Thyroid and Poriasis

I found out that I had thyroid problems when I was about 11 years old and right about that time to a pink itchy rash started spreading all over my foot it turned out to be Poriasis. Now I'm taking synthoroid for my thyroid and I am now 18 years old and have Poriasis going up my legs I have tried some medications but they don't work. Does anybody have and recommendations on medications or if thyroid problems are related to Poriasis.

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  • Follow an anti- or non-inflammatory diet -

    Evening primrose oil lowers inflammation. People do well on 3-4 grams a day. You might consider taking 1 gram with each meal.

    The first thing to consider is stopping gluten - wheat, rye, barley and triticale. These grains are inflammatory. It doesn't matter whether you have celiac disease or not. The gluten will make it easier for disease to thrive in your body.

    Next, consider stopping dairy. Dairy is also inflammatory. Try replacing milk with almond or coconut milk.

    Third, several foods contain a high quantity of lectins. Lectins are inflammatory. The good news is that most lectins can be destroyed by cooking a food in a pressure cooker for at least 20 minutes. (There are electric pressure cookers now with timers so it gets easier.)

    Peanuts are high in lectins and cannot be corrected so consider giving them up.

    Potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, beans and peas are all high in lectins. Cooking them in a pressure cooker (20 min minimum) will destroy the lectins and make them non-inflammatory.

  • They are both auto immune disorders, so conventional medicines tend to be of the steroid or Vitamin a based cream/ointment variety. Have you been referred to a dermatologist? if it's getting worse on your current treatment, it could be time. I had a couple of courses of UVA treatment and they really helped. I hope you're sticking to the no soap & lots of moisturiser regime as well (it took a while for me to twig that I also needed to be careful when washing my hair in the shower, as ingredients in shampoo & conditioner wash down onto the rest of your skin). I also find that a sea side holiday, mixing sea water and sun bathing does a lot to clear it up. Just keep slathering on the moisturiser!

    You could also ask to try Exorex, it's an old-fashioned & messy lotion, but it really helped a friend of mine, when steroids hadn't.

  • Hi Kwiley6,

    Psoriasis doesn't seem to be linked to thyroid problems. See DermNet NZ, Psoriasis - Health Conditions Associated With Psoriasis:

    Information on psoriasis and available treatments can be found @

    1. NHS Choices:

    2. BAD, Psoriasis Topical Treatments:

    3. BAD, Treatments for Moderate or Severe Psoriasis:

    I really hope that you find something that helps, and as Bluehills says, you probably need to be referred to a dermatologist.


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