Psoriasis. It’s the pits… literally. Pits – like armpits. Since I started this blog to help those of us with psoriasis and arthritis I just thought I’d put it out on the table, get it out in the open, and scream it from the top of a mountain:
I HAVE PSORIASIS IN MY PITS AND IT SUCKS!
I broke out the steroid cream a few days ago. Lightly seasoned the pits with steroid cream, then topped it all off with a bit of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg (I’m kidding! Dove clinical strength is more like it. This is a food blog too though, and I get a bit carried away.)
On the upside, the pits feel less itchy today. I never use my steroid cream unless I feel like I absolutely can’t stand the itching anymore. I will go weeks, sometimes months without using it.
The psoriasis on my scalp (it’s at the base of my head, hidden in my hair) is annoying. The patch is a few inches long and I can pull off patches of dead skin (scale like things) on demand. I feel like the guy from one of the Austin Power’s movies. You remember the one who picked off big patches of dead skin? Or was it other peoples skin? I don’t remember, but I know, it’s gross! It totally grosses me out, but that’s the only thing I can really compare it to for others to understand.
I know, TMI… and some poor fellow is running around their living room right now screaming, “BAD MENTAL PICTURES! BAD MENTAL PICTURES!”
Maybe I’ll work up the nerve to one day post a picture of the psoriasis on the back of my scalp. Until then…… this will remain a picture-less post!