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Liver Flush - Wow!

  • By mikefranks · New reply 6:13 am
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  • Fellow members, I've done a Liver cleanse on Friday (18/04/14) and it's cleared up the MAJORITY of my Psoriasis, like almost completely. I still have a few flakes on my forehead but compared to how it ...

support from anyone

  • By hazydayys · New reply 5:14 am
  • 88 replies
  • I've had plaque psoriasis for about 9 months now. This is all very new to me, and I'm honesty scared to live my whole life with this disorder. I just need some support from anyone out there dealing with ...

Piercings and Psoriasis: Yay or Nay?

  • By PixieMol · Posted 4:38 am
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  • So I have psoriasis growing through (yes through) a lot of my piercings. It's grown up through my belly button piercing and through some of my ear piercings. Should I take the jewelry out? Is it going ...

Diet is healing my psoriasis

  • By jd444 · New reply 4:35 am
  • 7 replies
  • I only have it on my elbows and its just red and inflamed. It's only been a week and I'm not exaggerating it has reduced so freaking much. my right elbow in completely healed, nothing there, my left one ...

Sea water?

  • By GHylton · New reply 3:00 am
  • 10 replies
  • I found that when I was holidaying abroad in the states constant trips into the sea almost completley removed all plaques of stubborn P! Anyone else noticed this, it's totally worth a go just bathing ...

first stelara injection

  • By lilyj · Posted 2:16 am
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  • Just wondering if anyone has had any side effects from first injection of Stelara. I had my first one 2 weeks ago and then 2 days later felt unwell with aching, temperature, dry cough which is worse at ...

Die Off Period

  • By ChuckBrown · New reply 2:10 am
  • 17 replies
  • Hi All, I've been on Pagano's diet for nearly 4.5 months now. New lesions have been appearing since the 1st month and there hasn't been any clearing what so ever. I'm probably at the worst I've ever been ...

Help please

  • By Doogie38 · Posted 2:02 am
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  • My psoriasis goes away in the winter but comes back in the summer I need some answers thank u ...

Stopping new plaques

  • By PixieMol · New reply 1:44 am
  • 2 replies
  • Has anyone got any ideas on how to stop new plaques coming up? I find it SO annoying when new area turn into psoriasis especially as there's not much you can do to stop them getting bigger.. and bigger ...

Methotrexate and Alcohol

  • By MasDXB · New reply 1:44 am
  • 6 replies
  • HI all New to this website ... Signed up to ask a question and get some feedback from you all I will start my doses of methotrexate this Monday as my Ps are spreading. I was on it before 4 years for 6 ...

psoriasis and gym environment

  • By Paulle01 · New reply 1:37 am
  • 12 replies
  • currently, there is no cure for psoriasis, but diet and exercise would certainly help. Anyway, i recently joined the lifetime fitness gym, and i have to wear pant and long sleeve. It was ok when it is ...

Why do you come to this form?

  • By bat1990 · New reply 1:29 am
  • 14 replies
  • I've had guttate psoriasis for 4 years now. I first came across this form about a year ago. I came to find answers. I was a slave to clobatosal. I took up the Pagano Diet withs some success and have tried ...

Laser Therapy

  • By mcredman · New reply yesterday at 11:45 pm
  • 3 replies
  • Has anyone had success with laser treatments on Psoriasis and any idea how much it cost. I have seen Xtrac commercials on TV and even went on line trying to get reviews but didn't find out much about ...


  • By Judge66 · New reply yesterday at 11:35 pm
  • 38 replies
  • Hi, I have been taking methotrexate for 8 weeks and have had no improvement (10mg) , previous success with ciclosporin but had a really bad flare up in October , since then nothing has worked .. Have ...

still confused

  • By confused23 · New reply yesterday at 11:27 pm
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  • well I got my second opinion they sent two biopsies off to two different labs. they came back contact dermatitis and exzema. the first derm took a biopsy and it came back psoriasis. im tired of spending ...

Lidex (Fluocinonide)

  • By vb1 · New reply yesterday at 10:59 pm
  • 10 replies
  • Has anyone used Lidex (Fluocinonide)? I'm curious to know if it's effective and if you had any side effects. I'm also curious to know if it wasn't effective enough and you had to move to Clobetasol Propionate ...

Cholesterol and Glycerine Question

  • By DeltaJude · New reply yesterday at 9:41 pm
  • 31 replies
  • I had my check up today with my primary doctor and my cholesterol was 341!! She was shocked that it was that high since it was normaly around 220. She wanted to know what I was eating or doing that caused ...

Hair coloring

  • By suzy46 · New reply yesterday at 9:15 pm
  • 7 replies
  • Can you get your hair colored if you have dermatitis on scalp ...

scalp is bleeding HELP PLEASE

  • By starbright2012 · New reply yesterday at 9:05 pm
  • 6 replies
  • Hello- I called my dermatologist and I am waiting to hear back.My psoriasis on my scalp is bleeding.It seems like it keeps dripping and being wet.If I put tissue on my head I see red and blood.I have ...

Psoriasis in the ears

  • By Dwago · New reply yesterday at 8:29 pm
  • 22 replies
  • I have had this problem for 15 years and have had remission in the ears only twice in that time. What I need to know, is there a medicine I can use to help clear this up? I have tried Clobetazol, Flouicinide ...

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