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Old 04-22-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Psoriasis can definitely manifest in varying degrees, and treatment depends on severety and location of the affected areas. Some people just get a little redness every so often, but no discomfort, so they leave it untreated and it fades by itself until the next time it crops up. Others have horrible, chronic patchy scaly "angry" looking skin, and can even develop oozing pustules.

Most people with psoriasis fall somewhere inbetween; splotches of red, scaly skin that respond to a variety of treatments to an equal variety of success (or lack thereof). Since the cause is not known, and even the triggers can vary, including - not having any trigger at all and just showing up at random moments for no apparent reason - it can be difficult to treat. For the same reasons, it can't be cured. Either you have it, or you don't.

What one person with psoriasis thinks is a miraculous treatment that makes all their symptoms disappear, could be completely useless for someone else. That's the nature of a lot of auto-immune diseases though. The body's immune sytem is wonky and responds inappropriately to itself.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
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I stumbled on this while surfing

Psoriasis Diet - Tips on What to do for Psoriasis
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I don't know that I have ever seen psoriasis. Bag balm has been used for years by mechanicas, farmers and rannchers to heal dry, cracked skin If it your hands or feel. slather it on, like butter on hot fresh bread, before bedtime and wear plastic gloves and plastic footies to oben to keep it off the sheets. It is amazind what happens after just one njgbt.

I have a skin disease that mimcks different symptoms as it moves to different sections of my body. What it does not mask is the intense itching that makes me want to cut off my _____ (name a body part) to stop it. I went to a lot of family doctors and spent a small fortune on drugs looking for relief before I found a dermatologist who knew what it was. It's a very common young child's skin disease that is rarely seen in older adults. Children out-grow it.

It is greatly mis-diagnosed, improprely treated, it's genetic and it is passed from generation to generation by the mother. There is no known cure. There is no known relief. What gives me relief may not help anyone else on the planet. The goat's milk that helps child allergies may or may not help an adult. Moderate temperatures plus all-natural skin and laundry products that are alcohol and fragrance free help as much as drugs; neither stops the itch completely..

If you have a skin disease you have my deepest sympathy. It really is not a joke, "In your head", a rash, or "just a red patch" on the face. It is a real problem for real people who suffer with "it".

Good luck to you all.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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i have found a better solution for psoraisis. i am having this allergy from last 5 years, and it went bad and bad day by day on my whole body, hands, head, knees,...i used many medicines did much treatment for that. lost too much money for that but i it was never finished. last year i went to a chemical store, there i met a chemist, he told me that psoraisis is an allergy due to lack of Vitamin E in your body, so use of Vitamin E is very gud for psoraisis, so i start eating 1 capsule of Vitamin E every day, and now its finished. i am so happy. i suggest people having psoraisis that make use of Vitamin E as much as you can, and you will feel the difference. Always Remember me in your prayers......
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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Enbrel!

Get REAL treatment, not all those phoney treatments. Its a real disease, needs real treatment. Oh, and don't let others put a guilt trip on you, its your imagination, nerves, stress, way you eat, sleep, etc. NOT!

also, methotrexate

Although, in my case, I seriously think its aliens trying to crawl out of my skin!
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:08 AM
 
Location: County Mayo Descendant
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I had this really bad years ago especially on my hands & chest. While visiting someone in the hospital I was talking to a doctor & he noticed my hands, he told me to take selenium (in the vitamin area) because our soil is depleted of it, I did and the problem went away, if I get a flare up thats what I take, no creams ever helped.
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