Psoriasis on the Hands
Support and advice about psoriasis on the hands.
My psoriasis is on my hands which has only ever totally cleared up once in 3 years. Oh and I have a small patch on my right elbow which comes and goes and is really nothing compared to my hands. I've had to resort to buying my clothes on line because when I touch fabric in stores, my skin just cracks and starts to bleed. So weird!! I'm Amazon's biggest bandaid customer ever...lol
...feeling frustrated Peter @Pjr
I have plaque psoriasis dotted all around my body which do itch a little but it is the pustule psoriasis on the soles of my feet and the palms of my hands that drive me crazy. My feet hurt and itch all the time and they burn constantly, I have had the feet and hand problems for 27 years following a shock. My plaque psoriasis is fading fast now as it is summer here in the UK and I have been drinking 2 litres of bottled water each day for a couple of months, it is slow but it is working but nothing seems to help my feet but my hands are pretty good at the moment.
I have it on the palm of my hands. Is it called plantar psoriasis?
My thumbs itch sometimes so badly. Or my hands in general. I put lotion and and rub and rub them together because they itch so much. In any case, I've changed my diet. no gluten, no red meat, no dairy. I drink detox teas now. I see really slow progress but just as I think things are getting better I'll see another cut in my hands. It's really soothing to lather up with hemp oil and where cotton gloves at night. I think it helps. Also my hands hurt so much I cant hold onto the steering wheel so I lather up also with Aguafor and jojoba oil and slip on cotton gloves just to drive
Hi Nadine - soak your hands in hot water with Epsom salts, soak them for as long as you can. this will soften the skin and help with the itch. then rub aqueous cream with a little tea tree oil in it on your hands. I use coconut oil for the scalp and then cover with Aqueous cream before bed. Wash of with Vosene shampoo. Does the trick for me.
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Your hands and feet make up only 4% of your body's total surface area, but psoriasis here can still have a big effect on your quality of life. The appearance of psoriasis on the hands can appear as cracks, blistering and swelling. Share your experiences with the community on how to relieve your symptoms for psoriasis on your hands.