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Medical vs. Natural Psoriasis Treatments

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Supplements on a leaf.
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IV treatment.
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Why is treating psoriasis so tricky?


Woman struggles with making a treatment decision.
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Factors to consider


Calendar.
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How long until treatment works?


Making a choice, arrows going in different directions.
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What are you willing to sacrifice?


Woman picks out a box of fresh produce.
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Persistence and potential disappointment


Medication and money.
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Cost considerations


Topical ointment.
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Less expensive options


Woman rubbing a topical lotion into her skin.
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Topicals


Biologic medication and syringe.
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Biologics


Woman experiences joy.
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What works for me


Doctor helps her patient decide on the best treatment plan.
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Which treatment for you?


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.