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Minimizing your psoriasis

Earlier this month Kelly Mack, the owner of Absolute Precision Skin Care in Chicago gave an interview where she gave some suggestions for folks with psoriasis to help minimize their chance of flare-ups. Personal Care When showering, use lukewarm water, as hot water can irritate the skin. Pat yourself dry instead of harshly toweling off, […]

A closer look at Coal Tar and Salicylic Acid

Over-the-counter (OTC) Topicals how do they work? Let’s take a deeper dive into OTC treatments and what they can do for you. OTC topicals are available in pharmacies, drugstores, supermarkets or directly from the manufacturer without a doctor’s prescription. They come in many different forms. Two active ingredients, salicylic acid and tar, are approved by […]

Salicylic acid or Coal Tar in a Gel, Lotion, Cream or Ointment?

There are so many different kinds of psoriasis products, coal tar and salicylic acid are the two main over the counter topical solutions. What makes them work so well? Which one works better for what you need? Here’s some helpful direction. Salicylic Acid promotes sloughing of dead skin cells and reduces scaling. Sometimes it’s combined […]

The National Psoriasis Foundation has the resources and tools to give you control

The National Psoriasis Foundation has a wonderful tool to help manage your psoriasis. Their resources and tools page has webcasts, blogs, treatment guides and forums to help you find the best solution to help you get control of your psoriasis. Click here to view the National Psoriasis Foundation’s resources and tools page.

Uncover Your Confidence

Stacy London from TLC’s “What not to Wear” has launched a new site to help those living with psoriasis. Stacy has been living with psoriasis since she was 4. This site offers help finding a good dermatologist and offers suggestions about what you can do in your daily life to help maintain your psoriasis. Visit […]

Common myths and facts about psoriasis

Taken from healthcentral.com. Below are 8 myths and facts about psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by patches of red skin covered with white, flakey dead skin cells. The patches, sometimes called lesions, appear most often on the scalp, knees, elbow and torso. They can be itchy or painful. According to the National Psoriasis […]

National Psoriasis Foundation awards 12 fellowships

The National Psoriasis Foundation has awarded 12 promising physicians with a $40,000 fellowship in either psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Each of the 12 fellows will work along side an established psoriatic researcher to guide them in their study. The fellowships were created in hopes to encourage new researchers to pursue a career treating and studying […]

Prevention is key to keeping your psoriasis under control

Treatment might always be needed at one point or another but a little prevention can go a long way.  Here are ten quick ways to help prevent psoriasis flare-ups. Use moisturizing lotions and creams Make maintainance part of your daily routine Try to reduce exposure to dry, cold weather Use a humidifier Avoid drying medications […]

What is psoriasis actually?

Psoriasis is a disorder of the immune system. The white blood cells/T-Cells that produce antibodies view a section of normal skin as a pathogen, or as an affected area by a disease-causing agent, these cells trigger the brain to reproduce new skin to replace what it thinks are the damaged skin cells. Normal new skin […]

National Psoriasis Foundation grants six research awards totaling $450,000

Six of the top scientists studying psoriasis received National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) research grants totaling $450,000 for projects that aim to discover new treatments and a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Click here to read the full story

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