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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Psoriasis 

I went to the doctor again this morning. I wasn't happy with the way that the GP I saw a few weeks ago and the MediCentre doctor I saw a few days after that both seemed uncertain about the rash on my arms and legs.

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! Psoriasrs ... Psosiarsis ... Psoriasis.

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:

  1. it will go away but after weeks or months

  2. 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!)

  3. 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.

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