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Psoriasis: Myths and Facts

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Dermatologist testing a patient's skin.
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Washing hands.
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Myth: Psoriasis is caused by poor hygiene.


Men and woman waiting in doctor office.
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Myth: Psoriasis is contagious.


Doctor talking to patient.
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Myth: There is no treatment for psoriasis.


Psoriasis on skin of woman's leg and fingers.
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Myth: Psoriasis is easy to recognize.


Woman with wrist pain.
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Myth: Psoriasis is simply a skin condition.


Medicines.
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Myth: There is a cure for psoriasis.


Dermatologist looking at woman's shoulder.
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Myth: You can tell if you have psoriasis just by looking at your skin.


Mother hugging young girl.
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Myth: Psoriasis only develops in adults.


Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey

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Eileen Bailey is an award-winning author of six books on health and parenting topics and freelance writer specializing in health topics including ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer. Her wish is to provide readers with relevant and practical information on health conditions to help them make informed decisions regarding their health care.