I have psoriasis on my hands and elbows and am currently on a diet trying to clear. It's not working and I doubt it will so I reckon I'll therefore be face with the prospect of conventional treatment at GP/Dermatologist.
I have read so many bad stories about topical steroids.
My question is should I give them a shot or just accept my psoriasis as it is (confined to hands and elbows, been that way for 7 years so hopefully it doesn't spread).
I think the best way to use steroids is for short term inflamation reduction which they are good at. Taking precautions like weaning off them slowly if using dovobet etc help but for the longer term it is best to find another method of treatment. A good moisturising regime helps and avoiding the itch scratch cycle helps too.
As we often say it takes time to find a regime that works best for you but it is worth going through the trial and error to do so.
Remember to patch test any lotions first on a small area then if there is a bad reaction it is limited.
I think it is best to concentrate on coping rather than try and remove all P as places like the elbows don't clear easily but can be kept live-able with a good regime.
personally I use a blend of aromatherapy oils which seems to give as good a result as betnovate used to without the steroid issue