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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 09:05:33 AM by mark85 | Views: 117 | Comments: 1

Hi all, im thinking of booking a fortnight at clinica mirak in feurteventura. Its a psoriasis treatment center involving sun exposure, salt baths lava mud treatment and vitamin creams applied daily. Ive been to the dead sea which worked well but this place is MUCH cheaper, closer and theres probably alot more to do out of treatment hours. Has anybody been here before or recently? I would love to hear any reviews. And i suggest to any of you to check it out yourselves. The website is

April 21, 2014, 01:43:13 PM by halljames
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I am currently experiencing a flare up of my P, and its causing me some concern as its much more visible then ever before (getting some small patches on my face).

I have recently been on MTX mainly for my PA, but also hoping to get P benefits as well.  I recently had to come off it as I had a persistent cough, so while they were checking my lungs to see if its was just a virus, or an effect of the MTX, I have just been on my Sulfasalazine.

My P is really getting worse, and although I am hoping to get back on the MTX, I was toying with the idea of getting a handheld lamp : Dermfix 1000MX UVB Lamp for Psoriasis

I have never had phototherapy before my P, and seeing as it seems an absolute mare to get back to see a Dermatologist, I was wondering if this should be safe to try (obviously I would follow the instructions and take it easy).

Has anyone tried this particular device, or any advice on what I should do.

Also, as a sub question, I thought I had a 2 inch scratch on my back which I didn't know how I got it, but as my P has worsened, it seems to be a perfect line of P, is this possible, can a scratch turn in to P like this, or was it just the start of P to begin with....

Thanks in advance for any help.
April 21, 2014, 10:30:31 AM by Itsmrb
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Hey guys, been a while since my last post. Anyway I was wandering around the supermarket a couple of weeks ago and came across the nivea in shower moisturiser on sale so decided to buy one. Basically it's a moisturiser you apply at the end of your shower and then give yourself a quick final rinse. The idea being that you then don't have to apply another one after drying. Although a bit sceptical, I must admit its good stuff! My skin feels well moisturised for the day and its reduced the flaking particularly on my elbows. Its pretty cheap as well so overall its seems like a good buy particularly if your a bit lax with a daily moisturising regime.
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