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How do you deal with the pain and itching at night? What works best for you?

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65 responses

Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

I don't itch during the night nor do I have pain. Once I had a shower, I put some of my ointment on which helps me not to itch and I'm good till the next morning. I start itching when it comes to late afternoon.


Ruben
Ruben @ruben

Aloë Vera gel. Numbs and cools :)


Debra

Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Night times have never been my worst times, evenings are always worst for me. But I do itch at night time in my sleep when I am in the middle of big flare ups. And when I do I just scratch I suppose in my sleep! I put oil or moisturiser on immediately before bed and first thing in the morning almost every day anyway so I try to put extra when I have these flare ups to minimised the night time itch.


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

luckily i dont get either these days flaym, healthy eating does help with a psoriatic diet,i get a few scales and they hardly itch,rarely., pain in joints is near nothing :)


Peter
Peter @Squinker

I use Coconut Oil, and it works very well indeed, infact about three times a week, i will have a coconut oil bath, its very relaxing and works wonders, ive had psoriasis for 30yrs now, and my skin looks brilliant, and i certainly dont itch anything like i used to, also its good to put Coconut oil on your body and get your partner or someone to massage it in. I feel more confident now with my body since ive been using Coconut Oil..


KateL
KateL @katel

moisturize moisturize I have the most moisturized bum in town it helps


cindy
cindy @camrrt

I itch at different times during the day- At night when its bad I just try a Benadryl sometimes I have to repeat in an hour or so it it doesn't work. I also use cream- Always looking for something new that is not greasy and takes the itch right away. Sometimes when its really bad I have to scratch then the nest day it looks really bad.


Alan
Alan @blades

I put my cream on before bed


Jan
Jan @jan2020

I stay awake until I am unable to stay awake any longer. It’s only for a couple of hours then I nap in daytime for 20-30 mins.


Sean
Sean @reaper

Cortisone cream usually. Works for fresh and old itches but sweating makes it worse


Bunny
Bunny @bunny1

Right now I am on a tranquilizer at night.


Judi
Judi @judi5

After my Epsom salts bath, I put coconut oil on my foot and wrap it with plastic wrap, then put a sock on it...


Peter
Peter @Squinker

Just use the coconut oil on it's own, and if you have a partner, also try sex, oh yes sex is good for the body, my psoriasis doctor told me that, and my doctor has been right on this, also think positive all the time, and try not to worry about things, oh also cut out wheat in your diet, i'm now gluten free and have been since July 2017, and feel great as well, i will never have wheat in my diet again, like i have said, i've had psoriasis for 30yrs and my body looks good, and i'm Happy and when you start feeling Happy, things will change ....


eric
eric @eric1946

organic oil 3 times a day,, going to dr thurs to see if palms pealing is psoriasis,, sure doesnr at like it, just new skin underneath


Elaine
Elaine @KittyKat

I take a warmish bath, use coconut oil and take 30mg of steroids.


Jacque
Jacque @jacqueG

When I spent 20 mins in the hot tub before bed I slept well... now I use m.j. oil and still suffer some.


Joy
Joy @joy697

Live with it. Gloves Bag Bom gauze


Shawn
Shawn @EatOrganic

I take 2 turmeric pills at night just before bed - helps reduce overall inflammation - has been proven to be as effective as arthritis pharmaceuticals - I only had itching once in 9 years - it lasted about 1 week then subsided - I assumed it was triggered by diet - at the time I was eating salsa with tomatoes and peppers too often - both are nightside plant and not great choices for those with psoriasis - since adding supplements and diet changes almost a year ago my hand and foot joints are virtually pain free and my psoriasis is nearly gone - I still have a small area on the side of one foot but psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are no longer all consuming or even a concern -


Lindakay1948
Lindakay1948 @lindakay1948

I use a Medicated Salve and take one benedryl if I ever want to sleep..some days and nights are wonderful but during a flare up I don't play around anymore I take the Benedryl..and make sure I have my salve on..hard to reach my back so I use a wash clothe on my back scrubber and a rubber band to apply lotions on my back..That helps a lot tp : > )


Jakub
Jakub @drptbl

Sorry but I can't understand people taking sleeping meds to deal with itching at night. You're making your life even worse because of that. Maybe it helps for itching at the beginning (I've never tried sleeping meds) but later you will have issues with insomnia for example and more worse stuff.


Vickie
Vickie @vickie25

For the itching I use creams and stay awake till I can’t anymore


samantha
samantha @sammy

i also use coconut oil its magic xxx so no problem here any more try it i recommend it been using 3 yrs now problem what problem !


Peter
Peter @Squinker

Hi Samantha, yes i totally agree with you my torso is now free of psoriasis and my legs look so much better then they ever did, i certainly wont use anything else now, and i gave up on eating wheat in my diet, and thats has been brilliant as well


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

@Shawn, which one is the most effective. The turmeric pills or the powder?


Lorna Penner
Lorna Penner @lornapenner

I have ointment from the hospital that works for me--the itch
I don`t have pain.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Please share with us in a pvt message if you can Lorna :)



carol
carol @carol1943

I moisturize morning and night and if I wake up itching I take a couple of max tylenol (allergic to all things containing aspirin) and that usually helps. I don't itch like I used to but still have an occasional problem.


Dani
Dani @danid

Itching is worst when I dont pay attention to what I'm putting in my body, like last night. I went out drinking and smoked for the first time in a week and even though i was exhausted I kept tossing and turning. I went from semi-colorless plaques to inflamed red spots all over.

I found it's a combination of things that really help:
staying hydrated, eating right, moisturizing routinely (oatmeal baths, grapeseed and coconut oils, and lotions), vitamins, probiotics, and overall just paying attention to what my body is telling me. I can usually tell when somethings not right.


Bonnie
Bonnie @bo1

The itching is wild. I am having a nightmare of itching now. Coconut oil does not work for me. Still looking for the right remedy. Best to you all.


Joy
Joy @joy697

How often do u shower is every day to much


Peter
Peter @Squinker

@Bonnie Cut out wheat in your diet completely as well, go gluten free totally


Robin
Robin @robin5872

Thank you Peter, I have just begun the process of going Gluten free!


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

@joy, I find my skin can get worse if I don't shower and moisturize everyday. Do you find it too much?


Joy
Joy @joy697

I am not sure . I am not showering everyday . But besides my hand and hair I break out in all the creases that are sweaty


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Robin. Gluten free food was the best choice I've made. Thanx to our Flaymers!


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

Hello michelle, some people are more just affected by gluten, i think its more than that for me to be honest,a lady i know who works in the chemist said her boyfriend does very well with just stopping gluten and he has gluten free products and it helps him loads,i am glad for him and you michelle :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Thanx John. Since I started my gluten free diet, everything changed for me. My health, my P looks better and you might not believe me but even my food tastes better. It's as if my taste buds got a makeover.


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

That great michelle :) last night i went all out, not good, i had gluten /wheat filled salad no tomatoes or peppers x 2 bowls, one southern fried chicken in a gluten /wheat filled bun with fries to the side ,one large icecream with cream,chocolate fudge topped with a glacier cherry and i had to eat some of my girlfriends chocolate fudge cake as she couldnt eat it ,been ashame to waste it :), i was stuffed, i had to let my hair hang down to the floor as it was treat for her trouble is, it was too much of a treat for me, my poor gut, the hell i put it through,i did say to her, i hope i am not scratching tomorrow which is today like i got fleas :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

hahahahaha oh my. that sounds delicious John! pity we can't post pictures on Flaym...would've loved to see you gulping down all that bad food. lol.
Well, I hope you don't scratch. You don't do it everyday, so have a nice chat with your P and tell them you won't do it again ...SOON. Wait 2 weeks before you go all out again. lol.


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

Haha yes, it was great michelle, theres was so may overweight people in the restaurant, i wonder why,oh i forgot, i had lots of diet strawberry flavoured diet coke aswell, 4 pints not good at all,i did gulp a lot of filtered water down when i got home, hopefully to dilute it all,strawberry diet coke is tasty though,it is a treat and now i will be back eating healthy psoriatic diet as usual, nice to let your hair down now and again scratch scratch haha :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

lololol oh John. I hope the water DID THE JOB. 😂 You are right. Us all need to let our hair down now and again. If we have to stay on a diet for the rest of our lives then when are we going to get a chance to really LIVE. Gulp down on that 2kg Pork Rib served with a pasta salad, while having 2 bottles of wine. (Ok I might be dead after the 2kg Pork), but point is...don't let the PSORIASIS rule our lives right? We only live once. So as you said John, once in a while put the hair down and scratch scratch lol.


Angela
Angela @angela55

I have both Psoriatic and Osteo arthritis with Psoriasis. I saw my rheumatologist yesterday and they give me a shot of cortisone. I also take anti inflammatories and paracetamol for pain.I have a good creme for my skin. Just recently my psoriasis and started to creep up from my feet to my shins and also on my elbows. Not really sure why it has done that!!


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Haha John and Michelle. I told you I was going to try and take a leaf out of your book and not be so strict with my diet whilst on holiday. Reading your comments makes me laugh at how rubbish I am at doing that even when I try! I had 3 gluten free finest butcher sausages in a week, and 5 very small alcoholic drinks in that same week (one each evening for 5 days) and I feel like that is about all the "letting my hair down" I could manage! But it's a start, right?!


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

hahaha Sarah. Yes it's a start. Like we said, we don't always do it, but we need some fun too dammit! lol


Jane :)
Jane :) @janetsipi

For itching, I use only coconut oil. It helps me a lot. The worst time for me is when I get home and I could feel if my feet are dry (I have psoriasis on my feet) and starts to be painful when i walk. so yeah, I moisturize it with coconut oil only.


Thea
Thea @thea

I dont itch at night


Dakeyras
Dakeyras @dakeyras

I have found olive oil works best depending on the situation/need etc. Plus including some olives in your diet also helps. Personally never used to like them but like anything you can get used to/adapt. :)


Maureen
Maureen @maureen70

Great idea and thank you🌺


Carole
Carole @carole382

One of my colleagues suggested that. She said that is what she used when her babies had skullcap.


eric
eric @eric1946

suggest you all use olive oil (organic) 3 x DAY.

AND SOMEHOW DONT PIC


Maureen
Maureen @maureen70

Good idea. How about coconut oil?


KateL
KateL @katel

that would be ok


 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

I dont pic my psoriasis and when i get a slight itch now and again, i try and not scratch, my face must look odd going through all that but, if it dont scratch i wont get sore its worth it :), I try not to pic my nose either ,:)


Sean
Sean @sean4

I find I itch more when I feel stressed or restless so tend to relax with some music before bed.b


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

A hot bath made me itch like mad, but oh, that wonderful feeling when you start scratching. Now I shower and I don't itch.


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Bathing makes my skin redder than showering - I think it brings the blood to the surface. But not long term for me...


Carole
Carole @carole382

Ruben, my issue is more with my scalp. Can I use Aloe Vera gel to help with the itching and healing? I have tried everything except steroids which I will not use, but nothing seems to work. In addition, I am now suffering from flaky skin on my face - it really doesn't look very good and that actually makes my skin feel tight more than itch. The dermatologist gave me a steroid prescription, but I am concerned about using that - so have set it aside. Is there a particular brand of Aloe Vera gel or lotion that you would recommend?


Becky
Becky @rebecky

Smothering myself in emollient, and hoping I don't scratch through the night! My job is pretty taxing, so am mostly always tired enough to zonked out for the night.

I have been using Lush's Sleepy cream for nights I can't sleep though. A bit on my neck and hands (that don't have Psoriasis) and I'm soothed right off :)


Ruben
Ruben @ruben

Hey Carole,
not really, something as bio as possible. The gel that I use is 99% pure...


Joy
Joy @joy697

What gel is it


Ruben
Ruben @ruben

Hey Joy, sorry, can't put any brand names down here. But actually, if possible, I would harvest the gel straight from a plant. Then I could add cucumber or turmeric or so. To boost the effect.


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Ruben, you are able to discuss brand names of over the counter products, just not prescription medications 😊


Ruben
Ruben @ruben

Aaaaahhh, didn't know that. Uno momento!
Cruydhof Aloe Pura Organic Aloe Vera Gel - 200 ml bodygel
that's the stuff I love.



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