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Comment from: Vanessa, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 17

The ONLY treatment that has worked for severe psoriasis of my hands. Believe me, I have tried everything. So nice to pick up things NOT using bloody stumps!!

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Comment from: Sue, 19-24 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: March 20

I have only been using this once a day for about one week so far, but I can already see a major difference in my psoriasis. I'm very impressed and can't wait to see even further results. It gives hope to psoriasis sufferers.

Comment from: Edward, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: February 07

"Ultravate" made a noticeable improvement in my psoriasis in just 2-days, and cleared small spots in 3-days. The product does not smell. It has a consistency like a clear Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, so it is best to apply it during the day, because it will come off on your sheets at night. It does not stain fabric. I have only tried it for a couple days on larger spots; spots larger than 2-inches wide and on thicker spots on my elbows, and it did not make a noticeable difference on them in that short a time. I did not try it longer on the large spots, because it is uses up so much of my limited supply. I have experienced great success treating large spots with the ultra-violet light machine at my dermatologist. You can even get a prescription to buy your own machine. The machine is like a stand-up 3-sided tanning booth. You go in in your underwear for 10-seconds, and over several weeks work your way up to a couple minutes. It cleared all my psoriasis completely, and I had it everywhere. Unfortunately, my psoriasis came back because I have several old spinal injuries that will not heal and which cause my psoriasis to flare. It is hard to find a dermatologist that uses the machine. You can buy a full size machine or a small desk-top model that you can just fit an arm or leg under. I am not sure exactly how the machine works. I think the machine emits a certain band of ultraviolet light that is concentrated. I know it is not the same light as sun-bathing, and I think the light is different than that from a tanning-booth; though it looks the same. You have to wear goggles, and build-up slowly or you can get a sunburn. I never had problem and I have very light and sensitive skin.

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Comment from: 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: February 26

It cleared up Psoriasis on my foot within a week.

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Comment from: Sophia, 55-64 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: August 03

I have always had great results from the Brand Name. I have just been told that the Brand Name Ultravate has been taken off the market. Can you tell me if this is true. I am sorry if this does not match the picture, which I haven't seen.

Comment from: mt, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: April 30

I only used this medicine for my arms and it works very well after a few days only. My plaque psoriasis including the redness disappeared on my arms.

Comment from: nikpcdd, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: November 17

Takes time,but it works

Comment from: 35-44 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: October 21

eczema on hands, medicine works well to stop the itching. But thins skin really bad.

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Comment from: Tom, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: January 15

This medicine was prescribed by a urologist to combat a severe skin condition on the penis during a UTI.

Comment from: Jayelle, 13-18 on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: August 06

This ointment caused the skin on the backs of my knees and in the creases of my arms to seperate . I don't know if its the combination with this as well as my lotion but those areas of my skin are now very tender & the appearance is not good .

Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: September 23

This is great for poison oak or poison ivy!

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Comment from: Pjay, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: June 28

This has not worked for mite-like bites around my ankles and feet, arms, and hands. It does not take away the itch any better than over-the-counter Benadryl cream or Calamine lotion.

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Comment from: quilter, 55-64 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: February 19

I used this ointment for over 7 years in the treatment of severe pustular psoriasis on my feet. I was not very impressed with its efficacy. Applying it twice a day & wearing socks year-round was not pleasant for a woman in the professional field, but I was told that it was the best option for my condition. The condition never cleared up & worsened each time that I missed an application. I now have a new MD recommending other options- Vectical, Clobex and laser-light therapy. It's too soon to know if these are working yet, but I have high hopes.

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Comment from: outsider55, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: September 09

A persistent, reoccurring, and painfully itching rash on my legs had previously been treated with other topical corticosteroids without significant success. With Ultravate, Within 2 days the painful itching was gone and within a week, the skin looked and felt perfectly normal. I am following a schedule, reducing the application (titrating) over the course of 3 weeks...similar to oral steroids such as Prednisone. No side effects.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: October 24

This med worked on a chronic rash that had not responded previously with Elidell.

Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: September 06

Used for Granuloma Annulare. The earlier in the condition, the quicker the results. trying thus for new Keloid scarring.


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