This is what my skin looks like under my hair...
|This is not my head. This shows what it looks like. Fortunately, my hair covers all of mine.|
I itch CONSTANTLY. If I scratch, I have flakes everywhere. It's impossible for me not to scratch. Michael has been trying to get me to stop for years. It doesn't work. The itch is that intense.
I have had embarrassing situations happen many times. I'll wear a jacket with a hood in my classroom, go outside and put the hood up, and my flakes will go everywhere. Several of my teacher friends have started noticing.
Basically, I can't wear anything dark on the top half of my body without fear of embarrassment or without being extra extra careful.
It was terrible when I was working in TV, because there's nothing better looking than a black blazer. I had to be extremely careful and "dust" myself off during commercial breaks if I was anchoring and wearing dark colors.
I have tried numerous treatments from my dermatologist. I think because my hair is so thick and it's so difficult to get to my scalp, all those treatments have failed.
I went back to the dermatologist a few weeks ago. She gave me a new treatment. I am determined to make it work.
I've also been watching youtube videos from people who've had a similar issue.
This girl has a lot of good advice. She actually shaved her head to treat her psoriasis. She says she found a remedy that would have not required head shaving. Her story is cool.
So, I'm praying my psoriasis clears up. I really want to start wearing black again!