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My 23 yo son went to the Doc’s today and he said he has psoriasis/cirrhosis. He has it all over his legs. The Doc prescribed steroid tablets and a cortisone cream, but gave him no instructions on what else to change. My thoughts are he is possibly allergic to a cream, detergent, shampoo etc. What do you guys think? Any help appreciated.


Posted by coastalkaryn, 9th September 2015


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  • A process of elimination could help. Remove things, maybe your laundry products or a certain food group, see how he responds. If no change, try removing other things, one at a time. Isn’t cirrhosis a liver problem, completely different to psoriasis?


  • yes physiogel from the chemist is great for this as well. $17 a bottle i’m pretty sure at most places


  • Using hypo allergenic cleansing products, in the laundry and to clean himself, is beneficial. A change in diet can help too. Some cases are made worse by things that are eaten. Do a thorough Google search for more helpful advice


  • My brother in law has psoriasis, he uses prescribed steroid cream but also qv bath wash, he has to avoid soap and certain shampoos also. If he stops taking the steroids it can flare up really badly :(


  • I’ve had Psoriasis since I was little, luckily for me not too bad, though I do know of many others that do and most of them swear by coconut oil. Tea Tree oil is supposed to be good. Steroid creams helps but are only safe for short term use. Light Therapy has been known to help some people too. If it gets severe enough there are what’s called Biologic’s that can work really well. I hope this helps.


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