Another problem with psoriasis is that the patches tend to form and shed scales that tend to get strewn all around. This is something that is disliked by a lot of people. On the other hand, if a psoriasis patient applies some thick oil or ointment on the lesions to prevent them from scaling, even this is grumbled about because these topical applications pass on to pillowcases and bed sheets.
The theme of World Psoriasis Day 2010 is â€˜Childhood psoriasis â€“ a challenge for all.â€™ This is of great significance because while adults can be taught to take care of their problem, children, being innocent, tend to do things that can worsen their disease and even lead to complications. Also, they are more strongly affected by comments passed by their peers in relation to their skin condition.
It is therefore important for each of us to behave very normally with psoriasis patients, so as to keep them comfortable. There is no need to be over-sympathetic towards them; nor is there a reason to embarrass or humiliate them. In fact, it has been proven that psoriasis, which is to a great extent hereditary, is triggered by periods of physical or emotional stress. So, whenever you say something that can hurt such a patient, remember that you are paving the way for a flare up of symptoms.
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