I have a shameful illness.

@pahak627 (4198)
Philippines
February 2, 2013 4:43pm CST
I finally went to a dermatologist to have my skin problem consulted. I was diagnosed of psoriasis. I have it on my left elbow for years already. I was alarmed when I see that I already have another spot below my front neck. I have been using ointments and creams, most of them expensive for me who is not wealthy. I remembered what my father's doctor told me and my siblings that we should use body lotion everyday because this illness are in our genes. So that's it I went to the dermatologist and I was told I should be thankful to God because my skin problem has not spread all over my body. Now I am using the soap and creams that she prescribed and I hope this will be healed soon.
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@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
3 Feb 13
Why do you called it shameful illness? to me is nothing to be ashame off my son had it for years! now thanks to treatment he is quite good and hardly have any problem with it any more. Apparently stress can make the condition worst.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
I remember my uncles who had this disease. It spread all over their bodies. When itchiness attacked, they would just patted the affected areas vey strongly. They wore long sleeves polo to hide their skin. And yes, I was also told by my doctor to avoid stress.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
2 Feb 13
Sorry to hear you have this, I know a few people who have it, and just absolutely hate it. I hope the creams work, and soothes it. My friend had it and was always itchy and scratching away which I am sure makes it worse.
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@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
You're right it's itchy specially when I have problems. I was told by my doctor that I should refrain from scratching it because it will worsen the situation.
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
Sorry to learn that you such illness. What's good though is that there is a medicine to combat the disease. I hope u get well soon.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
7 Mar 13
There's an improvement for the first 3 weeks since my first check up now the doctor changed one of the ointments to lotion. So I applied lotion during day time and the ointment at night. I really hope that it will be healed soon. Thanks for wishing me well.
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
4 Feb 13
Sorry to hear about your condition. And it really is hard to be sick, not only is it inconvenient but just like you said it can also be so costly. Since you are already seeing a specialist, just continue with the prescribed treatments. And as much as possible, avoid using anything for the skin-soap, towels, wipes-without consulting it first with your derma. A friend of mine made sure to check with his dermatologist whenever he uses anything that will come in contact with his skin (even the type of cloth for his clothes) to make sure that it will not aggravate his condition. After a year of taking extra careful of his skin, he was finally pronounced as healed. Of course it can still occur but he makes sure to be healthy from the inside-out.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
That's great. Your response gave me hope that I will completely heal. I just hope it would be in a short period of time.
@nyssa102 (748)
• United States
3 Feb 13
I am very sorry to hear of this. Now, I am no doctor, so please check with a doctor first before following this. I want you to start to rub tumeric powder, 'gently', into a small part of one of your affected areas. Just a small part, to see if you have any reaction to it. If this works for you, then please make a tumeric paste, with water and bandage an area up, just for an hour or two, no longer. See what happens. Dry tumeric or the paste, see which one works for you. Also, it's good to check to see how much wheat you are consuming in your diet, IF you consume wheat, try to give that up as well. No need to be ashamed, it's all good, ok? Be well and blessed :)