Psoriasis: The Patient's Guide to Information and Resources
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by episodes of skin inflammation, itching, and painful irritation. The National Psoriasis Foundation provides an estimate that as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, making it one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the country. It affects men, women, children, and even celebrities. Psoriasis can be a very difficult condition to deal with both physically and emotionally. Whether you have just been diagnosed or even if you have been living with this skin condition for years, it is important to keep up with the latest information and resources about how to better manage your psoriasis.
MySkinCareConnection is here to help. We have tons of resources to share with you about psoriasis ranging from interviews with doctors and patients to lists of psoriasis support groups. We hope that these resources will assist you to becoming a more empowered and knowledgeable patient.
Psoriasis: The Basics
For the Newly Diagnosed:
Managing Your Psoriasis
Psoriasis Symptoms and Co-morbid Conditions
Women and Psoriasis
Children and Psoriasis
Coping with Emotions
Celebrities Diagnosed with Psoriasis
Working With Your Doctor
- American Academy of Dermatology: Find a physician
- National Psoriasis Foundation Physician Directory
- Topical Treatments for Psoriasis Including Steroids (National Psoriasis Foundation)
National Psoriasis Foundation Support Group Network (listed by state)
- We are Psoriasis.org: A Social Support Network for Those Living with Psoriasis
Psoriasis or Dermatological Associations
- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: Questions and Answers about Psoriasis
If you have questions about your skin condition the best person to ask is your doctor or dermatologist. But if you need additional information, resources or support My Skin Care Connection is here to help. Please feel free to become a part of our community so you can share your experiences with others who may be coping with the same health related condition.