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 […]

The Truth About Style

Stacy London opens up about psoriasis, weight gain and style in her new book “The Truth About Style.” She gives plenty of style tips but also talks about her own self-esteem troubles, struggles her makeoverees have with confidence and style and how to build confidence with style. A fun heartfelt read that might make you […]

Psoriasis – One of 15 weird things linked to heart attacks

This is an small section of an article taken from the ABC’s Health section about 15 weird things that have been linked to heart attacks. Psoriasis “In certain patients, psoriasis is a risk factor for heart attack comparable to diabetes,” says Dr. Joel M. Gelfand, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. Patients […]

The Sunshine Effect

Sunlight, mainly UVB and UVA rays help treat psoriasis lesions and plaque. Available today is a common treatment called Phototherapy, which uses these rays to slow the rapid rate of cell growth and shedding. Sunlight also provides much needed Vitamin D. Vitamin D reduces inflammation and triggers the body to produce a nutrient for a […]

Severity of Psoriasis has been found to increase risk of certain diseases

Dr. Joel Gelfand, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and his colleagues reported that the amount of skin surface affected by Psoriasis helps to determine a person’s risk for Psoriasis related diseases. Here is a direct except from the article. The researchers looked at electronic […]

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.

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