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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.

Yesterday at 09:16:35 PM by rororoyourboat88
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Hey everyone!

I used to have nail p but it has calmed down over the last year or so and any appointments I have with my dermatologist I get them checked (so every 3 months or so!). But it has left me with unsightly looking nails. They are definitely not the worst looking but I am paranoid about people thinking that it is something it's not! Well to cut a long story short, I always like to have my nails manicured to help boost my confidence and sometimes I opt for a gel manicure as a treat. I have my usual salon that I go to but a few days ago I went to a new salon that has recently opened up in my university student union. When the nail technician took my nail polish off she took one look at my nails and claimed that I have infected nails. I did my best to explain to her that it was part of my skin condition and that my nails are most definitely not infected but she kept telling me that I was wrong and refused me service. While she was saying this to me there were other customers coming in and out the salon and I found it completely humiliating!

So I was wondering has anything like this ever happened to anyone else? And if so what did you do to put them right? I have never had anything like this happen before and I really didn't know how to handle the situation!
Yesterday at 08:59:51 PM by adammartos | Views: 64 | Comments: 0

Hello! We are a small team of people working on new psoriasis treatments. We are asking people with psoriasis to fill out a very quick (2 minute) survey to help make this new and more effective product a reality.  Do you want to be an important part of bringing a better psoriasis treatment to people? If so, please fill out this quick survey:

Thank you so much for your time! We are very grateful to have your opinion.
Yesterday at 08:06:35 PM by matt1972 | Views: 260 | Comments: 5

Hi all im a 42 year old male have been living with Psoriasis since I was 18 - my P started after a football injury - within days of getting my leg infected with dirt all of a sudden I had Psoriasis everywhere - it was like chicken Pox thats what i thought it was but the Dr confirmed it was P, so like everyone else i went on steroid based creams you name it dovonex tar treatments etc, none of them worked & decided to just cover it up as im sure alot of people do as its just embarrassing, so in my late 20s now i went back to the consultant and had a dose of Light treatment - it took alot of visits in and out of hospital but i had clearance for some months and then had to repeat each year - some years i got good clearance some years the P was that stubborn it took again alot visits, when i got to my mid 30s the consultant said i needed to start looking into the next phase as I had run out of treatments, I had done much research at this point and there was no way i was going to that next phase so what i did was looked at every alternative and over & over again people with this disease talked off clearance with DIET, especially Juicing so before i knew it i was there reading books by Jason Vale and it all seemed to make sense that getting nutrient to the body faster will eventually give the body recovery. so i had a meeting back with the consultant as she wanted my decision and I told her this would be the last time she saw me as I believed Diet was the key to all of this.  from that meeting I bought a juicer online I had already read a book 7lbs in 7 days and this inspired me to take the next step.  so i replaced breakfast with juice a green juice and over the next 6 months my skin started to get better & better - i then bought a UVB wand and a couple of 1 minute sessions clear. Im now 6years into the day I told the consultant i wouldn't be seeing her and sure enough ive no need to go back & see a consultant - even a dr for that matter I still juice 1 -2 times a day abd to this day im 99.5 % clear - my wardrobe is now full of t-shirts as im reliving all those years i was tied back to long sleeve tees. so anyone thinking its beatable - it is..  only you can make the change it may take 6 months like me it might take a year but one thing is sure Diet is the key in all of this.. when i look back at the times it was taking longer with the UVB then these were the days of more junk food more alcohol and that is the other factors involved im sure. anyhow im happy to chat to anyone on this subject and hope my story will help others to a P free life .
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