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What has caused the Psoriasis epidemic

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posted on May, 1 2019 @ 08:53 AM
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a reply to: Sabrechucker

drs are slack when it comes to reseacrh on such things, that's why REASON WHY a cure psoriasis has never happened *in the first place* AND The Cure for stomach ulcers was discovered by a pathologist who found it extremely difficult to get drs to Believe it

He made the dicovery, Helicobactor Pylorii in 1986, by accident! and won the Nobel prize for that "accident" in 2006, but even in the mid 90's half the medical profession had no idea about the discovery .... such is medicine's reliance on 'the literature' that this lowly pathologist wasn't able to get his dicovery "published" in some 'peer reviewed' journal ... the story is a beauty if you like that kinnd of thing, Aussie dude and his colleague/ Psoriasis et al have a similar story i.e. I'm 95% sure Morgellons is fungal

Anyway, psoriasis, prurigo nodularis and a variety of skin conditions ARE OFTEN FUNGAL, that's why the guy who scratched himself got it. I think most people initially get the fungal infection from an insect bite or three.

BUT you won't get a dr saying so. Except mine would, but only after spending 5years with me slowly deducing wtf WAS causing my "skin disease" .... a freaking FUNGUS that's EASILY TREATED WITH a topical anti fungal like clomitrazole

OR IF it's Really Bad, a systemic anti-fungal like itraconazole tablets (needs Rx) which together with topical clomitrazole (OTC from the pharmacy) works wonders. You will know it's working as the scabs change and it begins to heal.

Also use a scourer/sponge3 in the shower, it feels great and it gets the excess growth off your skin

I have crazy story I wont tell now as to how i've spent 20 years figuring this out ... ecto (and other) parasites can be a vector of transmission. Lice, scabies, crabs, fungus gnats,

ALSO, it's not so much an AUTO IMMUNE disease as an 'allergic reaction' which affects/disrupts the micro fllora on our skin allowing the fungus to get an upper hand and oncce it reaches a certain 'threshold' it's very difficult to treat

There's a bit more to the 'hows and why's' BUT believe me, that itchy dry flaky skin that hurts = fungus, put clomitrazole on it and watch the difference- and scrub the dry stuff off in long showers after it gets waterlogged, it should come off easily if it's fungal -- albbeit slowly, bit by bit over several weeks (unless you 'help it')

Use clomitrazole ointment to treat the scalp lesions, it stings a touch and ou know for sure it's working

Of course things like diet etc play a part in our lives BUT ALL the people with these skin diseases have, at some timmeat some time in their lives suffered an imbalance in their microflora that allowed some fungii to take hold and the stuff can go dormant for extended periods before returning

just Try a good ANTI FUNGAL creams, an "azole" like cllomitrazole aka Canestan (your gf might have some, don't ask) and thank me later

i logged in to reply to this, i only made this discovery a few years ago when my skin was SO BAD it was embarassing

I have zero skin issue4s today after a 2mth course of itraconazole and at least daily applications of clomitrazole and I'm kinda pissed off that over 20 yrs and coutless "drs" NOT ONE dr/specialist/hospital dermatolgy clinic even suggested it MIGHT be "a fungus"! and so I never tried antifunguls ... the drs never gave me any coz "the literature" says give steroid cream etc bullsh#t bullsh#t

Go forth and become "anti-fungal" and rejoice, my friends, I sure have!
It's BEEN (past tense) a FUGGIN NIGHTMARE!
edit on 1-5-2019 by JohnnyJetson because: f f f fungiiii!

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posted on May, 1 2019 @ 09:01 AM
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One thing to note is that these types of funguses flourish when the body is in an acidic state. Things like sugar and caffiene feed it. Tell your nephew to eat a lot of green leafy vegetables and other alkaline foods, and see if that helps at all!



posted on May, 1 2019 @ 10:47 AM
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originally posted by: Blue Shift
Baby boomers have been carrying around a truck load of viruses ever since the old disco days, and now they're finally starting to manifest. And they're all coming back stronger than ever.

But what are you going to do? In this life, you're either a participant or an observer. Either way you get bugs.


Those bugs were around since the dawn of man the same as people having casual sexual relations, so you really can't pick an era or a generation as being worse than another.



posted on May, 1 2019 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: Sabrechucker
Big Pharma seems to have a cure for everything they've caused. I have noticed that I cant watch TV for 20 minutes without seeing a beautiful way to clear Psoriasis. This hits home with me, my 24 year old nephew has Severe plaque Psoriasis. Not just a rash here or there.. He is completely covered in plaque. We are close, and he has confided in me to keep the severity of his condition somewhat private. He's trusted me since he was 13 and I realized he was Homosexual before he did. All that aside.. I love the kid..heart of gold. I wont pretend to know what he is going through but, any suggestions would help. He's been to a dermatologist and prescribed topical solutions. He has also had blood work done to check for hepatitis and since been prescribed Otezla, It's getting worse...

It's in the creases of his ears, up and down his arms and legs and now starting to form on his scalp.

I have read that Alcohol stress and cigarettes are severe antagonists however, he doesn't drink or smoke. Stress is a certainty.

1. Does anyone know how to contain this?

2. WTF have they done to us to cause what I would call an epidemic?



I made an account just to reply to this. I have severe eczema and it gets in my ears and is always on my left forearm. I have something that absolutely helps me, maybe you could pass this on.

Materials needed: bag balm, eczema non alcohol lotion, plastic wrap and Ace bandage.

I wash my forearm first, and then I apply lotion to my arm, and then put bag balm on top of that, and mix it together. Then put plastic wrap around it so it is trapped and your skin absorbs it, and then wrap that with ace bandage and leave it for overnight, or even during the day. When you remove it, you can easily exfoliate the soon, and it's soooo soft and not itchy!



posted on May, 1 2019 @ 11:45 AM
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I've heard that a person can get flouride skin rashes and develop hypersensitivity to flouride and develop a skin allergy. Considering that flouride is in drinking water and most drinks bottled with tap water, people might be consuming way too much flouride. Also many vegetables are grown with tap water. Some iceberg lettuce is extremely high in flouride. There are a lot of side affects and symptoms of excessive flouride.

The pet skin problems that are increasing across the country. I was informed that most pet food has the essential amino acids and other nutrients cooked out of it causing pets to have malnourishment and other problems.



posted on May, 1 2019 @ 11:53 AM
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a reply to: Thanatophobia

Bag balm has traces of coal tar in it, so that may be what is helping clear it up.

Now medical scientists are claiming that is a link between psoriasis and candidiasis.



There is a clear link between psoriasis and candidiasis, but more research needs to be done to explain this link fully. A 2018 meta-analysis found that people with psoriasis had more Candida in their bodies than those without psoriasis.


www.medicalnewstoday.com...



posted on May, 1 2019 @ 12:12 PM
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Can't speak for everyone, but a good friend of mine had a terrible time with it.. She later found out that it was due to being on steroids for much of her life and this was her body's response to the withdrawal of the steroids from her system. Unfortunately, despite the fact that steroidal cream helps this in the short term, it leads to terrible long term side effects.



posted on May, 1 2019 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyJetson

Clotrimazole doesn't work for me (eczema on the face) other than for treating summer heat rash that I tend to develop in higher heat in the underboob region. Not purposeful TMI there, but a tip if anyone else has that summertime heat rash issue anywhere. It's a good thing to have on hand for it, since fungus love those warm, dark environments.

I have tried something on my current flare-up that was flaring quite badly last night that we have on hand that I can't believe I never bothered to try before. My husband was prescribed silver sulfadiazine for a nasty burn, to prevent infection while it healed.

SS is anti-microbial. and the coin is up there in the air between researchers and patients on whether or not it speeds healing or slows it -- my husband has used it twice, once for a deep gash, the other for that bad burn and both healed FAST with no scarring. Now granted, his prescribing doctor was emphatic that it would speed healed based on his observation of patients' healing times over the years, we still thought it might based on the deep cut he had treated years before with the stuff.

The lack of a scar on the deep wound spot is impressive. It's not even discolored. He's had lighter cuts that HAVE scarred, so I don't think for him, SS impaired the healing process any. Quite the opposite, it seems to have sent it into hyperdrive. I've also used it on a couple of kitchen food prep cuts myself, and have very light scarring where I'd have an obvious one if left to heal normally with neosporin or nothing at all.
Anecdotally, we're on Team Speedy Healing for SS.

I eyeballed that tube last night, and it got me thinking. If it worked that well for both of us for wounds and a burn, what will it do for angry red, dry, itchy facial skin? What's the worst that could happen, I've used it before on open wounds no problem. I applied a layer of it and went to bed. You don't know if you don't try.

I woke up this morning to significantly reduced redness, significantly. Now, I don't think it was just the active compound alone, I think the fact that it's a super heavy cream also helps hydrate the extremely dry patches, too. Overall, these areas have keep on fading in redness and shrinking in overall effected patch size all day. I'll apply it daily for a few more days and see how it goes.

If anyone has a tube of silver sulfadiazine on hand, give it a whirl. At worst, it'll just help hydrate. At best, you might see a little relief & healing regardless of the skin affliction.

Since silver sulfadiazine is an RX cream, I have NO idea what there is OTC that is comparable in end results. I do know that Curad and CVS make a topical cream containing a silver compound, though it's a different kind and I don't know it's effectiveness because I've never used them (only seen them on the shelf)


I'd say this overnight experiment lends Johnny's fungal claims some credibility. We already know psoriasis and eczema folks are much more susceptible to bacterial infection of the skin, fungal infection doesn't seem like a stretch, either.

I already know anti-fungals don't work for my flares. But an anti-microbial heavy hitter worked a small miracle overnight, so that's worth sharing.
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posted on May, 1 2019 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: Sabrechucker

I am free of psoriasis for over 10 years now. When I suffered from it, in desperation I started doing some research and I found this guy online claiming he "filtered" his food and FOUND the food item/items that caused it - made sense to me. BY FILTERING HE MEANT OMITTING COMPLETELY FROM YOUR DIET ONE FOOD ITEM YOU USUALLY CONSUME! IF IN THREE MONTHS THERE IS NO IMPROVEMENT, MOVE ON TO THE SECOND SUSPECT ITEM, AND SO ON. This will take time, patience and some willpower Eventually I identified PORK and later SHRIMP as the main culprits! I rarely ate shrimp so when I had some a few years after being free of psoriasis it gave me me a bad outbreak! Now I avoid all scavengers as food and even animals that are fed other animal's waste! There you have it! I hope it works for your nephew! My best wishes!

Hint: Start with the meats!



posted on May, 1 2019 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: Xinbaset

Hey thanks a lot! pretty cool of you to join, just to try and help give some quality advice.

much appreciated

ETA: I never thought of the mental side of this you mentioned. He's been out for 4 or 5 years. We love and support him, I guess I never thought that that may not be enough for him internally personally. Thanks for that perspective.
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posted on May, 1 2019 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: Thanatophobia

Again..Thank you for joining just to try to help out. That's good stuff right there


I appreciate all the info passed on to us here on this thread. It's more than I expected!

Thanks to everyone who has contributed!

He's reading this thread, and told me earlier that he didn't realize how many different paths he could pursue. He also seems a bit encouraged that he's not the only one, and that made me feel pretty good to hear some optimism in his voice.

We have a 10 mile list of things to try but, please send more.




posted on May, 2 2019 @ 12:49 AM
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First time posting, after years of lurking. But this hits home. My psoriasis seems worse than your nephew's... It covers my arms, legs, stomach, part of my back, scalp, chin, mouth, ears... My ears bleed constantly. Standing up and sitting down hurts because of the amount of psoriosis on my knees.
I spent twenty years of my life with a woman that ended up being the head of a doctor's dermatolagy departmetment. I tried every pharmacutucal cure under the sun, to no avail. None helped.
The only thing that ever helped was a change of location. I spent three days in Florida, salty humidity, and that was the best, as far as helping my condition goes. I spent three days near the Indiana/Ohio border and it helped. In my experience, very stressful out of town expierinces helped. Change of location helped.
I live in the shadow of the HQ of one of the world's largest chemical manufactures. Nowadays there is less manufacturing going on here, but they still do some. I personally believe envormental influences are to blame.
Due to above comments I will try salt water. I understand the pshychological effects of your nephew's situation. I really feel for him. I see the psoriasis on my face in the mirror every day, and I look like a monster. I hope he is better off than I am.
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posted on May, 2 2019 @ 01:04 AM
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So, yeah... For those thinking about it... Salt water hurts. Physically hurts. Just a heads up.



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 02:43 AM
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I get bad rashes, too. The dry, itchy skin disappeared when I made my own soap. If you look on SoapQueen website, search for a "baby" soap. These are for sensitive skin.

The colloidal oatmeal one is great.

Use baby soap flakes as washing powder. Make your own conditioner etc. The rashes will disappear.



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 03:55 AM
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Hi Saber! I am so sorry to hear about your nephew. I read a lot of the replies and it’s very interesting the ones who claim to clear it up using anti-fungal and anti-microbial solutions. That includes the natural ones like Neem oil and Tamanu oil. Tamanu is an antibiotic and contains more Vitamin E than any other oil. The natural solutions appear to work well for a lot of people. Most lotions that you buy over the counter contain more chemicals and alcohol and very little healing oils.

But on the subject of psoriasis being caused by a fungus I remember reading an article last year that said that Rosacia (sp?) is caused by a parasite or bacteria. At the time I had a bad bought of acne that was the deep painful kind that caused huge bumps. Not a single otc acne medication worked on it. Well after reading that article I started using some Thyme oil on my acne. It smells horrible but thyme is a very strong anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial essential oil. Long story short it was amazing. I am convinced my dogs were picking up a bacteria of some sort and that’s what was causing it. It kept coming back but the Thyme oils worked overnight. Research some of the anti-microbial essential oils like thyme, sage, myrrh etc b/c adding them to an oatmeal bath or coconut oil is very easy. You may have to experiment and find the one that works for you. Be very careful with Thyme though it it extremely potent and can burn your skin if you don’t dilute it. 1-4 drops per oz of carrier oil is plenty. Also Neem oil is toxic in large doses so be careful with that one too but I do hear a lot of people swear by it.

Also Manuka Honey is very healing. I make a salve with Tamanu, Manuka honey, and Vitamin C that I put on Scars. All of these products you can find at Whole Foods, Sprouts, or an organic grocer/health food store. Hope this helps!



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 04:16 AM
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If you want to make soap, even liquid soap, I'd avoid coconut oil. Coconut oil is a cleansing oil and it can irritate sensitive skin. Olive oil, shea, castor...are great.

So avoid coconut oil in any soap you buy. Also avoid palm kernel oil which is another cleansing oil.

Castile soap has been used for a ling time and it's great for sensitive skin.

Do not buy any "sensitive skin washes" from the chemist. They won't work. The rashes will het worse 2 weeks later. If the worst of it is on his forehead maybe try changing shampoo and conditioner. Stay away from store bought skin washes and soaps. Soaps are great when you make them yourself.

Use essential oils in the wash for a nice smell.



posted on May, 3 2019 @ 02:03 AM
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originally posted by: smkymcnugget420
a reply to: Sabrechucker

its an auto-immune disease (ie your immune system attacks your skin) probably from hyperactive immune systems after getting 80+ vaccines in your lifetime.

edit: linky: www.hindawi.com...

www.everydayhealth.com...


i am 68 and never got many of those vaccines because they did not have them back when i was young.

i had measles, mumps, pertussis (whooping cough)and rubella as a kid.

yet now i have a number of autoimmune disorders like sarcoidosis, castleman's, ezema,Sjögren's syndrome and fibromyalgia



posted on May, 3 2019 @ 05:10 AM
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a reply to: Nyiah

To follow up my post, 2 days and 2 applications of silver sulfadiazine cream later and it's like the flare-up never happened.

If you don't have a tube of the stuff already prescribed and laying around, it's worth looking up the various silver compound containing creams available OTC and seeing if there's something comparable out there to try, this is the fastest this has disappeared from height of the flare to no trace



posted on May, 3 2019 @ 07:13 AM
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He need to go on an auto immune exclusion diet.

So a diet that works out what foods are setting off his immune system, causing the skin problem.

You can find info about this online.

First, cut out the biggest problems, grains and dairy, cut out the caffeine too.

So grains means wheat, rice, barley etc.

The easiest way to do the diet is to eat simply.

Meat, fish, vegetables, fruit. eggs,

After a month of no grains and dairy, he should eat wheat in some form, bread, biscuits, whatever for a day, and see how he feels mentally and physically for the next week.


After a week, he can try eating/drinking dairy products.

I reacted terribly to these.

Turned out I'm a celiac.

Peoples immune systems react badly to different things. Foods and plants run in families, so someone that react to onions will probably react to garlic.

That's why I avoid all grains.

You have tree nut, which grow on trees, peanuts grow under the ground and are legumes. So these nuts are in different families.

Some people cannot tolerate fructose.

To look stuff up, look up food intolerances, food allergies.

Autoimmune Paleo Diet.

Go to the library and find books on the topic.

A good naturopath can help too.

My son checked my eating against the blood type diet. I'm O blood type. Basically I react to the foods that should be avoided for my blood type.

He is A blood type and does OK on a vegetarian diet, which is noted for his blood type.

I had to eat vegetarian for a while and all my blood levels went out of whack.

To avoid wheat GLUTEN is the wheat protein, you need to look up and find the various names that wheat and gluten are hidden under. It's about 30.

On an exclusion diet, you must avoid the food you are excluding in all forms. This is to allow it to leave the body and rest it. When you add it back in, the reactions are noticeable.

From sudden fatigue, increased heart rate, heart burn, aches, head aches, rashes, anger, mental irritation, NIGHTMARES, puking in sleep, dizziness, depression, loss of spatial judgement.
Return of autism symptoms.

Look this stuff up, you'll find more.



posted on May, 3 2019 @ 07:17 AM
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Some articles

paleodiet4beginners.com...



www.dietvsdisease.org...

wellnessmama.com...

www.everydayhealth.com...

People say that eating pale is hard, it's not.

I've got a casserole of gravy beef, sweet potato, onion, carrots, corn, and peas peas cooking right now. I've used a dairy, gluten free flavouring.
I'll eat it until it's finished.

I'll make hamburgers using the lettuce leaves as a wrap. I don't care if I'm messy.

Breakfast or any meal can be gluten free bacon, eggs, tomato, mushrooms.

I make omlets with tons of vegetables in them.

Frozen vegetables (not from China) make it quick to make a meal.

Gluten free silver side and other gluten free cold meats. I often use the meats to wrap the salads and stuff it in my god. I don't care. Tastes good.

Mince with vegetables, sometimes I'll wrap it in lettuce.

A can of chilli tuna on mashed or baked potatoes.

Roast lamb, pork, beef and vegetables or salad.

Grass fed meats are better. Chicken makes me a bit crook as it's grain fed.

Avoid seed oils. I use olive oil.

You can use corn flour, buckwheat, tapioca, besan (chickpea) for cakes, pancakes, batter.
If your avoiding yeast, use bi carb of soda as a raising agent. I use olive oil instead of butter.

Buck wheat is 22 percent protein and very filling.
When I was super broke, I ate pancakes for three weeks. Took them out shopping and to work.

If your out you can usually find deli meats and salad.

Sometimes I buy tofu in sweet chill sauce from the cold section and just eat that. I really like it.

Some Indian restaurants have quite a few gluten and dairy free dishes. Pakora is good.
Visit the Hare Krishnas.

Also foods like olives, capsicum, tuna, salmon, tinned and dry beans, roasted egg plant.

I use an olive oil speak instead of butter.

You need to read all labels.

My son and I used to roast up big trays of vegetables and snack out. You can make roast vegetable salads.

I love a salad of grated carrots, beetroot, a tin of beans. For dressing you can use coconut milk with chilli and peanut butter. Im pretty addicted to this, so I don't make too much at a time, cause I have actually eaten by the small bucket full.

Just remember to avoid the food you can't have.



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