The only thing I have found to help me is a steriod ointment and I can't use that all the time.
Hi again littlelady, just a note to say that I have used a very strong steroid cream for 15 years almost, and if used correctly you shouldn't have any problems at all. I wondered if you have ever used Daktakort? It has a fungal agent in it, which is very helpful where there is broken skin. It is very common indeed with people who have skin conditions to get fungal infections. (they may not even know they have one unless tested)
Fungal infections feed off the keratins in skin, especially if the skin is scratched, blistered or traumatised in any way. Add to this anyone who is taking systemic steroids or immunosuppressants,(therefore their immune system is suppressed and cannot fight off these infections quite so well) then this type of infection can develop very easily. As with all topical steroids, they should be applied very thinly.
This link says it all really littlelady. It also points out what I said about secondary infection, topical treatments , antihistimines etc. It appears that this condition is genetic littlelady, therefore controlling it is the only thing you can do. It says too the need to have proper diagnosis. You say you have psoriasis too, and these kind of conditions are hereditary, which is another factor mentioned, in that these two conditions run in families.
It is trial and error littlelady until you find the things that work for you, whether on their own , or in combination with something else. There are no cures for these ailments, but they can be controlled very effectively , once the right treatment is found that controls the condition in you
. You need a good derm, the right treatment for you, and things will improve dramatically for you, but it takes time to achieve this. You will control it eventually, or you may have remission periods, but this is in your genes. If there is anything at all you don't understand in this , please pm me and I will explain it as best I can.http://www.aafp.org/afp/990915ap/1191.html