** Originally posted by bbffrrpp **
Hello. When I first got diagnosed about 10-11 years ago, I started bumping into people who recognized my "skin problems" and said that they had it, also. One "shop owner" in town .. told me that Psoriasis can go "anywhere" in the body ! Even places "where the sun don't shine" !!
I'm just curious how many people have the Psoriasis in - not the normal spots in the body !
And, something I haven't mentioned in my other postings is that I have a type of "dry eye syndrome." And, I often wonder if that is Psoriasis related.
And, I did mention in one message that I've develped an "allergy" to all make-up, including lipstick, and cannot wear sunscreen, etc. I get "pimples" on my face if I use them.
And, since I am both a common-sense person and a curious person, I have also wondered whether Psoriasis affects us "inside our body" - meaning our internal organs ! Or, is it "strictly" a SKIN problem?
(near Lowell, MA)
P.S. Also curious whether people in "New England" suffer more than people in other parts of the USA. Is Psoriasis a different problem - depending on the weather conditions where you live?
P.S.2 Last week my Dermatologist was concerned that my skin was SO DRY ! And, as my regular doctor said last year, "You need to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize !!!!" But, most moisturizers I've tried are either too oily or greasy, or they cause pimples on my face !
But, last week "Cetaphil moisturizer" was recommended to me, and it only takes a few minutes to absorb and does not leave my skin greasy.
(Also, she said that anyone who will be standing or sitting or walking in the SUN for over an hour should use either Neutrogena Sensitive Skin .. or Neutrogena Ultrasheer.)
P.S.3 That just reminded me of something. As a teen, I got a very bad, all-over SUNBURN twice (both times caused me to faint). Ever since then (40+ yrs.) I have not been able to stand in the SUN for even close to an hour.
The question which arises is: Would 2 very bad sunburns .. have been a "skin injury" which might have .. brought me to my Psoriasis today ?
(One sunburn was because I was on an ocean beach too long (very fair skinned), the other was because I fell asleep on the beach of a lake in Maine for 3-4 hours.)