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Psoriasis?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 20, 2006
  • 01:10 PM

My daughter has had what we think is psoraisis for 7 years She has an itchy, flakey, red scalp that leaves flakes on the pillow. Does anyone know if psoriasis like this is often misdiagnosed when it is actually DH or is it pretty easy to differentiate?

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  • I have had psoriasis myself for about 14 years I do get it on my scalp, occasionally on my body I also have psoriatic arthritis (arthritis associated with psoriasis), psoriasis on the scalp typically appears as raised red patches of skin covered with silvery scales on the scalp and around the hairline. Hope this helps
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 05:09 PM
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  • I suffer from a fairly mild case of psoriasis on elbows, knees & some arthritic psoriasis.For the last nine or so months & started taking four tablets/day of fish oil as I'd heard this might help the arthritis.It has almost cleared up my psoriasis, something which I didn't expect.Apparently both psoriasis & arthritis is a result of breakdown in the body's auto-immune system which can benefit from the omega3 in fish oil.It's worth a try.
    abby_diagnosis 10 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 04:18 AM
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  • I'm diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis now. With the pains on my joints and muscle, my scaly skins are not even part of my concern anymore. I had psoriasis for a good two years and mostly on my head. 3 months ago I just start having psoriasis everywhere mostly on my legs, elbow, stomach, ankle...etc...The doctor called it skin lesions. I was offended when I first heard word skin lesions but later found out it's a scientific word for it. A few weeks after all the skin lesions, i started having CHest pains, neck ache, lower back ache, my feet ache my hip ache..I had to see a Rheumatogist and he diagnosed that I have a rheumatic disease called Psoriatic Arthristis ( PsA)...I'm taking Celebrex rigth now until I start my treatment..... Having Psoriasis can be very bad also..somthing it's just not a skin problem.....
    AchingCandee 18 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 07:58 PM
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  • I have had psoriasis myself for about 14 years I do get it on my scalp, occasionally on my body I also have psoriatic arthritis (arthritis associated with psoriasis), psoriasis on the scalp typically appears as raised red patches of skin covered with silvery scales on the scalp and around the hairline. Hope this helps What are u taking for your pain since you have PsA???? Are u doing any treatment??
    AchingCandee 18 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 07:59 PM
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  • Re Celebrex.A search on Google bought up this Australian article;Potential safety risks with CelebrexMedia statement20 December 2004The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has consulted today with the Chairs of its peak advisory committees, the Australian Adverse Drug Reactions Committee (ADRAC) and the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC), about the latest research into the safety of the arthritis drug, Celebrex.On Saturday the TGA received advice from its American counterpart, the US FDA, about some preliminary results from a long term research study using Celebrex that indicated there may be an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in people taking high doses of this drug.
    abby_diagnosis 10 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
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  • thank you..i'm taking 200MG a day of Celebrex..is there any other alternative for pain relieve??? I'm going to see MY doctor on November 28 and will for ther medications..does anyone has any other medicines work the same way as Celebrex with no long term result??? The doctor gave me an option of EMBREL or HUMIRA as treatment? I read into both but i'm very scared b/c both are relatively new and they don't know what's the long term result will be.
    AchingCandee 18 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 09:28 PM
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  • What are u taking for your pain since you have PsA???? Are u doing any treatment??I only take co-codamol for the pain occasionally I use the ibuprofen gel but I don't think that does a lot really, but the doctor says I must use if for the swelling.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 23, 2006
    • 10:20 PM
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  • I only take co-codamol for the pain occasionally I use the ibuprofen gel but I don't think that does a lot really, but the doctor says I must use if for the swelling. the aching on my middle back, neck, left heel, and chest seem to be so unbearable though... the psorasis on my head and body are getting worst... Is co-codamol over the counter??
    AchingCandee 18 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 07:06 PM
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  • the aching on my middle back, neck, left heel, and chest seem to be so unbearable though... the psorasis on my head and body are getting worst... Is co-codamol over the counter??Yes co-codamol is available over the counter, just pick it up from the chemist.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 10:58 PM
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  • Does anyone know if psoriasis like this is often misdiagnosed when it is actually DH or is it pretty easy to differentiate?To the original poster:DH = Dermatitis Herpetiformis? This is one of the MOST commonly misdiagnosed skin conditions there is in America! I had the worst case of flakes and inflamation any dermatologist I saw had ever seen, but the closest I ever got to a diagnosis was "some kind of dermatitis"Dermatitis means skin inflamation, by the way. Thanks for the Latin, doc.
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 11:44 PM
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  • I was diagnosed with a psoriatic arthritis about a 2 years ago. It was very painful and almost debilitating, but a friend suggested I try raw, unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar as a natural remedy for the swelling. Amazingly, I saw results instantly. The pain and swelling in my elbows and fingers disappeared overnight. I was put on Plaquinil for the pain because Celebrex isn't strong enough for the pain I had. And I was shocked that the ACV worked so well. I take 1 TBL/day and I have not had any symptoms for well over a year. In fact, my rheumatologist was very excited to tell me that he that I am symptom free, and if he didn't know better, he would have never guessed that I had psoriatic arthritis. I highly recommend apple cider vinegar. It doesn't hurt to try it, but I must warn you the stuff is a little hard to swallow.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
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  • I'm diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis now. With the pains on my joints and muscle, my scaly skins are not even part of my concern anymore. I had psoriasis for a good two years and mostly on my head. 3 months ago I just start having psoriasis everywhere mostly on my legs, elbow, stomach, ankle...etc...The doctor called it skin lesions. I was offended when I first heard word skin lesions but later found out it's a scientific word for it. A few weeks after all the skin lesions, i started having CHest pains, neck ache, lower back ache, my feet ache my hip ache..I had to see a Rheumatogist and he diagnosed that I have a rheumatic disease called Psoriatic Arthristis ( PsA)...I'm taking Celebrex rigth now until I start my treatment..... Having Psoriasis can be very bad also..somthing it's just not a skin problem.....Hi, I have psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthristis for years. I have found something that helps get rid of all my pain and it's cheep to buy. I found apple cider vinegar with mother the raw one works to get rid of the pain I use 1 tablespoon in a bottle of 16oz water and a pack of water flavoring two times a day clears up the pain. In fact I can jump out of bed like a 16 year old with no pain and using no pain pills of any kind. The only thing it doesnot clear up are the res spots on my skin but I am working on finding what psoriasis  realy is. The name psoriasis is a generic Greek name it means itchy scinthe same as a lot of things Doctors don't know what it is or how to fix it and they give it a generic name. I may be on to something I am checking on something called fish leukemia I know it sounds weard but lookin at some pics of it and it looks like psoriasis. I am going to be tested by my Doctor so I will know something soon. I have also herd that alergys can set off psoriasis syimptoms so you need to check if you have any alergys to food and other things. I hope this helps you, please ask if you need more info.  hmmbljon check out my book The Secret Fountain of Youth you can find it on amazon books.
    hmmbljon 1 Replies
    • December 7, 2012
    • 04:16 PM
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