my son has psoriasis on hands and feet. Does anyone know what cream works best and where can I get it?

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Shelley - posted on 02/01/2009

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one thing that would with my son when he was little is the bath salts from Fantasia. it is all natural (mix of seaweed, kelp, etc.) only had to bath him in a few times a week, his skin was clear within a month, no more cracking or itch.

Kelsey - posted on 12/07/2012

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I am 20 and have had Psoriasis since I was about 7 and I have always used emu or ostrich cream :) I find it helps sooo much especially when I have bad break outs. I use it 2-3 times a day and over a week it almost disappears :) I have it really bad..like it covers my entire body when I have huge break outs but I also find that taking oatmeal baths during breaks outs helps a lot as well

Christine - posted on 12/07/2012

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I have psoriasis which was passed down from my Mom. I never had them (visibly) when I was young, however, my hands and feet were constantly itchy and my feet were itchy and raw. When I grew up I figured out that I was alergic to many soaps. My Mom used Tide and because feet sweat it cause a more severe reaction on my feet. My hands would get raw when I used cheap dish soaps. Psoriasis is an immune system disfunction, it tries to continuously repair an area (whether there is a wound or not). The visible effects are psoriasis but the cause is a rash or cut or scrape, etc....Try to switch soaps or pay attention to lotions, cremes, hand soap things that go on these areas. Any injury, rash, cut, etc becomes a psoriasis not every time but often.

Cheryl - posted on 02/01/2009

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Hi, I have had psoriasis for 16 yrs & if I am honest the best way to relief it is with moisturiser. I have found Doublebase to be the best so far, but have tried hundreds. Don't use it sparingly & put it on after a bath. Vaseline intensive repair is also very good. I find that water aggrivates it considerably, especially chlorine, so now I don't go into the swimming baths unless it is in a relapse. Try bathing your son in 'Pure Dead Sea Salt'.(health food shop)..this worked for me for a couple of years until I had my children. For the past 6 mths I have been on methotrexate (tablet form), but this is for severe cases as mine is.



There is though 1 steroid based cream that has been the best for me, which is 'Eumovate', it is very mild & especially good for the face. Dovonex is also popular & Dovonbex (stronger steroid, which they will only allow you to use for approx 3 weeks). All creams are on pescription, including Doublebase.



When I 1st got it I cut out lactose based products & switched my milk to goats milk. I found that it went within a week, but came back after 3 months due to an illness in the family.



Fresh air & the sun help wonders.



Don't hesistate to get in touch if you want any more advise.......Regards Cheryl

Kelly - posted on 02/01/2009

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Isabell:

How old is your son? If he is more than 6 months I would look for a Medical Skincare facility in your area that sells PCA Skin products. Typically Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons carry the line. They have a product called Dry Skin Relief Bar, and it helps relieve Psoriasis, Eczema and other dry skin disorders. The Dry Skin Relief Bar has an exfoliating agent, licorice root, and other ingredients to help heal the skin. Basically with Psoriasis or any dry skin disorder there is a keratolitic build up that has to be gently removed. That's why the exfoliating agent is key. Secondly it has to be healed properly or reoccurence is inevitable. The top layer, or Stratum Corneum is all dead cells and with Psoriasis it gets all "bunched up" and causes that thickness and scabbing. Another product form PCA that is excellent is Phaze 17 Rebalance. It has Lactic Acid, Aloe, and Alontoin. It is a very healing. A lot of times dermatologists will prescribe hydrocortisone cream, which is great SHORT TERM, but it really needs to address more than the inflamation. I have found that the PCA products are the most healing to clients I have had in the past. I have been working with this particular skin care line for over 10 yrs now. It could be a hereditary issue if someone else in your bloodline or husband's has it chances are your son will be predispositioned to having flare ups. I always like to try the least invasive route. Psoriasis is a little tricky, the key is reducing the flare ups and healing the skin from within. I hope this helps!

Kelly

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Christine - posted on 12/07/2012

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"We moved to Canada 4 years ago and my older son developed psoriasis on his head due to the change in climate, we tried all kinds of cream prescribed until someone told me to use olive oil only..., it worked miracles...."



"Olive oil, huh? I have also heard apple cider vinegar..."



I don't know about vinegar, but olive oil is used to remove craddle cap.

Emily - posted on 02/01/2009

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Quoting Lijah:



We moved to Canada 4 years ago and my older son developed psoriasis on his head due to the change in climate, we tried all kinds of cream prescribed until someone told me to use olive oil only..., it worked miracles....






Olive oil, huh?  I have also heard apple cider vinegar...

Lijah - posted on 02/01/2009

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We moved to Canada 4 years ago and my older son developed psoriasis on his head due to the change in climate, we tried all kinds of cream prescribed until someone told me to use olive oil only..., it worked miracles....

Buffy - posted on 02/01/2009

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I have psoriasis too & I have found that dermarest works. They have a whole line of products @ Walmart. When he gets older a tanning bed works to 10 to 15 min

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Be careful what you are washing your baby clothes and linens with. Eliminate laundry detergents that may have allergens in them.

Rose - posted on 02/01/2009

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try metasone cream for sensitive part such as the face...and econazine cream for the body,when taking bath used the pristine shampoo if she/he had it on their scalp,and used isoderm liquid soap and lastly give him polarax,medicine for allergy..too much but it works...

Louise - posted on 02/01/2009

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go to your doctor and ask him for some oilatum to put in the bath it works a treat

Mary - posted on 02/01/2009

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you can try anything that has SHEA BUTTER in it , But try using 100% shea butter frist, you can also try what is called black soap as well as they both have lots of nutrients and minerals to help replenish the skin to natural looking state.



 

Melissa - posted on 02/01/2009

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Aquaphor works well too, but our son ended up needing topical pediatric steroid ointment for major flare-ups. I also noticed some relief with Aveeno oatmeal baths when he was itchy

Julie - posted on 02/01/2009

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I highley recommend Eucerin cream. I use the kind in the jar, its much thicker. You can actually get it at any drug store, and some grocery stores. The cream does cost a bit, but sometimes there is a generic, or store name brand, that works just as well. Aslo, you might want to use dove soap, and only bathe every few days....

Stephanie - posted on 02/01/2009

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I use eucerin calming creme for my daughter's skin probs......so does my sis. I had problems every winter and this year i apply every day to hands and noooooooo problems for us at all.,....there are several eucerins. but the one that sdays calming creme is the only one that works for us. i think it's like 13.99 a large tube.........

User - posted on 02/01/2009

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I have had psoriasis since I was three. I had steroid cream from the doctor. I think this is best as nothing you can really buy over the counter. I wouldn't suggest using creams meant for ezcema as it  is the opposite to psoriasis. I have tried goats milk cream. It also seemed to work if you would rather not use steroid based creams

User - posted on 02/01/2009

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Hi, my son suffers from excema when he has his showers too hot or when he overloads on allergy foods such as dairy and wheat - if you try an allergy free diet try to stick to it for 8 weeks.
I have recently been reading about eating for your blood type and severe cases of psoriasis have been all but cleared up by sticking to it.
My chiropractor/Kineasiologist has worked miracles on my allergy prone children.
Paw paw ointment is great as is goats milk soap as long as it is sulphate free - in fact all your soaps, shampoos and washing powders should be soap free.

wishing you the best of luck!

Michelle - posted on 02/01/2009

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Hi, I suffered from it during my late teenage years and as stupid as this sounds, cow udder ointment worked for me!!! I tried every cream under the sun before my cousin suggested cow udder ointment, should be able to pick it up from a pet shop or farm supply shop!!!!

Alissa - posted on 02/01/2009

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hi my husband suffered from this as a boy and have been told paw paw cream is the reason he no longer has it. buy it from the pharmacy

Fiona - posted on 02/01/2009

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Had a family member who uses goat's milk soap on hers and swears by it . She even washes her hair with it for her scalp

Becky - posted on 02/01/2009

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Elecon is a great cream and does wonders but it does require a prescription...thank goodness none of my kids have it but I get it on my hands also and it can be very painful. I had a nieghbor whos daughter had it severly and they found her worse breakout to be when she was stressed about something....funny I have also noticed that my hand tend to break out when my stress levels are higher. I hope you find something that works. Over the counte rCetaphil is very good also but takes a bit longer to work! Good luck!!!

Shanquana - posted on 02/01/2009

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I have to find the cream and give you the name but your peditrician should be able to perscribe it!! My son had the same thing It's easy to treat once they give you the right cream i'll be in touch to update you with what my son uses!!

Samantha - posted on 01/31/2009

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I have been diagnosed with mid-severe plaque psoriasis since being a young child and now being 33 I have tried it all and I use a topical steriod (works best for the inflamation) and it is called Driprolene and there are different mgs based on severity and age.  I have to say eczema and psoriasis are not the same so what works for eczema will not work psoriasis.  Psoriasis is an overgrowth of skin while eczema is severe dry and cracking skin.  Psoriasis is more neurological, our antibodies attack the skin because they think there is something wrong which in turn makes the skin reproduce at a much faster rate than normal hence the raised red patches and white/silverish scales.  Has your son been diagnosed with psoriasis by a dermatologist or pediatrician?  There is a wealth of information via medline as well as a site about psoriasis, treatments are much better they have been in the past but unfortunately there is still no cure for this sometimes embarassing skin disease.  I hope this helped and please let me know if you any additional questions and or concerns -  I am happy to help! Below are the websites I mentioned:



http://www.psoriasis.org/home/



http://medlineplus.gov/



 



Take care, Sam

Leslie - posted on 01/31/2009

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My son has severe eczema. We have taken him to the dermatologist and allergy specialist, and seems like nothing is working! They said that at his next visit they are going to cut little pieces of his skin out all over his body and biopsy it. He is only 2. His twin doesn't have eczema, and to see him suffer breaks my heart. We were recently at Disney World, and a lady told me about a cream her daughter used called Lotil cream it's from England..She said that is the only stuff that works on her grandson. So I am going to try it!

Kimberley - posted on 01/31/2009

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Hi,i my self suffer from psoriasis, and have a severe case i am prescribed a cortazone cream ,from a dermatologist,there is also medication that can be taken so that he has no break outs at all, ppl, dont have to suffer the way they had to in years past ! At one time i coulnd'nt hold a pen without bleeding, I hope this helps mommy,kim,LOL,

Rebecca - posted on 01/31/2009

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Glaxall Base you can find it in any drugstore, my youngest has it on his forehead :{

Philippa - posted on 01/31/2009

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Quoting Isabell:

my son has psoriasis on hands and feet. Does anyone know what cream works best and where can I get it?




Hi i have excema and use a cream called elecon i have just about tried every cream there is avaliable and this one works like magic its a very low steriod cream and i have used it on my son and only need to use it for a few days and it clears it up.Fantastic stuff you need to get a script from the doctor

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