Hi! Are you in the US? I have scalp psoriasis and my derm actually did UV light therapy in form of a laser on my scalp. My insurance covered it all except for $10 office visit copay. I had to go 3/week for about 3 months but I have so much improvement. I also use a tea tree oil shampoo WITH a scalp brush. I’ll link it from amazon. I got a pack of 6 and they are so inexpensive but also SUPER effective! It’s not too harsh and I even keep one in my bag for during the day just to use when I feel itchy bc I also have a tendency to be a picker.
Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush Lot of 6 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NTDVSM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
>Whats taltz? Steroid? What are the side effects
The substance acts by blocking interleukin 17, reducing inflammation
Be careful on that. 60,000 iu's daily can be toxic according to Mayo
I would say get a blood panel done, but that can get expensive.
That does not look like psoriasis. I'm no medical professional, but I know there are bad things you can get on the back end of a strep infection. Scarlet fever is one. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/scarlet-fever/basics/definition/con-20030976 Suggest you get to a doctor soon to get that checked out.
Nag Champa Soap - since washing hands all the time my hands cracked, bleeding..switched to this soap my hands at 99% clear also shower and rest of body to 80% clear
I get that dead skin under my nails too, I use Nonyx gel and that helps a lot. I put it on after I get out of the shower, it also takes time to dry too. Here is a link to Amazon.
You may have to see ophthalmology. I did and they said when it's around your eyes, it's blepharitis: dandruff of the eyelashes. They prescribed antibiotic ointment for me for this. For my ears, I like the prescription oil: dermasmooth and I also use an otc: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RL7BBJ7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_us0fFbS96JY8C
I don't have a suggestion so much as an example.
I use the app Clue to track my periods. But it's more than just a calendar. With it, I can track my moods, whether I've taken birth control, what type of birth control I took that day, my sexual activity, what I'm craving, how much I weigh, how heavy my period is, what my digestion has been like, if I've broken out, how much energy I have, how much sleep I've gotten and on and on and on.
It's a very extensive app, meant to help women understand their own bodies better, to help them better prepare for their hormonal cycles, and to know when something is wrong/abnormal for them. It gives you more power to be able to talk about something with your doctor, because you have a long-term 'study' of yourself.
I think something like that for skin conditions like Psoriasis would be insanely useful. It could track where plaques are, how long they've been there, if they're clearing, your emotions, your diet, reminders for your medications/treatments, if you've exercised and so on.
A couple other things that make Clue great is that it's stylized but not kitschy, and it's discrete. No one would guess what my 'Clue' app was about if I didn't tell them, and it can be password protected if I choose for it to be. People might really like the same for apps for their skin conditions. At the same time, I believe there are Clue-run communities, if people want to talk about what's going on with them at the moment/don't mind being part of a discussion.
Another thing is that Clue takes all of that data that people input and uses it as research. I believe you can opt out of it if you're uncomfortable with that, but it's all anonymous. I think that could be very valuable for so many skin conditions, which seem so wildly underfunded/under-researched and are difficult to track in, say, a hand-written diary.
Lots of good stuff in responses to this post.
I work to maintain a balanced diet of carbs/protein/fat and eat small, regular meals and snacks. Really basic.
Exercise is a must for me also.
Psoriasis is certainly related to inflammation. I react strongly to inflammatory foods. Especially sugar and refined flour products. I try to eat an anti-inflammatory diet, which looks a lot like just a balanced diet with few processed foods. Here is a good reference I found on anti-inflammatory diet.
Diet alone may or may not clear up psoriasis. It varies so much person to person. For me, I still need biologics. What the diet does though is keep things calm so I'm nearly clear while if I behave myself and let the meds do their thing.
Haha i understand. I'm sorry for my language i was very stressed last night.
Here's some additional info about tacrolimus
Also have a look at this. It's very informative.
Personally speaking, this is my arsenal for now
Also staying stress free, reducing porn/self-stimulation, healthy foods, exercise, good sleep and staying overall happy reduces it a lot. So, if someone has a severe psychological condition like depression or anxiety, it teams up with psoriasis and makes it very hard to manage.
This just isn't true. Diet can improve psoriasis, as certain allergies and sensitivities can flare it, but it is NOT "caused by a leaky gut". You shouldn't be saying things like that...it's irresponsible.
The cause of psoriasis isn't fully understood, but it's thought to be related to an immune system problem with T cells and other white blood cells, called neutrophils, in your body.
Actual Medical Information about Psoriasis
Definitely related, at least for Guttate psoriasis.
Same thing happened to me my senior year in High School. Totally confused about the whole thing... wasn't long until we realized my grandpa who passed away when my mom was 5 yrs old had psoriasis too. Thanks POPS!
Just picked up Selenium Sulfide shampoo from the pharmacy today for the spot on the back of my neck that goes into my scalp. By far the most annoying area, especially when I sweat 😒 will let you know how it goes.
I have always had pretty thick hair so I have never actually seen the psoriasis on my scalp. The worst that happens is the white flaking which I can comb out or otherwise keep from causing a problem.
When I got my haircut today, I couldn't believe how bad the scalp actually was. Really bad. Luckily, my hair will probably grow back enough to cover this within a week or two but it was really horrifying to see.
I shot a 5 second video of it as well: https://sendvid.com/9ddwf8lj
Regular conditioner doesn't do a thing, although a scalp conditioner was working really well : a dead see scalp conditioner
Too bad I moved country and it's too expensive here
This is the one?
I’m not sure if it’s marketed differently elsewhere, I bought it at my docs office. I had a bad flare and usually after it heals I have the dark patches like you do. I’ve been using this lotion once a day for the past two months and noticed a big difference in smoothness and coloration.
I'm prescribed fluocinolone acetonide oil and use one of these to massage it in, by squirting the oil directly on the brush first. It doesn't fully avoid the greasy hair (I still wear a shower cap to bed mostly due to greasy scalp) but it works reasonably well enough.
I am going through the exact same thing right now with feet. You need to soak and scrub that excess dead skin off. https://www.amazon.com/Amope-Splashproof-Electronic-Pedicure-Remover-Pedi/dp/B07RHMHB34/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=amope&qid=1619105646&rdc=1&sr=8-6 I use this when my feet are really dry and use it for 20 mins till all the skin is nice and soft and smooth. Then I use Aquaphor lotion on it wrapped in saran wrap with a sock over it when I go to sleep. That keeps the feet from cracking and I'm able to walk at least without feeling like my feet are walking on glass. I shower in the morning so I will scrub my feet with soap to clean the extra lotion off. I will wrap my feet again in the Aquaphor/Saran Wrap and go to work with it. I have a soaking foot spa that I use bleach and tea tree oil to clean the lotion off when I get home. For you hands, you need to scrub it as well to keep it from cracking so much. https://www.amazon.com/Amope-Splashproof-Electronic-Pedicure-Remover-Pedi/dp/B07RHMHB34/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=amope&qid=1619105646&rdc=1&sr=8-6
I don’t use anything on my skin when I lay out in the sun bc I don’t want a barrier, I haven’t found anything that makes it penetrate better. The legs are the hardest body part IMO to get clear with sun. They always seem to need more time/sessions.
As far as creating ocean water, you can use Dead Sea mineral salts in the bath tub. If you do it often enough it should help! I’m going to try it too, I have before and idr what the salts were exactly. But I am going to get this one from Amazon. Good luck!
19 Lbs Raw Dead Sea Salt, Not Cleaned, Still Contains All Dead Sea Minerals Including Dead Sea Mud, Fine Medium Grain, Resealable Bulk Pack, Better Absorption & Leaves Your Skin Softer Then Epsom Salt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LGGPXYJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_9AGV0QZCY9NXKZ07WJTC
I'll recommend something that has worked for me. I have scalp psoriasis and my hands get like yours from time to time over the years. After the topical corticosteroids stopped working, I came across this by accident and discovered it works really well for me. It uses an extract which is OTC but has been shown to be as effective as steroids without the skin thinning and losing effectiveness over time. Good luck!
i first got a small bottle. it sucked, barely can use it upside down, cus of its size you have no choise using it upside down. then i got a better quality one thats bigger in this link. its not perfect though, it comes in a set and the first 2 of them was defective but the others works good enough. a good bottle is really worth the investment if youre gonna use oil for your body.
hopefully this link works.
i was recommended to use cold pressed coconut oil threw this reddit. it stays liquid form in room temperature.
that one bottle is enough for almost an entire year of use
Of course! I didn't realize there were multiple kinds. :)
Revitaderm I use :
And here's the soap:
I would shop around for better prices. I just grabbed the first result on Amazon. I buy them at CVS. I think Amazon had it for like two dollars cheaper than I've found it in store.
Hang in there, I know there's no cure but definitely can be controlled. I heard an audiobook Healing-Psorasis on Amazon that helped me controlled my psoriasis. I went on a life changing diet and avoid foods that causes leaky gut. It slowed down my psoriasis and eventually went away. Some of the food I avoid: Wheat, rice, soy, spelt, gluten, milk, sugar, GMOs, refined oil, tap water, antibiotics, night shade, and alcohol. Check out the audiobook, it's really worth a listen. GL :)
You can get Eucerin with 10% urea on Amazon . It helps with the scales and makes me feel a bit better, but it doesn’t stop flare-ups.
cerave made a face cleanser specially for psoriasis. https://www.amazon.com/CeraVe-Psoriasis-Therapy-Cleanser-Ounce/dp/B075N8CDGT
also read the wiki: https://www.reddit.com/r/Psoriasis/wiki/faq-facial-psoriasis urea based moisturizers should help you out as well.
The paraben/sulfate free dandruff I use is Jason! Umm sorry, I’m on mobile lol https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FGDIAS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_2.0dFb382GZ2B It’s also at target online, for $5 cheaper! Shop around.
I do not use conditioner. My hair is really fine but thick, and conditioner tends to weigh it down. I will use conditioner once in a blue moon, also paraben/sulfate free. This is the one I have, but I got it on clearance at Walmart. It’s nice, but it’s for my hair on occasion, and does nothing for my scalp. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076HNNV4L/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_mc1dFbVT12WAZ
I let the shampoo sit long enough to basically shave and scrub a dub dub the rest of me.
In my personal experience, I am always going to recommend avoiding sulfate shampoo if you’ve got scalp issues. Legit, the difference was night and day. I will never ever go back.
It helps a lot. The redness is thin skin (your blood showing through). So if you can relieve it some, it’ll help. I’ll admit that it’s a problem I haven’t had to focus on a lot, because I have darker skin. I tend to focus more on stopping the flakes and the pain. The flakes show up waaaayyyy too contrasted with my skin haha
If you’re wanting to try the new routine without breaking the bank, email some companies and see if they’ll send you a foil packet to try. The scalp scrubber is only a few bucks on amazon (I have the purple one) and that super helps with flakes and pain, so if you don’t do the shampoo routes at all, I’d at least do that.
It's been about 6 months and I'm basically flake free with daily washing.
Someone posted here recently recommending a prebiotic (4 a day) and a specific shampoo for thinning hair. You can get both on Amazon (I will link below). I take the pills am and pm and wash almost daily with the shampoo (smells ok). It has been a month and I'm almost flake free and my scalps appears normal. I also use psoriasis honey scalp conditioner, prose conditioner on the ends. I use psoriasis honey serum and lotion 2x a day and my body is also healing. I'm so grateful.
I wish I could find her original post. I am having great results!!
Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS - 5 Billion Viable Organisms Per Serving - 90 Delayed Release Veggie Caps, 2 Pack - Probiotic + Prebiotic - Intestinal Tract Support - Up to 180 Servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NW49TC7/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_0K8W4Y2XM0C8Q51F1MAP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Revita Hair Growth Shampoo For Thinning Hair and Hair Loss by DS Laboratories, Volumizing and Thickening Shampoo for Men and Women, Shampoo for Hair Growth, Hair Strengthening, Sulfate Free, DHT Blocker (925ml) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z0HE2UM/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_5GFHXG2GZ5EQ3DF294GA
I hope you find relief!!
This is the brand I've been using for a few months now. https://www.amazon.com/Vitamin-K2-MK7-Supplement-Vegetarian/dp/B0771R5L28/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1A5WZPXOBXMXM&keywords=vitamin+d3+with+k2&qid=1656613643&s=hpc&sprefix=vitamin+d3+with+k2%2Chpc%2C126&sr=1-5
It's 5000 IU of D3 with the proper amount of K2 added to ensure you don't get calcium build up problems. If you are wanting to go even higher in the amount of D3 you are taking for a short period of time like the poster of this thread, they are on Amazon too. It's just easier for me to take a D3/K2 combo pill than trying to take them all separately.
This stuff works. Wrap in cellophane after.
Using wild plantain is really clever, and at no cost is hard to beat.
But if you’re interested there’s a local company in my state that makes a hand-cream with plantain in it, and if you’re so-inclined I highly recommend giving them a try. I use it a lot in the winter as my hands get especially dry. I’ve never tried using it on my psoriasis specifically, but maybe I should.
Anyway they’re on Amazon, this is the hand cream: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Seed-Farm-Hand-aid-Healing/dp/B00X2X8CFC/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?adgrpid=67831735116&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1s_yw5zH-AIV58LCBB0gAw23EAAYASAAEgKNDPD_BwE&hvadid=337692035407&hvdev=m&hvlocphy=9013188&hvnetw=g&...
I've tried most of the kits under $200.
So far dermasolve is the most consistently successful.
They have a great cream for all skin.
It's good on the scalp for dissolving flakes.
But it can leave hair greasy. I use it on all the red patches.
The scalp oil isn't as noticeable in the hair, especially if applied for overnight.
Their scalp oil is excellent at stopping the itch. Apply generously. Use a brush, comb or
Nizoral Hair Shampoo Brush -
To get the oil evenly spread. This oil is great for around the ears and any patches. So just rub any excess into your ears, neck, face.
I can't recommend the Nizoral brush enough. It's flexible silicone spikes. An ergonomic grip makes it comfortable to scrub flakes loose.
Dermasolve shampoo and conditioner worked well for a few months. But then it didn't. I've been switching with all the others. Nothing is working but the cream and scalp oil. And that fanged brush!🤣
Prior to getting on Skyrizi, I used bioderma for years. Definitely helped hydrate and kept the flakes away.
Here's the link to the product at Amazon, if you'd like more information.
The best luck I have had is with this kid's rosemary/tea tree shampoo that's meant to repel lice. This stuff: [product link]
But when I wash my hair I USUALLY only use the conditioner because it'll dry my hair out really bad if I do both on a regular basis, and the conditioner keeps my hair clean enough.
It's not perfect, but it also doesn't inflame my existing psoriasis, and most shampoos I've tried make my psoriasis worse.
I keep a cerave night moisturizer and a eucerin urea scalp lotion with me. Every time I go to the restroom, I check and put some on my hairline. Keeping it moisturized helps hide it.
This is the one I just bought to try
Chewable Oral Probiotics for Mouth — Bad Breath Treatment, Gingivitis & Gum Disease Supplement - Oral Care Tablet w/BLIS K12 M18 — Dentist Formulated 60 Lozenge Mint Flavor eBook Included (1 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KDQW1XU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RQVAZ58QP4JJRND7H6KB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is what I wore - theyre incredibly soft and pretty stretchy so they move better than boxers, didnt chafe when walking, and still provided some decent support.
Banana Bucket Men’s Running Workout Gym Active Shorts Lounge Sleep Bottoms https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074NP2SJR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_H5FAEPK7SFGZVXCZKZJ1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have this one and have been really happy with it. It about killed me to spend so much, but in the two years I've had it, I'm sure it's saved me at least $300 on calcipotriene. It takes a long time since my psoriasis is spread out, but I just lay in bed reading or watching a movie while I do it.
I've used tea tree shampoo and hair mask. It cools my scalp burning a lot. For the flakes I use something like this
Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZDXFL6/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_49QWZ4ED4W2FZ8SSM77Y
If you want to try something much better/meant for psoriasis, give this one a try! I’ve been using it for years and it’s awesome- I only really need to use a little once a week to really clear it up
This will help clear it up. I wouldn’t rely on it, but myself and many other have had great luck with this cream.
Advanced Psoriasis Treatment Cream Moisturizer, Natural Eczema Treatment Psoriasis Cream Chinese Medicine Cream for Skin Disease https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0924DGFH2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_W9Y6VH6Z78JSHHMYVPTW
Maybe get a phototherapy wand you can use at home.
I posted in more detail below buy this shampoo is amazing. The bottle is huge and will last me months.
More than anything you should find some relief if you keep your spots moist. I find that showering daily to soften them and then gently scrubbing as much surface scale off with a wash cloth (gently). Immediately after my shower I apply a serum to my worst spots and let it sit for a minute. Then I apply an oil for scaring with vitamin b and let it sit and finally I use psoriasis honey lotion on my whole body.
I keep psoriasis honey serum by my toilet and anytime I am in the bathroom I dab some on. My spots are half the size in a month and my scalp is almost healed.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Skin-- 100% Pure-Highest Quality, Anti-Aging Serum-- Intense Hydration + Moisture, Non-greasy, Paraben-free-Best Hyaluronic Acid for Your Face (Pro Formula) 2 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0090UJFYI/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_V3CYE5A1F5TEBQYNQ3QW
I am just copy and pasting a previous comment I made with my products.
The tape is flexible but a lot more firm than a bandage. I have used it on my thumbs when the cracks are really deep and it’s a bit harder to type but I get by. The finger nail glue works wonders because it’s easier to control how much glue and it sets fast. I am not sure what finger cots are but these are the protective finger
Wisdompro 16 Pcs Finger Tips, 4 Sizes Anti-Slip and Reusable Silicone Fingertip Protector Guard Pads for Paper Sorting, Collating, Sewing, Money Counting, Guitar Playing - Pink and Translucent https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08F7BF7MN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9N7JTTFW3MXDRGN2BDXT?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I feel you, I’m sorry you’re in so much pain :( I’ve been using this lotion for a couple years for instant itch relief & cooling- it works really well if you’d want to try it! Good luck https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007D6C1WY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_H4DBP3BC5RFZDPERAR2G?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use nizoral with great results. like this.
Someone posted here recently recommending a prebiotic (4 a day) and a specific shampoo for thinning hair. You can get both on Amazon (I will link below). I take the pills am and pm and wash almost daily with the shampoo (smells ok). It has been 2 weeks and I'm almost flake free and my scalps appears normal. I also use psoriasis honey scalp conditioner, prose conditioner on the ends. I use psoriasis honey serum and lotion 2x a day and my body is also healing. I'm so grateful.
Eczema Psoriasis Cream for Dry Itchy Cracked Irritated Skin- Manuka Honey & Colloidal Oatmeal Treatment for Dermatitis, Shingles, Acne, Rosacea- Natural Anti-itch Relief for Kids, Adults, Baby Eczema https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074RDF9WN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_6S59GB0S66S8KX6AG78K?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Where I got it from
If you don't live near the beach, buy a folding kiddie pool and sit in tbe sun!
Toozey Kiddie and Dog Pool, Foldable PVC Dog and Kiddie Pet Swimming Pool,
The sun is great for psoriasis. Get your confidence up, maybe go with a friend, and hit the beach. Don't worry about what others think! You'll, more than likely, be pleasantly surprised by others at the beach who are also overweight and rocking it!
If your psoriasis is really bad, buy a rash guard. You'll still get the benefits of the sun!
Here's an example of a rash guard!
LALAGEN Women's Long Sleeve Sun Protection Rashguard Swimwear Athletic Tankini https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B078NSK7Y1/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_G6ZF7ZCXY6X3XMDFH012
Someone posted here recently recommending a prebiotic (4 a day) and a specific shampoo for thinning hair. You can get both on Amazon (I will link below). I take the pills am and pm and wash almost daily with the shampoo (smells ok). It has been 2 weeks and I'm almost flake free. I also use psoriasis honey scalp conditioner, prose conditioner on the ends. I use psoriasis honey serum and lotion 2x a day and my body is also healing. I'm so grateful.
I wish I could find her original post.
Revita Hair Growth Shampoo For Thinning Hair and Hair Loss by DS Laboratories, Volumizing and Thickening Shampoo for Men and Women, Shampoo for Hair Growth, Hair Strengthening, Sulfate Free, DHT Blocker (925ml) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z0HE2UM/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_4ETQE3PGSA814M9WY3RW
Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS - 5 Billion Viable Organisms Per Serving - 90 Delayed Release Veggie Caps, 2 Pack - Probiotic + Prebiotic - Intestinal Tract Support - Up to 180 Servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NW49TC7/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_Y9GKKX8NDM3PVKJNEJNY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Alphosyl 2-In-1 Medicated Shampoo, 250 ml https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006EHYRK2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_C67NVNGZMD1RB0XJTD0W
Hey, I found tgel useless also, i now use this and it’s amazing and smells much better than tgel too. Just remember to follow the instructions for it to work properly. (Lather and wait 2 mins, rinse, lather again and wait another 2 mins before rinsing) this is also the same for tgel.
Childs Farm Children's Moisturiser, Hydrating, Sensitive Skin, with Shea & Cocoa Butter, 250 ml (Pack of 1), Unfragranced https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08N67JSX7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_5CH42QHJ7T6PZJP5NM32
This is the best moisturiser I have ever tried, but as I get big pumps of E45 on prescription for free I’m reluctant to buy it. If money isn’t a problem I would definitely recommend you give it a try.
Can you please verify that this is the one you use? (Or, if not, show pic or link to the one you do use?)
http://Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS - 5 Billion Viable Organisms Per Serving - 180 Delayed Release Veggie Caps - Probiotic + Prebiotic - Intestinal Tract Support - Up to 180 Servings https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0056GCLVO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_glt_i_TZCY2B4V1G6KPD9W48QD
between this and cutting out gluten... magic.
I was on steroid cream for many years.. temporary relief but trashes your skin and punishes you if you stop using it. My advice, use sparingly
This is the link to the one i got, idk its quality..didnt do research on the brand or potency but it seems to work for me
Sundown Super Alpha Lipoic Acid 600 mg, 60 Capsules (Packaging May Vary) Non-GMOˆ, Free of Gluten, Dairy, Artificial Flavors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004G9Q7IA/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_PFHXH03VDVXCHQYEH14T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Okay, I looked up Suprachol on pubchem and it gave me this:
Dehydrocholate Sodium, aka Suprachol
I think this is our substance. Question is, where to get it? I made inquiries on many websites and I'm waiting to hear back to see if they have it in stock.
I found this: http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/CAS-145-41-5-Sodium-dehydrocholate_60769928634.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.1.1f115ecaUCNtVw&s=p on Alibaba, but I don't know if it's exactly the same molecule.
Any Biochemists in the house?
That seems a bit harsh - they OP is just sharing their experience. Yeah it could have been worded better but there's no reason to jump all over them because that may discourage others from sharing what works for them. All ideas should be welcomed.
Also, anyone with a food allergy is already careful what they eat so it's not really fair to put that onus on the OP.
> Kefir Helps Lactose Intolerance
> Yogurt-Like Kefir Is Easily Digestible, Nutrient-Dense
> Kefir is made using starter “grains,” which in reality are a combination of bacteria and yeasts that interact with the milk to make the lightly fermented drink that even lactose intolerant people can drink! (1) It can be made from any source of milk, such as goat, sheep, cow, soy, rice or coconut. It can even be made using coconut water. Scientifically speaking, kefir grains contain a complex microbial symbiotic mixture of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts in a polysaccharide–protein matrix. Read on to see how this can benefit your health.
dish gloves yes! Hope this helps. And I totally feel your pain. My finger tips split and crack where I have psoriasis under my nails. The simplest tasks are painful 😓 I hope your hands get better.
Amazing! Just the thought of taking these measures makes me feel at ease. I already got recommendations for nice gloves. Ill add vaseline, cotton gloves and handled brush. For the cotton gloves would something like these help from Amazon?
do i look for UVB lights? I've found this one but can't find the philips ones
The lotion from Amazon too
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream for Psoriasis Treatment | With Salicylic Acid for Dry Skin Itch Relief & Urea for Moisturizing | Fragrance Free & Allergy Tested | 8 Oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075N8392D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_QVZRBS3G8PTEP33BWHZ1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I got this on Amazon
DermaHarmony 2% Pyrithione Zinc (ZnP) Bar Soap 4 oz - Crafted for Those with Skin Conditions - Seborrheic Dermatitis, Dandruff, Psoriasis, Eczema, etc. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MWB0ZGE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_MPFHK52D3DVVS0P21JH6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Hey man, I just got a couple 6oz. bottles of .5% coal tar shampoo at Amazon. I second the suggestion for .05% Clobetasol Propionate. Other good topicals include Olux foam (if you have short hair) and Diprolene Gel (the nuclear option, but it really works). Here is a link for the shampoo and good luck:
Ear Wax Removal Tool by Tilcare - Ear Irrigation Flushing System for Adults & Kids - Perfect Ear Cleaning Kit - Includes Basin, Syringe, Curette Kit, Towel and 30 Disposable Tips https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0865JJZ7K/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_Q8W2AV7WS9MAPBQB0PY1
This has been helpful for me.
Eucerin urea treatment.
Eucerin, Scalp Treatment Balm, 100 ml, (Pack of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CBTL4YO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_MBAQDWPX6BXXT32Q8WY7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It’s amazing and so gentle. Better than T Gel which leaves my scalp dry as an arctic tundra
Dermarest. Can’t live without it! Cheap, fragrance free, and doesn’t strip the color from my dyed blonde hair. I use it daily. Scrub it in and let it sit; wash it out; and re-shampoo & condition with your regular products.
Dermarest Psoriasis Medicated Treatment Gel | Fragrance-Free | 4-Ounces | (1-Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017LGU6IQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_9JPYQXGY58WMVY8YWFFV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It is often successful but the results may not be what you expect even then. When it goes wrong, it goes really wrong--do a google image search for failed hair transplants. To me the risk would not be worth it.
Since you may have a vascular disorder and also have psoriasis, that introduces additional risks.
You can get minoxidil inexpensively. It doesn't have to be the version for women if you use 40% as much of the 5% solution.
Here is some you can order for $24 including shipping. http://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature%E2%84%A2-Hair-Regrowth-Treatment-Extra-Strength-for-Men-5%25-Minoxidil-Topical-Solution-6-pk.product.11501138.html
If you have a Costco near you the pharmacy is almost always open to non-members. I didn't try to find it cheap, that was just one of the first results, but it suffices as an example.
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Eucerin Urea scalp treatment. Eucerin, Scalp Treatment Balm, 100 ml, (Pack of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CBTL4YO/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_7A2NS7PF451ESYA8TVWF
It’s expensive but very helpful for me. Water based, no alcohol or smell. It helps break down the skin plaques & flakes and soothes the skin.
By creams, I assume you mean topical steroids...and yeah, they suck. They are magic at first, but then they stop working as your immune system finds a way around them. And then P usually comes back with a vengeance. That phenomenon is often referred to as "rebound effect."
If you just have a handful of spots, the best treatment may be a handheld UVB light...like this:
UVB - not UVA. Stay away from tanning salons. They are mostly UVA...and you will have a much harder time controlling the dose. That's advice from someone who used them for years and now has other skin damage from them...and regret.
More info on phototherapy here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Psoriasis/wiki/faq-phototherapy
Also, the following is especially important as we enter the winter (assuming you are not down under):
- Take lukewarm (not hot) showers
- Pat yourself dry when you get out, not rub
- Apply a decent moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe) after you get out
- Stay hydrated and limit alcohol consumption
- Consider getting your vitamin D levels tested...and supplement as necessary
- Consider good quality fish oil supplements
- Take advice about diet with a bit of skepticism. There are some food that promote inflammation, but there is no magic cure for this condition. There is just management.
And try to keep your chin up. Yes, it is tough at times, and downright depressing at other times, but there is also joy...and the condition can be managed. Take heart that yours is so minor right now. I'm sure in comparison with peers who have healthy skin, yours seems horrible, but it really is minor. It can be managed with fairly benign treatments...and there are more systemic things that you can pursue later if things get far worse, but let's not cross that bridge now.
Yeah, it's probably psoriasis.
This shampoo will be your friend. Let it sit on your scalp for 10-15 minutes while in the shower. It will loosen the flakes.
Be sure to regularly comb the flakes out of your hair.
That's rough.. Does your derm expect further improvement in the future? You're likely already on the highest dosage of stelara?
Which topicals are you using? Enstillum/Enstillar and Clobetasol are the most effective ones.
I would look into a UV-lamp, that was my plan right before I got onto stelara. Still considering going this route. like this one (though this one seems to be quite expensive, look for it on the sub): UVB Lamp amazon
Here's the links to both products I'm using
MG217 Medicated Moisturizing Psoriasis Cream With 3% Salicylic Acid, Multi-symptom, Fragrance Free, 3.5 Fl Oz, (5604) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007D6C1WY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_7M8EFWKSBTRQCPMFCCNM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Dr. Blaine’s REVITADERM Psoriasis Formula - Soothing Topical Cream with Coal Tar, Tea Tree Oil and Lavender Oil for Itching, Flaking, Dry, Cracked Skin Relief - 4 fl. oz. - Includes Travel Size Bottle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I7XJ9GI/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_2H5CTZMW9NZVNEEEDM0Z?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It's not oily at all, compared to a lot of other creams and ointments I've used. I'm not sure if this is against the rules but here's a link to the Amazon listing for it, or you can check out your local CVS's (most I've been to have it)
Thank you for your response.
There does seem to be a lot of recent research about Th17 cells in relation to candida infection. This study finds that infection with C. albicans induces Foxp3+ T cells with Th17 cell phenotypes, although admittedly the information is so technical and dense it's hard to parse...
"To conﬁrm that C. albicans directly induces the expansion of CD25+Foxp3+T cells, SMCs were stimulated with SC5314 yeast (YAg) or hyphal (HAg) cell wall Ag preparations. A marked increase in the proportion of CD4+cells that expressed theCD25+Foxp3+Treg-cell phenotype was observed in SMCs isolatedfrom C. albicans-infected mice and stimulated with either YAg orHAg (p < 0.001, Kruskal–Wallis and post hoc Dunn’s multiple comparison tests) compared with unstimulated cultures (Fig. 1Cand D). By contrast, the proportion of CD25+Foxp3+T cells did not increase after stimulation of SMCs from uninfected mice with YAg or HAg"
Expansion of Foxp3 + T-cell populations by Candida albicans enhances both Th17-cell responses and fungal dissemination after intravenous challenge
I never tried this but there are a few available. Ship date to me after Xmas so probably coming from overseas to the US.
Psoriasis Coal Tar Salicylic Acid 100gm by SALVE https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ST2FEGG/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_4QJ03WSNWK5S5ZZZBQ45?psc=1
You could try a whipped creamer thing they use in kitchens? Like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ARVRPMM/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01ARVRPMM&pd_rd_w=KEmTa&pf_rd_p=828203ef-618e-4303-a028-460d6b615038&pd_rd_wg=pRllw&pf_rd_r=363W9GJCGWD5S991WC9Y&pd_rd_r=d77207b4-25a2-4655-baf9-e55...
not sure it'll work though?
I would guess that a single IR lamp might be particularly good for this. Faster to warm you up, and you don't have to find a way to warm a bucket of water for 1/2 an hour. I suppose a big pot on the kitchen stove might work though?
I've hesitated to suggest using them like this to people in the past because I had no evidence that they might be useful outside of heated room. I still suspect that using this treatment in a warmish room would be more effective than a cold on.
Do let us know how you decide to do this, and how you do.
It is the worst to get it there. Combine your inverse creams with a hydrocollid bandage. I get them from amazon like this oneone.
Thick coat of aquaphor and wrap itin a finger cot.
Acu-Life Finger and Toes Cots | Rubber | 40 Count | Assorted Sizes (S/M/L)
I used T-Gel prophylactically for decades, even though I didn't have any issues simply because I had P elsewhere. And all was good, until about 6 months ago, ironically (or perhaps not) after showering far less during COVID. Now I have scalp itching, but no observed flaking. I can also feel what may be small plaques in a few spots, but the itching is in a broader area and what really bothers me.
Derm looked and saw some inflammation and told me to use Nizoral, which I do once or twice a week, but I mostly use a stronger coal tar shampoo:
And periodically rotate in this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GCV3U8
And I am back to showering most days again, simply so I can treat my scalp. I probably need to rethink this for the winter.
It took about a month to hit all my areas, I gotta say. It's about 95% effective. Still a bit of extra skin growth/flaking here and there, but no redness, itchiness or inflammation anymore. A couple parts of my body (inside my ears, the skin on the cartilage... probably hard to reach) are still only about 80% gone, might take even longer for those. My scalp is pretty much normal, which is amazing for the first time since I was about 16 (note, I'm 47, so this is quite amazeballs for me!)
I was previously on Otezla, which was about 80% or so effective, and I had to take it morning and night. The shot is a lot more convenient, and supports my personal "Pill Zero" movement (I'm trying to get to taking 0 pills a day; at one point I was up to 6 and it's been a long hard health slog; the last remaining two are Allegra-D because my allergy shot treatment takes A LOOOONG TIME, and a sleep aid sometimes at bedtime)
Also, not sure if related but I've noticed that stress, lack of fitness and extra weight contribute to the inflammation regardless of what treatment you use (and the docs agree)... I've made quite some headway in those areas too (joined Orangetheory in October, go at least 3x/week M-W-F morning, it's so worth it, mentally and physically, I gotta say as a naturally-nonathletic person), and am using Noom to finally (FINALLY... hopefully) get back down to 200lbs (I'm 6'3"), which has been a multi-year struggle.
Yeah OP I think you (and now I might try this too) should ask to be treated for seborrheic dermatitis. Look at the photo the Mayo clinic used and tell me that doesn't look like the photo you just posted. i think u/ironBatman just hit a grand slam on this on by telling you to ask you doc about seborrheic dermatitis. Do you get it on your head as well and other oil rich areas on your body?
The Android version of the Psorcast study is still going to take some time to develop, but in the meantime, I really respect the work from the folks over at Inspire that have an Android and iPhone app for tracking skin conditions over time.
No, mine is psoriasis. My derm did a biopsy to confirm this. Damage by fungus and psoriasis is similar, especially the keratin buildup under the nail. Kerasal helps clear away this debris so nails can grow back normally. It's not actually a treatment for fungus but the effects of fungus. This version, which mentions psoriasis on the label, has the same active ingredients as the original kind. The stuff works wonders if you apply it every day.
Unfortunately, I don't think any of the replies have been helpful so far. I've found that cutting them too short to past the nail beds where the psoriasis has taken over hurts their ability to grow back over the right place long-term, but that using a nail shaver/the tough file of your nail clippers if it comes with one to shave down the buildup underneath the nails helps. There are also sell hydrating products on Amazon you use daily that should help the most. It definitely looks like psoriasis to me based on my own nails.
If you are seeing doctors that don't have an answer, it's because you need to see a rheumatologist. They deal with arthritis but, since you can end up with psoriatic arthritis (like I have in some of my finger joints), a knowledgeable one will be able to properly diagnose and prescribe an effective treatment. Hope this helps. Your nails are at an advanced stage and they will not heal on their own with diet/lifestyle changes or going untreated, so definitely take some action. Best of luck!