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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that is often misunderstood; people who have psoriasis can face prejudice and discrimination. Psoriasis is characterized by raised red, white, or silvery skin patches. The good news is that many medications can control psoriasis, and lifestyle changes—such as getting short periods of sun exposure and quitting smoking—can help too.

Psoriasis Journey

Living a More Comfortable Life With Psoriasis

An estimated 7 million people have psoriasis, yet many are not getting treatment. Find out how to tell if you have psoriasis, what medications can help, how to take care of your skin, and how other people cope with the challenges of psoriasis—from battling stigma to dating.

Psoriasis News

  • The Strange Link Between Psoriasis and Depression

    People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests.

  • Experimental Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary trial results suggest that an experimental psoriasis drug may control the chronic skin disease better than the current standard treatment. The drug, guselkumab, was compared to the commonly used medication adalimumab (Humira, Enbrel) in a study involving nearly 300 patients with plaque psoriasis. Up to 86 [...]

  • New Drug Shows Promise Against Psoriasis

    TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many patients with the skin disease psoriasis showed significant improvement when taking an experimental drug called ixekizumab, according to a late-stage, phase 3 clinical trial. “The visible effects of psoriasis can have a major and life-ruining impact on people’s confidence and self-esteem,” study leader Chris Griffiths, a professor of [...]

  • Injuries Up Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis for People With Psoriasis

    FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Injuries increase the risk of psoriatic arthritis in people who have psoriasis, a new study suggests. Psoriatic arthritis — chronic arthritis associated with the skin condition psoriasis — can lead to severe, disabling joint damage. About 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, according to the researchers. The [...]

  • Ingredient in MS, Psoriasis Drugs Linked to Two Deadly Brain Infections

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An active ingredient in some psoriasis and multiple sclerosis medications has been linked to two cases of a rare and sometimes lethal brain infection. The ingredient, dimethyl fumarate, appears to have contributed to the deaths of two European women. The women contracted progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or [...]

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