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Tips tagged "plaques"

NSAIDs for arthritis, Dovonex, tar and vitamin E for psoriasis

February 22, 2013 — 10:54pm
I am a little reluctant to write this because no two people react to the medications in the same way. I have had psoriasis for nearly 40 years, and I’ve tried many, many different medications. I also have the arthritis to go with it. I have found the nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) work differently […] Read more »

Elbow sleeves or plastic wrap

February 6, 2013 — 7:38pm
I found the best way to remove plaques from areas like the elbows and knees is to moisturize with your favorite lotion then cover it so the plaques can soften. You can use plastic wrap but I have elbow sleeves that hold in the moisture. You leave them on for a few hours and then […] Read more »

Sun and Alcohol

January 4, 2013 — 10:29pm
Once upon a time, I checked into a rehab center for alcohol dependency. One reason I drank so much was because I was so devastated by my skin condition. I had, at this time, psoriasis covering 20% – 25% of my body, especially on my legs and arms. I told a counselor there about the […] Read more »

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