Hi Shell, mine is the feet and hands. I also have a patch on my forehead right at the hairline. When I got the first round of cellulitis on my legs over night I had the worst outbreak ever on both my feet and hands. They were covered, I had no idea what it was. The cellulitis triggered the flare up with it. My 1st derm gave me a great info sheet and it listed alot of triggers, infections, cuts, abrasions, stress and so forth. I was scared when the outbreak hit because so much of it came up infected right from the beginning. Oh, the inside of my belly button got hit with the small red blisters and Clobetasol cream took care of that but did little for my feet & hands. He also gave me Halobetasol for my feet because of the plaques on the feet. My new derm has me using the Vectical its a vitamin A ointment and he says he is having alot of success with the ointments with vitamin A, its real expensive. I also have Taclonex, I swap out them. Oh yes, I know all about the hands and feet splitting open, burns like fire, then the feet get so sore you can barely walk, using your hands is pretty much out of question. Did you have psoriasis all along and had been treating or is this a totally new dx?
All I know, is I went for a very long while before I even bothered showing my feet to any of my drs, I was too embarrassed as I had no clue what it was. Well, as it turned out none of them did either. It was the dermatologist that knew immediately what it was. My rheumy thought it some crohns related skin issue because there are many w/crohns. I read online where it said its not uncommon for someone with crohns to have psoriasis, another auto-immune disease to add to the list lol.
FYI so far the Vectical is working pretty good for me.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.