Also Very New to Psoriasis

Posted Mon 11 Nov 2019 9.29pm by Greytop

I am certainly what can be described as a "Newbie" and so ignorant that I had never heard of the condition until a couple of months ago that is. I seem to have developed it at the age of 70. I wouldn't say it was bad but have plenty of spots on my lower legs, arms and a few on my buttocks.

I don't know if it is a coincidence (certainly doctors seem to think so) but it only started after having a shingles vaccination for the first time, you get the vaccination on the NHS from the age of 70. The condition started within days of the vaccination.

The doctor has put me on Dovobet, which seems to suppress the spots until they just become red patches, but as soon as I stop the treatment then the spots re-emerge.

I found this site by accident and I find it really helpful. Also reading some of the cases I also realise how relatively minor my condition is compared with many who post on here.

Keep up the good work.

Posted Thu 5 Dec 2019 10.57am by TomCel

Hi Greytop.

There are lots and lots of creams you may get to try, none cleared things up totally for me but it's the first treatment that you get given.

I had a number of creams on the go at ones and found that mixing them up from time to time would help.

You don't really get told, well i didn't, that moisturising is a huge help. Moisturise and use the creams initially and see how you go.

There are plenty more methods of treatment you may be given ;)

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