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Do's and Don'ts for Scalp Psoriasis

Here are some of the major do’s and don’ts for handling psoriasis of the scalp.

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7 Invisible Effects of Psoriasis

It’s the visible effects of psoriasis that get most of the attention, but it’s the ones that are overlooked that can have just as lasting impressions on a person.

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What Psoriasis Sufferers Are Tired of Hearing

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me about what their mother, sister or brother tried for psoriasis, or offered advice on how to treat the condition I have been living with for much of my life, I’d be rich. You may mean well, but sometime...

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How Do You Respond to Psoriasis Ridicule?

A visible disease like psoriasis can make you a target for mean comments. Read how these psoriasis patients cope with the hate.

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The Best Apps for Better Sexual Health

Who knew your phone held the keys to own your sexual health? Here are the 4 best apps that bridge the gap between sex, dating, and technology.

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Intimacy Means Something Different to All of Us

I asked men and women ages 25 and up “What is intimacy to you?” “Intimacy is the feeling or moment you have that you share with [another] person.” “I think intimacy is the soul. All your limitations [are] intimacy, shared history, ambitions, jokes, e...

Are You Showing Signs of Psoriatic Arthritis?

Are You Showing Signs of Psoriatic Arthritis?

According to the Arthritis Foundation, up to 42 percent of those with psoriasis may also acquire psoriatic arthritisat some point during their chronic illness.

Confessions of a Psoriasis Sufferer

Confessions of a Psoriasis Sufferer

Here are three scary realities of psoriasis I deal with these days. Can you relate? Picture this… For 15 years I hid my disease due to the fears of what others would think about the flaky, inflamed, crusty patches that invaded my skin. I hid because ...

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Medical vs. Natural Psoriasis Treatments

An expert weighs out the pros and cons of medical and natural treatments for psoriasis and explains the major differences between them.

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Patient Profile: Eric Talks Challenges Men Face With Psoriasis

Eric H. talks to HealthCentral’s Alisha Bridges about life with psorasis, from his diagnosis to dating.