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iI have not yet had my itchy,red inflammed, scalie hand and foot rash diagnosed yet.

Im on my first weeks hydrocortisone cream to see how I get on.

So far its got worse!:(

I had a look online at some pictures of psoriasis and thought it looked very similar. A friend who gets it also said she thought it was espically as I have a growing circular rash appearing on both arms now.

Im getting very small areas of my legs but difficult to tell in that area, although a itchy. Latter could be coincidence as my legs to itch..but Im making them bleed now!.

I found an article within the forum message boards that alluded to Plaquinal being associated with Psoriasis.

See the link below:
http://www.thelupussite.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72007&highlight=psoriasis


It would be strange to suddenly after nearly two years to develop me thinks, or perhaps any medication.

The diagnosis has not yet been made yet anyway and I will have to wait for a referal which could take a very long time.

Anyone know of any link with psoriasis and lupus or medication?.

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Nicky

p.s I cant seem to change the spelling in the title?
 

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Hi Nicky, sorry you are suffering with seemingly no relief from the cortisone yet :(

I am aware that if someone is prone to psoriasis then Plaquenil can exacerbate it (or who knows.......... bring it out in someone who has a genetic tendency for it?). Personally I have a brother with psoriasis but have never had it nor did I get it when starting Plaquenil.

Rashes, as you know are best left to Dermies, so many of them have similar characteristics, it's almost impossible to tell without expert eyes on the subject.

I do know that psoriasis often favours the elbow outside, the knees front and lower legs and of course the scalp in some poor unfortunates. Not heard of the hands being involved but there are exceptions to every rule as we well know :hehe:

I think I'd follow up with a Dermy to get this sorted, no use speculating. Feel better,

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:)Thankyou Lilly

I cant wait to get to a Dermie.,,and Im going to make an appointment earlier rather than later.

Apologies to anyone who reads my post as the grammar and gaps are hard to follow. Think the itch has travelled to my brain!.

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I have psoriasis. The best thing you can do is to get it evaluated by your dermatologist. However, in the mean time you can try sulfur or coal tar medications. There should be some that are over the counter. From my experience, hydrocortisones do not work on psoriasis. I hope you can get seen soon! Psoriasis is not fun and it disrupts my life frequently. Best wishes!
 

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Hi Nicky!

I was the one who posted the thread about Plaq and psoriasis. I began to develop itchy, scaly, red patches on my left elbow after being on Plaq for well over a year. I now have the patches on both elbows and my left knee. I have had no other issues with Plaq, other than tummy upset at the beginning.

I see my rheumy again on Dec. 4, and am hoping to get a dermy referral. I was also told to use a steroid cream on my patches, but it only helps temporarily with the itch. The bumps and scale continue in flares that typically last a few weeks for me.

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Thanks all...

Im willing to try anything!....
Im going to have to give the hydrocortisone another try although leaving off it helped . I dont know yet what it is.

If I put the hydro on and it itches more ( if thats possible:rolleyes:) then Im going to drop it as I cant stand the broken nights of sleeplessness.

It looks so angry...

Thing is I dont get it on my elbows or knees....

\Im going to have to stop this speculating I know but I cant help it eeeeeek to the googliplex.
Off to buy some coal tar/sulphur whilst I wait.....ok Im naughty self medicating but what can a itchy manic do.

Thanks all for the info very muchly.

Nicky:)
 

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Do be careful with the sulphur won't you :wink2: if I used that on my skin it would be a disaster :eek::eek::eek: and the coal tar smell is enough to knock your socks off even if it doesn't give you severe hayfever reaction like it does me.

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Thanks Lily

As I had a good nights sleep last night Im back to being reasonably minded and coping with the itch better. I did'nt buy anything and sensibly will wait out the week.

:)Nicky
 

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Im Mrs Miserable Itchy from Miserable Itchy land:worried::(

The whole body itching episode kept me up all night last night.
Im am so grateful Im not working today so could sleep in till 1.30.....I hate waking up feeling Ive wasted almost a day.

Consoled myself by giving myself permission to stay in my dressing gown and watch the 39 steps but not before I phoned the GP surgery to try and book an appointment.

Unable to profer my condition as an emergency I have to phone again on the day ,wednesday for an evening appointment with my doctor.

Roll on Wednesday.....

My hand has this small but meaningful hole in the crease of the lifeline that refuses to heal as it pulls open everytime I flex my palm.

Its as ugly as ****, purple and angry red with dry peeling patches.

My body has what look like bite marks that are blistery and dry and red.

I feel ill with it also..

I want a fairy godmother to come and wave a magic wand and make it all go away....


Sorry , just a miserable, feeling sorry formyself vent.

:rolleyes:
 
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