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10-04-2008, 05:49 PM
I have a question about the scaly rash as a symptom. I have this scaly itchy spot on both of my elbows. Has been there for 10 years or so. Early on, the family doctor told me that is was Psoriasis and told me to use cortisone cream. It never went away and the cream didn't really help it. Could this be a symptom that was mis diagnosed? Trying to get my list together for the first trip to a specialist.
Please help.


10-05-2008, 01:56 PM
Hi Coltsfan,
I think that it could be a discoid rash and yes you should put that on your list of symptoms to have the doctor check it out. I would put anything that I could think of that is bothering you or has bothered you in the past and all lab results that you have. This way the doctor can get a clearer picture of what is going on with you. Good Luck.


10-05-2008, 10:09 PM
Hi ladies,

My daughter has scally elbows and knees, she was diagnosed with Ezema. Doc rx'd cream and it works. Definately ask your doc about it.

Take care,


10-06-2008, 04:14 AM
Thanks for all of your replies. I will definitely put it on my list and tell the doc about it.
Have a wonderful day,

10-06-2008, 03:58 PM
Another one is Elocon cream 0.1%; works on psorasis.

10-06-2008, 05:20 PM
Hi coltsfan

I have had various rashes on and off for years. No one ever told me I had Psoriasis. Untill a few months ago.

Non of the other rashes I had were Psoriasis. I went to a dematologist about what I thought was fungus under my toe nail. Ewww I know, but he said it wasn't fungal it was Psoriasis.

He asked me if I had arthritis and when I said yes, he told me to speak to my rhuemy as there was a good chance it's Psoriac arthritis. :shock: Of course there is no treatment for this form of arthritis. :(

I called the nurse and asked her to pass on the message. I never received a call and I'm not scheduled to see her until Novemeber.

Hope get answers and relief soon

10-06-2008, 06:48 PM
Hi Sits,

Ask for a RX for the Elocon cream and also Tea Tree Oil works great which is over the counter. Tea Tree oil you can purchase from health food stores or from Swanson's vitamins online. They have the oil, shampoo and conditioner. Nizoral shampoo is great or tar shampoo if you have psorasis on your scalp.

I have heard of psoriac plaque arthritis; whew. I feel for you girlfriend!! Check out this site. serrapeptase.info. I wish there was a cure for all of the autoimmunes.

take care,

faith 8)

10-06-2008, 06:56 PM
Hi sits,

I don't know anything about the website except for the glowing testimonials. It might be worth checking out. I hope I didn't sound abrupt; I didn't mean to. Talk to the doc about your options and maybe embriel? I have a friend who is on it and swears by it. No more problems.

Faith 8)

10-07-2008, 01:33 AM
Thanks faith and no you didn't sound abrupt :lol: you sounded eager to share information and support. I truely do appreciate it.

Thanks you so much. :)

10-07-2008, 09:49 AM
I had an itchy, crusty spot on my eyelid for a good 2 years before I was diagnosed with lupus. I went to doc to be told "cortisone cream" and it did clear it up for a short time but it always came right back.

Since Lupus Dx and meds it has never returned. My guess ...all our strange itchy scaly crud is lupus related.

10-07-2008, 10:39 AM
Thanks Razzleberry.

I had one on my eyelid a few years ago, I thought it was an allergic reaction to the eyeshadow I was using. Now I am not so sure. It has mostly gone away, but the elbow comes and goes with stress mostly and cold weather.

Believe it or not, at one time I found this pumpkin cream thru Avon that made the scaly stuff not so bad, but they have quit selling it. Isn't that how it always goes. You find something you like, then you can't get it anymore.


10-07-2008, 01:46 PM

two years? wow; you are brave. It would have driven me nuts.


I am very concerned. My friend said Embriel is the drug of choice for her; the only thing that worked. I hope you find a solution soon.

Coltsfan, try the Elocon .1% cream. It has a generic. It works wonders.

Happy Tuesday,