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.
Today at 08:29:13 PM by lee
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Has anyone had any experience with this drug?
I've been on it for a week now. I opted to use it because I couldn't handle any more of the side effects of Acitretin (50mg).
It might not have been a wise choice because the P is starting to itch and rear it's head again.
The Acitretin was working but it was incredibly slow and I don't think I could have put up with the effects for another week, let alone 3 months.
It's early days, but I'm starting to think that I made a mistake.
Methotrexate didn't do anything for me and I don't expect that this will.
But I have to try everything in their kit before they consider me for Biologics.
This is the last drug of choice.
Today at 01:42:44 PM by Ana
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My p is not too bad at the moment apart from my forearm on my left arm, which is stubbornly looking awful. I have (bravely for me) agreed to go to a spa with my mum in law in a months time and I'm now dreading baring my red and crusty arm and already planning how I can back out. Can anyone recommend a cover up I could use just for the day so I can enjoy it or do I just need to go out and bare it (pardon the pun).
ps I hate these red blobs.
Today at 10:06:39 AM by drnick | Views: 27 | Comments: 2
So, I've noticed I'm getting nodules on the palms of my hands (both of them, great) on the tendons near the fingers - ring finger on my left hand, middle finger on my right. My left ring finger and little finger are bending over quite a bit, so I'm thinking I've got Dupuytren's disease too, to add to the misery. I'll ask the GP about it next time I'm in.
I was wondering if any of you had this as well as the PsA, or if you had specific tendon problems with your hands anyway? It might be the enthesitis of the PsA causing it maybe?
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