YANMWD - plantar pustular psoriasis, 2014 edition
August 25, 2014 8:04 AM Subscribe
Mrs Peteyjlawson was diagnosed with plantar pustular psoriasis a few years ago. Nothing the doctors have suggested has helped. Members of the green, any tips for reducing or managing this condition? Snowflakes inside.
posted by peteyjlawson to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My lovely wife has been suffering with this for a long time, but it's reaching a point where it's affecting her quality of life quite badly. She has a large patch that takes up most of the instep of one foot and a smaller patch on the sole of her other foot. Topical steroids do nothing. Salt baths and constant moisturising manage the condition a little, but she can't walk for extended periods of time before being in considerable pain. Two GPs have been unhelpful to say the least (one of them prescribed vitamin D cream which was specifically contraindicated for pustular psoriasis in the SMPC, the other pretty much said 'just live with it'). She's also been recently diagnosed with PCOS which Google suggests may be somewhat connected. We aren't big fans of alternative medicine and we're planning on getting a referral to a specialist. Before we do, have any Mefi members got any experience with the pustular version of the condition, and do any of you have any management strategies or miracle cures we could try? Thanks in advance for any help offered.