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How important is it for someone to see a doctor about pustular psoriasis?

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One form of pustular psoriasis that spreads to involve a large portion of your body needs to be treated at once by a doctor. See your doctor quickly if you think you might have it. He'll look at your skin, take a blood sample, and swab the pus that's inside a blister for a bacterial culture. Once your doctor learns that you have pustular psoriasis, he can offer treatment.

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “An Overview of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 2, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “An Overview of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 2, 2018

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