What is included in patient education about guttate psoriasis?

Updated: Oct 03, 2019
  • Author: Kirstin Altman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Patients should be advised to minimize all forms of skin trauma, such as scratching or vigorous rubbing, which may lead to new psoriatic lesions on previously unaffected areas (Koebner phenomenon).

Patients should be advised to seek medical attention promptly for sore throat and other possible streptococcal infections. Early detection and treatment of such infections may prevent an acute flare of the skin disease.

For patient education information, see the Psoriasis Center, as well as Guttate Psoriasis, What Is Psoriasis?, Types of Psoriasis, Understanding Psoriasis Medications, and Nail Psoriasis.


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