i have had psoriasis since i was in 5th grade.
i have it on my scalp and all over my body.
i have the kind that are little dots rather than big patches.
its on my arms, legs, torso, scalp, knees, elbows, and around my nose on my face.
when im on pred it completely goes away.
its worse in the winter.
cocoa butter lotion put on like twice a day or more has always helped me unless it was really bad.
stress causes breakouts as does getting sick of any kind (cold, flu etc)
it was under control for quite a while and then came back with a vengence. 2 years ago, i saw a doc who prescribed methotrexate (immunosuppressent like imuran etc) and it went away miraculously.
then i had the worst flare up of my life right after that. like during my last week of methotrexate. (which is sometimes prescribed for UC).
that flare lasted year and 4 months (which you all know already since i talk about
it so much)
but while sick with UC, my psoriasis goes away.
pred clears it up nicely.
then when i got better in december, the psoraisis came back all over the place (just in time for summer and bikini season darn it)
now i started flaring at end of may and started pred, now my psoriasis is gone again.
all gone. completely.
i either feel like crap and look fabulous
i feel great and look like crap.
but most of those expensive cure creams for psoriasis are a hoax.
ive tried them all and they dont work.
the best thing i have found is :
-cocoa butter lotion
dont know why, but summer time and water are a good combination for getting rid of it.
and keep your skin lubed up with good ol' cocoa butter.
very cheap and has worked for most people i recommend it to.
i say most cuz, again, like UC, everyone is different.
but try the simple cheap stuff before you spend a fortune on a teeny weeny jar of "cure' cream for it.
hope that helps.
been living with this for most of my life.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again.. grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day