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psoriasis on hands: embarassing

Postby remi on Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:32 am

Hi I have suffered with psoriasis since i was 12years, following a trauma. for years the psoriasis was minimal on knees and elbows and scalp, but then 6 years ago, I helped clean a relatives place and put my hands in caustic soda or some such strong cleaning compound. my hands became infected within 3-4 days and a was threatended by GP with hospitilisation, I managed with antibiotics but psoriasis developed on the knuckles of both hands and sometimes spreads along my fingers. I have tried steroids, emollients and coal tar, it is reduced slightly but the steroids cause me to be sore after about a week and then it easily cracks and bleeds, the coal tar stuff does little, sunlight does not help. I have seen my GP several times with my hands, she just switches me from one steroid to another. I work as a nurse and I know I am at risk of catching something from my patients, so trying to manage using creams and steroids and handwashing/ alcohol rub and gloves is sometimes difficult. It does get me down and I stop using creams because they do so little, but then I will get a funny look or somebody will say 'have you been punching walls!' and I start trying to do something again. The looks i get sometimes is like i have the plague or something. I cant use cytotoxics as I am trying to get pregnant. I just have to live with it!
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Re: psoriasis on hands: embarassing

Postby Nurse Coleen Gradwell on Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:24 am

Hi Remi
It would benefit you to continue to use an emollient to wash your hands with, pat the skin dry and re-apply the emollient regularly . However, you may also have a contact dermatitis to your hands. You need to have this correctly diagnosed. If this is the case patch testing may show any treatments that are not suitable for you. Once that has been established a suitable topical treatment can be prescibed which you may find more beneficial.
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Re: psoriasis on hands: embarassing

Postby Jolie McShane on Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:26 pm

Psoriasis and eczema are closely related, my son was born with body coverage of psoriasis and eczema. It is not a skin problem, your psoriasis is a digestive issue. The stress and medications from your accident tipped your body into the next level of crisis. Check out leaky gut syndrome, your food is not properly digested and the toxins from the undigested food leaks into your blood stream and then out through your skin. Address your digestion and your skin will clear. It took me many years of research, trials and errors to learn all this. Eventually I went back to school and earned my degree in integrative nutrition. I now specialize in allergies, eczema, psoriasis and asthma. All very closely related. Research essential fatty acid deficiency, probiotics and digestive enzymes. Food is medicine.
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Re: psoriasis on hands: embarassing

Postby paige_holistictherapies on Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:01 pm

i would suggest you stop using the alcohol gel - i used to work as a therapist and used alcohol gel after handwashing between clients and the use of this gave me patches of p on my hands.

whilst i agree that eczema and p are linked they are not the same - eczema is a skin condition, p is an auto-immune disease so therefore their treatments and management are very different.
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Re: psoriasis on hands: embarassing

Postby treblekoi on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:20 pm

Hi Remi

Have you tried Dermacura? Its a Natural Skin Spray, containing no steroids or cortisones. I know a few people that have used it for Psoriasis, one in particular used it for her hands as well - she's tried everything that the doctors have given her and she says that the best results have come from Dermacura.
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Re: psoriasis on hands: embarassing

Postby talkhealth on Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:35 am

I hope your psoriasis has improved for you. Did you find any options that work for you?

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Re: psoriasis on hands: embarassing

Postby Snickers on Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:58 pm

I've been using PsoEasy natural cream for over 4 weeks and the dryness, scaling and patches are almost gone. Before I started using this cream, my hands resembled those of a 90-year old man but I'm just 20. Highly recommend PsoEasy cream)
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Re: psoriasis on hands: embarassing

Postby XiomaraBorjas on Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:11 pm

Well dermalmd psoriasis serum worked great for my psoriasis on my back and chest i was a little weary at first so i waited almost a month before i posted my review my back and chest is almost completely cleared up i rub it on after i shower when i come home from work ..i just wish they had bigger bottle im almost out :(
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Re: psoriasis on hands: embarassing

Postby sepiaass on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:55 am

I treated with dermalmd psoriasis product.I found the best result and its soothing the effected area.
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