I would say then, that what I had was psoriasis. I would get thick patches of skin that when they would peel or be scatched off, left raw and even bleeding patches underneath. I have been left with a lot of scaring, but thankfully the silica and Iodine washes are helping lessen the scaring. The worst patches were often in places were the circulation was good, for example , on my scalp, hands and feet, on the sides of my face, upper chest and upper thighs. For many years I was prescribed steroid creams and medications, that just flat out didn't work, so for the last few years I have tried a lot of natural remedies. Finally I have found something that actually works :) Anyone who has suffered with skin problems could tell you how wonderful it is to be free of it.
I think that any remedy is going to work better if your body is healthy and your immune system is working.