Posted Mon 25 Nov 2019 6.59pm by chiquay
I have had psoraisis for 2 years. I am a 52 year old man. It started with a few odd spots on my scalp and has spread to my body.
Hi folks. I underwent UVB light therapy for 8 weeks at my local hospital and it almost completely cleared the psoriasis. I bought a sunbed (well and old sunbed, as they come up very cheap on Gumtree or ebay - people buy them and just do not have the space) and invested in Philips UVB tubes. Not cheap at 70 pounds each, but, oh my word, can we put a price on being clear?
Anyway, my sunbed is in the Western Isles and I am in Argentina for a few weeks. The psoriasis has started to return. I am back in Glasgow for 4 weeks over Christmas and New Year and want to hire a UVB sunbed. They are available in other parts of the UK but I cannot locate one that is near Glasgow. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
As an aside, being a lucky guy, I am off to Madagascar for 3 months after the New Year. My fifth time there where I teach English as a volunteer. The psoriasis clears rapidly with the sunshine and swimming in the Indian Ocean - but I want to be reasonably clear before going. We all know the self-concious horror of taking off our clothes on the beach! I have tan-through swimming shorts.
All help appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Posted Tue 26 Nov 2019 2.25pm by Mrsp166
Hey I’m Lisa and I’ve had psoriasis for most of my life.
I currently live near Glasgow and had this very same problem! I ended up buying a 6ft 4 tube narrowband uvb lamp from EBay for under £600. It can be folded away in storage for when not needed and it saves the 3 days a week going to the hospital for it!
It has been a lifesaver for me!