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What treatments are you taking for psoriasis?

What are the pros and cons of your medications and treatments?

What other actions are you taking to reduce your symptoms?

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Last year I started with Enstilar foam which is brilliant. It has no smell is light and non sticky mouse much more pleasant to use than previous steroid creams. It has practically cleared my body Psoriasis. I use T-Gel on my scalp which doesn't smell great but helps.

I have also bought a Phillips Narrowband phototherapy light and found this very helpfull

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I’ve used everything going but can say at present I’m clear but I also developed psoriasis arthritis and on methotrexate plus few others but methotrexate has clear my psoriasis within 4 weeks of using them and nearly year later still am 🙂

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I only have it inside my ear canal. For now I can keep it down with a tar based ointment.

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I am not currently on any Psoriasis Medication. The last prescription I had was about three years ago from a locum (Betnovate). When I asked my GP, last August, he shook his head and said they all smell awful and refused to prescribe anything. I have to put in a repeat prescription soon, so looking for suggestions as I have Psoriasis on arms legs and body.

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No treatment. Docs don’t know if the rash on both heels are psoriasis. I have mild arthritis symptoms though.

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Enstilar was a revelation but after four weeks it came back so after 3 months of UVB I am hoping Enstilar and lots of moisturising will help me keep on top of it. I just feel nervous that once they light therapy stops it’ll all come back, but trying to be positive!

I’ve never managed to successfully treat my scalp however I do find certain brands of shampoo and conditioner do help! At the moment I use Faith in Nature products and my scalp has been so much better!

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Enstilar, but also azathioprine for inflammatory arthritis. I'm not sure if the Enstilar makes a big difference because it's more or less superseded by the azathioprine.

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I’m using dermovate and another one called calcipotriol. I’m already on ciclosporin and a biologics for my RA which are used for ppp. The creams are helpful but it never goes away & I have to permanently wear socks to make sure I get the bestie out of the treatment. Not sure how it’s going to work in the summer wearing socks!

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Just creams

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My skin is currently clear due to the Methotrexate i inject weekly for Psoriatic Arthritis. I have a love/hate relationship with Methotrexate. Love having clear skin & less pain in my joints but hate it because it makes me feel ill one day a week. I also try not to stress about things.

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I first started with steroid creams and other topical treatments like E45, but I found that when stopping the steroid creams the P came back bigger and more scaly. Then tried UVA, that didn't do anything for me, but I think my body was already on a spiral up with P went Erythrodermic, so the UVA wasn't effective. Also tried turmeric supplements, but again think my P was in spiral and this didn't help either.

When on cyclosporine it worked fab! 99% clear, although a few odd side effects.

I stopped cyclosporine (after 15 months) as my kidneys didn't like it when I got dehydrated, then went onto Methotrexate, that didn't work for me and again a few side effects. After 6 months I was assessed and put on Humira - works wonders!!!

I do use T-Gel shampoo and on occasion use Avino lotion for dryness and the odd small spot of P.

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Try Turmeric with black pepper. It has worked for me. It is an anti inflammatory.

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I have a whole food plant based diet with no oils which is further refined to exclude foods that cause problems, which seems to be mostly nightshade plants. With this no medication is needed at all.

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