Scared to wear dresses

Posted Sat 8 Apr 2017 3.05pm by Lougilbert

I'm going to a wedding in a few months and I'm wearing this this knee lenght dress but I have psoriasis all over my calfs and I feel ashmed does anyone know any treatments I could try to get it to subside for a little while

Posted Sat 8 Apr 2017 10.51pm by andrea
have had p for too many years

Hi get ur doc to make appointment to see a dermatologist. May take a while. While waiting I would wear a maxi dress to the wedding Treatments in the form of pills do take a few weeks to work.

Posted Sun 9 Apr 2017 10.10pm by cobidoo

Light treatment has got rid of mine 100% twice in last 5 years (both times came back after about 9-12 months)

Not a treatment i'd advise but sunbeds as a quick fix have worked for me prior to getting light treatment in the past.

Posted Tue 11 Apr 2017 4.08pm by Metarie1985
Beauty standard ignorer, unapologetic P sufferer for 10 years, determined to stay positive!

Enstilar Foam - there's a huge thread about it on here but it's cleared my legs in literally days, 2 weeks max. It's steroid based so I'm expecting it to flare up when I stop using it (I've gone from twice a day to once every other day now it's clearer and the bumps are back but not the redness) but if you need a quick short term fix it might be perfect.

Good luck!

Posted Tue 11 Apr 2017 11.05pm by Ellisjay

I know some people get a little angry with this method, but I have been using sally Hansons leg make up for years when I haven't been able to keep my lesion at bay. I recommend using a really thick moisturiser (body shop body butter or similar) pressing the leg makeup into the skin with a makeup brush or sponge, and then setting with hairspray.

Hope this helps

Ellis

Posted Wed 19 Apr 2017 5.24am by ohwell

Maybe not exactly relevant but when individuals talk of doctors I do hope it is dermatologists that are being talked of?

Posted Wed 19 Apr 2017 3.51pm by ClearskinPls
Since 2001, tried uvb and creams

Put Sally Henson air brush legs on it! Kim kardasian uses it, yes she has psoriasis , check it out. It works and does not smell . Get it from superdrug. Obviously its only temporary but it it works for an event! Good luck! Let me know!!!

Posted Sun 23 Apr 2017 9.54am by Lougilbert

Metarie1985 Where do you get the foam from?

Posted Wed 26 Apr 2017 12.20pm by Metarie1985
Beauty standard ignorer, unapologetic P sufferer for 10 years, determined to stay positive!

Lougilbert - I read about it on here then went to my GP armed with lots of information about it. She'd never prescribed it before but she works with sample groups who test how user friendly P treatments are and was really quite excited to find something new to give me.

I've read a lot of people have had trouble getting it on prescription because it's quite pricey, however I did my research and could tell her that a can of the spray was only £5 more expensive than tubes of Dovobet which I was getting 3 or 4 of at a time, so actually, I was saving the NHS money long term.

I've nearly finished my second can and I have to say, the withdrawal when I stopped using it has been pretty bad. I've been using it on my back, torso, arms and legs but not all at the same time, I'm rotating it because a) I don't think I'll get more of this prescribed b) I wanted to give my skin a break from time to time.

It's maybe kept some areas clear for 2-4 weeks but once I stopped using it it's creeping back. I've got a derm appointment in 3 weeks so I'm hoping I can get UVB to get rid of it for longer. But as I say, for a short term fix it might be just what you're looking for.

Good luck! Please don't take no for an answer from your GP, a good GP will acknowledge that you probably know more than they do about a condition like this!

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