Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe Vera
- Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Enzymes
- Baking Soda
- Banana Peel
- Bee Propolis
- Biotin, Turmeric
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Boracic Acid Powder
- Candida Connection
- Castor Oil
- Cherry Juice, Diet
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Oil, Shea Butter
- Cold Showers
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Dietary and Herbal Suggestions
- Dietary Changes
- Dietary Changes, Supplements
- Dr. Bharti Protocol
- Eliminate Beef and Pork
- Eliminate Dairy
- Eliminate Wheat
- Emu Oil
- Folic Acid
- Gluten Free, Tar Ointment
- Glycerin, Zinc Oxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Jojoba Oil
- Multiple Remedies
- Neem Oil
- Oil Pulling
- Oil Pulling, Black Turtle Beans, Soy Beans
- Oregano Leaf
- Over the Counter
- Parasite Cleanse
- Pustular Psoriasis Remedies
- Remedies Needed
- Sea Salt
- Shea Butter
- Sulfer 8 and Zoriasis
- Tanning Beds
- Ted's Remedy Reader Feedback
- Topical Application of Colloidal Silver
- Topical D-3
- Vinegar and Olive Oil
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin D, Fish Oil
- White School Glue
- White Vinegar
[YEA] 01/18/2013: Mississippi from Hernando, Mississippi: "My husband had severe psoriasis-covering almost his entire body-he had two different kinds and was so ill at one point he could not work and eventually was on crutches due to cellulitis forming on his foot. He suffered from boils at the same time and..."
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06/30/2012: Bradshad from North Providence, Rhode Island: "Bill from phillipines, I want to thank you very much for this protocol. I will keep you updated. I think I am going to start this friday coming up, sort of a few busy days coming up. Thanks again for taking the time, Brad."
06/29/2012: Bradshad from North Providence, Rhode Island: "Thanks for your feed back Bill from Phillipines. I am pretty sure that my candida although not perfect is in check. I cleared 75% recently and I had my fair share of b ananas, raisins and other fruits each day for 3 months. This for me I think is my stomach not breaking down the foods and the food is rotting and then therefore turning into psoriasis after the taxed liver and kidneys cant get rid of it I read the next major and biggest organ to come into play is the skin. My ph was spot on for 3 months straight, I as vegan, I proper food combined, I did everything I could yet my bowel movements were not normal, I had alot of kidney pain, urine dark still at times, headaches after meals, and the psoriatic arthritis improved very little. So after all that being said I believe my stomach was still viewing all this as toxins. Will take any more feedback please. Thanks, Brad"Replies
06/29/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Bradshad... If you are having problems digesting your food due to low stomach acid then you shoud follow this simple protocol:
* Take betaine hydrochloride and pancreatin at mealtimes. Keep raising the dosage of betaine until you get an acid feeling in your stomach then cut back by one tablet. After a while, you will again get an acid feeling in your stomach, so cut back again until you no longer have to take the betaine and your stomach acid is at normal strength levels again.
* Take Sea Salt outside mealtimes -- 1/2 tsp with water twice a day. This supplies the necessary chloride to create more stomach acid (hydrochloric acid).
* Take Ted's sodium bicarbonate with water remedy -- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of Sodium Bicarb with water. Take this 1/2 hour to 1 hour after you eat all meals when your stomach is empty and the food has moved into the duodenum for main stage digestion(alkaline).
Doing the above protocol will help to regenerate proper levels of stomach acid again. If proper acid strength levels are not maintained, the pancreatic enzymes will not be triggered for main stage duodenal digestion -- and the food will just stagnate and rot in the gut.
Taking sodium bicarb and water addresses the problem of possible lack of bicarbonates in the pancreatic enzyme solution or juices. These bicarbonates are needed to neutralize the acid chyme moving from the stomach into the duodenum for main stage digestion. If there is a lack of bicarbonates in the pancreatic juices -- the food chyme will stay acidic causing complications.
This protocol should rapidly improve your digestion problems."
06/25/2012: Bradshad from North Providence, Rhode Island: "Need help. Have had psoriasis since I was 5. I have had psoriatic psoriasis since I was 25. Im currently 36. Started holistically 18 months ago. Been there, done that. Supplements, dairy/gluten free, cleanses, liver cleanses, liver flush, read all about candida, leaky gut, etc.. Etc.. 3 months ago I started Proper Food Combining under minimal guidance from a hlistic Dr. I took it to a higher level by going pretty much vegan. My psoriasis up until 2 weeks ago was 75% clear then all of a sudden got worse again. I guess something I ate (i dont know what) my stomach did not like.
I believe my psoriasis is a digestion issue in which my body is not breaking down the extremely healthy foods I'm putting in. I currently revolted a little bit but am back on track. Even when the psoriasis was clearing my bowel movements were not normal (not formed etc) and still was a lot of stomach gurgling as well. The pain form the arthritis or anklosying spondylitis still existed as well with no relief on that end.
So I called a doctor friend of mine who referred to another paid assasin. My doctor friend thinks my stomach is not creating enough acid to break the food down. Sounds interesting so I booked the appt. and I'm gonna get blood work and etc. done.
Please if anyone has any insight that would be great. Im sick of being in pain. Also I just went back on digestive enzymes, but as with most supplements they usually don't do much. Thanks desperate Brad. bradshad23(at)cox.net. Also if this helps I did the master cleanse for a few days back six months ago and my skin completely healed in that short time. Once I ate again it came back really quickly. Pain was gone also."Replies
06/26/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Bradshad... When I had candida I also had psoriasis for years and years. I also had alot of other fungal type skin problems like dandruff, athletes foot, tinea cruris(jock itch) and eczma. When I eventually cured my own systemic candida problems -- all my skin problems just disappeared -- including psoriasis(gone for 6 years now).
Since you also have digestive problems I also think it is highly likely that you have candida with associated pathogen problems. You also have arthritis which can also be associated with candida problems.
If you have a lack of stomach acid then taking betaine hydrochloride with pancreatin enzymes at mealtimes will help your digestion. Regularly supplementing Sea Salt or Magnesium Chloride will also help your stomach acid production.
The Anti-Candida Protocol and Diet are shown here:"
04/04/2012: Tourmama from Everywhere, All Over, The Place: "Hello. So over the past few months, I've been trying quite a few different remedies found on this wonderful website to try and rid myself of various ailments. First and foremost on the "get rid of this immediately" agenda, has been trying to find the right thing to get rid of my psoriasis. I've written on here before about the various combinations I was taking (ACV with the mother, EVCO, Hemp Oil). After some very minor success with these three things, the psoriasis became extremely angry and red and increased to the point of almost a rash or hives on my arms. So, needless to say, I stopped. I still take the EVCO once in a while in my oatmeal or coffee as I actually really like the taste, but not nearly as religiously as I was taking it. The ACV I take once or twice a week as needed, more to fight off the increased acid reflux I've been getting (more on that in a bit). I mix 2 TBSP with water and 100% pure pomegranate juice.
Based on a suggestion I received, I started to try to cleanse my liver by taking milk thistle. I didn't want to try the dandelion tea as I know I have an allergy to dandelions. Well, it seems I jumped the gun on the milk thistle as that too, is also a big no-no for ragweed sufferers such as myself. The hives type rash increased and I started to feel nauseous and... Well... Just weird. I figured it was an allergic reaction, so I stopped. Next, I tried pine tree extract, as recommended by my buddy Josef at the local hippie health store. Same reaction, so I stopped that. At this point, I'm frustrated because I'm already in the hole about $200 for all of these products (I'm currently in Sweden and these items do not come cheap. AT ALL! )
I order a popular brand's antioxidant water booster online.... (again, NOT CHEAP! ) I figure, maybe I can clean myself out that way. I've been taking that, and also got talked into buying a bottle of evening primrose oil capsules (60 capsules for $40 USD.. I told you it's expensve) and I was told to take 3 per day (1000mg each) for 12 weeks. If I didn't see results in the psoriasis, then it's not for me, but the woman at this particular hippie health store was also very convincing. So now, I'm taking the evening primrose, 3000 mg a day, and the antioxidant water booster 2 times a day as directed.
Here's the good news... This, combined with my own special mixture I made up of sea salt water, rose water, lavender, almond, avocado, tea tree, rose and argan oils in a spray bottle, sprayed on 3 times a day is helping with the psoriasis. Very slowly, but surely. It's not even close to being gone, but I understand this will take time and I've only been on this particular regimen for 10 days.
Here's the bad news... My skin has broken out. BAD. New, horrible pimples popping up, oddly exclusiely on my chin, every day. I feel... I don't know... I feel weird. Kind of nauseous, kind of weak, I'm getting weird pressure headaches that I've never had in my life... I just feel kind of weird overall. Could be spring allergies, but I honestly don't think so. And my acid reflux which was under control after a month of steady use on the ACV is back. HARD. I've now started doing honey, cinnamon, tumeric masks morning and evening for the breakouts, and that is helping, as well as honey and cinnamon in hot water at night and as usual, in my oatmeal every morning. Seems to be helpng a bit.
Any thoughts, suggestions, advice, etc would be wonderful. Am I overdosing on antioxidants? Is my system just going into shock and detoxing? Any suggestions to help out my liver that doesn't involve anything in the ragweed family? Should I stop one or all of these things? Like I said, I think one of the antioxidant forms is helping me get the psoriasis from the inside, out, but am I doing more harm than good in the meantime?
04/04/2012: Sue M. from Worden, Il, Usa replies: "I have psoriasis, also. It sounds like you have done what I did.... Tried too much at one time and had a reaction similar to yours. The best thing I have used is twofold... 1) ACV topically and when dry 2) Castor Oil. The castor oil soothes and heals my skin.... Especially if I apply and then wrap and let absorb overnight. It may not work for you... I believe everyone's body responds differently, but it may be work a shot. Good luck!
Read the posts at EC on castor oil. Amazing......"
04/04/2012: Tourmama from Everywhere, All Over, The Place replies: "Thanks for your fast reply! Doesn't the ACV smell terrible though when applied topically? I can't imagine the castor oil does anything remarkable to mask that scent, haha. I've tried so many topical ointments, creams, magic potions... I really think I need to tackle this from the inside out as well. I will definitely look into the castor oil though, as I've been reading that it does help with psoriasis. My arms and legs are covered, with the worst parts being knees, hands, feet and elbows. Luckily it's still kind of cold here, so I have about a month before the anxiety of t-shirts, tank tops and shorts hits me."
04/04/2012: Teresa from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "You are right to think that your problem should be dealt with inside your body. A number of years ago a friend of mine used a three month bowel detoxification program and was able to rid herself of the psoriasis.
I don't know if this site will allow it, but she used a product prepared by now deceased Robert Gray. This colon cleansing program can still be found on the internet. Teresa"
04/04/2012: Che from Roxas City, Capiz Philippines replies: "It's also a possibility that your system is going through a detox. As far as I know detoxing period may takes a month or less. Thereafter, your body can absorb the nutrients to protect your system. Have you tried applying oil instead sparing water. I have great success on lavender oil wd moringa oil. It's a fast healer even on open wounds."
04/05/2012: Art from Tustin, California Usa replies: "In reply to tourmama: I've lived with psoriasis for decades and tried many different supplements over the years.
One thing that I know has helped control my psoriasis is vitamin D-3. It does not clear me, but it does help control it. At this time of the year, it is probably helpful to get as much vitamin D as is practical from sunlight uv exposure. Just don't overdue it and burn as this can worsen your psoriasis! Vitamin D from the sun comes with an added bonus as the uv rays also help to reduce circulating inflammatory cells.
The amount of vitamin D is also important. Amounts like 400 or 800 iu per day are not likely to make a difference in your psoriasis or your 25 OH d serum level. I take a relatively high dose of vitamin D, but what is more important than the dose, is taking enough to get your 25 OH d serum level up to a more anti-inflammatory level. Vitamin D is anti-inflammatory.
I also take a combination glucosamine/chondroitin/boswellia supplement that seems to help control my psoriasis.
04/09/2012: Phyl from Tallahassee, Florida replies: "My chiroprator helped me cure psoriasis. He is also a homeopatic physician and suggested strontium. Since it is a natural substance it also has several 'types' so consultation is very necessary.
Homeopathy takes a very long time to see results, but after suffering for more than 30 years, within six months the outbreaks stopped. And, then about a year later I saw indications of its return. I began a short therapy dose -- about once every month -- and it is now gone entirely. Honest! "
12/10/2011: Freedom from Tripoli, Libya: "Dear Ted/EC,
I tried to send you direct emails, anyways I just wanted to say that I have Psoriasis for over 6 years now (all over my legs/elbows).I started taking 1/2 tsp Baking Soda in 1/2 glass water for one week now with no visible improvements yet, from now on I will switch to the Baking Soda/lemon remedy hoping it will work at some point.
Also my Grandmother has Alzheimer for 5 years now, the doctors gave her 2 years of life. It's very sad, however I read somewhere on EC from Ted's comments that it has to do with Metals accumulating in the brain (the battery affect) as I like to call it.
Ted/EC, could you pls tell me if the Baking Soda remedy will cure my psoriasis at some point hopefully, also pls comment on Alzheimer, is it curable? Should I try remedies on my Grandmother.
I will appreciate all your true/honest comments,
12/11/2011: Freedom from Tripoli, Libya replies: "Dear Ted,
I read some posts where you thanked those who write more details, I thought to explain further. Also thanks for the Alzheimer's Remedy, I don't know if it's a coincidence that you posted that just a day after my post, however I will ask my mother to follow/apply the remedy and will post the results, even though it would be tough job to persuade the patient (my grandma) to follow it.
Anyways regarding my psoriasis, I wanted to share with you that I was almost cured, by following macrobiotics diet, not so strict; however it's philosophy in general. Unfortunately after I followed the diet for 2 months and all my psoriasis spots were smaller patches as if it's disappearing, however I was captured and jailed by the Qaddafi forces for some days and after that I was in the rebels camp where we eat whatever is available, and I started smoking as well, I guess it was the stress, and then my psoriasis started flaring again, this period is around 5 months of unhealthy food.
Then thanks God, the country was free from the Tyrant and his troops, so I returned to my house where I started weight training and tried the GOMAD diet, which is basically a gallon of Milk a day, and that's for high protein and calories in order to build muscles fast and put on mass quick, it worked, however the psoriasis went crazy and the spots multiplied by 3, the worst I've seen in 8 years, I had like 10 small patches on both legs and with so much milk consumption I have no like 40 spots different sizes, almost all of my legs are covered, terrible, so obviously it was a crazy thing to follow the GOMAD diet, now I know!!! .
Now I am back with Macrobiotics as when I did it a year ago (I stopped smoking by the way), I eat Whole Wheat 150g boiled in the morning with 1 TBS of honey for flavor, otherwise it doesn't taste that good, also I have 2 meals of brown rice for lunch and dinner and that's with whole beans and veggies usually. Also on the days that I train (3 times per week) I have one can of Tuna and fresh organic eggs from my backyard hens. I also have oven cooked peanuts 200g everyday for protein and calories when I train.
This did work for me a while back as explained, I did follow it strictly, however sometimes I socially eat fast foods with friends, it took around 2-3 months to see very good progress last time, I don't know if psoriasis has anything to do with Candida, or maybe PH imbalance, or maybe something else, however from my experience I think it's definitely the PH and probably Candida, because 4 years ago I had a saliva PH test for fun and it was 6. 4, now I believe that's really acidic, however one could argue that it was done by a PH paper so it's not so accurate, and also I smoked back then which makes the mouth acidic anyways, however I believe in the PH theories and many other theories. My diet has no white pasta, no bread, no sugar, nothing processed and just natural whole food.
I know most of you would think if I already know the cure, why am I asking, well we keep learning in this life day by day, so I just wanted Ted to give us his input on psoriasis, also some encouragement now and then is good, and I wanted to know if Baking Soda makes the healing process quicker. Living with psoriasis is not a funny thing trust me.
Anyhow I hoped Ted could answer the following:
1. If I follow the diet mentioned above with Baking Soda and lemon remedy included, do you think this will cure psoriasis?
2. Can I take Whey protein supplements when weight training, or is it too acid forming or maybe bad for the kidneys?
3. Did you oversee/help any Alzheimer patients to get cured completely and get their memory back? Is it really feasible?
4. Could you pls explain some more on Psoriasis and post a remedy on this site for others to follow as well?
5. I have been diagnosed with Varicocele and I am planning to have an operation, basically they would insert a catheter and obstruct the veins, should I go ahead and do it, or is there a cure for this as well?
6. What do you think of Macrobiotics?
7. My mum has Eye High Pressure and that's a sign of glaucoma, any remedies/thoughts on this?
Thanks really for the efforts put and hope all humanity will reach a point that they would be able or have the knowledge to cure themselves by themselves.
Peace from Libya."
10/08/2011: Shaina from Las Vegas, Nevada, Usa: "I was diagnosed with Psoriasis about 7 years ago. Originally it was mainly just in my scalp and behind my ears. Fortunately, I have that under control. I found that the over the counter T/Gel from Neutrogena works well for me for the scalp. After I had my son 18 months ago, I started having really bad psoriasis flare ups INSIDE my ear. Does anyone else ever have this issue? Or any ideas on what is safe and good to use for it? Sometimes it flares up so bad, I wake up unable to hear out of one of my ears and that will last for weeks at a time. Any ideas would be extremely helpful! I'm trying witch hazel, which helps a little, but it's risky putting it inside the ear. Thanks for any feedback in advance!"Replies
10/09/2011: Jay from Toronto, Ont, Canada replies: "To Shaina from Las Vegas, Nevada, Usa. If you want to get rid of both your ear and scalp psoriasis, use pure organic virgin coconut oil both on your scalp and in your ears. You should also eat a couple of spoonfulls per day. This is a very safe and gentle method and can even be used on your son for any skin rashes that may occur. Ideally massage the coconut oil into your scalp before bed and wash out in the morning. You can put some in your ears at night as well. You should see an improvement within days but continue the treatment for a while beyond any early success or you will see it return."
02/14/2012: Art from Tustin, California Usa replies: "In Response to Jay from Toronto:
I have ear and scalp psoriasis and virgin coconut oil was ineffective as a topical and/or oral treatment to control the symptoms.
I was finally able to control it with a hair product that contains the following ingredients:
Mineral Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Retinol (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Matricaria Extract, Goldenseed Extract, Hops Extract, Soap Bark Extract, Wheat Germ Oil, Cherry Bark Extract, Calendula Extract, Henna Extract, Horsetail Plant Extract, Saflower Oil, Lanolin Oil, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), D&C #11, O&C Red #17.
I noticed improvement within the first week of use and overall it has been as effective or better than anything I have tried on my scalp over the past 30 years. It is gentle on my ears also and has a light pineapple scent. It is not a cure, but it definitely helps to control my scalp and ear psoriasis. I purchase it at my local Walmart for under $7 a bottle. Oddly, it does not seem to help alleviate psoriasis on other areas of my body. I assume its purpose is to help stimulate hair growth, but I certainly have not noticed that benefit after over three months of use.
08/13/2012: Radeoflyar from Jackson , Tn, Us replies: "HELP IS HERE fellow psoriasis sufferers! I have had psoriasis for several years but have in the past year had bouts on my shin, elbows, and scalp. I have tried taking ACV internally and topically with little effect, I have done liver cleanses, homeopathic ointments, tea tree oil, prescription steroid creams, I've been through it all as most of us have.
My mom is always raving about wintergreen oil and its antiseptic and miracle like qualities, so I dappled some on my neck and scalp with a cotton ball (no carrier oil). It burned like hellfire for about 2 minutes, almost to the point of tears. But listen 2 days later the scaling was COMPLETELY gone, the redness greatly faded, the skin was smooth and I could finally pull my hair up. Two days! I wish I could flash this on a billboard so all could see. I found that the next time I applied the oil (every other day) it burned less and the evil scaly redness faded dramatically. It is as if the wintergreen zapped it away.
Please all give it a try and share your results."
09/16/2011: Horses4deb from Commerce City, Colorado, Usa: "What can I do for the psoriasis on the palms of my hands, they are driving me crazy...."
09/12/2011: John1230 from Delhi, India: "Hi All,
My Father (70 years old - from INDIA) is suffering form psoriasis since last 15 years. This has now spread all over his body. He tried everything from Allopathic, Homeopatich to Ayurvedic and now is afraid of trying anything else.
Any suggestions on tried home remedies are desperately welcome. Thanks all for this wonderful website and info."Replies
09/13/2011: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "I have had psoriasis since I was a toddler. It was such a struggle when I was a child since doctor's had no idea how to treat it back then. I finally got permanant relief from an awesome dermatologist. I told her that I always got better in the sunlight. She knew exactly what would help me then. She gave me a perscription of straight vit D ointment. I applied it to each of my psoriosis spots dailey for about 2 to 3 weeks and they have never returned since. That was 9 years ago. I don't know if I was just really vit D deficient or what. I do live in Montana so it's possible. I think you could take some vit D capsules and mix them with lanolin or something very hypoallergenic and rub this mixture on your fathers psoriasis. The cream I bought was really expensive. If I ever have another break out I will make my own cream."
09/13/2011: Lilsadone from Dallas, Tx, Us replies: "Here's what I've done - I've had it my entire life (30 years) and it pops up in new places and the severity changes often, UNTIL I started making the following changes to my diet and lifestyle.. Here's what I found made my flare ups worse and what has worked for ME.
Meat & dairy aggravates it. If I stick to a vegan diet -i have less psoriasis problems and any patches I might have start to clear up. When I start pigging out on non-organic meats and fast foods - I notice a change in my skin quickly. So when I start eating too much fast food (or bad-for-you-food in general) it shows in my skin in a couple weeks. Vegan is best for me, but if I'm not eating vegan I try to stick to organic as much as possible.
For scalp psoriasis, (mine flared up the worst I ever had in my life. It got to the point where it was oozing from the skin scaling). I started taking GSE (grapefruit seed extract) to make sure I didn't have any yeast build up and to make sure to kill any infection if there was one- and I cut out sugars temporarily (which feeds yeast). I put GSE in and on everything. I put GSE drops in my water (3x day), in my shampoo and conditioners, plus I used a shampoo called psoriatrax which has the highest amount of coal tar you can find - it's pricey but it's WORKS better for ME than Tgel or the other psoriasis shampoos you can get. I also put GSE drops into all my body lotions and creams - I basically wanted to make sure I got it on my skin as often as possible - during my daily routine. (this way it didn't feel like a chore). The amounts are on the bottle. I took just under the maximum recommended amount I could internally daily.
Also for full body psoriasis and eczema (I had it on my scalp, in my ears, armpits, groin as well as patches on my body) all of that went away when I did the above items AND started taking 5,000 vitamin D3 a day (I work from home so I don't get a lot of natural sunlight), plus a good quality multivitamin and some type of omega 3 as well. My omega 3 is flaxseed based because I would get those fish burps even if I took the pills frozen.
It took some time, but over a period of 8 months now since it was that bad (i had a flare up from the stress of moving to a different state and that's how long I've been here) adding all the things in that I mentioned above ---- I only have one small patch on my scalp left, and I had it like I said, on my scalp, groin, armpits, ears, and patches over the rest of my body. I was even getting patches on my face - and that had never happened to me before! My ears were so bad they would fill with fluid and half the day I couldn't hear - but I mixed in a VERY small amount of gse with an ear cleaning solution every so often and they cleared up - no problems with them now.
Also, the lotions I used were Eucerin calming creme and pure shea butter only - anything else irritated my skin and would make things worse. Whenever I get a new bottle of body wash (dove or Dr. bronners) or lotions or shampoos, I put my GSE drops in there right away - so I don't have to worry about it.
My flare up started right before my move and like I said, been here for 8 months . The only things I do now (since it's not flared up right now) is take my daily supplements of the multi, omega3 and vitamin D. I also sometimes take turmeric, garlic and cayenne for inflammation (I use the computer a lot) so I don't know if that also plays a role in my psoriasis or not. But I only take the GSE INTERNALLY now randomly, because it's done it's job and I only use the coal tar shampoos when I have a flare up - you shouldn't use that coal tar stuff all the time.
So to sum it up:
GSE drops internally to kill off yeast which makes psoriasis worse
Cut back on sugars and breads - which feed the yeast
Cut back on meats & dairy (if you think that causes flare ups for him)
GSE drops externally in the creams/lotions/body washes (if there is any cracking or broken skin it keeps it from getting infections from scratching)
Eucerin Calming Creme - really keeps things moisterized which helps with any cracking or broken skin that may develop
Vitamin D3 (At the most I used 10, 000 daily, but my regular is 5, 000 because I work from home and don't get a lot of natural sunlight - so you'll need to figure out what works for him)
09/09/2011: Ashley from Houston, Texas: "i dont know what remedy to get on for psoriasis and also to even my skin tone from spots caused by psoriasis"
12/03/2010: Brendan from Adelaide, South Australia: "Im just wondering if anyone can shed some light, I have psoriasis or some skin condition on my face, posibly seborheic dermatitis or some sort of infection, god only knows but my derm says its psoriasis. However anything he says id take with a pinch of salt coz he actually said to me "It doesn't matter if its psoriasis or sebhorraic dermatitis, they are treated in the same way" meaning with elidel cream. I know this to be wrong as they are totally different conditions.
Anyway I was wondering if anyone could tell me why it is that my condition is made worse by sleeping at night. It is steady throughout the day and often calms down but every morning I wake up, and its more inflamed and sometimes has spread over more of my face. Also I sometimes get a feeling like I have tiny things crawling on my skin or in my hair, though this could be in my head. There has to be a reason for these things. Any ideas would be appreciated. Also thanks to those who made suggestions on my other posts, I have not tried them yet as I just fear that they will make it even worse. My face is stinging enough as it is and sometimes I get itches that are nearly unbearable. Thanks to earthclinic and I pray that everyone on here finds their way to fixing their problems. Don't give up, life is to precious."Replies
12/04/2010: Catherine from Wellington, New Zealand replies: "What you are describing certainly sounds like dermodetic mites.. Ted has a bit to say about this condition. I'm wondering about the increase of symptoms in the morning.. Could it be you are reinfecting yourself with your pillow? I can't really comment on that but a new pillow and a clean pillowcase each night is worth trying. Best of luck with it."
06/03/2012: Anna from New Orleans, La replies: "Is the face rash around the mouth? The burning described sounds like peri-oral dermatitis. Derm wanted to give me three months of very strong oral anti biotics for this. I got rid of it with lots of pro biotic, coconut oil and naturally calming oils and herbs in the form of a cream containing things like calendula and neem among others. They do not know the cause of peri oral dermatitis so I did not take the antibiotic. It seemed Like a bad idea. You may want to go to a different derm though because some conditions are made worse by steroid creams. As in soooo much worse. Read about peri oral dermatitis."
[YEA] 05/08/2011: Brad Shad from N.providence, Rhode Island: "I started using himalayan sea salts for my psoriasis as directed by a friend. One teaspoon in the morning in 8-16 oz. of clean water on empty stomach and the same thing at night. You get one of the sea salt rocks and you add triple the water to it to make what they call a sole. Then let it sit for 24 hours and it is ready to use. Then use a hard plastic teaspoon to scoop the mix into a glass of water. Mix and drink. Note, make the sole in a glass not plastic and when scooping mix into glass dont use a metal spoon. I was told it will change the chemical component of the sole. So my psoriasis is getting better and the added benefit is I go to the bathroom every morning like clockwork. Sea salts are very healthy and do not raise blood pressure providing you are eating a healthy alkaline diet (vegetables etc.. ). good luck."
[YEA] 03/27/2009: Rich from Boca Raton, Fl: "Selenium and Psoriasis:
Selenium deficiency is pretty common in dandruff, psoriasis, eczema, tinea (age spots), athletes foot, jock itch, seborrheic dermatitis, candida infections, hypothyroidism.
There are different yeasts, of course, trichophyton, mallasezia furfur, candida and others. Some spots may itch, others may not. I suspect rosacea may be a yeast problem as well (combined with Demodex mites eating the yeast).
Yeast needs oxygen, and Selenium is a very powerful antioxidant (500x stronger than vitamin e). Kill the oxygen supply, with Selenium, and you kill the yeast.
A good source of Selenium is brazil nuts(orally), or Dandruff Shampoo(topically). Selenium works with iodine (and is thyroid protective). Taking one alone, though could cause a deficiency of the other, theoretically.
Seborrheic dermatitis is an advanced form of dandruff, possibly caused by fungi colonizing on the scalp
"* To treat seborrheic dermatitis, look for shampoos that contain coal tar, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide or salicylic acid."
Note: head and shoulders selenium sulfide shampoo says on the bottle that it "treats seborrheic dermatitis".
Trace element status in eczema and psoriasis
"Concentrations of zinc, copper and selenium were determined in plasma and leucocytes from 23 patients with psoriasis and 24 with eczema."
"Concentrations of selenium in whole blood, plasma and leucocytes were significantly reduced in both groups. This finding may be of importance in relation to the effect of free radicals on skin."
Selenium sulfide: adjunctive therapy for tinea capitis
"Selenium sulfide lotion used as a shampoo has been shown to be an effective adjunctive agent to griseofulvin in the treatment of tinea capitis(head)."
How to treat Malassezia furfur (tinea versicolor) in humans?
Medical Care: Patients should be informed that tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus that is normally present on the skin surface and is therefore not considered contagious.
Malassezia furfur, a lipophilic, dimorphic and yeast-like fungus, occurring in human skin as an opportunistic pathogen, causes diseases such as dandruff, pityriasis versicolar, seborrheic dermatitis, etc. Suitable media for culturing the organism were standardized. A modified medium for the culturing of M. furfur has been proposed. Growth of the fungus was also determined in the presence of different carbon sources under the influence of different temperature, pH and salinity. Plant extracts of 19 species were screened against the growth of the fungus by using disc diffusion method and the results are discussed."
10/27/2011: Anonymous from Filipstad, Sweden replies: "Yeast cannot live WITH oxygen, that is why h2o2 works as a remedy, what is this about..."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 04/29/2013: Tainowoman from Orlando, Fl, Us: "I've had psoriasis since I was a kid and I'm 44yo now. It comes and goes and for the most part has been limited to areas that are not so obvious. When it does flare up, it is sore, painful and really REALLY incovenient.
OTC creams didn't work, prescription meds were not an option and many homemade salves, ointments, lotions and rubs just didn't work for me.
Never tried aloe.
However, we use coconut oil for everything in my house and I tried it on my psoriasis. It was ok, but the results didn't last long. I put it on right after showering, while I was still damp. It's looked good that evening, but in the morning the dry patches would be back.
What did work for me was Shea butter. I only need to apply it once a day and I do so right after my shower. :) I have a little patch on my knee that's looking real good and doesn't itch or hurt.
I've also started drinking green smoothies.
Hope this helps someone else."
Sulfer 8 and Zoriasis
[YEA] 09/11/2008: Lynne from Dayton, Ohio: "I have been suffering with psoriasis for twenty years. I was mainly affected on my scalp and had constant flaking. Several years ago, I began to get small patches on my body. One day a lady noticed the flakes on my shoulder and recommended a product called Sulfer 8. This is usually found in the African American hair care section in major supermarkets. I found that it did work pretty well but when I mixed a product called Zoriasis in with it, the results were amazing. The small spots disappeared in several months and the redness and flaking on my scalp has diminished greatly! I am so happy. My scalp doesn't itch like it used to. The Sulpher 8 does have a menthol smell but it feels really good. The Zoriasis product can be found online. I just mix about one teaspoon of Zoriasis into the four ounce jar of Sulpher 8 and this will last for months. I just had to share this and I hope it brings psoriasis sufferers the same relief it gives me! Good luck!"
[YEA] 07/01/2008: K.A. from New Jersey, USA: "Ailment: Psoriasis.
Remedy: Throw away your sunblock and take a walk in the sun!
The insides of my ears have itched like crazy since I was about 16, though I never knew it was psoriasis until almost a decade later. I just recently figured out that that was the age when I started to avoid direct sunlight and also wear sunblock constantly to prevent future wrinkles on my very fair skin--a practice I continued up until this year.
Avoiding the sun and living in an area with a far angle from the sun during winter months causes Vitamin D deficiency, which I am certain I had. Getting more sunlight by exercising outside in the morning has helped tremendously. Vitamin D apparently decreases cell turnover, including in the skin.
Avoiding a pro-inflammatory lifestyle and stress should also help, since autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis are modulated by inflammatory cytokines; in the case of psoriasis, interleukin-17 seems to be the problem."
[NAY] 10/01/2012: Betty from Helllstown, California replies: "Vitamin D and sunshine does not help my psoriasis, (and I have every type offered along with the arthritis) Also Vitamin D creams was akin to just greasing my body up and that was it.... It does not work on some people..... A shame since I am in Calif!"