My first flare with guttate Psoriasis cleared up after about 4-6 weeks, so I stopped most treatment (steroid cream, salt water swimming as much as possible, daily sun, oatmeal baths etc) … though I kept up with the moisturizers, tumeric supplements, and mostly clean diet.
I am on Humira, I’ve been on that for two and a half years for a separate GI condition. Slowly the guttate is creeping back. Not as bad as before, but certainly noticeable. Every day I have a couple new spots, And I’ve even got a few spots on places where I didn’t have it before, like on my boobs and butt.
I went to the dermatologist last week, she kind of shrugged and said it could take 6 to 12 months for it to clear up completely, as long as it doesn’t turn into plaque psoriasis. She told me to just keep applying the steroid cream topically and wait it out.
Also, I know it doesn’t look awful in the pictures and for a lot of you, you’re doing much worse than I am right now… but I don’t want to compare. I’m just focusing on my issues, and trying to keep this thing from flaring up as bad as it was before. I empathize with everyone’s struggles – which are different for each of us. My goal is to be completely clear of psoriasis. What I have now is super itchy and I’m constantly worried it’s going to get worse.