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Do you have an everyday routine for your psoriasis? If so, what?

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36 responses

Ruben
Ruben @ruben

Checking the scalyness, making a tumeric infusion, taking my supplements... The usual :D


Ellen
Ellen @ellen4

Oil my scalp everyday & apply cream after my bath under my foot. I have developed a bad case of P under my foot as well....


Bev
Bev @bev43

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise


Susan
Susan @godcares

Mindful living in the moment and gratitude always.


Aimee
Aimee @aimz

I shower every morning and then apply my cortisone ointments and then I moisturize with a natural oil. In the afternoon I then moisturize over my psoriasis again usually with a coconut/Shea butter balm that I have.


Marietes
Marietes @marietes

Moisturizer is a must plus ,daily supplements is very important


Elize
Elize @elize2

Rubbing my body with aqueous cream


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

Check for face flakes in the morning, de flake if need be,chuck a bit of coconut oil on it or moisturiser job done, look in the mirror now and again to check for flakes throughout the day, seems vain i know but i am far from that, the joys of the flakeyness :)


Javier
Javier @javierfarje

I use a medicated soap when I take a shower and after that applied an oil. Still, no visible changes.


Nicola
Nicola @Nicky

No, none at all, just hope it won'e be a bad itching day every morning, and it tends not to be if I go out with friends.


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Never used to but now yes mega psoriasis routine! Moisturise up to 5 times a day. Anti-inflammatory breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks compliant with autoimmune protocol eating plan. Oil on scalp a couple of hours before washing hair / showering (every other day). Showers are cool using colloidal oatmeal products (Aveeno). Intensive exercise 2-3 evenings a week. Recently, also yoga once a week. All attempts at reducing inflammation!


Chrisb
Chrisb @chrisb

Bev, I was just going to say "moisturise, moisturise, moisturise"!


Andy
Andy @andy7

I agree with Bev, when I shower I have exfoliating gloves, I donโ€™t use them every time, twice a week. Dry off apply moisturiser, let that soak in the apply steroid ointment if I think itโ€™s needs it. I donโ€™t like using steroids. I also find it difficult sticking to a routine ๐Ÿ˜Š


dave keyes
dave keyes @weasel

No, absolutely no routine whatsoever.



carol
carol @carol1943

Yes. My first long term derm told me that having P is like having a part time job. Got to keep after it or it could take over. Medicated oil on my scalp every night and sleep with a cap on. Wash hair in the morning with unmed shampoo if I have to go out. Shower every 3rd day cause showers really dry you out. Moisturize every morn. Then steroid ointment in the evening. Also do some anti inflam supplements. Always lube my feet and wear socks. Isn't P fun?


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

Well, sounds like you are busy Carol,seems a lot to do every day to keep skin moisturised etc


Angela
Angela @angela1903

I have had this horrendous condition for 9 years. I have tried ointments, biologics & steroids. Nothing worked ๐Ÿ˜ข 5 weeks ago, I eliminated dairy, red meat, nightshade veggies & caffeine. I am fortunate to have a home uvb device. The changed diet along with phototherapy every few days, has changed my skin dramatically ๐Ÿ˜ƒ yes, it's difficult to eliminate foods that are so delicious, but honestly, my skin is no longer inflamed and is actually healing ๐Ÿ‘ since my skin no longer hurts & I can see such good results, I'm encouraged to continue with this plan! Wishing everyone who suffers this condition positive thoughts - enjoy life, don't let this define you, we are so much more than our condition!!


Bev
Bev @bev43

That's such good news Angela. It's amazing how changing what you eat can heal your P. But once you have tried it, you don't want to go back to how you used eat


Angela
Angela @angela1903

Yes, I'm encouraged to continue on this way of eating ๐Ÿ˜Ž I feel fantastic - P will not define me!!


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

That's so amazing Angela, what a story!



Angela
Angela @angela1903

Aloe vera gel helps. Also a bath w/epsom salt seems to stop itch. I use vaseline & I find it sooths also.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Good for you Angela. I'm happy that things are getting better for you by working from the inside. That's how I got healing too. My favorite is aloe vera gel too. I use it on my face every morning and you know, I think it might slow down the aging process. I get told all the time that I can't possibly look 56 (almost 57) because my face looks young. Hmmm. Maybe something to this natural plant. Really not costly either to get from the health food store as a pure gel. Saves me money for my bucket list. LOL.


Angela
Angela @angela1903

๐Ÿ˜ƒ Yay! I agree its natural, soothing & cheap also. I hear the same things & I think it's genetics and lots of moisturizers!


Julie
Julie @julie9711

taking my turmeric and cinnamon - applying cream and/or ointments to my affected areas


Justin
Justin @justin1

Shower daily with prescription shampoo, apply ALL OVER MY BODY coconut oil and lotions and see the sun - wear clothes but not too revealing!


Andy
Andy @andy7

Hi Justin, I use to get as much sun as possible but after a while it didnโ€™t have the same benefits. I did have UBV treatment but was diagnosed with skin cancer, which was successfully removed, so canโ€™t have that anymore. There goes my free suntan ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š


Justin
Justin @justin1

Have you tried the coconut oil?

It has been around since time began, but people are re-learning its qualities.

Give it a go. I purchase mine very inexpensively from the local Chinese supermarket. A 500ml bottle costs just ยฃ2.80!


Andy
Andy @andy7

I will give it a try, I am doing quite well with what I am using at the moment but itโ€™s good to know there is something to fall back on.


Justin
Justin @justin1

Psoriasis will never go away, it just gets better when there is vitamin d from the sun.
I suggest, as a back up, keep coconut oil and lotion for use when other creams fail!


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

It wont go away you are right Justin but, one can make improvements even small ones over time , psoriasis is from within and not from the skin, its what we psoriatics do that make psoriasis worse,some changes in diet/lifestyle is better than none but, it is a choice a choice for everyone :)


Elli
Elli @melli

I use the cream my doctor gave every second day and it works pretty good


Justin
Justin @justin1

I have Psoriasis and an addiction to all seafood. So after showering with Sanex and Alphosyl shampoo, I smother my body with coconut oil, then with breakfast, take Cod Liver Oil and Omega 3 capsules.


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

What seafood do you eat Justin? glad you are taking great steps to improving your situation :)


Justin
Justin @justin1

I am intollerant to ALL seafood but I have been taking cod Liver Oil capsules and Omega 3 capsules - they do me no harm!



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