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 05:44:27 PM by Unique123 | Views: 22 | Comments: 0
I have been using dovobet in the mornings and exorex in the evenings for several months. However, stubborn plaques on my legs are not responding. My doctor has told me to stop the dovobet and replace with silkis and eumovate at the same time in the mornings and exorex in the evening. He has assured me that a rebound flare can not occur as the eumovate is a milder steroid anyway. Now, I am not saying I don't trust him.... But what to you think??? Is a rebound flare not possible if a milder steroid is still being used?
Plus any advice on use if this combination will be welcomed.
THANK YOU so much in advance.
Yesterday at 02:14:49 PM by Ana
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Has anyone tried buying their own kefir grains and soaking them to produce a water that is supposed to be full of probiotics? I was just reading about them and wondering if anyone here had given it a go? It seems to be a LOT cheaper than buying probiotics.
March 07, 2014, 02:02:32 AM by Coco179 | Views: 104 | Comments: 9
Hello everyone, it feels nice to talk to people who are in the same boat and understand the struggles with psoriasis. I've really struggled since being diagnosed with scalp psoriasis and have lost alot of self confidence, with some days not even being able to leave the house and it's so frustrating when people tell me i'm crazy and I shouldn't care about it.
I just wanted to share my story and want to know if anyone experiences the same problems and have any advice.
I randomly developed a severely dry scalp with lots of flakes just under 2 years ago and it has been hell since then. I've been to my GP numerous times, begging to be referred to a dermatologist, which they are reluctant to do. Anyway, I was told I had psoriasis, albeit not a serious form (my GP actually said to me "well, it could be worse" )
Here's a list of everything that I've tried so far (and I used them all for the amount of time as instructed): E45 Shampoo, Eucerin Shampoo, Lubriderm lotion, Head and Shoulders, Alphosyl, Naked Organic Shampoo, Johnson's Baby Shampoo, Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo, Nizoral, Selsun Blue, Bettamousse, Betnovate, Cocois, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Argan Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar and numerous Scalp Conditioning Balms, Capasal.
None of these have worked past 1 day, my scalp flakes and is as dry as ever. I am currently using Capasal, it's been almost 2 weeks and I thought it was working as the flakes had reduced in size and amount and my scalp wasn't as dry. However, this weeks it's been as bad as ever.
I'm a 23 year old female with thick medium length black hair (my family thinks i'm obsessed and crazy) and I am absolutely sick to death of having to shake my hair out everytime it's washed for the flakes to fall out, and most of the time, alot remains on my scalp visibily. So sick of having to check in the mirror before work (if the sun has risen, if not i.e winter, i'm screwed) to pull out visible flakes.
Some questions I have for anyone who can help/relate:
Has anyone used Capasal and if so, how long should I give it to work, and does it?
Also, I cannot wash my hair in the shower at the same time as having a body wash because my flakes are a million times worse after, even if I used cold water. So I daily have to do them both seperately, has anyone else noticed this? (Might sound crazy but honestly it's true)
Does using cold water to wash really make a difference? (I never use hot water on my hair anymore, and it's tough in winter days)
I do have PCOS and do take the contraceptive pill, I am still convinced that developing this out of nowhere must be something to do with my hormones, but my GP says otherwise. Anyone else on the pill/suffers from PCOS developed this like I did?
Thanks very much for your help!
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