I’ve had concerns with psoriasis on my elbows & knees for approximately thirty years.
When the skin condition first showed up, I thought it was something that would go away on its own.
I treated it with over-the-counter ointments targeted at eczema, however eventually, when the redness, itching & scales worsened, I went to the medical professional & I was diagnosed with psoriasis. I’d never heard of the disease before. There is no known cause or cure for psoriasis. I am fortunate that the rash is restricted to my elbows & knees. Prescription medications for psoriasis are severely extravagant & only temporarily effective. Any relief is short-lived. I was resigned to dealing with the discomfort, pain & embarrassment of it when a acquaintance of mine recommended I try cannabis. At that time, I wasn’t aware that cannabis was effective at treating anything but chemotherapy symptoms. I didn’t realize there are a wide range of consumption methods & chances that cause no psychoactive effects. When I visited the dispensary I was completely amazed at their selection. I consulted with the budtender who proposed a combination of topicals & tinctures that are high in CBD, include CBN & are low in THC. The topical ointments are applied directly to the psoriasis. The tincture is placed under the tongue & absorbed into the bloodstream. I am able to treat the psoriasis from the inside & outside. While my knees & elbows are so badly scarred that the skin will always be slightly discolored, the cannabis products have eliminated the itching, soreness & redness. Because it is a natural remedy, there are no harmful side effects.