Most psoriasis sufferers will be aware of the beneficial effects of sunshine. More accurately, it is the UV rays that have an effect – specifically UVB medium wave ultraviolet light.
I certainly do find my skin to be far worse during the winter months, and can see a remarkable change in just a couple of days when I escape the foul English summer weather for a holiday in the Mediterranean. Of course – the fact that I am not at work, have no washing up, laundry or cleaning to do, and no pressures other that deciding which sun lounger to sit on, might well have beneficial impact, as well. ...continue reading "Review – Androv Medical Dermfix 1000MX UVB Lamp"
I have no doubt that most people with a life-term condition thinks about, worries, frets, and feels pain and discomfort with their condition most days. I try really hard not to let this be case for me, and I have, for the most part, decided to totally disregard it and go on with life as if it didn’t exist. Sometimes, though, it’s the little things that are really difficult to ignore. Like the need to be a clean (and therefore decent) human being at all times. ...continue reading "Psoriasis – keeping it clean."
I have noted in my other posts that this blogging malarkey is all new to me. Normally, I simply don’t talk about my psoriasis, unless someone asks me directly. But this blog has given me a new outlet, and I am enjoying sharing my experiences. It’s good to talk sometimes, right? I’m a good listener too, so if you wanted to post a comment or question, use the form below this post and I would be happy to hear from you. And feel free to share this on your preferred social media platform if you like. Sharing is caring! ...continue reading "Psoriasis, karma and life"
I would imagine that most people spend at least a little time deliberating about what clothes to wear each day. Some people, of course, can take forever! (Naming no names). But our clothing choices should be dictated by our personal preferences, and not affected by a medical condition. Still, it is very easy to fall in to the pattern of trying to cover up those parts of our bodies that are affected by a skin condition. ...continue reading "Psoriasis – the cover up"
One of the more embarrassing aspects of psoriasis is the fact that everywhere you go, and whatever you touch, you tend to leave parts of yourself behind. Some days are better than others of course, but on the bad days, I find myself leaving a track of discarded psoriasis scales in my wake wherever I go. ...continue reading "Flake News"
Going out to get a haircut can be a trying time for those with scalp psoriasis. Having someone other than your doctor or loved ones looking at your damaged skin up close can be worrying and awkward. Furthermore, with the close contact that is inevitable in this situation, it would be easy to imagine that your hairdresser might also feel uncomfortable. This concern can make the situation feel even more difficult. ...continue reading "Psoriasis and getting a haircut"
Just for fun - here is a list of 10 things I can’t do.
First on my list of things I can't do - play golf. Big Phil Mickelson seems to manage a stellar golf career with psoriasis – but I have had to retire. I just can’t grip the golf clubs without considerable discomfort and the skin splitting on my knuckles; and wearing a golf glove is agonizing. Also, I am terrible at golf....continue reading "Psoriasis – 10 things I can’t do"
The psoriasis on my hands is quite bad at the moment and this can get quite upsetting. Our hands do a lot, and when it is agonizing to touch anything, this can be quite a trial. Just putting my hand in to my pocket or pulling on a jacket can cause skin splitting and bleeding. Adding to the problem is my nail psoriasis. Simple day to day tasks are now difficult, and painful. Like opening things. ...continue reading "Nail psoriasis and opening things."