Iammoron 2009-06-24 14:53:29
Hello, fellow psoriasis suffer-ers.
I have a serious form of psoriasis that practically covers my entire body in
patch. I have in under control by the use of Dovobet, a steroid cream and
PUVA treatment. However, I still have large leasons on my back because I
cannot reach them with my hands for topical application.
Does anyone have any ideas how I could apply the meds on my back?
Don’t bother suggesting my GF apply the stuff because she can’t stand the
smell and texture of the meds!
Tracktrack 2009-06-24 14:53:32
find a wall or a door. hang a wooden board on it like a cutting board.
make sure it is secure. put some ointment on the board. rub your back
around on the board until your back is covered as good as you can get
it. try not to waste your ointment. expensive. then get a back
scratcher or a spatula from the kitchen, and rub the ointment in the
spots you might have missed. you at least have a film on your back. i
use to use a towel hung snugly on the door, but the towel was absorbing
the med. scrape the rest off the board and do your other places like
legs, etc. that you can reach.
of course my husband does my back and always has. but this trick has
worked for me when he’s been on trips or i couldn’t wait. sometimes i
am simply too lazy to do my back, therefore it is not as cleared as
i am of course doing the Enbrel now. and i am going to take my 7th shot
my spots are less red, and i can actually see some clearing and some
skin peeking through some of my toughest spots. some seem to be
clearing from the side.
but then again, it’s too soon for me, and maybe i am seeing what i want
forgive the lower case letters.
Jxstern 2009-06-24 14:53:39
Get a stick of some kind – a 1/2″ dowel three feet long from the
lumber yard, or a back-washing brush from the drug store, or a bamboo
back-scratcher from wherever you buy such things, or a branch off a
tree, for that matter.
Fold up a paper towel until it’s about two square inches, and
rubber-band it to the end of the stick.
Put your favorite topical on the paper towel.
Hold stick in hand, apply towel/topical to back.
If you stand with your back to a bathroom mirror, and hold a
hand-mirror in your other hand to watch what’s going on, you can do a
Hope that helps.
Bob 2009-06-24 14:53:45
Get a new GF. My wife of 44 years has no problem, because she cares for
me. Obviously, your GF does not care for you. Think it over.
Crazy4indy 2009-06-24 14:53:54
Ouch! What a nice thing to say! Geeze!
Jp bark 2009-06-25 03:09:41
Google “back applicators” + medicine (exactly like that WITH the quotes) —
many such items are sold proprietarily.
Julie bove 2009-06-27 08:36:37
These are also sold as “lotion applicators”. They can be found in many drug
stores and are located in the bath, lotion, or suntan aisles. The kind I
have has a removable, disposable pad on it. Works quite well.