This is my first post here. Two years ago, I had a terrible psychological trauma and I started my journey with psoriasis.
At first it started as scaly patches on elbows, and I didn't care. Then inverse psoriasis kicked in in my armpits and groin, and this winter I could not sleep because of itch. Also my ears interiors are flaky and that's embarrassing. I so decided i have to cure it somehow.
Being totally irresponsible, after 2 years of doing nothing and promising myself I'll go to a dermatologist, I decided I will cure it by myself. I am a medic so i have some knowledge about medicine and access to all drugs, but i am incompetent about dermatology or psoriasis.
I made some assumptions and decided to try first the natural way, but I would like a confront with expert psoriasis sufferers:
STEROIDS: I decided to never take them. This is the main reason because I'm not going to a dermatologist, my psoriasis is mild and stable (even bettering during the last year) and I really fear topical steroids would make it worst. The research is lacking about this supposedly well-know risk, but despite that it's the first choice for my type of psoriasis and the dermatologist would convince me to go that way.
My main question is: does anyone achieved a total recovery from a mild psoriasis without relapses with topical steroids the first time they use them?
DIAGNOSIS: I'm pretty sure about the inverse psoriasis, but this is not an easy diagnosis as the scaly one. I will probably go to a derm for that. Not sure what's the question here, but any tip about inverse psoriasis would be appreciated. Already tried canesten for differential ex jubantibus diagnosis and didn't do anything.
NATURAL TREATMENTS: I'm going for a mix of oils (coconut, argan, neem and tea tree) which is doing something good, and an urea 10% cream for the most scaly zones. The problem here is that the oil fades too fast, I work most of the day and I don't want to wrap in plastic or bandages. How can I make my oil more lasting, I.e. making it more dense?
Also, this seems not to work so well on my inverse psoriasis (which ch doesn't need moisture), besides calming itch. Any particular treatment for inverse psoriasis would be appreciated.
No diet for now, as I'm not a diet guy and I'm not doing too bad.
HOPE: I'm aiming at complete lifetime remission without treatments. I have a mild form and I never cured it, I'm 2 weeks in treatment and I'm seeing big benefits, but I know I am deluding myself. But at the same time I read about people who achieved it with this or that treatment, so it's not impossible. I think that managing stress could be the big part of the work, that could be the reason why the same treatment have so different outcomes. But some treatments (I.e. tea tree) seems to lead to more anedoctical experiences of total remission. Do anyone have some other experiences of "cures", besides tea tree or blueberries or some other diet?
Thank you very much for your answers, and an hug to all of you who are really suffering for this condition (fortunately I am not).