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Dealing with psoriasis can be a nightmare
as many of its sufferers feel hopeless when
it comes to treating their problem and many
feel embarrassed to even go out.
HEALTH
investigates exactly what psoriasis is and how
it can be helped.
LIVING WITH
PSORIASIS
Mary
Garcia
has had
psoriasis
since 2005
which
vanished
when she
became
pregnant
with her
third child
in 2008
and then
reappeared
last year.
She narrates,
“During my
pregnancy,
the psoriasis
completely
disappeared.
However out of
the blue it came
back after our
holiday and is
extremely irritating
and painful. The
itching is bad
and it’s exactly
in between my
fingers on both
of my hands
which makes it
hard to do much
of anything like
cooking, driving
and writing. I
also have it on
my knees and
elbows which
can get irritated.
I have noticed
that when I drink
too much coffee,
the psoriasis gets
even worse. I wish
there were a cure
for this problem!”
she laments.
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