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Taming Vaginal Psoriasis (QUICKLY!)

Next to penile psoriasis (which I wrote about here), vaginal psoriasis just might be the worst place of your body for psoriasis to creep onto.

Vaginal psoriasis often results in a confused, red pussy

Vaginal psoriasis often results in a red pussy

The most common form of vaginal psoriasis is known as “inverse psoriasis” or “flexural psoriasis” – a type that typically dwells in the creases and folds of our skin.

The worst of it is that it can appear anywhere around your genital area, including the pubic parts just above the vagina, the upper thighs, the vulva, the buttock creases and the most unmentionable one of them all  – the pooper. Now guys, just because there’s a red carpet leading to it doesn’t mean you can waltz in.

In very rare cases, vaginal psoriasis can also find its way into the mucous membrane or “inner vagina.” Since the area is so moist, the psoriasis down here is not normally “cracked”, but it will be sore, so handle with care. Plus, remember, consult a professional if the psoriasis is really painting the town red.

What vaginal psoriasis looks like

I warn you, dear reader, what you are about to see is not a pretty, delicate flower that you’ll find blooming on a clear spring afternoon. Its a a pissed-off lioness that’s been rolling around in the savannah dust. Or something.



How to treat vaginal psoriasis in a matter of weeks

If you haven’t noticed, given where they are on the body, these psoriasis patches need SPECIAL treatment. Here’s a few suggestions.

Stop wearing leggings.The first step is to stop wearing figure-hugging, vagina-smothering clothes, such as tights, leggings, thongs, g-strings etc. Loose clothing is important, because friction from rubbing fabrics, as well as sweating makes the area itchy and sore.

No scratching or any action! Scratching can exacerbate the symptoms of vaginal psoriasis and cause more itchiness as it stimulates the nerve fibres just underneath the skin. Apart from that, excessive scratching and rubbing can actually lead to your skin thickening around the vagina, which is called “Lichenification.” Plus, abstain from penetrative sex for a while or any kinky acts (i.e. hot candle wax doesn’t help down there.)

Make sure its not a fungal infection! Vaginal psoriasis is often misdiagnosed – it could just be candidiasis. Just make sure to get a second opinion, because reaching for the anti-fungal cream won’t help if it is indeed psoriasis.

Try a weak steroid cream. The first port of call for many women is their local pharmacy. Often a weak corticosteroid-based cream is sufficient, such as a 1% hydrocortisone ointment. It normally takes 4 to 6 weeks to go away, but MAY come back, in which case you should try a weak tar-based aqueous solution to keep it away. Plus, pregnant mothers should not use it for prolonged periods, as steroid creams can thin the skin, and that is something you definitely don’t want when pushing a 10lb baby through a straw!

Try light-therapy. Another treatment option for vaginal psoriasis is phototherapy, but it is not affective in treating psoriasis in-between the skin folds, unless you’re willing to lie there spread-eagled that is!

Go easy in the shower. When showering, try not to use any special washes down there (women don’t need them anyway!) or harsh soaps, as the area is super sensitive. Plus, keep the water lukewarm. After you get out, use something natural, such as coconut oil to moisturise the vagina.

Consult your gynaecologist before pursuing any sort of action! The vagina is a strange and wonderful thing, and there are many types of vulva rashes, so make sure to pinpoint the problem before you try anything.

If you have vaginal psoriasis, please leave a comment! How do you deal with it? What products work?

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I'm just an average 26 year old living with psoriasis. Over the last decade, I've tried everything, from real snake poison to rubbing banana peels over my body. I've finally found an approach that's working for me, and I'm sharing it with all the flakers out there. But Psoriasis Blob is not about one man, it's a growing community of great, red people.

66 Responses to Taming Vaginal Psoriasis (QUICKLY!)

  1. Miriam says:

    I have finally found something that works. Many of the prescriptions on here I was not able to get in the US. I was about at the point of going to a dermatologist because everything my gyno was giving me was not helping. So I did some research and found a prescription that I could not get in the US but could get in Mexico. At that exact time my mother happened to be in Mexico and went into a pharmacy there and was able to get it. You can also get it mailed to you in the US from an online Mexican pharmacy.

    It is called Dermatovate Clobetasol Cream and it is made by Smith Kline

    • redblob says:

      Hi Miriam. Clobetasol is a very strong topical corticosteroid that is normally prescribed for the body, arms, back and NOT for the face or genital area (it can lead to skin thinning, bad flare ups when you stop using it etc). If you do decide to try it, use tiny amounts and for very short periods. I would tread with caution.

  2. dianahockley says:

    PS: If you get this cream, make sure you use black knickers. It stains material an orange colour! A small price to pay if it works for you 🙂

  3. dianahockley says:

    My doctor gives me a prescription for Clioquinol 1% & Hydrocortisone 1% cream 30g

    This is the ONLY ointment which has been successful for my vaginal psoriasis. I can go weeks at a time without having an attack while using this cream. I have a “holding cream” as well for just maintenance – LPC 2%IN BOZ ointment 100g I have to keep these in the door of the refrigerator.

    The ointments have to be made up by a dispensing chemist or pharmacy and not all of them do this. You usually have to give them a day or two’s notice. The ointments last about 2-3 months in the fridge. When the small pot starts to discolour it will lose it’s potency. My doctor gave me a prescription for 20 repeats so I have plenty to draw on.

    If I have a flare up and the area is red raw, an emergency relief is a Chamomile tea bag in warm water and you put the tea bag (or bags, I make sure I do several) on the vaginal area. Keep changing the tea bags. I find that they take the burning sensation away – at least for me, they do.

    Whatever you do, DON’T rub the area with a towel – but of course you will know that by now. Sometimes I go berserk and do that and I hate myself afterwards 🙁

    Do please let me know how you get on?

  4. faeezha says:

    my 18 year old daughter developed psoriasis only on the left side of her body . it spreaded like wildfire on her scalp making her scratch until it bleeds. the dry patches is very embarresing for her. Our local pharmacist mixed some creams for her which only relieved her . she used special shampoos as well . now its on her private part and itching all the time . I need advise please. – thank you

  5. Dede says:

    I have had pesorises for over 2 years now and the patchs around the vagina are so itchy :”( the area just looks so bad and i feel so embarrassed to wear short cloths. But i am trying the cortisol lotions and hopefully they help as they worked for a bit for my scalp.

  6. Catherine says:

    Hi, my name is catherine and I have vaginal psoriasis for almost 4years now. It is so itchy and sometimes can’t help to scratch it specially during night time. And thanks to your blog, I’m going to try curcumin capsules and ACV because I have read comments about it being really effective and works like magic , I hope it works for me.

  7. chrissie brooks says:

    I use clobetasol at night and then powder myself (Dr’s instructions) with regular corn starch during the day – kinda messy but it works

  8. Heather says:

    I have read that many people have success with drinking Bragg’s all natural organic apple cider vinegar twice a day. it heals your from the inside out – you can also apply it to your skin in the affected areas.

  9. I know exactly how you feel! After eighteen months of using these combinations, we are just in the middle of summer and my vaginal psoriasis is under control. Never wear knickers at home, only baggy shorts and always use a dermatological shower wash with no perfumes – never soap.

    My specialist made up a prescription for:
    Clioquinol 1%
    Hydrocortisone 1%
    Cream 30

    That is “big guns” of the ointment.

    The “holding ointment” is:
    LPC2% in Box ointment x 100G 1 (whatever that means)

    A chemist/pharmacy/drug store makes up these ointments whenever I need them until the prescription runs out. Have to get another prescription next time I go to the doctor. Black knickers is best with this as it stains material.

    Chamomile tea bags, infused and pressed onto the scabs and burning skin have always relieved my pain. Leave them there (lie on a towel) and keep dipping them into the tea and reapplying.

    Hope this works for you 🙁

  10. Lorraine says:

    Hello and thank you all. I have the type that scabs and rips Just to wear underwear is excruciating. My husband ( thinking like a man) doesn’t totally get the total encompassing pain. I have tried pills, creams and anything you can think of but coconut oil. So that is next. I wondered if the prescriptions for regular psoriasis work that I see on the TV.. My doctor says my PH is off but never offers solutions on how to fix it. I went to a local large hospital dermatology specialist and she was an amazing ass. In a life of pain and suffering in the most intimate of places to have a woman be so very rude. It stinks. Anyway, I am going to speak to a homeopathy specialist. Heck why not?

  11. Miriam says:

    I wish I could help you. I was diagnosed with it maybe 5 or 6 years ago with a punch biopsy so this is definitely what I have. Mine is more constant itch, especially at night and sort of like “cuts” in the creases of my skin in my vaginal area. Also, itching inside. I have switched to wearing only cotton underwear and I also use coconut oil – I just slather it on, as well as an ointment prescribed by my doctor. Nothing takes it away and not sure the above two are really doing much at all. Luckily my doesn’t “crust” and scab but the itching is horrible and never ending. I am thinking about going back to my dr. and seeing what else I can find or any other ideas.

  12. María says:

    Dear Lorrainne,

    I’ve been also diagnosed by vaginal psoriasis. It has been such a terrible time, so I understand you perfectly. I have been going from dermatologist to dermatologist since I found a very good one in Madrid (Spain). She gave me oral corticoids and some creams that makes me feel some relief. But, first of all, you must find a good doctor who knows about this disease and the treatment you must follow. Meanwhile, you can try with coconut oil and put some sterelised vaseline into the area. If you want to know more, please contact me. Here I send to you a very useful link: http://www.everydayhealth.com/psoriasis/genital-psoriasis-uncomfortable-and-unmentionable/genital-psoriasis-is-more-common-than-you-think.aspx

    All the best and courage. I understand you perfectly.


  13. dianahockley says:

    When my vaginal psoriasis was first diagnosed, I was put onto Hydroform cream and that cleared it very fast. However, true to form, the pharmaceutical company withdrew this from the market., however I now have an ointment made up every month – Clioquinal 1% and Hydrocort isone 1%. This is the main one but I also have another “holding” cream made up – LPC 2% in BZ ointment X 100G. The chemist makes these up and that is all the information I have on the labels. Your doctor might know what the names mean.

    When I was desperate with the itching and pain, I made up a tea with Chamomile tea bags, waited until they were lukewarm and then put the tea bags on my labia and just inside the entrance to my vagina. This has the effect of taking the pain and itching out, so perhaps it might work for you too. I do hope so, because vaginal psoriasis is the pits well and truly.

    I wear loose cotton shorts at home with no knickers underneath, always use a dermatological moisturing wash in the shower. I never use soap on my “bits” or the back area. The only soap I ever found okay was goat milk soap, but I only use it if I am exceptionally sweaty and then use the moisturiser after the soap.

    Hope this helps.

  14. Lorrainne says:

    I have had vaginal psoriasis for 7 years. It had been misdiagnosed for that long as well. It HURTS. IT SCABS. IT BLEEDS. As a woman that’s been married for 26 years my husband thought it was an STD. I was crushed. I’ve tried everything. Everything. The scars are horrible, the itching unbelievable. Help PLEASE.

  15. Kitty says:

    When showering is it better to scrub all the flakes off or not? I’ve done both and am not sure which I should stick with :/ Thanks guys!

  16. Lillymaymac says:

    Shall i shave my pubic hair? Because i think the itchiness will be lessen if there’s no hair on your vagina..

  17. M. says:

    Hi, I have vaginal psoriasis and will go into labor in two months. My first child was born with a C section so it wasn’t a problem. Can anyone tell me about the elasticity of skin and if there is higher risk of severe tearing? Anyone? Thanks in advance, M.

    • Mel says:

      I had major tearing but because I had a super fast labor; I healed really quickly. I don’t think the psoriasis had a negative affect. Good luck!

  18. Mary says:

    Dear redblob,
    It’s really impressive how positive you are about your life with psoriasis.. I myself was diagnosed a year ago.. Thank you for all your posts..I have started using acv.. Hoping for some good results..
    Take care
    Fellow flaker

  19. elaine says:

    I have used witch hazel, it stings like hell but over a period of time helps to heal.

  20. GabbyR says:

    Hey guys! I have really bad genital psoriasis & it’s starting to work it’s way down to my thighs. It has gotten worse since I’ve had my second child, whom I had a vaginal birth with. My first I had a c-section. It doesn’t irritate me or itch that much but it’s just so nasty to look at. Sometimes it’s red for the most part, & sometimes I can see it getting a little dry so it turns white. It’s so embarrassing! I really would like to try an effective product that’s garunteed to work. I’ve purchased 100% grapeseed oil, which I’ve read some good reviews about. It doesn’t seem to be working for my psoriasis though. Just works when I apply it, & then later dries it out. I need help!

    • Marius says:

      Try Dermovate ointment. It is brown. Don’t buy the green one.

    • Kimberly says:

      Lavendar oil!

    • Mine doesn’t itch either…when I first had it years ago I think it itched. Went into remission for years and now seems to be back but more burning/sore. I think I aggravated it with too strong a psoriasis ointment that I use on other areas that have this inverse psoriasis (inside ears). I find so far hydrocortisone 1% most soothing. I think it’s important to have a good quality one with gentle, moisturizing ingredients and not any superfluous junk. Let me know how you are doing if you like.

  21. DeeCee says:

    Why are the nights so bad? I lie awake every single night twitching & squirming in the bed trying not to scratch as it just makes it so much worse – sometimes leading to open sores bleeding which is very painful next day when urinating. It’s all so upsetting, but Coconut Oil definitely helps, I’m so grateful for this site that I found that advice. Thank You x

    • redblob says:

      Hi DeeCee. Knowing that this site pointed you to trying coconut oil has put a massive smile on my face 😀 Really happy about that. I hope you’ve continued to gain relief. If your nights are simply unbearable, have you tried taking a mild antihistamine before bed? These can take the edge off the itchiness somewhat.

  22. Jennifer says:

    Hi all. I have genital psoriasis “up there” and nothing helped until I started taking Otezla for the rest of my issues. I started Otezla (an oral tablet, 30 mg twice a day) at the beginning of Dec 2014, it is now Feb 16, 2015 and I can tell the psoriasis is about 98% gone!! If you have insurance, this new-to-the-market (May 2014 in US) can really help! The company has a financial program to help with co-pays. My co-pay is $400 (yikes!) but with their program, I pay $0 every month. That is fantastic!! I do not sell this, I am not a doctor nor a pharmaceutical rep. Just a patient like you who wants to help others by telling what worked for me. So go ask your doc about It! Good luck to all of you 🙂

  23. meryem says:

    Girl, try tar products, they are really useful. I bought lotion made of tar and it really worked for me. No psoriasis in my vagina anymore, but I still have in other places like elbows, knees and calves due to shaving.

  24. Miriam says:

    The nights can be the worst. A frozen icepack (one of the commercial ones, so you are not dealing with melting ice) helps sometimes and I also wear a large bulky pad to cushion the area and put a pillow between my legs when I sleep. I use the coconut oil too, I’m surprised that it burns for you, I’m not sure it does that much good for me but I use it anyway. At night when it’s really bad, I sometimes use a mild over the counter sleeping pill/pain reliever so I can sleep.

  25. Becky says:

    I have tried several things with no luck. Used coconut oil which made me raw. The burning and itching is awful. I use Vaseline but it makes me have an odor. No insurance so no doctor!! Don’t know what to do. So frustrated!

    • redblob says:

      Hi Becky. Sorry to hear that you haven’t had much relief. I’m a bit surprised that the coconut oil didn’t work as its a very mild moisturiser. I wonder if you have been properly diagnosed?

    • If itching gets really bad and its hard to sleep through the night, apply a cold compress, like ice or an ice pack. The itch soothes in a matter of minutes. Using pads also causes irritation, I use U by Kotex regular, it gives me less irritation than a pad or tapax pearl.

  26. dianahockley says:

    I would really like to know if Miriam and Louise are feeling better. I replied to their urgent messages quite awhile back but haven’t heard if anything I suggested was tried and worked. Girls, do please let the forum know if you have found anything successful.

  27. Maria says:

    Dear all,

    I’ve been diagnosed genital psoriasis 5 months ago and I’m still fighting against it. I was treated with oral steroids and several creams. I only have psoriasis in my genitals and my head scalp, not on my knees or elbows. My case is very odd (the worst word you can hear when you are at the doctor). After these months my psoriasis has improved a lot, but I can’t say I’m comfortable.

    After reading a lot, there is one interview of an American dermatologist (Dr. Barry Goldman) that I found more hopeful and clear. The article is entitled as “Genital psoriasis is more common than you think”, on everydayhealth.com. I think it could give you some ideas about our illness.

    Nowadays I’ve been treated with a different cream, not steroid, called Elidel, brand name of drug called pimecrolimus. It seems to be very effective on genitals, but please, ask to your doctors before using it. It is very important.I’ve been using it for almost a week and it seems it goes better. But remember, it is not the solution! It’s another option…

    For my daily life, I use vaseline or Aquaphor (Eucerin), just not to have this area more exposed and get it more protected. My dermatologist recommended me this as often as I want, it doesn’t heal but it is very useful.

    I try not to use underpants as often as I can. Don’t sleep with them! You will feel more comfortable, I assure you.

    Hope it will help you!

    Please, take good care.


  28. dianahockley says:

    Oops, forgot to tick the box for letting me know when someone posts on here, so had to add this in so I can tick the box. A senior moment… 🙁

  29. dianahockley says:

    I am in Australia.

    Miriam, do try the chamomile tea when it’s really bad. I’ve had my “bits” like raw meat with acid thrown on them and it’s the only relief I’ve been able to get. A woman on the lichen sclerosis forum told me about it – that’s what I was diagnosed with for seven years and it was WRONG. The dermatologist took a biopsy (ouch) and it came back psoriasis.

    The HYDROFORM ointment (made by Stiefel) is the best ever and I am still fine after three weeks. You don’t say where you are, so it may be named something differently in another country. It’s an anti-fungal cream with Hydrocortisone (1%w/w) and Clioquinol (1% w/w) whatever that means. Also Paraben, and lanolin. Of course it is fragrance free.

    The dermatologist also prescribed cold tar cream (made up by a pharmacist but within a few hours “you know what” was back again, so I rushed the Hydroform back into action. I only use a tiny swipe of it twice a day and also on my elbow and on my hysterectomy scar which is under my “apron” (I’m not a sylph unfortunately!)

    I, too, never wear knickers at home and used to wear a thick pad with Cortic cream slathered on it when I went out but since using the Hydroform, I’ve been able to wear knickers out. As I told Louise, the H stains material so I’ve been wearing black pants. I only ever use sorbalene cream to wash in, only soap on my feet. Nothing with perfume or additives.

    Do please let me know how you both get on. It’s an awful curse to have and I hope you can get comfortable.


  30. Miriam says:

    I use a prescription medication called Clobestasol Propionate 0.05%. It is the only thing that has helped at all. I was diagnosed several years ago by my gynecologist who did a “punch biopsy” to diagnosis it (majorly painful). A year later I went to a dermatologist thinking they would have better ideas on how to treat it. They didn’t believe I really had psoriasis, even though I told them the biopsy had been sent to a lab. Went back to gyno (same practice, different Dr.) who has been very supportive and is the one who prescribed the above medication. Even with this med, I am in constant pain if it is hot or for many other reasons. I now only wear loose, all cotton underwear, try and wear loose or loose-ish clothing and when it is hot or I am having more issues I take 2 showers a day.

    I feel like my private parts are swollen looking and they often itch, I sometimes wake at night itching, even when I try not to. I have bought some super thin (they don’t make many of them any more) maxi pads for comfort when it’s really bad. When I am on my period, I always use tampons because the dampness from a pad would make the issue much worse.

    If anyone has ideas, meds or anything, please let me know!

  31. dianahockley says:

    Louise, get your doctor to prescribe you HYDROFORM. It’s expensive and it’s an oldie, but a goodie. You might have to go to several pharmacys before you can get it.

    I have had this problem for seven years and finally got to a Dermatologist (I was wrongly diagnosed) and he put me on this. 24 HOURS and it was under control. Do please get it, mate. It can only help you I am sure. Do please let me know how you get on.

    For maintenance, get a chux super wipe or soft piece of material and wipe yourself with warm water after every pee. I keep a few packets of chamomile tea for when there is a flare-up. Make up one bag and then dip the super wipe into the mixture, squeeze it out and then put it between your legs. It soothes incredibly. Once you get onto the Hyroform, you shouldn’t have any more trouble. BTW, it stains your knickers yellow so I will be wearing black ones from now on. Best regards, Diana

  32. Louise unsworth-murphy says:

    Hi my genital psoriasis leaves me in tears every night I am at this moment crying because I’m so sick and tired of it itching like mad I can’t help to scratch or I’m twitching and jerking I used steroid creams upto 3% and just don’t know what else to do its driving me crazy pls help.

  33. I’ve battled this curse for around seven years now and finally, a dermatologist has done a biopsy, results will be available next appointment but he is sure it is psoriasis and not lichen sclerosis which is what I was being treated for.

    I wear no knickers at home, pads soaked in cortic cream when I go out, only wash in anti dermatological gel – but the most effective wash when the burning and pain gets too much is chamomile tea! I dunk a tea bag in warm water and then soak a chux super-wipe in there, hurl myself onto a thick towel on my bed and put the super-wipe on the effected part. Almost instant relief!

    The dermatologist recommended condies crystals (just one or two crystals in a cup of warm water) but I would back my chamomile tea against his crystals any day. I take Neogaston which is a hell of a drug but am hoping it won’t be for long. Interesting to hear everyone else’s methods, thank you all for sharing 🙂


  34. OJ says:

    This may sound bizarre…..
    After showering, take your blow dryer and place it on the cool setting. Blow dry the vaginal area. Then apply a coconut oil or emu oil. This has really helped me.

  35. cc13 says:

    Hello, I’m not sure if I have this, but I’m getting tired of trying to figure it out. So I came across your site when I was googling my symptoms. Anyway, about 8 months ago I became covered with red itchy white flaky rash spots, in my belly button, ears, scalp, under my breast, and my vagina looks just like that picture. I have been to my Primary care doc, Gyno, and a Derm and all they do is give me different creams… I know it sounds crazy but none of these docs are fixing my problem. The creams are working… but when I’m cleared up.. I stop using them and it comes right back… Its wearing me out. What is wrong with me… I feel like I’m full of fungus. Its gotta be something on the inside of my body that’s causing this. If you have any advice, I would appreciate it.

    • bev says:

      Hi, same thing happened to me. I ended up 80% covered. You need a course of light treatment with steriod back up. steroids can’t clear it when its a large outbreak but the light therapy will get rid of it 90% of the way and then the remainder will be controllable with the steroids. Its a like a miracle when it starts working. Good luck! They should also give you coal tar and perhaps a strong antihistamine to help you sleep.

      For your scalp try Sebco overnight and wash it off using shampoo in the morning. When you’ve dried it, apply liquid betnovate. Bit messy but it works. Light treatment wont work on scalps but treating it every night and then using the betnovate during the day slows the cells down and again you will clear it 90%.

      Never stop using steroids abruptly – you need to wean down off them as stopping abruptly can cause the rash to flare back worse. 9 months into treatment I am now classed as 1% and very happy!

  36. meriem says:

    I just used light tar, bear in your mind that there is two kinds of tar, a very thick one and the other is light. So its better to use the second kind because it doesn’t cause burns on skin. but if you want it to be less painful, its better to use shampoo or body lotion made of tar. It worked for me, and I hope it’ll work for everybody. Goodluck

  37. meriem says:

    Vaginal psoriasis was a nightmare. I read much about tar efficiency, so I used it as a cream only before going bed, then I had a terrible pain like that of burn. I rushed and removed it with water and soap, my skin was so red, and the next day, there was a dry dead skin layer, then removed it, ooops psoriasis is gone! I applied tar just once and its gone.

  38. Tammajenna says:

    When I’m having a break out I take two showers a day. I don’t use any soap at all, just rinse with warm water extremely well. I use my hands, not a cloth. After, I dry my entire vaginal area with thick paper towels. I even keep paper towels in that area for a few minutes to make sure I’m really dry. Like while I’m styling my hair. I ordered this powder on Amazon called Zeasorb, it keeps me really dry all day. Also, sleep naked and let the area dry out as much as possible. Drink tons of water too, it flushed the bacteria out of your body within a few days. Another thing is try not to sweat, it seems to get really swollen and inflamed from sweat. If you can, stuff paper towels around your crotch and the crease of your thighs throughout the day. Seriously, these things work. Good luck.

  39. Pamela Marie says:

    I have it down there by the taint and the inside and when I pee, it is like hell fire!! I’ve used diaper wipes to clean it then put ointment on it. No help! How can I stop the burn? Please help.

  40. Carmen says:

    I use Cortizone cream, the kind made specifically for eczema when I feel the psoriasis start to flare up. I don’t know how weak it is, but I have generally sensitive skin, and it’s worked great for me the past year!

    Summer’s coming up, so ladies, take care to keep the area as clean as possible if you live somewhere hot like I do. I know when I sweat down there it becoming unimaginably painful, though moisturizing daily (or using the cortizone cream in the morning) does help it from becoming too unbearable I’ve learned.

  41. Pamela says:

    To redblob, I am using coaltar shampoo ( T-Gel) I have to use it everyday or it’s back with a vengeance, tea tree not helping.I put cortizone on my scalp at night or I scratch like crazy in my sleep. I also have the arthritis that goes with it, my hands & feet have changed so much since it started a year ago, I wore a size 6 ring but 7 won’t go on, my thumbs look mangled on my right hand, Drs. thought it was Rhuematoid at first. Also think they are on my vaginal walls, feeling pretty icky right now, I also have fibromyalgia so this just sucks. Do you need script for psoritrax?

  42. Pamela says:

    Thanks for the good info, was hoping it was something different but I have horrible flare on scalp, using hydrocortisone until see Dr. 🙁

    • redblob says:

      Hi Pamela – keep your head up! Sorry to hear that you have it, but I do assure you its a very manageable condition. Have you tried any medicated shampoos or coal tar shampoo? I can personally recommend PsoriaTrax! Also, it might seem weird, but my girlfriend’s aunty’s husband has scalp psoriasis, and whenever it flares up, he boils a handful of nettles in a pot and washed his head with it. It normally clears up in a few days 🙂

  43. Tammy says:

    Am I more susceptible to catching an STD while I have an outbreak?

  44. Alisha says:

    I am using Calpsor ointment in the night, coupled with Emoglodyn moisturizer. It has helped me immensely.

    But let me tell you, psoriasis needs long-term treatment – not 4-6 weeks as you wrote!

    • redblob says:

      Dear Alisha, thank you very much for your comment. How are those two treatments working for you?

      I agree with you 100% about psoriasis requiring long-term treatment. I only mean that it should take 4-6 weeks to clear up a recent outbreak “down there.”

      I’ve found out that, if you catch it early, it can be controlled quite effectively; but that is obviously my experience and thank you for sharing yours!

    • nancy says:

      My gyn put me on Clobetasol cream and I use it twice a day. It helped right away. So far 15 days of no itch or burning (Heaven!). I had been dealing with this for well over a year with no help from my regular Dr. and my insurance company denied all requests for tests. Switched insurance and really didn’t need any tests just a new Dr. who has only been practicing for 3 months.

      • redblob says:

        Cheers for your comment Nancy! That’s a Vitamin D derivative, right? It does work really well from my experience, but I remember my doc telling me to go easy on it for extended periods of time because of skin thinning issues. Glad it’s finally brought you some relief!

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