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9 Questions You Must Ask When Considering Psoriasis Treatment Options

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How do I know if a treatment is safe?


Man looking at prescription drug bottles at home.
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How frequently will I have to use the treatment?


Woman injecting medication in stomach.
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Am I willing to self-administer injectables?


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How soon should I expect to see results?


Adult woman talking to smiling pharmacist.
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How convenient is it to get treatment?


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How much will it cost?


Female doctor talking to young woman.
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Is there a patient assistance program? Will I qualify?


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How easy will the approval process be with my insurance?


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Is this option easy to travel with?


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.