I suffered from psoriasis, now I am fine
During the past two months I got rid off psoriasis in my face (after 2 weeks), in my scalp (on my head after 3 weeks the affected areas were hard to recognize, they healed little by little), moreless bearing traces of pigment are on my hands and legs. There are still some affected areas left, but those are odds and ends compared to the beginning stage. And I am still not done yet with the whole treatment. And what is so strange about this? All these improvements were achieved by products made of plant extracts and oils, therefore purely natural, with no hormones or corticoids. They are Australian products called Dr Michaels and you can buy them over the counter in any pharmacy.
I have tried many products, respectively my doctors have tried a lot on me, but with only a little help. Many times I felt like a "guinea-pig". The next experiment was going to be mine.
I found out information about success rate and harmlessness. The success rate during the clinical tests at the University Hospital Na Bulovce in Prague was high, 70 % of patients healed completely. The products helped 90 % of patients who were in care of Professor Novotny. I also spoke with Professor Jana Hercogova, the head of Dermatovenereological clinic at University Hospital Na Bulovce, who confirmed that these products show no side effects and they apply them successfully on patients with chronic psoriasis.
Abroad, the numbers are approximately the same, unprecedented for psoriasis treatment. Dermatologists in Austria had not believed that such fast, successful and long-lasting effect could be achieved without any hormones, so their Ministry of Health ordered analysis of the products. They were looking for 104 types of corticosteroids – did not find a trace of any. Patients can stay without symptoms for half a year, even a year, which may differ from patient to patient depending on their stress level, illnesses, alcohol intake, etc. Clinical tests from abroad have shown that this treatment does not help at all only about 10 % patients which is a very good result for psoriasis. Included in this number are also people who got sick during the clinical testing (immune disorders cause psoriasis).
The significance of inventing these products is also proven by this year’s nomination of their creator, Dr. Michael Tirant, Australian dermatologist, for the American award The Greatest Mind of the 21st Century.
In reality, it is a triple combination of cleansing gel (after rinsing your skin with water you apply the gel, allow to stay on the affected areas for 10 minutes and then rinse off), cream (after you tap dry your skin with towel, you apply the cream on affected areas) and body oil (you gently apply after 3–5 minutes). You use all these products on your body as well as on your scalp.
This treatment is challenging from two perspectives – each procedure takes up about 45 minutes to an hour and should be executed twice a day, in the morning and in the evening (so the healing process can start fast and the substances keep working on the affected areas). The second one is the price. One set of products costs about 2,000 CZK, without any contribution from the insurance companies (Dr Michaels products are not registed as medicals, they are available in pharmacies over the counter, you just need to place an order). According to the manufacturer, you need to use two to three sets for 6 to 8 weeks of treatment. I used a little bit more, but that is individual, based on the extent of skin lesions.You can save some money if you buy big packaging of cream instead of a small one.
Patients should not get discouraged by the burning and itching of the skin, the concomitant circumstances, which may show up at the beginning of the treatment and should go away after a few days. It was the same with me – my face had remained red for 14 days, but that passed too. I have always been determined to try anything against psoriasis, regardless the cost. We had not yet saved up to make a trip to the Dead Sea, but I did spend the money on these products. The results are worth it. I am content to know that there is something that works.
Author: Ondrej Tichota, 27 years, Melnik