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Psoriases - who all have it, what works most ?

Apple 8881212
Dec 29, 2018

I have it for 14 years, tried a famous/most rated dermatologist in India in Mumbai , only got relief for 2 years and it came back. I eat salad mostly for lunch, run twice a week 5k, tennis once a week. My research says, i ll have to live with it till i die as its an immune problem and my immune system is overreacting thinking its being attacked... kind of external forces are tricking my immune system. Problem starts with the guts, tried fasting/fermented foods for months. Nothing helps, every winter it just becomes worse and little less worse in spring. I have it in 15-20% of scalp. Its an internal thing, no solution from outside will help it. What all things have helped you if you had it before?

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  • Google jfhi38
    I’ve had severe Psoriasis since age of 16. At times covering 30+% of my body and even my joints (psoriatic arthritis). I was on Enbrel for 6 years and Humira for 3. Both worked well, but are terrible medications with serious side effects. You’ll get sick all the time and also higher risk of cancer. I wouldn’t recommend it although they cleared my skin and joints almost 100%.

    Now I do it the natural way, and it works. It’s been over a year since I stopped those medications and it’s
    Nowhere near as bad. I can say for sure Gluten-free works well at controlling it. (but hard to stick with). I also highly recommend taking real probiotics daily. (Buy the refrigerated ones at whole foods) I take Ultimate Flora 90 billion. Get at least 50 billion. Expensive but worth it. Eating plain oatmeal (with almond milk) for breakfast also has a positive effect. Take Omega 3 supplements as well. Do Yoga in morning because it works amazing for stress reduction. (stress triggers it). Doing all that in combination with a rotation of topical medications (hydrocortizone, clobetasol, etc.) along with sunlight works. I also use a UVB light lamp I bought a while ago that gives a slight sunburn in 30-45 seconds. I recommend you get one. Just don’t overdo it. Sun gives UVA and UVB but you only need UVB for Psoriasis. Both are dangerous but UVA is more dangerous. Coming from someone that has it almost as bad as it gets: tackle it from all angles and be consistent with everything. Hope this helps!
    Dec 30, 20184
    • New / EngMSFTE
      I second the gluten-free diet.
      Dec 30, 2018
    • New / EngMSFTE
      Did you find sugar to be a trigger? The reason I'm asking is that it's been found that Keto diet significantly belps psoriasis. Most likely it's due to Gluten-free element of Keto, but two other factors in Keto are Sugar-free and lots of good (saturated) fats.
      Dec 30, 2018
    • Apple 8881212
      OP
      Great will try gluten free
      Dec 30, 2018
    • New / EngMSFTE
      Cleared 50 percent after 2 weeks of keto.
      Dec 30, 2018
  • TripAdvisor owlwise
    Did you try dead sea salt?
    Dec 29, 20185
    • Apple 8881212
      OP
      Not exactly, but had epsom salt baths
      Dec 29, 2018
    • New / EngMSFTE
      Is dead sea salt known to be almost effective?
      Dec 29, 2018
    • TripAdvisor owlwise
      Dead sea salt is supposed to be most effective of all the salts.
      Dec 29, 2018
    • New / EngMSFTE
      For psoriasis? Why salt is effective at all?
      Dec 29, 2018
    • New / EngAussieSWE
      My brother went into ocean and sun every day for an hour, for three years It’s gone now.
      Dec 29, 2018
  • New docedoe
    Have you tried Otezla?
    Dec 30, 20182
    • Apple 8881212
      OP
      No, will google it
      Dec 30, 2018
    • New docedoe
      Good luck. I work in the Psoriasis category at my job. Feel free to PM if you have any questions about the diff options.
      Dec 30, 2018
  • VMware / Engchigga
    Try salicylic acid based products. It's the only thing which works for me with the flare-ups. I have tried multiple doctors as well.
    Dec 29, 20182
    • Apple 8881212
      OP
      I have tried in past, they work. As I said i was trouble free for couple of years and every thing comes back after you stop it. I don’t want to be a life time customer of those products 😞
      Dec 30, 2018
    • VMware / Engchigga
      It's chronic disease. I guess it is very difficult to cure completely like you said. I apply topical cream a few times every time I get a flare up. It goes away in few days. But using salicylic acid based products reduced the frequency of the flare-ups for me.
      Dec 30, 2018
  • New / EngMSFTE
    Try Gluten free diet, good chance that it may help. Increase the intake of good fats (saturated), that might help too.
    Dec 29, 20180
  • Amazon Hizze343
    2 things work for me (independently)
    1. If it’s on your skin, slap on some coal tar ointment. You need a prescription for the legit stuff (carcinogen) but it takes about 2 weeks to clean up the scaly patches. Worth it. Not Neutrogena T-TAR. Stronger. They sell it OTC in Canada.
    2. Diflucan. For whatever reason, my body seems to stockpile yeast when stressed. This manifests into both skin and stomach ulcers. Diflucan gets rid of the skin ulcers. (Entocort gets rid of the stomach ulcers.)
    Dec 30, 20180
  • Microsoft / EngSherloc
    Avoid fragrances use non-comedogenic super simple soap like Cetaphil avoid things you’re allergic to avoid alcohol use a gentle lotion like vanicream. occasional flareups are well treated by Protopic
    Dec 29, 20180
  • Medallia hFEH36
    Try Fluocinonide steriod solution, you need a prescription. It works like magic.
    Dec 29, 20182
    • Vertivco / Eng
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      Can't participate in sports though.
      Dec 30, 2018
    • New / EngMSFTE
      Why not?
      Dec 30, 2018
  • Grab bers
    Sorry for you
    Dec 30, 20181
    • Apple 8881212
      OP
      Yeah, I hope no one suffers especially on scalp
      Dec 30, 2018
  • Uber lulzCa
    You might want to check out dr. Mcdougal - many Dr's believe autoimmune disorders are related / caused by diet.
    Dec 29, 20180

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