Hey everyone. This sight is amazing! My son has had psoriasis since he was an infant. He is now 7. It started out as little red patches and I wasn't sure what they were. His ped told me it was impossible to be an allergy because children don't develop them until they are a year old. So we went to another doctor and another, tried treatment after treatment...this has been a constant in his life up unil about a year ago. It covered most of his body, and he would scratch and itch without even realizing he was doing it. I felt awful for him because nothing we had tried worked. One night we even took him to the ER because he got up in the middle of the night crying and his whole body was cracked and bleeding because he had scratched so bad in his sleep. About a year ago we went to yet another doctor, an Alergist actually. It turns out that he doesn't have an allergy but he treated him anyway after hearing our story. My son takes a 'bleach bath' 3 times a week (1/2 a cup of bleach to a full tub of water, soak for 10 to 15 minutes) and we rub vasaline ointment after. We ususally do this before bed so it has time to soak in. (I know this may seem strange, but think of is as swimming in a chlorinated pool. That seems to help a lot of P sufferers.) He also takes viatmin D suplements every morning (I noticed some other people on the site take these as well). He is completly cleared up! You'd never know he suffered with it for so long. The best thing for me was when he told me, 'Mommy, I look like a real boy! Like the other kids in my class' I almost cried! I hope this helps!!
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