I have had psoriasis for the past 10 years. It has spread and spread and spread and nothing I have done has resolved the issue. Sure using Taclonex helped for a while, but when I stopped using it, the psoriasis came right back. I recently began an earnest attempt to discover and research treatment options. I started reading how psoriasis and candida have been linked and after reading the description of candida infection, I discovered I had many of the symptoms, including the "brain fog" and fatigue(especially at night). I also started reading the various natural anti-fungals that help with candida and was shocked to see virtually every one of them has been talked about in helping with psoriasis. Aloe Vera, Oregon Grape Root, Coconut Oil, Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil, etc, etc. EVERY ONE of the listed treatments have been talked about in helping with psoriasis. All of them are anti-fungal. I started reading more and more and becoming convinced that what I had was a systemic candida infection. I did the test they recommend in the morning before doing anything, which is taking a clear glass of water and spitting in it. Then come back every 20 minutes for the next hour, and check the glass. If you have strings coming down from the glass, cloudy specks or cloudy saliva at the bottom, chances are you have a candida infection. In fact, researchers have shown in lab animals that taking candida and injecting into the skin of healthy animals causes psoriasis. Checking the spit it was clear I had the tell tale candida symptoms. They recommend you get tested. No need for that for me, I started the anti-candida diet immediately(I actually had been mostly on it to check gluten sensitivity for the previous week), and since I usually eat brown rice, chicken and vegetables many times a day(I also work out heavily and eat 6 times a day), the diet was really no big deal for me, I just didn't have a cheat day and cut out the other carbs/milk I was eating or drinking. It has been 9 days so far, and my face/scalp has been progressing nicely. Eyebrows are completely normal color and have almost no scaling. Before they would be an "angry" red color and would have significant scaling within a few hours of me getting out of the shower. Scalp flaking has slowed down tremendously and skin underneath it has lightened almost back to normal color. Patch of skin underneath my beard on my neck has turned very light pink and has no scaling at all on it, where it normally would have quite a bit and be dark red.
To further test, I took some of my daughter's nystatin cream and am rubbing it twice a day on my right calf. 2 spots have disappeared completely, the rest is fading and has little to no scale on it. I will be starting Virgin Coconut Oil and probiotics tomorrow and am expecting some significant results within the next 3 weeks. Coconut Oil contains fatty acids that are more effective against candida than the oral medication Diflucan. It contains caprylic, lauric and capric acids which literally disintegrate candida cell membranes on contact.
Please, if you have psoriasis, check for candida overgrowth. No doctor will ever tell you this. Remember, there is NO MONEY in finding cures, only money in prescribing drugs to control symptoms, which means they will have an endless supply of your money and insurance money to keep them in business. Research has clearly shown that candida can cause psoriasis all by itself. You owe it to yourself to at least explore the connection between psoriasis and uncontrolled candida infections. Some doctors who have looked at the evidence are convinced that candida infection is in fact the CAUSE of psoriasis and once you get the candida back in check, the psoriasis goes away since the body will stop looking for yeast wherever it finds it. Remember, the inflammation on the skin is merely the same thing that is happening inside your body. When the immune system detects candida on the skin, it inflames to protect itself from it, the same as it does inside your body. Remove the candida, and you will remove the inflammation. Think about it. The Koebnner Phenomenon whereby psoriasis spreads when you itch it and touch other areas of the skin, really isn't a phenomenon at all. You are transporting the fungal infection to other places on your fingertips!! Cure candida and you will cure psoriasis. I am well on the way, please join me and scream it from the rooftops to these drug companies, doctors and everyone else marketing "treatments" that systemic candida infections are the cause of psoriasis. Cure the candida and you cure the psoriasis.