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    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???





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    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?





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    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!!!





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    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.





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    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???





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    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!

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    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.





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    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.





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    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 ?





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    could you explain to me the link between psoriasis and hypothyroidism





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    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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    yeah you should be able to dye your hair. i have been told off my dermatologist that dyeing your hair should not affect your psoriasis at all but if you are having a problem with dying your hair because it is affecting your psoriasis then maybe it is best to not dye your hair for a couple of moths and then try to dye it just to let your psoriasis settle for a while, it could help and i wish you all the look in the world with your psoriasis

    I have had psoriasis since I was 19, I am now 38. I have had it in my scalp, under arms and down below, mainly where there is bodily hair. I have used steroid lotions, creams and none of them make them disappear completely; they would take away the redness, itchiness and flakiness. The only time I have been psoriasis free all over is when I was pregnant with both my children and as soon as I stopped breast feeding the psoriasis came back. For the past few years however the psoriasis is only in my scalp and I would have dry ears.





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    i have had scalp psoriasis for 2-3 years. i only found out it was psoriasis after hearing the symtoms i suffer from on embarrasing bodies. i just thought it was just some kind of rash anyway i went to the docs and he gave me this great lotion. the lotion cleared the psoriasis up in about 3 days its called betamethasone valerate its only a temperary measure because the psoriasis came back but with regular use it did keep it at bay.





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    The dry flaky type of psoriasis is called plaque psoriasis, this is more common, there are different types, your symptoms sound to me like pustular psoriasis.

    I was amazed (to be polite) at how you made the treatment of Psoriasis look so easy. You didn't even skim the surface of it! I was also a little confused because after showing how UVB can help Psoriasis (us that have it know it can and also know the limitations ie; lifetime QUOTA) you moved on to 'dangerous moles' and the risks of over exposure to sunlight (UVB). Had you covered Psoriasis with the depth it deserves you may have improved your viewing figures as you mentioned that 2% of the population has Psoriasis, I doubt many of us will watch again......





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    Hi, I have scalp psoriasis for the last ten years! I have tried everything from the doctor but nothing works. I've tried dovonex, shampoo and tar products and my psoriasis is just unbearable. Has anyone actually managed to cure their psoriasis? Is there anything else I can try because I feel I have been around all the GP's and I get nowhere. There has to be someone that can help?





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    This is a good example of the way Psoriasis can effect the way we view ourselves. The facts are, Psoriasis shouldn't effect joining the Armed Forces (It used to 6+ years ago) - I know, I am a Serving Soldier with mild Psoriasis! It also wouldn't affect joining the Police Service in the UK. This is not a contagious disease, and can be managed. If you were talking about serious Psoriasis, head to foot, then perhaps there may be issues. My advice is to see a GP, and keep trying stuff until it works.

    People, thanks for your replies to my last comment but I have something to say about me having scalp psoriasis. My mum took me to the doctors because my psoriasis just wasn't going away so he gave me a prescription of Bettamousse and it works like a dream. Within 5-7 days of using it, my flakes had gone and my hard skin had gone but the substance doesn't get psoriasis out of your system forever so all I do now is keep control of it by using T-gel shampoo every couple of days (I shower daily but with other shampoos). After getting rid of visible psoriasis, all of my confidence has come back and I don't have to worry about if someone can see flakes or not. It really does work and I want to share it with you :D





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    I am 15, almost 16 and I have psoriasis on my scalp. Sometimes it can be itchy, but most of the time, I have dandruff/psoriasis fall out of my hair. I have used polytar, a shampoo which helps with psoriasis and dandruff, however this is not helping with my condition. What can I do or what can I use to help?





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    Hello I use a Betnovate scalp application, it has worked for me for 20 years. If you have broken skin, it will sting, but after a week it will control the scalp. Polytar is ok, but it smells, try 'Simple' its mild and you only need a drop to wash your hair Good Luck

    I to use betnovate scalp application. I normally use ot every other wash/shampoo. It os really effective. Calming and feels so refreshing. Most important stops the itching and reduces the dandruff effect. Good luck

    I'm 19 years old and suddenly got psoriasis in november of last year, It started off as a few patches on my head and gradually spread all over, i am now about 85% covered with psoriasis now and am finding it hard to move around or even sit down. i'm now noticing that it is spreading on to my genitals :O. Anyway i Have UVB treatment at the hospital starting next week which i hope will clear the psoriasis or atleast most of it. Has anyone had this treatment and does it work?? and if it clears my psoriasis up will it stay away if i continue to moisturise twice daily and go on a sunbed twice a week?? thanks for your replies in advance





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    Ive had Uv treatments, their are two types one is were you take tablets or a bath solution and the other is just a uv light treatment. The Bath Solution one helped me lots and have clear patches, but now have new patches, its hit and miss, but dont forget what might work for someone else might not work for you. I now use DiproSalic from GP or ask for Dovobet, they work well. Or book a two week holiday somewhere HOT .......

    I have had Psoriasis for nearly 30 years almost constantly now (39 female) and I have found the topical treatments (creams/lotions) have a very short 'working' life with my skin. The best treatments I had were PUVA and UVB. Both would clear my skin for 4-8 months. However, I've basically clocked up a lifetimes worth of this treatment so am not able to have any more (there is a maximun recommended exposure). I wouldn't recommend using regular sunbeds as these tend not to work and are bad for you. I have also tried tablets, some work but the side effects/long term issues make some unworkable (plus you have to be past child bearing age with many of these). Good luck with the UVB.

    hi, i have had psoriasis for over 5 years now since i was 14 and am 21 now, my psoriasis is pretty much covered around my body i say about 90% covered. i have tried numerous of topical cream which haven't help me at all. i am currently on methotrexate and am takin it regulary. i have reqular blood test. i would like to know does the metheortreaxate work does it help clear psoriasis





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    Hi, does anyone know whether a person having psoriasis can have a laser hair removal treatment?I have a very mild psoriasis but also excess hair on my legs. The only option for me to get rid of hair is to have a laser treatment.But some clinics told me it would be fine,they would avoid psoriasis area and the others didnt recommend laser at all as the laser would activate and worsen the psoriasis.Please help if you know sth about this!thanks!





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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgxArA2XFfs i also had psoriasis artritis. i am taking Enbrel, right now. I have taken humira, and remicade in the past, but i had horrible side effects with Remicade because i did not have psoriasis previously. I developed psoriasis while i was taking Remicade which is applied intravenous. Iv. I noticed this website about Tony who delevoped different types of psoriasis and he is in a critical contidion because he was in a clinical trial for Stelar biologic drug. this video scare the hell out of me.





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    saw video of psoriasis patient, i've suffered from plaque psoriasisover 70% of my body since i was 14. At age 36, i started getting psoriatic arthritis. went to a rheumatologist for the arthritis, was prescribed methotrexate injections and humira, in as little as a month my psoriasis was completely gone. I've been clear of psoriasis now for 6months.





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    I have very mild psoriasis but just having it ruined my life. I wad DQ from military service and police officer. 2 of my dream jobs i cant do because i have very mild psoriasis and its always been just a bit on my scalp. Thinking of going to prison or travelling to afghanistan and staying there untill i die. I cant find a job because of my psoriasis. I give up.......





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    This is a good example of the way Psoriasis can effect the way we view ourselves. The facts are, Psoriasis shouldn't effect joining the Armed Forces (It used to 6+ years ago) - I know, I am a Serving Soldier with mild Psoriasis! It also wouldn't affect joining the Police Service in the UK. This is not a contagious disease, and can be managed. If you were talking about serious Psoriasis, head to foot, then perhaps there may be issues. My advice is to see a GP, and keep trying stuff until it works.

    The doctor was kind to tell her how much better she was, but none of her psoriasis was gone. Her disease will come back and upset her more, whereas a systemic treatment would give her a sustained remission. The management of psoriasis is utterly abysmal the world over, and the program simply reinforces the idea of psoriasis as a cosmetic illness. It is not, and improperly managed patients face a range of life shortening morbidities.





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    i have just turned 20 and have recently started developing psoriasis after consulting my GP. He has gave me Selenium Sulphate: an ingredient found in Selsun shampoo to put on my skin each night. that has seemed to lighten spots so far. However, would anyone be able to enlighten me on what the reoccurring effect are like? My psoriasis is mild at the moment, but does it become worse the as more it occurs, or does it stay generally at the same level? I wish everyone the best of luck with tackling their psoriasis





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    Psoriasis is an immune system problem, it is also hereditory. I have had it off and on most of my life but only very small patches on my feet and head. There is also something else people who suffer from Psoriasis should keep a look out for and thats a condition known as Psoriatic Arthritis. This commonly affects joints of the hands and feet and the tendons where they attach to bone. Psoriatic arthritis is one of a group of rheumatic diseases known as spondyloarthropathies and only those that suffer from Psoriasis will develop it. My doctor put me on Methotrexate to control the arthritis, low and behold my Psoriasis has got a lot better since i started the disease-modifying drugs.





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    My best friend has suffered on and off from scalp psoriasis for years and has tried many many treatments. She's now moved on from chemical ones to the more natural and gentle treatments. She's currently using this one - http://www.katharinebotanicals.com/psoriasis-treatments/scalp-psoriasis-and-other-affected-areas.html which she thinks is lovely.





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    im 44 and have psoriasis since i was 17 now 27 years and never been clear, as a result of psoriasis i also have psoriatic arthritus and asthma.the pain i can cope with and inhalers manages the asthma but since having psoriasis i am too embarrassed to swim go to the gym wear shorts on holidays etc or to have a partner 27 years is a long time.in the past ive spent months at a time in hospital,although at the moment my psoriasis is the best ever, ive fallen out of the latest creams available due to having given up.can u please advise on any new creams available on perscription as ive have been using the same old creams for years and some are no longer available or have more or less stopped working for me due years of use. many thanks





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