It all began when my father turned 60 and he started feeling itchy in his head right around the scalp. We didn’t think much about it at first as it looked like a mild irritation that turned into dandruff. A month had passed and it was worse as the itchiness was unbearable. We couldn’t ignore it because he kept scratching until it became raw. We began to be more concerned when the red patch started to spread in his face it looked like red raised plaques of thick and scaly skin.
We decided to send him to a dermatologist for a checkup and he was diagnosed with psoriasis. Until it scattered more and soon it was all over his body. He began having a fever so we brought his to the hospital. We were given more medicines but this didn’t help him. It was just so so as he would be relieved from the symptoms as such as the burning itch and the thick red patches that get inflamed when he missed his medicines. It’s been four years, five doctors, loads of money, and tons of medicine, soap, cream, and lotion and none of them worked.
After several-hospital-episodes, aunty Jane Tambagahan offered help to us by doing Biotherapy treatment. We were both working in Hong Kong at that time so we arranging the distant therapy for my father. At first, we couldn’t see much difference but after the second treatment, yet my father started to feel something warm inside while aunty Jane was doing the treatment with him. A month after, we have noticed a drastic change in his skin condition. Before, if he missed a dose of his maintenance medicine, his skin would have been inflamed and his skin will turn very red and itchy, and now if he missed taking medicine, he still feels fine. Recently, we brought him for a checkup and the doctor was amazed by how his skin has calmed down physically. With positive test results, the doctor reduced medication for him.
We’re thankful that aunty Jane helped us by treating my father with biotherapy. We are not fortunate and going to see doctors and taking the medicines is really hard for us to sustain life. The family is very happy that my father is once again able to live a normal life with a minimal disturbance from his sickness.