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9 Things Which Could Worsen Psoriasis

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Shower head with water on.
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Glass of beer.
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Alcohol


Cigarette butt.
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Smoking


Chewed pencil.
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Stress


Bar of soap.
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Hot showers


Man ice skates pulling little girl on sled.
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Cold weather


Woman experiences irritation from fragrance on her clothes hanging in closet.
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Laundry with fragrance


Woman experience itchiness on her elbow.
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Scratching


Doctor performs an allergy test on a patient.
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Allergies


Fan blowing cool air inside.
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Heat


Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges

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Alisha Bridges has dealt with psoriasis since 7 years old after a bad case of chicken pox triggered her disease to spread on over 90% of her body. For years she hid in shame afraid of what people would think of such a visible disease. She has suffered from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks due to psoriasis.

Years ago Alisha wrote a letter entitled “My Suicide Letter.” The letter was not about actually killing herself but killing parts of her like low self-esteem, fear, and shame so she could truly live to her fullest potential. This proclamation catapulted her into psoriasis and patient advocacy. Following this letter she created a blog entitled Being Me In My Own Skin where she gives intimate details of what it’s like to live with psoriasis.

Alisha is a community ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation and has served her community in countless ways to help give a better understanding of what’s it’s like to live with psoriasis. Her life motto is the following: “My purpose is to change the hearts of people by creating empathy and compassion for those the least understood through transparency of self, patient advocacy, and dermatology.”

Alisha is also a Social Ambassador for the Psoriasis HealthCentral Facebook page.