I was diagnosed with Psoriasis when I was 5 years old. I used to get flare ups all over my abdomen, neck, and on my eyelids. I also get it the worst on my scalp. I haven't had flare ups on my skin since I went vegan which has been great! And all of the natural skin products I use have helped keep my skin soft and clear too. My scalp is still a major issue though. I used to use T-Gel but that contains coal tar which I learned is a hormone disrupter so I stopped. Psoriasis is an immune disorder as my immune system is attacking my skin and scalp. Because of this, using special shampoos and what not doesn't help much. I've been using a natural scalp elixir and it hasn't helped much. Does anyone have any advice on natural ways to manage this? Are there any foods that help or make it worse?
I have a shampoo that may help out. It is the Olivier Dry Scalp shampoo. It is 100% natural, nourishing, mild, hypoallergenic healer for dry scalp, eczema and psoriasis. Helps soothe and soften dry scalp. The ingrediants are Olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, water, sodium hydroxide, sugar, essential oil of calendula. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. I hope this helps.
I went to derm a few days ago to see what's going with my scalp and he told me that I have Psoriasis. He gave some medicated solution and told me to use T-Gel, but I found this in Whole Foods and I think it's working quite well.
Well, at the current time there are no cures out there. However there are very few things you can do to help manage it. Pure unrefined Shea butter does wonders hands down. I am still very surprised by the number of people who are unaware of it. Stay away from those refined Shea butter products as manufacturers use chemicals to remove the natural smell of the Shea seeds.
A nurse friend of mine manufactures Shea butter that is unrefined, soft and for those who do not like the natural smell of it she has one with like scent of sandalwood. I have recommended it to a friend of mine who has a severe case of psoriasis. The results are just wonderful after only a week and half. You can obtain the cream on her website at www.franzwapearls.com
This cream is a very rich emollient. I would recommend you to use it at night. I am sure you will thank me for it. Just keep in mind that if you stop using the Shea, the dry skin flakes would most likely return.
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