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    Paulio Antonio
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    Hello good peoples,

    I am a past member who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid and Ankylosing spondylitis arthritis’s and 100% cured by a combination of low dose antibiotics together with diet change and will be forever grateful to this site and the specialists that treated me.

    Anyways… My mum has recently been diagnosed with Psoriasis and I was just looking for any feedback about this condition and the use of antibiotics, she only* has the skin problems (*her words).

    Thanks for any help.

    #460940
    Maz
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    Hi Paulio and welcome back! We’d love to have your remission story posted on the main site, if you have a minute to jot a few lines about your AP journey! Just click here and fill out the easy form to submit it:

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    I have wondered about your question, because quite a few people with PsA didn’t develop their arthritis first, but struggled with psoriasis for some years prior. This isn’t to say that all psoriasis patients will eventually develop PsA, of course, just that I wondered if perhaps there is a secondary bug(s) that triggers psoriasis and it various forms (e.g., guttate, palmo-plantar, and plaque forms). What I found was quite a bit of published research on the connection of strep and psoriasis. Interesting, too, that there are studies demonstrating regression of psoriasis with tonsillectomy, which could suggest that the tonsils harbor chronic strep infections that lead to the etiopathogenesis of psoriasis. The following is just a sampling of studies, but am sure you can find more by running online searches.

    Throat infections are associated with exacerbation in a substantial proportion of patients with chronic plaque psoriasis

    HLA-Cw*0602 associates with a twofold higher prevalence of positive streptococcal throat swab at the onset of psoriasis: a case control study.

    Tonsillectomy as a Treatment for Psoriasis: A Review.

    The role of tonsillectomy in psoriasis treatment.

    The association of sore throat and psoriasis might be explained by histologically distinctive tonsils and increased expression of skin-homing molecules by tonsil T cells.

    Brown used a wide variety of antibiotics – not just the tetracyclines (though these were central to his treatments) – and he did talk about the importance of testing for strep antigens and treating these bugs until strep titers normalized. Strep, of course, requires a different type of antibiotic, so he’d pulse in ampicillin, use IV clindamycin, and macrolide antibiotics, (today azithromycin), for example. In fact, I remember the case of a young teen with juvenile PsA who did remarkably well with rounds of IV clindamycin added to minocycline…but IVs aren’t always available to every patient and might be considered too aggressive for psoriasis alone.

    Only a suggestion, as I’m just a fellow patient, but perhaps as a first step she could ask her doc to test her for various forms of strep?

    Strep and its various types

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    #460947
    Linda L
    Participant

    Paulio,
    I don’t know any treatment for psoriasis, but I know the product which could help your mum to heal the skin. It is called Sorbact or Cutimed Sorbact. It is a new innovative skin dressing non-medicated and is used instead of chemically active products. It can be used for bacterias, fungi and other reasons. Please note I don’t sell it and I am not involved in advertising it. I think it is a miracle. I had a severe allergy after using band-aid and six doctors didn’t know how to treat it for two weeks. All tests for fungi and bacteria came back negative. The nurses were changing a dressing every day /not using any creams or ointments/ and they put me on a very strong antibiotics /intravenous 4000 mg of Keflex daily/ After two weeks of heavy antibiotics it looked worse and worse. After two weeks an elderly nurse was changing my dressing. She asked a doctor about permission to use Sorbact /only because it is expensive/ The following day a big “wow”! We couldn’t believe it. It was a huge improvement and from that day it started to heal /they used it only twice/ Please read about it on Google. The producers say it cannot cause any allergy to anyone and can be used even for tinea.

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    #460993
    Cathlo
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    Hi Paulio,
    I have had very minor psorasis since aged 18 (er 30 years ago!). It didn’t bother me but it was there. When I got joint symptoms Doc never really knew if it was beginning of RA or PA (my grandmother had RA) and my RF was slightly raised. Anyway, when i went to a Dr who could help with mynocline etc – he first made me do a strict exclusion diet – (no gluten, dairy, sugar, nightshades and anything acidic such as coffee etc) – within two weeks my psorasis had gone. It was very exciting to realise I could be in control of it – obviously we are all different and worked for me won’t necessarily work for another. I have been on low dose mino for three years – and i have little to no joint or skin symptoms.

    2013 Poor gut & low white blood cells. Jan 2014 RA symptoms. Diet - no gluten/dairy/nightshades/sugar. Started AP in Oct 2014. On Mino MTWTF. RA improved but still there. Many supplements.

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