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Otezla

Otezla

Can anyone comment on long it takes for Otezla to start taking affect. I just completed the 28 day starter pack and have not notice any noticeable improvements.

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A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Thanks to all. I Will be patient.

posted 2 days ago
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Inverse psoriasis lifestyle tips

Inverse psoriasis lifestyle tips

I’ve been diagnosed with inverse psoriasis for the past 2 years affecting my groin area. Does anyone have lifestyle tips on living with it?
I’ve had to change the type of underwear since traditional underwear aggravates my skin making my psoriasis worse. However need tips for when I get my cycle.

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A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I, too, have to deal with that. It’s a little different being a male, but I pretty much know what you’re going through.

posted 6 days ago
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If you have psoriasis, does that mean that you will end up having the arthritis too?

If you have psoriasis, does that mean that you will end up having the arthritis too?

I am new to this (even if I have been having the symptoms for several years). Was just diagnosed with a type of psoriasis.
As I have been reading people's descriptions of what they have, I started to wonder if PA (?) is in my future.

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A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Thanks.

posted 8 days ago
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My psoriasis has flared up again behind my ears in my scalp on my eyelids

My psoriasis has flared up again behind my ears in my scalp on my eyelids

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A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

But I promise it will be a better day tomorrow. Have you tried "ice packs" on your scalp and ears. It worked for me a while back.

posted 9 days ago
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What's the difference between PsA and Osteoarthritis?

What's the difference between PsA and Osteoarthritis?

I just went to a new Rheumatologist yesterday. She explained what Osteo meant. So now I know that I do have Osteoarthritis. I was diagnosed with PsA by my determatologist so long ago, he has since retired.
So my question is: What's the difference between PsA and Osteoarthritis?

I also have Fibromyalgia, diagnosed around 1996.

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A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that occurs when cartilage at the end of a bone wears away. Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disorder.
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posted 10 days ago
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Is it possible for someone to have all three types of arthritis??

Is it possible for someone to have all three types of arthritis??

I have been told by my arthritic/allergy doctor I have all three arthritis's: rheumatoid, osteo, and psoriatic arthritis. I also psoritis on my skin. I also have Crohn's disease. Is it possible to have all three? How do you tell which one is causing the joint pain?

Thanks,
Marilyn

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A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

It’s possible and you don’t always know what pain is from which arthritis. I have found that treatments for RA and PSA are similar so hopefully you can… read more

posted 10 days ago
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Flare up on my face/eyes

Flare up on my face/eyes

I am in the midst of a flare up on my cheeks and eyelids (mostly). I am not taking any meds for psoriasis. I use a gentle face wash cream, lots of mild baby Aveeno psoriasis lotion on my face.I don't know what provoked this flare up, nor how I can get it to go away.

It's particularly annoying because any make up I use just sticks in the flaky patches, and makes me look a million years older than I really am!

Thanks,
Cathy

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A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I'm a believer now! On the CeraVe bandwagon, using it as far and long as it will take me. Smile.
Thanks for the response, Mary!

posted 7 days ago
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My hair dye allergy is worse with psoriasis. Help!

My hair dye allergy is worse with psoriasis. Help!

I'm highly allergic to PPD/ PTD/ TDS, ingredients in all hair dye, if one is removed, they use another of the 3 I listed, and I'm allergic to them all. I have solid grey roots, so need the color, but it's especially bad on the back of my neck/ ears and hairline where my psoriasis flares. Henna is awful stuff, doesn't work, but I've tried everything on the market and overseas with my stylist. Can anyone advise me on a dye without those 3 ingredients? I'm not vain,… read more

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A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Thank you! And I will do some calling around.. seems my Drs and the many hair places I've called so far, are oblivious to my concerns. PPD is a… read more

posted 7 days ago
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