Posted 5/18/2015 8:28 PM (GMT -6)
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I have been going through the the exact same thing as your husband.
I want to share my story an ( earlier post ) with sincere hope that it will help you.
I have had moderate to severe psoriasis of the hands and feet for over 4 years. All fingers and feet Constantly splitting and bleeding. I even had to go to the emergency room because I could not walk more than 10 feet due to the extreme pain. It felt like walking on shards of glass.
I have tried everything. Essence oils, Epsom salt soaks, clobetesol, hot towel wraps, steroids, kenalog, vitamin d creams, Saran Wrap, gloves, hydrophilic dressings on and on........
10 days ago after reading a post "My psoriasis is gone"
I decided to try vitamin D3....EXCEPT I DID SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
in ADDITION to taking vitamin D3 (4 capsules a day, 1,000 per capsule) with my meals, I APPLIED vitamin D DIRECTLY to my skin. I used a lot of liquid and my skin SOAKED IT UP.
I broke the capsules up and squeezed the liquid onto my feet and fingers. my skin immediately began to heal. Some areas of the dead skin and thick skin began to peel off within a day WITHOUT tearing the underlying skin and for the first time in over 4 years I am beginning to see my healthy pink skin.
Now there are still areas with deep fissures and cracks in my feet but those areas are beginning to heal as well.now Lori, this next advice is key for him to get pain relief and heal those bleeding cracks.
I apply a hydrocolloid bandaid (Repara) over the cracks ( just enough to cover the cracks) and leave it on for 3-5 days. Covering the cracks accomplishes two things 1)it allows the wound to heal from inside 2) it prevents pain and I am able to walk. I have been doing this for years but once healed they would reopen and crack again.
Now, since applying the Vitamin D3 fluid (from the broken capsules) Within 10 days my hands are 99% healed, my fingernails are not turned up, no fissures or cracks, no pain, no embarrassment or hiding my hands.
My feet are well under way on the healing path. The reason they are not completely healed at the time of this post is due to the fact they the skin WAS much thicker and fissures and cracks much deeper.
I am going to the beach today for the first time in 4 years and have no visible signs of psoriasis except 1 big toe(which looks 80% better) and some areas on the bottom of my feet.
(Update:.....I went to the beach played in the ocean and like an idiot did not apply the vitamin D3 or moisturize my feet afterwards. The salt water died them out so bad that I had to crawl on my hands and knees the next morning to get to my first aid kit because there were numerous cracks deep and bleeding.
However, after applying the "Repara" dressing over my cracks, the pain was gone and cracks are now healing up nicely after 2 days.
I also stopped taking my Atorvastatin 20mg because I read somewhere where that it could possibly cause drug induced psoriasis.
So.......I honestly hope that this will help your husband as it has helped me and has given me a new life.
Footnote......my dermatologist was going to start me on Humeria next week which I had already decided against. (Just too much uncertainty long term).
I realize everyone is different and responds differently to medications.
BEST OF LUCK AND DONT GIVE UP..NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER!
Who would have thought a little tiny liquid vitamin D3 would make such a monumental difference in my Quality of life. Thank God for natures miracles.
I also personnel know one person who went on a gluten free diet and within a month her psoriasis is completely gone and hasn't come back since last November. I plan to start a gluten free diet later this week and give it a shot.
Remember the Repara hydrocolloid dressing. You can find it online and you should cut it in strips to fit the wound. It is a lot less expensive to do it that way, plus this stuff really stays on.and WORKS. That's the only thing that I have used to promote quick healing of the cracks and takes my pain scale down from 10 to about less than 1.
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