Psoriasis

Answers to your top questions about living with psoriasis, including advice on treatments options, diagnosis and different kinds of psoriasis, dating, switching medications, pregnancy, relationships, and more.

Living With Psoriasis: Memo To Me

"You have your good days, your bad days. Your good years, your bad years."

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9 Stupid Things People Say About Psoriasis

No matter if it’s said out of love or rudeness, many comments about psoriasis are just plain stupid and inaccurate. Here are some favorites followed by facts.

By Alisha Bridges

Living With Psoriasis? Stand Tall With These Tips on Combatting Stigma

As a visible skin condition, psoriasis is associated with stigma. People just don’t understand. Stay confident and combat the stigma with these nine tips.

By Casey Nilsson

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.

By Alisha Bridges

Stress and Psoriasis: Why Play Is Important

Go back to the sandbox of your youth and figure out how to play again. It can help you manage your psoriasis and general health.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

What You Need to Know About Genital Psoriasis

No one wants to talk about their genital psoriasis. Yet information and communication are key to living well with the illness. Here’s what you should know.

By Claire Gillespie

Eczema or Another Skin Condition?

In order to treat eczema correctly, you need the right diagnosis. Read about nine illnesses that share symptoms with eczema in order to know what you have.

By Eileen Bailey

Can a Mediterranean Diet Lessen Psoriasis Symptoms?

A study conducted in France and published in JAMA Dermatology suggests that an anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet may diminish symptoms in people with psoriasis.

By Diane Domina

Psoriasis: 8 Simple Things You Can Do To Be More Comfortable

Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can lead you to feel anxious and stressed. Learn ways to relax and feel more comfortable in your skin.

By Sabrina Skiles

4 Reasons and 4 Ways to Share Your Story of Living With Psoriasis

If you have psoriasis, sharing your story may be difficult. Learn these tips for inspiring others, raising awareness and expressing yourself with psoriasis.

By Alisha Bridges

The 9 Best All-Natural Remedies to Soothe Your Skin

Commercial beauty products can be irritating to the skin, especially if you have psoriasis. Learn about some all-natural alternatives that can soothe your skin.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Featured Collections

Living with Psoriasis

What do you wish you’d told your younger self about PsO? Learn how to develop a strong rapport with your care team; the most healing foods for your psoriasis; and how to look and feel your best.

Managing Psoriasis

How do you find love with psoriasis? How do you handle awkward questions or assumption? It all comes down to self confidence, our patient experts say. Here's how to boost yours.

Taking Charge of Psoriasis

Learn how to manage flares whether at home or away; the right way to advocate for yourself at the doctor's office; and what your dermatologist wishes you knew.

Meet the Experts

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Casey Nilsson

Patient Expert

Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist based in Providence, Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral.

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Health News

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A New Wrinkle in Human Anatomy

Researchers at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City have identified a previously unknown feature of the human body called the interstitium. According to this research, layers of the body below the skin’s surface; lining the digestive tract, lu...