Last Modified on May 25, 2015
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a non-contagious chronic skin disease caused when the immune system identifies your own skin cells as pathogens and overstimulating the production of more skin cells. There are five different types of psoriasis, plaque psoriasis being the most common. In plague psoriasis, skin will build up in silvery-white patches called plaques.
This will commonly occur on the knees and elbows, but can appear anywhere including the genitals. They can be limited to minor patches or exhibit massive body coverage. Build-up can also occur at the joints, causing inflammation; this is known as psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis frequently affects fingernails and toenails, known as psoriatic nail dystrophy. As this disease is highly visible and unsightly, psoriasis can cause depression and reduce self-esteem.
If you're wondering how do you get psoriasis, unfortunately the direct cause of psoriasis is not yet known. Psoriasis can be triggered and affected by physical trauma to the skin, emotional stress, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption, while genetics seems also to play a role. The condition is lifelong, currently has no allopathic cure, but can be managed through topical solutions, sunlight, medication, and lifestyle/diet changes.
Find Your Psoriasis Cure!
Here on Earth Clinic's psoriasis page, we have dozens of home and natural remedies for psoriasis; our most popular being apple cider vinegar and coconut oil. Below you will find discussions and combinations of different natural products people use to combat psoriasis, as well as diet and lifestyle changes that have worked to treat psoriasis. We encourage you to write us about what you have tried and how these home remedies have worked for you.
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|Apple Cider Vinegar, Enzymes||3|
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[YEA] I used to moisturize my psoriasis patches with castor oil, and to avoid getting oil on my clothes, I would over it with a band aid, and guess what? The area underneath the tape part got better!
When I ran out of band aids, I used adhesive bandage tape. The package says, "Absolute waterproof tape. Cushions, stretches, and protects". It's actually really soft and comfortable. The way I see it, it works like a second skin that covers and heals my psoriasis.
Now I use just the tape on clean, dry skin (after a shower). I've been doing this off and on for several months now and believe me, it's a wonderful feeling to finally have healthy skin again. I feel like I got my life back!
|BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1)||50%|
So I am on month 4 of a really clean alkaline diet. Of course I have to be one who is having multiple healing crises. The first 2 were not that bad but now this 3rd one is quite viscious. It is detoxing quite bad. I have psoriasis and it is all pouring out. I have increased water and lemon intake, used activated charcoal, bentonite as well, cut back on the herbs. Not much relief. Topically is skin is violently agitated, itching, but more stinging and non stop burning. I have tried just about everything topically (aloe, coconut butter, avocado, castor oil, vit e, toxic Vaseline in desperation, ).
Can anyone give me an answer what to put on skin to stop the burn. Please only comment if you have dealt with this before. I also put probiotic on it with no help. I am very smart, have done a ton of reading, just can't seem to locate any valuable info on how to alleviate this. Thanks.
Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc