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.
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.
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