Today is my first day in this forum and this is my first post.
I have chronic constipation for the past 10 years and pretty bad psoraisis for the past two, now on about 10% of my body .
As per my dermatologist's advice I stared using clobetasol off and on for the past two years when my p was limited to one 2-inch spot (with scales) on the left leg. It would clear up in three/four days and come back after a month or so. Gradually, a similar spot began to erupt on my right leg which would also disappear/reappear in a month or so.
Recently about three weeks ago I developed red/scaly p spots, small to about 1/2 inch, on my legs, thighs, buttocks, hands, elbows and lower back; the two original spots on the legs have grown to about 4 inch, very dark in color.
I have also used fluocinonide for my scalp off and on. It does seem to help after three or four applications but the bumpy plaques come back after 15 to 20 days. After the recent flair up of p spots on my body, I am really scared of using any topical steroids anywhere on my body. It appears the desease reponds with vengence to these steroids.
I am very skeptical of using biological treatments which invariably have adverse impact on vital organs.
My dermatologist agrees and says I should try alternative approaches such as herbal stuff and oils and take long baths in hot water to soften the plaques and apply virgin coconut oil afterwards.
It calms down the p to some extent but I am concerned about what lies in the future.
I am a vegetarian and have severe/chronic constipation which I try to control/regulate by taking 2-tsp of psyllium husk every night after dinner.
I believe that my p is a result of my chronic constipated condition; it will be useful to know what other p sufferers have to say about this correlation.