Conditions with symptom: 'psoriasis'
Palmar-Plantar Psoriasis also known as hand and foot psoriasis is a particularly difficult form of the disease to treat. Read more →
This is caused by the nail becoming pitted, discoloured and loose. Read more →
Psoriasis affects around 3% of the UK’s population and involves the speeding up of the bodies usual mechanism for replacing skin. Read more →
Hi, I'm 26 years old and I have been suffering from psoriasis from the age of 15 and it's been bad but a few weeks ago I realise I have developed ezcema on the inside of my arms and the back of my knees...I just wanted to know how can I treat this and is it possible for me to be suffering from ezcema and psoriasis at the same time and can psoriasis turn into ezcema???
my son has mild Localized scalp flaking 6 year old from past 8 months. I have taken him to multiple dermatologists all of them said it is dandruff. But by research says it is psoriasis though it is not red or ugly generally very mild and localized. his father has psoriasis, he said that unless it is red it cant be psoriasis. He had dandruff in all his life but psoriasis was diagnosed only at 27(milder case I suppose, he has few on his body, now he is 37 he doesn't treat it nor bothered about it. I am more worried. Though the kid is not worried or bothered about it, he is bit nervous me taking him to multiple doctors, finally he is asking me what has happened to me and why are you so worried?
Hiya, I'm 13 years old and I've had scalp psoriasis for 5 years now I've tried every ointment,shampoo and creams under the sun which get rid of the scales for about a week and then its back again just as bad as before.I find it extremely embarrasing because recently we've had a lesson in school about how psoriais is a result of smoking something I personally hate.Also,it has started to spread onto my foreheas and since I was bullied for 3 years because of psoriasis I don't want it to spread and get more noticable.Is there any treatment that can get rid of psoriasis permanently or at least for a long time?Please Help!!!
Hi,I am 47 and have been suffering with psoriasis for about 9 years now on my leg. I have recently been living in Cyprus and my Psoriasis has moved to my vaginal area. It is extremely painful and i have been given Dermovate by the Chemist, but it is not helping. Can anyone tell me what else i can use in such a sensitive area.
For sensitive area's try Dovonex cream. It contains calcipotriol which is much less potent than the stronger corticosteroid Dovobet (which contains betametasome). The Dovonex should help clear up alot. However see your GP before.
im 16 and have only recently dicovered i have psoriasis, the doctor tells me it has flarred up due to stress from doing my GCSEs.....im supposed to be seeing a dermotolagist in a few weeks but i want to dye my hair and my mum wont let me yet because the psoriasis has lead to my hair falling out and having a small bald patch on the side of my head...she is worried that if i dye my hair more could fall out....please help does anyone have any answers???
Wait and see what your dermotololagist says i have been lving with it for nearly ten years and the most relief i get fron it is when i dye my hair as well as using t gel shampoo but also be warned i have been doing research into other treatments and they do say that sometimes hair dye makes it worse. best of luck x
Hi,I'm 18. I've had psoriasis for about 4 years now and its been getting worse recently. I have to say I have been dying my hair for all those years (even bleaching it numerous time from black to blonde) and apart from it stinging really badly when you first put it on, its been absolutely fine. I too had a bald patch but mainly the was because it is really itchy so I was breaking the hair with scratching it. Hope that helps!
Hi, I'm 25 and have been suffering with psoriasis for 12 months now. I have tried multiple creams, steroids, changing foods and nothing is helping. I am also a type 1 diabetic and a trainee solicitor. My job is stressful but I cannot change that. My doctor said my psoriasis was triggered due a throat infection. I am awaiting an appointment with a dermatologist and wondered if anyone could advise me of any tricks or creams or methods that have worked for them? I am covered head to toe and would appreciate any help.
Hi Sarah-Jayne, I too have Psoriasis, it started when I was 21 and was planning our wedding. I was referred to a dermatologist who started me off with an emollient cream (different ones can be purchased from boots), I also used a bath ointment (Oilatum bath formular and Dermol bath emmollient)when my skin was cracking and sore, this helped ease the pain a little. It can get very painful when it cracks and bleeds. I really struggled with mine as I was covered from head to toe. On my body i used coal tar soap on my skin and neutrogena t gel shampoo on my hair (it all smells a bit old lady like but it helped a little). My dermatologist started me on light treatment when the creams were having no effect and after a year he changed to pills like ciclosporin and may others which also had no effect on my skin. I was in bits and it took me 4 years of trying different pills and eventually I was referred to a professor in the field, who I love to this day. He helped me petition the hospital to get Immuno-suppressants and I am now on 2 weekly injections of Humira (sales name) and I am pleased to say I am now clear. It was a long old haul but my life is back on track. As you are Type 1, I do not know if you would be able to go down this route, but many people find something that works for them a lot earlier down the line, so I hope you do too. I would also suggest you use perfume and strong scents on your clothes rather than you skin. Moisturise every day morning and night with a plain emollient cream. Drink plenty of water too as this help the skin. I wish you all the luck in finding a happy solution, but don't be deterred if something does not work, go back again and again until you do find something that does work.
Hi I have suffered with psoriasis 54 of my 55 years. The single most important factor in addition to medicine or ointments is to MOISTURISE your whole skin every day as often as possible, at least twice as a minimum. I believe that some dietary changes work for some, and using unfragranced bath and shower products and moisturisers is soothing on inflamed and or dry skin. I use black sea rock salt in my bath water and find this calms angry red lesions even though it can sting a little. But you must MOISTURISE MOISTURISE and MOISTURISE again to keep yourself more comfortable. I have felt ugly and grotesque most of my life but I will say that if someone loves you, they don't see it the same as you. I suffered low confidence and low self esteem but I have learnt that if you can show confidence then others will see you for you, not as "the one with psoriasis". If I see someone staring I explain to them what it is and that it is not contagious. They can react with embarrassment but it breaks the ice to have the conversation. There are not many people these days that do not know a friend or family member who suffers with psoriasis. So please don't waste your life worrying what others think as each and every one of them has something that they don't like about themselves. It may be something worse than psoriasis or life threatening, and I have learned to thank God that I don't suffer from the multitude of health issues that others have the misfortune to suffer. There is always someone worse off. The less you focus on your psoriasis, the less others will notice. I know this can be difficult in your low times, but keep going and keep going back to your doctor until you find something that works for you. I hope you do. Best wishes. Susy-d
I have been a sufferer of Psoriasis since I was 11; I am now almost 28. It started as small patches on my scalp and slowly spread across my body. When I had my children, it appeared to tame slightly, however, over the last 2 years it has got progressively worse to the point where I have to sit on the edge of my seat at work because it is so sore. The sun helps but holidays cost money - a luxury I cannot afford. uv light therapy did not work for me. I have been trying to reduce the pain of my skin by using liquid parafin, as prescribed by my Dr but this does not help the appearance of it. I have recently heard about methytextrate (I think that is how it is spelt) - an mine suppressant but because I am still fertile, my Dr. is reluctant to refer me for this. Can anyone offer any info about this? Currently I am approx 60% covered in Psoriasis and i'mnot sure I can handle much more. Please help.
Hi Sophie. I have been suffering with psoriasis for 11 years and the only thing that works for me is Mometasone Furoate 0.1 % w/w ointment. It clears my skin in days, it´s brilliant.
is it ok to have hair rebond while having psoriasis in my scalp ?
could you explain to me the link between psoriasis and hypothyroidism
They are both auto-immune disorders.... I have the opposite = HYPER-thyroidism(Grave's Disease) & psoriasis w/psoritis arthritis.
could you explain to me the link between psoriasis and hypothyroidism
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