(Closed) skin problem

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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1325 posts
Bumble bee

I have it on my scalp. =/

So, not fun and I feel so gross! I’ve been using a bar soap from Lush that is supposed to help with dandruff and it has helped my scalp a bit. I have yet to find relief from my psoriasis yet. I can sympathize though. 

I do think that psoriasis is autoimmune….you may want to do some research through that avenue.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m sorry you’re going through this!  I don’t have psoriasis, but I am familiar with it.  I don’t know if you’ve tried adding any of these self-care options to the regimen your dermatologist prescribed.

  • Oatmeal baths may be soothing and may help to loosen scales. You can use over-the-counter oatmeal bath products. Or, you can mix 1 cup of oatmeal into a tub of warm water.

  • Sunlight may help your symptoms go away. Be careful not to get sunburned.

  • Relaxation and antistress techniques may be helpful. The link between stress and flares of psoriasis is not well understood, however.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001470/

Note: this is not intended as personal medical advice.  All medical decisions should be made after discussion with your personal health care provider.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Have you talked to your dermatologist and told him/her you are getting married? I think when you mention this many times dermatologists and/or doctors go “Ohhhh she really needs to get this taken care of!!”

I would go back if you can and get something different.

Is it even going to show on your wedding day?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m not sure if I have this, but I definitely have something like it going on. I just started using the cream. Hope it helps!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@faith1583a: Hi Faith!

 

I have had psoriasis

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@faith1583a: Hi Faith!

 

I have had psoriasis

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@faith1583a: Hi Faith!

 

I have had psoriasis since I was 11 years old. It started on one little spot on my scalp but eventually spread all over my scalp. Unfortunately there is no cure but it is controllable with the proper remedies. It increases with stress, and I’m sure you have been stressing a lot with the wedding coming up. Over the years, my dermatologist has prescribed different ointments etc, and they all worked quite well. Fortunately for me he was an active participant in the research of psoriasis. I have a few spots on my back and also on my chest. I stopped using anything for my psoriasis for a good few months (laziness) and because of that it spread to my fingernails. (By the way, you spread the psoriasis yourself when you scratch an infected area and then touch or scratch another area of your body that has not yet been infected.) I then went to my dermatologist. The most recent ointment he prescribed is called DOVOBET and it works really well! The skin on my back is the most stubborn because I think it is thicker than other skin on your body, but this ointment stops the flaking and smoothens the area that is affected. Eventually, the psoriasis is hardly noticeable and in fact not noticeable to those who are unaware of the problem. I had one small spot in the middle of my fore-head, but the ointment has taken it away completely. I also had it in and behind my ears. That is now gone! The good thing about this ointment is that it must be applied once a day at night so you don’t have to be conscious of anyone seeing it as it is a fatty ointment. For my scalp, he prescribed a special shampoo called CLOBEX clobetasol propionate and this I apply to my scalp before washing my hair. It must be left on for 15 minutes. It works wonders!! I recommend you go to your dermatologist and ask him about these products and if they have it in your area. It is not over the counter products and is specially for the treatment of psoriasis. You will start seeing the difference after just two applications. Another thing he recommended is direct sunlight. Apparently it is also an aid. Best of luck!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I also have psoriasis. I have had it for 15 years now (I had my first outbreak when I was 8!) I was concerned about having spots on my wedding day, so my dermatologist put me on Humira. I give myself an injection once every other week (2 a month). It really isn’t that bad. I noticed results within the first couple treatments! It takes full effect around week 10-12. You still have time to talk to your dermatologist and get on something like this before your wedding! I tried all sorts of creams and whatnot, but none of them worked well for me. There are some other medications that can be used (i.e. pills) but my dermatologist said that health wise, the Humira is the next best step. Some people are scared of the potential effect because there are some stories out there, but my dermatologist said she was not concerned at all about side effects. She has never had a patient or heard of a patient at her practice (where there are at least 8 dermatologists) that had any adverse side effects. Part of the scare is because it is used primarily for older people with rhumetoid arthritis. Their immune system isn’t at the same level as ours, so they are not able to tolerate the treatment as well. My dermatologist said the only drawback she had was the cost. It can be very expensive. BUT, Humira has a co-pay program for the first year. No matter if you have insurance or not, your co-pay is only $5 a month. It’s great and totally worth it!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@mrstj2b:My dermatologist mentioned something about this too. Think he said it’s for those who have severe cases and that it is very pricey. But I’m sure that if one has it bad, it is worth the money.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@AngelJCV: My case is probably technically only a moderate case, but I was super self conscious of it. I honestly think how the person feels about it should play into the severity level, and it probably does. And yes, it could be very expensive, but as I said, Humira will pay for all but $5 a month for the entire first year. I’m only concerned about it because of my wedding. Once the wedding is over, I’m going to go off of it. If faith is only concerned because of her wedding, she could easily go on it for a few months beforehand and only pay the $5.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@mrstj2b:I am the same way. I am a very self-conscious person overall. You guys are lucky to get the financial assistance. I’m from South Africa and I don’t think we are so lucky over here. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Me and my mom both have it mine is not very bad and never have been but my moms gets really bad and the thing that works the best for her is going tanning (yes in those skin cancer causing tanning beds) They dont know why it works but it does for her… (It might be worth a shot)

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