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Have you ever had psoriasis on the bottom of your feet? What helps?

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Theme Psoriasis on the Feet

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45 responses

Paul
Paul @paul116

Lemon 🍋 helps


James
James @ferns

I got some kind of prescribed cream from my GP but the biggest and best help was moisturising several times a day. Good quality socks and shoes also helped.


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Applying a thick balm. Papaw cream, Robertson's, MooGoo. Vaseline. Vicks.


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

My feet have become very dry at times, mainly during winter. Do Plaques form on feet as well?


Naima
Naima @Naima

😱Thats the worst place 👣🔥. So painfull and itchy... try to moisturize well and ice ice ice🙃


Norman
Norman @norman1

I've had P on soles of feet for 50 years, and I've found that if I avoid ANY man made fibres in socks (I but pure wool hiking socks, very similar to old SA Army socks). I wash feet in shower with dove moisturising soap only, and I apply [...] ointment daily. Open sandals, Bare feet, Crocs, etc are a strict no-no.


Justin
Justin @justin1

Try pure coconut oil!


Yvonne
Yvonne @yv

I had it on the bottom of my feet was on the tablet it cleared it up but before the tablet nothing helped


Sarah

Justin
Justin @justin1

I suggest you apply the coconut oil BEFORE you go to bed!


Julie
Julie @jul

Lots of moisturizer and a huge bandage


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

I Love coconut oil on my feet Justin, my feet drink it right up when they are dry. It is so soothing! I mix it with tea tree oil as well, which is great!


dave keyes
dave keyes @weasel

No thankfully. Had a quick look at mine tonight after a week of phototherapy much better. Patches on elbows almost cleared and definitely less itchy


Susan
Susan @susan191078

Hi, I get it on my soles and the inner and outer sides of my feet. I smother them in Vaseline. This stopped mine from cracking and they weren’t so itchy. Hope this helps.


Mavis
Mavis @mavis

No thankfully just really dry skin which does itch quite a lot


terry
terry @terrygilbert

Yes I have it on my feet and between my toes > not found anything that helps


Judi
Judi @judi5

That’s the only place I have psoriasis...on the bottom of my right foot...Palmolive-plantar-pustular psoriasis...


Rita
Rita @rita1

Yes, that’s the main place I have it. I also have it in my fingernails, toenails, and the palms of my hands... It makes it hard to walk, as my feet split and bleed. I am on a prescription pill, which I started in September, and this is the first time in over 20 years that my feet are almost normal. That is the only thing that has worked for me, including creams, laser treatments, and home treatments...


Judi
Judi @judi5

Don’t you just LOVE spell check! Palmolive! I typed palmo...


carol
carol @carol1943

The only thing that helped my hands feet and scalp was biologics. I am off the biologics now and have been for a year so I hope I don't have a terrible summer.


scott
scott @scottE

I have it on my feet. When it gets thick I use an ointment and put then in small garbage bag slip on some socks. after a day or so the thick parts peal off.


Rita
Rita @rita1

Which is fine, but what about walking?


Annette
Annette @annette79

I have had it on my feet for 20 years. I have tried everything. Pustular. If I stress out &/or my feet get really hot inside polyester shoes and/or socks, then I break out. Best remedy I found during break out is ice to take the itch and open air. That’s the stage when it hurts to walk. After they start turning into flakes and skin cracks I soak them in sea salt water gently rubbing off the loose layers and then apply coal tar cream and wrap my feet in plastic wrap over night. It doesn’t cure anything but it lessens the duration and severity of the process. The only time it has ever been gone was after a week’s vacation of barefoot beach walking, ocean swimming, fresh food, and stressless days.


Judi
Judi @judi5

I’d like to try the week’s vacation of barefoot beach walking, ocean swimming, fresh food, and stressless days! I wear only cotton socks...I should try wool...After the pustular stage...(looks and feels like boils)...the thick skin comes loose and cracks and sometimes bleeds...if it bleeds I put colloidal silver gel on it to prevent infection and then Shea butter/coconut oil/castor oil/beeswax salve...I’ve only had it a little more than 10 years...just since the knee replacement/heart surgery...I think STRESS is a big part of my immune system problems...


Janice
Janice @Immy

My feet have never been better since soaking them in Epsom Salts then using an emollient and I have had this for 29 years. I wear cotton flip flops around the house and garden as I find getting the air to them is so much better.


Ellen
Ellen @ellen4

I have it under my right foot...I soak my feet in ACV & bicarb mixed with some hot water. Then I just moisturise with any cream . I have now bought a tub of coconut oil. Going to try that out to see if it will help with the thick dry skin....I wear sandals everyday so keeping my feet in socks is a no no ...
The soak also helped the P under my toe nails...it softens the skin buildup under the nail then I dig it out ....


Asam
Asam @asam

Nothing better than my feet


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Never had P on my feet and I am thankful for that but I do keep all the advice given to Flaymers.


Martin
Martin @martin63

I had this recently and my skin peeled. I put steroid cream on before going to bed for a week and it cleared up.


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Only had it at the side of my heels, not the bottom (yet). I use moisturiser for it. But I did have heel pain for a while before my psoriasis showed up and I read that this is actually a thing! Heel pain!


Rose
Rose @rose7851

I have had it on the bottom of my feet for 30 years. Soaking in epson salt warm water helps, then scrape away any loose skin and whole bottom of feet. Moisturize with a heavy moisturizer, like vaseline or shortening..put on socks, as it is very slippery, but definitely helps. I also have it on my palms of hands and just this past year have lost two fingernails because of the pitting of the nail....this is the worse. Will probably have to go on biologics soon to tolerate nails on hands.


roslyn
roslyn @roslyn

i feel bite,son the bottom of my feet and nothing is there


roslyn
roslyn @roslyn

i also have a itchy head , feels like bires on scalp , nothing there except white stuff under my finger nail when i scratch


roslyn
roslyn @roslyn

bites is what i meant and nothing there except the white stuff under my finger nails, does an yone else have this ?


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Roslyn, I have had this sensation of bites on my head before. They were actually plaques coming up under the skin. They do go down again and up again from time to time with me. I've also had what feels more like very painful tiny pimples on my scalp recently. Those were so sore 😧


Darlene
Darlene @darlene5

Yes/ Aveeno cream and Bandaids
And time!


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

No, thankfully i never have had it there on the bottom of my feet, on top of my feet yes but mild and on top of my hands but never on my palms :)


Julie
Julie @julie9711

I have PPP on the instep of my feet - when it is flaring it feels like walking on hot broken glass - I did phototherapy 3x a week for over a year. It had started to help (along with the creams and ointments - I am still on both) but it really started to get better when I was started on the M t x. Best wishes for you to find something that works for you


Julie
Julie @julie9711

Also using the cream or ointment and wrapping feet in a plastic wrap then putting on socks to sleep helps


Ann
Ann @ann8676

Which ointment do you use please


Rita
Rita @rita1

I do not use an ointment. I use a prescription pill which is NOT a biologic. If you want more info, you have to message me privately, as this forum does not allow us to put out the names of our medications.


Justin
Justin @justin1

Try plain, clear coconut oil which heats up and turns smooth WITH BODY HEAT. You can purchase it in all health food stores!


Rose
Rose @rose7851

Thanks Justin...will try this.


Ellen
Ellen @ellen4

I don't know if its the weather , as winter is slowly creeping in here in SA , or I am subconsciously stressed but I have a major flare up in & on my bum.. it started with a hot burning sensation then the itch . Now I have the blisters & pain. I sooo wanted to squeeze a lemon on as per John but I didn't think I would be able to handle the pain. I'm just applying antiseptic ointment for now....


Norman
Norman @norman1

OK, so here is an un-scientific study. For many years I have traveled a lot and stayed in Hotels with nylon carpet. I have always had a flare up after an evening in socks. Now I religiously pack slippers and that problem has gone.
However, around 5 years ago, I decided to stop drinking alcohol. For the past six months, now, my P on soles of feet has reduced incredibly. Similarly, I have not put any cream or lotions on for over 3 months. You know where this is leading, don't you?
Just putting it out there, no science, just a cause/effect observation that dawned on me ten minutes ago.



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