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Old 10-28-2007, 04:54 PM
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what has worked the best. Precription and non-precribed?

My case is pretty mild.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:12 PM
Location: Massachusetts
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Non-prescribed: Thick cream moisturizers (hypoallergenic - dye free and fragrance free), Sun

Prescribed: Olux foam, Dovenex, Cortisone shots

What works for one person with psoriasis may not work at all for another. I wish you luck in finding something that works for you.

Psoriasis in Chicago
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:55 PM
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My case is also mild, mostly in times of high stress. My doctor has prescribed Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.05% which comes in either ointment, cream or gel. I use the cream because it really sinks in and does the trick. Don't mind the slight smell, it goes away in a few minutes.

Just make sure that you research and check any drug interactions/side effects. I had no problem with this, but it pays to play it safe.

Good luck with finding the right thing for you.

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Old 05-07-2008, 04:00 PM
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Took a bottle of oil of oregano over to my mother a couple of wks ago, and she seems to be having good results with her psoriasis, by rubbing a little where needed.

It can be used orally and topically. Something to look for when purchasing it though, as there are many brands out there on the market .. the higher the carvacrol, the better, as it's the active ingredient responsible for it's effectiveness. Should be 75% or higher, course the higher, the more expensive. Around the $20 range. But it's good for so many things. It's been around forever, but being rediscovered with the resurgence of natural medicine, and now recognized as one of the most powerful and useful natural remedies available today.

Check it out on the internet .. too much info to put down here .. but here's a list of some of the ailments that it's good for:

Colds & Flus
combats viral & bacterial infections
boosts the immune system
relieves sore throat
eases congestion in lungs & sinuses
relieves coughing

Skin Conditions reduces Acne pimples & clogged pores
heals dry & cracked skin, rashes & sores
sunburn: repairs tissue & speeds healing
helps with Psoriasis & Eczema
relieves itchy skin & Dandruff
treats scabies & head lice
combats foot & nail fungus
reduces swelling & pain from insect bites
mosquito repellent!

Respiratory & Sinus Conditions
attacks viral, bacterial & mold infections
eases congestion of lungs & sinuses
relieves coughing
aids respiratory disorders & breathing difficulties
Chronic Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Pneumonia
Rhinitis, Allergies, Whooping Cough

Sore Muscles & Joints
reduces pain & inflammation
relaxes tight muscles & spasms
speeds healing & improves mobility
assists with muscle cramping, and menstrual cramps
injuries: sprains, strains, torn muscles & ligaments
Arthritis, Rheumatism, Bursitis, Tendonitis,
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Burns, Wounds, Cuts, Bruises & Blisters
reduces pain & inflammation
speeds healing
disinfects & treats infection
reduces bruising

Mouth Conditions
relieves the pain of toothaches & fights the infection
gum disease, recessions & abscesses
disinfects mouth, cleans teeth & freshens breath
effective on Cold Sores

Digestive Conditions
relieves indigestion, bloating & gas
eases intestinal cramps & pain
treats nausea and diarrhea
combats acidity & heartburn
relaxes and soothes stomach & intestinal lining
attacks viral, bacterial & fungal infections
combats intestinal worms & bugs
stimulates excretion of bile by liver to aid in digestion
prescribed by Naturopaths for IBS, Colitis & Crohn's

A List of Infection-Related Conditions
Note* Certain conditions listed here are often infection-related, but not always. If in doubt, visit a trusted health professional for diagnosis, before using Oil of Oregano for its antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal or antiparasitic properties.
  • Candida Infections
  • Acne Pimples & Ingrown Hairs
  • Psoriasis & Eczema*
  • Dandruff*
  • Fingernail & Toenail Fungus
  • Warts (hands & feet)
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Jock Itch
  • Colds & Flus
  • Sore Throat
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Allergies
  • Tonsillitis & Laryngitis
  • Ear Infections
  • Arthritis*
  • Infected Cuts, Wounds & Burns
  • Animal Bites
  • Tooth infections
  • Gum Disease, Recessions & Absesses
  • Canker Sores
  • Cold Sores & other Herpes Outbreaks
  • Bed Sores
  • Boils
  • Diaper Rash*
  • Prostate Disorders*
  • Spinal Infections
  • Hospital Infections
  • Food Poisoning & Water-borne Illnesses
  • Giardiasis
  • Stomach & Intestinal Infections
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome*
  • Colitis & Chrohn's*
  • Bladder Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Kidney Infections
  • Measles, Mumps & Chicken Pox
  • Shingles
  • Ringworm & Rosacea
  • Scabies & Head Lice
  • Worms & Flukes
  • Impetigo
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Tuberculosis
  • Lyme Disease

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Old 05-08-2008, 08:05 AM
Location: FL to GA back to FL
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Yep, I second the Oil of Oregeno! It's the best natural medicine in a bottle. Now that I found it, I will never be without it.

I have also heard that Apple Cider Vinegar can help. It does something to regulate the amount of acidity in your body. Disease thrives on acid on your body. You want it to be as alkaline as possible.

Good luck, I know somebody with Psoriasis and they can be quite uncomfortable.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ElizNJ View Post
My case is also mild, mostly in times of high stress.
That's me! I hadn't had an outbreak for years (last time was when I got strep throat).
But the last few months have been unbelievable stressful with our business and my husband having to go back to work.

A little sun is what seems to work for me. That's a fine line though for sure.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:05 PM
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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My neicehas it really bad. My MIL did also.
For my MIL salt water from the beach.
My neice went tanning and it is gone...............
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:24 PM
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I'm newly diagnosed with psoriasis, after having been told the scaling in my ears for the last 21 years was eczema.

In January, I had a steroid injection to treat a trigger finger...and then I had a sudden, full-body eruption one week after my wedding in February--had no earthly idea what it was. I first used hydrocortisone and Aquaphor on it, and luckily most of the eruptions vanished (one or two areas reappeared several weeks later but finally left after reapplying the cortisone). What was really bad was the psoriasis that appeared all over my scalp. Drove me completely crazy--and I couldn't help picking and peeling off the scale (gross, I know).

After waiting 2 months to see a Dermatologist, I finally got in. He gave me a script for Luxiq and samples for that and Olux.

My scalp cleared up in 2 days, along with the persistent areas on my elbows.

I can finally sleep.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:40 PM
Location: Tulsa, OK.
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Default Natural treatment

I read this in our local newspaper. Someone that had psoriasis took and rubbed the inner surface of a banana peel on the affected area. They did this for several days running. The spot disappeared. Then they just did the "treatment" a few days a week to maintain.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:07 AM
Location: Philly, Philly
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My younger brother has a very bad case of psoriasis. He has it all over his body including his scalp, face, fingernails and toenails. He has been to 2 dermatologist(one a fellow at John Hopkins) and no one has come up with anything that can heal his spots, yet the cortisone shots helped his nails. He stopped those because he said they hurt pretty bad. I feel bad for him and it has cause him to have self-esteem issues because he is in high school and people do not understand his condition.

He has been banned from public pools and other places because of it. I am thankful I came across this thread because maybe I can get something to finally help him. Thanks for the recommendations!
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