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Mom Flakes and This Daughter’s Scared
from Paige

Hi. My name is Paige F. and I linked to this website from the National Psoriasis Foundation’s Website. I am 15 years old, and I do not have psoriasis, although my mother does. I have been researching psoriasis for the past week for my health project and I gotta to tell you, some of the things that I have been reading, and the pictures I have seen are horrific! I can't help but feel pity for you people.

My mother has a mild case of plaque psoriasis, but she’s never been through the difficult times some of the people on this website have written about. I cried reading some of these depressing stories, and it scares me to think that I have a good chance of inheriting P. I wish there was something that I could do. Ed, thank you for trying to give a humorous view to this disease, and for reading my email. -Paige F.

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Ed’s Response: You’re welcome, Paige. Chances are, even if you do inherit psoriasis, you will never have to experience it the way it has been related in stories at FlakeHQ and elsewhere. Research about what psoriasis is and how to treat it is providing promising new insights at an almost exponential rate these days and I, for one, am confident folks your age will not endure the kind of P that harassed so many of us in our twenties, thirties, forties and beyond.

Thanks for letting us know you stopped by, Paige. -Ed

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