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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

  • ‘Designer Cells’ Show Promise Against Psoriasis in Lab Mice

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve engineered cells capable of automatically detecting and treating psoriasis flare-ups in lab mice — in an early step toward a “precision” therapy for the chronic skin disease. Experts said they were “excited” by the findings, reported Dec. 16 in the journal Science Translational [...]

  • Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs Skyrocket

    By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patients using prescription creams, gels, sprays and pills for skin conditions may shell out substantially more at the pharmacy than they did just six years ago, a new study suggests. Between 2009 and 2015, retail prices of brand-name dermatologic drugs rose 401 percent, on average, study [...]

  • Psoriasis, Cold Sores Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders: Survey

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided. Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nearly 61 percent wrongly thought psoriasis — which produces widespread, scaly [...]

  • Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The skin disorder psoriasis appears linked with artery inflammation, raising the odds for heart disease, a new study says. “As the amount of psoriasis increases, the amount of blood vessel inflammation increases,” said senior investigator Dr. Nehal Mehta, a clinical investigator with the U.S. National Heart, [...]

  • This Skin Condition Is Often Linked to Depression

    Regardless of severity, patients with the often disfiguring skin condition psoriasis face an elevated risk for depression, new research suggests.

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