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Skin Health

A comprehensive overview of different skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and chronic hives, ways to distinguish them from each other, and treatment options. Inspiring personal stories from patient experts on living with a visible illness.

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Living Well with Eczema

"I was feeling incremental losses in my quality of life."

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Living With

The Best—and Worst—Hair Removal Techniques for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Shaving, waxing, or lasering? Which hair-removal technique is best if you have HS? We've got the answers.

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Living With

The Comfiest Bras and Underwear that Won't Irritate Your HS

When you have a painful skin condition, the only thing you want next to your body are soft fabrics and painless seams. These intimates pass the test.

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Diagnosis

When It’s Not Just HS

It's hard enough having one chronic illness, let alone multiple. But for many people with hidradenitis suppurative, that's exactly what they face. Get the details on the most common conditions that cluster with HS.

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Complications

8 Facts You Need to Know About Biofilms and HS

Dealing with the painful skin condition is tough, but slick layers of bacteria known as biofilms can make it even tougher. Here's what scientists are discovering about the interaction between the two.

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Diagnosis

The Dangers of HS Misdiagnosis

Doctors and patients easily miss hidradenitis suppurativa, but the sooner this painful skin condition’s diagnosed, the sooner you can relieve your suffering.

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Skin Health

9 Ways to Get Instant Relief From Chronic Hives

From cold compresses to ditching your bra (those tight straps are ruthless on chronic hives!), here are the quickest ways to get temporary relief and set yourself up for long-term success.

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Managing Flares

How to Supercharge Your Psoriatic Arthritis Treatments

Give your complementary PsA treatments a big boost with these tiny tweaks.

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Dating

Psoriasis, Intimacy, and Finding Love

You can find love with psoriasis flares – two people interviewed with the disease agree " that finding love with psoriasis may take time, but eventually it can be found."

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Letters

Letter to My Younger Self With Psoriasis

Patient expert Sabrina Skiles pens a poignant letter to her younger self packed full of insights learned from living with psoriasis.

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Cost of Care

The Real Cost of Psoriasis

Americans spend $112 billion in psoriasis costs a year. Casey Nilsson discusses the price of treatment, health insurance reforms, and how to control the costs.

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Alisha Bridges
Patient Expert

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

Casey Nilsson
Patient Expert

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