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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 wish i had an ansewer i have it in my head and ears i have used every cream lotion and shampoo. nothing makes a bit of difference.i am in a permenent… read more

posted 11 days 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:

I hhad light treatment for 15weeks due to being very fair skkinned so could only go in for a very short length of time it cleared most of it up for a… 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… read more

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.… read more

posted about 1 year 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… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Also my skin becomes infected.

posted 18 days 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… read more

posted 11 months 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:

I apologize for repeating some previous posts, but it’s relevant for so many. I have had psoriasis for over ten years. I have been on three different… read more

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… 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 10 months ago

Palm Of Hands

Palm Of Hands

Can anyone recommend anything for the palm of my hands. It's so embarrassing.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I had the same problem. What you need to do is take "Psyllium Husk and Calcium Bentonite" mix. You can buy this online. Two teaspoons in a mug of warm… read more

posted 2 days ago

Does Anyone Have Advice On Sleeping With Psoriatic Arthritis? I Only Manage About 4-5 Hours Before Pain Wakes Me Up.

Does Anyone Have Advice On Sleeping With Psoriatic Arthritis? I Only Manage About 4-5 Hours Before Pain Wakes Me Up.

I've got a really good mattress that doesn't put pressure on the joints or spine.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I too have really good mattress but some nights better in recliner with heating pad...

posted about 2 months ago
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