Sumonds (SUE)
...feeling insecure Sumonds (SUE) @sumonds

Itch, coping, healthcare system

Hi all. Am very new to psoriasis Oct last year am now covered from scalp to toes, itchy like made have been referred to dermatology but a very long wait. Using steroid gel..... Is shedding skin a good sign it's working? Any help appreciated x

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Susan
Susan @godcares

Hi Sumonds. I would love to send you the elimination diet that a bunch of us have done. Something triggered this outbreak so quickly and so severely. I am now cured but I had to do the diet to find out what I could and couldn't have. I did it in my 20's and still do it every January just to reboot my system. I am 56 now and have been doing it regularly 10-15 years. Cant remember. Just routine start of the year thing. I can send it to you if you want. Trust me when I tell you steroids have long term effects. I now have very thin skin that is slowly getting better, but it can tear like paper if I run into something and I bruise very easily. Send me a private message if you are interested. Thanks and you have come to the right site. Lots of great ideas here!


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Hey Sumonds, that's very progressive coverage... such a fast episode for you. Dermatology has always been a really long wait for me too. I have found that when my skin sheds but is not red underneath, it is usually when the plaques are going into "calm" mode. If they are red underneath and shedding, that's been just "normal" flaking for me in the past. Are your plaques red underneath or calm underneath?


Sumonds (SUE)
Sumonds (SUE) @sumonds

Sarah..... They are more pink now.... Am using my aveeno it's so soothing have the shower wash and spray oil but the cream is great....


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

So glad it's helping Sumonds! I love Aveeno, it is amazing and I am so grateful I found it. Don't know quite where I'd be without it actually!


Sumonds (SUE)
Sumonds (SUE) @sumonds

My scalp became affected last week and by the evening could tear my hear out.... Going to use the moisturising lotion tonight see if it helps. Thanks for all your support it's been a lonely journey until I found flayme xx


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

We are here Sumonds! 🔥


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

When my skin is on its way to healing the peeling always comes first. Dietary changes and supplements are helping me greatly. If you have not tried it yet I would also reccomend it. Its worth a shot! Can be life changing! 😊


Sumonds (SUE)
Sumonds (SUE) @sumonds

Thank you Michelle x


Carol
Carol @carol1957

there is also a product called Psorasin that is an over the counter ointment or gel, that has a bit of tar in the formula that will also help your itch until you get to see the dermatologist. In Canada it can be bought at Shoppers Drug Mart - so it depends on where you live as to what drug store would sell it


Sumonds (SUE)
Sumonds (SUE) @sumonds

Thanks Carol will check it out x


Clint
Clint @NJClint

Lemon 🍋 sunburn gel with lidocaine helps


Sumonds (SUE)
Sumonds (SUE) @sumonds

Thanks Clint that's very interesting........


Nikki
Nikki @niksam

My P started in October last year after I stopped taking a really evil medication that I’d been on for almost 12 years. I was taking it for another health problem. Days after stopping, my skin just went crazy!


Clint
Clint @NJClint

Lemon 🍋 rubbed on or sunburn gel with [...] for irritated spots


dave keyes
dave keyes @weasel

Ouch poor you sue, join the ever lengthening list of sufferers, yet no sign of a cure. We manage as best we can, they say natural sun helps but too much just as bad, one thing I found when I was first diagnosed seaweed of the beach has blisters of natural iodine squeeze and squirt worked for me and its free



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