john, Psoriasis Terminator
...feeling happy john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Looks, itch, strangers

We had a psoriatic man come in to look out our carpet cleaners, i could see he had large plaques/scales on his elbows, He was scratching quite a bit ,,The only thing thats contagious is seeing someone scratch, it got me itching and scratching :)

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 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

I am not a scratcher generally,i felt itchy all over watching him,oh dear :)


Ellen
Ellen @ellen4

oh dear ......hope u offered some advice....lol


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Nooo, He may had taken offence Ellen not sure , dont think he be happy me handing out a Diet/lifestyle plan?, The psychological itch i think with me , still feel like ants on me thinking about lol, I am not going to scratch, i keep saying to myself thank you :)


Erica
Erica @Eri

Like watching someone yawn LoL. Been there done that, the itching can drive you nuts.


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Indeed Erica , yes yawning is one thats gets everyone else going lol :)


Erica
Erica @Eri

@John I am yawning just thinking about yawning.... Feel so tired just the thought of it makes me want to sleep. Our brains work in mysterious ways. Now I picture me scratching and yawning at the same time hehe. Poor guy is obviously plagued by it.


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Yes hahaha, , poor guy,just thinking about him trying out these carpet cleaners thats been repaired and using them to suck up the flakes thats dropped on the carpets oh dear,he seems a nice and a happy guy and not bothered by it, good for him :) maybe best to sleep it off Erica with all that yawning :)


carol
carol @carol1943

I have a friend that has stark white patches on elbows but he never seems bothered by them. No scratching, Maybe I need to ignore and then it won't bother. It would be nice.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Haha true John. I was a huge scratcher before and whenever I had an itch, people around me started scratching themselves. Contagious indeed. Very difficult to control the itch.


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Yes bazzar that you mentioned the guy you saw and then this guy came into my works today, very happy chappie,just noticed the scratching then look at his elbows, looks like only place i noticed


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Most get P on their elbows first. I have had P there for many years and sometimes I get a spots/spots but they are usually the first to disappear. Maybe because theres not too much body fat there. You know what I mean?


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Sort of Michelle i think :).Yes i know we are all different, mines worse in the winter though not bad and its always been like that,i cant complain :),one elbow is a bit worse than the other one but not bad at all at the moment :)few tiny spots have turned up here and there, i hope keep them under control :)


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Trouble is once you start scratching its a cycle,things get worse, my bum crack which is a popular place tends get sore , i rub it try not scratch there,if i leave it as best i can, it gets better in time,,psoriasis loves those creases like under breasts, bum crack,groin,, if overweight under the belly,places that rub tend to get sore or sweat, :)


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Elbows are so so so stubborn!


Rita
Rita @rita

The only place my p itches is my scalp. It’s been 15 years I haven’t been able to eliminate it there. So frustrating. I try not to scratch but sometimes I do subconsciously.


 john, Psoriasis Terminator
john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca

Yes what i was like in the past Rita,i used to scratch in my sleep and leave blood in the bed,i get a slight itch now and again as winter is approaching,i just ignore it , A few flakes have turned up to greet me as this happens around now ,could be worse though


Rita
Rita @rita

No bloody sheets yet at least! It usually wakes me up and I stop scratching. Strange how my p is never itchy except on my scalp. I wonder why that is?!


Laurie
Laurie @laurie102

Elbows too and
Wow on the bum crack- yeah me too, thought that was not usual, glad to see Im not alone there...lol
(only thing i find good for there is Aqua ointment soothes and heals somewhat pretty well -- and my scalp as too , is the worst need to do regimen weekly or I go crazy like I cant stand to feel that stuff as I run my fingers through my hair and scalp,
so out comes the oil and comb. My hair is my life :) if that fails me I'm done.....
Coconut oil is very good too and feels good I find


Doris
Doris @debinfo

Me too, bum crack. Can be painful. I hate the tight feeling that develops around my scalp by the end of the day. I stopped using a comb to remove flakes. It can make it worse. Kobler effect. Cut my nails real short and try to rub and not pick.


Ellen
Ellen @ellen4

Bum crack not good... its hard to adjust the cheeks when sitting...to avoid the tight feeling on my scalp I keep my scalp oiled ....it does help..picking is bad .. I lost a lot of hair by doing the picking thing although it felt good...I also used to wet my hair then scratch with a comb to lift the soggy flakes....it also caused lots of hair loss............the joys of P... :-)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Aaaw my Ellen. I'm sorry to hear. Have you tried LPC from dischem?


Laurie
Laurie @laurie102

Michelle what is the LPC from dischem?
Just wondering - I usually use p&S liquid for my scalp to loosen the scales
I am open to trying anything new that might help


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hi Laurie. Hope you are well? The LPC is a coal tar moisturiser, coal tar mixed with aqueous cream? It helps me with the new term P, usually disappear quick but for long term P it doesn't help unless its a stronger percentaged in tar. My chemist have added 20% more tar for me but my long term P is more stubborn than I . I sometimes use denorex shampoo for my scalp to prevent P if I can say that. I don't have scalp P, I think the home dyes for hair helps but I'm scared to go to a salon as the peroxide is much stronger than in a box. Strange, I got P from coloring my hair at a salon, but my scalp P disappeared when I started using the box. P is a mystery to us. :)


Ellen
Ellen @ellen4

HI Michelle... will get some LPC & give it a try......thanks hun !!


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hi my Ellen. It works for me but it might not for you. Its not very strong but it does make a difference in the long run. Keep me posted okay? I want to know if it makes a difference and good luck! Xxx


Ellen
Ellen @ellen4

Hi Mich... Dischem had no stock of LPC... they had lots of other stuff with coal tar in ... I just bought a coal tar shampoo ....not a pleasant smell but it will work as I have used it before.....


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Did you ask the chemist if they can order for you Ellen? I only use 1 type of coal tar shampoo and that smells like mint. Lol.


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

Yep got go get a good chemist to make it u p ok the forms the wait is worth it


Ellen
Ellen @ellen4

Will go speak to the chemist tomorrow.... thanx ladies !!



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john, Psoriasis Terminator @chewbacca
Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

psoriasis terminator, you been targeted for termination, dont come back :) i am a maintenance operative in my job, i am a plumber by trade.I have had psoriasis all my life since birth 49yrs, psoriatic arthritis 15 years.





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