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Any Dealing With Type 2 Diabetes? If So How Do You Manage? I Was Just Recevied Final Diagnosis This Past Week.

Any Dealing With Type 2 Diabetes? If So How Do You Manage? I Was Just Recevied Final Diagnosis This Past Week.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have Type II Diabetes for last 2 yrs... mine was brought on by steroids....prednisone in particular... I am on 2 insulins and a tablet.... having high sugar will cause fatigue, sweating, headache… read more

posted 12 days ago

Any Dietary Recommendations For Calming Down Scalp Psoriasis?

Any Dietary Recommendations For Calming Down Scalp Psoriasis?

I'm having a lot of flare ups lately. I'm trying to alter my diet (which right now is a generally healthy diet, but I have 0 dietary restrictions other than no avocados). Does anyone have any recommendations for foods to add to or cut from your diet to help calm scalp psoriasis flare ups? Thanks so much!

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I quit all nightshades about 5 years ago - tomatoes, potatoes, aubergines, bell peppers etc and went alcohol, gluten and dairy free. It was a huge and radical change but I had tried absolutely… read more

posted 14 days ago
Learn more about diet and exercise tips Read more >

Expired Olux-e Aka Clobetasol Foam

Expired Olux-e Aka Clobetasol Foam

Does anyone know if it will hurt to use clobetasol foam that expiration date over a year expired? Will it still work? This is for scalp.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

It should work it probably won’t be as strong as it was when new.

posted 25 days ago

Flare Ups

Flare Ups

Does anyone else have super flare ups during menstruation? I always have a flare but some months are unbearable.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Yes...I do too. Sometimes it is a week before and other a full 2 weeks of terrible flare-ups. :(

posted 14 days ago

Nightshade Vegetables

Nightshade Vegetables

Just wondering if anybody else has tried not eating nightshade vegetables?
I cut out nightshade veges and Dairy for 4 months. I believe it helped with my joint pain
But did not help with my skin. Interested to see if it helped anybody else.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Common nightshade vegetables that we eat include:
white potatoes.
tomatoes.
eggplant.
bell peppers.
cayenne pepper.
paprika.

posted about 1 month ago
Learn what food to try to avoid Read more >

Skin Thickener After Steroids Use?

Skin Thickener After Steroids Use?

Hi
Please can you let me know whether there are any 100% organic/naturally made cream/balm aimed at psoriasis patches on the back and neck area and also which would relieve the contact urge to itch? Also after use of so many steroid creams on my back to get rid of the psoriasis plaques, now the skin is getting thinner and thinner. I have stopped the use of steroids and now very worried that soon I will develop pressure sores or something that will be difficult to cure as the skin is so… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I'm not sure about organic just yet, but cortisone creme w/ Aloe. Aloe. Turmeric pill form: because itching is a result of inflammation.

posted 15 days ago

Any Suggestions For OTC Creams & Lotions?

Any Suggestions For OTC Creams & Lotions?

I've been trying several different prescription creams & lotions (steroidal), with no results. I'm also doing narrow band UVB light therapy, as I can't tolerate oral or injectable medications. Has anyone had success with over the counter creams/lotions for psoriasis?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Thanks!

posted 17 days ago

Psoriasis Getting Worse With NB UVB Treatment

Psoriasis Getting Worse With NB UVB Treatment

I've had 14 full body treatments so far with narrow band UVB light therapy. My psoriasis seems to be getting worse, with new spots appearing & no improvement anywhere. Is this normal? How long does it usually take to see any improvement?

What Is Natural Remedies For Psoriasis?

What Is Natural Remedies For Psoriasis?

I have symptoms of psoriasis but I wanted to be helped on natural treatment for those symptoms.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Good morning Chu,I was given pills,to start and topical steroid ointment and liquid clobetesal,for my scalp.I am now in a new biological Taltz,with,so far no remission of symptoms

posted 27 days ago