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By Lynnie2 On 2016.08.28 11:52
My husband used to have nice skin but since the PD it has become scaly and dry.
I have been putting Nivea moisture cream on it, but it doesn't take the bad spots away. They actually come and go.
His complexion has always been reddish and that has continued.

Does any of the PWP have skin problems like I have described?
I wonder if there is a prescription cream that would work better, but I suppose we'd have to see a dermatologist which takes for ever to get appointments. I wonder if they have experience with PD and skin problems anyway..

By VioletV On 2016.08.28 12:15
Yes, in my experience, flaky skin and dandruff are part of PD. My husband has had great success on his facial skin with raw shea butter (we just bought whipped raw shea butter on Amazon). The skin eruptions never entirely go away though. Also do have him see a dermatologist yearly. I believe that melanoma is also a greater risk for PWPs. Just one more thing.


By makrivah On 2016.08.29 13:06
Yes, seborrhic dermatitis is a hallmark rash of PD. Other skin issues often are part of PD. My husband sees a dermatologist three times a year. He has rosacea as well. He takes minocycline to treat, but still has rash.

By flowers12 On 2016.08.30 11:05
My honey has had Seborrhoeic dermatitis for years and has used different ointments and shampoos to control it. It started a few years before he was diagnosed with PD. He has also had several moles removed and a few were melanoma. We watch his skin closely and see the dermatologist 3 or so times a year. Just another nasty part of PD.

By Trusting On 2016.09.07 00:03
I'm so glad you posted this. I feel so sorry for my husband. He has flakes of skin all over his shirts and nothing has healed it. He was told to bathe in a dandruff shampoo. It helps a little but not much. I make a whipped shea butter and add some francinsence and a little tea tree oil in it and it helps some but it's not gone.
He also has a terrible time shaving because his skin looks like he's burned it after he's finished. I don't know how to help him with this and the doctors just brush it off.

By flowers12 On 2016.09.07 11:23
The dermatologist prescribed different ointments over the years but the one that seems to work best is Clobetasol Propionate USP, 0.05%. Used sparingly only on the red areas. You have to really keep your eye on the skin and when you see a spot that looks a little pink use the ointment and I've been able to keep his skin pretty much free of the rash. His scalp was so bad that the flakes were terrible. The prescription shampoo really didn't work that well. I started using Selsun Blue Medicated shampoo every other day and it has kept the scalp free of the flaking.

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