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Welcome to the Psoriasis Help Organisation, otherwise known as PHO. This is a web site dedicated to helping people suffering from the Chronic Skin Disease Psoriasis. This site contains information about Treatments, Handy Tips for living with the Psoriasis and other topics. This is a privately owned site (not a charity), run and administered by psoriasis sufferers, for psoriasis sufferers.

We are not medical professionals, just enthusiastic amateurs, with a goal to provide an informative and friendly environment to learn about Psoriasis and discuss topics with others in similar situations. The primary idea for this site is to provide a discussion forum. A place where fellow Psoriasis sufferers can exchange views and advice on how to live with and treat Psoriasis.

There are many types of psoriasis including Guttate, Plaque, Pustular, Psoriatic Arthritis and Flexural Psoriasis which can affect most areas of the body including the Scalp, Genitals and Nails, both fingernails and toenails. We have some Pictures of Psoriasis which show most of the different types of psoriasis and locations on the body which it can appear. See the menu link on the left.

We also have information on many different types of treatment, Including PUVA, UVA, UVB, Biological, Systemic, Steroid and Non-Steroid based psoriasis treatments. Many of these psoriasis treatments are discussed in greater detail in the Psoriasis Help Forum.

Click on "The Forum" Link to enter the forum

Please use the forum to ask questions about Psoriasis that you would like answered, express views that you have regarding Psoriasis and discuss treatments that you have used or are interested in using. We encourage you to talk about anything that you feel may be beneficial to others and to become part of the friendly community that we have created. Psoriasis can be an isolating, depressing disease and it often helps to discuss your feelings with others that really understand. You are not alone.

SarahD
Today at 12:04:07 AM by SarahD
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Hi

My name is Sarah I finished my UVB treatment in 2006 and since then have only had very small patches since then.

Currently I am covered in P, it flared up a month or so ago and returned to docs and they have referred me back to the Derm appointment at the beginning of Oct.

I am also being seen by the ortho's as I have very bad achillies tendonitis in both heels and swelling from the sub talar joint in my left ankle.  So far I have had one injection into this joint which seems to have helped with the pain but not the swelling.  Pain is starting to come back now and have another apponitment with the orthos at the end of September.

I have been asking my doc and the orthos if this could be PsA, they tell me no but have not actually told me what it is.  From all I have read I really think it could be PsA am hoping that the Derm will know more.

Hopefully I will have more answers from the Derm shortly.

Sarah
Yesterday at 08:57:26 PM by Unique123 | Views: 100 | Comments: 1

Hi, was wondering if those who have had p since childhood feel it has improved with age?

Thanks
Itsmrb
September 12, 2014, 06:52:47 PM by Itsmrb
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So with the summer now over already the P on my knuckles and fingers is coming back with vengeance! It happens every year now as we move into autumn and I know it'll be May/June before it starts to recede again. That seems a long way off so I'm looking for ideas to try and manage it more effectively in between. I moisturise a couple of times a day but I find my hands very stubborn. I have used steroids in the past but find that they only provide a little relief. Has anyone found something else which works well? Its such a visible area and I do find people making little comments here and there which can by annoying.

Thanks
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