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andy-hughes | 20:21 Thu 06th Aug 2020 | Body & Soul
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Is it exacerbated by the intake of milk or sugar?


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The American organisation says "maybe" They say no evidence but some people find it works.
Both of my sisters kids had it and it went away of its own accord.
ubasses your link is one man's opinion and even he only says "might" and "may"
I had it really bad and I think milk and sugar wouldn't have made a difference. Worth a try though.

Mine went on it's own after many years.
It tends to be a problem with conditions that go of their own accord. Many people assume that the thing they were doing when it went was the thing that got rid of it. Its why hairloss stuff still sells. one of the mosr useful things I ever learned was that correlation does not imply causation.
I put mine clearing up to a change in my stress levels.
now that I can believe. I get post stress IBS.
When I first got it the doctor asked me had there been a recent bereavement.
The NHS website makes no mention of milk or sugar under 'triggers':

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance's website says this:
"A healthy diet is important for wellbeing and can reduce your risk of many long-term illnesses. However, there is no clear link between what you eat and the severity of psoriasis symptoms"
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Perhaps more tellingly, the Psoriasis Society's website says this:
"If you look online, you’ll find lots of diets that ‘cure’ psoriasis, and you might see features in magazines or hear people saying that psoriasis can be controlled through eating - or not eating - certain foods. The truth is that scientific research has not yet found a definite link, or found a diet that works for everybody. Some people do say that they’ve noticed an improvement when they cut something out of their daily diet, and if you think you might be eating something that makes your psoriasis worse, then keeping a food diary is an easy way to spot any patterns"
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Thanks for the responses all - some food (sorry!!) for thought there.
I got it through an allergy to steroids. Within an hour of taking steroids the disease spread from my scalp all through my body to my feet. I looked horrendous.
I spent a month in hospital. I missed Christmas, my birthday and new year. They cured it by chemo injections. Photos of my before and after conditions were used in some case books.
Caran - I think that's a different type of psoraiasis.
I didn't know there was more than one type.
I don't know how many types there are. There is one associated with arthritis.
I do have arthritis, my illness was nearly 20 years ago.
At the time I looked so bad the nursing staff didn't want to scare other patients so I had a small room to myself.
I only left the room in the dead of night draped in an assortment of scarves so I could get a little exercise.
I had it for years on shins and elbows.
Its cleared up now and seemed to be linked somehow to my Crohns disease, flare ups etc.
Never found a food link.
Apparently there are five different types of psoriasis and a person may have more than one type.

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