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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest remedies for symptoms of psoriasis

How can I ask friends to be kinder when I tell them I have psoriasis and sometimes I lose patience? It is hard for them to understand how itchy my skin is and it wakes me up 3 or 4 times a night! I need to rest during the day. Thanks for your suggestions. I appreciate it.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016
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Hi there

To solve the itchiness, try taking an antihistamine tablet every night eg cetirizine 10mg

Apply a topical cream with the following ingredients or mix them at your local pharamacy:
A steroid ointment eg dovate
Coal tar solution
Soft Paraffin
Salicylic acid

Avoid hot baths which will worsen the itching. Avoid harsh soaps and scented body lotion.

With regards to your friends, friends should be supportive and non judgemental. Try to explain your condition to them, if they fail to understand and respect you then i suggest you not worry about them.

Hope this helps.
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