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psoriasis, itchy places and moderate acne

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 17, 2006
  • 04:20 AM

Hi all!
I need avice about symptoms I have had for a very long time. I am 20 and since I was about 6 or 7 I have had two red patches on either cheek, moderate acne and psoriasis of the scalp. In the past year, I have developed two itchy spots on the outside of either thigh which flare up anywhere from many times a week to once every couple of weeks. The red patches have become itchy and develop bumps every week or two. Also, every 6 to 9 months or so, I develop a case of severe mouth ulcers which last for about three weeks. Has anyone had experience with something like this??
I have gone to the doctor and they give me things to treat the symptoms, but the symptoms just come back after the treatment. I work out regularly and eat a healthy diet, but still the problems return. My dad has multiple food allergies and intolerances (as well as respiratory ones) and I am wondering if these are symptoms of a food allergy or intolerance!

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  • Not sure this may help, but I also am very healthy (eat well, like healthy foods), work out regularly (6 days/week), drink a glass or two of red wine each night, and take vitamin supplements. I've been diagnosed with mild psoriasis (scalp, small spots on legs), and couldn't figure out what triggers it until recently. I noticed my psoriasis gets worse in the summer. Finally concluded that because we have a garden and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer, I am getting too many vitamins (probably Vitamin A or beta carotine, or anti-oxidents in general). I quit taking the multi-vitamin, and my psoriasis started clearing up within a week. I also notice that even after it is mostly cleared up, everytime I eat a bunch of fresh tomatoes from the garden, or other fresh vegetables, it comes back a little (but not as severe as it was when I was taking a multi-vitamin). I'm really convinced, at least for me, too many anti-oxidents are causing/triggering my flare-ups. Has anyone else had a similar experience or come to the same conclusion?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 30, 2006
    • 01:11 AM
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  • I wonder if we are talking acidic foods here, when you mentioned the psoriasis. My psoriasis flared up when I started the Slimming World diet. I was later told at a convention (for another condition) that my problem with this was not enough omega acids and too many acid forming foods. I know tomatoes and grapefruits are on the list of no-nos, and so I am trying to cut out acidic food. Before the diet, I was hardly eating any bread or refined carbs, and my skin was fantastic in comparison to now, and whilst on the diet I consumed more ready-meals and packet pasta - so it makes you think.Good luck with your elimination (veg) diet, personally I think you may be doing yourself a disservice if you don't find an acidic forming food list, just so you have a difined list of what to try and avoid.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 12, 2006
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