** Originally posted by karin1974 **
Hi there my name is Karin. I have had Psoriasis for 20 years now. About three or four years ago I went with my two children to the public pool and was told that I could not swim there. I was so embarrassed that I almost started to cry. I treid to explain to the people running the pool that I had psoriasis and that it was not contagious. They refused to listen to it and just looked at me like I was from another planet or something. My children were very upset by this also and demanded that they get their money back that we had to pay to get into the pool with. I have not been back to a public pool for swimming since then. I just wish there was some way to convince people that Psoriasis is not at all contageuos!! I am also still hoping for a cure for it.