Posted Sat 17 Oct 2020 2pm by JenJens

Hi all, I have a patch of psoriasis on my scalp, which I had been, finally, controlling by using cocolis at night, vitamin d lotion occasionally during the day and using simple shampoo and conditioner, with sebclair shampoo as well. It has suddenly flared again, so I have started using steroid cream which I will wean down over the week.

Now, I must admit my lifestyle has not been very healthy lately, too much alcohol and unhealthy food! Does lifestyle have a direct affect in psoriasis do you think and am I doing the right thing by using a reducing strength of steroid over a few days? TIA

Posted Sat 17 Oct 2020 5.45pm by OhNo_NotAgain?

From my own experience, tapering off steroid gradually IS the best way to do it - and my Doctor agreed. It is no guarantee of no-rebound, but can help.

Regarding lifestyle - some people find that improving their diet delivers a significant improvement in their condition. Some others see no link. It certainly will not harm your health to cut out alcohol for a while and try to eat more healthily and see what happens. I would give it 4-6 weeks to give diet changes a chance to do something if they are going to.

Posted Sat 17 Oct 2020 5.58pm by JenJens

Many thanks for coming back to me. I am aiming to cut out alcohol for six weeks and eat healthily going forward, so fingers crossed.!

To take part, sign in or register with us

The Psoriasis Association is the UK's leading national charity and membership organisation for people affected by psoriasis – patients, families, carers and health professionals Read More >

Get in touch

The Psoriasis Association Dick Coles House 2 Queensbridge Northampton NN4 7BF


Tel :
01604 251 620
WhatsApp :
Registered with Fundraising Regulator -

© The Psoriasis Association Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number: 1180666 Scotland: SC049563 Privacy PolicyCookies

Site by Spoken Image | glitterfish

We use cookies to help us provide you with a better service, but do not track anything that can be used to personally identify you.

If you prefer us not to set these cookies, please visit our Cookie Settings page or continue browsing our site to accept them.