greatorwell: Hey, I've been suffering from localised nail psoriasis for almost 3 years now and I can't seem to find any remedies for it :( do you have any idea on how to make it better? I don't have any scaling on my skin which is really weird so a lot of the online resources don't help me.. And I'm glad I found this blog, there's some comfort in knowing that I'm not alone. Thank you
I’m glad you found the blog, also! It’s so good to take comfort in knowing we’re not alone. I suffer from this too, especially in my toes, and it hurts like a mother effer sometimes so I sympathize with you! I asked my dermatologist once and she told me to rub olive oil in my nails (which I never did, because I’m lazy and kind of forgot :P) so you could try that.. but I don’t really know anything else for this. Does anyone else know anything for nail psoriasis?
Yes! I’m about 90% clear now thanks to Humira! After about 10 years of my skin being covered in psoriasis, I’d had enough. My dermatologist and I went through EVERY option before I went on Humira. I did topical treatments, UVA/UVB treatments, the works. But nothing cleared up my psoriasis as well as Humira has, and now I can wear short sleeves (!) and shorts (!!) and not be embarrassed about my skin. I do have small spots here and there, but that’s my own fault, because I don’t exactly do the shot every two weeks as I’m suppose to lol
It’s okay to worry! Our appearances are important (no matter how hard we try to tell ourselves otherwise). My scalp psoriasis was the worst on my body, so I understand what you’re going through. Generally, people just either thought I had dandruff, or couldn’t tell at all (surprisingly). It was me just freaking out. But if you’re that worried, talk to your doctor about UVA/UVB treatments if you haven’t tried that. Those usually work for people. If your psoriasis covers more than 30% of your body, you might even be eligible for an injection, so go through your options with him/her! :)
I have diabetes AND psoriasis, so my wounds have never completely healed. I have patches on my butt and legs that are forever sore, itchy and oozing. Does anyone know of anything that can heal such wounds?
It’s okay to complain. That’s what I’m here for ;) I think all your friend is trying to do is to relate to you so you don’t feel so alone… but sometimes it’s really hard to feel like someone else can know what we’re going through (especially if they don’t have psoriasis). Your friend is just trying to be a friend, even if it is kind of annoying that they totally don’t understand it. But at least they’re trying to, you know? Just know that you can come on here and complain or talk about anything you want later and people will know just what you’re going through :) xox
First off, I’m glad the blog has given you strength! Secondly, I wouldn’t recommend anyone else doing that either lol, but if it worked for you, that’s so awesome! It must feel great, I know the feeling :)
I love seeing that people who DON’T suffer from psoriasis can relate to my lil ol’ blog! I’m so glad it’s helped you. xoxo
keepcalmandasdfghjklfuck: My psoriasis used to be horrific on my scalp but then I switched to cowashing (conditioner only washing) my hair, instead of the traditional shampoo/conditioner combo, and my psoriasis on my scalp has cleared up A LOT. Now after 6/7 months I have no plaques on my scalp. I'm guessing it due to the fact that the sulfates (bubbly bits) in shampoo are really stripping and drying where as the natural conditioner is very moisturising and gentle. I hope this helps someone with plaques on their scalp!
Thanks for the tip! I’m also guessing that the conditioner also helps soothe the skin/scalp, making it much less flakey! I’m glad that works for you :D
diariodellapsoriasi: Hi everyone, don't feel bad about it, I have sex with a guy with psoriasis, he's more embarassed than me but I don't really care, I think he's the most beautiful guy that I ever met while i kiss his skin and touch his arms. Be strong! <3
Aw, you are so sweet! My boyfriend does the same :) I find that most people, if they are willing to look past our skin, are nice enough to not care.
I was diagnosed with psoriasis about 15 years ago, and was prescribed Clobetasol Propionate to treat it. I was 10, I don’t remember the doctor giving me any warnings about it, and have been using it ever since- neither my doctor or my pharmacist have ever mentioned concerns. I accidentally stumbled across something the other day that said long term use of clobetasol was linked to certain side effects and hormonal imbalances, and they all happened to be something I’ve been struggling with since I was around 11 years old. My cousin has been on clobetasol for 2 years and has had the exact same symptoms which appeared about a month after she started. We had no idea that it could have been linked to this medication. We’ve both discontinued use as of today and will be talking to our doctors as soon as possible.
The effects that we experienced that may be related to our clobetasol treatment and appeared after treatment began: our faces got extremely rounded, fat began to centralize on our stomachs and not really anywhere else, hormonal imbalances (we’ve both had to get on birth control for menstrual problems, my cousin’s troubles started about a month after her treatment with clobetasol began, I have no control experience to know if mine were ever normal), and hyperglycemia.
The reason I’m submitting this is just in case anyone else has been prescribed clobetasol to treat psoriasis long-term, and doesn’t know that it can be harmful. I don’t want anyone else to go through the problems we’ve been through and potentially get harmed because of these side effects.