Kim
...feeling okay Kim @Foody

Itch, coping, treatment

Brought myself some Dead Sea salt for the bath. It's recommended for Psoriasis. Tried it last night. I haven't scratched for years but after 20 mins in that stuff I was clawing at my skin and now my hands are red raw.

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Theme Psoriasis on the Hands Dead Sea Salt and Psoriasis
34 responses

Paula
Paula @Momo

I didn't find it any good but my sister does. Horses for courses, I guess!


 john,darts vader
john,darts vader @chewbacca

sorry to hear this kim,:(


Dave
Dave @Dave13

Does it have to be at a certain dilution maybe?


michael
michael @macconmara

Try an old Irish remedy>I find that it works col-tar creme mixed with bethnovate moisturizer .Apply sparingly and often.


Debakshi
Debakshi @debakshi

I am currently in the Land of Dead Sea (Israel) and I want to give you my 2 cents. Not everyone responds the same way to a single treatment! Also, it is bound to be different from bathing in the actual Dead Sea. This salt lake being a low lying place, the atmosphere is denser and cuts away some of the sun's light. What you are left with is a relaxing salt bath where you literally pickle yourself and float without fear of sun damage! How can you EVER get that in a packet, eh?!
Note: There is also a possibility that the product may not be authentic. In any case, before trying out these remedies, you could do a patch test. Good luck!


Susan
Susan @godcares

Kim, I used to bathe in dead sea salt but did't notice a big difference on my psoriasis, although I did find all my body felt softer. I'm wondering if you needed to moisturize after the fact. I always put body cream on after my bath. I do that as well if I use epsom salt. Just a suggestion though.


Mickg48
Mickg48 @mickg48

Hey Kim you know what I do to get good crackling on my pork I pat it dry then rub it with salt and cover it with paper towel and put it in the fridge over nite to draw all thr moisture out the pat it dry again the bake mmmm beautiful dry crisp crackling you know how they reckon pork is so close to human flesh just saying. Haha.


Mickg48
Mickg48 @mickg48

Sorry you are so sore get some Vaseline onto it.


Kim
Kim @Foody

I've used it before with no problems but not for a long time. I used the correct amount for the amount of water and I used a reputable brand. I just think your skin reactions change as you age. I won't be buying it again though. Thanks for your comments.


Kim
Kim @Foody

I always moisturise after my bath or shower.
My skin and body are going through massive changes due to the withdrawal of hormones. I was waiting to see what happens and I am sure this is not going to be the last surprise I get. All I can do is hope for the best and not worry about it. Which I intend to do.


Jayne
Jayne @jaynemaber

Maybe try Epsom salts ?


Nan195
Nan195 @lynnie

Salt doesn't work for me but Bicarbonate of Soda in my bath does. I only have two very small patches but still keep trying to keep it so. Diprosalic Ointment works best for me. Hugs to all our P friends to stay safe and happy xo


Victor
Victor @victor

Dead Sea Salts are just another money making scam - the reason that the Dead Sea is good for Psoriasis is that it is one mile below sea level. The extra mile of atmosphere filters out more of the harmful UV allowing you to be out in the sun for longer - the fact that this extra mile does not filter out the beneficial UV means that Psoriasis sufferers who benefit from being in the sun can get a maximum benefit. The Dead Sea itself is so toxic that bathers are advised not to put their heads under water and for sure if you got any in your lungs it would probably cause your death! As for bathing in the concentrated salts with Psoriasis - you would need to be very impervious to pain or a deep masochist to do so as it would sting like nothing you could imagine!


Kim
Kim @Foody

Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment. ๐Ÿ‘


 john,darts vader
john,darts vader @chewbacca

only salt on chips though i don't do either now or very rarely :)


Kim
Kim @Foody

Salt on chips? Not with my blood pressure John!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€


 john,darts vader
john,darts vader @chewbacca

oh dear,sorry to hear that kim :(, one thing that hadn't bothered me is salt, I can do without it easy, sugar is always the hard one ,sorry about your blood pressure kim


Kim
Kim @Foody

Thanks John. Had a shock last year when it went through the roof after always being excellent!


 john,darts vader
john,darts vader @chewbacca

when I first came to flaym kim, all these shocking things that people had wrong with them,just opened my eyes a lot,i have had one irritation on my left lung, I gave up smoking though it dosnt feel right, had xray,doc said enlarge vessels then went for scan, they said I was clear,still dosnt feel right but, no where near as bad as it was,that was 5 months ago I think?it could be psoriasis related who knows,seems psoriasis gives out a lot of surprises


Kim
Kim @Foody

I agree John. We never know what we are going to get hit with. I think what most of us don't want to think about is that what is on the outside is also on the inside. We supposedly have a shorter life span than those without Psoriasis but I also think genes have a big part to play. My family make old bones so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that one!!!
I hope your lung is ok. You must be very worried.


 john,darts vader
john,darts vader @chewbacca

yes, its true what you say kim, well enlarged vessels can be a part of the arthritis,we know that arthritis can have an effect on the organs,lungs too,i was weazing so bad when I smoked and felt so uncomfortable that I knew I had to stop, only issue I have is, puffing on my ecig, I do that more than I smoked,seems habit more than anything, don't know if that makes it worse or not though its vaping not smoking,maybe vaping too much, yes I worry a bit about it but, not constant I am good thanks kim :)


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi John. I ditched the fags almost 6 years ago (13th of this month). I loved my fags... Miss them everyday!!! What can I say... I'm a bad habit girl!!! Fags, booze, chocolate!!


Kim
Kim @Foody

I never wheezed when I smoked but I didn't want to spend my fifties a smoker. If you enjoy vaping then it's fine as long as it doesn't make you wheeze. We still gotta live!


 john,darts vader
john,darts vader @chewbacca

smoking is bad ,very bad,32 yrs of abusing my body with evil weed, not good,gladly no, not wheezing thanks kim :)


Dave
Dave @Dave13

I smoked but only for about five years from 15-20 years old, my brother in law entered me into the Wolverhampton marathon and paid for my place to make me give up so I couldn't pull out....it worked, ran for 31 years after that.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Wow Dave! Well done you!


Mickg48
Mickg48 @mickg48

Hi everyone this to me is like groundhog day I keep getting emails that I've had before all with the same answers I've read before and some even light up again in bold print after I have read them I think I'm in a different demention and I don't take any hallucinating drugs or smoke weed. Kim are your feeling any better? hope you are ? My ankles are flaring just spots, like that kid at school that shone the magnifying glass on your leg during assembly ouch. My face is still clear but a small patch just around the left hand side of my nose and some on my scalp r/h side above the ear. The fungal shampoo seems to have no effect.


Dave
Dave @Dave13

Hi Mick, read the posts then click the bell at the top then click "Mark all as read"which makes the notifications disappear....I think that stops them popping up again.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hope you are ok Mick.
My hands will not go down. They are still very red so I am trying to ignore them!!


Mickg48
Mickg48 @mickg48

Thanks Dave will do driving me crazzzyyy.


Joy
Joy @flathead

Was just told my my doc. not to use dead sea salt. Said it would make it worse.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Thanks Joy.


Jullie
Jullie @jullie

Oh my god Kim that's no good. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ


Kim
Kim @Foody

Thank you Jullie. I won't be using it again though



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