My Son Has Psoriasis

by Andrea Fullton
(Perth, Australia)

My 22 year old son is at university, developed psoriasis after a throat-strep infection, now it is all over his face, ears, arms, legs, stomach and back. He puts steroid cream on his face and I am worried that this will do more harm. He went from a good looking olive skinned young man to a recluse very anxious. I tried accupunture, herbal GP medicines tea, all cost a fortune. Just tried essential oils with no results. He is under stress though studying engineering. Got any advice.

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Response to: My Son Has Psoriasis
by: Nanette with Skin-Remedies.com

Hello Andrea,

It is always so challenging to watch our children suffer and I do have some recommendations for you.

To begin with, there are many harmful potential side effects from the use of hydrocortisone/steroid creams. These side effects can include: thinning and discoloration of the skin (hypo or hyper pigmentation), easy bruising, permanent dilation of certain blood vessels, burn marks on skin, itchiness, perioral dermatitis, liver and kidney damage and a weakened immune system. Not only this, but when you stop using steroid creams this almost always produces what is known as a "Rebound Effect" or "Rebound Phenomenon". These terms refer to the tendency of some medications, when discontinued suddenly, to cause the return of the symptoms it relieved either in the same area or another area. Unfortunately, many times the symptoms return stronger than they were before treatment first began.

I would highly recommend that your son wash only with our All Over Face & Body Wash and of course, this includes the facial area and the body areas. Follow this with an application of our Face & Neck TheraCream for his facial area and our My Daughter's Hand & Body TheraCream everywhere else on the body where he has psoriasis twice daily. These products work quickly to help soothe and penetrate the 7 layers of skin to help restore the skin to a healthy balance.

Please keep me posted on your son's progress Andrea.

Warm Regards,

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