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I have been reading the articles on your site and find them very
I have had
psoriasis for about 7 years, mainly on my scalp and face.
Next January, I will be moving to Boulder, Colorado due to work.
There are quite a number of hot springs around there.
Wonder if you have been to any of them and if they are good for
psoriasis? Perhaps you can
recommend a few for me to try out?
And about the
Great Salt Lake in Utah, I learnt that it’s the second saltiest next to
the Dead Sea. Have you heard
any good results with bathing in the lake?
Hope to hear
from you soon! A great website
you have! Regards, -Hsiao M.
Response: You’re going to
have a good time in Boulder, Hsiao. Just
be careful, you may learn to ski whether you want to or not!
Of all the
“hot springs” in the Eastern Rockies, I’ve never heard of one
specifically known to benefit flakers.
The two I am most familiar with are in Idaho Springs and Glenwood
Springs. Glenwood Springs is
on Highway I-75 between Denver and Grand Junction (a route I’ve driven
many, many times). Those
Colorado’s hot springs are mineral-laden, they’re more sulfurous than
salty. They’re probably more
palliative for arthritis than for psoriasis (so they might provide some
relief for psoriatic arthritis, I suppose).
fondest memories are soaking in these hot spring pools — the ones
outdoors — when a Rocky Mountain winter snowfall commences, particularly
in the twilight. Make a
point to try it, Hsiao.
With regard to
the Great Salt Lake, I’ve not heard of it as a particularly attractive
climatotherapy spot for flakers, either.
I’m not sure why. Soap
Lake, in the northwestern state of Washington, on the other hand, is
growing in popularity as a spa town for flakers.
Even though the
Great Salt Lake shares “saltiness” with the Dead Sea, it doesn’t
share the Dead Sea’s claim to be the “lowest point on earth.”
They say a sojourn at the Dead Sea works to clear psoriasis because
of both the salts in the water and
the unusual sunlight in the area. There
have been many attempts to reproduce the chemical contents of the Dead Sea
in bath additives for use anywhere and I’ve yet to receive an email from
anybody who says these have helped their P in any dramatic way.
Good luck to
you, Hsiao. Boulder is a
beautiful college town nestled against the eastern foothills of the
Rockies. (The University of
Colorado, with Boulder as its home, is my alma mater.)