Letters: A patient's rash request was a sight for psoriasis

Another busy Monday and I was struggling through around 10 complaints in as many minutes.

All our patients are perimenopausal, nearly all of them have terrible hot sweats, mood swings, back pain and of course everyone has IBS. I was losing patience when a lady mentioned headaches. I tried to look interested.

Her next question threw me completely. Doctor, can I have something for my psoriasis?

I looked at her and then at her notes. There had never been any mention of psoriasis.

She understood my confusion and said: 'Doctor you know my head is so sore, I am sure I am getting sore-iasis.'

Things did lighten up after that and I even enjoyed myself.

Dr Nilanjana Raychaudhuri, Manchester.

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