About a week ago I saw a discussion talking about whether eating a Papaya could help with Psoriasis (now Psoriatic Disease). On quick look this morning, I don't see a way to "search" for that discussion. So, I'm just starting up a new one.
Because of my disagreable Digestive system, I cannot eat most veggies or some, fresh fruits. But, if a specific fruit might help, I'd be willing to try it. Last week I was in 3, different supermarkets, and did not find any Papaya being sold in the Produce dept. I didn't think there would be any bottles of Papaya juice being sold. But, I like to browse in the GOYA aisle of supermarkets, and I discovered that Goya sells a can of "Papaya nectar." It is the single-serving size, so I bought 6 cans. I can't say one way or another whether it is helping me.
Because I take Methotrexate, on a low dosage, and have for 4-5 yrs., with no side-effects, this year I only have mild scaling on my elbows and nowhere else. Yesterday and today that scaling has almost disappeared.
However, one part of my Psoriasis is that I have an on-going problem in the "moist areas" and that occasionally needs an antibiotic to clear up. So, this week I am taking an antibiotic. I've always thought that the Scaling part of Psoriasis is a type of .. infection ! So, whether the Papaya is helping me or the antibiotics is helping me, I don't know.
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
(A small part of this story is that I have several, seasonal allergies, and almost always have "post-nasal drip." And for several months now, my joints have been all inflamed, and I've been more tired than usual, etc. I'm told I only have Osteoarthritis and needed cortisone shots last week, and they're still trying to decide what to do with my bad neck. But, all of a sudden, on the antibiotics, my post-nasal drip stopped, the inflamation in my knees and neck stopped, and my extra amount of fatigue stopped. So, I got an antibiotic for one infection, and it seems to have cleared up - 3 more ! :o)