It's Not Always Athlete's Foot

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, approximately 23% of the people who have psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis.  Like other forms of psoriasis, this disease often eludes diagnosis. 

The pictures on this page are of the right foot of a 61 year old man (who we will call Frank) who was misdiagnosed and treated for athlete’s foot for many years.  Over the course of several years the patient saw a series of primary care physicians who all diagnosed athlete’s foot.   Frank, a farmer, tells us that in addition to the various medicines prescribed, he wore wick socks to help his feet stay dry and used a boot dryer each night.  The medicine prescribed would sometimes help clear up some of the apparent fungus, but even though he used all of the prescription, it never cleared completely.  “Once (the doctor prescribed) a miconazole cream that burnt like hell and didn’t do nothing for the foot.”

When he noticed that the nail was beginning to thicken, he insisted on being referred to a podiatrist.  The specialist took tissue samples and told him that while he did have a mild case of athlete’s foot between two of his toes, he was more concerned about the psoriatic arthritis that was in development.  With a new diagnosis in hand, treatment began anew.  Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were prescribed for the pain.  “I wake up with cramped achy feet some mornings.  Winter is worse.”  The NSAID’s helped with the pain, did not help the psoriasis and Frank’s stomach began to suffer.  When the doctor started talking about corticosteroid injections, Frank hit the Internet in search of answers.  “I looked for a natural treatment and emu oil was what I found.  Skin help and a pain killer.” 

Picture one (above) shows the extent of the psoriasis over the toes and particularly in the nail area.  Note that the nails have begun to thicken and the flaking around the nail cuticles.  Frank says that he could scrape off "wads" of "dead skin" each day.  Shortly after this picture was taken,  Frank began applying emu oil each morning and each evening.  

Picture two (above left) shows results after 7 days use of pure emu oil..  Note that the majority of the scaling is gone.  There is some residual skin discoloration remaining in some areas.

Picture three (above right) is after 10 days use.  The brownish patches of thick skin are nearly all gone.  “Ten days start to finish after years of (expletive deleted) and wasted money.  Purple Emu emu oil, nothing else ‘cept common sense.”

Frank continues to use Purple Emu pure emu oil twice a day and reports that after 3 months use he has not had a recurrence of the psoriasis or any foot aches.

Purple Emu, Ltd. is a manufacturer of health and beauty care products. We wholesale and retail our emu oil based skin care and personal care lines. Our facility is located in the town of Woxall, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Distributor inquiries are welcome.

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        Emu's Zine does not diagnose, prescribe or dispense medical advice.  We report and attempt to educate the public about the possible health benefits derived through the use of emu oil based products and consumption of low cholesterol, low fat emu meat.   This site contains personal testimonies and professional observations.   We encourage people to contact their family physicians regarding any health problems they may have for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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