I've had severe, widespread psoriasis my entire life ( nearly 45 years) and I have gone into remission three times, miraculously and rapidly due to the following. Each time it eventually returned many years later, but only due to extreme stress in my life.
- First: homeopathy. Each person has a unique remedy, different for everyone. Need to see a homeopath though, not over the counter pills.
- Second: Took 10.000iu D3. In two weeks it was gone... like a miracle.
- Third: Took 4000mg omega 3 fish oils per day. It took a few weeks and it was gone.
I was without for years, and only severe prolonged stress made it return. I'm currently back at the homeopath, and it's working again.
I made no other changes during these; ie diet or lifestyle.
Thank the good lord for some common sense! Study the toxic effects of bleach, you will be astounded. I don't even use it to clean with. Even the smell of it will make my eyes run for hours and give me thumping headaches and nausea. You have to be certifiable to use bleach, even diluted, on your body. Please, almost anything else. ACV is an excellent bacterial suppressant and is perfectly safe, though you may have to patiently persevere. It can be rather slow in some severe cases. If you are taking it as a drink please use a straw as it will erode the teeth. Rinse with lukewarm water after consuming. Good luck all!
Anti-Candida Remedies & Diet
Yes, it works but we need to mix this with other treatments to get cured. I use 1 spoon apple cider vinegar with water and rub my psoriasis legions with diluted potassium permanganate solution to oxidize the skin after bath. Along with this I use wrightia tintoria oil and expose the legions to sun, which cured my psoriasis 100% in 3 months. But this is not cure, remission occurs if we don't follow healthy life style.
Note: This only works for non smokers and occasional drinkers.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Did you drink it once a day or more than once a day?
Hello to the earth clinic community, I am a 48 year young woman who has been suffering for psoriasis for about 9 years, I had try many and when I say many I'm talking about almost every treatment I could put my hands on it with no results.
About a week ago my sister gifted me a pound of organic Turmeric, after reading a lot about their benefits, it was meant for making the golden milk, which seems to be good for lots of ailments, but as busy as I am I never took the time to make the milk, so I start drinking it as tea. Two cups of boiling water for 1/2 spoon of Tumeric every day twice a day.( it last for the two servings)
Its been a week since I started and I can tell everybody here with the happiest smile in my face that my skin is 80% clear, the flares had stop and the ones I had kind of froze and are residing.
All I can say now is that it seems to be working for me, I haven't seen my skin, as white and clear for so long, and now I can't wait to see how is going to look in the next couple of weeks, ( I might be able to wear a bathing suit again...:)
Any way, I had the recipe out of YouTube, and from my heart I hope this help a lot of you who are in the same situation.
Full of love and hope!!
Before doing a liver cleanse it is highly recommended that you do a thorough colon cleanse. If not then when you do the liver cleanse it backwashes into the colon and then this re-pollutes the liver and then the cycle repeats.
Saran Wrap Tip
I have had psoriasis since I was age 5, I am 53 now, went into remission when I moved to AZ & FL, now back in full force, live in the Midwest now. No cure, but to control it my advice is to apply whatever cream you use, wrap your body in saran wrap at night to keep it moist. Does wonders, my secret for controlling it. I also tan, but must get skin cancer checks if doing this! Also for scalp, sleep in clear plastic cap, also protects the sheets. Good luck!
If one hasn't a gallbladder, what do you suggest? Having begun the anti-candida diet and complementary vitamins/minerals about 2 weeks ago - and then introducing diatomaceous earth - I'm now in the midst of a healing crisis. Psoriasis has broken out in a vengeance!
My lymph nodes are swollen; ears itch and burn so much that I can't sleep on either side; break-out in the vaginal area makes both sitting and walking uncomfortable - and a boil seems to be growing there, as well. I itch all over, especially at night, and coconut oil seems to help. Epsom salt baths provide short-term relief, and I just applied some raw shea butter, which actually seems to be doing a better job. (I didn't have any cocoa butter as per another post.) I dropped my DE back down to 1 teaspoon in the morning and dropped it altogether yesterday and today but am not sure that this is the right approach. Perhaps just "suffering through it" is? I don't feel comfortable ingesting Lugol's iodine but am painting it on the soles of my feet. When I applied it to my stomach, it also itched like crazy.
Ah, the games candida loves to play .... Thanks in advance for any edge over it you might offer!
Silver Sol, Coconut Oil, Diatomaceous Earth
I recently learned from my mother in law that she was using colloidal silver. It works too!
Silver Sol, Coconut Oil, Diatomaceous Earth
Where can I find silver solution that's not colloidal and how can I know the difference? Thanks so much!
Try inclined bed therapy. This is a circulation and digestive problem. I know a few folks now whose skin conditions got cured from inclining their beds. Its a brilliant treatment, that costs next to nothing.
Silver Sol, Coconut Oil, Diatomaceous Earth
Thank You for the update on the mud mix!
Silver Sol, Coconut Oil, Diatomaceous Earth
Best guess at directions to making Mama's Mud:
- 4 Tbl sp cocnut oil melted
- 4 tbl sp food grade dirt
- 2 tsp silver sol
Mix well and refridgerate to solidify again.
Sorry for the confusion.
Silver Sol, Coconut Oil, Diatomaceous Earth
Thank you for taking the time to share your psoriasis remedy with all of us.
It would be helpful if you could determine what is the "right amount" of the three ingredients you use in your mix. Saying that you, 'just went by consistency', is not very helpful for people who would like to try and replicate what you have done to remedy your psoriasis. You don't really give a good idea of what that consistency is.
I'm sure that an insufficient amount of any one of the three ingredients will likely render the remedy ineffective, no matter how well it works for you.
Just a ratio of ingredients is all that is needed when you have the chance to figure it out.
Silver Sol, Coconut Oil, Diatomaceous Earth
Suffering from psoriasis for 16 years I have tried everything imaginable. The one thing that works for me is a lotion that my mother-in-law made for me. As I'm not big on taking prescription meds, I was eager to try her ideas as I had ran out.
About 6 years ago she made me a concoction I call mama's mud. It contains coconut oil, silver sol 32 ppm (not to be confused with colloidal silver), Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (i call it food grade dirt, hence the name mama's mud)
We have never really measured the ingredients just went my consistancy mainly. You will want to melt the coconut oil before mixing with the dirt, then add the silver last. After all is mixed and smooth put in air tight jar or container in fridge to thicken like lotion.
Consistency will never be really smooth as the main ingredient is dirt but it will rub on like lotion. May dry to a white film and leave marks on clothing and furniture but does not stain.
***I also do what some Drs would tell you not to do. I scrub my psoriasis with a shower puff. At the end of my shower when everything is softened up, I take a clean shower puff and I sluff off all the dead skin (I scrub even if it hurts a little) till the area feels smooth. I also shave my legs like normal, right over the psoriasis, taking any dead skin off.
I had tremendous success with this concoction. I had psoriasis on my legs from my ankle to the top of my knees. I hadn't wore shorts or a skirt since I was 18 till I was about 30. And still to my amazement there is no scarring on my legs. It was like brand new skin. My elbows use to hurt all time, and I couldn't bend them or straighten them completely. Afraid that they would crack and bleed. I would have miscellaneous spots all over my body, looking like a lepar, feeling ashamed at what my husband had to look at most of the time. There were days I would cry after getting out of the shower trying to cover myself in the new remedy I was trying at that time. Things were hard some days. Then I tried something different. And it worked.
Now a days I get the little spots that show up and treat them accordingly and they go away. Nothing has gotten out of hand in the last 6 years. Ive been able to wear the clothes that I want (with the exception of the occasional "I feel fat day" lol). All in all I'm pretty happy to be able to share this info.
JSG: Your honesty has got you far, but not far enough in the effort for a cure. Like most all chronic or progressive diseases, it becomes mandatory to fathom the very root causes since treating the symptoms isn't working.
In my history and research, Psoriasis is oftentimes caused by Liver dysfunction (this is the focal point of toxicity you noted). So, first thing is do a Gallbladder Cleanse. Next, take an herbal combination of Milk Thistle/Artichoke/Turmeric, plus daily ACV for optimal gallbladder and digestive function. A Colon Cleanse may also be necessary.
Certainly a very annoying problem to be dealing with.
Here is the thing. Psoriasis is a stubborn beast that just does not answer to many things at all. If the P is in an aggressive state then im sorry to say I have yet to find any natural solution.
The whole diet thing is largely a scam or affiliate marketing type thing, however a good diet is obviously still very important. I just have yet to notice any real difference with the P in regards to diet.
The only thing I have found to work on the skin portion is a 50/50 mix of glycerin and witch hazel, and it comes with some compromises. It can give me some relief for a few hours to help me get some things done, but it will raw the skin out and cause some problems, but it does tend to tame the itch a little bit. It's a catch 22 as it seems everything is with Psoriasis.
If its in certain places you have to check for a fungal infection first. After that, slowly ramping up some more toxic drugs will ultimately bring you relief, however they do come with compromises. I ultimately found relief with some coal tar and some salicylic acid, HOWEVER, my body became toxic and the problem ultimately reared its head elsewhere, so ultimately a very compromised solution.
Lest we forget with the P, the problem is happening inside the body, so toxic drugs to alleviate just push the problem inside more and toxify the body, but if a real bad aggressive itch then if not fungal on top of it, there truly is little other way right now.
Sadly all these diet fads and crazy cures are nothing more then affiliate marketing money making lying scams preying on the desperate to make some money. Its a pathetic business but is what it is.
I have found a good mix of things in a bath can provide some relief, but as far as like a cure cure, it doesnt exist, I'm sorry to say.
Good luck with it. Its truly an awful disease with nearly no hope of any long term positive result from anything.
How do you use the cayenne? I have it too.
A friend of mine ask me about how to cure psoriases in her toe nails. Her doctor said it was not of fungal origin. I did some research and find that Iodine 3% cam be used in the area. She did it and in a months + or - it was gone. I believe psoriases is not fungal in origin but related to toxins in the body.
If someone has posted this, I have missed it. It is the cheapest topical cure you will find. I first heard about urine therapy years ago and you will find that if you GOOGLE it (that is, after you stop laughing at this post...), you will find that it is legitimate in eliminating psoriasis on your skin, scalp, etc.. The very first story I read was a man that had genital psoriasis. He thought for sure this was a JOKE. But in the privacy of his morning constitutional, he caught some of his morning urine and simply applied it topically. Within the week, it was about 90% eliminated. It works fast and effectively. This is not to infer that you don't need to clean up your gut, because you do....but whilst you do that, you skin can be clear.
About your psoriasis, its all about changing your gut microme. That is the bacteria that inhabit your small and large intestine. I recommended 300-400 billion probiotics per day. You can get your probiotics from raw fermented food, kefir and refrigerated probiotics in pill form.
40 year suffer and almost better
My mother has severe scalp psoriasis also. You're correct that diet has a major impact on it as does stress. She used Rx steroid cream for years and it does Nothing! Finally stopped and tried Black Seed Oil which completely stopped all the layers upon layers of scaling/flaking. It also toned down the bright hot red to a pink (after a couple of weeks). Sometimes it is nearly gone but she has trouble sticking to a good clean diet and has much stress.
This may help the redness you're still experiencing or at least reduce it greatly.
Here in South Africa, we have a plant called Bulbinella. I was advised to apply the gel from the crushed leaves on my patches of psoriasis by someone who was CURED doing this twice a day for 6 months. After only 1 week, I am amazed. My skin is smooth and the itch is almost entirely gone. I have continued using coconut oil as well to moisturize. Bulbinella grows and transplants easily here and is common in most gardens but that's not much help if you are not in SA. However search online for this. Here is some more info from Wiki: The genus Bulbinella includes 18 species occurring in the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape Provinces of South Africa and an additional six species from the main islands of New Zealand. All the species have attractive orange, yellow, cream or white flowers in dense, unbranched racemes.
Namaste, Cholasman, (Mumbai) India)
It seems you need to resort to a strict vegetarian diet. Have you tried neem oil topically and coconut oil internally and topically? also, you have to try and rule out parasitc infection by misting with colloidal silver.
This takes time and internal cleansing regimen by a vaidya with a view to strengthen the immune system would be indicated. Use morning sun only to help healing.
I'm new here and reading this forum makes me feel better about myself. I developed scalp psoriasis on my scalp my senior year in college back in 2003. When I first had an outbreak, large portions of my scalp were VERY red. This redness was on the scalp only and didn't go anywhere else on my head. After years of having flaky/red & itchy scalp, I began to realize that food was contributing to it. Dairy & gluten are the biggest problem foods. I have also noticed tomato sauce, peppers, peanuts, and fatty red meat somewhat contribute to flakiness. I honestly can't tell if eggs cause a problem or not as I noticed that when I eat eggs, they somewhat moisturize my scalp, it becomes slightly oily. Does anyone know why this happens? Am I allergic to eggs or is this a result of its nutritional profile? Anyway, right now I only have a problem on my scalp. I have 2 red patches that are coming down on my forehead so I cannot hide that and it's embarrassing.
For Psoriasis and Associated Arthritis:
Apply topically, directly onto plaque, Tamanu oil or (Rosehip oil+Glyercin+E+RosemaryEO) or helps a lot!
Stronger treatment is to again, apply directly onto plaque, liquid micellized Vitamin A, 5000 IU in the form of "retinyl palmitate" or "vitamin A palmitate". On Amazon.com you could buy vitamin A palmitate, micellized. You might be able to find it at a health food store as well. Put a few drops directly on a small scaly spot at night and again in the morning to see if it helps. If it helps, try expanding to a bigger area.
For the arthritis and toe pain, I find avoiding ALL nightshade plants solves the problem! You'll find a lot of information about this online. Absolutely nothing with tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplant, and all peppers except black pepper. This means no paprika, no chili powder, no jalapenos, etc. Mayonnaise has paprika in it! Most processed foods have some, however slight, red or green pepper in them. I switched from tomato based sauces to Italian dressings and I mix plain yogurt with garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt and black pepper for a Mexican flavor.
I also don't eat any preservatives or anything artificial. Yep, I pretty much make all my own seasonings, sauces, dressings, desserts. I also try to stay alkaline. 1-2 Alfalfa capsules helps alkalize after too much grain/meat. Also, I got colitis (bleeding colon) from the Clindamycin antibiotic that didn't cure my urinary tract infection it was suppose to cure (but that's another story). I stopped eating gluten to help my colon heal and now I just continue to not eat gluten. Gluten may increase your arthritis symptoms - you'd have to eliminate it from your diet and test that out for yourself.
The disease is mystifying doctors. They think it has to do with the immune system overreacting. Getting rid of the food triggers can help immensely! There is a whole class of "anti-nutrient" foods. If you find what I am suggesting helps tame your symptoms, you may want to go even further and google "anti-nutrients".
Art then if that did not work, you should proper food combine. I am not just supplementing, I follow that eating protocol which heals all. Research it.
Brad, I'm glad you found a remedy for your psoriasis that works for you, but I tried the HCI as a possible remedy for psoriasis and my psoriasis got worse so I do not think it is a remedy for everyone's psoriasis.
I used a steadily increasing dose until I got "the burn" which required taking baking soda to neutralize the burn and then I reduced my HCI by one capsule and remained at that dose until " the burn" returned over a period of time and then reduced my dose again. While using the HCI I could smell it when going to the bathroom.
I also tried Now Super Enzymes which also contains HCI as one of its ingredients and they did not help either, but they did work quite well to help eliminate indigestion on the rare occasion when I might over eat.
Thanks for response......so is 10 capsules of HCl your daily dosage?
Yes, I agree it is a large amount to take, but I did the test and I still don't taste the acid after all the heck. And yes I have 600 mgs in mine. Close to your amount also with pepsin and other digestive enzymes.
Hi Brad, isn't "upwards of 8 to 10 hcl capsules" seems to be quite a large amount to take in one go? Do you take this amount all at a time or span over several meals? Also, what is the potency (mg of HCl) per capsule? I have in hand a product that contains 650 mg Betaine HCl and 165 mg Pepsin 1:3000 per capsule......wonder if this is the right stuff. Thanks.
I am 55 years old woman and am suffering with psoriasis all over my body, but I don't understand what hcl tablets are and I don't know what blood type I am? Can you tell me more about this? please help me!
thank you, Debra
After struggling with psoriasis for 35 years and also psoriatic arthritis for 10 years, I started out 4 years ago with the natural route. I went to 5 or 6 natural doctors. First was give up wheat and dairy. Did nothing to fix it. Next was acid/alkaline diet. Helped but not much. I did an allergy test and only ate acceptable foods I was not allergic to. Helped but not enough. I chased down Candida, leaky gut etc..etc.. I did the blood type diet. That helped a lot but I lost so much weight I was really limited on what I could eat.
So recently I went to a new naturopath. She said that Candida was just a symptom just like my other afflictions of a root problem. Made sense. Then I stumbled across Low stomach acid or hypochorydia. I went back to the best diet I believe which is proper food combining. I eat fruits for breakfast, carbs and veggies for lunch and the same for dinner or sometimes flesh and veggies. When I eat carbs or protein I take upwards of 8 to 10 hcl capsules to break the food down. I believe genetics had a play in this for I am a blood type a+ which they are born with low stomach acid.
It has been 2 to 3 weeks and my skin is drastically better. 90% of americans have low stomach acid. It causes just about every condition on this website. Follow the proper food combining, take hcl, vitamin u which is cabbage juice pills and stop chasing symptoms down. When food does not break down, it sits there and rots, causing all these problems. The liver and kidneys become taxed causing autointoxification, I believe is the term, which is like drinking booze all day. No good. I hope I helped someone today. It took me four long terrible years to get where I am at. I hope and pray and continue to eat right and get healthier day by day. Brad
I had psoriasis over 75% of my body and thought I would never get rid of it. Tried all the natural things I researched to no avail. Finally I went almost all green with salads, smoothies and a little meat protein (which my body seems to need). I also used Diflucan for a month to kill candida and topically I used Fluocinonide until psoriasis dried up. I realize these two things are not natural but after over a year with psoriasis I was ready (and desperate enough) to try anything! Now I try to stay as alkaline as possible using 1/4 tsp baking soda in glass of water on waking, one hour after lunch and before bed (I add iodine to evening dose). I also take with each each meal Betaine HCL with Pepsin (650 mg). Amazingly, after taking the HCL my food allergies have disappeared. I had suffered with food allergies for years and used Benedryl every night. I just wanted to report what worked for me in hope that someone else can be relieved of their debilitating psoriasis and food allergies. I plan on using other alkalizing methods besides the baking soda to not have any side effects from long term use of BS. I just feel it's the right thing to do for my body.
I get inverse psoriasis under my breasts and the ONLY thing that will get rid of it/stop the burning is a mixture of extra virgin coconut oil and turmeric. I just make a paste and apply topically. IT IS MESSY! Be sure to cover exposed areas. This topical ointment will usually get rid of the raw areas within a few days...every time. I hope this helps!
Oh, and for itching, if you have the plant called autumn joy (sedum) in your yard--go out and break a couple of leaves off and rub them into the lesions. This works for mosquito bites too.
If it was a liquid, it was probably a blend of an extract of the green hulls of black walnut, wormwood extract, and clove bud extract. There is a good one available now...if you know what I mean.
Just be sure it's FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth. The diatomaceous earth used for swimming pools is dangerous to inhale or ingest.
I have psoriasis on my right hand. I have found rubbing A&D ointment on it helps and staying away from sugar.
Can you tell us what the ingredients were?
the key word is SEALED, not refrigerated - essential oils keep for ages, but evaporate if left opened. Also, re-stir, as emulsions can sometimes separate into layers.
Hi, Simon......can you recommend some natural cream product brands that we can buy easily from supermarkets. Thanks.
Simon, Thanks for your helpful post regarding an eczema relieving cream. You mention adding 4 drops of 7 herbal items (frankincense .... geranium). Is that 4 drops of each or .... ? Also, what do you estimate the shelf life of the cream might be; should it be kept refrigerated? Thanks for sharing your findings about this cream.
My father is an 83 year old retired carpenter who has suffered from persistent eczema and psoriasis on his legs all his life.
Over the years he's just about tried everything to relieve it, all without much success. He was resigned to the fact that he would have to suffer with and be self-conscious about this distressing skin condition for the rest of his life. That was until one Christmas when I had made him the "joke gift' of an 'anti-aging skin cream' I had made that contained a mixture of essential oils renowned for their skin-rejuvenating properties. I bought the high quality base cream from a wholesale supplier and, using my knowledge of aromatherapy and essential oils, added plant extracts that have a long-held reputation of smoothing out wrinkles and improving the health and appearance of the skin.
On Christmas day, when my old dad unwrapped the 'anti-wrinkle cream' we all had a good laugh and I had a vague idea he might use it as a shaving cream or for his hands after he had been working in his garden. Unknown to me at the time, instead of massaging it into his wrinkles, he started applying the thick, rich cream onto a patch of psoriasis on his lower leg that had been there for decades and resisted all other treatments. Now you have to understand that my dad is of the 'old school'. A block of soap and some aftershave is all he every used by way of toiletries. He's also the most skeptical man on the earth when it comes to dubious claims made by face cream manufacturers and that suspicion has rubbed off on me.
Probably out of sheer desperation, he rubbed the cream into the affected area day and night for a few weeks (one pot goes quite a long way! ) until one day, completely out of the blue, he happened to mention in conversation that his skin was looking and feeling a lot better. Now I've seen my fathers psoriasis occasionally and, to be honest, it wasn't a pretty site. The skin was red, inflamed, dry and flaky but, with an incredulous smile on his face, he lifted up his trouser leg and the area where his psoriasis had formerly been looked completely normal and healthy.
As I said before, my father has always been very suspicious of so-called 'alternative' treatments such as aromatherapy, so I was fairly certain there was no 'placebo effect' (the belief that something will work makes it work regardless of it's actual effectiveness) at work here but I can't say I was surprised that it works.
I have been convinced of aromatherapy's therapeutic properties for many years, have studied the subject extensively and have successfully used home-made creams containing essential oils to treat my family's skin problems. My research led me to create a natural solution to eczema and psoriasis.
You are going to need either a natural cream (no mineral oil, SLS, artificial perfumes or petrochemials) or use a pure vegetable oil. I recommend either coconut oil, avocado oil, black seed oil or rosehip seed oil as all of these are well known as natural treatments for eczema and psoriasis.
If you use about 100ml of vegetable oil or cream, aim to add four drops of frankincense, lavender, camomile, sandalwood, neroli, carrot seed and geranium.
Test the cream on the inside of your elbow or knee and leave for 24 hours. If there is no adverse reaction, apply the cream or oil morning and evening and you should see an improvement.
If it worked for my father and many others who have tried this formulation, it should work for you!
My name is John and I've had psoriasis for over 30 years . Like you I've tried everything . Could you please tell me your procedure for applying the cocoa butter to you psoriasis ? Please tell me how many times you apply it and the specific brand and any additional information .Thank you Princessdiva .
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Dietary Changes, Cocoa Butter
Hi: I also have Psoriasis and I have tried all you can imagine, from topicals, to pills, baths, soaps, acupuncture, autohemotherapy, You named it I have tried it all. Last year I started a detoxification process and My P was WILD!!! I was covered from head to toe, It was itchy, PAINFUL and really embarrassing.
I kept going with the detox and changed my diet, No dairy, no flour, no sugar, no gluten. I also started probiotics and I started a homeopathic treatment, a year later I am about 85% Psoriasis free. It has been a very slow and painful process and I always itch even when I have no patches on my upper body just a few on my legs.
I tried every cream and ointment, every oil to calm the itch. The only thing I have found useful for me is Cocoa butter. This product has been the only one I've found calms my skin immediately. I use it all over my skin from face to toe and it is wonderful!
Apple Cider Vinegar
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.
Anti-Candida Remedies & Diet
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.