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Hello, I have severe psoriasis on my hands that makes it too painful to wash myself, I wear gloves and apply a lot of cream to prevent water from touching my skin however actually washing myself other than standing in the shower and letting water flow over me is impossible. The claims people at dwp refuse to acknowledge anything other than the "Musculoskeletal examination" as evidence that I can wash myself despite the fact that around 6/7 days of the week i'm in too much pain to wash, I have to cover myself in cream to make it remotely bearable. I have psoriasis in other areas such as my head that it is extremely painful to get water on even with creams. Washing results in my entire body feeling extremely dry for days afterwards and worsens my condition (doctor advised I shouldn't even wash my hands after going to the toilet because of this). I DO require assistance however I don't get any. I can't do other forms of self care such as shaving however I know they don't care about things like that.
I got points because I can't put shoes and socks on even though the Musculoskeletal examination shows I can reach my feet, so why don't I get any points for this? Is there anything I can do? Given that I'm unable to wash at all 6/7 days I feel like I should get 8 points but they are refusing to budge.
Suspicious how stubborn they seem on the subject when all I need is those extra 2 points to get the 8 required.
Thanks in advance for your time.
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