24 Jul 18:32
Itch, coping, treatment, healthcare system
I dont have psoriasis but my husband and grandson have it he is only 3years old and scratch a lot is there anything he can take for the itch
Please don't include specific medical product brand names or external links.
24 Jul 20:38
Welcome to Flaym, Mymoena! Always great to see people here supporting family. So sad to think of such little ones suffering with p! For the itch I use oil soaks and Aveeno moisturisers which are great for me. There is a baby Aveeno range which I use for my son and is very good! Check out the topics section for more posts on "itch"...
25 Jul 02:00
Aloe Vera may be helpful for him as well Mymoena. Poor little guy. I hope you can find some relief for him here. Does he have a moisturizer that he uses daily? So good you can be here for him! Welcome to Flaym!
25 Jul 11:20
Sorry to hear this Mymoena, childs farm moisturizer may help?
25 Jul 20:46
go to the Dead Sea and feel great in about 18 days. My skin cleared there 4 times, read my ebook "Heal Psoriasis at the Dead Sea."
26 Jul 06:01
Hello Mathew i remember so well about the black sea being mentioned to me over 35 years ago and a lot of flakers go there for the sun and salty sea :)
27 Jul 05:16
Welcome to Flaym Mymoena. I have looked for childs farm moisturizer but couldn't find it in the shops in SA, maybe you are lucky to find it where you stay? I would also suggest to try the baby Aveeno range/Aloe Vera as per Sarah & Michelle :)
27 Jul 06:22
Childs farm moisturizer I get it from Boots Michelle .500ml for £8.00, its mild so its okay , for new borns upwards, its really meant for Eczema but does okay for psoriasis, you can get it on Ebay thanks :)
27 Jul 06:49
Hi Mymoena, I recently joined to learn to treat my son. The people and advice here are very helpful. I remembered today that my son had terrible 'cradle cap' from birth until he was about 7. I think it was misdiagnosed psoriasis and its just been dormant for a few years. Anyway if looking at anti inflamitory diets is an option it may be easier to make food changes now and really create healthy eating habits while he is young so that it is just his normal way to eat. Tough if the whole family isn't doing it I suppose, but I do wish we had known when my son was young and easier to manipulate (haha), he is now 13 and the stress of eliminating a lot of foods is to much right now.
27 Jul 07:05
So good with now with so much information to help this condition, When i was a child diets were dismissed especially by Doctors, though they are not specialized in this area.I was fed junk as a child like deep fried foods because it was cheap and easy and all came out the freezer, rubbish, veggies was once a week, no joke,I said to my friend he could give his baby a lot of fresh foods, he grows his own aswell, Doc says his baby has Eczema though my friend has psoriasis so theres a possibility he may have passed it on? , I be interested to see if this looks different when he gets bigger?,I have said this looks like psoriasis to me,he dont want to listen, feeds his baby on crap,his choice , baby gets no choice at all, My friends swears by steroid sprays .its gets rid of it so, thats what his baby is getting i am sure of it ,not good, i say nothing and wait and see, he wont listen to me, he trusts Doctors and thats it , i dont trust them, well not much to a degree as i have had bad experiences that made me ill from docs not knowing what they are doing :)
27 Jul 07:25
Same here John. I don't trust GP's/Derms. They rub all these new med's on us and we are the one's suffering from hope and won't think twice to use it. Your friends needs to listen to you. Those steroid sprays is not good, especially not for babies. Poor child.
27 Jul 07:39
I know Michelle,my mate dosnt even need to use steroids, hes like a clear skin Michelle, He was really pissed off with me when i said john thats his name too,whats that all over his legs, he said dont say psoriasis i said, that looks like psoriasis to me, he said Doc says its ECZEMA, he said, dont say to me to put him on a diet plan,i said i am not saying that all ,he wasnt happy that i said anything, i just feel for the little boy, hes so cute, time will tell Michelle, I already said,,i can help you more than a Doc can,I hope he will come to me one day but, i will stay quiet as i may lose my friendship to him over it if i say anymore, i feel sorry for the child though , i noticed this on his legs 6 months ago, his legs look okay at the moment though its probably steroids clearing it as i see medication creams around in the bedroom where i sleep once a week when i stay at his house thanks :)
27 Jul 07:53
Ai John. He will come around. When he see how your P is clearing up and that by your healthy diet and moisturizers, he will take note of it. When having a child and want to protect him, one would always trust in Doctor's more than advice from friends.
27 Jul 07:57
So true Michelle, some look at Docs like gods noooo, i dont ,Thank you ,we shall see , i am watching to see how things go and keep a tight lip :)
28 Jul 05:41
Hi Mymoena. It breaks my heart to read about little ones having p. I think it's a great suggestion to experiment with anti inflammatory diet although that could be difficult with toddlers. He could be sensitive to milk. maybe do some research and try out some things for him. Also try special batch oils for the itching. I wish I could be of more help. It's trial and error.
28 Jul 15:04
thanx Jen will defnitly try it he's parents also using the jungle oats wash on him and that helps a little but if he scratch then his skin starts to get flaky again and gets worse they even put him gloves on at so that he can't scratch but shame he is only human
29 Jul 10:42
I just saw online that they have special body suits for children with eczema, both to stop the itch and heal the skin. I'm sure it would work for psoriasis as well. At the moment, I have scratched my legs so badly I put sesame oil on them and then bandage them so I can't reach the skin! And I take antihistamines to calm the itch. I've also used various anti-itch creams. It's just a matter of trying things and see what works best. Good luck with it.
29 Jul 11:06
Oh Genevieve. I know the itch can be bad and frustrating. Have you tried lemon?
29 Jul 11:40
Yes, I kinda went overboard with it, putting it on 5, 6 times a day for a few weeks. It inflamed my skin a bit, so I've stopped for a while. It doesn't actually stop the itch for me unfortunately...
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