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Thinning Skin

Thinning Skin

Hi I’m 64 and suffered with psoriasis for a few years since my dear dad died . I’ve been using Enstilar foam and it works well keeping things under control , especially during COVID and not having light therapy .
I’ve had two lots of light therapy but try and get out in sunshine .
If I slightly knock my legs or arms my skin marks or bleeds easily ! I googled that I need to get some Vitamin D cream . Any recommendations please ? X

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

You can routinely find Vitamin D enhanced creams with zinc and in diaper rash types of creams- many lotions also claim this which might be a real… read more

posted 6 days ago

Scalp Psoriasis And Haircuts

Scalp Psoriasis And Haircuts

Anybody else have a hard time going to their hair dresser or barber out of anxiety about what they’ll think or see? Went 2 years without a haircut and cried the first time I had to tell them about my scalp.
If anyone has any tips on their approach to getting haircuts more frequently, I’d like to hear them!

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Tried to get my hairdresser to shave my head once out of frustration. She was a good friend who looked me in the eyes and told me I had the ugliest… read more

posted 10 days ago

Environmental Mold

Environmental Mold

I track many potential triggers, this past week the environmental mold spore count has been really high where I live. I have also been experiencing worse symptoms all week. Has anyone else noticed a correlation between high mold count and worse symptoms? If so, how do you manage?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Yes. Cope w/ antihistamine (i.e. allegra generic or zyrtec generic as these work best in studies), mask when outside and showering twice daily.… read more

posted 13 days ago

Thyroid & Endocrinologist

Thyroid & Endocrinologist

Hi Beautiful People,

In addition to plaque psoriasis, I have an under-active thyroid. I have my first appointment with an endocrinologist coming up.

Has anyone else seen an endocrinologist, and if so, has their assistance inadvertently (or purposefully) helped clear your skin?
Are there questions I should be asking?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

My thyroid is under active I take thyroid medication 1st thing every morning and then you must wait an hour to eat. They will most likely test you and… read more

posted 22 days ago

Hey There Every One, I Need My Psoriasis Team Members HONEST Answer On THIS QUESTION.

Hey There Every One, I Need My Psoriasis Team Members HONEST Answer On THIS QUESTION.

What do you think about having psoriasis and Dating?
What are the challenges that you have when you think about Dating?
What are the things that you wish the other person that you want to be with would understand?
Finally PLEASE tell me any challenge or issues in your mind that keeps you from Dating life.

FYI... Me myself have a psoriasis and i am trying to build a Dating App specifically for people like us so that people can be… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Yes you should definitely create the dating app.
I got lucky w my guy, but when my psoriasis got really bad I wouldn’t let him touch me because to me… read more

posted 4 days ago

Humira Losing Effectiveness

Humira Losing Effectiveness

Looking into either Taltz (ixekizumab) or Cosentyx (secukinumab) Biologic.

Which one worked for Psoriatic Arthritis?

Also curious if it stinks while taking.

Any feedback much appreciated. Thank you.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I hope it works for you

posted 18 days ago

Finger Nails Lifting From The Bed

Finger Nails Lifting From The Bed

Anyone know what ot use to stop the nails from seperating from the bed. I am currently on Embrel, seems like it no longer helps. Please advise

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I actually found that keeping my nails done helps them to not lift as much. I go to a salon regularly (with the exception of covid) and get gel polish… read more

posted 30 days ago

Any Body Else Surviving Joys Of Covid-19? Sick For Over A Week Now And Not Really Improved Much.

Any Body Else Surviving Joys Of Covid-19? Sick For Over A Week Now And Not Really Improved Much.

Chills, fever, nausea, gastric distress, loss of taste and smell, inability to take deep breath, sinus flow, Reynauld's like flare-ups to both fingers and toes throughout day intermittently, burning eyes, orthostatic hypotension, gross fatigue leading me to sleep more than my cat.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Sis- I'm willing to bet I miss my pt's more than they miss me! I am out of quarantine after about a month and while I wait for work to retest me (tested… read more

posted 14 days ago

Immune System

Immune System

How does psoriasis affect the immune system

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Yes and they call it an autoimmune disease but they say it starts in the gut. Terribly confusing isn’t it. Take care

posted about 1 month ago
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