It’s been just over 24 hours since my first Remicade Infusion treatment. I’ve already started to feel a difference in the Psoriasis patches. Before if I had gone 12 hours without applying Dovonex cream, I would be in extreme pain. The patches would be bright red and inflamed. Today I’ve gone all day without applying any Dovonex at all, with no pain. The patches are already starting to form new skin and the flakiness that existed is starting to go away. I can only imagine what the next two weeks will bring for me.
I mentioned that I had tried many remedies, some okay, some just a waste of money. It seems psoriasis is one of the diseases that medicine men target, because they know that anyone with a severe case is desperate for relief.
I’ve tried products such as Psorialeve, a natural product with Mediterranean salts and other minerals. I can say without reservation that I have never tried any psoriasis cream that was not a prescription drug that has helped me one little bit. I’ve tried the seaweed soap, with the rough sand grains in the soap that rub you raw, I’ve tried the stuff that smells like a eucalyptus tree. Again, apart from making me feel tingly for 1/2 an hour after getting out of the shower, they were a waste of money.
I would encourage any reader to email us and share what type of remedies you’ve tried that were bogus. This will help others avoid being ripped off. If you have found something that works well for you, please share that as well. Maybe another reader can duplicate your success.
The best shampoo that I’ve found is called Pentrex. It is a tar coal shampoo that has kept my scalp pretty clear. I’ve tried other shampoo’s but none have been as successful at clearing my scalp. I recommend Pentrex to anyone that is having a hard time with a flaky scalp.
The cost is approx. $17.00 per bottle US$. I find that it lasts me for about one month. The shampoo is extremely gentle on your hair, and it actually doesn’t leave a strong tar/coal smell behind. A mild conditioner rinse after each shampooing should cover any trace of the tar/coal smell.
My next article will continue to cover the results of the Remicade Infusion treatment, and some of the most embarrassing moments that I’ve suffered as a result of psoriasis. Some of the stories are actually pretty funny now, but weren’t too funny when they happened.