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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.

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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.

Yesterday at 06:22:49 PM by juanpablo | Views: 73 | Comments: 0

Have been noticing more and more articles about people giving up hair shampoo recently ( hence the 'no poo'!), with good results. The idea is that given time, the scalp/hair stores it's natural balance of oils, and starts to self-cleanse.

I've had my fair share of scalp p over the years, and thought this might be an avenue to explore. Some people just wash with water, whilst a bicarbonate of soda 'wash' followed by apple cider vinegar condition is also advocated.

I just wondered if anyone had tried this specifically to help with their scalp p, and had any joy?? Am into my second week without shampoo, and will see what happens. The p is no worse, so I guess that's a start!!

This is my first post, so hi everyone!
drumhead
Yesterday at 02:38:40 PM by drumhead
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Has anyone else tried Acitretin? Ive been on 25mg daily for about 4 months but to no real effect. Have just have dosage increased to 35mg. Just wondered if anyone had any experience of this drug, good or bad?
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David
August 21, 2014, 10:35:58 AM by Sjo96 | Views: 301 | Comments: 3


Hi I have only just registered with with this site, I found it while googling my questions!

I had plaque psoriasis since I was 7, when I was 17 I became completely covered head to toe in guttate psoriasis and i have pretty much stayed covered for the next 8 years. When I have a particularly bad flare up it all joins together in bigger patches again.

I have had to be re reffered to dermatology and have my appointment next week which I have waited 3 months for. The thing is I don't want to go to the appointment and be sent away with some more cream to try and then get told go to the desk and make an appointment to come back in 2 months and then the receptionist won't have any appointments for 4 months anyway!

Sorry to sound like I'm moaning!

I have had all types of cream, the steroid ones help a little bit for a while then they stop working. The uv treatments don't really make too much difference (plus I live half hour from the hosp) . Ciclosporin helped but didn't clear it but then hey stopped me in it as I asked about having children.

Can any one recommend what I can ask for when I go? And is there any other treatments that are suitable if I was going to try for a baby except creams?

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance :)
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