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.
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
(Averill Park, Ny)
(Fort Gratiot, Mi)
I've been slathering on fresh aloe vera goo (I'm on my second plant) and haven't flaked at all for this month-long flare-up. I'm also bathing the areas in cool or lukewarm salt water first. (This was advised by the Chinese doctor who gave me acupuncture, which may help, or may constitute skin injury and make it worse. ) Then I pat dry. After I massage the Aloe Vera goo in I massage in olive oil. (I still use my old faithful unscented moisture cream in between. ) I've been doing this two to four times a day. I haven't been scratching hardly at all and it hasn't flaked. Who's to say whether the fading of my arms and chest was caused by this treatment? At least it has kept my suffering and the severity to a minimum.
(San Fransisco, California)
(Fort Worth, Texas)
I've been suffering from Psoriasis for several years now, don't know where it came from but I couldn't get rid of it. I got some creams from my docotor, but they didn't really work. I started using aloe vera gel for my skin during sun exposure and found that it started curbing my psoriasis, so I continued using it and it completely cleared it up!!! I applied it twice per day in the affected areas and more. I've also found my skin is in much better condition. I don't know if this will work for everyone, but it's cheap to try out. I used the Aloe-gator because there's no alocohol and few to no added chemicals. I hope this helps someone out there.
(San Leandro, Ca)
I have had every type of psoriasis that there is for forty years, including Koebners. Nothing but steroids have worked. BUT I have great news. I was given powerful steroid (betamethasone and cortisone combined) but told not to use it on my face. My outbreak extended over the whole of my body from scalp, lips (rare) face, to plaque psoriasis head to foot.
I have therefore had to rely on natural remedies for the face and lips. Aloe Vera applied to the face instantly gave relief from the itch but it made the skin dry and tight. I followed this with pure coconut oil. Between the two, my face has cleared completely in 6 days while my body is still slowly and nowhere near effectively being treated by steroids. I am also taking ACV and dandelion capsules for the liver, but if they were the major remedy I would have seen better results across my entire body. So for me the answer seems to be a combination of aloe vera gel and pure coconut oil. What a blessing! And I learned about it just from this site. Thank you all.
(Rustenburg, North West South Africa)
(Yinnar South, Australia)
(Yinnar South, Australia)
I have ordered your book, Killing Candida Sweetly, just waiting for it to arrive via mail.
My son has had Psoriasis for the past 3 years and is dealing with a breakout at this time. We are going with the thoughts that he has gut issues. Have just started taking Syntol (there were a couple of postings that were positive regarding Syntol on this site). He is putting apple cider vinegar (with Mother) in his water and also ingesting coconut oil.
I am looking forward to reading how you dealt with your issues of Candida and Psoriasis...hopefully my son will have success in ridding himself of this terrible disease.
(San Fernando, Philippines)
(Delaware, Ontario, Canada)
I wanted to share a combination therapy that took care of my recent (and nasty) outbreak of psoriasis on the top of one of my hands as well as the groin area. I have no idea what caused this outbreak this time, I have not had one in years, other than I was loading up on plenty of sweets for a good while just before it happened. This is something I don't normally do.
This lead to the psoriasis on the hands spreading to four of my fingernails and turned them bad.
After much reading on earthclinic, I began to (one by one) try the various suggested remedies - including different alkalizing therapies, ACV twice a day, coconut oil , and even colloidal silver sprays as a topical.
I am convinced by now , that psoriasis (as well as eczema are caused by a fungal /candida overgrowth as sugar nearly always seems to aggravate it, along with it mostly growing in areas that are moist. ( I wore work gloves all summer while gardening, and sweating profusely in them, and why I feel my one hand broke out, strangely the other hand did not at all! ).
Believing psoriasis to be a fungal issue, I had been experimenting with Dr. Jennifer Daniels turpentine therapy (found online and I am an avid listener of hers) prior to this outbreak. I followed it for awhile and then forgot about it. I have recently started the turp therapy again, BUT while in doing so, I decided to mix a little with castor oil and apply it to the groin area that was growing so painful (burning and itching)from the psoriasis patches . I was getting desperate and determined to find relief some way, some how.
I found instant relief and the itching stopped almost at once. a few days ago I begin to add in a little virgin coconut oil to the mix and today I noticed the patches are disappearing very quickly, and the 'oozing' has mostly subsided! I couldn't believe my eyes! the oozing patches were beginning to make me crazy, smelly and just a real gross mess.
The mixture again: approx 1 TBSP castor oil in a dish, add approx 3 drops of pure gum turpentine, and 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil.. mix it with your fingers and apply to the areas (and the areas surrounding the patches) leave it on overnight and repeat the process each day until its gone.
**Very important to keep the areas clean with a gentle washing a few times a day. Dry the area well (I used a hair dryer on a gentle setting) and wipe down the area with a rag soaked in ACV. I then tried slathering the entire area with the inside of the banana peel (something I read on earthclinic), dried the area again and then applied the castor oil/turp/coconut oil mixture.
As far as my fingernails go, they are somewhat slow to recover of course, as a whole new nail must regrow. I use a combination of various treatments and keep mixing it up to keep the infection from growing resistance to any one treatment.
I use the ionic colloidal spray on my entire hand and nails twice or more a day - whenever I think about it, along with ACV (soaking the nails in it). as well as peroxide, alcohol and even iodine/diluted. I have also introduced the turpentine directly onto the nails and allowing it to soak in and around and underneath the nails.
They are healing up nicely with new growth about half way out the nails.
I most certainly will keep a watch out on my sugar intake from here on out. I really feel like for me, it can trigger a horrific outbreak that can take months to get under control. I feel like maybe our systems are extremely out of balance with all the toxic overload in our bodies and environments.
I forgot to mention too that when I began these therapies, I immediately introduced probiotics back into my diet, something I had slacked off from for a long period. this included home-made milk kefir, home-made yoghurt, home-made fermented saurkraut, to get the stomach flora back in balance. The dairy did not seem to aggravate my psoriasis. I had also switched back to making my own home-made sourdough bread, noodles and other things with wheat, which I also drastically reduced my intake.
The hybridized, G.E , pesticide ridden wheat out there these days, I feel is very lethal for consumption> I am not sure if fermenting it helps, but are hopeful it might offset some of the dangers. if anyone knows, I would love to hear.
I hope this may help some of you, psoriasis is such a dreadful condition to have to deal with, I know.
I have been dealing with inverse, scalp, plaque and guttate psoriasis and have tried many topicals, steroids, and antihistamines and have had no success. I tried apple cider vinegar for two weeks and my skin has cleared from head to toe.
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10.30pm my skin is itching like crazy, so I slather on some antiseptic cream, it's still itchy 20mins later, I find this site, realize I have a bottle of apple cyder vinegar in my cupboard, I wipe off the cream, blot the vinegar with cotton wool, then put my leg over the bath and pour it on the red, inflamed itchy patch, I wait & my goodness within 5mins! It's NOT ITCHING!! Now I can go to sleep, looking forward to seeing results in the morning ðŸ˜Š thankyou
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I read the comments about itching with psoriasis, especially the burning! That is for me the very worst. I learned that when the burning and itching is making me crazy I treat the area with apple cider vineger solution. The burn and itch goes away quicky! I also use soverign silver drops and they help me a lot. The itch and the burn are mostly gone now and my skin is healing and feeling much better. I use a vinegar rinse after I shampoo. I let it sit for 2 or 3 min and then I rinse and use an organic conditioner. I hope this helps you as much as its helped me.
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I read your comments and bought the organic Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered) and results was amazing. Thanks to all of you. I drank 1 tea spoon of ACV with 250 ml of water for about 2 weeks and I see 90% improvement. The color of my soles are still blackish but itching is gone and I am able to sleep well without taking any anti histamine tablets. I got psoriasis in 2007 on my hands and my feet. Cracks, blisters and discharges was something I have lived with while trying all kinds of creams, tablets... Etc. During the last 6 years I have visited quite a few dermatologists who told me that I have live with psoriasis or take some expensive injections with no guarantee of success. To all those who suffer from psoriasis, please try APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. It worked like magic for me and I am praying the psoriasis will stay away from me forever. Hope it works for you too. If want to see some pictures (before and after), send me an email at "svk2003 (at) gmail (dot) com". I will be happy to share them. God bless you all and wish you success with ACV. I thank the organizers of this blog/website without which I would still be limping and struggling with psoriasis.
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I too have had great success with bleach baths. I have had psoriasis now for 10 years and seemed to get worse every year. Had it on my toes, ankles, knees, elbows, wrists, and hands. Have tried many medications some of which seemed to help clear it up completely, dovonex for example, and then a couple weeks later came back doubled in size. ACV helps by breaking down the plaques and when used with a steroid cream allows the medicine to absorb better to heal and prevent more effectively, astringent (Salicylic Acid) works the same way. I used astringent and betamethasone for many years to manage this. BUT for about a year now I have been doing the bleach baths off and on and my psoriasis is completely gone from my toes, ankles, knees and wrists, and my elbows and hands are much better and more manageable. I hope to be psoriasis free some day by using this method. Here is what works for me. I try to do a bleach bath a couple of times a week when I can, for 15 minutes at a time, with 1/2 cup of bleach in the bath. While your in the bath if you lightly rub the affected areas you can feel the plaques and extra skin come off easily. When I get out of the tub the areas are nice and smooth and I then use a cotton ball and wipe the areas with either ACV or astringent, let dry and then immediately cover the areas with betamethasone. So far this has worked wonders for me, 75% of my psoriasis has disappeared and I am working on the other 25%. I realize this isn't a natural remedy but just thought I would share.
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Ok I have had this condition in back of my scalp since my college years I am now 47 African American), I have been using Alo for the last week consistently and the condition began to reverse, inflammation was reduced. After seeing this site I went out and got the ACV and added that to my arsenal of attack, it's only been a few days and the bumps that made me embarrassed to go to the barber are all but gone, I am thinking by the close of this week, I may be bump free for the first time in 20 plus years. Crazy thing is I have been to all kind of specialist to include dermatologist and none of them worked. To think a simple natural cure for something many docs have told me I just have to learn to live with, I am sharing this with all I come across. Thank you all for the heads up on the ACV. It works It works. I wish I could post befor and after pics.
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ACV definitely works.....
I was on prescription topical steriods and it just made it worse. Every time I came off the steroids the psoriasis would bounce back worse than before.
I apply ACV at least twice daily with a sponge and bowl to affected areas.
Day 1-3) Massive reduction in skin production. Much cleaner appearance.
Day 3-7) Small amount of outer shrinkage of spots of psoriosis
Week 3) Hollowing out of spots of psoriosis to form a ring of psoriosis with healthy skin on the inside
Week 6) Ring breaks up into smaller spots which turn into scabs that reveal deep itchy lesions if picked at. Try not to do this but sometimes you will find you do. Always apply ACV if the scabs come off...always.
NOTE: scabs are GOOD because they mean your body is healing itself naturally for once......
Week 12) Lesions slowly heal and close up
I am also drinking ACV a few teaspoons in water twice a day and taking multi-vitamin tablets. Sun and reduced stress also helps.
It is a long battle to beat psoriosis and I am not fully cured yet. What I can say is that I am winning - one milimeter of healed skin at a time.
As a fellow psoriosis sufferer you you know how embedded this condition is and how hard it is to beat. However, I would say that ACV is the WEAPON OF CHOICE.
Do not listen to the advice about using steroid creams. They just cover up the condition rather than actually tackling it - profits for big pharma companies. It can even make the condition worse.
ACV is a natural and free cure. You have a ph imbalance in your body and excess toxins. This causes skin lesions that never heal because your body is producing skin cells too fast in affected areas to allow them to do so.
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I also found ACV to eliminate my psoriasis... I thought I was going to be stuck with that problem for the rest of my life! I started drinking 1-2 tbs ACV in a cup of water 2-3 times a day about 2 months ago. Also massaging coconut oil into my scalp an hour before washing my hair and oil pulling with coconut oil in the mornings. It's gone! I don't have to use any special products at all anymore, my skin is back to normal. Works great.
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For psoriasis, I have had very good luck by incorporating ACV orally twice a day and 2 Ayolic Garlic tabs twice per day. I drink the ACV with just a little bit of water. It's a bit strong but the results were rather dramatic. I thought I had yeast so I was taking these items to clear the yeast. Well my doctor has confirmed that it is NOT yeast and indeed psoriasis. I had it on the top of my penis under foreskin and on my feet. The doctor stated that both ingredients are anti inflammatory agents and that is why they were helping. Good luck folks.