I just got back from the doctor and found out that I have psoriasis, or PREGNANCY psoriasis, to be exact. I have a cortisone cream, since that's all I can use while pregnant. Has anyone ever had psoriasis? Mine is actually in my hair!!!
I had psoriasis for years. Scalp, behind my ears, elbows, legs, back, buttocks, my sides & face. No kind of medication (creams, ointments, pills, etc.) worked for me. I finally went to a tanning bed and it cleared up completely except for behind my ears a little bit. I don't know that I would recommend a tanning bed while pregnant but you might try it afterwards. And just because it worked for me doesn't mean it will work for everyone but you could try. Good luck to you. I know how you feel.
Thank-you, Dawnrise. In addition to this new diagnosis, I also have atopic dermatitis- exzema, allergies, and asthma all mized into one hellish bundle. The dozens of creams and ointments never worked for me either. Then, when I was about 20, a new dermatologist suggested phototherapy- just like a stand-up tanning bed. And, that worked wonders!! The itchiness went away, and I felt better.
I had to stop going because their hours got slashed, and are only open a few hours a day- all the same hours as I work. But, unfortunately, I know that it's very safe during pregnancy, so I really wish I could go back now!!
Let me ask you something- the psoriasis you have on your scalp- if you scratch it (because it's so darn itchy!), does a little pus come out? I know that's really gross, I am sickened by it. And there's scabs there. I am such a clean person, and this really has me freaked.
the only thing that worked for me was putting like 10 drops of tea tree oil in my shampoo...amazingly that worked when none of the prescriptions had, and i don't think there would be anything to worry about with pregnancy.
usually tea/tree oil isn't suppose to be store in plastic containers but if it's only ten drops in the whole bottle you should be ok. You can make your own, just get some pure tree tea oil at a health place, and add it to your bottle, the thing is that it's hard to mix right when the bottle is full, You'd need to put it in a bigger bottle to shake it up good.
Also does the doctor say epsome salts are a no-no. I know this works for psoriasis too. You have to let it dry on there for awhile, probably better off with the tea/tree oil, for the hair. But other parts of the body you could try a paste of the epsom.
Tree tea oil can be mixed in witch hazel too. It's a smaller bottle than the shampoo ones though, so only use about 6 drops, I pour it in the cap first then drop it in and shake it up, I makes a good moisterizer.
You'll want to leave the shampoo with the oil on your hair for a while, before rinsing it out. Then moisterize with a conditioner, tea/tree oil is drying.
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