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  • Feb 2019

    Immunosuppressants reduce artery plaque in people with psoriasis

    New research finds that a psoriasis treatment that suppresses the immune system can improve the cardiovascular health of those living with psoriasis.

  • Jan 2019

    How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?

    Psoriatic arthritis affects the nails in many ways, causing pitting, discoloration, and brittleness. Learn more about the signs and symptoms in this article.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about psoriatic arthritis of the knee

    Psoriatic arthritis can affect many joints, including the knees. Symptoms in the knee can cause significant problems with walking and standing. In this article, learn about how doctors diagnose and treat psoriatic arthritis of the knee.

  • Jan 2019

    Which herbs can help with psoriasis?

    Herbs have a long history in the treatment of skin conditions. Recent review studies suggest that certain herbs can help with the symptoms of psoriasis. In this article, we look at the effectiveness and side effects of herbs and other plant treatments for psoriasis.

  • Jan 2019

    Which skin conditions can mimic psoriasis?

    Several skin conditions can have similar symptoms to psoriasis, and this can lead to a misdiagnosis. Learn about other conditions that look like psoriasis, and tips for getting the right diagnosis, here.

  • Jan 2019

    How are psoriasis and HIV related?

    Doctors estimate that 1 to 3 percent of people with HIV also have psoriasis. In this article, we explore the link between the two, and how the treatments for HIV and psoriasis might interact.

  • Jan 2019

    Does biotin help with psoriasis?

    Some people use supplements of biotin, or vitamin B-7, to manage the symptoms of psoriasis. In this article, we look at the effectiveness, risks, and alternatives to biotin for psoriasis.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about psoriasis remission

    Psoriasis symptoms tend to come and go in periods of flares and remission. In this article, we discuss what to expect from psoriasis remission and how to prevent or reduce psoriasis flares.

  • Jan 2019

    Can tamanu oil help with psoriasis?

    Tamanu oil is a traditional remedy for various skin conditions. In this article, we look at the effectiveness of tamanu oil for treating psoriasis. We also consider the other uses and possible risks of this oil and provide alternative natural treatment options.

  • Jan 2019

    Can castor oil help with psoriasis?

    Many people with psoriasis use castor oil both to moisturize and to soothe flare-ups. In this article, we look at what the research says, how to use castor oil, and which types to try.

  • Jan 2019

    How to prevent psoriasis flares

    People can use certain treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes to prevent psoriasis flare-ups. Learn about 11 ways to prevent psoriasis flares here.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about lichen planus and psoriasis

    Lichen planus and psoriasis are unrelated skin conditions. They share some symptoms, but the causes and treatments are different. In this article, we explore the similarities and differences between these two conditions.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about psoriasis and tinea versicolor

    Psoriasis and tinea versicolor are two skin conditions that can cause red, scaly bumps on the skin. In this article, we look at the differences between the two conditions, including their treatment.

  • Jan 2019

    Can Dermalex help with psoriasis?

    Dermalex is an over-the-counter treatment that people can use for psoriasis. There is a lack of scientific studies to support its effectiveness. In this article, we look at the possible benefits and side effects of Dermalex and discuss alternative treatments for psoriasis.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about scalp infections

    Scalp infections occur when bacteria or fungus enter damaged skin or hair follicles on the scalp. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for scalp infections, and conditions that damage the skin on the scalp, here.

  • Jan 2019

    Best home remedies for an itchy scalp

    Whether dandruff, psoriasis, or another condition is causing an itchy scalp, various home remedies can relieve the itch. In this article, we discuss the options and evidence, including essential oils, apple cider vinegar, and shampoos.

  • Dec 2018

    What causes patches of dry skin?

    Many common issues can cause patches of dry skin, including cold weather, allergies, and certain medical conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. In this article, we look at symptoms, treatments, and pictures of dry skin patches.

  • Dec 2018

    How to identify and treat scaling skin: A picture guide

    Scaling skin occurs when the outer skin is damaged, either by injury or a medical condition. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatment for common causes of scaling skin, along with pictures for identification.

  • Nov 2018

    Why does psoriasis increase diabetes risk?

    Research has long established that psoriasis increases the risk of developing diabetes, but the exact nature of the link has been a mystery.

  • Nov 2018

    What are the signs and symptoms of psoriasis?

    The best-known symptom of psoriasis is the way it affects the skin. However, psoriasis is a complex condition, and its impact can be wide-ranging, with effects on the nails, joints, and mental wellbeing.

  • Nov 2018

    What are the possible complications of psoriasis?

    Psoriasis often causes skin lesions, but a person with psoriasis may also have a higher risk of other conditions, such as celiac or inflammatory bowel disease. Other possible complications range from a type of arthritis to heart problems and depression. Find out more.

  • Nov 2018

    Differences between Enbrel and Humira

    Enbrel and Humira are medications that doctors prescribe to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. Both help lower inflammation in the joints and are similar, regarding their available forms, storage, and costs. Learn more about Enbrel and Humira, and which might be the most appropriate, here.

  • Nov 2018

    Symptoms and treatment of psoriatic arthritis rash

    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) causes pain and inflammation of the joints. Many people with PsA also experience the red, scaly rash that is characteristic of psoriasis. Treatments for the rash include topical medications, light therapy, and oral and intravenous drugs. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    What is the link between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis?

    Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are related autoimmune conditions. Psoriasis may cause psoriatic arthritis, though they can develop independently. Learn more about the link between these conditions, along with their symptoms, causes, and treatments, here.

  • Nov 2018

    Managing psoriasis on the feet

    Psoriasis can develop almost anywhere on the body. However, psoriasis on the feet can be particularly painful and challenging to treat. It is also necessary to be able to tell the difference between psoriasis on the feet and athlete's foot, as the treatment for these two conditions is very different. Learn more here.