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Palmar Plantar Psoriasis

Palmar-Plantar Psoriasis

Palmar-Plantar Psoriasis also known as hand and foot psoriasis is a particularly difficult form of the disease to treat. The soles of the feet or the palm of the hands become thick, cracked and filled with
sores. Treatments for the condition include the regular course for psoriasis such as topical creams containing steroids, or in more severe cases ultraviolet light treatments can also be used. The key with the treating Palmar-Plantar Psoriasis is to be persistent and patient, and seeking the advice of your GP or dermatologist.

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Hi My daughter suffers badly from nail /feet psoriasis but it has been so much better after using Epaderm cream & also Flexitol this is a cream for dry feet with 25% urea in it. I think it helps by letting the moisturising properties of both cream reach deeper into epidermis. Fingers crossed this will control it for many years. She had light therapy & loads of steroid cream before this & nothing helped until we found this combo.





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Have any of you tried the foot patches? These draw the impurities out of one's system. I found that they helped me. Need to use them for about 2 - 3 weeks every night. In the UK the best one's are found at "Health Broadcast". Otherwise "Neem" or "Neem and turmeric" cream seems to help. All the best with this depressing problem.





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I am a suffer of this condition and have had it since I was 17 (now 26) and I tried every treatment out there and I find that my hands tend to bother me more than my feet and the only thing that has worked for me is when I have a flare up which is down to 3 times a year now is in the first few days when I start to notice the puss bubbles under the skin is to apply steroid cream and wrap hands and feet in cling film over night I do this for the first 3 nights and then use steroid cream as much as nessary until it passes I then mosterise hand and feet every morning and night hope this helps someone x





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I have recently discovered that I have this condition. I have had it for about 6 months, first on my left palm and more recently on my right foot. I haven't got anything useful to add at the moment other than I use dovobet gel twice a day and moisturise with double base gel. Overnight I wear a cotton glove on my hand which helps. The problem is that it seems to start getting better but then gets worse again :(. I'm on the waiting list to have light treatment, I just hope that makes it much more manageable. I'm starting to worry now though because my foot is really painful to walk on and I can't have time off work so have to put up with it. I'm 34 and really embarrased by this awful condition.

I have pustula psoriasis on the bottoms of my feet,they are covered in big raised areas full of thick yellow puss,as they are so painful to walk on I often pierce them with a sterilised needle. If I don't they go black and then dry up and come off.i have been under the hospital for 8 years and had all the normal treatments light treatment,steroid creams different pills and nothing has touched it,I am 70 years old and would love t o know if you could help me please! I recently had 7 weeks of the runs at the toilet 6 to 7 times a day at its worst,but during this time for 2 weeks my feet cleared completely,then asthe runs eased feet got better,this might help diagnoses to know this,hoping you can help





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I had psoriasis on my both palms it looks worse n it. Affect my job n my life I had tried many ointments but it doesn'twork . M trying dipsalic f as an ointment prescribed by Dr Pls suggest me if any best





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I have suffered with foot psoriasis for around 3 years now, and saw a specialist at a private consultation Birmingham. Basically, whenever the feet start to harden / crack, he suggested the following regime:- - Apply Dermovate (strongest) CREAM (not ointment) to feet at night and occlude (wrap) in cling film with a pair of socks over the top. Repeat this nightly for 1 week or until feet start to improve. - After this initial high-strength 'blast', the feet can continue to be treated with lesser strength Betnovate (mid strength) or Eumovate (lower strength) creams, again with cling film occlusion at night if preferred, as this greatly intensifies the effectiveness of the steroid. When feet are recovered, and new skin has replaced the old hard/cracked skin, the steeroid creams can be replaced with a regime of foot care including regular moisurising to prevent the return of hard skin and potential future splitting / cracking. I had psoriais between my toes too, which at first I thought was athlete's foot, but when this didn't repond to AF treatments, the specialist confirmed that it was psorisis between the toes as well as the underside of the ball of my foot, which had hardened and cracked in several places. If you can get these creams off your GP, this regime really does work, though I know some can be funny about issuing Dermovate as it's apparently quite strong. I don't suffer with it on my hands, but a similar regime with cling film and gloves overnight would work too I guess.





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I initially had problems with my hands, itching, thickening of skin , cracking and bleeding. after 18 months of so many different creams I got referred to the hospital for light treatment. This did not cure but after 20 weeks twice a week it made it more manageable , this was 6 months ago but it is now getting worse again, and I,ve been told You can only have this treatment yearly. Worse still though it is now on my feet as well, deep fissures which itch and bleed, it is very painful to walk and keeps me awake at night. My GP has just said that it is atrophic palmar plantar psoriasis. I have now been referred to the hospital again, appointment next week. I have had chemotherapy about 6 years ago and am taking aramid ex, but the doctors do not think there is any connection. I have to bandage my feet as so sore and struggle to hobble around, I am only 49 and find this very embarrassing





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i am 46 years old and i am suffering from palmar plantar psoriasis disease from 3 years. i have tried so many creams but there is no result. please suggest me any medicine or creams





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I have had this condition on my feet for the past 4 years..I have gone to 3 podiatrist, 2 dermotologist, 1 hemotobin Dr., 1 general practitoner, and 1 homeopathic Dr. I have gone through every cream and ointment, taken antibiotics, changed my diet..nothing worked...sometimes when I thought they were healing it would come back worse than ever..I tried different shoes, different socks nope nothing worked...then one day my daughter was talking with one of our family friends who happens to be a physicans assistant..She asked me to send a pic of feet...after a few days she gave me a print out of what I had....palmer plantar psoriasis I was so excited, now I new what I had..I had a name and I could begin researching...so I read for about 5 nights until I fell asleep then I came to my own conclusion of what I wanted to try because it seems nothing works for everyone with this...so August 2013 I went to my primary Dr. along with my laptop to show him what I had (yes my laptop) We talked and I told him what I would like to try...he agreed to follow my lead...heres what I did I went to buy the vitamin ACES with zinc, the fish 3-6-9 and the big thing was the sterroid shot, so far which it is Oct. 15, 2013 and my feet have been like babys feet ..I also at night I put cream and sleep with the socks that have the gel lining in them ...you can get them at walmart or bed bath beyond...I hope this can help even if only one person

I have psoriasis on the bottom of both feet. I've been to several doctors and had several meds. I find what works for me is Vaseline twice a day with a pair of sock.

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hi ive had a problem with the heels of my feet for years, they are very dry and they crack often, i soak them to clean the skin and once they are dry i rub the dry skin away only this means my heals will split and bleed and become very sore to walk on, the more attention i pay them the worse they get, i am type 1 diabetic and need to look after my feet but all i keep being told is cream them but thie does not work, HELP!!





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Hi Guys, Iam suffering from this disease for the past 1 year severly.. it looks like curing and again it is forming.. the only thing is use to do is applying cream everytime to avoid skin thicker. I stopped eating brinjal, dry fish, Potatoes, fishes etc.. Please suggest me to take care of this disease...





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