I just thought that I'd start a new general psoriasis topic since I noticed that many messages relating to general psoriasis were ending up in another topic.
So, how about it? Do you have psoriasis? What kind do you have? How long have you had it? What do you do about it? What treatment has worked for you? Crazy psoriasis story you'd like to share?
I've got your general plaque psoriasis, have had it for 13+ years. I've also been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but a mild case. At this point I'm only going to UV treatments, nothing else. This has worked great for me. The crazy story: A younger cousin told me that if I washed shampoo out of my hair, I wouldn't have psoriasis on my scalp. (LOL!)
my boyfriend has psoriasis, he started to notice that he had it around last xmas. he had random scaly spots on his body and really white and flaky patches on his elbows and knees. i bought him some "psoriasin" you can buy in in a few different forms. not too expensive. however it only took the red away when you put it on, didnt heal it or anything. and it smells like moth balls. i gave him some barriere cream which he still hasn't used. the main thing that works for him is a trip to the tanning bed. hes 23 and doesn't look like its ever going to go away!
No, psoriasis doesn't really go away. It can get so good that it's almost unnoticable, but it can come back. I was doing so great last year and then I got strep throat and psoriasis flared up again.
I don't recommend tanning beds for dealing with psoriasis - UV treatments that your doc can prescribe are be better for your skin and you don't get so tan (or wrinkly). Did you BF go see a doc? They can usually prescribe some quick fix steroid creams for mild cases and help out a whole lot.
I've had psorasis for two years now. I have it on my finger tips and in my nail bed. It was very bad last year but so far it has been really good. None of the creams work but the ocean water does wonders.
I was also told by a doctor friend of mine that psorasis is a autoimmune disease as well is this true???
Well that's kind of a loaded question. Psoriasic Arthritis (PA) is an autoimmune disorder for sure (just like any other form of arthritis) but they're not sure about psoriasis itself. I looked into this for a while but I never could get a straight answer.
I should tell you that most people that have psoriasis have a pretty good chance of getting PA at one point in their lives. It seems to make a difference if you were diagnosed with psoriasis at an early age (like I was) you seem to have more time to develop PA.