Brandie - posted on 01/20/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
My daughter is 7 and was diagnosed with psoriasis one year ago. I have 4 children and have dealth with many medical issues with my children... most of them minor. I have dealt with excema, allergies to everything under the sun except peanuts and have become quite resourceful. Psoriasis is difficult though. There is no cure and the only remedy that works for my daughter is methotrexate and steroid based creams with daily moisturizers like aquaphor and eucerine. Since psoriasis is an auto-immune disease, I have her on 5 different viatmins... D, omega, fish oil, red clover & MSM. Her psoriasis was so bad at one point , it covered about 20% of her body and she had it in her ears all the way to the inner ear- it preferated her eardrums. Then , we found an excellent DR that put her on Methotrexate... my question is... has anyone here dealt with any long term effects of methotrexate? Does anyone have any other remedies that are not so harsh?