- Running Elley
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I have psoriasis, so I can relate. I’m sorry. I have a cortisone cream that helps a lot, but you can’t overuse because it will become less effective. I suggest taking a look at your diet…lots of things are allergy related. Moisturize! And read about Vitamin D. Most people are lacking (yes, they can blood test for it). I take 4,000iu a day and that keeps me in normal level…helps my skin tremendously. Fish oil is another supplement that is very helpful.
I like to alternate oil (baby or coconut) with ammonium lactate. The ammonium lactate is an acid that gets rid of scaly dead skin. I use it not more than every 1-2 weeks, but the oil i use as often as every 3-4 days. Other than that, I use good old Lubriderm.
Yes, do. A lot of Dr.s haven’t jumped on the vitamin D bandwagon yet. Do some research before you go so you have your facts straight.
Also, I wanted to add – dead sea salt baths can be very helpful. I usually buy like a 20 lb bag online (which is sort of expensive) but it lasts forever.
@BackyardLoveBird:I just saw something online while researching about the dead sea salt baths being effective, it’s worth a try! What kind of changes in diet have you made? A lot of the things that I’m seeing say that maintaining a vegan diet has showed significant change in people who have tried it.
@Running Elley: I wouldn’t use it during the flare up because it will sting badly. I use it to get rid of the flakes after it heals. It is marketed as AmLactin, available at the drug store. Test it on a small patch first so you know if it will irritate you.
I have it too but its on the palm of my hands. My Dr. gave me an ointment that was totally ineffective so I’ve used several products until I found what works for me. Everyone has different triggers and the key is to find yours. If you say it’s been worse the last month or so, what have you changed? Have you started using a different detergent? Are you more stressed? Are you moisterizing daily? For me, I have to be very careful how often I put my hands in water, what types of soaps I use and I absolutely have to put vasoline on my hands immediatly (with my towel on) after I get out of the shower. When I start to get bad flair ups it’s because I’ve not followed one of my rules. PS as PP has said, cortisone will help with the itch but make sure you’re not putting that on any open sore areas because you can end up with an infection.
@ms_nickie:I’ve been getting it on my right palm also! I have been more stressed and I think part of the leg irritation may be sweat? I’ve been running a lot more than before and I don’t think the sweat issue helps. I have also been using a different detergent but I just bought a new one for sensitive skin that is unscented. I do use cortisone a lot and that definitely helps with the itch. I guess I’ll have to experiment!
I’m sorry, I don’t deal with this situation so I don’t have any really good advice, but I do know that oatmeal baths can help ease itching so maybe that could help? Or just an oatmeal treatment to certain areas? Good luck! I hope the derm can help you out 🙂
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