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Mvdr
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Is Psoriasis linked to Lyme, specifically on the scalp or some Psoriasis-like scalp condition?
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I have members of my family that have had to deal with psoriasis that never got lyme and one was bitten by a tick.

Both diseases have one thing in common Th1 inflammation.

https://www.chronicillnessrecovery.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=136&Itemid=28

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Look into parasite cleansing. "Disease starts in the colon." I have read that quote many times. What is appearing on the outside of the body is a reflection of what's happening on the inside.

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Eczema and psoriasis can also be helped by a strong candida diet including the ingestion of cultured vegetables such as raw sauerkraut.

As glm says, gut health is vital!

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I have scalp psoriasis, have had it since I was a child. My grandfather , aunt and other relatives had it as well. It is not due to Lyme.
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Interestingly enough, I stopped psoriasis on my knees, elbows and by my ears in 6 days. I drank oxygenated water for a week and by the end of the week, no more psoriasis. I bet foodgrade hydrogen peroxide might be comparable and worth a try.
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where does one find oxygenated water? Can someone tell me about Hydrogen Peroxide therapy?
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It is due to parasites! Both eczema and psoriasis are from parasites. You might research the connection. The Kerri Rivera autism protocol on www.mmsautism.org has had wonderful success getting rid of these skin conditions.
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quote:
Originally posted by tick battler:
It is due to parasites! Both eczema and psoriasis are from parasites. You might research the connection. The Kerri Rivera autism protocol on www.mmsautism.org has had wonderful success getting rid of these skin conditions.

I'm sorry but that is totally ridiculous! I sometimes think there is not a single ailment or symptom someone could ask about and someone on here would not say it was due to parasites.

I think the whole parasite thing is grossly inflated and has caused a lot of unnecessary fear. I must say the LLNP I was seeing agreed as well.

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Mvdr, I was at a health expo and picked up a bottle of oxygenated water from someone who said he'd gotten it from Mexico. It was a smallish bottle and lasted me about a week, as the dosage amount I drank was strong.

I haven't done the H2O2 experiment. I know we can put drops of the foodgrade version in water and drink it, if anyone wants to try the experiment for a little while.

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Ellen,

When you call something ridiculous and negate someones experience with these parasite infections that can wreak havoc on every part of the body, it is non productive.

There are many people on the PARASITE WARRIORS SUPPORT THREAD that had the same opinion as you and continued to be chronically ill with no answer in sight, until they decided to try antiparasitics.

Look into it, you might be surprised what lurks from within.

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All Truth Passes Through Three Stages

FIRST it is ridiculed

SECOND it is violently opposed

THIRD it is accepted as self evident

Arthur Schopenhauer

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Gael,
There are also many on the Parasite Warriors Support Thread who have tried the suggested treatments and are still ill or actually got worse...I feel at times linking every symptom o parasites promotes unnecessary worry.

I know for me when I have posted symptoms in the past and was told on here it was parasites I went to my LLNP petrified. I was very relieved to find out it was out and the treatment she suggested worked...this happened more than once.

Something like psoriasis is a hereditary condition. Yes, its severity can be caused by diet, allergies etc, but I disagree that it is due to parasites..if that were the case than a lot of my relatives that proceeded me had them as well??

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Ellen, They are still ill because they have a hyperinfection of parasites including the Filarial Worm co-infection.

It can take several years to get rid of this kind of infection and can make you feel very sick while doing it. The PROOF is when these parasites start exiting into the toilet. www.lymephotos.com

When one family member is infected it is ALWAYS advised for other members to treat as well. Perhaps your relatives are infecting each other. Never read that psoriasis is hereditary.

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A lot of the relatives I am referring to have passed on. Psoriasis has been in my family for many generations, and yes if you read up on it you will see it is hereditary.
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I do know that an unhealthy gut can contribute to Psoriasis. I called my LLMD and he said it is Lyme. I intend to treat for parasites at some phase of this treatment. One thing at a time for me. My kidneys are really taxed right now and we just reduced abx dose. Not going to start another treatment until I get stronger. The whole Parasite thing really freaks me out! What exactly are they called? I'm sure there are different kinds? So much to learn!
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My Dad's Psoriasis disappeared after he was prescribed antifungal medication.


So I think there can be many causes...not just one.

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Agree!

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My opinion is also that there can be many causes, not just one, and to keep an open mind, and find out which one or a couple it is.

In my case, it was oxygenation that took care of it. But that's just my case. Others may have other stuff going on. We never know what someone is dealing with, but we can suggest the avenues to explore.

I hope that we can have that kind of conversation here, exploring ALL the options.

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Psoriasis is considered an "autoimmune" disease.

http://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriasis

In the "olden days" the Rx was...get D3 levels back up...which takes TIME.

http://seattletimes.com/html/health/2020548077_pharmacy17xml.html 2013 personal comment from a reader

D3/K2 is a good choice, IMO. The K2 helps keep calcium where it belongs...in bones, not in tissues:

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/mar2008_Protecting-Bone-And-Arterial-Health-With-Vitamin-K2_01.htm

or

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_K2

2013 - don't shoot the messenger ;-)

http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/browse.php?a_id=1568&sid=1&slc_lang=en

Above as a cream.

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Thanks for the article on the Vit K2. My Dr recommends it.

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Ellen101,

You say Psoriasis is hereditary and your family has had it for generations. In reality, psoriasis has been cleared up with various detoxification treatments, including parasites, so its not a '"ridiculous" thing as you put it. Do your due diligence and you'll find ticks carry so much more than just lyme, i.e. filarial worms. Your family members may have lyme and parasites which were passed on for generations and masqueraded as psoriasis due to genetics.

I have had two cases of pesticide poisoning in generations. One family had bi polar and other mental health issues, another family had syndrome X, diabetes and kidney failure issues. Common denominator: both families lived along the Mississippi River and was exposed to the same pesticides for more than 3 generations. Due to Genetics, each "family" had a different and programmed response to the same pesticides.

The same applies for psoriasis. be a detective and look under every stone and try protocols, don't just diss people's comments and theories.

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Thanks for the info dal123, but I think I will have to respectfully disagree. I find it highly unlikely that all my relatives with psoriasis had lyme or parasites...

The same thing was said about my asthma..I was told it was due to lyme or parasites even though I insisted it was due to allergies. After losing our rabbit six months ago my asthma has totally cleared up and I have not used an inhaler since.

It is important to remember that not every symptom or ailment is due to lyme or parasites.One of my biggest concerns with Dr H's book , among others, is that his symptom list is endless. I don't think thewre is anyone that could read that list and not think they have lyme. Just as we need to be diligent about looking at the possibility we also need to be careful about over diagnosing it as well..

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There is a product that cured my sort-of crusty build-up spots on scalp condition, that itched sometimes, that I had for some years. (maybe started before lyme in 2009, can't remember)

I remembered that both my older children had "cradle cap" as babies, and researched that, and it is fungus-related.

Nizoral AD (Ketoconazole)Shampoo, 1%solution 7oz bottle, is an anti-fungal shampoo, and using it twice a week has completely cleared this condition. Took about 3 weeks. Has been clear for over a year.

It is over-the-counter in 1%solution, and prescription in 2%. The 1% is available on drugstore.com, and used to be at Walmart in the 1%, not sure is still.

Works for me.

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Nizoral is awesome.. Thanks for the tip on where to find it!

I no longer have much of a problem with the itchy scalp since I'm succeeding with my candida diet, but here's the Nizoral if anyone needs it.

http://www.drugstore.com/search/search_results.asp?N=0&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&Ntk=All&srchtree=5&Ntt=nizoral&Go.x=21&Go.y=16&CSRFToken=wfnXcpm%2B5C81xmCCp4lcBtenC4Ge1rXJ6NHV9nL %2FcXE%3D

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Essential oils will work just as well. Rosemary comes to mind as one to try. Tea tree oil too.

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Tea tree oil smells so strong, hard to get rid of the smell. But rosemary sounds nice.

Nizoral is easy, though, and I need to use a shampoo anyway.

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More power to you Lymetoo. Candida is tough, I understand.

My system has always been acidic as I love those foods. Have been working since last summer to make it more alkaline, but still in the very acidic range.

I understand acidic system fosters yeast/fungus.

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I had, "psoriasis", over 90% of my body for 12 years.

It dissapeared and has stayed away after doxycycline treatment.

Et Al.

Whether it was lyme or RMSF I do not know, I had/have both, or perhaps another co.

It is possible "psoriasis" is just another misdiagnosis and it may be another TBD.

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Doxycycline kills baby Filarial Worms....sooo maybe you had/have this co-infection. Hope you are still on antiparasitics.

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One of my favorite quotes from Albert Einstein:

"Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance."

All I am doing is trying to help others...I have seen many clear up their psoriasis with the CD (MMS) parasite protocol by Kerri Rivera. You can stay in a bubble and ridicule the newest theories but the ones who think outside the box and investigate new protocols have the greatest chance of healing.

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I ran across this today:

http://bodyecology.com/articles/psoriasis_how_to_overcome_naturally.php#.UxJLpoXElYV

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Parasites are not uncommon. 90% of people had parasites.

If this psoriasis is at the base or the nape of the neck, I would definitely think it's Candida. Classic area where Candida flares up.

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Ellen,

I suggested the Nizoral AD shampoo which is antifungal over the counter because it works for adult "cradle cap".

I haven't read this whole thread so if I am repeating what someone said, please excuse me.

I also have had a tendency for yeast/fungal infections my whole life, showing up as cradle cap as a baby, and this scalp build-up in places as an adult. This shampoo cleared it over 3 weeks.

My system has also always been very acidic, and that invites yeast/fungus. So do antibiotics, which a lot of lyme people have to take.

So if lyme patients are on antibiotics enough, or are acidic, then they will have more of a scalp fungal tendency. It may or may not also relate to the lyme, but it definitely can relate to the antibiotics lyme patients are taking.

At least that is what I understand.

Nancy

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quote:
Originally posted by Nancy L:

My system has also always been very acidic, and that invites yeast/fungus. So do antibiotics, which a lot of lyme people have to take.

So if lyme patients are on antibiotics enough, or are acidic, then they will have more of a scalp fungal tendency. It may or may not also relate to the lyme, but it definitely can relate to the antibiotics lyme patients are taking.

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I was not aware until some of my recent research on artemisinin, that Bb causes your system to be more acidic, that Bb likes it that way.

So maybe Bb can be linked to the scalp condition, in people who did not have it before lyme.

The fungus-related scalp condition does occur more frequently in older adults like me, though, lyme or no lyme.

The artemisinin research said that artemisinin can help restore correct alkalinity, and since I have started taking artemisinin to kill the Bb blebs and help clear the brain capillaries, I will test it soon to see if it helps the acidic condition.

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