By now, most people have heard that the psoriasis drug Raptiva not only might cause a brain infection, but it could even kill you. From the Raptiva website:
Infections, including serious infections leading to hospitalizations or death, have been observed in patients treated with Raptiva. These infections have included bacterial sepsis, viral meningitis, invasive fungal disease and other opportunistic infections. Patients should be educated about the symptoms of infection and be closely monitored for signs and symptoms of infection during and after treatment with Raptiva. If a patient develops a serious infection, Raptiva should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted.
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) resulting from JC virus infection has occurred during therapy with Raptiva.
PML kills a whopping 80 percent of those who contract it within just six months. Survivors of the disease usually have severe, lifelong neurological damage. As usual, it took death to require proper warnings. I have never had psoriasis however I am pretty sure I would choose a natural psoriasis treatment over one that could potentially kill me.
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin disorder that causes unsightly, scaly red patches to appear on the skin. Normal skin cells mature and replace dead skin every 28–30 days. Psoriasis causes skin cells to mature in less than a week. Because the body can’t shed old skin as rapidly as new cells are rising to the surface, raised patches of dead skin develop on the arms, back, chest, elbows, legs, nails, folds between the buttocks, and scalp.
Is this dangerous psoriasis drug really worth the risks to clear up your skin?
From the Douglass Report……As usual, the FDA issued a warning — but still left the drug available on the marketplace for those who are brave enough to take the drug (or whose doctor is stupid enough prescribe it). Apparently, the FDA doesn’t think the fact that four patients who took Raptiva were soon after diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in the brain – three of whom have died – is enough to pull the drug off of shelves.
Why would anyone choose to use this drug over a natural psoriasis treatment? There are plenty of natural alternatives out there, far too many to list here. Here are just a few…
Brazil Nut Oil, located at health food stores is rich in vitamin E and selenium and may sooth and eliminate itching.
Camomile, used widely in Europe to treat psoriasis and eczema, contains used widely in Europe to treat psoriasis and excema, contains flavonoids which have anti- inflammatory properties and used topically can actually work better than prescription creams.
Milk Thistle seed has at least eight anti-inflammatory compounds that may affect the skin and can be taken in capsule form.
External Licorice applications are known to be just as effective as hydrocortisone treatments in treating psoriasis. You can purchase a licorice extract and apply directly to skin.
And don’t forget the oatmeal bath. Oatmeal has been used forever in relieving itchy skin.
Don’t risk your life for healthy skin. Do some research before taking dangerous medication and opt for a natural psoriasis treatment first and foremost.
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