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Living with Psoriasis

Coping with a life-altering disease like psoriasis can seem overwhelming at times. Tips on managing psoriasis and the medical and social problems it presents can help make the coping process easier.
  1. Childhood Psoriasis (4)
  2. Emotional Aspects (9)
  3. Psoriasis by Body Region (4)

Common Psoriasis Drug Interactions
When it comes to battling the red, itchy scales of psoriasis, some treatments work better in tandem. But what drug interactions work against healing?

Qualiyt of Life and Psoriasis Treatment - Why PASI Scores Matter
The affect of psoriasis on quality of life is well know. How much improvement a given treatment provides directly impacts upon that treatment's ability to improve the quality of life of psoriasis patients.

Psoriasis and Pregnancy
Women with psoriasis generally progress through conception, pregnancy and birth just like anyone else.

Psoriasis and Itching
It's a normal cause and effect reaction that when you get an itch, you scratch it. But for individuals with psoriasis, the "itchy" feeling can be taken to truly excruciating levels where scratching doesn't stop the itch and can may it even worse.

Psoriasis Flare
Sometimes psoriasis suddenly and dramatically worsen. Such episodes are known as flares.

Coping with Self-Injections of Psoriasis Medications
Biologic drugs for psoriasis are often self-injected. Read how others cope with the sometimes scary prospect of injecting themselves.

Treating Stubborn Psoriasis
Just because psoriasis is a skin disease doesn't mean all of its therapies are skin-deep. While it's true that topical creams and ointments -- either over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription-strength -- tend to be first-line remedies, psoriasis patients often turn to other treatments as well.

Psoriasis in Summer and Winter
The return of warm weather each spring comes at a price for those with psoriasis, because the days of covering up skin lesions with heavy clothing are over.

Coping When Psoriasis Won't Go Away
The fact is, psoriasis patients are never finished with this disease, even if they are in remission, because it is a chronic, lifelong condition with no known cure. Psoriasis promises only one thing: unpredictability.

Sleep and Psoriasis
When talking about psoriasis, so much attention is put on getting through the day with itchy, inflamed skin. But nighttime is often problematic for many people with psoriasis, too. In fact, for the 30% of psoriatics who have a moderate or severe form of the skin disease, bedtime may actually be greeted with a certain degree of dread.

Psoriasis Beauty Tips
Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious skin condition that can arise on any part of the body, and what it means on the scalp for a hair stylist is "please don't let hair dye chemicals touch my scalp!"

Soaps, Shampoos and Perfumes for Psoriasis
Compared to most other people, those with psoriasis need to take special care in selecting toiletries. Ingredients in some soaps, shampoos, deodorants, perfumes and colognes can bother sensitive skin. In other cases, these products may serve as therapies.

Keeping a Psoriasis Diary
Keeping a "psoriasis diary" that includes information about symptoms, flare-ups, triggers and medications can be the key to more effective control.

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