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My father is suffering Plaque Psoroasis from 35 years.He tried herbal,homeopathic, allopathic all ways to cure from that disease but in vein.No positive result occurs.So I eagerly want to know that is there any way to prevent plaque psoriasis?

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  • K8sMom2002

    Md.ashiquen Nobi, hugs on your father's struggles. From what I understand about plaque psoriasis, there is no "cure" but ways that it can be managed. It sounds like your dad has really struggled with the "management part" of plaque psoriasis.

    Does he see a pattern where pollen or other allergies make his psoriasis worse?

    The has more in-depth information about plaque psoriasis. 

  • lindamarie

    Don't know what spots on the body are effected, but I like to bathe in mediteranian salts, but usually buy epsom salts because they're easier to get and cheaper.

    It's funny about salt-water.  The ocean seems to help, but I also had an opportunity to swim in a salt-water pool recently.  It could be the relaxation or the salt, but it does bring me a little relief.

    Sometimes using Blue Chamomile essential oil on the rash helps.  Certain lotions sometimes help, too.  I've had good luck with Restoration Hardware Super Hand Cream, Burt's Bees Beeswax Almond Hand Cream.

    Also I like to put Vicks VapoRub on a flare up, wrap it with cotton and leave it there as I sleep.

    I'm not expecting a total cure from any of this, but I've gotten some relief…

  • mdashiquennobi

    Nope no pollen makes him suffer but he is also suffering by secondary infection caused by fungi in the upper bottom of the fingernail.Yellowish colors occurs of his fingernail.This makes things worse.Sometimes itchiness occurs.He goes India 7 months ago for treatment at CMC but in vein.He uses several types of cream which have different components just like salicylic acid,paraffin, miconazole nitrate,betamethasone etc.But my father is searching for the best treatment for this disease.

  • K8sMom2002

    Md.Ashiquen Nobi, that sounds really frustrating and painful for him! Is your dad under the care of a board certified dermatologist or rheumatologist? Or immunologist? I understand that there are new treatments that have come out or are being developed. 

    Fungal infections can make things worse! I'm assuming the miconazole is for the fungal infection? Could he check with a dermatologist to see if there is anything else he can do for the fungal infection? There may be oral medications that might help treat it. 

    LindaMarie, I'm glad you've found something that helps — and whether it's from stress relief or the actual salt water, if it works, it works! 

  • mdashiquennobi

    Nope.In our country (Bangladesh) the treatment system is not so developed.Besides in our country there is no board of doctors at which way the people get the best treatment.Several creams he take for this secondary fungal infection but things did not go the best way that my family expected.My father is now taking the homeopathic treatment.

  • K8sMom2002

    Good to know you live in a different country than the United States. I don't know much at all about the healthcare system in Bangladesh. Could your dad try to find a large teaching hospital (where doctors are trained) and ask to be seen by dermatologists there? 

    That's helped us with my daughter, who has rare food allergies and a rare bleeding disorder. I have found that hospitals who train doctors often have seen patients with difficult cases. 

    It sounds like he's tried several things and is continuing to search for the best treatment — I hope he finds some relief!

  • mdashiquennobi

    Yeah my father goes to the doctors of the best hospitals in bangladesh just like Dhaka Medical College,Sir Salimullah Medical College etc.The doctors are also trained.But nothing can not satisfy my father.I do not know either in which way or by which doctor or by which specific medicine helps my father from the sufferings of this disease

  • K8sMom2002

    Hugs — psoriasis is such a frustrating disorder! I can understand why your father is hoping for some more help. It sounds as though he's sought out the best help he can find. I do hope that his diligence will be rewarded, and he'll get some relief!

  • mdashiquennobi

    I hope that my father will control this disease soon.But I am also frustrated with eczema which occurs in my joint of my foots

  • K8sMom2002

    Doctors aren't sure what causes eczema or asthma and there is nothing that we no of that can "prevent" eczema or asthma from developing in the first place.

    But there are ways to manage it and prevent asthma flares from happening. Have you checked out AAFA's resource on ?

  • mdashiquennobi

    Nope I do not checked out.I am totally suffered by eczyma and asthma.I am managing asthma by taking medicine and nasal spray from 5 month.I feel better than previous stage because before taking medicine and nasal spray my both noses are totally blocked and I can not take breath by nose.In that time I was take breath from my mouth.Sometimes in the critical situation i can't breath and I take emergency inhaler.Now my asthma under control and I can breath freely. 

  • Marie E Natzke

    MDASHIQUENNOBI,

    I had a bad fungal infection under my toe nails.  One foot Doctor I went to told me to use Vicks Vapor Rub and either Lamisil or Lotrimin which are anitfungal creams that you can buy over the counter here in the U.S.  you mix it 50/50 (50 % Vicks/50% the antifungal cream whichever one works better or you prefer to use and put it on every night.  Talk with a Doctor about this and see if it is something he can  try to use.  My Dr told me to use this instead of using oral meds that are too expensive and too hard on the liver.

  • K8sMom2002

    Marie, that's some interesting info … I'll definitely talk to my doc about it — I've developed a fungal infection on my big toe. How often did your doc suggest that you apply it? 

    @mdashiquennobi, how is your asthma now? Has your eczema gotten any better?

  • Marie E Natzke

    K8SMOM2002,

    Unfortunately you need to use it every night.  Once you develop these fungal infections they never are gone.  They do come back.  That's why the Dr didn't want to give me those pills they have.  He said it's too expensive, can harm liver and once you stop taking the pills the infection comes back.  With using this ointment mix I was able to stop using it for several months but I noticed last week it's back again so I started using it again and already it's starting to clear up.  I mix it up in a small jar and use a Q-tip to put it on all my toe nails and then put on an old sock it is very messy but 1- it's cheaper and 2- safer to use.

    Hope your Dr gives you the ok to try it.

  • mdashiquennobi

    K8SMOM2002,                                                                                                                                 My asthma is in now under processing but my eczyma is not gonna better but gonna more worse. Everyday the itching occurs in the eczyma site in my knee. Sometimes I can not hold temptation and going to itch the site by my finger. This eczyma gives me more pain.

  • mdashiquennobi

    Melissa G,                                                                                                                                         My eczyma makes me more worse. And my dad suffers sometime with plaque psoriasis. I add my eczyma photo so that by this photo I can know about further that treatment of eczyma                                                                    

  • Melissa G

    I would definitely talk with your doctor about using a moisturizer as a part of your eczema care plan

  • mdashiquennobi

    At present I do not takes any treatment of eczyma recommended by doctors. I just take cares of my eczyma by using ointment. 

  • mdashiquennobi

    Use oinments and take some medicine. But I do not take medicine from 5 years for eczyma.I just use oinment irregularly.

  • Melissa G

    I would really consider talking to your doctor about using a moisturizer along with the ointment.