...feeling okay Claire @mamaclaire


With the change in weather, I keep windows and doors open more, but the mosquitos seem really bad this year. If I scratch a bite it will usually turn into a psoriasis patch. Does that happen to anyone else?


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3 responses

Tony @TonyR

Hi Clair, Yes it happens to me too. It's called trauma induced psoriasis. Anytime the skin of someone like us gets damaged it has the potential to cause a localised psoriasis outbreak. I wanted to get a tattoo but when I found this out I realised I could not. The damage done to my skin during the tattooing process could quite likely cause an outbreak on that previously unaffected skin. The tattoo would simply flake off over time. End up being a waste of money and
potentially leave me more disfigured than I already am 😭

Claire @mamaclaire

Tony - I'm not a fan of tattoos, but I can imagine it would be disappointing to realize your skin is against you on this one.

Michael - I've learned to be proactive. As the weather begins to change I do lots of hyper moisturizing (more than usual) to minimize the impact on my skin. I use a good amount of oil on my wet skin after a shower then gently towel dry and then do another application of oil on my dried skin. Hands and feet and p spots get lotion on top of the oil once it has soaked in. Time consuming but the alternative is not an option for me :)

john,Hulk @chewbacca

i am a bit obsessed with them in the summer though we dont have ones like some do around the world,i pick up anything, run around like a mad man splatting them every where in the house,the magnolia wall paper has black spots on it in places :)

Claire @mamaclaire
Fresno, CA, USA

Single mama directing my little California circus with a bit o' psoriasis thrown in for levity.

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