psomom
...feeling frustrated psomom @psomom

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Hard to know what to do about my sons terrible flare up on his scalp. Is it the xtra strgth tgel he started, stress of losing our bags& passports while away, a mostly pizza diet for 10 days while on said vacay or is P progressively getting worse?

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psomom
psomom @psomom

Mainly I dont know if I should keep going with the tgel. Stress we are always working on and that was a particularly stressful and crazy event (with an amazing ending), that was his goodbye to pizza tour so pizza is done, but should we stop the tgel? His head had 1 or 2 spots but is now 1/3 covered...I feel like we should stop but am also worried I am giving up on something with out giving it a chance. He starts High school in 6 days, so I dont want it to get worse right now!


Madmum007
Madmum007 @madmum007

It could be any of the above, start again. Try Aveeno Cream &
oat rinse / soak. (yes I use these on my scalp, works better than the shampoo) He'll get there. when it's really bad put on some dark caster oil before shampooing.


Bev
Bev @bev43

Sorry to hear it's got worse. I agree with Madmum it is most probably a combination of everything. Praying you find the solution to heal his head quickly.


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

Sorry to hear this psomom, I use alphosyl 2 in 1 shampoo,does help to a degree though since i changed my diet/lifestyle over the past year and a half, my scalp is near on clear,Unfortunately italians have the worst cases of psoriasis because of their diet, pizzas are bad news for us i know,Try not to stress or that will make him stress over it is my opinion,easy said than done i know , i know how i felt when people pointed out my condition, didnt help,i do understand you though psomom,He will get it under control with your help i am sure, you know about diet/lifestyle changes will help in the long term, you can try what madmum has said to hopefully calm it down, Keep positive if you can and let him know that its okay and well will get it better,good thoughts for him will help, it may take time, you will get there, believe that psomom and he will too, thank you


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

I agree with madmum and Bev. Change his diet immediately, detox his body and see if it helps. Remember, your boy had so many bad food intake that it aggravated his P and it can become worse. I'm sorry about this and I know its difficult. I wish you good luck and keep us posted!


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Oh dear Psomum. I really feel so sorry for your son. Definitely no more pizza. Really bad for us. Like Michelle says do a detox. Change to an alkaline diet and take whatever is good for the skin. Change his shampoo. Using one thing for too long is never good. Drink lots of filtered water with lemon.
I hope he will improve soon.


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Trust your instincts.


psomom
psomom @psomom

Thanks all for your advice. My son is extremely picky and extremely stubborn. He has agreed to a no nighshades diet for a few months so fingers crossed he will stick to it! I’m dropping the Tgel, and will see if he will go back to an oil soak and ACV. ACV and the oil worked well last time ( I think) but he hated the smell.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

When I had P on my scalp I dyed my hair and it disappeared. Now I sometimes wash my hair with a light tar shampoo just to treat it for in case.


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Perhaps just try a different scalp treatment shampoo and conditioner.
No nightshades is great. I hope he's grateful to you for wanting to help him.


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

Support means a lot with this,many people dont get that , you are a great mum psomom, wish i had a mother like you when i was a child, great :)



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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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