Cure For Dry Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you cure dry skin in cats?
    How to cure dry skin in cats?

    • ANSWER:
      Grooming
      Brushing your cat on a regular basis can not only help to prevent hairballs, but it will remove dead skin that can clog pores and prevent their skin from being moisturized by their own natural oils.

      Natural Diet Supplements
      Cats need fatty acids to have healthy skin. Supplement its diet with omega-3.

      Environment
      It may be that the conditions inside your house, especially in the winter when the furnace or electric heat is running, are the main contributors to your cat's dry skin. Adding a humidifier to the room where the cat sleeps may help to provide some moisture for its skin. You can also try putting your pet in a steamy bathroom after you've taken a shower. The humidity may provide some temporary relief.

  2. QUESTION:
    Which soap is the best for curing dry skin by which skin of the body stays smooth?
    Which soap is the best for curing dry skin by which skin of the body stays smooth?That soap should be easily taken from any shop of delhi.

    • ANSWER:
      If your using water from a municipal source it's probably the water that's causing your trouble. It's full of chlorine that causes dry skin and hair. Some people are more sensitive than others. Elle magazine says in an article that putting a Nikken shower head on your shower is the best thing you can do for your skin and hair. Removes all the chlorine and other contaminants.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can you cure really dry skin?
    How can you cure dry skin WITHOUT any lotions? Some lotions that I use, well, my skin kind of ends up STICKY. Like half a foot above the ankles is where it's kinda sticky. Not sticky sticky, but when you touch it, it feels kind of weird. I want to try some natural cures.
    I only prefer non greasy lotions, if lotions at all.

    Any types of foods I should eat for good skin? Please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Since I adopted a primarily vegetable diet, lost weight, and exercise regularly, my skin has improved tremendously. I'm 55 and my skin feels like it did when I was a teen.

  4. QUESTION:
    How to cure dry skin on feet?
    I am needing some good home remedies to curing dry skin on feet. I have scrubbed them with all the applications they sale and lotioned them but still no cure....any other ideas out there?

    • ANSWER:
      Get a cheap dish bucket. (you can get them for under .00 at Wal-Mart)

      Put some warm water & body wash (like Dove or Generic Body Wash with moisture in it) Put about a tablespoon of the body was in the bucket. Rinse feet afterwoods. Dry feet, Then put on a pair of socks.

      Soak your feet for about 20 minutes. Also try to wear socks for a week. Wearing sandals or flip flops can cause dryness)

  5. QUESTION:
    Can wearing a mask with lotion underneath cure extremely dry skin?
    I heard that if you put a good amount of facial lotion on your face then put on some sort of mask (maybe a skii mask) while you sleep it will cure dry skin.. is this true? I know people that do this for their hands... do you think it works both ways?

    • ANSWER:
      ya it can work even i do this

  6. QUESTION:
    What lotion will cure reacorring dry skin once n for all?
    I've tried what feels like every lotion out there n my skin just keeps getting dryer n dryer. It peels n flakes n gets ashy. Its the worst dry skin ever! Its awful! What can I. Buy to cure my dry skin once n for all?

    • ANSWER:
      Try cocoa butter, it works very well and quite quickly. Paw paw cream also works quickly but it stays on the surface of your skin for a while but it works brilliantly. Both these options are quite cheap (under in most supermarkets) but if you want very fast results and are willing to pay a bit more shark oil and vitamin E cream both work very well. They can be much more expensive but you don't need to use as much of them as often. You can also get vitamin E cream at a reasonable price but I have found it doesn't work as quickly as the oil.

      I have tried all of these products in the past and all have worked. I hope this helps :)

  7. QUESTION:
    How to deal with dry red skin on face?
    Hi, On my lower forehead I have dry red skin. Can somebody recommend products or natural remedies that cure dry skin. By the way I have sensitive skin so nothing that's too harsh. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Milk bath can surely cure any form or type of dry skin on human bodies. So, do use milk bath. If u dont know what milk bath is all about, I guess u should google it.

  8. QUESTION:
    What should i do about dry skin on my face?
    I cant seem to find a cure for my dry skin with regular mousturizers, and alot of them just make my skin really oily because i have combination skin, but i have really dry skin on my nose and lip. Any reccomended products or remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt-honey combination helps dry skin. Make an egg pack with a yolk, a teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of milk powder. This is beneficial to dry skin types. There are many helpful tips to cure dry skin at http://useinfo-dryskin.blogspot.com/

  9. QUESTION:
    How to reduce acne cure dryness on skin and reduce redness?
    So I'm cursed by having the worst facial problems. I've tried fixing it with make up but it looks Cakey, so does anyone know of a great produce that reduces redness cures dry skin and reduces some acne? It doesn't have to be one product it can be one for each or something. And some good foundation?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the grocery store and get Ground Turmeric. It has a yellow tint (found in the spice aisle) and it an excellent anti-inflamatory. It removes redness and evens your skin tone. Since green is a contrast to red, I like to use avocado and turmeric together and apply it as a face mask. Mash up half of an avocado and mix it with the turmeric powder, add a little water to make it a paste. Put it all over your face or anywhere you wish to remove redness and inflamation, and leave it on for about 20 minutes or until your skin feels tighter. I used to hate covering everything up with makeup so doing this really helped get rid of the problem. I wish you good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    What can a person do to cure his or her dry skin?
    What can a person do to cure his or her dry skin?By using dove soap can the dryness be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Eucerin has a new product out and it is wonderful. I have been using it myself because my skin was so dry . I highly recommend it to repair really dry skin. It is a body wash and it has oils in it. Heres a website review that can tell you alot more.

      Product Review: Eucerin Calming Body Wash
      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1451264/product_review_eucerin_calming_body.html?cat=5

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of taking evening primrose oil?
    I heard its good to take it to help cure dry skin - i have dry skin and dont want premature ageing so im thinking of using it.

    What are the benefits of EPO?

    • ANSWER:
      It is basically good for anything to do w/ skin, hair & nails. It's been called the "beauty pill" before because it has those qualities. I take it primarily for the growth of my nails, but since I've been on it I've noticed many positive results. For instance, my hair seems to be more lustrous, my nails have grown quite a bit, my skin feels smoother & less dry. I've also heard that it's good for balancing out hormones. Basically, it's going to help you in one way or another! Just remember that in order for it to work you have to actually take the recommended amount. For the smaller pills they recommend taking 1 pill twice a day, but I actually take more. It should definitely help w/ your dry skin.
      Good luck! =)

  12. QUESTION:
    How to cure dry skin on face?
    My fiance is having issues with dry skin on his face.
    It shows up randomly, and only on his face. They're little red, flaky patches around his nose, on his chin, and between his eyebrows.
    Does anyone know the cause of this and is there a good way to cure it?
    Will take home remedies or cosmetic remedies!

    • ANSWER:
      if you can, you might want to check with a dermatologist, they would have the most information on the subject. i would say that something you could do though to cure the dryness is get some types of face moisturizer, usually they are intensely moisturizing and should be used twice a day :).

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of dry skin?
    Any home remedies to cure my dry skin? .. I'm dry on my face and legs.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I cure my dogs very dry skin?
    My shitzu is 9 and all over his body he is flaky with dry skin. He has always had dry skin, but as he getts older his skin getts worse. He has a great diet, I wash him with a special oatmeal shampoo 2/3 times a month, and I give him treats a couple times a day. Nothing seems to help. When I do a search to find a a cure the resultes are expensive pills. Without having to take him to a vet, what can I do to cure or help his dry skin?

    • ANSWER:
      There are 2 more things I would try, the cheapest being to go to walmart and pick you up some cod liver oil, or any other fish oils they have there (cod liver is the best, but really any is worth a shot).. they will have it in liquid form and in capsules. I would buy the capsules so measurement isnt needed, just cut open the capsules and pour the liquid over the food. This was recommended for my dry skinned cat and it worked great. I am assuming that the taste will be as good for the dog as the cat. Also, vets as well as pet stores sell a capsule that isnt too expensive and works the same way (all vets seem to have a diff name for it) They will most likely be more expensive than the oil, but more effective as they are made for animal consumption. Try the cod liver oil first and see how that works. (However, the results wont be overnight, they say it can take 30-60 days to start effecting the skin and coat, just keep at it and be patient!)

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you cure dry skin in your eyelids?
    I know this guy who's eyes always get gunked up with dry skin and stuff. Is there any way to cure this?

    • ANSWER:
      he needs to use a gentle facial scrub, wash his face with a mild face wash morning AND night, and put on a good eye cream at night. he should use a face lotion during the day and be sure to put it on his eyelids as well.

  16. QUESTION:
    What's the most effective way to cure dry skin in a 5 month old chihuahua?
    My chihuahua often scratches herself because of dry skin. Should I put a little oil in her diet?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a chi too and he was like that for a while. I actually bought this moisturinzing cologne and spray it on him after baths and a few times per week and it works great. It could be also because of the weather. It's wiinter, her skin will dry out some. Limit the baths. For example, if you do once a week, do once every two weeks. It works...I know

  17. QUESTION:
    Whats a good technique to cure dry skin?
    What is a good ritual to get rid of dry skin? Everyone keeps telling me to moisturize and exfoliate? What does this do?

    • ANSWER:
      Exfoliating is excellent for the skin. It gets rid of all the dead, DRY skin cells. After you exfoliate, it's good to protect the new layer of skin from drying up. I would use a natural lotion, make sure it doesn't contain alcohol. A lot of those lotions that clam to make your skin not oily, are actually bad. Because alcohol will dry up your skin more then it already is. I would try any product by Burt's Beeswax or Aveeno! =)

  18. QUESTION:
    Is moisturizer a good option for those with dandruff and a bald head?
    My thinking was, if dandruff was caused by a dry scalp, and moisturizer cures dry skin, then if it's not getting on your hair (if you don't have any, how can it?) you can just apply it directly to your scalp.

    Is this a solution?

    • ANSWER:
      I have alopecia and my head gets REALLY dry and itchy. I not only use moisturizer but also a dandruff shampoo in the shower. Even though I don't have hair, it helps to have the medicated shampoo on your scalp. Sometimes I use the medicine "scalpicin" that's supposed to be for itchy scalp. I guess you may not be wondering more about a dry scalp than an itchy one, but I think these things help the basic problem - dry skin! Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    How to cure dry skin on your face?
    what is the fastest way to cure dry skin... I stopped wearing make up for quite a while, iv tried loads of different face washes and creams. none seem to work... please it... It makes me look so unattractive :/

    • ANSWER:
      Wet your face with a wash cloth then massage olive oil into your face. Put a warm rag over your face for 3-5 minutes then wipe the olive oil off. Be sure to moisturize with moisturizer that contains spf

  20. QUESTION:
    How do i cure the dry skin around my eye?
    I have really dry skin around my left eye, mostly on the top part of my lid and just past the crease. my eye lid has turned red, my birthmark is a red spot around my eye but it wasnt noticeable until now. ive tried putting lotion and eye creams on it but it doesnt cure the dryness and its made it more red. is there a way i can cure the dryness without irritating it and making the redness worst?

    • ANSWER:
      The most probable cause is sickening toxins in skin care, cosmetic and skin medicating products. Many teenage girls use 20 or more products daily and an alarming number of products contain skin(and health) harming toxins. See this site Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. A Feelgood Resource. The Database has tested many thousands of products and identifies which ones are the most harming and those which are non or only minimally harming. So first thing to do is stop using the harmful ones and select the none or least harming products.on the Database. The lotions and eye creams you have been applying are clearly worsening the condition
      It's best to apply a totally safe, only skin benefiting extra virgin olive oil. It will cure the dryness even the first day and stop the redness

      SOURCE(S): Consultant with many years research into safe, natural cures/treatments - skin conditions, skin enhancement, anti aging and rejuvenation treatments

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you cure dry skin if lotion doesn't work?
    Applying lotion once in a while and everyday after shower seems to have no effect.
    This rough, white-ish skin at the inner bend of the elbow occaisonally gets itchy.
    Enough scratching about that dry skin area might cause bleeding specks but would cause more dry skin to eventually appear at itchy, formerly-not-dry skin about that dry skin area.

    • ANSWER:
      drink more water. a lot more water.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to deal with dry skin?
    I moisturise my face every morning and no matter how much I moisturise it it still becomes dry (especially on my forehead and near my eyebrows). I use either Johnson's daily essentials moisturiser or Olay (I switch between the two).

    What can I do to cure dry skin? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      hey..

      Dry skin can be uncomfortable, and it can also manifest in the form of scaly, reddened patches which some people find unsightly. In some cases, dry skin is only treatable through prescription medication under the care of a doctor, as is the case with extreme conditions like psoriasis. However, dry skin can also be treated and cared for at home, and establishing a good skin care regimen will ensure that your skin stays supple and healthy throughout your life.

      People generally have dry skin because their sebaceous glands do not produce enough oil. Dry skin can also be caused by exposure to extreme weather, excessive sun, improper hydration, and the use of alcohol and some drugs. Some of these conditions can be addressed, while others, such as an inability to produce enough oil, cannot be cured. If you know that you have dry skin, start by avoiding temperature extremes, and also use moisturizing sunscreen on your body when you go out to avoid skin damage.
      Hot water can be very drying, so bathe in lukewarm to cool water, and try to minimize the amount of time you spend in the bath. While bathing, use gentle cleansers, preferably soaps specially formulated for dry skin. When you get out of the bath, pat dry rather than rubbing with a towel, so that some moisture has been left behind. Follow immediately with body oils or moisturizer while your pores are still open.

      For very dry skin, skin care oils can relieve symptoms while keeping your skin moist and supple. Ingredients like vitamin E will also nourish the skin, making it more healthy in the long term. If body oils do not appeal, use a moisturizer designed for dry skin, and avoid moisturizers with alcohol or heavy scents. Reapply periodically throughout the day, and use a special facial moisturizer to keep your face in good shape. Dry lips often accompany dry skin as well, so make sure to carry lip cream.
      Hope this helps... :')

  23. QUESTION:
    I need a good face moisturizer for dried skin?
    My face gets really dry in the winter (lack of enough water I think), but I want a nice, not too expensive (although I will splurge), face lotion that doesn't smell! (My current one reeks of sun-screen).

    My face isn't oily at all, but I don't want one that clogs pores. I just want something light to cure my dry skin.

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same problem

      i'm trying to wash my face with soap less (which is hard to resist because i wear eye makeup everyday and i guess i just need to give in and buy makeup remover)

      i have this lotion that my mum bought in a huge container and i used it but it didn't seem to be working until i read the instructions and i sat there before i went to bed for like a week rubbing this lotion in (tonnes of it) for like 10 minutes

      ...and i also actually exfoliated lightly to get the top layer of dried skin off (which i think is bad) but i'm trying to not wear makeup for awhile and only use luke warm water on my face until my skin adjust to winter weather

      but yeah i think drinking more water will help - i think people forget to be conscious of their water intake in the winter (vs the summer) because they forget that the dryness of the air sucks the moisture right out of you

      anyways
      sorry to babble
      i don't think it particularly matter what brand of lotion you use (maybe extra dry skin formula or something that specifically says it won't clog your pours)

      the lotion i'm using right now is: Pond's dry skin cream - it's a night time formula and it's working but if your skin is bad you'll probably just want to get a regular light day time moisturizer (i think you'll be hard pressed to find one with out sun cream in it)

  24. QUESTION:
    How to cure dry skin on my face?
    Every morning i wake up with really dry skin on my nose, cheeks and forehead. and ill put moisturizer on but it only works for an hour or so, then my face starts drying up again. and the moisturizer breaks me out. i exfoliate my skin a few times a week but that doesnt help either. and every time i wipe my face with my jacket by accident it dries out even more. :( what can i do? its really embarrassing.

    • ANSWER:
      To your surprise, the cure to your dry skin could be as easy as putting a few ingredients together that you should already have in your kitchen. That's right, you don't need to buy a really expensive, well known brand of moisturizer, all you need to do is make it yourself!! There is a really great scrub you can make that hydrates the skin really well. All you need is extra virgin olive oil, sugar and honey! There's no need to worry about the oil clogging your pores either, because olive oil is actually very hydrating for the skin, and besides, the particles are too big to clog. Enjoy this home made recipe! ♥

      Try this link!
      http://www.youtube.com/user/michellephan?blend=1&ob=4#p/search/2/zAF9PPhnatU

      Hope this helps! ^_^

  25. QUESTION:
    How to cure dry skin on your face?
    I have dry skin on the sides of my chin my the corners of my lips. It is dry and peely but only when i get kind of tan. Or during the winter time.
    How to i fix this? I put face lotion on always after i shower or wash my face, i use Olay.

    • ANSWER:
      Moisturize, yes. Also try a gentle exfoliate.

  26. QUESTION:
    How do you cure irritation dry skin when lotion burns and makes it worse?
    I have dry skin on my face that gets worse whenever my face gets wet and it also gets very red. I have tried multiple lotions and all of them just burn and make my face more red because my skin is so sensitive. Is there any way to make it less irritated without making it worse. Please help. thanks =)

    • ANSWER:
      If you can't even get it wet, I'd see a dermatologist. Until then, maybe cortisone cream to bring down the redness and irritation, or just neosporin, a thin coating, to protect it. Nothing else, except maybe vaseline to seal it all in.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cure dry, rough, skin around your heels?
    you know that hard dry skin around your heel?.... I am a chef and I walk around all day for years now, and that skin is rough... so help!

    • ANSWER:
      First, i would pick up something to 'shave' the callous' down. You can pick it up at any drug store, and it would be with the nail care stuff. Then, get plain vaseline, coat your feet really well before bed, and put on a pair of socks. Do that for a week or so, and you will have baby soft feet.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I cure a diabetics dry skin?
    My 5 yr. old diabetic has really dry skin. We have tried almost everything. She wants to be a model but that won't happen until we get passed the dry skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure she is hydrated!!! Diabetics suffer from dehydration and dehydration can lead to dry skin, chapped lips, and other much more severe symptoms. If her urine is very dark, chances are she is quite dehydrated. Ensure she is drinking plenty of liquids and keeping her sugar levels as close to normal levels as possible. Lack of liquids and increased glucose levels only increase dehydration.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do i cure my dry red skin?
    I've got some red areas behind my neck, above my armpit next to my shoulder. It is very itchy and stings sometimes. And i got dry skin on the other side of my knee (legpit?) Any suggestions or help? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      lol.
      Your best bet is to ask a dermatologist if it stings and is itchy. But then again do you live in cold climate, have you alwyas been like this? Maybe you should buy a good lotion that is scent free that is for the skin needs you described above and if you see no improvement after applying it at least a few times a day everyday see a doctor. Yuou may have to spend at least 6 bucks for a really good lotion/cream but it depends. Try looking at ecerin or neutrogena or other lotions that describe what you have.
      Also your skin could just be sensitive to something you are using like clothes detergent or a very drying soap. Or it could be sweat tahts causing chaffing, if you find taht to be the case use powder like gold bond or one for babies.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to cure dry skin overnight?
    I have dry skin over my arms and face and its peeeling and gross! Anyone know how to make it look less noticeable without makeup. (Trust me makeup makes it look worse)
    Ex foliating does not help it does the opposite, but thanks for the answers anyways

    • ANSWER:
      Drink lots of water and exfoliate and moisturize!

  31. QUESTION:
    What can I do to cure dry, flaky skin on nipples during breastfeeding?
    I know this sounds gross but I need help. This is baby number 3. She is now 8 months old. She only nurses a few times a day now. I have noticed that between feedings my nipples are so dry. They have flaky skin on them that peels off when touched. They are just so dry. I have used Palmer's Cocoa butter but it only soothes them, it doesn't make the dry skin go away. Thanks so much for you advice!!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      lansinoh lanolin ointment
      (squeeze some on breast pads then stick them in the freezer for a while then put them on, it feels great) it does not need to be washed off before nursing

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I treat red irritated dry skin on my face?
    I have really dry skin and occasionally certain areas (around the eyes, mouth and nose) become red and irritated. What products could I use to reduce this?

    • ANSWER:
      Use aloe vera gel after bathing on the dry areas.There are many helpful tips to cure dry skin at http://useinfo-dryskin.blogspot.com/

  33. QUESTION:
    How to moisturize extremely dry skin?
    My whole body seems to be one big desert.lol. My hands and nuckles are so dry the bleed. Also, I have a bad cold right now, so my skin around my nose and my lips are extremely dry. Even when I put lotion on, my body still seems to itch and bleed. How can I cure even the dryest skin?

    • ANSWER:
      I also have that same problem in the winter. Bath and Body Works has a really good sugar scrub in their aroma therapy line. My fav scent is the Black Currant Vanilla, but they have other scents. It has cured my dry skin. I would recommend that to anybody. And for a quick fix like for your hands, use aquaphor, it's great, and you can get it anywhere.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I make homemade facials?
    So I am going to the store soon. and me and my friend were thinking about making facials. We need something to cure dry skin or cure pimples. Any recipes? Something that I can buy from a grocery store. thanks so much ♥-allie

    • ANSWER:
      Mask, hmm try these-

      Sugar (brown or cane) mixed with a good moisturizer. Leave on for ten minutes.

      Tea tree oil, dab on pimple(s)

      Plain yougurt by it's self or with some flour.

      Avacodo (smashed) and honey, leave on for 15 minutes.

      Backing Soda with a little bit of water, and mix together.

      16 more points 'till level 3!

  35. QUESTION:
    what will cure dry skin on face and elbows?
    for a few months now i have been suffering with severely dry skin which is strange because i normally have normal to oily skin. it started with my eyelids. the skin was peeling and flaking and even bleeding. the doctor told me i have eczema. i have used all the eczema treatments and nothing helps. i now have some really dry skin patches on my elbows and wrist. what could be the cause of this and what can cure it?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of dry skin and spots?
    My face is rank it has dry skin and spots on it how do I cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      First if you have dry skin do not use face masks cause mud and clay masks are meant to take oils away. Second don’t use toner because most are alcohol based which again strips oils. Change the soap that you use , to a soap without any soap , go for more of a lather. Dove makes a good moisturizing bar soap. For your hands you could use salt scrub with vitamin E, I have personally used coconut grove from ivoryshores.com. It exfoliates and moisturizes , you can also use this all over your body except for the face for the face you can use a sugar scrub. Try taking fish oils and eating foods that promote healthy skin. Niacin (vitamin B3) is especially important for healthy skin, and avocados contain lots of it. Niacin, an anti-inflammatory, soothes irritated skin and red, blotchy skin. One avocado has 3.8 mg niacin – 27% of your daily need. Then mangos contain a ton of vitamin A. Almonds, which have a ton of vitamin E. The selenium in cottage cheese which is a valuable anti oxidant. If you can find them , acerola cherries contain a full days worth of vitamin C. Mushrooms are packed full of riboflavin or vitamin B2 which helps with skin repair and tissue maintenance . Flax seed oil is always a good and easy choice because of all the omega 3s These are some simple easy every day things that you can do to improve your skin. Just remember there is no substitute for a good moisturizer and nice mild soap without alcohol because that to dries skin out.

  37. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of dry skin and acne?
    I have horrible dry skin and I also get acne.. So I use acne medication and it dries my, already dry, skin out. It doesn't help that im allergic to the only ingredients that are put in acne medications to cure it. I put moisturizer on before I do my makeup and at night... And sometimes throughout the day. It's a big problem because I want to use foundation to cover my acne but it just emphasizes my dry skin.
    Although proactive is a great suggestion but unfortunately I'm allergic.

    • ANSWER:
      Get some moisturizers for your skin right away, this is the most important since you have the dry skin. The next thing that you might want to consider is to start working on eating healthy and having foods that are good for your body.

      Cleaning your face every day is also very beneficial to your skin.

      Good Luck

  38. QUESTION:
    Is Vaseline okay to use as moisturizer for my combination skin?
    I have clogged pores pretty much all over my t-zone (but not pimples or blemishes), and I tend to have oily skin. Around this time of year, my skin gets super dry and chapped all over my face. The lotion I normally use for oily skin is now too light, and my skin gets flaky.
    Vaseline pretty much cures the itchy, dry skin, but will it cause the oily parts to break out?
    I've heard both sides, but never any actual arguments.

    • ANSWER:
      Vaseline is Thick it would clog pores you can use Grisi Aloe vera cream
      is great soothing cheap too.

      also a good one is Eucerin extra protecting face lotion -

  39. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of redness and dry skin that is around my eye.?
    Right above my eye lids there are red and rough dry skin. Every morning when i go to school you can see redness and its been like that for about a month. I been using new contacts but not sure if thats a problem. And i dont think its pink eye because it has to be on the eye. Any idea i can get rid of this because its starting to be embrassing walking about with this redness around the eye. Many thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Dry skin types have to be extremely careful to protect their skin.Yogurt-honey combination helps dry skin. Make an egg pack with a yolk, a teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of milk powder. This is beneficial to dry skin types. There are many helpful tips to cure dry skin at http://useinfo-dryskin.blogspot.com/

  40. QUESTION:
    How to cure severely dry skin?
    I have ridiculously dry skin, and not only is it uncomfortable but it's not attractive at all. What can I do to get rid of it? I moisturize so often it's a little ridiculous. I really want to fix it or heal it or whatever you want to call it, but nothing tends to work. My doctor even gave me prescription cream.. that didn't work. help me, please!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ever washed your face with soap? Because if you do that on a daily basis it can dry your skin. Try moistering clay, they sell it at Bath & Body Works, or Neutrogena.

  41. QUESTION:
    What's a really good moisturizer for dry skin?
    I need help finding a decent moisturizer - non-tinted preferably - that helps INCREDIBLY dry skin. For some reason I have a large patch of very, very, VERY dry skin on my forehead at the moment, and even when I lather on my Olay moisturizer, the dry skin will come back within 10 minutes.

    Preferably the moisturizer would be from an everyday drug store instead of top-notch makeup store.. I work at a pharmacy store and I get discounts haha!

    • ANSWER:
      Any brand of moisturizer will have the same effect, dry skin has to be treated from inside so you should start drinking loads of water to hydrate your skin first, if you want something from your store then you can try applying aloe Vera gel, Apply after bathing on the dry areas.There are many helpful tips to cure dry skin at http://useinfo-dryskin.blogspot.com/

  42. QUESTION:
    How to clean rust stains from skin?
    What is the best way to cure rough dry rusty skin.

    • ANSWER:
      the best thing for dry rusty skin is moisturize daily with a good lotion

  43. QUESTION:
    What are good facial products for dry skin?
    Cleasner, Toner, Moisturizer? What ingredients should I look for in a product for dry skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Dry skin types have to be extremely careful to protect their skin. Yogurt-honey combination helps dry skin. Make an egg pack with a yolk, a teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of milk powder. This is beneficial to dry skin types. There are many helpful tips to cure dry skin at http://useinfo-dryskin.blogspot.com/

  44. QUESTION:
    How to treat dry skin on my face?
    I have really bad dry skin on my face, legs and arms. I've been using "Suave Cocoa butter with Shea." But that isn't really working. So how do I treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      Once a week take a milk bath it will nourish and smoothen your skin. Mix two table spoons of milk powder in your bucket of water and use it for bathing and rinse with plain water in the end. There are many helpful tips to cure dry skin at http://useinfo-dryskin.blogspot.com/

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a good solution for Dry Skin?
    I am on Dialysis and I suffer from very Dry Skin. I've tried about every moisturizer on the market, but nothing seems to help. The Dermatologist just tell me to use moisturizers, but the regular ones on the market aren't much help. I could use a miracle cure.

    • ANSWER:
      Dry skin or xerosis is a common condition for people who need dialysis. Kidney failure may cause changes in the sweat glands and oil glands, this can then cause the skin to dry out. Dry skin is a serious issue because it can lead to infections and can cause skin wounds to heal slower than they should. Dry skin can also cause itching.

      For those on dialysis to prevent or treat dry skin, avoid long, hot showers or baths as they can dry the skin even more, continue to bath daily but turn down the temp i.e. a warm shower rather than a hot shower.

      Choose your soaps carefully. Look for soaps that have natural, pure ingredients without harsh perfumes and chemicals. A moisturizing soap for sensitive skin can be a good choice. There are also bath products made with oatmeal created for dry, itchy skin that can be found at drug stores.

      Apply a moisturizing, high-water content gel, lotion or cream to the body right after bathing, while the skin is still damp. Avoid creams or lotions with alcohol. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about dry skin treatments that are available. You may have to try a few products before you find one that works best for you.

      A "home remedy" to soothe itching would be to add a few tablespoons of cornstarch, baking soda or oatmeal to a bath or you might want to try a product like Aveeno Bath for Itchy, Irritated Skin.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I cure an allergic reaction that causes dry skin?
    I used a bengay patch on my back and after 8 hours (thats how long it lasts) i took it off and my skin was severely red and dry and itches. its been like this for 3 days already. i used a lotion for dry skin and that only increased the irritation. any advice on what to do? I can't afford to go to the doctors so that is out of the question.

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrocortisone 1 cream is your friend. Pick it up at any pharmacy or Wal Mart for like dirt cheap.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can i cure my puppy's dry skin?
    I have an 11 week old puppy who had dry skin and dandruff. We found a flea on him and we gave him a dawn bath (bad idea) and it dried out his skin. We have puppy flea and tick shampoo but we dont know if that will dry it out more. Is there any thing we can buy or do for him. I heard a bad diet can dry out skin but we are using chicken soup for the puppy lovers soul and my vet said thats a good kind. Any suggestions would help. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:


cure for dry skin

Acute Psoriasis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how is a psoriatic person can be employed if people find them unattractive?
    psoriasis is of unknowm etiomology.it is characterized by red patches of skin covered with silvery scales. normally a person sheds dead skin cells for about 3 days while in a psoriatic person these dead skin cells shed rapidly and go hayward only in less than a day.that caused the silvery scales which is not good to look at.its seen mostly at the face and upper and lower extremities.but for acute cases it's seen from head to toe plus the fingernails.categorically speaking this disorder is not contagious so it does not post any harm or danger to others. people with such condition is,moreover,intelligent individuals well educated backgrounds nonetheless most likely highly qualified in any field of work.however,in this world of ours,people judge people only on their outer appearance and priority is much given on those endowed with aesthetic beauty. why?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the industry and where they'll be working. Unfortunate as it may seem, most places wouldn't put a sufferer into a customer-contact role, because it will deter customers. Sad but true.

      On the other hand, people with this (and other) disorder can be quite successful in behind-the-scenes roles and their ailment will almost always be ignored by potential employers - once they know what it is, of course.

      Turning up to a job interview and not saying what it is, would not help.

  2. QUESTION:
    I have been diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis and also severe psoriasis. Is there any connection?
    I never had any health problems before and just about two years ago I both the psoriasis and colitis seemed to have arrived together. I have been seeing a dermatologist for a while and he said psoriasis without hesitation. There is not a part on my body that is uneffected by the psoriasis. Just resently I had all the great colon tests (at 20 years old) and told i have severe ulcerative colitis. I seem to be the only person thinking there might be some kind of link between these two horrible/un-curable diseases. Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there is a connection and is part of the extraintestinal complications of ulcerative colitis. There are several dermatological manifestations that can result from the drugs used to treat the condition or from the body's immune response.

      I don't know the specific etology of psoriasis, but here is a blurb from my online text about other skin conditions associated with UC.

      The most common skin manifestations of UC are complications of drug treatment. These include hyper-sensitivity, photosensitivity, and urticarial rashes related to sulfasalazine and less commonly to mesalamines. Patients receiving glucocorticoids often develop acne, which can be distressing cosmetically. Other common dermatologic manifestations associated with UC are erythema nodosum and pyoderma gangrenosum. Erythema nodosum occurs in 2% to 4% of patients with UC. Its activity typically parallels the activity of the underlying bowel disease. Erythema nodosum also may occur as a drug reaction to the sulfapyridine component of sulfasalazine. It classically presents as single or multiple tender, raised, erythematous nodules on the extensor surfaces of the lower extremities. If possible, the diagnosis should be made clinically without biopsy, because biopsy is associated with increased tendency to scar formation. Erythema nodosum usually responds to treatment of the UC. Severe or refractory cases may require systemic glucocorticoids or immunosuppressive therapy. Pyoderma gangrenosum is less frequent than erythema nodosum and occurs in 1% to 2% of patients. It is usually related to the activity of colitis but may present or persist despite inactive bowel disease. Lesions may be single or multiple and usually occur on the trunk or extremities but may develop on the face, breast, or sites of trauma, including stoma and intravenous sites.The classic lesion begins as erythematous pustules or nodules that break down, ulcerate, and coalesce into a larger, tender, burrowing ulcer with irregular, violaceous edges. Although the appearance can be dramatic, the ulcers are sterile. Histopathologically, pyoderma has the features of a sterile abscess with a marked neutrophilic infiltration. Pyoderma gangrenosum may resolve with treatment of the underlying colitis. Most cases usually respond to intra-lesional glucocorticoid injections or topical therapy with cromolyn sodium, mesalamine, glucocorticoids, or tacrolimus. More severe cases may require systemic glucocorticoids, immunosuppressants, such as cyclo-sporine, azathioprine, methotrexate, and tacrolimus, dapsone, or infliximab. Other less common skin manifestations associated with UC include Sweet's syndrome or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, and pyodermite végétante Hallopeau. The latter has a similar presentation to pyoderma gangrenosum but also involves the mouth

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the itching of Neurodermatitis?. Is this disease curable?
    I have a persistent itch on my face. The diagnosis from a lab-test is neurodermatitis. My research through Google tells me that it is not curable. How do I stop the itching? Is there anyone with this problem who can give me some help? I have suffered for the past 8 months and I am frustrated. Doctors prescribe lotions and the 5 different prescriptions do not help. Anyone who can provide me with information that might be helpful would have my sincerest gratitude.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Moisturizers- Moisturizers or emollients including bath oils, soap substitutes can be applied to the dermatitis as frequently as required to relieve itching, scaling and dryness. Emollients should also be used on the unaffected skin to reduce dryness. Emollient therapy helps to restore one of the skin's most important functions, which is to form a barrier to prevent bacteria and viruses getting into the body and therefore help to prevent a rash becoming infected. Emollients are safe and rarely cause an allergic reaction. Occasionally, products with lanolin may cause a reaction. Ideally, moisturizers should be applied three to four times a day. Apply in a gentle downward motion in the direction of hair growth to prevent accumulation of cream around the hair follicle (this can cause infection of the follicle).

      Coal Tar- Coal tar has been used to treat the itching and inflammation caused by skin conditions for hundreds of years. The tar contains chemicals that soothe the skin. Crude coal tar is a byproduct of oil production. It makes the skin more sensitive to light. In its natural state it is a thick, brownish-black substance that is messy to apply to the skin. Refined coal tar preparations, many of which are available over the counter, may be more cosmetically acceptable. Coal tar has been used for many years to treat psoriasis and it has few side effects. However, it does not work for everyone. In addition to being messy to use, it has a strong odor and can stain skin and clothing. It can cause sun sensitivity, and may irritate acute dermatitis. Tar creams or bath emulsions can be helpful for mild inflammation of atopic dermatitis. The smell may be offensive to some people.

      Corticosteroids / Topical steroids – Topical steroid medications are one of the most common treatments for mild to moderate psoriasis. They reduce redness (inflammation) and itching and stop the rapid build-up of dead skin cells. They come in varying strengths, from weak to highly potent. They are available as creams, gels, lotions, ointments, or solutions. A steroid mousse is now available to treat scalp psoriasis. Topical steroids can become less effective if used repeatedly for a long time. This is called resistance. The best outcome may be achieved when topical steroids are combined with other medications applied to the skin. Steroids in the form of pills or injections are generally not used to treat psoriasis because they have too many serious side effects. Also, psoriasis can come back worse than ever when treatment stops. Long-term use of potent topical steroids on large areas of skin can produce side effects such as stretch marks, thinning and reddening of the skin, and the appearance of small blood vessels through the skin. These medications should not be put on the face or on areas of the body where the skin folds, such as the armpits, groin, and webs of the toes. Use of steroid ointments and creams requires good judgment and careful supervision. They come in various strengths from mild to super-potent. Ask the doctor about potency and side effects of prescribed corticosteroid medicines. Corticosteroid medicines are prescribed for atopic dermatitis to calm the inflamed skin. Avoid combination topical steroid/antifungal cream in the treatment of diaper rash.

      Topical Immunomodulators- Topical immunomodulators (TIMs) are a new type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of eczema. Mild burning sensations have been reported when applying TIMs. In general, however, TIMs have fewer side effects than corticosteroids. TIMs are topical drugs that modulate the immune response (alter the reactivity of cell-surface immunologic responsiveness). Studies have shown that this class of drugs will improve or completely clear eczema in more than 80 percent of treated patients, with a side-effect profile comparable with topical steroids.

      Antibiotics- Damaged skin is susceptible to bacterial infection. People living with eczema tend to develop more skin infections than others. Antibiotics, topical or oral, may be required to treat eczema. Oral eczema treatments are not used as frequently as topical therapies. However, oral medication may be required to treat complications, or especially severe cases of eczema. Many different types of antibiotics are available. Consult your medical professional to find out about the side effects of antibiotics prescribed to you. Oral or topical antibiotics reduce the surface bacterial infections that may accompany flares of Atopic dermatitis. In the treatment of stasis dermatitis, oral antibiotics are useful when cellulitis is present; topical antibiotics are useless and often cause contact dermatitis.

      Antifungal agents - Indicated for suspected candidiasis or proven candidal infection by a medical practitioner. Commonly used topical antifungal agents are nystatin cream or ointment and econazole nitrate cream.

      Antihistamines- Antihistamines are occasionally prescribed to control itching and help the eczema sufferer sleep. Their effectiveness as anti-itch medication is limited, however, as histamines are not important components of eczema-associated itching. Antihistamines can make you very drowsy. Driving while on antihistamines is not recommended.

      Phototherapy- involves the use of light to treat a medical condition. Ultraviolet light therapy improves eczema symptoms in some people. Phototherapy may only use ultraviolet light, or may combine the use of ultraviolet light with psoralen, a drug that increases light sensitivity. While ultraviolet rays occur naturally in sunlight, excessive sun exposure causes sunburn, which can make symptoms worsen. Phototherapy uses carefully measured amounts of ultraviolet light; a safety measure that cannot be duplicated by simple exposure to the sun. A side effect of this is photo damage or increased risk of skin cancers.

      Natural sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) light. UV light kills T cells in skin, reducing redness and slowing the overproduction of skin cells that causes scaling. This is why brief, regular periods of sun exposure can help to clear psoriasis. Exposing the skin to UV light in carefully controlled doses is called phototherapy. Sunlight contains two kinds of UV light, known as UVA and UVB. Both can be used to treat psoriasis. In phototherapy, the affected person sits or lies inside a "light box," a booth fitted with special light-emitting tubes. Usually, people go to a doctor's office to receive phototherapy. Sometimes a light box can be purchased with a doctor's prescription for use at home.

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      UVB therapy: Treatment with UVB light is the safest form of phototherapy for widespread psoriasis or psoriasis that has not responded to medications applied to the skin. Usually 3 to 5 treatments a week are recommended, with a gradual increase in UV exposure depending on skin type. Significant clearing of psoriasis can be expected in 1 to 3 months. Exposure to UVB light must be carefully monitored to prevent sunburn. During treatment, the eyes must be shielded with goggles to guard against the possible formation of cataracts. Skin aging may be a side effect of UVB treatment. Large long-term studies have found no evidence of an increase in the risk of skin cancer as a result of UVB treatment. UVB phototherapy may be combined with tar, anthralin, topical steroids, or other medications applied to the skin. The Goeckerman regimen, developed at the Mayo Clinic, uses crude coal tar, tar baths, and UVB treatment to treat widespread psoriasis. The Ingram regimen uses coal tar baths, anthralin paste, and UVB therapy.
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      PUVA: This treatment combines a medication called psoralen with exposure to UVA light. (PUVA stands for Psoralen with UVA.) Psoralen may be taken by mouth or applied to the skin. It makes the skin more sensitive to light. Treatment is given 2 or 3 times a week, with a gradual increase in UV exposure depending on skin type. As with UVB therapy, significant clearing of psoriasis can be expected in 1 to 3 months. Compared with UVB therapy, PUVA clears skin more consistently with fewer treatments. However, PUVA has more short-term side effects, such as nausea, headache, fatigue, burning, and itching. When psoralen is taken by mouth, nausea may be avoided by taking food at the same time. As with UVB therapy, the eyes must be shielded with goggles during UVA exposure to guard against the formation of cataracts. Psoralen can be applied to the skin in the form of a cream, lotion, gel, or solution. After the paint, soak, or bath routine, the person is exposed to UVA light in a light box. UVA light is the same kind used in commercial tanning salons. Treating psoriasis in tanning salons is not recommended because attendants are untrained and the dose of UVA is not controlled. UVA therapy must be given in carefully controlled doses and supervised by a doctor. PUVA is recommended for people with moderate to severe psoriasis or who have not improved with other treatments. Long-term use of PUVA increases the risk of developing certain types of skin cancer. Regular medical examinations are advised to check for signs of skin cancer.

      OTHER TREATMENTS

      Sunshine. Brief, regular periods of exposure to natural sunlight can improve or clear psoriasis in some people. This approach to treating psoriasis is called climatotherapy. Sunburn should be avoided because it can make psoriasis worse. Exposure to sunlight is not recommended for people who are sun-sensitive. Sun exposure can cause aging of the skin. An annual medical checkup is advised because sun exposure can increase the chance of skin cancer.

      Dermatitis-Ltd III. is a great option for individuals whose skin has been left sensitive and delicate by over-the-counter or prescription medications which often are messy, smelly, stain clothing, or thin the skin such as steroids. Skin appears more conditioned, even, elastic, and calm with Dermatitis-Ltd III. The ingredients of Dermatitis-Ltd are: zinc oxide, sodium chloride, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, iron oxide, copper oxide, and sulfur. Zinc oxide is well known for its ability to protect and heal the skin. This product is currently only available at www.dermatitis-ltd.com.

      Methotrexate. This medication slows down the build-up of dead skin cells by interfering with DNA and by suppressing the immune system. Methotrexate is also used to treat cancer. The doses used to treat psoriasis are much smaller than those used in cancer treatment. A supplement of folic acid (a B vitamin) may be taken at the same time. Methotrexate is very effective for people with widespread psoriasis that does not respond to ultraviolet light treatment or to medications applied to the skin. It is also effective for psoriatic arthritis. Skin improvement usually begins within several weeks of starting treatment. Maximum improvement is usually seen within 2 to 3 months. Medications applied to the skin may be used to treat any remaining plaques. If psoriasis still does not clear completely, or if the drug dose must be lowered to reduce side effects, methotrexate may be combined with UVB or PUVA phototherapy or with another medication, such as a retinoid. People taking methotrexate must be closely monitored. The drug can cause liver damage. It can also decrease the body's production of red and white blood cells and platelets. Regular blood tests should be done to check the blood count and liver and kidney function. A periodic liver biopsy may also be recommended because the drug's effects on the liver may not show up on blood tests. People who have liver disease or anemia should not take methotrexate. Methotrexate can cause birth defects. It cannot be used by pregnant women, women planning to become pregnant, or their male partners.

      Retinoids. These drugs are related to Vitamin A. They normalize the growth of skin cells in psoriasis. A new retinoid, acitretin (Soriatane) was introduced in 1998, replacing etretinate (Tegison). This drug is useful in treating severe forms of psoriasis, such as Erythrodermic and pustular psoriasis that do not respond to other therapies. Retinoids are almost certain to cause birth defects. They cannot be used by pregnant women, women planning to become pregnant, or their male partners. Women who take acitretin must avoid pregnancy for up to 3 years after they stop taking the drug. Women also must not drink alcohol while they are taking acitretin and for 2 months after they stop taking it. Alcohol can cause the drug to change to its chemical cousin, etretinate, in the blood. Etretinate can cause severe birth defects for many years after its use. Other possible side effects of retinoids are dry skin, chapped lips, dryness of the eyes and nasal passages, hair thinning, sun sensitivity, and bone spurs of the long bones or spine. The drugs may also increase blood levels of liver enzymes and triglycerides, a type of fat found in the blood. Reducing the dose of the drug usually reduces these side effects. Another retinoid, isotretinoin (Accutane) is sometimes used to treat psoriasis. It may be helpful for some people, especially if combined with ultraviolet light treatment, but it is generally less effective than acitretin. Isotretinoin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat severe acne but not to treat psoriasis.

      Cyclosporine. This drug is widely used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs. It is used to treat severe, disabling psoriasis in people who cannot tolerate other therapies or for whom other therapies have not been effective. Cyclosporine works by suppressing the immune system in a way that slows the build-up of dead skin cells. Depending on the daily dose, the drug can clear most or all skin plaques within several weeks to a month. However, when a person stops taking the drug, the disease can come back. People taking cyclosporine must be closely monitored by a doctor. The drug can cause high blood pressure and damage kidney function. It is not recommended for people who have a weak immune system or by people who have used ultraviolet light treatment a lot. Women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding also must not use it. Cyclosporine may also be used as a short-term crisis therapy. Other therapies with different side effects are then used to maintain the clearing of skin plaques.

      Hydroxyurea. This drug reduces the build-up of dead skin cells by interfering with DNA. Like methotrexate, hydroxyurea is also used to treat cancer. In psoriasis, it may have fewer side effects than methotrexate or cyclosporine but it is also less effective. It is sometimes used in combination with ultraviolet light treatment. Possible side effects of hydroxyurea include anemia and a decrease in white blood cells and platelets. Like methotrexate and cyclosporine, it must not be used by women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

      Anthralin: Anthralin is a synthetic medication that has an effect on enzymes in the skin cells of people with psoriasis. It comes in a variety of strengths and in the form of an ointment, cream, or paste. Side effects include irritation of normal skin that is near patches of skin affected by psoriasis. A disadvantage of traditional formulations of anthralin has been that they temporarily stain skin, clothing, and furniture purplish-brown. However, a new formulation of anthralin has recently been introduced that will not stain household items. It is applied to the skin at body-surface temperature. Warm water releases the active ingredient in this product, so it should be washed out with cold water. In the so-called minute’s therapy, anthralin cream is applied to skin plaques for 30 minutes to 2 hours, and then thoroughly removed with a detergent-based soap and water. Over a period of weeks, redness and scales decrease and plaques gradually flatten. In the Ingram regimen, anthralin paste is applied to widespread plaques of psoriasis. This is followed by a tar bath and ultraviolet light treatment. This regimen produces significant clearing in about 3 weeks at a supervised day-treatment center.

      Calcipotriene. Also called calcipotriol or Dovonex7, this medication is a chemical cousin of Vitamin D3. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1995. It is odorless and non-staining. It comes in the form of an ointment or cream. A calcipotriene solution is available to treat scalp psoriasis. Calcipotriene is most effective for mild to moderate psoriasis. It can irritate the skin and is not recommended for use on the face or genitals. Use of calcipotriene in combination with a topical steroid, or diluted with petroleum jelly, may reduce irritation and increase effectiveness. Calcipotriene may also be used in combination with ultraviolet light treatment. Calcipotriene's safety for the treatment of psoriasis that affects more than 20% of the skin is unknown. Using it on widespread areas of the skin may raise the amount of calcium in the body to unhealthy levels. Vitamin D3 is not the same as the Vitamin D found in over-the-counter vitamin supplements. Vitamin D3 should not be taken by mouth because it may raise blood calcium levels and increase the risk of kidney stones.

      Tazarotene: This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as retinoids, which are chemical cousins of Vitamin A. Also known as Tazorac7, it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1997. It is a clear, water-based gel that is recommended for the treatment of mild to moderate psoriasis. Tazarotene clears skin more slowly than topical steroids but has fewer side effects. It may be used in combination with topical steroids or ultraviolet light treatment. Tazarotene can be irritating to normal skin and should be used with caution in skin folds. Like other retinoids, tazarotene can cause birth defects. Pregnant women must not use it. Women of childbearing age who use it must also use an effective method of birth control.

      Dithranol is derived from a natural product, chrysarobin, the active constituent of Goa powder, derived from the bark of a Brazilian tree. It is an extremely effective treatment for chronic plaque psoriasis. Its main disadvantage is that it stains the skin (temporarily) and clothes (permanently). It burns normal skin, so must be very carefully applied to the plaques only. Always start with a low concentration and gradually increase the strength. These are the mainstay of treatment for psoriasis of the face, flexures and genital area. They are often combined with coal tar. The quantity used must be carefully supervised to avoid unwanted side effects, which should not occur if used properly. When used alone they usually just suppress the psoriasis rather than actually clearing it (like tar or dithranol). Since they are cosmetically acceptable, they may be prescribed for use in the morning when the patient has to wear smart clothes for work, etc. in conjunction with messier treatments for home use later.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Herbs and essential oils

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

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

      Diet and athlete's foot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. QUESTION:
    The sole of my feet are peeling and itching and dry?
    It's that athletes foot? I've had that before, but it always stayed around my toes, never along the whole sole of my feet.

    • ANSWER:
      Skin peeling from the bottom of the feet can result from a few different causes. The most likely reason is a fungal infection, although this condition is more commonly associated with skin peeling and itching between the toes. Two other possible causes include having an illness with a fever, and a disorder called reactive arthritis.

      Athlete's Foot
      Athlete's foot, technically known as tinea pedis, has acute symptoms of intense itchiness and peeling skin between and around the toes. A chronic form of this fungal infection also is possible, as explained by Framingham Podiatry, and has different symptoms. They include scaling, flaking and peeling skin on the bottom of the feet, which can extend from the heel to the toes. People commonly think this is just dry skin, particularly because it usually isn't itchy. To eliminate athlete's foot, wash your feet with soap and water twice a day, dry your feet completely and apply an over-the-counter antifungal spray or cream. See your doctor if the infection doesn't clear up within two weeks or if your feet become red or sore.

      Fever
      A high fever that causes sweating can lead to skin peeling on the bottom of the feet, according to Net Doctor. This occurrence can cause retention of sweat in the soles of the feet as well as on the palms of the hand, where skin is thicker than elsewhere. You may see blister-like formations that later break down and slough away.

      Reactive Arthritis
      Reactive arthritis, also known as Reiter's syndrome, is a disorder that causes inflammation not only in the joints but also in the skin, mouth, eyes and urinary tract. It seems to involve an immune system reaction to a bacterial infection, as explained by Disabled World. A possible symptom includes tiny blisters developing on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands. The blisters may lead to flaking and peeling skin, which might look similar to psoriasis.

  6. QUESTION:
    what is the use of pyrogallic acid?Can we use any other chemical as a subtitute?
    hey,am doing a project on yeast fermentation and have to add pyrogallic acid.my problem is i don't hav it.i really want to do this project.so,i want to know is there any other chemical that does the same function as pyrogallic acid?
    is there any other chemical that i can use instead of pyrogallic acid but has the same effect?

    • ANSWER:
      Pyrogallic acid is a powerful antiseptic by reason of its affinity for oxygen. Taken internally it exerts a toxic action on the blood, methaemoglobin is formed, passes into the plasma, and leaves the red corpuscles as granular debris; jaundice and acute nephritis may follow, hence the drug is now very rarely given internally. It is used as an antiseptic and mildly irritant ointment in chronic skin diseases such as psoriasis, also to destroy lupus; it is of value as a parasiticide in ringworm. Mixed with four times its weight of starch, the acid is applied as a powder to phagedaenic chancres. It has the disadvantage of staining the skin and hair black, and must be used with caution on account of the danger of absorption. Stains upon the skin may be removed with ammonium persulphate. Pyrogallic acid is an ingredient of hair dyes, usually with silver nitrate; and is largely used as a reducing agent in photography

      http://www.henriettesherbal.com/eclectic/bpc1911/acidum-pyro.html

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do I always feel depressed or shameful after I've fingered myself?
    I feel good while I do it and for like five seconds after but then I get all depressed. What's up?

    • ANSWER:
      Because you have all of the following:
      Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
      Acne
      Allergies
      Antisocial Personality Disorder
      Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
      Altitude Sickness
      Alzheimer's Disease
      Andropause
      Anorexia Nervosa
      Arthritis
      Aspergers Syndrome
      Asthma
      Autism
      Avoidant Personality Disorder
      Back Pain
      Bad Breath (Halitosis)
      Baldness
      Bedwetting
      Bipolar Disorder (BD)
      Bladder Cancer
      Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
      Bone Cancer
      Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
      Brain Cancer
      Breast Cancer
      Brain Tumors
      Brain Injury
      Bronchitis
      Burns
      Bursitis
      Cancer
      Canker Sores (Cold Sores)
      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
      Celiac Disease
      Cervical Cancer
      Cholesterol
      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
      Colon Cancer
      Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
      Cradle Cap
      Crohn's Disease
      Dandruff
      Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      Dehydration
      Dependent Personality Disorder
      Depression
      Diabetes
      Diaper Rash
      Diarrhea
      Disabilities
      Diverticulitis
      Down Syndrome
      Drug Abuse
      Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)
      Dyslexia
      Ear Infections
      Ear Problems
      Eating Disorders
      Eczema
      Endometriosis
      Enlarged Prostate
      Epilepsy (Seizure)
      Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
      Eye Problems
      Fibromyalgia
      Fracture
      Freckles
      Flu
      Gallbladder Disease
      Gallstones
      Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
      Genital Herpes
      Genital Warts
      Glomerulonephritis (Nephritis)
      Gonorrhea
      Gout
      Gum Diseases
      Gynecomastia
      Head Lice
      Headache
      Hearing Loss
      Heart Attacks
      Heart Disease
      Heartburn
      Heat Stroke
      Heel Pain
      Hemorrhage
      Hemorrhoids
      Hepatitis
      Herniated Discs
      Hiatal Hernia (Hiatus Hernia)
      Histrionic Personality Disorder
      HIV/AIDS
      Hives
      Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
      Hyperkalemia (High Potassium)
      Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      Hyperthyroidism
      Hypothyroidism
      Infectious Diseases
      Infectious Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever)
      Influenza
      Infertility
      Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM)
      Iron Deficiency Anemia
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
      Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS)
      Itching
      Joint Pain
      Juvenile Diabetes
      Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
      Kidney Diseases
      Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)
      Leukemia
      Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
      Lung Cancer
      Mad Cow Disease
      Malaria
      Melena (Blood in Stool)
      Memory Loss
      Menopause
      Mesothelioma
      Migraine
      Miscarriages
      Mucus In Stool
      Multiple Personality Disorder
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      Muscle Cramps
      Muscle Fatigue
      Muscle Pain
      Nail Biting
      Narcissistic Personality Disorder
      Neck Pain
      Obesity
      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
      Osteoarthritis (OA)
      Osteomyelitis
      Osteoporosis
      Ovarian Cancer
      Ovarian Cyst
      Pain
      Panic Attack
      Paranoid Personality Disorder
      Parkinson's Disease (PD)
      Penis Enlargement
      Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
      Personality Disorders
      Peptic Ulcers
      Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
      Peyronie's Disease
      Phobias
      Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
      Polio
      Pneumonia
      Post Nasal Drip
      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      Premature Baby
      Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      Propecia
      Prostate Cancer
      Psoriasis
      Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
      Renal Failure
      Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
      Rheumatic Fever
      Ringworm
      Rosacea
      Rotator Cuff
      Scabies
      Scars
      Sciatica
      Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
      Schizoid Personality Disorder
      Schizophrenia
      Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
      Sinus Infections
      Skin Cancer
      Skin Rash
      Sleep Disorders (Sleep Apnea)
      Smallpox
      Snoring
      Social Anxiety
      Staph Infection (MRSA)
      Stomach Cancer
      Strep Throat (Sore Throat)
      Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
      Sunburn
      Syphilis
      Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
      Tennis Elbow
      Termination of Pregnancy (Abortion)
      Testicular Cancer
      Tooth Decay
      Trisomy Syndrome
      Tuberculosis (TB)
      Ulcers
      Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
      Varicose Veins
      Vagina
      Vertigo
      Warts
      Williams Syndrome
      Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)
      Yellow Fever

  8. QUESTION:
    Are there any deadly diseases still around today?
    A long time ago, almost every sickness was deadly because they didn't have the right medicine or cure. Are there any diseases still that we can't cure and ends in death? What are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Is this a joke?? Have you ever heard of cancer??

      Acute Myeloid Leukemia
      Acquired Immune Defficiency Syndrome (AIDS) see also HIV
      Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
      Alzheimer disease
      Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS,Lou Gehrig's disease)
      Aspartylglucosaminuria
      Asthma
      Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
      Autism
      Avian Influenza
      B-Mannosidosis
      Batten disease (Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis)
      Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, "Mad Cow" disease)
      Bipolar disorder (Manic-depression)
      Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
      Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
      Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) see also Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Kuru
      Common Cold
      chicken pox aka Herpes Zoster aka varicella-zoster aka Shingles
      Currarino Triad
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Cystinosis
      Dementia
      Diabetes
      Dysmyelogenic leukodystrophy (DMD a.k.a. Alexander disease)
      Ebola
      Emphysema (C.O.P.D.)
      Farber disease
      Fatal Familial Insomnia
      Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
      Flu
      Fucosidosis
      Galactosialidosis (Goldberg syndrome)
      Gaucher disease
      GM1 Gangliodsidosis
      Hairy cell leukemia
      Herpes Zoster aka varicella-zoster aka chicken pox
      Hopeless Astrocytoma (Brain Cancer)
      Hurler syndrome (includes Hurler-Scheie)
      Hunter syndrome
      Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
      Infertility
      Krabbe disease
      Kuru see Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
      Lissencephaly
      Lymphocytic Lymphomas
      Hodgkin Lymphoma
      Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
      Small lymphocytic lymphoma
      Maroteaux-Lamy
      Measles
      Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD)
      Morquio A
      Mucolipidosis II (I-Cell Disease)
      Mucolipidosis IV
      Multiple sclerosis (MS)
      Niemann-Pick disease, Types A and B
      Polio
      Pompe disease
      Prosaposin
      Progeria
      Pseudomyxoma peritonei
      Psoriasis
      Salla disease
      Sandhoff disease
      Sanfilippo A
      Scheie syndrome
      Schindler disease
      Schizophrenia
      Sialidosis (Mucolipidosis I)
      Sly syndrome
      Spreading Adenocarcinoma
      Spreading Melanoma
      Takayasu's arteritis (Pulseless Disease)
      Tay-Sachs disease
      Tinnitus
      Wolan disease

      Need I go farther?

      Hope this helps

  9. QUESTION:
    what in pills makes them deadly to od on?
    im just curious cause you always here about people oding and i was just wondering what inside them, acid or whatever, makes them bad to od on.

    • ANSWER:
      You body i f it gets to much of anything it effects the organs. Drugs can mess with blood your body stores certain things. When it stores to much of it in the liver or what eve r you OD. Also your kidneys can get damaged. Accidental drug overdose may be the result of the misuse of prescription medicines or commonly used medications such as pain relievers and cold remedies. Symptoms differ depending on the drug taken. Some of the drugs commonly involved in overdoses are listed below along with symptoms and outcomes.

      Acetaminophen is the generic name for the commonly used pain reliever Tylenol. An overdose of this drug can cause liver damage with symptoms that include loss of appetite, tiredness, nausea and vomiting, paleness, and sweating. The next stage of symptoms indicates liver failure and includes abdominal pain and tenderness, swelling of the liver, and abnormal blood tests for liver enzymes. In the last stage of this poisoning, liver failure advances and patients become jaundiced, with yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. They may also experience kidney failure, bleeding disorders, and encephalopathy (swelling of the brain).

      Salicylates are found in aspirin and some creams or ointments used for muscle and joint pain such as Ben-Gay and for psoriasis, a skin condition. Initial symptoms are gastrointestinal irritation, fever, and vomiting, possibly with blood in the vomit. An overdose of salicylates will cause metabolic acidosis and respiratory alkalosis, conditions in which the body's pH (acid/base balance) malfunctions. Symptoms include rapid heart beat and fast breathing. Nervous system symptoms include confusion, hallucinations, tiredness, and ringing in the ears. An increased tendency to bleed is also common. Serious complications include acute renal failure, coma, and heart failure. Acute salicylate poisoning can lead to death.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are the seven deadliest diseases today?
    For an Environmental Science paper.

    • ANSWER:
      it depens...if u want the incureable diseases take all...................... ....* Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
      * Acute Myeloid Leukemia
      * Acquired Immune Defficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
      * Alzheimers
      * Asparylglucosaminuria
      * Asthma
      * Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
      * Autism
      * B-Mannosidosis
      * Batten disease (Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis)
      * Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy ("Mad Cow" disease)
      * Bipolar disorder (Manic-depression)
      * Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
      * Chronic myeloid leukemia
      * Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
      * Currarino Triad
      * Cystic Fibrosis
      * Cystinosis
      * Emphysema (C.O.P.D.)
      * Farber disease
      * Fucosidosis
      * Galactosialidosis (Goldberg syndrome)
      * Gaucher disease
      * GM1 Gangliodsidosis
      * Hairy cell leukemia
      * Hopeless Aatrocytoma (Brain Cancer)
      * Hurler syndrome (includes Hurler-Scheie)
      * Hunter syndrome
      * Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
      * Infertility
      * Krabbe disease
      * Lissencephaly
      * Lymphocytic Lymphoma
      * Maroteaux-Lamy
      * Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
      * Morquio A
      * Mucolipidosis II (I-Cell Disease)
      * Mucolipidosis IV
      * Multiple sclerosis (MS)
      * Niemann-Pick disease, Types A and B
      * Polio
      * Pompe disease
      * Prosaposin
      * Pseudomyxoma peritonei
      * Psoriasis
      * Salla disease
      * Sandhoff disease
      * Sanfilippo A
      * Scheie syndrome
      * Schindler disease
      * Schizophrenia
      * Sialidosis (Mucolipidosis I)
      * Sly syndrome
      * Spreading Adenocarcinoma
      * Spreading Melanoma
      * Takayasu's Arteritis (Pulseless Disease)
      * Tay-Sachs disease
      * Wolman disease

  11. QUESTION:
    How does urine therapy work? I need practical solutions about how it works. How it is started.?
    how does urine help heal the body? I really want to start using my urine to heal myself. How does it work? Someone should send me a mail or manual or anything that would get me started. My e-address is efiprince@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      Urine therapy entails using your own urine externally or internally as a way to promote or maintain good health. Sometimes when all else fails, AUT will turn a patient around. The first question that probably comes to mind is whether urine is a toxic substance and how a waste product already excreted from the body can be of any benefit for your health. Urine is NOT a toxic waste product, claim AUT practitioners. They cite that 95 per cent of urine is water, 2.5 per cent consists of urea and the remaining 2.5 per cent is a mixture of minerals, salt, hormones and enzymes.

      Urea is an antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral agent that forms when the body balances its ratio of sodium chloride to water. Urea is often used to make ointments and lotions for its properties of reducing inflammation and ability to kill bacteria. It can be duplicated under laboratory conditions by dissolving calcium cyanamid in water, and then heated under high pressure to produce a compound of urea and calcium hydroxide.

      Urine therapy has been touted as a remedy for a long list of ailments, including multiple sclerosis, colitis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, hepatitis, hyperactivity, psoriasis, eczema, diabetes, herpes, mononucleosis, and adrenal failure. It is a commonly used treatment for snakebites and bee and jellyfish stings. Childhood illnesses such as acute flu, colds, viral infections, mumps, chicken pox, and allergies are also said to be alleviated by urine therapy. Urine is an ingredient in Pergonal, a fertility drug, and in pharmaceuticals used to dissolve blood clots.

      Urine therapy can be applied internally or externally. For internal use, a sample of the morning's first urine is collected in a sterile container. Using a clean medicine dropper, the patient places an amount between one to ten drops under the tongue. Usually, one to five drops are applied on the first day; 5-10 drops on the second day; 5-10 drops on the morning of the third day, followed by 5-10 drops that evening.

      Only fresh urine should be used when taken orally. The genital area should be washed before collecting a specimen. The best time to collect urine is first thing in the morning, and collecting the sample mid-stream. Individuals should refrain from eating for a half hour after ingesting the urine.

      For external use, new or old urine can be applied. Old urine has a higher ammonia content that is more effective on skin such rashes as eczema and psoriasis. To store urine for later use, one should pour it into a dark glass bottle and close it tightly. Keep the bottle in a cool, dark place for at least four days.

      A small amount is applied to the affected area with a cotton ball or pad. Continue massaging 5-10 applications to the area until it is soaked. Tape a clean, soaked pad to the area for several hours. The urine can also be sprayed onto the skin. For cosmetic purposes, fresh or 1-2 dayold urine can be lightly massaged into the skin or added in small amounts to moisturizing cream. Some practitioners recommend avoiding the use of soap or lotion after applying urine to the skin. Dryness can be alleviated with sesame oil.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of psoriasis") and take your pick. Some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  13. QUESTION:
    Anyone know anyting about the pill called vistaril?
    My husbands doctor put him on this pill and I am wondering if it is going to make him a zombie!

    • ANSWER:
      Vistaril is an antihistamine and antianxiety agent. It is prescribed for nausea, vomiting, anxiety, tension, agitation, itching caused by allergy, and sedation. It also is a muscle-relaxing antiemetic (antivomiting), bronchial dilating, pain relieving and antispasmodic problems, used for stress due to dental or surgical problems, acute emotional problems, anxiety associated with heart disease, and skin problems. My husband was given it for itching due to psoriasis. It will make him sleepy, it does my husband. It can also cause your sinuses to get too dry because it is an antihistamine. It has side effects that can be life threatening like breathing difficulties, chest tightness, wheezing which all are signs of a drug sensitivity reaction. Changes in heart rhythem have occured. It depresses the central nervous system so don't take with alcohol, tranquilizers, sedatives or other antihistamine products or CNS depressants. It produces sleepiness and drowsiness. Take with food to avoid upset stomach. It also causes dry mouth. hope this helps.

  14. QUESTION:
    Can a Violent Temper and Stress cause a Heart Attack or Stroke?
    i'm turning 16 and i have a violent temper and i am stress with school and thinking about the future. i had this problem for many years now. i know how i got the violent temper.
    i have thought about seeing a therapist and going to anger management but that cost money and i don't want to waste my parent's money. besides, do they really work?

    • ANSWER:
      Effects of Stress

      Stress can affect you both immediately (acute stress) and over time (chronic stress).

      Tension is often the first signal of acute stress. Tense muscles are tight and feel "hard" to the touch. A tense mind makes you feel jumpy, irritable, and unable to concentrate. This could be your signal to do something about stress, both for your immediate comfort and to prevent the long-term effects of stress.

      Symptoms of stress

      Common symptoms of stress include:

      * Rapid heartbeat.
      * Headache.
      * Stiff neck and/or tight shoulders.
      * Backache.
      * Rapid breathing.
      * Sweating and sweaty palms.
      * Upset stomach, nausea, or diarrhea.

      You also may notice signs of stress in your thinking, behavior, or mood. You may:

      * Become irritable and intolerant of even minor disturbances.
      * Feel irritated or frustrated, lose your temper more often, and yell at others for no reason.
      * Feel jumpy or exhausted all the time.
      * Find it hard to concentrate or focus on tasks.
      * Worry too much about insignificant things.
      * Doubt your ability to do things.
      * Imagine negative, worrisome, or terrifying scenes.
      * Feel you are missing opportunities because you cannot act quickly.

      Use this form to assess your stress style and examine how you physically and emotionally cope with stress. Click here to view a form.(What is a PDF document?)

      Acute stress problems

      Acute (short-term) stress is the body's immediate reaction to any situation that seems demanding or dangerous. Your stress level depends on how intense the stress is, how long it lasts, and how you cope with the situation. The body usually recovers quickly from acute stress, but it can cause problems if it happens too often or your body doesn't have a chance to return to normal. In people who have heart problems, acute stress can trigger an abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia) and even a heart attack.

      Life-threatening or traumatic events, such as sexual abuse or war experiences, can cause acute stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For more information, see the topic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

      Chronic stress problems

      Chronic stress can be the result of a host of irritating hassles or a long-term life condition, such as a difficult job situation or living with a chronic disease. In people who have higher levels of chronic stress, the stress response lasts longer. Over time, chronic stress can have an effect on: 1, 3

      * Cardiovascular disease. Stress can lead to high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia), problems with blood clotting, and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). It is also linked to coronary artery disease, heart attack, and heart failure.
      * Muscle pain. People who are stressed often have neck, shoulder, and low back pain. This may be caused by constant tension in the muscle because of stress. Stress also affects rheumatoid arthritis.
      * Stomach and intestinal problems. Stress may be a factor in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.
      * Reproductive organs. Stress can result in painful menstrual periods, decreased fertility, and erection problems.
      * The lungs. Stress can make symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) worse.
      * Skin problems. Stress can make disorders such as acne or psoriasis worse.
      * The immune system. Under stress, the body becomes more vulnerable to illnesses, from colds and minor infections to major diseases. If you have a chronic illness such as AIDS, stress can make the symptoms worse.

      Individual differences

      How stress affects you depends on several things including:

      * Inherited traits.
      * Your experience with stress.
      * How you perceive stress.
      * Your coping strategies.
      * Your social support.

      Some people seem to stand up to or bounce back from stress better than others, and some even seem to thrive on stress; this is known as being stress-hardy or resilient.

      To find out how well you cope with and recover from stress, use this Interactive Tool: How Well Do You Bounce Back?

      http://health.yahoo.com/ency/healthwise/rlxsk/ta4209

      When you understand how you deal with stress, you can make lifestyle changes to lower your stress level, help you cope with stress better, and help you recover from stress more quickly.

      Anger is a natural human emotion, experienced by all of us. However, many people think of anger as a "bad" or "negative" emotion, which can prevent themselves or others from expressing it in a healthy and helpful way. This topic explores anger and how you can use anger as a positive influence in your life.

      What is anger?

      Anger is a natural human emotion, just like happiness, sadness and grief. Emotions are simply the feelings you get when something happens to you.

      When you get angry, your body releases a whole load of chemicals into your brain and they change the way your body is working.

      Physical signs of anger

      Your body may show some or all of these signs when you are getting angry:

      * your heart beats faster
      * your breathing becomes shorter and faster
      * your body heats up and you sweat
      * you start shaking or trembling
      * you clench your jaw.

      Your thought patterns can also change. You may start to think 'angry' or in negative ways.

      angerThese changes are your body's way of preparing you for 'fight or flight'. They give you extra strength and alertness so you can protect yourself by either running away, or standing up to fight for your rights or personal safety.

      Anger is closely related to other emotions like fear and hurt or disappointment or frustration, but is sometimes the only emotion you choose to show (sometimes you don't even realise you have the others).

      * To illustrate this, imagine an iceberg. Above the water there is one small part of the iceberg that shows, which could be seen as anger. Most of the iceberg is actually under the water, and this hidden part represents the other emotions linked to anger, like fear, hurt, embarrassment, sadness etc.

      Next time you are angry, stop and ask yourself why you are really angry.

      * Is it because you fear something?
      * Do you feel you have been treated unfairly?
      * Did someone say or do something that embarrassed you?
      * Did something hurt your feelings?
      * Did you feel a lack of respect for you and your needs?
      * Does it remind you of another experience where you were hurt?

      Releasing anger

      Things happen every day that make us feel angry. You can't avoid feeling angry but you can make choices about how you are going to express your anger. Remember that abuse toward yourself or others is never an OK way of dealing with anger. Healthy choices are those that help you resolve a problem, or let you deal with your anger. What you do with your anger is your choice only - it is never anyone else's fault.

      Here are three steps that may help you deal with anger in a healthy way.

      1. Stop.

      * Be aware of how you are feeling. If you are getting angry in a situation just say to yourself – STOP. Take a minute to recognise how you are feeling.
      * Recognise that it is a normal emotion you are feeling because you believe you have been treated unfairly or that you are being threatened in some way.

      2. Work out the actual cause of the anger.

      * Who, why or what happened to make you feel angry? Identify when you first became angry. Was it because you were scared of something, or your feelings were hurt? Find the underlying emotions to your anger and name them.
      * Are you feeling angry partly because of something that happened a long time ago (eg. in your childhood)?
      * Anger is often a sign that you feel someone is acting inappropriately. It is good to notice this, but remember: you cannot have much effect on how others act. You can only control how you act.
      * Sometimes you may feel that some of your beliefs have been violated. It is important to take time to work out if your beliefs are appropriate in each situation, or if there could be another way to look at it. Taking time to consider all the possibilities will give you another perspective and also time to let the physical symptoms of anger reduce.

      3. Consider ways to deal with the cause of the anger.

      * How could you try to explain or express why you are angry or upset?
      * What sort of compromise could be made (recognising your own and other's rights)?
      * Would it help to look at the situation from another person's point of view?
      * Make a list of your choices, and try to imagine what might happen if you tried them.
      * Choose the one you think will be most beneficial for everyone involved.
      * If you are angry because of something that happened a long time ago, or you can't really work out why you are angry, you may find it useful to talk to a counsellor.

      Using assertive language is very helpful in these situations. When you have finished reading this topic, check out the topics Assertiveness and Conflict resolution.

      Letting go

      * Try exercise - let anger out by doing something physical. You will burn up the adrenaline and get a boost of positive energy. Check out our topic Exercise to get some ideas.
      * Have a good cry or scream in your car, or at the waves on the beach - let your anger out all at once. This can help express feelings of fear, hurt or grief. If this sort of 'letting go' makes you feel more worked up, then it's best to try some of the other suggestions.
      * Write a letter. List the things you're angry about. Destroy it if you want! If you want to send the letter, it can be a good idea to put it away for a few days before you put it in the mail.
      * Letting go can also mean letting some feelings go. If your beliefs lead you to feel you are constantly being mistreated or threatened, then it may be a good idea to talk to a counsellor to see if some of your beliefs need to be changed or let go of all together.

      Research shows a connection between stress and anger. If you are stressed out, you are likely to get angry more easily. If you are angry most of the time, you are more likely to feel stressed and anxious. Things you find relaxing can lower levels of stress and anger.

      Chilling out

      * Control your breathing. When your body is experiencing the signs of anger, the best way to control them is by slow steady breathing. Keep an eye on your body and try to notice when you are showing the signs of anger, then slow your breathing down and try to think about calm thoughts.
      * Count to ten - we've all heard this old favourite! It gives you time to get back in control of your feelings before you do or say something you regret.
      * Use relaxation techniques like meditation and visualisation - our topic Stress and relaxation has heaps of ideas!
      * Go for a walk or bike ride. Wander around and enjoy your surroundings.
      * Take a warm relaxing bath - bubble bath bonanza!
      * Listen to music you enjoy and find relaxing.

      Getting help to sort things out

      If you are angry because of harassment/bullying or discrimination, there are laws and policies at work, school, college or university to deal with this. Make an appointment with a counsellor or equal rights representative and find out the steps you can take.

      If you're angry because you are the victim of a violent crime, ring your local police station or legal advice service to gain further information.

      If anger has become a problem in your life, you may want to visit a counsellor. They can help you explore personal issues that help you to stay angry most of the time. Sometimes life experiences can hold you back from moving on with your life. Many people get help when they feel the things they're trying on their own aren't working!

      How anger can be helpful

      In spite of the way anger is often viewed, it can be a helpful emotion in our lives. Anger can help you by:

      * driving you to reach your goals, handle emergencies and solve problems
      * helping you express stress and tension
      * communicating to others what you are feeling
      * motivating change towards social justice.

      In more primitive times anger was used as a survival tool. In more modern times, anger is also useful to:

      * notice you have been treated unfairly or been emotionally attacked by others
      * help you protect your emotional well-being
      * allow you to stand up for yourself and your rights
      * show disapproval when someone breaks social rules or 'norms'. Anger communicates a message that some behaviour is not OK, eg. you might get angry at Joe when he "beats up his girlfriend" because you see violence as illegal and not OK
      * lead to changes in the way our society runs. When a group of people get angry over the same things, they will often join together to change the situation, eg. marches against racism or protests against war.

      Read Assertiveness to learn how to express yourself in helpful ways.

      Note: Your anger can be useful, but only if you express it in a helpful way. It is important that you don't hurt yourself or other people or damage property.

      Expressing anger in hurtful ways

      When people are not aware of how they are feeling, they can sometimes let anger cause an unhealthy outburst. Anger then becomes negative, destructive and can harm you or other important people and things in your life.

      If you frequently lose your temper, you may find it can:

      * be hard to keep friends, partners, family or employment
      * end up making both yourself and other people miserable
      * hurt yourself or others (often loved ones)
      * lead to loneliness and unhappiness
      * lead to violence - this is illegal, you may be charged with assault, or other crimes.

      Anger can take over your life!

      If you feel low or have little control in your life, you can sometimes use anger to manipulate or make others afraid of you. This can give you a sense of strength, power and control over the people around you. Using anger this way can hurt other people and yourself. It makes it difficult to keep friends or other relationships and can lead to feelings of guilt or shame. These feelings can lead to low self-esteem, and increased anger and loneliness. It becomes a vicious cycle! It is never OK to use anger to hurt people in any way!

      On the other hand, when people ignore their anger, it has nowhere else to go, and can often turn upon its owner.

      When you bottle up your anger, you may:

      * find this method only works for a short period of time
      * have depression, low self-esteem or anxiety
      * use drugs and alcohol to "cover it up"
      * feel ugly, horrible and hate yourself
      * hurt or punish yourself
      * explode - often over little things that wouldn't normally worry you
      * aim it at people who had nothing to do with the original cause of the anger
      * let anger take over your life!

      Bottling it up means anger continues to lurk like an emotional monster, waiting for opportunities to hurt you or someone else.

      Physical health problems

      When you stay angry for a long time, the chemical changes in your body keep going, placing strain on your body, and can cause a range of health problems.

      Short-term problems may be:

      * headaches
      * stomach aches
      * insomnia (trouble getting to sleep, or waking up many times during the night)
      * increased stress levels and feelings of anxiety
      * injury caused by fighting or doing things like punching walls or windows, etc.

      Long-term health problems may be:

      * stroke
      * heart attack
      * depression, even possibly leading to suicide attempts
      * using alcohol and smoking to 'get you through' and all the health problems they cause.

      Some of these conditions could kill you, but any of them would affect your ability to have a happy, healthy lifestyle.

      Who experiences anger?

      Everybody, young and old, male and female, feels angry at some time or another. Many people think that men, especially young men, get angry more often than women. This is a myth. This belief may have come about because men and women tend to express their anger in different ways.

      * Men and boys are given messages that they should be 'tough' and that it is unmanly to express feelings such as fear, hurt, rejection and other 'painful' emotions. We've all heard males called certain names if they show an emotion other than anger? "Pansy", "girl", "wimp..."
      * Women and girls are generally taught that getting angry is 'unladylike' or unfeminine. What names have you heard females called if they show anger? "Tomboy", "out of control", "bitch..". This can mean that women are more likely to bottle up their anger or ignore it, while men lose their temper and let people know they feel angry.

      Violence is a learned behaviour

      The way you express your anger is often learned from the people around you. If children are raised in a home where they see or experience violence, it is not surprising that they might grow up to think violence is the way to express anger.

      The more you are around violence, the more likely you are to think it's OK. If your friends are violent, you might become used to it and think it's all right. If you see lots of violence on things like TV or video games, you might see it as a way to let out your anger.

      The good news is that any 'learned' behaviour can be 'unlearned'. If you want new ways of managing your angry feelings, practise them regularly and the new behaviours will soon become old habits.

      Dealing with other people's anger

      If you are with people who are angry and you think they may become violent, it is important to make sure that you are safe before the violence begins. This can mean leaving the situation or telling someone you trust and who can help you. You can't change the way someone else uses his or her anger. Your safety is most important.

      Some people may blame others for their anger. They might call you names or say things like "you make me so angry" or "you know I get angry when you do that". You are not to blame for the other person's anger. It is up to everyone to take responsibility for the way they choose to deal with their anger, and change the way they act. You can't change a relationship by changing the things you do, or by hoping to change the other person.

      It may be helpful to listen to what the angry person is saying and, where reasonable, agree that she has a right to feel angry about whatever it was that upset her. This strategy can establish some 'common ground' and, as long as you are safe, you can help the person who is angry to calm down and talk calmly about the problem.

      If you are living with a violent partner, it is a good idea to have a 'safety plan' worked out. This might include having some money hidden away, some clothing packed in a suitcase (so you can leave quickly), or organising somewhere to stay in an emergency situation. There are many crisis and domestic violence services that can give you advice and assistance. Have a look at the topic Relationship violence.

      If you are living in a situation of child abuse, it is important to tell someone you trust and who might be able to help. Remember you are not the cause of violence - it is not your fault.

      There will be times when angry strangers confront you, possibly at work or even driving your car. If an angry person confronts you, it is important to stay calm. If you lose your temper as well, this can make things worse and anger can escalate. You may like to use some of the skills outlined in Conflict resolution. If you are ever concerned about your safety, contact your local police.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the academic and physical requirements for NROTC?

    • ANSWER:
      Academic Requirements:
      -Complete all requirements for bachelor's degree under college/university rules and regulations
      -Complete certain courses specified by Navy
      -Requirements may vary by college, but Navy and Marine Corps highly emphasize academic success
      -Normal course load required by college or university for degree completion
      -In addition to normal course load, midshipmen must follow these general academic guidelines:
      o Calculus (one year by end of sophomore year) (not required for Nurse- or Marine Corps- option students)
      o Physics (one year of calculus-based physics by end of junior year) (not required for Nurse- or Marine Corps- option students)
      o English grammar and composition (one year) (not required for Marine Corps option)
      o National Security Policy/American Military Affairs (not required for Nurse-option)
      o One semester of language or culture is required.
      -Naval Science course each semester
      -Weekly drill instruction periods
      -Four- to Six- week training period each summer
      -Scholarship midshipmen may enroll in courses requiring five years for bachelor’s degree provided they will not have reached their 27th birthday on June 30 of year in which they complete fifth year and are commissioned

      Physical Requirements:
      -Military service is a physically demanding profession and requires a high degree of physical preparedness and a healthy constitution. Physical and scholarship qualification processes are independent of each other, but students must receive favorable endorsement in both to receive NROTC scholarship.
      -Partial list of disqualifying medical diagnoses:
      o Vision not correctable to 20/20
      o Substandard color vision (Does not apply for Marine Corps or Nurse Option)
      o History of asthma
      o Acute or chronic cardiac/pulmonary conditions
      o Chronic skin disorders such as:
      + Psoriasis
      + Atopic dermatitis
      + Eczema
      o Ununited fractures or major joint surgery
      o Seizure disorders
      o Severe motion sickness susceptibility
      o Alcohol or drug abuse
      -Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) schedules and reviews all physical examinations for service academies and NROTC candidates; candidates applying for more than one military academy or NROTC scholarship program require only one physical examination
      -If DODMERB determines a disqualifying condition exists, some medical conditions may be waived after further review
      -Applicants will be notified by DODMERB of any additional requirements for medical history consultations or diagnostic tests
      -Keratoconus or a history of treatment for this condition is absolutely disqualifying

      Check out https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/ for lots of additional information.
      Good luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    Cleaning your ears after swimming?
    I have always cleaned my ears out with rubbing alcohol after swimming to prevent swimmers ear. Well 2 Saturdays ago I went to clean out my ear with it & felt like someone was sticking a knife in my ear. (brought me to tears) any over the weekend I had forgot & did it again & the same thing happened in the same ear. I was planning on making Dr. appt., today but I was wondering if anyone could tell me whats going on.
    I never actually touched the inside of my ear - I just took a cap full of rubbing alcohol & dumped in & then dumped it right back out. (I have been doing the since I was 5 & have done it ever since)

    • ANSWER:
      Swimmer's ear can be caused by several things, but primarily is caused by the LACK of ear wax in your ear. Water and excessive moisture wash away the ear canal's protective skin and earwax barrier and create a medium for bacterial growth. Surprisingly, using cotton-tip applicators to clean the ears is the leading cause of Swimmer's Ear. A few twists with an applicator is all that it takes to rub away the protective skin and earwax in the canal. Swimmer's ear is occasionally associated with middle ear infection (otitis media) or upper respiratory infections such as colds. Moisture in the ear predisposes the ear to infection from fungus or water-loving bacteria such as Pseudomonas species.

      There is an acidic coating on the ear canal that contains lysozymes and other substances that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth. Water elevates the pH in the ear canal, washes away the ear wax, allowing keratin debris to absorb the water and creates a great medium for bacterial growth. Normally, the tympanic membrane (ear drum) creates an epithelial migration in an outward direction carrying any debris with it protecting the ear drum.

      Swimmer’s ear infection is due to either a bacterial infection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, or Proteus bulgaris. These bacteria are very common in the environment. Chlorine does not kill these bacteria in the quantities used in swimming pool concentrations.

      Candida Alibicans and Aspergillus are two fungus that can cause swimmer’s ear. Chlorine does not kill these fungus in pools, either.

      To determine which of the above is causing the swimmer’s ear, Acute Bacterial Infection has a scant white mucus, but occasionally thick. Chronic Bacterial Infection is characterized by bloody discharge, especially in the presence of granulation tissue. Fungal Infection is characterized by fluffy and white to off-white discharge, but may be black, gray, bluish-green or yellow.

      The most common cause is bacterial infection, but fungal overgrowth is a principal cause in about 10% of all cases. Of the fungal infections, Aspergillus is found in about 80% - 90% of all cases and the other 10% is usually Candida Albicans.

      Classically, fungal infection is the result of prolonged treatment of bacterial swimmer’s ear that alters the flora of the ear canal. Mixed bacterial and fungal infections are thus common.

      There are some other causes that can cause swimmer’s ear that include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, acne and lupus erythematosus.

      The rubbing alcohol you have been using should be mixed with a little white vinegar (acetic acid) to lower the pH. If you don’t lower the pH, the rubbing alcohol will only dry out the ear and not counter the affect the water has on the ear of raising the pH allowing germs to grow. Also, you can go to the drug store or health food store and purchase some Aqua Ear, Ear magic, or Swim Ear to help alleviate some of the discomfort you are experiencing.

      A really wonderful herbal mixture for this problem I highly suggest you try is Mullein oil mixed in olive oil is used as earache drops. This mixture has analgesic, antihistaminic, antiinflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral, bacteristat, cardiodepressant, estrogenic, antifungicide, hypnotic, and sedative qualities.

      As a pool professional, I used to put a chemical in the water sufficient to create suds when you swished your hand in the water (about 4 ounces) of 80% concentrated 2,4 n-butyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride. This chemical is used as a quaternary ammonium algaecide. This prevented the swimmer’s ear because it was capable of killing the bacteria & fungus that chlorine didn’t.

      Bottom line is to keep the ears dry, use the MIXTURE of acetic acid and rubbing alcohol, and if you get the swimmer’s ear, keep your ears dry and out of moisture for at least 3 weeks to allow the ear a chance to heal, and you can also use a mixture of 2 drops Carvacol (wild oregano) and 2 drops of Lemonine mixed in some olive oil as ear drops to kill the infection and relieve the pain. You can purchase this at: www.healthline.cc (not .com).

      Good luck to you.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can you please list known diseases that have no known cures?
    So for A.P. bio we have to come up with a cure for any known disease,but im having trouble trying to pick a disease for me to come up with a good cure,but im having trouble trying to understand the diseases and having even more trouble trying to think of a cure for it.So can anybody help me by telling a disease and a possible cure for it.Thanks it would definelty help me a tons

    • ANSWER:
      No cure for these:

      Acute lymphocytic leukemia
      Acute myeloid leukemia
      acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), see also HIV
      Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
      Alzheimer's disease
      Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease)
      Aspartylglucosaminuria
      Asthma
      Avian influenza
      B-mannosidosis
      Batten disease (juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis)
      Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, "mad cow" disease)
      Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
      Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
      Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), see also bovine spongiform encephalopathy and kuru
      Currarino triad
      Cystic fibrosis
      Cystinosis
      Dementia
      Diabetes
      Dysmyelogenic leukodystrophy (DMD, a.k.a. Alexander disease)
      Ebola
      Emphysema (C.O.P.D.)
      Farber disease
      Fatal familial insomnia
      Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
      Fucosidosis
      Galactosialidosis (Goldberg syndrome)
      Gaucher disease
      GM1 gangliodsidosis
      Hairy cell leukemia
      Herpes zoster, a.k.a. varicella-zoster, a.k.a. chicken pox
      Hopeless astrocytoma (brain cancer)
      Hurler syndrome (includes Hurler-Scheie)
      Hunter syndrome
      Huntington's disease
      infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
      Immune or idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura
      Influenza
      Krabbe disease
      Kuru, see Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
      Lissencephaly
      Lymphocytic lymphomas
      Hodgkin Lymphoma
      Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
      Small lymphocytic lymphoma
      Maroteaux-Lamy
      Measles
      Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD)
      Morquio A
      Mucolipidosis II (I-cell Disease)
      Mucolipidosis IV
      Multiple sclerosis (MS)
      Niemann-Pick disease (All types: A, B and C)
      Parkinson's disease
      Polio
      Pompe disease
      Prosaposin
      Progeria
      Pseudomyxoma peritonei
      Psoriasis
      Salla disease
      Sandhoff disease
      Sanfilippo A
      Scheie syndrome
      Schindler disease
      Schizophrenia
      Sialidosis (mucolipidosis I)
      Sly syndrome
      Spherocytosis
      Spinocerebellar ataxia
      Spreading adenocarcinoma
      Spreading melanoma
      Takayasu's arteritis (pulseless disease)
      Tay-Sachs disease
      Wolan disease

      http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090318120826AAW1hN4

  18. QUESTION:
    how long can a HIV+ person live with liver cirrhosis?
    My friend was diagnosed with HIV four years ago. He had drinking and drug abuse problem in his youth now he is 41 years.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Brian, There is no way to give you an answer with so little information. As you likely know, while HIV is a chronic disease, it often kills from an acute, opportunistic Infection.

      While cirrhosis can be fatal in and of itself, it is just as likely that the problem will be another disease that cannot be treated well because of the cirrhosis. Liver disease puts a lot of drug and treatment options out of play.

      My sister is still living, and has never had a drug or alcohol problem. She has non-alcoholic cirrhosis. She also has psoriasis, which sometimes covers up to 60% of her body. On top of that she has a mild form of bipolar disorder. The best drugs for both of these diseases have a quick and huge effect on liver function. So, she is constantly adjusting meds for her mental health that only partially work. For the psoriasis, she has to wait until her skin situation is so bad that it is a bigger risk than her liver disease. Then she receives treatment only to abate, not remove the psoriasis because she can only take that drug for a couple weeks before she must stop.

      As you see, it is a viscious circle. Some days she has to drag herself out of bed and paste a smile on her face until her attitude catches up with her intention.

      I don't mean to paint such a grim picture. Your friends HIV status might mean that they have caught the liver disease early..so it might be some time before things get to this point.

      Take care

  19. QUESTION:
    I'm writing a story about a sick girl?
    I can't really think of a disease, it would have to be a fairly serious disease.

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends on whether A: the disease is meant to be fatal, B: if the disease is meant to be physical or mental, C: if the disease is meant to be genetic (she might unreasonably blame her parents in the course of the story), D: if the disease is non-fatal, but painful and chronic. E: How rare it's meant to be.

      A: Forms of cancer, heart disease, HIV etc.

      B: If it's mental, then depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia come into mind. Autism awareness needs to be raised, but generally it's easier writing the story from the perspective of the carer and sufferer's interaction (it's very hard to write an autism sufferer well, you'd need to do a lot of research).

      C: Genetically linked illnesses are fairly common. Haemophilia, certain diseases of the heart and lung, certain bone diseases. Wiki will have a helpful list.

      D: Chronic and painful diseases include ones like: rheumatoid arthritis (more common in older people, but does exist in the youth population), lupus and acute psoriasis.

      E: Rarity... too many people play on all-too-rare diseases, making their character more of a victim than they need to be. Playing the tragedy and victimhood card is rather over-done and people get quickly sick of a character that thinks the world owes them because they are ill.

  20. QUESTION:
    Drugs that alter the immune response?
    I have an exam soon and one of the question is to discuss situations where the immune reposes needs to be altered for the well being of the individual. I need to explain the mechanisms of action of drugs as well the condition. I feel that autoimmune, hypersensitivity and transplantation would be a good spread.

    Can some of you please offer suggestions as to what drug and condition I could use from these three groups.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Some severe Chronic inflammatory diseases are also treated with cytokines that lower the immune and the inflammatory response, such as IL-10. As well as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and inflammatory lung disease, these diseases include atherosclerosis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease.

      Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), is a chronic disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. The inflammatory process in UC is confined to the mucosa and submucosa and it involves only the colon. In contrast, in Crohn's disease the inflammation process extends through the bowel wall layers and it can involve any part of gastrointestinal tract. Moreover, inflammatory bowel disease of the colon may be associated with complications, such as toxic megacolon, fulminant colitis, acute bleeding, fistulas, abscesses, and ultimately cancer of the colon.

      Some other types of very aggressive tumours, such as melanoma, non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma and skin squamous carcinoma are also considered inflammatory cancers and therefore treated with interferon gamma

  21. QUESTION:
    Difference between psoriasis and guttate psoriasis?
    hey, can anyone tell me what the difference between guttate psoriasis and psoriasis is? i tried to check couple of websites but they weren't very helpful? is guttate psoriasis treated more easily? does it return once it is cured? does it leave any scars?
    thank you a lot!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I attached a link below that provides contains an exhaustive discussion of this condition. Below are a few excerpts. Good news is no scarring!! Good luck.

      Guttate psoriasis is a milder and less common type of psoriasis that looks like small, salmon-pink drops on the skin. Usually there is a fine scale on the drop like lesion that is much finer than the scales in plaque psoriasis, which is the most common type of psoriasis. The guttate form of psoriasis is relatively uncommon. Fewer than 2% of those with psoriasis have the guttate type.

      This form of psoriasis is usually a mild inconvenience to most people. Usually, this type of psoriasis goes away in a few weeks without treatment. Simple reassurance and moisturizers to soften the skin may be sufficient care. Once the outbreak clears, many patients have limited or no evidence of psoriasis for prolonged periods.

      Scarring is not a problem.

      Outlook
      Although guttate psoriasis usually clears up within a few weeks, it may also be the first step to chronic plaque psoriasis. The acute guttate form progresses into the chronic plaque form in an estimated 68% of people.

  22. QUESTION:
    Will my psoriasis come back again?
    i have had psoriasis at 10 and now I am 16 years old, with my psoriasis not returning for this 6 years. Is it high likely that my psoriasis will not return again?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. It most commonly begins between ages 8 and 35 and can appear suddenly or slowly. In many cases, psoriasis goes away and then flares up again repeatedly over time. The condition is not contagious. Most doctors believe psoriasis is an inherited disorder, and occurs when the body's immune system mistakes healthy cells for dangerous substances (autoimmune). There is no cure for psoriasis and it is a life-long condition that can be controlled with treatment. It may go away for a long time and then return. With appropriate treatment, it usually does not affect your general physical health. The biggest challenge for those with psoriasis is to prevent secondary infections due to severe itching.

      A biotechnology company (HGSI) is having great success with a new drug called Benlysta to treat systemic lupus. SLE or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune disease characterized by acute and chronic inflammation of various tissues of the body. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system. The immune system is a complex system within the body that is designed to fight infectious agents, such as bacteria and other foreign microbes.

      While lupus is considered a more serious disease, and there is no connection between SLE and psoriasis, severe psoriasis sufferers hope Benlysta may provide help against antibodies that attack and destroy the body’s own healthy tissues.

  23. QUESTION:
    Why do you need arsenic in the human body?

    • ANSWER:
      Applications
      Lead hydrogen arsenate has been used, well into the 20th century, as an insecticide on fruit trees (resulting in brain damage to those working the sprayers), and Scheele's Green has even been recorded in the 19th century as a coloring agent in sweets. In the last half century, monosodium methyl arsenate (MSMA), a less toxic organic form of arsenic, has replaced lead arsenate's role in agriculture.

      The application of most concern to the general public is probably that of wood which has been treated with chromated copper arsenate ("CCA", or "Tanalith", and the vast majority of older "pressure treated" wood). CCA timber is still in widespread use in many countries, and was heavily used during the latter half of the 20th century as a structural, and outdoor building material, where there was a risk of rot, or insect infestation in untreated timber. Although widespread bans followed the publication of studies which showed low-level leaching from in-situ timbers (such as children's playground equipment) into surrounding soil, the most serious risk is presented by the burning of CCA timber. Recent years have seen fatal animal poisonings, and serious human poisonings resulting from the ingestion - directly or indirectly - of wood ash from CCA timber (the lethal human dose is approximately 20 grams of ash). Scrap CCA construction timber continues to be widely burnt through ignorance, in both commercial, and domestic fires. Safe disposal of CCA timber remains patchy, and little practiced, there is concern in some quarters about the widespread landfill disposal of such timber.

      During the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, a number of arsenic compounds have been used as medicines, including arsphenamine (by Paul Ehrlich) and arsenic trioxide (by Thomas Fowler). Arsphenamine as well as Neosalvarsan was indicated for syphilis and trypanosomiasis, but has been superseded by modern antibiotics. Arsenic trioxide has been used in a variety of ways over the past 200 years, but most commonly in the treatment of cancer. The Food and Drug Administration in 2000 approved this compound for the treatment of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia that is resistant to ATRA.[1] It was also used as Fowler's solution in psoriasis.[2]

      Copper acetoarsenite was used as a green pigment known under many different names, including Paris Green and Emerald Green. It caused numerous arsenic poisonings.

      Other uses;

      Various agricultural insecticides and poisons.
      Gallium arsenide is an important semiconductor material, used in integrated circuits. Circuits made using the compound are much faster (but also much more expensive) than those made in silicon. Unlike silicon it is direct bandgap, and so can be used in laser diodes and LEDs to directly convert electricity into light.
      Also used in bronzing and pyrotechny.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of a rash?
    Do you know what would cause a rash on the trunk of the body that itches and stings. Tiny bumps. They are also on the underdside of the arm. More condenced down the spine.

    • ANSWER:
      Rash in short: is an acute and widespread temporary reddish eruption on the skin. A rash can develop in individuals that are sensitive to a particular drug, prescription or nonprescription. The rashes are characterized by itching of an intensity that can interfere with sleep or normal activities. The rash results from the entire body reacting to the drug itself and usually develops early in treatment rather than after the drug has been taken for a period of time.

      Rash is a change in the skin which affects its appearance and or texture. Most often a rash is localised to one part of the body, but other times it can have an affect on the entire body. Rashes can cause the skin to change color, become bumpy, dry, itchy, swell among other things that can result in alot of pain. Because of the wide array of rash symptoms treatments also vary widely. A proper diagnosis should look at all of the visual and physical symptoms of the rash, and also what the possible cause of the rash was. Often times the area in which the rash exists can tell alot about it's condition, and where it is going. Rashes are often times associated and a result of diseases. For example, measles with cause a rash, that begins a few days after the fever begins.

      The most common causes of rashes today are: allergies, (ex. allerfic reaction to: foods, animeals, dyes, medicines, insect stings,etc), skin contact with an irritant, infection or reaction to a vaccine, skin diseases such as eczema or acne, autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis, cancer or other disease, pregnancy and, exposure to sun or heat.

      For more information on clearing your rash
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  25. QUESTION:
    What do you know about iritis?
    Knowledgable answers only please.

    • ANSWER:
      There are two main types of iritis, which are called acute iritis and chronic iritis. Acute iritis is a type of iritis that can heal independently within a few weeks. If treatment is provided, acute iritis improves quickly. Chronic iritis can exist for months or years before recovery occurs. Chronic iritis does not respond to treatment as well as acute iritis does. Chronic iritis is also accompanied by a higher risk of serious visual impairment.

      Symptoms
      Ocular and periorbital pain
      Photophobia
      Consensual photophobia (pain in affected eye when light is shone in unaffected eye)
      Blurred or cloudy vision
      White blood cells (leukocytes) (resulting in a grey or near-white haze) and protein (resulting in tiny white dots) in the anterior chamber, often called "cells and flare."
      Synechia or adhesion of iris to lens or cornea

      People with ankylosing spondylitis and other HLA-B27 related disorders are prone to iritis, iridocyclitis, and other forms of uveal tract inflammation. Iritis is also found in those with rheumatoid arthritis, Behcet's disease, Crohn's disease, lupus, Reiter's disease, chronic psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, sarcoidosis, scleroderma, and ulcerative colitis. Iritis is usually secondary to some other systemic condition, but can be the only apparent somatic symptom.

  26. QUESTION:
    WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAN I TAKE 10 mg OF PREDNISOLONE WITH APROVEL 150mg?
    HISTORY OF H.P. THO OK WITH THE BETA BLOCKERS I TAKE I NEED TO KNOW IF IT,S SAFE TO TAKE THE STEROID PREDNISOLONE 10mg per day . I HAVE ACUTE CASE OF PSORIASIS THAT I NEED THE STEROID FOR

    • ANSWER:
      i would check with your doctor before mixing medication

  27. QUESTION:
    What is BIRM natural medicine for?
    What is it used for and where do I get it?
    What is it made of and who invented it?

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. Edwin Cevallos in Ecuador,discovered some unique qualities in certain plants from the Ecuadorian Amazonian, which, after a process patented by himself, have been used to treat incurable diseases like AIDS, cancer, lupus, among some other ones, obtaining extraordinary and scientifically proved results. BIRM is a root extract of an Andean plant, Solanum
      dulcamara.
      BIRM can be used as a helper within all medical specialties, and as a first choice for infections which have built up a resistance to all the antibiotics, and chronic diseases considered incurable such as:

      ANTIVIRAL
      * AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
      * Hepatitis
      * HPV or Human Papiloma Virus localized in the Uterine Cervix
      * Respiratory and ocular infections
      * Warts
      * Yellow Fever, Dengue, Encephalitis, etc..

      AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES
      * Systemic Erythematosus Lupus
      * Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
      * Graves’ Disease
      * Hyperthyroidism
      * Diabetes Mellitus Insulin Dependent
      * Immune Action Barren
      * Addison’s Autoimmune Disease
      HEMATOLOGY
      * Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia
      * Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
      * Polyglobulia
      * Autoimmune Neutropenia
      NEUROMUSCULAR SYSTEM
      * Multiple Sclerosis
      * Myasthenia Gravis
      * Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
      * Guillain – Barré Syndrome
      * Chronic Inflammatory Disemielinizant Polyrradiculoneuropathy
      HEPATIC-GALL SYSTEM
      * Chronic Active Autoimmune Hepatitis
      * Sclerosant Colangitis
      GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
      * Pernicious Anaemia
      * Intestinal Inflammation Disease
      * Irritable Colon
      * Ulcerous Colitis
      * Chronic Gastritis
      NON SPECIFIC ORGAN DISEASES
      * Alzheimer’s Disease
      * Connective Tissue Disease
      * Rheumatoid Arthritis
      * Systemic Erythematosus Lupus
      * Systemic Sclerosis
      * Reactive Arthritis
      * Polyomyositis / Dermatomyositis
      * Sjogren’s Syndrome
      * Psoriasis
      VASCULATORY SYNDROMES
      * Allergic Rhinitis
      * Asthma
      * Pneumonitis due to Hypersensitivity
      * CUTANEOUS
      * Eczema
      * Atypical Dermatitis
      * Allergic Dermatitis produced by contact
      * Contact Allergy

      * CANCER
      * Lymphoma
      * Leukemia
      * Multiple Myeloma
      * Burkitt Lymphoma
      * Gastrointestinal Cancer
      * Breast Cancer
      * Malignant Melanoma
      * Ovarian Cancer
      * Lung Cancer
      They sell it in Ecuador.

  28. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had success with using acupunture for treating diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      According to the American Academy of medical Acupuncture the following conditions have responded to acupuncture.

      Acute and chronic pain control
      Postraumatic and postoperative ileus
      Muscle spasms, tremors, tics, contractures
      Paresthesiae
      Anxiety, fright, panic
      Drug detoxification
      Neuralgias (trigemnial , Herpes Zoster, postherpetic, other)
      Seventh nerve palsy Sequelae of CVA's (aphasia, hemiplegia)
      Certain functional gastro-intestinal disorders (nausea and vomiting, esophageal spasm, hyperacidity, irritable bowel, etc.)
      Headache, vertigo (Meniere's), tinnitus
      Phantom pain
      Frozen shoulder
      Cervical and lumbar spine syndromes
      Plantar fasciitis
      Arthritis/arthrosis
      Bursitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome
      Sprains and contusions
      In fractures, assisting in pain-control, edema, and enhancing healing process Temporo-mandibular joint derangement, bruxism
      Dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain
      Insomnia
      Anorexia
      Atypical chest pain (negative work-up)
      Idiopathic palpitations, sinus tachychardia
      Allergic sinusitis
      Persistent hiccups
      Selected dermatoses (urticaria, pruritus, eczema, psoriasis)
      Constipation, diarrhea
      Urinary incontinence. retention (neurogenic. spastic, adverse drug effect)
      Abdominal distention/flatulence
      Severe hyperthermia
      Cough with contraindications for narcotics
      Acupuncture anesthesia for high risk patients, or patients with previous adverse responses to anesthetics

      Unfortunately diabetes is not mentioned.

  29. QUESTION:
    After swimming in a pool my ears were fine. The next day when i woke up i had an ear ache on my right ear...?
    ..the next morning when i woke up i couldnt hear in my right ear. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Chlorine in swimming pools is very toxic to the body, but even worse are the disinfecting byproducts created by the combination of organic materials like hair, sweat, urine, etc. and chlorine as well as the chloramines from combining ammonia with chlorine. These byproducts are 10,000 times more toxic than chlorine itself. The sodium hydroxide that is part of making chlorine is LYE WATER and is very toxic to the body as well. The sodium hydroxide is what causes the "green hair," burning eyes, and drying of the skin. It's lye water; what they make soap out of.

      There is a condition that happens to many people that swim in pools called Swimmer's Ear. Swimmer's ear can be caused by several things, but primarily is caused by the LACK of ear wax in your ear. Water and excessive moisture wash away the ear canal's protective skin and earwax barrier and create a medium for bacterial growth. Surprisingly, using cotton-tip applicators to clean the ears is the leading cause of Swimmer's Ear. A few twists with an applicator is all that it takes to rub away the protective skin and earwax in the canal. Swimmer's ear is occasionally associated with middle ear infection (otitis media) or upper respiratory infections such as colds. Moisture in the ear predisposes the ear to infection from fungus or water-loving bacteria such as Pseudomonas species.

      There is an acidic coating on the ear canal that contains lysozymes and other substances that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth. Water elevates the pH in the ear canal, washes away the ear wax, allowing keratin debris to absorb the water and creates a great medium for bacterial growth. Normally, the tympanic membrane (ear drum) creates an epithelial migration in an outward direction carrying any debris with it protecting the ear drum.

      Swimmer’s ear infection is due to either a bacterial infection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, or Proteus bulgaris. These bacteria are very common in the environment. Chlorine does not kill these bacteria in the quantities used in swimming pool concentrations.

      Candida Alibicans and Aspergillus are two fungus that can cause swimmer’s ear. Chlorine does not kill these fungus in pools, either.

      To determine which of the above is causing the swimmer’s ear, Acute Bacterial Infection has a scant white mucus, but occasionally thick. Chronic Bacterial Infection is characterized by bloody discharge, especially in the presence of granulation tissue. Fungal Infection is characterized by fluffy and white to off-white discharge, but may be black, gray, bluish-green or yellow.

      The most common cause is bacterial infection, but fungal overgrowth is a principal cause in about 10% of all cases. Of the fungal infections, Aspergillus is found in about 80% - 90% of all cases and the other 10% is usually Candida Albicans.

      Classically, fungal infection is the result of prolonged treatment of bacterial swimmer’s ear that alters the flora of the ear canal. Mixed bacterial and fungal infections are thus common.

      There are some other causes that can cause swimmer’s ear that include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, acne and lupus erythematosus.

      The rubbing alcohol you have been using should be mixed with a little white vinegar (acetic acid) to lower the pH. If you don’t lower the pH, the rubbing alcohol will only dry out the ear and not counter the affect the water has on the ear of raising the pH allowing germs to grow. Also, you can go to the drug store or health food store and purchase some Aqua Ear, Ear magic, or Swim Ear to help alleviate some of the discomfort you are experiencing.

      A really wonderful herbal mixture for this problem I highly suggest you try is Mullein oil mixed in olive oil is used as earache drops. This mixture has analgesic, antihistaminic, antiinflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral, bacteristat, cardiodepressant, estrogenic, antifungicide, hypnotic, and sedative qualities.

      As a pool professional, I used to put a chemical in the water sufficient to create suds when you swished your hand in the water (about 4 ounces) of 80% concentrated 2,4 n-butyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride. This chemical is used as a quaternary ammonium algaecide. This prevented the swimmer’s ear because it was capable of killing the bacteria & fungus that chlorine didn’t.

      Bottom line is to keep the ears dry, use the MIXTURE of acetic acid and rubbing alcohol, and if you get the swimmer’s ear, keep your ears dry and out of moisture for at least 3 weeks to allow the ear a chance to heal, and you can also use a mixture of 2 drops Carvacol (wild oregano) and 2 drops of Lemonine mixed in some olive oil as ear drops to kill the infection and relieve the pain.

      good luck to you

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some incurable diseases?
    I'm writing a short novel and plan to have one of the main characters die from some sort of disease.
    I need to know some incurable diseases with almost certain death. Or just anything that someone can die from.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
      Acute Myeloid Leukemia
      Acquired Immune Defficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
      Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
      Alzhiemers
      Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS,Lou Gehrig’s disease)
      Aspartylglucosaminuria
      Asthma
      Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
      Autism
      Avian Influenza
      B-Mannosidosis
      Batten Disease (Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis)
      Bi-polar Disorder (Manic-depression)
      Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, “Mad Cow” disease)
      Chicken pox aka Herpes Zoster aka varicella-zoster aka Shingles
      Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
      Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
      Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
      Currarino Triad
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Cystinosis
      Dementia
      Diabetes
      Dysmyelogenic leukodystrophy (DMD a.k.a. Alexander disease)
      Ebola
      Eczema
      Emphysema (C.O.P.D.)
      Farber Disease
      Fatal Familial Insomnia
      Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
      Fucosidosis
      Galactosialidosis (Goldberg Syndrome)
      Gaucher Disease
      GM1 Gangliodsidosis
      Hairy cell leukemia
      Hodgkin Lymphoma
      Hopeless Aatrocytoma (Brain Cancer)
      Hurler-Scheie
      Hurler Syndrome
      Hunter Syndrome
      Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
      Infertility
      Interstitial Cystitis
      Krabbe Disease
      Lissencephaly
      Lymphocytic Lymphoma
      Maroteaux-Lamy
      Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
      Morquio A
      Mucolipidosis II (I-Cell Disease)
      Mucolipidosis IV
      Multiple sclerosis (MS)
      Niemann-Pick, Types A and B
      Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
      Polio
      Pompe Disease
      Progeria
      Prosaposin
      Pseudomyxoma
      Psoriasis
      Salla Disease
      Sandhoff Disease
      Sanfilippo A
      Scheie Syndrome
      Schindler Disease
      Schizophrenia
      Sialidosis (Mucolipidosis I)
      Sly Syndrome
      Small lymphocytic lymphoma
      Spreading Adenocarcinoma
      Spreading Melanoma
      Takayasu’s Arteritis (Pulseless Disease)
      Tay-Sachs Disease
      Wolman Disease

  31. QUESTION:
    what kinds of medical or beauty treatments do they use the element arsenic in?
    need help for project :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,
      I found this in Wikipedia, there is more there.

      Medical application:
      Arsenic trioxide has been used in a variety of ways over the past 200 years, but most commonly in the treatment of cancer. The US Food and Drug Administration in 2000 approved this compound for the treatment of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia that is resistant to ATRA. It was also used as Fowler's solution in psoriasis.

      Recently new research has been done in locating tumours using arsenic-74 (a positron emitter).

      Hope this helps a little
      :)

  32. QUESTION:
    My 7 years old daughter got Guttate psoriasis. Anyone know about the Guttate psoriasis?
    I'm worried about her future, will she be recovered?

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I had more, I feel so bad that this is affecting a 7 year old.

      General Description
      Guttate psoriasis is a form of psoriasis that often starts in childhood or young adulthood. The word guttate is from the Latin word meaning "drop." Guttate lesions are drop-like and usually appear on the trunk and limbs, and sometimes on the scalp. These lesions appear as small red dots and tend to enlarge rapidly.

      Onset
      Guttate psoriasis often comes on quite suddenly. It is sometimes preceeded by a streptococcal infection of the throat, also known as strep throat. However, a variety of conditions have been known to bring on an attack of guttate psoriasis. In a study of 100 pediatric psoriasis patients, it was found that outbreaks of guttate psoriasis had been preceded by sore throats or tonsilillitus, colds, chicken pox, physical traumas, psychological stress, illnesses and administration of drugs to prevent malaria.

      Development
      This form of psoriasis may resolve on its own, leaving a person free of further outbreaks, or it may clear for a time only to reappear later as patches of plaque psoriasis. One study estimated that 14 to 17 percent of chronic plaque psoriasis cases were initiated by guttate outbreaks.

      Guttate flares in children tend to continue throughout childhood, decreasing with age. Guttate lesions can reappear after bouts of strep throat or tonsillitis. Some physicians prescribe penicillin to help prevent an occurrence of an infection that can cause the outbreak of guttate psoriasis.

      It also has been observed that people with chronic plaque psoriasis can develop an acute guttate flare after covering topical steroids with air-tight dressings, but this is rare.

      Treatments
      Bland ointments are considered safest treatment during the acute eruptive stage of guttate psoriasis. Ultraviolet light can be administered followed by application of topical preparations.

      GUTTATE PSORIASIS

      This patient information on Guttate Psoriasis is provided by John L. Meisenheimer, M.D. a board certified Dermatologist and skin care specialist based in Orlando, Florida. This information is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice or treatment of a dermatologist or other physician.

      What is it? Guttate psoriasis is a peculiar disorder of the skin. It is an unusual presentation of a common skin problem, psoriasis. Guttate psoriasis occurs at any age, but is is more commonly seen in older children and young adults. Typically it appears as multiple, small, red, scaly bumps which suddenly appear on the trunk, arms and legs. These spots may appear rapidly in just a few days. It may look like a "shower" of spots on your skin.

      What causes it? Psoriasis is caused by skin cells dividing too rapidly which results in thickening and scaling of the skin. The reason the skin cells begin to divide so rapidly remains unknown, but part of the cause is inherited.

      Guttate psoriasis is an unusual form of psoriasis. Unlike regular psoriasis this type of psoriasis may be associated with a preceding cold or a strep infection.

      How is it diagnosed? I may suspect the diagnosis of Guttate Psoriasis based on the clinical appearance of the rash and a history of a preceding infection. I may also do a skin biopsy, where the skin is looked at under the microscope, to confirm the diagnosis.

      Is it dangerous? This is a harmless disorder. It is not related to cancer and it does not involve internal organs.

      Can it be cured? The treatment program I put you on will help control or clear the disorder, but it is not a cure. Even if the psoriasis is totally cleared, you may be predisposed to have repeat episodes. Repeat treatments may be needed and some individuals may require continuous therapy. Guttate psoriasis in some cases may clear without reoccurrences.

      Is it contagious? Guttate psoriasis is not contagious and you cannot "catch it" from anyone.

      Was this caused by something I ate? No. Special diets or avoidance of certain foods will not improve the condition.

      © John L. Meisenheimer, M.D. 2004 WWW.OrlandoSkinDoc.com

  33. QUESTION:
    Looking for information on Trazadone and side effects.?
    Hello, I would like to know if anyone here has been on Trazadone (Desyrl) and what side effects you may have experienced from it. Also, did it work for you, did the benefits outweigh the drawbacks?

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Trazodone

      All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Trazodone:

      Blurred vision; constipation; decreased appetite; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; general body discomfort; headache; incoordination; light-headedness; muscle aches/pains; nausea; nervousness; sleeplessness; stomach pain; stuffy nose; swelling of the skin; tiredness; tremors.

      Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Trazodone:

      Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood in urine; chest pain; fainting; hallucinations; irregular heartbeat; light-headedness when rising from a lying or seated position; prolonged, inappropriate, or painful erections; seizures; shortness of breath; stroke; vomiting.
      Psychiatric side effects

      Psychiatric side effects have been reported and include mania, paranoia, hypomania (during and following therapy), increased libido, delirium, agitation, psychosis, hallucinations and self- destructive behavior.Cardiovascular side effects

      Some investigators have suggested that trazodone exerts fewer adverse cardiovascular effects than many other antidepressants.

      Cardiovascular side effects including arrhythmias, hypotension, peripheral edema, postural hypotension, ventricular ectopy, ventricular tachycardia, torsades de pointes, rapid atrial fibrillation, heart block, and other conduction abnormalities have been reported.Genitourinary side effects

      Genitourinary side effects including priapism, clitoral priapism, ejaculatory inhibition, and anorgasmia have been reported.

      Priapism has been rarely reported (0.01% to 0.1%). Priapism has occurred with doses of 50 to 150 mg daily and typically within the first 28 days of treatment. Approximately one-third of affected individuals have required surgical intervention. It has been suggested that trazodone's alpha-adrenergic blocking properties may contribute to the induction of priapism.

      One case of spontaneous orgasms in an elderly postmenopausal woman has also been reported.Other side effects

      Anticholinergic (and possibly alpha-adrenergic blocking) side effects have been reported, although much less frequently than with many other antidepressants. The effects reported include dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, and urinary retention.Hepatic side effects

      One case of severe hepatotoxicity followed a four day course of trazodone therapy.

      Hepatic side effects including cases of chronic active hepatitis and drug-induced hepatotoxicity have been reported rarely.

      Dermatologic side effects

      Dermatologic side effects including erythema multiforme, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, pustular psoriasis, drug eruptions, and acute peripheral edema have been reported rarely.

      Hematologic side effects

      Hematologic side effects have included alterations in laboratory studies such as significant decreases in hematocrit, hemoglobin, red blood cell count, serum cholesterol, serum calcium, and serum albumin levels. Pseudoanemia (laboratory findings suggestive of anemia without pathologic significance) has been reported in 36% of treated patients.

      Endocrine side effects

      Endocrine side effects have included hyperprolactinemia and hyponatremia (in association with the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone).

      Gastrointestinal side effects

      Gastrointestinal side effects have included dry mouth (up to 34%) and constipation.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can I join the army with psoriasis?
    I am a navy vet and have had a small pox vaccine during Iraqi freedom. I am physically stronger than I was during my navy days not to mention have a BA. I haven't been able to get a job at all after graduation. can i get a waiver for psoriasis. I have acute guttate psoriasis. thank you in advance.
    I don't have a problem at this moment but when it started 4 months ego it was bad. The VA doctors took a month to diagnose the condition and were completely clueless. But then again the VA is a piece of S**t as many other veterans might already know. I have two choices be homeless or join again. It is sad to see all these homeless veterans I never though I would be one of them especially after graduating from college.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is an automatic DQ from the military. You can speak to a recruiter but even if he COULD apply for a waiver he probably wouldn't even try. There are so many people trying to get into the military that don't need any waivers. Psoriasis is pretty much a done deal.

  35. QUESTION:
    Benefits of Milk Thistle and Bilberry ?
    What are the benefits of taking those two ? and are there any side effects ?

    • ANSWER:
      MIlk Thistle (Silybum marianum) is used as an antioxidant (specifically for hepatic cells) therefore helps with acute/chronic hepatitis, jaundice and stimulation of bile secretion. Also used as adjunct to chemotherapy and radiation, used for constipation, eczema, gall bladder, halitosis, hepatoprotection, hyperthyroidism, psoriasis and rosacea.

      It has been used as a digestive tonic for spleen, stomach and liver and as a stimulant for milk flow in nursing mothers.

      Bilberry is reported to be used in vascular disorders, such as varicose veins, for peripheral circulation. Also for diarrhea, hemorrhoids, ophthalmologic disorders (myopia, glaucoma, cataracts) and scleroderma.

      Yes, side effects may occur but more in people who are taking other medications (i.e. interactions) and in people who have exisiting medical conditions.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does acupuncture work?
    What EVIDENCE is there that Acupuncture works?

    • ANSWER:
      Acupuncture literally means 'needle piercing," the practice of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints or acupuncture points) for therapeutic purposes. Along with the usual method of puncturing the skin with the fine needles, the practitioners of acupuncture also use heat, pressure, friction, suction, or impulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the points. The acupoints (acupuncture points) are stimulated to balance the movement of energy (qi) in the body to restore health.
      The body continually generates tiny but detectable electrical discharges. This electrical field influences the growth, maturation, and functioning of some types of cells. It is known that acupuncture points are concentrated in regions of low electrical resistance. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between the electromagnetic fields in the body and the channels or meridians. So, this electrical theory of acupuncture suggests that acupuncture works by influencing the body's electromagnetic fields. Acupuncture points have certain electrical properties, and stimulating these points alters chemical neurotransmitters in the body.
      The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (2004) states: "In e United States, acupuncture has greatest success in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain.. They say that acupuncture may be considered for the conditions in the list below, noting: "
      •Abdominal distention/flatulence
      •Acute and chronic pain control
      •Allergic sinusitis
      •Anesthesia for high-risk patients or patients with previous adverse responses to anesthetics
      •Anorexia
      •Anxiety, fright, panic
      •Arthritis/arthrosis
      •Atypical chest pain (negative workup)
      •Bursitis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome
      •Certain functional gastrointestinal disorders (nausea and vomiting, esophageal spasm, hyperacidity, irritable bowel) *
      •Cervical and lumbar spine syndromes
      •Constipation, diarrhea •Cough with contraindications for narcotics
      •Drug detoxification
      •Dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain
      •Frozen shoulder
      •Headache (migraine and tension-type), vertigo (Meniere disease), tinnitus
      •Idiopathic palpitations, sinus tachycardia
      •In fractures, assisting in pain control, edema, and enhancing healing process
      •Muscle spasms, tremors, tics, contractures
      •Neuralgias (trigeminal, herpes zoster, postherpetic pain, other)
      •Paresthesias
      •Persistent hiccups
      •Phantom pain •Plantar fasciitis
      •Post-traumatic and post-operative ileus
      •Selected dermatoses (urticaria, pruritus, eczema, psoriasis)
      •Sequelae of stroke syndrome (aphasia, hemiplegia)
      •Seventh nerve palsy
      •Severe hyperthermia
      •Sprains and contusions
      •Temporo-mandibular joint derangement, bruxism
      •Urinary incontinence, retention (neurogenic, spastic, adverse drug effect)
      •Weight Loss
      In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a review and analysis of controlled clinical trials on acupuncture. They listed the following as "Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved - through controlled trials - to be an effective treatment":
      •Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
      •Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
      •Biliary colic
      •Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
      •Dysentery, acute bacillary
      •Dysmenorrhoea, primary
      •Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
      •Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
      •Headache
      •Hypertension, essential
      •Hypotension, primary
      •Induction of labour
      •Knee pain •Leukopenia
      •Low back pain
      •Malposition of fetus, correction of
      •Morning sickness
      •Nausea and vomiting
      •Neck pain
      •Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
      •Periarthritis of shoulder
      •Postoperative pain
      •Renal colic
      •Rheumatoid arthritis
      •Sciatica
      •Sprain
      •Stroke
      •Tennis elbow
      Additionally, the WHO listed several dozen additional conditions "for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed".

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a cure for acute psoriaza?

    • ANSWER:
      Normally there is only a cream you can use, but that's almost all.
      First I was wondering what you're talking about, but than I found that for you..

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psoriasis

  38. QUESTION:
    is this a bad idea to go on a water fast?
    i was thinking of going on a 30 day water fast to see if it heals my stretch marks because i heard that on a water fast scars and stretch marks get healed. i think its because scar tissue is cannobolised by the body on a fast.
    oh my god a waterfast is when you drink only water and eat no food. not a dry fast ok!

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't say it's a bad idea, unless you are underweight because you will lose at least 30 pounds. But if you have never fasted before it will be really hard to go 30 days, unless you practice first.
      Benefits-
      * Fasting is exceptionally beneficial in chronic cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure, reducing triglycerides, atheromas, total cholesterol, and increasing HDL levels.

      * Fasting has been found effective in the treatment of type II diabetes, often reversing the condition permanently.

      * Because of its long term effects on metabolism, fat stores in the body, leptin, and disease conditions associated with obesity, fasting has been found to be one of the most effective treatments for obesity.

      * A number of studies have found that fasting is beneficial in epilepsy, reducing the length, number, and severity of seizures. Fasting is especially effective for helping alleviate or cure childhood epilepsy.

      * In a 1988 trial of 88 people with acute pancreatitis, fasting was found better than any other medical intervention. Neither nasogastric suction or cimetidine were found to produce as beneficial effects as those from fasting. Symptoms were relieved irrespective of the etiology of the disease.

      * A number of studies have found that fasting is effective for treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Fasting induces significant anti-inflammatory actions in the body and researchers found decreased ESR, arthralgia, pain, stiffness, and need for medication.

      * Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rosacea, chronic urticaria, and acute glomerulonephritis have all responded well to fasting.

      * Severe toxic contamination has been shown to be significantly helped with fasting. Clinical trials have found that people poisoned with PCB experienced "dramatic" relief after 7-10 day fasts.

      * Poor immune function improves during fasting. Studies have found that
      there is increased macrophage activity, increased cell-mediated immunity,
      decreased complement factors, decreased antigen-antibody complexes, increased immunoglobulin levels, increased neutrophil bactericidal activity, depressed lymphocyte blastogenesis, heightened monocyte killing and bactericidal function, and enhanced natural killer cell activity.

      * Other diseases that have responded to fasting are: psychosomatic disease, neurogenic bladder, psoriasis, eczema, thrombophlebitis, varicose ulcers, fibromyalgia, neurocirculatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, bronchial asthma, lumbago, depression, neurosis, schizophrenia, duodenal ulcers, uterine fibroids, intestinal parasites, gout, allergies, hay fever, hives, multiple sclerosis, and insomnia.

      * The historically lengthy claim that fasting increases life span is beginning to garner some support in research literature. Regularly repeated 4-day fasting has been found to increase the life span in normal and immunocompromised mice.

      * Although the use of fasting in the treatment of cancer is controversial, there is some emerging data SHOWING that fasting helps prevent cancer. Intermittent fasting (2 days weekly) has shown an inhibitory effect on the development of liver cancer in rats.

      People Who Should Not Fast
      Although most people can fast, there are a few who, because of special
      conditions, should not.

      * People who are extremely emaciated or in a state of starvation
      * Those who are anorexic or bulimic
      * Pregnant, diabetic women
      * Nursing mothers
      * Those who have severe anemia
      * Those with an extreme fear of fasting
      * Those with porphyria. Porphyria refers to a genetic metabolic defect that affects the body's ability to manage porphyrins. Porphyrins are a group of compounds that combine with iron to produce blood, are involved in the control of electron transport systems, and, within mitochondria, are intricately involved in the production, accumulation, and utilization of energy. Porphyria can cause malfunctions in the liver, bone marrow, and red blood cells and produces a wide range of symptoms including seizures.
      * People with a rare, genetic, fatty acid deficiency which prevents THE INITIATION OF KETOSIS. This is a deficiency involving the enzyme acetyl-CoA, a mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation enzyme, that is essential to ketosis. Those with this deficiency who do fast can experience severe side effects, including hepatic steatosis, myocardial lipid accumulation, and severe hypoglycemia.
      *Clears skin, after the fast.
      Also make sure to eat right and exercise after, so you don't gain all the weight back.

  39. QUESTION:
    what are some health problems associated with smoking?

    • ANSWER:
      Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (gum disease)
      Muscle injuries

      Angina (20 x risk)
      Neck pain

      Back pain
      Nystagmus (abnormal eye movements)

      Buerger’s Disease (severe circulatory disease)
      Ocular Histoplasmosis (fungal eye infection)

      Duodenal ulcer
      Osteoporosis (in both sexes)

      Cataract (2 x risk)
      Osteoarthritis

      Cataract, posterior subcapsular (3 x risk)
      Penis (Erectile dysfunction)

      Colon Polyps
      Peripheral vascular disease

      Crohn’s Disease (chronic inflamed bowel)
      Pneumonia

      Depression
      Psoriasis (2 x risk)

      Diabetes (Type 2, non-insulin dependent)
      Skin wrinkling (2 x risk)

      Hearing loss
      Stomach ulcer

      Influenza
      Rheumatoid arthritis (for heavy smokers) [6]

      Impotence (2 x risk)
      Tendon injuries

      Optic Neuropathy (loss of vision, 16 x risk)
      Tobacco Amblyopia (loss of vision)

      Ligament injuries
      Tooth loss

      Macular degeneration (eyes, 2 x risk)
      Tuberculosis

      Function impaired in smokers

      Ejaculation (volume reduced)
      Sperm count reduced

      Fertility (30% lower in women)
      Sperm motility impaired

      Immune System (impaired)
      Sperm less able to penetrate the ovum

      Menopause (onset 1.74 years early on average)
      Sperm shape abnormalities increased

      Symptoms worse in smokers

      Asthma
      Graves’ disease (over-active thyroid gland)

      Chronic rhinitis (chronic inflammation of the nose)
      Multiple Sclerosis

      Diabetic retinopathy (eyes)
      Optic Neuritis (eyes)

      Disease more severe or persistent in smokers

      Common cold
      Pneumonia

      Crohn’s Disease (chronic inflamed bowel)
      Tuberculosis

      Influenza

      Deaths caused by smoking

      One in two long-term smokers will die prematurely as a result of smoking – half of these in middle age. The most recent estimates show that around 114,000 people in the UK are killed by smoking every year, accounting for one fifth of all UK deaths. [7] Most die from one of the three main diseases associated with cigarette smoking: lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease (bronchitis and emphysema) and coronary heart disease. The table below shows the percentage and numbers of deaths attributable to smoking, based on the latest available detailed breakdown (2002 data).

  40. QUESTION:
    What type of disease is this?
    My cuticle is being removed.

    • ANSWER:
      it is called paronychia.
      Paronychia is inflammation of the tissue around the finger nail, with pus accumulating between the cuticle and the nail matrix, leading to loss of cuticle of the nail. The area may become swollen, red and tender. Acute paronychia is usually due to bacterial infection, particularly Staphylococcus aureus. Chronic paronychia may be associated with eczema or psoriasis. It is often due to candidal infection but other pathogens, e.g. Pseudomonas spp. (produces a green or black discolouration) may be the cause.

  41. QUESTION:
    what is aloe good for because i heard its good for a lot of things?

    • ANSWER:
      From time in memoriam, Aloe Vera is used as a readymade herbal remedy. In fact, the cultivation of Aloe Vera is beneficial for its utility and emergency use as a perfect herbal remedy for some acute problems like burn injury, Acne, Athletes’ foot, psoriasis, Varicose vein, corn and calluses, canker sources, and cellulite. This plant was probably from Grecian origin because in ancient ages Greeks used Aloe Vera for multiple therapeutic effects. According to myth, Aloe Vera was the secret of glowing skin of legendary queen Cleopatra.

      In 18th and 19th century onward the use of Aloe Vera became popular in USA and presently it is used as a effective remedy for ailments like radiation burn, sun burn, frostbite, ulceration, poison ivy, insect sting, and psoriasis kind of painful skin problems. Although many herbal medicines are formed by extensive R&D process, the use of Aloe Vera as herbal remedy is popular in home also. Aloe Vera is rich in vitamin E, Vitamin C, and zinc in adequate proportion; it has certain anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help in soothing burn injuries and ready made skin care.

  42. QUESTION:
    what is the height and weight for qualifying for the Navy....?
    i weight 240 and im 6'2 what weight should i be at for the Navy

    • ANSWER:
      Physical Requirements

      Physical and scholarship qualification processes are independent of each other, but students must receive favorable endorsement in both to receive an NROTC scholarship at Northwestern University.

      Partial list of disqualifying medical diagnoses:

      Vision not correctable to 20/20
      Substandard color vision (Does not apply for Marine Corps or Nurse Option)
      History of asthma
      Acute or chronic cardiac/pulmonary conditions
      Chronic skin disorders such as:
      - Cystic acne
      - Psoriasis
      - Atopic dermatitis
      - Eczema
      Ununited fractures or major joint surgery
      Arthritis
      Seizure disorders
      Severe motion sickness susceptibility
      Alcohol or drug abuse

      Branch Height Weight Color Vision
      Navy Men 62-78"
      Women 60-78" Proportionate to Height Normal
      Navy Nurse Corps Men 62-78"
      Women 60-78" Proportionate to Height No standard
      Marine Corps Men 66-78"
      Women 58-78" Proportionate to Height No standa

  43. QUESTION:
    Daivobet? Psoriasis ointment -has anyone?
    My doctor has just prescribed Diavobet Ointment for my psoriasis -particularly bad on my feet. Has anyone used it, and if so , what results did you have?? I am so fed up getting cream after cream, and nothing helps, or relieves it. My feet are cracking and bleeding at the moment-so I need something to work!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Dovobet is a potent combination of Dovonex, a psoriatic specific, and Betnovate a potent flourinated steroid. It tends to work in the short term and can be used for acute flare ups for limited periods of time. The problem is that prolonged use of the steroid thins and marks the skin. It also produces a rebound phenomenon which makes it difficult to stop using the ointment as rebound flare ups tend to occur when you stop applying it.

  44. QUESTION:
    Does eczema/psoriasis have a mental counterpart?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely. My experience with psoriasis is that it tends to get worse during stressful times, or perhaps when you're feeling a bit low or miserable. And eczema's the same - I don't suffer with it day to day, but if I'm stressed about something, I get acute patches of it all over, which are just slight red marks the rest of the time.

  45. QUESTION:
    cleaning my ears the right way?
    how can i clean my ears easy and safely i have been using q tips but i dont no if they work good and it sum times hurt so whats the best way?

    • ANSWER:
      The risk you run of using Q-tips is to remove too much protective wax. When moisture is introduced into the ear, you can get what is called "Swimmer's Ear."

      Swimmer's ear can be caused by several things, but primarily is caused by the LACK of ear wax in your ear. Water and excessive moisture wash away the ear canal's protective skin and earwax barrier and create a medium for bacterial growth. Surprisingly, using cotton-tip applicators to clean the ears is the leading cause of Swimmer's Ear. A few twists with an applicator is all that it takes to rub away the protective skin and earwax in the canal. Swimmer's ear is occasionally associated with middle ear infection (otitis media) or upper respiratory infections such as colds. Moisture in the ear predisposes the ear to infection from fungus or water-loving bacteria such as Pseudomonas species.

      There is an acidic coating on the ear canal that contains lysozymes and other substances that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth. Water elevates the pH in the ear canal, washes away the ear wax, allowing keratin debris to absorb the water and creates a great medium for bacterial growth. Normally, the tympanic membrane (ear drum) creates an epithelial migration in an outward direction carrying any debris with it protecting the ear drum.

      Swimmer’s ear infection is due to either a bacterial infection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, or Proteus bulgaris. These bacteria are very common in the environment. Chlorine does not kill these bacteria in the quantities used in swimming pool concentrations.

      Candida Alibicans and Aspergillus are two fungus that can cause swimmer’s ear. Chlorine does not kill these fungus in pools, either.

      To determine which of the above is causing the swimmer’s ear, Acute Bacterial Infection has a scant white mucus, but occasionally thick. Chronic Bacterial Infection is characterized by bloody discharge, especially in the presence of granulation tissue. Fungal Infection is characterized by fluffy and white to off-white discharge, but may be black, gray, bluish-green or yellow.

      The most common cause is bacterial infection, but fungal overgrowth is a principal cause in about 10% of all cases. Of the fungal infections, Aspergillus is found in about 80% - 90% of all cases and the other 10% is usually Candida Albicans.

      Classically, fungal infection is the result of prolonged treatment of bacterial swimmer’s ear that alters the flora of the ear canal. Mixed bacterial and fungal infections are thus common.

      There are some other causes that can cause swimmer’s ear that include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, acne and lupus erythematosus.

      Rubbing alcohol should be mixed with a little white vinegar (acetic acid) to lower the pH. If you don’t lower the pH, the rubbing alcohol will only dry out the ear and not counter the affect the water has on the ear of raising the pH allowing germs to grow. Also, you can go to the drug store or health food store and purchase some Aqua Ear, Ear magic, or Swim Ear to help alleviate some of the discomfort you are experiencing.

      A really wonderful herbal mixture for this problem I highly suggest you try is Mullein oil mixed in olive oil is used as earache drops. This mixture has analgesic, antihistaminic, antiinflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral, bacteristat, cardiodepressant, estrogenic, antifungicide, hypnotic, and sedative qualities.

      As a pool professional, I used to put a chemical in the water sufficient to create suds when you swished your hand in the water (about 4 ounces) of 80% concentrated 2,4 n-butyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride. This chemical is used as a quaternary ammonium algaecide. This prevented the swimmer’s ear because it was capable of killing the bacteria & fungus that chlorine didn’t.

      Bottom line is to keep the ears dry, use the MIXTURE of acetic acid and rubbing alcohol, and if you get the swimmer’s ear, keep your ears dry and out of moisture for at least 3 weeks to allow the ear a chance to heal, and you can also use a mixture of 2 drops Carvacol (wild oregano) and 2 drops of Lemonine mixed in some olive oil as ear drops to kill the infection and relieve the pain.

      good luck to you

  46. QUESTION:
    Where to find MEDROL 3 mg Tablets?
    It is not available in India. Where in the world, and how, is it available?

    • ANSWER:
      It is prescribed from a physician. As far as how to recieve the medication, I am not sure from India. If you can have it prescribed and then have it filled through an online pharmacy or a mail order pharmacy.

      GENERIC NAME: methylprednisolone
      BRAND NAME: Medrol

      DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Methylprednisolone is a synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are naturally- occurring chemicals produced by the adrenal glands located adjacent to the kidneys. Corticosteroids block inflammation and are used in a wide variety of inflammatory diseases. There are numerous preparations of corticosteroids including oral tablets, capsules, liquids, topical creams and gels, inhalers, eye drops, and injectable and intravenous solutions. Methylprednisolone, a corticosteroid which is prescribed as an oral tablet or liquid, is addressed in this article.

      PRESCRIPTION: yes

      GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes

      PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 2mg, 4mg, 8mg, 16mg, 24mg, 32mg

      STORAGE: Tablets should be kept at room temperature, between 15° and 30°C (59-86°F).

      PRESCRIBED FOR: Methylprednisolone is used to achieve prompt suppression of inflammation. Examples of inflammatory conditions for which methylprednisolone is used include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, acute gouty arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease. Severe allergic conditions that fail conventional treatment also may respond to methylprednisolone. Examples include bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, drug-induced dermatitis, and contact and atopic dermatitis. Chronic skin conditions treated with methylprednisolone include dermatitis herpetiformis, pemphigus, severe psoriasis and severe seborrheic dermatitis. Chronic allergic and inflammatory conditions of the uvea, iris, conjunctiva and optic nerves of the eyes also are treated with methylprednisolone.

      DOSING: Dosage requirements of corticosteroids vary among individuals and the diseases being treated. In general, the lowest effective dose is used. Corticosteroids given in multiple doses throughout the day are more effective but also more toxic than the same total daily dose given once daily, or every other day. Methylprednisolone should be taken with food.

      DRUG INTERACTIONS: Troleandomycin (TAO), an infrequently used macrolide antibiotic, reduces the liver's ability to metabolize methylprednisolone (and possibly other corticosteroids). This interaction can result in higher blood levels of methylprednisolone and a higher probability of side effects. Erythromycin and clarithromycin (Biaxin) are likely to share this interaction, and ketoconazole (Nizoral) also inhibits the metabolism of methylprednisolone. Estrogens, including birth control pills, can increase the effect of corticosteroids by 50% by mechanisms that are not completely understood. For all of the above interactions, the dose of methylprednisolone may need to be lowered.

      Phenobarbital can increase the metabolism of methylprednisolone and other corticosteroids, resulting in lower blood levels and reduced effects. Therefore, the dose of methylprednisolone may need to be increased if treatment with phenobarbital is begun.

      PREGNANCY: Methylprednisolone and other corticosteroids do not appear to pose a risk to the developing fetus.

      NURSING MOTHERS: Only minute amounts of methylprednisolone (or other corticosteroids) appear in mother's milk after consumption of standard doses. Doses reaching the infant are far lower than the infants adrenal glands produce themselves.

      SIDE EFFECTS: Methylprednisolone side effects depend on the dose and the duration and the frequency of administration. Short courses of methylprednisolone usually are well-tolerated with few and mild side effects. Long term, high doses of methylprednisolone usually will produce predictable and potentially serious side effects. Whenever possible, the lowest effective doses of methylprednisolone should be used for the shortest length of time to minimize side effects. Alternate day dosing also can help reduce side effects.

      Side effects of methylprednisolone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious irreversible bodily damage. Side effects include fluid retention, weight gain, high blood pressure, potassium loss, headache, muscle weakness, puffiness of the face, hair growth on the face, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, glaucoma, cataracts, peptic ulceration, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, growth retardation in children, convulsions, and psychic disturbances. Psychic disturbances may include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior.

      Prolonged use of methylprednisolone can depress the ability of the body's adrenal glands to produce corticosteroids. Abruptly stopping methylprednisolone in these individuals can cause symptoms of corticosteroid insufficiency, with accompanying nausea, vomiting, and even shock. Therefore, withdrawal of methylprednisolone usually is accomplished by gradual tapering the dose. Gradually tapering methylprednisolone not only minimizes the symptoms of corticosteroid insufficiency, it also reduces the risk of an abrupt flare of the disease being treated.

      Methylprednisolone and other corticosteroids can mask signs of infection and impair the body's natural immune response to infection. Patients on corticosteroids are more susceptible to infections and can develop more serious infections than individuals not on corticosteroids. For example, chicken pox and measles viruses can produce serious and even fatal illnesses in patients on high doses of methylprednisolone. Live virus vaccines, such as small pox vaccine, should be avoided in patients taking high doses of methylprednisolone since even vaccine viruses may cause disease in these patients. Some infectious organisms, such as tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, can remain dormant in patients for years. Methylprednisolone and other corticosteroids can allow these infections to reactivate and cause serious illness. Patients with dormant TB may require anti-TB medications while undergoing prolonged corticosteroid treatment.

      By interfering with the patient's immune response, methylprednisolone can prevent vaccines from being effective. Methylprednisolone also can interfere with the TB skin test and cause falsely negative results in patients with dormant TB infections.

      Methylprednisolone impairs calcium absorption and new bone formation. Patients on prolonged treatment with methylprednisolone and other corticosteroids can develop osteoporosis and an increased risk of bone fractures. Supplemental calcium and vitamin D are encouraged to slow this process of bone thinning. In rare individuals, destruction of large joints can occur while undergoing treatment with methylprednisolone or other corticosteroids. These patients experience severe pain in the joints involved, and can require joint replacement. The reason behind such destruction is not clear. Methylprednisolone can be used in pregnancy, but is generally avoided.

  47. QUESTION:
    I want to START smoking cigarettes?
    Im 21 and i tried the other day a cigarette. It felt really good, i enjoy it really much. I will start smoking tomorrow but i will not smoke more than 3 cigarettes at day, that way i will always feel the relaxing buzz it gives. About those sidefects well i have seen many of people living long and great lifes and they smoke, including my father who is 86 and has smoked for 67 years, he is very happy and has never suffered nothing. I know about lots of people who died early and never smoked and even exercised daily, so to me is destiny and smoking is great, people are just hysterical. Anyone agrees with me?

    • ANSWER:
      Illness caused by smoking

      Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases, and reduces quality of life and life expectancy. It has been estimated that, in England, 364,000 patients are admitted to NHS hospitals each year due to diseases caused by smoking. This translates into 7,000 hospital admissions per week, or 1,000 day. [1] For every death caused by smoking, approximately 20 smokers are suffering from a smoking related disease. [2] In 1997/98, cigarette smoking caused an estimated 480,000 patients to consult their GP for heart disease, 20,000 for stroke and nearly 600,000 for COPD. 1
      Half of all teenagers who are currently smoking will die from diseases caused by tobacco if they continue to smoke. One quarter will die after 70 years of age and one quarter before, with those dying before 70 losing on average 21 years of life. [3] It is estimated that between 1950 and 2000 six million Britons, 60 million people worldwide, died from tobacco-related diseases. [4]

      Non-lethal illness
      Smokers face a higher risk than non-smokers for a wide variety of illnesses, many of which may be fatal (see “Deaths caused by smoking” below). However, many medical conditions associated with smoking, while they may not be fatal, may cause years of debilitating illness or other problems. These include: [5]

      Increased risk for smokers

      1)Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (gum disease)
      2)Muscle injuries
      3)Angina (20 x risk)
      4)Neck pain
      5)Back pain
      6)Nystagmus (abnormal eye movements)
      7)Buerger’s Disease (severe circulatory disease)
      8)Ocular Histoplasmosis (fungal eye infection)
      9)Duodenal ulcer
      10)Osteoporosis (in both sexes)
      11)Cataract (2 x risk)
      12)Osteoarthritis
      13)Cataract, posterior subcapsular (3 x risk)
      14)Penis (Erectile dysfunction)
      15)Colon Polyps
      16)Peripheral vascular disease
      17)Crohn’s Disease (chronic inflamed bowel)
      18)Pneumonia
      19)Depression
      20)Psoriasis (2 x risk)
      21)Diabetes (Type 2, non-insulin dependent)
      22)Skin wrinkling (2 x risk)
      23)Hearing loss
      24)Stomach ulcer
      25)Influenza
      26)Rheumatoid arthritis (for heavy smokers)
      27)mpotence (2 x risk)
      28)Tendon injuries
      29)Optic Neuropathy (loss of vision, 16 x risk)
      30)Tobacco Amblyopia (loss of vision)
      31)Ligament injuries
      32)Tooth loss
      33)Macular degeneration (eyes, 2 x risk)
      34)Tuberculosis
      35)General functions impaired in smokers
      36)Ejaculation (volume reduced)
      37)Sperm count reduced
      38)Fertility (30% lower in women)
      39)Sperm motility impaired
      40)Immune System (impaired)
      41)Sperm less able to penetrate the ovum
      42)Menopause (onset 1.74 years early on average)
      43)Sperm shape abnormalities increased

      Symptoms worse in smokers
      1)Asthma
      2)Graves’ disease (over-active thyroid gland)
      3)Chronic rhinitis (chronic inflammation of the nose)
      4)Multiple Sclerosis
      5)Diabetic retinopathy (eyes)
      6)Optic Neuritis (eyes)

      Disease more severe or persistent in smokers
      1)Common cold
      2)Pneumonia
      3)Crohn’s Disease (chronic inflamed bowel)
      4)Tuberculosis
      5)Influenza

      Deaths caused by smoking

      One in two long-term smokers will die prematurely as a result of smoking – half of these in middle age. The most recent estimates show that around 114,000 people in the UK are killed by smoking every year, accounting for one fifth of all UK deaths. [7] Most die from one of the three main diseases associated with cigarette smoking: lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease (bronchitis and emphysema) and coronary heart disease. The table below shows the percentage and numbers of deaths attributable to smoking, based on the latest available detailed breakdown (2002 data).
      Deaths caused by smoking are five times higher than the 22,833 deaths arising from: traffic accidents (3,439); poisoning and overdose (881); alcoholic liver disease (5,121); other accidental deaths (8,579); murder and manslaughter (513); suicide (4,066); and HIV infection (234) in the UK during 2002. 8 World-wide, almost 5 million die prematurely each year as a result of smoking. Based on current trends, this will rise to 10 million within 20 years.

      Still Interested? If yes is your answer, Only God Can Save You!!!
      You are a matured young person and have the right to decide for youself.If the statistics above dont appeal to you, nothing would !
      Hope that good sense prevails.Remember, your father may be one of the lucky few.This need not be the case with you.
      Also remember,SMOKING MAY NOT NECESSARILY KILL YOU, BUT WILL YOU CRIPPLED HEALTHWISE AND DEPENDANT ON EVERYONE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LONG LIFE.
      All the best.


acute psoriasis

Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

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

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

      The following could help with your acne...

      Acne rosacea: diet

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

      Avoid:

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

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

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

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

  3. QUESTION:
    What medical disorders require long term use of low-dose steroids?
    I know for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis it is helpful. Also some forms of MS. Are there any others?

    • ANSWER:
      OMG prednisone is used for everything these days!!
      It truley is helpful to many diseases, although how it works is not fully known in all diseases

      a low dose is great because it wont give you the crappy side effects a high dose does. I was on high doses for a kidney disease 4 years ago. After a year they didnt work n e more bc my body rejected them. I am on a incredibly low dose now combined with many other pills

      FSGS, Ulcerative colitis, chrons disease, psoriasis, excema, asthma, there are o so many tho, those are only to name a few!

  4. QUESTION:
    How well does methotrexate work for psoriasis?
    I was diagnosed with psoriasis about 5 years ago. I have tried every treatment from creams to phototherapy to biologic treatments. I have recently been prescribed Methotrexate and was wondering how well this would work for my psoriasis. With the summer coming up I would like to get back into shorts and tank tops.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had psoriasis for 25 years (the past five severe). I also have psoriatic/rheumatoid arthritis bad. My rheumotologist prescribed methotrexate in combination with Enbrel. i have been taking it for about two years. It worked such wonders for my arthritis, so well I thought to myself, so this is how easy people with normal backs have it. Before then, I suffered such pain every day. I didn't, however, notice much of change in the psoriasis.

      Have you tried tanning beds. You must have. Or at least your doctor must have told you about it. I have had a number of dermatologists since I have been diagnosed and they have all told me the same. The sun (tanning bed) is one of the best treatments for psoriasis (must kill dermatologists to recommend tanning).

      By far, my greatest success has been tanning, natural sun or artificial.

      If legs are your troubled area, do not be afraid to shave. I was for a long time when my legs first became covered. Finally, I said, the heck with the fear of cutting myself, I was ashamed to be walking around with hairy legs. Shaving also worked wonders and didn't hurt at all. As long as you use a good/more expensive disposable razor.

      Keep up with the methotrexate. I have done some research of my own on it and I guess it works for many people, but you should ask your doctor about using Enbrel or Humira in combination with it. If your doctor prescribes Enbrel or Humira too, ask for the autoinjectors -- it is quick and painless.

  5. QUESTION:
    What drug blocks the immune response used for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Because these drugs are autoimmune diseases which are caused by an immune system attacking itself. The medications used suppress the immune system.

      The typical drugs used are Prednisone, Methotrexate, Imuran, Sulfasalazine, Arava. If your Psoriasis is mild then Plaquenil can be used, but this can also flare up the skin component.

      If these drugs don't work or aren't effective enough, there are newer medications which are called biologics or TNF inhibitors. Some of these are Enbrel, Simponi, Remicade, Humira, Kineret and Orencia. These drugs are very expensive. There are new ones coming out all the time.

      I hope this is helpful.

      ....

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anyone here moved to Arizona for arthritis relief?
    Hi. I was just wondering if living in AZ really does help with arthritis. Is it dry heat year round? Do you still need to take meds? Just curious. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If I had a cent for every time someone asked this question, I would not be answering it. I have known people who moved lock stock and kids to Arizona due to Arthritis. Fact, their is more Arthritis among the 'Native' people born and educated, in AZ than anywhere else in the world! So those people who are now 50 or 60, born in AZ, lived in AZ all their life have Arthritis, because of some genetic predisposition. Years ago I went to Las Vegas against my Doc advise? Now LV is in a Dessert, so by right the heat should really help with the Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Sun with the Psoriasis, what was the BIG problem? Umm air conditioning? The heat was too hot to maintain a normal, lets go for a nice 3 mile walk at 11am, in fact by 10am it was HOT. So while the Arthritis behaved itself, I started to cease up due to lack of exercise. By the time I got back to Europe, 10 days, the Psoriasis was cracking, splitting open and not nice. It had dried out along with my skin. The idea that AZ is good for Arthritis is a old wife tale. However I do know the local native population use tea made from some plant and sip it all day, as it eases the pain and inflammation. I think the longest anyone with Arthritis that I have known lived in AZ was 12 months, then they moved away, because it was too HOT! Just like some people prefer a hot pack for a strain, others will prefer a cold pack for a sprain.

  7. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any home remedy for rheumatism ?
    At night I get these sensation on both top of my arms and both legs. It feels like arthritis and I take Alvedon as my pain reliever. Is there no other way to lessen the pain. Besides I am a Diabetic.

    • ANSWER:
      Feature articles on arthritis:
      Exercise prior to hip and knee replacement reduces need for inpatient rehabilitation (press release)
      Osteoarthritis is increasingly common among aging Americans and is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Exercise is often used in treating osteoarthritis and is an important part in rehabilitation following joint replacement. The level of function prior to knee and hip replacement has been shown...

      Weight training does not increase strength but may slow progression in OA patients (press release)
      Moderate to severe osteoarthritis affects more than 22 million American adults between the ages of 25 and 74 and knee osteoarthritis (OA) can lead to disability in daily activities. Weakness in the quadriceps can be a risk factor for knee OA, but it may be the easiest one to prevent. Previous studies...

      Arthritis drug researchers apologize for undisclosed pharmaceutical industry ties
      (NewsTarget) The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an apology letter in today's issue from a team of researchers who failed to disclose pharmaceutical industry ties in an arthritis drug study published last May. The study, conducted by Mayo Clinic professor of medicine...

      Acupuncture proven to successfully treat arthritis pain in German study
      (NewsTarget) A study by researchers at Charite University of Medicine in Berlin has found that acupuncture can ease the pain and disability associated with arthritis. The study, published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, looked at 712 patients split into two groups; one group of 357 were given immediate...

      Turmeric extract shows strong anti-inflammatory effect in new study
      (NewsTarget) Turmeric -- a spice most often found in curry dishes -- may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, according to a study by University of Arizona researchers. In a previous study, the researchers found that joint inflammation in rats was reduced by turmeric, and the latest...

      Exercise accelerates recovery from arthritis surgery
      (NewsTarget) A new study published in the October issue of Arthritis Care & Research suggests that weight training and cardiovascular exercise prior to knee- or hip-replacement surgery may reduce the chances of a patient being discharged straight to a rehabilitation center by 73 percent. "The benefits...

      FDA whistleblower warns about safety of new arthritis drug Arcoxia
      (NewsTarget) Associate Director of the FDA's Office of Drug Safety Dr. David Graham is well-known for blowing the whistle on both Merck and his own agency during the Vioxx scandal, and now he is warning the public about another Merck drug called Arcoxia. Like its predecessor, Vioxx -- and its...

      Grace Harbor Farms Goat's Milk Skin Care Cream Relieves Arthritis and Eczema / Psoriasis (press release)
      Grace Harbor Farms (www.graceharborfarms.com) now offers goat’s milk skin care cream that customers report eases pain, softens skin and relieves skin problems like acne, rosacea and eczema. Created by Grace Harbor Farm’s founder Grace Lukens, the cream is made from 100% natural ingredients. "I...

      Soccer Fun Today and Prevent Arthritis Tomorrow (press release)
      With World Cup interest at a fever pitch, and soccer gaining on hockey as a sport of choice among Canadian youth, it's a good time to consider how to prevent the possible future development of osteoarthritis - the most common form of arthritis - due to youth soccer injuries. "Knee injuries are...

      Painkillers tied to risk of erectile dysfunction (press release)
      Regardless of the reason for taking them, painkillers classified as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) apparently increase the likelihood that middle-aged and elderly men will develop erection difficulties, according to a new report. NSAIDs include several widely used drugs, such as...

      Heartburn sufferers shouldn't be too quick to reach for the antacids; heartburn medications do more harm than good
      Before you reach for the antacids to deal with troublesome heartburn, you might want to consider simply changing your eating habits. Most people are aware that eating too quickly or eating certain foods can trigger heartburn, yet few people are willing to change how and what they eat. Instead, they chow...

      Most People With Arthritis Don’t Get Enough Exercise (press release)
      People with arthritis don’t exercise enough, and more than a third of adults with arthritis don’t exercise at all, according to a study in the May issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine. “People with arthritis are not meeting physical activity recommendations made at the federal level...

      Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Linked to Serious Infections and Cancers (press release)
      A new meta-analysis of many previous studies of TNF- (tumor necrosis factor) blocking antibodies for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has confirmed a previously discovered increased risk for serious infection and has found that cancer also is a potential risk associated with the drugs. “This study...

      Women's pain and discomfort from premenstrual syndrome may be lessened by diet changes and natural health remedies
      Headaches, bloating, irritability, depression and fatigue are just a few of the unpleasant symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, which affects millions of women every month. But fortunately, PMS -- though widely believed to be a result of changes in hormone levels during a woman's menstrual cycle -- is...

      The great direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising con: how patients and doctors alike are easily influenced to demand dangerous drugs
      A cute, animated ball bounces around very sadly until he takes a magic potion; suddenly, it becomes happier than ever. No, that isn't the plot of a new children's movie. On the contrary, it's the storyline of a Zoloft commercial – yes, Zoloft, a powerful antidepressant drug. In the 1990s, direct-to-consumer...

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the Islamic treatments for psoriasis ?
    What are the Islamic treatments for psoriasis ?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not aware that the medications used for non Islamic sufferers are not available to Islamic sufferers. I am aware of Islamic patients who receive normal medication. In olden days, physicians, whether they were Muslims, Christians, or Jews, under the umbrella of Islam raised the dignity and calibre of the medical profession. The teaching in the light of edicts from the Holy Quran and prophetic directions led the scholars of mysticism and spiritualism to the determination between the material and the spiritual worlds. The teaching of the Holy Quran is also the belief in Allah (God) and the Day of Judgment after life. Faith exercises a deep effect on the spirit and the body of humans. Muslims believe that diseases are the result of the dissociation of the harmony between the body and the spirit, and faith is the exactitude that is extremely effective in keeping the harmony intact through its belief in "tawhid" (unity) of thought; thus, healing comes through faith. It may be of interest that in the late eighties, officials in the Red Sea region of the Gulf of Safaga noticed an amazing phenomenon, tourists who came to the Gulf of Safaga to enjoy diving and were sufferers of psoriasis recovered completely after spending two to three weeks in this region. Laboratory tests have proven that the sands of Safaga contain a high, safe percentage of radioactive material, such as uranium, thorium and potassium, as well as most other minerals. It has also been proven that the sand has a high percentage of gold salt used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint effusion and skin inflammations.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  9. QUESTION:
    problems with swelling, thought poss rheumatoid arthritis but blood tests clear ?
    hello, im 35 & have been having problems with swelling- fingures, palm, toes, soul of feet & even once the face, seems to move around my body, seems at its worse for several days after drinking alchol but still get when i dont drink, doc thought maybe rheumatoid arthritis or gout but all blood results clear, anyone else out there who has or knows any info,?? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Most arthritides are in fact sero-negative and don't give a RF result, even in rheumatoid patients may appear sero-negative for much of the time. Are your more general inflammatory markers elevated. ESR, CRP or even ANF (which is very difficult to interpret anyway?) Are there any indications of an infective trigger or any other disease processes such as psoriasis?

  10. QUESTION:
    What would happen if I suddenly stopped taking 4 mg of prednisone?
    I've always heard that you have to wean off of it. Why? If I suddenly stopped taking my 4 mg a day, what would happen? It's such a small dose. Would I even miss it? I take it for psoriasis and arthritis.

    • ANSWER:
      no just continue doing as the doctor said. right now i am being weened off of my prednisone for my juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). i was at 10 mg when he told me to start getting weening me off of it but i just decided to stop all to get her. that was a bad mistake i was in quit a bit of pain. so just do as your doctor says.

  11. QUESTION:
    I have rhumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. What can i take to benefit both?
    I am on methotrexate for the atthritis and am newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What can i take that will benefit both? I am desperate to get through college so need something effective that wont make me sleepy as i work with children. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I guess you have to ask your doctor about that but in my opinion the Biological drugs ( injections ) is the best option. Example : Enbrel, Stelara, Humira.
      They will help you with both rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.

      Pros : They will make a huge difference. Most patients with arthritis don't get any symptoms and pain at all. They won't make you sleepy, lose your energy etc.

      Cons : They lower the immune system ( the only way to treat auto immune diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia ) meaning you are kinda exposed to other diseases and viruses. Depends on the medicine, most of them require an injection once a week or once a month, which you do yourself. You will need to do blood tests once a month for the first couple of months or so to make sure everything is ok but I guess you are already used to that if you are taking Methotrexate. The cost is high. It does cure the diseases ( as you know already ) just takes care of the symptoms as long as you are taking it. If you stop the symptoms will be back fast.

      Ask your doctor.
      -------------------------------

      I have psoriasis ( auto immune dermatitis ) that can lead to psoriatic arthritis as well and I am taking the same medication. I was taking the biological drugs a few years ago for about a year and started Enbrel again 1 and half year ago.
      I was also taking methotrexate in the past.

  12. QUESTION:
    can anybody suggest diet restrictions for psoriasis patient?
    Dear all,can anybody suggest diet precautions to psoriasis patient.He is already avoided all non veg items even egg also.Is it necessary to avoid onion? Your answers are really helpful for me like anything in the world.

    • ANSWER:
      psoriasis is not a dietary disease. Psoriasis is a disease of the body's immune system, and is more closely related to rheumatoid arthritis.

      Thus, if there are any dietary aids that help, it would ne a "luck" situation to find them.

      Continue to experiment if you want, but it is very unlikely that you wil find a "magic food" that will help psoriasis.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter Rx for arthritis?
    Also, would a supplemental of some kind help?

    • ANSWER:
      Ibuprofen hands down especially for inflammatory arthritic conditions (psoriasis, rheumatoid..). If that doesn't cut it then add Tylenol.

      Ibuprofen should be avoided if you have any history of gastric ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding. Also do not use Ibuprofen if you have a history of kidney disease without first consulting your doctor.

      Tylenol should not be used in excess of 4 grams a day and should be avoided with liver conditions.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is Spinal Degenerative Disorder and Arthritis of the spine the exact same thing or different?

    • ANSWER:
      There are dozens upon dozens of types of arthritis like osteoarthritis (degeneration of joints), rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis (psoriasis) are both autoimmune conditions and some forms of arthritis like Septic arthritis are caused by infection.

      Part of the issue that makes this more complex is that terminology is not standardized. The term degenerative disc disease (DDD) is used all the time and it is the same as spinal degenerative disorder. Unfortunately the condition is not well understood and to some extent it is normal- almost all elderly people (even a large percent of people at 30 years-old) have significant DDD but for most people they do not become symptomatic or they have have short term symptoms. Other people have severe and debilitating symptoms, especially the the DDD is "premature." A person with clinically significant DDD at 25 or so tends to be far more problematic than a 70 year-old person with the same level of degeneration/damage.

      Typically terms like DDD are used when talking about the back but often a doctor will say it is the same thing as arthritis or they may even call it arthritis (typically just to help the patient to understand). But both osteoarthritis and DDD are a similar degeneration and it greatly varies between people and, again, this is not a well understood subject. However at a minimum both are, for all intensive purposes, the same thing except in the back a disk is the problem.

      Also Spinal stenosis is a very related and often co-occurring problem.

      If you have not already you might consider seeing a physiatrist, they can be pain specialists (ie providing medication and other treatment for pain control), and a physiatrist is an expert with Arthritis, back pain, and other things like that. They are very helpful if your pain is terrible where a multidisciplinary approach is best (ie analgesics, physiotherapy, invasive and noninvasive procedures, and they tend to focus on the person rather than the pathology more).

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the requirements to get a Medical Marijuana Card?
    How do you qualify for a medical marijuana card? What are the requirements and how is the process of obtaining one? Is it easy or difficult to get one?
    Can I have examples on how it is in different states?

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

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

      Choose any sickness/ side-effects from above for example: depression, pretend that you are suffering from depression and get the medical prescription from your nearby mj doctor.

      To get an mmj card, just follow the instruction mentioned below:

      Find a Medical Marijuana Doctor near by your area. Get your doctor to write a statement and/or prescription that he recommends medical marijuana to treat your ailment. If your doctor will not give you a statement contact the THC Foundation, they have several medical cannabis clubs in different states that support medical marijuana and will be able to help you either find a doctor, or get your statement from your doctor. Get the documentation done. With proper documentation you can get a Medical Marijuana Card.

      In all there are 16 states, where medical marijuana is legal. California was the first state to be legalized for medical marijuana in the year 1996. And then in 1998 Alaska, Oregon, Washington. Later medical marijuana was legalized in other states i.e Arizona(2010), Colorado(2000), DC(2010), Delaware(2011), Hawaii(2000), Maine(1999), Michigan(2008), Montana(2004), Nevada(2000), New Jersey(2010), New Mexico(2007), Rhode Island(2006) and Vermont(2004).

  17. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between EFA and Omega 3 nutritional supplements?
    I would like to know what the functions of each one of these are, and if they contain similar nutritional value.

    • ANSWER:
      Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are necessary fats that humans cannot synthesize, and must be obtained through diet. EFAs are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids derived from linolenic, linoleic, and oleic acids. There are two families of EFAs: Omega-3 and Omega-6. Omega-9 is necessary yet "non-essential" because the body can manufacture a modest amount on its own, provided essential EFAs are present. The number following "Omega-" represents the position of the first double bond, counting from the terminal methyl group on the molecule. Omega-3 fatty acids are derived from Linolenic Acid, Omega-6 from Linoleic Acid, and Omega-9 from Oleic Acid.
      EFAs support the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. The human body needs EFAs to manufacture and repair cell membranes, enabling the cells to obtain optimum nutrition and expel harmful waste products. A primary function of EFAs is the production of prostaglandins, which regulate body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood clotting, fertility, conception, and play a role in immune function by regulating inflammation and encouraging the body to fight infection. Essential Fatty Acids are also needed for proper growth in children, particularly for neural development and maturation of sensory systems, with male children having higher needs than females. Fetuses and breast-fed infants also require an adequate supply of EFAs through the mother's dietary intake.
      EFA deficiency is common in the United States, particularly Omega-3 deficiency. An ideal intake ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids is between 1:1 and 4:1, with most Americans only obtaining a ratio between 10:1 and 25:1. The minimum healthy intake for both linolenic (Omega-3) and linoleic (Omega-6) acid via diet, per adult per day, is 1.5 grams of each. One tablespoon of flaxseed oil can provide this amount, or larger amounts of other linolenic-rich foods. Because high heat destroys linolenic acid, cooking in linolenic-rich oils or eating cooked linolenic-rich fish is unlikely to provide a sufficient amount.
      EFA deficiency and Omega 6/3 imbalance is linked with serious health conditions, such as heart attacks, cancer, insulin resistance, asthma, lupus, schizophrenia, depression, postpartum depression, accelerated aging, stroke, obesity, diabetes, arthritis, ADHD, and Alzheimer's Disease, among others.

      Omega-3 (Linolenic Acid)

      Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) is the principal Omega-3 fatty acid, which a healthy human will convert into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and later into docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and the GLA synthesized from linoleic (Omega-6) acid are later converted into hormone-like compounds known as eicosanoids, which aid in many bodily functions including vital organ function and intracellular activity.
      Omega-3s are used in the formation of cell walls, making them supple and flexible, and improving circulation and oxygen uptake with proper red blood cell flexibility and function.
      Omega-3 deficiencies are linked to decreased memory and mental abilities, tingling sensation of the nerves, poor vision, increased tendency to form blood clots, diminished immune function, increased triglycerides and "bad" cholesterol (LDL) levels, impaired membrane function, hypertension, irregular heart beat, learning disorders, menopausal discomfort, itchiness on the front of the lower leg(s), and growth retardation in infants, children, and pregnant women.
      Omega-6 (Linoleic Acid)

      Linoleic Acid is the primary Omega-6 fatty acid. A healthy human with good nutrition will convert linoleic acid into gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which will later by synthesized, with EPA from the Omega-3 group, into eicosanoids.
      Some Omega-6s improve diabetic neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, PMS, skin disorders (e.g. psoriasis and eczema), and aid in cancer treatment.
      Although most Americans obtain an excess of linoleic acid, often it is not converted to GLA because of metabolic problems caused by diets rich in sugar, alcohol, or trans fats from processed foods, as well as smoking, pollution, stress, aging, viral infections, and other illnesses such as diabetes. It is best to eliminate these factors when possible, but some prefer to supplement with GLA-rich foods such as borage oil, black currant seed oil, or evening primrose oil.

      Found in foods:

      Flaxseed oil, flaxseeds, flaxseed meal, hempseed oil, hempseeds, grapeseed oil, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, pistachio nuts, sunflower seeds (raw), olive oil, olives, borage oil, evening primrose oil, black currant seed oil, chestnut oil, chicken, among many others.
      Avoid refined and hydrogenated versions of these foods.
      Corn, safflower, sunflower, soybean, and cottonseed oils are also sources of linoleic acid, but are refined and may be nutrient-deficient as sold in stores.

      Omega-9 (Oleic Acid)

      Essential but technically not an EFA, because the human body can manufacture a limited amount, provided essential EFAs are present.
      Mon

  18. QUESTION:
    What exactly do fish oil capsules do thats good?
    My mom told me to start taking them because they are "good for your body". But I am just curious as to what they do? Make you taller? Make you smarter?

    • ANSWER:
      Fish oil is good for alot of things!

      The magic of fish oils!

      Many of us will have memories of our childhood days when we were encouraged to take our daily spoonful of cod liver oil. It tasted foul, but the attitude then was ...

      "If it tastes awful, it must be good for you"!

      Our parents and grandparents knew that cod liver oil and halibut liver oil were good for us, as these fish oils were excellent sources of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. What that generation did not realise, was that ther regular use of fish oils may bestow some other very important medical benefits upon our bodies.

      For example, did you know that Eskimos rarely suffer from heart attacks, and the Japanese who are a nation of heavy smokers, are rarely afflicted by heart disease! What these two countries have in common is a diet rich in fish!

      Now there is also medical evidence to show that fish oils may improve other conditions, such as
      Raised blood fats such as cholesterol and triglyceride
      High blood pressure
      Angina
      Rheumatoid arthritis
      Osteoarthritis
      Psoriasis
      Eczema
      Asthma

      Now don't get carried away, and dash off to your local pharmacy, thinking that cod liver oil, is the 'cure all' for every single one of these conditions. The evidence from much of the research is controversial. So let's have a sensible look at what these fish oils can do for you!

      What's the magic ingredient?

      Fish oils contain substances known as essential fatty acids .The two important ones are known as EPA and DHA. If you want to impress your friends, EPA stands for eicosapentaenoic (ay kosa pent ay no ik) acid and DHA stands for docosahexaenoic (doe kosa hex ay no ik) acid!! These fatty acids are only found in sea fish and cannot be produced within the body. Once in the body, they have widespread effects, especially upon blood fat levels, the joints and upon the skin.

      Effects upon the heart
      Cholesterol and triglyceride are two fatty substances in our blood which, when raised, cause a furring up of the inside of our blood vessels. This narrows the blood vessels and makes us more prone to clot formation (thrombosis). If a clot blocks off an artery to the heart, a heart attack is the result.

      Fish oils have been found to drop the levels of these blood fats, and also decrease the likelihood of clot formation in blood vessels. They also have an 'opening up' effect upon blood vessels, which improves the circulation to the heart and also helps to lower our blood pressure.

      Effects on the skin
      When patients with psoriasis were given fish oils, their skin became less itchy, less reddened and less scaly. A similar improvement has been noticed by some, though not all sufferers of eczema. These conditions can be very distressing, and so any improvement brought about by simply adding fish to the diet is indeed worth trying.

      Effects upon the joints
      Research in the USA has shown that taking the fatty acids EPA and DHA present in fish oils, led to fewer joint pains and stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The treatment had to be taken for three months to produce it's best effect.

      Sources of fish oils

      You can obtain fish oils naturally from your diet by eating any of the oily fish, such as herring, mackerel, sardines, tuna and salmon. It is advised that you should take this type of fish at least three times a week to obtain the beneficial effects. Otherwise, you can take liquid fish oils in the form of cod liver oil or halibut liver oil. The recommended dose is two 5ml teaspoons per day. Many people find the taste of these oils unpleasant, though you can buy orange or cherry flavoured cod liver oil!! If you prefer to take your cod liver oil in capsule form you will have to take two capsules three times a day with each meal. A concentrated blend of fish oils is also available, called 'Pulse' capsules which are taken at the dose of one capsule twice a day. The oils and capsules can all be bought from your local pharmacist. For those patients who actually do have a raised fat level (specifically raised triglyceride) in their bloodstream, a capsule is available on prescription called 'Maxepa', but you have to take 5 capsules twice a day!

      Well, I don't want to die from a heart attack and I don't want arthritis, so I'll be taking my fish oil capsules every day because herring and mackerel give me indigestion!

      A thought has just occurred to me ...... do herring, mackerel and sardines get heart disease, arthritis or psoriasis? They shouldn't, should they?

      The Best of health, to all of you!
      Dr. Chris Steele.

  19. QUESTION:
    How does meditation effect your stress tolerance? Can it keep you from being irritated by little things?

    Do you complain often, are you easily annoying when someone interrupts you?
    in calm surroundings huh? ..so you're calm only when it's convenient

    • ANSWER:
      Stress not only destroys our peace of mind, but causes a variety of diseases, and causes financial loss worth billions of dollars every year due to decreased productivity. Harvard physiologist Walter Cannon discovered 90 years ago that when we are stressed, our blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and breathing rate increases. In 1967, Dr. Herbert Benson, also from Harvard, found that the effect of meditation on our body is exactly opposite – i.e. lessens our blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and breathing rate. He wrote a book entitled ‘The Relaxation Response’ – where he argued that meditators counter acted the stress induced ‘fight or flight response’ and achieved a calmer, happier state. The book became a best seller. Several researches has also found that meditation decreases the secretion of cortisol, a hormone responsible for stress.

      Since then, research has proved again and again the meditation is one of the most effective ways to combat stress. Researchers have studied the impact of meditation on the stress levels of different groups of people, including students, critical care nurses, incarcerated people, war veterans etc. and found that meditation helps reduce stress in all these groups. Researchers have also found that meditation helps recover from post traumatic stress disorder.

      Increasing evidence suggests that chronic stress may increase a process called ‘oxidative stress’ in our bodies, in which. There is considerable evidence that oxidative stress is one of the causes of aging and the diseases associated with it, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis etc. Several studies have found that meditation reduces oxidative stress. For example, in 2006 and 2008, researchers Van Wijk and others have used an innovative technique – ultra weak photon emission measurement- to measure the amount of the reactive oxygen species that causes damage in 60 male volunteers divided into two groups. They found that the levels of photon radiation, and there for oxidative stress, was much less in meditators in comparison to not meditators.

  20. QUESTION:
    How much illness have you and your spouse dealt with in your marriage?
    Please say also how long you have been married.

    Do you think that dealing with illness in each other makes the marriage stronger or weaker???

    • ANSWER:
      We've been married for 11 years.
      He's had a heart attack, has high blood pressure, gout, psoriasis, arthritis, and our Dr seems to think Rheumatoid Arthritis is a possibility
      I have multiple birth defects. I have severe scoliosis with the vertebrae deformed, a heart murmur. IBS, panic attacks, depression, can't have children due to aforementioned birth defects, and I've had a hysterectomy. Makes me a very nasty person sometimes.

      Honestly,I thoroughly believe these issues help us be strong for one another.

  21. QUESTION:
    How easy is it to get medical marijuana in California?
    I'm aware that medical marijuana is legal in California, but how easy is it to get a hold of it? Is it like any other prescription? Can you ask for it? What are the facts and rules on California's medical marijuana?

    • ANSWER:
      Patients, diagnosed with debilitating illnesses and recommended marijuana by a physician, and their primary caregivers may possess up to eight ounce of dried marijuana and/or six mature (or 12 immature) marijuana plants. However, Senate Bill 420, effective from January 1, 2004, allows patients to possess larger amounts of marijuana on physician’s recommendation.

      Its very easy to qualify for getting prescription of medical marijuana if you can prove that you suffer from sickness followed below:

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

      Just follow the instruction mentioned below:

      Find a Medical Marijuana Doctor near by your area. Get your doctor to write a statement and/or prescription that he recommends medical marijuana to treat your ailment. If your doctor will not give you a statement contact the THC Foundation, they have several medical cannabis clubs in different states that support medical marijuana and will be able to help you either find a doctor, or get your statement from your doctor. Get the documentation done. With proper documentation you can get a Medical Marijuana Card.

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

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

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

  23. QUESTION:
    What is medical marijuana prescribed for in Arizona?
    I would like to know if anyone has had personal experience obtaining a medical card in AZ, and what ailment it was prescribed for.
    There is an obvious list of conditions that marijuana will treat, but I need something that will work without proof (medical documentation/tests).
    Arizona is not as lax as the California system, so it has to be something more legitimate.
    Thanks for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      Medical Marijuana is legal in Arizona. Here is a general list of sicknesses with symptoms and/or side effects that have been treated with medical marijuana:

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

      You can get a medical marijuana card in Arizona if you can follow instruction mentioned below:

      Find a Medical Marijuana Doctor near by your area. Get your doctor to write a statement and/or prescription that he recommends medical marijuana to treat your ailment. If your doctor will not give you a statement contact the THC Foundation, they have several medical cannabis clubs in different states that support medical marijuana and will be able to help you either find a doctor, or get your statement from your doctor. Get the documentation done. With proper documentation you can get a Medical Marijuana Card.

  24. 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    How might an understanding of immune synapse helps physicians treat autoimmunity diseases in patients?

    • ANSWER:
      an autoimmune disease is a disease where your own immune system attacks you. some examples are psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. a by knowing immune synapses, physicians may be able to control the immune systems better

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the conditions for entry into British army?
    hello
    I'm not from UK and I have interest to entry into British army. What are the conditions for entry into it? especially health conditions. Because I have a easy rhachioscoliosis and my bilirubin is over normal but I feel good and I don't have any problem push up 130kg on bench press and also I run across the mountains.
    thanking you in anticipation.

    • ANSWER:
      there is not much of a simple answer to give you but to refer you to the source.
      http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/

      The entry requirements for the Army depend on which role you choose. How old you are, your education qualifications, your nationality and overall health are all factors we consider in whether we can take you on.

      Entry Requirements
      http://www.armyjobs.mod.uk/How+do+I+Join/Can+I+Join/Entry+Requirements.htm

      Do You Have a Medical Condition?

      Unfortunately and understandably, there are many medical conditions that are not compatible with Army service.

      So before you apply it's important that you reveal your complete medical history. Please see below for a list of some of the conditions that may make you unsuitable for Army enlistment.

      Chest Disorders

      * Asthma, wheeze or Asthma symptoms (and treatment) during the previous 4 years.
      * Chronic lung diseases (e.g. Emphysema, Bronchiectasis and Cystic fibrosis.)
      * Active Tuberculosis (TB).

      Back Problems

      * Spinal surgery (including internal fixation or fusion). Recurrent lower back pain. Spina bifida.

      Bone or Joint Problems

      * Meniscectomy (knee cartilage operation) within the last year. Surgical repair of a knee cruciate ligament. Lower limb fractures with internal fixation (metalwork) still in place. Loss of a limb.
      * Complete loss of a thumb. Total loss of either great toe. Any degree of clubfoot (including past surgery). Chronic joint diseases (e.g. Ankylosing spondylitis, Psoriatic arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis and Gout). Reiter's disease in last 5 years. Osteochondritis dissecans.

      Eye Disorders

      * Chronic eyes diseases (e.g. Glaucoma, Keratoconus and Retinitis pigmentosa or colour blindness). Squint surgery in last 6 months. Corneal problems (e.g. corneal graft and recurrent corneal ulcers). Loss or dislocation of eye lens. Cataract or cataract surgery. Detached retina.

      Ear Disorders

      * Presence of eardrum ventilation tubes or Grommets. Current perforation of ear drum. Chronic ear diseases (e.g. Cholesteatoma).

      Abdominal Problems

      * Chronic abdominal diseases (e.g. Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis). Kidney disorders (e.g. Horseshoe kidney, Polycystic kidney disease and Kidney stones). Donation of a kidney in last 2 years. Kidney disease in last 2 years.

      Neurological Disorders

      * Epilepsy or more than one seizure/fit after the age of 5
      * Single seizure/fit in the last 4 years.
      * Multiple Sclerosis.

      Skin Problems

      * Malignant melanoma or skin cancer within 2 years. Active skin disease (e.g. eczema and widespread psoriasis).

      Pregnancy

      * Current pregnancy or childbirth in the last 6 months.

      Chronic Blood Disease

      * Sickle Cell disease. Congenital spherocytosis. Thalassaemia. HIV seropositivity / AIDS. Carriers of Hepatitis B or C. Past history of leukaemia or malignant lymphoma.

      Psychiatric Problems

      * Schizophrenia. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Alcohol or drug dependence. Post-traumatic stress disorder.

      Other Conditions

      * Loss of spleen (Splenectomy).
      * Transplanted organs.
      * Severe allergic reactions and or anaphylaxis requiring adrenaline injection precautions.
      * Nut allergy.
      * Circulation problems (e.g. Raynaud's phenomenon or disease).
      * Diabetes.
      * Diseases (e.g. glandular or hormonal) requiring long term medication or replacement therapy.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to get your Medical Marijuana card?
    I want to know how I can obtain my Medical card without having any sicknesses or things like that.

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

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

      Choose any sickness/ side-effects from above for example: depression, pretend that you are suffering from depression and get the medical prescription from your nearby mj doctor.

      To get an mmj card, just follow the instruction mentioned below:

      Find a Medical Marijuana Doctor near by your area. Get your doctor to write a statement and/or prescription that he recommends medical marijuana to treat your ailment. If your doctor will not give you a statement contact the THC Foundation, they have several medical cannabis clubs in different states that support medical marijuana and will be able to help you either find a doctor, or get your statement from your doctor. Get the documentation done. With proper documentation you can get a Medical Marijuana Card.

  28. QUESTION:
    What kind of health and fitness are needed to join the Royal Air Force?
    Hi, I'm wanting to join either the Royal air force as a helicopter pilot or a Regiment Gunner. I have already checked the main websites and talked directly to officers and training instructors. I'm wanting to know if a medical condition know as asthma would affect my entry into the RAF. According to the RAF website, you are all clear so long as you have not had asthma in the past 4-6 years. But when it comes to pilot training, then you will not be accepted because of asthma even if you have had it in the past, but not in 6 years. I have talked to officers, and they have said that "so long as you have not had a asthma attack in the past 6 years, you will be ok". Can someone clear this up for me? Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Your application would be rejected if:

      * you suffer from asthma, or have done in the last four years;
      * you have chronic lung disease, such as emphysema, bronchiectasis or cystic fibrosis, or you have active tuberculosis;
      * you have had spinal surgery or you suffer from recurrent low back pain or spina bifida;
      * you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, or any other bone or joint disorder;
      * you suffer from Crohn’s disease, colitis or kidney disorders;
      * you suffer from epilepsy or multiple sclerosis;
      * you suffer chronic blood disease, such as sickle cell disease, congenital spherocytosis, thalassaemia, HIV, AIDS, you carry hepatitis B or C, or you have had leukaemia or malignant lymphoma;
      * you have schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder or you are dependent on alcohol or drugs;
      * you have had your spleen removed;
      * you have circulation problems such as Raynaud’s phenomenon or disease;
      * you have diabetes; or
      * you have a disease that needs long-term medication or replacement therapy.

      Some jobs have particular medical restrictions so even if you cannot apply to work in one role, you may be able to work in another.

      Eyesight

      For some jobs – including Pilot – your eyesight needs to meet certain standards.

      If you wear glasses, you can work for the RAF but this may affect which roles you can apply for.

      If you are colour blind, you will not be able to join the RAF as a Firefighter, Weapon Technician, Aircraft Technician (Mechanical) or Aircraft Technician (Avionics). To join as a Pilot or an Engineer Officer, you'll do a colour perception test.

      You cannot join the RAF if you:

      * have a chronic eye condition, including glaucoma, keratoconus and retinitis pigmentosa;
      * have had squint surgery in the last six months;
      * have corneal problems such as a corneal graft and recurrent corneal ulcers;
      * have lost or dislocated your eye lens or detached your retina; or
      * have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

      Food allergies

      If you suffer severe allergic reactions that mean you need to take adrenaline injection precautions, you cannot join the RAF. You cannot join if you have a nut allergy.

      Hearing

      You cannot join the RAF if you have eardrum ventilation tubes or grommets, if your eardrum is currently perforated or if you suffer from chronic ear dieases, such as cholesteatoma.

      Height

      There is no general height restriction for people joining the RAF, however there are height restrictions in some jobs, including Firefighter and Pilot. Pilot height restrictions depend on the aircraft you fly.

      Eczema and other skin complaints

      If you have eczema, widespread psoriasis or other active skin diseases, or if you have had malignant melanoma or skin cancer within two years you cannot join the RAF.

  29. QUESTION:
    What methotraxate side effects have you experienced?
    Took it because my beta hcg was going up instead of down after an etopic removal?

    • ANSWER:
      Methotrexate has caused birth defects and fetal death. Women must avoid becoming pregnant while taking this medication. Pregnant women who have psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis must not use methotrexate. (See also Precautions) If you have kidney problems or excess body water (ascites, pleural effusion), you must be closely monitored and your dose may be adjusted or stopped by your doctor. Methotrexate (usually at high dosages) has rarely caused severe (sometimes fatal) bone marrow suppression (decreasing your body's ability to fight infections) and stomach/intestinal disease (e.g., bleeding) when used at the same time as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as indomethacin, ketoprofen). Therefore, NSAIDs should not be used with high-dose methotrexate. Caution is advised if you also take aspirin. NSAIDs/aspirin may be used with low-dose methotrexate such as for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis if directed by your doctor. If you are using low-dose aspirin (81-325 mg per day) for heart attack or stroke prevention, continue to take it unless directed otherwise. Consult your doctor regarding safe use of these drugs (e.g., close monitoring by your doctor, maintaining stable doses of NSAIDs). In rare instances, this drug may also cause liver problems when it is used for long periods of time. If you are using methotrexate long-term, a liver biopsy is usually recommended. Methotrexate use has rarely resulted in serious (sometimes fatal) lung problems, lung infections (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia), skin reactions, diarrhea and mouth sores (ulcerative stomatitis). (See also Side Effects.) Lumps (tumors/abnormal growths) may very infrequently appear during methotrexate use. If this occurs, the drug must be stopped and treatment may be needed. Consult your doctor immediately if new lumps/growths occur. When used to treat tumors, methotrexate sometimes causes side effects due to the rapid destruction of cancer cells (tumor lysis syndrome). Tell your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms such as irregular heartbeat or muscle weakness. Although rare, this medication when used with radiation treatment may increase the risk of tissue and bone damage. Discuss the risks and benefits of your treatment plan with your doctor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it just me or does marijuana make you sick less?
    I use to get sick alot throughout the year but when I started smoking marijuana I have not been sick since. Is this just a coincidence or not.

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

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

      In short, you can say its all in one alternate medicine. As its said that, "prevention is better than cure" same could be case with you as well.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are the effects of being stressed?
    Can being stressed cause you to have a heart attack and/or a stroke?

    alsoo, what else can it lead to?

    • ANSWER:
      Common symptoms of stress include:

      * A fast heartbeat.
      * A headache.
      * A stiff neck and/or tight shoulders.
      * Back pain.
      * Fast breathing.
      * Sweating, and sweaty palms.
      * An upset stomach, nausea, or diarrhea.

      Over time, stress can affect your:1

      * Immune system. Constant stress can make you more likely to get sick more often. And if you have a chronic illness such as AIDS, stress can make your symptoms worse.
      * Heart. Stress is linked to high blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia), blood clots, and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). It's also linked to coronary artery disease, heart attack, and heart failure.
      * Muscles. Constant tension from stress can lead to neck, shoulder, and low back pain. Stress may make rheumatoid arthritis worse.
      * Stomach. If you have stomach problems, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or ulcerative colitis, stress can make your symptoms worse.
      * Reproductive organs. Stress is linked to low fertility, erection problems, problems during pregnancy, and painful menstrual periods.
      * Lungs. Stress can make symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) worse.
      * Skin. Skin problems such as acne and psoriasis are made worse by stress.

      How stress affects your thoughts and emotions

      You might notice signs of stress in the way you think, act, and feel. You may:

      * Feel cranky and unable to deal with even small problems.
      * Feel frustrated, lose your temper more often, and yell at others for no reason.
      * Feel jumpy or tired all the time.
      * Find it hard to focus on tasks.
      * Worry too much about small things.
      * Feel that you are missing out on things because you can't act quickly.
      * Imagine that bad things are happening or about to happen.

  33. QUESTION:
    what are the nutritional values of walnuts?
    like what vitamins, minerals, etc.
    and how do they help the body?

    • ANSWER:
      When it comes to their health benefits, walnuts definitely are not a hard nut to crack. This delicious nut is an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, a special type of protective fat the body cannot manufacture. Walnuts' concentration of omega-3s (a quarter-cup provides 90.8% of the daily value for these essential fats) has many potential health benefits ranging from cardiovascular protection, to the promotion of better cognitive function, to anti-inflammatory benefits helpful in asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. In addition, walnuts contain an antioxidant compound called ellagic acid that supports the immune system and appears to have several anticancer properties.

  34. QUESTION:
    Social Security Disability and SSI, I have several disabilities have any of you got info that may help?
    I have Degenerative Disc Disease, Fibromyalgia, Post Traumatic Stress DIsorder, Panic and Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Arthritis, Fractures and inversion of the spine, as well as migraines.

    • ANSWER:
      The evaluation of disability on the basis of mental disorders requires the documentation of a medically determinable impairment(s) as well as consideration of the degree of limitation such impairment(s) may impose on the individual's ability to work and whether these limitations have lasted or are expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.
      Each diagnostic group, consists of a set of clinical findings, one or more of which must be met, and which, if met, lead to a test of functional restrictions, two or three of which must also be met.
      The listings for mental disorders are so constructed that an individual meeting or equaling the criteria could not reasonably be expected to engage in gainful work activity.
      Individuals who have an impairment with a level of severity which does not meet the criteria of the listings for mental disorders may or may not have the residual functional capacity (RFC) which would enable them to engage in substantial gainful work activity.
      The determination of mental RFC is crucial to the evaluation of an individual's capacity to engage in substantial gainful work activity when the criteria of the
      listings for mental disorders are not met or equaled but the impairment is nevertheless severe.
      RFC may be defined as a multidimensional description of the work-related abilities which an individual retains in spite of medical impairments. The existence of a medically determinable impairment of the required duration must be established by medical evidence consisting of clinical signs, symptoms and/or laboratory or psychological test findings.
      Clinical signs are medically demonstrable phenomena which reflect specific abnormalities of behavior, affect, thought, memory, orientation, or contact with reality.
      These signs are typically assessed by a psychiatrist or psychologist and/or documented by psychological tests. Symptoms are complaints presented by the individual. Signs and symptoms generally cluster together to constitute recognizable clinical syndromes (mental disorders).

      The SSA maintains a master list of medical conditions that affect the major systems of the body. These medical conditions are so severe that they are automatically considered to be disabilities by the SSA. If your condition is not on the list, the SSA must find that your condition is of equivalent severity as those conditions found on the list in order for you to be considered disabled. The following list includes just a few of the conditions that may qualify as a disability. However, even if your condition is not on the list you may still qualify for benefits...................
      Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Blindness
      Severe Back Pain
      Chronic Heart Disease
      Cancer
      Extreme Psoriasis involving Hands & Feet
      Obesity
      Seizures despite the use of Medications
      Multiple Sclerosis
      Various Mental Disorders

      Maybe one of the sites listed on my sources will give you more information as well as the how to of applying for SSD and SSI. Hope that this has been of some help to you.
      I have disabilities as well. Degenerative Disc Disease, Fibromyalgia, Severe manic depression/ anxiety, blindness in one eye, and more. I understand the pain and anxiety you must be feeling. Don't be surprised if they deny you the 1st time you apply. It is standard procedure. Be patient because it takes many months to get through the process and get approved.

  35. QUESTION:
    Why do I always feel depressed or shameful after I've fingered myself?
    I feel good while I do it and for like five seconds after but then I get all depressed. What's up?

    • ANSWER:
      Because you have all of the following:
      Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
      Acne
      Allergies
      Antisocial Personality Disorder
      Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
      Altitude Sickness
      Alzheimer's Disease
      Andropause
      Anorexia Nervosa
      Arthritis
      Aspergers Syndrome
      Asthma
      Autism
      Avoidant Personality Disorder
      Back Pain
      Bad Breath (Halitosis)
      Baldness
      Bedwetting
      Bipolar Disorder (BD)
      Bladder Cancer
      Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
      Bone Cancer
      Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
      Brain Cancer
      Breast Cancer
      Brain Tumors
      Brain Injury
      Bronchitis
      Burns
      Bursitis
      Cancer
      Canker Sores (Cold Sores)
      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
      Celiac Disease
      Cervical Cancer
      Cholesterol
      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
      Colon Cancer
      Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
      Cradle Cap
      Crohn's Disease
      Dandruff
      Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      Dehydration
      Dependent Personality Disorder
      Depression
      Diabetes
      Diaper Rash
      Diarrhea
      Disabilities
      Diverticulitis
      Down Syndrome
      Drug Abuse
      Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)
      Dyslexia
      Ear Infections
      Ear Problems
      Eating Disorders
      Eczema
      Endometriosis
      Enlarged Prostate
      Epilepsy (Seizure)
      Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
      Eye Problems
      Fibromyalgia
      Fracture
      Freckles
      Flu
      Gallbladder Disease
      Gallstones
      Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
      Genital Herpes
      Genital Warts
      Glomerulonephritis (Nephritis)
      Gonorrhea
      Gout
      Gum Diseases
      Gynecomastia
      Head Lice
      Headache
      Hearing Loss
      Heart Attacks
      Heart Disease
      Heartburn
      Heat Stroke
      Heel Pain
      Hemorrhage
      Hemorrhoids
      Hepatitis
      Herniated Discs
      Hiatal Hernia (Hiatus Hernia)
      Histrionic Personality Disorder
      HIV/AIDS
      Hives
      Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
      Hyperkalemia (High Potassium)
      Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      Hyperthyroidism
      Hypothyroidism
      Infectious Diseases
      Infectious Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever)
      Influenza
      Infertility
      Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM)
      Iron Deficiency Anemia
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
      Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS)
      Itching
      Joint Pain
      Juvenile Diabetes
      Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
      Kidney Diseases
      Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)
      Leukemia
      Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
      Lung Cancer
      Mad Cow Disease
      Malaria
      Melena (Blood in Stool)
      Memory Loss
      Menopause
      Mesothelioma
      Migraine
      Miscarriages
      Mucus In Stool
      Multiple Personality Disorder
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      Muscle Cramps
      Muscle Fatigue
      Muscle Pain
      Nail Biting
      Narcissistic Personality Disorder
      Neck Pain
      Obesity
      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
      Osteoarthritis (OA)
      Osteomyelitis
      Osteoporosis
      Ovarian Cancer
      Ovarian Cyst
      Pain
      Panic Attack
      Paranoid Personality Disorder
      Parkinson's Disease (PD)
      Penis Enlargement
      Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
      Personality Disorders
      Peptic Ulcers
      Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
      Peyronie's Disease
      Phobias
      Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
      Polio
      Pneumonia
      Post Nasal Drip
      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      Premature Baby
      Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      Propecia
      Prostate Cancer
      Psoriasis
      Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
      Renal Failure
      Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
      Rheumatic Fever
      Ringworm
      Rosacea
      Rotator Cuff
      Scabies
      Scars
      Sciatica
      Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
      Schizoid Personality Disorder
      Schizophrenia
      Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
      Sinus Infections
      Skin Cancer
      Skin Rash
      Sleep Disorders (Sleep Apnea)
      Smallpox
      Snoring
      Social Anxiety
      Staph Infection (MRSA)
      Stomach Cancer
      Strep Throat (Sore Throat)
      Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
      Sunburn
      Syphilis
      Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
      Tennis Elbow
      Termination of Pregnancy (Abortion)
      Testicular Cancer
      Tooth Decay
      Trisomy Syndrome
      Tuberculosis (TB)
      Ulcers
      Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
      Varicose Veins
      Vagina
      Vertigo
      Warts
      Williams Syndrome
      Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)
      Yellow Fever

  36. QUESTION:
    what are some good ways to use turmeric root?
    i want to use it in a sauce or anything. i just fried it.. forced myself to eat half of it and threw the rest out... im determined to make something that wont make me gag lol so think u can help? im a vegetarian also. so its like i got this hard roots that are not mashable and idk what to do with it! THANKS X)
    im a guy.. i have to eat it for health reasons

    • ANSWER:
      20 Health Benefits of Turmeric

      Turmeric is one of nature's most powerful healers. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye.

      The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer's disease.

      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.

      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.

      Once you start using turmeric on a regular basis, it's fun to find new ways to use it in recipes. My favorite way to use it is to add a pinch of it to egg salad. It adds a nice flavor and gives the egg salad a rich yellow hue.

      Contraindications: Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Though turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a doctor before doing so as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant.
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      Lentils with Zucchini Recipe
      This Indian dish combines lentils and zucchini with turmeric, garam masala, ginger, and chile for a tasty side dish with a bit of a bite.
      Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

      Ingredients:

      * 1/2 cup lentils, rinsed
      * 2-1/2 cups water
      * 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
      * 3 Tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
      * 2 garlic cloves, chopped
      * 1 (1/2-inch) piece ginger
      * 1 green chile, chopped
      * 1 small zucchini, chopped
      * Salt
      * 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
      * 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

      Preparation:
      Place lentils, water, and turmeric in a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Continue cooking, removing the froth from the top from time to time.

      In a separate pot, heat half the ghee. Saute onion and garlic till golden. Stir in ginger, chile, and zucchini. Mix thoroughly and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

      Transfer the lentils to the zucchini mixture. Stir in salt and garam masala. Half cover the pot, lower the heat and cook for 15 minutes.

      In the remaining ghee, toss in the cumin seeds and heat till they sizzle and change color.

      Serve lentils hot with the ghee cumin seeds.Yield: 4 servings
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      SAAG PANEER
      Tart cheese and spicy spinach combine in this classic recipe. If you can't find paneer, use farmer cheese from the supermarket. Serves 6.

      1 10-oz bag spinach, washed and trimmed
      1 tsp salt
      1/2 tsp turmeric
      1/2 tsp paprika
      1 tsp garam masala
      Dried red chiles, to taste (1 for a mild dish)
      1/4 cup water
      3 Tbsp ghee or clarified butter
      8 oz paneer or farmer cheese, cut into chunks

      In a large pot, add first 7 ingredients; cover and cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes, until spinach is completed wilted. Add contents of the pot, including all liquid, to the workbowl of a blender, and process to a smooth puree. Place in a serving bowl. In a frying pan, heat the ghee until it is very hot, and add the cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, until the cheese is lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Add to the spinach, and serve hot.
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      Sunchoke Daylily Casserole Recipe
      Sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes) are seasoned with garlic, turmeric, tarragon, and chili paste, then baked with tofu and walnuts.Prep Time: 15 minutes
      Cook Time: 40 minutes
      Total Time: 55 minutes
      Ingredients:

      * 1 cup vegetable stock
      * 2 Tablespoons kudzu or arrowroot
      * 1-1/2 teaspoons miso
      * 2 cloves garlic, chopped
      * 1 teaspoon turmeric
      * 1 teaspoon dried mint, finely crumbled
      * 1 teaspoon dried tarragon, finely crumbled
      * 1/2 teaspoon chili paste or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
      * 2 cups sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes), sliced
      * 1-1/2 cups daylily shoots or chopped scallions
      * 1 cup drained and diced firm tofu
      * 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

      Preparation:
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

      In a blender, combine the stock, kudzu, miso, garlic, [b">turmeric]turmeric, mint, tarragon, and ground chiles. Process until smooth.

      Combine the stock mixture with the sunchokes, daylily shoots or scallions, tofu, and walnuts in a 1-1/2 quart oiled casserole dish. Bake, covered, until bubbly, about 40 minutes. Serve hot.

      Yield: 4 servings
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  37. QUESTION:
    Is it benficial for men to take evening primrose supplements, or is it only for women?
    For some reason I have been told it should only be taken by women.

    • ANSWER:
      Evening Primrose Oil can be beneficial for men as well.
      It is rich in the essential fatty acid GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) which has been shown to be effective for individuals with: arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension and high blood cholesterol, and diabetic neuropathy

  38. QUESTION:
    Which has more benefits Omega 3 or Flax Seed ?
    I am currently taking Omega 3, but I have also heard a lot of buzz about the benefits of Flax Seed. Does anyone know if one is better than the other?
    From the posted response it seems both have different benefits. Is it ok to take both supplements at the same time?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it depends on what benifits you are looking for....

      Omega 3.....helps treat/prevent....

      Acne
      Anorexia nervosa
      Anxiety
      Asthma
      Atherosclerosis
      Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
      Breast cancer
      Burns
      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
      Colorectal cancer
      Crohn's disease
      Depression
      Diabetes
      Glaucoma
      Hypercholesterolemia
      Hypertension
      Lyme disease
      Macular degeneration
      Menstrual pain
      Migraine headache
      Osteoarthritis
      Osteoporosis
      Peptic ulcer
      Photodermatitis
      Prostate cancer
      Psoriasis
      Rheumatoid arthritis
      Stroke
      Systemic lupus erythematosus
      Ulcerative colitis

      http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/omega-3-000316.htm#Uses

      And Flax Seed

      Its high content of alpha linolenic acids has made the ancient flax seed become our modern miracle food. Alpha linolenic acid is a type of plant-derived omega 3 fatty acid, similar to those found in fish such as salmon. Benefits of flax seed as shown in many studies include lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the Bad cholesterol) levels. Other benefits show that flax seed may also help lower blood triglyceride and blood pressure. It may also keep platelets from becoming sticky therefore reducing the risk of a heart attack.

      Other Benefits of Flax seed
      Flax Seed

      discounted Flax Seeds and Flax Seed oil from drugstore.com

      Aside from alpha linolenic acid, flax seed is rich in lignan. Lignan is a type phytoestrogen (antioxidant) and also provides fiber. Researches reveal that lignan in flax seed shows a lot of promise in fighting disease -- including a possible role in cancer prevention especially breast cancer. It is thought that lignan metabolites can bind to estrogen receptors, hence inhibiting the onset of estrogen-stimulated breast cancer.

      Recent studies also showed positive benefits of flax seed oil in IBD (Crohn's Disease and Colitis). Flax seed oil seems to be able to heal the inner lining of the inflamed intestines.

      Moderately include flax seed in your diet. Indeed, a lot of food products contain flax seed such as bread, cereal and bakery goods. Bakers may use flax seed flour or include flax seed in baking.

      http://www.healthcastle.com/flax.shtml

  39. QUESTION:
    How many people deal with chronic pain on here?
    Is your whole day consummed with manageing pain?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibro, Raynard's, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenic, Peripheral Neuropathy and then the Disc. Is my whole day consumed with pain? Well usually I do not get out of bed until about 11am. It then takes 1-2 hours to get mobile. By 3pm I have my energetic time, by 5pm I am running out of steam. 6pm I usually need a rest. Wake at 9pm, could be up until 1am, then back to bed. Add on the medications and having to eat food to take the drugs to kill the pain, let alone the drugs I need to get a good nights rest, I figure I am good for roughly about three to four hours a day. So with 3-4 hours per day, no my whole day is not consumed by pain. However I am 49, already been measured for a electric wheelchair and so perhaps in a few years time the answer will be yes? Until then I will keep going with what I am doing. Good Luck

  40. QUESTION:
    what is the effect of the drug hydroxychloroquine sulphateon the fetus if it is taken during fertilizatio?
    I was taking hydroxy chloroquine sulphate 200mg when i conceived and i i took it for 14 days after fertilization of ovum .As i was not aware of pregnancy which i came to know after 2 days of missing my period. What will be effect of the drug on fertilized ovum. Whether it will abort ?or can it produce madevelopment of the child. Should i go for an termination of pregnancy? Before the expected date of mensis i had already stopped the drug 4 days before. Still it can produce any malformation in fetus?

    • ANSWER:
      Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate

      How does it work?

      Hydroxychloroquinine is used in the treatment of some auto-immune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. In these diseases the body's immune system is over-active and slightly defective. The body develops antibodies which attack and cause damage to its own cells. Damage can occur anywhere in the body, such as in the joints or cartilage as in the case of rheumatoid arthritis. As a result of the damage to the joints, reduced mobility and stiffness in the affected joints is experienced. Hydroxychloroquine is thought to act by interfering with the production and release of blood cells that are involved in the body's immune defence system. Hence the autoimmune response of the antibodies against its own body, is reduced and as result the amount of damage to the cells is minimized and prevented. As it has the potential to prevent progression of the disease, by limiting the damage caused, it is often referred to as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARDS) and is commonly used very early in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine is also used in treating skin conditions that are caused or aggravated by sunlight.

      What is it used for?

      # Inflammatory disease of the joints
      # Long-term inflammation of skin and some internal organs (systemic lupus erythematosus) or related diseases e.g. scleroderma
      # Severe inflammatory diease of the joint that commonly occurs in children and adolescents (juvenile arthritis)
      # Skin damaged by the sun
      # Skin disorders caused or made worse by sunlight

      Warning!

      # This medication may cause a blurring of vision. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
      # People taking this medicine should have regular blood tests to check the levels of their blood components.
      # It is recommended that eye examinations are carried out before starting treatment with this medicine and repeated every six months in the course of the treatment. This medicine should be discontinued if any visual problems develop.

      Use with caution in

      # Disease affecting the brain and nervous system (neurological disease)
      # Gastro-intestinal conditions
      # Individuals taking medicines that may cause skin reactions or impair vision
      # Kidney disease
      # Lack of the chemical G6PD in the blood (G6PD deficiency)
      # Life long inherited blood diseases which can cause a variety of symptoms, including mental health problems (porphyrias)
      # Liver disease
      # Psoriasis
      # Severe blood disorders

      Not to be used in

      # Allergy to quinine
      # Pre-existing abnormality of the eye (eye maculopathy)
      # Pregnancy

      This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

      Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

      Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.

      # This medicine should not be used in pregnancy. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
      # This medicine passes into breast milk in small amounts. Seek medical advice from your doctor before breastfeeding.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some of the test available to confirm CID(Chronic Inflammatory Disease)?
    What are some of the test available to confirm CID(Chronic Inflammatory Disease)?? I have looked in google, and it does not show any test that can confirm it. If there any test that CAN confirm it?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I believe you don't know what CID is. It's actually chronic inflammatory diseases. Diseases, as in plural. This is not a single disease. This term refers a large group of diseases that are inflammatory in nature and they include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), irritable bowel disease (IBD), psoriasis and atherosclerosis. And there are more.

      No wonder you haven't been able to find a test for chronic inflammatory disease. You've been looking for the wrong thing. I've given you a list of disorders and now you should be able to run a search for available tests for each one.

  42. QUESTION:
    How does urine therapy work? I need practical solutions about how it works. How it is started.?
    how does urine help heal the body? I really want to start using my urine to heal myself. How does it work? Someone should send me a mail or manual or anything that would get me started. My e-address is efiprince@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      Urine therapy entails using your own urine externally or internally as a way to promote or maintain good health. Sometimes when all else fails, AUT will turn a patient around. The first question that probably comes to mind is whether urine is a toxic substance and how a waste product already excreted from the body can be of any benefit for your health. Urine is NOT a toxic waste product, claim AUT practitioners. They cite that 95 per cent of urine is water, 2.5 per cent consists of urea and the remaining 2.5 per cent is a mixture of minerals, salt, hormones and enzymes.

      Urea is an antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral agent that forms when the body balances its ratio of sodium chloride to water. Urea is often used to make ointments and lotions for its properties of reducing inflammation and ability to kill bacteria. It can be duplicated under laboratory conditions by dissolving calcium cyanamid in water, and then heated under high pressure to produce a compound of urea and calcium hydroxide.

      Urine therapy has been touted as a remedy for a long list of ailments, including multiple sclerosis, colitis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, hepatitis, hyperactivity, psoriasis, eczema, diabetes, herpes, mononucleosis, and adrenal failure. It is a commonly used treatment for snakebites and bee and jellyfish stings. Childhood illnesses such as acute flu, colds, viral infections, mumps, chicken pox, and allergies are also said to be alleviated by urine therapy. Urine is an ingredient in Pergonal, a fertility drug, and in pharmaceuticals used to dissolve blood clots.

      Urine therapy can be applied internally or externally. For internal use, a sample of the morning's first urine is collected in a sterile container. Using a clean medicine dropper, the patient places an amount between one to ten drops under the tongue. Usually, one to five drops are applied on the first day; 5-10 drops on the second day; 5-10 drops on the morning of the third day, followed by 5-10 drops that evening.

      Only fresh urine should be used when taken orally. The genital area should be washed before collecting a specimen. The best time to collect urine is first thing in the morning, and collecting the sample mid-stream. Individuals should refrain from eating for a half hour after ingesting the urine.

      For external use, new or old urine can be applied. Old urine has a higher ammonia content that is more effective on skin such rashes as eczema and psoriasis. To store urine for later use, one should pour it into a dark glass bottle and close it tightly. Keep the bottle in a cool, dark place for at least four days.

      A small amount is applied to the affected area with a cotton ball or pad. Continue massaging 5-10 applications to the area until it is soaked. Tape a clean, soaked pad to the area for several hours. The urine can also be sprayed onto the skin. For cosmetic purposes, fresh or 1-2 dayold urine can be lightly massaged into the skin or added in small amounts to moisturizing cream. Some practitioners recommend avoiding the use of soap or lotion after applying urine to the skin. Dryness can be alleviated with sesame oil.

  43. QUESTION:
    How many units of Vitamin D3 for overdose?
    I live in northern canada and would taking 4,000 units of vitamin D3 be any harm? And if so what side effects.

    Just some theoretical thinking here, your body can produce a max of 20,000units of it in an hour. Surely 4,000 units wont hurt..?
    Norton, thanks for the b.s... That has nothing to do with my question.

    • ANSWER:
      Slick - Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is a vitamin that is produced when sunlight is absorbed into the skin. Vitamin D3 has been shown to be up to 10x more potent in the human body than Vitamin D2 and can have more prolonged effects. Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin. Excess quantities are stored in the body's soft tissue, such as muscles, fat, and blood vessels.

      Overdose Of The Vitamin D3
      An overdose of vitamins D3 makes you sleepy. Maximum vitamin D3 requirement should be consulted with the doctor otherwise coma, defects at the time of the birth and even in some cases death occurs.

      Vitamin D3 prevents the development of Type 1 Diabetes
      Vitamin D3 increases the effectiveness of the immune system
      Vitamin D3 improves rheumatoid arthritis
      Vitamin D3 prevents and can be used to treat rickets
      Vitamin D3 treats Multiple Sclerosis, hypoglycemia, psoriasis, scleroderma, bone disorders, and other diseases

      While direct sun exposure does stimulate the body to produce Vitamin D3, overexposure to the sun is directly linked to skin cancer.
      With the inherent risk of skin cancer, it's not always practical to get your Vitamin D3 solely from sunshine. In addition, it can be difficult to get sufficient amounts from diet alone. Supplementing Vitamin D3 in one form or another is the best option for many people to make sure they keep an adequate level of Vitamin D3 in their bloodstream.

      While it may be difficult to get a substantial amount of Vitamin D3 from your everyday diet, you can enjoy a healthier life with a wide range of products containing Vitamin D3.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of taking Omega-Berry 3 Fish Oil?
    I have heard good things about Omega 3 fatty acids and I am just wondering what are the health benefits from taking this vitamin supplement and if anyone knows the price range of a bottle of it? Thanks in advanced!

    • ANSWER:
      Fish Oil – Health Benefits

      Fish oil high in omega3 fatty acids has been shown by several research studies to have many health benefits. These can include:

      Cholesterol/ Cardiovascular Disease

      Research has shown that omega3 fatty acids from fish oil help to remove the ‘stickiness’ of blood cells, reducing the chances for it to clot and prevent the heart from beating irregularly.

      By stopping platelets from clustering together the coronary artieris are pretected from being damaged. The omega3s from fish oil can also help to reduce the risk for angina through the reduction of high blood pressure, the lowering of triglyceride levels and the reduction of high blood pressure.

      This, in itself provides a strong case for adding omega3 fish oil to our diets!

      Arthritis and other Inflamatory Diseases

      Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have been shown to respond to an increase in intake of omega3 based fish oils. According to research published in the highly respected medical journal The Lancet, patients with rheumatoid arthritis respond particularly well to fish oil supplementation. Fish oils can significantly decrease pro-inflammatory compound production which can lead to a decrease in joint stiffness and pain.

      Other research has been able to show a direct link between the onset of arthritis and a deficiency in omega3 fatty acid levels in the body.

      The Arthritis Council and the Arthritis Research Council in the UK both strongly recommend omega3 fatty acid supplementation from fish oil or other oils such as flax.

      Healthy Pregnancy

      It is widely accepted that a woman’s nutritional needs change when she becomes pregnant. This includes both an increase, as well as a decrease of certain foods, drinks and supplements. While we all know that an increase in nutrients during this time is beneficial, however, just as an increase in certain nutrients can support fetal development, deficiency of a number of nutrients can lead to birth defects or complications.

      Essential Fatty Acids (omega3 and omega6) in the correct ratio and quantifty can offer exceptional benefits in terms of fetal development, the health of the mother-to-be and the health of the baby after being born.

      Menstrual Cramps

      According to the San Diego State University Health Centre, 10% of the 37.5 million menstruating women in the US can become completely incapacitated by menstrual pain and research from the University of California states that 42 million women in the US suffer from menstrual pain in total.

      Research studies are now showing a strong correlation between the levels of omega3 in the diet and the level of menstrual pain experienced. One particular study undertaken in Denmark has shown that fish oils can result in a dramatic reduction in menstrual pain as the omega3 fatty acids effectively reduce pain and cramps are relieved by the relative amounts of omega6 as found in most fish oil supplements.

      Mental Disorders

      New research has again shown that a diet rich in omega3 fatty acids can effectively treat and prevent depression and other mental disorders. The research, published in issue 15 of the journal Biological Psychiatryhas actually shown that omega3 fatty acids and foods that are high in uridine were as good as (and often better than) different anti-depressant drugs in reducing the symptoms of depression.

      A high-profile article in 1999, published by the Harvard University, put omega3 fish oil in the mental health limelight by offering solid proof that fish oil could significantly reduce the effects of bipolar disorders. Individuals who had been condemned to years of high-strength, high-risk pharmaceuticals began to switch to courses of omega3 supplementation.

      Skin Conditions

      Omega3 rich fish oils are highly effective in releiving the symptoms of, and preventing, skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and lupus. Omega3 fatty acids are highly effective at contolling inflammation and have been shown to improve the condition of skin, hair and nails generally.

      Similarly to with arthritis, in many studies these conditions correlate with an omega3 deficiency. Studies also suggest that individuals who are supplementiing their diet with omega3 fish oil can see measurable improvements in as little as one-month.

      Raynaud’s Disease

      Fish oils can help to delay the onset of the numbness, tingling and other symptoms of Raynaud’s disease. Omega3’s help particularly by inhibiting the inflamation of vessels. The benefits as outlined above, with regards to cardiovascular disease, can also be very beneficial to those suffering from Raynaud’s i.e. the benefits of omega3 in improving circulation of the blood can help to improve tolerance to cold etc.

      Folic acid, vitamin B6 and magnesium are also reputed to benefit those with Raynaud’s.

      Alzheimer’s Disease

      Fish oils and omega3 in general has been proven to have a positive effect on those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and can be hig

  45. QUESTION:
    Can you take antibiotics while on cyclosporine in the pill form?

    • ANSWER:
      Cyclosporine is used to treat severe cases of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. Cyclosporine is a very strong medicine. It may cause side effects that could be very serious, such as high blood pressure and kidney and liver problems. It may also reduce the body's ability to fight infections. You and your doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.

      Cyclosporine belongs to the group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. It is used to reduce the body's natural immunity in patients who receive organ (for example, kidney, liver, and heart) transplants.

      Doctor may prescribe antibiotic(s) with cyclosporine.

  46. QUESTION:
    My personal trainer recommends cutting out gluten from my diet in order to loose weight?
    Anyone else heard of this and does it work????

    • ANSWER:
      Gluten is wheat gum, the insoluble component of grains (such as wheat, barley, and rye). It is a mixture of gliadin, glutenin, and other proteins. Gluten causes allergy-like reactions in certain people. While a gluten-free diet is the primary therapeutic treatment for celiac disease, this diet may also help a host of other conditions, including dermatitis herpetiformis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV enteropathy, and schizophrenia.

      If he is such a good trainer ask him to explain it to you, not just say it is good for you and you will lose weight, but WHY?

  47. QUESTION:
    Five immune-system disorders were discussed in your lesson: multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 d?
    Five immune-system disorders were discussed in your lesson: multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, psoriasis, and Graves’ disease. Describe the action taken by the immune system that causes each of these problems

    • ANSWER:
      The immune system attacks itself/the body. The immune system is recognizing normal bodily tissues and cells as foreign invaders.


psoriasis rheumatoid arthritis

Psoriasis Hands

Hands are an important part in carrying out our daily activities. When the hands are scaling and fissuring, it causes pain, embarrassment, and psychosocial distress.

Cracked/chapped hand, known as hand dermatitis or hand eczema, is a common skin disorder affecting ~ 10% of the general population, mostly women. It is also the most common occupational skin disorder, i.e., occupational dermatitis/eczema or occupational irritant hand dermatitis/eczema.

Specific occupations associated with higher rates of hand eczema include hairdressers, printers, cement workers, painters, mechanics, animal handlers, food processors, florists, chefs, builders, pharmaceutical factory workers, and laundry workers. The common features shared by these occupations are an excessive exposure to water, solvents, and/or micro trauma.

Symptoms Of Hand Dermatitis/Eczema

The main symptoms of hand dermatitis include one or more of the following:

--Redness (erythema)

--Dryness, scaling, and flaking

--Cracking or fissuring

--Thickening of the skin (hyperkeratosis)

--Blistering and swelling

--Pain, irritation, burning, and/or itching

The condition may last few days, weeks, even months or years. It can come and go over the course of many years.

Causes Of Hand Dermatitis/Eczema

Hand eczema is a condition with many possible triggers. It begins by irritants or allergens coming into contact with the skin which triggers chain of events, i.e., cellular damage, inflammatory responses, and disruption and dysfunction of skin barrier.

Irritants And Allergens

Irritants are agents that can cause toxic effects to skin cells after single or repeated exposure. Common skin irritants include detergents, greases, solvents, rubber, and food products. Weak irritants may require repeated exposure to cause the problem whereas highly irritating substances may cause hand dermatitis with the first exposure.

Allergens are small substances, which can infiltrate impermeable skin barrier and reach the living layers of the skin. Allergens can cause an allergy or skin sensitization. Metals, soaps, detergents, topical drugs, balsams, nickel, phenol, rubber, formaldehyde, and resin are the most common allergens.

Disruption Of Stratum Corneum

Irritants or allergens can provoke disruption of stratum corneum, the superficial layer of the skin made of dead, flat skin cells that shed about every 2 weeks. The cells of the stratum corneum are embedded in a lipid layer of ceramides, fatty acids, and cholesterol with 25% water content. The stratum corneum serves as an important barrier by holding molecules from passing into and out of the skin, thus shielding the deep layer of the skin against the external environment and preventing water loss.

Irritants or allergens provoke disruption of stratum corneum by direct cell toxicity, lipid barrier removal, cell membrane damage, and destruction of keratins (the key structural material making up the outer layer of the human skin). All types of hand dermatitis involve a disruption in the stratum corneum.

In addition to irritants and allergens, some host factors may impair the skin function and lower the repair capacity of the skin, and thus contribute to the development of hand dermatitis. Common conditions include susceptibility to allergy and other skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, etc.

Cellular Damage Sets Off Inflammation

Despite varying irritants or allergens, the final common path of hand dermatitis is executed with the release of inflammatory mediators from keratinocytes, the major cell type in the epidermis (the top layer of the skin).

Keratinocytes are essential in the producing and releasing inflammatory mediators upon entering of irritants through the stratum corneum. These inflammatory cytokines up-regulate immune and allergic responses and propagate hand eczema.

Prolonged Inflammation Impairs Skin Barrier Function

Hand dermatitis is often a chronic condition due to prolonged inflammatory responses. Studies have shown that frequent contact of irritants or allergens promotes continued inflammation which exposes the immune system to immunogenic peptides and result in continuing infiltration of inflammatory cells and prolonged production of inflammatory mediators. Some inflammatory cytokines (i.e., TNF-a) are controlled in an autocrine manner and therefore involved in the continuation of inflammatory response.

Sustained inflammation can initiate the damage to deeper layers of skin and weaken the skin barrier. When the skin barrier function is weakened, the penetration of irritants and allergens as well as the subsequent responses are enhanced. This, in turn, cascades into a vicious cycle of long-lasting disorder, suffering dryness, fissuring and cracking.

Hand Dermatitis/Eczema Treatment

The goal of treating hand eczema is to prevent irritant contact, avoid allergen, and relieve skin irritation-caused itchy blisters and painful cracks. It is a well-known fact that the longer hand dermatitis is present, the more difficult it is to treat.

Treatment Failure And Sustained Inflammation

Admittedly, it is very difficult to treat hand dermatitis effectively. There are several possibilities: First, identifying a single substance is inefficient at best, and often impossible. Second, it is unrealistic to avoid the exposure of all irritants or allergens. Third, insufficient and unsustainable control of stubborn inflammatory/immune responses.

Topical steroids are frequently used to control inflammation in the skin. Common side effects of long-term use of steroids include skin thinning, loss of pigment, allergic to the steroids, and prone to infection. Immuno-suppressant and ultraviolet radiation therapy are prescribed for severe cases. None of these treatments, however, is appropriate for long-term use.

Recent studies suggest that some additives in lotions and creams, regularly used to help the skin retain moisture and prevent fissuring, may prolong or even aggravate inflammation.

Natural Anti-inflammatory Remedies For Control Of Sustained Inflammation

Owing to fear of side-effects of steroids and disappointment with standard treatment, eczema sufferers are looking for alternative therapies. Most commonly recommended methods are natural anti-inflammatory remedies. In fact, many anti-inflammatory plant extracts, such as Astragalus, Scute, Coptis, Licorice, and Aloe vera, have shown therapeutic effects in treating inflammatory skin conditions including hand dermatitis.

Because inflammation initiates, propagates, and exacerbates hand dermatitis, control of inflammation is critical to cure hand dermatitis and avoid skin barrier dysfunction. Studies suggest that removal of inflammatory mediators help prevent disruption of stratum corneum and protect skin barrier function.

To learn and benefit from natural anti-inflammatory remedies, follow blog series "Nature's Best Anti-inflammatory Herbs" and "Natural Cures For Chronic Inflammatory Conditions".

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how can I treat psoriasis of the hands. Can someone please help with any solution?
    I was diagnosed with psoriasis of the hands, my doc wants me to do light therapy but before I do I'd like to try anything else I can. Can I purchase an over the counter drug to get rid of this thing?

    • ANSWER:
      From my experience nothing you can buy over the counter will work. In fact, even the wrong prescription won't work. Take it from me, I suffered for 20 years. Many doctors thought I had eczema.

      FINALLY I went to a dermatologist that diagnosed it as Psoriasis and gave me a cream called SYNALAR. It completed erradicated the problem! You can imagine my relief after 20 years!!!

      I'm not sure if you can use synalar on your hands though.... although you don't have to get the greasy ointment, you can get cream.... and perhaps use it at night with those special gloves to keep the cream on.

      Light therapy sounds right on for the hands.

      I would listen to your doctor. This is not something that gets rid of easily.... and having it on your hands is awful. Don't fool around with this.

  2. 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)

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a way to treat psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis on my hands, knees, and feet. When any part of this is in the water for a long time, it turns white. I need a treatment for it. I hate it so much.

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

  4. QUESTION:
    Does long term treatment of psoriasis eventually cure it?
    I have palm psoriasis in both hands. They say that there is no cure for it, but long term treatment could eventually make the symptoms fade away for some time. Does it mean that it could be cured with proper treatment but for a long time?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Sadly not all areas of the world have the internet, and can not find out how psoriasis is cured in Japan.

      Yes stress is the root cause of eczema in many cases.

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

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

      You can get free alkaline water - place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com Place a add to ask for 8.5 PH drinking water, and hope that the person can also make 2.5 PH water. Drinking the alkaline water will help, even if you can not spray the 2.5 PH water on your skin – as shown in the video below.

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

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

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

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

      Exposure to UV light can also help many who have eczema. Yes walking out in the sunshine, without UV protecting sunblock on will expose your skin condition to UV light.

      Good Luck !

  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    What can help the psoriasis on my hands?
    I am on Humira, but it doesn't seem to help my sores on my hands. has anyone been helped by any non-prscript medicines. My fingers crack and it is very painful.

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

  7. 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

  8. QUESTION:
    What have you found that helps ease Psoriasis pain on your hands?
    I know little about it, but my friend has it on her hands. I was wondering if you knew any thing that helps ease the pain? maybe something you have found at the health food store? she is on lotion with calcium in it right now but the pain is still intense.

    • 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.

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you work out and wash your hair everyday?
    I have long hair and work out everyday and can't stand not to wash my hair everyday with the sweat and whatnot, but I'm simply tired of it and am getting psoriasis on my hands from having to touch water so much (also live in humid weather). Is there anyone who works out daily but doesn't wash their hair everyday?

    • ANSWER:
      I run every morning before work and I sweat insane amounts so I also need a shower every morning. I actually don't wash my hair every time. I'll wash it like Monday morning but then Tuesday morning I'll just wet it in the shower. Sweat is only water and salt- it's not dirty. I throw my hair in a pony tail or bun everyday though- if you straighten yours or leave it down, you might want to use dry shampoo.

  10. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      so good luck with what ever you try hun

  13. 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 :)

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    What would cause blisters on the palms of your hands and the bottom of your feet ONLY?
    My wife is on like 8 different medicines and has been getting blisters only on the palms of her hands and the bottoms of her feet. Her doctors do not seem to know what is causing that. Can someone out there give us an explanation?

    • ANSWER:
      *Palmoplantar Pustulosis sounds like a likely possibility. You can learn about it here:
      http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/palmoplantar_pustu.html
      *Also tinea infections (also known as athlete's foot) can infect the hands as well, though rare.
      *Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (has anyone checked her throat)?
      *Blistering Dactylitis (caused by strep) - more common in kids
      *Dishydrotic eczematous dermatitis
      *Pustular psoriasis

      None of these are serious, and all could be diagnosed by a dermatologist.

  16. 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

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to keep pustular psoriasis under control?
    I know using baby oil and moisture gloves helps. I can't stand to sleep with gloves and socks though and its far from sexy lol. ( I have it on my hands and feet) Does tanning in a tanning bed help? When its itching really bad and no amount of scratching what eases that?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you politely not shake hands with someone?
    I've suffered from eczema on my right hand for over 10 years. It's not contagious, but it's definitely not pleasant to look at or touch.

    I'm not wanting to come across as rude when I meet people, but I am very uncomfortable taking someone's hand with this condition.

    Is there a polite way to refuse it without necessarily drawing attention to the fact my hand is just gross?

    • ANSWER:
      Rather than pretending that there is some other problem, when you first meet someone say, "I am SO glad to meet you, I won't shake your hand because I am using some medicine at the moment". That will be out of the way, they probably will never expect you to shake hands again, and no one will feel you are rude.

      Rather than being embarrassed about something like that, it is better to take the bull by the horns, be strong and accept your "fate". I have psoriasis.........and it doesn't have to be "heartbreak", my sister has suffered with eczema all her life. So we have learned to cope. Additionally, both conditions will flare if you are stressed and stressing about the condition is non-productive.

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I remove redness from my hands and feet?
    My hands and feet always have some redness. How can I completely remove this redness?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      i looked it up for you and this one girl had the same thing and alot of the times had cold hands and feet.....

      She may have a condition where there is constriction of the blood vessels in the Hands and Feet. The condition is called Raynauds. An Internest would be able to prescribe the correct medication for this condition. The other possibility is that she has a mild case of psoriasis on the hands and feet. For this condition, I would try a topical cortisone like Clobex twice a day. Since I cannot see the skin I cannot be sure of the diagnosis. I recommend that your daughter first see a dermatologist

      i suggest you see a dermatologist. hope this helped.

  21. QUESTION:
    Has someone with vitiligo been able to repigment their hands and feet?
    My daughter is 9 years old and she has vitiligo. We've had great results with UVB-NB and Novitil on her face (99% repigmentation). But it doesn't seem to improve or do anything at all on her hands, feet, elbows, or knees where it is mainly focalized. Is there something we can do to improve repigmentation in these areas? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Have you ask your doctor about Protopic? It worked really well on my fingers, the white spots got redder and spottier with color and now there are just really tiny dots of whiteness left. Protopic also worked great on my face but other than that it didn't help much with the rest of my body (I had a huge patch on my chest and under my arms).

      There is this new miraculous oil from the Clary Sage plant which grows in Israel and it contains large amounts of the omega-3 called ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Ever since I started ingesting the capsules every day I have been told that my thyroid levels have balanced out and as a result my vitiligo stopped spreading. I figured I would try breaking open the capsules and rubbing the oil directly on the white patches on my chest, what was there to lose right.. It actually was kind of miraculous and the whote areas actually looked red the next day and now I am seeing patches of my skin color spreading in them.. It's very strange and I really recommend this for your daughter, and for your whole family because apparently the human brain needs ALA and the body doesn't produce it on it's own.

      Just a side note, family friends of mine with Psoriasis have been able to get rid of their red/dry skin patches by rubbing this stuff on it. It's really great to know that sometimes there is a natural solution to these kinds of health issues.

      The person who answered my questions about this oil can be reached at health.marva@gmail.com.

      Hope this helps. The most important thing is to make her feel beautiful and laugh/play a lot. :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Gluck

  23. QUESTION:
    Are there any dietary supplement to help with psoriasis?
    I have severe psoriasis of the scalp and regularly use a coal tar based shampoo but it doesnt seem to be working lately. I have used it for years and it usually keeps the psoriasis pretty much under control. I dont know why I seem to only have it in my scalp with just a few spots on other parts of my body.

    • ANSWER:
      I have suffered with psoriasis on my knees and elbows for the last 17 years, the patches have always primarily contained themselves to my knees and elbows. However, I was working a job next store to a Mcdonalds restraunt for a while, after eating the food there 5-7x a week (lunch, whatever....) My psoriasis *exploded* I began developing patches everywhere, hands, feet, face, torso, legs, back of knees (painful!). I cut the Mcdonalds out, and within a week the outbreak recessed, and dissipated except for the patches on my knees and elbows Ive always had. Needless to say Ive eliminated Mcdonalds from my diet.

      I don't know what they put into the food there, but it acted as "super-growth fertilizer" to mine, I had severe patches places where I never had before, and my existing patches were unreal.
      I don't know anyone else with psoriasis, so I am unsure if the food there affects others this way, it may be something to consider however if you have eaten at McDonalds lately....

      Good Luck

  24. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if the skin on my hands tears open easier?
    What does it mean if the skin on my hands tears open easier?
    it's only on my hands.

    • ANSWER:
      It means that you have thin skin. There may be many causes but thin skin could have some thing to do with your age, whether you have a skin condition like psoriasis or an allergic reaction to something. Best seek professional help.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does having seborrheoic dermatitis mean you will get psoriasis?
    I have seb derm and.I hate it, but can live with it. Does having it mean that my chances of getting psoriasis are greatly increased?

    • ANSWER:
      Not significantly, no.

      Seborrheoic dermatitis is caused by a fungal infection and can be virtually impossible to cure even with modern antifungals. It can be suppressed with them though, so if you're having trouble dealing with it make sure to see a GP and get a prescription - in my experience it really can help.

      Psoriasis, on the other hand, is an autoimmune condition wherein the body attacks itself. The two seem to be unrelated in origin, so having one should not predispose you to getting the other.

  26. 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

  27. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a good cream for really bad ezcema on the hands?
    My hands are so dry, and chapped and itchy like hell. The Dr keeps saying just to use E45 but it just slicks on like oil. I want something thick to fill in the cracks. Help!

    I've tried emollient and steriod creams in the past but they stink - I just want somethign a bit more work friendly!

    I'm based in the UK so plesae only suggest things available over here, although I know in the US they have some amazing potions

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer from psoriasis on my hands & feet (not the same but similar). I was told by my dermatologist not use soap (drying effect) so I was prescribed dermol its antimicrobial for dry & pruritic (itchy) skin emollient for washing (so use it all over now) & diprobase emolient for moisturizing dry skin.I know the other answerer said he was allergic but I'm not everyone is different so always try things for yourself.My skin was really terrible (cracks splits peeling soreness) now it's wonderful I know it could break out again which it does from tme to time (no cure for mine) but I know I can make it better again.you could ask your DR. if you can have it on perscription.if not it is available over the pharmacy counter. Diprobase 500g-£11.59p 50g-£2.29p Dermol500_500g£11.59p 100g £5. Hope it helps.Good luck .

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there a good under the counter (or home) remedy for a psoriasis outbreak?
    I've increased vitamin e, and have been looking for a good (wax based?)lotion that lasts, so my hands can heal

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

  29. QUESTION:
    I have scares from my psoriasis, is there anyway I can fade them?
    I have been going to the tanning bed to help clear up my psorisasis but my psoriasis is leaving white scares mostly on my stomach. Is there anyway I can fade them?

    • ANSWER:
      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

      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 and hair.

      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.

      Good Luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy tiny bumps in my hand?
    Well, recently yesterday morning there was a circle of tiny bumps and they are light pink and itchy,but sometimes reddish. its odd because all the bumps created a circle but then there were more bumps inside of the circle.This is on the back of my hand in the middle (not the palm, other side). Ever since its been getting more itchy. and i don't know what it is? Any clue or suggestions. and im not sexual active or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like ringworm. You can buy something over the counter for ringworm, but if it doesn't improve or gets worse, you need to go to the doctor and get a prescription. It can spread so don't pass it on to others, but don't bandage it or it can hinder the healing. If you look up ringworm, you may see extreme pics on the internet, and also some descriptions may make it seem like your dirt person etc...but of course this is not always the case. Anybody can get ringworm.
      Also it might be excema or psoriasis, but I would lean more towards excema which you can get on your hands more so than psoriasis.
      Also did you use laytex gloves lately? You might be allergic as many people are. They make another kind of glove for people who are allergic to the laytex ones. Strangely I am not allergic to the laytex, but the other one....
      DON'T SCRATCH IT.
      Soak your hand in a bowl of epsom salt and warm water for at least 15-20 min twice a day if you can. One tablespoon should be enough. Epsom salt is absolutely amazing stuff and everyone should have a package or two of it on hand. There are many uses for it. It will help heal and relieve the itching. No matter what is wrong with your hand, using the epsom salt will not make it worse, perhaps- hopefully, better.
      You can buy it in any store usually in the section where you get alchohol and hydrogen peroxide.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are these small faint bumps on the palm of my hand?
    I noticed last week that I have 3 very faint bumps on the palm of my hand. They are not very noticeable, they don't itch, and they do not hurt. They are somewhat white in nature...you can barely see them. They are only driving me crazy because I don't know what they are. You have to run your finger across my skin to feel them. Have no clue where they came from. Any ideas on what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      here is everything you need to knowabout skin marks or bumps

      Skin disease Symptoms Usual area of body
      Acne Covered in small pus-filled sacs, blackheads, pimples or sore red bumps Face, chest or back
      Rosacea Flushed appearance or Redness Around cheeks, chin, forehead or nose
      Boil Painful red bump or a cluster of painful red bumps Anywhere
      Cellulitis Red, tender and swollen areas of skin Around a cut, scrape or skin breach
      Insect bite Red and/or itchy bumps on the skin Anywhere and can be sprinked randomly
      Allergic reaction Irregular, raised or flat red sores that appeared after taking medicine/drugs or eating certain foods Anywhere
      Hives Bumps formed suddenly Anywhere but usually first noticed on face
      Seborrheic dermatitis Bumps and swelling Near glands
      Cradle Cap Dry, scaly skin Cover the head of a child
      Irritant contact dermatitis Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash Eyebrows, nose, edge of the scalp, point of contact with jewellery, perfume or clothing.
      Allergic Contact Dermatitis caused by poison ivy, oak or sumac Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash; can also be weeping or leathery. Anywhere that came in contact with the irritant either directly or via transfer (eg. from contaminated clothing.)
      Allergic purpura Small red dots on the skin, or larger, bruise-like spots that appeared after taking medicine Anywhere
      Pityriasis Rosea Started with a single scaly, red and slightly itchy spot, and within a few days, did large numbers of smaller patches of the rash, some red and/or others tan Chest and abdomen
      Dermatitis herpetiformis Intensely itchy rash with red bumps and blisters Elbows, knees, back or buttocks
      Erythema nodosum Large red bumps that seem to bruise and are tender to touch Anywhere
      Psoriasis White, Scaly rash over red, irritated skin Elbows and knees
      Erythema multiforme Red, blotchy rash, with "target like" hives or sores. Anywhere
      Measles Red Rash that is raised with a fever or sore throat. Usually starts first on the forehead and face and spreads downward.
      Chickenpox Multiple blisters with a fever, cough, aches, tiredness and sore throat. Usually starts first on the face, chest and back and spreads downward.
      Shingles Red blisters that are very painful and may crust Anywhere
      Fifth Disease Started as a fever and then developed a bright red rash Cheeks
      Warts Soft bumps forming that don't itch and have no other symptoms Anywhere
      Ringworm Bald spot on the scalp or a ring of itchy red skin Anywhere
      Syphilis Rash that is red but not itchy Palms of hands or soles of feet
      Jock itch, yeast infection or diaper rash Red itchy rash Groin
      Tinea versicolor Light coloured patches Anywhere
      Impetigo Crusted, tan-colored sores Near nose or lip
      Scabies Bite-like sores that itch and spread intensely Usually start on hands or feet and spread everywhere
      Rocky Mountain spotted fever A fine rash with a fever and headache Usually start on arms and legs including the hands and feet
      Lupus erythematosus A butterfly rash with achy joints Forehead and cheeks
      Jaundice or sign of hepatitis Yellowish Skin, whites of eyes and mouth
      Bruise Blue or black area after being hit Anywhere
      Actinic keratoses Scaly, pink, gray or tan patches or bumps Face, scalp or on the backs or the hands
      Keloid or hypertrophic scar Scar that has grown larger than expected Anywhere
      Lipoma Soft or rubbery growth Anywhere
      Milia Lots of white spots On the face of a baby
      Molluscum or contagiosum Small, firm, round bumps with pits in the center that may sit on tiny stalks Anywhere
      Sebaceous cyst Bump with a white dome under the skin Scalp, nape of the neck or upper back
      Skin tag Soft, fleshy growth, lump or bump Face, neck, armpits or groin
      Xanthelasma Yellow area under the skin Under eyelids
      Melanoma Dark bump that may have started within a mole or blemish, or, a spot or mole that has changed in color, size, shape or is painful or itchy Anywhere
      Basal cell carcinoma Fleshy, growing mass Areas exposed to the sun
      Squamous cell carcinoma Unusual growth that is red, scaly or crusted Face, lip or chin
      Kaposi's sarcoma Dark or black raised spots on the skin that keep growing or have appeared recently Anywhere
      Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) Pink-red ring or bullseye marks Anywhere

  32. QUESTION:
    what the difference between eczema and psoriasis ?
    i have blisters that form between my fingers, tiny clear ones, the itch awful and get scaly and sometimes crack open. i havent found a dr. yet that can tell me what exactly is causing this. During pregnancy my hands stayed clear the whole time. can anybody help, me on this.

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema is patches of dry skin that tend to be very rough, but psoriasis is prone to flaking.

  33. 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!

  34. 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

  35. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of hand ezcema?
    I got hand ezcema last year and its been such a bother. I have never had it ever but since it came last year it just hasnt gone away. When it flares up it will eventually go down in a week and then 2 days later boom- another falre up. It is red and itchy. I havent actually git it diagnosed because i went to the doc twice and they just dismissed it as some reaction and gave me hydrochortisone which just made it worse, so i gave up on them. But it hasnt gone away. Im getting really sick of it now, its red and looks like spots. Shouls i see a dermatologists? From what i have read on the net, it seems like its just ezcema, but it wont go away! please help!

    • ANSWER:
      See a dermatologist first. If it is indeed eczema (or psoriasis, or any kind of dermatitis) - go to http://www.champori.com and buy a spray/cream combo. This is natural treatment that works. If it doesn't work - they have money back policy, so nothing to lose.

  36. QUESTION:
    Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?
    I had a swollen lymph node behind my ear and I dont recall being sick although I don't remember.
    But I do have psoriasis, can it cause this?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Albert D

      Yes, it can.

      Psorias may be connected with Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is connected with the immune system. Lymph nodes are part of the immune system.

      It's very important to overall health to make sure you're Vitamin D replete. You make Vitamin D in your skin when it's exposed to UVB light from sunshine. During most of the year in the United States, the sun is not strong enough to produce Vitamin D and supplements are suggested.

      Many people who find that their condition gets better when they spend plenty of time in the sun get relief in the winter by going to a tanning salon and using the UVB booth.

      Others have found other ways to get UVB treatment at home without prescription such as buying UVB lights meant for reptiles kept as pets. Since your psoriasis is mostly on your hands, that might be a particularly good solution for you.

      The Vitamin D Council is a good site to find out more about how much Vitamin D3 to take internally during the parts of the year when you don't get enough sunshine. They will also provide information about how to be properly tested to see whether you're Vitamin D deficient.

      The combination of salt water and UVB (simulated beach!) seems to work especially well for some. Regular cooking salt as well as epsom salts can both be effective when dissolved in a tub full of water.

      Finally, while researching gallbladder and liver problems I came across studies which found that taking bile salts to aid digestion can help psoriasis. That would make sense from the standpoint that a diseased or sluggish liver can often manifest itself in various skin conditions.

      I hope that helps some!

      Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a remedy or a prescription that relives the appearance of Psoriasis?
    my adult daughter has had it most of her life.....now it is on her hands...not a place you can hide it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I suggest that your daughter should try anti-psoriasis cream from http://www.champori.com It is herbal, free of steroids and works fast. My patches (knees, elbows and scalp) cleared almost completely in just 2.5 weeks and I haven't had a flare-up in over a year now. Worth a try.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  38. QUESTION:
    If you have psoriasis, have you ever worked in the food industry?
    I have mild/moderate psoriasis. I have it on my elbows and a couple of small patches on the back of my hand.

    I have been looking for a job and the places that seem to be hiring the most are restaurants (servers). I have always been reluctant to apply because I wasn't sure if there is any sort of health and food issue dealing with psoriasis. I'm just curious to the reactions you have gotten (so people can be so very ignorant) and how hard or easy it was getting a job.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have friends with psoriasis who used to work in the food industry

  39. QUESTION:
    telling the difference between 2 different skin problems?
    How can you tell the difference between Psoriasis and Dermatitis of the hands and heels?

    • ANSWER:
      Ask a dermatologist. Otherwise, check pics on the web like the links below. In general psoriasis is scaly and very dry. Dermatitis and dishydrotic eczema may be more like little dry and irritated red bumps. Like this:

      http://www.visualdxhealth.com/adult/dyshidroticDermatitis.htm

      Psoriasis is more like this:

      http://www.visualdxhealth.com/adult/psoriasis.htm

      Hope this helps

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my psoriasis?
    I have tried almost everything, all sort of steroid base creams, salt baths, swimming in sea water, given up smoking and drinking even junk food. I start going to gym to have better fitness, using sauna and steam room. Nothing works. I have severe psoriasis.

    • ANSWER:
      have you asked your doctor about heat treatment, i still have a mild case of psoriasis, but nothing like i had years ago, like you say about your's it was severe, it was everywhere, even on the back's of my hands, i hated going shopping people stared. like you i had been given all the lotions & potions to no avail, then my gp sent me for a course of heat treatment which involved me lying under special ultra-violet rays not the kind you get in tanning salon's, it had to be done very slowly over a period of 6 weeks, your skin goes all red so you look a bit like you've got sunburn, but it worked wonderfully, all i have now is a small flat patch on my knee but it's not very noticable. Hope this helps good luck x

  41. QUESTION:
    I am 57&want to learn to swim in Chennai!Is there a place where I can,without being judged?Can I lose weight?
    I am a 57yr old woman who wants to learn water aerobics like swimming to keep myself physically healthy. I am already learning yoga. I weigh 67kg, but would like to reduce by about 5 kgs more. I wonder if it is possible for me to learn to swin at this age.I hope to lose weight.I suffer from mild psoriasis and wonder how it will affect me or more importantly the others?I am very social but am prone to mental stress! Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been receiving a lot of e-mail lately about diet. In the past, I was never concerned about what I ate. I just went to the gym, trained hard, and that was the extent of my routine. Not until recently did I realize the power diet has over the way your body looks and performs. I believe that diet is at least 75% of the fitness equation. In this article, I'm going to describe in detail what I have learned about diet during my 12-week transition period.
      When to Eat and How Often
      This might sound strange, but you have to eat more often to lose fat and gain muscle. During my transition period, I never ate less than 6 meals a day.
      •Try to eat every 2 to 3 hours.
      •Do not eat complex carbohydrates after 6:00 p.m. or four to five hours before going to bed.
      •Try to eat one gram of protein per pound of lean body mass on lifting days and .8 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass on non-lifting days.
      •Never eat more than 70 grams of protein in one meal.
      Carbohydrates
      When I think of carbohydrates, I think of energy. Carbohydrates supply our bodies with the energy it needs to make it through a workout. Without an adequate supply of carbohydrates, the body goes into carbohydrate deprivation. This is called a state of ketosis (meaning our body is using protein as energy). This is not a good state to be in for long because it will rob the body of muscle tissue in an effort to create energy. On the other hand, if too many carbohydrates are consumed, they convert into stored fat. The idea is to consume just enough carbohydrates to make it through our workouts with sufficient energy. I have broken down carbohydrates into these three categories:
      •Simple carbs: These are sugars, or quick energy. They are absorbed very quickly into the body. Ex. Anything with sugar, also fruit
      •Complex carbs: This is where you get long-term energy for the day. These are long chained carbohydrates that brake down slower, giving us energy over a prolonged period of time. Ex. Oatmeal, potatoes, pasta, rice, breads
      •Fibrous carbs: These are things like vegetables. I think of them as roughage in order to stay regular. Make sure you include them in you later meals when you can't eat complex carbs. They are also a good source of vitamins. Ex. Leafy vegetables like lettuce.
      Protein
      Proteins are the building blocks of our muscles. Without a sufficient amount of protein in our diet, our muscles will not have the raw materials that they need to build up, or even hang on to what is already there.
      Net protein utilization: Not all protein is created equal. Different foods are absorbed more than others. For example, egg white protein is absorbed at 88%. That means we get about 9 eggs to our muscles. On the other hand, chicken breast are absorbed at 68%, meaning we get about 7 breasts to our muscles. It is imported to eat a wide verity of protein foods though; no one protein source has all the amino acids we need.
      •Whey protein (100%): the best source of whey protein is from protein supplements. It is also absorbed very fast by the body, so it is best to take this when your body needs amino acids quickly: like right after a workout or when you first get up in the morning.
      •Egg whites (88%)
      •Fish (78%)
      •Chicken breast (78%)
      •Soy protein: My one bit of advice would be to try and stay away from soy protein. It is not absorbed very well by the body.
      Fats
      We normally think of fats as being bad. The fact is certain fats are essential to building muscle and carrying out various functions of the body. There are 2 fat types we need to be concerned about:
      •Saturated fats: these are the bad fats. Avoid these fats as much as possible. You will find these types of fats mostly in meats
      •Unsaturated fats: these are the good fats. They are a good energy source and help us build muscle. You can find from plant oils. Peanuts are also a good source.
      Water
      Do not under estimate the importance of water! If you are looking to get lean, water will be your best friend. Drink as much as you can and as often as you can. Also, it is very important to drink lots of water when you're eating large amounts of protein to clean urea from the system.
      Vitamins & minerals
      As resistance training athletes, we have a greater need for vitamins & minerals. When we workout and bring blood to our muscles it is important that our blood is full of those essential vitamins & minerals if we want to grow.
      Supplements
      Supplements are just that, meaning they are used to supplement your diet, not replace it. Don't ever think of it that way.
      Hierarchy of supplements:
      I developed this hierarchy of supplements based on what I thought were the most important and also by price.
      •1. Proper diet: Without proper diet you are just wasting money on supplements. Start here! Do not think that supplements are going to do it for you alone.
      •2. Multi-vitamin & mineral: It is very important to have all your vitamins & minerals when resistance training. Most of us are lacking in some areas, make it a priority to make this your first supplement.
      •3. Protein powder: It is usually very hard to get all the protein you need from real foods. Powders make it much easier. Also, these powders are absorbed fast by the body making them ideal after workouts or before and after sleep.
      •4. Creatine: This is great for harder workouts. It also makes you muscles hang on to water, giving them a better environment to grow.
      •5. L-glutamine: This is an important amino acid in muscle recovery
      •6. Branch chained amino acid: These are great before and after workouts along with L-glutamine because it gives your muscles all the amino acids it needs to repair and grow.
      •7. ZMA: This helps you release more growth hormone while you sleep, increasing your size and strength.
      •8. Thermogenic: These really help in the fat loss process. They also help you hang on to more muscle while dieting due to the fact you can eat more.
      •9. Meal replacement: Although very expensive, meal replacements make it much more convenient to get some of your meals in. Also, you can get in more meals than if you were to eat only real foods.
      "The golden hour"
      Remember "The golden hour" because it will make things so much easier for you. "The golden hour" is a window of opportunity we have to get everything we have depleted in our body back in a short amount of time. Think of your muscles as a gas tank: When you workout, you use gas for energy or in this case glucose. After a workout, our muscles are in a unique state. They are able to fill back up very quickly leaving you full for the next workout. If you wait to long, your muscles don't fill back up as easily and the carbs you eat are more likely to be stored as fat. Doing this will also let you take advantage of insulin's muscle building effects from the simple carbs you have ingested. You want to ingest 50-75 grams of simple carbs right after a workout. Also, this is when you want to take your protein shake because it will absorb quickly and supply your muscles with the amino acids that they need.
      Insulin
      This is a very complicated subject, but all we need to know is that insulin can help us build muscle or can make us fat depending on the timing. Insulin is released by the pancreas in response to elevated blood sugar levels. We can achieve a high blood sugar level by ingesting simple carbs. Like "the golden hour" we have a window of opportunity to take advantage of the muscle building effects of the insulin without getting fat. We have about 4 or 5 hours after we workout to take advantage of insulin. If we take in too many simple carbs out of this window, we are very likely to store fat.
      Cheat day
      The theory behind the cheat days is you take one day every 2 weeks to eat anything you want and actually get leaner. It might sound crazy, but it worked for me. When you eat low carbs for a time for body begins to think it is not getting all the food it needs (because your not storing any fat) and begins to slow down your metabolism. When you bombard your body with food on that one day, it tricks your body into thinking it has all it needs and speeds your metabolism back up. I can tell you from experience, every day after a cheat day I felt leaner and looked better.
      Ketosis
      This is when your body uses protein for energy. This happens when we have too few carbs in the body or when we over train. I went into the state of ketosis for only the last week of my 12-week transition for a couple of reasons: (1) I wanted all of my muscles to shrink down so when I carbed back up, my skin would be tighter. (2) When you go into ketosis it seems to bring the water out from under the skin. Don't go into this state to loose fat. Without carbs your body can not burn fat effectively. You will loose weight rather quickly, but only because you don't have as much glycogen in the muscle. Also, you are simply loosing water. Remember that proteins are the building blocks for muscle and that means they are fair game for energy when in the state of ketosis. I would not recommend going into this state unless you are trying to get into a super ripped state for a short amount of time, like for a bodybuilding contest.

  42. QUESTION:
    Should I wear gloves with my psoriasis medication?
    Because the topical medication rubs off when I'm sleeping, I'm curious if I should put on my medication then put dishwashing gloves over my hands when I sleep? Does anyone have an experience with this method?

    • ANSWER:
      What medication is it?
      That makes a huge difference.
      It you're using a topical corticosteroid, wearing rubber gloves will be occlusive and while it may indeed work a lot better, it is also possibly dangerous.
      If your doc told you to use it twice a day for two weeks, then stop or use a weaker corticosteroid for the next two weeks, you may use corticosteroids under occlusion once a day rather than twice.
      BUT, instead of asking we idiots here on the interwebs about this, ask the doc. He knows better'n us!
      And these drugs are nothing to play with! Even topically, they can cause a whole host of side effects that can really mess you up...permanently!

  43. QUESTION:
    Why is there dry scaly patches on my skin?
    They just begun to form above my ankle and on my hands. It couldn't be rashes or eczema because its not itchy. Though there has been a lot of cases of eczema in my family history.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      You don't say how long you have had the problem.Look at the following:
      Recent onset causes:
      1-Have you changed skincare products such as soaps,moisturisers even detergent for clothes?
      2-Have you stopped moisturising your skin or been to a dry climate recently?
      3-You may have a fungal skin infection(ring worm).
      Longstanding dry skin or rash causes:
      1-Eczema
      2-Psoriasis etc
      Try the following at home:
      Use intense moisturiser for your skin
      Use emollient for washing instead of soap. You can buy this from a chemist near you.
      Stop using any suspicious products
      See your GP(local doctor) for advice.
      There is a series of articles now on 'dry skin conditions' at http://www.skinassistant.com

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you naturally get rid of eczema on your hands?
    I was wondering how you get rid of eczema on your hands naturally

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to try natural remedies. SerenaSkin anti-psoriasis remedies worked wonders for me. The patches have been cleared up in a couple of weeks. Anti-psoriasis extract balances the immune system, so to prevent new ones from appearing.

  45. QUESTION:
    Why are my hands and feet peeling like crazy?
    The skin on my feet and hands is peeling nonstop. It doesn't hurt or anything, it's just irritating having that much skin to peel off slowly. I don't really put too much lotion on my feet, but definitely do for my hands. I always wear sandals and my feet aren't ashy or anything. I have psoriasis but it never flares up in the traditional flaky skin way, maybe once a year when I don't wash my hockey gear and barely any then. Could it just be the psoriasis or should I use more lotion or what?

    • ANSWER:
      weather can play heck on the skin..use a lotion that specially for feet...i use suave advanced therapy for my hands elbows and feet..i think it works really good..

      if its really bad..check with your dr...he might be able to help you out

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

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

  47. QUESTION:
    Can a tanning bed help clear up Psoriasis?
    I have tried 100 of medications over the past few years but have realized the only thing that really helps clear up my skins is being out in the sun. Does anyone have any experience or know of anyone who have ever used a tanning bed to help clear up their skin?

    Please don't copy and paste what someone else has said or what some health institution says about it, I really want to hear from those with first or second hand experience with using a tanning bed.

    • ANSWER:


psoriasis hands

Psoriasis Symptoms Scalp

If your child has any signs or symptoms, keep them out of high-level physical activities (including sports) to let their brain reorganize itself - no matter how much they object. Their brain is worth fighting for. Other symptoms and signs of concussions in children are more readily recognizable. Any sign of vomiting, sudden fatigue, or amnesia indicates that the child has had a traumatic head injury and should be taken to the hospital room for an examination.

Even after the signs and symptoms of a concussion fade, the damage itself may not be healed. Using tissue taken posthumously from pro football players, researchers and doctors have been able to view the damage done by concussions. Rather than appearing the same as a normal brain, people who suffered from multiple concussions have large amounts of brown tangles scattered throughout the brain tissue. These brown tangles are similar to the appearance of brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

At the very least, don't push your child into sports and potentially head-harming physical activity until a reasonable recuperation period has passed. Take the time to rest your child's injured head even if they insist they feel better, and learn to recognize the signs and symptoms. The head and the brain are tough, and kids are tougher, but resting their heads now will keep them tough against a more damaging concussion in the future.

Children are always on the move. If adults moved as much as children, we'd likely have just as many head injuries as well. Looking for and knowing the signs and symptoms of concussions in children can prepare you to discern a mild bump from that which warrants ER care, pediatrician follow up, and monitoring for post-concussion syndrome. Make sure you watch your child's balance and their reaction to light. See if there is an abnormal pause in their reactions, a sudden headache, numbness anywhere in their body, or an unexplainable sudden fatigue.

Headaches may get worse on exertion. In this case, athletes may feel okay on the sideline, but headache symptoms develop once they are on the field. In a mild concussion symptoms can often resolve within 15 minutes. This makes early detection and screening critical in concussion management. It is not uncommon for symptoms such as headache to appear later in the day after a head impact injury.

A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head. In snowboarding, this can easily happen by a collision with a skier or another snowboarder, a fall to the ground, or an impact with a tree. Signs of a concussion include feeling dizzy or disoriented, having an urge to throw up, or experiencing blurred vision. If you have any of these symptoms after a collision, you should seek immediate medical help.

Sports and games are important activities for students and youths. Unfortunately, many student-athletes sustain concussions as a result of falls, collisions or physical contact during sports such as football, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, field hockey and even cheerleading. A concussion is not just a bump on the head. It is a mild traumatic brain injury that immediately and temporarily disrupts the normal functioning of the brain.

The cognitive problems potentially associated with mild brain injury or concussion include memory problems, poor concentration and attention, irritability, anger and proneness to stress, being self-centered, dependency and lack of insight, poor problem solving and impulsivity. These problems can also include fatigue, lack of initiative and motivation, inappropriate behavior and poor social skills.

One only has to remember the tragic stories of Andre Waters and Mike Webster to recall how severe post concussion symptoms can be. Waters committed suicide due largely to the symptoms he suffered as a result of multiple concussions during his NFL career. Webster, who is in the pro football Hall of Fame, and played on 4 winning Super Bowl teams died homeless. jobless and penniless after living out of his car.

Many people believe that a concussion is a state of unconsciousness. This is not true. Nor is it an injury to the head. A concussion can be a result of injuring the head and it can result in loss of consciousness, but it is more than that. A concussion is the impairment or decrease in mental functions as a result of the brain banging against the skull wall, usually caused by a head injury and sometimes followed with unconsciousness.

Following a Concussion, a wide variety of cognitive (thinking abilities), physical, and psychological symptoms occur, typically in stages. The symptoms may not develop until days or even weeks after the injury. Few patients will experience all of the symptoms, but even one or two can be unpleasant. Some patients find that at first, PCS makes it hard to work, attend classes, get along at home, or reach short-term goals. Most patients with PCS don't develop symptoms until days or even weeks after the accident, but the syndrome can begin sooner.

Fortunately, there are very few fatalities from concussions, although it is important to have a doctor examine you if it is a serious concussion, or if you still feel uneasy after a few weeks. The standard treatment for concussions is plenty of rest and plenty of monitoring of the injury. To be on the safe side, you should see a doctor.

According to traumatic brain injury books those with recent concussions are more than 3x more likely to commit suicide than a similar person in the general population. Concussions have been linked to clinical depression which eventually leads the person to attempt killing themselves. The highest risk group among those with concussions for suicide is in the 22-59 age group. But the traumatic brain injury in children can be a problem too and shouldn't be ignored.

Though this is a step in the right direction in regards to traumatic brain injuries, the ruling only applies to game-play situations. As is the case with almost all sports seasons, the majority of a high-school athlete's time spent playing is not game time, but practice time. In fact, a typical three hour high school football game might be about one fifth of the time each player spent preparing for that game.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of Psoriasis on the scalp?
    I have flakes (which must come pretty easily out) and red raised blotches all over my scalp. or is it possibly lice. I take at least 1 to 2 showers a day so i dont know how i could have this problem! help!

    • ANSWER:
      A skin disorder characterized by dry, red, skin covered with silvery scales. It ranges in severity from mild to disabling.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ANgee

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

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

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

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

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Granger

      Here are some answers you're looking for.

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

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

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

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  5. QUESTION:
    What is a good remedy for an itchy scalp?
    My scalp has been itching for a few years. I have tried every specialty shampoo on the market otc for dandruff and psoriasis, etc. Like selsun blue, head and shoulders, coal tar, salycilic acid, neutragina, etc. Nothing seems to be helping. These scabs develop and they are pretty big and thick, and they are not from scratching since I try not to scratch. There are also patches of scaling(I think that is the right word) It isn't dandruff or lice causing the itching. Also, sometimes it really, really hurts for my hair to move, like brushing or in the wind. Any suggestions on a cause or cure?
    I have tried nizoral, the rx one. I'm a CPhT and the Rph let me try some a few years back. It didn't work.

    • ANSWER:
      Seems like you've tried several options over-the-counter... You haven't mentioned NIZORAL, which tends to work a little bit better than Selsun Blue or HnS... might be worth a shot.

      However, the symptoms you're describing reminds me a lot of psoriasis, a condition that is sometimes very hard to treat with otc (even prescription medecine have mitigated success in some cases)... I would really recommend seeing a doctor (dermatologist if at all possible) to clarify the diagnosis; some of my patients had good results with prescription cortisone lotions for the scalp...

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

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

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

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

  8. 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.

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

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

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

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

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the risk or side effects of using medicines called topical steroids for a long period?
    I have been using Dermovate scalp application for my psoriasis for many years by now and this is the only medication that seems to be working on my condition. I only apply it when redness and itchness occur. I have learned lately that using this type of medication which contains steroids may have serious side effects such as the effect on normal production of steroids in the body. What would that exactly mean? What are the symptoms in such cases? Does it have anything to do with methabolism or overweight issues?

    • ANSWER:
      Dermovate is a very potent topical steroid.Generally topical steroids side effects are effects at the site they are applied such as thinning of the skin, easy bruising, skin infection,etc. As a very potent topical steroids, Dermovate is more likely to be absorbed through the skin into the body and to cause side effects similar to oral steroids, especially if they are used continuously for long period on large areas of the body such as the back. You are right, it affect normal production of steroids in the body which is the function of the adrenal gland. Side effects would include increase risk of getting infection (takes place with very high doses), reduced calcium absorption through the gastrointestinal tract resulting to bone thinning and an increased risk of osteoporosis amongst others. It can suppress growth in children. Some of the more common side effects include changes in appearance, such as acne, development of a round or moon-shaped face and an increased appetite leading to weight gain. Steroids may also cause a redistribution of fat, leading to a swollen face and abdomen, but thin arms and legs. The side effects usually reversed once the steroids are stopped.

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

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

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the Strongest anti-dandruff shampoo ? And how can one avoid having dandruff ?
    What is the difference between dandruff and psoriasis or dry scalp ?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff and dry scalp are symptoms. Psoiasis is a skin disorder that causes symptoms such as scaly, dry skin that sheds off as flakes. Dandruff is the name given to the dead skin that flakes off in excessive amounts.

      The best shampoos are Nizoral or Denorex, but these are too strong for daily use. Selsun blue or Head and Shoulders are best for daily use, and the other two shampoos should be used only on occasions when the dandruff is out of control.

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

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

  16. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a cure for a dry and itchy scalp?
    I have used a tar shampoo and I smell like a labrador! Do you know of anything more pleasant. I think it could be psoriasis of the scalp.

    • ANSWER:
      The skin of the scalp (and also of the whole body) is constantly renews itself by shedding the outer layer of skin cells. Most of the time this shedding is unnoticeable. But when this shedding becomes noticeable on the scalp, it is called dandruff.
      Mild dandruff occurs not due to dryness of the scalp but usually is a result of too much oiliness of the skin. If you have large size flakes together with symptoms around your nose, eyebrows, ears, around your navel or genitals, it may be due to seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea. Severe dandruff may be the result of psoriasis of the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis may be caused by an increased number of a yeast-like organism (pityrosporum ovale) found on healthy scalp in low numbers. Dandruff can occur to anybody at any age. It should not be left untreated.

      Zinc and essential fatty acids (pumpkin seeds, nuts, vegetable oils) prevent dandruff.

      How to overcome Dandruff :

      For good hair without dandruff, drink at least 2 liter water, eat lots of salads, green vegetables, and fresh fruits. Combs must be washed as frequently and hair should be brushed regularly. Dandruff is a scalp condition that can be controlled. Too little oil or too much oil can result in dandruff. Try the following:

      Mix 2 teaspoons pure vinegar in 6 teaspoons water and apply it on the scalp before going to bed. Tie a towel around the head. Wash your head next morning. After shampooing, rinse again with vinegar water. Treat your hair like this once a week for at least three months.

      Mix 1 teaspoons lemon juice with 2 teaspoons vinegar and massage on the scalp. Wash your hair with an egg shampoo.
      Take 1 part almond oil, 1 part pure sulphur powder, 2 parts 'surgical spirit' and 4 parts distilled water or rose water and mix well. Rub on the scalp.

      Take 2 cup water, add 4-5 tablespoons dried thyme and boil for 10 minutes. Cool, strain, and use the mixture to massage scalp. Keep for half an hour.

      Dissolve 2 aspirins in any dandruff shampoo and wash your hair.

      Massage the scalp with almond oil. Dip a towel in boiling water and wrap it around the hair. Repeat it thrice or four times when the towel gets cold.

      Make a shampoo by mixing 100 g each of amla (Indian goose berry), reetha, and shikakai, and boil in two litre of water until the liquid reduces to half. Use this shampoo for one month. Dandruff will vanish and your hair will become thick.

      Grind fenugreek (methi) seeds soaked in water overnight. Massage this paste on scalp and hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

      Wash your hair with warm apple cider vinegar. Then cover your head with a towel or a shower cap and leave for about 30-40 minutes. Rinse with plain water. Repeat 2 times a week until your dandruff goes away.

      Mix 100 g witch hazel and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice in 200 ml water. Shampoo your hair and apply with cotton to the scalp when the hair are still wet. Repeat several times until the dandruff is treated.

      Try a shampoo with selenium sulfide or salicylic acid.

      Try Zest soap once a week. It may work for oily hair. It leaves your hair dry, so use conditioner to your hair only but try not to get it on your scalp. It has worked to get rid of dandruff for some people.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of psoriasis of scalp?
    How to cure it? I can't afford dermatologist and I think it's pretty light, can I treat it with something without the pills and harsh things??

    • ANSWER:
      Grace,
      There are many OTC products that may be used for treatment for psoriasis of the scalp (and elsewhere on the surface of the body.) The most popular are those containing coal-tar like Polytar etc. One of the most popular for scalp treatment amongst doctors is Clarelux, which is a foam containing the active ingredient clobetasol propionate, which is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid. When clobetasol is applied to the skin it works by acting inside the skin cells to decrease the release of these inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, redness and itching.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kacey

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

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

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

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

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you

  22. QUESTION:
    what's the difference between dandruff n scalp psoraisis?
    What causes each? How do u treat each? Just for knowledge, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      In dandruff flakes of skins range from small and white to large, greasy and yellow. This Itchy flaking appears on the scalp or eyebrows, or around the hairline, ears or nose and it is not move to other parts of the body.
      While psoriasis is a very problematic skin condition that affects overall body including scalp. Plaques on the scalp can be particularly embarrassing as flaky plaque in the hair can be mistaken for dandruff. But these flaky plaques are also found on other parts of the body.
      The most common causes of dandruff are a dry scalp while psoriasis is a chronic disease and recent research indicates that psoriasis is likely a disorder of the immune system.
      Use of Vitamin B12 , B5, B6 help to eradicate dandruff. Application of moisturizing lotion and Coal-tar shampoos relieves symptoms of dandruff. While for psoriasis individual must consult to physician.

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

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

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I treat scalp Eczema Psoriasis Naturally?
    The dermatologist gave me stuff that I just do not want to use. I would like an answer from someone who knows health and knows of an alternative that worked for them. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a product at walgreens called Skin Zinc The Original Multi-Symptom Two-Phase Relief System it worked great. I also had psoriasis on my face and it cleared that up too. It has two nozzles one you can spray and one for the scalp. It runs you about but it really works. Try this. I'm including the link below if you want to look up information on it. They do carry it in the store.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there a link between Psoriasis and Ethnicity?
    Today I was diagnosed with a mild form of scalp psoriasis. I'm just wondering if there's a link between ethnicity and psoriasis.

    I'm 100% Irish, red hair and have very pale and dry skin. Does psoriasis seen to more prevalent in people from the British Isles (UK & Ireland) and Northern Europe than anywhere else because of that fact that light/fair skin is more common? Or is there necessarily a link between light/fair skin and psoriasis.

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Juice,
      Psoriasis occurs nearly equally in men and women. It is also present in all racial groups, but in varying rates. Psoriasis prevalence in African Americans is 1.3 percent compared to 2.5 percent of Caucasians.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  26. 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.

  27. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of dandruff? Any instant methods or one week home remedies?
    I am just a teenager and I already have "caught" dandruff. It has been there for quite a while and even if I shampoo everu two to three days, and condition every two weeks, the dandruff won't go. It itches a lot and I have started scratching my head all the time without knowing it. How can I remove the dandruff? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have a similar problem, mine is partly Psoriasis though, which is basically itchy flaky skin, mine just happens to be on the scalp so I mistook it for dandruff for years. What I use is a T-Gel shampoo from Family Dollar. It's only a dollar or two, ever since I did that the scratching has stopped, I still get some flakes but not nearly as bad as it was. It's brownish red looking shampoo, I use it once every 2-3 days, but at first I was doing it every day for a week or so, then backed off as the condition improved, problem is most shampoos have Stearyl Alcohol in it and that's what's drying out your scalp and making it itch. Now I use it every 2-3 days but shampoo twice with it, the first time seems like it's just cleaning and soaking the 2nd time it really gets soapy and that's when I really work it in my scalp. T-Gel shampoo and your problems with itching should be solved.

      PS: For the record washing your hair everyday is bad for your hair. Humans are not designed to bathe every single day, washing your hair too often removes many of the necessary oils, also Head and Shoulders is crap, because it eliminates the dandruff by literally peeling a layer off your scalp, don't know about you but I kind of like my skin and don't want to remove layer after layer just to get rid of flakes.

      PPS: Also my psoriasis is due to stress and worry, as most psoriasis cases are, and no it's no contagious, just a mild skin condition, which I suspect is often misdiagnosed as simple dandruff when dandruff is really just a symptom of said psoriasis.

  28. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had allergy tests done and if so what were the costs?
    I have a problem with itching of the skin all over now for about 5 months.
    I have been to a Dematologist when this first started when i had lumps on my scalp. He took a biopsy, put me on Benadryl and Prednisone.
    I am currently taking over the counter Benadryl with some results.
    I'm unaware of any food allergies, detergents, or soap as i have not changed any of them.
    I had surgery back in September of last year for Diverticulitis, and have had some strange problems such as this ever since.
    Has anyone ever had allergy tests done, to what degree, and what where the approximate costs?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated since this is driving me crazy. I want to return to my Dermatologist not just ask a question here, but want to be informed before i go.
    Thanks!
    Cindi W>>>The itch around my incision was from natural healing.
    There is no rash involved so i'm not sure about the 3 things you mentioned.
    It may be mold as i had some problem with it in the shower stall, but i thought bleach took care of that. Thanks for the info. :)

    • ANSWER:
      It does not sound like these are not allergies, it sounds more like some sort of skin disorder like Eczema,Dermatitis or Psoriasis. The Prednisone is used to reduce the inflammation and the Benadryl to ease the itching. Did the itching first start around the skin incision where you had the surgery?

      But, allergies do not usually come on so suddenly.
      Try using some cortisone-type lotions on the areas that itch..

      Allergy tests are expensive, over 0 if you do not have insurance. They are not painful. It consists of injecting or scratching your inner arm or back with items known to cause allergies (mold, dust mites, cat/dog dander, trees)

      I think you need to find a Dermatologist to treat your symptoms, not an allergist.

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have some good ways to relieve psoriasis.?
    I have had this condition for a while. It continues to flair up. Can anyone help with some remedies they use to relieve it?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is a persistent skin disease that got its name from the Greek word for "itch." The skin becomes inflamed, producing red, thickened areas with silvery scales, most often on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. It results when skin cells start reproducing wildly, and piling up on the surface. The most common symptoms of psoriasis are thick, red patches known as plaques, and dry, silvery scales. Recent research indicates that psoriasis is likely a disorder of the immune system. No one knows what triggers your immune system to cause psoriasis. It is believed that you must have a genetic tendency to be susceptible to the condition. But once your immune system is triggered, it sends a false alarm to your skin cells, telling them that they’ve been damaged. The skin cells react by attempting to repair this “damage.” They begin reproducing at an accelerated rate, rising to the skin surface, dying, and building up there. The skin surface thickens. As blood vessels expand and more blood flows to the skin, it becomes red. The result is the flaky, red patches you know as plaques.

      While Eczema and Psoriasis are completely different skin disorders, they are often treated with the same methods. Cortisone creams, ointments, and lotions commonly prescribed for skin disease may clear the skin temporarily and control the condition in many patients. Side effects from steroids include thinning of the skin, dilated blood vessels, bruising, and skin color changes. Treatments that are recommended by doctors and pharmaceutical companies worldwide amounts to futile attempts at mere symptom treatment, instead of the trying to address the root causes of the condition. Symptoms you see on the skin express the body's attempt to heal, but are not the cause of disease

      Because the causes of Psoriasis are due to autoimmune disorders, I recommend products which are high in anti-oxidants to help boost and maintain a healthy skin matrix. This includes Vitamin Supplement. And Aloe Based Skin Care
      Here's why Aloe is good for you:
      1.) It Penetrates. It actually sinks down into the lower layers of the skin (dermis) where your collagen
      is. Nothing you buy over the counter can do that. Why is that important? Cause if you buy something
      that says it boost collagen, it's not true. If it can't reach the collagen, it can't help the collagen.
      Penetration is also important when it come to cleansing, you want an aloe based cleanser to clean
      deep down in your pores.

      2.) It Exfoliates, Aloe is a natural exfoliator, the plant enzymes actually break down the soap and
      residue that hold dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. Dead skin cells make your skin look flaky,
      dry and dull. A build up of dead skin can also break down your collagen over time (causing wrinkles)
      which is why it is so important to exfoliate. Aloe does it naturally without scrubs or chemicals.

      3.) Aloe Regenerates- Aloe regenerates skin 11 times faster than you body does naturally. That's
      why aloe is often used on burns. If you have scars, sun spots, wrinkles or any other skin damage, aloe
      can help heal it fast!

      4) Aloe is a Natural Anti- inflamitory - Acne anyone? Redness? Aloe cleanses, removes impurities,
      and shrinks and tightens pores all at once.

      Here are a few more things aloe can do for you:
      Heals psoriasis in up to 83% of suffers in 16 weeks.
      Rub it on inflamed joints to ease pain.
      Drink aloe juice to build a stronger immune system.

      If you're interested I can create a Psoriasis program for you. You can contact me through my website at
      http://www.thealoespa.com/index.html

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

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

  31. QUESTION:
    What are these small white flakes in my hair?
    I've been noticing these small white flakes in my hair. Could iy be just length that I pick up while I'm asleep or anything on that nature, or could it be dandruff?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you have dandruff. Dandruff (also called scurf and historically termed Pityriasis capitis) is the excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. Dandruff can also be caused by frequent exposure to extreme heat and cold. As it is normal for skin cells to die and flake off, a small amount of flaking is normal and in fact quite common. Some people, however, either chronically or as a result of certain triggers, experience an unusually large amount of flaking, which can also be accompanied by redness and irritation. Most cases of dandruff can be easily treated with specialized shampoos.

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

      Those affected by dandruff find that it can cause social or self-esteem problems. Treatment may be important for both physiological and psychological reasons.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

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

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

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

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you

  33. QUESTION:
    WITHOUT taking a pill, what is the best way to treat psoriasis??
    HAVE TRIED HYDROCORTIZONE,SHAMPOOS FOR PSORIASIS,DERMAREST,MISC LOTIONS AND SOME TAR MEDICINE. ANY HELP WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.
    this question is for my 29 year old wife. we have heard that it is diff between men and women. as far as treatment goes.

    • ANSWER:
      First before I list the creams, etc., that she can use, has she tried a tanning bed? I have several friends, and their MD told them that artificial tanning would help and it has tremendously with the 5 people I know that have psoriasis. They go approximately 2-3 (and only 2-3 times per week) times per week for no longer than 15 minutes. I know you are probably thinking, oh great, now skin cancer, but tanning beds can be safe if done in moderation and used properly. It is when people go constantly every day, all the time for months and months at a time that it can be dangerous.

      Chemical medications to treat psoriasis include: These are creams:

      Corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are the most common treatment for psoriasis.

      Calcipotriene, which contains vitamin D3.

      Retinoids, including tazarotene and acitretin.

      Anthralin and tars. The use of anthralin and tars has decreased recently, replaced by other medications such as calcipotriene and tazarotene.

      Zinc pyrithione. Zinc pyrithione (for example, Derma-Cap) is a new product available without a prescription that comes in spray, soap, or solution form. It is used to treat small patches of psoriasis and symptoms, including itching, redness, flaking, and scaling of the skin. It is also used to treat psoriasis of the scalp. For some people, it appears to eliminate scales and sores caused by psoriasis. Very few studies of zinc pyrithione have been completed.

      Click link for further information: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/Psoriasis-Medications

  34. 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

  35. QUESTION:
    What would be the best OTC and prescription medication for mild Eczema?

    Looking for pills, I've had enough of creams and other topical treatments.

    Are there any pills that can control itching, reduce inflammation(which would be very mild), or perhaps even make all/most symptoms diminish altogether?

    • ANSWER:
      I can understand your frustrations. I have psoriasis and it's taken a lot of years to find something that works for me.

      I know you said you don't want creams and what not but I found my cure. You might have already tried it and it does take a few weeks to start seeing the effects but I found it worth it and it's cheaper than all that other crap!!! Coal Tar soap. It's not the prettiest smelling soap, but you don't end up smelling like it all day! I also use coal tar shampoo as I get shocking psoriasis on my scalp. It lessens the itching and flakiness and has given me huge amounts of relief!
      I really hope you find something that works for you. Good luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are these small faint bumps on the palm of my hand?
    I noticed last week that I have 3 very faint bumps on the palm of my hand. They are not very noticeable, they don't itch, and they do not hurt. They are somewhat white in nature...you can barely see them. They are only driving me crazy because I don't know what they are. You have to run your finger across my skin to feel them. Have no clue where they came from. Any ideas on what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      here is everything you need to knowabout skin marks or bumps

      Skin disease Symptoms Usual area of body
      Acne Covered in small pus-filled sacs, blackheads, pimples or sore red bumps Face, chest or back
      Rosacea Flushed appearance or Redness Around cheeks, chin, forehead or nose
      Boil Painful red bump or a cluster of painful red bumps Anywhere
      Cellulitis Red, tender and swollen areas of skin Around a cut, scrape or skin breach
      Insect bite Red and/or itchy bumps on the skin Anywhere and can be sprinked randomly
      Allergic reaction Irregular, raised or flat red sores that appeared after taking medicine/drugs or eating certain foods Anywhere
      Hives Bumps formed suddenly Anywhere but usually first noticed on face
      Seborrheic dermatitis Bumps and swelling Near glands
      Cradle Cap Dry, scaly skin Cover the head of a child
      Irritant contact dermatitis Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash Eyebrows, nose, edge of the scalp, point of contact with jewellery, perfume or clothing.
      Allergic Contact Dermatitis caused by poison ivy, oak or sumac Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash; can also be weeping or leathery. Anywhere that came in contact with the irritant either directly or via transfer (eg. from contaminated clothing.)
      Allergic purpura Small red dots on the skin, or larger, bruise-like spots that appeared after taking medicine Anywhere
      Pityriasis Rosea Started with a single scaly, red and slightly itchy spot, and within a few days, did large numbers of smaller patches of the rash, some red and/or others tan Chest and abdomen
      Dermatitis herpetiformis Intensely itchy rash with red bumps and blisters Elbows, knees, back or buttocks
      Erythema nodosum Large red bumps that seem to bruise and are tender to touch Anywhere
      Psoriasis White, Scaly rash over red, irritated skin Elbows and knees
      Erythema multiforme Red, blotchy rash, with "target like" hives or sores. Anywhere
      Measles Red Rash that is raised with a fever or sore throat. Usually starts first on the forehead and face and spreads downward.
      Chickenpox Multiple blisters with a fever, cough, aches, tiredness and sore throat. Usually starts first on the face, chest and back and spreads downward.
      Shingles Red blisters that are very painful and may crust Anywhere
      Fifth Disease Started as a fever and then developed a bright red rash Cheeks
      Warts Soft bumps forming that don't itch and have no other symptoms Anywhere
      Ringworm Bald spot on the scalp or a ring of itchy red skin Anywhere
      Syphilis Rash that is red but not itchy Palms of hands or soles of feet
      Jock itch, yeast infection or diaper rash Red itchy rash Groin
      Tinea versicolor Light coloured patches Anywhere
      Impetigo Crusted, tan-colored sores Near nose or lip
      Scabies Bite-like sores that itch and spread intensely Usually start on hands or feet and spread everywhere
      Rocky Mountain spotted fever A fine rash with a fever and headache Usually start on arms and legs including the hands and feet
      Lupus erythematosus A butterfly rash with achy joints Forehead and cheeks
      Jaundice or sign of hepatitis Yellowish Skin, whites of eyes and mouth
      Bruise Blue or black area after being hit Anywhere
      Actinic keratoses Scaly, pink, gray or tan patches or bumps Face, scalp or on the backs or the hands
      Keloid or hypertrophic scar Scar that has grown larger than expected Anywhere
      Lipoma Soft or rubbery growth Anywhere
      Milia Lots of white spots On the face of a baby
      Molluscum or contagiosum Small, firm, round bumps with pits in the center that may sit on tiny stalks Anywhere
      Sebaceous cyst Bump with a white dome under the skin Scalp, nape of the neck or upper back
      Skin tag Soft, fleshy growth, lump or bump Face, neck, armpits or groin
      Xanthelasma Yellow area under the skin Under eyelids
      Melanoma Dark bump that may have started within a mole or blemish, or, a spot or mole that has changed in color, size, shape or is painful or itchy Anywhere
      Basal cell carcinoma Fleshy, growing mass Areas exposed to the sun
      Squamous cell carcinoma Unusual growth that is red, scaly or crusted Face, lip or chin
      Kaposi's sarcoma Dark or black raised spots on the skin that keep growing or have appeared recently Anywhere
      Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) Pink-red ring or bullseye marks Anywhere

  37. QUESTION:
    How can you tell if a re occurring flakey skin rash on your face and hair line is really psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is a disease which affects the skin and joints. It commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. The scaly patches caused by psoriasis, are areas of inflammation and excessive skin production. Skin rapidly accumulates at these sites and takes a silvery-white appearance. Plaques frequently occur on the skin of the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the scalp and genitals. So do you think your condition is psoriasis?
      If you do not then consider that the rashes on face and hairline might be simply reactions to whatever it is you are applying to your skin and hair. My similar but much more serious symptoms (Entire scalp was flaking and itching and much of my face was flaking) were completely got rid of by stopping using shampoos and face cleaners which I found contained countless toxic and skin harming ingredients, If you do web searches. "Shampoos harmful?" "Soaps, face cleaners Harmful?" you will get confirmation. Also do web searches for safe, non harming products. What healed my skin and scalp was massaging quite vigorously with olive oil for 15 to 30 min each day. Olive oil is a natural moisturizer and quickly absorbs into skin not leaving face oily and has remarkable healing qualities (confirm with another web search). Within one week both were completely (and permanently) healed.

      SOURCE(S): 20+ years research into natural healing treatments for skin, scalp and hair conditions and anti-aging and rejuvenation treatments.

  38. QUESTION:
    What kind of doctor should I see for this?
    For the past couple of months, I have had a burning sensation in my head, and a sensitive scalp. It's now harder for me to think (where it never was before) and I've lost my mental clarity and elements of my once outgoing and happy personality. It's not psychological, this is something directly linked to the burning, and it never seems to stop. It's become an unflinching distraction in my life for the past 5 months, and it's sucked my soul out, making me less energetic, less wordy, and slower in thought. My brain won't process joyful experiences anymore, and I fear nerve damage or brain damage has been dealt.

    Main thing here, to sum it up and subtract the emotions: Burning in head+fatigue+joint paint+personality loss/depression=?

    Not that I need a diagnosis, just what kind of doctor should I see? Also, I'm a 21 year old male.

    • ANSWER:
      You should go see your family doctor (or your neighbourhood's clinic if you don't have one).

      I don't quite see what you mean by the burning sensation in your scalp, but joint pain and scalp lesions are both associated with psoriasis.

      The psychological symptoms could be unrelated to the tingling sensation, but they do deserve to get assessed too.

      Good luck with all that!

  39. QUESTION:
    is photo therapy safe for psoriasis patients and does it increase any type of risks?
    Photo Therapy and Psoriasis!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. Photo therapy is safe and often alleviates psoriasis symptoms. I haven't heard of any risks (if one forgets all the noise about UV bad for the skin. Just don't overdo it). And again: it's horses for courses; doesn't work for all. For my plaque psor. (elbows, knees and scalp) the herbal cream by champori works the best: my patches cleared almost completely in just 3 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  40. QUESTION:
    what is the way to get rid of psriosis on the back of my scalp?
    im always itching it and it gets worse when i sweat.

    • ANSWER:
      Many treatment options can help control scalp psoriasis and its symptoms. Sometimes scalp psoriasis will clear on its own (a spontaneous remission), or it can remain on the scalp for long periods of time.
      It is important to select scalp treatments that are agreeable to you. Treatments should never be worse than the psoriasis itself. Consider your lifestyle, available time and the cost to help you decide among the options.

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

      Before trying any of these suggestions, contact your doctor first.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi THere

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

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

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

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

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you

  42. QUESTION:
    Could I test rogaine on a portion of my head to see if it will really grow new hair?
    If I wanted to see how my head reacted to using rogaine, could I apply it to like... the front of my head for a while consistently to see if it actually works? I'm 22, and the thinning of my hair is BARELY noticeable. I say this because it is only slightly thinner on top, and the growth rate is a tad slower. Not everyone experiences the shedding, and I want to test it to see if I do or not.

    • ANSWER:
      Do not use Rogaine - minoxidil if you have any of these systemic effects: chest pain, rapid heartbeat, faintness, dizziness, sudden unexplained weight gain, or swelling of the extremities. If any of the above symptoms occur, call your doctor. Oral minoxidil is used to treat high blood pressure and is only available by prescription. Topical minoxidil is not absorbed in the same way that oral minoxidil is, however anyone with a heart problem should use topical minoxidil only under the supervision of a physician.

      Any breakage of the skin will cause Rogaine and Minoxidil to be absorbed in the system more rapidly. So do not use this product if the scalp is inflamed, infected, painful or irritated. Also scalp abrasions, psoriasis, or even sunburn may increase the absorption. Speak to your doctor is any of these conditions apply. Minoxidil is for use on the scalp only.

      Using Minoxidil has not been shown to have any effect on eyebrow, chest, back, beard, or any other hair growth.

  43. 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.

  44. QUESTION:
    how do i get control of my nine year olds dandruff?
    my nine year old has dandruff and right now it is really bad due to her skin is really dry. i do know that it is now head lice and that it is dry scalp. i have tried many products available and nothing seems to work some will make it look better for one day and others do nothing. i do not let her wash her hair everyday as it just makes the dry scalp worse. any suggestions on how to get control of this

    • ANSWER:
      Your son/daughter is probably not going to like this treatment but it works and only needs to be done once a week until the scalp has normalized to a point where flakes are not evident. Dandruff is the excessive flaking of the skin of the scalp and maintaining moisture on the scalp is the first thing you have to address which is the dry skin:

      Procedure:
      Brush the scalp and hair to remove loose flakes and encourage the natural oils in the skin. No need to force anything, just give the head and hair a thorough, gentle brushing.
      Wet the hair and scalp with water.
      Wash the hair and scalp with just enough Johnson's baby shampoo to get a lather up. (if the hair is short, a tablespoon is plenty)
      RINSE EVERY TRACE OF SUDS FROM THE HAIR AND SCALP. ( til the water runs clear.)
      towel dry the hair, leaving scalp alone as best you can. (do not blow dry)
      take two 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and put in a clean bowl. dip your fingertips only into the oil and work the oil gently into the scalp (do NOT wet the hair or the head, do not work the oil into the hair. If you end up getting the hair greasy you can wash the hair, but avoid the scalp)

      Give it a minute or two to work.

      Shampoo the HAIR (meaning keep the suds off the scalp as best you can) with the original Johnson's Baby Shampoo if needed. It is the mildest and most chemical free of any shampoo. It will be hard to just wash hair and you won't be able to NOT touch the scalp, the point is, don't work it into the scalp but focus on the getting the hair clean and leave the scalp.

      RINSE EVERY TRACE OF shampoo out of the hair and towel dry. Do not blowdry, do not use styling products that will go on the scalp.

      If the problem is simply the flakes, start with the oil and follow with a hair shampoo. If the problem is dirty hair, start with the shampoo.

      If it's both hair needing washing and scalp needing help, do both in the order that the procedure is written at the beginning of this post.

      Good luck. Keeping the hair as short as he/she can tolerate it will help in treating this. It's not a permanent problem and it will resolve itself eventually if you understand that dry skin gets dry because the NATURAL oils are stripped by chemical shampoos and styling products and some natural factors, like too much sun exposure to the scalp.
      If your son/daughter wears his hair long enough to require a hair conditioner to keep the hair also from being dry, then use the conditioner ONLY on the hair.

      There are other ways to condition the scalp to restore the oil balance, but Olive Oil is readily available and it is easy to wash out if you use too much. No other kitchen oil can be used, so don't even try.

      PS If your son's/daughter's dandruff gets worse or seems to be having the OPPOSITE effect, then it's more likely he/she has a skin condition that needs to be seen by a dermatologist. Dandruff is a merely a symptom and the procedure I gave you is to treat the symptom. Other skin conditions like Psoriasis, needs different treatment. Try the oil first and see how it goes. If he/she is dry all over the body, then the oil balance is probably needing to be restored.

      for the body, I totally recommend Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter. Cocoa butter can be used anywhere, including the face, regardless of skin conditions...(including acne.)

  45. QUESTION:
    Can Eczmea of the scalp lead to hair loss?
    and how does it do so?
    also if so, if i cure the eczema will the hair then grow back?

    • ANSWER:
      "Eczema produces scales, reddened inflamed skin that periodically ooze, and the familiar itch that is of supreme annoyance to those that suffer with it. These are however two different diseases that usually require different treatments. However, there are certain treatments that work for psoriasis that work for eczema also. Eczema causes extreme buildup and sores on the scalp, and can cause severe scarring. The buildup caused by eczema can cause temporary hair loss, however the scarring that can occur especially if one scratches the painfully itchy lesions can cause permanent damage to the hair follicles.

      Eczema is an illness caused by toxemia as well. And although one can use the various medicated shampoos and creams on the market to control its symptoms, permanent relief is only going to come from removing the cause of the toxemia. Therefore once again cleansing and drinking plenty of purified water are keys to fighting eczema. Many of the dietary recommendations are the same for one who suffers from eczema, except there is usually an increased sensitivity to fish-therefore it should be eaten in a limited amount. Also, there is usually a high intolerance of cow’s milk, since eczema is highly associated with allergies. Therefore, one should use soymilk or goat’s milk instead"
      from: http://www.solveyourproblem.com/stop-hair-loss/hair_loss_and_scalp_diseases.shtml

      For my eczema I use the herbal cream/spray combo from http://www.champori.com It works fast and the effect lasts for months on end.
      Try it.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  46. QUESTION:
    Anyone know how to treat Seborrheic Dermatitis?
    I need to know exactly how I can control the symptoms because it itches so much and when ever I go in whater my skin literally falls off! I've been to the dermatologist and they recomemnded me some wash and lotion but nothing really worked. So does anyone know how to treat it?! Help please!!

    • 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 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 you - it's free.
      Best,
      Gus

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi KDI

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

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

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

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

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers


psoriasis symptoms scalp

Psoriaris

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    2 years ago i had uv treatment for my bad psoriaris, and was told i would get premature skin ageing,?
    im 37 and find my neck skin starting to go winkley and hands and feet. this is quite worrying.is there a decent night cream or any affordable creams on the market that wouldbe beneficial to me. i did try oil of ulay with pentipetides for 6 weeks but found nothing at all was happening. or am i just fighting a loosing battle and just execpt the the results from the treatment i had. uk , north east lady

    • ANSWER:
      I've also had puva treatment, twice over the last 10 years both treatments lasted about 6 months, I'm 31 now and don't think it has aged my skin (hope not anyway!) R3 skin defence cream (available at the website listed below) is very good for wrinkles my mum uses it and her skin looks great she's 55 now and her skin looks no older than mine well maybe a little bit.

      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.

  2. QUESTION:
    what are the best herbs for healing skin problems?
    like Psoriaris, acne, eczema, fungus of nails

    • ANSWER:
      i have some excellent remedies for this one! Sesame oil has very very effective anti-fungal properties. So does tea tree oil -very good anti fungal agent and an excellent anti-fungal is Garlic. Garlic is very powerful and kills all the fungal spores yet it may blister sensitive skin if applied for too long. I recommend sesame oil and tea tree oil from previous experience of athletes foot, it worked remarkably well. Websites on google also praise the anti-fungal properties of garlic, sesame oil and tea tree oil. Hope this helps! :)

  3. QUESTION:
    How Effective Is Shark Cartilage For Psoriaris????? Skin Conditions?
    For only a small spot (area)
    How effective is it?

    • ANSWER:
      If it works let us know as you will make a fortune. Of course it won't work.

  4. QUESTION:
    If psoriasis is the t-cells reproducing too fast, isn't it kinda like an allergy?
    And what if a person used something like "tinnactin" as a treatment? I really need something that will calm it down cause no matter what I use it just seems to be getting worse. I need something cheap cause money is hard to come by.

    • ANSWER:
      chaluppa
      The psoriasis have cure. I´m a brasilian naturalist and I have many cases that i have total control wuith may tratament.
      A psoriaris is a problem that envolve nutricional intolerance, em alergie. The way of cure is the change a definitive form to eat, every single day.
      More contacte: abiliodrsaude@yahoo.com.br

  5. QUESTION:
    HIV Positive Exposure Splash - I'm Scared?
    I'm a dialysis technician with psoriasis all over my body. Half of the patients I work with are HIV positive and I was taking out a needle on this particular positive patient. While I was taking it out the needle about half of a teaspoon of blood got splashed and landed on my psoriasis. I immediately washed it and told my nurse and I got send to the ER. They gave me Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis medication for five days and need to follow up with a doctor.

    My question is how likely could I have gotten the HIV virus on my skin with psoriaris? I'm really scared for this one.

    • ANSWER:
      You work in a medical facility full of qualified medical personnel and are asking a bunch of strangers on the internet? I suggest you speak with the physicians!

  6. QUESTION:
    Sore tender scalp..please some advice...?
    The crown of my head is very sore and it hurts when I touch it. Also theres a couple spots on the sides. This has been happening for the past two years and I still have no idea what the problem is. I always keep my hair straightened so its down all the time. Thats makes no difference. Some days I just cry it hurts so bad. What should I do to make it better? Who has had this problem????? And it hurts probably 6 days out of the week bad.

    • ANSWER:
      Aww, sounds awful. I have no idea what you have but I presume you've been to the doctor already? You may need to keep pushing at them to get them to sort it out. They honestly don't do anything unless you nag them..

      Hope it gets better xx

      Edit: might sound obvious but have you checked for psoriaris, shingles, exzema, acne and other skin conditions? Might be worth a try...

  7. QUESTION:
    Could psoriasis patients be used to heal?
    Just me having one of my stupidity moments.

    I was thinking if you had a test subject with psoriasis, and took genes from that test subject, surely you could find the genetic fault, or fault in the DNA line, or w.e, and maniplulate and/or alter said genes, and use that to heal wounds, scars and cuts, on another human being?

    like I said just a stupid moment, but possible, or just a plain stupid question xD
    I'm not sure how to reply to answers, so going to "Add Details" and I myself have severe psoriasis, which is why I thought of it, and I've used UVA Treatment, along with steroid creams, methotrixate, none of it works, the only thing I found that works in 2 times a week injection of "enbrel" and now being put onto a new injection called "Ustekinumab" which is 1 injection every 4 months..but Surely psoriasis has some sort of marker, or source somewhere in the DNA line? as some disabilities are caused by faults in DNA? xD
    I'm not sure how to reply to answers, so going to "Add Details" and I myself have severe psoriasis, which is why I thought of it, and I've used UVA Treatment, along with steroid creams, methotrixate, none of it works, the only thing I found that works in 2 times a week injection of "enbrel" and now being put onto a new injection called "Ustekinumab" which is 1 injection every 4 months..but Surely psoriasis has some sort of marker, or source somewhere in the DNA line? as some disabilities are caused by faults in DNA? xD

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriaris "hits" with over 30 other conditions very strongly and many, many more not as strongly. It occurs at the same time as those other conditions, and some of those have a known genetic cause, others don't. What is in common between these conditions is having an overactive immune system. It is the relationship that isn't clear.

      Here - this will give you an idea what I mean.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=psoriasis%20comorbidities

      Psoriasis in some people is very, very difficult to treat
      People often have to resort to steroids and immune supressives to find relief - because for about 30% of people, psoriasis occurs in the joints. It is a connective tissue disease, skin is only one of the connective tissues.

      What we really need are healthy people to volunteer for medical research - that will help us more than anything*....

      Edit: Do we know of a specific gene that is responsible every time? Not even close.
      You might want to skim some of these - I'm two hours past my bedtime.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=psoriasis%20genetics
      5, 8, 9, 18, 20, 22, and 25 look interesting to me.

      As I wrote first, we know of OTHER genetic disorders where psoriasis often occurs, it could be a symptom of those conditions, or the two conditions might be related and occur together, but we don't know how...


psoriaris

Psorisis Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway to stop scalp problems?
    I think its psorisis or something. But my scalp gets so dry and dandruffy and sometimes has weird scales (like psorisis). I have tried everything, dandruff shampoo, psorisis treatment (shampoo) and nothing is working. I need something that will actually make it go away. Is there anything I can do or should I go to a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sara, it sounds like you have the same thing I have...a form of dermatitis. I usually get it when I am stressed, and it is annoying. You need to go to a dermatologist. They can prescribe a cream that is topically applied that will rid you of this condition...but only temporarily. I found that it has returned to me several times this year already. Each time I am able to get rid of it with the cream. If it is in a large area of your scalp, there is another medication that they can prescribe that doesn't leave your hair oily. But in any event, you need to see a dermatologist for the prescription. I found nothing worked over-the-counter.

  2. QUESTION:
    Any good ideas for relief from psorisis?
    I really cant afford expensive prescription meds, and any suggestions for OTC treatment would be great, this cold weather is making me miserable!

    • ANSWER:
      The source below discusses options for the cure or treatment of psoriasis.

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    do you have any home remedies for psorisis on your skin?
    I get really bad dry patches all over my back and arms...I've tried that Aveeno soap and lotions,and all other kinds of things with none of them working what so ever.Could someone help me with this?

    • 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,
      Gussie

  5. QUESTION:
    why would impitigo, scabies and psorisis contraindicate a beauty treatment?
    why would Impetigo, Scabies and psoriasis contraindicate a beauty treatment?

    I know they are highly infectious and can spread but I need to write more than that in my assignment, any help would be great

    Thanx xx

    • ANSWER:
      Well aside from being highly contagious, they require certain creams and medications to be used on the skin. You don't want to then use other products on someone's skin while they are treating their skin for a disease.

      Meditator

  6. QUESTION:
    Does psoriasis lead to psychological issues?
    My husband suffers from psoriasis on the higher end. He maintains very low hygiene and expects me to cope with everything. He has also been verbally and emotionally abusive. Is psorisis the root cause behind this? How can I deal with it? I am currently separated.
    He has psoriasis since 10 years. We married a year ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis does not lead to psychological issues. His poor hygiene may be a result of depression from the poor self esteem he feels about his looks because of the psoriasis. Also causing him to be abusive, or he may have just grew up in an abusive family and feels that's how men act. Or just the stress he has been under from the psoriasis. There are treatments for cases of moderate to severe psoriasis that work very well. If you have insurance and don't feel too threatened by him to mention this. Also poor hygiene can cause a flair in psoriasis.
      I would first tell him you don't like the way he treats you and won't remain with someone who is abusive and a threat to you and your children or possible future children before getting involved any further in an abusive relationship which will ultimately destroy your self esteem and cause you to live in fear and possibly result in severe harm or death.
      Choose your words wisely with a short fused man. But, stand your ground. His psoriasis seems secondary to his abuse. Maybe get help for both. Good luck

  7. QUESTION:
    Does psoriasis lead to psychological issues?
    My husband suffers from psoriasis on the higher end. He maintains very low hygiene and expects me to cope with everything. He has also been verbally and emotionally abusive. Is psorisis the root cause behind this? How can I deal with it? I am currently separated.
    He has psoriasis since 10 years. We married a year ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis sucks. It feels like you are a deseased, peeling, reptile human. Trust me I have it. Sometimes it can really mess with you and make you feel unwanted. But his poor hygiene definitely isn't helping. He should have his treatment regime changes and see if it helps, treating psoriasis is trial and error and what works for one may not work for another.

  8. 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

  9. QUESTION:
    How to treat and healing time for leg abrasion?
    Somehow, back in July 2012 i found this red mark on my leg just above my ankle.I didn't think that much of it but before i new it ....it had spread up my leg. I am a man of 65 yr.s old and in very good shape. I went to my Dr. he really did not know what it was, and neither did i.
    It is now March, and here is the problem. It is red, swells during the day to about a inch, it ooz'z clear water. No pain, itch, it is just ugly, dry[ to which i have to keep moist], and i now wear compression socks.
    There is no infection of any kind.
    I think, from all that i read on the computer that this is a "Road Rash abrasion". I finally figured out how this is happening,..I have RSL[restless leg syndrome]. My leg must be trembling in my sleep on the sheet, and causing a friction abrasion, and that is why it is having a hard time healing.
    I have followed all the remedys for healing. I WANT to know HOW long does it take to heal!!!!
    My DR. says that it is aVenous stais ulcer in the making. I don't agree,..WHY...because i have found out that after any size abrasion psorisis follows....which it has. I have never had that before, and i am running out of patience!
    If there is any knowledgiable Nurse, Dr. of any practice, any one in the health field that can give me advice, on treatment, TIME duration of healing, PLEASE answer this plea for help.
    I very rarily use the " Answer" section to put out a plea for help,..BUT i am backed into the wall on this issue.
    To all that reply, THANKs,...to the one who has the best and correct answer you are in my PRAYERS tonight.
    Sincerely....John

    • ANSWER:
      My husband developed a nasty ulcer on his elbow after an olecranon repair surgery got infected. He went to 4 doctors, was on antibiotics and steroids for months and nothing, till a plastic surgeon who is a friend of ours told him to take echinacea purpurea orally, two capsules a day for 4 weeks, apply echinacea tincture to his wound at night and pure honey during the day. It was miraculous, after just 3 days we could see the difference, and finally, it healed completely.

      Many researchers have conclusive evidence that it does promote wound and ulcer healing, both echinacea and honey. Do your research on the matter, John, and please be aware that echinacea, even though natural, has a couple of contraindications and should not be taken for over a month, as to not overstimulate the defenses. I can assure you, though, that it does work, and fast.

  10. QUESTION:
    Psorisis by your eyes and on your eyelids?
    I know I have psorisis but over the last few weeks I think it's developed on my eyelids and there's a spot by my eye. I'm not sure if I should use my cream on the spots or not seeing as they are a steroid and I don't want to get it in my eye. Does anyone else have this problem and what do you do for it? I really hate the dermatology place I go to, and they were the only ones that took my insurance!!

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis around your eyes is rare but not unheard of. Like it or not the best thing you can do is to see your doctor.

      Here is a section from National Psoriasis Foundation website.

      Psoriasis around the eyes
      When psoriasis affects the eyelids, lashes may become covered with scales, and the edges of the eyelids may be red and crusty. If inflamed for long periods, the rims of the lids may turn up or down. If the rim turns down, lashes can rub against the eyeball and cause irritation.

      Treating eyelid inflammation may involve washing the edges of the eyelids and eyelashes with a solution of water and baby shampoo. Cotton tip applicators or washcloths are useful for carefully scrubbing the lids. An over-the-counter product, called Ocusoft, can help with removing scales on the lids and eye margins.

      After removal of scales, moisturizers without corticosteroids may then be applied. In some cases, a special steroid medication made for use around the eyes may be used to treat scaling. Your doctor must carefully supervise the treatment because eyelid skin can be easily damaged. If topical steroids are overused in and around your eyes, glaucoma and/or cataracts may develop, which is the reason doctors suggest having your intraocular pressure checked regularly by an ophthalmologist (a doctor who specializes in treatment of eye diseases).

      Protopic ointment or Elidel cream won't cause glaucoma and is effective on eyelids, but can sting the first few days of use. Using Protopic or Elidel for eyelid psoriasis may help you avoid the potential side effects of topical steroids.

      Psoriasis of the eye is extremely rare. When it does occur, however, it can cause inflammation, dryness and discomfort, and may impair vision. Topical antibiotics may be used to treat infection. *

      Rusty

  11. QUESTION:
    Where can I find the best website for psorisis of the scalp treatments and such?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.champori.com/ They offer herbal cream and spray for psoriasis and they work well for scalp psoriasis.
      Champori offers money back guarantee; so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  12. QUESTION:
    here is swelling and pain in my right ankle. I have psorisis on the same ankle.There is 2 or 3 sists arealso i
    There is a swelling and pian with 3 sists in the same ankle . Psorisis is also on the same ankle also. This problem is for the past 8 years.please advice me for treatment. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Try herbal anti-psoriasis cream from http://www.champori.com if you haven't done so already. It is fast and effective. I haven't had a flare up for over a year now after few weeks of treatment.

  13. QUESTION:
    Safe Hair Colour for Psorisis on my scalp, Any suggestions?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp. I used to dye my hair using L'Oriel but the last few times it stung a lot and i got nervous of using it again. I have not coloured my hair for months and it is coming through very grey. Does anyone have any suggestions for a safe hair colour i could use

    • ANSWER:
      I would advise your next colour to be done at a hairdressers, and not attempt a home colour. They deal with this kind of thing a lot, and are sure to have a gentle colour treatment for you .x.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for psorisis?

    • ANSWER:
      My husband has psorisis and has done for 30+years.
      He literally has it from his head to his toes.
      He has tried all kinds of lotions etc and nothing does anything.
      The only thing that makes a slight difference is 'selsun'.
      It is worth a try.
      Hope you can find something that works for you soon
      Good luck

  15. QUESTION:
    What is psorisis, and what is the treatement for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is an incurable but usually controllable autoimmune disorder in which your skin grows much faster in areas of your body than it can shed the old cells, much faster than the normal rate of skin growth. The result is dry, scaley patches of skin in those areas that itch and sometimes blister. This can be very severe or very mild, and it can swing back and forth between being severe and mild. It can also develop inside the body on the organs. Treatment can include steroid ointment and/or lotion for the body and/or scalp, tar ointment and/or shampoo for the body and/or scalp (this is very harsh on sensitive skin and fragile hair and can also stain your skin and hair and has never worked well for me though I know others who it has worked well for), and sunlight. When mine starts acting up, I will lay under a tanning bed a few times. The idea is to get to the point just BEFORE you burn. DON'T let yourself burn, because that can make it much worse. You have to start off slow with a tanning bed and find out what your limit is before attempting this approach, but this is what works best for my skin. Salicylic acid shampoo and lotion for the hair (Dermarest) also is good.

  16. QUESTION:
    Ive had red scaly bumps or rash on the bottom half of both legs for years,its getting worse.?
    they started out like ant bites but when the little white heads pop the bites never went away. the older I get the worse they get. its almost like its live or active skin disease.

    • ANSWER:
      This could be psorisis , like flakey red itchy scales of skin . Best see your Gp who can dianose for certain and give you treatment.

  17. QUESTION:
    psorisis on back of the hands?
    how do i get rid of psorisis on the back of my hands?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      I'm not saying for a moment that this isn't psoriasis, but do you have patches of psoriasis on the points of your elbows and on the fronts of your knees? What are you already doing about them?

      I'm afraid that psoriasis, if that's what it is, is a long-term problem for most people. It can be helped a lot by applying creams (and stronger treatments), but it tends to return when you stop treating it. You don't tend to grow out of psoriasis, sorry.

      The best treatments need a prescription from the doctor. A lot of people with psoriasis also find that sunlight helps the rash.

      Hope this helps.

      Best wishes, Belliger (retired uk gp)

  18. QUESTION:
    Anyone have to inject methetrxate?
    It's for my psorisis and psoriatic arthriis.I already take 20mgs a week now I have to start injecting that much.I'm a nurse so I can do it myself like insulinbut I'm nervous about side effects.

    • ANSWER:
      I have used methotrexate extensively in treatment of leukemia. I never saw any serious problems with injecting it.

  19. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used Hopes Relief cream for skin conditions??
    Hi! Just wondering if anyone has tried or uses a product called Hopes Relief cream - generally used for eczma and psorisis (sp?). Any reviews on its effectiveness would be great and also an approximate price - Thanks : )

    • ANSWER:
      The best treatment in the elimination of acne is to clean the skin by some medicated cleansers.
      A cleanser removes the sweat, make-up, accumulated oil and dirt on the surface of the skin.
      These cleansers makes easy for the topical acne treatments to absorb in the skin and too much use of these cleansers can result into irritated dry skin. So, these acne cleansers should be applied only once and twice daily.
      Vigorous washing and scrubbing the skin can make the acne worse.
      source: http://www.beautytipz.blogspot.com

  20. QUESTION:
    what could these spots be on my skin?
    i have noticed these red/pinkish, flat and none itchy spots on my lower neck and close to my shoulder blades. When they first appeared about a month go they were very obvious and were shaped little smaller than a dime. about a two weeks ago i noticed that the spots had spread across my lower neck onto the other side of my neck but they were much smaller and less obvious. In the past week these spots have gotten a lot lighter and you'd have to look real close to be able to see them, some have completly dissapeared. But i still see the original spots that i noticed 4 weeks ago, though they dont look as obvious as first time they appeared, but when i take a shower they tend to get more red and through out the day they get lighter again. can anyone tell me what theses spots may be?
    thanks for your time?

    • ANSWER:
      They are called Eczema (psorisis). Here are some website you can look up to find treatment.
      http://www.psoriasisconnect.com/
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dermatitis-eczema/DS00339/DSECTION=7
      www.mayoclinic.com
      Good Luck.
      Rogue.

  21. QUESTION:
    what is a treatment for psoriasis..natural?
    I have psorisis of the nails as well it almost mimiques nail fungus...anyone have any answers please help

    • ANSWER:
      I have psoriasis & I get heaps of sunlight (a tanning bed in winter), Also I soak in a bath with DEAD SEA SALTS.
      Hope this helps!

  22. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ver had Scalp Psorisis...? i do and i am asking what happens when u have it, ?
    do you have a special treatment, will my hair grow back......i am worried..Plz Help those who have had it

    • ANSWER:
      I have it.

      The disease is completely harmless, but can be an indicator of a low functioning thyriod. The skin becomes white, and flakes off. Usually when you pick at it frequently, you will lose hair in that area. Leave it alone and see your dermatoligist about it. There are several topical medications use to treat it.

      Psoriasis is when your skin cells reproduce 28 times faster than they are supposed to.

  23. QUESTION:
    thanks to all who answered the psorisis question?
    i have been told that rubbin pure orange is good but stings like mad never had the guts to do it.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Psoriasis:-

      PSORINUM in 1M potency one dose after one week SULFUR in 1M potency one dose, to be continued in the same sequence weekly total 3 doses of each remedy.
      No Side Effects or complications.
      Take Care and God Bless you, and your family !

  24. QUESTION:
    treatment for itchy scalp / scalp psorisis?
    Does anyone have any suggestions for treating scalp psorisis ? Shampoo, lotion etc.. or even home remedies that are available to buy in the UK ? I have tried various shampoos over the years but nothing works.
    Thanks for your help :)

    • ANSWER:
      Years ago my doctor prescribed a selenium containing shampoo which helped but has side effects.

      At the moment I am using the Body Shop ginger shampoo but my scalp problems are fairly quiescent at the moment. I use Head and Shoulders if I get a scalp build up and I've found this combination has worked for ages.

  25. QUESTION:
    What is good for psorisis?(sp?)?
    my friend has it pretty bad....are there any home remedies or herbal remedies for this that work?
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard of people having success with a zinc spray or ointment. I get eczema on my scalp and have alot of success with the various zinc shampoos. Eczema and psoriasis are somewhat related.

      A good quality unscented, sensitive skin body lotion can help keep his skin moist and make it easier to remove the scale build up. Hand lotions applied to the body are even more moisturizing. Slather on the lotion, let it sit awhile, then when he takes a cool shower, it (the scale) can be sloughed off with a pumice stone. Excessive heat from hot showers can aggravate his skin.

      Sunlight and UV treatments can help, too. Aveeno oat baths can help sooth his skin. Unscented, free & clear laundry soaps with minimal fabric softeners can help his skin too. The perfumes and dyes can aggrivate the psoriasis to soothe the itching and allow the skin to heal.

      Pegasus is right, it can sometimes be caused by a skin yeast infection, but this should be one of the first things ruled out by a dermatologist as it's one of the easiest causes to detect. The most common culprit for psoriasis is an over-active immune system, so most often a mild topical steroid cream is perscribed for severe instances.

      Here's some further tips from WebMd

      # Keep your skin moist and lubricated.
      # Avoid cold, dry climates. Cold weather may worsen symptoms, while hot, humid weather and sunlight may improve symptoms. (However, hot humid weather may worsen certain types of psoriasis.)
      # Avoid scratching and picking skin and skin injuries (cuts or scrapes). An injury to the skin can cause psoriasis patches to form anywhere on the body, including the site of the injury. This includes injuries to your nails or nearby skin while trimming your nails.
      # Avoid stress and anxiety. Stress may cause psoriasis to appear suddenly (flare) or can make symptoms worse, although this has not been proven in studies.
      # Avoid infection. Infections such as strep throat can cause psoriasis to appear suddenly (called guttate psoriasis), especially in children.
      # Try to avoid certain medications. Some, including beta-blockers and lithium, have been found to worsen psoriasis symptoms. Tell your doctor you have psoriasis when any medications are prescribed for you.
      # Limit alcohol. This may help control psoriasis, especially for men.
      # Don't smoke. Smoking may make you more likely to get psoriasis and may make it more severe. Smoking may also make your symptoms last longer

  26. QUESTION:
    Herbal remedy for psorisis?
    My friend has really bad psorisis (hope i spelt it right!) its red, inflamed and itchy.
    Does anyone know of a herbal remedy or natural remedy that she can take?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Pink Angel

      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

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there an cureable natural treatment of Psorisis.If yes then suggest.?
    Its a skin allergy.I want to know more about it.Is it infectious?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for psoriasis. It is not contagious and it is not an allergy. It's not even really a skin condition. It's an immune system condition that just happens to affect the shedding of skin cells. Normally skin cell shed every 28 days, people who have psoriasis, such as myself, shed skin every 3-4 days causing a buildup and skin inflammation. The best thing for psoriasis is sunlight and hydrocortisone cream. Unless you want to pay your doctor high fees to use their phototherapy equipment.

  28. QUESTION:
    need to sleep (i have bad head to foot psorisis )?
    my psorisis is so ichy i can can not sleep i have tryied e45, aloe vera, all the creams the doc gave me like betnovate dobovate so on and tar i can not do sun lamps because i have another illness, i am not on any tablets but am waiting to go on 1 cyclosporin because we will be trying for a baby please can any 1 help not had any sleep for a week and i'm pullin my hair out and walking round like a zombi
    thanks for first 2 anwsers and i do all the cream moisture i have 2, and i have tried weed it didnt work

    • ANSWER:
      Good Morning, I too have severe psoriasis and an extra problem and I suffer from depression, therefore to begin with you need to realise your immune system fights with each other, add a cold on top of this or even the stress of trying for a baby or simple things like losing your car keys etc and suddenly you are scratching and flared up.

      You need to adapt your life to the psoriais because its something you are going to have, you are going to have good times and bad times, you are going to have so many treatments thrown at you along with ideas and extras like pistachio nuts, coal tar and even dead sea salts, yes these do work for some people, but for me anything was very short term.

      I now am on treatment that is working, to be honest i would not change it which is amazing considering my skin was falling off.

      I lay my dressing gown on the bed and a towel on my pillow, I then lay down naked, I use Eucerin 10% Urea Treatment Lotion, which I rub in every part of me including my scalp and between my toes everywhere, I even snort it because I have psoriasis in my nose, I then close my dressing gown, put the duvet over me and watch tv or something, the outside world can clear off just for a while. About 45 minutes the skin is moist but really if you can do this before going to sleep then you can sleep under your duvet and I use the dressing gown as a comfy blanket, no its not very romantic but when psoriasis is severe i don't want touching.

      By the time you wake up in the morning you'll look normal again, if you are not going out then leave your hair alone, if you are going out and have to wash your hair then use Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic shampoo (blue & white box) but do not shower.

      That night use Elecon Mometastone Furate cream which is a steroid cream and you only use it on the actual psoriasis not all over you, you also need to part your hair and put this on any psoriasis on your scalp, or in my case in my ears and up my nose with my finger, again yesterdays creamed dressing gown is your comfy blanket, now rest.

      You can change your bedding when you are better, so accept you may have to do this sometimes and your bedding may be a mess, but the comfort from the cream on the bedding and dressing gown actually helps as you are getting through it. Then when you are feeling good again wash the bedding and dressing gown and you have that lovely clean bed feeling until you are ill again.

      You also need to help yourself, look at what deodrants you are using and don't use them at home when you are treating yourself. You also need to look at washing powder, I was on fairy but have found thanks to someones advice that the Tescos cheap auto biological powder works brilliantly, you also need to consider your soap, I only use simple, every bath I only use Eucerin Bath Therapy. Its the smelly stuff in soaps and powders that seems to affect my skin most.

      Finally don't be afraid of using your bed, if you need an afternoon siesta this will help recharge your skin, if you lose your car keys and start scratching then the weight of the duvet will stop that, get under the duvet and calmly work out where things might be, okay you musn't scratch, you have to help yourself, I use to scratch mine until I bled.

      Yes I have good days and bad days, considering I was 80% severlely covered, now I am 10% lightly covered and I have it under control only doing everything from the above. All the items above are available on prescription and you are more then welcome to email me if you have any questions over anything.

      All the very best

      Gerry

  29. QUESTION:
    Red sore rash around base of nose?
    Hi, I get a really sorerash kind of thing around base of my nose. It comes up every year at about this time, s the weatehr is changing. I have been to the doctors and they have said its some form of dermatitius and other peopel have said it looks like psorisis. the only thing that helps it slightly is sunbeds. Has anyone suffered from this as its impossible to get rid of and annoying??

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like seborrhoreic dermatitis (? spelling!). The usual treatment is a steroid cream, Eumovate, only available on prescription. I find using a mild exfoliator when washing is useful and also putting vaseline on the area at night ot keep the skin moisturised.

  30. QUESTION:
    psorisis ...i need to know?
    my partner has severe psorisis.....i know this is not contagious but is it possible for his skin that comes off in bed cause me to itch.....he itches badly due to the psorisis.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey hon!

      Sorry to hear of your partner's psoriasis. It can get really bad and not only will it be difficult for him, but for you too.

      The little flakes of skin can make you itch whilst in bed, like anything you lay in, if it's dusty or bitty it can be a mild irritant to the skin.

      You need to vacuum the bed each day or evening before you go to sleep. If getting the cleaner out is a bit of a hassle, invest in a little handheld one to do over the sheets each morning. Also, does you partner wear any pyjamas when sleeping, cool cotton pjs may be a good idea so that less skin flakes end up in the bed.

      Also, keep the bedroom cool at night. Sweating can increase the itchiness and irritability of the skin. If you need it warmer, have a small fan aimed at your partner and away from you.

      Is he getting effective treatment from his doctors? Psoriasis is very sore and maddeningly itchy at times - if your partner is still suffering then get further treatment. There are a whole host of things to try and as difficult and laborious as finding one that works can be, it really is worth the effort. A close friend of mine suffered dreadfully. She tried everything and nothing worked. Eventually she was put on immunosupressants which did work for her. But obviously everyone is different and it's a hard road of trial and error.

      Lastly, if using topical creams on the skin, try putting them on just before bedtime. It'll keep the skin moist, hopefully reduce itching and any stray flakes maybe more prone to sticking to the creamed skin than fall onto the sheets.

      Best of health and lots of luck hon!

  31. QUESTION:
    Any great solutions for healing psorisis?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cider Vinegar & PSORIASIS Testimony

      I only started taking Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey mornings and without honey, evenings, every day about 2 weeks ago and already I am feeling different!!!

      I was recommended to ACV by my employer who has PSORIASIS.and has had it since 1987!! He has tried virtually every type of convential type of treatment and nothing has really worked Thats ultra light therapy,steroid creams and other creams,ointments.U name it and he has tried it. I understand that it is considered to be "incurable"!!
      Source(s):

      http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=179&i=...
      http://curezone.com/blogs/f.asp?f=179...

  32. QUESTION:
    Pimple like dots all over legs?
    So before I consult a doctor I wanted to ask for opinions on here.

    For the last 2 months I have had these pimple like dots showing up all over my inner legs. They have white puss in them and when you pop them, they seem to crust over and stay around for a while.

    I am a very clean person and shower everyday. I have tried multiple acne treatments but to no avail. Any suggestions on how to cure it or what it may be? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You could be allergic to the detergent,or the fabric or the dye in the fabric. Or, it could be some psorisis.

  33. QUESTION:
    does costly fairness creams and lotions work?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends.

      Cost has very little to do with effectivness. I, like most ppl trained in the industry, create my own, mostly so I can know what goes into them and I can keep the cost down to mere pennies.

      Ppl have made thier own for thousands of years. Even these new chemicals are often based on an analysis of older treatments. However, there is a great danger in many of them. To patent a substance, it must be new. Therefore, though those chemicals were based in natural safe substances used for thousands of years, they are NOT chemically identical. For many of them we don't even know the long term effects on humans. For example, the orginally safe coconut products that aid in foaming for cleansers like toothpaste or shampoo or laundry soap has been distilled and changed to SLS, which turns out to be incredibly carcinagenic. Same with the Sodium benzoate, which is used a preservative in facial products. Since everything that goes on your skin is absorbed by that organ, whatever you use should always be edible, which is why most old treatments are food based. The standard rule is if you can't pronouce an ingredient, don't put it on your skin.

      Stick with the simple, time tested remedies where possible. Pick up some Dr. Bronner's soap for facial and all over cleansing... I grind up a cornmeal, red bean, kelp, clay, oatmeal combo for daily exfoliant and weekly face mask. Grab some rose water for skin tone evener. I just warm up some grapeseed oil for wrinkles or dry skin. Massage gently into face. Voila! Ironed out! I make my own comfry ointment with GSE for psorisis and rashes. And rosa masquita oil for scar tissue. And I have a whole program for curing acne completely. You should never have to spend more than for a complete toilet, even if you purchase them already made.

  34. QUESTION:
    psorisis cure medician?
    i have psorisis in back side and leg and nail and hair since 2003 please suggst me effected medician

    • ANSWER:
      Over reacting of our body immune system is the main cause of Psoriasis. It is a skin disease. It can be cured, if you wants its cure than email me at bhirdayprakash@yahoo.com. I shall provide you the sure shot treatment.

  35. QUESTION:
    treatment of psorisis ?
    a couple of months ago i asked a question on the best treatment for psorisis. I was advised to get dovobet, i did and its amazing stuff. the scaled skin is gone. thanks! now i need to know what gets rid of the redness that is left as its still noticeable.
    ive been using dovobet but the redness is still there although it isn't as bad

    • ANSWER:
      I also suffer from psoriosis and the best thing I have found is Forever Living Aloe Vera Gelly it is absolutley amazing, it also comes with a 60 day money back guarantee if you are not happy. available at

      www.foreverbeealoe.com

  36. QUESTION:
    my partners daughter is 5years old and has sever psorisis she has been treated with different potions.?
    the one she has been on for the last six months is is doverbet with and without the steriods but she has graduley worsened to a distressing state.She has a coconut compound for her scalp calledSEBCO but using this also has made her hairline dramatically resid, and thin. Now i had psorisis bad and thay gave me the P.UV.A TREATMENT but my p[artner does not wont her to have this because of her age and the possible damage it can do to her skin later in life. I dont agree that this would have such as hudge impact myself but then im no doctor. but if the best of best creams like doverbet is not been working for the past six months wot other alternative route should we go down. Her mother has it slightley, can she be stressed at 5 or would it be more of a heridertory thing. Regardless it is not going at all. please help

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, go to a dermatologist -- M.D. specialist in skin diseases. If that's a correct diagnosis [sometimes psoriasis is misdiagnosed] then it will probably never go away completely. But it is treatable.

      However, psoriasis has cycles, when it gets better [goes into remission] and later when it gets worse [exacerbation]. If you get a specialist (M.D. dermatologist) who really knows psoriasis, he will give you a prescription for special types of ointments, etc. Use the prescription faithfully, and she should be able to live successfully with this condition the rest of her life. But it takes regular treatment, forever, to keep the skin from becoming red and scaley and ugly..

  37. QUESTION:
    psorisis, where next?
    I've had psorisis for nearly 22 years. Why can't i have a break from it. I've tried all the creams, lotions and potions I can bear, I've had UVB and psoralens UV treatment. These do work at the time but it keeps coming back, right now it's back with avengance and driving me nuts. I try to live as stress free a life as possible, I don't drink much and try to watch my diet. Are there any options i haven't tried?

    • 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.

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

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

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

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

      Take Care and God Bless You !

  39. QUESTION:
    Does Dr batra homeopathy treatment for psorisis and hair loss are really good? plz help .?
    does dr batra's homeopathic treatment for psorisis and hair loss are really good? please help if you have or you know about some personal experience . in Bangalore which place is best for homeopathic treatment of psorisis and hair loss... i mean to say dr batra's clinic or any other hospital.. as there are many doctors .. if you can tell me the name of well known dr of this side whether at any batra's clinic or any other hospital it will be greatly helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is caused due to over reacting of body immune system. So to balance the body immune system Please drink green AMLA JUICE which is available at Patanjalee Yog Peeth outlets of BaBa Ram dev Ji @ 1lt pack Rs.90 only. 30 ml juice by adding 30 ml water be taken after both the meal for 1-2 month regularly. Please do not use shampoo or bathing soap to come in contact to the area effected with Psoriasis, You may Use gram flour having 1 tea spoon turmeric powder & 10 ml Sesame oil & little water in it to make it pasty now apply paste one by one to your body parts & rub gently till removal of the paste then take bath with water only.Apply ALOEVERA Pulp over the effected area & massage gently for 5 minutes twice daily.Shampoo & soap contains some caustic soda in them which enhance the problem.
      Have 100 ml Glycerin & add 35 ml Lemon juice to it shake well & store. Now apply this to the surface effected after bathing & at Bed time daily till cure.
      Purchase Homoeopathic medicine GREYPHITUS------200 potency seal pack 30 ml. 1 drop of this medicine in half cup water be taken twice daily till cure.
      Curd /Lemon / Papaya / Guava / Green leafy vegetables /Apples be added to your daily diet.
      If Psoriasis effected your scalp please use Fuller's Earth ( Multani Mitti ) to wash your hair.
      If you observe my suggestions regularly for 1 month you will get rid of psoriasis.After 15 days you will feel some better, but continue the process till cure. If Psoriasis is of old nature it may be cured more than 1 month.

  40. QUESTION:
    Psorisis can you please help me? Please!!?
    I have a very bad case of psorisis on my scalp, I try not to scratch but I can't help it and I'm left with a red raw bleeding scalp it's driveing me mad!

    Does anyone know of any good medical or natural treatments that might help?

    Thanks

    • 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.

  41. QUESTION:
    Going to dermatologist?
    I'm going tomorrow. I'm 13. I have psorisis (wrong spelling?) on my arm. Just a little bit of it. Can you tell me what the doctor is going to do? What will happen? I just need a heads up thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Is that the thing where you have colored patches?

      I think that's what I had and she gave me an ointment...but as you are a minor, your parent might have to be there to sign something for you to get the treatment.

  42. QUESTION:
    Any good idea's to clear up psorisis?
    I have spots all over my body now and the tanning bed and UVB light treatments only work for a week after my last treament...I cant do humira and all those bc im only 22 and that could hurt me in the long run...Im so tired of this running my life...im always too embarrassed to go anywhere....I want my life back.....anyone....please help me please....and cheaper idea's are a plus....please help me get confidence back once more....im beginning to hate my life.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is very had to treat but taking both fish oil 3-4 capsules a day and eating butter help a little.

  43. QUESTION:
    nobody is goin to marry me for sure. i feel helpless?
    i am just 21 and i have got psorisis. my doc says it cant b cured.it has devloped on my fingers n is spreading on my hand. i can hide scars on feet but how to hide the scars on my hand. i feel helpless.who wil marry such a girl. please help me

    • ANSWER:
      You are not the first person on the dating scene with a medical condition. There are people out there with diabetes, cancer, herpes, and male pattern baldness. Anything you can think of. Not everyone is perfect. Be responsible with your medical regimin. Do what the doctor says and look into nutritional support. Ilness is a failure in your immune system. Find out what your body is lacking that causes psoriasis. Look into what Vitamin E and C can do for you. Ask a nutritionist at GNC or go to your doctor. Clear any treatment you feel may be helpful with your doctor. He is your team. Take a look at all the good things you can bring to a relationship and develop responsible decision making. Note the things people value about having you as a friend and cultivate those virtues. Expect to be able to trust and respect any future partner and create a person worthy of trust and respect. The person who gets to know you and value you will not make note of the psoriasis. Love is blind. All they will see is you.

  44. QUESTION:
    psorisis cure/treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      aveno oatmeal bath

  45. QUESTION:
    The dermotogist says psoriasis.. but im 23 and this is the first time this has happened?
    I moved to michigan Nov 05. I've never had skin problems... The 2nd winter of 06... I started getting patchy dry skin on my elbows, under my eyes, my arms and even on my legs (not my knees). It tends to be more aggressive on my right side. I tried benadryl, claritin, nothing. The dermatoligist said psorisis and gave me a tube of Fluocinolone acetonide ointment .025% it keeps it from itching for a day at a time but thats it and I cant lather myself in it. I tried pure vitamin E... nothing. I use lotion or i dont use lotion... theres no change... I'm at my wits end here... I'm starting to think its in michigan because if I travel its not as bad. It did this all winter then for a few months it stopped. I have several pictures of my leg and arms.I really hope I can find someone who has this or knows about it...
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/xxsvtcatxx/DSC01072.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/xxsvtcatxx/DSC01073.jpg
    The 3rd Pic http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/xxsvtcatxx/DSC01078.jpg
    Im kind of wondering too if anyone has had allergic reactions like this to anything such as smoke? Our office is incredibly smoky and during the winter it is closed up with the heat on and now that its hot its closed up with the AC on but for a few months we had the windows open and it was a lot less polluted...
    While researching I read something about if you reuse your towel for more than a day.. which Im guilty of, I hang it up and use it for my next shower... and I have not tried using a fungal treatment..

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Andrea,

      I know how frustrating it could be for you. I am a psoriatic as well for years. The picture 1 and 3 looks like plaque psoriasis to me while the picture 2 looks like inverse psoriasis.

      Psoriasis can be managed as well as triggered in so many ways. Watch out for your triggers like stress, extreme temperature, allergies, etc. You've got to take lots of vitamins especially vitamin C.. anything that will boost your immune system. A flu may worsen our psoriasis big-time.

      Be careful when using steroids. It should be a short contact and should not be used over long period and on very wide areas. Always moisturize your skin with a good and thick moisturizers.

      Join a psoriasis community. I hope there is one in your area. Try to contact the National Psoriasis Foundation: http://www.psoriasis.org/about/. They may be able to link you to one.

      There are various ways to treat your psoriasis which are still at a mild form from the photos you've shown. Really the topicals are the most adequate at this time. Should you find your condition worsen, see your dermatologist again and ask for other options like PUVA, and other combination treatments.

      Good luck and try to relax no matter how difficult it is for us. Getting frustrated and feeling bad will only worsen it. It is a vicious cycle. Be positive... Psoriasis is manageable when you find the right treatment suited for you.

  46. QUESTION:
    i have been diagnosed w/pustual psorisis, on the palms of my hands, its extremely painful, i have no insurance?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a fairly rare form of psoriasis, as well as, quite painful at times. You really should be under a doctors care so it doesn't get worse. In the worse case scenario it can require hospitalization because of the spreading infection, inadequate hydration, and maintenance of body temperature (heat loss.)

      Some treatments are prescription topicals, antibiotics, injections, as well as, bed rest and hydration. Most OTC medications are ineffective for this type of psoriasis. I suggest you go to a county hospital or clinic and get the treatment you need.

  47. QUESTION:
    Dry flaky scalp won't go away (Rubbing Alcohol?)?
    I have a dry scalp that has flakes falling from it at times like a snow storm. There are some red patches and I have tried shampoos off all sorts. I was wondering if spraying some rubbing alcohol could help kill off any bacteria that could be causing the irritation?

    • ANSWER:
      you have to use COAL TAR shampoo its very expensive , old time remedy, a shampoo build up try clarifying shampoo suave it strips your hair oils and soap build up if your useing hair gel and stuff its a build up on your scalp even if its a lacquer spray build up you will get red patchy things , try hot oil treatment will help also , make sure its not psorisis that can be herediatry ,food allergies perhaps stay away from wheat products eat rice or corn products try triple antibiotic ointment on the red spots you scratching and diggin you proably have infection try aloe gel also


psorisis treatment

Home Remedies For Psoriasis Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for psoriasis on the scalp?
    My sister has psoriasis on her scalp that is pretty bad. Youi cant see it unless she parts her hair in the back like for pigtails, but shes really self conscious about it. The shampoo prescribed for her is very very expensive and although it works she cant afford to pay 100 bucks a month for shampoo. Any home remedies or ideas out there for help with this> Than ks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, she can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of scalp psoriasis") Some of them do actually work. For my scalp psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  2. QUESTION:
    Home remedies or other aides for psoriasis?
    In the winter I get really bad psoriasis my scalp. I've had treatments in the past but none of them seem to really work. It definitely runs in my family because my dad gets it really bad, too. Do you know of any home remedies or other over the counter treatments that might work?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    What treatment is good for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis on my legs and have seen a dermatologist who prescribed two expensive creams. They help a little but it never goes away. I've been tanning for a short time in a tanning bed every other day and have seen a drastic improvement but am a little worried about skin cancer from UVA rays. Any home remedies out there? Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Exposing the affect areas to sunlight can help ease up the psoriasis flare up, but natural sunlight is better for you skin since tanning beds can be too harsh. Try natural remedies as well, like pasteurized creams, bee's wax, and lemon oil. They are really effective and cost less as well. Hope everything goes well for you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Gluck

  7. QUESTION:
    What can I do for a psoriasis infection?
    I had developed a patch of psoriasis on my leg close to my ankle that I started scratching and has cause an infection, I have no money for the doctor is there any home remedies for this? Also I have cleaned it with peroxide vinegar salt baths neosporin. and seems to help a little but still there. Please let me know Thanks so much

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

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

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

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

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

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

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

  10. 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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

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

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

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  16. QUESTION:
    How to manage psoriasis?
    I suffer from psoriasis on my knees and elbows and want to know if there anyone knows anything that successfully calms it down e.g home remedies etc...

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

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

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

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

  18. 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.

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

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

      Treatment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  21. QUESTION:
    I was diagnosed with Seborrheic dermatitis now its still itchy?
    OKay so my doctor told me i have Seborrheic dermatitis so i was prescribed ketoconazale shampoo i use it everyday and leave it in for 5 minutes. Everything was good for awhile but now my hair is no longer oily but is still extremely itchy and bleeds. I was wondering good home remedies or something. I am making a doctors appt but wont be able to go in for a few weeks would like a temporary fix.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      No.

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  26. QUESTION:
    what are some couth american herbal remedies?
    yea i need them pronto! lol i need to know what are some herbal/home remedies people in south america or the carribbean use when you get illnesses.

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      " Chadon beni, Bandhaniya – this leaf tea is used for diabetes; the root for fever, cold, cough, convulsion; the oil of the herb is anti-spasmodic; the plant shows anti-malarial effects"
      from an article: 'Diary from the field: traditional medicine in Trinidad and Tobago':
      http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=5&ddlID=326

      There is also sarsaparilla. Its a typical carribean plant. Its traditionally used for Modern herbalists believe that Sarsaparilla should be used for skin conditions including psoriasis, the treatment of colds, coughs, fevers and gout:
      http://www.matoluk.com/ingredients.htm

      Ginger is great for a sore throat. Grate ginger and squeeze the juice into a cup and add raw honey/manuka honey. Drop this into the back of the throat when it is sore and you have cough spasms.

      **********
      Other herbs from the rain-forests of south america for coughs:

      Samambaia (Polypodium decumanum) ...read this database entry on how to take this herb:
      http://www.rain-tree.com/samambia.htm

      Vassourinha (Scoparia dulcis)..read this database entry on how to take this herb:
      http://www.rain-tree.com/vassourinha.htm

      Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus niruri)...read this:
      http://www.wholeworldbotanicals.com/herbal_breakstone.html

      Cocoa beans:
      http://www.herbs-for-healing.com/amazonhealthwave/healthy_chocolate/index.html
      http://www.chocolate.org/health/theobromine.html

      Hope this is of some help.
      Best wishes.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kacey

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

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

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

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

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you

  28. QUESTION:
    What is there to do to heal guttate psoriasis?
    i have been to the dermatologist,
    but is there anything you know of to help guttate psoriasis.

    any known causes of this??

    • ANSWER:
      Usually UV light helps. Just go to the tanning salon and apply a really good lotion and get some rays!!! On this link there is a place you can click for treatment suggestions, causes, home remedies, etc. Good luck!!
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/psoriasis/DS00193

  29. QUESTION:
    So i have this quite embarassing health condition common in men and women. help would be appreciated.?
    I have psoriasis and it seems the creams have stopped working. I'm not worried about it much because I just have two patches on my legs but I'm rather embarrassed about the one on my head. I want to know what I can do or if there is any home remedies. I work at a very popular store and its just embarrassing cause no matter how I do my hair you can see it. Please help thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have psoriasis fairly bad on my head, legs and elbows whenever I was a child. The best 'home remedies' my doctor suggested was to take an oatmeal bath. Basically I soaked myself in the oats for about 30 minutes twice every two weeks. It cleared up my dry patches, but it took them a little while to completely disappear. Another thing I did was phototherapy. That type of psoriasis treatment uses natural or artificial ultraviolet light. The simplest and easiest form of phototherapy involves exposing your skin to controlled amounts of natural sunlight. Other forms of light therapy include the use of artificial ultraviolet A (UVA) or ultraviolet B (UVB) light either alone or in combination with medications. I just went to the tanning bed a few said and stayed outside in the sun. Also you might want to change the cream you've been using. Try getting a lot of vitamin D, whenever you take a lot of it it slows down the growth of skin cells and it'll help you out big time. Sometimes your skin won't respond to a medication that you've been using for a while.

  30. 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

  31. 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    Over the counter remedies for hormonal acne?
    I have had clear skin all my life until now! I am 42 and the last few months my chin stays constantly broke out with big painful pimples. As soon as one heals three more pop up. I can't even cover them with make up they are so red and swollen. Does anyone have any remedies that have worked. I've heard that its because of the drop of estrogen and that causes oil to form and mix with dirt. I wash my face every day. They just pop up over night. Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples fast?
    I have alot of bad acne. i have been using Clearasil Overnight and Clearasil Daily clear, and their not working. i have read that homemade remedies are really good for your skin. so if anyone can suggest me some remedies or some creams to buy, that would be amazing.

    Also, my pimples are really itchy most of the time. so can you also help me with that?

    • 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/page8.html

  34. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of psoriasis?
    i have a rash, at least i think it's psoriasis, it's itchy and it's spread over my body over the last couple of days, i have creams off the doctor but they just aren't working:( please help? home remedies if any?
    thankyou in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to fix my long term acne problems?
    I have had acne for aslong as I can remember now. I'm 16 and I've had it bad, I tried all that clearasil stuff and some old remedies that my grandma told me about and they didn't work. So I went to my doctor and he gave me some epiduo gel and some doxycycline and it still isn't working. I don't want to pay over 200$ at a dermatologist. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

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

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,psoriasis can simply arise because infection or stress and could affect any region of ur skin.This would explain why u have it on ur inner arm.However,I would advise u to avoid any prescription since sometimes this could only make ur problem worse.I would suggest these homemade remedies that u could try at home to improve ur inner arm condition.Plus,these remedies could be apply on any affected areas including ur inner arm.

      Cabbage: Pick the thickest and greenest outer leaves of the cabbage. Wash leaves thoroughly in warm water. Dry with a towel. Remove the thick veins then flatten and smoothen them out using a rolling pin. Warm and make layered application on the affected part. Place a soft woolen cloth over it. Secure the whole compress using an elastic bandage.

      Bitter gourd: Mix a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice with 1 teaspoon of limejuice. Sip slowly on a empty stomach everyday. Continue treatment from 4-6 months.

      Avocado: Apply avocado oil gently on the affected parts.

      Cashew nut: Apply cashew nut oil extracted from the outer shell of the cashew nut. It has acrid and rubefacient properties that are effective in the treatment of psoriasis.

      Buttermilk: Drink liberal quantity of curd in buttermilk form. You can also try using buttermilk when compressing the affected area.

      Vitamin E: Take 400 mg of vitamin E everyday to reduce itchiness and scab formation.

      Lecithin: Take 6-9 capsules of lecithin a day. Take 2-3 capsules before and after each meal.

      Well,these are those remedies that would works best to improve ur scalp condition.Good luck trying these at home and ur scalp will improve in no time.Hope this helps.

      P/s:I would suggest u to book an appointment too with a dermatologist or a skin specialist since they will get u the right medication regarding ur problem.Plus,this could improve ur chance of healing.However,do remember bout those remedies I suggested.Good luck:-)

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. QUESTION:
    What skin products are the best?
    I have acne and have tried everything from home remedies to proactive. Nothing will work.my mom won't take me to a dermatologist. What has worked for you guys? I honestly don't even care how much it costs. Thanks so much!!

    • 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.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of blackheads on my nose?
    I have blackheads on my nose and it's really oily, I'm kind of poor right now so a cheap and easy way would be better. At home I have this Isocol Rubbing Alcohol (Antiseptic), baking soda and Neutrogena (Skin Cleaning: Blackhead Cleanser).
    Could you tell me what I could use using those ingredients? You can list other methods too!
    Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good home remedy for psoriasis?
    I've tried many over the counter ointments and creams with no success.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to suffer with sebborich dermatitus. I went to the dermatologists, etc. It is similiar to psoriasis. I suffered worse during winter months, summer time when I was outdoors and enjoyed the sun, I had less issues. I did not respond well to treatments offered via prescription. I did find a vaulable use with Aveenoo lotion. Its oatmeal formula offered a big relief. It is non greasy and offers very good relief fromthe flaking, etc. Hope this helps!

  43. QUESTION:
    Does anybody have any tips, advice or home remedies ?
    I have pretty bad psoriasis on my scalp and it seems to be getting worse any advice?

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

  44. QUESTION:
    Where Can I Find a UVB Light to Treat Psoriasis?
    I have read that UVB lights are used to treat psoriasis, but I don't know how to get one. I have seen some advertised online for around 0 but they are huge and require a prescription. I just need something small to use on my hands.

    I have also seen some UVB bulbs for use in Iguana tanks. They are much cheaper and don't require a prescription. Does anyone know if these would work? Thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,since u have mild psoriasis on ur hands,u could opt for home treatment that require just a brief exposure of UVB light on ur hands.However,u should prescribe to a doctor to consult bout this home treatment since the doctor will give u any creams that u have to apply before UVB light exposure and plus,the doctor will give u the necessary equipment for u to do ur own treatment at home.If u want,u could get a cream that u can apply before u expose ur hands in the sun for a brief time since the sun itself helps to heal psoriasis.Do be careful to not overdo it.However,if u would like to opt for homemade remedies,these are those remedies that could help u to improve ur skin.

      Cabbage: Pick the thickest and greenest outer leaves of the cabbage. Wash leaves thoroughly in warm water. Dry with a towel. Remove the thick veins then flatten and smoothen them out using a rolling pin. Warm and make layered application on the affected part. Place a soft woolen cloth over it. Secure the whole compress using an elastic bandage.

      Bitter gourd: Mix a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice with 1 teaspoon of limejuice. Sip slowly on a empty stomach everyday. Continue treatment from 4-6 months.

      Avocado: Apply avocado oil gently on the affected parts.

      Cashew nut: Apply cashew nut oil extracted from the outer shell of the cashew nut. It has acrid and rubefacient properties that are effective in the treatment of psoriasis.

      Buttermilk: Drink liberal quantity of curd in buttermilk form. You can also try using buttermilk when compressing the affected area.

      Well,these are different 5 types of remedies that u could do at home to improve ur psoriasis.Pick one that suits u though and good luck trying these since these are really effective remedies for u.Hope this helps.

      P/s:Bout the Iguana tanks,I think it's a good idea since u could expose ur hands to UVB light as a treatment.However,do apply a cream first and consult someone before doing it.

  45. QUESTION:
    People who had suffered from acne: Tips on how you got rid of it?
    I know the usual tips like eat healthy, drink heaps of water and exercise but just small tips and remedies you used to get rid of your acne would be great! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and no more acne for me. 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

  46. QUESTION:
    How to treat environmental eczema or psoriasis?
    Psoriasis that only seems to exist while in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. It clears up when I'm traveling for more than a week in any other climate (dry, humid, cold, hot, by the ocean, in the desert). I'm not asking what it is about the Bay Area, could it be an allergy or be improved by some treatment other than the usual considerations for psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps there is something in the Bay Area that triggers your psoriasis flare ups. If you want home remedies for psoriasis, you can try pasteurized cream, bees' wax or botanical oils. They cost less and are great for the skin as well. Good luck to you!

  47. QUESTION:
    Whats the best way to get rid of blackheads?
    I have really bad blackheads on my nose, I've always washed my face everyday, I've never had a oily face in my life, only make up I use on my nose is covergirl clean powder, but I always wash it off when I get home. I use a bar of soap, hot water and then I use some stuff that starts with a n that's face wash. When I get out of the shower I try and get some of the blackheads out, which some come out, but there's still alot in there. I also used nose strips, they don't work either. I even have scrubbed my nose to the point my nose gets red & bleeds.I want them gone asap, there not cute, I want a clean face without blackheads.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html


home remedies for psoriasis treatment

Scalp Psoriasis Treatment Over The Counter

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. QUESTION:
    i have scalp psoriasis how can i treat it and does it go away for good?
    i have been diagnosed with scalp psoriasis, due to stress! it is itchy flaky and humiliating! i have a treatment from the doctor that really has done nothing except stop the itching for awhile. is there any herbal or natural remedy i could use, and, does it go away, or is it here for good? thankyou for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many over-the-counter treatments available, but no cure. Coal Tar is one of the most widely used and effective means of counteracting the flaking associated with psoriasis. It's found in the highest concentration in T-Fal shampoos, as well as sensitive skin dandruff shampoos. Look for one with extra moisturizing ingredients.

      Also, regularly washing your hair and avoiding using any kind of products containing alcohol -- which can irritate and dry out your scalp -- is also good therapy.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid off psoriasis behind your ears and gluteal cleft?
    I have psoriasis behind my ears, scalp, elbows, on one knee & one on gluteal cleft but its small... i wanna get rid of them pls help how can I get rid of dem fast? whats da best thing to do or whats da best cream for it?

    • ANSWER:
      ooh, the hard to reach places huh? hmmm, i would try herbal medications and remedies before chemically designed over the counter meds/prescriptions. the skin is especially sensitive behind the ears and u dont wanna scar. try:
      The hot Epsom salts bath has been proven valuable in the treatment of psoriasis. Application of olive oil after the Epsom salt bath is also effective and also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Regular seawater baths and application of seawater over the affected parts once a day is highly beneficial. This is one of the best psoriasis remedy.

      Bitter gourd is a valuable home remedy for psoriasis. Take a cup of fresh juice of this vegetable, mixed with a teaspoon of limejuice on an empty stomach daily for four to six months. This is a good diet for psoriasis.

      The use of mudpacks is also beneficial for the psoriasis. They absorb and remove the toxins from the affected areas.

      Cabbage leaves can be used in the form of compresses. They can be applied on the affected area after removing the thick veins and washing them thoroughly. This is also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Sunlight is the best and natural remedy for psoriasis.

      Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the psoriasis treatment. A daily dose of 200-800 I.U is recommended as they reduce itching of the area.

      Lecithin is also considered as a remarkable remedy for the psoriasis treatment.

      Psoriasis cure - 6-9 lecithin capsules in a day are recommended.

      Application of Aloe Vera gel and garlic oil on the affected area is also beneficial and is good natural remedy for psoriasis

      Application of cashew nut oil on the affected areas at night after a thorough wash of the face is highly beneficial and is one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

  7. QUESTION:
    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the back acne on my back?
    I've had back acne for almost a year and a half, and the back acne is still there, idk what to do, what is the best treatment for it or product to get rid of them? Is proactiv good?

    • 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.

  13. 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!

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

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

  15. 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.

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

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

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

  17. QUESTION:
    How do I deal with getting ugly?
    I'm seventeen years old and I have acne, so I take this acne treatment cream that made my face and scalp itchy. The acne doesn't go away and now I have eczema and I am losing hair. When I get older I will get acne scars, go bald, and my face will be peeling.

    • ANSWER:
      For the eczema, itch and acne, research products made by a British company, Salcura

      Salcura Dermaspray Gentle for the itchy skin (many eczema sufferers say this is the best)
      Salcura Shampoo for the scalp (psoriasis sufferers say this is the best they've found)
      Salcura Antiac for the acne (you tube video by Embarrassing Bodies tv show)

      there may be other products in the stores but this stuff worked for our child when nothing else did. Plus it's over the counter, all natural. Look for reviews on the web by actual users.

  18. 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.

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have some good ways to relieve psoriasis.?
    I have had this condition for a while. It continues to flair up. Can anyone help with some remedies they use to relieve it?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is a persistent skin disease that got its name from the Greek word for "itch." The skin becomes inflamed, producing red, thickened areas with silvery scales, most often on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. It results when skin cells start reproducing wildly, and piling up on the surface. The most common symptoms of psoriasis are thick, red patches known as plaques, and dry, silvery scales. Recent research indicates that psoriasis is likely a disorder of the immune system. No one knows what triggers your immune system to cause psoriasis. It is believed that you must have a genetic tendency to be susceptible to the condition. But once your immune system is triggered, it sends a false alarm to your skin cells, telling them that they’ve been damaged. The skin cells react by attempting to repair this “damage.” They begin reproducing at an accelerated rate, rising to the skin surface, dying, and building up there. The skin surface thickens. As blood vessels expand and more blood flows to the skin, it becomes red. The result is the flaky, red patches you know as plaques.

      While Eczema and Psoriasis are completely different skin disorders, they are often treated with the same methods. Cortisone creams, ointments, and lotions commonly prescribed for skin disease may clear the skin temporarily and control the condition in many patients. Side effects from steroids include thinning of the skin, dilated blood vessels, bruising, and skin color changes. Treatments that are recommended by doctors and pharmaceutical companies worldwide amounts to futile attempts at mere symptom treatment, instead of the trying to address the root causes of the condition. Symptoms you see on the skin express the body's attempt to heal, but are not the cause of disease

      Because the causes of Psoriasis are due to autoimmune disorders, I recommend products which are high in anti-oxidants to help boost and maintain a healthy skin matrix. This includes Vitamin Supplement. And Aloe Based Skin Care
      Here's why Aloe is good for you:
      1.) It Penetrates. It actually sinks down into the lower layers of the skin (dermis) where your collagen
      is. Nothing you buy over the counter can do that. Why is that important? Cause if you buy something
      that says it boost collagen, it's not true. If it can't reach the collagen, it can't help the collagen.
      Penetration is also important when it come to cleansing, you want an aloe based cleanser to clean
      deep down in your pores.

      2.) It Exfoliates, Aloe is a natural exfoliator, the plant enzymes actually break down the soap and
      residue that hold dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. Dead skin cells make your skin look flaky,
      dry and dull. A build up of dead skin can also break down your collagen over time (causing wrinkles)
      which is why it is so important to exfoliate. Aloe does it naturally without scrubs or chemicals.

      3.) Aloe Regenerates- Aloe regenerates skin 11 times faster than you body does naturally. That's
      why aloe is often used on burns. If you have scars, sun spots, wrinkles or any other skin damage, aloe
      can help heal it fast!

      4) Aloe is a Natural Anti- inflamitory - Acne anyone? Redness? Aloe cleanses, removes impurities,
      and shrinks and tightens pores all at once.

      Here are a few more things aloe can do for you:
      Heals psoriasis in up to 83% of suffers in 16 weeks.
      Rub it on inflamed joints to ease pain.
      Drink aloe juice to build a stronger immune system.

      If you're interested I can create a Psoriasis program for you. You can contact me through my website at
      http://www.thealoespa.com/index.html

  20. QUESTION:
    does baking help get rid of acne and acne scars?
    I've heard that it does but i'm not sure. Does it really and how long of treatment would it take to remove my acne?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, Baking Soda works to! Heres some other causes of Acne and Help to.

      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.

  21. QUESTION:
    I have really bad cystic acne on my lower chin and overly dry skin in that same area. What should I do?
    I have been using a variety of treatments from dabbing homemade green tea liquid on my face to using the Queen Helena Mint Julep Masque and now I'm using the Neutrogena Complete Acne Therapy System. I've been washing my face twice daily with these products (except for the masque) and I'm afraid to stop because I do not want to get any more breakouts on my usually extremely oily skin. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      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.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pimple overnight?
    I'm looking for the single, best solution. I don't usually get bad acne, but I have a large pimple on my forehead and I want to know the fastest, most efficient way to get rid of it.
    I don't want a ton of answers, just one or two good ones. I really just want this thing gone.
    I already use clindamycin phosphate nightly, but it doesn't keep them all away.
    I'll choose the best answer tomorrow, after I try and see if anything works.

    • 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

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the beat way to heal an acne scar by saturday?
    like i have a huge acne scar on the left side of my eyebrow area. its pretty bad i trued pitting clear pore stuff but it isnt helping so whats the fastest way to heal it by saturday. its pretty bad but i need a solution im going to play at a jazz festival on fullerteon so i need a way like ASAP!

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing happens that fast when it comes to acne. 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    Most efficient way to get rid of dandruff?
    I thought the flakes on my scalp was just dry skin, so i bought moisturizing shampoo but it hasn't seemed to work. So my questions are:
    1.) Which dandruff shampoo ACTUALLY works the best?
    2.) How long does it take to work (like one wash, or the whole bottle?)

    (i know, gross question... i just don't want to waste money)
    by the way, i only wash my hair when it gets greasy, which is only once or twice a week.

    • ANSWER:
      1.- Selsun Blue.
      2.- Probably a week you will start noticing the difference but maybe 2 weeks max.

      Dandruff is a condition that affects many people. Dandruff causes a lack of confidence and self esteem because of the self conscience effect of the very evident flaking. I know that a friend suffers with severe dandruff, She feels that she cannot wear dark clothing, as it really makes it stand out. I’ve found from my own experiences, that it strikes when you least want it too. I have found that when I’m about to enter a stressful situation, it comes on hard, so stress is definitely a factor of what causes dandruff as well.

      Methods of getting rid of dandruff

      Commercial dandruff shampoos

      Here I will list the active ingredients used in the most common anti-dandruff shampoos and explain what they do. Make sure you read the labels when shopping for a particular ingredient since the same brand often produces similar products with different ingredients. Always follow the instructions on the labels.

      1. Zinc pyrithione (Head & Shoulders classic, Pert Plus dandruff control)

      Zinc pyrithione, or Zinc omadine is an anti-fungal and antibacterial agent that is most commonly used to fight the dandruff caused by yeasts and fungi. Once you begin using this treatment, stopping will often cause dandruff to return worse than before treatment began.

      2. Ketoconazole (Nizoral AntiDandruff shampoo)

      Ketoconazole is an anti-fungal drug used to treat dandruff caused by yeasts and fungi. Dandruff usually returns after treatment is stopped.

      3. Selenium sulfide(Selsun blue, Head & Shoulders Intensive)

      Selenium sulfide is an anti-fungal agent used to treat dandruff caused by yeasts and fungi. In the US, 1% solutions can be purchased over-the-counter and 2.5% solutions are available by prescription. Dandruff often returns when treatment is stopped.

      4. Coal tar(Ionil-T, Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic)

      Coal tar is a liquid by-product of the distillation of coal. It is used in shampoos meant to treat head lice and psoriasis. Be warned, coal tar is on the NIOSH carcinogen list as a potential cancer-causing agent.

      5. Salicylic acid(Ionil)

      Salicylic acid based shampoos are used to help the scalp shed excess skin more easily, which in turn helps to keep skin pores from getting clogged.

      Home remedies

      There are tons of home brew dandruff cures out there, every family likely knows of a different one that they will swear by to cure dandruff. Here I'll list some of the most commonly recommended concoctions.

      1. Tea tree oil

      Tea tree oil has an anti-fungal quality and can be mixed into lotions, oils and shampoos. Massage the mixture into the scalp and let it sit for 15 minutes prior to rinsing clean.

      2. Coneflower and red clover extracts

      Aveda has a product named "Scalp Remedy" that is growing in popularity. It contains both coneflower and red clover extracts, comes with a dropper and is applied directly to the scalp after you shower.

      3. Oil soaks

      Scalp massages with moisturizing oils an hour or so before bathing are said to rejuvenate a dry scalp. Skin lotions will likely work as well.

      4. Vinegar rinses

      Some people have reported success after rinsing their hair with white or apple cider vinegar prior to bathing. It may have something to do with correcting your hair's PH balance.

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a painful zit?
    From past 2 days I hv a painful zit on my chin. Its really painful. Yesterday i tried to pop it bt it got worse then i tried to use tooth paste bt no result. Plz help me to get rid of this.

    • 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.

  29. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne on my back?
    I get very bad spots on my back that go and then come back again, which is very irritating. Please help?

    • 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

      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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best shampoo for psoriasis ?
    I have been using Head and Shoulders and have now been using Nizoral . I cannot afford a prescription foam ( OLUX) I was using before so I am now trying different shampoos --just looking for the most effective over the counter shampoo

    • ANSWER:
      My doctor actually told me to purchase a bottle of T-Gel as part of my treatment. Stay away from Dermarest as I've found that all it does is just take the itch away; does nothing to calm the redness or get rid of flakes. I also had some excellent results just using Selsun Blue, so give that one a try before you reach for anything super expensive. Depending on the severity of your psoriasis, you may have to look at other options for clearing up your scalp, such as a lotion or a prescription shampoo. The nature of psoriasis is definitely not fun, so you have to roll with whatever works for you!

      Good luck! And keep hoping for a cure!

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

    Thanks so much!

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

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

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

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

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

  34. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples fast?
    I have struggled with acne for a few years (i am a teenager!).i had it under control for a couple of months, in fact it was almost cleared up, but i've had a sudden outbreak! My guess is from the chocolate intake from easter but i've sprouted HEAPS of red pimples.

    I feel so unbelievably self conscious, i am going to the doctor in a couple of weeks for some prescription cream but i have school tomorrow and photos. I feel terrible i've been using Clearasil and its not working all that well.

    How can i calm the redness and get rid of a few pimples asap? I really don't want to go to school looking like this.

    • 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 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of pimple naturally?
    I have this pimple on my dimple for a long time now and it's really annoying me. , I don't care about the other pimples on my face since they're smaller but this one is on my dimple and its very noticeable. D: I've been drinking and eating bitter stuff to try and get rid of it naturally but it doesn't work. I do drink a lot of water everyday but it doesn't really help. I don't know what to do anymore. D:

    • 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

  36. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acnes nd pimple very fast?
    How to get rid of acnes and pimples soon?
    I am 16.

    • 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

  37. QUESTION:
    Any good psoriasis scalp treatments that don't contain tar?
    ...over the counter shampoo?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. 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 scalp 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

  38. QUESTION:
    Can you dye your hair blonde or any color if you have dandruff problems?
    I've been thinking about dying my hair black or blonde and I have really bad dandruff problems I don't know what type of dandruff problem I've got It is scratchy and it comes out in little cluster like pieces, and I don't know what type it is and I want to know if I can dye it? I also wanna know what my type of dandruff problem is and how I can think it if I cant dye it right now?

    • ANSWER:
      I would not dye it especially not black! your just asking for trouble. If you have any kind of scalp problems you should not dye your hair until it is sorted out. It sounds like you do NOT have dandruff but a skin problem instead, I see it a lot, you should go to your GP & have it examined, in the mean time go & buy some Nizorol shampoo wash your hair with this leave on for 5 mins then rinse a little warm water on it then wash again with the same shampoo, use this instead of you normal shampoo, how long has it been like this???
      I think you have Psorosis of the scalp which can look like dandruff but it is not, it is a skin complaint that needs products from your GP to help with it. It is were your skin grows to fast & before the old skin can fall off new has already grew over the top it keeps doing this.
      http://www.psoriasis-association.org.uk/scalp.html
      How does scalp psoriasis feel?

      There is thick scale and redness that is also evident around the scalp margins. Many patients experience severe itching and a feeling of tightness and some report soreness. One patient has described the build-up of scales as being like 'a mountain on my head'.
      When should I go to the doctor?

      For those with scalp patches which flare up from time to time it is possible to manage at home. Shampoo treatments are improving all the time and can be bought over the counter. Your pharmacist should be able to advise. However if your scalp is covered with thick scale or it does not clear up do consult your GP who may arrange referral to a Dermatologist. There is a range of treatments which can be prescribed including coal tar, dithranol, salicylic acid, cortico-steroids and Vitamin D derivatives to bring the flare-up to a manageable level.

      Nizoral shampoo
      This medicine contains the active ingredient ketoconazole, which is a type of medicine called an imidazole antifungal. Ketoconazole shampoo is used to treat skin conditions that are caused by infection with the yeast Pityrosporum. These include the skin infection pityriasis versicolor, as well as seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff, which is considered to be a mild form of seborrhoeic dermatitis.
      http://www.nizoralshampoo.com/

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the best over-the-counter treatment for psoriasis breakout?

    • ANSWER:
      I personally have psoriasis, and I've never seen an over the counter medication for that type of thing. I get it on my scalp the worst, and I ended up going to the doctor(dermatologist). He prescribed Derma-Smoothe/FS scalp oil. If you follow the directions correctly, it actually works. My sister applies this oil to her hands, that's where she gets it the worst. To be honest, it's a bit expensive, but its worth it. I used to lose so much hair, and it itched like crazy. It also formed this weird sticky slime, or juice. I don't know how to describe it, but I obviously had it pretty bad. The down fall is that there's no cure for psoriasis, which is a bummer. I totally understand your agony. I hope I helped. If you have any questions you can email me. Best of Luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pimple?
    Please help, I have a pimple the size of Europe growing on my nose and it is revolting. Ok, so it's not that bad but it's still annoying. I've never had a pimple before so obviously I've never experienced what these dreadful things are like. How can I get rid of it??? Thanks

    • 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.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples FAST?
    I have like 4 big pimples and I need to get rid of them FAST for tomorrow night! How can I get rid of them without popping them?

    • 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.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples FAST?
    I have like 4 big pimples and I need to get rid of them FAST for tomorrow night! How can I get rid of them without popping them?

    • 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.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best ways to get rid of acne?
    I have zits, pimples. and black heads how can i get rid of them??

    • 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.

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

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

      Note. Skin affections ares merely local manifestations of some constitutional affection. They represent the effort of nature to get rid of some poison in the system, congenital or acquired, which effort should not be suppressed but abetted. The indications for our remedies will not only aid in this by correction of the soil, but also avoid the dangers of suppression by external applications.

      #Graphites. [Graph]
      our great remedy for all sorts of skin diseases, no doubt often mis-prescribed, and hence frequently disappoints. The symptoms calling for it are very clear; there are moist scabby eruptions on the scalp, face, bends of joints, between fingers and behind the ears. The corners of the mouth and eyes are cracked, bleeding and oozing a gluey, honey-like, thick, tenacious discharge, a fissured eczema is the type. Great itching always accompanies the eruption. The skin may be dry and horny. The hair is dry and falls out. Lycopodium. Dry scaly eruptions. Calcarea carbonica. Eczema on scalp which extends to face. Crusts are white, and on awakening, in the morning especially, the child will scratch furiously.

      #Arsenicum. [Ars]
      A useful remedy in all cases of skin troubles when the skin is thickened, such as in chronic eczema, psoriasis and chronic urticaria. The sensations are itching, burning and swelling, it also has papules, nettle rash and pimples. Burning sensitive ulcers with offensive discharges. It is almost a specific for hives from shell fish, which itch and burn, and for repercussed hives. Pustules form into scabs. Pellagra may find its simillimum in Arsenicum. Bovista. Baker's and grocer's itch, and eruption on the back of the hands. It is also recommended in pellagra, also phosphorus and Argentum nitricum. Sepia. Dry desquamation. Ringworm. Rhus. Vesicles on an erysipelatous base. Clematis. Rawness, worse washing, moist eruption.

      #Sulphur. [Sulph]
      The great characteristic of this remedy is the aggravation from washing; this, with scratching, makes the parts burn intensely. The skin is rough, coarse and measly, and there is much soreness in the folds of the skin and a tendency to pustular eruptions. Dryness and heat of scalp, with intense itching, especially at night, and scratching causes soreness; wetting makes it burn. Eczema erythematosum. Eruption of yellow crusts. Eruption at the margin of the hair. Dearborn says Sulphur 6 will cure more pruritus than any other drug. It is our great antiseptic. Selenium. Itching in folds of skin and about ankle joints. Hair falls out with eczematous eruptions. Antimonium crudum. Thick callosities on the skin. Deficient growth of nails. Honey colored crusts on heads of children; cracking in the nostrils and corners of mouth. Antimonium tartaricum. Variola. Impetigo of scrotum. Thuja. Warts and eczema following vaccination. Also an excellent remedy in the higher potencies for acne facialis. Natrum muriaticum. Dry scaly or herpetic eruption of little water blisters in bends of joints, hydroa labialis, fever blisters. Moist eczema without much itching. The Natrum muriaticum patient continually suffers from "hang nails." (Hepar, Rhus, Natrum muriaticum, Arsenicum, cold sores.) Herpes circinatus. Eczema, with thick scabs oozing pus. Urticaria, with itching about the joints when occurring, with intermittent fever worse at seashore. Kreosote. Eruptions on the extensor surfaces of joints. Berberis aquifolia. Scaly pustular eruptions on the face. It is one of the most reliable remedies in the cure of psoriasis. Hydrocotyle. Great dryness and desquamation of the epidermis. Acne rosacea. Its special field is in psoriasis and Dearborn praises it in leprosy. The writer cured a case of inveterate psoriasis universale with this remedy. Dr. H.V. Halbert, of Chicago, considered Thyroidine in the 3X or 30X potency as worthy a trial in psoriasis. He reports excellent results from its use. Indications are a dry and impoverished skin, cold hands and feet. Psoriasis is a pregrowth symptom of cancer. The condition of the skin should always be noted, being the great organ of elimination of poisons. Borax was considered by Dr. McClatchey as curative of many cases of psoriasis, and indeed it corresponds to many symptoms of this disease. Petroleum. Pictures pure eczema with its thick scabs, oozing pus and rhagades; the skin is harsh and dry, the finger tips crack and the hands chap. It is especially suitable to eczema behind the ears. Use the 12X potency.

      #Mezereum. [Mez]
      Baehr considers this remedy the best one in crust lactea. There is great itching, which is worse when the patient is warm or wrapped up. There are small vesicles with terrible itching, and the great characteristic is that the secretion dries quickly, producing scabs from beneath which an acrid thick pus oozes. Crusts and itching are the features. Herpes zoster, with neuralgic pains along the nerves. Nux juglans. Tinea favosa on scalp, behind ears, itching worse at night, preventing sleep.

      #Rhus toxicodendron. [Rhus-t]
      Vesicular eruption characterizes Rhus, so it becomes a remedy in herpes, eczema, pemphigus and prurigo. It is useful in right-sided zoster with extensive vesication and perhaps accompanied with rheumatic pains. The skin is covered with numerous vesicles, there is great itching and tingling, the skin is often swollen and oedematous and these vesicles have a red areola around them. the symptoms are all worse at night, in damp weather and in winter. Rapid vesication and angry-looking skin are characteristics. Apis. More burning and stinging and more oedema. Cantharis. Large blisters with smarting and burning. Croton tiglium. Small blisters with much itching. Hughes says that Croton relieves the itching of eczema rapidly and permanently. Anacardium. Small blisters with an umbilicated center. The eruption itches excessively and burns. The remedy has been used successfully in Rhus poisoning. Dolichos. Itching without eruption. the writer has a number of times verified this symptom. It will sometimes control diabetic itching, and it is especially useful in senile pruritus. Worse at night. Worse across the shoulders. Fagopyrum. Itching worse by scratching. With here and there red blotches which are sore. The hairy portions of the body itch more.

      #Psorinum. [Psor]
      Herpetic eruptions with much itching, worse when getting warm in bed; the skin is dirty, greasy, unwashed in appearance. Tinea capitis, offensive matter oozes out. Sebaceous glands secrete in excess. Eczema more on the sides of the head and face, cheeks and ears. Eruption in the bends of joints. Pustules or boils remaining after itch. A most important remedy in all skin affections and we should not forget Tuberculinum and Syphilinum, for each has its special field and symptoms. Clarke advises the nosodes, especially in leprosy.

      #Oleander. [Olnd]
      Skin eruptions with gastro-energetic troubles; the skin is very sensitive, slight friction causes chafing and soreness, especially about the neck, scrotum and thighs. Crusta lactea on scalp and back of ears. There is great itching; scartching relieves at first but the parts become very sore. It will be all the more strongly indicated if gastro-enteric symptoms be present. Vinca minor. Eczema of scalp and face, matted hair and offensive odor. A crust is formed, the discharge is retained underneath and causes the hair to fall out or to mat together, forming the plica polonica. Viloa tricolor. Hughes lauds this remedy and rarely uses any other in crusta lactea and impetigo in children. It has crusts with a copious exudation and it is accompanied with offensive urine. Staphisagria. Eruptions worse on the occiput, eczematous eruption on the ears, yellow scabs. Scratching changes the place of the itching. Eruptions forming figwarts or condylomata; especially useful in sickly children after the abuse of mercury.

      #Ranunculus bulbosus. [Ran-b]
      Vesicular eruptions along the course of the nerve; vesicles filled with serum and burn greatly; large blisters form on a raw surface. Herpes zoster. Pemphigus in the new born. Thickening of the skin into yellow hard horny scabs. Ranunculus sceleratus. Vesicular eruption, with thin, acrid discharge, large blisters.

      #Nitric acid. [Nit-ac]
      Our great remedy in ulcers when these symptoms are present. 1. Ragged zigzag, often raised edges. 2. Profuse granulations, proud flesh. 3. Vascular, bleeding easily where touched. 4. Splinter-like pains in them. Sycotic excrescences.

      #Pulsatilla .[Puls]
      An indicated remedy in hives when of gastric or uterine origin, or with diarrhoea and chilliness; hives after eating pork, fruit or buckwheat cakes. Scanty menses. Hives with profuse menses call for Belladonna. Hempel recommends Aconite and Ipecac in Hives. Antimonium crudum. Urticaria of gastric origin. Urtica urens. Intense intolerable fiery itching of the skin from any trifling change in the temperature. Itching swellings on the fingers also indicate Urtica. Face blotched. Note the urinary symptoms which will often accompany. Dulcamara. Suppression of the hives, with catarrhal symptoms arising. Nettle rash, chronic cases always worse at beginning of winter, itching always on exposure to cold air as when undressing. Rhus. Hives, with ague or rheumatism worse in cold air. Bovista. Hives with diarrhoea. Calcarea carbonica. Chronic urticaria, worse from drinking milk. Terebinth. Hives form shell fish. Kali bromatum. Hives or acne, with nervous symptoms. Chloral. A very useful remedy for hives, will often relieve in the form of a grain of Chloral dissolved in a glass of water and a teaspoonful given at a dose. It suits large wheals coming on suddenly from a chill.

      #Apis mellifica. [Apis]
      Urticaria, with cold or intermittent fever; there is a sudden eruption of welts with terrible itching Lichen and erythema nodosum. Sulphur. Itching hives over whole body, worse from warmth of bed; chronic cases. Radium. Itching all over body, burning of skin as if a fire. Such a general itching very often is a precursor to serious affections. It may even be a pre-growth symptom of cancer.

      #Sepia. [Sep]
      Brownish spots on the skin. Herpetic conditions about the knees and ankles,in the bends of joints and behind the ears, at first dry, it becomes moist and discharges copiously. Yellow spots, liver spots; urticaria worse from warmth of bed. Ringworms, herpes circinatus. Chronic nettle rash after milk or pork. Tellurium. Ringworm is children. Psoriasis, annular type. Eruption shows bleeding points when scales are removed. Baryta carbonica. Eczema on dorsa of hands, skin rough, dry and chapped. Herpetic eruptions. Sepia is also a remedy in psoriasis.

      #Hepar sulphur. [Hep]
      Moist eruption in folds of skin and itching in the bends of joints; the skin is extremely sensitive and suppurates easily, and pimples form around ulcers. Humid eczema of the scalp, sore and sensitive to touch. Eczema of the scrotum and genital organs, boils. It is especially useful after the abuse of salves or ointments containing containing zinc or mercury. Graphites is distinguished by not having the sensitiveness. Silicea. Skin suppurates easily. Onchia at roots of nails. Fluoric acid. A powerful antipsoric and produces itching red vesicles with tendency to scale off; very valuable in eczema.

      #Kali muriaticum. [Kali-m]
      One of the most satisfactory remedies in the treatment of eczema capitis and moist eczemas, especially when chronic and obstinate in character. This observation has been repeatedly verified. Cartier and our Brazilian confreres endorse it. It is also a most useful remedy in acne and in sycotic skin manifestations.
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      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless You

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of small pimples on my face?
    Hi Guys!

    I'm 13, turning 14 this July and I've got these small pimples all over my forehead! I'd like to know how to get rid of them like overnight :) Please help me!! Oh, and by the way, my mom suggested lipstick. I don't know if it works or not, but she said it helped her before, when she was my age, I just keep forgetting to put it on, so I can't try it. So, does it work too?

    THANKS GUYS!!

    • ANSWER:
      Never heard of lipstick working on acne. 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    What skin products are the best?
    I have acne and have tried everything from home remedies to proactive. Nothing will work.my mom won't take me to a dermatologist. What has worked for you guys? I honestly don't even care how much it costs. Thanks so much!!

    • 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:
    How can I get rid of spots and pimples?
    Any easy/home ways to get rid of spots and pimples!

    • 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.


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  1. QUESTION:
    Would this product be good for body acne?
    I have bad acne on my arms and its very embarassing, I try to pass them off as bug bites if anyone asks.

    Would TriDerma Psoriasis Control help the condition? link to website: http://www.triderma.com/psoriasis-control.html
    It seems like it would do nothing but help even though I don't know what Psoriasis is.

    • ANSWER:
      This will not help, psoriasis is an extreme form of eczema. This is a skin condition that causes your skin to be very dry and red. I would contact a dermatologist, even just talk to them over the phone. Make sure you explain where the acne is. See what they say, or if they know of any specific over-the-counter acne medications that work the best. You may also ask a pharmacist while you are in the store. They may be able to assist you in finding a skin acne treatment that is more medicated and can help more severe cases of acne. I use neutragena grapefruit body wash and it's helped rid me of almost all my back acne. Use moderma if any scars were left by the acne! be patient, body acne doesn't cure overnight. Good luck!


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