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Psoriasis in the ears

Dwago
  • By Dwago · Posted yesterday at 1:18 pm
  • In Psoriasis · 19 replies
  • I have had this problem for 15 years and have had remission in the ears only twice in that time. What I need to know, is there a medicine I can use to help clear this up? I have tried Clobetazol, Flouicinide ...

Stelara for psoriatic arthritis?

kittycat964
  • By kittycat964 · Posted yesterday at 12:49 pm
  • In Psoriatic arthritis · 3 replies
  • I have very mild psoriasis but pretty severe psoriatic arthritis. I've been on a number of Anti-TNFs and methotrexate and Arava all of which helped a little but not a lot. I want to try Stelara but I've ...

C Reactive Protein ---going UP!

BinkyJ
  • By BinkyJ · Posted yesterday at 12:02 pm
  • In Psoriatic arthritis · 7 replies
  • Goodmorning! I probably have the wrong title/topic going on here, but this is where I usually hang out, and I know most of you. From my first CRP test this past February, my levels have gone UP. It started ...

Insurance covering biologics and not home phototherapy

4ClearSkin
  • By 4ClearSkin · Posted yesterday at 11:41 am
  • In Insurance and disability issues · 8 replies
  • Has anyone else had an issue where their insurance company would not cover a home UV unit but would cover biologics? I really want to have my own unit because it is not always easy to get to the doctors ...

Clobetasol Proprionate Directions

vb1
  • By vb1 · Posted yesterday at 11:07 am
  • In Psoriasis · 18 replies
  • Hi, I have Clobetasol cream that I haven't used in awhile and I want to use it. I'm wondering if applying it twice daily as it says on the tube is wise. It's a steroid and it's more powerful than Lidex ...

Vectra DA blood test

Lovetafish
  • By Lovetafish · Posted yesterday at 10:57 am
  • In Psoriatic arthritis · 3 replies
  • anyone had the Vectra DA test? Results? Ramifications of results good, bad, indifferent ...

Dark spots after laser treatment

rurse
  • By rurse · Posted yesterday at 10:45 am
  • In Psoriasis · 6 replies
  • Question for those who have had the xtrac therapy. I finished my treatment in dec and still have they tan spots! Skin is all smooth it's great! My question is how long till the spots fade?? I'm very light ...

Die Off Period

ChuckBrown
  • By ChuckBrown · Posted yesterday at 8:57 am
  • In Psoriasis · 15 replies
  • Hi All, I've been on Pagano's diet for nearly 4.5 months now. New lesions have been appearing since the 1st month and there hasn't been any clearing what so ever. I'm probably at the worst I've ever been ...

Otezla Pricing How much co payment?

weedkill3
  • By weedkill3 · Posted yesterday at 3:42 am
  • In Psoriatic arthritis · 9 replies
  • Anyone here lucky enough to have been prescribed Otelza.... for Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net, Kaiser insurance holders,, What co payment are you paying? What tier drug is this>,,,blue cross has tier ...

Better days ahead I hope

DaringD
  • By DaringD · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Psoriasis · 3 replies
  • I have had psoriasis for 8 yrs. Plague and Guttate, the spots would grow get bigger then they run together as one big one. Started on my lower legs. Never has went away. This Jan I got a hiatial hernia ...

After 1st 15 mg methotrexate dose....

lellabee
  • By lellabee · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Psoriatic arthritis · 1 reply
  • First, I would like to thank everyone on here for sharing their experiences. They are invaluable to people new to PsA and treatment options availble. I took my first dose of methotrexate this past Friday ...

Humira and xtreme fatigue

cocoloco
  • By cocoloco · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Psoriatic arthritis · 6 replies
  • Hi guys, Been on humira for 3 months now... I've also been in Mtx for 3 years so I know what fatigue is like ;) usually extreme fatigue comes with a flare- but I'm not in one?!?! Ie I had to go to bed ...

Help!!!

Osfanatic87
  • By Osfanatic87 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Psoriasis · 5 replies
  • I have been treated for the last 8 years for psoriasis, and this past week, my dermatologist referred me to John Hopkins because he said there was nothing else he could do for me. I have numerous patches ...

New and excited to begin my journey!

Sheridonia
  • By Sheridonia · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Conversations · 2 replies
  • My name is Melissa and I'm the mom to three kids. A who is 7, L who is 3 and my newest baby H who is 5 months old! I've been suffering from psoriasis since the 7th grade when I was 12. Ever since I've ...

scalp is bleeding HELP PLEASE

starbright2012
  • By starbright2012 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Psoriasis · 3 replies
  • Hello- I called my dermatologist and I am waiting to hear back.My psoriasis on my scalp is bleeding.It seems like it keeps dripping and being wet.If I put tissue on my head I see red and blood.I have ...

Taking Apremilast / Otezla?

Lovetafish
  • By Lovetafish · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Psoriatic arthritis · 6 replies
  • I am going to be starting this medication myself, and I was wondering if anyone else has started or is going to start it. Please, let's keep each other informed. I would like to know how it affects you ...

Bikini Wax

Blakenicole888
  • By Blakenicole888 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Psoriasis · 7 replies
  • Will getting a bikini wax cause more psoriasis there ...

Starting on Enbrel and a little nervous!

cmd30
  • By cmd30 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Psoriasis · 4 replies
  • Hi All, I am now to Inspire but finding it so great to feel apart of a community of P sufferers! Its so good to be able to chat about the trials and tribulations of dealing with this disease. I think ...

What can I do?

ashton4life
  • By ashton4life · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Psoriatic arthritis · 10 replies
  • Hello everyone, This is my first post on my condition. I am 45 and have suffering with psoriatic arthritis for 4-5 years now. It all started with my scalp psoriasis 10 years ago. I have it on my head ...

Hair coloring

suzy46
  • By suzy46 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • In Psoriasis · 6 replies
  • Can you get your hair colored if you have dermatitis on scalp ...

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