal as well as the external. A good diet will help.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of dark elbows and knees?
    I have had a skin condition for years. I wasn't born with it, but around the age of 12 I developed dark, thick skin on my elbows and knees. I've been to numerous dermatologists. One of them said that I have psoriosis. My current dermatologist say that it isn't likely. I know most African Americans have darker knees and elbows. But I've never seen anyone else with my skin condition. I'm currently using a salicylc acid treatment. It is an ingredient found in corn removers. Can anyone reccommend a good dermatolodist? I live in NYC, but am willing to travel to fix my problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there. The only thing I can think of is make sure you don't have a lot of dead skin build up in those areas and use lots of moisturizers to keep your skin at it's best. I'd probably pick a more expensive, non-scented brand of moisturizer if you think you have a skin condition also. Good luck to you.

  7. QUESTION:
    My Dad has psoriosis, on the back of his head & in his ears. He was told to use Denorex. What else can he do?
    He also has clear white ooze coming from the back of his scalp where the psoriosis is located. What can he do, besides use certain shampoos?

    • ANSWER:
      Clear white ooze is a sign of infection, I'd get it checked.

      Vitamins such as D and E help skin grow healthily and certain creams can keep it moist and clean. If it is particularly bad (ooze to me says that it is) he may need to see a dermatologist and see if a steroid medication, anti-histamine or antibiotic is in order.

  8. QUESTION:
    My Dad has psoriosis, on the back of his head & in his ears. He was told to use Denorex. What else can he do?
    He also has clear white ooze coming from the back of his scalp where the psoriosis is located. What can he do, besides use certain shampoos?

    • ANSWER:
      My Dad had psoriasis for much of his adult life and NOTHING worked until he went to a dermatologist who prescribed "Ultravate Cream, 0.,05%." It's generic name is halobetasol propionate cream. It was amazingly effective. Check with your health care provider about it.

  9. QUESTION:
    My Dad has psoriosis, on the back of his head & in his ears. He was told to use Denorex. What else can he do?
    He also has clear white ooze coming from the back of his scalp where the psoriosis is located. What can he do, besides use certain shampoos?

    • ANSWER:
      I heard sunlight helps, it may not if he has lots of hair. Also try hydrocordizone, which you can get at any pharmacy.

  10. QUESTION:
    does any nerve medicines help with psoriosis?
    I have bad psoriosis and it is getting worse with my work im noticing its spreading. I also get worked up about stuff and have a bit of a temper:) and minor depression.so i get mad easily and i know stress is what causes it. Will any nerve medicines help with this do you think has anyone had any sucsess?? please and thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Get some cold/expeller pressed oil and take a few tablespoons of it a day. Something like safflower oil is great, make sure the bottle is sealed and refrigerate it before you open it. It should not have a strong taste, if it gets one throw it away and get a new one. That and a little vitamin E would be great. Try taking 1 mg of melatonin at night it is great for enjoying your evening and making the stress go away. If you are not happy at your work, get another job, it is important to your health that you are happy. If you are working under bright lights all day take some Vitamin A to replenish it and sleep in a dark room if you can.

  11. QUESTION:
    how to cure psoriosis on hands?
    My hands are cracking and I have psoriosis on them, how do I cure this?

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  12. QUESTION:
    I have had 3 surgeries in a year and a half?
    Gallbladder, tumor on my uterus and an ovarian cyst, resulting in the loss of the ovary. My skin and toe nails don't seem to be the same ever since. I am constantly itchy, all over my body to the point where I bruise. I scratch the surface so hard (even in my sleep!) that I break the skin and it looks like I have measles all over. I also have a rash on my left wrist and the whole top of my left foot. I thought it was psoriosis but I could be wrong. Could it be from the medication from the hospital... still?

    • ANSWER:
      Ewwww! TMI - go to a doctor and don't post this kind of stuff. Ick.

  13. QUESTION:
    are raw eggs good for dry scalp?
    because i have major psoriosis. and i was wondering if it would help thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I used warm to hot water and had no problems when I mixed egg ..my hair is just wonderful,go and try it you will be amazed ....as used in many hair salons,,...

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to help treat Psoriosis?
    without medication...? any ideas or tips? a friend of mine has it real bad and he wants to treat it but cant afford meds right now.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I suggest that your friend should look into natural remedies before subjecting herself to the steroidal and immunosuppressant drugs the official medicine today use for treating psoriasis. The side effects are worse than the disease itself. For me personally the herbal cream/spray combo from Champori.com works the best; and I spent many years looking for something that is safe, effective and fast-working. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for your friend - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  15. QUESTION:
    has any one used or is using psoriosis phototherapy UVB lamp, do they work?
    I am looking into buying one, but at £150 I need to know if I am waisting my money.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you find it clears up slightly in the sun? My aunt goes on holiday every year & finds some relief in the week she is away so bought a UVB lamp. It does help, but not as drastically as when on her hols. So I guess it depends on whether you have the patience to carry on using it, if you don't see immediate results.

  16. QUESTION:
    I am wondering what is the best type of lotion to use for psoriosis?
    I have it on my elbows and below the knees.

    • ANSWER:
      I have it on my scalp, my elbows legs, ear, it seems like it shows up whenever or where ever it wants to... lol.. it sucks.

      I have gone through a variety of lotions and medications. they all seem to work at first then they stop, its like my body becomes immune to it.. I would go see a dr if nothing is working for you.

      if you cant get a prescription would go down the ointment isle at walmart or wherever and look at labels, they will usually say whether or not they treat it.

      GOOD LUCK! I know it really sucks..

  17. QUESTION:
    Does fish oil help with eczema and psoriosis?
    I don't have a real bad case yet,I use steroid cream so far.When I get lazy,my chin,around my eyes, and my ears get red,and I get like a dandruff type dead skin on them.

    • ANSWER:
      Fish oil helps (you don't put it on your face, mind. Get it in the dietary supplement section; look for Omega-3 oil). Steroid creams should be used very sparingly because they do have side-effects. Try a natural cream instead. From http://www.champori.com It works or it's free ($$ back guarantee policy they offer)

  18. QUESTION:
    My son has psoriosis on his head only and his dream was to be a marine, but they denied him due to this. WHY?
    Head psoriosis is Not contagious and barley bothers him..How can they crush his dream over something so small...its not like it will interfere

    • ANSWER:
      Imagine that your son gets stationed somewhere like Haiti where you can't drink the water but you can still bathe in . . and wash your hair/head. You get a parasite/bacterial infection and you are laid up for days/weeks while you recover. Not only is his unit short a man, but resources are diverted from where they were intended to go.

  19. QUESTION:
    What helps with dealing with RA (rumatoid authrits)?
    I have severe psoriosis all over my body and now i have RA. I was wondering if there is any thing else i could do to help it. My hands have swelled up so bad that the folds of my nuckles on the palm of my hand have cracked open and bleed. Plese if u have any ideas let me know.

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  20. QUESTION:
    I have a round "rash' on my shin.its slightly raised ,smooth to the touch,sometimes painful. HELP!What is it?
    It looks like a burn. Itchy and painful sometimes to the touch. A girl I work with said possibly diabetes? doesn't look like psoriosis or eczema?? Anybody got a clue?

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  21. QUESTION:
    Hypothyroidism - Can you have it even if it doesn't show up in the initial blood test?
    Know someone who has many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism, ie: dry, brittle cuticles/nails, joint pain, fatigue, sketchy memory here and there, trouble maintaining weight (though exercizes daily and has fairly healthy diet). Also has had onset of many food/and a few antibiotic allergies in the past couple of years, and sudden predisposition to either psoriosis or eczema in the winter (dry/CA) months. All seems to lead to a compromised immune system, but preliminary blood works does not indicate hypothyroid issues......Quite perplexed.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can be hypothyroid and not have the blood test show it. Unfortunately, a blood test is the only form of diagnosis for hypothyroidism and it is not reliable. Sometimes it will take up to 10 years, after showing symptoms, before the blood work will show it and, for some, the blood work will never show it. I also have all the symptoms and it runs in my family...my doctor admits I have them...but without the blood test to back them up, he will not treat it. I told him I know the blood test may never show it and he admitted I was correct...but without documentation, does not feel right treating me for it.

      I'd like to suggest one other thing. Find out if your friend's doctor ordered a cortisol level (another blood test). The symptoms of hypothyroidism and an elevated cortisol level can be quite similar in the beginning. When the symptoms are present, and the thyroid tests are normal, it is often worthwhile to check the cortisol level.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remidy to help control psoriosis?

    • ANSWER:
      Home Remedies for Psoriasis
      Psoriasis treatment using Cabbage Leaves
      Cabbage leaves have been successfully used in the form of compresses in the treatment of psoriasis. The thickest and greenest outer leaves are most effective for use as compresses. They should be thoroughly washed in warm water and dried with a towel. The leaves should be flattened, softened and smoothed out by rolling them with a rolling pin after removing the thick veins. They should he warmed and then applied smoothly to the affected part in an overlapping manner. A pad of soft woollen cloth should be put over them. The whole compress should then be secured with an elastic bandage

      Psoriasis treatment using Bitter Gourd
      Bitter gourd is a valuable remedy for psoriasis. A cup of fresh juice of this vegetable, mixed with a teaspoon of lime juice, should be taken sip by sip, on an empty stomach daily for four to six months

      Psoriasis treatment using Avocado Oil
      The oil of avocado has been found beneficial in the treatment of this disease. It should be applied gently to the affected parts

      Psoriasis treatment using Cashewnut Oil
      The oil extracted from the outer shell of the cashewnut is acrid and rubefacient. It can be applied beneficially on the affected area

      Psoriasis treatment using Buttermilk
      The use of curd in the form of buttermilk has proved useful in psoriasis and the patient should drink it in liberal quantities. The application of buttermilk compresses over the affected parts will also be useful in treating this condition

      Psoriasis treatment using Vitamin E
      Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the treatment of psoriasis. The patient should take this vitamin in therapeutic doses of 400 mg a day. It will help reduce itching and scab formation

      Psoriasis treatment using Lecithin
      Lecithin is also considered a remarkable remedy for psoriasis. The patient may take six to nine lecithin capsules a day-two or three capsules before or after each meal. If taken in the form of granules, four tablespoonfuls may be taken daily for two months. The dosage may be reduced thereafter to two tablespoons

      Psoriasis Diet
      Carrots, beets,cucumbers and grapes juices
      Since psoriasis is a metabolic disease, a cleansing juice fast for a week is always desirable at the beginning of the treatment. Carrots, beets, cucumbers, and grapes may be used for juices

      Well-balanced diet made of raw seeds, nuts etc
      After the juice fast, the patient should adopt a well-balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits. Emphasis should be placed on raw seeds and nuts, especially sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and plenty of organically grown raw vegetables and fruits.When there is a substantial improvement, goat's milk, yoghurt, and home-made cottage cheese may be added to the diet. The juice fast may be repeated after a month or so

      Avoid animal fats, refined or processed foods
      All animal fats, including milk, butter, eggs; refined or processed foods; foods containing hydrogenated fats or white sugar; all condiments; and tea and coffee should be avoided. When there is a substantial improvement, goat's milk, yoghurt, and home-made cottage cheese may be added to the diet. The juice fast may be repeated after a month or so

      Other Psoriasis treatments
      Warm-water enema and Sea-water baths
      During the initial juice fast, a warm-water enema should be used daily to cleanse the bowels. Regular sea-water baths and application of sea water externally over the affected parts once a day are beneficial

      Frequent bath and soap should be avoided
      Frequent baths should be avoided. Soap should not be used

      Hot Epsom salts bath
      Hot Epsom salts baths also prove valuable in psoriasis. After an Epsom salts bath, a little olive oil may be applied. The skin should be kept absolutely clean by dry friction or daily sponging

  23. QUESTION:
    Do I have scalp psoriosis or dandruff?
    Im a 15 year old girl and have really oily hair so I wash it everyday. I know its bad but I cant stand the smell of my hair and how oily it looks after a day. Last summer I noticed i started getting dandruff but it was like stuck to my scalp. Its like in random places on my scalp and its annoying. It doesnt itch but i scratch it because i feel like i have little hard balls stuck on my scalp. Is this because of my scalp being too dry. I think it is because I shower everyday with hot water. But also they say scalp psoriosis makes you have little red spots on the scalp? I get them but only right after I pick those little hard balls out of my hair, it looks like a bloody spot but blood diesbt come out, i just feel oil comes out after i pick it out. Im also flakey but its because of the stuff on my scalp. Is this dandruff or psoriosis? What does it sound more like? :o

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    on a two week course of strong pills. can i drink now?
    im taking some powerful pills for my scalp psoriosis and im almost done, only 4 days of taking them left. but my bday is soon and i want to drink. will this be ok?
    doctor said they are potentially damaging to the liver alone. i was given 15 pills and i've had 11 of them.

    • ANSWER:
      No, the medication you taking to treat your psoriasis puts a strain on your liver, adding alcohol will only make your liver work that muck harder. Best to wait until your drug regimen is over.

  25. 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

  26. QUESTION:
    Im worried about my health,although i think im being a little overdone!?
    So a while ago my doc told me I have Psoriasis,and at first i was sad,but ive learned to deal with it.Its getting better and slowly leaving. I read that Psoriasis can make ur Lymphnodes infected[which ive already seen my doc b4 about] it was from black hair dye[which i now kno im allergic to] SO.........after all that when my Psoriosis does breakout on my skalp 4 of my lymps swell then go away in a few weeks. I have now read up about Hodgkins,n it says that the most common sign is the swellin nodes,however they say they r painless n sometimes mine r painful. I recently had bloodwork done and all was clear.If i had Hodgekins the cells would have shown up right? Im worried.I know i shouldnt be and im probably just worrying myself over nothing. Can someone just tell me their thoughts please? Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      Get a second opinion. Tell this new doctor your fears and ask him to explain it to you so that you understand.

  27. QUESTION:
    how can I get rid of psoriosis?
    How can I get rid of psoriosis

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on where it is on your body. If it's on your scalp Paul Mitchell makes a great Tea Tree shampoo. You can also use the Nutrogena TGel shampoo but that will leave you smelling like a medicine cabinet all day. So I reccommend the Paul Mitchell.
      If its on your body.. the best solution is Eucerine medicated calming lotion. There is also a new medicine available that is prescription only. However, if your like me... it just comes and goes... so... the Eucerine will help solve the 'spotty' problems.

  28. QUESTION:
    whats the best way to keep psoriosis away?
    i mainly have psoriosis on my legs so i have not worn shorts for over 15 years it would be a dream to walk down a high street in shorts and t-shirt

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is excessive growth of skin cells. I have the same problem with patches on my legs. It can be exacerbated by stress, as can ailments like IBS, so try and find methods to control stress. Dovobet ointment is a steroid (NOT an anabolic steroid) which can be used to control it. This is applied three times a day, and removes excess skin, but does not completely rid you of the slight reddening of the skin. I don't know if you can purchase it over the counter, but your GP will prescribe it.
      I know of other people who have had it who say that it never completely clears up, but it can be controlled.

  29. QUESTION:
    How to go about getting free samples from Lush?
    I've heard quite a few people have got free samples before, and I know quite a few cosmetics shops/ shops selling bath stuff do them (i.e. The Body Shop). Obviously, I'm not looking for full items like a whole bar of soap, just a few little samples. If you've ever gotten free samples from Lush before, how did you ask for them?

    The one I'll be most likely to try is the one in Lincoln, so anyone has tried getting stuff from there, please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      The lush staff are AMAZING. They are so helplful and they all seem to be very individual.
      When I went in to buy whatever i wanted i asked for a few samples which i had my eye on and they hopped to it. You dont even need to buy anything to get free samples. Just ask them, they are so lovely. Plus, i asked to sample one thing and they gave me a couple of new products to try. RESULT!

      Oh, and if you've never used Lush,you will never buy bath/shower/facial products again. All the bath bombs and bubble bars are fantasic. Angels on bare skin stopped my psoriosis and acne.and its all natural.

      Hah! Happy shopping!

  30. QUESTION:
    how psoriosis can be cured, how to make the skin smooth?
    what are the foods allergic to this, what care should be taken, medicines available in the market

    • ANSWER:
      I have no answers for the 1st part of your question but to make skin smooth

      You can

      try ayurvedhic face packs

      apply moisturizer cream (preferably dove) and a milky soap (dove would be good)

      Take care!

  31. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to cure scalp psoriosis?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a Friend with The same Conditions this absolutely Worked :)

      Well Naturally you will Need:
      Aloe vera gel
      Lavender essential oil
      Dried calendula flowers
      Heat proof container
      Mild shampoo
      Lemon juice
      Apple cider vinegar

      Create a pre-wash scalp psoriasis treatment is like combining two ounces pure aloe vera gel with 3-5 drops lavender essential oil. Mix well and apply the solution directly to the scalp. Then let the treatment remain for 15-30 minutes before washing. Lavender and aloe vera are soothing agents that will expedite the healing of scabs and sores associated with scalp psoriasis.

      Create a scalp psoriasis treatment rub by placing one tablespoon dried calendula flowers in a heat proof container, such as a coffee mug. Pour one cup boiling water over the flowers, and allow the mixture to steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain the spent flowers from the water.

      Massage the calendula tea into the scalp gently, and allow it to remain for at least five minutes while in the shower. Shampoo the hair and scalp with a mild, unscented baby shampoo, and rinse thoroughly. Calendula is helpful for scalp psoriasis as it reduces inflammation, and speeds healing.

      Create a scalp psoriasis rinse by combining two tablespoons lemon juice with one cup apple cider vinegar. Rinse the hair thoroughly with this solution after shampooing with the mild baby shampoo to combat scalp psoriasis. Rinse the hair again with warm water.

      Try it. We Did! Hope I Helped. :)

  32. QUESTION:
    i need some help, i cant live with myself nomore im depressed?
    okay i been askin this question a lot and no answers

    what are remedies for ichy red psoriosis

    • ANSWER:
      i know how awfull it is, really. please dont be down hearted, your gp can refer you to a specialist that can see you and treat it every week if need be. theres always something that can be done for this, just might take a couple of different treatments but you will get there in the end. and remember there is always hope !!!

  33. QUESTION:
    Any suggestions for cures for psoriosis?
    psoriosis being a weird skin condition....

    • ANSWER:
      As a Wellness Consultant, I have helped a lot of people reverse psoriosis. Almost all of our dis-eases are lifestyle related, which means they are preventable and reversible. So the solution for psoriosis is pretty much the same for most of our other health challenges...juice fasting followed by a live food diet.

      I remember working with this man about ten years ago with a bad case of psoriosis. Almost 70% of his psoriosis was gone within ten days of juice fasting and on day 10 he went out celebrated his 60th birthday with some of his old favorite foods. The next day most of his psoriosis came back! This was exactly what he needed to experience. He saw his psoriosis go away when he stopped eating poor quality foods and he saw it come back just as soon as he returned to his old diet.

  34. QUESTION:
    I have psoriosis and I need some help.?
    I have psoriosis, and I am going to go to a dermatologist, but until then I need something to stop the itch and some pains I have. Also I need some way to bring up my esteem about it, I feel disgusting and ugly because of it because for most people it covers their elbows, knees. For me its everywhere from my waist up and gets worse each time I wake up in the morning... its just really starting to get frustrating.

    • ANSWER:
      I also have or had severe psoriasis. I feel for you because I know how horrible it can be. I went to many doctors and dermatologists, and never got any relief. Finally my dermatologist recommended that I get a shot (sorry, can't remember what the medications was). He informed me that it could have major side effects, such as weight gain, depression, but worse....it could and had caused cancer. I would rather deal with psoriasis.

      I decided to take matters into my own hands. I read everything I could find about psoriasis. As I'm sure you know, it is caused from an auto-immune deficiency. It can be hereditary and lead to many other problems.

      I stopped taking anything that the physicians had prescribed to me. No ointments, pills, and definetely NO shots!! They weren't working anyway.

      I started taking vitamins. I know this may sound silly and alot of people are turned off by the all natural approach, but I felt it was worth a shot. I chose to use Shaklee products because I was familiar with them and felt that they were the best out there. I now take there Vita Lea - 2 tablets (multivitamin), B-Complex, 2 tablets, Vita E + Selenium, 2 tablets and Zinc 1-2 tablets every day. I have done this for 13 months now and have been psoriasis free for 10 months. I saw results and had NO itching after two weeks. It took a couple of months before the patches completely cleared, but I could tell that they were healing. www.shaklee.com is the website. Check into it. They have a 30 day money back guarantee, so if you don't see results, you can get 100% of your money back.

      I also drink Oolong tea. It tastes good, and it helps soothe the itch. You can buy it in most grocery stores.

      Feel free to email me if you want any other information. Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    I have a red rash (from dry skin) under my nose and around my mouth?
    I have been using a lot of products like acne medication, lotion, etc.
    Under and around my nose is a red flaky rash. I think it may be from all of the skin treatments. Whenever I put moisturizers there to get rid of the flakes and dry skin, it's almost painful and the flakes and redness go right back. The same thing has happened for around my mouth. I have very dry skin and I need some advice or products names to get my skin healthy again.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you see a dermotologist. You may have psoriosis or ecsema which won't go away with regular lotions or creams. Until you can see a Dr, try using an oilfree moisturizer each night, slather it on and let it soak in overnight. Stop using all the acne treatments on that area too.

  36. QUESTION:
    is doxycyclie used to treat psrosis?
    i wanted to know if this medication is also used to treat the skin condition psoriosis?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it is not.

  37. QUESTION:
    What are some tar-cream names for my psriosis that I can purchase at wal-mart?
    i need the names of some creams that contain tar...I need to be able to find them at wal-mart of a druf store.

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same condition, and this is going to sound weird but the best thing that has worked for me was tanning, it burned off the psorisis after a couple times going. I also have used scalpacin that is for psoriosis on my body and it has helped clear it up better than any prescription I have ever had. I hope this helps a little.

  38. QUESTION:
    psoriosis help please?
    im 15 years old and i play 2 sports for the varsity team
    i first noticed my psoriosis in the 4th grade
    i have it in my scalpe, legs, toenails, and arm and behind my ear

    what should i say when people ask me what is on my skin

    • ANSWER:
      Tell them Psoriasis.

  39. QUESTION:
    scabby head only at certain times of the month?
    Hi all, I have noticed that i have a tendency toward a spotty head for the last twenty five plus years. I always run my fingers over my scalp when i am bored and have taken a morbid interest in when they are worse, this seems to be each time i am on a period.. I also suffer from Psoriasis and wondered if the two were linked in some way? Would be interested if other women have experienced this at their cycle? and if anyone has found a cure for it?

    • 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.

      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

      Hope you get rid of it soon.

  40. QUESTION:
    Psoriosis or Exceama.....Help!!!!?
    Hi Everyone

    Im really frustrated at the mo and hope someone can give me some advice. My son is 6 months old and for the past 3 months has had a horrible patchy red rash with white scales on it in different parts of his body. I brought him to the doctor 2 months ago and he told me is was Psoriosis and gave me an anti biotic and cream for it. The anti biotic cleared it up but when he was finished the course, aft 2 weeks the rash was back again. So back to the doctor we went, This time he said he thought it was Exceama.......another course of anti biotics and cream. Same thing again. 2 weeks after anti biotic gone it was back. Asked my doctor to refer him to a pediatricain. We got the appointment but its not until February 2012 by whaich time my son will be 1 year old. Was talking to a friend the other day who said that anti biotics and creams are no good because they just repress it not cure it... I bath him in Sillcox Base which I was then told I shouldnt use cos it could dry out his skin!! It has been suggested by my friend that we try switching him to Nanny Goat baby milk. He is on Aptimil Comfort formula at the mo as he had colic. Im nervous to change him in case the colic comes back. Im sorry for the very long post im just so frustrated with it all. I dont wanna bring him back to the doctor again 1. because I cant afford it, we have no medical card and 2 cos i dont think him being on the anti biotic so frequently is good for him and its a waste of time...rash would be back after 2 weeks. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

    • ANSWER:
      My son is 9 months old but from 2-5 months old we went through a battle with eczema. He had it on his cheeks, arms (real bad) and his legs. He would also have such bad recurring diaper rash that would clear up for a day or two before returning. His doctor wanted the steroid route the last we went as it is like you mentioned masking it not solving it. Plus it thins out the skin which is not good for long time use. We tried Aveeno oatmeal baths then slathering him with unscented lotion at first but didn't help. She then suggested bathing him in doak oil. I don't know where you are, but I'm in Ontario and it's not by prescription but you might have to ask the pharmacist for it as it's not out on the shelves. I have to get the pharmacist to order me a bottle before I run out as my drugstore doesn't keep it in stock. It's not that popular, everyone I've suggested it to has never heard of it. But to the point, after 3 days of using this bath oil my sons skin was drastically clear! By a week he was soft and no more stares from people or questions like "why is his face so red" :( He hasn't had a bad break out like that since he was 5 months old.

      I use to bathe him in it everyday which lasted about 2 months because I was afraid if I stopped he'd break out. And it is safe for daily use, after that I would go every other day. His skin is great now so I probably use it once a week, or when I see a mini flare. He usually just flares behind the knees. His doctor also prescribed Elidel cream which helped clear it as well I use that twice a day where his flare ups are. Doctor said it's much safer than the steroid route. I hope I was somewhat helpful, just sharing the experience we had to go through to get my son that "baby" soft skin :)

  41. QUESTION:
    i wanna advice about removing the mark from my body?
    i am sufering from psoriosis but know i am cured from this i want to know that is there any surgery or any technique who removed the marks from my body i have a black circle small marks on my body i want to remove it and i also i am a body builder i quit my excersise from 1 year again i wanna start it can i take a supplement for this ............pls ans me immediately i am from india pls sir gave me good advice as soon as possible...........

    • ANSWER:
      Please apply Aloevera pulp over the spots for few minutes twice daily. Have Barley flour 100 gm add to it 50 ml Olive oil + 1 tea spoon Turmeric powder + 5 ml lemon juice mix well & add rose water to make it pasty. Now apply this paste over your spots & massage it gently till removal of paste. Do the same to all spots once daily for 1 month.
      Have 100 ml Glycerin Add 35ml Lemon juice to it shake well & store. now apply it over the spots at bed time & wash in morning.continue till 1 month.
      You will get rid of spots in 1 month.

  42. QUESTION:
    how do you deal with Psoriosis on the scalp? HELP?
    I have two small patches of Psoriosis (a skin problem) on my scalp and I need to get rid of them becuase its always flaking and people think its dandruff.
    I've been using T-Gel (dandruff/psriosis shampoo) and taking Shark Liver Oil (skin care pills) but it deosnt seem to be helping as much as it's supposed to.
    I really dont want to go to a Dermitoligist becuase it costs to much for just an appoitment. If you know of anything that might help please answer becuase I really want to just get rid of this stuff. Thank You and this might just be gross but please just help me I really dont like this stuff, Thanks agian

    • ANSWER:
      Tesia, hello: I suggest that you should try Champori herbal anti-psoriasis cream/spray combo : it is steroid-free and works better than anything else I used for my scalp psoriasis: my patches cleared in just 2.5 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now!
      Best,
      Bernadette

  43. QUESTION:
    what are the pink spots all over my face ?
    i used to have pimples all over my face.I went to a good doctor who suggested me some creams. i used it for like a month. now it has become even more worse. all the pimples have broken and now they have become like pink colored things. it makes me look bad.
    i am 17. i had these pimples for like the past 2 years.

    • ANSWER:
      psoriosis?

  44. QUESTION:
    Anybody have any effective cures for psoriosis?

    • ANSWER:
      Pooping! Pooping! It comes from your colon and your intestines. What else is wrong?

  45. QUESTION:
    What does vitamin b6 do?
    Does vitamin b6 help with psoriosis? Also does it make you put on weight?

    • ANSWER:
      According to CDC.gov

      Vitamin B6 will:
      1. Help break down proteins
      2. Regulate blood sugar
      3. Make hemoglobin (the part of the blood cell that carries oxygen)

      it will help with psoriosis:
      "B-vitamins are beneficial because they play a role in the repair and healing of skin tissue.

      Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/31273-vitamins-psoriasis/#ixzz2EyXlkve0"

  46. QUESTION:
    Why is my head itching?
    My head's itching but i do not have lice.

    what could think mean?

    i do have psoriosis on my head could that be it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, psoriasis can cause itching. You might want to try using a tar-based shampoo or some unscented lotion on your scalp, and try to avoid scratching - it will only make the psoriasis worse.

      If it's really bad, then go see your doctor. He or she should be able to get you something to decrease the itch.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is happening to my face?
    I feel like I have a horrible sunburn on my face, and only my face. it's red and a little puffy.
    I DO wear concealer.. Idk if that's it. I am also peeling. I have NOT been in the sun. Help please?
    ALSO! It feels warm, like my cheeks are always warm now.

    • ANSWER:
      Okay dont stress, that will make it worse. you most likey have Rosacea or Psoriosis. Look them both up aand see which one your symptoms match up with. Those are both common and can be treated. Dont worry and if you want professional advice in case it gets worse overnight or your face gets puffier than usual see a doctor (you should probably see the doc anyway about that). good Luck!


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