As part of the healing process, I’m testing out all psoriasis products available to see which one really work and not. I understand it’s going to vary based on the condition and type of psoriasis, so it basically for my case only. If something works well, I will stick with that medication until my psoriasis goes away completely.
Another thing I understand about any medicated ointment is that it will not be the sole treatment for my psoriasis symptoms. My main focus of curing psoriasis is to get healthier overall and lose a chunk of weight by eliminating gut irritating foods from my diet; Paleo approach.
The first ointment that I will be testing during the month of December is MG217. I’ve been using it for about 5 days by now. I’m using it about 3 times a day. So far, I’ve had cracked skin about 5 times. There’s just no way to hydrate my skin 24/7. MG217 is not a lotion, to be clear. It is an ointment designed for the relief of symptoms such as itching, scaling, and flaking, and possibly stop recurrence of psoriasis symptoms.
In the past, I’ve tried other psoriasis ointments with coal tar in it. One thing I hated was the odor of coal tar. But MG217 wasn’t that bad for me. Unless you bring your nose right next to it, you can hardly smell it. And I really don’t mind the yellowish color. It doesn’t stain my skin, so I’m OK with it. The only thing that I don’t like is that it is greasy. But I can live with it.
I don’t know if the ointment is responsible for this, but I’m seeing couple of spots where the normal skin color is coming back. I must be doing something right, because over the years, I haven’t seen my condition getting better. So so far, I’m happy with it. I will report on it after few more weeks.
I got mine from Amazon – MG217 Medicated Tar Ointment, Psoriasis Treatment, Intensive Strength Note: Looks like they have a new design for their product, but the main formula is same.
- Active Ingredient : Coal Tar 2%
- Inactive Ingredients : Cetyl alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Microcrystalline wax
- Purpose : Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Dandruff Treatment