ACV cured my psoriasis on my scalp. I have been aflicted with psoriasis on my scalp for twenty years. I have tried more "remedies" than I care to count with little or no success. After reading about how people were helped by putting ACV on dry spots on the body I decided to try it on my scalp. I put undiluted ACV in a spray bottle and sprayed it on my scalp before going to bed. Within a few days I could see that the scales were getting thinner. In two weeks they are practically all gone! Even if the scales never fully go away, the ACV has made the scales easier for me to live with. By the way, ACV is better at drying up acne that any treatment on the market.
Woodland Park, New Jersey, USA
My dentist friend has psoriasis on his arm that began about 6 months ago. It was so very itchy and painful. I mixed a solution in a small spray bottle 3/4 apple cider vinegar to 1/4 water....He sprayed his arm and instant relief from itching...no more itching...with in 24 hours skin soars are noticeably healing...He called being one Happy man....for $10.00 he's getting cured. He is now taking the pill so there will be healing from inside out..He had already spent lots of monies on over the counter cures with no luck.....Thanks guys for this site...will put you on my praise list to the Lord.[and no I am not preaching]. Thanks Again
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking soda tonic promising after just 2 uses.
Summary: diabetes, alcoholism, bulemia, topped with a 10yr abusive relationship ending in a soul crushing divorce, and job struggles equals a nasty outbreak of psoraiasis. Shocked it didn't happen 10 yrs ago from all the stress.
It all started about a month ago around all *sensitive* areas, I had been crying so much it started occurring around my eyes and got so painful that there was more crying and depression while basically crying blood. Now it's under my arms, on my wrists, the palms of my hands, between my breasts, on my chin, behind my ears, shoulder, and neck. It was so dry and cracking so often.
Tried topically applying ACV diluted with a little water - it does help with the itching however not long lasting and burns like a SOB on cracked skin (of course) and when every crease by your eyelid and corners is an open wound - owww!
Coconut oil also provided temporary relief but again after 30min - 1hr I was peeling more scales off.
The unrelentlessness reached an unbearable pinnacle after spending over 8hrs tweezing off scales yesterday that reappeared within moments.
I gave up and tried the 1Tbsp ACV with 1/2tsp baking soda and a small amount of warm water and took it as a few small shots chased by gatorade.
No doubt it is completely vile and no fun, I took it in the afternoon and planned to take it again before bed but fell asleep. I was shocked upon waking up my eyes weren't glued shut from painful scales and scabs! There was a HUGE reduction in the amount of scales which I removed most of so I took another dose. Right now I can stand and sit without the crease between butt and legs tearing painfully, touch my ear without it splitting, and squinch my eyes shut without grimacing in pain for the first time in weeks.
I'm going to keep it up and see how it goes but I'm already excited after suffering from low self esteem and adding these painful, unsightly scale covered eyes and chin that can't be hidden it would be great to keep this relief and catch my breath to heal.
Also I'm a picky eater and have a terrible diet so I've added more fruits and veggies opting for grilled vs fried things. This didn't seem to have a big impact but still gonna keep trying to opt for healthier choices and cut out junk food. As for alcoholism I weaned off liquor without experiencing typical withdrawals by drinking wine and now have days that I don't drink, so cheers to self improvement.
Will update if it becomes ineffective, good luck everyone!
Apple cider vinegar for Psoriasis
A couple of years ago I developed an itchy rash on my scalp behind my ears shortly after having my hair colored. It progressively got worse with severe swelling of my ear and high fever. Ended up in urgent care with cellulitis. Antibiotics cleared it up but it kept coming back. After my 3rd round of antibiotics I was diagnosed with psoriasis.
I was told by the doctor to use a medicated shampoo and a product called Scalpicin which helped to keep the itching down and kept it from getting infected but it never went away. I decided to start on the apple cider vinegar regimen.
I would take an empty water bottle and pour about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in and then add 1/2 tsp baking soda. After it stopped fizzing I added water and drank it. I did this everyday and within a few months I noticed my rash was going away. It was completely gone on one side of my scalp with just a small area left on the other side.
I decided to stop taking the apple cider vinegar just to see if it had anything to do with it. For 2 weeks I did not take the apple cider vinegar and the rash came back on one side with a vengeance. It got infected and I took silver biotics to clear up the infection and started back on the apple cider vinegar drink.
After a couple of weeks the rash went away again. I am now a firm believer in this drink and I am back on my regimen of taking it everyday during the week and take off one or two days on the weekend.
Apple Cider Vinegar/ Baking Soda (aka Sodium Bicarbonate) for Psoriasis
Thanks for the information! Through this remedy,Yahweh seems to be healing my Psoriasis plaques (all!) HalleluYah! I started taking this 3X's a day about a week ago:
2 Tbsp. apple Cider Vinegar mixed with 1 tsp. Baking Soda. (I am 160 lbs. You may want to use less or more baking soda.)
Mix this with warm pure water 1/2 to 3/4 cup.
I take first on rising, during the day, and before sleep at night. The large plaques on my leg are only faint pink patches now, as are the ones under my arms and other places. Before I started drinking this drink, my leg plaques were shedding skin at least twice a day and I seemed to be itching all over. I do follow a healthy diet, taking a number of supplements including lecithin capsules. I was waiting for my Psoriasis to disappear completely before reporting my case. However, maybe my words will help you now if you are are being plagued by Psoriasis as I was. May you also be blessed by this remedy is my prayer!
I have had EXCELLENT success with ACV (2tbs) and Baking Soda (1/4 tsp or so) in a glass of water three times per day especially upon waking. I also mix a small thermos with another two doses and sip it during the afternoon. I definitely find it energizing and the psoriasis/eczema (whatever it is -- apples/oranges) I've had on my elbows ever since an extended fast is clearing up PRONTO. I'm very excited. I think I'll be a lifelong devotee. Ted -- you're awesome. I'm also taking a bit of borax occasionally and experimenting with the sodium thiowhateveritis. Best of luck to everyone.
I have had a rash under my arms and in my groin that has come and gone for years. went to a dermatologist a couple years ago who was sure it was a candida infection, so we treated for that and it did eventually get better, but would still return. I had a surgery recently and was taking salt baths for the wound and noticed that my rash was getting better. then the season changed, and I was outside sweating a lot, and the rash returned.
I treated with the ketoconazole cream the derm had given me, and it wasn't getting better, so I switched to 50/50 raw apple cider vinegar/water in a spray bottle, followed by extra virgin coconut oil, topically.
Within about two weeks, the stubborn rash is about 90% better on my legs, and under arm, but not much improvement on groin, and the eczema on my hands is worse (possibly stress related last two weeks, as that had almost cleared up prior). I went to derm today to get checked again and derm says that I don't have candida anymore, that I have psoriasis, on elbows, groin/penis, under arm, and prescribed elidel. I'll pick a spot and see if that helps, to confirm diagnosis, but will continue with apple cider vinegar to see if that indeed is a natural cure. I dropped the coconut oil several days ago to focus on the Apple Cider Vinegar and see if that is, alone, what was working. I am not cured yet, so this post is a little premature, but I have seen such positive results from the Apple Cider Vinegar (2-3 times a day), part of the time with coconut oil, that it may be worth a try.
I started having a rash and as it turns out it's psoriasis. Last week I started a combination of of both cider vinegar and coconut oil orally, per the site's recommendation. Well, there's a lot of different remedies there but upon reading them all these seemed likely to work.
Today I woke up to significantly clearer skin! I've heard that sunlight works too. (It's winter! ) Additionally, I applied the oil topically. Just wanted to give a shout of thanks! This condition is so gross It shut me down to the hopes of meeting someone to date. Of course more women have been flirting with me lately. Something about not being available...... ? What's the holistic approach to the opposite sex?
West Chester, Pennsylvania
I also tried an alkaline diet without any success until I read about FODMAPS. Now I focus on primarily greens for veggies, skip all nightshades, and rarely eat any fruits or veggies containing FODMAPS and my skin is getting better.
I have seen the most relief from the use of ACV and green juices as well as from raw broccoli (which is very high in vitamin E, thus nourishing the skin). As for topically, ACV may burn for a bit, but I refuse to wash it off and it does make things better, however, is not a magic potion (bummer).
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar changed my life. I have spent the last year and a half watching the psoriasis on my face get worse. I would wake up in the morning and have skin the size of a fingernail peeling off the areas around my nose. I tried using makeup to cover it but I'm a guy and it wasn't all that successful and the makeup seemed to aggravate the skin and make it worse. I thought I'd have to either take drugs that were known for causing serious side affects (cancer, organ damage, etc) or accept the fact that my face was going to become horrible to look at. Then someone told me about Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
I went to the store and bought some organic, unfiltered, with mother, Apple Cider Vinegar. I began by putting a little in the cap and then using my fingers to apply it topically to the affected areas. I also began consuming 1 tablespoon each morning diluted in a small glass of water (it tastes very bad so I brush my teeth immedately afterward). Within 3 days I was noticing an improvement. Within two weeks it was all gone. It's been over a month now and I still do the same routine. I think I wll for the rest of my life. It supposedly has many other health benefits. I cannot yet attest to them but for psoriasis, it changed my life.
Psoriasis first started at a location on my leg where I had been bitten by a dog a few weeks earlier. It quickly spread to virtually all parts of my body. Over a 2 month period there were 9 doctor visits, 13 prescriptions, and 4 biopsies...none of which were helping! A Registered Nutritionist recommend I try drinking 2 Tbls. Organic, unfiltered (with the mother) Apple Cider Vinegar mixed into about a half cup of water twice a day. Additionally she suggested I begin using a good systemic enzyme. (Like digestive enzymes, but coated so they don't dissolve in your stomach) which I also took twice daily (following mfg's instructions).
The psoriasis began clearing almost immediately and was completely gone within a few weeks. Three years have now passed since the psoriasis episode with no recurrence of the problem. Hope this helps someone else because it sure was a nasty problem
West New York, Nj, Usa
Had psoriasis develop, on thigh and calf, 2 years after surgery on leg. Ongoing for about 4 months, bless everybody that has been dealing with this for years. The areas are both about 6"x4".
For other health concerns I've been taking;
ACV- 2 tablespoons;
sodium bicarbonate 1-1/2 teaspoon in divided doses
potassium bicarbonate- 1 teaspoon in divided doses
Vitamin D3 - 7000ui
Along with other vitamins, herbs, etc.
1. When psoriasis showed up I started 'painting' on Lugols solution 2% which had some luck in slowing it down, not resolving it.
2. Then organic peppermint moisterizer over the Lugols. No improvement
3. 2 days ago I found 'EarthClinic' website. Got me thinking!
4.Sunshine good- substitute vitamin d3.
5. ACV good- use it to wash area.
6. Aloe Vera good- apply over ACV(Apple Cider Vinegar)
7. Menthol good- apply over Aloe Vera.
My routine is shower or wash area with Tea Tree Castile Soap
1. Scrub areas down with ACV, (yes, it stings a little) let dry
2. Open vitamin D3 capsule(5000iu) massage half into each area.
(I plan to do the D3 every other day)
3. Massage, 1/4" drop, Aloe Vera over each area, until tacky.
4. Spread Organic Peppermint Moisturizer over each area.
5. Cover each area with plastic wrap, tape edge if needed.
The plastic could be a problem for some. I repeat this process two times a day
Bottom line is that this might not work for everybody, but in two days I've gone from dark red, itchy, rough scaly thick MESS, to soft pink areas with no itching.
Will update this in a week.
Effects of Sugar, Acidic Foods, Proteins, Sleep/Fear/Stress and Gut Homeostasis
Here are two circumstances that created flares where psoriasis appeared suddenly, in new places (over my face and neck). I have never had it like this before, and have had only scalp psoriasis for thirty years. In both situations, my diet changed suddenly.
It might sound strange, but I am excited by the patterns! I hope you will clearly see the three elements that are common to guaranteed psoriasis outbreaks. My two cents at the end.
HOW TO INVOKE PSORIASIS FLARES, A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
[Circumstance 1: Vacation at parent's house for two weeks]
[Step 1] Eat daily diet of store bought BBQ chicken (2 days in the fridge then frozen), greens, coffee, soft cheeses with processed crackers and 1-2 glasses white wine. All of this was unusual for me. The greens didn't compensate for the acidic nature of the other foods, and the sugars in the wine and crackers. Usually I'd be gluten free, or close to it, and not eat processed foods.
[Step 2] Stress involved with packing and moving to a new location & wanting to pack a lot of luggage perfectly to make travel easier.
[Step 3] Sleeplessness due to worry about being late, not wanting to say goodbye on that note. This broadly translates to fear, stress, self doubt. I've noticed this is a primary trigger with psoriasis.
[Step 4] Went on a 5 day olive oil fast to try to correct. More on this in a separate post.
[Circumstance 2: Applying for Grad School on a Deadline During Lockdown]
[Step 1] Ate 1kg of sugar over a week. It is the first time I've had sugar in the house, and I went nuts with the deliciousness. After 7 days, I noticed the start of psoriasis on my eyelid (unusual). During this time I had to quickly try to decide how to spend the next six months, and there was a lot of uncertainty. Ate three cans of Kippers (smoked herring) over three days to try to get Omega 3s.
[Step 2] Sleeplessness due to concern about application. Offset the three hours of sleep by the gift of some gorgeous coffee someone sent me. While I stopped drinking coffee, I went to town, with 3 to 5 coffees over a day. The next day, the psoriasis was out in force, forehead, eyelids, behind the ears, over my ears. What the sugar and protein began, the coffee and lack of sleep turned into a quagmire.
[Step 3] Continue drinking coffee and not sleeping well. Not drinking much water, either. My tongue is now white. Before Step 1, my tongue had been pink. This indicates that
[Step 4] Attempt to offset psoriasis by eating lots of herbs and spices (sumac, cayenne, basil, rosemary, curry) in butter beans with coconut oil. Also having Vitamin C and green powdered drink, with pea protein and digestive enzymes to attempt to offset prior misgivings.
HYPOTHESIS: Psoriasis flares are the result of inflammation and ingesting foods that promote unfavorable bacterial and fungal growth. These conditions take time to resolve, however can be resolved by restoring balance. In scientific journals, this is known as "Maintaining Gut Homeostasis." Further resources are available via Google Scholar.
1. Sugar destabilises blood sugar, causing inflammation. It is also food for "bad bacteria" and candida to grow in the intestinal system. While in mainstream medicine, small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) is not commonly recognised, there are many studies in specialist scientific journals around Intestinal Candidiasis, accessible via via Google Scholar.
2. When the body is in a state of inflammation, it is less capable of tolerating proteins. This may be a result of changes in the intestinal structure during inflammation. It is also less capable of tolerating anything that may ferment in the intestines in a way that in open air would usually produce mold (e.g. coffee grounds, fruit, flours).
3. Caffeine and coffee contribute to inflammation by promoting acidity in the body. This may increase growth of unfavorable organisms in the gut.
3. Low quality sleep destabilises blood sugar and promotes inflammation. In part this is related to increased cortisol and stress levels, and circumventing the usual repair mechanisms that occur during deep sleep.
4. Self doubt and rejection are primary triggers for stress for all humans. The can be managed through establishing a lifestyle that promotes a healthy sense of self and good calm boundaries around that. An unbalanced gut promotes anxiety.
5. Die-off that can occur when we suddenly change the diet after promoting unfavorable gut organisms. The gut takes time to respond to changed conditions and heal. It takes less time to become unbalanced. Removing the triggers will remove symptoms, however the gut also needs to be healed. Olive oil fasting may help with this.
6. Early and focused intervention to maintain gut homeostasis after a dietary trigger results in a controlled and shorter psoriasis flare. Longer periods of gut imbalance lead to longer recovery times for the resolution of gut inflammation.
Started 16 hours ago after my worst psoriasis break out in 15 years. I am a smoker and I do love beer. Eat healthy organic diet. Low meat intake, very low sugar, low salt, etc. Meditate often now a days, and in the middle of a move. Have not treated at all in maybe 5 years and only had some on my elbows, ears and scalp before the out break. Now it spread over my whole body except my face
2 epsom salt baths
4 doses of ACV in filtered water
600 IU of Vitamin E
Not going to have a drink until it's gone and lightened up on the smoking.
I am watching the smallest spots disappear before my eyes right now. All scaling has dissappeared as did all raised skin. Will keep going with the above treatment. No doubt that the ACV is working because I have done the other things above many times in my life and never this fast of an improvement.
UPDATE... Day 6
I added Baking Soda to the ACV/Water and it seems to be making a difference. Also I have been applying the ACV topically once a day since I started and now I am starting to see a rapid improvement. The spots are starting to get smaller now.
Also, I have been testing my pH level as well. With all of the treatment I am doing plus eating like a rabbit, my pH is still somewhat low (mid-high 6 range) given all of the stress of the move and everything. I would like to get it in the mid-high 7 range and I think at that level I will start to see a fast improvement. Just a theory though
I have had 1 beer and still smoking a bit less than normal. Mixing with eCigs.
It does seem that certain parts of the body are reacting faster than others. I believe this has to do with how many (much) toxins have built up in those areas. The youngest spots are leaving first and the oldest spots are sticking around but starting to see progress.
Time for the official move now. Will update afterwards.
Fountain Inn, Sc
I've suffered from Psoriasis for about 3 years now. I have a patch of skin on my leg that is extremely dry, scaly, itchy and inflammed at times. I've tried soaking in Epsom Salt, it's helped somewhat. But recently I've been on a search for clean drinking water. In that search I've noticed that my drinking water has a pH of 5. 5. Since then I've used pinches of baking soda to bring the pH of my drinking water to 7.0. In a matter of about only 1 week my Psoriasis has improved drastically. It's much less dry, inflammation gone and the itch has completely gone away. It's still not completely healed but it's SOOO much better.
I'm currently drinking Poland Spring water. I'm still not done searching for the best drinking water yet. I don't know why the pH on this water is a 5.5. I retain the water I drink much better now, I used to pee it right out in minutes.
I'd love to know if this helps other people's Psoriasis.