08 Jun 05:36
I feel like giving up on my psoriasis ever getting better in my face and on my neck... It just won’t clear up, it keeps coming back, it have been like this for a year now😞 anyone out there in a similar situation?
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08 Jun 06:25
Hey Line, don't give up, keep on fighting!
Yes, mine was almost gone about 3 times. But now it's going away very slowly, but it stays away. Changed my diet and it's helping. Lemon is helping against the itch and clears it up quicker, but as it's only applied topically, I think my dietary changes are causing my P to go and stay away.
08 Jun 06:46
Hey Line. Listen to Ruben and don't give up. Excellent advice. I never had facial P but the other day I got a spot in my ear. I treated it and it's gone now. As per Ruben and many other Flaymers, change your diet. It really helps a lot. Good luck and stay strong. :)
08 Jun 13:30
Awwe Line, I am sorry to hear it is still giving you a problem on your face 😔You have been through a lot. Has your derm ever suggested biologics? They are really helpful for others here. It does have its possible side effects, but not everyone experiences them. Food changes have by far been the best thing I have done. Have you ever tried it? Stay strong Line 💜 Keep searching for something that can help, xx
08 Jun 15:09
Never give up Line! My psoriasis had been bad for 20 years and only this past year it has improved so much. It still flares and itches and I get light flakes, and is still debilitating in a few different ways, but it is not on the same scale as it was. What types of thing have suited your skin best of all the things you have tried?
10 Jun 12:53
try colodial silver gel - it is for burns - took mine away in hours never to return again
10 Jun 14:32
Yep, i still get flakes on my face and neck, i just live with it and thats it and pick of flakes now and again , sorry about this Line
13 Jun 22:31
I got it in my genital area so I kind of understand the pain
I have hadnpsoriasus for 37 years
14 Jun 05:30
hey Melissa. What are you using for your P? 37 years is a long time. I'm sorry for the pain you're going through.
14 Jun 05:33
@John. When I went to see my chemist, I was told that I am basically using the weakest coal tar on the market. I was so surprise by hearing that and of course he gave me a 20% stronger tar. But, what I actually want to say is, the 5% tar I've used for so long is basically for children and old people (sensitive skin) and for the face/genital area. I am now on a No. 3 - Long term P/Severe. When you were using the tar, how strong was yours?
16 Jun 07:09
Hello Michelle, i really dont know, i think it was very strong to the point it would burn my psoriasis, its such a long time ago,through the end of the 80s i started using aphosyl cream that was a milder type of coaltar,6 years ago the discontinued it and went to alphosyl hc which had hydrocortisone init mixed with the coaltar then they discontinued that, i think this one was 5% ? not sure?i never really though about it you know Michelle,alphosyl cream and hydrocortisone where the creams i used for years
16 Jun 07:16
thank you for all your positive suggestions and your own stories. As sad as I am to know how many people dealing with this horrible pain everyday, it is nice to know that you are not alone.
Right now I am back in the UVB light therapy, and it is very helpful on my body, but when I am in there I have a paperbag over my head. For many years it has also been on my hands, but I am not sure that it is psoriasis, I think it is nettle rash which I have also had around my eyes. I have never experienced a pain like this. Since last night i have been cooling it down, but oh my the pain and the itch is horrible.
My face and my neck is also extremely flaky and dry, and even tho I use a very fat creme many times a day, it is the same after only a few minutes.
16 Jun 07:19
Sorry you are going through this Line,i hope things will get better for you in time
17 Jun 17:56
Line are you sure the nettle rash isn't urticaria (hives)? My son had hives recently for the first time and it looked exactly like nettle rash to me. Hives has links with psoriasis and autoimmune... maybe your GP can look into it with you.
23 Jun 21:34
I’m not sure on anything anymore. Before my latest light therapy the nurse wanted me to see a docter. I told the docter that I had been in major pain since the last light therapy and I showed her my hand, arms, face and neck. I was (and am) totally red and have tiny itchy knobs the same places. She told me to keep on going with the light therapy, she also wanted me to take of the paperback from my head that I had used all the other times and she said I shouldn’t use any sunscreen. I went in light therapy thursday morning and have been in major pain since then... I wonder how people with so much experience can make so wrong decisions.
23 Jun 21:59
I really dont know Line, thing is , we are all different and a lot of a Doctors i am sorry to say work on trial and error to see what works or not, When i was a child, i had light therapy, it actually made it itch and didnt make a difference , it can get worse before it gets better as it did with me a lot of years ago, i dont suffer with it and i havnt since a teenager its more of a nuisance , i had all my young years with it bad and went all through light therapy, stinky creams etc and hospitalised twice with it severe , sorry about all this
25 Jun 11:42
Yup, each time my legs get better, my nails get worse... Fortunately I have it lots less than a year ago. My back is almost clear (except for one little nasty spot). So I'll keep going and hope that this is the P struggling to survive.
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