Advertisement
If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on hello@boards.ie for help. Thanks :)
Hello all! Please ensure that you are posting a new thread or question in the appropriate forum. The Feedback forum is overwhelmed with questions that are having to be moved elsewhere. If you need help to verify your account contact hello@boards.ie

Psoriasis

Options
1112113115117118

Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,368 ✭✭✭Fionn


    I've been doing Intermittent Fasting for a year or so, I have a low carb meal every 24 hours on a daily basis 7 days a week.
    My psoriasis has improved somewhat in the last two months or so, been out in the sun too which helps a little.

    I think I also had arthritis in one ankle, when I'd get out of bed in the mornings my left ankle was swollen and very painful to walk on, I couldn't do any exercise because of it, that was about 8 or 9 months ago, now ankle is back to normal at the moment (fingers crossed) and I can average a 10 K walk daily with no ill effects.

    Both my shoulders feel arthritc to some degree but I'm thankful for the ability to get out and exercise, the other benefit of the low carb diet and the IF is before I started(jan/Feb 2020) I was over 13 St, now im just under 11 St and feel good, I lost almost 3 inches off my waist


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,811 ✭✭✭mrslancaster


    At this point I am. But my right elbow is bad and so I can't fully extend my right arm. There is now a clear difference in my two triceps as a result of the limitations on my right arms movements.

    On the other hand my fingers are getting better from tinkering with my diet.

    Intermittent fasting has been known to show improvements but I'm not sure there's a consensus on the mechanism behind this.

    Agree that adjusting diet can help. Cutting out grains & potatoes made a difference for me years ago when I had mild scalp psoriasis. If I eat bread now my scalp gets itchy.:mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭mick4_2000


    I just want to say i had very bad psoriasas on my scalp to the point the couch and the car would be destroyed it went on for years and was a massive confidence knock i was always self conscious. Everytime i went to the barber they would talk about it and it drove me nuts.

    Anyway i tried loads of everything but the thing that completely got rid of it for me 4 or 5 years ago and it had never come back is MooGoo Shampoo. I use it everyday and to say it has completely changed everything would be an understatement. https://moogoo.ie/milk-shampoo

    Id advise anyone give it a shot its only a normal shampoo


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,110 ✭✭✭✭Gael23


    mick4_2000 wrote: »
    I just want to say i had very bad psoriasas on my scalp to the point the couch and the car would be destroyed it went on for years and was a massive confidence knock i was always self conscious. Everytime i went to the barber they would talk about it and it drove me nuts.

    Anyway i tried loads of everything but the thing that completely got rid of it for me 4 or 5 years ago and it had never come back is MooGoo Shampoo. I use it everyday and to say it has completely changed everything would be an understatement. https://moogoo.ie/milk-shampoo

    Id advise anyone give it a shot its only a normal shampoo

    I’ve tried that but it’s very expensive stuff


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,824 ✭✭✭YellowLead


    Gael23 wrote: »
    I’ve tried that but it’s very expensive stuff

    Did it work for you?
    I think if something works, it’s worth the investment.


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 4,451 ✭✭✭wonga77


    Tried it and several of their products but it didn't work for me at all


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭mick4_2000


    wonga77 wrote: »
    Tried it and several of their products but it didn't work for me at all

    I use the shampooo it's about €13 per bottle and I have it for 2 months I'd say if not more and I use it every morning.

    When I was bad I'd have paid €100 per bottle or more.

    Mine was gone before the first bottle was finished.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭khalessi


    wonga77 wrote: »
    Tried it and several of their products but it didn't work for me at all

    SImilar with me, I find a product like Moo Goo it works for a while and then stops so I have to find something else.


  • Registered Users Posts: 788 ✭✭✭markmoto


    Anyone having Psoriasis, did you notice it gets worse in the winter?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,824 ✭✭✭YellowLead


    markmoto wrote: »
    Anyone having Psoriasis, did you notice it gets worse in the winter?

    Sunshine is the only cure that has ever worked for me. Two weeks abroad and it vanishes.


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 788 ✭✭✭markmoto


    YellowLead wrote: »
    Sunshine is the only cure that has ever worked for me. Two weeks abroad and it vanishes.

    Vit. D is the natural cure. Sun is the best option. Supplement won't be as good as sun but if you take D3 as supplement take it with bile salt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,305 ✭✭✭nibtrix


    markmoto wrote: »
    Anyone having Psoriasis, did you notice it gets worse in the winter?

    Apart from the sun/vitamin D issue mentioned, dry air from central heating also contributes to psoriasis, or so I’ve found at least


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,523 ✭✭✭✭siblers


    Any suggestions on a EU based site which stocks tar shampoo that ships to Ireland? Polytar is now very expensive due to Brexit unfortunately

    Capasal has tar but never found it much use.


    Thanks



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,055 ✭✭✭patnor1011


    Colloidal silver. That is what sorted it out for me quite fast. Cost is negligent as it is easy to make your own.



  • Registered Users Posts: 561 ✭✭✭Larsso30


    I get it very bad on my hands and feet (I associate it with stress at this point). My go to was dovobet but costs a fortune, got a natural salve from mother earth skin care after meeting them at a craft fair in arklow shopping centre one day. There in Facebook, I really recommend it. Very good especially when it starts to flare up



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,055 ✭✭✭patnor1011


    double post can be deleted



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,811 ✭✭✭mrslancaster


    What's that and how do you make it? Tried many different shampoos over the years for psoriasis flaky scalp, currently using TGel Therapuetic bought in Boots.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,994 ✭✭✭c.p.w.g.w


    I recently went keto(well 8 months)...

    Had scalp Psoriasis, but it's all gone, no more itch, plaque deposites...seems to be cleared up completely



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,055 ✭✭✭patnor1011


    If you google it you can find much more than I can write in here. All you need is distilled water, some fine silver (has to be 999 fine no sterling) and cell phone charger. Or send me a pm when you will be in limerick next time and I can give you some to try.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,811 ✭✭✭mrslancaster


    Thanks Patnor will do if heading down limerick way. will check out google too



  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 1,164 ✭✭✭Hippodrome Song Owl


    I had surgery yesterday and so had one shot of IV antibiotics and now on a course of antibiotic tablets - but have only taken one tablet so far. Just Augmentin, nothing fancy. However, in the 24h since my surgery my large patch of psoriasis has more or less disappeared. This is a large area running from my elbow to nearly wrist and covering my whole arm width. It's been there for years. Constantly itchy, raised and scaly plaques and fresh bits at the edges that bleed. And it has just disappeared. Has anyone ever experienced something like this before?



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 60,143 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gremlinertia


    I'd not heard of anything like this my first suggestion would be to keep a daily photo diary of it for your specialist, documenting this feels like it would be important



  • Registered Users Posts: 871 ✭✭✭3d4life


    @Hippo, were you fasting prior to surgery ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,164 ✭✭✭Hippodrome Song Owl




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,164 ✭✭✭Hippodrome Song Owl


    I don't have a skin specialist. I also don't have photos of what it was like before though.


    Still holding up after 5 days. Just finished the antibiotics so we'll see if it stays gone! If it had gradually healed I wouldn't have been so surprised but it basically disappeared in 24h.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,523 ✭✭✭✭siblers




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,523 ✭✭✭brevity



    Salbe, Natural Chinese Herbal Cream https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08R7FBB7W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_Y1EAHNAE7MGJ4ZGR42NF

    i follow this guy on YouTube and he seems to know his stuff regarding dietary and medical conditions. He talks a lot about Keto and Intermittent fasting. He recommended a cream for psoriasis, it comes under a different brand on the Amazon UK site but seems to be the same product.

    I haven’t tried it myself but could be work a shot for those stuck. It’s cheap enough…



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,523 ✭✭✭✭siblers


    I'd be very reluctant using those creams, they could easily have steroids in them



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,362 ✭✭✭✭Strumms


    My Dad has had it for decades, he uses coal tar shampoo for years (Polytar) and he swears by it, he uses it as a kind of all over shower gel hair and body... there is a small tube of ointment he’d use on his hands and arms but I can’t recall the name I’ll try and find.



  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 12,110 ✭✭✭✭Gael23


    Anyone got experience of having tonsillitis and then getting a severe Psoriasis outbreak?

    I got tonsillitis so bad that I ended up in A&E 2 weeks ago and now my psoriasis had broken out; it’s intensely itchy too



Advertisement