Wednesday, May 09, 2007
They both agreed it was probably guttate psoriasis although the second one wasn't really making that much of a distinction between guttate psoriasis and plaque psoriasis.
By the way that word is one of the worst ones to type!
So because I was unhappy about the uncertainty and it was spreading, I decided to see another of the GPs at our local practice, the one who is a dermatologist. If anyone would know, he would.
Within seconds of me whipping off my shirt, he confirmed it was guttate psoriasis. Hooray!
He told me three things:
- it will go away but after weeks or months
- the ointment I got from the MediCentre is useful although I don't have to use it as often - I need only use it once a day but I should also use aqueous cream about an hour beforehand as a moisturiser (no-one mentioned that!)
- it spreads mainly on the arms, upper legs and torso so my face will be unblemished and my career as an international male model is unharmed.
At least I am more certain about what is afflicting me. I hate it when there is doubt.