Why do bandaids make my psoriasis worse?
I get these weird scabs on my scalp, have since I was a kid. They hurt and flake and bleed and itch, but dermatologists never were able to figure out what they are. They had gone away for a few years but recently started coming back. Does anyone know what it might be or have any tips?
How do you stay positive when thinking about your psoriasis?
What foods or supplements help to slow psoriasis skin conditions?
Are there any natural remedies for scalp psoriasis?
I've had psoriasis for about 10 years now. It's gotten better, then worse, then better, etc. It's endlessly frustrating and sometimes painful. It's mostly on my knees, shins, and elbows. More recently (past year) it's come and gone on the backs of my hands and the tops of my feet. Very recently (last 4ish months) it's migrated to my palms, soles of my feet, my upper inner thighs, and my fingernails (they're brittle and they peel and chip whenever they grow out at all). I have not been to a derm yet, I have to make an appointment in a town an hour away and I will have to miss work, so I am still working on making it to that. But I've been hunting for a more natural remedy that I don't have to go to the Dr for, don't have to take a heavy duty pill or get injections (I know I will wind up needing one or both of those at some point in the near future, but I am trying to avoid it). I've tried a lot of lotions, creams and salves, and most help a minimal or moderate amount, but not enough to be worth using regularly. There are a few products and brands that I've tried that work pretty well, most are all-natural and handmade by a small business. I don't know if I am able to post links publicly, so I'll put them in a comment or you can message me for them. But I have found that certain ingredients across the spectrum of products I've tried make a bigger impact on my psoriasis (itchiness, pain and discomfort, plaque growth speed and thickness, recurrence vs recession, etc). *NOT A DOCTOR, NOT MEDICAL ADVICE, NOT A CURE, JUST MY EXPERIENCES AND OPINIONS* Butters! Shea butter and cocoa butter. They are thick and they feel wonderful. Don't do much for itching for me, but they are great for deep moisturizing. Oils! Jojoba, sweet almond, coconut, avocado. They all have moisturizing properties, and I've experienced jojoba and sweet almond give me some level of relief from itching. There's plenty of other oils out there to look into, but some are definitely better than others for psoriasis. Essential oils! Lavender, tea tree, frankincense, myrrh, etc. If they are in a salve or cream, I've found that some combination of those make a much bigger impact on the psoriasis plaques and discomfort. Tea tree specifically. Tallow/lard!! Didn't know this was a thing to use on the skin, but a local company (JML Soaps - Skin Food Solid Lotion) has locally raised and processed tallow/lard in their lotions. It is AMAZING. Super moisturizing and soothing. It's one of my favorite ingredients. Brands! JML Soaps (specifically, Skin Food Solid Lotion) - wonderful for if you don't want to deal with rubbing lotion in all over or if you need more concentrated/localized moisture in a hurry. I use this on the soles of my feet and palms of my hands regularly and I've repurchased it many times. Their whipped body butters and soaps are amazing too!! Birchgrove Botanicals (zeep aftercare shop on Etsy) is unique, they have so many ingredients in their salves. Actually just placed an order for their eczema/psoriasis salve and psoriasis lotion, I'll update how they are when I get them. Cerave- their moisturizing cream is pretty good, it's soothing and doesn't leave me all greasy. It is thick, but I prefer that, it lasts longer for me. A&D ointment - for spots that are painful, very itchy, or have split open, this is the only thing I use. It soothes EVERYTHING. Palmers - when I want to smell like chocolate and also use a thick and comfortable lotion, this is what I reach for. Simplified - Therapeutic Skin Salve. Found this in the natural product section of a local pharmacy, and it's quite soothing. It helps calm down any discomfort for a short period of time. Benadryl anti-itch cream - I've been using hydrocortisone cream, and it usually works, but I have to switch between the two fairly often on the soles of my feet and my palms in order to get relief from the itching I hope this helps!! Etsy is a great place to find natural products, and I personally prefer supporting small businesses and makers over big brands. Let me know your opinions! And if you've found a good home/natural remedy!
I have a patch of psoriasis that goes across the top of my forehead and into my hair, I am very prone to picking at that one patch when I am stressed out, bored, and anxious. I want to stop the picking but that also gives me anxiety because I’ve been doing it for so long. I’m tired of my forehead always being red, irritated and sore from the picking. Any tips?
hi everyone! first time trying this app: mainly here for my psoriasis! I started seeing huge patches on my scalp when I was 14, and it's only gotten worse and spread over the years (were on year 5!). I've tried most topicals but prefer natural remedies... any suggestions? any experience with young psoriasis?
how do you/all of you handle the self conscious side of all the spots and flare ups on your body, I've just been diagnosed with it, and Im really feeling like I need to cover up whenever I go outside in public or around people in general, is that normal?
What are some simple things I can do to help with the psoriasis on my scalp, or ways to have my hair grow back I have tried steroids and apple cider vinegar but they don’t seem to work. Help!!!
I was diagnosed with psoriasis last year after my obgyn did a biopsy (yes - I have the worst of it location wise). Shortly after it then spread to my scalp and ears. During the time leading up to these flares, I gained about 35 lbs (135 lbs —> 170 lbs) and I just feel like something else is going on, other than just psoriasis. I eat healthy (I’m an dietitian) and work out 5-6x/week. My thyroid panel has always been normal. But I’m wondering if anyone has experience with being diagnosed with hashimotos or any other secondary autoimmune / inflammatory conditions that have caused rapid weight gain or weight loss resistance.
I am 48yr old male Just diagnosed with psoriasis. No symptoms until 3-4 months ago this past winter. My derm said it’s highly unlikely that my condition progresses to plaque if it hasn’t happened already, “at my age”. This true? I somehow feel there’s no real way to tell..appreciate any thoughts/guidance. Ty!!
has anyone tried otezla for their psoriasis?
Hello. I am Noemi. I am a long time symptomatic/recently diagnosed psoiatic disease sufferer. I am looking for any advice to help control both skin and joint symptoms. Two very specific skin problems I have with the psoriasis: 1. I have the skin lesions on my lady bits, as well as in other sensitive places 2. I now seem to have a horrible reaction to adhesives. I have always been sensitive to them, but now, as soon as I apply a bandage or (even worse) my Dexcom G6 sensor it begins to burn underneath immediately. I look forward to getting to know and learn from my Alikes.
So I've had psoriasis since I was a kid, but lately, it's been really bad. I have spots everywhere on me, mainly on my knee, and they get super itchy. I have also been bruising everywhere. I have 9 bruises, and I don't know how I got them.
Those of you with psoriatic arthritis, Could there be other things causing muscle aches in my leg muscles that isnt this arthritis? because I don’t want to have that condition like my mother. I’m getting psoriasis spreading on my shins now too.
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