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Country singer LeAnn Rimes speaks out about psoriasis

Country singer LeAnn Rimes has suffered from psoriasis since she was two-years-old. Her psoriasis got so bad, she started bleeding on stage during a performance.

Her battle with psoriasis is why she recently signed on to be the spokeswoman for the Stop Hiding Behind Psoriasis Campaign that is sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology and National Psoriasis Foundation.

The campaign is urging people with psoriasis to pledge to get involved in their disease, including making a commitment to find a good dermatologist, find support and tell their story.

According to the campaign, almost 7 million Americans have psoriasis.

May 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm
(1) Karen Cotter says:

I have psoriasis on my elbows, knees and some on my lower back. My diet is mostly meat and potatoes. I have read that psoriasis is linked to diet. It has to do with the absorption of animal protein. Is that right? Thank you.

May 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm
(2) Adam says:

Diet and psoriasis are tightly interconnected. There are dozens of good psoriasis diets that you may want to look into, in order to improve your skin condition. In my case, a better diet helped me to improve my nails and scalp, not the body.

May 26, 2010 at 9:41 am
(3) Karen says:

Thanks very much Adam for the very informative and helpful site. I will try to experiment with my diet and look for any correlation with my psoriasis by cutting on animal fats… can’t let go of the wine though!!!

May 26, 2010 at 10:46 am
(4) Stan says:

Haven’t drank any alcohol or wine for past 11 years. My psoriasis didn’t get any better. It’s related to stress and immune system deficiency.

May 26, 2010 at 11:17 am
(5) Karen says:

True… could apparently also have to do with the grape used and specific pesticide residues in the wine.

June 1, 2010 at 11:14 am
(6) Freda says:

Recently, I have helped a girl age 11 years old, who suffered from psoriasis since the age of 5. Only by drinking this water for only 3 weeks her skin conditions has improved by 90 percent.

July 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm
(7) PSORIAZAPP says:

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After intensive research on my own skin, being a psoriasis sufferer since my childhood, I have developed a powerful skin lotion to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis.
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I did not have any more flares or flaky skin with crazy back itching to scratch it forever, since Im using this formula. I now too feel comfortable to take my shirt off.
This product has not been evaluated or approved by FDA to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Product is intended as a cosmetic lotion.

Usage application on skin:
PSORIAZAPP lotion will be applied on the entire surface of the skin from the waist line up, for affections that are located in the upper area of the body including hands and arm pits, but if your head and neck are not affected you will not need to include them in your application. For affections on the lower part of the body including the feet apply on the entire surface of the skin from the waist line down. Do not apply on the entire body in one application. You must leave half of your body skin uncovered anywhere on the skin but the other half might be covered with lotion per one time application. Most of the lotion area covered needs to be applied on the affected and surrounding areas. The best absorption time interval is after bathing or showering on very clean and dry skin. For large skin affections the area of application can be alternated, for example one day in the upper part of the body and next day on the lower part of the body. A little bit will go a long way of this super spreadable lotion. After 4 days of using PSORIAZAPP Lotion every day, you can apply it every other day depending on the condition of your skin and on the monitoring progress that you see on the skin. Keep applying it lightly as your condition improves, but maintain application as you see it necessary. Apply every 4-5 days for maintenance if you are satisfied with the flaring control, skin color and itching.

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Do not get into eyes.
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Do not use on more than 50% of the skin per application per day.
Not for children under age 18.

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August 14, 2010 at 4:30 am
(8) Taylor says:

I have had psoriasis on my scalp, left ear and penis!!! For about six months a need help! Please feel free to give me ideas or tips!!

August 24, 2010 at 4:53 am
(9) Nareen Durman says:

I have had it since i was 7yrs old, it remained dormant for 7yrs each tme, so when i was 14 i had it again…just worse!(and in high school), then 21, THEN 23!!, then 28, now at 31 yrs again :( . Obviously my stress levels have increased with being an adult. I want to share that giving up red meat altogether has REALLy helped each time. My scalp also improved (that never ever went away). still very down about it.

August 24, 2010 at 4:59 am
(10) Nareen Durman says:

guys, i don’t know if this allowed, but i want to share…
have any of you ever heard of the “snail gel” product, here in SA it’s called “cell tone”…..I TRIED IT!!!
after applying it for about 5 days, i noticed the lesions were not as raised anymore! they now have a flat and smooth look, i’ve been applying it every morning after bath and then before bath in the evening, i can actually peel of the whole top layer (it used to flake off) and yes, the redness has increased and it has a very “raw” look, but it sure beats that dry, ugly, white scaly look. please try it and share the outcomes. i think we might be onto something here…

August 27, 2010 at 1:40 am
(11) Bill McCulley says:
September 3, 2010 at 9:21 am
(12) Nareen Durman says:

HI All i’m back again….Dovobet is doing the job….it’s really getting better guys….pleeeeeeeeeeeeese try it!

September 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm
(13) Chris says:

There exist no solutions available even today for this unremitting dermis ailment which affects around one to 2 % of United states citizens. Each and every remedy in existence these days attempts to control the conditions and avoid any secondary infections. The moderate cases are very often treated with various products formulated with anthralin, cortisone, lactic or salicylic acid. Additional prescribed medicines loaded in vitamin A (retinal) or D can too be prescribed by a doctor. As a consequence several other of these generally used treatments out there (such as methotrexate, cyclosporine, topical steroids, psoralen and ultraviolet treatment solution) can basically be used for a restricted time as continuous high exposure or use increases the possibility for toxic effects to take place. The specific toxicity is specifically related to the length of time and the amount exposure of the medications.

Since we as a community are requiring increasingly more products that tend to be organic and have little or no side effects and very little or no chemical compounds added, several natural and organic products have began to turn out to be popular as treatment options. For itching and minor skin irritation certain folks go with oatmeal products. A growing number of individuals are getting aware of the reap benefits of Shea Butter which is a natural emollient which offers an array of healing properties. This may not cure psoriasis when using it, but the ones who have tried using it have reported amazing results. However because no patent can be used on such a product produced by nature, rarely have pharmaceuticals or medical associations promoted its use. Its time for consumers to take things into their own hands and discover the healing attributes of organic products. Try Shea Butter and let the final results speak for themselves.

November 16, 2010 at 12:14 am
(14) K.Logo says:

There are a lot of products that can cure psoriasis but I think this is really depend on your doctor recommendations. Thanks for putting this information and it is a good way to make every body be aware of psoriasis symptoms so they could take an initial action to find the right treatments to cure.

Will come back for more readings

January 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm
(15) Anne-Marie says:

I have had Psoriasis all my life.( 52 years) it is over 90% of my body. I have never been told that diet was a part of why I have this. Where did you get your information? is this something new? Psoriasis is caused by to many “Tcells” in your body. A person with Psoriasis has to many that is why when you take the injectable med they block these cells and you clear up for awhile. I had good success with Enbreal but got a bad cough from it. Then ok results from Humuria now I am going to start a new med in a few days. I hope this helps because I am in so much pain and so itchy. My skin is raw and bleeding ouch

February 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm
(16) Yuri says:

I completely agree with who says “Its related to stress and immune system deficiency.”
My brother is suffering severe form of psoriasis, actually several forms.. and I know it happened after and only because his bride left him three days before wedding… He was so joyful young gorgeous man before.. and healthy

May 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm
(17) Ethel Slagle says:

I’ve had Psoriasis for about 8 years..It’s on the lower back of my neck, my right leg, and above my right foot..I’ve tried many over the counter creams, shampoos,but nothing has worked.It drives me crazy..what can i do?

May 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm
(18) Ethel Slagle says:

Have had psoriasis for 8 years..Used every cream, lotion, shampoo..Nothing works..I’t on my right leg, upper right foot, and and on the back of my neck..Can’t take this anymore..Wake in the middle of the night,scratching..Help..

May 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm
(19) KeepinFaith says:

I recently found out I had psorisis. All my symptoms matched, it has gotten worse. First it was just my scalp that started like having dandruff, but then my scalp got red and it got alot worse! Now i have spots all over my body. (kindof looks like chicken pox) Ive used cremes, shampoos, ointments and natural remedies. Still no luck. I cant help but feel why me? but i have found relief in knowing that i am not alone. I have also been told that this is due to stress, genectics and diet. I no longer eat red meats and have started eating healthier or at least trying. I am hoping that i can find something that worka for me soon. I try not to stress easily, which is very dificult for me. Also drinking alcohol can make it worse. Lets never lose faith, but we must find a solution for this. Best wiahws to everyone and I hope you all can find a solution as well.

May 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm
(20) Mike says:

Anecdotal help. I first noticed psoriasis about 32 years ago when I was 28. I went thru what you are going thru now up until a year ago. My wife has allergies to dairy, red meat, gluten, soy etc. but about a year ago I decided to go gluten, red meat and dairy free, now I went from 25% of my body with white plaque to 5% red postules. I should have no symptoms in another 6 months. I apply olive oil to stop the itching, works better than Cortaid. My son , 39, went vegan and is sympton free,my 2nd cousin, 25, the same. I also lost 15 pounds, side benefit. For the first time in 25 years I can wear short sleeve shirts. It took 1 month to start noticing the reults. I plan to spread the word everywhere. I was told injections, creams, even went to the Dead Sea in Israel but this works and its free and healthy. Good luck

May 30, 2011 at 7:09 am
(21) barbara johnson says:

i have had psoriasis since 6 yrs old just on elbows and knees. starting getting bad at 22 down my legs and arms at time was going through abusive relationship it added stess.once i got out of relationship my stress went down and my skin was clear for over 6 yrs. once it started coming back again i had bought the uvb lights so i can do them at home. they cost about $1500 but some insurances may help with it. it is the best treatment i have found. but i read about the diet and i am going to try that too.

June 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm
(22) Bob Boyer says:

Have been told to limit dairy intake. Started Humira injections December 2010 and have went from 70% body coverage of plaque psoriasis down to 12% in 5 months. Not sure if giving up milk helped or not but extremely better and minimal discomfort anymore.

June 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm
(23) Felicia says:

I was diagnosis with Psoriasis in 2000 and its like every year in June I have to go to the Dermatologist for different cremes that doesn’t work and they charge me each time. Well its the same doctor, my question is do you think he know what he’s talking about or not? I have it now but they want to charge me $200 I just want to know how to get rid of it cause its making my face look bad

June 5, 2011 at 12:14 pm
(24) Unconcern Client says:

Baton Rouge Dematology Clinic don’t go they just want money tired of paying them I need a great doctor

June 30, 2011 at 9:00 am
(25) diana says:

have had psoriasis all my life, started on elbow and knees now i have little spots from head to toe, tried almost everything now i am on HUMIRA cause i got the arthritis that goes with it, seems to help. Leann Rims really?

July 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm
(26) Rick says:

LDN – Low Dose Naltrexone ( 4.5mg Daily )

This will drastically help your entire Immune system… I have psoriasis my entire life… After taking this for the past year my psoriasis has clearded 95% of my body

August 2, 2011 at 12:32 am
(27) Mindy McNulty says:

Psoriasis has run in my family and I have had the most difficult time getting rid of it. It has been so embarrassing but I FINALLY found an all natural balsam that has healed me. I AM SO HAPPY. It is called SKINANIM. Please take my word and go to skinanim.com and try it. I got the samples and within 2 days I saw an improvement so I purchased the bottles and my psoriasis is gone…

August 14, 2011 at 3:56 am
(28) getting rid of pimples overnight says:

So…Leanne Rimes has the same affliction my daughter has suffered from since childhood most notably in joint areas; the elbows and knees where it hurts the worst. The sunlight this time of year seems to curb the psoriasis some.

September 2, 2011 at 8:49 pm
(29) Eugene says:

I have to take medications for another illness and found out that my medications are probably responsible for Psoriasis like symptoms.It was when a famous basketball player died of Steven-Johnson Syndrome and I noticed as I was reading the article,the symptoms seemed similar to mine.I then went to read about the disease itself and here is where it mentioned all the medications I had taken since the 1970′s.I then found out through my Aunt ,she used to work as the Head Nurse in the Brain Surgery Operating Room.She sent me an E-mail about a way to boost your immune system,your bodies PH should be between 7.0 and 7.4.In order to beat diseases a persons PH has to be 7.4-8.0.I have been buying test strips and have raised my PH from 5.5 because of the medications,to 6.0-7.5 depending on when I test.There are natural fruits you can buy Watermelon and Pure Lemon Juice have a PH of 9.0 and banana;s are 8.0.You basically have to make your body alkaline,it is here where your bodies immune system is at it best.Soda is the main cause for lowering the PH and creating a acidic environment in your body,diseases love an acidic environment and will thrive.The PH for sodas range from 2.92 for Dr.Pepper to a best from Barq’s of 4.61,Pepsi is at 2.49,Coke Classic 2.61.All soda’s are in this range which is not good .I quit drinking soda and switched to Aquafina and faucet water ,the PH is 7.0 for tap water and 6.5 for Aquafina.I also started drinking Fuze for its much lower sugar content.At night I take a glass of water with Arm And Hammer baking soda and create a glass of water with a PH of 8.4.When doing this you have to watch how much baking soda you add ,because this will raise your blood pressure,which is not good.So I use test strips from the near by pool supply store and use the least amount of baking soda to still achieve the 8.4 mixture.

September 21, 2011 at 10:27 am
(30) Jack says:

Having had psoriasis for the majority of my adult life, I have found the biggest problem is dealing with it career-wise, in the workplace. Meeting a new boss? Let’s hope he doesn’t look at your scaly palms during the handshake! Signing letters in front of someone? Let’s just pretend they’re not staring at the dry skin flakes powdering the page underneath your gliding pen.

Circumstances like that are a dime a dozen; but you do learn to stop caring so much. Keeping skin moisturised with something pure like vaseline works wonders. Also knowing about the role of alcohol and psoriasis can help to control it. Keep fighting!

September 27, 2011 at 2:42 am
(31) kat says:

I have had psoriasis my whole life,and tried just about everything,the best cream to get is lanolin cream no cetostearyl alcohol in it,which I’m very allergic to,I have put the lanolin on my scalp and the relief is so good.The best thing that i have been using and loving it is goats milk soap Liked it that much i brought 100 bars off eBay .no longer itching till i bleed the pain has gone,wash my hair with it and the relief i feel is unbelievable.No more waking in the night for an itch,Found the more meat i eat the better i feel,In winter have heater on inside and curtains open to get as much sun as possible onto your skin.First time in yrs and yrs that i look forward to having a shower to relief my pain instead of think oh no not a shower it hurts so bad.Have been using the goats milk and lanolin for 2yrs now and haven’t looked back.Hope this help someone out there.

October 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm
(32) Kiyah says:

Im 14…n I have psoriasis in my hair,back,chest,neck,and a little on my arms…..it is horrible…my self confidence has went down alot and I always have to hide..!. I can never keep my hair done and im always bleeding….please help me :(

October 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm
(33) Kiyah says:

Im 14…n I have psoriasis in my hair,back,chest,neck,and a little on my arms…..it is horrible…my self confidence has went down alot and I always have to hide..!. I can never keep my hair done and im always bleeding….please help me :(

March 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm
(34) Tom says:

What works best for me if you have insurance and can afford it is a combination of 3 things. Take a bath in Epsom salt. Use OLUX-E topical foam, followed by topical cream VECTICAL.

April 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm
(35) Albin Gauci says:

I have had Psoriasis since June 2011. My life totally changed after psoriasis joined my life. I feel unsecure, my selfesteem is very low at the moment. I try to find peace in my stressfull life. Trying to stay positive and find calmness and I believe that a change of thinking is a good start. I have psoriasis over my whole body, and by that I mean every single spot and I am 24 “living the days of my life”, its so hard sometimes. I dont have to explain because I know you guys feel or felt the same way. My girlfirend broke up with me and my friend died in cancer during the same year. It felt like I lost a big part of me when I lost my lovely friends. I know that this triggered my Psoriasis. The stressful mind I carried locked me in a negative line of thinking. Of course its not easy to just stand in front of the mirror and pretend that the psoriasis isnt there, but no matter how hard it is we all have to try ignore it! Accept the psoriasis but stop consider yourself as sick, this line of thinking will never help. STAY POSITIVE! Try find inner peace.

I live in Sweden. It’s a cold country and it often feels like the sun is so far away from me :P , but Ive heard it helps.

I tried marijuana becuase of the antiinflammatory benefits of the plant called CBD. It is not legal in Sweden for medical purposes yet but I wish one day it will be legal. Believe me or not but this plant is divine. Also Neem leafs and Yoga helps.

I suggest you to watch these clips if you want to give it a try.


April 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm
(36) Albin Gauci says:
April 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm
(37) Albin Gauci says:

Sorry for my bad English!!

April 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm
(38) Albin Gauci says:
May 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm
(39) Richard Sportsman says:

I developed common psoriasis at about age 13. For about 10 years I had moderately annoying patches on elbows, forearms, knees, and ankles, sometimes small patches on scalp, hands, and genitals though never back, buttocks or face. I sometimes got triamcinolone (steroid) injections but eventually I gave up on these because the “rebound” after discontinuing treatment was always worse than before. For the next 35 years I had chronic but minor patches on elbows, knees and ankles and occasionally scalp. Now, age 60, I have two 1 cm diameter patches on one elbow and one 1 cm patch on the other – that’s it – and I hardly think about it. Maybe it was my adoption of red wine – 2 to 3 glasses daily – instead of beer or whiskey, that helped. Or maybe other lifestyle changes – but I’m sticking with the wine.

June 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm
(40) Mary says:

After reading all the comments I haven’t seen one that talks about the infusion of the drug Remicade. I began to have Psoriasis 4 years ago. I believe stress started it. After trying different creams, my Dermatologist suggest I try Methetrexate which I couldn’t tolerate. Then suggested I try Remicade. I have an infusion of it every eight weeks and I have NO Psoriasis anywhere on my body. My dermatologist said I had severe Psoriasis when he first saw me. Today being free from it is wonderful. I don’t even think of it anymore.

October 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm
(41) Michelle says:

I’ve had psorisis since I started getting pregnant 19 yrs ago this condition seemed to come up every pregnancy (7) in exactly the same place on my hands but increased in size each time and since I stopped getting pregnant spread to my eyelids. I have the best dermatologist from the moment I walked into his office he knew my affliction and prescribed “the cream” which was made up by the chemist. Within one day the psorisis was better and almost gone by day two was gone. Now I just try to prevent it coming back. I don’t use normal soap I use goat soap. I wear gloves when using chemicals. I wear perfume on my clothes not my skin. I haven’t changed my diet and I drink. I hope this helps someone.

Happy health.

October 13, 2012 at 8:26 am
(42) Peter says:

My wife had psoriaisi for 25 years, from her 9 yo to her 34 yo. We in time understood that to go in clinik and to pharmacy is absolutely useless. At what we must to hope? If we hope at pharmacology she will be with psoriasis up to now, it is not 25 years but 60 years. Yes, I cured her P 35 years ago and disease never renew, thogh when she born in 1966 our first child her skin was coverd at 90 % by P. If that info is interesting for someone you can write to me at pneved@gmail.com
Best regard

October 17, 2012 at 10:38 am
(43) Charla M says:

I have psoriasis on my scalp so I have to be quite careful about the products I use on my hair. I started using the Shielo Hydrate Shampoo and Shielo Hydrate Conditioner about 8 months ago and it has earned my unfailing brand loyalty (and I’m quite a fickle girl). Obviously I can’t say it has cured my chronic skin condition, but it has definitely helped reduce the severity of my flare-ups because it’s so gentle. It seems to be keeping my hair in great condition as well. It doesn’t build up in my hair so I never feel like I need to do a deeper cleanse like I sometimes do when shampoos are so gentle or hydrating that they end up leaving a film on your hair. Bottom line, it gets my hair nice and clean, doesn’t sting or dry out my sensitive scalp.

December 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm
(44) PAMELA says:

I have psoriasis on my feet palm of my hands am legs. it is very painful when my feet crack open i an taken the kemo shots i am also on the b12 an vitiam D 1ooo units it also deals with my neverous system. i get tired most of the time i take the shot once a week.

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