10 year old son with psoriasis

Posted Wed 7 Aug 2019 2.32pm by bdowdswell

Hi All,

My 10 year old boy has had psoriasis for around 4-5 years. It started on his bottom, then a patch on the side of his abdomen appeared. Have tried every cream the doctors have prescribed as well as other off the shelf creams and the only thing that shifted it was a steroid based cream which cannot be used indefinitely as it thins the skin.

Over the last 12 months, new smaller patches have appeared on his arms and legs and in the last week it looks like a patch is appearing on his right eye lid.

The next suggestion from the drs has been UV treatment but I’m reluctant to do this due to his age when it’s not guaranteed to produce results.

I have been researching diet, I hear blueberries work for some people?

He is embarrassed by his Psoriasis, especially when swimming.

Does anyone have any advice or can you point me in some sort of direction as a bit lost as to where to go next.

Thanks very much

Ben

Posted Wed 7 Aug 2019 4.32pm by scouternorm

I haven't had psoriasis on anything other than my hands & feet, but CBD oil has worked wonders with my plaque psoriasis. Previously I had used Dovebet & was prescribed a drug called Soriatane, but neither worked for me.Possibly CBD oil would work for you, if you can get some. I have found relief with a topical application of CBD oil. I don't ingest it. It's expensive - $90 for a 40 mil bottle in Canada, it lasts about 1 month, and it's not covered by drug plans. In a little over 1 year, I would say that it has cleared up my hands & feet by over 90%.

As CBD oil is used more and more, I am sure that it will relieve symptoms of a lot of afflictions. In Canada, we need a medical prescription to buy it from a producer, although we can now buy it online from a government store, without a prescription.

I have uploaded before & after photos here: http://www.normtoogood.ca/psoriasis.htm

Good luck!

Posted Mon 12 Aug 2019 2.11pm by psoriasis123

Hi bdowdsbell

I'm 15 and UV worked very well for me, I burned a little but nothing serious, and I'd been basically psoriasis free for 3 months, its starting to come back now. Some creams like vitamin D analogues work well and can be used forever in low amounts but I think cause your son is younger he will have to use an even smaller amount cause it has tonnes calcium in it. I know its hard to be young and have psoriaias and TBH it gets harder when you become a teenager and everyone becomes more self conscious, but I've managed to put aside the embarrassment

Posted Tue 13 Aug 2019 7.41am by bdowdswell

Thanks scouternorm and psoriasis123. I am also going to try different variations in his diet and see if that helps. It seems that different treatments work for different people and is just a case of trial and error until we find what works.

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