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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 […]

Researchers Identify Potential Protein Triggers of Psoriasis

  Good news in the world of Psoriasis. “Researchers have reportedly found several proteins that are highly prevalent in human psoriasis and may play an important role in the development and progression of the disease.” Full article – Researchers have potentially found proteins linked to psoriasis.

Look for More Information on Psoriasis

If you’re ever looking for more information, talks or support there are two great foundations. The National Psoriasis Foundation has a wonderful mission working to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education. If you’re from outside the US there is the The International […]

Don’t brush off topical therapies for psoriasis

By: HEIDI SPLETE, Skin & Allergy News Digital Network Don’t forget coal tar. Simple, but effective, coal tar is a proven safe topical psoriasis treatment and is available in several vehicles, including solution and foam. Data from a study of more than 13,000 patients with psoriasis and eczema found that coal tar was safe, and […]

Put Psoriasis Awareness on your Agenda Next Week

Next week is World Psoriasis Day on October 29th sponsored by the International Federation of Psoriasis Association to raise awareness about Psoriasis. It’s a global event giving an international voice to the 125 million people with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis. For more information and find events in your area.

Stressed life = stressed skin

“The eyes of Planet Style were, of course, all on the Versace catwalk at Milan Fashion Week last season. But as well as talking about the dresses, everyone was drawn to the bruise-like marks on model of the moment Cara Delevingne’s legs. Afterwards she tweeted: “Be gone psoriasis, you’re no fun” and last week revealed […]

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