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Erysipelas - A Word Worth Learning
from Teresa K.

Ed:  I have just read the article with regard to Psorigon.  Am I missing the point, but I want the stuff back. Now.  It is the only thing that has ever worked on me apart from UVB treatment, which I am only allowed once a year for a few weeks, after which I revert to looking like the amazing scaly woman for the rest of the year.  

Shame on the injustice and disgrace of the company that was supplying PS-98 and saying it was the same product.  I used it and it nearly killed me last year (stupidly I didn't do anything about it). I was afflicted with Erysipelas, St. Anthony’s Fire (bacteria under my skin).  Had it not been caught in time I could have died.

So yes, please, I would have Psorigon back tomorrow.  If I had to sell everything I own to buy it I would. -Teresa K.

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Ed’s Response:  Wow, Teresa!  I’m very glad you wrote.  You prompted me to go to WebMD.com and look up erysipelas.  Here’s a piece of what I read:

The skin normally has many types of bacteria on it, but intact skin is an effective barrier that keeps bacteria from entering and growing within the body. When there is a break in the skin, bacteria can enter the body and grow there, causing inflammation and infection.

The inflammation of erysipelas occurs most commonly on the cheeks. The infection is characterized by systemic illness, pain, and a fever. A bright red spot appears, often near the tip of the nose. It quickly spreads to the cheeks and tends to enlarge rapidly. It may follow a respiratory infection such as a cold, when the nose may become raw or chapped. [WebMD.com]

The article went on to confirm erysipelas can be life threatening — it starts as a skin infection of strep or staph bacteria which, if not thwarted, can grow to infect other organs.

As we all know, P-lesions are not normal skin.  They are areas quite susceptible to infection, especially when they crack.  Your experience here should be a wake-up call for all of us.

The fact that you did so well on Psorigon means you responded well to the unmentioned high-potency corticosteroid in the formulation.  Psorigon’s base either helped or was irrelevant.  All I can suggest is that you seek a prescription for a legal compound of comparable potency.  Read Looking to Buy Psorigon in the UK for suggestions. 

Good luck and THANKS for the wake-up call!  -Ed

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