Hi pillowpants & welcome to Healing Well. I looked online at WebMD about
guttate because its been awhile & I could not remember which one it was. Please go to WebMD & read their article. The reason I say this is, they say a bacterial infection can cause an outbreak, not a viral!! They also listed some treatment options & light therapy is one of them.
I have several forms of psoriasis & have had a lot of treatments for it. I know what you mean about
being embarrassed to go out in public. I have had outbreaks on my face & hands & I looked dirty. It looked like I had mud on me.
I plan to go online to the Mayo Clinic & read more about
this. You really have to be careful what you read on the web, too much incorrect info out there.
I just checked the Mayo Clinic's site & they did state that both a bacterial infection & a viral infection such as someone with HIV can cause an outbreak. Their site goes into much more detail than WebMd.
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