Another Positive Step

We’ve written before about the benefits of bringing psoriasis into the light, both figuratively and literally. It’s always heartening to see progress made, not only in battling the condition and reducing its impact, but also in defusing some of its old stigma. Which is why we’re happy to share news of the latest victory, this […]

Living with Psoriasis — One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Like any disease, psoriasis takes different forms for different people. While generalizations can be relatively accurate and helpful, variations in lifestyle, biology, and severity mean the exact nature of the disease’s triggers and manifestations can vary from one patient to the next. This isn’t really news, as it’s covered widely throughout the wealth of resources […]

Traveling with Psoriasis

Living with Psoriasis has its challenges, but in most cases travel doesn’t need to be one of them. A little smart planning is generally all that’s needed to prevent your psoriasis from impacting your vacation plans. It all starts with medication: make sure you have it, and plenty of it. When traveling domestically, resupplying should […]

Psoriasis and Depression

Let’s be honest—psoriasis flare-ups aren’t fun. They can be uncomfortable, unattractive, and sometimes unnerving. So it might come as no surprise that there is a link between those who suffer from psoriasis and depression. It’s a vicious cycle, really. Flare-ups may lead to depression which can then lead to stress which in turn (as anyone […]

New Hope from a Dead Sea

The battle against psoriasis pushes forward every day. Some victories are found in high-tech laboratories, some through lifestyle changes and home remedies, and still others in time-tested wisdom that has been known since ancient times. The Dead Sea has long been seen as a place for wellness and rejuvenation. More than 2,000 years ago it […]

Strength in Numbers

Whatever your experience with psoriasis—whether you’ve only been recently diagnosed and are still learning your triggers, or if you’ve been successfully managing your condition for years—it’s important to remember that one of the most powerful tools at your disposal is community. Not only is it encouraging to remember you’re not alone, but the pooled experiences […]

A Lesson From Beer

The Internet is a wonderful source for tips on dealing with psoriasis, although it can sometimes be unintentionally misleading. Many articles, for example, list alcohol as a common trigger, although this might not be wholly accurate. While a 2010 study did find a link between drinking habits and psoriasis breakouts, the data showed it might not be the […]

Living with Psoriasis? Fashion’s Got Your Back!

What do Tim Gunn, Cara Delevingne, and Kim Kardashian all have in common? They’re all fashion icons – and they’re also your allies in the fight against psoriasis. For people who don’t live in the Hollywood spotlight, fashion can seem like a luxury reserved for the fortunate few, born with perfect figures and chiseled jawlines. […]

Exciting Progress in the Fight Against Psoriasis

Last March, researchers at Rockefeller University published the results of a study that contained promising news for psoriasis sufferers. Psoriasis is known for excessive skin-cell growth resulting in itchy, scaly patches. This process occurs when the human body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the skin – a reaction believed to be started by an immune-signaling molecule […]

Beyond the Meds – Talking About Psoriasis with Your Doctor

While it’s never fun to be diagnosed with psoriasis, the good news is that now you know what you’re up against. This is the first and most important step in taking an uncomfortable, often misunderstood disease and turning it into something manageable. Your doctor will no doubt get you started on a treatment plan, but there […]

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