Looking for Psoriasis Treatments
My husband has this and we get a lot of sun, and he is “bathes” in petroleum jelly and hydrocortisone cream, and takes epsom salt baths….
Any other NATURAL Psoriasis Home Treatments that you do that I can help him with? He tried honey too.
He feels so itchy and miserable, and don’t “recommend a derm”, I know.
No he has psoriasis. He was been diagnosed a few years back….
when he was at a derm they gave him a UV cream treatment, and he would “tan” / go to uv treatment in a tannig bed.
Whenever we get really burnt hes psoriasis would get remarkably clear, but is hard to maintain.
You’re already doing some AWESOME Psoriasis home treatments yourself. You’ve obviously checked up on this. One thing I’m not seeing you doing is hand/body lotion. The skin HAS to stay moist or have a barrier and not dry out or it’ll start growing in overtime. I have been dealing with psoriasis for over 10 years. Started on my elbows, and then went to my knees and on my legs. I’ve tried about every prescribed option out there cream wise. I even took steroids and it helped but didn’t eliminate the problem. Then the strangest thing happened. I had dehydrated skin so I bought Vasiline Intensive Care Total Moisture lotion and started using it. With my psoriasis home treatments IMMEDIATELY I saw results. Two months later and I can say I have knees and elbows! I hadn’t seen them in years! I can wear tank tops and shorts again without looking like something’s wrong with me. It’s so hard to explain to others who don’t have psoriasis what it’s like and how much it affects my self esteem, having to wear jeans and long sleeved shirts in dead summer and dying from the heat, or wearing something comfortable and having people stare and ask questions. I actually cried more times than I’d like to admit. Now I feel different. It seemed with the other stuff that it would help keep it from expanding and growing, but wouldn’t completely eliminate the growth already there. I can’t believe a few dollars spent on over the counter lotion could do this for me since I’d spent hundreds of dollars over the years on stuff that burned and itched and hurt my fair skin. I’m not a huge testimonial writer, but I’m actually writing the company to say thank you, I feel like me again. I hope it helps, and good luck!
Oh, I did want to add that I use the lotion after my shower in the morning and once again before going to sleep. I don’t have to slather myself all day long like I have with the eucerine *spelling?* cream that made it sore to the touch. I don’t have to keep it wet all day for this stuff to work. I SO hope I’m not a fluke and this might really make a difference for others. Good luck with it! If you need to email me to have someone to talk to I’m more than fine with it. You’re not dealing with this alone.
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- There are numerous treatments on the market but because of its chronic recurrent nature psoriasis is a difficult condition to find a viable treatment for.
- A diagnosis of psoriasis is sometimes derived from the appearance of the skin; there are no known blood tests or diagnostic procedures for psoriasis.
- According to the level and location of the psoriasis Psoriasis sufferers can experience significant physical discomfort and some disability – itching and pain might interfere with basic functions, such as self-care, walking, and sleep.
- Psoriasis can be found in both sexes evenly and may occur at any age, although it most frequently appears initially between the ages of 15 and 25 years.
- About one-third of people with psoriasis report a family history of the disease, and experts have identified genetic signals that point to the condition.
- One school of thought considers psoriasis as primarily a result of excessive growth and multiplication of skin cells. The infection is simply labelled as a fault of the epidermis.
- One belief sees the disease as being an immune-mediated disorder in which the rapid reproduction of skin cells is unrelated to factors induced by the immune system.
- Psoriasis comes about more frequently in dry skin than oily or well-moisturized skin, and essentially after an external skin injury such as a graze or cut.
- To prevent dry skin and reduce psoriasis symptoms, it is essential to not use shower scrubs, as they not only harm skin by leaving tiny scratches, they also scrape off the naturally occurring skin oil.
- Although anti-inflammatory treatments may relieve indications of the disease they do not solve the underlying affliction and may not be the best option for cure.
do you know of a natural treatment for psoriasis? while it cannot be cured, symptoms can be relieved?
I’ll give you a few suggestions you can try.
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.
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.
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 and good luck!
I just saw an acupunturist/chinese medicine doctor to help my psoriasis after seeing 3 dermatologists. He gave me three immortals. I googled it and it supposedly helps menopausal symptoms and not psoriasis. I have put in a call to him about these herbs, but I think he made a mistake.
Can someone tell me which herbs do help treat it? Which brands etc. sell it?
To the person who answered below, the CMD I saw said I had a liver issue and hot blood.
Chinese medicine addresses the pattern of imbalance in a person. The manifestations of any one pattern of disharmony can manifest in many ways depending on the constitution of a person. Also, there can be many patterns of disharmony responsible for any given ailment. Of 10 patients with psoriasis, each may have a very different treatment protocol.
The primary indications of the formulas used (I presume you were given a bottle of patent herbs in pill form) can sometimes be misleading. You are taking a variation of Er Xian Tang which is used to tonify Kidney energy which is often depleted in menopausal women, but can also present in younger people, again depending on your particular constitution. You may have back ache, menstrual issues, irritability or insomnia, frequent urine etc.
So, to answer your question, without having completed a fairly comprehensive intake (by western standards), nobody can give you an effective herbal recommendation. There is no “magic bullet”, and herbs that worked for one person may not work for another with a different presenting pattern.
I urge you to continue with the prescribed treatment for a few weeks and see what happens. I presume the TCMD you saw was well qualified, and if not, I would find one that is. Chinese medicine really shines where these sorts of obscure, poorly understood conditions are concerned. Good luck!
Further to your reply above:
This formula you’re on will nourish and cool LIver blood in addition to strengthening the Kidneys (Kidneys are the “root” and are very closely related to Liver). It was likely chosen based on the sum of your presenting signs and symptoms. You see how the primary indications of a formula can be misleading. I hope you’ll persevere. Are you getting acupuncture treatments? They would be very helpful to speed things along.