...feeling frustrated sarah @sarah14041982

Itch, treatment, healthcare system

hello, my ointments are not helping anymore the P, i am trying to find a new treatment..
did anyone tried tea tree oil?


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6 responses

James @ferns

Not sure if it helps P as such but it’s a good antiseptic and sometimes when a plaque comes off and underneath is raw I rub some on to stop it getting nasty.

Michelle @michelle1021

Hi Sarah, I have tried tea tree oil but with no success. Like James, I also used it to clean the P and to get the flakes off. The only thing I have been using for years is my tar lotion I get from my local chemist. It is not very strong, but I do buy an extra small bottle of tar and mix it with the cream. It helps to treat itching, scaling, and flaking. It works by causing the skin to shed dead cells from its top layer and slow down the growth of skin cells. Apart from the cream, I mostly watch what I eat as well. Inflammatory foods triggers the Psoriasis which is why I try to eat anti-inflammatory food mostly. I do get my days where I will have a burger with fries but I do not have it every day/week/month. :)

Michelle @michelle1021

Oh and I have to add that what works for me, might not work for you, but there is nothing wrong with trying it for a couple of weeks and see how it goes. Ointments alone won't help. You need to change your diet as well by eliminating all the unhealthy food. It's not easy believe me, but when you see results, you'll realize its more of a lifestyle than a diet :)

Lindsay @lindsay

Agree with everything Michelle said. Psoriasis is not a skin condition it’s a gut problem. Healthier gut, healthier skin

Rosey @sue2023

Yep got tar compote from chemist, have heaps left as mines a liquid, it helped heaps, had baths in it etc, made my own cream etc, but this was only a relief for while for me, I was severe and did everything not to go to medication, but alas no choice in the end, coal tar works, smells etc but as a temp relief it works

Ava @ava1

If you haven't had the blood test for celiac disease, do consider it, as damaged intestines can't absorb the vitamins which help prevent psoriasis - especially D, K2, and magnesium. I've been eating 100% gluten free since an endoscopy in March w/ dramatic healing from ALL of my issues! Psoriasis has dropped dramatically, with only one little patch behind my ear that no longer itches. 😊

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