a reply to: Sabrechucker
I've had this crap for 30 years, and I've been prescribed enough ointments and creams to fill an olympic sized swimming pool. Those quacks never told
me that everything they prescibed caused skin thinning. I barely caught it before it became a serious problem.
These days I'm prescription free. Yeah, I have spots here and there, but the best thing to do is to accept them as a part of you. Why? Stress is
*my* major trigger. Stressing about them makes it worse. A poster here has already mentioned the self-renewing cycle this causes.
I emphasized *my* because everyone is different. Everyone has triggers. It's up to your nephew to find out which trigger is his.
I gave up drinking. No change.
I gave up smoking, both by switching to an organic cigarette and finally just quitting. No change.
I lost 80 lbs once. No change. Gained half of it back, then lost 60. I'm lighter at 38 than i was at 13. No change, but I feel great.
My psoriasis does get worse when my depression does. I fix that with something ATS would moderate me for mentioning. Pretty sure you can figure it
out, and it works gangbusters for the depression but does jack for my psoriasis. Neither did CBD oils. #BTDT
I will not inject myself with something that can harm my immune system to the point where I have to start worrying about things like tuberculosis. I
have been doing my own thing for fifteen years. I am not cured. I still have red spots on my torso, knuckles, both elbows, 1 knee, and every damn
place I have a scar. I call my psoriasis "managed." There's no flakes, no scales, just red. Mometasone Furoate
takes care of that, and in 30
years its the only dang thing the Psoriasis has not gotten acclimated to. I only use it on my face, though, and very sparingly. Two days of 2x day
applications to a red spot will obliterate it for 2 weeks. Then i shave and it comes back.
For the rest of it, two things have helped me out more than anything.
#1 Bath & Body Works: Aromatherapy Energy - Orange &
Has to be this one. I've tried four others and none had the same instant scale obliterating results that this one does. For best
results, use immediately after a shower "debrideing" sesson. Scruffier the better. I use cheap terry shop rags for this.
#2 Dr Bronners Pure-Castile Soap - Peppermint
: Hippie soap. I
have not tried any of the other scents yet, but that's because a 40 oz bottle of this will last you til the apocalypse. I'm ordering the lavender and
citrus next time. I ordered a bottle in October and with myself and 1.7 women using it...I still have half of it left. Cover the A/C vents before
you get out of the shower. You'll freeze to death til you get dried off. Don't use it in your hair. It dries the hell out of it, but works great for
periodic removal regular shampoo buildup.