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Hello dear ones,

 

I was curious as to whether anyone knows of any good Psoriasis remedies/anything to ease irritated and flaked skin?
My partner has been developing worse and worse Psoriasis on his scalp, to the point where he has lost a little hair and it's really distressing him.
Also, any ideas of what we can do to promote hair growth.

Thanks heaps for any direction you can point me!

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Does the rash ever fluctuate? Do intense emotions and stress make it worse? My friend has a rash matching your description, but obviously tied to stress. What has helped him decrease the strength/size of the rash is emotional/spiritual healing. He tried meds and different treatments with doctors and specialists for years, but didn't get results till he participated in a shamanic style San Pedro ceremony. He is actually finishing treatment he started with me, but with my shamim in Peru. His results look promising so far.

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Does the rash ever fluctuate? Do intense emotions and stress make it worse? My friend has a rash matching your description, but obviously tied to stress. What has helped him decrease the strength/size of the rash is emotional/spiritual healing. He tried meds and different treatments with doctors and specialists for years, but didn't get results till he participated in a shamanic style San Pedro ceremony. He is actually finishing treatment he started with me, but with my shamim in Peru. His results look promising so far.

 

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Thank you for the prompt response!

I feel like a lot of the the symtoms, especially hair loss, are due to stress but he is so adamant there is a physical cure so I felt the need to ask if anyone knew of anything.

So very glad to hear of your friends success and I will let my partner know of his experience.

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Many rashes and such are autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune and psychosomatic illness are often the ones which result best to spiritual and emotional medicine. Maybe there is a physical cure if the cause happens to be purely physical, but usually autoimmune diseases have an emotional cause. It's the bodies warning system that it has reached an allostatic burden and load, and needs comforting or attention. Too much stress keeps your nervous system in a sympathetic response (also known as fight or flight), which is great for short periods, but harmful over long periods because this nervous system response doesn't allow optimal digestion, cell production and waste removal, muscle relaxation ect....

 

If he wants to try physical cures, it might not hurt. My friend was prescribed antibiotics long term as a treatment, and this not only fucked up his digestion and body, but also made his rash worse, so also be careful what treatments you get talked into. Some doctors are great, but some some prescribe pretty stupid treatments... If physical treatments don't work, then maybe he will be willing to try other treatments.

 

If he does work on spiritual or emotional healing, at least it shouldn't worsen any symptoms. Might even have other benefits! My friends path trying to heal his rash led to his entire life changing in a pretty dramatic but incredibly positive way so far. He was previously depressed, and has become very excited about life.

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my scalp gets itchy and flakey in the winter, i think because of dry air and its made worse in the way it takes my hair much longer to dry in the winter. Its sort of a yeasty issue. I've used antifungal creams on my head with great success, and that is also rumored to encourage hair growth(especially monistat because of the higher % of medicine in it, but the higher amount can give you headaches. The idea is that it kills the yeast that grows in and around the folicles that make your head itch and also inhibit growth). They dont really make your hair greasy as you dont need much. So far this season my head is fine, but now when if it starts getting itchy i do an ACV rinse and that keeps it healthy for long stretchs of time, as oppsed to getting the really dandruffy and irritated skin-Do not use ACV if it is still irritated becuase that will hurt and not be worth it haha, its more for maintenance in damp or cold weather

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My uncle practiced herbalism and created something called cactus gel for treating various skin conditions. It works very well for psoriasis, especially for treating the discomfort. When you soothe the affected areas, the body stops treating the area like it has been injured and then stops overproducing skin cells. If you want to try it, I'm sure you can find it with a quick Google search. Best wishes to your partner. :)

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My husband suffers from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. He has been treated by doctors and has used many different things topically that did not work well. After a lot of trial and error, we discovered one very helpful thing-he has a gluten allergy. When he stays away from gluten he has no arthritis pain and we see about a 90% improvement in his rash.

 

Before discovering the food allergy, the very best thing for him was to visit the ocean in the summer. The combination of the sunshine and ocean waters would clear up his nasty rash within a day or two and would ease his joint pain. Other than that, in the dead of winter, he would follow the advice of his dermatologist and would visit the tanning salon. It helped a lot.

 

We have also used aloe vera, experimented with jewel weed in a salve (he felt it helped a lot, but I only made it for him once, and I am not so sure it was the jewel weed itself that helped), and heavy moisturizing

 

Also, stress absolutely makes psoriasis worse. Good stress management is definitely a key as well.

 

Good luck. I know psoriasis can be painful and hard to treat.

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Red clover comes to mind! You should be able to find it in caps and in a tincture... So does flax oil taken regularly (I guess if you can get good quality fish oil, but those are sometimes poorly regulated and have nasties like PCBs and stuff...)... Zinc, vitamin A, D, E...  I can try to help you find a good brand nearby you for the red clover, if you like!

 

Herbal remedies and supplements can take a little time, but has he tried any diet changes....? sometimes the foods you wouldn't even think of are triggers..

 

Random question, does he have asthma....? 

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With the mention of aloe, I remember we also had good results using the inside core of a San Pedro cactus to make a gel for topical use. It won't get you high in any, is legal (no mescaline in the core), and seemed to help. It was actually something the cactus showed my wife during ceremony. I bet the aloe is similar, but if you ended up with any San Pedro, I would use the core this way, and I would pray to this topical medicine as well (any plant remedy can become spiritual medicine if you ask the plants spirit to empower it).

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Psoriasis can be hereditary.

 

As Travsha said, it's an autoimmune response. Any sort of stress on the body can trigger it. My first reaction is to check for food allergies - although he may not think he has any, they can develop over time. Gluten is one that can just magically (hah!) appear in your life.

 

Red Clover internally will help rebalance the immune system - after any known allergies have been addressed.

 

Topically - to ease the itch - I've had really good luck with a chickweed/yellow dock cream, olive oil base. Had a client that would slather himself with it before bed so he didn't scratch in his sleep. It not only eased the itching, it helped, over time, to clear some of the worst patches.

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Agreed with Travsha and Mountain Witch. It's an autoimmune disorder and there are a lot of triggers, which vary based on the person. If it doesn't get better with self-care, it's worth seeing a rheumatologist or getting a referral to a naturopathic practitioner with experience with psoriasis. This site has some suggestions for herbal remedies for it and an anti-inflammatory diet will help. Of course, the worst thing your partner can do is scratch when it hurts/itches -- when the skin is damaged, it makes more plaque. My dad has psoriasis and will sometimes get a patch just from bumping hard against something -- the skin gets irritated and then tries to "recover".

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As per the hereditary part - emotional trauma is actually passed down parent to child through the epigenetics (not the actual DNA, but the way it is sequenced). There is some really interesting research on this including hereditary phobias. That is one of the reasons emotional healing is so powerful - it can actually change your epigenetics (this has been documented)... I think I made a post about this recently called "limbic revisioning and epigenetics", but it's hard to copy/paste links from my phone...

 

A naturopath is good if you want confirmation, and they help you feel safer like you covered all your bases. That peace of mind can help a lot.

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We're going to try multiple suggestions, starting with not scratching and trying to manage stress and we'll buy a special shampoo/tincure for him. Thanks again!

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By chance does your partner drink much alcohol? If so can you try and get him to cut back or lay off it for awhile. A healing spirit I work with suggests that a more healthy/stronger liver will reduce the problem a lot. This is totally unscientific so make of it what you will.

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Hey Gyreleaf,

He is most certainly a heavy drinker and he's drinking wine right now!
I told him what you said and he's agreed to quit drinking for a few weeks and see how it helps improves his skin. Thank you for this. Sincerely.

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