Have been a flaker for 48 years. I'm happy in my skin. Please don't message me, I will report you.
Hi Rosemary. Both backs of my hands are affected. I know how you feel, it's awful having it on display. I work with members of the public and when it's flaring I can see everyone staring. I've had till users throw change back at me rather than touch me which is very upsetting. I use Salcura and wear moisture gloves overnight to try and help it.
Hi Kathryn. Very sorry to hear that. Try to relax and keep off all night shades. Clint said a Epsom salt bath but I would try a foot soak first to see if you can tolerate it. My skin hates Epsom salts. The best thing is try to moisturise your skin without upsetting it. I use a Salcura cream which really calms mine down when its red as well as moisturising it. You will find plenty of help on here but decide with caution what advice you want to take. What works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. Good luck.
Hi Michelle, yes you wear the glasses for 24 hours after treatment. You actually put the glasses on before you take the tablet because otherwise you can get eye damage.
Jill says she has dry eyes which thankfully I don't have.
The PUVA is a combination treatment so yes it would involve drugs or a bath which Debra had but I hadn't heard of that.
I think I'm beyond help but I hope that by sharing I can make other people aware of the possible risks.
We need the treatments to keep improving so that in the future people are saved from all the bad side effects.
Hi Jill. Deborah is right. I'm not allowed to name the drug but I'm sure Google will tell you. The drugs make your skin light sensitive before going in an ultraviolet cabin. The amount you can have in a lifetime is measured in Jules ( not sure about spelling). This stuff is so powerful I can recall my first sessions were only 8 seconds long. I still got red though.
Thank you all for taking the time to comment. I was interested to hear them.
To date: I have had three basal cell carcinoma's removed. I am super sensitive to the sun and I can't go out in less than factor 50, even then I still get prickly heat and I normally end up on antihistamines. I am plagued by Seborrheic warts on my torso as well as skin tags. The slightest knock and I bleed under the skin, the slightest graze and I bleed profusely. As well as all that I am allergic to plasters and covering a cut ends up making the cut site four times bigger than it should be.
Sometimes the Psoriasis is the least of my skin problems!!!