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Symptoms and Diagnosis


11 Frequently Asked Questions About Psoriasis

We asked experts 11 common questions about psoriasis, from how warm weather and exercise affects your skin, to whether it's safe to get a tattoo.   View slideshow

4 Ways to Get the Best Care for Your Psoriasis

How to find a doctor who can really help
Psoriasis can be diagnosed by a clinical exam and a few questions from your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. But many people don't seek out the care they need. This is unfortunate, because treatments for psoriasis can be quite effective. Here's a guide to finding a doctor committed to helping you handle your psoriasis...  Read More


It Took Months—and All of My Patience—to Get My Psoriasis Diagnosed

Liz had a hard time getting her doctor to take her seriously
A flesh-eating bacterium was the first diagnosis that Liz Salemme was given when her skin started breaking out in itchy, ugly red scales. It took her months of missed diagnoses and incorrect treatments before she finally saw a dermatologist who tackled her psoriasis. Her story is a lesson in listening to yourself...  Read More


What's That Rash?

When cold weather ushers in dry, red, itchy skin, you probably feel like an unlucky contestant on a rash-guessing quiz show: Is it dry skin...or some exotic flesh-eating bacteria you heard about on the news?   View slideshow