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and Luxiq Experience
Ed: My dermatologist handed me
two remedies for my mild psoriasis. Here's
my brief experience with them.
TAPE is a medicated tape (corticosteroid) that you can cut and put on
psoriasis spots. The advantage is that the tape is transparent, you can
cut it to size, and put it on. The
medication thus has direct access to the skin and won't rub off.
After 3 weeks I am seeing substantial improvement.
Plaques disappeared after only two days.
The downside is, depending on how many spots you have, it takes a
while to cut and apply. Especially
good for tiny patches or dots here and there.
a corticosteroid [betamethasone valerate] delivered via a foam onto the
scalp. The foam
"melts" on contact with the skin, so you foam it on, then rub it
in. It turns colorless and
vanishes into the scalp. This
has also been very effective. Itching
stopped right away, plaques have not returned and the redness is slowly
dissipating. It also took care
of a little spot on my eyebrow.
all for now. I'll update you
in a couple of months. -Larry M.
Ed’s Response: Thanks for the report, Larry. If I’m not mistaken, Cordran was one of the first “ready to apply” occlusive products for the treatment of P (among other things). Luxiq and Olux are two similar products — corticosteroids delivered via an emollient-foam. Luxiq is betamethasone valerate and Olux is clobetasol propionate. Both these products have been well-received for the treatment of scalp P. Many flakers use them on skin lesions, too. -Ed