I'm most happy when I'm plucking weeds in my gardens. I'm a sun worshiper. I've had psoriasis since I was born and usually it's mild unless stressed.
My health guru Dr. Ben Kim basically said the same as Alexander. Nobody knows the long term effects of the Covid-19 vaccines. Based on my negative reaction to the flu vaccine, there’s no way I’m taking the Covid vaccine. I think though that there will be many restrictions for people who don't get vaccinated.
Hi Clint, I read that a health professional should remove the build up of wax and skin cells in the ear (don’t use a cotton swab), possibly on a regular basis. There are steroid ear drops that can help. A more natural approach is warm olive oil drops to gently loosen wax at home. Hope you get rid of it quickly.
Hi Michelle. I think they ask you if you’ve had the flu shot to determine whether you’ve had an adverse reaction to it. Both manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine have indicated that if you have had an adverse to the flu shot in the past, not to get their vaccine. Unfortunately it’s very difficult to 100% determine whether a physical ailment is attributable to the vaccine or is a coincidence. It’s been over two months since I’ve had the flu shot and I still have nerve damage. I’ve been to a bunch of doctors and a couple say “no it’s not because of the flu shot” and others say it could very well be the trigger to my health problems. Very frustrating. But based on what I think is a definite bad reaction to the flu shot I doubt I am able to get the Covid-19 vaccine. I can’t go through this pain again.
I agree with Dave. The sun or, during the winter, a UVB lamp, will really help. Under the current conditions, not too many people will be able to travel to places with salty water but the lamp plus moisturizer should help the skin do better until spring/summer return. I have tried to eliminate many foods to see if it would help my psoriasis to no avail. Now I just try to keep my stress levels as low as possible.
I’m in Canada and not in a high risk group so I’ll probably be eligible for it in September! That being said I too am apprehensive about getting it. Had the flu shot in November and still suffering from numbness in extremities. Not 100% sure numbness is attributable to vaccine but I didn’t have it before the flu vaccine and I had it within 16 hours after flu vaccine.
I have mild psoriasis and had a flu shot 3 weeks ago. I had an extreme adverse reaction to the flu shot (numbing in all extremities, pain in neck and spine and spinal spasms). I have not yet recovered. It seemed to go away for a while and then came back. I’ll have to really research whether I can get the Covid-19 vaccination. I can’t go through this experience again. But is it related to having psoriasis? I have no idea.
Hi Peter. Sorry to hear that the CVD cream didn’t work out. We just have to keep trying different things and see what works out for us.
I had a flu shot yesterday for only the second time in my life and I’m not reacting well. Some numbness and tingling in my arm. Talked to a nurse who said to put ice on the arm. I wonder if people with P don’t do well with the flu shot.
I have some on my scalp too Molly. It’s difficult to get rid of since the sun can’t penetrate to the scalp and rubbing creams on the scalp is messy and not feasible if going out. And as written by Margaret and Deborah, stress really does not help. If you’re not going out, I would rub a gentle cream into the scalp and leave overnight. Moisturizing is very important and don’t use harsh shampoos. Try to get shampoos without toxic chemicals and perfume.