New to Psoriasis aged 73

Posted Fri 5 Jul 2019 8.41pm by BeeBee65

Hi everyone. At first I was treated for scabies,,then when it didn’t get any better with treatment I returned to the doctors and was seen by a different doctor who immediately told me it certainly was not scabies but badly infected Psoriasis. It’s looked horrible but it’s the itchy ness of it all the time. Most of the larger areas have calmed down now but I seem to have lots of little spots of it which are very random al over my body but mostly tops of my legs and tummy, back of my arms and a few on my face..

are there different types of this horrible psoriasis because I seem to have different looking spots and patches. Any advice,info or help, greatly appreciated. Thank you BeeBee.

Posted Sun 7 Jul 2019 10.54am by Diane42

Hi BeeBee, I only started Psoriasis when I was 75 and like you was misdiagnosed for a long time. Your symptoms sound the same too.

The breakthrough for me was NHS Narrow band UVB light treatment at the hospital. It's not cured but now 6 months later is manageable.

My main current problem is what to wear that doesn't irritate the skin. Adice please!


Posted Tue 9 Jul 2019 0.48am by wendyloish


On the subject of what to put next to your skin, I have found over the years that cotton is the best answer for me. From the time I was in school and had to wear stockings, synthetics irritated my skin and made it break out, especially my legs and arms. I even found that I needed pure cotton sheets. It is not to say that I do not wear synthetics or wool, I do, but I make sure under them is cotton. Cotton underwear, cotton T shirts, cotton pants. I do wear woolen socks, and some of my clothes are cotton synthetic mixes, but that is about the availability of cotton versus synthetics.

Being me, I have wondered what it is about synthetics that causes the problem, as they are chemically inert. The only thing I could think of was that they are capable of holding an electric charge (static electricity), whereas natural fibres are not. If I am right about this, then living in a warmer more humid environment would lessen the problem as there would be less static electricity in the synthetics.

Hope this is helpful.


Posted Sun 21 Jul 2019 0.31am by psoriasis123

Hi, I was misdiagnosed for almost 2 year. I started with just a little bit of psoriasis on my scalp and on my arm, but it's now spread and is quite extensive, mostly quite small though, but my scalp is the worse and it feels like a cap on my head, its so difficult to treat, so I decided to grow out my hair instead. Then like Diane I got NHS UVB treatment and I finished maybe 3 months ago and my psoriasis complete faded for two months, but now it starting to come back but not flaky just red. My scalp still horrible.

There are many different types of psoriasis, but its the same basic principle, to treat the psoriasis there are many good topical treatments that worked, enstillar is very very good, but my psoriasis became so extensive that it was to time consuming. The thing about psoriasis is that you kind of get used to it, and it dosen't really bother me

Posted Wed 11 Sep 2019 11.04am by linacruise1467

Agree with the first comment.

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