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I don’t remember when i got this, but it was years ago! I have psoriatic arthritis! The psoriasis is on the palms of my hands and all over my feet. I don’t know when the last time I had socks and shoes on! The itching drives me nuts! I have not been able to figure out my triggers! Even now I’m itching!

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  • handsandfeet author
    2 months ago

    I am working with a dermatologist, and am on an injection medication! Also some topical medication,but the itching never stops! Antihistamines do not help at all, the only thing that takes the edge off is putting my feet on an ice pack!

  • VickiN moderator
    2 months ago

    @handsandfeet, I try to find creams that contain menthol as the cooling sensation is very helpful. There were also some ladies in the community suggesting taking a bath and applying a turmeric/oatmeal paste to your worst patches and then washing off. Let us know what you’re trying next!
    -Victoria, Community Moderator

  • CathyD moderator
    2 months ago

    The itching can definitely be aggravating, @handsandfeet :/ I hope that some relief comes your way very soon. We’re here anytime you need to vent!

    I have tried an ice pack for my psoriatic arthritis pain, but not for the itching. I’ll definitely give it a try – thanks for the tip!

  • CathyD moderator
    2 months ago

    Thank you for sharing your story with the community, @handsandfeet. I’m so sorry to hear you are suffering so much with this. It can be incredibly challenging when the hands and feet are affected. Are you working with a dermatologist at the moment? I thought that these tips for itch relief may be helpful:

    Please stop by anytime you need support – we’re here for you. -Catherine, Community Moderator

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