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Old 04-19-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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I found something that helps with my posraisis--thought I'd pass it on--

its called Balg Balm

its used by farmers for cows udders, to keep them from cracking, drying out, etc. You can buy it in 20 gal drums in feed & grain stores, but that's a lot for just personal use.

You can also buy it in 10 oz tins, for personal use, I think at Walgreens, or I just ordered it online, was less than $10.

Its a soothing salve, not sticky, and it really has helped. I have psoraisis on my feet, put some on last night with some old socks, woke up today with much improvement.
BTW, I take just about everything for psoraisis, including Enbrel, methotrexarte, and prednisone. all that keeps it form getting worse, but those stubborn spots on my feet and ankles just don't seem to clear up. This Bag Balm has given me relief, lets hope it continues!
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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I found something that helps with my posraisis--thought I'd pass it on--

its called Balg Balm

its used by farmers for cows udders, to keep them from cracking, drying out, etc. You can buy it in 20 gal drums in feed & grain stores, but that's a lot for just personal use.

You can also buy it in 10 oz tins, for personal use, I think at Walgreens, or I just ordered it online, was less than $10.

Its a soothing salve, not sticky, and it really has helped. I have psoraisis on my feet, put some on last night with some old socks, woke up today with much improvement.
BTW, I take just about everything for psoraisis, including Enbrel, methotrexarte, and prednisone. all that keeps it form getting worse, but those stubborn spots on my feet and ankles just don't seem to clear up. This Bag Balm has given me relief, lets hope it continues!
OOPS!

Sorry, typo---its BAG BALM the brand is Vermont
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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Sounds interesting. I have had psoriasis most of my life and am using a prescription cream called Dovabet with great success.
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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There's tons of home remedies out there, whatever works!

I found the Bag Balm has some sort of anti-inflamatory ingredient, some sort of sulpher. Its given me relief so the skin isn't so irritated, it can start to grow back, instead of constantly flaking off.

I might just buy some at the local feed and grain store---much cheaper! but, problem is, it quickly becomes 'contaminated' best as you can, debris gets in it, it gets gross Also, like all remedies, it works for awhile then loses its effectiveness.

Another thing I found that helps---goat's milk soap! I found some at a health food store, its about $5 for one bar, just keep it out of the shower, don't let it melt down the drain, it lasts several weeks if you're careful with it.
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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Bag Balm is one of those hidden treasures that some people swear by, while others have never heard of it. Only caveat: don't buy it if you're allergic to lanolin. Bag Balm's primary ingredients are petroleum jelly and lanolin.

As far as I know, the only people who have -not- benefited from using it, are people allergic to lanolin (if you're allergic to sheeps' wool, you might be allergic to lanolin, which is the fatty substance secreted by sheep onto the wool).
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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Another product that works great is Resinol. I had terrible psoraisis as a teen and that cleared me up within days. We use it for any type of skin allergy or rash and it works wonders. It's pink, stinky and gloppy but we still call it the magic ointment.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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I have read about a treatment for similar skin conditions that uses a crushed B12 vitamin added to a moisturizer of your choice . I personally think its the Niacin in the B12, but I use the B complex along with Aloe for skin conditions.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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B12 doesn't have niacin in it. Niacin, however, is also known as vitamin B3.
Vitamin B *complex* is more than just B12, but if you're crushing B12 into moisturizer, you're not getting any niacin.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:34 AM
 
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B12 doesn't have niacin in it. Niacin, however, is also known as vitamin B3.
Vitamin B *complex* is more than just B12, but if you're crushing B12 into moisturizer, you're not getting any niacin.
Yes I am probably using a B complex with every thing in it. I know that a Niacin deficiency can cause dermatitis. There was a book published on Natural healing many years ago(30-40 years ago) where I read this.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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There must be different degress of psoriasis. My uncle has tried everything and nothing has worked for him. This is a college student's story about his severe case of it: My Turn: Psoriasis can quickly take away comfort, and confidence - latimes.com
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