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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 News

  • This New Psoriasis Drug May Offer Long-Term Skin Improvement

    A new drug that has shown “unprecedented” effects on the skin condition psoriasis seems to work well in the longer term, too, researchers report.

  • New Psoriasis Drug Works Longer Term, Too

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new drug that has shown “unprecedented” effects on the skin condition psoriasis seems to work well in the longer term, too, researchers report. The drug, called ixekizumab (Taltz), was approved in March by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That came after initial trials showed [...][...]

  • Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest. Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared to people without diabetes. The [...][...]

  • Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Aneurysms in Abdomen: Study

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis patients may face a higher risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, though the overall odds of experiencing this potentially deadly blood vessel rupture are small, new research shows. The Danish scientists also found that the more severe the psoriasis — a chronic autoimmune condition characterized [...]

  • Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms’ Skin Conditions

    FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There are a number of safe and effective ways to treat chronic skin conditions in pregnant women, a dermatologist says. “If there is a way to manage your skin condition without medication during pregnancy, that is the preferred option,” said Dr. Jenny Eileen Murase, an assistant clinical professor of [...][...]