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Old 06-19-2002, 07:51 PM   #1
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Poor hubby's psoriasis

My husband has really BAD psoriasis, it's over more than 50% of his body. He doesn't like to be using the creams that he gets prescribed because the area of skin being covered is just too much, and it even says on the bottles and tubes not to use them a LOT if it's over large areas. Besides, it's very expensive. He bought a sunlamp and is going to try that. Does anyone know of any natural remedy that could help him?

 
Old 06-19-2002, 09:23 PM   #2
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Re: Poor hubby's psoriasis

I also had psoriasis which covered about 90% of my body and after many different treatments found that PUVA at the clinic worked best for me (doesn`t always work with everyone and there are side-effects too). I presume the lamps work in the same way, except are smaller.
You may want to apply some moisturizing cream to the areas you are going to expose (not really necessary, but it`s suppose to better for the skin) and please do not forget to use sunscreen for the delicate areas of the body, if they too will become exposed to the lamp.

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Old 06-19-2002, 09:43 PM   #3
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Re: Poor hubby's psoriasis

i know a couple of people with psoriasis and they go to the tanning bed-they say it helps them alot-hope he finds some relief

 
Old 06-20-2002, 05:23 PM   #4
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Re: Poor hubby's psoriasis

Mine used to drive me crazy!!! I started using Aveno body wash, LOTS of lotion right after a shower and I go to a tanning bed at least twice a week. I have no more itching, spots, scaley areas, nothing but smooth skin. Try it.

 
Old 06-20-2002, 05:31 PM   #5
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Re: Poor hubby's psoriasis

Thanks guys!! I'm going to relay this information to my husband!

 
Old 06-25-2002, 02:16 PM   #6
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Re: Poor hubby's psoriasis

i buy a soap that is made from goat's milk with tea tree oil in it. i would give that a try. do a net search for heart's delight.

 
Old 06-27-2002, 04:19 AM   #7
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Re: Poor hubby's psoriasis

I also had psoriasis really bad and I tried so many things that I just about gave up. I ended up going to a tanning salon and it cleared up completely. I'm not saying this will work for your husband, but he could give it a try. And whenever I start to get new patches I go back to the tanning salon. I wish him and you the best of luck.

 
Old 06-27-2002, 08:31 AM   #8
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Re: Poor hubby's psoriasis

Any idea whether the folks helped by the tanning bed were also chronically deficient in VitD?

 
Old 06-27-2002, 03:00 PM   #9
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Re: Poor hubby's psoriasis

Honestly, I have no idea whether I was/am deficient in Vitamin D. Is there a proven connection? Just curious.

 
Old 06-28-2002, 08:48 PM   #10
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Re: Poor hubby's psoriasis

Is there much difference between a tanning bed and sun? I get tanned on my arms, but the patches on my elbows get worse, from the sun. I found burdock root helps soften the patches, so they are not so scaly, but if I skip it once, they are the same as before.

 
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