So anyone following this blog will know that I’ve recently started publishing some YouTube videos called ‘Psoriasis Diaries’ well here’s the latest one in that series, where I talk about all of the different products that I was prescribed or bought over the counter and how effective I found them to be.
It’s a bit of a long one but there’s lots of products to cover and lots of opinions!
First up, I talk about the products over the counter. For this, I would suggest you get a basic moisturiser, something which is a good idea for anyone to have, wether you have psoriasis or not! Secondly, I’d say to wait until you see a Doctor, dermatologist or at least a pharmacist before buying anything that’s more specific. This might not be the best product for you and could make things worse.
I found Dermalex’s psoriasis product to be very effective and was one of the least irritating products of all.
It’s also a good idea to buy some calamine lotion to use in the shower instead of soaps which could aggravate your skin. Personally, I still used shower gel in areas that my psoriasis was minor and in areas where you’re more likely to smell. This was fine for me.
Then in terms of prescribed products, I’d always opt for the cream option over the ointments which were often very thick, greasy and incredibly uncomfortable throughout the day. I go into a bit more detail in the video below.
I also mention my experience with UV light treatment and how it actually made my guttate psoriasis worse. I finish the video by discussing the most successful treatment I had, which was Ciclosporin. An immune-depressant drug which was a miracle treatment for me (I promise I’m not being sponsored to say that) and it cleared my psoriasis up almost instantly, although there were a few side effects.
Enjoy the video and please, please comment over on YouTube if there’s anything you’d like me to talk about in future episodes and remember to subscribe to get all of the future instalments straight away.