Posted Thu 12 Oct 2017 0.24am by Chris
I have only got P in the last 6 months, I'm 30 so seems I have been lucky as a few family members have had it all their lives.
I have small plaques in various places on my body and my scalp is pretty much covered.
It has been really daunting to me as seeing family members whole body covered and what they have been through. Also reading everyones experiences makes me feel lucky i dont have it too bad at the moment but im really scared its only going to get worse.
GP has been pretty useless so i'm looking for various treatments to try out. Reading through the comments there is a HUGE variety of things to try. Could we compile a list here? Name and Short description and i'll start working my way threw them. I'll make a start.
Sebco - no change at all.
T-gel - calms it down slightly, but no cure.
Dovenex - clears plaques for one day.
Thanks guys any ideas at all is much welcome.
Posted Thu 12 Oct 2017 12.30pm by Tarka (edited Thu 12 Oct 2017 12.33pm by Tarka)
I used to use Dovobet (iirc) in a gel form, but that is steroid based. So whilst it does work, the steroids can cause problems. E45 does bugger all. I've tried Vasceline (petrolium based gell, just to see if its the gel itself that helps). Germoline and Savlon help to keep skin supple and safe from infections, but don't do anything long term to reduce the condition.
What I currently use:
Dermax shampoo (odourless, colourless, and really works for me).
Protopic 0.1% (this stuff is bloody amazing)
Trimovate for sensitive areas. This stuff is like gold-dust. Apparently the manufacturers constantly have supply issues with it because its so much in demand.
Unfortunately psoriasis treatments are often short-term because the skin can become somewhat immune to the treatment being used. That's why they suggest only using the treatment for so long and then stopping.
Btw, be wary of being prescribed Methotrexate by Derm Specialists. Whilst it apparently works, its a long-term treatment that has a laundry list of side-effects. I've known people's bloody pressure rise, or suffer chronic pain, when using it.
Posted Thu 12 Oct 2017 3.10pm by lesley08
I used to have it quite bad on my scalp and found coconut oil worked amazing!! I used to cover my head in that and leave it overnight and could get up and wash it next day and it worked great! :)