I’m just back from a visit to the dermatologist to see about the scabby patch on my scalp which hasn’t healed since October.
Given that I’m on Benepali and MTX, he wants to do a “shave excision” to rule out basal cell carcinoma - what used to be called a “rodent ulcer”.
While I was there, I asked about the other bothersome areas of skin on my forehead and ears - and my fuisty toenails.
It seems I have eczema AND psoriasis. There are so many types of each and they do seem to be related quite closely to each other.
He’s recommended upping the MTX, if the rheumy agrees.
It seems I have to choose between itchy bits of skin and grotty toenails - or feeling feeling sick 5/7 days.
If it wasn’t for the sleep disturbance, I’d take itchy over pukey any day of the week!
Och well. As my dear old mum used to say, “Just be glad you’ve nothing worse to worry about”.