“In 12 hours after one overnight topical application on my palmar psoriasis my plaque, redness, itchiness and minor abrasion were noticeably reduced.”
For many years, I have suffered with extreme cracking and hyperkeratinosis (skin thickening) on my left foot, and sometimes the right foot. The condition has been diagnosed and treated as psoriasis, eczema, hyperkeratinosis and by other names.. Regardless of the official diagnosis and naming, the heel of my left foot is painful, red, scaly, itchy, and cracks easily, especially in the winter months. I have been treated with Dovonex (psoriasis medication containing calcipotriene, a Vitamin D derivative), strong steroidal creams (for treating anti-inflammatory conditions, with careful warnings about washing hands after use), ketolytic agents such as urea (to decrease skin thickness), and phototherapy with specific wavelengths of UV light. Of these, the Dovonex was ineffective; the steroidal creams were beneficial only acutely, the benefit quickly tapered off and there are other side effects if used chronically; and the ketolytic agent accelerated the rate of skin thickening. Light therapy was effective, but expensive, required daily visits to a dermatologist, and could not be prescribed until the condition manifested in its worse state. Sleeping with Vaseline and socks (us gymnasts/ex-gymnasts affectionately refer to as “Sock Therapy”) offered temporary relieve from the cracking, but was uncomfortable and hot, and the pain and itching returned during the day when not socked up with Vaseline. So, I turned to Delta-5 oil…
The upper panel shows the significant cracking and skin deformation prior to applying Delta-5 oil.
I then applied 3 drops of Delta-5 oil to my finger with the dropper, and then used my finger to spread the oil over the affected areas. I covered my foot with a sock and slept through the night. Immediately after applying the oil, I felt an intense sense of relief and soothing, as if I had just taken a very strong pain or numbing medicine. I then applied the oil every other night following the above protocol, for a total of 4 applications over 8 days (middle panel). There was improvement each day with less itchiness, scaliness, and redness.
The lower panel shows the foot after 3 weeks, with no oil applied between days 7 and 21. The condition of my foot is the best it has been in a very long time. I intend to re-apply Delta-5 oil once a week for maintenance purposes, and if the condition should worsen again.
Super-dry cracked heel
“As a continuation of the previous post, my feet were not quite as deeply cracked as before, but were excruciatingly dry in January of 2019 while in Norway. A deep cracked formed and it was painful to walk. See the upper panel.
“I applied 3 drops of Delta-5 oil across the dry heel, and felt an immediate reduction in pain, uptake of Delta-5 oil into the skin, and the crack was less painful immediately, and had annealed by the morning (Lower panel). I continued to use Delta-5 oil (about 3 drops) each morning and evening for the next few days, and the extreme dryness did not return, even after I stopped applying the Delta-5 oil, suggesting a healing process had been stimulated. Highly recommend Delta-5 alone, or with other ingredients, for dry, cracked heels.”
“I thought I would let you know that my wife is VERY happy with your product. It seemed to cure her eczema. She is a fan!”
Inflammation patch on the Face: Delta-5 oil worked, Pharma solutions did not!
I have been dealing with a growing skin inflammation issue for almost three years now. It initially waxed and waned, though was less of a problem to begin with as it was a very small patch and was gone more often than there. Over the course of the last year it grew slightly larger in size and became persistent, never completely resolving. It has occasionally been itchy. Doctors prescribed several different types of creams, including antibiotic, steroid [anti-inflammatory] and Crisaborole (Eucrisa) [anti-eczema]. Nothing helped whatsoever.
I recently decided to give DELTA-5 oil a try, liking the idea of a light oil derived from sustainable sources, containing a few ‘simple’ ingredients, though skeptical of trying something so new that claimed to be so versatile.
It took a couple of weeks of twice daily use before my stubborn, irritated patch began to subside. But it definitely did, and has remained consistently less noticeable since. The redness is still there, though very faint, and in a smaller area than before. I haven’t had any itchy sensation whatsoever since beginning treatment with DELTA-5. The before and after pictures are after 8 weeks of usage.
I’ve gotten a bonus in this product, as it has also helped to combat several of summer’s annoying bee stings, bug bites, and poison plant rashes, as well as healed a cut on my lip (see other testimonial posts)