I Have had psoriasis for about 3 years I Have tried no end of creams none really work. Have explained to my specialist and nurses that the creams and gloves with cream don't really work. I don't get flaky skin, I get very thick skin on all my fingers thumbs also around the sides of my palm and the thumb muscle on my palm which split open and bleed quite a lot. I was on methotrexate tablets but I really couldn't handle them they made me so ill. so i was put on sulphasalazine which didn't work now i've just started back on methotrexate injections and the side effects aren't so bad. My wife tells me off because i sit in the bath and when the skin goes wrinkly I peel it off in big lumps which leaves quite sore but i get a lot less splits and bleeds. its worst on the heel of my palms and finger tips. dose any one have any tips hints or tricks. I also have COPD, NAFLD as well psoriasis ans psoriatic arthritis.
Once a week I used, temovate cream (any steroid cream will work some better then others temovate is the best) which I cover with shiny bandage pads this is called occlusive dressing and then wrap in an ace bandage, (don't remove the skin allow it to heal and dry out )
removing the damaged skin leaves you open to infection and creates a constant irritant. For the rest of the week switch out steroid cream with eucerin cream the stuff in the bucket not the watered down versions. Constantly moisturize allowing the dead skin to slough off naturally as you wash and dry and reapply.
It's super important if you get blisters that you not touch them I know this can be difficult but picking is the worst thing you can do.
I no longer have the issue when it starts to rear up I quickly grab my bandages and stop it before it gets out of control. remember to leave that skin alone
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