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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, this sounds very much like what I have. After spending around $800 on appointments/tests & around $300 on different creams. The skin clinic could not give me anything that would help longer than 2 weeks or couldn't even tell me what I had. Anyway long story short - I had left the cream I was using at a friends house and had got to the point of not walking when I sent my son to the shop just to get some kind of cream just for some relief. For me he had found the miracle! A $4 tub of REDWIN - Vitamin E with evening primrose oil! No this is not a cure but I have been using it for just over 2 years now & have not used anything that has come close. Also just to add my friends horse was having coronet band issues & I referred her to try this cream & it worked for the horse too. All I can say is give it a go $4 isn't much to loose. Good luck everyone.





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Like you all I have it PPP - mine is on soles of feet, awful, so painful, tried everything, don't want mexo as rarely meet anyone who gets better on it. Docs have no idea about cause of our disease. I can't go in water without feet peeling and hurting. Sun and water do nothing in my case, although I have not yet tried the Dead sea. . I have had it on and off for 20 years; last 7 years constant. Steroid tabs short term gave relief- but it flared when I went off them. Ciclosporin did nothing. I am about to give up, too. What IS this disease??? I can't work, can't walk my dogs without pain, can't get benefits! Even walking around the house HURTS. I'm sitting here now, with feet up, dry cracked blistered and bleeding. HELP!





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would someone out there create a cure for this disease. PLEASE





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i too have this problem , your decription is exactly the sa me as mine. i have been prescibed so many diffrent ptions. i am so fed up, this has been going on for 3years. i have tried honey wrapping feet with cling film . nothing helps except sunshine and sea water.

I've had psoriatic arthritis for 22 years but it was not diagnosed (drs thought I was nuts) until blisters showed up on hands and feet 8 years ago. Steroids, methotrexate, Humira, Enbrel - side effects for me were severe. I have yet to see a doctor who has ever even seen a 'live' case because the disease is so uncommon. My feet haven't been clear in over two years. I try and explain it this way: imagine a second degree burn on the bottom of your feet. Skin blisters, peels and bleeds. Over and over and over. I shed huge patches everywhere. It is gross. I jokingly call it 'zombie-itis' but truly it isn't funny. In addition, this kind of pain and inflammation stresses the body. I am bed bound for days at a time from exhaustion and the inability to walk. They say no two patients respond to treatment the same way so I really pray fellow sufferers have better luck than I've had. At this point, I've given up...





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Where can you get this BAIXIAOLING cream?





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Hi. I am 47 and have ppp for 10 yrs. I have done uv raptiva embral ramacad humira. Nothing works. I have been on ssd for the past 6yrs. It is in my bones spine and I have other forms of psoriasis since I was 18. At this point I can not wear socks n shoes for more than a hour sweat walk or stand on my feet for more than 30 min.I could go on and on for years 29 to be more precise.I would like some real help and not whats at the derms front desk. All that suffer with any of this I too feel you pain.





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Hi.I too have suffered from ppp since 1997.I'ts such a painful and embarrassing condition.Every now and then my GP will prescribe the steroid pregnisolone for me,this gives me complete relief for several weeks.Some GPS aren't keen on prescribing it(they don't have the painof PPP)So try another GP.We found 20mg for 2wks virtually got rid of PPP (oh I can't tell you how good that felt!)then unfortunetly you have to be weened off them but the skin stays clear for a few weeks and it gives you a lovely break from the condition.After the 20mg you take 15mg for 2-3 wks then 10mg for 2 wks, 5mg for 1wk ,2mg for1wk,then 1mg for final week. The other thing I do when ppp is severe is get cling film, cut about 15"long, press 2 or 3 panty liners on the film,all touching to make 1 large pad (yes panty liners! l find 'always' large are the best )Soak your feet and cream them with your usual ointment then place liners to cover sole of foot and wrap clingfilm around foot then put socks on.This is nice for bed and helps with walking. I hope this helps you

I have had this for 23 yrs, was misdiagnosed as eczema, about four months ago my rheumatologist saw my hands during a visit for fibro and i asked if he can give me something for my eczema and he straight out told me it was palmar pustular psoriasis he put me on methotrexate injections weekly and about two months in i developed shingles on my buttocks ugh i mean can it get any worse? Turns out two patches of about 5-6 dark scars i got from last yr were also patches possibly of shingles, i used to get it only on my hands but at about 26-28 started getting it on the palms and soles, he told me i am lucky i still have hands and feet due to infection, i was seeing numerous dermatologists and they all misdiagnosed me and i did light therapy which did not help, it comes and goes, this has been about 4-5 months now and the methotrexate injections work, but i had to stay off them due to it lowering my immune system this resulting in shingles, i have to say with fibro, ptsd, melasma on my face, now this long lasting flare up i have just about had it! I am 44 and with all the meds i have no energy and my depression is getting worse and i have a 4 yr old to care for and she wants the pool at our complex everyday and its difficult to say the least, i am usually the "fun" one taking her on adventures and it just kills me to go to the pool as i should not be in the sun and people stare like i may be contagious :( i am just done





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I can totally understand how you feel, I have 4 children the 3 oldest are now in high school but my youngest is nearly 3 and I can't do as much as I would like to with him with having it on the soles of my feet, I also have sciatica and due to infections in my feet have lymphadema now aswel, so my depression just seems to get worse, i wish they could find a cure sooner rather than later x

My husband has a hard callous type spot its cracked on his hand on a knuckle. his finger feels stiff and bit swollen any idea what it could be





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My husband has a hard callous type spot its cracked on his hand on a knuckle. his finger feels stiff and bit swollen any idea what it could be





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