Harrison
...feeling frustrated Harrison @harrison

Healthcare system, coping

Psoriasis for 18 months, no idea why it came. Started on my legs & has moved elsewhere - tried multiple creams but to no avail; now under a consultant & due to return to hospital for further consultation, 'light treatment' has been mentioned?

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Janet
Janet @janetC

light treatment or laser treatment has worked well with some people. I'm not one of them. Three visits a week for 8 weeks and no change. I have really stubborn plaque P, and have done all the "cures". Nothing works for me. Good luck, give it a try. You never know


Harrison
Harrison @harrison

Thanks Janet - how does it actually work as in the process? Has anyone actually has psoriasis and got rid of it or does it just become 'under control' ??


Janet
Janet @janetC

My dermatologist actually did the laser treatments in her office. They use a small wand to "pulse" super UVA or UVB (which ever one it the good one). They have many patients that have gone into "remission" but it does come back as there is no cure, just remission. But any relief is fantastic. It just didn't work on mine. Wish you well and pray it works for you. :)


Janet
Janet @janetC

By the way, it's a painless treatment. May notice it turn red at the beginning like a light sunburn but that is normal and that will stop happening.


Harrison
Harrison @harrison

Thank you Janet, you have answered a few things for me and I appreciate your words and thanks again :-)


Louise
Louise @louise2616

I understand how you feel there, mine too has accured on my legs and else where, unfortunatly trying to get to see the consultant is proving somewhat fustrating, which is why i have turned to home methods and contsant research, have a background of nurse training too, i have psoratic arthritus mine is in my bones aswell as on the skin...so its get somewhat fustrating , i do hope yours gets better, let me know if i can help in anyway


Louise
Louise @louise2616

nobody really know's why, but maybe this might be of some help to understand Your immune system is your body's defence against disease and it helps fight infection. One of the main types of cell used by the immune system is called a T-cell.
T-cells normally travel through the body to detect and fight invading germs such as bacteria, but in people with psoriasis they start to attack healthy skin cells by mistake. This causes the deepest layer of skin to produce new skin cells more quickly than usual, which in turn triggers the immune system to produce more T-cells.
It's not known what exactly causes this problem with the immune system, although certain genes and environmental triggers may play a role.


Harrison
Harrison @harrison

Thats very interesting, thank you - I'll be interested to learn more on the environmental triggers, as that can obviously quickly change where as diet, medication etc take time to come about - just want to either control or at best get rid of it :-(


Harrison
Harrison @harrison

Any other tips, advice or life lessons on this I am hugely thankful for as it is so destroying :-(


Louise
Louise @louise2616

Environmental factors can worsen psoriasis symptoms. Although you inherit psoriasis as a chronic disease through your genes, outside factors can trigger acute psoriasis outbreaks. such as injuries to the skin. .stress. .cold weather . .alcohol . .certain medications . . Poor Diet . . smoking Ect. these are all known to contribute to it.


Louise
Louise @louise2616

You may find that psoriasis flare-ups are more common during the colder months. This is because of dry air, decreased exposure to sunlight, and cold temperatures. To prevent psoriasis flare-ups in cooler weather, keep your skin moisturized.


Louise
Louise @louise2616

There's no cure for psoriasis yet, but there are many ways to get relief from the symptoms of this troublesome disease.


Ragazza
Ragazza @ragazza

take the light treatment as quickly as you can



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Harrison
Harrison @harrison
Ukiah, CA, United States

Hi, I'm 43-years-old, never had psoriasis before until 18 months ago, initially on my legs which is now 'under control' but now other areas, some bad and tender which is being treated with creams etc - I am soon to try 'light' treatment whatever that is. I moisturise etc but it doesn't seem to want to go. Its embarrassing, stressful and sometimes painful - Any solutions or ideas are welcomed.




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