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Psoriasis, Nasal Polyps and H. Pylori Infection - If you have Psoriasis - Must Read

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim

Homeopathic Remedy for Psoriasis 

What do nasal polyps, psoriasis and H. Pylori infections have to do with each other? 

The connection might be easier than you think. If you have an H. Pylori infection, it can cause an expression of nasal polyp formation as demonstrated in several studies from Poland, Iran, Croatia and India. Even though surgery might be recommended to surgically remove polyps - surgery does not address the underlying H. Pylori infection. 

What is H. Pylori? It is a gut infection that is the cause of stomach ulcers and is typically treated with two antibiotics and an acid blocker. This combination is called triple therapy. The therapy worked and could also set the patient up for a more virulent rebound infection of H. Pylori or a new infection. 

Is there a better treatment?  

Originally, a dermatologist developed this treatment in the early 1990's for psoriasis that turned out to be a better treatment. Dr. Steven Smith, MD did a study using nickel bromide and then switched to a formula containing nickel sulfate 1x, potassium bromide 1x and fumaric acid 1x called Psorizide Forte and nickel sulfate 1x, potassium bromide 1x and zinc bromide 4x called Psorizide Ultra. 

How did Psorizide work?

Turns out that H. Pylori likes nickel. It is a perfect food for this pathogen. Nickel feeds and supports two H. Pylori's essential enzymes - urease and hydrogenase. These enzymes allow H. Pylori to set up shop and colonize in the gastric mucosa. H. Pylori stores nickel inside to invade gastric cells and other tissues. The nickel acts as a Trojan Horse and brings the bromide inside H. Pylori cells. The bromide is released and kills H. Pylori. How cool is that!

If you have nasal polyps, psoriasis or a diagnosed H. Pylori infection then we have an evidence-based treatment for you.

Otezla can cause severe diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, especially within the first few weeks of treatment. Use in elderly patients and the use of certain medications with Otezla appears to increase the risk of having diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Tell your doctor if any of these conditions occur.

Some patients taking Otezla reported depression. Before starting Otezla, tell your doctor if you have had feelings of depression, suicidal thoughts, or suicidal behavior. After starting Otezla, tell your doctor if any of these symptoms, or other mood changes, develop or worsen.

Some patients taking Otezla lost body weight. Your doctor should monitor your weight regularly. If unexplained or significant weight loss occurs, your doctor will decide if you should continue taking Otezla.

You should not take certain medicines when you are taking Otezla as they may decrease its effectiveness.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or planning to breastfeed.

Unlike the commercials on T.V. for Otezla which can cause serious infections, rare lymphoma and a multitude of other symptoms - homeopathic formulas are safe and effective.  


Ref: Townsend Letter June 2019 One Cure for Nasal Polyps: A case Report, Wright, J. 2019


Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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