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Getting There Is Half The Fun?

It’s no problem going on vacation when you have psoriasis!

If only.

Just read the news or talk to friends and you’ll probably hear the horror stories about being covered up the entire time or a child being refused access to a public pool.  Sigh.

There are three separate things to consider when going on a vacation or any traveling.

  • First, vacations are stressful – at least the getting ready part.  Packing, arranging for pet care, getting work done ahead of time, overexcited kids.  It’s enough to send anyone over the edge. But you sure don’t want flare-ups.
  • Second how do you arrange to manage treatments if you can’t get them all done ahead of time?  You can’t really change the times or number of days and you sure don’t want to stop before you’re supposed too.
  • Third what do you do if you or a family member has an outbreak that can’t be managed ahead of time? Life is what happens when we’re making other plans so it’s best to prepare for the worst while expecting the best.

The first situation can be managed by planning ahead.  Schedule the kennel.  Do a little extra work several weeks in advance so it’s not all there right before you leave (we know that’s not always possible).  Worried you’ll forget to pack something? Really how bad can it be to wash out a few things in the sink or have to buy toothpaste? Finally expect children to be a little crazy. They can’t help themselves.

Managing treatments is next.

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It’s no problem going on vacation when you have psoriasis!

If only.

Daavlin, psoriasisJust read the news or talk to friends and you’ll probably hear the horror stories about being covered up the entire time or a child being refused access to a public pool.  Sigh.

There are three separate things to consider when going on a vacation or any traveling.

  • First, vacations are stressful – at least the getting ready part.  Packing, arranging for pet care, getting work done ahead of time, overexcited kids.  It’s enough to send anyone over the edge. But you sure don’t want flare-ups.
  • Second how do you arrange to manage treatments if you can’t get them all done ahead of time?  You can’t really change the times or number of days and you sure don’t want to stop before you’re supposed too.
  • Third what do you do if you or a family member has an outbreak that can’t be managed ahead of time? Life is what happens when we’re making other plans so it’s best to prepare for the worst while expecting the best.

The first situation can be managed by planning ahead.  Schedule the kennel.  Do a little extra work several weeks in advance so it’s not all there right before you leave (we know that’s not always possible).  Worried you’ll forget to pack something? Really how bad can it be to wash out a few things in the sink or have to buy toothpaste? Finally expect children to be a little crazy. They can’t help themselves.

Managing treatments is next.

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