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Can the severe symptoms of psoriatic arthritis be reduced?

After several mis-diaganoses since my first visit to hospital in September 06 – they thought it was fractured metatarsals/ cuboid bones – my specialist has eventually realised that I am a long standing sufferer of Psoriasis. Psoriatic Arthritis is now suspected after a bone scan and the blood tests should confirm it.

I am due to see my specialist again on 10th January and the foot pain/ difficulty in walking has now spread to my knee causing locking, extreme pain and clicking noises.

Even more tests and delays are now anticipated, possibly a MRI scan with a 19 week waiting list and a sample of fluid from my knee. Meanwhile I am only taking un-prescribed drugs – Ibprofen and Anadin Extra – and am worried that irreversable damage may be caused due to the delay in diagnosis. Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? Will I always suffer pain and disability? Why don’t doctors ask the right questions & arrange the right tests when you see them? I feel let down by our Health Service

Treatment Options

Skin care
Light treatment (UVB or PUVA)
Corrective cosmetics
Medications: glucocorticoids, NSAIDs, DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine, gold, cyclosporine
Heat and cold
Surgery (rarely)

The wait for MRI scans is rediculous! I had to wait for about 2 months and only got one that "quickly" as I could get to teh hospital at short notice!!!
I hope you get some solutions to your problem soon;

Anyone have experience with psoriasis treatments?

I’m 18 now and I’ve had psoriasis since I was 4 or 5. It is just just now starting to get better. I’ve been on alot of different medications for psoriasis and most didn’t help at all. I’ve only used two things in which i’ve noticed a difference. Methotrexate and Humira (which I’m on now). I personally hate topicals and crap like that(including shampoos,lotions ect..), but I know alot of people get good results with it. Similarly, I don’t have enough time or the transportaion to go across town to a doctors office three times a week to stand in front of a UV light. I liked methotrexate, which is a pill, and it helped alot but it is also considered to be dangerous and required a monthly drug test. I was taking enbrel for awhile, and though, by all accounts it was supposedly some sort of miracle drug, It didn’t really effect me, eccept to keep me from donating blood.

So anyway, I was just wondering what other people’s opinions are and what works for them.

Hello there. I gave up on prescription medications long time ago (because of side-effects) and found a wonderful herbal cream and spray online at I used it for a few weeks 15 months ago and haven’t had a flare up since!!
(mine is plaque psor. on knees, elbows and scalp)

Does anyone have any home remedies that worked for them on psoriasis?

Remedies for PsoriasisDealing with Psoriasis

I have psoriasis. I have had it for 12 years, since I gave birth to my son. Have tried many medicines to keep it under control. What worked for you? It’s different for everyone, but I’m open to new remedies!!

My wife has had psoriasis for 14 years now.She has quit using the prescribes med and lotions and now use strictly.

Melaleuca’s Renew lotion.If you would like some info feel free to contact us.

Most Effective Psoriasis Treatment

If you suffer from Psoriasis, you know all too well how it affects your skin and your life. From the clothes you wear to how you sleep at night, Psoriasis can even affect your work life. Finding the right treatment isn’t always easy. Have you tried the creams, injections and the pills and still haven’t found the results you are looking for? Now is the time to try Psoriasil.psoriasis rash - psoriasis remedies - aides for psoriasis - psoriasis treatment - psoriasis triggers

Psoriasil has proven to help adult patients with chronic, severe (extensive and/or disabling) plaque Psoriasis and has shown to have long-lasting improvement without side effects or dryness.

Fast-acting Psoriasis Remedy

Fast-acting Psoriasil is easy to use: just apply it twice a day and feel the itch go away. With continuous use you will have noticeably clearer skin with less redness and irritation within the first couple of weeks. Get rid of psoriasis now!

Resources of Interest on Psoriasis:

  1. Best Treatment Products on Psoriasis
  2. Causes of Psoriasis
  3. Psoriasis Treatment
  4. Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis
  5. Causes, Incidence and Risk Factors on Psoriasis

Facts about Psoriasis

  1. One belief considers psoriasis as primarily a result of excessive growth and multiplication of skin cells. The problem is simply labelled as a fault of the epidermis.
  2. One belief sees the disease as being an immune-mediated disorder in which the excessive reproduction of skin cells is unrelated to factors created by the immune system.
  3. Psoriasis occurs more frequently in dry skin than oily or well-moisturized skin, and usually as a result of an external skin injury such as a scrape or cut.
  4. To reduce dry skin and help psoriasis symptoms, it is advised to not use shower scrubs, as they not only harm skin by leaving tiny scratches, they also scrape off the naturally occurring skin oil.
  5. Although anti-inflammatory treatments could relieve symptoms of the illness they do not solve the underlying cause and may not be the right option for cure.
  6. There could be severe variation between individuals in the effectiveness of specific psoriasis treatments and, as a result of this, dermatologists often use a trial-and-error approach to working out the most appropriate treatment for their patient.
  7. It has long been proven that prevalent, short, non-burning exposure to sunlight has been seen to slow down or improve psoriasis.
  8. Psoriasis is sometimes a lifelong problem; there is at present no cure but various treatments can help to control the symptoms that affect the patient.
  9. Psoriasis can become worse over time but it is nigh on impossible to predict those that will go on to develop severe psoriasis or those in whom the disease may appear to vanish.
  10. Psoriasis is life-long non-contagious autoimmune infection which troubles the skin and joints; it commonly causes red scaly patches that are seen on the skin.

Video about Psoriasis

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