** Originally posted by vick441 **
I have had psoriasis for the past 4+ years. I'm 46. No matter what I tried, it just kept getting worse and worse. I have it on my feet, palms, elbows, knees, legs, stomach and a little on my arms. My feet and the palms of my hands are the worse. It all start on my feet and just keeps spreading. Some days I couldn't hardly walk. I came here to this board to look for some ideas. I was using prescription medications but as far as I could tell they weren't helping much. I saw a post about soaking in 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water with some epsom salts. I tried it and it did help quite a bit! My feet started clearing..but it would not go away altogether. Since I was having some cracking open places still on my feet, I decided to try some antibiotic cream. I started using it a week ago. There is hardly any visable psoriasis left on my feet! I still soak my feet once or twice a day in the above solution and then before I go to bed at night I will rub some antibiotic cream along with my prescription medication on my feet and then wrap them with saran wrap and put socks on. I cannot believe the difference! For 4 years I have been walking around with lesions and soreness on my feet and now except for some redness, it is all but gone. When I walk now I feel like I did 4 years ago before I had this dreaded thing. It's wonderful to walk and not feel any pain. I felt like I needed to post this because this is where I came to look for help and found it and hopefully I can help someone else. If anyone would like to correspond with me please feel free to email me at email@example.com I would be more then happy to talk to you. I feel so alone with this. My family and friends just don't understand and sometimes I feel like they really don't want to listen to me complain about it. Yes, I do complain. I hate it so much! I myself never realized how painful psoriasis can be and I know my loved ones don't realize it either, even though I have told them. I just now started using the antibiotic cream on my other spots. In the few days I've used it, I can see and FEEL a difference even though it is not gone yet. I'm hoping this works for me and if you try it, it will work for you. God Bless.