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Psoriasis

3 Reasons Why You Need to Treat Your Psoriasis

It’s not about being rid of flaky psoriasis patches. Treating psoriasis is about averting significant health risks, including joint damage and heart disease.

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Living With

Embarrassed by Your Psoriasis? You’re Not Alone

Tempted to bury your head in between your legs after an awkward moment involving your psoriasis? Laughter is the best medicine. Enjoy some anecdotes by others in the club and feel less alone.

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Dating

Dating with Psoriasis

Learn how to navigate the tricky waters of dating with psoriasis with these helpful tips.

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Support Systems

5 Reasons You Need a Psoriasis Mentor

Check out five ways mentorship in the psoriasis community is imperative, and why you should consider finding one for yourself.

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What Is the NPF Seal of Recognition?

How do you know what psoriasis products to trust? What should you try first? Our writer weighs in.

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Complications

How to Navigate Step Therapy for Psoriasis

You could be going through step therapy — when insurance companies try less expensive treatments before offering the goods — and not even know it.

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Treatment

9 Questions To Ask About Psoriasis Treatments

A psoriasis treatment can be a big decision, and committment. Before you start a new treatment, ask these 9 questions to make sure it's right for you.

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Treatment

Why Isn't Your Psoriasis Treatment Working?

Psoriasis treatments are far from one-size-fits-all. If yours isn’t working, one of these 3 mistakes might be the reason.

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Symptoms

Finally, a Mom Gets the Right Diagnosis for Her Son

Amy Weiner’s son Shane started having symptoms of psoriatic arthritis as a toddler. Five dermatologists later, he finally got the correct diagnosis.

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Treatment

What I Learned From “Remission Guilt”

Being in remission from psoriasis can make you feel guilty and alienated from those with active disease. Here’s how one woman got over it.