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Honey, salt, and light
I had psoriasis on my hands so severe I couldn't tie my kids shoes or keep my house clean for four years. Splits all over my fingertips and between my thumb and index fingers were excruciating. This is what I've learned. The topical steroids worked at first, but over time actually worsened the condition and thinned my skin (even though the MD said it wouldn't on my hands.) I quit using them, which made it worse for awhile, but then gradually improved. I use salt soap (without perfumes or additives), light therapy, and a hand lotion with honey in it. (Burt's Bees grape seed and honey). I also cut out most (not all) processed and refined sugar in my diet. I now have a little flaky skin, but I can live with it. It's not painful!! I played basketball with my boys yesterday! The transformation wasn't overnight, but it only took about three weeks.

I think we need to look at why our immune systems are overreacting -- why don't we ever ask what they are overreacting to? I think maybe it's an overgrowth of bacteria/fungus in our systems. Think about it; salt is a natural disinfectant. Sunlight is a natural disinfectant. Honey has natural antimicrobial/antifungal properties (otherwise it wouldn't sit on your shelf so long without spoiling, right? I used to bake bread, and bakers would always say that recipes that used honey improved the bread's 'keeping qualities.') So maybe all those years I had underlying secondary fungal and bacterial skin infections that were worsened by the steroid use (they suppress the immune system). Maybe we should work with our immune systems instead of fight them. Wishing you the best.

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NC Mom

Thank you, thank you, thank you! My daughter was so frustrated because of her eczema. We tried a lot of things and nothing helped much. After reading your comments, she started going to a tanning salon. She also uses cider vinegar when she gets itchy and Eucerin/Aquaphor. I can't believe how beautiful her skin looks now. It's made such a big difference in her life. She doesn't have to cover up with turtlenecks and long sleeves anymore. Once again, I just can't thank you enough!

Sarah

I respectfully disagree- sunlight is my main enemy! I am extremely fair skinned redhead and even a few minutes of sun causes extremely painful eczema flare ups. The one time I tried a tanning bed I blistered in 6 minutes. Beware!!

Anonymous

Mine is very mild, and I get it winter only. Sun cures it right up (if I can get south, and when spring comes around). I'll try honey, lemon, salt and vinegar now, for winter. They all seem so logical to me.

PS Olive oil is a good skin moisturizer for prevention of dry skin!! It won't clog your pores.

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