Psoriasis

Definition of Psoriasis:

An inherited skin disorder in which there are red patches with thick, dry silvery scales.  It is caused by the body making too-many skin cells.  Sores may be anywhere on the body but are more common on the arms, scalp, ears, and the pubic area.  A swelling of small joints may go along with the skin disease.

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Bacterial Dysbiosis

...the condition
“...to components of the normal intestinal microflora may contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel disease, spinal arthritis, other connective tissue disease and skin disorders such as psoriasis or acne...”

Bile Salts

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Several promising studies have been conducted using bile salts as a medicine for treating psoriasis...”
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Biotin

...as a treatment
“...SKIN: Dermatitis, Eczema, Leiner's disease, Pallor, Psoriasis, Seborrhea...”

Biotin Requirement

...the condition
“...of fat metabolism, irregular heartbeat, impaired cognitive skills, anorexia, baldness, alopecia, insomnia, depression, drowsiness, hallucinations, muscle pain, pallor, dandruff, dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrhea, eczema...”

Boron

...as a treatment
“...Cardiopathies have been corrected, vision has been improved, psoriasis has been much improved, balance has been corrected...”

Brucellosis

...the condition
“...About 5-10% of patients have skin-related symptoms such as nodules, abscesses, eruptions, scaly skin patches, lesions that resemble impetigo, psoriasis or eczema, rashes, red or purple patches caused by capillary hemorrhage, and eye involvement including cataracts...”

Cleavers

...as a treatment
“...A valuable diuretic, it is often taken to treat skin problems such as seborrhea, eczema and psoriasis, and as a general detoxifying agent in serious illnesses such as cancer...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...leprosy, lupus, Lyme disease, lymphangitis*, malaria, Meniere's disease*, meningitis*, moles, ophthalmology, parvo virus*, pleurisy, pneumonia, prostate enlargement, pruritus – anal and other, psoriasis and skin rashes*, rheumatism, rhinitis*, ringworm*, rosacea, seborrhea, sepsis – infection*, shingles*, sinusitis*, skin cancer, sore throat, staph infections*, strep infections*, syphilis,...”

Crude Coal Tar

...as a treatment
“...Crude Coal Tar has been used for decades to help treat the scaling, itching and inflammation of psoriasis, eczema, and other skin disorders...”

Dandruff

...relationship to Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease in which skin cells replicate at a rapid rate...”

Fish Oils

...as a treatment
“...Small studies also suggest that fish oil may be helpful in Raynaud's phenomenon (a condition in which a person's hands and feet show abnormal sensitivity to cold temperatures), psoriasis, sickle-cell anemia, the autoimmune disease lupus, and a form of kidney disease called IgA nephropathy...”

Folic Acid

...as a treatment
“...In patients with psoriasis, folate is used rapidly by the skin, thus is needed in increased amounts...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...Skin Symptoms Fever blisters; Mouth ulcers; Skin rash; Eczema; Psoriasis; Dermatitis Herpetiformis (caused by gluten); Vitiligo; Symptoms caused by the following Gall bladder problems; Elevated liver enzymes; Non alcoholic fatty liver; Autoimmune hepatitis;...”

Gotu Kola

...as a treatment
“...used medically for a variety of concerns throughout China, East Asia, and Africa for many years, including: Leprosy; gonorrhea; fevers, colds, flu; ageing problems & to delay ageing; lupus; eczema; psoriasis; amenorrhea & other female complaints; wounds...”

Honey

...as a treatment
“...Honey can help with some skin problems, like psoriasis and eczema...”

Hydrotherapy

...as a treatment
“...Constitutional Hydrotherapy is recommended for ... Psoriasis...”

Indian Long Pepper

...as a treatment
“...Indian long pepper is used for the following ... psoriasis...”

Kelp

...as a treatment
“...Psoriasis: (5 tablets daily) Kelp is an important supplier of balanced minerals and a good source of iodine...”

LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone

...as a treatment
“... ... Psoriasis...”

Neem

...as a treatment
“...For eczema, psoriasis, ulcers or any other skin problems, a paste of Neem bark or leaves is made up and applied directly to the skin...”

Oregon Grape Root

...as a treatment
“...Traditional uses of these three components differ only slightly, and Oregon grape root seems to have been used for various skin conditions (psoriasis, acne, etc) and in general detoxification protocols more often than the other two...”

Papain

...as a treatment
“...It has been used for such conditions as sores, ulcers, chronic diarrhea, tumors, hay fever, and psoriasis...”

Psoriasis

...the condition
“Also known as plaque psoriasis, it is defined as a common inflammatory skin condition characterized by frequent episodes of redness, itching, and thick, dry, silvery scales in discrete patches on the skin...”
...our question about Dents in fingernails
“Nail pitting may be an early sign of psoriasis...”
...relationship to Cataracts
Psoriasis can cause cataracts...”
...relationship to Concern Over Wrinkled Skin
Psoriasis can cause rapid skin aging...”
...relationship to Psoriatic Arthritis
“About one person in 20 suffering from psoriasis can get joint troubles, with a degree of arthritis affecting the back, or large or small joints of the body...”
...relationship to Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement
“Correcting abnormal liver function is of great benefit in the treatment of psoriasis...”
...relationship to Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion
“... putrescine, spermidine, and cadaverine) and have been shown to be increased in individuals with psoriasis...”
...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“A number of gut-derived toxins are implicated in the development of psoriasis including endotoxins (cell wall components of gram-negative bacteria), streptococcal products, Candida albicans, yeast compounds, and IgE or IgA immune complexes...”
...relationship to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
“People who suffer from the skin disease psoriasis are at an increased risk for cancer, according to a study ending in 2003 that involved 108,000 patients...”
...relationship to Ankylosing Spondylitis
“Ankylosing spondylitis may be associated with psoriasis...”
...relationship to Allergy to Foods (Hidden)
Psoriasis patients have benefited from gluten-free and elimination diets: Food allergies can trigger flare-ups of psoriasis...”
...relationship to Premature/Signs of Aging
Psoriasis can cause rapid skin aging...”
...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“A diet low in essential fatty acids can cause various health problems, including making skin conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis and eczema worse...”
...recommendation Sunlight Exposure
“Summer sun is the best source of ultra-violet light, and many people find psoriasis settles very well in summer...”
...recommendation Crude Coal Tar
“It has been known for a long time that coal tar (2-5%) helps psoriasis and it is available as crude coal tar coal, tar lotion, and in refined forms incorporated into ready made creams, lotions and shampoos...”
...recommendation Alcohol Avoidance
“A "moderate" diet is best in coping with psoriasis, without an excess of rich, fatty, starchy or spicy foods, or alcohol...”
...recommendation Cayenne Pepper
“In a double blind study, application of a capsaicin cream to the skin helped relieve both the itching and the skin lesions in people with psoriasis...”
...recommendation Thymic Factors
“...Burgstiner said he observed 12 cases of psoriasis that were completely cured...”
...recommendation Vitamin D
“Vitamin D has been recognized for many years to improve some of the important abnormalities present in psoriasis skin, but ingestion of even only slightly above the daily recommended amount of Vitamin D can lead to problems with calcium metabolism in the body (possible kidney stones and irregular heart...”
...recommendation Weight Loss
“Being overweight can make psoriasis more likely...”
...recommendation Zinc
“Zinc orally or topically may be useful in the treatment of psoriasis...”
...recommendation Spicy Foods Avoidance
“A "moderate" diet is best in coping with psoriasis, without an excess of rich, fatty, starchy or spicy foods, or alcohol...”
...recommendation Low/Decreased Fat Diet
“A "moderate" diet is best in coping with psoriasis, without an excess of rich, fatty, starchy or spicy foods, or alcohol...”
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Psoriatic Arthritis

...the condition
“...Psoriatic arthritis is linked to psoriasis, a disorder causing areas of the skin to become inflamed and be covered with silvery or grey scales...”

Rashes

...the condition
“...From diaper rash and cradle cap (in infants), through ringworm and chicken pox (children), acne and athlete's foot (teens), psoriasis and rosacea (adults), to shingles and scabies (seniors), they can affect us at different stages of life...”

Sarsaparilla

...as a treatment
“...Since it was first introduced to the West, sarsaparilla has been used to treat gout, gonorrhea, open wounds, rheumatoid arthritis, cough, fever, hypertension, pain, lack of libido, psoriasis, indigestion, and even leprosy and certain types of cancer...”

Stillingia

...as a treatment
“...It has been used to improve chronic skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne...”

Tendency To Sunburn Easily

...the condition
“... is actually a recommended treatment for some skin conditions like acne and psoriasis...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...the treatment of burns and scalds; The stems are used in the treatment of coughs, colds, dysentery, rheumatism and parasitic skin diseases; In ointment form, applied to the skin for ailments such as psoriasis, eczema, vaginal infections, warts, muscular aches, and rheumatism...”

Thymic Factors

...as a treatment
“...shown to normalize the ratio of T-helper cells to suppressor cells whether the ratio is low as in AIDS, chronic infections and cancer, or high as found with allergies and autoimmune diseases like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy

...as a treatment
“...coli; Salmonella; Pneumonia; Infected wounds; Typhoid fever; Chronic disease ... Psoriasis...”

Vitamin E Requirement

...the condition
“...Signs and symptoms include dry skin, easy bruising, decreased clotting time, eczema, elevated indirect bilirubin, psoriasis, elevated heavy metals, PMS, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, beta thalassemia, cataracts, fibrocystic disease, benign prostatic hypertrophy, poor wound healing, hot flashes, growing...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Skin ... Psoriasis...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...Symptoms of deficiency include ... diverse forms of skin lesions, including eczema, psoriasis, acne...”
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