Posted by: Depressed | 2008/01/25

Psoriasis: raw open skin

Hello Doc,
I suffer from psoriasis for the last 20 years. What's been happening lately is that the skin around my anus has been thinning and losing elasticity. I bleed when I wipe my self after going number 2. the skin does not seem to heal around this area. I am embarrassed to go show this to a doctor. What kind of ointment can I use to heal the skin ? I don't want to use my Elocon ointment on the raw skin as it has side effects. thanks in advance.

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I suggest that you use tar products and have coal tar or oatmeal baths.

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Posted by: Depressed | 2008/01/27

thanks Doc. But is there a cream that a GP could prescribe or I could buy over the counter that can heal the open skin so I can then use the tar/oatmeal products ?

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