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    psoriasis, anyone know any good tips?

    basically i have a touch of psoriasis on my legs which comes out when im stressed and tonight i noticed a small patch about the size of a 5p piece on my forearm and im a bit worried incase its getting worse. i can cope with it on my legs cos i can cover it but my arm is a bit harder to hide. does anyone have any good tips on reducing the redness? its not itchy so i havent been scratching it and i have used eurax a couple times but dont know if this will do it any good or not. also i would prefer something i could buy over the counter as its a pain for me to get to the docs.

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    Try some baby oil on the patches, it does help.

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    Go on holiday, the sun is great

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    wendyak;3962041

    Go on holiday, the sun is great



    i go on the sunbed once a week. wish i could afford a holiday lol

    toothpaste!!! belive me

    Sun is supposed to be good for it so I'm told. And aquanous (sp) cream?

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    sophie***;3961993

    Try some baby oil on the patches, it does help.



    what about bio-oil? i got some very similar stuff called rescue oil. will give that a go thanks :thumbsup:

    yeah and the sunbed - helps spots and bad skin

    bio oil is more for a scar which you wish to repair

    Coal tar soap, smells like hell but works, or petroleum jelly. Any kind of cortisone cream will work to an extent - try to keep the area out of the cold and hot baths should help the red raised areas to subside.

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    mbgringo;3962111

    Coal tar soap, smells like hell but works, or petroleum jelly. Any kind … Coal tar soap, smells like hell but works, or petroleum jelly. Any kind of cortisone cream will work to an extent - try to keep the area out of the cold and hot baths should help the red raised areas to subside.



    hot baths used to make the patches on my legs itch? i wouldnt know where to buy coal tar soap but i do have some vaseline :-D

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    j4nth;3962094

    bio oil is more for a scar which you wish to repair



    doesnt it help with loads of other stuff too like acne? ah well just a thought with someone saying baby oil thought they might be similar

    Sunlight and oily fish used to help mine, i also tried some dead sea salt which i got off e-bay, think that helped a bit. The thing that seems to have worked best though is giving up eating cheese. not had any for ages. Could be coincidence i suppose

    change your diet, cut out wheat, sugar and yeast for just a week and you'll notice a change

    Tissue salts help, New Era from Holland and Barrat about £4.49
    They are good and they do work

    I get this now & again - nothing in particular seems to set it off - stress etc so I don't know why I get it!

    Anyway, I use a cream the doc gave me - begins with B but havnt got any at the mo so dunno what it's called but it doesnt do much anyway.

    TBH, what I find best- and this sounds really gross- is to let the build up/rash go dry/hard & then literally scour it off with a green plastic kitchen scourer. After a day or two, it's all cleared! No eating funny foods or giving up foods & no sunbeds. Works every time.

    A bout in the sunshine does help though - something to do with UV rays my quack said.

    cream was probably betnovate. i have odd itchy patch on my leg, used to stress my arms a bit since last year. doc just told me to change my shower gel....loads better now. just use a sensative one. i use jhonsons sensative. makes the world of difference. lynx was full of cr*p.

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    ive noticed whenever im stressed i get it, and work is really stressing me out at the moment. also my complexion is suffering cos of it lol. but i dont get huge patches so it could be alot worse and for that im thankful

    Is it really that noticable? Ive had it for years and people rarely notice, got small patches on my forearms and shins, mine doesnt itch though so i guess i'm lucky

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    well its red and to be honest no its not that bad, but i just dont want it getting any worse cos ive seen people with it really bad

    choc1969;3962229

    change your diet, cut out wheat, sugar and yeast for just a week and … change your diet, cut out wheat, sugar and yeast for just a week and you'll notice a change



    Good tips. Keep a food diary.

    Try to get to the source of the problem which is probably the stress. Keep a diary and take note of when the problem flares up and then backtrack and see if you find the key.

    Be careful of alcohol.

    Good luck.

    Banned

    I've no idea but I wish you well. :-)

    Polytar shampoo for patches on your head, it can also be rubbed on the affected areas (Was told this by a doctor but you can get it in the chemist)

    Really would be best to get to a doctor though, there are many creams that can be prescribed that really make a difference. Dovobet is pretty good.

    kelly_o_fanatic;3964990

    Polytar shampoo for patches on your head, it can also be rubbed on the … Polytar shampoo for patches on your head, it can also be rubbed on the affected areas (Was told this by a doctor but you can get it in the chemist)Really would be best to get to a doctor though, there are many creams that can be prescribed that really make a difference. Dovobet is pretty good.



    Hey Kelly !
    Happy New Year to you. Hope 2009 brings you and yours all you could hope for :thumbsup:

    Love and respect

    I am trained in skin conditions you need to get aloe vera juice the best place is holland and barrets there are two different sizes, it tastes awful but clears the skin up from the bottom layer so you will notice the difference after about a week, you can take it up to 3 times a day which is best if it is severe you can mix it into juice if you can't stand the taste you can also get it with cranberry juice mixed in. once it has cleared, I would take a spoon a day just to keep it clear. Avoid sun beds natural sun is good as long as you have sun cream on and don't stay out to long as it will burn easier. For the top layer of skin whilst you are waiting for the aloe vera to take effect as long as the skin is not cracked see if you can find a salon that does parrafin wax treatments, or keep it well moisturised with either cream or oil. always check with your GP before taking Aloe Vera if your on any medication

    try inkomfe soap. inkomfe.com/aca…tml
    it is quite expensive from this website but try ebay as they have some for sale at a good price.

    Exorex cream and lotion
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