Post # 1
I have psoriasis fairly badly on my arm, have been using tazorac, flax seed, tar soap, and salicylic acid with some improvement, but it’s still bad enough I can rarely wear short sleeves (problem when it’s hot out). Lately I have been getting pustules (might be the tazorac). So frustrating! Anyone else out there have stuff that has worked for them or just want to comiserate?
Post # 3
i dont have psoriasis – i have eczema and alopecia – both of which at times cause not so pretty break outs and staph infection looking sores and always in places for me that are hard to hide (my neck and arms mostly) so i feel your pain.
have you talked to your dermotologist? there are TONS of new stuff out there that is specifically for psoriasis now thats really effective.
but i totally understanding the wanting to crawl under something cover up for a while til it goes away 🙁
Post # 4
My sister has really bad psoriasis that’s been spreading to her arms and legs (normally she has break outs on her scalp when she’s stressed). If you hear of anything that works please let me know, she’s also suffering from some terrible spots right now.
Post # 5
I’m sorry to hear about your psoriasis outbreak 🙁 I suffer from it when I get stressed out, usually on my scalp. I have medicated shampoo that usually helps. Sometimes I break out on my neck and shoulders, and I use a variety of creams…the one that works best for me is called Allocon (sp?)
Post # 6
This worked for a friend who has psoriasis, might be worth giving it a try.
Post # 7
prescription Olux worked great for me, its a steroid foam, it burned like hell on the open skin but it cleared up my break outs so quickly and I have actually been flare up free for a while.
Post # 8
I have psoriasis on my scalp and arms, I don’t know if these people ship to the states but these 2 natural remedies always really help me, I use them as well as the steroids as an emmolient and they’re great, smell lovely too!
everything in there is 100% natural and sourced in the lake district which is a beautiful national park in the UK.
Post # 9
I do! I tried a bunch of different OTC creams in the past. When those didn’t work, I used steroid creams given to me by my dermatologist. Then when THOSE didn’t work, she finally put me on Humira last summer. It worked for a while, but after we got engaged (and my stress level went through the roof) the spots came back. So now I’m on Enbrel. I’ve been on that for about 3 months & it’s working, slowly but surely. Good luck to you!
Post # 10
I am on enbrel and it works really well for my psoriatic arthritis. but not for my psoriasis. BUT…betamethasone cream works on my psoriasis. Thing is, I have to put it on before i go to bed and then wrap my body in saran wrap. It’s not attractive, but it works!!
Post # 11
I have a fairly mild case, but it does get quite painful on my elbows and hands sometimes. Dovobet works quite well for me, as does taking birth control pills without going off every month as I get hormonal flareups.
I’m also a fan of coconut oil and the oatmeal and honey Rocky Mountain Soap, but the most they do is calm my skin and maybe prevent a flareup when my skin is dry. They won’t make psoriasis spots go away.
Post # 12
Can I ask – what did y’all do for wedding dresses? Did you go with sleeves or rock the bare arms? My arms (not just my elbows) get pretty bad and I’m really self conscious about it. Right now they look great – but I don’t know if I should take the chance.
I know we’re all beautiful, and should love our bodies the way they are…but I’ve got to be honest, this has been on my mind. 🙁
Post # 13
Oh my goodness, it’s so nice to see I’m not the only one in the world with psoriasis.. it really feels like it sometimes. It’s so evil 🙁
My dermatologist prescribed me Talconex and it has worked really well, most medications would just slightly tame the itch, but this stuff would completely clear parts of my psoriasis.. which is a God send. I would give it a try.