hey i was on that big fluffy clouds blog and was reading a comment that someone had posted "
When I was diagnosed with shambergs and told it was incurable by a member of the AMA. I looked elsewhere for a cure and found an inexpensive one that works for me.
After research, I discovered that schambergs has 3 stages that lead to the red rash on the skin. So my treatment includes treating those three stages.
1. Thicken the blood so it won't pass through the weakened capillaries to the surface of the skin. Diet included Vitamin K foods. Ate spinach, mustard greens, turnip tops, etc....
2. Strenghthen the fragile capilaries with plenty of Bioflavinoids. Took vitamin C with biofavioids twice daily. Also would ocassionally eat the white pulp of lemons, oranges, grapefruit, etc... which are sources of bioflavonoids.
3. A month after doing step 1 and 2 I took the advice of my massauge therapist and treated the surface rash with caster oil packs. She thought the oil would stimulate the lymph system to flush out the toxins and red pigmantation. It worked. The caster oil,also known as the Palm of Christ, does work to stop the imflammation. I soaked flannel in caster oil and applied it to my legs about five times for two to three hours, while elevating my legs.
I teach high school art and had considered retireing because the long hours of standing on my legs had made the red spots worse. Once again I can stand all day. My legs have cleared up except for the faint first spot that appeared on my leg 4 months before I had gone to the dermatologist. I should have gone sooner, instead of trying to treat the skin rash with products that did not work.
Things that didn't work:
If I had known it was Schambergs I never would have treated the first spot with Vitamin E, because E thins the blood and contributed to the problem of the blood running through the capillaries. Neither Emu oil or cortisone creams helped control the problem.
Visited The dermatologist today and told him my three part solution. He said to definately keep taking the bioflavonoids combined with Vitamin C every day and that he had heard about the miracles of caster oil.