Posted Sun 4 Aug 2019 0.23am by siobean
I’m a 23 year old female and I was diagnosed with psoriasis just over a year and a half ago. It literally felt like I went to bed one morning and woke up covered from head to toe in the horrid itchy flake red patches, covering every area of my body.
I have been lurking these forums for a while now and had tried every suggestion everyone has given. To eating blueberries, increasing my exercise, managing my diet, what feels like every cream and ointment under the sun - both prescribed and bought myself - even went for a full treatment of UVB light therapy.
Nothing was working for me at all. Nothing was soothing the itchy or clearing up my skin. It got to the point that many of the creams and ointments I was using relentlessly were starting to have no effect on me.
Suddenly, over a couple of weeks (i must admit - I had given up putting any creams or anything on because nothing was helping) the two small patches on my forehead cleared up completely. Next it was my back - that also cleared up and the top of my thighs have cleared massively, although still slightly visible.
Now, a friend mentioned to me to try a foam she had been using for her psoriasis as it really helps to soothe the itching. It’s called Enstilar Foam. It comes in a can and it’s a spray. Firstly, it soothes it itchy immediately. And I mean immediately. It’s not too greasy but stays on the skin really well. I’ve applied the foam three times now on my elbows and my full leg and my goodness, I’m noticing a difference. I’ve been able to sleep properly for a week now with no constant itching. My elbows have almost completely cleared and the redness, dry and flakey patches all over my legs are returning to a normal colour and very smooth.
I’ve now asked my GP for my own prescription for this foam and will continue to use it. I know it might not work for everyone but this has been a miracle for me and I wanted to share it with you all.
If you managed to get it, share your experiences and let me know how you get on. Any other recommendations would be nice too.
Hope everyone is okay 😊
Posted Mon 5 Aug 2019 7.28pm by Sarah
I’ve had Guttate Psoriasis for about 10 years now,very up and down with it and the last 6 years has been horrendous! I’ve had every cream,ointment,bath products under the sun.Ive even had light treatment this year but it came back.I am covered from head to foot.
So my last appointment with the consultant he gave me the Enstilar Foam to try before looking into tablets which I really don’t want to do.
Been using it for a week and it’s really calmed it down,no itching or red sore patches,just can’t believe how much it’s disappearing!
I use epaderm cream in between and Oilatum bath with Dead Sea salts and that really helps too.So if you are suffering please go and ask for Enstilar Foam.....
Don’t let this awful skin problem beat you!
Posted Tue 6 Aug 2019 10.40pm by Kd19
I have suffered with psoriasis since falling pregnant with my first child 4 years ago. Nothing else has worked apart from Enstilar foam which is amazing but unfortunately it’s all over my scalp which means I constantly have greasy hair as it doesn’t wash out easily and I need to apply it every night..... so I either have an itchy flaky scalp or horribly greasy hair all the time!! Double edged sword 😟 If anybody has found a solution to this I would love to hear from you x
Posted Thu 8 Aug 2019 11.40am by jay simmons
I have used Estilar foam for some time now, only on my scalp and, along with other meds, the scalp is now much better
Posted Thu 8 Aug 2019 2.56pm by Kd19
How have you stopped your hair being greasy when using it on your scalp?
Posted Fri 9 Aug 2019 5.23pm by Felixgerald - 42 from
Hey all. I'd also thoroughly recommend enstilar foam for those who haven't tried it yet. I was at the depths of despair with a savage outbreak of plaque psoriasis that started last December. The GP tried everything with zero results! I was then referred to hospital where they prescribe enstilar and it was amazing! It was such a relief and don't think I could do it justice in words! I'm now about halfway through UVB treatment and thankfully its under control (despite having basically written off the past 9 months for me 😂 )
I hope everyone finds something that will help but enstilar definitely worth exploring.
Posted Mon 19 Aug 2019 4.32pm by Jimdog
That's a lot of concentrated praise for this foam, if I didn't know better, I'd think that you were all employees of the company! Hope you're all bonafide?
Posted Tue 20 Aug 2019 5.28pm by Sarah
So I spoke to soon about how great the Enstilar Foam is as my psoriasis has come back so bad! I stop using it as you can only use it for Max 4 weeks at a time.
I’m literally covered from head to toe and worse then before.
Really not sure what to do now.....
Any help would be great.
Posted Thu 22 Aug 2019 11.11pm by Dollydaydream
Please be aware when using Enstilar Foam, do not cover with any bandages. I just put on clean pyjamas till it soaks into my skin. It tells you on the instructions but I know lots of folk don't bother reading them.
I can only assume there is something in the treatment that will soak into your bloodstream if bandaged. I had experience of something similar through a friend of mine. Not using this treatment but another type of steroid, I think, he took not well and it turned out there was far too much of a medication in his bloodstream due to the treatment/cream he was using over too long a prolonged time. It had built up. Not good.