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Year Old Flaker Faces Treatment Limitations
came across your FlakeHQ site merely by accident and am quite impressed,
it is informative and makes light of an otherwise very annoying condition.
My 8 year old
daughter was recently diagnosed with P. Many of the Rx drugs are too
strong for and UV treatments are too risky for someone her age, so we're
trying the OTC remedies. Your
article about the “80% Club” caught my eye.
I just dumped
$196 into Acadia Skin care products that just allowed her lesions to
progress and me to practically make her bald her in spots by
“deflaking” her. I
came across your web site while searching for info on another OTC called
SkinZinc. I will visit again, hopefully you'll have something new
and interesting when I do!!
Response: Thanks for stopping
by, Elise. I, too, hope I’ll
have something new and interesting for you next time you visit.
I hope you and
your eight year old have discovered the National Psoriasis Foundation and
their web site at http://www.psoriasis.org.
In the past couple of years NPF has beefed up their children and
youth initiatives significantly and I expect to see more great things
coming from them. (Check out “Teen
Talks at NPF Conference 2K2!” by Lou Somo, posted here.)
Among new and
exciting things to look for are reports about the new biologic drugs and
their safety/utility for children. I
know it is heartbreaking to watch a child grow up with this disease, but I
am really hopeful that today’s youngsters won’t face those
difficulties much longer. I
think the treatments emerging today promise a much brighter future for