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A Strange Cure?

You’re going to think I’m crazy but I have seen this work first hand. In 2001 I moved in with a man who had plaque psoriasis on both arms. His condition was always red and flaky when he scratched it. He didn’t believe in doctors so he had never tried any prescription medicine but he had tried anti-itch meds otc. When I moved in with him I brought with me a dog who liked to lick skin. She licked my legs when I came out of the shower, she licked my hands, she licked any body part she could get close to. The man I moved in with, Carl, enjoyed her licking. It was soothing. She started licking his psoriasis. She licked it every day. After approx 1 yr the psoriasis was cleared up. I know it all sounds fantastical but that’s what happened. Since then I have wondered if there could be something in a dog’s saliva that could be a cure for psoriasis. I have no idea who to contact with this idea and maybe it was just a fluke but I do think it’s worth checking into.

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  • brooke101
    2 months ago

    This does work! My roommates dog started doing this and it’s surprisingly clearing up.

  • Jessica.Hall
    2 months ago

    Hi @brooke101! Thanks so much for joining the conversation. Just another reason to love dogs ever more! 🙂 So glad to hear your friend is feeling better. Wishing you and your friend well. Kindly, Team

  • VickiN moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi @eudoram! You know what, I have actually heard other people say that this helped their psoriasis (and they have wondered the same thing… is there something in our dogs’ saliva?). Did Carl find that his psoriasis steadily improved over that 1 year, or did it happen all at once? Thanks for sharing!
    -Victoria, Community Moderator

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    9 months ago


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