I am not sure if I have eczema or psoriasis, but I read something in my local paper that suggested rubbing a banana peel on affected psoriasis areas once a day. It was said that after 3 days the patches were 90% clear. I have tried it for almost a week now and have found that, once the burning stops, it does help, and the redness has improved alot. The itching comes back so I was wondering if more than 1 application would help? I think my main problem is that I can't seem to stop scratching, most time I don't realize what I am doing untill it is to late! Very painful and bleeeding, but not itching lol. I wish I could banish it forever.
Someone on this site recommended using aloe vera gel for their psoriasis saying that they were afforded great relief. Well, I'm here to tell you that I am SO GLAD that I read this person's suggestion. Because I have scalp psoriasis, it's difficult to get anything past my hair and onto the scalp. I opted to use several fresh leaves from my aloe vera plant, carefully removing one side of the skin and scraping the inside jelly into a dish. I tried to mash and whip it with a fork, but it still stayed fairly slimy and my husband did his best to try getting it down onto my scalp. The next day my head felt better and, to my delight, the dried aloe 'goo' brushed out clean (quite the opposite of Vick's Vapo Rub!!). The next night I put the freshly scraped gel into my mini food processor and liquified it. I then took the metal tip off my poultry flavor infuser syringe and sucked up the liquid. My husband found that this was a much easier and effective method for application ... not to mention it gave him fuel to tease me about his 'basting' my head! :-) I've done this for 4 nights and my scalp is SO MUCH better!
Someone else mentioned mixing Neutragena T-Gel and T-Sal, which is what the dermatologist had recommended I do. I've not been impressed with the results. However, I did find a new shampoo at Wal-Mart called Dermarest (Del Pharmaceuticals). It is a shampoo/conditioner in one. While I still felt I needed to put conditioner on the ends of my (shoulder-length) hair, it didn't leave my scalp tight and dry feeling like the 50/50 mixture does.
So, right now I feel I'm on the right treatment path ... fresh aloe vera gel at night and the Dermarest shampoo a couple of times per week.
Also, do your best to keep your stress at bay, even if it means using herbal stress relievers. I am not an Herbalife distributor but I've tried one of their products called 'Relax Now' and it works quite nicely. Unlike St. John's Wort and some of the others, you can use it daily.
Has your dermatologist mentioned that psoriasis is an auto-immune disease and can be caused by an imbalanced immune system? Probably not. They're too into prescribing steroids and other disturbing pharmaceuticals. Plant sterols/sterolins have been found to put an immune system back into balance whether over-active or under-active. There is a product called 'Nature Leaf' that is said to have the highest, most effective concentration of plant sterols/sterolins currently on the market.
I hope that you can use this information and that it will help you as it seems to be doing for me. Take care.
1 tsp ebsom salt
1 tsp sublime sulphur
1 tsp cream of tartar
mix together, take 1 tsp of mixed ingreidients a day for 3 days with 10 oz of water. repeat after 7 days. psoriasis will dissapear and will not return.
I am 61 and had Psoriasis since I was 16. There are several different types.
Mine WAS dry crusty scales. I read about a guy who advocated Cod Liver Oil.
Now this only works if your s responds to sunshine, like over a holiday it looks better! If so its the vitamen D thats doing the trick. So lots of Cod Liver Oil. Forget capsules,treated oil etc. use only Pure Liquid and its cheap
from the Supermarket ( use their own) How much should you take, well forget RDA's you need three Teaspoons a day. At first it tasdtes awful but after a while its OK. The only side effect is
greasy stools when you go to the loo. So no constipation either. 2 - 3 months it will be gone! Reduce the dose to one Teaspoon a day to maintain skin like a baby's.
Im 20 and have had psoriasis for 6 years probably and have tried alot of things. My main problem areas are my elbows and legs. I have got rid of it twice, once in Thailand, taking NOTHING, just sun and sea and relaxing. and i got rid of it with Light Therpy, standing in a light box for a certain amount of time and that combined with dovabet ointment all but got rid of it. Im going to try the flax seeds now, ill let you know!
I have tried everything I have heard of and nothing takes my psorisis away completely but I have found that products with 'dead sea salts' certainly diminished the effects. It makes the skin softer and the area has become smaller also. If you are looking for a product with dead sea salts I have found one that works well for me It's AHAVA. I use the foot treatments because they have a higher level of dead sea salts in it and the cream is thicker. Hope this helps.
I mix a 50/50 solution of Salicylic Acid Shampoo and T+ Plus Gel Shampoo. *I wash my scalp with it every other day. *I also apply it (full strength)to my knees and elbows, then wrap them with plastic wrap once a week for an hour.
I have had really good results.
I was diagnosed with psoriasis when I was 18, and I am now 35. I have tried every possible over the counter and prescription medications, including toxic meds to lower my immune system. Sure some of them did actually work while I was on them, however, most medications can only be taken short term and once discontinued the psoriasis came back worse than what it started as. Persistent to find some solution to this uncomfortable problem I have tried every remedy available and have found one that works for me and anyone I have passed it on to.
Soft water softner. Here is the best part, it only costs 3.95 at Wal-Mart.
Since I cannot afford to have a system put into my house, I used my creative ingenuity and made my own. (I did try just putting it in a bath and soaking for 20 minutes a day, way too time consuming) so here is what I did....
1. I bought a small laundry bag ( the ones you wash your fine washables in the washer)
2. Put approx. 2-3 cups of the softener pellets in the bag, do not zipper bag. You are going to use the opening of the bag to put the bag over your shower head.
3. You need to find something elastic to attatch the bag to your shower head. I used a thin scrunchie hair band. It held the bag in place for the water to run through the pellets and then on me. Shower as you normally would. You do not need to rinse this off with regular water.
Note: When you first start this it may burn if you have open lesions, keep with it, and that will stop within a few days. And your lesions will heal.
I did this twice a day for one month, and within one week, the itching was nearly gone, within 2 weeks the plaques were broken up into dots, the continuing weeks the dots became smaller and smaller until they were gone. Now I shower with it once a day, just for precaution.
If you are on prescription medicines, do not just quit taking them. Try this with your medications, and then talk to your doctor about discontinuing your medications.
I will honestly tell you I have no idea why this works, but it does. By no means am I saying this is a cure, as I on occassion have outbreaks when I eat my trigger foods. However, I resume to showering twice a day and stay away from the food that brought it about again.
If you are sick of this disease, and your bank account drained because of expensive treatments. Try it, what do you have to lose. About $5 and a 25 minutes a day for a month.
I've had psoriasis all my life and it has always been a problem for me. I'm 16 years old and I feel like i cant go out or do anything because people tend to stare at my skin. I have it all over my face, scalp,ears,neck,back and chest so it's very hard to try and cover up. I have tried soooo many different treatments but the ones from my doctor seemed to make it worse with redness and itching. I moved to Spain two years ago and in the summer months it completely vanishes but as soon as October arrives its back again. I have found that daily washes with warm water and a table spoon of sea salt really helped me but be careful i don't know if this would work for everyone as it can burn the skin if not rinsed off with clear water. Hope i help someone else.
Hi all, i have been living in mexico for the past 6 months and for some reason, my psoriasis got really bad, worst its been ever, I am trying a home remedy that was sugested from a friend. Take 10 egg shells and clean them well with water..NO SOAP. Put the eggshells(crushed) in a stainless stell bowl and add enough white vinager to cover the eggshells, wait 4 days and strain the mixture. It will create a sludge... Apply the sludge on affected areas on clean dry affected areas an wait one hour and rinse. Im doing it tomorrow, will keep you posted.