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What do I need to know when caring for someone with guttate psoriasis?

The goal of caring for someone with guttate psoriasis is to help reduce their symptoms and improve the appearance of their skin. Guttate psoriasis is not contagious. Use the topical preparations and medications recommended by the doctor. Help the individual avoid known triggers, which may include stress or respiratory infections. Daily baths with Epsom salts or colloidal oatmeal can soothe the skin and reduce rough, flaky skin. Contact the doctor if symptoms worsen or the individual gets a secondary infection. Realize that individuals with guttate psoriasis can be self-conscious and managing their symptoms can be challenging.

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