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Should I talk to my doctor about my pustular psoriasis symptoms?

You should talk to your doctor at the first sign of generalized pustular psoriasis. The symptoms of pustular psoriasis - reddened, tender skin with small fluid-filled pustules - are only the beginning. During a flare-up, fever-like symptoms quickly take effect and can weaken the body. Also, tell your doctor if you have a history of pustular psoriasis to avoid being prescribed any medications that could cause a flare-up.
One type of pustular psoriasis called von Zumbusch can be dangerous, even life-threatening. It is characterized by sudden widespread patches of red skin, followed by pustules within hours.

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