** Originally posted by DrDoc **
My wife and I were traveling in Mexico and a Mexican Indian noticed the severe pustualar psoriasis on my legs, during a particularly bad flare. At the time I was toward the end of a cycle of Remicade and not using any topicals. I had about four Remicade infusions prior to that, and I believe the last one caused the flare in Mexico. The Indian told me to put the skin of a freshly peeled papaya on my skin while relaxing in a chair. I did two such treatments of about 20 minutes each while in Mexico on a test area of my leg, and saw only minimal improvement at the time in the area of skin I tested. When I returned home (about three days later), I went off Remicade, got onto Enbrel and Clobex lotion. This cleared the flare pretty much. Subsequently, I have had some other flares, not as bad, but NEVER any pustuales on the area treated with the Papaya skin. I am going to apply this technique on my hands when I next have a flare. I don't know what correlates with what here, but it does seem to work. Hint: Use the Mexican Papaya as they are larger and give you more skin to use.