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crunchyNurseMommy 01-17-2013 11:22 PM

psoriasis help!
 
My itchy dry flaky skin is driving me nuts!!!!

I am 6 months pregnant & don't plan to go to the doctor for it Bc I refuse to use steiroid creams. I am looking for natural product ideas. Also suggestions on where to buy the products (we live near whole foods & sprouts if that helps or nonlinear retailers)

I have heard about calendula, borage., kukui nut & apricot oils. Suggestions?

Ive tried coconut oil, grapeseed, & vaseline (yuck! :(

Worse place is my shins followed by thighs, butt / hip, head, upper back/ neck, behind my ears & above my eyebrows!

vjbakke 01-18-2013 08:04 AM

Re: psoriasis help!
 
I would look into dietary changes, those can have the largest impact of all. DH no longer has eczema because of our diet change. Before that he had it all over.

crunchyNurseMommy 01-18-2013 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by vjbakke
I would look into dietary changes, those can have the largest impact of all. DH no longer has eczema because of our diet change. Before that he had it all over.

What things did you take out?

vjbakke 01-18-2013 04:47 PM

Re: psoriasis help!
 
All forms of sugars, all grains, starches, no soy. We eat a lot of nuts and seeds, green pumpkin seeds are a fave. The meats we eat are mostly grass fed so high in omega 3's. We also get raw milk from a local farm, grass fed cows. Hope that helps.

Junipervt 01-18-2013 04:52 PM

Re: psoriasis help!
 
have you tried washing w/ pinetar soap? DS has eczema & we use that. My grandfather has psoriasis recommended it.

lemon.extract 01-18-2013 08:01 PM

Re: psoriasis help!
 
I even have psoriasis! But mine hasn't been bad in ages; it flares up when I am stressed.

Good luck! My mom and I always used Eucerin lotion that comes in the tub.

ZnBmama 01-19-2013 08:43 AM

Re: psoriasis help!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vjbakke (Post 16176294)
All forms of sugars, all grains, starches, no soy. We eat a lot of nuts and seeds, green pumpkin seeds are a fave. The meats we eat are mostly grass fed so high in omega 3's. We also get raw milk from a local farm, grass fed cows. Hope that helps.

I'm going to give this a shot, I'm at my wits end with the pesky dry skin, too!

elizabeth.scalf 01-19-2013 01:10 PM

I've heard about grandpa's pine tar soap too.

Junipervt 01-19-2013 02:18 PM

Re: psoriasis help!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by elizabeth.scalf (Post 16179184)
I've heard about grandpa's pine tar soap too.

it smells weird while you're using it, but thankfully the smell doesn't stick around on your skin. at least I've not noticed it to on DS.

vjbakke 01-19-2013 03:12 PM

Re: psoriasis help!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZnBmama (Post 16178356)
I'm going to give this a shot, I'm at my wits end with the pesky dry skin, too!

Here are some very helpful blogs that follow this eating. They helped us out a TON!

http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/

and

http://www.satisfyingeats.blogspot.com/

Good luck!


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