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to Guttate P
happy I am to have found this site! I’ve
had the first few laughs (amongst the tears) I’ve been able to truly
have for the past 16 weeks!
a "newbie" to guttate P, I’ve been very self absorbed and
depressed. It’s so nice to
read from others who share my experiences. Hopefully I’ll learn to face
these rotten little suckers with a sense of humor soon.
:) Regards, Jeddie (Melbourne, Australia)
Response: We’re glad you
found a few light moments here, Jeddie.
Guttate psoriasis, for those who may not know, is
characterized by small droplet-sized lesions.
The word guttate means drop, as in rain drop.
This form of P is the one most commonly linked with the “sore
throat trigger” — specifically, strep infections. While the lesions
aren’t as thick or flaky as plaque lesions, they often involve larger
portions of the body. According to Dr. Lowe’s book, Psoriasis: A Patient’s
Guide (available through the National Psoriasis Foundation) guttate
P usually responds well to UV light treatments and is one type of P that
may go away permanently.
Chin up, Jeddie. Your sense of humor was merely on holiday for awhile. -Ed