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Tan is Improving Her P
Christmas I developed tonsillitis and (just like the last time) was
covered with P from head to foot within a week. This sent me spiraling
into depression knowing it will take months if not years to clear up this
attack. Come to think of it, in 28 years I have never been completely free
reluctantly I went to the doctor, skeptical as ever as I know far more
about P than he ever will. He prescribed Dovobet — which seemed to help.
Until, like other sufferers I have read about on this site, it returned 10
times worse and some parts of my body are completely covered. I am at a
loss as to what to do, stopped using it about a month ago and feel like I
am going cold turkey!
fair skinned and freckly I have never been suitable for the UV treatments.
In fact, sun exposure usually causes my P to flare, so in my vanity I
often use fake tan.
Call me a
quack, but the effect it has on my P is amazing, within a day all the
flakes have flaked and the skin underneath is pink.
heard any scientific basis for this or had similar results or am I going
using and let you know. –Jo W.
Response: Apparently, fake tan
products more-or-less uniformly use dihydroxyacetone
to stain the skin, a chemical that I’ve heard nothing about in regards
to P. It may be that your
temporary improvement has more to do with the “base” in the fake tan
product you’re using than it does the active ingredient.
reason, I’m sure plenty of flakers would appreciate a product that both
provides a fake tan AND improves their lesions so, if you can, email back
with more specifics about the product you use.
other flakers have had similar results, please drop us an email.
We look forward to more info from you, Jo, and others, too. -Ed