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Prescribed for Better UV Rays?
Hello, do you
know of any psoriatics with improvement in their symptoms from living or
vacationing in Hawaii? The reason I ask is two doctor's have recommended
this to me. They mentioned something about better UV rays there.
Response: One email archived
here touts the benefits of vacationing in either Alaska or
Hawaii and I suppose the sun has something to do with either place.
I’ve received email from flaker residents of Hawaii who don’t
claim to be better off there. On
the other hand, there’s been lots of speculation about moving here or
there for better “climate control” of one’s P.
Most people who find sun exposure benefits their P don’t seem to
find any particular place under the sun better than any other — though
I’m sure stress levels (or the converse — stress-free
levels) might have something to do with it, too.
Some places are
well known for optimum sun exposure for psoriasis.
The Dead Sea is probably the most famous.
This weird body of water is actually below sea level and has
extraordinary salt water as well as
unusually filtered sunlight because of atmospheric conditions.
I’ve never heard similar claims about Hawaii.
logical component that seems to apply to any beach attraction vacation
spot: you go there expressly
for fun-under-the-sun; therefore, if increased sun exposure is going to
help your P, you’re apt to experience improvement when on vacation.
But that might happen in Florida, Corpus Christi, or Los Angles as
easily as Hawaii.
Hell, Chris ... if you need one more little excuse to justify a move to Hawaii, go ahead and call it a quest for better skin! If I wanted to move to Hawaii, I would! -Ed