K.C. asks from Garland, TX on May 15, 2008
C.G. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
I have heard make a paste with oatmeal. Buy him herbal shampoo, most doctors give too harsh and it continues to spread.
M.S. answers from Dallas on May 15, 2008
Often "psoriasis" isn't. Dr. Cather is a dermatologist in Dallas (75 & Park) who has written articles on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. She's great with kids. If it really is psoriasis, it can respond to low doses of methotrexate (weekly injection). It's important to know, because psoriasis can eventually turn into psoriatic arthritis, which is often difficult for doctors to diagnose (and which can have unexpected symptoms, such as iritable bowel or bladder problems). Try doing some research through the National Psoriasis Foundation http://www.psoriasis.org/treatment/psa/ which might help you tell whether it's really psoriasis and which also describes different treatments. Good luck! I have PA.
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E.A. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
Psoraisis is a terrible skin disorder and I recommend that you take him to a Board Cert. Dermat. for an examination (if you have not already). There are several things that are available, some that are outrageous in cost and others that are manageable. As a final note, I found that restricting acid foods (sodas, sugar, red meat, etc.) helped me, as well as using the tar products available at any store. The next time you are on the web, go to Edgar Cayce's website and search remedies for psoraisis. There is also books available with certain types of teas that are very good for stopping the iching. You can find them on Amazon.com.
D.C. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
You can try mineral oil.
N.S. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
I recommend Dermarest - Psoriasis shampoo plus conditioner - this stuff is AWESOME! you can get it at walgreens/cvs etc.
L.M. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
I have had psoriasis since I was 4 (that's 35 years!). I know just about everything there is to know-or at least everything I can learn from books, the internet and my doctor.
Try Dr. Jennifer Cather in Dallas. She is just the best I've ever seen, and I've seen alot of doctors about my psoriasis.
She can give you other treatment options. Hope this helps!
L.A. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
S.H. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
You may have already tried these common remedies, but try T-Gel shampoo (sold at the grocery or drug store), rubbing the inside of a banana peel on the affected area and/or taking supplements of flax seed oil and/or Vitamin B Stress complex pills. My husband's dermatologist also recommended that getting sun on the affected area helps (perhaps just 20 minutes outside). Good luck!
D.T. answers from Dallas on May 16, 2008
Daily doses of Lecithin works really well. My nephew had very bad plaque on his head. The lecithin needs to be taken daily. It's not harmful at all. There are no side effects either. You will notice, when you stop taking the lecithin, that the plaque comes back. Hope this helps.