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Anyone Have Scalp Psoriasis And Also In Ears?

Anyone Have Scalp Psoriasis And Also In Ears?

I do not have anywhere else on my body. I cover my ears with my hair but when I have a bad flare up, it looks like I have dandruff. I use medicated shampoo for my hair and Mometasone Furoate Cream for my ears. The cream works pretty well but have to use it once a week or so. The bad part is if I get water in my ears, I get a really bad ear infection. Just wondering if there is anyone out there that has the scalp psoriasis and how they deal.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I did also have psoriasis on my scalp about 3 years ago mine was bad bleed and ooze to the point made my hair wet ( my neck where the hair starts) i used alovera (Straight from the plant ) rub it… read more

posted 30 days ago

How Do You Treat Scalp Psoriasis Itching And Stop Yourself From Scratching?

How Do You Treat Scalp Psoriasis Itching And Stop Yourself From Scratching?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I use Pantene Shampoo with Conditioner and Pantene Daily Repair Conditioner. I take 1000IU Vitamin E daily and I take a hair vitamin. Along with my meds the doctor prescribes (Otezla/Sulfasalazine)… read more

posted 6 months ago

Light Therapy

Light Therapy

Has anyone had the light therapy at the hospital? I have had 3 treatments and have already seen an improvement. How long did it take for your psoriasis to completely clear? Thanks guys :)

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

What is the point if only lasts a few weeks

posted 4 months ago

Does Anyone With PsA Suffer From Sporadic/widespread Joint Pain?

Does Anyone With PsA Suffer From Sporadic/widespread Joint Pain?

I'm newly diagnosed but my arthritic pain is primarily in my lower back and hips. I have severe morning stiffness and sometime can hardly walk after sitting for a while. I also have sciatic pain down my right leg to my foot. These pains I've experienced everyday for the post 3 years. (Just started treatment yesterday with methotrexate) Now in occasion I seem to have sporadic pains in my hands and feet. There's never any swelling or redness they just hurt for no reason at all. Most recently I… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I can relate to all. Every flare up over the past 3 years has been progressively worse than the one before it and seems to find new joints to attack. Skin wise most of my breakouts are on my face… read more

posted about 2 months ago

How Do You Deal With Scalp Psoriasis?

How Do You Deal With Scalp Psoriasis?

I have severe psoriasis on my scalp, and so far nothing has helped. I've tried medicated shampoo, and oil drops like betamethasone, but my scalp is still peeling off all over in huge thick chunks. It becomes very painful, sometimes bleeds or oozes, and "heals" with incredibly tight skin similar to feeling a swim cap suctioned and pulled back on your head. Such large (circumfrence and thickness) pieces come off with hair that I have bald spots accumulating particularly on the back top of my head.

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A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I also suffer from bad flare ups of scalp psoriasis.

I rub Xamiol in very deeply before going to bed. It is important: On every red patch and scale. Tip: let your girlfriend/boyfriend massage it in… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Opinions On Otezla

Opinions On Otezla

Appreciate any input or experiences etc on Otezla..

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Thank you so much Adam. I din't kniw if I would be a candidate for biologics because I have asthma. I can't imagine living the rest of my life like this though. I have sores all over my body and it… read more

posted 12 months ago

Joint Pain

Joint Pain

I used biofreeze for joint pain when I was on biologics. Now when I use it my joints feel like they are freezing and brittle. I can’t use lidocaine allergic to it and can only use Tylenol. What does everybody use for pain?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I can only use Tylenol or Tramadol since they are monitoring my liver function very closely. Neither really do anything for the pain, I'm in constant pain 24/7.

posted about 2 years ago

Humira Losing Effectiveness

Humira Losing Effectiveness

I have been on Humira for about 8 months. At the start it worked well, but for the past 2 months I have had flare ups. Has anyone else had the problem of a biologic that has stopped working? If so, what do you think caused it?
I'm seeing my Derm this week. I hope I can get some answers.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Some Humira patients actually form antibodies against the drug. Your rheumatologist can run a humira antibody blood test to see if that is why you are no longer responding to it.

posted 4 months ago

Will Swimming In A Chlorine Pool Irritate My Skin?

Will Swimming In A Chlorine Pool Irritate My Skin?

I'm hoping to start swimming to get gentle exercise. My skin is looking clearer and to be honest I don't really care what people think about my skin now, just want to get on with getting better which exercise and endorphins can only help with. I'm too tired and weak to go running or to the gym so was thinking swimming would be my best bet but I'm worried that chlorine will irritate or cause my skin to flare and I don't want that when my skin is improving. If anyone does swim I'd love to hear… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

It can if it is too strong. I suggest rinsing off real well afterwards. And putting on lotion.

posted about 2 years ago
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