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The Most Inaccurate Statements About Psoriasis I’ve Heard

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Psoriasis terms and facts.
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Woman with very dry skin behind her ear.
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Psoriasis is only dry skin.


Pretty young woman hiding behind leaves.
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Psoriasis is a cosmetic issue.


Young woman scratching an itch on her neck.
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It’s eczema.


Man taking a shower.
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You need to bathe more.


Doctor and high-tech medical information.
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There is a cure for psoriasis.


Man drinking a bottle of water.
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You aren’t drinking enough water.


Sisters facing each other, angry.
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It worked for me, it should work for you.


Woman's arms in pink sweater with pink flowers.
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Psoriasis skin is ugly.


Pretty young black woman using smartphone.
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Black people hardly get psoriasis.


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.