I have been suffering with this disease since I was three years old. At different times in my life, the outbeaks have varied. Some were severe, some were localized. The only time that I can remember not having an outbreak is when I was pregnant. I was able to wear shorts and black without feeling self-conscious. I was married for 24 years and my husband just dealt with it. Now that I am a widow, people ask me when I am going to start dating again, it’s been almost 5 years. It’s not only that I don’t have the time, I am also self-conscious about my body. Even my children tell me not to worry about it and friends tell me that I shouldn’t let it bother me. Easier said than done. I know it sounds vain but this disease makes other people feel uncomfortable too. Newly developed light therapy, the sun and certain tar-based products are the only things that have worked for me
I’m not really the person to ask about this, seeing as I’ve never been pregnant :3 But this will definitely be a concern for me (and I’m sure others as well!) when I do decide to have a child. I looked it up and found this article on the National Psoriasis website, so I recommend checking it out. Best of luck to you and your little peanut! :) xox
Thanks for the compliment, I really appreciate them! Sometimes we all need the reminder to keep healthy (at least I know I do!) and it definitely helps with psoriasis. Thanks for the kind words :) xo
It should definitely help with the itching, and the irritation! There are lots of tutorials online so I recommend checking those out and finding one that suits you.
Aw, I’m sorry that you don’t feel confident enough to love your body yet. I hope that whatever you do, you will learn to love yourself, whether it be by improving your body or not :) Has anyone gone through this surgery, or a similar one?
For a more natural approach, try rubbing some coconut oil or olive oil on the spots. It will help reduce the itchiness and irritation. You could also try vaseline, or a lotion with no scent (scented lotions tend to irritate psoriasis!). Another thing to try is a nice hot oatmeal bath. You can buy oatmeal bath powder at any drugstore or Walmart - Aveeno has a really good one. I hope this helps! xo good luck.
Wow, that’s pretty cool! I’ve never heard of this, but now I’m interested to see if there are any near me. Thanks for sharing! xo