8 Must-Read Articles on Psoriasis From 2016

Eileen Bailey | Dec 14th 2016 Apr 10th 2017

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Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition affecting millions of people in the United States. Here are the top HealthCentral articles of 2016 with information on living with psoriasis.

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Five Things to Tell People Who Don't Understand Psoriasis

Many people don’t understand what psoriasis is and might be concerned about whether it is contagious. Learn how to share facts and information with others.

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11 Must-Have Items for Psoriasis

Living with psoriasis can be hard. Find out what items you should keep nearby to make your life a little easier.

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Life Hacks for Psoriatic Arthritis

Health Guide Julie Cerrone, who lives with psoriatic arthritis, shares strategies and modifications to daily routines that help her make the most of each and every day.

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Dare to Show More of You

People with psoriasis often hide their skin, fearing the stigma of having others see their plaques. Former Olympic swimmer Dara Torres helped start the “Show More of You” campaign to raise awareness of psoriasis.

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Treatment: What to Ask Your Doctor

Although there isn’t a cure for psoriasis, there are many different treatments. Before deciding which one is best for you, talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of each. We’ve provided questions to ask your doctor.

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Nail Psoriasis: What You Need to Know

Psoriasis can also affect the nails. With nail psoriasis, you might notice pitting of the nail, raised nails, a white substance under the nail or discoloration. Find out how it is treated and what you can do to care for your nails.

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What You Need to Know: Psoriasis and Depression

If you have psoriasis, you are at risk of developing depression. Scientists aren’t sure if this is biological, the result of dealing with a chronic skin condition, or a combination of both. If you are feeling depressed, talk with your doctor.

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Confessions of a Psoriasis Sufferer: Fears I Face Every Day

Living with any chronic medical condition brings uncertainty. Alisha Bridges, who has battled severe psoriasis for over 20 years, shares the fears she lives with day in and day out.

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