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What Is The Best Bath Oil For Psoriasis
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!
Try to find out what causes your dry skin. Is it something you use on your skin? Some food you ingested?
How much fluids do you take and what kind? Drink adequate amounts of water!
avoid scented soaps and creams, try using creams with few ingredients and apply frequently. Avoid very hot baths and very long ones as they may strip your skin from natural oils. You may try olive oil in your bath. ...Read more
I moisturise twice a day, each time after I wash hands n bathe with bath oil but my static is still bad. Is it onli due to my dry skin?
Static electricity: If your skin is very dry - try an anti-static hand lotion (also available for the electronics industry.). ...Read more
T-gel side effect? Put on arms during shower. ..Come out of bath, dry, and skin peeling? Have scalp psoriasis - not on arms
See below: Sounds like the t-gel is not agreeing with you. You may need a different shampoo with you having scalp psoriasis. See a dermatologist if you haven't already to get some topical ointments that may help. ...Read more
Moisturizing oil: Jojoba oil is good to apply over dry and cracked skin, it should aid with your scalp dryness. ...Read more
No: No it will not. See a dermatologist and start a treatment that will really help, not that concoction. ...Read more
I have psoriasis on my elbows, etc. But I've been dealing with a red irritated dry flaky and itchy face. Been using witchhazel & caster oil. What 2do?
Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit. D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more
Hard to tell: Tea tree oil is said to possess anti-inflammatory property but may be helpful for some. However the result is really that that impressive. ...Read more
Thinning/loosing hair on the upper back of head with constant itching/burning, I think is psoriasis and sand like dandruff olive oil helps with burning?
Scalp psoriasis issue. Shampoos and oils from derm don't take the burn or itch away. Tired of the constant itching and costs of oils. Help! ?
Many things!: But which works best for you is the question for any therapist includes various steroids, tar, zinc, ultraviolet light, etc. Systemic agents include methotrexate, sulfasalazine, antibiotics, antifungals, azothioprine, and cyclosporine. Then we have injectible Methotrexate and the tnf-agents. Selenium shampoo may help the scalp psoriasis, as does zinc & tar! ...Read more
Psoriasis: Differentiating scalp psoriasis from scalp sebohheic dermatitis can be difficult. Although treatments for mild cases are similar, oral immunosuppressants may be required to treat scalp psoiasis. Step one, see a dermatologist if otc medications are not working. Psoriasis is more likely if: rash extends below the scalp-line of if rash is also present on elbows, kneees, hands and feet. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the severity and how responsive it is to treatment. Psoriasis is a disease where the body attacks its own wrapper from within. For some folks, all it takes is some topical medicines and maybe steroids. Other folks require more powerful medications that turn down the immune system. You need to work with your doc to decide what works best in your case. ...Read more
What's the best shampoo for eczema? I currently use Dove Unscented Body Wash. I have Dermarest Psoriasis shampoo.
Vanicream: Gentle cleansing washes/shampoos in the sensitive skin formulation include: Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Make sure to take short, lukewarm showers, pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer/sealer. ...Read more
I have a guttate psoriasis. How long this takes to clean up? Which one cream is the best for this skin problem? I need to live with this forever?? : (
See details: It is treatable but not curable. You need to be under the care of a dermatologist. Topical agents are often not effective enough. ...Read more
My mum feels like itching all over her body and takes medicine to alleviate the need to itch she also has psoriasis. What's the best way to cure this?
Many types..: Zinc pyrithione based shampoos work well, as tar shampoos (neutrogena), as dose selsun blue and its copies. Also, there are shampoos or scalp lotions that contain salicylic acid, which has a "keratolytic" effect on scales and lifts them off. Finally, local steroids can he also be injected. Pl problem areas, which can. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for psoriasis on my scalp? It affects my face as well. Are there any foods I should be avoiding?
Below: Best advice is to see a Dermatologist for exam and treatment ...Read more
Several.: Topical steroids have been the mainstay. Several shampoos with psoriasis clearly properties are useful in my practice: Nizoral (ketoconazole) shamppo and selsun blue are examples. And then all systemic therapies improvefacial psoriasis, including methotrexate, humira. Enbrel, remicade, etc. ...Read more
Tanning bed: Because you said "home treatment". Obviously there are a number of topical creams (related to retin-a, corticosteroids, coal tar, and vitamin d -- for instance). As far as home remedies: tanning is favored, but only insofar as to avoid sunburning. If you overdue the tanning bed you can run the risk of skin leathering or skin cancer, but skin was "invented" anticipating regular sun exposure. ...Read more
Psoriasis: topicals, phototherapy and systemics like biologic response modifier enbrel (etanercept).
Ichthyosis is an autosomal dominantly inherited condition. Treatment includes: prescribing specialized creams or ointments to help moisturize the skin, get rid of dead skin and help control inflammation and itching. Ingredients: Lactic Acid or other Alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids. ...Read more
Many choices: Depending on how much you could start with topical steroid ointments. Sun exposures can help but not too much or risk of skin cancer. If more extensive medications like methotrexate or Otezla which is new on the market. You need to have your physician evaluate you and recommend ...Read more
Hi I am having psoriasis on my scalp. I have a history of 13 years. What's the best remedy available and also what diet should I follow? Scalp is ichy
See a dermatologist: Diet is not a factor. There are many shampoos and meds to use on the scalp for psoriasis. After 13 years you must have tried some of these. Some are OTC, some are prescription. Daily shampoo using tar and/or salicylic acid products are standard. It is not your fault. It is a genetic condition. A skin specialist will help you. ...Read more