24 May 02:17
Hi everyone, I'm new here! Looking for solutions for my psoriasis. I have had P for 9 years. Now I'm trying with phototherapy. Do you have experience with that?
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24 May 04:45
Hi! I did uv light treatment 3 years ago for around 6-8 weeks 2-3x a week. It did help calm the flare but in the long run the only side effect I did not like were the “scars” left more or so little dark spots here and there. Prior to that, my P just came and went but no marks left behind. But it works different on all- I hope it helps you!
24 May 10:03
I finished a three month course two months ago. I was head to toe mostly little patches around two inches in diameter. I went twice a week, starting at just 25 seconds and increasing by 15 seconds after each session. It worked very well for me and I was plaque free by the end. They should tell you it’s not a cure and different people are free for different amounts of time, several years to a couple of months. I kind of fall into the latter, I have some back, just on my elbows and thighs and compared with before, that’s a win for me. I do have the slightly darker skin tone where the plaque was but it doesn’t bother me. If you’re younger though it might. It is a commitment of time but worth it in my opinion. Three last things, commonly, the plaques start disappearing from the bottom up. The nurse said they have no idea why. It’s not a once only treatment. If you have it and the plaques come back at some point, you can go again. And finally, UV light can’t penetrate plaques so either the hospital or your doctor should give you some kind of cream to soften the plaques so they fall off in the shower. My doctor gave me a simple soft paraffin gel which worked well and really fast. I bought a big sponge which was soft on one side but had a rough exfoliating surface on the other. That worked really well. Oh, and a bonus tip. Something like the paraffin gel is flammable and can soak into your bedding and PJs so if you’re a smoker, best take precautions.
24 May 17:41
hello, i had Psoriasis for 10 years also, and when i did Phototherapy sessions 3 times per week from 5 minutes and increasing every session till 20 mins, it was the only treatment that was this effective to my skin, after 2 months i was free from all the plaques. Hope that it will help yours as well
26 May 06:31
Thank you guys! I know that my results could be different, but now I'm sure about the treatment. I don't know anybody with P, for this reason your answers are very important to me 😊
Another question, did you feel some kind of pain after the sessions? in your arms for example
05 Jun 15:49
I won't do phototherapy, but doing the medication, go figure, I prefer cancer from drug than skin, my opinion,
14 Jun 17:12
If you haven't had the blood test for celiac disease, do consider it, as damaged intestines can't absorb the vitamins which help prevent psoriasis - especially D, K2, and magnesium. I've been eating 100% gluten free since an endoscopy in March w/ dramatic healing from ALL of my issues! Psoriasis has dropped dramatically, with only one little patch behind my ear that no longer itches. 😊
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