** Originally posted by Malco **
Hello! I want to share some pictures of my hand/foot psoriasis. The feet are bothering me most at the moment. They are usually red and flaky, but yesterday (Saturday) morning I woke up to a great deal of itching and irritation for no obvious reason. I have been using dermatologist prescribed Taclonex most days, and a NB-UVB lamp 2-3 days a week for about 90 seconds. I actually use 90 seconds on the bottom of each foot, and an additional 90 seconds on each the inside and outside of each foot. I did up the lamp time Thursday night by 15 seconds each position to 1:45 each. Also, I applied MG217 coal tar on all foot surfaces just before using the lamp.
I have had this palmoplantar psoriasis for 2-3 years, but it has really never been this uncomfortable.....more of a cosmetic nuisance with a bit of occasional itching. I really don't know what could have caused this escalation of itching and irritation, literally overnight. Perhaps my lamp burned my feet because of the coal tar and small increase in lamp time. My hands feel worse, too, but they are not nearly as bad as my feet.
I am going to try to get in to see my derm doctor in the next couple of days. Does anyone have any similar experiences to share with me? Thank you!