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Flake Update: Hot Handed

I always seem to get caught red-handed

I always seem to get caught red-handed

Do people with psoriasis make good burglars? I doubt it. Imagine all the evidence you’d leave behind. All the DNA-encrusted skin crust. You’d have to walk out of the house backwards, hoovering up as you retreated.

But, leaving that tangent for now, here are the flaky fingers that I promised to photograph in my previous post. It’s day 3 of my evening juicing routine, and they’re looking OK to me. An average 5/10 (flaky, but not too flaky, red, but not hot red).

Early days

So far I haven’t had a miraculous response to the juice, but it’s still early days. Although I do have a strange magnetic pool towards chewing tobacco, whistling through a pipe and flexing a tumorous-looking bicep like Popeye. That might be the 2 carrier bags of spinach I’ve ingested in two days.

For now, I think I’m going to extend my juicing routine for longer than a week to give my body space to react, expel toxins and begin rebuilding new skin. Skin itself takes ages to regenerate – one doctor I saw recently said it would take 6+ months to see completely new skin – so I might as well dig in for a longer period.

I’ve always hated having psoriasis on the hands. Meeting somebody, shaking hands. Running your hands over your lover’s body. Playing an instrument. Your hands are your tactile doors to the physical world, and having them bleed, flake, itch or just hurt in general is a pain in the ass.

Plus, giving hive-fives is NEARLY ALWAYS awkward with psoriasis. As soon as your hand is swinging through the air, it “clicks” for the other person that this human paw racing towards them is not right, and you can literally see the horror in their eyes as they contemplate the social impropriety of pulling their hands away to avoid contact, but by then its too late, and you touch, wondering “Did they feel that king-sized flake on my palm?”

Time for more juice.

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I'm just an average 28 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.

6 Responses to Flake Update: Hot Handed

  1. Andrea Paris says:

    My hands suffer from psoriasis, and I really have to share with you this cream I stumbled on Amazon! Silvercell Antibacterial Ointment Creams Effective Remove Psoriasis Eczema peeling


    It has improved tremendously and commenters that have used this product have sworn by it.

    It does take really long to ship so buy extra tubes!

  2. naomi says:

    Hello… 🙂 Just a thought… have you tried biotin at all, seems to be pretty successful for some!! Apparently up to 12,000mgs a day but that sounds quite a lot to me!! Naomi

    • redblob says:

      Hi Naomi! 🙂 Thanks for your comment. Biotin must be one of the few things I haven’t tried yet. Have you? I still have bottles of supplements to get through – flax oil, vit d3, valerian root etc before I order more, but I’ll definitely add it onto my to-do list.

  3. Javi says:

    Hi there, I started The biologics 3 weeks ago. Doc told me it can take 2 months or so to see an improvement. Before, I was taking methotrexate, 8 pills once a week. I guess I became immune to them, and they stopped working for me.

  4. redblob says:

    Hi Javi, thank you for your comment. How are the biologics working for you? My hands hover between mild to moderate, but mostly mild. But that’s with significant diet changes, stress management and supplements. Hoping they continue to get better!

  5. Javi says:

    Hi there, I received your photograph of your hands, looks mild compared to what I have. I am 90% covered with psoriasis, also currently taking biologics!

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