22 March 2010
08 March 2010
I have psoriasis. You’d think that would be enough to have to say, but it’s not. Therefore, I will attempt to answer a whole lot of questions here:
No, it is not the same as eczema. Eczema is a histamine reaction through the skin. Psoriasis is an over-production of skin cells in a highly localized area; it is believed to be an auto-immune system disorder.
Yes, I have tried that cream / remedy / lotion / pill / method.
No, this is not merely a “dry skin” disorder.
Yes, I see a doctor about it.
No, it’s not affected by the seasons.
Yes, I realize it’s unsightly.
No, there is no cure. It’s not like people are dying from psoriasis. Therefore I feel very fortunate that this is not cancer or blindness or loss of a limb or any of myriad illnesses and/or conditions that would be truly terrible to have to cope with.
Can we all agree that this is the end of the discussion?