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The Worst Pain Of All

There cannot be anything more painful than watching a teenager with psoriasis cover himself up completely before heading out to the pool.  Unless it’s seeing a child with a flare up being banned from a play area.  Maybe it’s an adult who wears sunglasses all the time as a way of pretending she doesn’t see people stare at her.

Uninformed people can be so cruel.

This is the toughest part of dealing with psoriasis or vitiligo or scleroderma!  Fact sheets and booklets are great resources but you can’t hand them out to random strangers.  (Well you can but you probably won’t.)

The goal is to talk about this before going away.  If your child wants to stay covered up, let her!  Make sure there are other activities less “revealing”.

Psoriasis is a new diagnosis for 20,000+ kids under the age of ten every year. Send information ahead of time to wherever you’re staying. Resort, pool and other staff should be aware of how many children are affected. They are the ones who can run interference before your little one even knows someone has noticed.

Adults? Be kind to yourself. You didn’t ask for psoriasis so don’t think you have to answer for it.

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There cannot be anything more painful than watching a teenager with psoriasis cover himself up completely before heading out to the pool.  Unless it’s seeing a child with a flare up being banned from a play area.  Maybe it’s an adult who wears sunglasses all the time as a way of pretending she doesn’t see people stare at her.

Uninformed people can be so cruel.

This is the toughest part of dealing with psoriasis or vitiligo or scleroderma!  Fact sheets and booklets are great resources but you can’t hand them out to random strangers.  (Well you can but you probably won’t.)

The goal is to talk about this before going away.  If your child wants to stay covered up letpsoriasis, daavlin, phototherapy her!  Make sure there are other activities less “revealing”.

Psoriasis is a new diagnosis for 20,000+ kids under the age of ten every year. Send information ahead of time to wherever you’re staying. Resort, pool and other staff should be aware of how many children are affected. They are the ones who can run interference before your little one even knows someone has noticed.

Adults? Be kind to yourself. You didn’t ask for psoriasis so don’t think you have to answer for it.

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