I have had a lot of relief from changing to an alkaline diet. The major things that I did were:
- started taking iodine drops
- eating a lot of dried apricots and parsley (these are very alkaline and so even if you haven't perfected your alkaline diet, this will help big time)
- no soda, especially diet soda
This helped me a lot, but did not completely cure my psoriasis. Instead of having patches all over my body and being in misery, I have a few patches on my elbows and calves.
I have had a lot of relief from changing to an alkaline diet. The major things that I did were:
I originally posted on this site in late February. I started out taking 2 50 mg of Zinc and 10,000 UD of Vitamin D everyday. This was to combat a relapse of 'P'. The first time it went away was just from sun tanning in the desert. (dry heat?) Anyway that worked 10 years ago. Then in February it came back. Thats when I read on this site about the zinc and vitamin d. I tried it and it went away in a little over a week. It was popping up all over my arms and some around my waist. It's now april and the 'p' is completely gone. I only bought one bottle of each and I take nothing now and it's still gone. After I talked to a dermatologist he told me there are alot of vitamin d based creams that are topical. So about me, male 178 lbs, older than VCRs and personal computers.
How to Get Dermarest Psoriasis Medicated Treatment Gel out of the bottle.
There I was, itching and burning like blue blazes...
holding in my hand the promise of relief ('specially formulated to relieve the symptoms associated with psoriasis....')
Dermarest's 'New Look!' packaging presents you with a thick gel in a hard plastic bottle.
There is an opening about the size of your toothpaste tube.
On top of this sits another cap with that twists to open a hole about as big as this 'O'.
Now, you may have a grip like steel -- I don't. I couldn't squeeze this stiff bottle more than the tiniest bit. Certainly not enough to get the contents anywhere near that opening.
Next I removed the complete cap assembly. There seemed to be something down there in the bottle but I couldn't see it.
A few hard thwacks on the bathroom counter and -- whaddya know! -- something came out: a few small blobs of a translucent gel about as thick as Jello that isn't quite stiff yet.
What to try next?
(The itching sure as #%#% hadn't stopped -- and I've been promised relief.)
I up-ended the bottle over a clean container and left it for several hours.
The result? Nothing came out. Absolutely nothing.
The entire contents, less the three blobs, was still sitting in the bottle. I could see it now. I thwacked out another blob -- and gave it up as a hopeless job.
Finally, my husband found a way to get at the contents of the bottle!
Here's what you'll need:
1.) A clean piece of plastic, a plate -- something like that to put underneath in case of splooshes (unlikely, but you never know...)
2.) A clean container that will hold 4 Fl Oz / 118 ml, the stated contents of the bottle
3.) An electric saw.
Carefully cut around the shoulders of the bottle to remove the top altogether.
(He tried box cutters, utility knives, tin snips, various kinds of hand saws and I don't remember what else -- none of which made even a dent in the plastic of the bottle.)
4.) A narrow spoon or spatula (both would be better).
Start digging the gel out and plopping it into that clean container you have ready.
Alternate Step 4 -- After cutting off the top:
4a.) Take this sorry mess back to the pharmacy where you purchased the stuff in the first place.
4b.) Ask to speak to the Manager.
(Please remember it's not the store's fault that the Dermarest marketing team was smoking something peculiar when they dreamed up the 'New Look!')
4c.) Now it's time for Show and Tell! Let off steam here!
4d.) Ask nicely for your money back -- and suggest that your exhibit be sent back to Dermarest with a few of your (expurgated) comments.
(I tried sending a polite message of distress to Dermarest via their web site but they haven't thought it worth their while to respond in any way.)
Best wishes, Fellow Sufferers!
I'm back to coconut oil massaged into my skin... It helps but it's sure not miraculous.
i used to have horrible psoriasis around my nose turning flaky red and itchy it was so uncomfortable the only thing that helped me was head and shoulders and argan oil..
so i would wash the area with head and shoulders twice a day and after i would apply argan oil..
it worked for me
i've had 'p' for 26 years. the waiver: everything i recommend or say is my own opinion and works for me. i try to back up all my info so you can research it for yourself so you can decide if its accurate and safe.
depending on if your looking for a permanent solution to your 'p' or a get rid of it at any cost person.
steroids, enbrel, humira, bleach!!! all of these take care of the symptoms not the cause and do more long term damage than help . steroids thin your skin over time and screw up your adrenal system. enbrel, stelara, and humira suppress your immune system (definition of immune system - network of cells, tissues and organs working together to PROTECT the body from attacks by germs, viruses, bacteria and disease) does that sound like something you want to suppress. go to clorox bleach website and look at the safety tab (wear gloves when cleaning, bleach will corrode metal parts!) i don’t use bleach products to clean much less take a bath.
there is no quick miracle cure for 'p'. these creams and babies butt aid (which contain lead and cadmium only control the symptoms not the cause. temporary relief. you put cream on your “p”, the spot goes away and you think it “works”. but new spots pop up somewhere else so did it really work. “p” is an internal disease. think of “p” like chicken pox. the virus causes your skin to break out. you can put cream on your skin but until you get rid of the virus inside your body. your skin will continue to breakout. fix the inside and you won’t have to use any creams. diet is the most important factor in controlling 'p'. dr. john paganos book is good reference material but for me is incomplete. the premise of this diet is anti-inflammatory, reduce toxin intake, alkalanization, and repair the digestive system (leaky gut syndrome). mercola.com is an excellent reliable resource for info on soy, fluoride, milk, artificial sugars, ect.
first thing is go 100% organic. there is too much junk (pesticides, hormones and unlisted ingredients) in processed foods which is hard on our over taxed immune system.
do a body cleanse or juicing cleanse
do a food allergy test to eliminate trigger foods specific to your body.
eat an alkaline diet (raw fruits and vegetables should be at least 50% of your diet. i make vegetables shakes. (rice milk and 3 or 4 vegetables and fish oil with vitamin d3 and coconut oil) if you need it sweeter add apples. the roughage is good for cleaning your intestines.
omega 3 is a very important part of diet. excellent anti-inflammatory (i use carlson super d omega 3 with vitamin d3. probiotics are critical to help maintain proper ratio of good bacteria in your digestive system.
i eat chicken, turkey and fish (low mercury like tilapia, no tuna) no red meat too hard to digest.
i drink distilled water or high ph water. many states put fluoride in their water which wreaks havoc on your immune system. yes that includes tooth paste. i use fluoride free 'natures gate' no cavities since using it :) - look up 'fluoride toxicity'. chlorine is bad too. they kill the good bacteria in your digestive tract. I use a chlorine filter on my shower.
i drink fruit juice but water it down by 90%, too much sugar. for cereal use rice milk or almond milk (soymilk is bad - contains estrogen and causes a lot of problems - look up 'dangers of soy') (cow’s milk is too hard on the digestive system. if not organic it contains hormones and antibiotics) goat milk is a good alternative. i've started drinking raw goat milk kefir with no flare ups.
only whole grain bread and pastas in small quantities (processed white flour products are highly inflammatory)(gluten free diet is very beneficial)
the deodorant i use is 'thai' liquid form. i've tried every natural deodorant out there and this is the only one that works. it's awesome. most deodorants have propylene glycol or some form of aluminum junk in it. use natural shampoos, soaps and household cleaners. it reduces the amount of toxins getting in through your skin which leaches into your bloodstream.
stuff to avoid:
night shades- tomatoes, tobacco, eggplant, paprika, all peppers, goji berries and white potatoes. hard to eat out with this list :) night shades all contain toxins which overload our immune system. good resource dr. norman childers 'no nightshade diet.'
all refined sugars (highly inflammatory)
no white or cane sugar, agave, no high fructose corn syrup. alternatives in moderation: stevia is the best, lo han (monk fruit), and xylitol. needless to say all artificial sweeteners are never allowed (sucralose, aspartame, saccharine, sorbitol and many more. chewing gums and diet products contain all these poisons). if it says diet don’t buy it. Sugar is the main cause of my “p” getting worse.
no shellfish, fried foods, yeast, alcohol, smoking, smoked foods, peanuts, and reduce stress.
your skin goes through a 28 day cycle. it normally takes about 1 1/2 months to get my skin virtually clear. what normally happens is my skin normally gets a little worse at first from the toxins being flushed from the cells and going into the bloodstream. last only a couple of days. after two weeks or so the red patches start to heal from the center out. you will have a red circle but the middle will heal first that’s how you know if you’re on track. the rest of the healing process is up to you depending how dedicated you are to avoiding toxins and sticking to the organic diet. it’s really simple - if i'm on the diet my skin gets better, off the diet my skin gets worse. i have no one to blame but myself. i'm in control not my 'p'.
this diet allows the body to heal itself. this diet is for anyone that has tried all the immune suppressors, steriods, exotic remedies, miracle cures, and every 'p' cream known to man but had the 'p' come back and it will come back. fix the inside and you won't need any temporary external treatments. treat the cause not the symptom. eat to live or live to eat. the choice is yours. the diet works just give it time!!!!! i hope this will change someones life.
I posted this earlier in the year, and I see a few are trying it with good results. So I thought I would post it again, My wife has suffered for along time, her's has been cleared up for almost a 3 years now. It does work well with plaque psoriasis!!! here is the original post. She also tried Butt-aid from Walmart not the same does not work! it is missing paraffin (wax).
I know this sounds strange it only cost a dollar, but it works!!!!!
try Baby's Butt-Aid from the Dollar Tree store. The scales have stopped even the redness is gone
only Baby's Butt-Aid (which is the name) from the Dollar Tree store works it comes in a yellow tube.
just put on the thinnest layer
we are up to over a dozen people with plaque psoriasis it has cleared up. still using it continually once a day. be sure to shower using head & shoulders for your soap or equiv.
Also add 100 mg of zinc, 50MG 2 times a day & 2000IU of D-3, 1000IU 2 times a day, that seems to help in keeping psoriasis away.
We stumbled on this by trying everything on the market, we found everything works to a slight degree but after using for a short time the psoriasis came back. With the Butt-Aid it has stayed away.!!!!!!
ok~realizing we all get this for whatever reason,and NOBODY really knows why(NOBODY!!) and every ones biological composition is different.............but here is a home remedy that works for me and might help you also. 2 tablespoons of pure olive oil mixed in a large glass of milk(let milk get close to room temp)and add to tepid (not hot)bath and soak for 15-20 minutes. i do this once a week and after the initial clear up~ spot free continuously. Hope this helps someone else :) Peace To All!!
Ok so it has been 5 days since my post and the psoriasis is gone. I have to really examine the skin to see where it was. So in reply to your comments. I weigh 178 lbs. I take 2 50 mg zinc tablets and 1 vitamin D3 5000 i.u. in the morning and again at night. That's it, no creams, no lotions. I wish this website was around 10 years ago. I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me. Good Luck!
Thanks to everyone who has posted their remedies on here to help a someone they don't even know. I tried the baby butt cream from walmart with no effect.Then I got some Zinc and Vitamin D and I have seen huge improvement. No more plaque! The skin is still slightly red but barely noticeable. I take 2 50mg of zinc and 1 5000 IU(?) vitamin D twice a day, and it's working. I can wear short sleeve shirts again without people staring at me. I hope this helps you!
Nothing seemed to work for my 'p'. The prescribed ointments the dr gave me only gave minimal relief. Never took it away. I started going out to the desert. Lake Havasu actually. After every weekend I went I noticed it got better and better and finally went away and never came back. I couldn't go as much as before and after 10 yrs of being free, it came back 3 days ago. I tried the baby butt cream from walmart but no relief. Now I'm popping zinc and gonna get some vitamin d today, to try to hold my 'p' off until spring, then I'm heading back out to the lake. I want to thank thankful and the rest of you for posting and trying to help others. For the ppl that get on here and YELL at the rest of us, you guys can kiss my psoriasis free @$$! Who are u to yell at the ppl on here that are trying to help out perfect strangers. Get off your soapbox and be civil. If I wanted to be yelled at I would talk to my wife.