1569133 tn?1310464416


i have for the last couple years been getting worse and worse breakouts of this skin problem its patches on my face ,my elbows ,my scalp which is the whole scalp ,and now its appearing on my inner thighs in my privates ...im at a loss cant stand the itch or the pain in my elbows and my scalp from scrathcing all the time i have no idea why its getting worse ..im just starting to try homemade soap and no shampoo but i just tried so i have no idea if it will work ....any thoughts or ideas will be helpfull
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1569133 tn?1310464416
i did see a dermatologist and unfortunately my ins. does not cover it and i cant afford the visit i am diagnosed with psoriasis and the cream im using now works on most of it but my elbow and i have no med for my scalp its hurting and i dig at it constantly till i bleed i just bought t-gel extra strength i hope that helps and the cream i got my family Dr to prescribe is lotrisone it works well on most .. but my elbow couses me so much pain i can hardly bend without wincing  all the other treatments you said i know i cant afford ...till i get back to work ...
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There are many treatment options for psoriasis, chief ones being cognitive behavior therapy, creams containing coal tar, dithranol (anthralin), corticosteroids like desoximetasone, fluocinonide, vitamin D3 analogues and retinoids and phototherapy and photochemotherapy. Psoriasis that is resistant to topical treatment and phototherapy is treated by medications that are taken internally by pill or injection. The three main traditional systemic treatments are methotrexate, cyclosporine and retinoids.

So you can discuss these treatment options with your dermatologist.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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