psomom
...feeling afraid psomom @psomom

Coping, treatment, parenting

I am looking for help managing my 13 yr old son's pso. He's sensitive, anxious, stubborn & a super picky eater. I am looking for solutions that are relatively stress free & easy (haha) so that we dont fight about treatment. Help would be appreciated

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 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

Hello psomom, what does your son eat just out of curiosity ?welcome to flaym


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Welcome to Flaym psomum. I started with psoriasis age 13 too and can relate. Now a mother myself I can imagine how much this must affect you seeing your son developing the condition... What treatment route has his derm recommended for him? At that age, topical stuff was the way I went. I was helped by coal tar shampoo and steroids, but now as an adult I try to minimise the use of these and haven't used them in a long time now. Also as an adult, diet has helped me a lot since I recognised that psoriasis is autoimmune. I had never known that for 20 years! Why I don't know. We need more openness about the causes and nature of psoriasis so that people can be better informed...


psomom
psomom @psomom

Thank you both for responding. I would love to alter his diet to gluten/dairy free but at this point it would cause to much stress and fighting, plus at 13 Im pretty sure he would cheat :)
His diet is OK, no pop, almost no sweets (maybe 1 x a month) and he does try to eat healthy but loves pizza and is quite limited with his veggie choices. We do eat mostly organic, but meat is soooo expensive. He has had some luck with [...] but it comes back right away and is a little bit on his face (break my heart in two). I am trying to incorporate some natural remedies like Apple Cider Vineger and coconut oil, but he is resistant to ACV because of the smell, and I worry about doing both prescription and natural at the same time. We've seen 2 docs so far, both said food has nothing to do with it, so frustrating. Thanks again for responding.


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Every doctor I've ever seen has said food has nothing to do with it. My skin is the best it has ever been in my whole life right now after 1 year of diet experiments! Experience speaks volumes for many people. It sound like your son has a healthy diet for his age so like you say maybe not worth tackling it right now for risk of arguments etc. Please do try the Aveeno, it doesn't make mine go away but it is so relieving of the symptoms of itching and flaking. If you would like to private message on here, I'm happy to talk lots more about experience of growing up with p from age 13 also and my own experiences of it in case any of it helps. Have a good day, psomum!


Clive
Clive @clive1

I must say from my very disciplined diet of eat everything you can lay your hands on ( chocolate twice as much ) , is not helping my P , lol , so yes apart from steroidal creams which i have learnt from personal experience is a huge no no , a better diet can not do any harm !! good Luck Psomum


psomom
psomom @psomom

Thanks Clive! Fingers crossed I can teach him to manage this effectively....I can show him, hopefully he will follow my lead. Stubborn boy :)


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

Its not easy is it psomom. Good job i dont have children really, i would give them what i eat, be lots of veggies and sweet potatoes some plain chicken or turkey, salads no tomatoes or peppers, sweets once a month is good :) a treat now and again is good as every child is basically having these things and some have these things daily, too much yikes, :)


psomom
psomom @psomom

Thanks John, the diet will be very tricky to change but I will work at it slowly. Hopefully supplements will be helpful in the meantime...and medication I’m thinking. Someone needs to invent a medication video game. That would help me 😂


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

Yes i know its not easy but ,sounds like you are doing well with him,Lucky to have a mother like you :), credit to you :)


psomom
psomom @psomom

Thanks John, I meant MEDITATION video game lol



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psomom
psomom @psomom
Vancouver, BC, Canada

I don’t have P but my 13 yr old son does. I’m so grateful to have found this site in my quest to help him!





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